Sara Horowitz

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Not to be confused with Sara Hurwitz.
Sara Horowitz
Born (1963-01-13) January 13, 1963 (age 52)
Alma mater Cornell University
University at Buffalo Law School
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Occupation Lawyer
Spouse(s) Peter DeChiara
Children 1

Sara Horowitz (born January 13, 1963)[1] is the founder of Working Today and Freelancers Union, leading organizations of independent workers. She was an Echoing green fellow in 1995, and she was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999.[2] Horowitz is Jewish[3] and grew up in Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, New York.[1][4] She graduated from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a B.A. degree in 1984 and was awarded its labor prize.[1] She graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School.[1] After graduation, she worked as a public defender and an organizer with the National Health and Human Service Employees Union.[5] After five years as a labor lawyer, she attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and received her MPA in 1995.[5]

Her grandfather was vice-president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in New York and her father was a union lawyer.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Harris, Janelle (December 12, 2012). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, SARA HOROWITZ, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FREELANCER'S UNION?". Mediabistro. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sara Horowitz". MacArthur Foundation. July 1, 1999. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Rosenbaum, Judith (October 30, 2012). "Building a new social safety net: Sara Horowitz and the Freelancers Union". Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Harrison Smith, Sarah (August 31, 2012). "Striking a Work-Life Balance". The New York Times. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Brown, Neil Porter (July 2010). "Sticking to the Union". Harvard Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 

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