Claim Invalid??     Railroaders work, and expect to be paid. It's a simple idea. Less work means less pay. Likewise, more work should mean more pay, but that's not the way things work on the CSX. According to union contracts, there are situations that warrant additional pay, for additional work, but more often than not, these claims are not honored by the CSX.

 Webmaster's note: Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business. You do the math.

 Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 May 2017 Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this Em Effer? What a mystery this place is 

 Name: Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't care about maintaining anything? 

 Name: OK OK E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did you miss the whole point because of that little detail? 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for asst Road Masters. Big Difference! 

 Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Balloon knot Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 May 2017 Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road foreman???? What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent pending) 

 Name: Pickle fart E-mail: Butternutz Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 May 2017 I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what they think? "How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale 

 Name: hehateme E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 May 2017 Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should start exercising their senority. 

 Name: Mel Functions E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Dear Coperate office hopefully you are still not there you insulted Mr Hunter by saying he is from Canada.He is an American hopefully he lets you go comparing him to ISISI I hope your not a manager... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 No clue whatsoever what csra is. For very many years, spent countless hours after arriving at a terminal, putting a train away, getting it back together, etc., while the next crew sat on their butts waiting. 

 Name: Mel Function is a moron E-mail: Where does he work Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty ready to work. 

 Name: Paj E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs. I believe most of the job losses aren't needed. This company has made great profits year after year. Every employee we had yesterday is needed tomorrow both Union and management. The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH. I say cast your vote and cast it today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory. CSX will continue making great profits. Donald Duck can be CEO and this place will still make a profit. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end up being a ghost town 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2017 Maybe we missed it - what type of going away package did Ward receive? 

 Name: wtf E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 Malfunction go back and finish your full time job of cleaning the restrictions at Hardee's you dick it's yard master not yard manager. I guess you are an engineer on the train that goes around the Christmas tree dick. 

 Name: 8 hrs my ass E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and where all the over 300 tank cars are. I getting of the job I have had for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes. 

 Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 May 2017 Is Bill Keough still the Asst. Atlanta Division Mgr. or did HH give him the axe also? 

 Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 May 2017 No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP. Yeah and we're the dumbasses. 

 Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 May 2017 At Cumberland: The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for the 3 PM shift.  Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in attendance to provide security. First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides. 

 Name: NoWay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Vote No Fuck these Guys http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259 

 Name: Mc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 May 2017 How can anyone vote for this tool? 

 Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 May 2017 What seniority district is Queensgate? 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true, and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june 15th, who knows whats next. 

 Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2017 Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be. 

 Name: Sue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I don't even bother to meet trainmasters. Those silly basterds come and go. I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here. We have 1 fat ass that's too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat fucker out there. 

 Name: Wall E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time. The kool-aid drinking train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be considered late. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit takes time when you start your shift. Then when there's a derailment they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had nothing to do with it. 

 Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual 20 minute lunches ? 

 Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Mel function: Your a dickhead go play with yourself and wish you knew how to operate a locomotive. Dream on and I think your handle is malfunction idiot!! 

 Name: Big pappa E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2017 I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely derailed. 

 Name: Cheese E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Our union steward has been laid off for over a month. Meanwhile there has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined. Response by said union steward "O they can do that." I've never heard that one before. I guess the carrier was just being nice to let us have different pools. Well not NOW thank you. Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn idiot. Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts. There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down. So FUCK Those GUYS you think they care about us 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz. Out! 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Sounds like Billy D is a suck ass who's job will probably be eliminated next week. I guess the D stands for @$#!head   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 “Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield significant savings,” EHH RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE   Name: Dr Readmore E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 JAD as follows ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices A. All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day [JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority standing: 1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none; 2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point, if none; 3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point.   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse food, it's all good.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2017 How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.   Name: GL E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 What the hell is Jad?   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin.   Name: Zzzzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Our pools are combined to one tonight at jad. I hope it bites the company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years. Not a very safe move CSX . I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those ass clowns. Berry is a Fat Bitch   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant, so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 May 2017 Maybe we should replace the old shots oxygen tank with laughing gas so he can laugh with us at how big of a joke he is!!!   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 May 2017 Complainers I think the 1st 1000 on the street weren't unionized.   Name: Zzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146   Name: CSX Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 May 2017 Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term. Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. Harrisons approach in a nutshell! Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of. Why isn't Harrison going after the coal? Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? Stock is down today$1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine about a month ago it took 20 minutes online 

 Name: Complainers E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 May 2017 Seems everyone is complaining about HH and no one is do spooning about your union not doing anything for you or forcing the company to honor their agreements. Seems that is who everyone should actually be mad at. You've been paying thousands of dollars a year to these guys and now that you actually need them, they are no where to be found. 

 Name: 202089 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2017 My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches. 

