Stories by Bryce Covert

Bryce Covert is the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress. She was previously editor of the Roosevelt Institute’s Next New Deal blog and a senior communications officer. She is also a contributor for The Nation and was previously a contributor for ForbesWoman. Her writing has appeared on The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Nation, The Atlantic, The American Prospect, and others. She is also a board member of WAM!NYC, the New York Chapter of Women, Action & the Media. subscribe to Bryce Covert's feed

Posted on: Feb 8, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

NYC Domino's workers win $1.3 million in settlement over withholding pay.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

A new comprehensive bill promises to end economic barriers for women statewide.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

New research shows that the benefits of early childhood education are significant.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The lapse in benefits leaves people facing choices like tapping into Social Security early to get by.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It averts a new round of sequestration cuts, but doesn't undo the damage already done.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It’s not too hard to figure out why so many struggle to afford rent. There is very little affordable housing available.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Whose recovery, you ask? Why, the top 1 percent's, of course.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Raise Up Massachusetts files a proposed ballot question that would guarantee that the state’s workers have access to paid sick leave.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

McDonald's profit margins at company-owned restaurants are higher in Europe than in the U.S. despite many countries there having a higher minimum wage.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Meanwhile, two-thirds of millionaires don’t consider themselves to be wealthy.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The new law allows workers to pay into the program through a payroll deduction and then take up to four weeks of paid leave.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Huffington calls Obama's soaring deportations 'a tragedy,' adding that administration officials 'need to be accountable.'

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

After Bangladesh clothing factory collapse, responsible shoppers want to avoid supporting companies that don't care about their employees. Here's how.

Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It could save lives.

Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Heads of these programs described facing deep cuts after having already slimmed down in response to lean times over the past few years.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Oct 5, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Aug 3, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Jun 22, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Every demographic has been hit hard by the recession, but the unemployment rate for single mothers is 14.6 percent, its highest level in over 25 years.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Posted on: Mar 7, 2011, Source: The Nation

Childcare workers, social service providers, even nonprofit employees -- all areas where women are concentrated -- are likely to see government subsidies dry up.