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Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Could be getting paid double time and a half in this hotel by the hour
but instead they’ll call me out with no held away . Hourly Pay Matters
,,,HPM

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Name: Looser company ass
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Hey did you hear Cindy Sanborn is going to be using her massive stock
position in CSX to force a CSX/NS merger?

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Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2020

Brothers 

The smart union has a form on line you can report all issues with
anything electronic on the motors. Report the issues for engineers who
are BLET. IT DOESN'T MATTER. We are both getting tagged for failures.
We have jobs to protect. Report all PTC AND TO  PROBLEMS. Don't let
the shit go unreported. I do it ever time. It's not hard to do!  Now
let's see how fast some loser company ass suck comes on here and tries
to distract.

REPORT ALL FAILURES AND PROBLEMS WITH ANYTHING ELECTRONIC INCLUDING
RADIOS!

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2020

Thank you M of W. Your exactly right have been worn don’t that myself so
many guys not taking this one man crew stuff serious. It is a huge deal.
A lot of people are going to be out of work if something doesn’t happen.
PTC and TO doesn’t always work there are always issues and updates going
on. Other day even the dispatcher didn’t know where the trains were with
bad storms going on. Hope this starts to sink in maybe we can get some
people to rise up and protect there jobs. Before to long everything
will be automated.

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Name: HQ
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2020

Pet rock is new stooperintendendent.  Nobody knew the difference.

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Name: Safety
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2020

Me

That idiot is a company mole. Just distracting from a post they don't
like.

What you need to be concerned about is the order to stop putting out
advanced warning board signs for slow orders. Hell, we quit putting
them in the actual spot where they are in effect. Even the UP railroad
puts advanced boards. The PTC doesn't work all the time. It isn't
perfect either.  That Trip optimizer doesnt work all the time either
from what we are hearing. The only thing crews can do when the programs
aren't working right is to start slowing down at the mile post before
the slow order location and run until you get to the next mile post
after the end of the order location. None of us can understand how the
FRA is allowing this to happen. Something stinks about this. We all
think it is just conditioning to get crews ready for one man or maybe
getting ready for remote operations without crews. Something is going
down. This no signs at all order is just bullshit and unsafe as hell
operating practices!

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Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2020

Corp. office 1-10. 

You’re a special kind of fucking stupid. Lard Ass Joe isn’t gonna be
the next Avon Superintendent, it’s Scott Riddle from Cincy.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 September 2020

Joe Berry will be the new Superintendent in Avon. At last prayers have
been answered.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2020

The rights of working people to form a union are under attack. The
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing a new rule that
would limit the ability for workers and union representatives to
communicate effectively when a union election is scheduled. This will
make the process to form a union LESS democratic. Who is pushing for
this change? Notoriously anti-union organizations like the Associated
Builders and Contractors, Inc. are claiming that sharing phone numbers
and e-mails with the union violates workers’ privacy.

It is very important that the NLRB receives as many comments as
possible on the rule from different people in their own words during
the public comment period.

Visit this site to get started or go directly to the comment form.

Time is limited. The deadline to submit a comment is September 28.

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 September 2020

Brothers and Sisters:

It’s time to set the record straight. I am certain many of you have
seen the recent anti-labor articles that have been published regarding
our recent win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. That
win has apparently struck a raw nerve with the carriers and the minions
who eagerly await their master’s call. Make no mistake, that decision
struck a fatal blow to the carriers’ plans to put you on the
unemployment line. Rather than accept defeat, their apologists are
trying to spin this loss into something that it is not. The long
history of crew consist cannot be denied. For decades, we have battled
with the carriers over their fevered attempts to cut costs and put your
life at risk by down-sizing crews. This current round of negotiations is
no different. They sought to eliminate your job and operate trains in
perhaps the most dangerous way possible. Standing up for you, that’s
what this case was about.

They have severely underestimated the fight in each and every one of
us; the sheer grit and determination that we have to defend our
families, our jobs, and the overall welfare of our co-workers and the
general public alike. The truth that these apologists fear to admit is
that in this Union, the dues-paying members are the Union — period.
There is no divide between the “Union” and the “dues-paying members.”
There is only a “Union.” We stand together now more than ever.