 Name: TJ E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Just voted No to EHH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Most hump yds. are already old plus they are expensive to maintain and operate. Someone, somewhere will still have to handle, switch rail car freight & that won't get done for free. Could be that Harrison & his backers prefer just "long haul" and their plan is to let short-line RRs and the trucking industry have all the other business & will just milk csx dry & bow out with $$.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Any truth to selkirk Hump being shut down   Name: WilliamT E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2017 Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2 weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation without representation right?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 May 2017 Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to take out a 8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future family. I have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned, myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not walking away, just dont want it taken away.   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2017 Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not make some memories with your grandkids before you die?   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 There has been over 1000 managers let go. How is that not 1000+ votes against HH and Mantle Ridge. Almost every CSX employee owns stock. I say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes. Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH. Merril Lynch is pushing for HH vote. Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR and "they" don't want us to ever come to that realization. We can shut this place down overnight if we so desired. Something as simple has voting an old man out is child's play. Come on brothers cast your vote   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8 mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 May 2017 http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees   Name: Back in the craft E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2017 SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS HOLINESS HUNTER???? Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive At issue: Advisory vote on 84 million reimbursement request By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017 NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported... http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2 minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will plant a tree for every vote.   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2017 Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were made to be broken. Shut er down   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.   Name: Zzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 R Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone. It took under 5 minutes. Thanks for the post. I voted against all proposals! Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.   Name: R E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 Cast a vote against and you know you're good. MANTLE RIDGE’S VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS Proposal 1: FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in the Proxy Statement Proposal 2: FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent Auditors for 2017 Proposal 3: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers Proposal 4: FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation Proposal 5: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Interesting Read! Check it out! https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada   Name: Zzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/   Name: Zzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Things to come Brothers. Physically, you can’t run as many trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of workers.” CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway CSX Corp.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 May 2017 The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon. Can vote your shares in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you follow the How To Vote instructions. At least 5 proposals are on the docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI: We are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO! To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains. After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery! If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs!   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8 years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and ran this time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2017 I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block.   Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2017 Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock! Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years. That's what he will do. He will make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground. They don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW! Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and back to the truckers. This guy HH is a fucken NUT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 May 2017 They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps. I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not touching handrails SMDH !!!   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place would be high on the list to be shut down.   Name: Trskip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 May 2017 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough. 10-20 Years? How have you survived this long without a basic understanding of how things work? A dispatcher taking a slow order from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either. Cannot give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the signal. We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union brothers. You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are having additional work out upon them without any additional compensation. I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in responsibility since I started. The yardmaster situation is even worse. While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules. It is my understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work. Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families to move. We need to consider who the real enema is here.   Name: Another One Bites The Dust E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning. Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers, guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being forced to by Jax. The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around   Name: Realist E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have more...that's greedy   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.   Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next......   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May. Brewer yard will be without a yard master. Train masters are taking over (contract shuttle service). Radnor is being sold.   Name: Bill E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Yes RFE are gone. Casky Yard is gone.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St. Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2017 Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!   Name: CSX Eng E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please I gave you a little English grammar help In Louisville tomorrow, 042617 the Terminal Team, Sindy Sandborn, Jermain Swafford, David Hamby and John Arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen. Is Louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut, out right? Your thoughts please.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please   Name: Big Nose E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have been fired under HH so far. Karma Boys..... Thanks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you would get what you deserved!   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out of the way?   Name: Qxreand E-mail: u nameit Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2017 Where Is Todd Novak working he lives in creston ohio   Name: CMC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management. Why? Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made under Ward. With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no more. any ideas on how HH handles union members who have had "protected status" under the CBA? CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected are going to be let go with no chance of returning ### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2017 On time departure time crap has been a PITA for a long time. Company BS. Fact: Dispatchers, managers, would show train departure times whenever, maybe even before a train's locomotive power was ready. A major pay hassle back when road crews were entitled to ITD - even though the ITD pay rate got frozen at the 1985 scale. [FNGs often are ignorant of the fact, or have forgotten that 15-20 min. of ITD is/was later encompassed into each daily trip rate.]   Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2017 Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla? Just asking..   Name: dezz nuts E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 April 2017 Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.   Name: Resist E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 March 2017 Up Your Game Girls! Hunter's plans are fruitless if all take a couple of days off! HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2017 That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up with thus far in all my years. Maybe they will throw it out soon. That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell you to back up if I'm in the way? That previous bunch has just about run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 March 2017 Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter, relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is watching you for a hour just so they can fail you on a O TEST.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 March 2017 Hunter Harrison strikes again, just got the word he is closing the yard in Atlanta.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2017 "The only one in the cab that earns some of what they receive is the engineer" is an asinine statement that will tick-off Conductors \ Trainmen if they read it. Especially those that have been in the ranks for a while and have more than earned their paychecks while giving the RR plenty of bang for their buck(s) over the yrs.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 March 2017 Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly  204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts? --------------------------------------------------------------------- If this was true the Engineer that makes 85k a year and the Conductor that makes 75k per year might want to wonder why so much for me. The only one in the cab that earns some of what they receive is the engineer. soon there will be just one---then none.   Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly  204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 March 2017 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this before they vote.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2017 we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: strike@csx.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 March 2017 Rumors of a slow down in Jacksonville?   Name: Pay Cuts Coming Wimps E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2017 Just in: Head Hunter wants to renegotiate your Collective Bargaining Agreement, reduce corporate salaries by 40%, and place all employees on TrumpCare, at the expense of all employees without any future credits of employer contributions. All those cuts alone with essentially pay his three hundred million dollar (300,000,000.00) salary for the next three years. And you all are squabbling over a few dollars in denied claims! PRICELESS!   Name: RE; Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 Re; Jim Jones: Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep throwing away claims and continue looking the other way! No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for the new hires!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2017 I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4 pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do ????   Name: Lateral Motions E-mail: claims@csx.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 March 2017 Mr. (BNSF or UP) Doerr...Thanks for the information on your lateral motion claims. It was very helpful in establishing claims at our Local Union Meeting.   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2017 Hey guys. That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much. I'd screw up your railroad for a fraction of that. I come cheaper because I bought my degree from a diploma mill. Hunter cut off 1000 workers before he even started. That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any tuition assistance cause that's a waste.   Name: Goofy clown E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Dear Colleagues, Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience, passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together, they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety, service and efficiency. These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless otherwise indicated. Effective immediately: Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation strategy. Reporting to Mike are: · Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network; · Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and · Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service, Passenger Operations and PTC. The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will report to Jermaine. Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region. John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation. The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to John. Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical area. Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated Railroad initiatives. Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal success in their future endeavors. The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably serve our customers and our nation’s economy. Sincerely, Cindy Sanborn   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help. Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines up your butt..   Name: TRUMP AMERICA E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 February 2017 MAKE RAIL WAGES GREAT AGAIN! But first, we must DRAIN THE SWAMP and fire our corrupt union bosses! They complain about how much we lost, but their signatures is on every lousy agreement shoved down our throats!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2017 Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with csx.   Name: hugh jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2017 Robert Pines for President!!   Name: Foresight E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 February 2017 Keep complaining. Take a look at who Hunter Harrison has running trains now at CP... MANAGEMENT. Who cares if there'a a strike when trained management will be sent to hit the rails while you sit at home unpaid?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 February 2017 Karma, Age-old tactic: the co. denying payment for even no-brainer valid claims. Anyone that has been employed by csx for a while is aware of the rhetoric; double standards, lip service, hypocrisy, BS.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2017 I agree, a lot of claims that are submitted for review are not valid. However, I have personally called employees in the Labor Relations Dept. and asked them what conditions have to be met for a specific claim to be valid. I have submitted the valid claim per Labor Relations instructions only to have it declined. Once declined, I have called the specific Labor Relations employee back and asked why it was declined. Their answer is "Their is a Process that must be followed to get the claim paid" and they say forward it to my Local Chairman. Well B.S. The "Process" if fucking stealing from their employees and not honoring the agreement that was signed by the Carrier. It is nothing more than a attempt to overwhelm the Local and General Chairman's offices appealing Valid claims that should have been paid initially. All this ethics training is just a bunch of lip service as CSX is speaking out their ass about being a ethical company. Just like their anti-retaliation policy, that's a story for another day. OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 February 2017 Penalty claims: thing is, for every one that IS valid there are probably 3-4 submitted that actually are not.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 February 2017 Denied claims=Dead trains. CSX would be money ahead to pay the valid claims.   Name: jason wilkerson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2017 anybody need their grass cut? i'm looking for a job.   Name: cheated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Conductor 30 That's real easy to say not to step up or volunteer. Doesn't do a damn bit of good when a tm comes up to you after you been gone at the hotel for 48 stinking hours and you come in on a train after 10 hours on duty and they grab you and ask if you can go drag a train in then when you say no I am tired and want to go home they say " WELL WE REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW SO IM GOING TO ASK YOU AGAIN! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SAY. HUH? We said no again then we were order to do it or be charged with insubordination. Then they stand there and lie through their teeth and say you will be paid another ticket and the pay roll takes it back and says you weren't entitled to be paid for the extra work. WE ARE SICK OF THIS SHIT. WE ARE SICK OF OUR YELLOW BACK UNIONS LETTING THIS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE STINKING DAY TO THE CREWS. I AGREE WITH LEGAL. MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE AT NO COST! REPORT EVERY LAW THEY BREAK. NOTIFY THE PRESS. WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE!   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Loyd Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He was the one in the situation and knew what was happening. People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul working for the railroad. The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a difference. It doesn't work that way. Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal regulators,   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 ME The post was not from Adam. Wrong assumption. Not sure he would appreciate his name being posted on this site. Sure you meant no harm. Now a little education for you and other posters. As for your comment to sick, posting on this site that the CMC managers are being put on notice is the perfect thing to do. If you have not read any post on this site before, the FRA as well as an appointed team for the lawyers of CSX reads this site every day. It is a blatant violation for a crew caller to call someone in the manner that "SICK" has pointed out when the crew managers are well aware that this topic is covered in the SSA and is written in black and white. There is NO GRAY AREA! The excuse they are using now is that the IVR is violating the rule. It is set up to automatically run the rosters and anyone in AO status will get automatically called in the window between 2201 and 0000. NO EXCUSE!! They are responsible for the programing of the IVR system. They have been using this as an excuse since they were down sized and jobs were replaced by the machine. If you having issues with anyone in CSX and need to point out the problems do not hesitate to post your notice to them on this site. It is a fact that TM, RF and other supervisors visit this site on a regular basis and have been heard very frequently discussing the topics posted on here. Therefore they can not say they are not aware of situations that are taking place and therefore they are turning a blind eye. Yes, they do nothing about what they read but that puts them at fault according to the ethics policy. You should have received a copy of the code of ethics in the mail. Read page 38 covering social media. Read the first line of the last paragraph! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING POSTED THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO CSX, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY! The csx group who is assigned to monitor this site regularly is NOT EXEMPT from this policy! Actions such as those that are occurring within the CMC could easily be seen as an attempt to create hostility.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 ALL ENGINEERS Official notice came in today. The Engineers bonus will be figured at 100% and will be payable on February 22nd. There have been rumors floating around that some in upper management have been claiming they were getting a 125% bonus. These are just rumors and nothing has been clarified. However it does not matter. The contractual bonus agreement states that the bargaining unit will not request an audit or review of the corporate books to determine if your percentage is being figured fairly.   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2017 Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2 or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx did this?   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 POSTERS Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day insane business tactics that we all deal with! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! Maybe this year will be a better year and we will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones we have been waiting for more than 4 years!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a little bitch.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken   Name: HOGGER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX LOVER SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE CHOO CHOO MAN! Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to be until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US ARENT QUITTERS. We got a right to voice our opinions against the people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs. Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to. Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy train and judge others Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place! So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't know shit about what goes on out here!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more than 3rd graders.Grow up and act like grown men and women.   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2017 BEWARE POSTERS Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his game. Ignore him! Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The lover has spoken   Name: Ball less employees E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.   Name: Baffled E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 January 2017 Crew management What the hell is going on down there. You know its a serious ethic violation to put false and misleading information in an employees history, right? You busted several trains the last few days after the employees were at work but you noted in their history that you busted it before they were ever called at home. WHAT GIVES WITH THIS? I know for a fact you showed one call busted 30 minutes before the IVR ever called the crew at home and they were already at work for an hour. There has been a lot of misleading info going into peoples histories including mine. Whats up with the cover ups. Who is ordering you to lie and put in bogus entries. Is it the DTO or CHIEF trying to cover up stupid decisions on calling trains? Come on, be a man and tell us what is really going on. Is it a way to get busted tickets denied. Labor relations can say per the history we were never called? Put claims on the research burner? This is sneaky shit if that's the game. Some of us aren't falling for it. We are watching your every move!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 January 2017 Busted, Any info as to who the Moles are at Avon? I'd like to have some names. Most of the managers at Avon have Facebook profiles and I look at the managers friends. Why on earth would a T&E employee be friends with a manager on Facebook, these guys aren't out fucking friends.   Name: here come the train E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 Csx I love you brother   Name: bull crap E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will change and some heads will roll.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my brother   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to take it   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the Georgia line csx.   Name: Explain please E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2017 What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ... Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2017 Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good or even better than what you can find on the operating unions' websites. Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts like those from name "csx lover".   Name: mediators E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 January 2017 To all posters We have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name. However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post that set the company off it had to be a damaging one. We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Csx Lover You're not going to get hired! If you're a Vet you have a chance but I'm willing to bet that you are not.   Name: blow that whistle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone explain this?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.   Name: Pole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2017 Just came out 01-03-17 Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.   Name: Mr. csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Mr. csx lover, What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your writing abilities.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2017 LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can represent csx with pride   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 January 2017 CSX LOVER First off, they are NOT your brothers when you get hired. You have to earn the right to be called a brother. Second, if you think you are just going to come out here and ride trains like a little boy who fantasizes when playing with his toy train then think again. You will be a low seniority boy who will play with a toy train(remote) and pound the rocks first. You will have a hard time and wont last long because you have absolutely no idea what goes on out here in our business. You also sound like a foamer and no one hates a foamer more than an old head who has sweat and worked his butt off for years doing the old fashioned hard stuff and then have some young buck straight out of CHOO CHOO-U who never pounded a rock in his life try to tell him how to do his job! I would suggest you have a second job ready for you if you even make it through conductor school This business is no place for little boys who just want to "COME ON AND RIDE THOSE TRAINS!" Oh, and don't forget to suck up to your local chairman if you get hired because you will need him when the company steals thousands from you over the years, writes your foaming butt up for something bogus and intimidates you into breaking fra laws and rules and you don't have the nuts to stand up to them! I hope you have a tight belt for those big boy pants because its going to take awhile for them to fit you! Sorry to offend those who don't like things posted on several forums but this needs to be seen by as many little boy foamers as possible.   Name: Bobby E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Upper MGMT in Avon to watch Dave and his goons blame all of Avons problems on us crews. Be 100% rules compliance out there. Make sure we tell them how bad it is here guys.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2017 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2016 Happy New Year! Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay off. CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here and you have a good job already. Every employee with less than 15 years stands a good chance of being on street. If you're not an operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 December 2016 I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo train blow that whistle   Name: Dick Davidson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 December 2016 SAVE SAVE SAVE: When I ran the RR a few years ago, one of corporates' biggest fears is that, the rank and file will wake up some day, and start saving and accumulating their hard earned wages. The benefit of saving your hard earned wages is PERSONAL LEVERAGE. Imagine the leverage one could have with a solid foundation of assets amassed when Uncle Pete comes calling with the same old rule book violations. A combined unity of TE&Y employees with LEVERAGE can overcome any obstacle, from any overpaid CEO. Do not spend your entire RR career being a whore to your bill collectors and RR CEO'S! SAVE SAVE SAVE IT WORKS!   Name: Wait for a long awhile E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 Bonus? are u fucking kidding? Good luck with that one !   Name: waiting E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 ANYONE? Has anyone heard anything about what we might be getting as a bonus this year. Thee are no rumors or gossip floating around. Most of us are keeping our ears open to see if they are planning another stunt for upper management to compensate for their bonus loss. Wonder what kind of "TEAM BUILDING" trip they are planning this year. Cant do the paint ball camp or the trip to Las Vegas anymore since that was exposed. Got to come up with something they can keep low key. Something they can hand out 10,000 pocket money for expenditures for each. We're betting it will be some kind of cruise off the coast of florida. Some kind of wine and dine for Marketing.... any clues?   Name: Creed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 December 2016 THE CSXT CREED: The cost of employees is bankrupting the company, especially when they persist in demanding to do things that they know how to do. That concept is obsolete. In order to protect management bonuses and stock prices, employees will be required to do whatever we tell them to do whenever we tell them to do it, whether they know how to do it or not. However, if in the course of such work, said employees violate any of the rules that apply to what they don't know how to do, management will immediately hold a fair and impartial hearing as part of the process of firing them. This policy does not apply to the accounting and finance departments. Incumbants in those positions will be required to produce the required credentials and keep them up to date.   Name: Loco. Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 December 2016 Below is a post I copied from TrainOrders.com that someone posted. You cooperate executives from CSX don’t need to hire these three piece suit high dollar lawyers to write up some ambiguous agreement. Just copy this post and take it to National Negotiations. I’m sure the Eastern Lines BLE will rubber stamp it. .................................................. Let me guess...the carrier wants: (1) one person in the cab, a licensed engineer (2) An hourly wage, not to exceed Federal minimum wage scale, overtime after 16 hours at Timekeeping’s desecration (3) Adapt CSXT’s attendance policy of ONE DAY off per month. (4) Allow engineer to perform all work normally handled by conductor, line de-rails, switches, etc. (5) Eliminate tie-up for undisturbed rest rule, for all employees (6) Abolish all regular Pool Assignments and establish one common extra-board for operating employees. (7) Eliminate 25 mile limit for all patch crews/dog catch jobs. (8) Allow 1.00 meal allowance (10) Abolish all Held Away From Home Terminal pay (11) Dead Head and travel time will not go against Hours of Service Time. Have I left anything out? You Labor Relations people feel free to copy this and take it to the National Negotiations. Have I omitted anything. Oh! (12) Engineer on pool freight assignments to be attached to heart and blood pressure monitor, capable of remote stimulation by dispatcher’s office or company officials.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican" mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2016 If an EX REP, how's come? Get voted out of the position, replaced, mainly because you may just be another that has a big mouth but actually has small testicles?   Name: EX REP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2016 ALL CREWS!!! What retired posted about your unions is only half right. You can get your unions involved in your plight. As a ex union rep with 10 years of experience in a much more well known union I CAN tell you what you need to do. Unions are not as they were in the past. In the 60's the unions backed their workers 100% with out any pay off/kick backs under the table. Yes, you did have a group of dirty back stabbers but they were usually handled in the appropriate way. The unions and their members had backbone. Todays unions are nothing but yellow bellied corrupt elected officials that have no interest but to pad their pockets and keep management happy. Now, if you want the support of your unions and you want to see them step up to the plate, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO! First you feed on their arrogance. The unions that you are FORCED to be a member of want and need publicity. They thrive on the theory "LOOK WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MEMBERS!" This fools the public into thinking they actually care and deserve the money they take from you and put in their pockets! You HAVE TO draw attention to the work place. In the railroad business the only thing that does that is slowing trains down. You can not stike. The only recourse you have is to not show up or follow every rule in the book to a tee. Take the time to do as every rule says. When those eots go out as retired stated, do as the law says. When cars need to be shopped, DO IT! Timely production is a must in the railroad industy. Once you start drawing the attention of the corporate office heat will come down on the yard. There will be teams sent to your yards to investigate the falling numbers. This is when you have the most power. This is when you corner you LC's in numbers and demand some results. Results that you are PAYING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR! This is when your unions will step in to save the day. This is their opportunity to act like they had everything to do with what is happening and come to the rescue of railroad management. You will now have your unions by the balls. They have to do something in your favor. They cant afford to walk away when you are holding the reigns. None of this would be necessary if the railroads would just honor the agreements and pay a fair price for your hard work done. Taking years to pay claims if just total bullshit and wouldn't be happening if your unions did as they are paid to do. The railroads are nothing more than bullies because your unions have allowed it. Do what you must to get fairly represented. Its your money. You are forced to be a union member, enforce your rights. Many do not know that they can sue their unions for not enforcing their agreements in a timely manner. You can get your own representation. It is your federal right. Taking control of your unions requires taking control of your yards. The ball is in your court. You have the power. You just have to muster up the gust to enforce your rights.   Name: Suck it E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then you'll just get promoted like Frulla..   Name: Kevin Garcia, MTO E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2016 I first off want to wish all you crying bitching sissy shit talking rails a merry xmas and Happy 2017 for....US and NOT you. You all are going to get the ANAL drilling of your life in this industry with the help of Donald Trump and friends. So if you don't like it go somewhere else and work there. We want young, TG and or homosexual , anally gaped young guys who perform good ORAL. All you pre-1985 old heads , get tha fuck out. Kevin Garcia, UPRR MTO LASU   Name: Pissed off E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2016 Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees better.   Name: Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A basic day should be around 350 on a basic day due to all the horse crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 December 2016 Well hogger, don't know & couldn't give a crap less about engineers but do know we UTU people who retained our productivity fund are happy again this year, even though the value dropped some.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to the us president-elect's cabinet choices? Look out...........   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2016 Any news??? Haven't heard one thing about our bonus this year. Not one letter in the mail either. What the hell is going on. how we supposed to decide how we want to invest it in time if we don't have any idea how good or bad it's going to be. What a frickin joke this company is. We have to be getting something. Remember our bonus is based on what management gets. They aren't going to screw them out of everything. But then they could pull off another TEAM BUILDING EXCURSION TRIP like they did a few years ago and give then a big fat spending allowance. Nothing like cash in the pocket to gamble or play paint ball!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 November 2016 Can you picture anyone this Dumb. Shit in the middle of your Pay check. just Wow. Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida.   Name: yep E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 November 2016 The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785. This is the number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers are more than happy to help out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 October 2016 BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR DERAILMENTS.   Name: ... E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2016 R J. S. T. U Z. T. S. T I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T W. H. A. T P. I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2016 to former HR: WHO IS THE FORMER WELLS FARGO HR PERSON NOW AT CSX? WHAT POSITION DID HE HAVE AT WELLS FARGO? ANY IDEA WHEN HE LEFT WELLS? THANKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2016 CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire you fuck CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2016 Alright, OK. What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.   Name: Blowovercsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2016 Let's go hurricane, let's go......let's go hurricane, let's go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all stand up and root for hurricane Mathew to hit CSX HQ   Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Setback, ape, for 10-20 yrs.: If you've actually worked for csx 10-20 yrs., you should be well aware that trying to do "favors" or help them out is rarely, if ever, appreciated & remembered. Never - most likely & that applies to all situations. If when it's known you are not subject to a call for work (or can check quick enough), don't answer the call if you don't have to or don't want to.   Name: setback E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Set back eng. DO NOT EVER TAKE A CALL TO STEP UP AS AN ENGINEER WHEN THEY ARE SHORT AND CALL YOU AND BEG YOU TO STEP UP! This last trip was the 3rd time they screwed my pay royally. Every time I work as an engineer and Im flipped home these stinking thieves pay me a basic day for my trip home instead of the trip rate that I am due working as an engineer. Ive called payroll and put in claim and the stinking thieves keep doing it. So tell them to kiss your ass if they ask you to help them out. One of these days they might get their head out of their asses and realize its stupid to bite the hand that feeds them!   Name: Crazy train E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 MR MANAGER You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS Name: Mr Manager E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 I must say that CSX has been good to me, not one single check they have written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years. So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly lost your job because your that great model of employee that every company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire you shortly. If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i could help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2016 watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the official name for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers to pay people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2016 CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2016 I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2016 Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2016 To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if they can get the job done.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2016 Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months , are FURLOUGHED. Never been a fan of working for free. #Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,, #moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2016 I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne. Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground..   Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Tickled this guy is not driving. Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 The problem with using the National Labor Relations Act is that we are not in it. Over the years our laws have gotten similar, and merging it HAS OFTEN BEEN CONSIDERED, but we are still different. Best to remember that. AND, both union and management folks have spent years keeping up with traditional case law and black letter law, and do not wish to learn a new system from scratch. Kindly note that laws not labor related, such as EEOC, ADA, FMLA, etc. are neither labor law nor RR / Airline specific labor law, and should be examined with great interest, even if your union rep pretends it is not relevant and wishes to stay in the 1930's. Neither the company nor the union wish to jump into the 1960's, with all those scary new words.   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong....   Name: LeftSeat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 Anyone else getting their pay denied for getting trains after 8 hours as a switcher or going to catch the train because the inbound hogged just outside the terminal? I've tried to call in to the Chief and make sure I had a second ticket in to prevent this, but get told to "go get the train and he will take care of it". Yeah ok... No second ticket and the claim is denied. I've did extra work for the same pay. How exactly is this not theft? Hell, I like I should call the cops and file a police report.   Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers are management. Assistant chief dispatchers are union. (the ones the crews talk to)   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers, assistant chief dispatchers, train dispatchers, and yardmasters, are union dues contributing company people.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 To add to the statement below: This is for you Avon guys. Replace supervisor with a Union paying "Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher" "Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct."   Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?   Name: TEACHER E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 September 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS! LESSON 1 for this week! The NMB(National Mediation Board) has no authority to investigate or remedy employee grievances against an employer. The role of the NMB in the railroad industry is to conduct representation elections and to mediate agreement between the carrier and union in collective bargaining negotiations, A union certified by the NMB is the sole representative of the certified group of employees(craft or class) as to wages, hours, benefits and WORKING CONDITIONS! If you feel your employer is not properly applying the collective bargaining then the grievance procedure in the collective bargaining procedure is the proper channel to follow. Whether or not a union is required to progress an employees grievance to arbitration is usually a matter of union discretion. When a grievance is progressed to arbitration by the parties and the grievant wishes to appeal the arbitrators decision it is done through the courts. Arbitration results are usually final and binding under the RLA BUT a grievant has 2 years from the ruling to seek a set-aside. Discuss your options with an attorney. If you are a railroad employee and have properly filed a grievance with your union and are not satisfied with the results of the grievance procedure you may consider filing a grievance as an "INDIVIDUAL" with the National Railroad Adjustment Board(NRAB). Filing as an individual means that you wish to pursue your grievance with the NRAB WITHOUT the assistance or support of your union. You can contact the NRAB directly at 312-751-4688 If you believe that your employer is in violation of a law of the United states you can consult with a private attorney or contact the government agency that has jurisdiction over such matters. It is strongly advised that all railroad employees take the time to sit down and read their "WEINGARTEN RIGHTS"! Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct. There is no doubt that this post will raise a red flag with railroad management. This website is viewed daily by CSX and its legal staff. The labor relations department will not appreciate this kind of information circulated either. It encourages members to read and better arm themselves with information to put up a good fight. There is nothing more powerful than well educated and readily armed union members.   Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX   Name: UP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 August 2016 Post from Train Orders dot com. I don't remember a "no strike" agreement, unless it was for a very specific issue, but the Supreme Court basically decided rail unions cannot strike except for "major disputes" around that period. Of course in the court's eyes there is almost nothing that rises to a "major dispute" plus rail unions have to go through a myriad of steps before they can get to the "self help" (strike) stage.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2016 If truly only been a RRer for less than 10 yrs., you probably are just like a lot of others who don't realize how it works. Use your head & some common sense - go online, read\review & try to understand the Railway Labor Act. RR cos. know all about it. Rail service interruption which could idle businesses & thousands of other workers will not be tolerated very long. The Govt. \ Federal Courts have a lot of power. Long story short: A strike by RRers is not at all an easy thing to do, or even try.   Name: WhyNot E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2016 Why cant we strike? I mean what are they really going to do? Dont tell me the GOVT wont allow it, because thats bull. We wont strike though. Too many pussies out there that will keep putting up with the shit, and not do anything about it. Happy Friday. I think ill markoff sick.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??   Name: Safety First E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 ALL CREWS If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations, payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.   Name: SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2016 CALL HOMELAND SECURITY Labor relations is at it again! Just denied my claim and 2 other guys stating that the GPS data system says our trains never ran on the territory we claimed. THEY LOST OUR FRICKING TRAINS AGAIN! THIS IS BULLSHIT. HOW CAN A RAILROAD LOSE THEIR FRICKING TRAINS. HOW CAN THEY NOT FIND OR KEEP TRACT OF OUR TRAINS AND WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING. WE HAD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARS ON THE TRAIN THEY LOST. DOES THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INSANE IT IS THAT A RAILROAD CANT KEEP TRACT OF WHERE THEIR DANGEROUS TRAINS ARE TRAVELING. Maybe we should be calling the USDOT and tell them whats going on too!   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 August 2016 CSX would be money ahead to pay my damned valid claims. Wonder how much that EOT cost that is laying in the bottom of the river. Fuck you CSX, you will pay one way or the other.   Name: UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 August 2016 UP Pay Facts "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the international officers. Yep..That’s right. And I can tell you, DW is worth every dollar he gets. Just ask any LA Div. Engineers. He would tear the CSX a new ass. I’ve know Bill for 35 years. Every railroad division needs a union rep as he.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 AVON CREWS LISTEN UP!!! When you are called to work on a WORK train IT IS NOT REVENUE SERVICE. You are to be issued a ticket under kind of service 9. CMC had been issuing these tickets as through freight under kind of service 2. They are doing this because they are in violation of article 47 in regards to work trains. If they call a work train at least 4 times in a week they are supposed to put the job up for bid on the electronic bid system. The company does not want to do this so they are hoping that putting the tickets under kind of service 2 as through freight will not draw attention to what is happening. Kind of service 9 is also a higher rate of pay for a days work. DO NOT TAKE a work train out until you call cmc and make them change it to a kind of service 9. If they give you any trouble them you make sure they understand that you know this is NOT revenue service and it is not through freight If they keep your ticket under through freight then they are admitting that it is being considered revenue service and they should be reporting the service to the IRS for tax purposes.   Name: Union Pay Facts E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 To the UP Conductor: According to [http://www.unionfacts.org], "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the international officers. His supposed specialty is getting all the [convicted felons] child molesters and wife beaters back to work. How does that happen?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2016 Another 100% valid claim Denied by Labor Relations. It will cost you 10 fold over the next couple of months. CSX really does SUCK.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 August 2016 HORIZON: IIRC the crew room by the crew computers at Avon B-5 used to have chairs where you could sit and fill out information reguired by FRA and others for safety and regulatory reasons. It was changed so you had to stand up and perform tasks guickly and run out the door.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2016 Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2016 Shockednot the UNION HAS BEEN STEALING FROM ME FOR YEARS. Old news in this business. They have been stealing from us for years and always will. Our unions don't have the moral values like they did in the old days where they didn't put up with these games they play. They know exactly what they are doing . They do it to stall paying the claims and drag it out longer. They know it take the unions for every to sit down with any negotiator and get things paid because the company deliberately stalls on setting up meeting dates to cover all these claims. They got claims backlogged from 4 years ago. I put in a claim once for lap back of 48 miles off my assigned route. It was as good as gold. The thieves came back with an answer like this....Claim denied. Not valid. Crew was working in yard limits and is not entitled to lap back on yard jobs. Not only were we not even near a yard but we were 120 miles away from one. LP job with a straight shot route. NO ONE is that retarded. Your right. A first grader could look at these claims and figure it out. The mile post on the claims clearly showed we weren't in any yard and the kind of service along with the fact it wasn't a yard ticket should have been enough to come up with something better than that. Its out right malicious stealing and stalling on labor relations part. Someone needs to find a way to sue them. A class action suit should be filed! If the public new what they were doing Im sure a lot of them would back us 100%! Bet you a million dollars the so called steel workers that are supposed to be backing the unions wouldn't put up with this shit!   Name: East C. Rails E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2016 From East C. Rails: Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of control! The Underground RDL   Name: cheated E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2016 Shockednot Old news in this business. They have been stealing from us for years and always will. Our unions don't have the moral values like they did in the old days where they didn't put up with these games they play. They know exactly what they are doing . They do it to stall paying the claims and drag it out longer. They know it take the unions for every to sit down with any negotiator and get things paid because the company deliberately stalls on setting up meeting dates to cover all these claims. They got claims backlogged from 4 years ago. I put in a claim once for lap back of 48 miles off my assigned route. It was as good as gold. The thieves came back with an answer like this....Claim denied. Not valid. Crew was working in yard limits and is not entitled to lap back on yard jobs. Not only were we not even near a yard but we were 120 miles away from one. LP job with a straight shot route. NO ONE is that retarded. Your right. A first grader could look at these claims and figure it out. The mile post on the claims clearly showed we weren't in any yard and the kind of service along with the fact it wasn't a yard ticket should have been enough to come up with something better than that. Its out right malicious stealing and stalling on labor relations part. Someone needs to find a way to sue them. A class action suit should be filed! If the public new what they were doing Im sure a lot of them would back us 100%! Bet you a million dollars the so called steel workers that are supposed to be backing the unions wouldn't put up with this shit!   Name: ShockedNOT! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 August 2016 CREWS!! You aren't going to believe this but I just printed out my earning statement and a claim that I put in for being misused on dog catching services on line of road for pool crews 2 months ago was just denied. It had been in research the whole time. Hold on to your hats cause your going to love this one! The answer they gave was not only irrelevant but was so far out in left field my LC wont even be able to figure out where they pulled this one out from. Its not even in the same claim code category. I would love to give you the details but if I do it wouldn't take them long to figure out who posted this. It is so frickin bad that Im thinking of seeing a labor law lawyer about this. A first grader could read what was wrote in the original claim and see that their answer was nothing but joke! I bet they didn't even read the thing. They just grabbed it off their stack of claims and just threw some bogus ass answer out there just the get it out of the way. Our unions better get off their butts and start doing something to clean house. CSX labor relations should be an embarrassing joke to stockholder and anyone who invest in the company! Never have I seen such and inept group of people in my life! Who the hell is paying for these idiots to review and answer our claims. It sure the hell better not be any of my money that Im investing in this outfit! I want it all back to pay someone to come in and clean house!   Name: Clerk E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Attention all crews The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left corner. Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print. Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy of your ticket. They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in obtaining one.   Name: No Confidence Vote UP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Recently, UP [agreement] employees (LA Service Unit) voted on a "No Confidence" vote against the CEO [Fritz], XO [Scott], Safety Officer [Doerr] and the transportation unions. Fritz and Scott: coordinates with the Regional VP'S and local union officers to make every effort in undermining the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...by disposing of claims, targeting injured employees with rule violations and compensating union officers who rubber stamps investigations and or claims denials. UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER THAT HAS NOT SETTLED FRA FEDERAL REST CLAIMS. THE UNION OFFICERS ARE PAID! WHY? C SCOTT...Tademy v UPRR...Encouraged employees to harass a lone fellow employee and got promoted during the process. Read the 'legal' transcript! Doerr: Left a trail of blood of concealed injury claims and awarded the union officers (promised post employment consultant contracts) during the process. When forty (40) year conductors and engineers walks off the job, something is wrong!   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision. Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP 200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.   Name: Nick E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2016 I don't know what an EOT will cost CSX. But when the conductor has to walk back and inspect the train, then send out recrews in a PTI Van for all of the trains behind me that are backed up...., I would guess that all of the EOTs CSX owns would still cost less than what Payroll and Labor Relations steals from everyone combined, each and every payday.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2016 I wonder how much a EOT cost CSX to replace?..............   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 July 2016 NICK: everything you said is correct except the water. Complying with federal, state, and company safety and operating rules may slow you down slightly, but it is required. Stealing the water, ream of paper, etc. is just foolish, since that gives them a clear cut reason to fire you for being the bad guy, an excuse for the union to abandon you, and you gain some really bad water, extra cheap paper, etc. Go to dollar tree and get your dollar water, toilet tissue, etc. It's cheaper, better, and has a different name on it, so if they glance at your vehicle they will NOT see company property but rather wal-mart brand or similar. You might even save a receipt or two. You REALLY don't want to be signing a statement at hearing apologizing for YOUR unethical behaviour, and begging for another chance.If you note, the RR is very stingy on safety related items such as safety glasses, lanterns, etc. which you have to get there.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 got laid off then got banned from property couse i was a steward and fought it.fifteen years not a single write up.cant wait till they go broke.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out.   Name: Nick E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2016 me, CSX doesn't know ethics, unless its to their benefit of course. May I suggest, when CSX steals from you, you follow the advice I was given by an old HOGGER. I'm on a local that gets overtime after 8 hours. I could get on the phone, and sweet talk the dispatchers into moving my train, or I could let the new conductor do what he does best. Sit their with the radio mike in his hand looking lost and confused. My 8 hour local looks like it may dog. Oh darn. Call another crew out. We didn't hit our windows, and I have an extra 4 or 5 hours of overtime in my pocket. Plus there's one less rested crew available. I'm on an engine, and it has a defect that I'd normally over look and take the train anyway. But this time, being a SAFE employee, I notify everyone and their brother that there's a problem with the engine. Someone needs to come out here and look at it before I can move this train. SAFETY FIRST. How much is it going to cost that train master in bonus money when yet another train doesn't hit its departure window? How much is it going to cost the terminal to send everyone out to look at this defect and fix the problem I noticed when I did my inspection? Both time and money????? Maybe even another engine and a recrew when we don't make it to the other end, plus the cost of a PTI van to pick us up and drop the other crew off? Now you can't do things like this all the time, but you can run a few miles an hour slower when you're on OT. You can take home a case of water for your friends and family to drink every time you leave work, and what person doesn't need an extra first aid kit or two with a CSX logo on them? Its those little things that add up over time, like the ten dollars here or the hundred dollars there that CSX, Payroll and Labor Relations keep stealing from my check. I'm only as ethical as the company I work for.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 July 2016 Funny how CSX portrays themselves as a ethical company but yet CSX Labor Relations won't honor the agreement. That's ok, I wonder how much it cost to fix some bad flat spots on a locomotive. They would be money ahead to just pay the damned valid claims.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to 230.00 as of today. Future cost are being negotiated.   Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2016 CREW MANAGER!!! YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER! What the hell have you been doing since 1830 pm tonight???? I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get through. I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk and it never did. I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call. I have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone each time I called. I can prove how many rings were on my phone with each call. What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats going on!!! I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to another desk where no one is sitting at the time. You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take your butt with them. 175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and listening to the phone ring and no one answer. Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on down there but he is going too! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You should be ashamed of yourself!   Name: consult E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2016 ALL ENGINEERS The Blet is very well aware of what the carrier is doing in reference to abusing the SSA agreement and not honoring the proper pay for working Relief/recrew service for outlawed road/pool trains. The agreement was written in very understandable English and the Letters of interpretation are clear cut. We will make this short and to the point without a lot of extra language added. If you are called to relieve an hours of service pool crew off the engineers extra board that IS NOT a yard board you are entitled to 130 miles pay. End of discussion. Printed very clearly. If you work over 8 hours you are entitled to another ticket and a ticket for every train after that. If you are called to relieve local/switcher jobs then can issue a J-JOB ticket. This should be kind of service 4 with 100 miles. Anything over 8 hours should be paid as overtime. YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED OFF THE EXTRA BOARD AS AN EXTRA ROAD SWITCHER (J-JOB) IF THERE ARE NO SWITCHER JOBS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE ADVERTISED TERRITORY THAT YOU ARE DEADHEADING ON TO GO RELIEVE ROAD/POOL CREWS AND DRAG TRIANS IN. YOU ARE TO BE ISSUED A Q-K-L ETC.. TICKET FOR THAT TRAIN AND IT SHOULD REFLECT THAT IT IS A RECREW. EXAMPLE WOULD BE RELIEVING A POOL CREW WORKING A Q123. THE TICKET SHOULD BE ISSUED AS A Q123R WITH A KIND OF SERVICE 2 AND 130 MILES MINIMUM. It has been brought to the unions attention that Labor relations has come up with a new tactic to block proper payment of these tickets and create more claims that will eventually flood the general chairman's office to the roof. These tactics create stress and are usually done to force the unions into negotiating anything they can with the carrier to create some kind of relief from the overwhelming overload of paperwork. Several people have filed complaints that they have been calling the chief on duty after they have worked 8 hours improperly on a J ticket and demanding they be given their second ticket that is rightfully due them by the SSA Agreement(ARTICLE 68)before they go back out and drag in a line of road pool crew. The chief has been telling them they cant issue a proper ticket(ex.Q123R) but they will give them another J ticket. Labor relations is denying the second ticket with the explanation that is combined service and you are only entitled to one ticket. Now, here comes the kicker. When they take the second ticket back LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE MILES THEY ARE PAYING YOU! They have been paying the 130 miles that you rightfully have coming to you. They are admitting that you should be getting a minimum of 130 miles per the SSA. However you are still not getting your second ticket. Now, this is just part of the scheme. Several crews worked 12 hours and of course outlawed dragging trains in. These crews were NOT PAID the 4 hours of overtime either even though they were on the wrongfully issued J-ticket. So what did they do you ask??? They paid the proper miles to fool the crews when they looked at their earning statement. Most pointed it out later that they did get the right miles but got cheated out of the second ticket. Second unethical action that was taken was the fact that they knew they put the crew on a J (local switcher ticket) in order to pay less miles and a lower kind of service. They have been arguing that they have the right to do so. Well, if they knew they had them on a switcher ticket why did they not pay the 4 hours of overtime that was due the crew. They are splitting the tickets down the middle. Paying the proper miles, denying the second ticket and not paying the overtime over 8 hours. OUTRIGHT NASTY UNDERHANDED TACTICS. DO NOT...WE REPEAT...DO NOT LET THIS GO. NOTIFY YOUR LC IMMEDIATELY AND IF UNABLE TO REACH HIM CALL THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. GET THE PAPERWORK TURNED IN SO IT CAN BE FILED WITH YOUR UNIONS LAW GROUP. TIME IS OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE!!!   Name: redeye51 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2016 Hello my true Americans. Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my resignation on the table. I am a veteran who came to CSX with the promise of a better future. Well, those corporate greedy bastards are just sending true America down the drain. I am looking to write a tell all book about personal experience here at CSX. Get your stories together cause I will be back and share the wealth. Let us together get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ would love a good story. FTW...let the chit roll. And stay tuned...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2016 Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought we had a Single System Agreement.   Name: sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2016 Upper Management We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims. Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying which is unethical as HELL! Surely to god you have a GPS program that is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all times. Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us. We challenge you to respond with a reasonable explanation.   Name: Tweeter Feed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 20 June 2016 Tweet Tweet CSX: #CSX #MichaelWard & #CSXCrooks Our claims are minuscule to the ill gotten millions you all rake in annually!#WashingtonPost   Name: BNSF Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2016 If you state in your claim that you and your train were at point A and the CSX says their GPS says you were at point Z, then, why are they not citing you for dishonesty and pulling you out of service pending an investigation? Answer, they know you were at point A, simple as that.   Name: Advocate E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2016 GPS and Denied Claims: It sounds like a federal complaint issue if in fact, claims are denied based on the carrier's deliberate denial of claims, while relying on GPS as the reason for denial. Rail carriers do not like anonymous complaints to the, FEDS, MEDIA and SOCIAL MEDIA (twitter, facebook and blogs). Always expose the name of person who's denying the claims with email addresses and cell numbers...so that all can call them anytime!   Name: teacher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2016 CREW CALLERS Everyone knows this site is read by all the railroads, the fra, customers and anyone else who is a railroad foamer. Do you really want someone to come on here and expose some of the things that are going on behind the scene. If you don't want your butts compromised then you better start using your heads. Quit sucking the company..... and start doing what is right! Now, for the crew caller that refused to change the kind of service on a road relief ticket to the proper code and insisted on keeping it on local j service because the crew was working what you said was "through freight" let me enlighten you. A local is called a local because it leaves the yard and works local industries and delivers and picks up cars as a switching crew and brings cars back to the yard. These job are 8 hours jobs with overtime after 8. They do not stay at hotels. They are very rarely assigned to stay out of town over night. They normally work five days a week with a relief crew working for them if need be. The pool jobs are through freight. They are road jobs. They travel long distances and crews stay at hotels or away from home terminals as we call it. Locals are kind of service 4. Pool/road jobs are kind of service 2. so the next time a J job that is being wrongfully used to relieve a pool/road service train and NOT A LOCAL ask that their ticket be corrected to show a kind of service 2 JUST DO IT! Quit making stupid comments and trying to tell the crew what they obviously know about their work and you don't! If you don't understand how our business works get out in the field. Spend some time with the crews. Ride a few trains. Get your feet dirty. God for bid, just put down the Kool-Aid for one minute and get your own mind back! Forget labor relations and their stupid unethical orders. Use your own head.   Name: to LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2016 The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief, who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to give them last names. Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work 12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8 hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately, the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to date. Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for an ethics violation.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.   Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster   Name: Broke E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Labor relations There is no one else to blame but u for the bad moral and who gives a shitz attitude anymore. Who wants to work for 12 hrs on the job just to get half of what your due in pay because you back the stealing of what's rightfully ours under our agreement. U stooped to an all time low when u started denying claims based on the so called GPS data saying we aren't taking our trains to our "claimed" final destinations. U think we are retarded idiots who can't figure out u r just playing unethical games to deny claims. U think we can't prove we took our trains to our final destinations ? U say visual GPS data shows we didn't go there because your either a liar of your too stupid to retrieve the data properly . If u can't figure it out instead of just looking stupid call one of the crew members. We will be more than happy to fax u the proof where the train was delivered! Aren't u requred to take some training on the system? If not, do us all a favor and go sign up for one!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 June 2016 please note that very few train crews EVER deliberately kill a train. However, given the state of locomotives, cars, track, signals, and paperwork there are MANY failures in that mix. The carrier HOPES the crew will overlook the many failures and run things anyway. If the crew insists on complying with the rules, and not risking their job or their life, THAT is usually what is meant by "killing a train". Just the consistent failure of paperwork to comply with safety regulations can cause many "train deaths." There is no need for a crew to set up fake scenarios when so many real screw ups exist. If you were a truck driver and all your tires were bald when starting a long trip, you don't need to set up a delay - it happens on its own. We clarify this because outsiders may think trains break down because of sabotage, when ineptness, false economy, and plain managerial stupidity is much more likely the cause.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 June 2016 Every time CSX Payroll or Labor Relations denies a Valid claim, a train will die and have to be re-crewed. They would be money ahead to just pay the damned claims.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2016 No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. [Is any big company anymore?] Constantly have to battle them. Even for what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. This is the 21st century. Of course, they want to reduce labor costs. More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. Things have been tough many times in the past. RRs slashed/trimmed before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. Time will tell so we'll see. The posted comment in the other section is true: No one was forced to hire on & no one is forced to stay. Hang in there everyone or luck out & find a much better way to earn a living.   Name: The Firm E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 June 2016 Raped again, you might want to look at these websites for some guidance on who to contact and what to do. Personally, if your union rep isn't willing to do their job, and get stopped, I would consider getting a group together and filing a class action suit. Trust me, there are several firms that would love to represent all of you, if this ever becomes the case. Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers ... national.deseretnews.com/.../wage-theft-how-employers-steal-millions-from-american... Jun 24, 2014 - There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers ... An employer can save money if a worker is classified as exempt. ... Even when complaints are filed, Moody says, state and federal authorities have ... When Your Boss Steals Your Wages: The Invisible Trend That's ... www.truth-out.org/.../16043-when-your-boss-steals-your-wages-the-invisible... Truthout Apr 28, 2013 - You complain to your supervisor, who promptly sends you home without pay for the day. ... Cheating workers of their wages may seem like a problem of ... and domestic services in which the employer pays cash are denied ... What to Do When Your Boss Is Stealing from You | Inc.com www.inc.com/john.../what-to-do-when-your-boss-is-stealing-from-you.html Inc. Sep 8, 2015 - When a company doesn't pay you the money you're due, ... if your complaint results in an independent audit of the business's books. ... There are organizations that are designed to help employees in these situations. Find the ...   Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2016 PUKE PUKE PUKE Another wonderful day working for csx. Once again Labor relations and payroll combine two J job tickets into one after the Chief oks it and gives you two for working to different kinds of service and reduces the one left to 100 miles. Worked 13 stinking hours and the SOB'S didn't pay the 5 hours of overtime we were due for the so called "you only get 100 miles on j job tickets and overtime pay on anything over 8"! IM SO FRICKIN SICK OF GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE STINKING LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AND PAYROLL. WHY DO I GOT TO GO FIGHT FOR MY PAY WITH MY UNION REP BECAUSE THESE RETARDED IDIOTS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF RIP OFF CON ARTIST! IT WILL TAKE MONTHS TO GET MY DAM PAY! What the hell is wrong with the company. Man, there has got to be some kind of federal laws out there to protect American workers and hard working tax payers against employers abusing their workers by withholding their pay. I got to go see a lawyer!!!!   Name: VL E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 May 2016 BAD NEWS!! UTU lost its battle over the 48 hour rule for conductors to make a move when displaced. No one knows for sure how long it will be before mass mailing and emails are going to take place to notify the members that there was an agreement that members will only be allowed a 12 hour window to place themselves. If you are a newer employee and are unable to find a position to place yourself in the 12 hour period( 48 as of now) then you have the right to call the Manager of crew operations and demand a place be created for you or they need to put you on furlough. You have a right to file for railroad unemployment if you are not holding a job position with the company. The railroad unemployment office will want to see a note put into your employee history that you have been furloughed. DO NOT SIT AT HOME FOR WEEKS AT A TIME trying to find a place to go. The company has left employees hanging in the wind with no place to go for weeks at a time. If you are not working and can not hold a job position then you are not an actively working employee with the company.   Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway.   Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast?   Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.   Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah   Name: Sad Times E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements. The BLET (Bible) Bylaws allows for the General [Chairman] Committee (GC) to make their owned rules. And those rules can be to the detriment of your agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...especially if your GC and Local Chairmen (LC) are in a personal agreement with the carrier to sell you out. Railroads have numerous ways to funnel kickbacks to corrupt union officers to save cost. If one hundred engineers are due a thousand dollars in claims, it only takes one corrupt union officer to throw those claims away, and the union officer will be awarded a weekend-off with pay for attending a bogus safety meeting. Follow the money...ask and demand for disclosures from your union officers because they will sell you out for a weekend-off with pay!   Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat, Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible), Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).   Name: TECH E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2016 ALL CREWS Please note that the Labor relations department is now having all claims that are submitted for working out of route or off your designated job assigned area reviewed through the GPS. If you are denied a claim and are notified via your earning statement or email that it was denied because the visual GPS showed that your train did not travel to the area designated you need to immediately report this to the FRA operations department, head of csx operating department and the USDOT. Include any witnesses that can verify that you traveled to the area reported. This is serious business. Any problems with accurate information obtained through the GPS is a serious safety issue for all employee's. It may also be of interest to homeland security. If your train contains military, highly sensitive or hazardous material its location should be accurately monitored at all times. The sooner you forward the information to the above departments the better. We also suggest that you forward the information directly to the International level of your union.   Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 May 2016 "Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job." Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad cover to cover and never saw this   Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 ALL EMPLOYEES Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION! It has been voiced by too numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem with communication within the crew management center. Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring! There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer. There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to get through and refused to remove them. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED. YOU ARE EXPECTED BY THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT. THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU PAY DUES DONT YOU??? THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further.   Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 April 2016 exchange , I think your numbers are off....... 7 thousand laid off????? csx has about 28,000 people working for them and that includes t&e, mangers, dispatch and everyone else. if they laid off 7000 people then they would have gotten rid of 1/4 of there work force. I say maybe 2000 system wide in all departments and I'm sure that maybe on the high side   Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2016 I had the same issue last year with a straight away deadhead. Crew caller said we were not entitled to it but we were. The trainmaster called and told the caller to put it in and the caller still refused to do so. I called back and asked the caller for his name and employee id #. He asked why I needed it and I told him I needed it so when I reported the incident to the FRA they could have the tapes pulled and find the employee responsible for the incident. Also I told him that I record all conversations with crew management and this one was no different which I really do record them. And guess what happened, a ticket magically appeared. Contact the FRA when dealing with such issues. CSX has been fined several times this year. Keep it going   Name: screwed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 March 2016 ALERT!!!! People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead tickets. The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an all time low to do it. Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get. We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either. You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities. We are sending a snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA. If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service director and tell him what your reported activity times should be!   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 APE: Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 March 2016 Rail unions corrupt? That's possible. Know true facts though & don't post BS without 1st having proof. Do some research. Things that are heard or thought = don't cut it. All too many RRers talk a lot but are very poor at listening. Sad. Smart people have the ability to listen to others that do know & understand true facts - & listening is how you learn.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 March 2016 It's not that the unions are stupid it's that they are corrupt. The unions are in the pockets of the company and they don't care about its members. Our unions are worthless just like our contracts. Sad times to belong to the UTU or BLE. Way to go unions sell out your members and see who is left to pay those dues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for N/A Posted: 20 March 2016 With the Huntigton Division shutdown, 35 dispatchers just got canned. Our wonderful Union leadership willingly took it right up the pooper from CSX. They managed to get a 10k buyout rather than the protection the contract required. Why is our Union so stupid?!?!?! In addition to that, there are about to be other cuts down in the Florence office once the Huntington jobs show up down there. But these morons I work with are all whining about getting cutoff but yet half the office is on overtime today. Maybe if you guys weren't so greedy and turned away the overtime, us guys on the bottom of the roster wouldn't be looking at getting cutoff here in 3 months! But hey, screw your fellow brothers as long as you can rack up that OT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation.   Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 March 2016 please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just plain "cunt"   Name: imagine if.... E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system wide one day.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here" I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 March 2016 No doubt RR big-shots will do OK. Grateful? Loyal? If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will. If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would. It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down. Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore. Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy? Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue, the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. Long story short: Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never really concerned - until it affects them directly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department. According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company survives.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing? Thanks   Name: It's time E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 To the Robert Pines followers... This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help save jobs ...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings, harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you would understand the field employees perspective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 March 2016 Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up with Sanborn and her bullshit.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2016 I take care of CSX employees at a chiropractic office. CSX and Aetna will only pay for two maybe three weeks of care..............So they both suck........you are paying for ins but csx is directing that the ins. company highly review and deny payments.   Name: Screwed E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 March 2016 LISTEN UP CSX Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he knows we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on. During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on. HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT. A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R! WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT. KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 March 2016 Fed up APE: If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK, but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand. Then maybe, the post would have some credibility. Often, the carrier will schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared, etc. BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx wanted. Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2016 Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances. Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the railroads. I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the favor.   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 March 2016 It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months. It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the sand..not sure which scenario applies   Name: ex vlc E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2016 AVON ENGINEERS!!! TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE. WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS. THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS. THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168 PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS" BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90 MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES? CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. WHATS FAIR FOR THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO. THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THEIR ATTENTION. WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs across the network that there is now an increased number of employees whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That seems to fall in line with what he said.   Name: long duck dong E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2016 I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just fined 92,000 by the FRA. Does anyone have anymore info?   Name: nomoreJjob E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 March 2016 If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!! You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll this past half. Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for 12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54. If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 March 2016 So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then also..lol .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2016 Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn. Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out here. Welcome to reality   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2016 Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We have to give the company ideas to generate revenue. So what these morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our families. Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch that contributes to the United States economy,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 February 2016 I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of your employees..you bastards will rot..   Name: BigCountry E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2016 Evansville? What do you know about Howell Yard closing?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 February 2016 Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.   Name: Evansville E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2016 Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2016 I understand that there is a big cutback in car inspector positions through the system, starting last week. Question is: will this cause big delays in train departures, esp. from small yards where T+E will have to ready large trains by themselves, and no clerks will assist in driving the conductor around. Wonder how this works on other RR? Remember, this program is NOT to insure the survival of the RR, but to keep them at a high level of profitability in a time of low profits and poor economy. Jobs eliminated rarely come back, and newer employees don't remember any other way to do it, Comments?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 February 2016 Why are we always picking on Cindy Sandborn? She has a medium grade education and has spent her life on many RR jobs. She comes from a long RR family. Eliason, Oscar, Lisa Mancini, many others are above her, and with NO RR background. Mancini's RR background is from personnel in mass transit, as example.Oscar sold potato chips.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 February 2016 Kind of agree APE - it's about the principal. CSX Trans. & all the BS has ruined employee morale & lots of workers in each & every craft have poor attitudes. Employees should want the company to do well. Working for this outfit is not a job - it's all too often a hellish, miserable adventure each & every day. The benefits & pay that can be earned do not make up for being taken advantage of & treated awful. No one needs to be concerned about csx officials that are A--holes & how they do. All too many of those should be crap-canned, put to work where they truly belong: digging latrines \ building & cleaning outhouses for a living. The good ones will always do just fine in their careers & life.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 February 2016 I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the 1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get us a real railroader and things will change for the better.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 February 2016 Penalty claims have always been denied at 1st. Now days, especially now days, there are two dozen non-valid claims submitted for each one that probably IS valid. Way too many are turned in by people that don't know\understand their particular contract \ agreement & what they're actually entitled to. That = more work for LCs. Want to wait to be re-crewed each day? Long(er) days & less time off for not that much more$$. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 February 2016 For every Valid claim that CSX denies 2 trains will have to order a relief crew. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 February 2016 If you folks like getting screwed, just keep on paying those dues. Let the company debit your check once a month and live life well. Go to work on demand/call and do your duty, keep your mouth shut and one day go to Choo Choo school. Be the big cheese and look down at everyone else, forget about your time on the ground, and all of your naps and be a bitch to work with. Now we have the Engineer of the day, not all---- but a bunch of look AT ME, over paid and under educated folks that think the RR can not run without them. See what the UNION did! made it you and me and them. Should be US. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 February 2016 IIRC Sandborn's father died of a heart attack while on duty as the new president of ConRail. I don't think he had a son, so Cindy has to be the son that becomes the RR president FWIW. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 February 2016 Looks Like Sanborn's father Richard died of a heart attack a while back..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 February 2016 I'm hearing Ward and Sanborn are fighting for their jobs right now. If the investors want to see good to average results better show these two the door. Employee morale is at an all time low so when this happens it effects everything from results, efficiency, safety, and ethics. When an employee is concerned about their job everyday where do you think their mind is at? I expect an higher injury rate and more accidents to occur in this climate. So go ahead and keep these two clown in, go ahead and cut more jobs and close more terminals, service less customers because of lack of manpower. If the investors keep these people in they deserve the poor results they will get 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 February 2016 I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE. SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON. THEY SELLOUT THE AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME. ........................................................................................................................................................ One of the biggest problems; many local chairman make too many “Side Letter of Agreements” with the carriers. I understand now, some CSX divisions are paying only actual time on Dead Heads. That’s not the national contract since 2004. Again, special agreements are made...why? 

 Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 February 2016 Have the UTU/BLE Disappointed you AGAIN? Do you think they should be fighting for your benefits/rights as an employee, not giving away everything at each contract? Do you feel that even if we cant "get something better" at each contract then the Unions should just maintain what we have instead of trading it away for small, taxable "bonuses"? Do you think the Union Leadership is working for THEIR best interests, not yours (which is why the BLE/UTU merger never happened!)? Do you feel YOU have NO POWER against this??!! NO, NO, NO!! YOU HAVE POWER!!! You might ask, "well I am forced to be in the Union even if I don't want to be and/or they aren't a strong- member focused Union anymore".......it is true, the Rail Labor Act keeps railroaders in Unions and you have no choice about joining- HOWEVER YOU have the RIGHT to REFUSE to pay all of your hard earned paycheck to these increasingly corrupt rail Unions and their backroom deals and disrespect of their membership. That's right, you can become what's called a "non-consenting member". This means you refuse to participate in the Union(s) as a full dues paying member, instead you are put on their books as being in the Union but only pay a small portion of dues that are related to the collective bargaining agreement. All of the MAJORITY of the dues which go to lobbying, political functions, paying leadership etc.- will not be charged to you. Actually dues drop to the range of $12-$25/mo. Now you cant vote on the contracts, cant go to meetings, cant use any "benefits" and cant do pretty much anything with the Union. By LAW they are still to defend you if you get in trouble/discipline. Why am I telling you all of this? Not to destroy Unions or tell you not to want to be in one, but to PROTEST the Unions behavior and effect a change in them. Money is the only thing that gets people like these to respond to our demands and cutting off their flow will wake them up. If entire locations/workplaces all did this at the same time it would send a message surely. This is almost like striking on the Union itself, only with its money (dues). Will this type of action be harsh? Absolutely. Will some people call participators "traitors" and "Union haters"? 100% likely! But when people stand around and do nothing to defend themselves, they will be stripped of their lives and liberty surely. Please consider protesting the Unions anti-membership behaviors and become "Non-consenting Members" to make them realize OUR voice the MEMBERS are who they answer to! The Unions are required to post your right to do this action, they usually put it in a small blurb once a year in their newsletters/magazines. They claim you can only put an application in once a year to do this but you have the right to do it anytime you like, there has been upheld legal precedents for it 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2016 recent WSJ article (front page of second section?) said FRA is charging much higher fines than before, supposedly cracking down. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2016 Conductor, 1-10 yrs.: Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member? Switch, join the ble-little T. That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and problems. NOT! ---------------------------------------------------------------- APE: Unions exist because politicians still allow them. Consider what it'd be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union representation at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are totally ignorant foolish words. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2016 UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the year. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2016 If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 January 2016 well Avon is supposed to be the cheapest yard on CSX, and before that the cheapest on Con Rail. Problem is: if you are already the most economical yard, what do you cut NOW to show you are still reducing even more, to keep up with 'the plan'. Traditionally the RR kept a few jobs 'in the pocket' to run until you have to cut. That way you cut a little fat, and save the bone. What do they have to cut at Avon? I have heard they might try to go to 1 yardmaster per shift. Since they can't retain yardmasters anyway this might help. (Isn't that a red flag for poor management if you can't retain your employees?). Are they still planning the remote control GPS Kubota at the hump to 'drive" crews around. Lockeed-Martin (builder of the ultra expensive and failure prone F-35) are the designers of this super costly and complex system imposed on a circa 1900 company. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 January 2016 I am not a Union fan, however they have done one thing right. If you are Certified as an Engineer or Conductor, you have a ticket. That means the world is open to you. RR are now and will always be looking for good employees, and the ticket is your first place in line. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2016 The problem with the CAPS system is that it never resets itself..the only way you get get points reduced is if you don't mark off..also a major problem is you are deducted points even with a valid medical issue..if I go to the doctor I'm still deducted points..that's a joke..Also you can't compare T/E jobs to other careers..who else is on call 24/7..also it's crazy to have one attendance policy for everyone..not all freight pools have assigned off days and you have to depend on getting 6 starts to get any time off..then the company will purposely reset you to ensure you don't get 6 starts 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 if your employed at csx for less then a year, shut the fuck up. that's my opinion .you haven't been here long enough to cry and pout about anything. you haven't been shit on or fucked with long enough to post anything on here. you don't like it quit, go work somewhere else .I wish I could quit.I be gone tomorrow , but have to much to lose to start over at a new job at my age. I know people that worked for conrail in the early 80's that had 13 years seniority and had to pack up and move to a new terminal 300 miles away to work. railroads are up and down business. jobs have always been cut, furloughs during slow times, yards closings isn't new and there use to be 5 man crews on road trains reduced to 2.and I'm sure more bad news is coming. 

 Name: bridge E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 19 January 2016 was off due to csx medical dept. approximately 3 months, RRB medical forms were filled out by csx physical therapist, in turn the RRB sent me a nasty letter that my sickness claims were denied cause they were not filled out by a medical professional. i contacted JIM EBERT and was assured, after i faxed paper work, that he would help me get my medical leave benefits that i was entitled to. Since faxing paperwork to EBERT, he will nin answer or return a call. He ,EBERT is in place for the company, not the employee, and the bmwe is of little help. JIM EBERT is a fraud as a representative to the working class, so beware of EBERT on any legal issues, he is not able to tell you the truth cause he is in the pocket of C.S.X. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2016 I read an article some time ago that said new buyers want the OLD management to eliminate jobs. That way the new bosses can move in as the good guys, saying "no new job cuts" or we are hiring for NEW employees for the NEW company. The old "bad guys" still get their money, but have to take the blame with the $$. And, moving the HQ will usually shed some old time employees, letting the new guys hire new, grateful employees at the new location, and teach them the "new way' of doing things. Our old management would prefer to stay - they are well off financially - but$$ is not the same as $$and authority. Being the olD, rich geezer at McD is not the same as coffee on the business train, with people hanging on your every word.   Name: todd Novac E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2016 todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy novac snitch his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from his union . watch him boys   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 January 2016 Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have a job   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 January 2016 You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING evil bitch..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 January 2016 As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill, welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts + relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better (thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's, etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range busy!   Name: deez nuts E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2016 Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence   Name: John Sepesy E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2016 trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe ''lazy'' Kazy is a snitch!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 January 2016 Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I hope sooner than later   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you (CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the spirit that counts, right?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 January 2016 Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc. are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the spirit that counts, right?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 January 2016 I left the RR many years ago,, now look below and see WHY. Cannot- imagine getting out on a train with this as an Engineer. one thing I do know is he can run it, if you can stand it. E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2016 Mr. Hatch, Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when my check comes there are pay declines or researches for jobs worked. They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay I am owed. This company has not shown a loss in profits in many years. Yet they feel it okay not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay. If you are like the vast majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family. But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. Sent from my iPhone   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 January 2016 Did you know that the Mg employee ratio in many industries is 4/1--12/1 is reasonable. This TM might be new or experienced, however having been there it is not easy. The 100k is an I wish. or true, who knows--do you. ame: True statement E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around 90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke...   Name: True statement E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 January 2016 Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around 90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management than employees........ What a joke...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 just fyi Oscar Munez - formerly of CSX - now with the airline industry, had a heart attack in Sept. and just now had a heart transplant.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2016 You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...   Name: C. Smith E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2016 Mr. Hatch, Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when my check comes there are pay declines or researches for jobs worked. They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay I am owed. This company has not shown a loss in profits in many years. Yet they feel it okay not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay. If you are like the vast majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family. But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. Sent from my iPhone   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 January 2016 reason the company likes unions is the same reason some folks love crabgrass - it takes up space otherwise filled by useful plants. No union means someone would start one, but that space is currently filled so no space for a better version to grow.   Name: OSHA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 03 January 2016 Car repair First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have the grounds to sue your union. Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law. It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are set down by the federal government. Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. Time is of the most importance. GET ON IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 January 2016 Car Repair, 20-30: If true story then....... Yeah, of course they'll want to crap-can you if\when you claim an on-duty injury. That's their way. Reports are needed = paper trail. Need to talk to a union designated legal counsel about your particular situation (which is something you should have done long before now). Good luck.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2015 I WORK AT CSXT AS A CARMEN IN CHICAGO OVER THE YEARS AND A OVERBEARING CONTRACT FOREMAN CONSTANTLY RUSHING .PUSHING AND RIDIQUALING ME BY GIVING ME EXTRA WORK AND RUSHING ME TO GET IT DONE SPLITTING ME UP FROM A CO WORKER AS IT IS A TWO MAN JOB AND EXPECTING THE SAME AMOUNT OF WORK I STARTED HAVING LOWER BACK PROBLEMS EARLIER THIS YEAR IN SPRING OF 2015 I SLIPPED ON A MUDDY GRATING THEY HAD ON TE WORK TRUCK THAT WAS HOMEMADE FOR A SIDE STEP TO GET OUT OF TRUCK AND FROM RECENT RAIN and potholes under standing water from ungraded gravel roads in the yard this contract formen witness this as i fell AND I ALSO TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED HE FAILED TO HAVE ME FILL OUT ANY TYPE OF CLOSE CALL OR INJURY REPORT AS THE DAY WENT ON MY BACK STARTED TO GET SOAR AND TIGHTEN UP BUT I SUCKED IT UP AND DID MY JOB AS THE WEEKS WENT ON MY BACK WAS REALY STIFF AND SOAR THIS SAME CONTRACT FOREMEN NOTICED THIS AND ASKED ME IF MY BACK WAS HURTING I SAID YES AND HE GOES IT DIDNT HAPPEN ON THE JOB DID IT? I TOLD HIM YES ITS BEEN HURTING EVER SINCE I SLIPPED AND THE WORK HE KEEPS RUSHINGME TO DO BY MYSELF AND THATS ALL HE SAID NO REPORT OR NOTHINGGG I FINALY WENT TO MY DOCTOR TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED HE OERDERED MRI AND SHOWED BULGING DISC AND DEGENERATION SENT ME TO SPECIALIST HE WANTED TO OPERATE GOT A SECOND OPINION THIS DOCTOR ALSO AGREED THAT OPERATION IS ONLY REMEDY SO HAD OPERTION BUT OVER A MOUNTH BEFORE I NOTIFIED ALL MANAGERS FOREMAN ETC THAT I WAS GOING OFF FOR OPERATION AND TOLD THEM I WAS CLAIMING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY I ASKED IF THERE IS ANYTHING I HAVE TO FILL OUT AND THEY ALL WOULDNT ANSWER MY QUESTION SO NOW I AM OFF I HAD TO HAVE MAJOR BACK SURGERY AND STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH MY INSURANCE UNITED HEALTHCARE I ASKED LOCAL UNION REP BUT HE COULDNT HELP I CALLED GRAND LODGE UNION REP THIS JERK RIGHT AWAY TOLD ME IF I FILE OR WANT TO CLAIM ON THE JOB INJURY THE COMPANY WILL FIRE ME PERIOD AND HE AND THE UNION WILL NOT REPRESENT ME PERIOD THIS JERK IS A PAID OFF COMPANY KISS ASS NOW I HAVE A SCREWED UP BACK AND LONG RECOVERY AND OUR DO NOTHING UNION WONT EVEN HELP BUT COMPLETELY DISCOURAGED ME FROM PERSUING ANY REMEDY   Name: wow E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2015 wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 December 2015 TO ALL EMPLOYEES If your supervisors fail to stock supplies as needed and you must fill printers with paper, replace ink cartridges, take out the trash or use toilet paper out of crew packs while in a csx building FILL OUT A CLAIM for co mingled service under clerical work performed. Claim an 8 hour basic day. They will deny this claim and tell you it is not a valid claim for your craft. Submit it IMMEDIATELY to your local chairman. If you DO NOT want to become the replacement for the clerks, start getting these claims filed now! It is the duty of the supervisors to do the work that was left behind by the removal of the clerks. You are conductors and engineers. YOU ARE NOT janitors or garbage collectors. It is beneath you to do such jobs and you are not paid to do so. Upper management created this problem and it is their duty to handle it. GET THOSE CLAIMS FILED!   Name: no supplies E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.   Name: Watching E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2015 Retired Engineer WELL SPOKEN! You hit the nail right on the head. Lets not forget the waste of money coming out of the stockholders pockets for that over blown school. WARNING! Hits on the site are coming out of Alabama.... Jax has a new troll server... Might explain why so many new TM transfers are coming out of that area..... Be careful what you say or what you do in reference to posting. Your right to post freely was clearly discussed in your training pods but that doesn't mean you cant become a target.... Nazi southern alive and well   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2015 I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company. What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.   Name: ????? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2015 MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads to CHANGE. CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety hazard has now been changed. Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage. As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 December 2015 Good luck to all the Carmen.......FYI this company doesn't honor it's signed contracts anyway.....never has and I doubt ever will.....one big lie ....and the almighty unions let them get away with it.....   Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 December 2015 A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough. Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees! Keep up the fight!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 December 2015 There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her.   Name: HelloImMichaelWard E-mail: Mward@cex.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2015 I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we are dissolving the Huntington Division   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 December 2015 I worked for the L&N slash CSX for 41 plus years. I worked a local in Bessemer Al. Which had advertised mileage of 152 Miles, which was paid like clockwork until some dumbass on the bean counter in Jacksonville decided we were not entitled to it. They went back to August 03 2015 and started taking it back. I retired December 01 2015. I was hit for 5300.00 dollars which they were taking back 250.00 a paycheck until I retired and then they took all my paycheck except for a dollar on the one I was was suppose to receive on December 18. This is how this piece of shit company treats its employees everyday glad to be gone, good luck to the ones who still have time left. Danny Chastain.   Name: getting sick E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2015 AVON CREWS!!!!!!! THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING. GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"! THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT GET PAID. IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!   Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2015 APE, No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie: agreements, contracts, promises, etc. [Although big-shots seem to well taken care of.] Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride. Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 November 2015 WAKE UP PEOPLE The start up date for the new Idpapp policy is closing in. You all better be calling your Lc's and finding out what the hell is going to happen with any previous discipline that someone already has on their records. How about the 180 forgiveness right that was agreed upon with the unions. You have no opportunity to work any minors off your record. You had the opportunity to work 3 minors off your record in a three year period and with this new agreement you wont be able to. Get ready for the head hunting. If they want someone gone now they have to write them up 5 times to move them to the next level. That means more stalking of a single employee. Maybe that will create a pattern and that employee could file harassment and discrimination against the stalking supervisors. We all know how this works. How about stacking. Previous agreements stated that a supervisor could not slam you with multiple failures resulting in an employee getting more than one INCIDENT failure for the observation test. Is this still going to be the rule. Will they be allowed to do like a cop does and trump up 5 charges against an employee at one time????? Better start asking questions!   Name: Former LC & LR E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2015 The very best substantiation is documentation. Submit, turn in: penalty claims and unsafe condition reports.   Name: Crazy company E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 November 2015 This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch morale boost now.   Name: loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 November 2015 LOCO Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon. Constantly doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area. Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request a days pay at their rate.   Name: HighSeas E-mail: Ssheree@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 November 2015 Returning to work after 7 months of leave. Husband tried getting a loan from 401k. He was told he would have to wait until after his first paycheck to get a loan from 401k. A co worker of his was put 9 months. Neither of them continued payments while out, but his coworker wasn't denied. Anyone know about how this works?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2015 Lc: So cmc will co-operate, via phone, each\every time? Doubtful at best. Crew dispatchers are probably following orders from their supervisors who probably are following orders from others.   Name: HogHead E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 November 2015 LC Thanks for the heads up and we will do that. Thanks again for the info!   Name: Lc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 November 2015 Avon engineers If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35 miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get these claims turned in. When cmc calls you make sure you get them to tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around service. Second. Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead head to it they will lie about the destination of the train. Ex: If you take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof of the miles you traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9. It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the USDOT.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 November 2015 Supposedly Bill Ackman, owner of Pershing Square Associates, has been trying to take control of CSX. CSX, in turn, has been trying to be the most efficient RR possible, saving current management by thinning out the company. TONIGHT, someone is buying up NSRR, with the stock closing considerably higher. The rumor is that Ackman is buying the NS, starting NOW, to make it the most efficient RR in the east. Lets see what happens tomorrow - Tuesday.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2015 THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS. ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS   Name: Retired now, thank Christ E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 November 2015 Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc. All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away? Quit/resign en masse. No one, the co., the unions, the feds could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that. Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're....... ah, never mind. Hopeless. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Is csx really that dysfunctional? Bankers, investors, etc. want to know.   Name: Oyeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2015 Brakeman you're exactly correct Csx hasn't lost money they just made less.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals, exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the problem.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 November 2015 Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 November 2015 ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really? what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see profits in the millions for each quarter. for example:the problem is if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh we only made 410 million compared to the previous years third quarter of 460 million! we lost 50 million dollar!!!!!! no fuck nuts you didn't lose 50 million ,you just made less!! you still made 410 million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the 50 million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to afford them!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 November 2015 I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said. However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or what?   Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2015 I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 Horn blower; my 2 cents: If you earn 700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to stay there. To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the hrs.\days required to earn those & what$$ you have to contribute for union dues, health ins., etc., etc. Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4 yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many regular yard assignments aren't much better. Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career. Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles away who's lost their regular job. RR Retirement can be sweet IF of age & have at least 360 months of RR service. However, the taxes are high while actively working & the sickness & unemployment insurance sucks. Lots of things to think about. Do as you wish. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2015 If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these circus clowns 

 Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2015 Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2015 horn blower, stay away and keep your current job. working here is like a 30 plus year jail sentence. sure its good pay and a nice retirement. this job will put you in a early grave. consistent harassment from incompetent managers who worry more about protecting there bonuses then moving trains. forget about being a new hire nothing but extraboards for you. no weekends off, work through holidays, phone ringing at 145 in the morning for 345 ,working out in shitty weather and I can go on and on. also not to mention you never know about jobs being cut or even terminals closing!!! ask Erwin or corbin employees how that feels 2 months before Christmas. the list of negative things go on and on. I been here to long to walk away or I would. 

 Name: horn blower E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 October 2015 I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders out there would be greatly appreciated. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 October 2015 'train dreamer': That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a co. mole / troll. 1. Why do you want to work for a railroad? 2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft. 3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful. Read a few pages of this website. Jesus.............. 

 Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2015 I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule will I have as a conductor? 

 Name: railroader E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 October 2015 I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the train.This is a rough life 

 Name: ride them rails E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 October 2015 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone. 

