When Amtrak announced it might cut nearly 2,000 On-Board Service careers back in 2018, the TWU Railroad Division immediately started a campaign to halt the attack on our members.
We held press conferences and rallies in Washington, DC, New York City, Boston and Chicago, demanding that Amtrak stop the cuts. The events garnered enough headlines and public support that Amtrak ended up not outsourcing its food and beverage service to an outside vendor, preserving all of our members’ jobs.
Now that Amtrak has announced the possibility of furloughing 700 On-Board Service workers beginning October 1, the TWU Railroad Division plans to fight back even harder.
“We take this announcement very seriously and are doing all we can to save our members careers,” said TWU Railroad Division Director John Feltz.
“We are going to fight like hell to preserve the decades of dedicated service that our members have given to Amtrak” said Local 1460 President Amy Griffin. “We understand that these are extremely trying times. If we stick together, we can overcome.”