Research and Policy Associate

Phone: (510) 642-9187

Program Areas

Future of Work & Workers

Low-Wage Work

Area of Expertise

Labor market research
Care work
Independent contracting

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About Sarah

Sarah Thomason (she/her) is a research and policy associate for the Low-Wage Work program at the Labor Center. Her recent work focuses on independent contracting, care work, and the effects of the pandemic on low-wage workers. Before joining the Labor Center, she conducted research for National People’s Action, El Colegio de México, and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. Sarah holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in gender studies and political science from DePaul University. Prior to graduate school, Sarah worked as an organizer on economic justice campaigns in Chicago, Yonkers, and New York City.