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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

Does anyone know the contract article that states the company has to
qualify you in your home terminal once forced off the road into the
yard? I was recently forced off the road, and I can hold  A few spots
in the yard. The crew management keeps telling me that all these other
conductors are coming from different terminal to the furlough. So they
won't qualify me because they say I won't be able to hold once these
conductor show up. But in the last month supposedly 10 were coming, and
only one has shown up. 

Apparently crew management has a new policy where they start a
spreadsheet with everyone's seniority on it, and they only pay the
people to qualify that can hold once it is all sorted out. But I'm in
my home terminal in him being denied qualification.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

Either way he is correct.  There really are too many side letters that
work against the actual agreements.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Pretty sure: - Local Chairperson cannot make property\local
agreement(s) changes, etc., unless there is backing/support of a Gen.
Chairperson / Committee, who'd have the say-so.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

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One of the biggest problems;  many local chairman make  too many “Side
Letter of Agreements” with the carriers. I understand now, some CSX
divisions are paying only actual time on Dead Heads. That’s not the
national contract since 2004. Again, special agreements are made...why?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO
ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY.  

YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE
UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST.  TODAY WHEN A COMPANY
OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I
GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS."  THE
UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE.  THEY ARE TOO BUSY
SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK!

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS!  WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP
HEAVY.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend
told me about it.

All is interesting.  Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing
decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of.

Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as
strong as it's membership.   Lots of constant complaining about the RR
& the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated.

Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big
loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk.  Is the same with
the RR.  Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its
always been.

Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation,
plds, insurance, a retirement plan.  I have to keep at it.


Csx does suck.  Many things could be and should be better.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Union, friend / family, for yrs.,

RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices
(wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc.

LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of
Officers.  Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney
and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented.
Elect to become a dues objector.  Good luck with all/any of that.

90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a
real nightmare working for a non-union csx.    Back to csx sucks.

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Name: BuckWild
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Below poster who claimed that "Union Officials can be voted out"- well
why haven't they been voted out yet? More tough talk but nobody does
anything. I want to see some action not just the usual defense of the
Unions status quo. Taking reduced dues to hurt the Unions pocket books
and make them wake up doesn't seem a horrible idea don't see how it
will affect their already crappy handling of the companies. Nobody is
suggesting getting rid of the Unions but getting them back in shape.
And blindly supporting them 100% and making claims that somehow the
system will right itself with no action by the membership is hogwash.

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Name: SP Engineer
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2016

Speaking of union officers:

There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The
General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the
entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at
least $100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable
membership.
Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay
inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee
officers.
The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's
agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are
endless!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2016

The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it
half-assed. = =  Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be.

Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to
the RLA, which was enacted long prior.

Unions perfect? Heck no.  Full time big-shots do just fine income &
benefit wise.  But they can be replaced, voted out.

RR companies are not employee friendly.  Are any companies really very
caring\friendly to workers?

Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or
two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening
education.
 

RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions -
so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues
objectors.

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Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be
fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away
everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get
something better" at each contract then the Unions should just
maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable
"bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR
best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never
happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!!
YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union
even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member
focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps
railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU
have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to
these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and
disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's
called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to
participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you
are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small
portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining
agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying,
political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to
you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote
on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and
cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to
defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all
of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one,
but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money
is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands
and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire
locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a
message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only
with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely.
Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"?
100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend
themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty  surely.
Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and
become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the
MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your
right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a
year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an
application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it
anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Just trying to keep pace with nitwit idiot engineer posts.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Why do you idiots keep posting the same blog in every section?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

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APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2016

Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order
to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union
Pacific after a possible merger.
Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in
spite of the difficult head winds!

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Name: Dave Carson
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2016

Hey Guys;
Just got word the CSX PD is doing extensive background checks on
Employees to "Weed" out and get rid of any DUI, Ex-felon, or any TEY
employees that have pending charges in court for any criminal
complaints and using it in their advantages to "Fire" and lay off
more employees. The LC needs to know your potential convictions and
what time you may need to GO on the Jail Card to bubba Ville to take
care of the situation. Like me....Handle with loving care.

Hugs and kisses to you all sexy, good looking Conductor
Dave Carson alias Dale DeBone of Railroading...

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

I say it again, where are they becoming top heavy?  TRAIN MASTERS!  
There is no reason to have so many at one location.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that
the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most
economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing
even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a
few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you
cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon?
I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they
can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red
flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are
they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to
'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive
and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and
complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company.

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