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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: Lol
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2020

These are the same people or let's say "same interest people on the
STB board thiat played company fools when HH was in front of the STB it
wasn't a problem for them to let um starve small business so that can
run there fast freight ""

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Name: Lol
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2020

So we have a letter from Thomas L Farmer that says "in the interest of
the welfare of residents and business in areas affected by such
conditions and maintaing essential supply chains it is critical to
ensure continued rail operations "well it negotiated times were ARE
that important and do risk are lives even through a PANDEMIC ,,How
about a raise and respect from congress to let us bargain instead of
getting in the way and giving the company's all the government
protections  plus are health is being cut it should be improved with
cost to the all Railroads they have the money I bet your CEO is not
getting on engines that are touched by people from all over , and your
congressman are not either

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

martin white is your typical trainmaster thinkin heis gonna be the next
ceo in 10 years.
tries to climb the ladder at every chance but his weakness is his own
mouth he talks too much and has short man syndrome.
he likes to be the only black dude at the party figure it out. a yes
man for the company that tries to be a big man in front of workers but
reality he is 5 ft 3 cornball. he married a van driver sent her to
school and she dropped out let that tell you all

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

martin white is your typical trainmaster thinkin heis gonna be the next
ceo in 10 years.
tries to climb the ladder at every chance but his weakness is his own
mouth he talks too much and has short man syndrome.
he likes to be the only black dude at the party figure it out. a yes
man for the company that tries to be a big man in front of workers but
reality he is 5 ft 3 cornball. he married a van driver sent her to
school and she dropped out let that tell you all

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Name: Southern Region
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

Martin White

former asst supt at Birmingham when it was a hump yard pre-HH.

cut back to TM in Mar 2017 when 50% mgrs were fired.

For obvious reasons, he was a "chosen" one...protected by Jermaine
Swafford.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2020

Anybody familiar with this Martin White fellow from Waycross?
Trainmaster / Assistant Superintendent now at Avon?

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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2020

Go re read the policy, it says that it will use any available paid time
off.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2020

If you are told to stay home for a two week  quarantine period you will
mark of medical (not sick) and you will not be charged attendance
points or have PL or vacation taken from you.  

Don't forget to start a case on the RRB website for sick benefits.

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Name: travismcgee
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2020

Yall dont forget to go on the gateway and get your walkin around papers
for the roadblocks and national guard.  they are on that covid site
that they set up.  Print them out and keep them on you.

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Name: Not enough life boats
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2020

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Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2020

I can't get a Corona virus test, I heard ups is telling people if they
are feeling sick to stay at home. I wish CSX would change the
attendance policy.

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Name: Monitor
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2020

Hats off to the monitor of this sight, he has my respect. The one poster
said to remove free speech from this sight. Because his message is more
important, really man. Some people are very stressed out and express
themselves in different way. If you don’t like the content, don’t read
it. We are not going to run out of pixels , so take a chill pill. The
rr does not evolve around you opinions. It takes all kinds to make a
world. Free speech thank god and the monitor.

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Name: Hunter Harrison's Ghost
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2020

Just move on labour units, you are not better than us. Single person
crews are inevitable.

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Name: friend
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2020

Signal Man

A wise man once told me that if you wanted to weed out the Morons there
was a sure fire way.  Just leave the instructions out of the package and
mother nature will take care of itself. 

We need to all send a request to the webmaster and beg him to start
monitoring this site a little better. Now that people are stuck at home
there is going to be more basement foamers and more people finding time
to come on here and disrupt the serious posters. Now than ever we need
to have serious post and serious information coming out. We all need to
stick together and help each other's family members out that work on
the railroad. 
Railroaders in all crafts that travel will be at higher risk. They are
exposed to hotels and vans that have numerous people coming in and out.
 From what I read, if CSX actually takes people personal and vacation
days away if they have orders from their doctors to stay home, more
people will come into work sick. The railroads run their workers into
the ground. They have very little quality of life at home. Having a
personal day or vacation day is like gold to them.
It is sad as hell that someone would consider coming into work sick as
hell right now not knowing if they are really a carrier of this virus
just so they can keep their days to legally get away from the carrier.
What does this tell you about the industry. What does the attendance
policy say about the carrier.

