President, Local 924
“The greatest challenge to our members – and to all working families – is to unite for wages to sustain our families,” Simmons said. “It’s time to wake up. We must fight for our survival.” The local shares a rich history in DC 37’s early development and growth into a mighty union of 53 locals and 121,000 members.
Members elected Simmons president of City Laborers Local 924 in 2001. He was a shop steward since 1997, a delegate and served on the local’s executive board. Simmons’ advocacy on behalf of his members has set legal precedent for rate calculations and methodologies used by the city for prevailing rate workers in the public and private sectors.