Adair (she/her) brings to the Labor Center her extensive experience and a deep commitment to advocating for workers, especially those in low-wage jobs, immigrants, and women. In addition to a long career with the Service Employees International Union, Adair has worked for Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club. She has taken her passion for adult education to Tanzania where she volunteered to teach English in a business school for low-income adult women, primarily street vendors. Adair holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government.
Alex (he/they) is the Program Coordinator for the Labor Center. Born and raised in the Puget Sound, he brings experience in administration, finance, communications and organizing from his past positions in the Seattle Colleges, the labor movement and community organizing. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in labor studies and is a proud alum of Evergreen's Evening and Weekend Studies Program. Alex maintains the Washington State Workers Rights Manual at rightsatworkwa.org, manages the Will Parry Library, Labor Center communications (digital, web and print), provides program support to our Labor Education program and coordinates the center's finances and administration.
Prachi (she/they) is a Labor Educator at the Labor Center. Due to her own experiences as a child of immigrants, her start with the movement was through immigrant and farmworker justice in Western Michigan. She then attended the Labor Center at UMass Amherst for her MS where she worked with Community Labor United to help increase accessibility to childcare. Prachi has held a variety of staff and elected leadership positions including at UFCW 1459, GEO-UAW 2322, UNITE HERE-New England Joint Board, Emergency Worker Organizing Committee, Pioneer Valley Workers Center and as the labor educator focusing on racial justice and democracy at the Washington Federation of State Employees.
Muhammad (he/him) is the Labor Policy Researcher at the Labor Center. Born in Pakistan and raised in Sacramento, California, Muhammad is a first-generation immigrant with a working-class background. He brings to the Labor Center a perspective of economic justice from a working-class immigrant lens, alongside a commitment of conducting relevant research to aid the causes of working people. From the University of California, Riverside he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Affairs, Summa Cum Laude.
James (they/them) is a Labor Educator at the Labor Center. Prior to joining the team, James served as Education Chair of Anakbayan Seattle, a youth organization focused on liberation and National Democracy for the Philippines and its people. James has also worked as a community organizer with groups like Washington CAN, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, and various local mutual aid efforts in Seattle. In their education efforts at the Labor Center, James is committed to building workplace solidarity with community members and defending every worker’s right to dignity, fair wages, and a fulfilling livelihood.