 Name: train line ups E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2015 that's been like that since I worked the road back in 2001. train line ups and times are always wrong. phantom trains showing up has always happen ,at least up here on the ex conrail lines. yes they also show trains that are a few weeks old. try working the road for 6 for 8 and not 10 for 12 for your rest. problem is no one goes in and deletes them. if you take the trains line ups a 100%correct you are going to go insane. going to take a pictures? lol whos going to care about them ? the press? really? my suggestion is take the call as it comes or your gona give your self a heart attack. like I always tell people this company dosnt give a fuck about you and your feelings . don't like it quit. im sure theres a lot of people from Erwin that would take your job. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 15 October 2015 Cindy says it was a hard decision to shut down Erwin terminal..she might have thought about it for a couple of minutes..then the rest of her time was spent figuring out what she was going to buy after receiving her big bonus..she probably got some advice from Mike Ward..wake up you pathetic shareholders..these clowns are running CSX into the ground..grow a pair and stand up to these greedy bastards. It's funny that CSX always cuts from the bottom of the chain and never the top. If these people stay in power CSX is in real trouble..bring back common sense leadership not greedy people like Ward and Sanborn..they will burn 

 Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 October 2015 THIS JUST IN.....the all mighty C.O.O. cindy sandborn has announced via the csx gateway that Erwin Tennessee terminal will have REDUCED OPERATIONS (AKA closing). all switching, locomotive service center, project shop and car shop .most trains will shift to other routes and local customers will still get service. . 300 PEOPLE WILL BE OUT OF A JOB UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR SENORITY ELSE WHERE.PEOPLE WILL GET 60 DAYS OF PAY AND BENFITS. according to cindy " this hard decision was made after other options were carefully considered" what that really means " fucking close Erwin , its costing us money," by the way cindy says " HAPPY HOLIDAYS FORM CSX" 

 Name: Loco man E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 October 2015 Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy. Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each other. Focus on what's important. 

 Name: Help Us E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 October 2015 Please bring back our old Trainmaster to Brooklyn Jct WV He ran circles around this new breed of idiots. Keep the numbskulls fire the good ones,same everywhere on the rails. Thanks Vierling/Frulla 

 Name: Big Mo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 October 2015 We use to like some hard liquor workin them plant switchers, but then them young college boys came in and now all ha do on break or lunch is swap teen porn and smoke their wacky tabackie. Having a coke break today is not the same coke break it was -0 or 12 years ago. In them days you DRANK your coke with your hamburger or hotdog. Drug use to be a flu shot and an aspirin. Now it's like open season. Anything goes. I guess 90% are lit or in zombie mode after partying from Friday night till Monday morning yard duty. The railroad sure has changed that's fer shut. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2015 I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon. This company and it piss poor management is a real mess. The incompetence is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through the door. Very sad. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2015 Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for the RRs that hauled it. Things do change. The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic. What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal? We'll see. Stay tuned. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2015 I heard that 5 terminals will be shutting down on the Huntington Division. I've heard Erwin is already shut down so 4 left to go. I find it amusing that CSX is shutting down terminals but yet Ward and the upper tier management will still be receiving their big bonuses. No wonder CSX is in such bad shape. Ward continues to run us in the ground and shareholders just let him run the show..obviously we don't have the brightest shareholders or board of directors. Well way to go Ward..let's see what else you can destroy in the upcoming year 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2015 Railroad and Union Corruption: There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits! The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims paid! All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen! Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads ripped-off thousands of its employees! 

 Name: CBrown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2015 When is Corbin closing? What location is next? 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2015 In our terminal the safety committee or the " SAFETY GUYS ". give the safety a bad name. They lay off safety, but attend ball games, family functions, Without it going against CSX attendance policy.. I know two guys that lay off at least 4-7 times a month for SAFETY OR Union Business... Same guys every month... They come to work talking about going to ball games and other activities while on safety or UB...... The trainmasters know what they do but nothing is done... These programs would be good but some people ruin it.... We call them sucks ...... Also the guys that lay off on the weekends for safety or UB still get they're perfect attendance stock for being available... The company needs to make huge adjustments..... !!!!!!!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2015 Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of wussies. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 September 2015 everybody use to think conrail was bad but this place sucks. hopefully everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx . also I would brace your self , if cp rail take over this joint it will get worse. hunter Harrison of cp rail will be worse then ward and sandborn. remember this place will never change AND I MEAN NEVER! the unions have no power to do anything. you have two choices, either you put up with it or you can find employment else where. that is a cold hard fact. every body here is replaceable. like I said no one is holding you hostage. if good paying jobs were easy to find I be gone by now but have to much time in to quit to throw away a pension 

 Name: in the know E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2015 APE Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks. WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit. Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim. Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to us. As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal medical boards along with other groups. If a person is legitimately sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid doctors slip. Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off. Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal, unethical and as he said...slanderous. My doctor wont take those kind of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the insurance companies dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic decision when the insurance company comes after them. Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up their quality of life as we do. Now for a pet peeve.......... Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL HAPPENING! How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy! OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for legal as well as tax purposes. 

 Name: CSX Wife E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 September 2015 Im curious if anyone else has issues with getting anything accomplished with payroll? They tell you, you were paid wrong, then take that money back, but they cant explain to you how you should've been paid. Their solution is to open a case, and when you ask to be called back because you have questions that can be better explained via telephone, they still email you with a generic answer. I have tried to comb through all of these policies but they go in circles and completely contradict themselves. I have a friend who also has issues with them and we get different stories about the same thing. There needs to be a more streamlined process and they need to deliver the same information. I know they are a great company, and I am thankful my husband has this job, I just wish things were a little more simpler when it comes to dealing with payroll. The guys in Mobile don't even know how to put off tickets, when the new guys started and they asked what they were supposed to do everyone was just shrugged and said "I don't know, I do it this way". Every single one of them does it differently. And you certainly don't learn things until you screw up and lose your pay. We are currently furloughed and Im wondering how long that will last. This is the 3rd time we've been furloughed in a little over a year. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 wow ,fed up really ???? working here is like slavery.... really??? I didn't know slaves made a pretty good wage and health insurance and a decent retirement at the end ??lets go on a wildcat strike????? not how it works. go ahead and get some of your co workers to go on strike with you and they fire you all and union wouldn't do nothing about it cause you just cant walk out and strike.no one here is holding you hostage pointing a gun at you keeping you here. we all know this place sucks so if you don't like it just quit!!!I notice a lot of new hires just whine and cry like hungry newborns that want a bottle!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 September 2015 sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 September 2015 Fed Up, 1-10 yrs.: Sure, you are entrusted to work with heavy equipment weighing thousands of tons worth millions of dollars = a high level of responsibility and also have to endure a hard lifestyle & put up with a lot of harassment per se, all of which you should be compensated for. All too many youngsters are 1st-time union members & do not read & understand their contractual agreements. Way too many invalid penalty claims are turned in. Even the good ones sometimes are not paid for yrs. & if/when they are, it's at the pay scale of the time period when 1st submitted. Legal. That's the way it is. Bitch & complain about union representation? Consider this country's anti-labor views. At times it seems representation is not very good but just where do you think you'd be without any? Do a term or two in a union rep's shoes before blowing off. Strike: Research & read/study the Railway Labor Act & understand why that law was enacted in the 1st place. The carrier wouldn't want a strike, the unions wouldn't, other workers whose businesses depend on rail shipments wouldn't, the public wouldn't. YOU don't really want that. For how long would you be willing to man a picket line? How long would co-workers do it? Think more. Wise up some. 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 September 2015 Fed up with payroll, we all to need to stick together and hire a High profile lawyer and give him a percentage as a group and sue csx payroll department for its practices on denied claims ..it's nothing but thievery by a company that says People make Difference..which is a dam joke on how they treat there employees, with being overworked, stealing and cheating us on our pay. Look, I didn't right the contract but I have to abide by it as same as the company should, but does not!!!!! Thieves! We need to reorganize our unions and make them more for us and not for the company! Our unions are to out of touch with the men and women that pay good money for union dues to be getting nothing in return. I say lets Strike! It's about time we stand together get rid of the big unions and make them more available for the men and women that have to abide by their absentee policy which is totally unjust ! It's almost slavery. Let's stand together and make the company better for us and our customers. We deserve better hours ... We do a very dangerous job to be so fatigued, out working and being up with no sleep, because of the scheduling .. If the public only new the real truth, on all these dangerous chemicals rolling through their towns with crews that have been up for 36 hrs or more, tired , overworked it's an accident waiting to happen. Safety is not the railroad main concern and neither are the crews that work for them. it's Money 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2015 Akin to a rat on a sinking ship. Munoz is now the ceo of United/Continental(airlines). Gooden takes the csx spot vacated. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2015 just heard a bit on national news "and was replaced by Oscar Munoz, former RR official". Something to do with new jersey, AA airlines president, etc/ Anyone hear the rest? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 27 August 2015 Unfortunately you had better get use to being furloughed. I think that this is a very unethical practice by the company. As you are finding out CSX cares nothing for its employees. The only thing CSX cares about is their big bonuses for Ward, Munoz,and Sanborn..well and a few others. Now the one thing this company hates is bad publicity. With all eyes turning to a presidential election in the next year try reaching out to some local politicians and news media and let them do some research on government spending.Then be available to tell your story along with others in your position. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2015 Our 70 percent bonus is shrinking by the day.....a big thank you to our management team......you people are simply awesome..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2015 CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked even more 

 Name: Big Wig E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 25 August 2015 Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys. Corporate 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2015 What's scary about a merger with UP? I'm sure they can run a railroad better than CSX. CSX could be a great railroad if the board of directors would show the Ward the door..Ward and his bunch has cost us vusiness. Sure things are slow in a lot of markets however I've seen some business leave CSX and go with other railroads or other modes of transportation on the Huntington Division because CSX would rather have people furloughed instead of working and therefore not able to meet customer demands. Can't blame the customer. Does UPS or JB Hunt turn customers away because they don't have the manpower? I doubt it 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2015 From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man: Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse. 

 Name: UPS E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2015 Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our contract with CSX next holiday season. 

 Name: Raptor E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 August 2015 Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2015 The reason for the low morale of employees is all on CSX. When employees are worried about having a job week to week because this sorry outfit is all on CSX and Ward. Of course Ward doesn't have to worry about this because he has millions of dollars. He's a sorry CEO and a son of a bitch. With that said how does this bunch expect employees to feel..seriously I'm to come to work with a positive attitude knowing the only reason I'm working this week is because other people are on vacation..get real..fuck you Ward 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2015 Smart man...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2015 As a customer I don't put any blame on the train crew. Instead I place the blame on the local management and top executives. CSX has the attitude toward it's customers is it's our way or no way. As if they are the only cost effective service out there. Well that mentality does not work for me and my company and that's why NS is picking up our contract in September and we are purchasing trucks to haul goods within a 500 mile radius of our distribution center. Maybe we will consider CSX after Ward is out of there along with his puppets. 

 Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 August 2015 NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED. POOL CREWS NEED TO FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS AND TIME CONSUMED. IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS THERE IS ENOUGH MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY. READ THIS AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH. FAVORITES ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED. GET READY FOR THE HORSE AND PONY SHOW TO START. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2015 As a CSX customer all I can say is bring back Southern..my company will not renew with CSX..local management lies to us about the reasons for delays in receiving my products. Southern is not the fastest either however they were normally 4-6 hours later than scheduled or expected..CSX is at least 12 hours or in some cases a day later. CSX convinced us that their services were more costly than Southern but they were a premium service...well we are going back to Southern..at least I know my product will at least show up that day 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at all...How tomorrow moves..slowly 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2015 I've been with CSX for nearly 10 years now and the morale is the lowest I've ever seen. I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or not. And truthfully I'm there with them. My goal is to dog ever possible train I can. CSX doesn't care if the freight gets moved so why should I care..fuck these bastards..fuck you Ward 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 August 2015 Now that really sucks that you have to wait to receive a Direct Deposit and the creditors want there bills paid. CSX is really blowing chucks. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 July 2015 This company could care less about you,your son in law,your daughter,their children and anyone else involved.....the sooner you realize this the better off you will be ....bottom line is the almighty dollar......they are so hard up they took .82 cents back out of my last check for an overpayment in the past.......lord help us all...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 July 2015 As the Mother-in-Law of a CSX Conductor/Engineer, I am continuously amazed at the antics that are allowed to go on at CSX. When someone works, they are supposed to get paid for their time at work. When someone is trying to further their career at CSX, they should be rewarded for their efforts. Instead I sit by and watch my Son-in-law having to constantly fight for his hard earned money. In the last 3-4 months, he has only been paid on time once, maybe twice and even then it wasn't the correct amount if any at all. He has a wife and three children depending on him at home. How is a CSX employee supposed to feel empowered and happy to go to work when he knows that come payday, he will either not get paid or his paycheck will be 700.00 when is it supposed to be $2,500.00. Creditors don't want to hear, "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't get paid". I have asked him many times why he won't file a complaint or grievance. He just laughs and says it won't do any good. The stress level of the job alone is very high. Having to also worry about getting paid properly is ridiculous!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: 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   Name: E-mail: 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   Name: loosing pools E-mail: 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.   Name: Norfolks finest E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 July 2015 Wish we had a site like this for lawyers and union heads to help us keep the monster straight. From the looks railroads run the same regardless of what company employ us. We had about 50 transfers and new hours come to Cincinnati who are not qualified in the yard or road switchers, this means us who are qualified will be called out of order too work jobs they cannot. O.k. this sucks because being on the extraboard makes it hard enough to schedule life and be prepared and rested for a shift, but now I can be 10 deep on the board and actually be 1st if it's a job they can't work. Of course they said they would pay the difference if we run around them but 8 claims later and still not paid even 1 claim, nor just a simple called Out of order claim. I'm owed about 2300 From the past 3 months and they refuse to pay after putting in claim again and again with promises of payment. We can thank our New divison super Carl Wilson and his lapdogs. Last 2 years our company moral is at a all Time low. Shame unions are in there pocket. Looks that way to is at least...."They can do that" our unions favorite quote.   Name: E-mail: 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.   Name: E-mail: 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.   Name: alert!!!! E-mail: 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!   Name: Glad E-mail: 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)   Name: loosing road pools E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2015 buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days. rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are they going to do about it, its a law, they cant do nothing to me" well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying there going to lose there jobs.   Name: GC E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2015 SSA COVERED ENGINEERS LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims. One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56. SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL. When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different. READ ARTICLE 51 very closely. This is where the road crews are getting severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP. BLACK AND WHITE. NO GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL! YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR EACH TRIP When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE! ARTICLE 57. ROAD SERVICE. READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35 MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS. THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP YOU MAKE. ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL! READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE AGREEMENT. IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5 MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND WHERE. LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2015 How Much did you make slaving for 18 hours, working your buns to the bone. let me Guess.$400.00 now that is slave wages! If I am wrong just tell me. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2015 I think it is about time for a conductor strike. CSX is blatantly and constantly violating the conductors B&O agreement. Whether it be auto rejecting every claim that comes in or not paying deadheads or over miles. Enough is enough. All they say is "talk to your local chairman". Well talking hasn't changed anything and they know it won't. Time to make CSX feel what its like to lose out on money, like the rest of us. Here is my personal experience of CSX screwing me out of pay. This is one of too many experiences, but this one put me over the top and I'm tired of fighting for my money. I was called out of away from home terminal hotel to recrew a train and bring it back to away from home terminal and deadhead home. Sounds easy enough, except the train was 155 miles away from terminal and after 12 hours on duty and 310 miles traveled I was ready for my deadhead home. Trip mileage for my pool is 226 miles. I was told the conductors no longer are paid for straight deadheads. Only engineers will get code 17 deadheads and conductors will get code z combination deadheads. So after arguing to no avail to the crew caller, because crew management sent an email to instruct them to put the deadheads as such or risk discipline. I marked off after 18 hours on duty and put a trip adjustment claim of 536 miles. Here's the shocker (insert sarcasm)...declined by PAYROLL and only paid the 226 mile trip rate. So basically I worked 18 hours and traveled a total of 536 miles, only to be paid 226 miles worth. These combination z deadheads must stop immediately when engineers are paid accordingly. NO this isn't a conductor vs engineer fight. It's a CSX employee fight against the corrupt company. AND I for one am all for striking if it solves these pay issues and getting paid what I am entitled to. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2015 Check with the state(s) - see if there are state laws in effect that pertain to contract carriers hauling RR crews. Then bear in mind the big business RR cos. usually knock 'em down 'cause they're big \\ interstate commerce & the courts & legislators back them up. 

 Name: Former Jitney driver E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2015 To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector. Are the subcontracted jitney or drivers who drive the rail employee around, any transportaion drivers covered under the FRA federal railroad act? Whisleblower etc... Thanks 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2015 Can understand them doing that if that recrew job was a short turn-around out of the away terminal. But that trip - no wonder you're mad. Is this csx's way of punishing B&O committee members for staying out of the ssa? The general committee needs to tackle this. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2015 I think it is about time for a conductor strike. CSX is blatantly and constantly violating the conductors B&O agreement. Whether it be auto rejecting every claim that comes in or not paying deadheads or over miles. Enough is enough. All they say is "talk to your local chairman". Well talking hasn't changed anything and they know it won't. Time to make CSX feel what its like to lose out on money, like the rest of us. Here is my personal experience of CSX screwing me out of pay. This is one of too many experiences, but this one put me over the top and I'm tired of fighting for my money. I was called out of away from home terminal hotel to recrew a train and bring it back to away from home terminal and deadhead home. Sounds easy enough, except the train was 155 miles away from terminal and after 12 hours on duty and 310 miles traveled I was ready for my deadhead home. Trip mileage for my pool is 226 miles. I was told the conductors no longer are paid for straight deadheads. Only engineers will get code 17 deadheads and conductors will get code z combination deadheads. So after arguing to no avail to the crew caller, because crew management sent an email to instruct them to put the deadheads as such or risk discipline. I marked off after 18 hours on duty and put a trip adjustment claim of 536 miles. Here's the shocker (insert sarcasm)...declined by payroll and only paid the 226 mile trip rate. So basically I worked 18 hours and traveled a total of 536 miles, only to be paid 226 miles worth. These combination z deadheads must stop immediately when engineers are paid accordingly. NO this isn't a conductor vs engineer fight. It's a CSX employee fight against the corrupt company. AND I for one am all for striking if it solves these pay issues and getting paid what I am entitled to. 

 Name: Iced E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2015 To anyone who hears the Bull about cost savings, cutting the fat or any other terms that describe the efforts by CSX needs to look around. There is nothing new to this BS strategy by CSX. Posturing for a take over or whatever comes down the pipeline. Understand this, money can sway a good man to decide some really stupid decisions based upon fear. Another takeover strategy, only means the sky will be falling once again. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 June 2015 June 25, 2015 CSX SUCKS more than it ever has! Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight! Cutting back on crew packs! what does that tell you? Watch your paychecks! This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how to count beans! ENRON all over again! Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!! If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!! Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the freight. CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will. How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem????? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2015 Pretty good. And true. The Railway Labor Act was passed into law to prevent rail shipment interruptions, which could about destroy the US economy by hurting businesses\companies that rely on RRs - they'd have to idle their employees - that stuff wouldn't be tolerated very long. If there was a strike, even a selective one, how many yayhoos that live payday to payday could be trusted to man & honor picket lines? 

 Name: CSX Disgusted Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 June 2015 Re: Shoo-Flys question: The reason they can't just pay us minimum wage is because that would be an all out abrogation of the collective bargaining agreement. You constantly hear your Union Bros. complain that we can't strike over this or that. And the reason is usually the same. That being that the issue is considered a minor dispute under the Railway Labor Act. There are very few issues nowadays that are considered major issues. However an all out abrogation of the contract such as that, would be slam dunk for the unions.IT Would be a MAJOR ISSUE that could potentially shut the Railroads down within hours. It would also be so blatantly illegal under the Railway Labor Act that the President himself would probably be involved, (within hours) and would issue a Presidential Order to cease and desist until a Presidential Arbitration Board ruled on it. It would most likely be very unfavorable for a RR company to even try something like that. As much as things have been tilted in favor of the RR companies for a long time now, there has been historical precedent for it to occasionally swing very far the other way on occasion. President Nixon (a Republican no-less) ordered the RR's to gave massive pay raises to RR workers after a Presidential Board of inquiry determined that RR workers really were not paid fairly for the demands of the job, back in the day. 

 Name: Shoo-Fly E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2015 Question: What’s to stop the CSX for just saying, as of July 1, 2015 all train and engine service employees will be paid a basic day at the Federal Minium wage rate, overtime after 40 hours worked in one week period? Please! Don’t tell me the BLE or UTU could stop them. If they can stop paying full milage on Dead Heads and go to an hour by hour worked, they can do anything they chose. The Union seems to have no power over that move. 

 Name: Needing info E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2015 Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson come from? Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at last? This clown is a nut job. 

 Name: Foghorn leghorn E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 June 2015 Who is Pines? Is it a he or she? 

 Name: Love'em E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2015 I just love CSX 

 Name: Combine forces E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2015 Is cp buying us out? 

 Name: Locomotion E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2015 Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one. One dumb little Oompa Loompa ..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in? I got news for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place. Watch what you wish for! 

