Labor Education and   
Research Center

We provide education, training, events, and applied research to   
working people in Washington State.

Meet Our Team

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Alex Bacon
Program Coordinator
(206) 934-6671

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, 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.

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Muhammad Javid
Labor Policy Researcher
(206) 934-5380

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.

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James Oliveros
Labor Educator

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.