President, Farmworker Justice
Bruce Goldstein is President of Farmworker Justice in Washington, D.C., a national advocacy, litigation and education organization for farmworkers. Farmworker Justice focuses on immigration policy, labor rights, occupational and environmental health, access to health care, and access to justice.
At Farmworker Justice, Bruce’s activities have included litigation against private employers and the government, advocacy in administrative agencies and Congress, training of lawyers and paralegals, building nation-wide coalitions, advising grassroots organizations, scholarly publications, and shaping public opinion through the media. He has been a leader in advocating for immigration and labor legislation and improving enforcement of labor protections. Farmworker Justice has been a prominent voice and litigator to address the risks to the health of farmworkers from pesticide exposure and heat stress-related illnesses associated with climate change. Because many farmworkers are a transnational labor force, Bruce has been active in international advocacy and collaborations. He is also engaged with farm labor unions, food safety advocates, environmentalists and businesses in the food supply chain to improve corporate social responsibility. He is on the Boards of Directors of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the Equitable Food Initiative.
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, Missouri (1980). He is married, has two grown sons and recently became a grandfather.