Fire Amtrak President Richard Anderson

Amtrak Board of Directors

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Since Amtrak President Richard Anderson took office, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail network. This slash-and-burn CEO is busy gutting service and killing careers.

  • On June 1, 2018, Anderson cut dining car service on two long-distance lines: the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited.
  • In July, Anderson proposed replacing passenger rail service on the Southwest Chief between Albuquerque and Dodge City with a bus. Due to public backlash, he was forced to drop that proposal.
  • In August 2018, Amtrak released a Request for Information (RFI) for outside vendors that provide food and beverage services. If Amtrak outsources this work, approximately 1,700 unionized onboard food and beverage service workers could be replaced by much lower-priced, less-experienced contractors.
  • In December, Anderson outsourced 500 union jobs from a Riverside, California call center, replacing them with lower-paid contracted workers elsewhere in the country.

The Amtrak Service Workers Council held press conferences in Washington, DC, New York City and Boston, requesting a meeting with Anderson and demanding that he stop the cuts. He has blatantly refused.

Anderson has no business running Amtrak and he should be FIRED NOW!
Please sign this petition if you want Richard Anderson fired and our national rail system protected and preserved.


To: Amtrak Board of Directors
From: John Feltz

Since Richard Anderson took office, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail network. This slash-and-burn CEO is busy gutting service and killing careers.

On June 1, 2018, Anderson cut dining car service on two long-distance lines: the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited.

In July, Anderson proposed replacing passenger rail service on the Southwest Chief between Albuquerque and Dodge City with a bus. Due to public backlash, he was forced to drop that proposal.

In August 2018, you released a Request for Information (RFI) for outside vendors that provide food and beverage services. If you outsource this work, approximately 1,700 unionized onboard food and beverage service workers could be replaced by much lower-priced, less-experienced contractors.

In December, Anderson outsourced 500 union jobs from a Riverside, California call center, replacing them with lower-paid contracted workers elsewhere in the country.

The Amtrak Service Workers Council held press conferences in Washington, DC, New York City and Boston, requesting a meeting with Anderson and demanding that he stop the cuts. He has blatantly refused.

Anderson has no business running Amtrak and we are demanding he be FIRED NOW to protect our national rail system.