To salve their masters’ wounds, those “commentators” try to spin this
as union officers protecting their own jobs. They know not of what they
speak and their ignorance is evident in the web that they weave. They
used nameless sources in an attempt to add credibility to a tall tale
that anyone with true insight would know is far from factual. The fact
remains that all officers in this newly elected SMART-TD administration
are firmly united.

The Railway Labor Act protects agreements from being changed except
through the processes provided for in Section 6 of the Act. The
carriers had agreed to crew consist provisions years ago. Not only
that, but to end the constant battle over crew consist, the carriers
also agreed to moratoria provisions that barred any Section 6 Notice
over crew consist until the last protected employee voluntarily left
service. That event has not yet happened. These are the facts, but they
are nowhere to be found in any recounting in the carriers’ favored
publications. Rather, what you are treated to is the old worn song of
the anti-unionist. The apologist who says trust the carriers, they only
want what was best for you. Right. The carriers want to give you
lifetime protections? At what cost? And when they decide they don’t
like that deal any more, will they ignore it just like they have tried
to ignore our moratoria provisions and put you on the street? These
apologists assert that they have some inside scoop, yet I have never
witnessed any “commentator” at the bargaining table. They are
outsiders.

What else is missing? Acknowledgement of the only thing the carriers
care about — their bottom line. Money comes before all else. That is
evidenced by the unbelievable lengths they will go to argue that you
are paid too much, that your insurance is too expensive, and that they
are going broke as a result of the costs of our Agreements. You are the
target in their zeal to improve their stock price. That is a sad fact
that you will not find in any of those articles.

Another fallacy that is being sold — technology will do everything more
safely. That simply is not true. Their technology is fallible. It
doesn’t work like they wish it would nor as advertised. In fact, it’s
not a matter of if it will break down, but when. We have collected
thousands of Failure Reports across all Class Is and the data is
terrifying. Never has the human element been more important in railroad
operations. Engineers spend more time with their faces in multiple
screens trying to manipulate and interpret the ambiguous systems than
they do focusing on the territory ahead. Conductors are relied upon now
more than ever, as they are the eyes and ears of the train crew, and we
have the stories to prove it.

The articles also attempt to scare you by asserting that the carriers
will unilaterally reduce crews at the end of the last-person-standing
moratorium. That is not how the Act works. The expiration of the
moratoria does not sunset crew consist. Rather, moratoria bar either
party from serving a Section 6 notice to amend or change the current
Crew Consist Agreements until the last protected employee leaves. Once
that happens, then a Section 6 Notice can be served and the long and
drawn-out process of the RLA engaged to negotiate the next generation
of agreements.

Railroad workers have all been lied to long enough by management, and
we can smell lies coming from a mile away.

As a word of advice to Railway Age, I would caution them against living
in the past and trying to play SMART-TD against the BLET. We are working
closely together in the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) in
national handling and on the various other disputes that the carriers
have forced us into.

Brothers and Sisters, do not be discouraged, and do not be swayed by
those with ulterior motives. We are in this fight together, and we are
moving forward.

In Solidarity,

Jeremy R. Ferguson
President – Transportation Division

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Name: Wolfman
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Hey Avon,

Change is gonna, is a coming, at the top.

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Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Sept 2 (Reuters) - A clutch of investors led by Blackstone Group Inc has
made a takeover bid for U.S. railroad operator Kansas City Southern, the
Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with
the matter.Blackstone Group and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
submitted a fresh takeover bid after an earlier attempt was rebuffed by
the company, the people said, according to the report.
(https://on.wsj.com/2QPlsss)WSJ had reported in July that the buyout
investor group was considering a takeover bid for Kansas City Southern
in a deal valued at about $20 billion. Kansas City Southern, which has
a market capital over $17 billion, was not immediately available for
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Name: Bobby D
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2020

Hey Engine Repair 10-20 it's your lazy fat ass not doing your job is
the reason our locomotives don't perform right out in the field. And
I'll compare paychecks with you anytime. So shut the fuck up lard ass.

