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Staff Information

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Darby Frye, Labor Educator

Darby grew up in coastal South Carolina and was first exposed to labor education through her involvement with Just Economics, a community organization and living wage campaign in Western North Carolina. In 2012, she moved to Massachusetts to pursue a Master's Degree in Labor Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Her studies included the history and practice of labor education, particularly popular education methodology.
Darby did communications and organizing work with the Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators Union, a non-traditional statewide organizing campaign. She is happy to be in Seattle and looks forward to growing roots in the community and enacting her commitment to labor education and the empowerment of working people.


 John Boyle, Labor Educator


Originally from the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, John moved to Daytona Beach, Florida in 2001 and started an organization to register people to vote. His work there led to his election as chair of the Volusia County Young Democrats and a volunteer organizer and lobbyist position with the Volusia Teacher’s Organization. He got his Associate's Degree from Daytona Beach Community College and transferred to the University of Florida where he continued his activism in numerous roles while studying Political Science and City Planning.

John has organized for the Service Employees International Union in California and Virginia as well as SEIU Local 6 and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW in Seattle. Most recently John co-founded a social enterprise and published his first book, Rent-to-Own Your First Home: An American Dream Story.


Anita Scheer, Program Coordinator


Anita was raised as an Air Force Military Brat and lived in several states, finally settling in Anchorage, AK. Anita completed an 8000 hour Apprenticeship through the IBEW Local 1547, working on the North Slope of Alaska, as well as other areas around the state. She owned a small contracting  business after moving to the Seattle area, installing telephone, data, and fiber cabling - signatory to the IBEW contract here in WA. 

Anita is a graduate of South Seattle College receiving her AAS Degree in Network Administration from South Seattle College in 2011. Before joining the Labor Center team, Anita worked the South Seattle College's WorkSource office assisting job seekers.