Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Civil & Human Rights
North America, United Stateshttp://www.workplaceprojectny.org
Jennifer Gordon 1992 Global Fellow
End the exploitation of Latino immigrant workers and to achieve socioeconomic justice by promoting the full political, economic and cultural participation of these workers in the communities in which they live.
Jennifer Gordon founded the Workplace Project in 1992, a non-profit worker center in Hempstead, New York, which organizes immigrant workers, mostly from Central and South America. The Workplace Project lobbied for and won a strong wage enforcement law in New York state. Gordon was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999. She is the author of Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Radcliffe College of Harvard University in 1987 and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1992. She is currently an associate professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches courses on immigration and labor law.