CSX Attendance Policy

NO!!! You CAN'T have a day off!

    The railroad practically invented the term 'on-call'. Many CSX employees do not have schedules, but are forced into working a 'list'. Most lists are on call 6 days a week, 24 hours a day, and often the employee cannot even choose their day off. It is common to be called to work during an assigned day off.

    Unscheduled days off are usually not granted for family or religious obligations. There are many CSX employees who have been unable to attend their childrens' birthday parties, their wedding anniversaries, and even funerals because they were not allowed time off.

    We've even heard of people who had to call out sick, to attend their own wedding! We're sure that some of these stories that can top even that one...

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

It's cute that you nerds think that the process of bringing on EHH
started under Trump lol. Spoiler: It's been in the works for multiple
years. Dems are to blame this time. Trump had nothing to do with it.

Democrat policies do nothing to help trade and make your jobs harder
and fewer to come by. (Restrictions and regulations are expensive,
turns out!)

BTW: All those violent urban cities, all Democrat run. Enjoy that. :)

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Name: GTfordefied
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville.

All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of
today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care
about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero
obumer  did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or
had to move because of their policies

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Name: RRJim
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017


You sound like you side with Trump on colluding with Putin & Russia.
I'm not your Comrade. 

I served my country in 1971-74. Did you? I consider myself an American
Worker. Now retired I'll still fight for workers rights to make a
decent living. The way it's going a lot is going to be lost.
Corporations aren't going to raise wages or create jobs over lowering
the tax rate. If you think that then you're clueless. Just more
Reaganomics with Trickle Down BS that never trickles down. I expect in
10-20 years we might see a trillionaire class of rich. 30 years ago
even 20 years ago a billionaire was hard to fathom, but we have them
today. The American worker has been stagnant. If you work for the
railroad you're still fortunate to make a better than average living
all because of the unions. Be grateful for it. 

                   Not your Comrade

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Name: GTfordefied
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Hey Jim, I'll tell you like I told my LC  in a dead head bus 10 years
ago when he told me I "had" to vote for obumer, I had to vote for my
job...  I told him I could get another job, I couldn't get another
country... So if your wondering why so called "workers" are voting
Trump and Republican,just ask your self if your a "worker" or an
American, comrade

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Name: RRJim
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

I have to ask. Why is it necessary to put a response on all sections
instead of just the one? That doesn't make sense. Keep it simple.

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Name: RRJim
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Brown Hornet

If you've been on the railroad 20-30 years not having the right to
strike is nothing new to you. For decades our BLE meetings were
standing room only. At times tensions got heated to the point of fights
nearly breaking out. I'm retired now as is most of my generation of
railroaders. I've been to some BLE-T meetings since retiring and
attendance is pathetic just a handful just enough to call it a meeting.
It's not about just paying dues it's about getting involved. It's
obvious a lot these days think by paying dues they're owed. That they
don't want to take the time to fight. If there are enough voices you
might get answers. Crew room banter doesn't count. There were times
the GC's had to show up to calm us down, to hear our grievances.

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Name: Mr.Ed
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2017

New 2018 operating plan.

1. We will push out 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have other  
shipping options)

2. We will keep 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have no other
shipping options)

3. We will reduce T&E by a least 1/2.

4. We will run our trains on strict time frames.

5. We will charge our customers 2.5x their previous shipping cost for

6. Our RR will double in value.  We will be making more money than ever
with this plan. With  1/2 the cost for manpower, less fuel cost, less  
 cost for power, 1/2 wear and tear on track and equipment.

That's why I make the Big Bucks

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Name: BrownHornet
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2017


I've been to union meetings.  I get frustrated and I don't go back
for 6months to a year.   

The one conclusion I've came to  is they are a Total Waste of Fucking 

Time.   If every member of a local showed up at every single meeting
the only change would be that the meeting would be moved from a
telephone booth to a suite in Jax HQ.   

I am Pro Union hardcore 4th generation but without the power to strike
our union sucks and UTU sucks Mr. Ed's dick.

