Op-eds, commentary, & Blog Posts

Terri writes frequently about workers' rights and related topics, and has published scores of op-eds on

Her byline has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, the Nation, Slate, NBC News THINK, CNN Business, the American Prospect, the Guardian, the Hill, Route 50, the Progressive, Morning Consult, and the National Law Journal, as well as regional outlets including the Colorado Sun, the NY Daily News, and the Journal News (lower Hudson Valley, NY). She has also contributed to the American Constitution Society, Economic Policy Institute, and OnLabor blogs.

HIGHLIGHTS

Some highlights (also included in the relevant categories below) include:

Covid mask mandates for travel have been lifted. Where do we go from here?, NBC News THINK, April 20, 2022.

What Amazon and Starbucks Don't Let Us Know, The American Prospect, April 13, 2022.

Forced Arbitration in Workplace Sexual Assault Cases is Ending. But What About Other Disputes?, NBC News THINK, February 11, 2022.


Amazon and the Girl Scouts Are Unlikely—and Disturbing—New Partners, Teen Vogue, Feb. 4, 2022.

To start off 2022 right, chuck the bucket list, NBC News THINK, Jan. 2, 2022.

Starbucks: Purveyor of Fresh Coffee and Stale Union-Busting, The American Prospect, Nov. 23, 2021.

How Corporations Keep Their Own Workers in Debt, Politico, Oct. 21, 2021.

Unions aren't against vaccines. They just want a say, The Washington Post, Sept. 16, 2021.

Other People's Rotten Jobs Are Bad for Them. And for You, The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2021.

There's a Way to Get More People Vaccinated—and It Doesn't Involve the Lottery, The Nation, July 1, 2021 (co-author Lorelei Salas).

Kim Kardashian is being sued for employment practices that are sadly common, NBC News THINK, May 26, 2021.

When corporations deceive and cheat workers, consumer laws should be used to protect workers, (co-authors Lorelei Salas and David Seligman), Economic Policy Institute Working Economics blog, May 5, 2021.

What Happened in California Is a Cautionary Tale for Us All, New York Times, November 13, 2020.

Labor Day is a time to recognize all unions do — to help health care, education, even marriage, NBC News THINK, September 7, 2020.

Hard Lessons From the Hard Rock Hotel Collapse, The American Prospect, October 16, 2019.

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More, The New York Times, November 14, 2018.

Papa John’s should have parted with Schnatter long before his notorious phone call, The Washington Post, July 17, 2018.

Put the heat on the feds: OSHA must do more to protect workers from rising temperatures, The New York Daily News, July 17, 2018.

Stealing From Workers is a Crime. Why Don't More Prosecutors See It That Way? The Nation, May 24, 2018.

Supreme Court deals a blow to workers, (co-author Sharon Block), The New York Times, May 21, 2018.

I worked for Eric Schneiderman. And I still believe in government, The Washington Post, May 11, 2018.

These Americans are trapped in their jobs: they need to pay $10,000 to quit, The Guardian, April 8, 2018.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON WORKERS

ENFORCEMENT OF WORKPLACE LAWS, INCLUDING TOPICS RELATED TO STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL, CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT, AND MORE

How Corporations Keep Their Own Workers in Debt, Politico, Oct. 21, 2021.

When corporations deceive and cheat workers, consumer laws should be used to protect workers, (co-authors Lorelei Salas and David Seligman), Economic Policy Institute Working Economics blog, May 5, 2021.

State attorneys general taking on protection of workers' rights, Economic Policy Institute Working Economics blog, December 16, 2020.

Protecting workers through publicity during the pandemic, (co-author Tanya Goldman), Economic Policy Institute Working Economics blog, July 29, 2020.

How state attorneys general are protecting workers during the coronavirus pandemic, Economic Policy Institute and American Constitution Society blogs, April 3, 2020.

The Shutdown Shows Why Progressives Need to Make Labor-Law Enforcement a Top Priority, Slate, January 23, 2019.

Trump Is Even Worse at Enforcing White-Collar Crimes Than George W. Bush Was, Slate, December 4, 2018.

Why a Vote for State Attorney General Is One of the Most Important Ballots to Cast on Tuesday, Slate, November 2, 2018.

Voters should keep eye on 2018 races for state attorneys general, The Hill, June 15, 2018.

Stealing From Workers is a Crime. Why Don't More Prosecutors See It That Way? The Nation, May 24, 2018.

A Response to “Rethinking Wage Theft Criminalization,” (co-author David Seligman), OnLabor blog, April 20, 2018.

Labor Department’s program on wage theft enforcement is the wrong approach, The Hill, March 22, 2018.

