Bryce Covert

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Bryce Covert is a contributing writer at The Nation and was a 2023 Reporter in Residence at Omidyar Network.

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The New Law to Protect Pregnant Workers Is Already Changing Lives The New Law to Protect Pregnant Workers Is Already Changing Lives

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act “flips the script” on employers and obligates them to accommodate their pregnant employees.

Aug 14, 2023 / Bryce Covert

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Finally, the Biden Administration Will Offer Some Relief for Childcare Costs Finally, the Biden Administration Will Offer Some Relief for Childcare Costs

The rule announced today is a far more limited action than what Biden had been seeking at the start of his administration, but it will make a significant difference for the people ...

Jul 11, 2023 / Bryce Covert

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One of #MeToo’s Biggest Wins Is About to Be Tested in Court One of #MeToo’s Biggest Wins Is About to Be Tested in Court

A new federal law bans employers from pushing employees into private arbitration when they file claims of sexual harassment or assault. Patricia Olivieri is using it to seek justic...

Jun 13, 2023 / Bryce Covert

There’s No Reason Filing Taxes Should Be So Hard

There’s No Reason Filing Taxes Should Be So Hard There’s No Reason Filing Taxes Should Be So Hard

In early 2024, a few taxpayers will participate in a pilot project to file their taxes for free directly to the government. It’s a great start.

Jun 9, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

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The Racist, Insulting Resurgence of Work Requirements The Racist, Insulting Resurgence of Work Requirements

Work requirements expose the nasty underbelly of the vaunted American work ethic. We would rather the poor starve than risk that they might spend less time on the job.

Jun 8, 2023 / Bryce Covert

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The Long-Feared Eviction Tsunami Is Here The Long-Feared Eviction Tsunami Is Here

Pandemic-era protections are gone and rental assistance has dried up. Eviction filings increased by nearly 80 percent last year compared to the year before.

Apr 20, 2023 / Bryce Covert

The Childcare Crisis Is Getting Worse

The Childcare Crisis Is Getting Worse The Childcare Crisis Is Getting Worse

When child care is unaffordable and unavailable, people can’t get to work—it’s mainly mothers who are held back.

Mar 23, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Jennifer Abruzzo

Meet the Activist Championing the Rights of Workers From the Inside Meet the Activist Championing the Rights of Workers From the Inside

Of all the members of Biden’s administration, NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has arguably sparked the biggest changes for American workers.

Feb 13, 2023 / Feature / Bryce Covert

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The FTC’s New Rule Against Noncompetes Could Raise Wages by $300 Billion The FTC’s New Rule Against Noncompetes Could Raise Wages by $300 Billion

Quitting a job for a better offer is non-unionized workers’ best, and often only, trump card. Noncompete agreements take that power away.

Jan 18, 2023 / Bryce Covert

Republicans Are Consigning the Poor to Disease and Death

Republicans Are Consigning the Poor to Disease and Death Republicans Are Consigning the Poor to Disease and Death

The GOP is refusing to fund government programs that help people avoid getting Covid. And the uninsured will suffer the most.

Jan 6, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

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