Alejandro Calderon joined the Great Plains Institute in 2022 as a Labor Engagement Manager for the Carbon Management Team. Alejandro comes to GPI from Labor Union SEIU-United Service Workers West. He represented union workers from downtown Los Angeles and LA’s westside corridor of Century City, Westwood, and Beverly Hills. Alejandro enforced various collective bargaining agreements for union workers ensuring yearly wage increases, health insurance benefits, and other workers’ benefits and protections. In addition, he worked with union leaders and outside stakeholders such as community partners, public agencies, politicians, and industry experts, to develop and execute union campaigns.
Alejandro was also part of the Los Angeles-Justice for Janitors 2021 union contract campaign: he was part of the execution and coordination of large-scale actions in LA’s metropolitan area. Previously, he served as the Nevada state canvassing director at For Our Future Action Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Italian from the University of Kansas.