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Rule #1 -- Don't get hurt.

    Safety is the first priority. Er, or is it the second, after money.... Or the third after getting the trains out....



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Name: robert  pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 December 2016

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPI3vs4gKmkkx-vp5qX8OA

May the real L@N dispatcher please stand up

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

Safety First.  
Safety is a great thing - no one wants to be hurt & no one wants
anybody else hurt. 
Come on, everyone with any experience\knowledge with the RR industry
knows the real reasons for the low amount of reportable injuries: 
employees fear harassment & retaliation.
If the RRs were to get blasted/bombarded with reportable injuries,
etc., just what would happen to all their management at all levels?  
May not work out so well for any of those that may have to move on.

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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2016

Of course we are not in the knowledge based economy. We have eliminated
many of our old time labor specialists, and replaced them with failures
and ex-employees who could not make it in modern industry. Mix the worst
of the old with the worst of the new, and you have RR culture. Unless we
have massive safety failures we can run the same old procedures
unmolested, especially as most people think CSX runs passenger trains
under the AMTRAK label as our primary business. The carrier wants to
eliminate most employees ASAP, believing that most lower level managers
can operate under the direct supervision of higher level managers,
without assistance from the deplorables in craft.When it fails it is
ALWAYS the fault of agreement employees and lower management. Just look
at locations where the managers leave and get hired elsewhere. If they
are mediocre they stay, if they are big in nepotism (so common in
management) they get promoted. You will rarely see Google, Microsoft,
Accel Steel, ANY improving company seek out RR management at any level.
That tells you a lot. Rarely does anyone hires athletes from losing
teams. You won't see Cindy, Michael, etc. get job offers elsewhere. If
Bill Gates wanted a job tomorrow he would have a hundred offers
overnight in 100 different areas.

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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2016

Railroad people will continue to suffer, as long as the below person
exist.


Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2016

TO: TRUMP WINNING---Did you flunk kindergarten?  T-Rump is as phony as
a
3 dollar bill!  He hasn't paid federal income tax for 20 years due to
his 4 bankruptcies---think Atlantic City casinos!---nearly $1 Billion!

Such a Great BUSINESSMAN---not!  Oh, and he still hasn't released his
income tax forms!  AND, he swore up and down--loudly--that he would
NEVER settle with the people suing him over his FRAUDULENT "Trump
University."  Then, right after the election, he settled with them
for
$25 MILLION!  Or did you miss that?  T-Rump is the biggest LIAR on the
planet!  What about that don't you and a lot of other air-heads /
suckers get?  P.T. Barnum was right about T-Rump voters---"A sucker
is
born every minute."  Except in the computer age, it's every
nanosecond.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Oh , by the way big nose Comer, Trump never personally filed for
bankruptcy his businesses did .You LIE more than your corrupt Hilda
beast. I would say over 400 successful businesses compared to four is
pretty good percentages..

 Don't you have an interstate to go block with the rest your cronies. 
Trump won, get over it , now go find a safe place and do your crying. 
You are one big buffoon..

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Comer, crawl back under the rock you came from.  You DON'T know the
difference between track warrants and TC.  Still waiting on your answer
does DTC have signals?  

Put on your clown suit with your big red nose and go down to
McDonald's, they need another idiot ..

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 November 2016

TO: TRUMP WINNING---Did you flunk kindergarten?  T-Rump is as phony as a
3 dollar bill!  He hasn't paid federal income tax for 20 years due to
his 4 bankruptcies---think Atlantic City casinos!---nearly $1 Billion! 
Such a Great BUSINESSMAN---not!  Oh, and he still hasn't released his
income tax forms!  AND, he swore up and down--loudly--that he would
NEVER settle with the people suing him over his FRAUDULENT "Trump
University."  Then, right after the election, he settled with them for
$25 MILLION!  Or did you miss that?  T-Rump is the biggest LIAR on the
planet!  What about that don't you and a lot of other air-heads /
suckers get?  P.T. Barnum was right about T-Rump voters---"A sucker is
born every minute."  Except in the computer age, it's every
nanosecond. 

BTW, how about the two CSX trains running into each other near Citra,
Florida, on Nov. 16th?  One of the Engineers told the news media that,
"I fell asleep."  Sure, and my cats are astronauts.  WHAT ABOUT THE
CONDUCTOR?  Was he asleep, too?  There is a remotely-operated track
switch where the collision happened.  Do you suppose it was
mis-aligned?  Somebody is lying about this terrible collision and
massive derailment, plus 7,400 gallons of diesel fuel spilled.  SEE:
http://www.ocala.com/news/20161122/csx-engineer-admits-falling-asleep-before-train-crash

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Name: robert  pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 November 2016

How to spell railroad PUPPETS

Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) has added five members to its board,
including three Class I employees. 

