Denied Claims

Claim Invalid??

    Railroaders work, and expect to be paid. It's a simple idea. Less work means less pay. Likewise, more work should mean more pay, but that's not the way things work on the CSX. According to union contracts, there are situations that warrant additional pay, for additional work, but more often than not, these claims are not honored by the CSX.

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Name: Loser larry
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2020

Kostner was in a scandal in willard years ago imagine that hes still a

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Name: I hate management
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2020

Well it’s been over 10 years since Melinda carter was killed on the job
working rco at Barr Yard and I see that piece of shit Kurt Miles is
still employed at csxt. I hope that hillbilly scumbag Larry Kostner and
skeletor motherfucker Kurt Miles get there’s in the end. You two fucking
jagofffs knew exactly the rules being broken to get your fucking quota.
You fucks let that shit slide, YOU Larry Kostner and Kurt Miles ARE
110% THE REASON Melinda is not with us anymore. I hope you two
fucktards rot in hell. Maybe next time when you see something unsafe
you FUCKING DO YOUR JOB. You two cocksuckers had no problem pinning
guys that laid down on you. FUCK YOU Larry Kostner and KUrt Miles

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Name: rats of collinwood
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 September 2020

the biggest rats were all in cleveland collinwood  starting with the
local chairman delyguid    they would suck a dick for overtime all
unions men were on the safety comity    had a office next to the
trainmaster todd novack stold money from our union  and could not wait
to snich on each other . may they all die of cancer of the asshole

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2020

I’m tired , this job is exhausting, watching your back , all the dang
time . If the rules don’t get you , your brothers will .

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Name: Wondering 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2020

Yeah. Does anyone know what happened to him?  Seriously??

Name: Karma
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2020

What ever happened to Jermaine Swafford?

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2020

Master has always been a stupid title at CSX. Most of these guys aren’t
a master at anything other than baiting and I am not talking fishing. 
Just mind boggling how many poor and unethical decisions these managers
make.  I guess the company gets what they deserve by hiring their
buddies and using military experience as a main criteria for getting
into management.  Whatever, it has made me a lot of money in T & E :).

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2020

The term Trainmaster and yardmaster will no longer be used after the
next month or so

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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 September 2020

You guys in Wildwood got one hell of an asshole heading your way Monday,
Sept 14. Your new Trainmaster Darwin  Prowant......you better have eyes
in the back of your head! #1 weed Wiesel.....watch out and good luck! 
P.s. he hates overtime

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2020

Watch out at Avon!!!      That’s All that needs to be said!!!!!

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Name: They want to bury this
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2020


The smart union has a form on line you can report all issues with

anything electronic on the motors. Report the issues for engineers who
are BLET. IT DOESN'T MATTER. We are both getting tagged for failures.
We have jobs to protect. Report all PTC AND TO PROBLEMS. Don't let the
shit go unreported. I do it ever time. It's not hard to do! Now let's
see how fast some loser company ass suck comes on here and tries to


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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Could be getting paid double time and a half in this hotel by the hour
but instead they’ll call me out with no held away . Hourly Pay Matters

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

The rights of working people to form a union are under attack. The
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing a new rule that
would limit the ability for workers and union representatives to
communicate effectively when a union election is scheduled. This will
make the process to form a union LESS democratic. Who is pushing for
this change? Notoriously anti-union organizations like the Associated
Builders and Contractors, Inc. are claiming that sharing phone numbers
and e-mails with the union violates workers’ privacy.

It is very important that the NLRB receives as many comments as
possible on the rule from different people in their own words during
the public comment period.

Visit this site to get started or go directly to the comment form.

Time is limited. The deadline to submit a comment is September 28.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2020

Brothers and Sisters:

It’s time to set the record straight. I am certain many of you have
seen the recent anti-labor articles that have been published regarding
our recent win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. That
win has apparently struck a raw nerve with the carriers and the minions
who eagerly await their master’s call. Make no mistake, that decision
struck a fatal blow to the carriers’ plans to put you on the
unemployment line. Rather than accept defeat, their apologists are
trying to spin this loss into something that it is not. The long
history of crew consist cannot be denied. For decades, we have battled
with the carriers over their fevered attempts to cut costs and put your
life at risk by down-sizing crews. This current round of negotiations is
no different. They sought to eliminate your job and operate trains in
perhaps the most dangerous way possible. Standing up for you, that’s
what this case was about.

They have severely underestimated the fight in each and every one of
us; the sheer grit and determination that we have to defend our
families, our jobs, and the overall welfare of our co-workers and the
general public alike. The truth that these apologists fear to admit is
that in this Union, the dues-paying members are the Union — period.
There is no divide between the “Union” and the “dues-paying members.”
There is only a “Union.” We stand together now more than ever.

To salve their masters’ wounds, those “commentators” try to spin this
as union officers protecting their own jobs. They know not of what they
speak and their ignorance is evident in the web that they weave. They
used nameless sources in an attempt to add credibility to a tall tale
that anyone with true insight would know is far from factual. The fact
remains that all officers in this newly elected SMART-TD administration
are firmly united.

