Denied Claims

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

Our unions are the worst I absolutely hate them. They do nothing
absolutely nothing.

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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2020

Don't be a hero, keep the risks at zero.


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Name: Retired Now
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2020

Decent post - with probably good info.
"Corporate Greed"
"Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years"
"we"  "I"
"my office"
"our legal department"

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Name: Corporate greed
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 December 2020

December 18, 2020
Brothers and Sisters:

As we find ourselves amid what is historically the most dangerous
season of the year, I must unfortunately caution you of new additional
intensified dangers borne from the Federal Railroad Administrationís
(FRA) most recent Final Rulemaking. On Friday, December 11, 2020, the
FRA granted an extensive and exhaustive list of regulation changes, the
vast majority of which served to lower the bar of safety and increase
the profit margin for this nationís rail carriers. This is evidenced in
the no less than two dozen references of cost savings to the carriers as
a result of this rulemaking. Not only has the FRA once again vacated its
role as the countryís chief safety regulator, but it has also failed in
its own mission statement, vision, and purpose.

As you are aware, a known unsafe condition exists with the DB-10 brake
valves in cold weather conditions. In fact your Union, on December 15,
2019, petitioned the FRA to issue an Emergency Order that would
prioritize safety over productivity by requiring the replacement of the
defective valves and disallow the railroadsí attempts to apply stopgap
procedures that only camouflage and exacerbate the seriousness of the
situation. That petition was unfortunately denied by the FRA muzzling
our request for the safest course of action.

Due to the FRAís reckless action, rolling stock is now permitted to be
off-air for 24 hours before requiring a new brake inspection. This
means that the only true method of identifying the faulty brake valves
has been reduced immeasurably, if not eliminated altogether on certain
properties. As a result, the regularity of brake inspections has now
been reduced to a fraction of the previous standard, and, thus
defective brake valves will be permitted to remain in service longer
and be more apt to adversely affect a trainís braking capabilities.
Given the consequence of these faulty valves remaining in place is that
they render a trainís emergency brake feature inoperative, I am asking
all to please remain diligent in your daily duties and to take nothing
for granted. This includes railroad workarounds designed to mask flawed
brake valves like drawing the brake pipe pressure down to zero before
making a separation. Should a carrier official ask you to perform such
a task, please notify my office as soon as it is safe and proper to do
so, so that we may address it with the carrier and applicable
government agencies.

The railroads have historically had trouble maintaining an accurate
record of when a train or car(s) initiates its ďoff airĒ status (and
that was with the four-hour limit). I highly anticipate major
complications regarding the determination of actual time off air when
going on-duty or making a pick-up. If you feel as though you are being
instructed to move equipment that has been off air greater than
twenty-four hours, please report it to your supervisor and to my
office. Do not be insubordinate, but also do not allow the instance to
go unreported or undocumented. We will progress the report

In addition to the time off-air regulation, the FRA has also made
changes to regulations regarding single-car air brake tests,
end-of-train devices, helper service, brake maintenance, additional
brake-related items, utility employee duties, and various other rules
and/or processes.

It is clear the intent of these changes was not to improve safety, but
rather to widen the avenue in which railroads can operate without
oversight or guidance Ė a devastating scenario we just experienced with
the Boeing 737 Max. As such, please rest assured that our legal
department is currently in the process of filing a formal appeal and
petition of reconsideration to overturn this extremely dangerous and
egregious action. However, until a recourse can be achieved, it is on
all of us to have our brothersí and sistersí backs. It is clear that
the FRA and carriers do not.

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Name: Mr ryan vancumskin
E-mail: You will address me as sir.net
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2020

If you fuktards keep getting covid you will not punch out early..8 hours
not a minute less..u can spread it while u  rot in the crew room.i could
care less..I got a terminal to run..you will not get in my way ..no
relief jobs in the cards either..a low head count keeps my pecker
hard..boycuck has big plans for me..until next time keep pounding the
rocks..while I'm leading from the front

Vancumskin out

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Name: Trainmasters 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2020

Most of the Trainmasters think that Boychuk is a greasy head troll. You
should hear his midget voice on the conference calls. Itís hilarious.
We text each other laughing while he is throwing his big ego at us.
Fuck you troll. E-test that.

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Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 December 2020

Phuck all you engineers and conductors! Tired of fixing the stuff you
break. We found that you still get paid while hiding out on a toilet
taking a big dump, or burning one in the air compressor room. Gotten by
like this for years, and making a good living. If managers say anything,
go on LTI and pluck the duck, the Aflac duck.