Oh, and if you didn't know, if you are sick as hell and do see your
doctor, if you are assessed any points for taking off to see the
doctor, you can take it to your state health department and file a
complaint against the CSX Medical department. You do have to follow all
rules and guideline on turning your doctors orders into the csx medical
department. If you have a problem getting them in on time you can
notify them by fax or leave a message explaining the circumstances.
IF YOU HAVE AN ORDER FROM A PHYSICIAN TO STAY HOME AND AWAY FROM WORK
THEY CAN NOT ASSESS POINTS FOR THE DAY YOU WENT TO THE DOCTOR TO GET
TESTED/EXAMINATION. THE NATIONAL ORDER STATES YOU ARE TO SELF
QUARANTINE AND IF YOU SUSPECT YOU ARE A CARRIER YOU ARE TO GET TESTED
AND STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS.

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Name: Sig
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2020

What!


No dude, you are the F...kin idiot. I have 2 family members in the
medical field an one is a nurse out on the east coast. The other one is
out west. Your kind is the whole reason our society is a stinking mess.
The hospital that my cousin works in has doubled down on staff and has
forced mandatory double shifts. They are moving people out of her
hospital as we speak to make room for the ones who are coming in sick
as hell. Any one who is not critical or on some kind of support and
being moved to other buildings being used to house the sick. Did you
know the military is docking ships as we speak to house patients. they
are making room for the hospitals to house the seriously ill ones and
quarantine them from the outside. She is assigned with another nurse as
a team and they are handling at least 5 at a time. This is going to get
way worse than you think and if it breaks out like it has else where
then the traffic is going to slow down. That's common sense. Do
everyone a favor and just stay home. We don't need you on a train
passing by us while we are trying to work. No room for ignorance out
here right now!

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2020

To: Loco


I’m sure there is a reason trains are tied down everywhere,     I
already know what CSX is trying to do,     They are trying to paint a
picture so that they can put their hand out and get a bailout from the
federal government.       It’s unbelievable what they are doing but
best believe it’s the Truth!!!         This place is a FRAUD!!!

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Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2020

Corp.

If I catch this crap and I'm forced into quarentine, if that jackass
takes my personal or vacation days, not only will I blow the whistle
but I will sue his 
Ass in court for stealing my time for monetary gains while under
national orders to self quarentine and make sure every news station I
can contact knows who he is and who we work for.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2020

Watch your vacation and personal leave days if you are quarantined or
marked off sick. Jamie Boychuck has directed that sick employees will
burn through their vacations and personal leave time when applicable.
This is in direct violation of the paid fourteen days sick leave as
directed by state and federal law makers. This tactic ensures employee
medical attrition will not cost CSX any money.

Supervisors & Train Masters are being pressured not to mark T&E off
sick.

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Name: Germaphobe
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2020

Everyone! Listen up! Use clorox wipes, lysol. The hotel remotes, door
handles. At home too. This thing is for real. Kill the germs, they are
everywhere. CSX is doing their part, they supply us with alcohol
disinfecting wipes, lets do our part, use them! If you are sick, take
the points, stay home!

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

I would like to begin by recognizing those of you who, in the face of
this global COVID-19 pandemic, are continuing to serve the millions of
Americans who depend on us and the services we provide every day.

If not for our bus operators, passenger and transit workers, families
without alternate means of transportation might not have access to
basic necessities such as food, cleaning supplies and medical
attention, while essential staff in urban areas might not be able to
report to work. If not for our freight rail crews operating around the
clock, many of the vital goods and supplies our communities and
healthcare professionals so desperately need and depend on would arrive
late, or perhaps not at all.

It is impossible to overstate the fact that your dedication,
professionalism, and skills support the very backbone of our country
during this moment of crisis. Not only do we feel a duty to provide for
ourselves and our loved ones through this difficult and uncertain time,
but we are bound by our moral obligation to provide essential goods and
services that our nation must have to endure, and later recover, from
this ordeal.

