Alicia Nichols is a Union Organizer with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 221, a public sector local union that represents nearly 13,000 workers in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. She is responsible for recruiting and developing union member-leaders to fight for justice in their workplaces and communities. While at SEIU Local 221, Alicia has formed two member-organizing committees, the Social Worker Action Team and the SEIU Local 221 Women’s Caucus, both of which integrate a commitment to uniting labor unions and community groups around shared priorities.
Her prior experience includes working as a Legislative Intern at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Diego office as well as working as a Graduate Coordinator for SafeZones@SDSU, an organization dedicated to promoting the safety and well-being of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff at San Diego State University through sensitivity trainings and educational programming.
Alicia is a first generation college student with a Master of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. While in graduate school, she co-founded the SDSU Student Union for Representation and Justice with the goal of defending access to higher education through organizing against university austerity measures.