John Samuelsen Elected as President of Transport Workers Union

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TWU president John Samuelsen speaking after winning his first full four-year term as president of the union. (ALAN SALY)

Reprinted from The New York Daily News by Ginger Adams Otis on September 26, 2017.

Transport Workers Union members elected John Samuelsen to his first four-year term as president Tuesday at the union’s annual convention in Las Vegas attended by New York Governor Cuomo.

Samuelsen, a former [mass transit] track worker who became the head of TWU Local 100, stepped into the role of international president in May 2017 when the incumbent retired mid-term.

He faced one challenger on Tuesday, Joe Campbell, former TWU chairman of the car equipment division and staffer under Samuelsen’s predecessor Roger Touissant.

Samuelsen won by a landslide, 364 to 36. …

NY Daily News 9/26

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