Severance, Relocation Pay forAmtrak Workers Detailed

Soon-to-be laid off employees at Amtrak’s California call center are being offered a $15,000 relocation allowance or a one-time severance payment of $10,000.

Those terms were negotiated with Amtrak by the union representing about 500 workers at a call center set to close on Jan. 18, 2019.

Those willing to relocate could transfer to an Amtrak reservations center in Philadelphia.

Some workers also said they might be able to land jobs as ticket agents at Amtrak stations in California if they have enough seniority to bump someone currently holding one of those positions.

Most of the employees in the call center located in Riverside, though, lack that level of seniority and those who do face a lengthy commute to work.

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