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Bryce Covert: States Making Tenants Jump Through Hoops to Get Rental Assistance

Congress has approved $46.5 billion in rental assistance, but onerous documentation requirements make it hard for people to qualify

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Bryce Covert: When ‘the American Way’ Met the Coronavirus

“If you want people to do the right thing you have to make it easy, and we’ve made it hard.”

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Bryce Covert: Covid-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Are Being Held Up or Denied

Employers and insurance companies are insisting employees, even those directly exposed to the virus, can’t prove they got sick at work

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Bryce Covert: Amazon Tech Workers Join Warehouse Workers in Protests

Home-office climate activists and warehouse employees across the nation find common cause mobilizing against Amazon’s policies

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Bryce Covert: Who Is Essential Now?

Workers at companies that offer poor pay and unsafe working conditions now know they are essential. And many expect to be treated that way

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Bryce Covert: Why We Still Don’t See Working Men as Fathers

Once fathers begin acting more like parents, male bosses may begin leaving work early to get to school plays and co-workers may be less grumpy when someone takes time off to care for a sick kid

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Bryce Covert: Forty Percent Of Workers Made Less Than $20,000 Last Year

Nearly 40 percent of all workers in the country made less than $20,000 last year, according to data from the Social Security Administration, which doesn’t include figures on benefits such as health insurance or pensions. That’s below the federal poverty threshold for a family of four and close to the line for a family of Read more…

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