About John Samuelsen
John Samuelsen has been the President of the 42,000-member Transport Workers Union Local 100 since 2009. He is also the International Vice President. John began working for the New York City Transit Authority in 1993. He started assigned to a Track Gang working out of the crew room at 45th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. Very soon he was elected as a Shop Steward. From 2001 to 2006 he served as Chair, Track Safety Committee, and Chair of the Track Division. Samuelson along with then-union President, Roger Toussaint, were the principle organizers of the 2005 transit strike. From 2002-2005 he worked as Acting Vice President of Local 100’s Maintenance of Way Department–7,100 workers.