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Bryce Covert

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Past articles by Bryce:

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

The New Covid Boosters Are Incredible, and Everyone Should Get One

El Buen Samaritano, an Episcopal outreach ministry in Texas, serves the east side of Austin, the poorer of the two sides of the city split by I-35. There are fewer services there, including many neighborhoods that don’t have a health center. The popu → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

New Mexico Just Became the First State to Make Child Care Free for Nearly All Families

New Mexico, a state long used to landing at the bottom of national rankings for children’s well-being, just made a change that makes it the first in the → Read More

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. → Read More

Business Owners Waited Years for Covid Loans—and Now It’s Too Late

As the Small Business Administration moves to shut down aid, many U.S. entrepreneurs say they haven’t heard back on applications, funds or appeals. → Read More

Nurses Are Fighting Back—but the Nightmare Continues

Despite a wave of strikes spurred by the pandemic, they are still working in unsustainable conditions and hospitals are dangerously understaffed. → Read More

The trucking industry is facing a driver shortage, yet harassment and violence shut out women

Treated like outsiders and reporting frequent sexual violence, female truckers remain at risk – and shelves remain bare → Read More

Bail Reform Helps Countless People. Why Don’t We Hear More of Their Stories?

Personal narratives can help the public understand the benefits of bail reform, but telling these success stories presents its own share of challenges. → Read More

It’s Time to End Forced Arbitration Completely

Congress essentially admitted that forced arbitration is a corrupt practice—but only banned it in one area. → Read More

What Will It Take to Achieve Workplace Equality?

A new history examines the gains won by women in white-collar work. But without mass action and solidarity, women’s economic equality will continue to be transitory and fragile. → Read More

McDonald’s Hasn’t Taken Promised Action on Sexual Harassment

After a barrage of lawsuits and bad press, the fast-food giant committed to a major new effort to end sexual harassment at its stores. But there’s no sign it’s implemented any real changes. → Read More

The Avoidable Tragedy of Road Deaths

The media pays a lot of attention to rising crime, but more than twice as many people die in traffic collisions in the US. → Read More

In This Latest Covid Surge, Americans Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet Without Sick Leave

With the country in the throes of the deadliest Covid wave yet, American workers are back to having no federally mandated paid sick leave. → Read More

How the Pandemic Threw Fuel on a Growing Housing Movement

Organizers and activists hope the pandemic has changed how America thinks of housing for good. → Read More