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Name: novack in the ass
E-mail: fffrr
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2020

because ass hole i installed them before i worked on the rr

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Name: todd novack
E-mail: collinwood
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2020

why is nothing done about cameras in the buffalo hotel    ???? look
under the smoke alarm  there is a micro camera  i dont like to be
watched when i wack off

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Name: Smart one
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 December 2020

No need to bully
me.. I don't need a new pick up.
I don't even need them to pay my "claims"
I told them to shove it 4 years ago... and I ain't looked back. 
Its not a " career"
At the railroad.. you ain't gonna see any changes with the new
I recommend quiting. 
You wont regret it.I promise. 
If your vested in rrr...your gonna get it 
Call rrr board .
Don't let them trick you in to suffering anymore

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Name: screwed
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2020

Public Interested

Do you know what a personal business day is? It is a day that the
company agreed with the union to let us use in cases of emergency,
unforeseen events, etc.  that prevent us from coming into work
immediately or in order on our call roster.  We are not disciplined for
using it according to the company because they approve to let us use

Now, if you did not know, our attendance policy requires that we go a
full 6 months(not rolling) without any uncompensated mark offs in order
to have 10 points removed from our attendance(discipline) records.  Here
is the kicker!  If you use a personal business day it goes against your
good time credit and you have to start your 6 month parole sentence
is created that discourages anyone from trying to use it.  If your
house burns down,  your in a car wreck on the way in, your kid is
injured at the last moment, etc and you call and ask for a PB day you
will be punished. Yes, it is a form of discipline!

If you are an engineer, not only will you be punished with losing your
good 6 months credit but you will lose stock as well. The company has a
stock program for the engineers that gives them 10 shares of stock for
perfect weekend attendance for a 3 month period. Oh, and a weekend with
CSX is FRI., Sat., Sun, and Monday.  Yes, you read it right. A weekend
is 4 days in the world of CSX. Because the PB day was not compensated
they lose their stock option. 
Again, a day the company approves and allows you to use but punishes
you for using it!

Now, you know the rest of the story. This is CSX. This is why you hear
so much about the abusive attendance policy.This is why so many people
despise the company. Yeah, you say just quit, Well it isnt that easy
and especially now with the loss of jobs due to covid. Railroaders are
essential employees so it pretty much keeps us working and food on our
tables.  They know this and take full advantage of it.  They are not a
pretty company no matter how pretty they paint themselves to be.

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Name: Take your Truck and shove it
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 December 2020

Fuck your truck and fuck all you bastards down at Jacksonville HQ. Iíll
stay marked up if  you pay claims, boost morale, and fix the stupid
attendance point system. In the meantime Fuck your Ford F 150 truck.
What a bunch of arrogant ignorant clueless bastards down in

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Name: Fact
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2020

I was a manager back in the day. CSX knew about the payroll problems,
but turned their back on it. Why??  Because the problems work in their
favor. I guarantee you that if they lost 1 cent that they would have it
fixed within hours. Look how much money the company has saved by
screwing the employees out of their wages. T&E guys takes the biggest
hit. Broken contracts, mileage, basic day ( lower class if pay) and so
on. Itís pitiful that they have no shame. But yet, we are the crooks.
They better put cameras on themselves.

Name: conductor
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2020

New brothers

I knew when I applied for this job it was going to be an interesting
experience, but I did not think in a million years that a company as
big as CSX would have so many crazy internal problems. I have had my
pay messed up almost every week and if not the pay my schedule. I have
heard guys complain and gripe since day one and I can see why now. How
does a class one railroad as big as CSX have so many problems with
their finance department and their operations procedures. I have seen
so many messed up work orders and bulletins I cant even keep count
anymore. The On board device that is used is never used right and the
PTC program that the Federal government supposedly wanted for safety
all train and crews is a mess and the company doesnt even provide the
proper information to be put on them when working industries and pick
ups along the road. It is like the FRA just wanted to put on a big
for the public. It is just insane what goes on out here on the
I just hope I can make it a full year without either going broke,
head hunted for standing up for myself or killed from all the corners
that are being cut. This is just nuts out here!

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Name: We got to being idiots 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 November 2020


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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 November 2020

Conductor 20-30 scab? Moron? Look in the mirror. I have more money and
talent on my worst day then you will your entire life.  Quit and go
back to McDonaldís. You are obviously one of the overpaid who ainít
worth anything.  Haha.

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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

2 hour dump? Is that all? I take an 8 hour dump most of the time. And

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2020

Conductor, you donít need a notice telling you not to call them
trainmasters etc. I donít care if they want us to call them clowns or
idiots.  You need a notice telling you to wipe your butt after you take
a 2 hour dump on company time? Some of you people are something. Grow up
and do your job or leave. Dang.

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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2020

Thankful for FMLA !!!  Biden will give us more days !!!!!

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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2020


Can't believe this company took away your safety tools in the name of
profit.Prior to the adoption of railroad brake tools a user would
generally have had to step within the gauge of the tracks and place
himself between cars to perform these operations.

Because the brake wheel is often mounted out of easy reach, without the
use of safety tools, an operator must step to the end of the car and
mount the ladder to operate the brake wheel, setting or releasing the
brake by hand (hence the name: hand-brake) of the rail car. Often, this
puts the operator between adjacent railcars. After setting or releasing
the handbrake, the operator must then descend the ladder and dismount
from the car.

The act of climbing the carís ladder also puts the operator at great
risk, as in wet conditions, an operator could fall from the upper rungs
of the ladder to the ground.

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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2020

Men who are exposed to covid still must work and, haven't seen a pay
raise. This is a crock. Stop rushing us , a have a front line manager
actually appreciate our efforts instead of harnessing and intimidating.

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