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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Name: Dingleberry
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Smh, Iím with you brother. 
First things first: 
The beauty of the railroad is the mentally retarded folks that run it.
Computers run everything these days-job titles are only for the
narcissist egomaniacs that believe they are gonna climb a never ending
ladder. The mainframe will work regardless of who the ceo or assistant
superintendent is.  They will answer for our actions before we do-if we
are to do this.

Second: WE DO NOT NEED TO STRIKE! All we have to do is follow their
rules to  the best of our abilities and that will have a profound
effect.(see my previous posts)

Third: If we are to do this, everyone needs fire insurance. The asshat
mgrís will get angry and some will pay-at least they will get paid
though. If the cost of insurance is too high we tell the UTU or BRCF
Ďhey we want full benefits at $xx.xx a monthí if they donít like it
well there is 3,000 members that will go elsewhere. Strength in
numbers. We are in control.

Fourth: I donít pay these fuckin dues for nothing. The union better get
its act together instead of putting out letters that express how
dissatisfied they are with company policies. For too long the unions
have sat back and let it happen. They throw their hands in the air-
like they are at a Ricky Martin concert or some shit. Organize the
organized or be replaced with ACRE, BLET, or whoever the hell else
there is. 

We get caught up in the mundane process of work and life sometimes.
Answer the phone, go to work, go to sleep... that we donít realize we
are getting in the butt until you wake up one day and you are so tired
you can barely move. I havenít been working on the railroad these years
to get taken out by a drone or some dickhead attendance policy.

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Name: Dingleberry
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

I should write a book...

The company with these policies is telling you that they absolutely
need and depend on you. They need the workforce to be lean to produce
good numbers. PSR donít work, and if it does-it doesnít work for us.

Give then what they ask for and these policies will disappear. Give
them their bad orders, give them their bad switches, give them their

If they thought losing a favorable award from an arbitrator was bad,
wait until they see a unified group following their rules to a ĎTí. 

Unions must pressure local management to create a list of required
items to be on the employees person when working. That way when a
ďbook-checkĒ occurs you have everything that is listed.

Unions must pressure local management to create a work flow of all
tasks to be completed during shifts. That way when they see how thin
they are spread and all the work they need only gets finished half-way
you are protected from any backlash.

Their railroad, their rules- show emí why they are retards.

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Name: Dingleberry
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Strikes are illegal on the railroad-we all know. 

There will be no strike and there will be no slow down.

There will come a point though when ALL will realize in unison that in
order to work safely we must take the time to review our tasks before,
during, and after making any kind of move. If this slows down the work
then it slows down the work. 

Nothing illegal.

It is up to the union to organize this safety effort to ensure all are
on the same page.

The General Chair will have to advise the locals, and the locals will
have to advise the membership.

The company says we are unsafe. Well then itís time to get safe at the
same time, system wide. No favors, no shortcuts, just compliance.

Items to include (but limited to):
Shopping bad order cars on the hump,
Shopping engines that arenít 100% in compliance,
Stopping movements during shoves when radio transmission becomes
Pulling Auto racks in yard cuts at 4 Mph to reduce sway,
Watching all bowl pull cuts at 4mph to inspect cars for bad orders,
Tagging all switches that require an unreasonable amount of force,

The company issues managers compliance testing protocol every month or
so. The union will do the same!

Two can play this game.

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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Need to concentrate more on doing a good job while being safe and
following the RULES...instead of sick days and and vacation.

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Name: Ben Dover
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

I work when I'm called and mark off when I'm actually sick. I do carry
a few points every now and then. That being said I'm not going six
months without being able to mark off. I really didn't want to get
FMLA but I'm now forced to do it. I'm calling for my papers in the
morning! The companies attempt to punish us will backfire in their
face. Watch and see!

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Name: Cond.
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Attendance policy sucks!!!

Think about this people....if you had to take 1 sick day per month for
4 months and didn't have dr. Slip you would have 16 pts if none were
weekend days....  it takes 6  months to get 10 points back. So in order
to completely clear your points off you would have to go a full year
without one single sick day without a dr. Slip.  BULLSHIT. It looks
like dr. Appt. For every single bout of diarrhea, stomach flue,
sinusitis etc...your forking out co pay and the hassle of the
paperwork.  And what the hell does VALID CLAIM MEAN.  This is pure
retaliation for FMLA USERS AND HOLIDAY ABUSERS.  So what if they give
you a better chance of keeping your job on steps it ain't worth it. 
Look real close people. Your going to always have a point on your
record unless you never ever get sick without going to the doctors for
proof. Watch the med premiums sky rocket people when we all go to
doctor for the last minute flu!

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Anyone have a contact of who makes those custom   Aluminum  Railroad


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Name: STRIKE@csx.com
E-mail: wildcatter@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2019


The Power of Indifference to Obstacles

Turn the establishment upside down

Vote Republican

The Democrats will open the borders and you will be making minimum

I'm told that more than half of Union Pacific's stored locomotives
have unknown electrical issues...What happened?

