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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: karma
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

i can't find anything in the rule book that says a Y.M. can protect a
shove via their camera. If there is something in writing, please
educate me.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

What are the arse kissers gone do know they will have to remove their
mask to kiss the trainmasters  arse , then he can charge you for not
wearing it . Dang it

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2020

Your PSR is not working it’s all a scam,    CSX keeps talking on how
To grow the business and get more trucks off the road,    When are you
jackasses going to realize that your losing business everyday!!     
Get your heads out
Of your asses and move trains!!       This ain’t  Canada and never will
be!!      These crooks all need to go NOW!!!!

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Name: 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2020

All the talking about defunding the police but who are you going to call
when someone breaks in your house, and you need someone to show up an
hour later and shoot your dog?

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Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2020

HDCD,

  Your a little Bitch. Hope they keep pouring it in your ass. Don't be
jealous of those that aren't CSX whores, and can afford to take off
when they want. Perhaps you'll get there one day.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

RAIL WORKERS OF ALL UNIONS URGED TO END RRB UNEMPLOYMENT SEQUESTRATION
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2020
U.S. rail unions have united in an effort to overturn the sequestration
of Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) benefits that was enacted
by a GOP-held Congress during the Obama administration and continues to
reduce the unemployment and sickness benefits of railroaders nearly a
decade later.

A large bloc of the unions are represented by AFL-CIO’s Transportation
Trades Department (TTD), of which the SMART Transportation Division is
a member.

A letter to U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio sent by
the union coalition requested that they jointly co-sponsor language
consistent with the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) to eliminate RUIA benefits
from sequestration by amending the Balanced Budget and Emergency
Deficit Control Act of 1985 to include RUIA among the other various
programs that are not subject to sequestration. Portman, a Republican
out of Cincinnati, is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that will
make a decision on sequestration.

“Unlike the average U.S. worker, railroad employees do not receive
unemployment benefits through state-administered unemployment insurance
programs. Instead, unemployed railroaders receive these benefits through
the RUIA program, which is administered by the United States Railroad
Retirement Board (RRB),” TTD President Larry Willis said. “As a result
of the Budget Control Act of 2011, RUIA (benefits) are subject to
sequestration. No state unemployment insurance benefits in the country
are subject to this unfair treatment.”

RUIA unemployment and sickness benefits are sequestered at 5.9%, and
have been subject to reduction for nine years. These rates are adjusted
when the federal sequestration is recalculated yearly.

Railroaders are urged to call Portman at (202) 224-3353 to tell him to
exclude RRB sickness and unemployment benefits from those reductions.

Read the unions’ joint letter to the senators.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2020

FACTS ABOUT THE INVEST IN AMERICA ACT’S 2PC PROVISION
PUBLISHED: JUNE 12, 2020
To help combat the spread of misinformation concerning the Investing in
a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in
America Act, Alternate National Legislative Director Jared Cassity has
provided the following facts regarding the two-person crew provision in
the bill.

THE INVEST ACT DELIVERS ON TWO-PERSON CREWS

The INVEST Act, as written, requires a certified locomotive engineer
and certified conductor on most freight trains. According to the bill,
there are instances that a train may be operated with a reduced crew.
Exceptions are listed below:

A freight train may be operated with a reduced crew, if:

The train operations are within a rail yard, terminal area, or on
auxiliary or industry track
It does not exceed a maximum speed of 25 mph on territory with an
average track grade of less than 2% for any segment of track that is at
least two continuous miles
The locomotives are performing assistance to a train that has incurred
mechanical failure or lacks the power to traverse difficult terrain,
including to or from the location where assistance is provided
The locomotives are not attached to any equipment (except a caboose)
and do not travel further than 30 miles from a rail yard
A location where one-person operations were being utilized one year
prior to the date of enactment of this bill, only if the DOT Secretary
determines that the operation achieves an equivalent level of safety
(Note: The Secretary of the DOT is appointed by the President of the
United States)
SHORT LINE EXCEPTION

In addition to the above, a train may be operated with a reduced crew,
if:

The carrier has fewer than 400,000 total employee work hours annually
and an annual revenue of less than $20,000,000
A TRAIN MUST BE OPERATED BY A TWO-PERSON CREW (NO EXCEPTION), IF:

It is transporting one or more loaded cares carrying material toxic by
inhalation
It is carrying 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a
Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block
It has 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 2 material or a Class 3
flammable liquid throughout its consist
It is 7,500 feet in length or longer
The INVEST Act is poised to be the most significant piece of
rail-related legislation this generation of railroaders has seen since
the passage of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970.