 Name:  E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2015 $$Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra cash. Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got any info on this? Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about this. You still have any connections?   Name: SP Eng. Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 "Locomotive Eng. Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........” ..................................................................................... That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being, if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 June 2015 Maybe Canadian Pacific pays their valid claims......   Name: NO RESPECT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2015 Ripped off You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end ever goes as far as they were ordered to go. When asked if they were going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them off. Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. The big question here is WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!   Name: Shoo-Fly E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 June 2015 I have heard that CSX is no longer paying full milage rate on a deadhead, only actual hours on the deadhead. Is this true? What’s next, minimum wage? “Drive to 65."   Name: watchdogs E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 June 2015 Crews Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get raped and abused and run into the ground.   Name: Silly blacks E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head freak...... Suck it up and do your job.. Csx gives more to the blacks than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2015 Declined claims=Dead trains   Name: ripped off E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 June 2015 WARNING Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30 days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal. This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work. Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not being paid. You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in the union. Vote all of them out at the next election. THIS ISNT A JOKE! Look around you and see what is slowly happening. Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being revamped while you are reading this! Wake up!   Name: Amy E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 June 2015 I have an announcement to make..... I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days. That is all.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2015 Sick of it Do you own stock with CSX. If you do then you are an investor. It doesn't matter if you own one share. As an investor in CSX you fall under several different departments of ethics per the company. First, find the CSX CODES OF ETHICS under investors. You are an investor. Read all of it very carefully. To save you some time I will post a small portion that addresses your situation. Every CSX director, officer and EMPLOYEE(that includes you) must help ENSURE that reporting of business and financial information-computerized, paper or OTHERWISE-is accurate, complete and TIMELY. This includes records of cost, revenue, time sheets, vouchers, bills, PAYROLL and benefits records and regulatory data, among other business information. There are 7 topics addressed in this code of ethics policy. One that is of most importance for denied claims is number two. NEVER DELIBERATELY MAKE A FALSE OR MISLEADING ENTRY IN ANY REPORT OR RECORD. An earning statement is a report. It is also entered in the records of the company. A denied claim that you know 100% for a fact is legitimate and it is stated in writing on that statement that it is denied because it is invalid should be handled as misleading and your union representation should handle it as such. You as an investor also have the right to bring this to the companies attention. Many would say this is a gray area, but the writing in the ethics code is in black and white. There are those who would argue that you must file everything through your union representation first, but as an investor in the company you need to make sure that any internal breakdown that may be developing is brought to the proper department immediately. It is your money and future that is invested and at risk. Fellow employees who have been denied pay for attending the mandatory classes and are investors have a right to enforce these codes of ethics. Waiting six months to get paid is an unacceptable business practice. If a supervisor has stated that he/she has notified the financial department of the problem and nothing has been done, then you as an employee of CSX and an investor is obligated to inform the proper department of the problem. This is your duty as stated in the codes of ethics. Remember, it is your duty to help ensure that proper procedures are being used and followed.   Name: sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2015 Conductors I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS THROUGH OUR UNIONS. I know for a fact that several have confronted Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they have both said it has something to do with the new computer program they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they got their heads out of their arsses! Come on people. Lets start mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!   Name: MFoust E-mail: mxmichaelf@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 May 2015 Got my pay stub, yesterday, guess what? They did it again! last half was 3 trains this half at least only 1! Whats the deal CSX! not paying double tickets, anymore making us fight for our money, each an every pay period! Dont ask this guy, every again if I want another ticket, whats the point your not gonna pay it anyways! Feeling a bit pissed!   Name: Sick clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2015 Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day ladies .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2015 Dang....I will be on vacation that week....can someone please get me a photograph and hopefully an autograph too?......   Name: union E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2015 HEADS UP AVON!!! MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS. THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET. THEY ARE RAPING OUR AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON 180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE! ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP! THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!   Name: CSX long time disgusted slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 May 2015 Investigative Reporter is a troll! His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could make a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge. They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews. And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.   Name: Blah E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2015 L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines, Fellas.... L&N, why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why do you care... Who cares??? Pines, Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and continue to use it to your benefit. But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or f*ck... but get over it!   Name: whocares E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 May 2015 I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.   Name: Coal River E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2015 trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works. this week Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the sub-division the derailment occurred on. He even grew up in the area lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2015 not sure where to put this, but pix monday 4/27 show containers blowing off intermodal train @ huey long bridge during 110 mph wind storm. CSX stuff? all accidents can be avoided. louisana, of course.   Name: HA HA E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2015 OTHER NON April 15th poster...that was funny. Great sense of humor..... I especially love the one where you state that there are others who are fixing the problem of being stuck in a siding for 4 hours.... Almost fell out of my chair on that one! You are half right though. Most the time it is just 2 hours. Been that way for about 4 years now. But then you still got the trains that are lost and the dispatcher don't even know your out there because they did their usual job briefing from hell! That's ok. Gives us a chance to put our feet up and take a break from the beating you take on the power.   Name: no mo E-mail: no mo . com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 April 2015 where is Todd Novac working????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 April 2015 This is in response to: Name: New Hire that Declined E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 08 March 2015 To begin with you posted in the wrong section. (Denied Claims) So in response I am denying your negative claims about CSX. You must be one of the hundreds that CSX paid to go to school and then did not have a strong work ethic. Mommy and Daddy must have given you an easy life. I don't like this so I'll just quit, is your attitude. We are better off without you. You must be the type of person that believes everything you read, Because this site sure did influence you in a very negative way. Or maybe you were already that way and this site just gave you some food to digest so you could spew your ignorance. Every company has its own set of issues. Something you will not like, and I am sure you have already left another one because you did not like it. Grow up. Get a job. Get a life. The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence. But it has weeds in it too.   Name: Rail rider E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 April 2015 My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees hate this company with a passion. Managers are fallen over each other, and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in debt because you will lose as well.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 April 2015 CSX has some of the best management in the rail industry on par with other industries in the us. why do I say that, just let me list the reasons.This applies across the board new TM or new T/E. 1-Wages/Salary opportunity to build a life 2-Open ended opportunity to excel 3-Big bucks behind your efforts 4-No pressure to move beyond reasonable expectations 5-Stability 6-Retirement is excellent, and the memories are stellar. Always remember, when you are stuck for 4 hours in a siding a lot of folks are working to make sure that never happens again. Sales folks are selling freight, track crews are fixing track, signal folks are fixing signals, electricians are fixing locomotives, yard crew is building trains, callers are calling crews, managers are on call all of the time to protect the service. It works for everyone, and the check comes and never bounces. Everyone likes Payday CSX has never missed one. THAT IS WHAT MAKES CSX MGT SO GOOD.   Name: Attention new hires E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 April 2015 T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the circus but don't hire on....   Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 April 2015 Crews For those of you that are having trouble getting into your caps records to review your "points" of progressive discipline accessed to you for staying home sick, don't feel frustrated. As usual the company has once again given out inaccurate info on how to log on. Log into the internet through apps.csx.com or the site you use at home to view the crew screen for train schedules and personal info. After logging on to the internet explorer page enter the word (caps) in the search bar that says "search this site". Make sure you put the word caps in (). Several sites will come up. Select the one that says crew attendance points system with the word (Caps). Four selections will pop up on the center screen. Select TITLE. Select CAPS in the upper left hand corner and your info should pop up. If you have problems call the chessie help desk. They have been flooded with calls and are aware of the bad info that was given out. Just another good laugh for them. They were expecting this to happen and were prepare for a flood of phone calls.   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times....   Name: crew caller E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 April 2015 Crew Management has become its own hell! Working there for the last 17 years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we have allowed to happen. Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass union for all would help everyone. Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide? Thanks in advance   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 March 2015 9 out of 10 CSX managers are dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily ....   Name: FTW E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 March 2015 If you get ran off can you every come back? what the average time.....   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 March 2015 Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits. These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their head from their ass.. !!!!!! T/E management is one big joke. Many managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough Indians .. These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those losers and doing NOTHING about it. As a share holder I'm very unhappy with the performance of upper management with the lower level management.   Name: New Hire that Declined E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 08 March 2015 This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative effect I believe... I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was not. Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other options after I learned more. No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling. The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy that both employees and management are to blame for. Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting CSX. What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions, moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness. The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty about what they look forward to most in their CSX career... Retirement. And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the money and can't wait for the ride to end. Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job. However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction even though they are putting on their happy face through the process... well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments. They alone did not break the camels back. watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the transformation in demeanor is striking. this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling practices. Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in transportation it is downright dangerous. All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no 100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7. It is unsafe and everyone knows it It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the company from employees/unions to management to the top brass. The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call. Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay and half the current hours when on call would be a start. If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12 hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy buggers 24 hours a day. You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the root cause of why your industry does not. You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up so bad? Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that simply confirm all this. When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be solved by following the money. It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance to work here. How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself because of these problems?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad We know your the man (42 yearson the rr) 4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives, 1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats. You don't have to put your resume on here. Just who are you trying to convince? Me or yourself.   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad did 42 yrs. Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically & mentally. Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the less than 1 yr. person\poster. Can't deal with a sick mind. That job is for professionally trained doctors.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2015 Less than 1 year Don't pick on that old man. He's doing the best he can. You might be the closest thing he has to a best friend. Go easy brother.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 04 March 2015 Glad Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post. Sale some of those photos and buy your own.   Name: Glad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 March 2015 The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins. cos. right now, -- and start getting professional help ASAP.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend. I bet you never worked out here. I believe your one of those formers taking our pictures. You better get out there with your camera here come q025. 30yrs of taking photos   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 Glad You're a company suck. You need to retire like the rest of your kind. Too old and too foolish to question anything.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 03 March 2015 FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS. ONE IS NO BETTER THAN THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 February 2015 Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract? They should and could be. There is enough silly shit in there. Ingram sure had the bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here. Was the bid system not to control layoff? Is this not attendance issues? Anything can be placed in a contract. I believe most Union members want this addressed in contracts. The ble just happened to sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. This was no accident it just didn't work out that way. This was all carefully planned out.   Name: GLad E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 February 2015 The csx attendance policy is NOT a union agreed to contract. Members & Union Leaders did not a chance to vote for nor embellish it - and doubtful they ever will. Csx corporate is just that, corporate. Big shots. Lesser, labor relations employees, including the heads, do Mon.-Fri., 9-5 jobs, weekends off & they are the ones who probably are entrusted and threatened to, dream up, write that type of stuff. It's csx that employees\members should be pissed at - csx & anti blue collar worker politicians, no one else. Glad - & Lucky, to be outta there   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 February 2015 I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member. We couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't. That being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do as well. I expect representation. I expect the details of a contract to be defined and understood before it's signed. I expect not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner. I expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off. When he is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union. I expect my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy. I expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a union not in bed with the company. Correct me If I'm wrong but has the utu or ble addressed this on their websites. No they have not! Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change. Is it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this bullshit. I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the land. There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.   Name: Bed buddies E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2015 BLE / UTU / CSX. Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on weekends, holidays,.. These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like they use to be. A bunch of cowards ..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2015 Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again. New system notice released on attendance effective March 1st. We all know they're not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat. I wish that short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest of us. Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him. I'm not sure how the new utu lc will do or where he stands but the ble lc is a short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe. He handles claims like my insane granny. WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK. LET ME TELL THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK BIG COCK. I FIND IT FUNNY THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX. uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE PAST. HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 February 2015 Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.   Name: Informer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 February 2015 Claims, claims, claims... WOW... I understand that sometimes CSX has to hire contractors because it is not feasible to hire more employees for a planned project. In this situation it makes more sense for CSX just to pay out on claims. But WOW! that lies that this company will make up to try and not pay these claims is ridicules! Screw your employees yea that's a way to get them to do a days honest work! GO CSX!   Name: Retired SP Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees being the catalyst of the posters. But, for their information, many others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency. Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission, freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men, efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the encouragement of a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning, this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's West Colton Yard in southern California. An old head switchman walked up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him. The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me, but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident, things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles Division. Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor guy going through a divorce, a serious illness or another of life's traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now, take one of your company officers, overly concerned about him separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation, this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal Service.   Name: Rose lake E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 ROSELAKE.... Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX. He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a joint. The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually doing good. Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat in his office looking out the window. THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim... 1st They tell you they don't want to know.... 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it" 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them for a change!   Name: ROSELAKE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 February 2015 ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work. "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan" These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had plenty of time to get it out of his system. RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a break! MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out... ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 No discipline for Following Dr's Orders! MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 February 2015 READ THIS AND PASS IT ON! www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 February 2015 LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long, erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times. They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched the brakes. Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident. Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day. The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill. Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry, especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight. “Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes, the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since 1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the result of weary crews. “We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,” said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The risk is increasing again.” National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing 10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials. In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2 hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had five hours of sleep. Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for 24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused 10 million in damage. A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew members. After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a 500,000 settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and irregular work schedules. Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo. Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain, he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb. At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it. “I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done, someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview. “That someone was me.” Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents, though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown. The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem. In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue. A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while tired, extremely tired or exhausted. Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service. Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their sleep patterns. The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian rhythm produces maximum drowsiness. Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to being in a constant state of jet lag. “There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.” Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to six hours of rest is common, they say. Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month. “It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R. Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.” Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm. Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7 million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60 hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those working 40 hours. His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the association canceled the research. “They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are going to wipe out a town.” Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions. Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions. Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of Casey Jones.” Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company executives and train crew members. Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show. Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad worker retirements, twice as many as the year before. Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%. Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of engineers has been flat for years. Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach 100,000 a year. “It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a dangerous situation.” Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires constant attention. Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed. “There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.” Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s, when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead. But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four and causing 4.4 million in damage. The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph. Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries. A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than six hours of rest the day before. Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change, Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m. En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window in an apparent attempt to stay awake. The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force, which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related efforts. Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available, crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads, after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty. Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more predictable. At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are available at several major hubs. Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003. The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that government regulation would create. “We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey, general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe. “We have come a tremendous way as an industry.” Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad workers from accidents are at record lows. Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point, but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the association’s senior vice president of safety and operations. Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working. Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force. The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people. Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had worked days on end without time off were partly to blame. Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck. Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents. In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas line in violation of the Railway Labor Act. The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off. “We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working 12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to work like that and be safe.” Union Pacific declined to discuss the case. The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year across its vast network. The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte, Neb. “Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight solutions.” Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly. Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of corporate and labor opposition. Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act. Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s “10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990. George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem “was one of my biggest frustrations.” “I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a huge safety issue.”   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 February 2015 Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass. When ever I get 20 points I'm gonna just happen to get hurt at work. Then sue their asses. Does anyone know a good lawyer? 100.00 a month in Union dues and this is the shit we get. I wish we had half a damn Union. Anyone thinking of coming out here think again. You would be better off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 12 February 2015 Other, non-employee, for N/A: No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control. Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 February 2015 I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it accurate? "Just follow the money. The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough for the 25% of employees who do make it. It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security. A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"   Name: Funny E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2015 CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains, they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work. That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 January 2015 One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work. IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE. CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING US. WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY. CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 January 2015 Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's Absenteeism Policy, which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two violations result in counseling letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline. Possible discipline for a Step 3 violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the Manager of Manpower and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling disciplinary issues related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the Absenteeism Policy, she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at and creates an incident form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy are removed from an employee's record after three years. The three years doesn't change with caps.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 January 2015 CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville January 28, 2015 CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville, according to a company spokeswoman. The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie Cost said. “This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,” she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a difficult decision.” lollololololololololololololool   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 January 2015 NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to entrap crew, here is a quick review When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS REFUSAL TO WORK. YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT. ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR. IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION FOR YOUR POOLS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE. ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT. CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST! WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS. FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS ONE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2015 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your children. If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.   Name: WTF????? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2015 go figure this..... NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF ALL DAYS...... READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 January 2015 BOB You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee gateway or in any bulletin. IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY. IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT. NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL LONGER THAN THAT! THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS IT WOULD CAUSE. WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS. ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS! WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM, THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2015 http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf Everyone need to read this and pass it on. BIG WIN for T&E employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 January 2015 January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: KYLE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2015 This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing, you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20 toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like right next to another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus, plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places, on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off, that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal, as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing, yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp, that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1 time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18 young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1 of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT.... And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 January 2015 [This is from a die-hard democratic union man.] Please bear in mind that thousands of invalid, unwarranted claims are filed\submitted = more work for the operating unions & the co. Could write volumes citing experiences, history, etc. Learn, KNOW facts before blowing off. "I thought" or "I heard" doesn't cut it. Wanted & welcomed & helped newer people a lot. FNGs the last 20 yrs. are a PITA.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 January 2015 Did you vote for \ or against that SSE crap?   Name: Sick of being cheated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 January 2015 This job makes me sick watching CEO make 12 mil a year in salary, stocks and bonus. Only to have payroll nickel and dime you to death on every check... Seems like every 2 weeks they are hitting people for money. I know a bunch of people last year that had thousands of dollars took back from claims that happen 1+ years before that. Guys are scrambling trying to figure out if it was correctly took back... On top of that CSX has screwed the conductor extra boards out of pay raises and took conductor bonuses... UTU doing a great job making these agreements and getting outsmarted by the company. Conductors lost majority of claims for 2 a trip, Lost bonuses, No pay raise on guarantees' extra boards, extra boards still paying 85%, lost all personal days for employee's if you don't make vacation, made a furlough board that company uses as extra board paying employee's 350 a week.... UTU sucks about as much as the company. Engineers doing great on agreements.   Name: OUCH!!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 January 2015 CRAP!!!!! I just lost 1,130.00 on my CSX stock investment in my 40lK!!!!! What the hell!!!   Name: The Van Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 January 2015 I'm hearing that Fat Ass Brian Edwards ended up in the hospital for a few days last fall with diabetes, along with a few other health ailments that usually effect Fat Cocksucking Pricks. Karma's a Bitch Brian Edwards, and it looks like she's hunting you down one ailment at a time you Fat Ass Bastard. Not even your Cock Sucking ways can get you out of this health predicament can they Brian, you fucking prick.   Name: Oak Island E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2015 Blank. I was told that 1600 people applied for the buy out the FIRST TWO days that the buy out was offered. Several hundreds more have applied since then. What does this tell you when 1600 people apply within the first two days you're offering a buy out? Maybe even upper management hates working for CSX, and they want out like the rest of us ????????   Name: Lucky E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 January 2015 Love this site........   Name: Blank E-mail: Blank Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2015 Does anyone know if csx got the 300 voluntary buyouts? Will there be involuntary separations and if so when and what departments?   Name: alert E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 December 2014 ALERT ALERT ALERT WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 December 2014 1807.69 per week for a Conductor.as per the below post. Dang what an abusive co to work for. I think the below poster might have bumped the money a little, but who know's. Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2014 You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone   Name: kevin E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 December 2014 I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2014 Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick. YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell cocksucker!!!   Name: Facts E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2014 Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are 2 .. How bad that the employees hate them. 3.. How offen that they show they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation dumba$$ for being you.. 

