Many of the families Alexis grew up with are struggling live in Bay Area and are at risk of displacement if things don't get better. Alexis is fighting for a livable East Bay through increased affordable housing and expanded rent control. He is determined to stand up to the greed of the healthcare industry and utility companies that is bankrupting our communities.
As a labor organizer and child of a union family, Alexis knows firsthand that unions improve their members' quality of life. That's why Alexis is committed to increasing workplace democracy, reducing wage theft, and making sure all workers have the right to join a union.
California is the fifth largest economy on the planet and home to some of the wealthiest companies in human history, but our schools rank among the lowest in the country, and our teachers can’t afford to live in their communities. Alexis believes we must restore funding for public schools and teachers by closing corporate tax loopholes and reinvesting in public education.
We can rebuild our infrastructure, preserve the environment, and generate thousands of jobs at the same time. Alexis supports a Green New Deal for California, which will employ our residents and help our state prepare for droughts, fires, and earthquakes.
Alexis was raised in the Bay Area by a family of working-class immigrants. He graduated from Hayward’s public schools and became the first in his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
His grandfather was a migrant farmworker who volunteered for the United Farm Workers, and his father was a union construction worker in San Francisco. Proud of this history, Alexis always had a special interest in the Labor Movement, and after college, Alexis moved back to the Bay Area to pursue a career in workers’ rights and advocacy.
As an organizer for SEIU local 87, Alexis led a successful campaign to reinstate a group of wrongfully terminated janitors at the SanFrancisco Superior courthouse, and he worked on the ongoing campaign to win a contract for janitors at Equinox’s luxury gyms in San Francisco. Alexis has also worked as a paralegal at various workers’ rights and civil rights law firms on cases involving the misclassification of gig workers as well as gender, race, and disability discrimination.