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Name: HDCD
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 June 2020

if you’re going to mark off every other trip and before and after
vacation.  Get the F off the long pool.   I could have worked everyday
but you claim a job you don’t intend to work  regular

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2020

CSX new motto:


Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast, Profits First, Safety Last!!!!

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Name: Tanker
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 June 2020

hearing rumors of mass firings today.  Mostly ttain master and crew
callers.  Anyone confirm?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2020

I love it how the guys from Avon are always talking about there shit
like anyone cares. I can’t stand you guys always posting on here like
your important. I’m actually pulling for the company on this one.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

In the old days, wasn't there some kind of tool that allowed even a
95lb woman to safely and securely tie handbrakes from the ground? 
What
happened to those things?  Hell they probably made work go faster too.



We should decertify the union for allowing them to take them away.

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Name: RLM
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2020

Starting a new movement. RLM  ( Railroad Lives Matter ). Need to start
marching on Jacksonville ASAP. We strike, we have a sickout, stick
together brothers. We tear down the whole fucking system.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Been around the railroad my whole life and never seen how piss poor a
place can be ran,       Morale is the bottom of the barrel!!       No
ones gives a shit about anything!!!   Including the Crooks running this
Chicken Shit Outfit!       This place is going to Implode!!!     And
can’t wait for heads to roll!!!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Big rock to hit earth Saturday , sounds about right for 2020 , Godspeed
to you all .

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

INVEST in America Act is the legislation our members have been waiting
for!
 
Chairman Peter DeFazio of the Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee released the text today of a $494 billion five-year funding
reauthorization bill intended to refresh and renew the infrastructure
of the nation’s surface transportation network.
 
The (INVEST in America) Act reauthorizes funding that was set to expire
Sept. 30 and contains elements that will have far-reaching effects on
all members of the SMART Transportation Division. All our top safety
issues affecting both bus and rail members are addressed in this
landmark legislation. We are in support of this well thought out effort
put forth by Chairman DeFazio. The bill contains priorities that
SMART-TD has worked on for years, if not decades, as well as necessary
responses to recent changes in technology and business models. This
critical legislation on a wide variety of issues affecting SMART-TD
members could not come at a better time.
 
While the bill is extensive, a few highlights of the RAIL Safety Title
of the bill and Transit Safety Title include provisions that:
 
1) Requires two-person crews on all freight trains, with few
exceptions;
2) Covers Yardmasters under hours of service;
3) Prohibits unsafe cross-border operations from Mexico unless they
achieve high safety standards;
4) Helps to ensure the safety of bus drivers;
5) Changes at Amtrak, including
Outlining a strategy for Amtrak to move away from being “profit” based
to being “service” based,
Creating a slot on the Amtrak Board of Directors for a Labor
representative,
Implementing a program to combat assault against Amtrak workers, and to
help workers who have been assaulted;
6) Adds a study of safety impacts of long trains, and PSR;
7) Requires brakes subject to leaking in the cold be pulled out of
service;
8) Creates additional oversight on failure of PTC systems;
9) Directs FRA to better include labor in accident investigations;
10) Deploys a federal standard to reduce blocked grade crossings;
11) Adds crew size and train length to FRA accident reports.
 
More specifically on funding, Amtrak will see its funding triple to $29
billion over the five-year period of the bill, allowing for expansion of
national, state and regional routes and facility modernization.

SMART Transportation Division leadership have worked tirelessly with
Chairman DeFazio and Committee staff to make sure that our members
voices are heard. This has been a very positive endeavor and we are
grateful for the work of Chairman DeFazio and his staff. A committee
markup session on the bill is scheduled for June 17.
 
Read a release from Rep. DeFazio’s office on the INVEST in America
Act.

Read the text of the bill.

This bill is evidence that House leadership was receptive and attentive
in listening to the concerns of labor.

Fraternally, 
Greg Hynes                                                             
                                
National Legislative Director                                          
               
SMART Transportation Division                

Jared Cassity                                                 
Alternate National Legislative Director 
SMART Transportation Division

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Today, House Democrats released the text of a $500 billion five-year
funding authorization bill that defines their vision for the future of
transportation in America, as well as outlines their plans to refresh
and renew the infrastructure of the nation’s surface transportation
network.