The new members are: 
 Katie Chimelewski, director of community affairs and safety, CSX;
 Denise Gauthier, senior manager of field safety support, BNSF Railway
Co.;
 Danny Lites, public safety director, Kansas City Southern Railway
Co.; 
 Jessica Feder, Indiana Operation Lifesaver executive director; and
 Nancy Sheehan-McCulloch, state coordinator of California Operation
Lifesaver.

"These new board members, like their outgoing counterparts, are
dedicated to our mission to prevent deaths and injuries at railroad
crossings and around freight, passenger and transit tracks and
property," said OLI President and Chief Executive Officer Bonnie
Murphy in a press release. "We are grateful to all of them for their
leadership and careful stewardship of our rail safety education
efforts."

OLI board officers continuing their terms include William Barringer,
railroad consultant and former director of grade crossing safety at
Norfolk Southern Corp.; Jo Strang, vice president for regulatory
affairs at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association;
and Steven Neubauer, director of institutional safety at BNSF.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2016

Dear: Unfair,
The BOSS is not, nor, have they ever been PROTECTED from drug testing.
All CSX employees fall under the same rules. Testing is different
between those that are in the Transportation Trades.


Name: Unfair
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Ape

Did you know that the drug testing does not include non contract
employees? The "boss" comes in drunk or high no big deal. People in 
charge of issuing orders and over seeing the safety of the crews are
protected. Think that makes any sense.  Never ever seen one single
manager ever called in to pee in a cup. Now what kind of horse shit is
that!

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal, Friend or Family..........
Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be
trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.

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Name: Legal
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Attention all Crews


If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must
mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you
physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you
what is covered.  It has just come to our attention that several
employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an
excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE
AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours
off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had
taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not
aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following
day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he
contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed
home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle
and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they
could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of
him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job
safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive
bathroom more than he was in the cab.   DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of
the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go
unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not
to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a
medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX
medical department.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

TO: M of W
            New FRA testing may not be fair, but it is a safety law /
regulation. AND, I doubt the RR is stalling it to protect the troops.
They are just failing to comply with government safety regulations in
an appropriate manner, which I am sure they would not permit you to do.

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Name: Unfair
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Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Ape

Did you know that the drug testing does not include non contract
employees? The "boss" comes in drunk or high no big deal. People in 
charge of issuing orders and over seeing the safety of the crews are
protected. Think that makes any sense.  Never ever seen one single
manager ever called in to pee in a cup. Now what kind of horse shit is
that!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 November 2016

Friday, 11 November, Wall St. Journal, page B6. federal regulators
rejected effort by rr industry to delay proposed expansion of mandatory
drug and alcohol testing, saying crisis of drug abuse requires immediate
action. FRA Rule issued in June puts track workers under testing rules,
says positive drug tests have risen sharply over the past year. RR
industry says delay the rules, as, like PTC, the management can't
comply in time and need special breaks.Just FYI.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 November 2016

The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract
\ Arbitration Award #559.  Article #12.  Article #12 and the Q&As
associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to
a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and
then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.)  

Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions?
Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of?
If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 November 2016

It's been said before but you should have documentation for any
complaint. Typically write out a nice note that would be understandable
to a magistrate, ignorant HR person, or arbitrator that doesn't know
all the slang ... get help with writing it if necessary, send the
e-mail to the appropriate people, AND a copy to yourself at your
company account AND at your home account(s) in case your company
account is blocked or accidentally deleted.

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Name: Legal
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

Help

Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made
aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become
effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their
General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the
International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify
the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen
(48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union
had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the
sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier
will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been
under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's
of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said
employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their
continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records
these points can impact your continued employment with the company.
These points are considered a form of discipline.  Even though the
original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule,
it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the
union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move"
after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the
meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled
with the carrier having won the dispute.  The carrier is bound to
notify all its employee's  of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1
min. rule would become set in stone.  All members should file an appeal
to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with
their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX)
has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming
rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system.  This practice has
been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed
to it.  This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors
are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice
and put and end to it once and for all.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Help
The e-mail I got stated that the company is enforcing the 12hr 1min
policy and using an automated system to apply the points.  Also the UTU
filed in court about the companies violation of the agreement.  Of
course it could all be bullshit.  I think if the company can make a new
policy against the contract why can't we.  Thinking that no one is
allowed to leave the crew room until they are on overtime.

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Name: HELP
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

UTU brothers


Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were
enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced.  I
keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the
union agreed to enforce the rule.   I didn't get a single email or
letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October
25th.  I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this
had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of
your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out
on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in
writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up
every single time within 24 hours but that was too late.  I don't
think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that
without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement
rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!

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Name: cond.
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Traindispatcher

That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification
joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and
correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a
dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb.
We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every
single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our
supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you
were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE
supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected.
Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even
funny.  I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one
direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had
things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same
terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to
match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does.
Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better
than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors
just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will
get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!

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