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.

Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer.

The Senate Puts Pregnant Workers on the Verge of Getting New Protections The Senate Puts Pregnant Workers on the Verge of Getting New Protections

A bill to ensure that pregnant workers receive accommodations on the job has been approved as an amendment to the must-pass omnibus spending bill.

Dec 22, 2022 / Editorial / Bryce Covert for The Nation

Exterior view of the New York Times building

We’re Freelancers, but We’re Striking in Solidarity with New York Times Employees We’re Freelancers, but We’re Striking in Solidarity with New York Times Employees

The resurgence of American labor organizing has relied on solidarity beyond the bargaining unit—and that’s what we’re offering.

Dec 8, 2022 / Bryce Covert, Jillian Steinhauer, and Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein

The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works

The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works The World’s Biggest Trial of a Four-Day Workweek Shows: It Works

A shorter week allows workers to better take care of themselves without sacrificing productivity.

Oct 28, 2022 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

The Right’s Religious Liberty Agenda Is on a Collision Course With Labor Law

The Right’s Religious Liberty Agenda Is on a Collision Course With Labor Law The Right’s Religious Liberty Agenda Is on a Collision Course With Labor Law

Religious employers have found a way to give themselves cover for blatant discrimination—and the Supreme Court is ready to back them up.

Oct 17, 2022 / Feature / Bryce Covert

Families at a diaper bank in San Francisco

For the First Time, the Federal Government Will Help Poor Families Get Diapers For the First Time, the Federal Government Will Help Poor Families Get Diapers

Diaper need can worsen everything from children’s sleep to parents’ mental health. Now, the Administration for Children and Families will give out $8 million to start addressing it...

Sep 28, 2022 / Bryce Covert

Nurses on strike in Minnesota

“You Strike So You Don’t Quit”: Across the Country, Nurses Are Fighting Overwork “You Strike So You Don’t Quit”: Across the Country, Nurses Are Fighting Overwork

Massive nurses’ strikes in Minnesota, Michigan, and New York are putting the crisis of understaffing and unsafe work loads front and center. 

Sep 22, 2022 / Bryce Covert

pregnant woman with a laptop

Democrats Are Holding Up a Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers Democrats Are Holding Up a Bill to Protect Pregnant Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act has enough votes to pass if brought to the floor and would bring meaningful relief for thousands of pregnant workers.

Aug 16, 2022 / Bryce Covert

The Economic Cost of “Dobbs”

The Economic Cost of “Dobbs” The Economic Cost of “Dobbs”

More people who need an abortion will now be unable to obtain one, which will plunge many of them into financial turmoil and curtail their ability to pursue their dreams.

Aug 5, 2022 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Sen. Mitt Romney with Rep. Marco Rubio

After “Dobbs,” Republicans Offer Few Ideas for Increasing Support for Children and Families After “Dobbs,” Republicans Offer Few Ideas for Increasing Support for Children and Families

A handful of Republicans have responded to the overturn of Roe by putting forward ideas for paid leave and cash payments to families. But if you look closely, the plans are far too...

Jul 29, 2022 / Bryce Covert

Protesters at the Day Without Childcare protest in Philadelphia

Child Care Providers Are Organizing, Demanding More, and Winning Child Care Providers Are Organizing, Demanding More, and Winning

As federal efforts to invest in affordable child care have stalled, a growing number of states have stepped up to enact major changes aimed at stabilizing the sector.

May 24, 2022 / Bryce Covert

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