State Attorneys General: Stepping Up to Protect People on the Job, (co-authors Sharon Block and James Tierney), American Constitution Society and OnLabor blogs, August 15, 2017.

Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants Are a Gift for Bad Bosses, The Nation, April 24, 2017.

COERCIVE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS: FORCED ARBITRATION, NO-POACH, NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

Adding salary ranges to job listings stops people from wasting their time, NBC News THINK, May 16, 2022.

Forced Arbitration in Workplace Sexual Assault Cases is Ending. But What About Other Disputes?, NBC News THINK, February 11, 2022.

Noncompete agreements allow bosses to chain workers to their jobs. We need to free them., NBC News THINK, January 11, 2020.

Welcome developments on limiting noncompete agreements, (co-author Jane Flanagan), Economic Policy Institute blog, November 7, 2019.

Why conservatives must take principled action for workers, The Hill, September 17, 2019.

Misleading and biased research: Why a report on arbitration by a Chamber of Commerce affiliate is just plain wrong, (co-author Heidi Shierholz), Economic Policy Institute blog, June 10, 2019.

Are Employment Contracts With Unenforceable Terms Unethical? The National Law Journal, June 7, 2019. (co-author Brian Shearer).

The Chamber Speaks: Forced Arbitration Is Actually Good for Workers!, The American Prospect, June 5, 2019 (co-author Heidi Shierholz).

Forced Arbitration Is Unjust and Deeply Unpopular. Can Congress End It?, Slate, March 1, 2019

Google Is Ending Forced Arbitration in a Monumental Win for Its Workers, Slate, February 22, 2019.

Workers Deserve Better Than Marco Rubio’s Woeful Noncompete Clause Bill, Slate, February 14, 2019 (co-author Jane Flanagan).

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More, The New York Times, November 14, 2018.

The Dead-End-Job Trap, (co-author Sharon Block), The New York Times, July 12, 2018.

Supreme Court deals a blow to workers, (co-author Sharon Block), The New York Times, May 21, 2018.

These Americans are trapped in their jobs: they need to pay $10,000 to quit, The Guardian, April 8, 2018.

Microsoft ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment: good news, but only a first step, American Constitution Society blog, January 8, 2018.

Employment Without an Exit, American Constitution Society blog, June 1, 2017.

Bill O’Reilly Could Have Been Stopped Years Ago—Here’s How, The Nation, May 11, 2017.

VARIED WORK-RELATED ISSUES: WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH, ROLE OF UNIONS, WHISTLEBLOWERS, CORPORATE POLICIES

MORE TOPICS: IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS, GENERAL LEGAL

Can’t JetBlue please fly some must-mask planes?: An appeal to NYC’s hometown airline, NY Daily News, May 20, 2022.

Covid mask mandates for travel have been lifted. Where do we go from here?, NBC News THINK, April 20, 2022.

Forget Covid! Trump Says Regulations Are the Problem, Morning Consult, June 1, 2020 (co-authors Frances Colon and Diane Thompson).

A Trump attack on government, flying largely under the radar, (co-author Diane Thompson), Economic Policy Institute and American Constitution Society blogs, March 9, 2020.

Don’t Suppress Votes of New Citizens, The Progressive, November 18, 2019.

Two Top Conservative Judges Offer Plan to End Discovery for Most Litigants, Slate, December 6, 2018.

The Dystopian Sci-Fi Flick Sorry to Bother You Is the Perfect Film for Labor Day, Slate, September 3, 2018.

How the Supreme Court just failed thousands of voters, The New York Daily News, June 11, 2018.

A recovery plan for Aaron Schlossberg, The New York Daily News, May 23, 2018.

I worked for Eric Schneiderman. And I still believe in government, The Washington Post, May 11, 2018.

Human Trucker, Frozen Judge, Huffington Post Contributors’ Network, March 27, 2017

Protecting Workers in the Time of Trump, Huffington Post Contributors’ Network, March 21, 2017

THE ENTIRE LIST, REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

OP-EDS AND COMMENTARY (BLOG POSTS INCLUDED SEPARATELY BELOW)

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THE ENTIRE LIST, ORGANIZED BY OUTLET/PUBLICATION

NEW YORK TIMES


WASHINGTON POST


THE AMERICAN PROSPECT


NBC NEWS THINK


POLITICO


TEEN VOGUE


THE GUARDIAN


THE NATION


SLATE


CNN BUSINESS


THE PROGRESSIVE


THE HILL


ROUTE FIFTY


MORNING CONSULT


NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

STATE, LOCAL, OR LEGAL SPECIALITY PUBLICATIONS


HUFFINGTON POST CONTRIBUTORS' NETWORK


BLOG POSTS