 Name: Facts E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2014 The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington division" goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. To achieve this award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of people and management skills. True idiots. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2014 You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 December 2014 Reply to "true story", you are pretty much correct. The way you work against that is to spend less than your income, work closely with your wife and family, and try to have a plan "b" for another job. This could be using the free tuition program that they ENCOURAGE in JAX and DISCOURAGE elsewhere, leaving local managers the impression they should actively frown on your ambitions. OR, it could be wedging in time to learn welding, run a part time business overhauling brakes or building decks, or something else that gives you a parachute, even if the landing is rough. Remember, on an hourly basis your pay is not that great, although in total it is very good from time to time.Multiple new vehicles, 3 super cell$$phones, big cable bills, eat out all the time, casual about money, etc. Does NOT Work!!   Name: Paul Lopez E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 13 December 2014 WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see this site still up and running! I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its employees during the first years of its takeover. In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.   Name: NOTICE E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 December 2014 For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS.... You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back side........ You must have a man crush on him...... F A G G O T S.   Name: True story E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 06 December 2014 Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE RAILROAD. 1 --Ex-board ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2 --- harassment by new management ( No people skills) 3 --- Every time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ... 4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle. The divorce rate is very high on the R.R. You will lose it all...... It's a gamble....... Think about it new hires.......   Name: Notice E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2014 Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the planet.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 29 November 2014 how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana and just dragging the trains into Garrett and passing off to the next crew ! with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train? doing the job according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one? at least three hours? how many crews still sitting there on rear units with the heat on? say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half? hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !   Name: HA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 22 November 2014 GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP.... IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO ISSUES. IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK.... THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT. THE SUCKS WHO BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 November 2014 Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio communications?   Name: Attention E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 November 2014 OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........   Name: Attention E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 November 2014 You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13 part (A). If you are off longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your employment ...   Name: RETIRED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 18 November 2014 A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A PARADE ! MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED HE DID AS INSTRUCTED WHILE STILL ARGUING , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY! OH SCREW EM LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE HIT SOMEONE !   Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 November 2014 Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!! This website is called CSX SUCKS...... this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you can shove those accidents up your backside..   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2014 So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll itch.....Nice try Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only. Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait until AFTER THE 10TH to go in and delete the check mark because it wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why would anyone already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye on this box!   Name: Sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 November 2014 Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This New policy was created by people that have nights and weekends off. They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets everything that they deserve.   Name: same E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2014 almost I did the same thing. Called pay roll because the box showed back up checked again. They said we are supposed to go in an uncheck it after the 10th. That doesn't sound right if they are starting the whole process on the 10th. Like everything else they do someone is going to have a problem!   Name: almost suckered E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2014 READ ALL ABOUT IT THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!   Name: PAY E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 November 2014 PAY NOTICE The message that was posted on the employee gateway advising everyone that the company was going with electronic pay stubs on line November 10th is totally wrong! It states in black and white that if you wish to CONTINUE TO RECEIVE your paper stubs by mail you need to go in and UNCHECK the box that states you would like to receive your pay stub ON LINE ONLY and you understand you will no longer receive your pay stubs by mail. If you already have that box checked then you should not be receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail anyway. Correct? If you are receiving your pay stubs by mail go into the gateway(my pay) and keep an eye on this box. IT SHOULD NOT BE CHECKED! Watch it closely until after November 10th. We suggest you print out directions posted on the pay site just in case there is a major mess up and you stop receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail. There is a good chance this box may show up checked at the last minute without your knowledge and your pay stubs by mail will be discontinued.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 October 2014 In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...   Name: Too old E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 October 2014 Train tickets being researched now! This is a new one even for csx. I work I expect to be paid. Simple idea I thought.   Name: Retired FRA E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 19 October 2014 When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone, especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring, FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call practices are having a negative effect on safety.   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 October 2014 Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook. A puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO OTHER COMPANY WANTS. Just take a look and see.. So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on you..........   Name: USE YOUR HEAD! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 October 2014 getting a banner test? stop way back as far back as possible ! then call dispatcher you have unidentified trespasser! make em walk to you ! once you stop they cant make you come to them ! have your doors locked and makem show identity cards they could be imposters !   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 October 2014 It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract time... LOL. PUNK's   Name: engineer only trains on bnsf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 October 2014 read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed. remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property basis   Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2014 Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash ... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..   Name: WHERE? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2014 NEW RULES Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots. We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that effect. Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of the notices because they know most employees don't read them because they are not required to carry them. ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before doing the work to get proper instructions   Name: railroadjimmy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 September 2014 rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be taken out of your check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is 250   Name: new rules E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2014 new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the employee.   Name: new rules oct 1st E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 September 2014 new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is securely and properly lined for movement.   Name: BOO HOO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 September 2014 conductor 1-10 BLAH BLAH BLAH... I MEAN SUPERVISOR...... STILL NOT WORKING! GET READY FOR SLAP IN FACE GLDV CONDUCTORS. SEEMS CARRIER HAS FOUND LOOP HOLE IN THE AGREEMENT AS FOLLOWS: IF YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL TO DRAG A TRAIN IN THAT COULDNT MAKE IT TO YOUR AWAY TERMINAL AND THEN YOU ARE PUT IN A WAGON TO GO HOME YOU WILL NOT...AGAIN....WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE DH HOME. THE ENGINEER WILL! IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY HAVE TO BE PAID ANOTHER TICKET WHETHER THEY GO HOME ON ANOTHER TRAIN OR BY WAGON SO RUMOR HAS IT THAT ALL CONDUCTORS ARE GOING TO INSIST THEY GO BACK TO THE HOTEL AND BE PUT FIRST OUT AND AFTER BEING RESTED GO BACK ON TRAIN OR DH WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PAID. DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY WILL BE PAID A DH HOME JUST BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL? REALLY? DONT THINK THEY WILL SAY YOU JUST WAITED AWHILE BEFORE YOU WENT HOME. THAT WAS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE STILL NOT GETTING PAID FOR DH BETTER GET A TRAIN AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MONEY. OH..BETTER GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES TOO. THERE IS GOING TO BE A WAR BETWEEN ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! CSX 1---CREWS 0   Name: LimboTime E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 September 2014 >>>>>>>Severe penny pinching is not a good sign to stock holders or those employed by the company. This is not a good sign!>>>>>>> Just another morale boosting effort by the CSX. I think that morale stuff was mentioned in the other post.   Name: alert!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2014 HEADS UP!!!! Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they cant get any bogus write ups on us. Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than 250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them. SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250 FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250 FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY 5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY. FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU! A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY?   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2014 For every Valid claim I submit and Payroll or Labor Relations declines, 2 trains will die and have to be relieved. The cost of a relief crew and transportation will far exceed the cost of just paying a Valid claim. CSX, if you don't want to pay good claims, don't agree to it during contract negotiations. You folks are stealing from the people who keep u employed.   Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 September 2014 This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus.... CSX SUCKS BIG ONES   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 September 2014 Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in testing procedures. " measuring tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 September 2014 Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures coming out. This company and lost they're freakin mind... Here is one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet ( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of many ....   Name: Down with the sickness E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2014 Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations ? Positive or negative ?? Thanks..... CSX TRULY SUCKS.......   Name: health alert E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 26 August 2014 HEALTH ALERT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE. WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON PLASTIC BAGS. RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.   Name: concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2014 https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj. Pass it on   Name: Jacksonville E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2014 Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow ..   Name: WARNING E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 August 2014 ALL CREWS GREAT LAKES PRINT OUT YOUR TIME TICKETS BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY JOB YOU ARE ASSIGNED. SOME OF THE GREAT LAKES CHIEFS ARE PLAYING GAMES AND DELIBERATELY VIOLATING THE ETHICS POLICY AND THE UNION AGREEMENTS(NOTHING NEW) POOLS CREWS ARE BEING ASKED TO RECREW TRAINS OUTSIDE THE TERMINALS AND OFFERED RECREW TICKETS FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRAIN. THESE JOBS ARE NOT J JOBS THAT ARE CONSIDERED DOG CATCHING JOBS. WHEN THE TRAINMASTER ASK YOU IF YOU WANT TO DRAG A TRAIN IN AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A TICKET AS A RECREW FOR THAT JOB, MAKE SURE THE TICKET IS NOT GIVEN A "J" JOB SYMBOL. YOU SHOULD SEE THE JOB SYMBOL SUCH AS...Q12314R IF YOU ARE GIVEN THIS TICKET, AGAIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COPY. SOME OF THE CHIEFS HAVE BEEN CHANGING THE TICKETS TO J JOBS SYMBOLS AFTER THE CREWS ARE ALREADY ON THE TRAIN AND PERFORMING SERVICE. WHEN YOU BRING THE TRAIN IN THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE MORE WORK TO DO THAN YOU WERE TOLD AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THE WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE A J JOB-DOG CATCHER. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL HAVE COPY OF ORIGINAL TICKET AND COPY OF THEIR ILLEGAL CHANGE. FILE CHARGES WITH THE ETHIC COMMITTEE AND GIVE BOTH COPIES TO YOUR LC. ALSO FORWARD COPIES TO THE FRA HOURS OF SERVICE DIRECTOR. AFTER LONG TRIPS AND YOU ARE TIRED AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO PERFORM SERVICE FOR ONE MORE TRAIN THE FRA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO AND FORCED TO DO MORE THAN YOU WERE TOLD BY MANAGEMENT. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT SOME MANAGERS HAVE BEEN MAKING COMMENTS THAT IF YOU ARE A J JOB THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY PLEASE WITH YOU AND YOU NOW BELONG TO THEM. IF YOU HEAR THESE COMMENTS MADE YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES AGAINST THESE MANAGERS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DO SO! IF THERE ARE MORE WITNESSES MAKE SURE YOU LET THE ETHICS COMMITTEE KNOW WHO ELSE WAS PRESENT. ABUSE OF CREWS IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF THE ETHICS RULES SET FORTH BY MICHAEL WARD. DO NOT LET THIS GO UNREPORTED!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2014 Christopher Aadnesen has no management skills and his biggest claim to fame is shutting down the Mexican Mafia on the railroads. Last I remember we're running a company not a swat team. Please do your job and stop judging people!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2014 It is not the BLE or the UTU or any other union that gives a flip about anyone. when the RR goes E only, the looser will be the Engineer Not the Conductor. Conductor will get a job, somewhere and the Engineer will have a terrible, lonely, stressful, JOB I hate this, and feel 2 are required to run safely on the road and 3 in the yard. The piss poor UNIONS are once again looking for an OUT. Why not seek a crew consist with the CO. Screw the UNIONS. I would approach the CSX as a non union Partner. Yep no agreement, except 2 on road and 3 on the yard. Nothing else!!!!! You would be amazed at how well that would be put into effect. The RR would pay what ever it takes to MOVE THE FREIGHT.   Name: mad shitter E-mail: Todd novak .com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 August 2014 Collinwood ass hole Todd Novak shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14   Name: Fed-up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2014 You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL. .... IDIOTS !!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 July 2014 This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the river! His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers mouths. Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good deal in the end. Have you noticed that since letting them bring in remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man jobs? Good deal ??? Say what you want about the BLET. If this gets passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is willing to just hand it all over? If I were a conductor and concerned about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU. http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 July 2014 If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007 article 2. It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here or any other railroad forum.   Name: LadyJo E-mail: joannbrooks2014 Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 21 July 2014 Fellow CSX Family, I worked for CSX over 30 years and my last position was in the Jacksonville Human Resources Department. My union position was to help the SPG and Maintenance of Way employees with personnel records and anything necessary to make their positions in the field easier. Right now I am in a fierce battle in the United States Supreme Court and Florida Court of Appeals against CSX. I am asking for your financial support to help me to represent, not only myself, but many on this site. So much injustice has been swept under the rug and payoffs taken until it needs to be exposed and REAL change MUST happen! Please visit my Link: www.gofundme.com/joannbrooks2014 PLEASE SUPPORT ME AND PASS THIS INFORMATATION ALONG. Thank you . . . GOD BLESS . . .   Name: donate E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2014 POSTERS Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every year.... cant do it all!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2014 IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED? WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR REST ? ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS ! ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS? DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS? IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE ! ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY I CHALLENGED SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN BY ! I CHALLENGED ! 30 FT RULE THEN, CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ? WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER TO LAY BACK ! PICK YOUR BATTLES! ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT? THINK THINK THINK WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S YOUR IN CHARGE NOT THE DRIVER! KEEP SAFE ! BE SAFE ! TTFN   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2014 CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 June 2014 The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington Division. Please come and check out these two morons.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Dumbest Company Officers: 1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut The 3 in his name is his IQ 2) Robert Frulla: same as above only add arrogant and has a ego the size of his fat head and is a legend in his own mind   Name: Crying E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2014 Our N.S management has destroyed this company..   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2014 CSX MANAGEMENT Is a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of THE END OF CSX..   Name: eagle E-mail: shpendi61@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 June 2014 i don't have any comment, except that i am not a fat ass, and to it that is saying that to me, i may only say that i shall continue my work and activities and my scientific knowledge and my physical training and you mother fuckers who are more representing the interest of minorities, which is not a case at your homelands, you know that non of you will not be able defeating me in anything... say hello to Jeremy to my dear friend and to the rest of the team, and don't use this quasi intellectuals in Kosovo for fulfilling your dreams for doing the experimentation with people like me since you are worthless people and very much incapable of dealing with a kind of person as me. All the best to your bosses, they should train you much better for this games.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2014 June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!! Some things will NEVER change!   Name: Crazy Railroader E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2014 Beat you Not "Up"   Name: Crazy RAILROADER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2014 Attention "APE" I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk. Period !!!!!!!!!   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 May 2014 Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him..... Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 21 May 2014 REDI CLOWN SCHOOL: Your family member is likely much better off at his old job. He might not make as much money there, but he sure seems to be treated a lot better. Given my past observations, and what I have heard since retirement, I would not advise anyone to hire out with CSX.   Name: REDI CLOWN SCHOOL E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 May 2014 Very disappointed with CSX. A family member was hired and went through the grilling process of strength test, drug test, medical tests, background check, not to mention all the online information. He put in his 2 week notice at his place of employment, and was sent to the REDI center for what he was told would be 6 weeks of training. He was told he would have to complete the course with an 85%, but if he had any problems the instructors would help in any way they could. He has been out of school for 25 years and worked in the same field for the last 20 so it was quite an adjustment.He was put on 2nd shift 3pm to 11pm, would catch the REDI bus at 2pm and then arrive back to his room around 11:30 pm. His instructor who they called Kirby would assign them a chapter plus up to 100 vocabulary words per night and quiz them on it the very next day, they quizzed this way Tuesday through Friday, and then tested every Monday on the quizzes from the previous week. After arriving at their rooms at almost midnight, they had about 12 hours to eat, shower, sleep, and memorize the assigned work for the quiz the next day. At the end of the first week, he had an 85%, by Friday of the 2nd week, his grade had fallen to a 79%. He asked his instructor for help, or atleast a helpful tip the few times he was able to catch him...but no help was ever offered. The instructor was 5-10 minutes late for class everyday...so there was no talking before class, when the instructor gave breaks, he left as soon as they were excused and would arrive 5 minutes later than his students, and then they ofcourse couldn't stay after class because they had to catch the bus back to their room. On Friday of his 2nd week, without warning, Kirby told him to get his stuff and come with him, took him to an office and left...another man then came in and took his stuff, gave him a plane ticket information and sent him back to the hotel. They had scheduled him a flight home for the very next morning. Not 1 person or instructor even tried to talk to him, or explain anything. Thank God his previous employer immediately gave him his job back and was thrilled to have him back. this is a man who has never done drugs, never drank, has always taken care of his family and worked his butt off his entire life! A man that has never called off from work..EVER, a man that would have been a life long dedicated CSX employee. They lost out on one heck of a conductor!! They will never find a better worker and that's a fact! Good job Kirby!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 13 May 2014 OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than 244,000 in back wages & damages. At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless railroad management. https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983   Name: Railroad Workers United E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2014 If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it.. but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We already have the structure.. it just needs new direction... Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us.. the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for 4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!! Thanks.. JP   Name: RWU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2014 RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have collectively banded together to defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted effort in recent years to demean and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited to:  Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad workers in the course of their daily duties;  A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”, both in number of workers disciplined and in the severity of the discipline meted out;  A record number of firings and terminations;  Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report injuries;  Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory agency for violations;  Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict workers from taking needed time off work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such a policy;  Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by endless denials of claims;  Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than fixing the underlying hazards. Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical health, make for a stressful, dangerous and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger union solidarity; and Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems on an individual basis diverts union resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive posture, eroding the power and effectiveness of the union; and Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire railroad workforce, it must be met with a concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints, whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from escalating this wholesale attack; Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns this arrogant and despicable attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity; and Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this universal attack by creative means; and Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to acknowledge the reality of this omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their membership to fight this scourge; and Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’ Dignity & Respect that will identify and address issues that demean and degrade workers. This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention April 3rd & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois Railroad Workers United Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! railroadworkersunited.org  info@railroadworkersunited.org (206) 984-3051  PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 April 2014 CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list some of the dumbest managers that you know..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 April 2014 Our neighborhood flooded in 2009 because of a culvert CSX failed to maintain for 100 years... CSX told us we were getting a new culvert and once the statute of limitations tolled they laughed at us and never fixed the culvert. So here is my advice when dealing with CSX transportation...do not believe anything they say...only communicate via email and sue ASAP. And remember all contracts and agreements need to be in writing, signed and notarized. Also, the special Olympic comments on the home page needs to be changed or removed. They are disabled or handicapped, not retarded.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 March 2014 Railroad Union. The RR has several Unions that all live in the past. The UTU and the BLE are in cab foe's. Neither one smart enough to agree on anything. Engineers all feel that they run the train, and now they really do, simply because the new hires are always on the left side. They do this because they have to, and that is not fair or reasonable, and it should be corrected thru training. The Engineer should never assist the Conductor in the performance of their duties, but they have to or be an ass hole. If the Conductor who is new ask a question, heck tell them the truth, ya have to. If it was the other way around, and it is many times, the Engineer can learn from an Experienced Conductor. New Engineers need a lot of help from the left seat at times. Know here is the Problem. 2 unions bleeding the crew and the CSX trying to make a team. Trash the union dues, watch them scramble, and join the CSX, and become a partner in your future. The very best partner you will ever have is the one that sign's your check. GOOFY   Name: Fact E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2014 Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division. He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager ( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..   Name: Sad place E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2014 BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for. I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us. Selling our claims for 1.?? On the day. Lovin life..   Name: Lovin life E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 February 2014 Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 February 2014 To Collinwood Mad Shitter: Why do you still post that garbage? That guy hasn't been around in years for anybody who doesn't know him. There are more important issues out here than peoples personal grudges. Get a life already!   Name: retitred E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 February 2014 I am waiting for my legitimate claims I turned in way back when the original S.S.A. was enacted. ya think I should stop waiting for the mailman?   Name: Lovin life E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 February 2014 Thank you suckers. I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN AGAIN. Lol   Name: collinwood mad shitter E-mail: todd novac .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 February 2014 Todd Novac Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch . and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about you and your history Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 February 2014 WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 February 2014 Conductor 1-10: It doesn't matter what the unions negotiate and put on the table. What matters is the membership doing its part by voting down these scam contracts. Cast your ballot when that time comes!   Name: Away with Bonus E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 February 2014 Well contract year and look hear 100% of bonus from Mr. Ward and CSX how convenient. When are these idiot unions going to start voting for pay raises instead of these bonuses we get cheated out of every year?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2014 I couldn't agree with you more. The carrier has it worded as 2014 "negotiating the single system agreement." You know yourself that the SSA is a joke as it stands, and negotiating it again just means they want to take away as usual. BS!!!!   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 February 2014 Guys we need to stick together. Contract time is upon us and we really need to think about what is best for our family's . My opinion is that we need to snap back to the national contract due to the amount of money that we are losing with this contract. This stupid company thinks that we are stupid by "given us" 100% of our bonus on the last year of our contract during negotiations. Pretty slick I must say. Please look at the facts and in courage our locals to "Snap Back to the national average" please do the math.. Thanks guys ....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 February 2014 as mentioned earlier, Great Lakes Dispatch center (and Dearborn)both had wire chiefs under Conrail. Among many duties, the 24/7 wire chief essentially managed all tranportation needs with PTI, Yellow cab, other sources on this division. At take over GL and Dearborn created a special duty dispatchers job to take SOME of the wire chiefs work, and provide a soft duty job for elderly dispatchers. NS Dearborn promptly eliminated that position due to the cost. The ATDA offered to take over the TCU Wire chief job (eliminating that position) if CSX would promise to never eliminate the chiefs job. Dan Wheat was a part of this. NOW, there is still a contract that says if dispatchers exist downtown there will be at least one shift OF WIRE CHIEFS. However, the TCU have chosen to never enforce that. It would be easy to return that 239 per shift job and save money on accurate billing (do we really know what happens$$$when 3 cabs show up for what turns out to be the same run?)and, of course, MANAGE the transport fleet and let assistant chiefs manage their real duties. Remember, the original idea was that an old, green screen monitor would get a few keystrokes and automatically, electronically, control, manage, and notify everyone involved. Very challenging, and never even attempted seriously. This is still a simple, cost effective solution that will SAVE MONEY overall, and let dispatchers and chiefs focus on performing their duties in an efficient manner.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2014 this site is a joke right? You all sound like whining children that are too pussy to actually say something to your superiors, but would rather bitch anonymously on a site that was designed in the late 80's. even judging by your very short responses its not hard to see why you've been laid off. here's a hint: you sound stupid as hell, maybe you were fired for being a dumbass and not because of any boss or manager. shocker right?   Name: Thanks for listening. E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 January 2014 We could not agree more about needing more chiefs (ACDs) in the Great Lakes office. It is absolutely absurd the amount of work this one person has to do for the whole division. You have dispatchers calling trains, yards calling trains, chiefs calling trains. They can not keep up with re-crews, taxis, yards, engine problems which most of this gets dumped on the dispatchers. There is NO PLANNING on this division with the chiefs. All they do is put out fires. NO PLANNING AT ALL. They actually call people in and pay them special duty rate to help out. why? Why not just add more ACDs? We use to be the number one division years straight, until they cut the Columbus ACD, then the Willard ACD, then the Cleveland ACD and put it all on ONE person for 8 hours. To the crews out there, This is why we have problems on this division. I could type for hours about the problems we have in this office. But, I'll just leave it at that.   Name: Great Lakes Div E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 January 2014 Listen Jacksonville/Corporate The Great Lakes Division went from 4 Assistant Chief Dispatchers (16 people) down to ONE (4 people) THEY CAN NOT KEEP UP!!!! WE GET STUCK ON TRAINS WE GET STUCK IN HOTELS Even the dispatchers complain to us about the ACD not being able to keep up. FIX THIS!!!!   Name: C&O Joe E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 January 2014 UTU Sucks: I love it when guys with a couple years seniority cry about how they got fucked by the UTU, BLE, etc. What you got for being a new hire: Free training Pay while in training$5,000 bonus for not getting hurt and staying out of trouble Free health insurance for the first year What most of us got for being a new hire: A $5,000 bill for training A couple of months without pay while in training An$80 a month bill plus 9% interest for the student loan we had to use to cover the $5,000 bill No insurance at all for the first few months and no vision or dental for the first year But yea, I got 3 PL days. Jesus, what a cry baby little bitch   Name: CHA Train Master Spouse E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 January 2014 Sad to say the cheating is true for a large portion of CSX Supervisors. I would know personally! My soon to be ex has cheated on me time after time with full denial to date. Ladies beware, once a dawg, always a DOG! They will leave you barefoot and pregnant in a heartbeat once both of their heads get way to big for themselves   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2014 Hope this is not too radical but supposedly the Evansville terminal and related areas are getting free Lenovo tablets as safety rewards. They are a good name, good build, not the very latest in features, but if they are more than 30 days old they won't be. Anyway, wouldn't that be an optimal - optional way to learn tablet use and then load everybodys with the 16 ton timetable / BOR. Suppose this was the plan? The FAA just ok'd a similar app for pilots. FAR's, Jeppsen maps, AIMS, etc. just a thought.   Name: Piss Ant Maggot Meal E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 January 2014 Is there a site called "The UTU-Sucks? If not, there should be. "Folding like a lawn chair" should be their motto. Many members have defected to the BLET, and many more should follow. Spread the word! It would be nice to see the BLE take over the contract for the conductors. Yes, I have had denied claims with the maggots at CSX too!   Name: Snotboggin' E-mail: yourname@yahoo.com Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 January 2014 I don't usually post to all forums, but I would like to have some input from everyone. I received my new Operating Rules Book the other day. To say I was stunned would be a drastic understatement. What idiot thought hauling around this 5 pound boat anchor around was a great idea? Haven't found a bag big enough to tote it in. I have the largest TuffBag, and while I can wedge it in a side pocket, there's no room for anything else. How much did they spend on that stupid binder? And the moronic tabs? A decent index was all that was needed. Received the new timetable. Amazing. 2 years of bulletined changes, and I don't think any made it into the "new" timetable. The seem to only have changed items pertaining to their "new" simplified orb. Unfortunately, they didn't even manage to get that correct either. Whoever came up with this, everyone of the boobs in Jacksonville who signed off on it, should have to carry it in from their vehicle each day they come to work, and haul it with them everywhere but the restroom. I can't believe any person who actually worked in a craft gave any approval to the production of this. If they did, they should just curl up and, well, let bad things happen to them. Would anyone who has received this monstrosity please post a brief opinion of this CSX product? Thank you.   Name: babaso E-mail: pridecollege@rediffmail.com Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 11 January 2014 plot from ex army man housing society is tranfered to another person by collector & now society is refusing to new owner to take as member on reason that old member have not resigned what is the rule   Name: UTU SUCKS E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 January 2014 I would just like to thank the UTU for screwing the younger conductor's who is denied personal leave days by the company if not hitting the 240 work days to qualify for vacation. UTU agreed to 2 extra personal leave days per year but gave up our right for everyone to receive personal leave days... I worked almost 75% of the number of days to qualify for vacation due to being furloughed on and off all year and will receive 0 personal leave days and 0 vacation days for the year... The UTU sucks just as much as CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2014 The reason independent worker unions don't succeed is because they are too small, if they are bigger they will get bigger. join these unions AND the traditional unions will notice, so you win both ways. Ignore them (small independent unions) and the big unions will ignore you.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 January 2014 You guys are idiots... This web site is called CSX SUCKS not LBT SUCKS.. You idiots, we don't care how many people that lady dates... Focus on the company... Cry babies   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 December 2013 Merry Christmas T&E employees! Especially the employees who have been HARASSED, INTIMIDATED, and FIRED by this unethical outfit that calls themselves a railroad! CSX DOES SUCK!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 December 2013 Legal troubles... Its a growing trend these days when any company gets wind of one of their employees are in any kind of legal trouble to take action. In most cases its separation because the company is only concerned with their public image. As long as your story stays out of all media you might be able to go on undetected. If you are convicted and the company conducts a background check on you, you might have some questions to answer. I guess best case scenario is you make all of your court dates and serve you punishment with out disrupting your attendance record. If you start missing a lot of time im sure someone is going to start snooping. The worse case scenario is conviction comes with some time to serve and then how do you explain all that. Hopefully your lawyer works up a plea deal if it looks like your going down for the charge. One of my coworkers got arrested for domestic violence...was convicted... his sentence was for him and his wife to attend classes and pay a fine...no jail time. All his court dates were on days off and same with his classes. He lucked out.   Name: JP E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 December 2013 Are you pissed at CSX.. Are you pissed at your Union.. You could do something about it and Join Railroad Workers United... Check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 December 2013 ACL Man here... Thank you guys for all of your advice. My surgery is scheduled for next week. I absolutely have to have it repaired got a second opinion and everything. I am trying to be objective through all this and I think I am going to wait to see how the company treats me before I take any other action. Their actions will dictate mine. I have some lawyers recommended by my union but will wait to call them until the company gives me reason to. Thanks again to all... wish me luck under the knife... and everyone have a great holiday season. Take care all. Be safe out there.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 December 2013 Mr ACl man, make sure you ask your Fela attorney which union he works for before you hire him...lol Stay away from Dr Tia Chung (orthopedics) in Montgomery Al, he is a yes man for you know who...lol By the way it sounds like you have a few union men giving you some advice...lol Ask yourself if there working for the union or csx or both.... Watch out for snakes csx is full of them......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 December 2013 Mr ACL Man: You can expect anything, I was off with a shoulder injury and csx went as far as having someone approach my mom and niece in a parking lot, I now know who they hired to do this...can you say payback...lol (Bucket list) They even got to my Attorney, he was a Union Attorney (TCU) but didn't tell me until it was over.... So you can expect anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they will get away with it to!!!!! Forget about the EEOC to, they found for me, but refused to help me, Does that tell you anything????   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 December 2013 Hello Gang!!! I was hurt at work (torn ACL). I require surgery. I just would like some advice from some Railroad Veterans... Is the company going to find a way to fire me? Should I be looking for CSX employees to be disguised as telephone workers to conduct surveillance on me, tap my phone, monitor my internet usage? I feel like I am in for a wild ride with this company. Any advice? Any I deal what I could look forward to for damages? Any insight would be great. Thanks.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 December 2013 {SEX at CSX}...lol I worked for csx for almost 13 years before I was set up, harassed, threaten and terminated I seen a trainmaster that is now with the FRA go after many women and get a few of them according to him....lol I seen a terminal trainmaster (female) with another woman setting in her lap kissing...LMAO The same woman that was setting in her lap was having sex with another trainmaster a year or so before that....lol But she was a switch hitter and when your a switch hitter or just gay and you are willing to do anything for csx, they will reward you.....lol Just like the newest clerk that is now in Jacksonville, she had been arrested for various things and caught stealing from csx, but there was nothing she wouldn't do for csx, now she's in Jacksonville where she belongs.... You guys in Montgomery know who she is....lol CSX does not terminated these kind of people, they move them from state to state or move them back to their old jobs, you know how it goes!!! From a Clerk to a trainmaster back to a clerk..... Or back to an Engineer, isn't that right Danny Boy........LMAO Sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut and don't do your union job (TCU) like you should, csx will move you from Birmingham to Jacksonville as well, no name needed here, everybody in Birmingham knows who you are ....lol I need to write a book.... Before I forget, I was told by a (TCU) union man in Jacksonville that all CSX had to do was make a request and he would remove any part of your agreement that they wanted to be removed, now for all of you people that believe your union in Jacksonville is ready to protect you...lol Get Real   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 December 2013 In reply to the Retired FRA inspector, the only way I could prove it, is if I could get the FBI to interview the people that was there, I have informed the EEOC, but they had already closed my case and refused to re-open it.... The EEOC did find for me, but would not help me in any way, so that tells me that csx has a lot of pull with the Government.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 December 2013 Thanks to the person who replied to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com with the lawyers info. Unfortunately my Wife deleted this message (so I can't contact them)and I am hoping that you'd be kind enough to reply again to my email address with that same info. Thank you very much for your response. E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 December 2013 I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in 20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let another employee get away continually with not coming in on time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which CSX fired me. SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 December 2013 I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does anything about it... Let me tell you about my union man. He stood in the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man (Don) scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union (TCU) and told them ???? No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about these events, didn't they Jason!!!! I've always heard what goes around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust me it will"" For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of the people that work for them, most of them, but not all are former train masters, that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a former train master ask me every day if a switch was right and this same man now has a job with the FRA....lol You guys in Montgomery know who he is.... The same man that would stand in front of you with his fist clinched and try to tell you what to do and intimidate people....Wowwwwwwww   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 December 2013 I posted the truth about being harassed, set up and terminated and the truth about my TCU union man (Mat) finding out about it or hearing a man (Don) in the round house (Birmingham) screaming that he helped set me up, its under the Harassment section of this thing if anyone wants to read it.... One thing I can't understand is how the "EEOC" can find for me and not help me sue CSXT or help me in any way???? Does anyone know the answer to that?????   Name: E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 December 2013 I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in 20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let another employee get away continually with not coming in on time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which CSX fired me. SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.   Name: Company E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 November 2013 Happy Thanksgiving you piss ants. 365 days in a year and we can't shut down for the holidays. So grab that turkey leg and work boots and get to work.. Our bonus depends on you..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 November 2013 Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years: It sucks eight days a week!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 November 2013 November 26, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: Asking E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2013 I forgot .. Please post names and location of managers that were hired in there home location.......thanks so much   Name: Asking E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2013 Serious question ... Does anybody know if anyone has been hired in there own territory as manager Within the last six years? This is very important..CSX SUCKS HARD!!!!!!! Thanks guys have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas.......   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 November 2013 Ryan Barrs, radnor switchman/conductor, was caught doing gay porn. I saw it with my own eyes. Ryan barrs sucks dick, literally and figuratively.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 November 2013 And "they" are assholes today!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 November 2013 "They" are assholes!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 November 2013 they treat me bad   Name: Ticked off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 November 2013 BLET/UTU SUCKS .......... Not the unions that we once had..... BLET/UTU BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.... Period .... FACT.   Name: Ticked off E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 October 2013 It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection. BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period. BLET/UTU SUCKS.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 October 2013 This is part of the problem. If for some strange reason anyone (this one does) thinking that becoming a TM or RFE is the easy way to work. one could never be so wrong. They are the folks that may or may not come from the ranks, however they have a dedication to excellence that is not found in the below post. kissing ass and being cival are not the same.------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 October 2013 IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! BE FRIENDS WITH THE TRAIN MASTER BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN ! KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN! DON'T LISTEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS! HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX THERE'S NO BODY TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU ! YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ! OH YA ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS IN THE BACK !   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 October 2013 IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! BE FRIENDS WITH THE TRAIN MASTER BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN ! KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN! DON'T LISTEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS! HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX THERE'S NO BODY TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU ! YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ! OH YA ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS IN THE BACK ! JUST A FINAL THOUGHT FOLKS ALL RAILROADS HAVE YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB UNTIL YOU GET KILLED ON THE JOB ,GET FIRED, OR JUST PLAIN QUIT, HMMM GO ON DISABILITY? PAID MY DUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS DIDN'T LIKE IT ! BUT THE UNION SAVED MY JOB AGAINST PETTY CHARGES ! ALL TRUMPED UP! ON ONE OCCASION I DID SERVE TIME FOR A WRONG ACTION AND GLAD FULLY ACCEPTED DAYS OVERHEAD INSTEAD OF JUST BEING FIRED ! DO YOU WANT A JOB WHERE THEY CAN FIRE YOU AT WILL?.......BE CAREFUL AND USE DUE PROCESS IF YOUR UNION MAN WONT GO TO BAT FOR YOU GO THE NEXT STEP IN A TIMELY MANNER KEEP USING THE PROPER STEPS AND APPEAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN EVEN IF YOUR GUILTY! KEEP GOOD RECORDS ! WAS BLOWING OFF STEAM HERE NOT RAILROAD RELATED WORK SAFE ! BE SAFE ! DON'T CUT CORNERS!   Name: I heard that E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 October 2013 Step 1 Complain to the union leadership. If the problem is local to your union, union leaders may be able to help you by pressuring their members to shape up. However, keep in mind that union leaders work for your employees, not you. They will not take an action that is contrary to the broad interests of their members. They may be willing to help you deal with a rogue employee or union shop leader who is violating the law or threatening union interests. Step 2 Contact your state's Department of Labor Development or Department of Industrial Relations. Each state has an executive branch agency responsible for enforcing state labor laws and facilitating good relations between labor and business interests. Each state has different specific laws and procedures. Step 3 Complain to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a federal agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws and has jurisdiction over union violations of the law as well as employer violations. They can help you with mediation services and even law enforcement resources, via the U.S. Department of Labor. To file a complaint, contact the regional NLRB office nearest you. File an NLRB Form 508 - Charge Against Labor Organization or its Agents.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 October 2013 Csx does suck.But think about this " We pay our unions to protect our rights as CSX employees and they have sold us out. Our angry should be channelled at the unions. The BLET/UTU SUCKS WORSE. By no means I'm I taking up for this sorry worthless outfit but it's true. Can we complain to the better business bureau on the blet/utu??? Something needs to be done fast. The new contracts are approaching!!!! BLET/UTU SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2013 same site more info on atom ! http://whois.domaintools.com/smasher.org   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2013 last post link bad use this one to see who owns this site ! http://whois.domaintools.com/csx-sucks.com   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 October 2013 IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO OWNS THIS SITE ? USE THIS LINK ! http://www.whois.net/   Name: Loco E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 September 2013 I hate CSX.. Keep hiring those management BOYS to supervise MAN. Lol.. Sorriest company that I have ever seen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2013 Hello All, I currently work for CP as a conductor. I am trying to relocate to NY and have found openings for conductors. After reading this site should I be concerned? CP is running the same way as the descriptions that I'm reading here and I'm not sure i can handle another 20 years of it! Does anyone know about Selkirk division? Where/how it runs? Should I just say screw it and look elsewhere? Thanks in advance 2 1/2 years conductor, 1 year yard clerk, 10 years service center clerk   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 September 2013 Other, non-employee, for N/A You make no sense whatsoever!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 September 2013 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 August 2013 Other, non-employee, for N/A:_________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ The below post from the FRA say's so much. I made a comment or two and the FRA runs to what they feel is correct. Then it runs downhill. I understand FRA inspector to FRA inspector over many years. Let me tell you a lot of the class passed by this person, and for good reason. Not sure about the history. ______________________________________________________________________ Well, I know what trolls and foamers are! And I doubt if there are many railroad employees today that don't. Your previous statement that I had "a hard on for the trade that I was so involved in" makes no sense whatsoever! I never had much use for railroad management, but the contract people were my friends. I enjoyed being around them and did everything possible to help them. And they trusted me not to go to management and repeat what they said. I visit and post on this site as another way of keeping abreast of how CSX employees are doing. And telling these folks what really went on in FRA is my right, and I will continue to speak out. They deserve to know. Look, if you can't grasp the fact that corruption and malfeasance in our government is getting out of control, then you can't possibly understand what I am posting, or why I am posting it.   Name: ????? E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2013 Does anyone know for sure that atom smasher still owns this site. Could it have been acquired by someone at csx? How do you find out if it wasn't taken over by them when it was down and up for renewal?   Name: KandyDancer E-mail: Kg4cnc@yahoo.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 August 2013 Worked for CSX ( C+O ) in the track gangs 10 yrs-----OH ..KY..WV . Transfe Ed to the signal dept for 12 yrs then CSX , .. VA..NC..SC..GA..AL..FL .   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 August 2013 Other, non-employee, for N/A: Well, I know what trolls and foamers are! And I doubt if there are many railroad employees today that don't. Your previous statement that I had "a hard on for the trade that I was so involved in" makes no sense whatsoever! I never had much use for railroad management, but the contract people were my friends. I enjoyed being around them and did everything possible to help them. And they trusted me not to go to management and repeat what they said. I visit and post on this site as another way of keeping abreast of how CSX employees are doing. And telling these folks what really went on in FRA is my right, and I will continue to speak out. They deserve to know. Look, if you can't grasp the fact that corruption and malfeasance in our government is getting out of control, then you can't possibly understand what I am posting, or why I am posting it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 August 2013 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 August 2013 Other, non-employee, for N/A: So what makes you so knowledgeable about railroading? You sound to me like a troll or a foamer. Your comment about dress shoes being worn by engineers tells me that you are not, nor ever have been, a railroad employee._____________________________________________________________ Mr FRA, to respond to question one. I was there for a few years. To question 2. not sure what a Troll really is, nor what a Foamer really is. Guess you can define those terms for me. Now for the dress shoe comment, i wore sneakers one time as a Fireman. today i am sure steel toes are required, however at one time that was not the case. Hopefully you learned something. I would never claim to be as knowledgeable about any subject as you seem to feel that you are. Now you know why (with in the gov system), you rose from FRA Inspector to FRA Inspector.   Name: Dr. X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A Posted: 12 August 2013 Diagnosis: the crap is still flowing freely out the mouths of RRJackAss and HoMoNoMoGetaLifeYouDeadBeat. AtomSqueezer must be off whacking his subliminess smallness schweicher nodule, his brain cancer is terminal. Prognosis: Death by Bullshit. Cure: jump in front of a cement truck on Interstate 99. Nothing else will cure these old pathetic geezers. CSX wizened words of the day: "shut the fuck up, stupid". Courtesey of your CSX management team. Only sane person on here: Robert Pines NoMo, tell your wife that her next proctology exam with me is tonignt at 10pm, room 620, Hilton Hotel. Tell her to Bring some extra coconut oil this time.   Name: Happy clown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2013 Frulla will be the new V.P of the northern region effective Sept 1....   Name: What next E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2013 Heard Frulla was going to the northern region, not sure what position he was promoted to. This was from Jacksonville.Scheduled to take place around September 1.   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2013 Active FRA: Let's get something straight right now whoever you are, I retired on my own free will. I was even asked not to retire by my supervisor. He stated, "I wish you wouldn't retire." And I might just sue your ass off for falsely accusing me of stealing. A court order would quickly reveal your identity. You are the one that is lying! And another thing, I wasn't paid overtime for working nights and weekends. I worked nights and weekends because FRA management requested that we do so. And your statement that I said overtime pays me what I was worth is another bald face lie. You are a real piece of work! I retired because I could. I had the time and I was tired of dealing with asshole trainmasters and superintendents. And because FRA Region 2 no longer supported regulatory enforcement the way they once did, retirement was a done deal for me. Yes I did generally inspect outbound trains. And if CSX had done its job there would have been no delays. I was finding numerous defects that should have been identified during CSX inspections. If CSX had made the trains right there would have been no delays. I never cared that trains were delayed because they did not comply with FRA regulations. I did not take an oath to facilitate on-time train departures. I was doing my job in the most effective manner possible. And because of that, I was bullied and stalked by Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster Lennon Givens. The Lake Township Police put a stop to the actions of those individuals and there is a record of that. I understand that Givens was transferred to Chicago shortly thereafter. I strongly suspect that you are a CSX Superintendent or Trainmaster and identified yourself as "Active FRA." Perhaps you are Rob Burkett. Regardless of who the hell you are, I am proud of my record at FRA. And I was never in any kind of trouble or reprimanded for anything. I constantly received distinguished evaluations for my work. There were very few inspectors that were finding more defects or writing more violations than me. So, you piece of shit, crawl back under your rock with all of the other snakes!   Name: Active FRA E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2013 Hey retired FRA...Your name is Robert Lusher... I find it funny after you were forced to quit the FRA that you now stoop to this...Man just get over it...You got caught stealing and where run out of the FRA...The facts are that you only worked when you could claim overtime nights & weekends...You made the statement that "the overtime rate is the only rate that pays you what your worth"... You where recorded on video breaking many safety rules...Finally you only wanted to make inspections on outbound trains to maximize your impact to operations which you where also recorded saying... The only thing that you spew that is true is that you are retired... BY CHOICE THOUGH...YOU COULD HAVE ELECTED TO BE FIRED!!! Enjoy your retirement Robert...You piece of S****!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2013 Well said FRA (retired).   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 August 2013 Other, non-employee, for N/A: So what makes you so knowledgeable about railroading? You sound to me like a troll or a foamer. Your comment about dress shoes being worn by engineers tells me that you are not, nor ever have been, a railroad employee.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 August 2013 I am responding to this post simply because the FRA inspector may have served his time, paid his dues, and after all of those years still has a hard on for the trade that he was so involved in. As a gov employee, retired on a pension, he might be happy. Sounds like something different. what really got me was his comment on the fair- haired boys. Transportation employees are just that, nothing more nor nothing less. The way to the right seat in a locomotive is something foreign to the FRA inspector. He works Monday threw Friday, with a little OT at times. Not the same deal. When you see an engineer get on a locomotive in dress shoes, remember this is not his/her first rodeo, there is a lot of blood lost in that transition. Every Conductor/Engineer that is operating today, are true professionals. Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2013 Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years: You are absolutely right about railroads hiring and keeping people that will eventually cause a serious accident. The engineer in Spain seems to be an excellent example of that. I hear that he actually bragged on Facebook about the speeds he operated his trains. But on the other hand, railroad management often fosters unsafe practices in the name of production and on-time schedules. And if the employee is a yes-man (or woman), that individual does not seem to be watched as closely as others. That is until he or she screws up and causes an accident. I wonder if the engineer in Spain was not properly monitored because he always kept his trains on schedule? This all goes back to the early days of railroading, when the runners were the fair-haired boys.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2013 "Tired of whining" I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2013 Dear Story Sharer, Do you know what union holds the RCO agreement? Do you know what union holds the trainman's yard agreement(s)? Are you sure that your BLET LC appealed your discipline grievance through the union that you were holding craft at the time (RCO operator is UTU jurisdiction) because if the appeal wasn't progressed through the UTU, you're phucked. Bottom line; if you're a yard snake (trainman) belonging to the BLET, you're a fool. Not saying one is better than the other but come on....   Name: E-mail: broken_rail@hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 August 2013 With all the harassment and discipline being handed out by CSX, it's time to band together and do something about it! Don't just sit on your ass with a passive attitude. I reads all this whining about how bad this place is to work, but never any action taken break it off in CSX's ass. It is a known fact that this company cares little about you. All they care about is the bottom line. They deny legitimate claims, pay claims for pennies on the dollar, cheat you out of overtime, lunch violations etc. The list goes on and on. And what do we do, we let them with out retaliation. Time to band together and make THEM suffer. CSX hates bad publicity. 1. RCO crews, work BY THE RULES ! There is no reason for you to hurry. You will not be rewarded for your performance, you will just get another switch list handed to you. Early quit? was it worth busting your ass over 30 minutes?? Risk life or limb to help these greedy fuckers increase their profits off the backs of trainmen? Get hurt and see how quickly they dis-own you. 2. Take your allotted heat / cold weather breaks. Remember, CSX educates it's employees on proper hydration, heat/cold exposure. You are allowed to seek relief when necessary. There is NO time limits between seeking relief from extreme heat or cold. 3.Walk slowly, especially on road ballast. If you slip, trip, fall while performing your duties, make damn sure you report it. Most of all, ensure you have on the required footwear. Road ballast is the most common cause of injuries. 4.No favors! Do not take " short calls" from the CMC. If they screw up and forget to call someone to fill a vacancy, that's not your fault. Take your 2-3 hour call. Delayed trains cause back-ups. Pisses off the customers as well. 4. If a company official asks for a favor, and we all know they do from time to time to make themselves look good and break a few rules in the process, cover your ass! You are not going to be charged for NOT breaking a rule. Who will defend you if you fuck up? Not that official that asked for the favor..... you can be sure of that. 5. Make sure you are "on time". Being late can invite a charge of delaying trains etc. Have all your bulletins, train orders and job briefing when on CSX time. You do not have to perform any duties while off the clock. You responsibilities start at the beginning of your on duty time. Not 20 minutes before. So make coffee, change your shoes etc. But do not pull your train orders off the printer until you are actually getting paid. What are CSX pricks going to do to you? Your not allowed to perform ANY duties on property unless you are on duty. These CSX officials could even charge you with being on the property illegally if you get to work too early. Fuck them with their own rules. 6. FMLA If you have to have it, get it. CSX bastards hate to have anyone on FMLA. It takes the fun out of CMC intimidating you to work. 7. Quit bitching about your Union and get involved. They are not the real enemy. Granted, they seem to be in bed with the company recently. 8. Engineers need to do a thorough "calendar day inspection" of locomotives when necessary. Especially when on overtime. Note ALL defects. And most of all, the defects require a visit from the repair facility. Nothing pisses CSX off more than having a locomotive reported that needs repair. And the toilet issue, nothing needs to be said there. We all know CSX locomotives are some of the worst. CSX could care less about your comfort while sitting on a hot, stinky locomotive for 12 plus hours. 9. Stop way short of any hand throw switch when coming into the yards. So the conductor has to walk a little. Slow down. Keep the yard crews from doing their job just causes more delays for outbound trains. And we all know how these CSX pricks like to lie about actual departure times. You don't need to go 10 mph in the yard, that's just the limit. 10. DO NOT take a train over territory you are not qualified on. Even if you have operated on that territory years ago. You are not allowed to operate on a division/sub division that you had done over one or two years ago. CSX would nail your ass to the wall if you took a train while doing them a favor, and you had some sort of mishap. These fuckers would be the first to crucify you. What is your defense? 11. You cannot refuse to do what you are told by any officials. If ordered to do something unsafe, call the FRA or OSHA. CSX loves having been "dimed" to the Feds. I know, I called OSHA on them many times. Make sure you have names, dates, and places when reporting. Witnesses as well. 12. Never, ever give lengthy written statements to any officials for what ever mishap you were involved.. Keep is as short as possible. This is just going to be used against you in any investigation. You may forget what you wrote. And make a copy for yourself. 13. DO NOT TRUST ANY OFFICIAL ! Regardless of your cozy relationship with them. In the end, they will protect their ass, not yours. You are a liability in the eyes of CSX management. I would also suggest any and all CSX former employees that have been terminated to contact me. I think we should all pay a visit to Jacksonville and stage a protest in front of their headquarters. What are they gonna do, fire us? Spread the word............... broken_rail@hotmail.com   Name: What next E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2013 Frulla has been promoted!!!!!!!! He is leaving the huntington division very soon....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2013 Think about it: It took Railroad CEO'S 150 years to finally generate obscene personal wealth. Lobby or bribe politicians to hire FRA Inspectors from their personnel management pool. Bribe local union officers to trash claims and pay the officers their personal created claims....When one union officer trashes hundreds of thousand dollars in claims, imagine the effect of twenty union officers doing the same thing system-wide. Who reaps the reward? Pay a bully Road Foreman of Engines$100,000 annually to instill fear in you (daily) from the moment you step on company property. The accumulated wealth of the top 5 railroad ceo's is over One Billion Dollars! TE&Y Employees are the only employees subjected daily torment of threats getting fired! Please post in your nearest ready room or send to Mike! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 July 2013 I like how I got an email from my piece of shot LC Wesley Griffin about a meeting he went to in Boston. He carried all his little buddies with him. There was a list of all in attendance and these fuckers from Fitzgerald outnumber terminals of larger sizes. Good to know my dues are sending that faggit pussy bitch and his company cock sucking friends on vacation. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2013 July 29, 2013 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!! 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2013 Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years: You are absolutely right about railroads hiring and keeping people that will eventually cause a serious accident. The engineer in Spain seems to be an excellent example of that. I hear that he actually bragged on Facebook about the speeds he operated his trains. But on the other hand, railroad management often fosters unsafe practices in the name of production and on-time schedules. And if the employee is a yes-man (or woman), that individual does not seem to be watched as closely as others. That is until he or she screws up and causes an accident. I wonder if the engineer in Spain was not properly monitored because he always kept his trains on schedule? This all goes back to the early days of railroading, when the runners were the fair-haired boys. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2013 Boo-hoo......it's always somebody elses fault when I screw up......is that the new American way?......but I guess it's inept people that are hired on in the first place is why we have such a huge operating rule book ......with all of these accidents happening it will only get larger......getting a bigger grip today...... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2013 Just want to share my story. I was a conductor for 2 years with CSX. I was a yard conductor and RCO operator. Last summer on a remote job I let an inbound train thru my zones and after they reported clear my switchman and I failed to line the switch back. So we ran thru the switch and derailed 7 cars. I was taken out of service and charged with a major some how though the charges were rules 46, 104, 913a, 913c of which none are majors. I was found guilty and fired. I asked how I was fired and was told I willfully endangered employees, public and equipment. My union BLET did nothing. Thanks a lot BLET! I am now homeless. I hope whatever my local chairman got in exchange for my job was worth it. 

