Bryce Covert is Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress and a contributor at The Nation. Her writing has appeared on The New York Times, the New York Daily News, New York magazine, Slate, The New Republic, and others. She has appeared on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @brycecovert.
Until men are also expected to take time away from work to be with children, workers of both genders face a vicious cycle.
From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.
The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.
If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.
The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.
Thomas Perez once pushed for a domestic workers’ bill of rights. Could he help the movement at the federal level?
Working parents will benefit enormously from an affordable, quality place to send their kids.
Sexist practices once reserved for female employees have now spread throughout the whole economy.
Domestic workers could get left out of the fast track and even the slow track for citizenship, but there are ways to include them in reform.