On behalf of immigrant workers, Lydia Edwards has taken on bankers, traffickers, and foreign officials who flout US labor laws.
December 19, 2015
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)
Armed with two law degrees, a sharp intellect, and an activist’s heart, Edwards has taken on bankers, lawyers, and foreign officials who flout US labor laws. And whether it’s fighting for a live-in nanny’s overtime pay or helping a woman who’s had to escape abusive employers, Edwards is fired up.
“Every now and then you get a person who is exceptional,’’ says Jacquelynne Bowman, executive director of Greater Boston Legal Services, where Edwards, 35, has a fellowship. “The work that she does and the energy that she brings to it, you’ve got to sit back and pay attention to it.”