Name: old head gone
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018
The cold hard facts are as follows:
No one stands for their unions anymore. The young cubs of today come
from a different breed of Union families. They have very little
experience with them and didn't stand on the battle lines when scabs
were picketed and Union brothers stuck together to kick worthless Union
officials out of office. Todays Unions are no better than they were when
the mofia ran them. They count on everyone complaining and not doing a
thing about it. Pay them their dues and reap what you sow!
Csx has shown itself time and time again as an inept company. Putting
out bulletins just to cancel them hours after they have been published
along with not being able to get proper work orders, locate
information on cars on line or road, not having foreign line rules
classes, not providing rules books and info in a timely manner, giving
failures on rules that aren't even in existence anymore, losing
training history of employees, failure to pay new hires on a timely
manner, misclassifying deadheads, failing to call taxi's for relief of
crews, losing trains on the GPS systems, missing paper work for RSSM
cars and the list just goes on and on and on.....This is all just a
joke of a nightmare or just one big Disneyland ride!
The only thing that keeps this company afloat is the backers. READ THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY! When was the last time you took a real good look at
all the pat me on the back propaganda. Inflated stock prices and smoke
and mirror business is the only thing that keeps CSX afloat,
You want your job? You want to retire with a good check?
The only thing you can do is come to work and keep your mouth shut. If
you don't have the balls or friends to back you out here and who are
willing to make the Union International reps life miserable then you
You can however take care of yourself and make sure you are not the one
being set up or stalked for standing your ground! CSX is not a federally
owned company. The are regulated by the Feds but they are not owned by
them. CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
LAWSUITS CHARGED AGAINST THEM FOR BREAKING THESE LAWS.
FRA LAWS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. If you are being forced, intimidated or
harassed into breaking any of the stated laws you have the right to
report/whistle blow if need be.
Unfortunately there is no protection for your pay issues. Your only
recourse is to deal with your unions. Good luck with that if you are a
wimp and wont follow through on your claims.
You can however look at what your problems are and if you are smart you
can figure out what other avenues can be used to settle your issues.
One of my favorites was when I was denied pay for a trip the company
claimed I never did. Now this was just plain insane and it wasn't
necessary to take this to the union. After I faxed enough information
to the payroll/HR/Operations and corporate lodging it was taken care
of. Someone had a lot of egg on their face but it was paid.
There are a lot of avenues one can take. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE YOUR
UNION AS THE FIRST COURSE OF ACTION IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENTS OF CSX. IT IS YOUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS A STOCKHOLDER
AND EMPLOYEE OF CSX TO BRING ANY PROBLEMS FORWARD THAT YOU HAVE
ENCOUNTERED OR DISCOVERED WHILE BEING INVOLVED WITH CSX IN ANY
If you get anything out of this post, let the last paragraph be the
information that sticks in your head. You may not be able to control
the changes that are coming with job descriptions, classifications or
wages but you do have the power to protect yourself and others and work
in a safe and harassment free environment as well as a productive and
Don't be small minded. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!
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