Before attending Penn State Law at University Park, Simon worked as a staff representative for a teachers union in Albuquerque New Mexico for over five and a half years. There, he represented teachers by handling grievances, administrative hearings, and arbitration proceedings. All told, he was able to win over 1.2 million dollars in back-pay for educators through either settlement agreements or hearings awards.
Simon’s passion for working people began at an early age growing up in a union household. While working as a conductor for a railroad, Simon’s father would explain the degree of danger railroad workers faced each day they worked. Simon’s passion continued into college where he eventually earned his Master’s degree in Applied Sociology after writing his Master’s thesis on post-secondary faculty unionization.
More recently, Simon was a two-time recipient of Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships where he worked with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the American Federation of Teachers. Simon currently serves as the Penn State Arbitration Law Review’s Executive Communications Editor. As a member of the Penn State Arbitration Law Review, Simon was selected to publish a case comment on federal sector union arbitration. Simon hopes to continue his journey advocating for working people after law school.
Simon is supported by his four-year-old daughter and wife. Without both of their support, friendship, and love, Simon would be lost.
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