Media coverage and appearances

Terri Gerstein is frequently quoted in the media on workers' rights and employment law issues.


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,, May 12, 2021.

Big Law Builds Up State AG Expertise Amid Enforcement Boost, Ellen Gilmer,, 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,, 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,, 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 and podcast appearances:

How to End Wage Theft, Chris Bangert-Drowns, WPFW, May 10, 2021. Also available here.

Miranda Warnings Podcast: "Episode 53: Uber, Lyft & The Gig Economy's Impact On Workers," hosted by David Miranda. Recorded Jan. 31, 2020.

Affording Your Life with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison: Episode #6 What is Wage Theft? w/ Workers’ Rights Advocate Terri Gerstein, December 2019.

In-depth interview:

Syracuse University College of Law Impunity Watch's Covid-19 blog series: People Are Not Machines: An Interview with Terri Gerstein, September 28, 2020.