Media coverage and appearances

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

2024: 

San Diego Aims to Help Wage-Theft Victims Recover Money Owed, Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED, May 20, 2024. 

State Child Labor Penalties Expand in Pushback on Relaxed Limits, Chris Marr, Bloomberg Daily Labor Reports, May 14, 2024. 

Greater Boston with Crystal Haynes, GBH News, April 24, 2024. 

Power at Work blogcast with Seth Harris, April 16, 2024. 

A look at Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg as he oversees Trump hush money trial prosecution, Walter Ray Watson, NPR All Things Considered, April 15, 2024. 

Interview, Erin Burnett Out Front, CNN, April 15, 2024. 

Mercedes Workers File For Union Election; The State Of Child Labor, The Majority Report with Sam Seder, April 10, 2024. 

The True Crime of Wage Theft, Pitchfork Economics podcast with Nick Hanauer, April 9, 2024. 

On Local Enforcement of Worker Classification Rules, Accelpro Employment Law Podcast, April 3, 2024. 

America is divided over major efforts to rewrite child labor laws, Lauren Kaori Gurley, Washington Post, March 31, 2024. 

A plan to fight wage theft is taking shape in New Haven, José Luis Martínez, Connecticut Mirror, March 31, 2024.  

Grimaldi's Charges Show Embrace of Wage Theft Prosecution, Daniela Porat, Law 360, March 29, 2024. 

NYU Labor Expert On How to Fight Child Labor Violations, Daniela Porat, Law 360, March 6, 2024. 

What's Driving the Changes to Child Labor Laws, Zina Hutton, Governing, March 1, 2024.  

Report urges states to step into the gap, step up enforcement of child labor laws, Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner, Feb. 28, 2024.  

Despite hazardous working conditions, many states are rolling back child labor laws, Laura Romero, ABC News, Feb. 21, 2024.  

Immigrant child laborers are being killed in US factories. Companies are walking away with fines, Gloria Oladipo, The Guardian, Feb. 12, 2024. 

Governments Can Use Purchasing Power to Reset Labor Standards, Carl Smith, Governing, Jan. 31, 2024. 

Gig economy: US 'under-resourced' to enforce employment laws, Akiko Fujita and Rachelle Akuffo, Yahoo Money, Jan. 29, 2024. 

2023: 

Florida lawmakers to consider weakening century-old child labor laws, Steven Lemongello, Orlando Sentinel, October 6, 2023. 

'They're back to making millions': workers accuse US mill where five died in blast, Michael Sainato, The Guardian, September 29, 2023. 

Judge Affirms Pay Raise for Food Delivery Workers in New York, Kellen Browning and Ana Ley, New York Times, September 28, 2023. 

Child Labor is a Growing Problem, Theresa Agovino, Society for Human Resource Management, September 23, 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.

States Are Loosening Child Labor Laws. Should They?, Melissa Angell, Inc. June 6, 2023.  

Texas GOP On Verge of "Egregious Power Grab" to Crush Local Democracy, Critics Warn, Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams, May 16, 2023. 

Special Report: How a fake ID let Hyundai suppliers use child labor in Alabama, Mica Rosenberg, Joshua Schneyer, and Kristina Cooke, Reuters, April 27, 2023. 

New state laws are rolling back regulations on child labor, Lauren Hamilton, 1A, WAMU, National Public Radio, April 26, 2023.  

Big businesses rally to preserve their right to limit ex-workers' job options, J.J. McCorvey and Sara Ruberg, NBC News, April 20, 2023. 

Profile of Alvin Bragg, BBC Sounds, April 8, 2023

Why Child Labor is on the Rise in the U.S., The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, April 7, 2023. 

Stronger protections needed to stop 'upsurge' in US child labor violations, expert says, Hannah Loss, GBH News, April 3, 2023.  

Child labor violations have quadrupled since 2015. How did we get here?, Arfie Ghedi, 1A, WAMU, National Public Radio, March 6, 2023.  

In Rare Conviction, Contractor is Found Liable in Construction Death, Lola Fadulu, 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, Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 23, 2023. 

The importance of enforcing wage theft, Affording Your Life Podcast with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Feb. 14, 2023.

The Labor Case Before SCOTUS Has Big Implications for Democracy, Amicus Podcast with Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Podcasts, Jan. 14, 2023 (interviewed on the podcast). 

2022 

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, Wisconsin Examiner, 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.  

2021


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.  


COVID showed us that women need a new way to work. Let's start with more flexibility. Miami Herald Editorial, September 21, 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. 

2020

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

pre-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: 

Episode 98: Unpacking the Child Labor Crisis, American Constitution Society, Broken Law Podcast, Interview with Beth Binczik, April 18, 2023. 


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.