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.
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.
The rest of the developed world has left us in the dust since we enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.
New data shows families are resorting to ever more drastic measures when faced with unpaid leave.