 Name: Locomotive slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2013 WE NEED TO VOTE THIS SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT/ Bonus/ bids out on the next contract . LETS GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL AVAERAGE WAGES. PLEASE DO THE MATH ... More money on the national average.. 

 Name: Sad E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2013 Yes... Frulla has destroyed the Huntington division,but if the upper management doesn't care so why should we. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 10 July 2013 To all CSX Employees. This site can be a useful tool to effect change. But you have to realize there WILL be Company moles, Internet Trolls and other assorted jerks that chime in. So Please do us all a favor and NOT respond to them, or be baited into their stupid arguments. If I see another argument with Pines and his followers I'm gonna puke. Just IGNORE THEM and they will eventually go away. These pukes obviously have NO life, that they spend so much time on a site about problems in an industry, that they know NOTHING about and have NO REAL connection to. 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 July 2013 You idiots prove everyday to the company that you are a bunch of back stabbing babies.You post thing about each other on here like a bunch of school girls.PLEASE READ THE NAME OF THIS WEB SIte. " C S X S U C K S ". Bunch of over paid girls.Band together and fight..Starting with the unions. 

 Name: ==Todd Novac== E-mail: ==mad shitter .com== Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2013 Well the news is out ,they have found out who is the MAD SHITTER at Collinwood yard , No better than ==Todd Novac === The mad shitter . at least oncea month some one shitts all over the bathroom . the cleaning woman wants to quit . I heard there is going be an hearing . and if found guilt ,He should get a swirley in the same crapper that he shits in . this is the same person who took money from our union the only way he came back is to be a company snitch . May a heard of monkeys shit on your head=== Todd novac=== 

 Name: hoyer E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 June 2013 to the person calling them self hoyer also:: please use your own name when making post on this board! as you can see bye my previous posts i do not use any sexual language, or use any profanity words in my post. so would you pleases stop making post under my name thank you 

 Name: Hoyer E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 June 2013 To The Engineer that called me a retard, You must be one of the good boys for the trainmaster. You probably take him the deepest in both ends, don't ya? Why are you trying to cover this up so bad? Why would you protect a tranmaster or any other company official for that matter? Your just a COMPANY KISS ASS that works out there. An old timer that retired told me EVERYONE that works in Ashtabula are BLOWBOYS!!! You just proved his point. KEEP SUCKING EM OFF YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB APPARENTLY.... 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2013 Is it time to strike yet? BLET/UTU are the best company bought unions that money can buy.ITS TIME FOR A STRIKE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of cry baby push overs.. 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2013 Hey APE: You hit the nail right on the head. Certain people lust after management positions and would stab their grandmothers in the back to get one. And after they get those positions, they are willing to do anything to anybody in the hopes of climbing higher on the ladder. But there are many ethical local chairmen out there that fight the good fight for their members every day. I knew many of the good ones. And they helped keep me apprised of the misdeeds of management. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 May 2013 The big problem with thinking all local chairmen are lusting for low level management jobs is that these jobs are really not that good. Pay is modest, hours not great, fringe benefits have been reduced, and of course respect and status are nonexistent. Check the large number of trainmaster trainee vacancies. The scary thing is that those people that really view this as a step up are usually very marginal types that are DESPERATE for the perception of success and will do anything to get or retain it. That sort of person acts in a manner that - sooner or later - will lead to giant lawsuits against a very prosperous company.And, CSX now have an image as a wealthy company with money to spare when they do wrong. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2013 Hoyer: Are you back to playing your cowardly games again? Who is it in Ashtabula that you have a hard on for? People don't get away with anything more out there than anywhere else. They discipline and put people on the street just like other yards, and YOU KNOW THIS! Grow up retard! 

 Name: hoyer E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2013 If anyone wants to get away with breaking rules.Try the Great Lakes Division in northeast OHIO. At CP 128 to CP 130 Ashtabula, Ohio. I have seen plenty of rule breaking violations that go on all the time.They have 1 yard job and 3 local jobs and Anything GOES!!! Cleveland,Ohio might switch tag from time to time but that's it.But if you work in Ashtabula,Ohio there are no rules there at all.It's a free for all.Guys riding tank cars on shoves,no stretching after a tie is made,getting on and off moving equipment,never doing any safety stops,they walk behind cars all the time to open up the knuckle,never asking for 3 step protection,they throw switches all day never once looking at the switch points.It's crazy and the train master there doesn't even got out and watch his employees,so he doesn't have to discipline them for what there are doing.It's all about the money out there and that yard makes a lot of MONEY.So rule breaking is OK it makes the train master look good,profit wise to CSX. If CSX would go out there and see what is really going on,that yard would be SHUT DOWN PERIOD. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 May 2013 Hey Freddie; Where you been...it's been a minute or two since we've seen or heard from you. You keeping all those guys at the "Burning Journal" straight? Put your feet up and sit for a spell with us! 

 Name: Freddie Krueger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 May 2013 Looking for intel on a manager named Helmsly? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2013 I'm sure someone will appreciate this. A web site called Daily Turisimo features ads on interesting cars seen on other sources, such as e-bay and Craig's list. Anyway, Carrol Shelby built some custom Mustangs for Hertz, which used to go cheap and now are quite collectable. Featured today, Thurs 2 May is the replacement, an Omni based 1987 CSX-T, currently on Craig's list for $750? Perhaps we all chip in, restore it, and give to M. Ward? Just a thought!I hope we are not infringing on Shelby and Chrysler / FIAT copyrights. Maybe that's why our engines are labeled HLCX? so no one will confuse us with the real CSXT?   Name: ===Todd Novac== E-mail: ==shit bag .com== Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2013 HE ===TODD NOVAC ==== boy the truth hurts maybe you should go back to cooking !!!!! maybe you dipped one to many times in the secret sauce !! or is that cum on you check from the train master . you have no shame showing you face at work and we know what you realy think of your fellow workers May a herd of monkeys shit on your head===== Fat boy====   Name: ===Todd Novac=== E-mail: I suck a Dick .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2013 =======Todd Novac ======= updates . he has made a complant to CSX about harassment that this should be not talked about !!!!!! he claims he only barrowed the money and as a union official he was allowed to do it without breaking the law . LOOK at medina county criminal records . We should all stand up against him Fuck the company And fuck the UTU for letting him Back Fuck you ===Todd Novac   Name: ==Todd Novac== E-mail: scumbag .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 April 2013 TODD NOVAC Yardmaster at Collinwood In at Cleveland ohio . Fat fuck with a pumpkin head . stoled money from our union BLE and was found guilty !!!!!!!! and the came back as a yardmaster .It shows how weak are unions are !!!!! No one should even talk to him .what happened to employee un becomining !!!! what a piece of fat shit!! I am sure he is a snitch for the trainmaster . stand up against him he is no good !!!. And also he stated I was going to pay it back . like they all do !!!!!!!!!   Name: JoAnn Brooks E-mail: royaltyreigns09@yahoo.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 23 April 2013 RAILROADERS, PAST and PRESENT . . . I have been reading your comments and there definitely must be "CHANGE" within the Railroad System. I am a former CSX employee with over thirty (30) years of experience. I have also taken advantage of the educational reimbursement program, earned a Master's Degree, Facilitated training programs for management and union employees. My last position allowed me to work with the gentlemen in the field, SPG and Maintenance of Way through the Human Resources Department in Jacksonville, Florida. I am currently fighting in COURT against some of the very things you are upset about . . . bullying . . . retaliation . . . discrimination . . . unfair treatment . . . safety violations and much more. . . . I really want to know how many of you would be willing to rally . . . stand together and really let your voices be heard without sounding uneducated and WIN back . . . what has been STOLEN from US? Profanity may relieve the hurt and disbelief temporarily, but not intelligently get your point heard . . . MONEY RECOVERED and JUSTICE REIGN!!! WHAT SAY YOU??? Thanks JoAnn IS THE COURT SYSTEM INEFFECTIVE? MY GOD ISN'T!! HE RULES . . . Again, WHAT SAY YOU? TIME TO ACT NOW . . . LET ME HEAR FROM YOU . . .   Name: StUPid PACIFIC E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 April 2013 First I must say I love this site. There is a new NS in town, and I would say it beats out the Chicken Shit Express . Its The one and only Stupid Pacific. Leave it to mangers. Please explain to me how once you have been dismissed, your to report to another hearing on new charges? Then fired again. I would like to have any information on this one. Also there is a big difference between a FELA Lawyer and a RLA Lawyer. We are told to know the rules but mangers aren't in a dismissal case? I was award my job back from the PLB , but in the mean time I was brought up on BS charges from the carrier. Its like getting pissed on and asking yourself if its raining . For the Love Of God, the Special Olympics go to Union Pacific. Bring civil charges against these managers if you win your PLB case.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2013 yes I agree he needs to be got read of.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 April 2013 yes I know this is not professionalism, but it needs to be said FUCK Frulla I'm glad the coal fields are finally sticking together and putting csx in a bind with no one available.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 April 2013 Crane just got Burrus's job. Maybe people can not be so uptight now   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 April 2013 Wake up it is time to consolidate our unions call your local Teamsters office to get assistance with representation. Go to: https://nlrb.gov/forms download NLRB Form 502 – petition. Download form and get signatures, let us end our differences and consolidate for the benefit of the employee.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 April 2013 APE 1 yr and Nasty, Unfortunate is the fact that there are bad apples in ANY industry, however that being said I don't believe the casual and outside look you present here represents Union Officers as a whole. Most aren't "in it for themselves" as you claim. Most are in the job to better the working conditions for the membership PERIOD. Perhaps if you had more time on the railroad and didn't look at only what you want to believe and are fed by our wonderful media, and took the time to show up at your local union meeting you might start to view otherwise. Biased Opinions such as yours presented here are nothing more than baseless misinformed bullshit and serve to do nothing else than prove how baseless and misinformed you are about what REALLY goes on in the union world. Try stepping up and serving others than yourself, do that and then you might have a reason or rationale for some of what you espouse, until then you're nothing other than a company troll on this site.   Name: Stildragon E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 April 2013 For the folks near New Orleans familiar with him- Trainmaster Todd West was recently seperated from the employ of CSX. They should have done it long ago. Rots of Ruck todd.   Name: Nasty company E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2013 IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AGAINEST OUR UNIONS AND DEMAND MORE THAN B.S ...or face a law suit ..WE PAY THOSE FOOLS FOR NOTHING...I vote for a class action lawsuit ...They love our union dues but do NOTHING FOR US....   Name: Nasty company E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 April 2013 Guys ..Here is the bottom line.CSX will indeed do anything and everything to you.If it benefits the company.But here is some food for thought.We pay our unions to protect our rights as laborers, and to in force the AGREED CONTRACTS.I HATE CSX but the company can only get by with crap if the PAID unions allows it..I believe that I hate the unions (BLET/UTU) more because I pay them to screw my eye balls out..until the unions band together and fight then will we lose the battle.. GUYS IT'S TIME THAT WE EXPECT MORE FROM OUR UNIONS..the fox is in the hen house..A DIVISION MANAGER STATED " THE UNIONS WERE BOUGHT OFF YEARS AGO" Fact !!!!!!....if it walks like a duck AND ACTS LIKE A DUCK THEN IT'S A FREAKIN DUCK BOYS!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 April 2013 WHAT A GREAT JOB! WHO CAN I FIRE TODAY? WHO CAN I TALKED TO LIKE SHIT? OR MAYBE I WILL TRY TREATING MY EMPLOYEEES LIKE I WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED! NO THAT WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE GUESS I WILL TREAT THEM LIKE SHIT BECAUSE THATS THE WAY CSX TRAINED ME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 April 2013 CSX COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFTY!!! JUST MOVE THOSE TRAINS OR WE WILL FIRE YOU! GOOD JOB CSX HIRE MORE TRAINMASTERS OFF THE STREETS THAT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING! BUT THEY SURE KNOW HOW TOO ACT LIKE A BIG SHOT!READ MORE BOOKS THEN YOU MIGHT LEARN HOW TO GET TRAINS OUT OF THE TERMINALS ON TIME!!   Name: "Fed" Up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 April 2013 Feed Up, It's because of individuals, such as youself, that "management" will never respect the craft(s). Quit embarassing us.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 April 2013 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 March 2013 Hey Goober...is that you? Your Tin Foil Hat is kinda tight, isn't it? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ NOMO, The Goober is still hanging around, not saying anything, just listening. you know a lot about the RR and how it operated when you were there. you are driving those that worked before you away with comments like the above. The comment does not make me mad, nor does it excite me. Sad might be the best term. GOOB   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 March 2013 Happy Easter!!! March 31, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 March 2013 Hey Goober...is that you? Your Tin Foil Hat is kinda tight, isn't it?   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2013 Sorry but the name should say "fed up".   Name: Feed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2013 To the conductor 20/30 years.... Just because CSX does one thing right ( contributing to our 401k plan) doesn't mean that they need a big pat on the back..CSX will always suck due to poor management..have you ever the term "you have been railroaded" or " I have been railroaded" this term has been used for over 100 years..why ? You ask... Because the railroad takes what they want regardless of the consequences of the employee ...here is what I truly believe....# 1 ...the employee's are only human and not machines... # 2. The employee's need more family time..( railroad divorce rate is at 85% ) # 3 The employee's need a more structured job schedule.( regular calling times) # 4 the employee's need to be treated as if they do matter, and not just a EMPLOYEE ID...upper management needs to understand that if it wasn't for the employee's (the little man and women) that their fat butts wouldn't have a job either.. I believe that in order to be a manager for the railroad you first need to have at least 10/15 years of experience... These young managers are little punks that has never had anything ...If anyone ask me how to apply for the railroad I really do my best to direct them somewhere else..My God bless us as we try to make it to retirement ....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2013 CSX at its finest, what ever happened to hiring the best qualified candidate for the job? Is this a response to fines for reciprocity? Has this had any influence on the process associated with the hiring processes? To hell with EEOC, hire the best qualified, it’s the right thing to do. No special considerations for anyone. Let the best qualified candidate for the job be the best qualified candidate hired for the job. Check out CMC, EEOC at its finest. Definitely influential, first and foremost they have the strongest case of any department influence by EEOC policies administered by senior management to take advantage of current department directive to influence the EEOC policies initiated by CSX to promote the appearance of CMC compliance to reciprocity directives associated with the current settlement factors with the settlement conditions by the courts. But for those of us who really know, it's all smoking mirrors. It is all for appearance purposes, obligations for reprobation are being orchestrated by a non-operational essential department of operations.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 March 2013 TIME TO RATE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM RATINGS 1 TO 10 1 = KINDA SUCKS 2 = SUCKS SLIGHTLY 3 = MAN U SUCK 4 = U SUCK BIG ONES 5 = U BOTHER ME SUCKS 6 = U SUCK AS A MANAGER 7 = VERY HARD SUCKER 8 = U COULD SUCK START A HARLEY DAVIDSON 9 = U SUCK SO MUCH IT HURTS 10 = U SUCK SO HARD U CAN SUCK A BASKETBALL THRU A MCDONALDS STRAW FIRST RATING BOB FRULLA = 11   Name: TenPlusYears E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2013 After being a loyal employee of CSX for over 20 years, there came a time when I needed CSX to be on my team they betrayed me. I was accused by an "Anonymous" caller (My Ex) of violating the covenant of my oath as a locomotive engineer to never do anything that would endanger myself, my crew or the public (besides the obvious doing my job). I had warned them prior to all of this that she would be calling and even told them what she would say. Of course when it did happen I was immediately removed from service and kept from service for more than 60 days. Of course when I went back they played "Dumb" like they had nothing to do with it and they had no prior notice. (Not that I never had a failed drug test EVER or anything) Long story short I feel betrayed by the company that I have given more that a decade to so now that she is charged with Felony Extortion for it (my Ex) I think I will forward this to federal prosecutors for them to look into CSX's actions......   Name: 1800hurt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2013 The bid system is horrible.We are not machines..WE ARE HUMAN,WE WIL BREAK DOWN AND HOPEFUL ON YOUR PROPERTY!!! CSX's NEW MANAGEMENT HAS SET THE STAGE FOR COMPANY FAILURE...EMPLOYEES will start dropping ..so sad...God bless each employee and there family's..   Name: out of the game E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 March 2013 hey folks?.........is it still illegal to use cell phones on the train? and if you have an incident? does the official have the right to use the cell phone on your train?............not ! your in charge its your train , same rules apply to all ! the conductor is in charge and should have it known ! no cell phones at all ! if need be ? report the officer to the fra ! pronto!   Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 March 2013 Other: How many vice presidents are now employed by the UTU and BLE? I once heard that they had quite a few. It seems to me that the unions could better serve their members by spending less money on officers, and more on defending against the unjust and nasty ways of railroad management. And you are absolutely right, change must work its way from the bottom up. Perhaps a union spring is in order for America! In my mind, that, and putting the right politicians in office, is the only way that the middle class will ever rise again. Remember, a union is formed when people join together for a common goal. And a union is torn apart when special interests develop. Work together people, and don't let railroad management divide you. Good luck friends.   Name: E-mail: stopstealing.org Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 March 2013 Too Railroad Union Bosses: Stop the stealing in your ranks....Instead of fleecing the FELA Attorneys; your Division/Local and General Committees are raising dues crying wolf by management and using the increases to inflate their salaries and providing secretive retirement packages to General Committee members..!$300,000.00 in combined income before retirement for a Vice General Chairman? For what? Audit your Committees and you will see! Leadership must be demonstrated from the top up; or from the bottom up will change the top up! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2013 The new crime wave in management today... Can't help but noticing the carrier's indiscretions with corrupt government officials in this forum. According a retired local chairman; the rail carriers uses local or division level union officers to subvert the claims process. They simply pay extra in claims to the local chairman's from both unions and avoid a substantial payout to the members as a whole. Railroad ceo's have always been proficient in devising schemes for stealing from the employees too further stuff their pockets! 