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Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Wake up

All you dumb asses need to get your heads out of the sand. When the
vaccine winner comes forward and takes the crown, Gates  and Fauci gets
their millions and they start mass production and distribution,
everything will go back to normal and it will be business as usual. It
won't happen until elections are over because the shit stirring dems
and groups they have offered all the American freedoms and bogus
packages too need a bad economy under trump as a way to get voters. I
will be back on here later to tell you I told you so. Look at how quiet
the country and media has gotten on the all evil death to the world
virus has gotten. Are you all too stupid to see how it died down. The
rioters took the stage just like they planned. Now they will sit back
and get stinking rich off of the damn vaccine we don't need! Biggest
damn over blown pandemic in the history of man kind. Now, show me the
damn numbers of people sick from the flu.  It will be quiet as hell
because it will take away from the virus. Once the vaccine is out and
everyone in the world is safe now and the bastards are rich, the flu
will show up again. This is how big pharma and their CEOs stay filthy
rich.

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Name: conductor
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Wake up

All you dumb asses need to get your heads out of the sand. When the
vaccine winner comes forward and takes the crown, Gates  and Fauci gets
their millions and they start mass production and distribution,
everything will go back to normal and it will be business as usual. It
won't happen until elections are over because the shit stirring dems
and groups they have offered all the American freedoms and bogus
packages too need a bad economy under trump as a way to get voters. I
will be back on here later to tell you I told you so. Look at how quiet
the country and media has gotten on the all evil death to the world
virus has gotten. Are you all too stupid to see how it died down. The
rioters took the stage just like they planned. Now they will sit back
and get stinking rich off of the damn vaccine we don't need! Biggest
damn over blown pandemic in the history of man kind. Now, show me the
damn numbers of people sick from the flu.  It will be quiet as hell
because it will take away from the virus. Once the vaccine is out and
everyone in the world is safe now and the bastards are rich, the flu
will show up again. This is how big pharma and their CEOs stay filthy
rich.

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Name: VanBlumpkin
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2020

Sleepy Vern if you think your gonna make it to retirement you got
another thing coming bitch. I'm gonna fire your ass one way or
another.

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Name: sleepy creepy joe
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

remember... the demonrats are our party... joes here for u... shut up
and put ur mask on...
the union will fix everything
we don't need any of those jobs back from china... we can get
government cheese!!! vote demonrat!! 
remember what I told my "local chairmen " when he told me I had to
vote for my job...
I told him I could get another job I couldn't get another country...
go luck, and good night

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Name: 
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2020

Labor Day holiday coming up. Looking forward to making double time and a
half. Spending most of the time on the toilet taking a big dump.
Definitely not going to flush.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 August 2020

Sleepy Joe said he would make mask mandatory nationwide. Dumbass

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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2020

FIFTH CIRCUIT VACATES INJUNCTION IN CREW-CONSIST CASE
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 28, 2020
Today, Aug. 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued
its decision in BNSF et al v. SMART-TD (Case No. 20-10162) concerning
crew consist.

This decision is a long-awaited victory for the Union. The appellate
court vacated the injunction that forced SMART-TD General Committees to
bargain over crew consist, despite the existence of moratoria which bar
such negotiation.

SMART-TD has always read those moratoria clauses to bar the service of
Section 6 Notices to negotiate over crew consist until the last
protected employee voluntarily separated from service. Indeed, that is
the very reason for their existence.

But despite the long-standing nature of these clauses, the carriers
presented a new and novel theory that the moratoria did not actually
bar crew-consist negotiations.

The carriers tested this theory out by filing suit against SMART-TD in
October 2019 and moving for a preliminary injunction in December 2019.
In their request for an injunction, the carriers asked a district court
in Texas to force SMART-TD to bargain now in spite of the moratoria.
That court issued its decision on February 11, 2020, finding that even
though the dispute over the moratoria was minor, and no arbitral
determination had been made, SMART-TD was required to bargain now.

Under the RLA, minor disputes must be resolved through arbitration, not
Section 6 bargaining. In the 22-page opinion, the appellate court walked
through the various bases on which an injunction can be issued in
Railway Labor Act (RLA) disputes. The 5th Circuit Court found that none
existed here.

Rather, it concluded that the carriers had failed to exhaust the
administrative remedy provided under the the RLA arbitration regarding
the moratoria clauses

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