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Artemio Guerra

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, JD 2010

HUNTER COLLEGE M.S. Urban Studies 2005

TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE B.S. Philosophy and Religion 1996

Before I became a lawyer I spent more than 15 years working as an organizer helping working people join forces to make employers pay fair wages and make workplaces safe. My family was part of the Texas Farm Workers Union and growing up I learned that the only way working people can improve their lives is by coming together and stepping forward to fight for what is right. As an attorney at GSD I am proud to represent courageous workers that decide to take a stand for what is right against some of the most powerful corporations in the country.

Mr. Guerra joined the firm as an associate in 2012. Before joining the firm he was the coordinating attorney of the Immigrant Worker Rights Project at Catholic Migration Services in Queens, New York, where he represented low-wage workers in wage and hour litigation and managed a collaborative effort with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor to educate workers about their rights. For over ten years, he worked as a community organizer and advocate organizing janitors, homeowners, and low-income tenants. More recently, from 2003 to 2010, he was the Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Fifth Avenue Community (FAC) in Brooklyn where he worked to improve the housing conditions of asthmatic children through a pilot program between community organizations and New York City’s department of Housing Preservation and Development. While at FAC, he lead an effort to stop a dangerous practice by dozens of New York City supermarkets that routinely locked-in night cleaning-crews leaving workers without any way out in case of an emergency. The effort resulted in a new local law that increased fines and stepped up enforcement to prevent the illegal lock-ins of janitors.

BAR ADMISSIONS:
Admitted to practice in the state of New York, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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