Raahi Reddy is faculty with the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center, has over twenty years of experience working in the labor movement leading large campaigns to help win social and economic justice for workers, including immigrants and people of color. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA where she used her research  to help pass a historic local-hire policy in the city of Los Angeles that helped low income, communities of color gain access to quality jobs in the construction industry. Raahi has also served in numerous leadership roles, including Organizing Director of Basic Rights Oregon,  as Chief of Staff of an 85,000 member union in Southern California, and as national board member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. She has passionately advocated for national and local efforts to build diversity within the labor movement and create lasting labor and community partnerships.