The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface
Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act is the result of
countless hours of work by this Union on the Hill and in the halls of
Congress. The INVEST in America Act reauthorizes funding set to expire
Sept. 30, but more so, sets standards for safety, training, and
transportation reform that have long been sought by the members of
SMART Transportation Division including:

Two-Person Crews;
Operator Assault;
Yardmaster Hours of Service
a “Cross Border” fix.
Additionally, Amtrak would see its funding triple to $29 billion over
the five-year period of the bill, allowing for expansion of national,
state and regional routes and facility modernization. Funding for the
Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant
program also would be increased to $7 billion to fund passenger and
freight rail projects. Provisions for/or against the transportation of
liquid natural gas (LNG) via rail tank cars, blocked railroad
crossings, and excessive freight train length, among others, also have
been included.

Our National Legislative Office has been hard at work in Washington,
D.C., to convey our issues to both sides of the aisle in the U.S. House
and Senate, and the provisions within this bill are the fruits of that
labor.

Undoubtedly, House Democrats have heard our cries and have answered the
call. By including our issues within the context of this bill, they have
let America know that the only safe operation of a Class I freight train
is with a two-person crew; that our bus drivers and operators have the
right to a safe work environment; and that the public should be
shielded from the risks that rail carriers will take in the name of
greed.

But make no mistake, this bill still has a long road to travel and a
lot of heavy-handed opposition standing before it in the
Republican-controlled Senate. We will need all hands on deck to protect
the provisions we have all fought so hard for to survive that journey.

I am asking you to please watch this bill as it moves through the
legislative process and see who and what hurdles it faces. I’m asking
you to please pay attention to the party affiliations of the
individuals as the yeas and nays are registered when the bill is voted
upon. And I am asking you to listen to the rhetoric and testimony that
will affect its final appearance. Once the dust has settled, I will
call on you to please support those who support you and your family’s
well-being, and I firmly believe that picture will be crystal clear.

There are only two parties at the table. The Democrats wrote it into
the bill, only the Republicans will take it out.

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Name: AVON
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

If Joe Barry is coming back as Assistant Sup.      Where is Martin White
going????

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Name: HR 1748 SAFE FREIGHT ACT 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act
authorized a “recovery payment” for unemployed railroad workers in the
amount of $1,200 per 2-week registration period. After making necessary
programming changes to its claims processing systems, the U.S. Railroad
Retirement Board (RRB) started making the payments on the evening of
May 28.

In the initial round of processing, the agency made retroactive
payments of $1,200 per 2-week registration period to individuals who
had previously filed claims beginning on or after April 1. Those
individuals had previously received unemployment insurance (UI)
benefits in the amount of $733.98 to most claimants. The RRB estimates
that the total amount of retroactive payments will be about $32
million. While the regular UI amount of $733.98 is reduced from $780
due to sequestration, the additional $1,200 recovery payment is not
subject to reduction. However, it is subject to income taxation and
garnishment for tax and other legally established debt.

Once these payments are completed, the RRB plans to start paying the
additional $1,200 for new benefit claims the following day. The
additional amount is payable on claims for days of unemployment through
the 2-week claim period beginning July 31, 2020.

The CARES Act includes an appropriation of $425 million to pay for this
added recovery payment. If these funds are exhausted before August 13,
the end of the last eligible registration period, the added payment
will no longer apply.

The CARES Act also authorized payment of extended benefits to rail
workers who received UI benefits between July 1, 2019, and June 30,
2020. The RRB started paying the extended UI benefits on May 11, once
again beginning with retroactive payments to individuals who had
previously exhausted their regular UI benefits, before moving on to new
claims.

The final piece of the CARES Act for the RRB is the elimination of a
1-week waiting period to receive benefits funded by an additional $50
million appropriation to cover this provision. The agency continues to
diligently work on the needed programming for this provision, and hopes
to have it completed in the near future. Again, the agency will
initially make retroactive payments to individuals who had previously
submitted UI claims before quickly moving on to processing new claims
without the waiting period.

The RRB identified any eligible employees who previously received UI
benefits for days of unemployment after April 1, 2020, so that the
payments could be issued without the employee submitting additional
information. For initial claims in the coming months, employees are
encouraged to file them online through myRRB on the agency website,
RRB.gov.

Since RRB offices are currently closed to the public due to the
pandemic, railroad employees are encouraged to file for UI benefits by
setting up an online myRRB account if they have not already done so.

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Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2020

You  fellow Avon guys bitching about management at Avon have short
memories. How about when Berry, Cook and Reed were all managers at the
same time. Talk about a group of Lowlife POS mangers. Nobody, I mean
nobody has charged and terminated more decent employees for Petty
Chickenshit things than Berry.  Word has it, he is in talks to become
the next Asst. Supt.

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