Greg Jaffe is a national reporter for The Washington Post, where has been since March 2009. Previously, he covered the White House and the military for The Post. Before joining The Post, he worked at the Wall Street Journal and the Montgomery Advertiser.
The U.S. Military Academy graduate and combat veteran was one of the military’s most prominent whistleblowers. His condemnation of torture by U.S. soldiers in Iraq produced groundbreaking legislation in the early years of that war.
Workers at a McDonald's in Bradford, Pa., walked off the job in early September — another worker rebellion in a season full of them. Even in a place such as Bradford, with its shrinking population and 30 percent poverty rate, low-wage service, workers sensed that they finally had a little power and were eager to use to demand better.