Unfortunately, we have already received confirmed reports that some of
our members have tested positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers
are with those members, and their loved ones, who have either tested
positive or are in quarantine. If you or someone you know is having
difficulty dealing with the stress or anxiety brought on by this virus,
we want you to know that Optum has established a no-cost, 24/7,
emotional support help line at 1-866-342-6892. Please share this
information accordingly.

It is unconscionable that in the wake of a national emergency, some of
our carriers have refused to suspend draconian attendance policies that
compel us to report for duty when we, or members of our household, are
symptomatic. Many of those same carriers are neglecting to provide the
proper cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, and workplace
sterilization that would undoubtedly save lives. Their actions, or lack
thereof, are reminiscent of the railroad companies’ safety policies of
more than a century ago, where they viewed such matters as the workers’
responsibility to fend for themselves, and they made the bare minimum
effort by issuing stern, authoritarian warnings. We firmly believe
history will not look kindly on these carriers. The good news is a few
carriers are actually leading the way and setting the bar at
“unbelievable levels,” as reported by Long Island Railroad General
Chairperson Anthony Simon. We hope others will soon follow.

As a result of the above, and as you can see in links to correspondence
provided below, we have turned to our lawmakers and regulatory agencies
with authority to mandate the workplace protections we so desperately
expect and deserve. In his letter dated March 11, 2020, Ronald Batory,
Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, claims that, “FRA
has been monitoring this issue closely and confers regularly on its
impacts with railroad service providers….” [emphasis added]. Further,
Mr. Batory advised that… “[t]he Administration has taken a
whole-of-government approach which has paved the way for a
whole-of-America response….” If you find this response as abhorrent as
we do, then perhaps you may join us in seeking further clarification
from Mr. Batory by calling his office at (202) 493-6014.

On March 18, 2020, we made similar demands on behalf of our bus members
in a letter addressed to Raymond P. Martinez, Administrator of the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. While we have yet to
receive a response from Mr. Martinez, it may help if we call his office
at (202) 366-4000 and voice our concerns.

Our National Legislative Department, in conjunction with the
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO and other rail labor
Organizations, have been on Capitol Hill relentlessly demanding many of
these same protections. Through this conduit, we are doing everything we
can to ensure that Congress will not overlook the rail industry and its
employees when legislation is introduced to provide relief to those
affected by COVID-19. Likewise, our General Committees of Adjustment
and State Legislative Boards have been working tirelessly to apply
similar pressure to individual carriers, state and local lawmakers, and
regulatory agencies.

To assist our Legislative Department and General Committees in their
efforts, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your
representatives. It is more important than ever to draw their attention
to the fact that our employers and policymakers are relinquishing their
duties to act as responsible corporate citizens and government
agencies. If you are not already aware, you may find your
representatives’ contact information by simply entering your address
and zip code in the “Find Your Elected Officials” field at the bottom
of the following webpage:

https://www.congressweb.com/SMART_Transportation/takeaction/#

In addition to the above efforts, we have participated in numerous
conference calls and meetings to directly address and escalate these
matters with members of management, Congress, and regulatory
authorities. As you might imagine, the discourse in some of these
conversations would not be appropriate for sharing verbatim.
Nonetheless, you should rest assured they know exactly where we stand,
and what we expect.

Now more than ever, I am honored and humbled to serve as your
President. I have an immense sense of pride and respect for all of you
who continue to place yourselves in harm’s way, doing what many are not
capable of doing. Please accept this letter as my personal commitment
that your union will not cease or slow its efforts until we procure the
workplace safety and security we deserve.

As things develop, we will be posting updates to our website and social
media pages, and sending email communications directly to those of you
who subscribe.

With optimism that our collective perseverance and courage will guide
us through this trying time, and with my sincerest gratitude for your
continued support, I remain

Fraternally yours,

 The safe freight act   Stay strong stay healthy keep the two person
crew alive and going

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