State and Local Enforcement Project
Terri Gerstein is frequently quoted in the media on workers’ rights and employment law issues.
- New York Workers Are Waiting on $79 Million in Back Wages, Marcus Baram, ProPublica, August 21, 2023.
- A Hands-Off Labor Department Retreats From Wage Theft Enforcement, Maxwell Parrott, New York Focus, August 16, 2023.
- Food-Delivery Companies Sue New York City Over Minimum Pay Law, Kellen Browning and Ana Ley, The New York Times, July 6, 2023.
- Advocates Say Wage Theft Fight Needs Community Orgs, Daniela Porat, Law 360, June 23, 2023.
- California’s Alex Padilla Calls for Corporate Accountability to End Migrant Child Labor Exploitation, Sierra Sun Times, June 15, 2023.
- Democratic senators push for Labor budget increase to prevent abuse of migrant children, Caleigh Kelly, The Hill, June 14, 2023.
- In Rare Conviction, Contractor Is Held Liable in Construction Death, Lola Fadulu, The New York Times, March 3, 2023.
- After they won their wage theft cases, they waited years to get paid. Some still wait., Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 23, 2023.
- The importance of enforcing wage theft, Affording Your Life Podcast with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, February 14, 2023.
- The Labor Case Before SCOTUS Has Big Implications for Democracy, Slate Podcasts, Amicus Podcast with Dahlia Lithwick, January 15, 2023.
- Child workers found throughout Hyundai-Kia supply chain in Alabama, Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, and Joshua Schneyer, Reuters, Dec. 16, 2022.
- State AGs Could Play Key Role in Clean Energy Transition, Carl Smith, Governing Magazine, December 15, 2022.
- Report: Public development subsidy deals should guarantee better jobs, working conditions, Erik Gunn, November 29, 2022.
- Elon Musk’s Twitter lays off employees across the company, Donie O’Sullivan and Clare Duffy, CNN, November 5, 2022.
- Why going on strike could get much harder for American workers, Irina Ivanova, CBS News Moneywatch, October 13, 2022.
- Companies Are Required to Report Their Union Busting, but Many Don’t, Rachel Phua, The American Prospect, Sept. 5, 2022.
- How do gig workers fit in to the rest of today’s labor force? David Brancaccio and Jarrett Dang, Marketplace, Aug. 31, 2022.
- In the Face of Federal Inaction, Local Governments Tackle Labor Issues, Mark Kreidler, The American Prospect, July 19, 2022.
- Local Governments Mobilize to Support Working Citizens, Carl Smith, Governing Magazine, July 14, 2022.
- Local Policies Fill the Gaps in Workplace Protections Where State, Fed Laws Fail, Fisayo Okare, Documented, June 16, 2022.
- Massachusetts Court Throws Out Gig Worker Ballot Measure, Kellen Browning, New York Times, June 14, 2022.
- Commerce Fraud Bureau to get new powers to investigate wage theft, other financial crimes, Max Nesterak, Minnesota Reformer, May 25, 2022.
- Multnomah County district attorney moves to prosecute employers who intentionally cheat workers out of pay, Jamie Goldberg, The Oregonian, April 29, 2022.
- Late Disclosures Concealed the Extent of Amazon’s Anti-Union Campaign, Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post, April 22, 2022, Updated April 25, 2022.
- How Gig Workers in Canada are Fighting for Employee Rights, Luis Feliz Leon, the REAL news network, March 8, 2022.
- Washington State Advances Landmark Deal on Gig Drivers’ Job Status, Noam Scheiber and Kellen Browning, New York Times, March 4, 2022.
- After five years of #MeToo movement, a modest win for women’s rights, Hassan Kanu, Reuters, February 16, 2022.
- Data Provided by Amazon Workers Offers Rare Glimpse into COVID Cases in California Warehouses, Maddy Varner and Dara Kerr, The Markup, February 10, 2022.
- Mills administration cracking down on employer wage and hour violations, Peter McGuire, Portland Press Herald, February 6, 2022.
- Teens Driving 18-Wheelers Among Efforts to Help Supply Chain, Lillianna Byington, Bloomberg Government, January 13, 2022.
- Some States Could Stymie Enforcement of OSHA’s Shot-or-Test Rule, Bruce Rolfsen, Bloomberg Law, October 19, 2021.
- Retail Jobs Are Treated As A Temporary Bridge To Something Better. But Why? Alina Selyukh, National Public Radio, September 27, 2021.
- A Growing Trend: Treating Wage Theft As A Criminal Offense, Daniela Porat, Law 360, September 23, 2021.
- Reinventing the Workweek, Meira Gebel, Dame Magazine, August 25, 2021.
- Protecting Workers’ Rights in 2021, American Constitution Society, Broken Laws Podcast, August 17, 2021.
- How Joe Biden’s order on noncompetes could make it easier to quit your job, Irina Ivanova, CBS news, July 23, 2021.
- It’s time to end arbitrary firings in fast-food chains and elsewhere, Brooke Masters, Financial Times, July 7, 2021.
