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.