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Name: RRJim
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Stand as one

Maybe you should learn how complex regulations are on rail unions.
Start by getting a copy of the Railway Labor Act. Not having the right
to strike is one big obstacle. The railroads have known this for about
70+ years. Todays political atmosphere is going make things more
complicated. I never could grasp why any union member or American
worker would vote for Trump or Republicans. Most of those I worked with
including myself voted Democrat. Not that we were but we went with who
we thought would give us a better chance. I called it being a "blue
collar Democrat". Because our president & Congress are Republicans and
so-called conservatives wanting to do away with regulations especially
ones that protect the workers it's going to get a lot worse. I could
care less about guns & the 2nd amendment, gays, religion (that's a
private issue), immigration, Muslims etc... none do anything to better
the conditions of the American worker. People are being used. This tax
bill doesn't mean wages will increase or jobs will be created. It's
more give a ways to corporations & the rich. Gary Cohn who is Trumps
economic advisor was at a seminar with Fortune 500 company CEO's in
attendance. During a Q&A the moderator asked those in attendance how
many will raise wages and create jobs if the corporate tax bill is
lowered? Only 2 CEO's out of at least 50 that the camera showed raised
their hand. That said a lot.

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Name: Stand as one
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2017

I have consistently dogged out our unions since I started at CSX and
have done so openly. On several occasions, these pro union guys in the
locker rooms have told me that 
"you know if it weren't for the union"....
1. We would be called to work and they could make us do whatever they
2. We wouldn't make the money we do, or even get decent pay raises.
3. They could hold us over for 12 hours and not give you an option or
another ticket.
4. They could fire anyone of us just because they want to.
5. They could combine the work of several jobs and put it on one crew
so they could cut jobs off.
6. They could get rid of weekend off days
7. They could generally make life miserable for us any way they wanted

Well there is more but here is a good start if anyone else wants to add
on here.

Corresponding examples for each:
1. Y134 in the job description says 1st shift pulling job. Oh we need
you to go work this industry because Y138 layed off and we can't fill
it. Oh yeah and bleed off the 28 cars you brought back so we don't
have to give it to the carman.
2. Decent pay means I should be able work 40+ hours a week and
comfortably support my family. This last pay raise was a joke, my cost
of living went up more in the last 2 years than my raises.
3. I sure thought there was a protocol for such situations, but if
there is no relief for your job you are staying.
4. They sure have been targeting individuals in the past 6 months or
5. Look how many jobs have been combined and how many jobs have been
cut off.
6. Weekend off days? There might be 3-5 jobs per terminal with weekends
off, guess who gets those and guess how long you will have to be here to
get it.
7. It has become more and more miserable and it will get worse. 

Bonus item: The Crew Attendance Point System sucks 
Extra bonus item: The Daily Vacation and Personal Leave days caps can
and do get manipulated, it's bad enough now that guys end up carrying
over days not because they want to save them but because they can't
use them.
Last bonus item: Where did demand days for conductors go? Thanks Union

Final thought: Thank you union,I am so glad to know that we pay our
dues and you have our backs when we need you! You are worthless and
need to earn your checks. We don't pay you to get in bed with the
company! We know the company pays you better than we do but what we do
pay we should something out of it! You are a joke!!

Our only hope is to make the news with something big, we can shut this
country down within a few days, especially this time of year!

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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017


removing the yard transportation jobs does not equal a yard closing

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Name: Bruce
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2017

CHICAGO, Dec 8  Final touches being put on new operating plan for
Chicago, 59th St ramp to close on or about FEB 1st. By March 15th, Barr
Yard will curtail switching operations to 1 job per day., and locals
will be reduced to 2 jobs. More info to come as it becomes available to

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2017



The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into
the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX
Corp among others

U.S. Government Accountability Office


U.S. Federal Railroad Administration


Goes without saying that this is an opportunity to highlight the
various safety concerns among several other issues at CSX. Reach out to
whoever you can, keep this story in the eyes and ears of interested

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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Was someone terminated or something?
Might mean:  IF granted a leave of absence, there may be a time limit. 
Probably a mutually agreed upon set of stipulated rules  between the co.
& an employee...... can differ I guess depending upon 
the reason/situation for the leave.    Don't know for certain what 
"(L)  Leave of Absence (GX) Leave of Absence-Attrite" means.

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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

What does "(L) Leave of Absence (GX)Leave of Absence-Attrite" mean?

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

"'No red carpet' when I arrived at CSX Corp"


Hmm I don't know why that could possibly be Ewing...perhaps its the
thousand or so you laid off, or the delays and forcing individuals to
work the jobs of 5 maybe? You slag...

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

4% inflation?
Last I read, it was closer to 2%

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

They SHOULD pay it within 60 days.

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Name: JG Wentworth. I want it now!
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Anybody know how long it takes to get retroactive pay?

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Name: Got it
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Fooled u all!!!

Not a single one of you saw the evil plan. How could you not see it.
All those guys taking legit fmla just got screwed. The company can't
get the abusers  with discipline so they got them through the pocket
book. They don't work they don't get paid. Now they have higher cost
out the pocket.  The sad thing is the one who are using it legit are
going to suffer for those who abuse it to play games.

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