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With a lack of transparency within TWU local 100 under John Samuelsen’s administration, it is left up to members to draw their own conclusions as to how and why certain decisions are made.

A major question thats circling around crew rooms, bus depots and locker rooms is, “why did the union spend 30 million dollars on 2 and a half floors versus buying a whole building? Here are 5 key points that gives members something to think about…

  1. Harry Wills (Former Chief of Staff under Samuelsen’s Administration) came on Progressive Action podcast to educate the members on the dealings going on under the Samuelsen’s administration.
  2. According to Wills,  John Samuelsen never wanted to purchase the property at 195 Montague st., he was only interested in buying a building, not floors.
  3. Nick Bedell’s (TWU’s education director) college friend from Hunter College was the  realtor on the deal in selling the 195 Montague St. property to the union. Harry Wills also mentioned during his interview that Nick Bedell friend was the realtor on the deal. This wasn’t known by the members prior to Harry mentioning it.
  4. During the process something or someone convinced Samuelsen to not purchase a building, but to purchase 2  and a half floors instead at 195 Montague St.
  5. Samuelsen went through with the deal and purchased the 2 and half floors at Montague St. for 30 million dollars.

There wasn’t a logical reason as to why someone would purchase floors instead of a building, especially to the tune of 30 million. What could have possibly convinced Samuelsen to change his mind? From the points stated above, what do you think?

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