Jennifer Gordon

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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 the executive director of the Workplace Project from 1993 to 1998. Gordon was a MacArthur Fellow from 1999-2004. She is the author of Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights, as well as several articles on immigrants, politics, and labor unions. 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.


  • "We Make the Road by Walking: Immigrant Workers and the Struggle for Social Change," Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. Vol 30, pg. 407. 1995.
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  • "." Boston Review. Summer 2005.
  • "Law, Lawyers and Labor: The United Farm Workers’ Legal Strategy in the 1960s and 1970s and the Role of Law in Union Organizing Today." Pennsylvania Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Vol. 8, Pg 1. 2005.
  • Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights. Belknap/Harvard University Press. 2005. ISBN......
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