Railroad CEO's income is now averaging $50,000,000,00 annually with
stock options...Thanks Hunter Harrison.

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Name: Area 51 drone Squadron
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

If there are birds flying over head does the company need to provide you
with head protection also?

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Name: E
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

I come to work and do my job.   I don't care if a TM is following me on
foot or by drone.  What can a TM do to me?  Nothing! That's what. 
I've been out here 26 years.   I've seen managers come and go.. Most
quit some are let go but I'm still here.   They can't take your
birthday away.  The intimidated employee is the one who gives these
managers power.    26 years I've come to the conclusion. That most
contract employees are veterans, tradesman and college grads. The
contract employees skills and education are greater than the lower
level managers who try To baby sit us.  Most lower level managers are
someone who wants to be in the middle of all the BS. Has no friends and
on their third marriage.  I don't even bother to ask their name and
never keep their phone number.  The new TM will be gone before we bid
on vacations.

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Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2019

We are finding Drones are a valuable Tool that can help us reach our
ultimate goal of operating in an incident free environment and ensure
all our Valued employees go home safely.

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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Drones should not bother a safe worker following all the rules and
staying busy and productive ...period !!

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Everyone marking off sick Is long over due. Unfortunately we dont stick
together for something like that to work.. for whatever reason. Some
people can't afford to mark off for 1 day or too scared.. complain day
in and day out but won't do anything about it.. it at least will get
our point across

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cry me river..Cry me river...ol ol...

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Name: caps 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

From the beginning of their  caps policy.  The union said that Step1 and
step 2 were absolutely discipline.  The carrier of course stated it was
not. So they could hold Step 1 and Step 2 over an employee's head till
they were fired or quit. 

The ble Csx agreement states ever rolling 6 months that an engineer
with 5 years seniority  1 discipline would fall off an engineers record
with no other infractions.  It was the carrier's sad attempt to breach

The arbitrator stated it was most certainly discipline. It has always
been discipline.  Anyone who is in step 1 or step 2.  Their record must
be reviewed and steps removed if a rolling 6 months was covered.
 CSX will manipulate and twist our agreements for their benefit. They
knew this was a breach of contract.  They do not care!!! CSX and it's
high brass are criminals.

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Name: Crackhead hogger
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

When ever you kids get tired of how they are treating us, pick a date
for everyone to go to the doctor to get checked out.

Sick of being harrassed?
Sick of being bullied?
Sick of being ordered to do unsafe things?
Sick of having claims denied?
Sick of pay being messed up?
SIck of being denied contractual time off?
Sick of being rushed out of the crew room?
Sick of not being able to do a proper job briefing?

If we are sick of how CSX is treating us, maybe we all need to mark of
sick at the same time and go get checked out by a doctor? Can't fire
you if you go get a doctor note for being SICK OF HOW THEY TREAT US!

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2019

Alan Hall is the one Flying Drones at Avon!!

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Name: Former field hand
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Submit all the "concerns " you want to the FAA.....You guys are
wasting your time..
Submit all the claims... grievances..
Union complaints... you want it's rigged the union don't give a crap
about you
I explained to you before about them screwing people who have been
fired and waiting for their cases to be heard by the labor board with
their 401K is being held the union knows all about it you guys are
I'm glad I'm not there anymore you guys can keep dreaming if you
And remember to vote demon rat like a good Union member. They can sell
your job to some one else for less pay
And keep themselves a job getting paid the big bucks  working Monday
through Friday 9 to 4 while you work every weekend and every holiday at
3 a.m. 
They're lying to you the demon rats are the ones that have screwed
America up there the ones that are given all the stuff to China, Korea
, japan ,Germany  anywhere else while they screw us with tariffs and if
our Administration starts Tariffin
them to even every thing out the demon rats tell you the Republicans
are traffin working people... who on this site ... if your for the
"workin man" cant afford to spend $2 more a day so that everyone in
America could enjoy the fruits of their labor?
That's what the demon rats are saying it's going to cost the average
American $2 more a day do the math

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Name: Anonymous 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

Just a friendly FYI- if any other employee makes you feel uncomfortable,
hostile, threatening or some way you know is wrong, report it.  Our
family found out the hard way-donít let it continue.  Csx is the worst
company to let things slide especially threatening, hostile
communications over the cb.  Name calling, nicknames, pranks etc donít
need to happen.  The ethics hotline is a joke!! Nothing is done in your
favor.  Report it to a yardmaster, or a member of management, report it
to hr, get an attorney.  Donít report it to your union steward unless
you want it spread and gossiped about. Union isnít there to help you,
they are there to help themselves.  Too many times Iíve seen union
officials do things they arenít authorized to do like change your
placement on the board. Report any ethics violations to a member of
management or HR first then the ethics line, if your case goes to court
the first thing asked is did management know about it. Most times they
do but you wonít have a leg to stand on if they donít. Put it in
writing.  Csx could care less about the employees so protect yourself.
What you allow will continue.

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