Article 2512 of 27151 articles posted under "Safety First?"


Name: Loco
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2018


Jesus man. We all know what it's about. We know the long hours. We
know the hard work . Stop with your old head preaching. You had your
bitchers working with you just like we all do now. You act like we
don't know what this is about. What we have a problem with is the new
Nazi coming in and sitting behind closed doors with the union
horsetrading our way of railroading for the last 20 years I've been
out here. Screw this combining all jobs. Screw taking away our choices.
This is all we have. Our so called union supposedly backed it to begin
with so we could make choices. Can't get a damn day off without a
seniority fight. Can't get a damn PB day unless you suck someone. Take
a sick day and rack up points. Get 4 points but only get 3 back. Being
able to move from road to yard or yard to local to make choices for
your family situation is all we got. Seniority and choices of jobs is
all we have. If we lose this we are FUCKED. Every time the phone rings
it will be a damn game of Russian roulette. Puller today,12 hr local
tomorrow,road trip the next, road switcher the next and on and on. How
the hell does anyone plan anything with this's called an extra
board. You do your time work your way up and earn the right to have some
say so about your life. Sorry your time sucked. Sorry you didn't get
choices. We got them and we paid a shit load of union dues to get it.
What are the shit load of union dues going to pay for now. A damn
houlry rate with slave chains! They've been pissing on our agreements
bad for the last 10 years, but now it's worse than ever. We have a
right to bitch about that!

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