Raahi Reddy is a veteran labor organizer, having worked for Service Employees International Union for a decade, most recently serving as Organizing Director of SEIU Local 715 in San Jose. She has organized workers on large private sector hospital, nursing home, and public sector campaigns, and has organized healthcare workers in many states throughout the nation. Raahi also played a key role in the development of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance–AFL-CIO (APALA), the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American union members.
She has taught at numerous APALA conferences and most recently in the UCLA APALA Asian Leadership School. Through APALA, Raahi has also helped in international solidarity efforts with trade union movements in Asia, and has traveled to China and South Korea to learn of their trade union movements. Raahi currently coordinates the Labor Center's leadership development programs with Bay Area trade unions, as well as the Labor Center’s campus outreach activities.