Craig Simpson
Craig Simpson grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and became active in the antiwar movement and other progressive issues while in high school. He attended the U. of MD for three years and worked for the US National Student Association at the same time producing their newsletter along with Sue Reading.

He became a bus operator for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) in the mid 1970s. He was active in Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 where he served as a shop steward, assistant business agent and secretary-treasurer of the 10,000 member union before retiring in 2001.

After retirement in 2001, he worked with the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO, Progressive Maryland and ATU Local 689 on political and legislative affairs. In 2004 he received a degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College.

He finished his career as executive director of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400, which represented 33,000 workers in food processing plants, retail grocery, retail sales, nurses, police, woodcutters, production and chemical plants and other workers in District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Maryland, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky.

He was a contributor to the original Washington Area Spark and is the administrator of the current Washington Area Spark blog, Flickr site, You Tube and Facebook sites.
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