- Top Court Swat at Union Access Rights Reaches Beyond Farms, Erin Mulvaney, Bloomberg Law, June 24, 2021.
- Bad bosses: US prosecutors crack down on labour violations, Radmilla Suleymanova, Aljazeera, May 18, 2021.
- Wall Street’s Grip on Secret Harassment Hearings Starts to Crack, Max Reyes, Bloomberg.com, May 12, 2021.
- Big Law Builds Up State AG Expertise Amid Enforcement Boost, Ellen Gilmer, Bloomberglaw.com, May 12, 2021.
- Biden could be the most pro-labor president in decades. These 81 government power players will take a major role in shaping policy during his administration, Tyler Sonnemaker, Business Insider, May 13, 2021.
- How to End Wage Theft, Chris Bangert-Drowns, WPFW, May 10, 2021. Also available here.
- Progressive Policing Requires a Well-Funded War on Corporate Crime, Nathan Newman, The American Prospect, February 2, 2021.
- NY Appeals Court Says Upstate Uber Driver is Employee, Michael Angell, Law360, December 18, 2020.
- Prop 22 passes in California, exempting Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as employees, Sara Ashley O’Brien, CNN Business, November 4, 2020.
- Inside Scalia’s Pro-Industry Revamp of Labor Agency Enforcement, Ben Penn, Bloomberg Law, November 2, 2020.
- McDonald’s Legal Boss Jerry Krulewitch Retires (1), Ruiqi Chen, Bloomberg Law, October 15, 2020.
- Lack of oversight and transparency leave Amazon employees in the dark on Covid-19, April Glaser, Olivia Solon, Cyrus Farivar, Adiel Kaplan and Ezra Kaplan, NBCNews.com, September 30, 2020.
- From tackling payroll fraud to suing Trump: Nessel recognized as leading AG on workers’ rights, Laina G. Stebbins, Michigan Advance, September 7, 2020.
- State AGs Taking On Bigger Workplace Enforcement Role, Braden Campbell, Law360, August 28, 2020
- Pa. is part of growing movement of state AGs defending workers’ rights, report finds, Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 27, 2020
- Covid Gag Rules at U.S. Companies Are Putting Everyone at Risk, Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg Businessweek, August 27, 2020
- Uber and Lyft could shut down in California this week. It may not help their cause, Sara Ashley O’Brien, CNN Business, August 16, 2020.
- Summer was always a heat and health risk for UPS workers. Then came COVID-19., Adiel Kaplan and Lisa Riordan Seville, NBCNews.com, August 15, 2020.
- Uber Might Briefly Shut Down In California After Court Rules That Drivers Are Employees, Whizy Kim, Refinery29, August 11, 2020.
- COVID-19 Employment Study: American Job Losses and Recovery by State, Deb Gordon, Money Geek, August 8, 2020.
- These Furloughed Workers Must Sign Arbitration Agreements To Get Their Jobs Back, Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post, July 22, 2020.
- No Mask, No Service Rules Leave Workers Open to Customer Abuse, Robert Iafolla and Fatima Hussein, Bloomberg Law, July 21, 2020.
- An ER Doctor Lost His Job After Criticizing His Hospital On Covid-19. Now He’s Suing, KPCW, May 29, 2020.
- One Way To Protect Workers In A Pandemic: Make It Harder To Fire Them, Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post, May 22, 2020
- ‘We can only do so much’? Here’s what experts say Pa., Philly can do to protect workers during the coronavirus., Juliana Feliciano Reyes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 16, 2020
- How To File For Unemployment If You’ve Been Affected By Coronavirus Layoffs, Monica Torres, HuffPost, March 23, 2020
- Apple Case Shows Federal-State Split on Security Screening Pay, Robert Iafolla, Bloomberg Law, February 14, 2020
- Gig economy bills move forward in other blue states, after California clears the way, Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post, January 17, 2020
- Courts Block State Laws Aimed at Protecting Workers, For Now, Erin Mulvaney, Bloomberg Law, January 2, 2020
- Minnesota ramps up enforcement of new wage theft law, Briana Bierschbach, MPR News, December 18, 2019
- Supreme Court Deals Blow to Workers’ Rights in 5-4 Decision Against Collective Action, appearance on Democracy Now, May 23, 2018.
- Trump’s slash to Labor Department budget could jeopardize workplace safety enforcement, Ginger Adams Otis, New York Daily News, May 6, 2017.
Radio, podcast and Video appearances
- How SCOTUS Could CRUSH Labor Strikes, Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar, October 16, 2022.
- How to End Wage Theft, Chris Bangert-Drowns, WPFW, May 10, 2021. Also available here.
- Episode 53: Uber, Lyft & The Gig Economy’s Impact On Workers, Miranda Warnings Podcast hosted by David Miranda, Jan. 31, 2020.
- Episode #6 What is Wage Theft? w/ Workers’ Rights Advocate Terri Gerstein, Affording Your Life with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, December 2019.