NEW YORK, NY: More than 1,700 hardworking Amtrak employees will be laid off – and service will continue to deteriorate – unless slash-and-burn CEO Richard Anderson is stopped. Ever since he was appointed President and CEO of Amtrak last year, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail system and has already taken steps to do so.
Anderson has downsized customer service, most recently eliminating dining-car service by replacing hot, freshly-prepared, served meals with cold, packaged food in a cardboard box on two long-distance lines: Lake Shore and Capitol Limited. Customers, who pay upwards of $1,000 a ticket for this unique experience, have expressed frustration with the change saying the “boxed meals aren’t fit for a stagecoach.”
Join us as we say, “Stop the #ColdCuts!”
WHEN: Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: 8th Ave. & W. 31st St, on the steps of the James Farley Post Office, New York City
WHO: Speakers include: skilled Amtrak workers with decades of service on the verge of being outsourced, representatives from the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), UNITE HERE, the Transportation Communications Union-IAM (TCU-IAM), NCFO-32BJ-SEIU and concerned Amtrak riders.
For more information, contact Denise Romano, TWU Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org/202-719-3837
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