Amtrak layoffs, service cuts would dismantle rail system, protesting workers say

(Source: www.amny.com, October 9, 2018) 

NEW YORK — Amtrak workers rallied outside of Penn Station against what they fear will be a systematic dismantling of service quality and loss of thousands of middle-class jobs at the railroad. Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson is planning roughly 1,700 layoffs for the railroad’s onboard service workers, according to a coalition of labor organizations. For passengers, that means an end to dining-car service — cold, packaged food would replace hot and fresh meals.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018