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Tony Dior Gaenslen

Tony Dior Gaenslen

New York

Biography

Attorney Tony Dior Gaenslen’s commitment as a New York Delegate to Vision 2020’s campaign for women’s equality is a natural extension of his lifelong investment in human rights efforts. Spanning decades of work, his credentials include: a) participating during the turbulent civil rights movement in an effort to help African-Americans register to vote; b) working for Cesar Chavez’s United Farmworkers Union where Gaenslen authored landmark legislative language that helped define the rights of migrant workers; c) conducting legal action in federal court in support of cannery workers; d) serving as lead counsel in class action proceedings to address discrimination against women faculty members at a major university. 
 
A graduate of Yale University with a law degree from Cornell, he retired from practicing labor law in Ithaca, New York, but continues to maintain a national focus on social justice issues. His concentration on labor law began with early work as a clerk for the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and as an associate counsel to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He remains active in anti-semitism work and in seeking homes for displaced migrant children. Gaenslen is nearing completion of a call-to-action book entitled: Fighting For Our Lives/A Populist Lawyer’s Fight for Peace and Justice.