Terri Gerstein Illuminates Increasing Efforts by State AGs to Protect Workers’ Rights

Terri Gerstein (’95), Director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School Center for Labor and a Just Economy, authored an article for American Constitution Society’s ACS Blogs Expert Forum on Law and Policy Analysis pointing to the meaningful impact of pro-worker action by state attorneys general across a wide spectrum of worker protection matters (“With Labor in the National Spotlight, State AGs Are Increasingly Standing Up for Workers’ Rights,” Aug. 31). “At a time when workers’ rights are increasingly in the spotlight, state AGs’ growing involvement in enforcing labor laws is a positive and necessary development. . . . [S]ome AGs are playing a key role in promoting compliance and fair working conditions within their states. At the same time, Labor Day 2023 is a good moment to note the considerable untapped potential for even more extensive and impactful involvement by state AGs on behalf of the nation’s working people.”