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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: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2015

Did someone find pinetards medication?......been kinda quiet here
lately....L&N too after the recent ongoing rash of big rigs slaughter
on the interstates ......

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Name: 
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

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Name: BLE Wheeler
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

No More Dues?

Hey guys that the way it goes with the BLE now days !

We've been raped and had our agreements abused and now its

time for the unions to take advantage of all the members we can!

We have been paid off !

Thanks Mr. Ward and Corporate!

Bill Wheeler
BLE Chairman and President.

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Name: no more dues
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

UTU/BLE

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU
TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE
LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF
CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES.

HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS.

ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS
AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED
TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20
MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS
ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT
HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME
TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS
UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN
VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES
THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE
COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME.
THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND
SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE
TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A
HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS
SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME
BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN
THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF
ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS  PART DOESNT
CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS.  USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS
FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. 
UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL
HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT.
MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS
THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE
ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS
BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM.
PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS.  BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT
HAPPEN AGAIN?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2015

RRJ

Have you're Union file suit for lost wages.
That's probably the only way to stop this abuse.
Managers at CSX don't know to manage they see being a good manager as
one who can screw over employees the most.
Everyone must follow same game plan at same time or be singled out.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

Yes I can see why someone would put up a list of CSX Sucks writers if it
gained her a better job or promotion. And I have heard some negative
things about Bryan Edwards. HOWEVER, so many people expect
professional, correct, and polite treatment and they then say he is
heavy, or is getting a divorce, or his now ex wife is sexually active,
or his mama wears army boots, or whatever personal attack they choose
to make. Given the extremely poor working conditions low level managers
must tolerate due to higher manager policies, why expect them to be more
professional by spitting on them? Somebody needs to be the grown up

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www.CSX-Sucks.com - Sticking it to the man since 2001

Name: loosing pools
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some
people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about
the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and
I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my
time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people
expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up
for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to
work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want.
where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid
to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3
days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say
is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the
main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they
don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt
affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are
the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2015

I only knew one person who seriously abused FMLA. His wife had MS, he
filed for FMLA and was taking off every weekend. Turned out his wife
didn't know about it, he told her he was working a work train on a 4
day assignment. As for attendance policies that wasn't a surprise
after people wanted rest days. We tried to tell them it would open up a
can of worms but it went in one ear out the other. 

The moving of jobs is nothing new. In 1996 we were running ID pools
from both ends of road. CSX decided to end it and moved everything to
one terminal. We lost out. We still had the 12 ID pools just had to
move to follow the work. Only 3 of us decided to reverse lodging to the
other terminal. Every month I went back home to the union meeting to see
what we were going to do about it. My suggestion every two weeks send a
group up reverse lodging displacing people creating havoc. My Union
Brothers had this idea that they would get a gaurentee under the NY
Dock for the loss of income. So they did nothing, they also didn't get
the NY Dock. The ruling was the work was ours just had to move.
Sometimes we are our worst enemy.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2015

No different in Buffalo!!! Union Reps have no Answers.  We are without
pay since Cleveland FP was abolished?? $100+/month Union dues, Out of
Service Insurance?  Priceless

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

don't assume the person reporting names at Avon is a male snitch. other
people hang around the crew room getting people to talk.and, they are
desperate to get in good with the bosses.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2015

"losing road pool" and your post:
Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are
those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have
been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies
(plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those
within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies
that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both
sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal
not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way
until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what
location you're in.  
As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double
ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this
will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a
fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and
none are accountable, you get what you get.
So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain
individuals" , and as the old saying goes:
"if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one"  but at least
start one that has a shred of truth to it.

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Name: alert!!!!
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

Alert to all

If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this
site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very
frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names
of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to
the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their
post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon
yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his
name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set
up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be
a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your
backs!

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Name: North
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

Jesus Christ....

The owner should make the site look like this...

Name Calling
Safety First
Denied claims
Asleep at the wheel
CSX attendance policy
Harassment and discrimination
Courtesy and Professionalism, CSX Style

I don't even think I'll look at Safety First any more.  It's
pathetic.

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2015

So resident dimwit L&N/JBL/Jens Bang tinker toy train
boys' leader/Me you can't do the 7th grade math? What kind of potato
head moron would post exactly what my post said? ...For every 100
million miles driven on U.S. road ways, there are 2.3 deaths and 60.5
injuries caused by big rigs...not 120 like CSX.

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Name: L&N dispr
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Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2015

So , horseswaggled /bob todd/ jon braun/ Pinocchio Pines/ Missouri/
convict.......why don't you go back to your prison cell, your
boyfriend Bubba is waiting for you.

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2015

So according to you resident dimwit L&N/JBL/Jens Bang tinker toy train
boys' leader/Me CSX killed 40 people in 35 million miles where the
15.5 million trucks would take 1.7 billion road miles. So go back to
your tinker toy train rock Goofy.

40/2.3= 17.39

17.39 =1.7 billion miles

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: L
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2015

Semi trucks cause over 500,000 accidents And had over 4500 deaths last
year compared only 267 Railroad .


TRUCK ACCIDENT STATISTICS
Of the 15.5 million trucks in the U.S., nearly 13 percent are semis,
big rigs, 18 wheelers and tractor trailers
About 98 percent of all semi accidents result in at least one fatality
Fatal tractor trailer accidents cost Americans more than $20 billion
each year, $13.1 billion of which is the cost associated with loss of
quality of life
For every 100 million miles driven on U.S. road ways, there are 2.3
deaths and 60.5 injuries caused by big rigs

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Name: Robert Pines
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2015

January to April 2015
CSX
TOTAL ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS:      329   
Number of fatal accidents/incidents 39  
 Total train miles:      35,360,538
Total fatalities:       40    One killed every 884,013 miles   so in
100 million miles 113 killed not 1.12 like normal drivers.
Total nonfatal conditions:      174     
++++++++++++++++++++++
Amtrak
TOTAL ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS:      560   
Number of fatal accidents/incidents 43  
Total train miles:      13,185,887  1 killed every 293,020 miles which
is 341 killed in hundred million miles not 1.12 like normal drivers.
Total fatalities:       45    
Total nonfatal conditions:      548     
+++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Name: Terry Laughlin
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2015

All you Hoggers need to read your contract before you submit claims and
make it worth while for the Chairman to argue it at the Board.

Damn! Too much money sitting on the table and getting tossed.

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Name: Glad
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2015

The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 

40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker,
employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs.
division......CSX does Suck.  Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. 

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

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