President, Farmworker Justice

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Bruce Goldstein is President of Farmworker Justice in Washington, D.C., a national organization that empowers farmworkers to improve their wages, working conditions, occupational safety, health, immigration policy and access to justice. He joined Farmworker Justice as a staff attorney in 1988.

Bruce’s activities at Farmworker Justice have included advocacy in Congress, federal administrative agencies and state legislatures; building coalitions; advising grassroots organizations; litigating high-impact cases against employers and government; training of legal professionals; and shaping public and policymakers’ opinions through publications and the media. FJ is a national leader in advocating for immigration reform legislation, improving labor and occupational safety protections, and expanding access to health care. Bruce represents Farmworker Justice on the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 45 prominent Latino organizations. Bruce is a co-founder and Board member of the Equitable Food Initiative, an innovative corporate social responsibility project.

Bruce received his B.S. degree from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University (1977) and his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis (1980).