The Railway Labor Act protects agreements from being changed except
through the processes provided for in Section 6 of the Act. The
carriers had agreed to crew consist provisions years ago. Not only
that, but to end the constant battle over crew consist, the carriers
also agreed to moratoria provisions that barred any Section 6 Notice
over crew consist until the last protected employee voluntarily left
service. That event has not yet happened. These are the facts, but they
are nowhere to be found in any recounting in the carriers’ favored
publications. Rather, what you are treated to is the old worn song of
the anti-unionist. The apologist who says trust the carriers, they only
want what was best for you. Right. The carriers want to give you
lifetime protections? At what cost? And when they decide they don’t
like that deal any more, will they ignore it just like they have tried
to ignore our moratoria provisions and put you on the street? These
apologists assert that they have some inside scoop, yet I have never
witnessed any “commentator” at the bargaining table. They are

What else is missing? Acknowledgement of the only thing the carriers
care about — their bottom line. Money comes before all else. That is
evidenced by the unbelievable lengths they will go to argue that you
are paid too much, that your insurance is too expensive, and that they
are going broke as a result of the costs of our Agreements. You are the
target in their zeal to improve their stock price. That is a sad fact
that you will not find in any of those articles.

Another fallacy that is being sold — technology will do everything more
safely. That simply is not true. Their technology is fallible. It
doesn’t work like they wish it would nor as advertised. In fact, it’s
not a matter of if it will break down, but when. We have collected
thousands of Failure Reports across all Class Is and the data is
terrifying. Never has the human element been more important in railroad
operations. Engineers spend more time with their faces in multiple
screens trying to manipulate and interpret the ambiguous systems than
they do focusing on the territory ahead. Conductors are relied upon now
more than ever, as they are the eyes and ears of the train crew, and we
have the stories to prove it.

The articles also attempt to scare you by asserting that the carriers
will unilaterally reduce crews at the end of the last-person-standing
moratorium. That is not how the Act works. The expiration of the
moratoria does not sunset crew consist. Rather, moratoria bar either
party from serving a Section 6 notice to amend or change the current
Crew Consist Agreements until the last protected employee leaves. Once
that happens, then a Section 6 Notice can be served and the long and
drawn-out process of the RLA engaged to negotiate the next generation
of agreements.

Railroad workers have all been lied to long enough by management, and
we can smell lies coming from a mile away.

As a word of advice to Railway Age, I would caution them against living
in the past and trying to play SMART-TD against the BLET. We are working
closely together in the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) in
national handling and on the various other disputes that the carriers
have forced us into.

Brothers and Sisters, do not be discouraged, and do not be swayed by
those with ulterior motives. We are in this fight together, and we are
moving forward.

In Solidarity,

Jeremy R. Ferguson
President – Transportation Division

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Sept 2 (Reuters) - A clutch of investors led by Blackstone Group Inc has
made a takeover bid for U.S. railroad operator Kansas City Southern, the
Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with
the matter.Blackstone Group and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
submitted a fresh takeover bid after an earlier attempt was rebuffed by
the company, the people said, according to the report.
(https://on.wsj.com/2QPlsss)WSJ had reported in July that the buyout
investor group was considering a takeover bid for Kansas City Southern
in a deal valued at about $20 billion. Kansas City Southern, which has
a market capital over $17 billion, was not immediately available for

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Name: Bobby D
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Hey Engine Repair 10-20 it's your lazy fat ass not doing your job is
the reason our locomotives don't perform right out in the field. And
I'll compare paychecks with you anytime. So shut the fuck up lard ass.

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Name: sleepy creepy joe
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

remember... the demonrats are our party... joes here for u... shut up
and put ur mask on...
the union will fix everything
we don't need any of those jobs back from china... we can get
government cheese!!! vote demonrat!! 
remember what I told my "local chairmen " when he told me I had to
vote for my job...
I told him I could get another job I couldn't get another country...
go luck, and good night

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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

Labor Day holiday coming up. Looking forward to making double time and a
half. Spending most of the time on the toilet taking a big dump.
Definitely not going to flush.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2020

Sleepy Joe said he would make mask mandatory nationwide. Dumbass

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2020

Today, Aug. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued
its decision in BNSF et al v. SMART-TD (Case No. 20-10162) concerning
crew consist.

This decision is a long-awaited victory for the Union. The appellate
court vacated the injunction that forced SMART-TD General Committees to
bargain over crew consist, despite the existence of moratoria which bar
such negotiation.

SMART-TD has always read those moratoria clauses to bar the service of
Section 6 Notices to negotiate over crew consist until the last
protected employee voluntarily separated from service. Indeed, that is
the very reason for their existence.

But despite the long-standing nature of these clauses, the carriers
presented a new and novel theory that the moratoria did not actually
bar crew-consist negotiations.

The carriers tested this theory out by filing suit against SMART-TD in
October 2019 and moving for a preliminary injunction in December 2019.
In their request for an injunction, the carriers asked a district court
in Texas to force SMART-TD to bargain now in spite of the moratoria.
That court issued its decision on February 11, 2020, finding that even
though the dispute over the moratoria was minor, and no arbitral
determination had been made, SMART-TD was required to bargain now.

Under the RLA, minor disputes must be resolved through arbitration, not
Section 6 bargaining. In the 22-page opinion, the appellate court walked
through the various bases on which an injunction can be issued in
Railway Labor Act (RLA) disputes. The 5th Circuit Court found that none
existed here.

Rather, it concluded that the carriers had failed to exhaust the
administrative remedy provided under the the RLA arbitration regarding
the moratoria clauses

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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2020

Democrats said meth cures covid 19. Whopwhop chicken head

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