 Name: Douche bag E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 February 2013 Yes ..Trainmaster Shiloh Campbell is a douche bag fag..Bob Frulla's little rat ...He was caught screwing a taxi driver withCell phone pictures...don't turn your back on this prick... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 IDK. I have a pay stub on the gateway that is dated 3-1 but that is my regular ole paycheck we get every two weeks. I haven't gotten a new one for our bonus. Had one but it disappeared today. Jax said the bonuses were figured incorrectly and that payment was stopped. Also said some people will be getting more and some less than what your 1st stub said. So who knows. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 Yeah just looked the one dated 2-22 is gone but the 3-1 is my regular pay check not bonus. The word is they are supposed to have it fixed Monday but who knows. By agreement it has to be paid by 3-1. Guess we will see..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 February 2013 Did any of my fellow CSX employees get their bonus Friday, Feb 22, 2013? I got my pay stub emailed to me Friday and it was supposed to be deposited yesterday but has not been. After talking to local chairman comes to find out CSX stopped pay on most of the deposits because many people were overpaid and many were underpaid and some didn't even get one. They (JAX) have had three months to get the bonus stuff figured out yet they still can't seem to get it right. Suprised? Not me....The word on the street is that there is a "sickout" Tuesday, Feb 26 for conductors and one for engineers on Wednesday. Just to let em know that we are ultimately in control. Its not just because they screwed the bonus up but its just everything that has been happening on the Atlanta Division lately. Hope to see you off sick! 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 February 2013 Hey FRA: The "Golden Rule" states that he with the gold, makes the rules! 

 Name: Retired FRA Inspector E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 February 2013 Unfortunately the "golden rule" is never practiced in corporate America. Top corporate managers are expected to increase profits for the stockholders at any cost. And when the stockholders review those profits, they could care less about how they were made. The blood, sweat and tears of the ground level employees who made the profits are never considered. But there is little doubt that the top managers will be lucratively rewarded. It's a matter of the rich taking care of the rich. As I once read in a book, the chance that a rich person will see the pearly gates is about as likely as a snowball surviving in hell. 

 Name: Destroyer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 February 2013 Think you work for anyone competent? This comes out the day the SSA bonus is to be paid. Yes, that bonus you agreed to, guaranteeing you'll make less than every other Class 1. "During the processing of your 2012 BLET performance bonus, Payroll generated an incorrect pay stub and published it online through My Pay or via mail if you receive a paper pay stub. Payroll has identified and corrected this issue and processed the correct bonus amount, based on your labor agreement. Please ignore this initial pay stub, which is overstated. Your second pay stub is the correct amount and should agree with the actual payment you have received. Again, your incentive bonus has been calculated and paid correctly and is dated for payment on 2/22/2013. The only error relates to your original pay stub and your second pay stub should be correct. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your bonus, please call CSX Payroll at 1-800-582-2655". end msg WTF? How does a Fortune 250 Company let something like this slip? Guess they didn't get the numbers fudged properly till the last minute? Yeah, we're lucky to be getting a bonus. Times are tough. Every single operating metric we are measured on improved over 2011. The bottom line was $1.9 Bil vs 1.8 Bil in 2011. The lowest accident frequency index in the history of all Class 1's! Best year over year improvement in train accidents. Operating ratio improving every year over year. You all did well. We just work for monkeys. Monkeys without calculators it would appear.   Name: who cares E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2013 I was sitting here reading and thinking about all the comments posted.Here is the facts #1 who cares that someone is screwing around!!!! CSX is screwing your eyeballs out every single day. And a upper end manager stated "The unions where bought off years ago" and the unions have proven it.So heres the bottom line.Which do you hate the most? THE COMPANY OR THE UNION? I HATE THE UNION BECAUSE I PAY THEM TO SCREW MY EYEBALLS OUT.BLET/UTU = unless .... bought off punks   Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 February 2013 I look at some of these posts here, and notice people using people's real names on here. This is just not right, and you all who do this should chill out!! Not only does it lead to further degradation of what seems to be already subterranean morale, but it can lead to tons of legal issues. Let's keep names out of this!! No one needs to be knowing all that.   Name: Hater E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 February 2013 I hate Frulla !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2013   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2013 Please help me understand how in the world the railroad has become a very very bad placed to work. It's terrible to love your job but you hate to come to work. It's not the T&E employeess it's upper management. We at CSX used ,yep used to be proud of our company. Those days are long gone thanks to the bad attitudes of employees who are sick of the upper management, (the Frulla's,Vierlings, Connors, Jarrells,Burriss,) and I suppose other ones I can"t think of. I remember crews taking pride at getting a train from point A to point B safely and without delay ,now all they want to do is go to work get on a train and get off the train in 12 hours without getting fired or charged with some bullshit and they don't care if they ever turn a wheel. There is no pride left. Thank You Upper Management   Name: It's coming E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 February 2013 Bob FRULLA's accident report can be recieved from the state police barracks at post 9 in pikeville ky.Pictures of the accident will be posted.Anyone that needs the information for the class action law suit on the grounds of discrination due to CSX firing people for small violations and letting this clown by with his numerous rule violations without any discipline action for his failures.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2013 Ray-Dar Please. You have a good job that pays you fairly. Simply go with the work. One day you will see that every decision that you make today, will be your future! Oh by the way I noticed your comparison of NS with CSX, they are the same, as are most RR. Now if ya want to set out for the best of the best, and you are qualified,CN,MRL,BNSF,UP are just a few suggestions. Why? because they just do it a little bit better. You have a lot of options, and could be a modern day boomer, just need to move to make it happen. Oh by the way all RR are hireing.-------------____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: Ray-Dar E-mail: kd.entertainment2002@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 25 January 2013 Tho i dont, never have, and wont work for CSX, i do work for a company who as of late is greatly taking after them, Norfolk Southern! We had at once, worked out of Danville KY, to Oakdale TN. Now, we work from Burnside KY, to Chatt TN, or Cinn Ohio, or L-ville KY, or Knoxville TN! They eliminated our home terminal, as we now have 'conditional home terminals'. This means, though our family and actual 'home' is near Burnside or Danville KY, majority of our time is spent in on of the fore mentioned locations, namely Chatt TN. Our detention time is payed @ home, not in the lodge, meaning, you guessed it, they want us on a train and away from our family asap. Meals are done the same way! I tried claiming meals and detention time at away terminal, they paid it. Then took it back 6 months later, all$3,000 of it! We work in co mingled pool, which means a Burnside Conductor(us) must work with 1st availble engineer, usualy a Chatt TN Engineer. Our pool and extra board conductors and engineers(Burnside) who are comprised of former Danville men, spend an average of 10-16 hours @ home(Burnside). We average 30-50 hours in a 'company provided lodge and resturant'(MSI & Tracks End Resturant) where, by design, we reset our rest due to such long period in their 'lodge facility'. Id liken this place to a prison, tho im sure the food is better, and free for inmates! The doors on ALL rooms in lodge are monitored by front desk, they know everytime you enter or leave your room. Camera's abound the halls, work our room, the attached resturant(which is actualy open to public, tho only discounts arn't for us, there for police, fire, EMS, NS officials and Gov. officials). Cameras and card required doors monitor the small slab of concrete out back, they call the rocking chair area(2 rocking chairs and love type double swing, so conductor and engineer can hold hands after a hard nites work). Its disgraceful, and to beat that, the majority of the staff and workers @ the lodge and ajoined restuant either dont speak any english, or are gay as $2 bills! Give me a damn break. Wait, it gets better!(it always does, rite?) MSI(motel services incorporated) is owned and operated by former NS and CSX managment, hell bent on revenge for all the years of old head crews 'calling and bugging' officals and officers. This is ran similar to PTI railroad taxi service. Amazing! Beware, conductors jobs are next, and what they did to us at Danville KY is only the start, crew co mingling is what they want. Happy trails to all, and Viva-Co-Mingle!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 January 2013 I - HATE - CSX!   Name: Lol E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 January 2013 I love how everyone is so worried about everyone's cheating habits.Take this crap on Jerry Springer.This web site was designed to show how corrupted CSX really is.You idiots are showing how retarded you really are.Uneducated douche bags.   Name: Ray-Dar E-mail: kd.entertainment2002@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 25 January 2013 Tho i dont, never have, and wont work for CSX, i do work for a company who as of late is greatly taking after them, Norfolk Southern! We had at once, worked out of Danville KY, to Oakdale TN. Now, we work from Burnside KY, to Chatt TN, or Cinn Ohio, or L-ville KY, or Knoxville TN! They eliminated our home terminal, as we now have 'conditional home terminals'. This means, though our family and actual 'home' is near Burnside or Danville KY, majority of our time is spent in on of the fore mentioned locations, namely Chatt TN. Our detention time is payed @ home, not in the lodge, meaning, you guessed it, they want us on a train and away from our family asap. Meals are done the same way! I tried claiming meals and detention time at away terminal, they paid it. Then took it back 6 months later, all$3,000 of it! We work in co mingled pool, which means a Burnside Conductor(us) must work with 1st availble engineer, usualy a Chatt TN Engineer. Our pool and extra board conductors and engineers(Burnside) who are comprised of former Danville men, spend an average of 10-16 hours @ home(Burnside). We average 30-50 hours in a 'company provided lodge and resturant'(MSI & Tracks End Resturant) where, by design, we reset our rest due to such long period in their 'lodge facility'. Id liken this place to a prison, tho im sure the food is better, and free for inmates! The doors on ALL rooms in lodge are monitored by front desk, they know everytime you enter or leave your room. Camera's abound the halls, work our room, the attached resturant(which is actualy open to public, tho only discounts arn't for us, there for police, fire, EMS, NS officials and Gov. officials). Cameras and card required doors monitor the small slab of concrete out back, they call the rocking chair area(2 rocking chairs and love type double swing, so conductor and engineer can hold hands after a hard nites work). Its disgraceful, and to beat that, the majority of the staff and workers @ the lodge and ajoined restuant either dont speak any english, or are gay as $2 bills! Give me a damn break. Wait, it gets better!(it always does, rite?) MSI(motel services incorporated) is owned and operated by former NS and CSX managment, hell bent on revenge for all the years of old head crews 'calling and bugging' officals and officers. This is ran similar to PTI railroad taxi service. Amazing! Beware, conductors jobs are next, and what they did to us at Danville KY is only the start, crew co mingling is what they want. Happy trails to all, and Viva-Co-Mingle!   Name: The E-mail: smart one!!! Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 January 2013 I have been out of this crap hole company for 4 years. I STIIL SEE IT TRUELY SUCKS!!! Damn, now there are men with perfectly looking Christian wives cheating with defensive tackle material looking company woman!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOO I love it!!: keeping it going!! Hey Christion?? Did he at least hit the "BROWN EYE" when he bent it over???lmmmmaaaooo   Name: United E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 January 2013 This web site was created to open the eyes of employees,families,customers,and the public on how CSX really is.The harassment,discrimination,courtesy,lack of customer needs, this "company" cares for no one.This includes your families.your life..Why do you think that the company gives use ID #? Outside people looks at this site to be educated on how Csx really does treat there employees and customers.So with that being said I want to say this "THIS SITE WASN'T DESIGNED TO BASH EACH OTHER". Every time a CSX Suck gets on here and sees employees cutting each other,those clowns smile real big and say to themself "We're winning there breaking down" so please it you have a problem with someone and need to release it, go them or put it on "TOPIX" thanks .....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 January 2013 Stanley, You are a dummy and they were just trying to get rid of you. simple as that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 January 2013 I hate his place. Its like i work for Joe the plumber down the street,have to fight and haggel over $$STUPID.....THIS COMPANY SUCKS A FAT ONE   Name: Stanley Fournier E-mail: sfournier4@twcny.rr.com Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2013 During my employment as conductor I was being taunted by a trainmaster sneaking and hiding around work areas looking for any excuse to catch me in a minor safety violation. Not any of my fellow conductors had the pleasure of looking over their shoulders each time they were to work. I was cited for breaking a few CSX rules ( two at which CSX changed their rules after the fact to prove I was at fault). When working in Canada and the states not all rules are the same. So when given a Canadian rule book we were expected to follow the canadian rules. This however, lead to breaking a CSX rule...go figure. When the new trainmaster had arrived I was taken aside in private while he exclaimed that he felt I disliked him. My reply was that feelings don't matter. It's the job done right that matters. From then on he singled me out from all other workers and thats when the citations began. In the end I was forced to sign a work paper stating I had an additional job to carry out. This job being paperwork was a duplication of what the engineers were performing. I neglected to send all my paperwork to the manager and without any warning they dismissed me. During this whole time I was forced to go to Engineer school. The letter read if I did not there was a chance of dismissal. During my training for Engineer I was placed aside from new employees who were receiving quick attention. They did not give me my ride tests as scheduled. This leads me to believe there was discrimination and mismanagement.   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2013 For the comment on "Bob FRULLA's on track accident " pictures and police report will be posted on here within the next week. Frulla did not receive any discipline for his non csx rule compliance.Anyone on CSX PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN FIRED FOR A MINOR VIOLATION AND RECIEVED TIME OFF NEEDS TO LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINEST CSX ON THE GROUND OF DISCRIMINATION.   Name: Company greed E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 January 2013 Attention ......band 7 and above will be getting there bonuses..Still unsure about anyone below band 7....SCREWED AGAIN...   Name: E-mail: freepress.info Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 03 January 2013 Good Day Rails: 2013 is the year of containing corporate greed! Why is it that every Tom Dick and Sue; that's in senior management, making$$millions and millions of dollars at our peril? It seems like the only thing they're good at is lobbying our elected officials and bribing union officers with "Safety Captain" positions to contain dissent! Went to yahoo finance and symboled the rail companies. Every major carrier's CEO has accumulated at least$100,000,000.00 in earnings (insider transaction). Think about that when you can't layoff for your daughter's graduation. 

 Name: Brendan E-mail: brendan.osweiler@morganstanley Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2013 Brothers- I decided to post this note because maybe this will counter some of the bad treatment that some have received. I'm a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley and have many clients of mine who are railroaders and retirees. I've come to find that your pre-retirement and retirement issues are much different than the rest of the public. With railroad Medicare, pension (annuity) choices, to health care options, there are many questions and not always answers other than "call this number". I'm beginning the process of holding a dinner seminar where our firm pays to bring in someone from the Railroad retirement board and talk about the details of the benefits and also you in turn get a nice free steak dinner at a good restaurant and hopefully some beneficial information. I'll then be discussing some of the issues that go beyond just the RRB area of expertise and areas of financial and retirement planning. I've received some good feedback from my clients and their fellow railroaders. I think the reason I've connected well with your community is I spent 6 years Active Duty with a tour to Iraq so I understand the frustration of poor management but also the need to look out for your fellow brothers. If I can answer any questions you're not receiving answers to feel free to e-mail me. 

 Name: Sad division E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 31 December 2012 Myself and other CSX customers "WILL NOT ADAPT" to BOB FRULLA's statement "THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL ADAPT" our business WILL GO ELSEWHERE !!!!! That is a fact BOB!!!!!!!!!!!' Good luck Huntington Division 

 Name: The Grinch E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 24 December 2012 Merry Freaking Christmas all you CSX Flockers. I know you are looking forward to the end of the year Bone US and lots of time off work on the Holidays. Maybe you will get your wish and get fired soon because it is that time of the year. 

 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2012 I agree, The Huntington Division is a real bad place to work, low employee morale, crappy attitudes, and employees who dont give a shit about the company. When i first started at CSX T&E employees took pride in getting a train from point A to point B and making money for the company we work for NOW the crew gets on a train and doesn't care if they turn a wheel in 12 hours as along as they can get on and off the engine without getting charged with something or even fired.You sucked at football at Virginia Tech and suck even more as a GM on the Hutington Division I wish the company would give you a promotion/demotion the company is famous for. PS the NFL called and said you wouldn't make a pimple on a real football players ass. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 December 2012 No one cares Just sit back and wait it out. It wont be long before he is transfered to the GLDV. Thats were all evil puppets go. Rumor has it big boy not happy about lack of turn over rate so he should be the perfect candidate! 

 Name: No one cares E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 December 2012 Huntington division is now the most unhappiest division that CSX has ....Frulla has destroyed it....I would hate to be the person that follows him...It WILL take years to fix what he has done....so let me get this straight ....he does one thing right and screws 10 things wrong..CSX WAY... 

 Name: Scared E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 December 2012 Please help!!!!! What is going on with management not wanting a lot of starts? This company is working there crews to death with people are laid off...killing the crews that they have.....transportation dept!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 December 2012 the Professionalism at russell ky round house really sucks everyone there will cut your head off in a heart beat 75% of the electrical craft 90@ of the gear heads sucks 100% of the office jockeys and unions need new leardership to take back control 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 December 2012 Here's an interesting story, with a happy ending no less! http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15998950-after-firing-soldier-in-2000-usps-ordered-to-rehire-him-and-pay-him-2-million?lite 

 Name: Hot2Trot E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 December 2012 Things will be different after the revolution. "Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me." 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 December 2012 December 13, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 December 2012 Holmes Fulla will be getting a promotion then and you wont have to worry about him. His ability to create a turn over rate, fill the seats of the school with government assisted aid money, hire more military workers and promote the companies"we are the winners of supporting our military men and women" award and replacing the 100% paid employee with the 75% paid employee will win him a promotion to a higher position...Congradulations! Hang in their and your seniority will go up and you will be rid of him! 

 Name: John Holmes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2012 Huntington division will be experiencing a huge employee turn over in the next year or so.....Thanks to Bob "Mr Ego" Frulla ....Employees are tired of this monster.... 

 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 December 2012 Bob Frulla is the worst thing that ever happened to the Huntington Division, he has destroyed it, they say the power plants are turning to natural gas, that may be true. But why is it you drive by AEP in Louisa KY power plant you see 3 maybe 4 sets of coal cars rusting to the rail but there is 40 or 50 trucks delivering coal daily or AEP's Mitchell power plant in Northern WV that at at the end of the year is done shipping by rail. I know for a fact 3 or 4 years ago they got 2 loaded trains a day with 2 empty trains being pulled daily now none. I'll tell you the problem is Bob Frulla lack of customer service he and his drones are out there doing whatever it takes to slow down the railroad, keep up the good work Frulla and upper mangement becuase our stock, yes ours, will be about 10 dollars a share soon. IDIOTS How about some cutomer service instead of a bunch of EGO minded assholes running the show. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 November 2012 Employed as other Complexities of running a train? You didnt know that the erad is all and knowing? The peanut counters who review it are all and knowing? Complexities...would that be getting a train that has a bunch of empties on the front and a ton of weight behind them. Maybe a train with a bunch of overweight tank cars full of liquid on the rear turning your train into a 10 pd fishing line with a 50 pound sinker on the rear. A train with 20 loaded auto racks with 10 tank cars loaded with liquid behind them turning your train into a slinky or an accordion. Love it when the liquid shifts and gives you that yo-yo affect. Maybe they put together two motors that dont work worth a sh.. together. Dynamic drops on your second unit before you ever get it turned off on your leader and runs into you. Love that slap in the ars. Maybe dynamic wont even start loading until you get into about 4 then pours the load on. Have to back it off as fast as you can so you dont get hit with dynamic stripping. Yes, mr erad is all and knowing, just like the peanut counters.Fact is you cant win. They think they know it all! 

 Name: Broker E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 26 November 2012 Cole, If you have the extra money why dont you purchase as much csx stock as you can on the open market. Its extremely cheap and a good bargain and depending on the cost basis of the share it could reduce the cost basis on more expensive shares. . 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 November 2012 Employed as other I pretty much agree with everything that you have said except the part about dealing with a heartless computer. Its not the computer at fault. Its the supervisors who are doing the downloads. They are the ones who can make or break an engineers career. They are the ones who view and report to the new RFE what they find. They can talk to the engineer about any incident that they come across on the downloads and determine whether or not it was unavoidable or just part of the train handling that could not have been avoided. They also find false positives all the time. The erad is not perfect and it screws up. Just ask around and you will find engineers that had hits on them on trains they werent even on or the train wasnt even in the location the erad claimed it was. The supervisors can also manipulate the downloads by just cutting and pasting info to favor the run. There are also different stories being told by supervisors about what the new rfe has ordered them to do. One claims he wants them to download every single train that goes into emergency, but then tells another crew that it wasnt necassary to download their train because it was the supervisors discrepancy. So see, once again its just another example of who they want to go after and who they dont! Thats why they cant get an engineer to answer the phone when they are running the rosters to fill vacant jobs. You do them a favor and you could end up on the chopping block. Dont come in unless its for your job. The more you step on the property the more chances you get of having your head chopped off! Besides, your not going to get a bonus for the favor either, so why bother! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 November 2012 Cole, Dont know what letter you are talking about, but I havent seen one single letter that was sent to the T&E employees that said anything about velocity rates having anything to do with the death of the bonuses. There was only a reference to the velocity percentages at the top. You obviously have not read the letter or you received one that was different from the rest. Did you not receive the letter dated 10/17/2012? Read it again. The loss of domestic coal was Mr Wards main target for the loss of bonuses. Something the hard working blue collar workers had no control over but obviously will suffer for. Now, as for the rumor you have been hearing all over the system about the velocity being the culprit, it was the supervisors in the fields that were supposidly told they wouldnt be getting their bonuses because of poor velocity under their reign. I hope that is true, because maybe they will wake up and realize they will get more productive bees by feeding them honey and not threatening them with downloads everytime they bring their trains in. It has been said that this was just one of the orders of the new RFE. It has also been said that any incident that happens will warrent the entire trip to be downloaded and anything found wrong at all, no matter how many hours before, will be dealt with accordingly. Im sure we can all remember when the hit squad would only download a particular time frame(when the incident took place)to address that issue. Those days are supposidly over. The entire trip will reviewed and if any little failures are found you will be repremanded accordingly. So, the thing to do? SLOW DOWN! TAKE YOUR TIME! Make every decision as if you are sitting right next to MR. ERAD himself. Its not about moving freight. Its about staying out of trouble. Remember, you are not dealing with a rational human being. You are dealing with a heartless computerized box that doesnt have a clue about the complexities of running a train. 

 Name: Cole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 November 2012 OK PEOPLE Mike Ward has succeeded in plunging CSX's stock prices to below $20.00 a share. I don't know about you, but my BLET 401k is taking a beating. Hopefully with our stock prices so low, someone will consider trying another take over, as the Children's Fund did a few years back. The time has come that Michael Ward be thrown out. We need a leader that doesn't hire VP's or managers that chose to manage by fear. We need a leader that will lead. Not make himself the highest paid CEO by TEN MILLION, while his T&E employee's are the LOWEST PAID of all class 1 railroads. Next election, vote your shares and vote Mike Ward's hand selected board members OUT.   Name: Pete Burris E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 November 2012 Scott Gray gives one hell of a blow job guys!   Name: Cole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2012 Gayward Flocker I agree with you. Ward is running CSX into the ground. At the rate Ward is going, our stock prices will be so low, it will encourage another hostile take over attempt. Ward chose to hire Tony Ingram and David Brown, knowing that they would install their management by fear style of leadership. Ward then chose to promote Cindy Sanborn, who was personally trained by Ingram and Brown to continue the Management By Fear style. To top everything off Ward then had the balls to send everyone a letter saying "due to velocity being down, sorry about your bonus Suckers." Who do you think is responsible for the down turn in velocity? Would it be Ward for allowing, and encouraging his managers to harass and intimidate the T&E employees? I know very few engineers that risk running at track speed out of fear that the equipment they are on has an inaccurate speedometer. What about Ward not providing the crews with the locomotives needed to move freight. Instead of giving the crews the power that they need, Ward likes to put his best power in storage, so he can claim a tax credit. Ward and his management by fear style, needs to go. I encourage each and everyone of you to consider voting all of Michael Ward's hand chosen cronies off the Board of Directors at CSX.   Name: Gayward Flocker E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 08 November 2012 Attention to all the Flocker ENGINEERS regarding your BONE US for the 2012 year. Since Obamma got reelected there is a recalculation of .006 for the yearly rate. When Obama lets more coal trains run to China then the rate will trickle up but until then I feel for you for signing and agreeing to Bone US. I might change that to BONE U BO WHO YOU KNOW WHO   Name: CMDAVIS E-mail: cmd2031@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 November 2012 Hello CSX employees- Looks like your "pouting-Room" is getting full. I'm a Mechnical Power Technologist (Engineering Technology Oklahoma State University grad. of 1986) and I want you all to know Ive seen the same disregard for common sense treatment of fellow human beings as a result of overbearing and paranoid management personnel in the Naturl Gas industry, and the engine-driven-equipment industries that I have worked in. Even companies like Monsanto Ive found typically have managers with no heart these days - Mostly the bottom line seems to be the only rule that gets followed- Your sacrifices don't get you credit , your incentives are cut way back due to a lack of desire to engage and encourage subordinates in a constructive way. " Ruthless" comes to mind- its a movie from the 1940-50's that portrays a man who was raised as a young man who didnt have much to brag about when it came to loving parents- as a result, he walked all over everone that cared enough to help him get started in life including the young women who would have died to help him win in life. He turned to total shit- had zero integrity and in the end caused his own terrible endbecause he had No charity. Moral of this story - "Don't let the Bastards wear you down "-famous roman saying. Keep charity in your heart and hang in there- If you voted for Mitt Romney I think you were wise-- Dont be afraid to stick your kneck out and try to get ahead!   Name: Johnny K E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 November 2012 It is up here NOW and please get this out there. Romney and Ryan must come out against any and all tapping into the railroad Retirement pension plan. http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com/2012/08/railroad-retirement-is-major-issue.html Obama Attacking Romney On Railroad Retirement, The Biggest Stealth Issue Of The 2012 Election Update: We have done our best to be Paul Revere on this important issue. If conservatives stick their heads in the sand, and allow Romny/Ryan not to address this, it is going to result in four more years of Obama. How many votes did G.W. Bush beat Al Gore by in the 2004 election? Nothing is more true to the spirit of the “Taxed Enough Already movement” than privatized retirement trusts. And nothing is more tax and spend liberal than to try to liberate these trusts into the money-flushing toilet that is our government’s general fund. ***** (Update August 12, 1:32 PM) FULL RADIO INTERVIEW: Mark Levin says Paul Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney. I believe that Mark Levin is right, Ryan is a great pick, but he is going to need to clear up this issue before it becomes their Achilles Heel. ***** (Update August 12, 2012 4:11 PM) The purpose of this article to clear up the misinformation that is being spread by the Obama administration and campaign, and their union allies about Mitt Romney and his stance on railroad retirement. This is not an attack on Mr. Romney or Mr. Ryan. It is a heads-up!   Name: Ritt Romney E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 31 October 2012 Hello All you Voting Flockers Gayward is recalculating your Trickle Down Engineer Bonus and things do not look good because Obama stopped some coal trains. If your trickle does not get down to you then so be it and hope you have better luck next year. Vote for me and gayward will get you a double trickle. I am Ritt Romney and I approved this message Vote for me and see what surprised I have in for you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 October 2012 In 2004 a lawsuit was filed against CSX for an old debt which was an interest bond of dayton and michigan railroad co. In the deposition with csx officer they stated "we are responsible for the debts and obligations of Dayton & Michigan RR co." Yet, they wond the summary judgement in Mississippi court because we had a stupid lawyer that we later found out was trying his first case. What can be done now?   Name: GC E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 October 2012 ATTENTION!!! As you have noticed, which you should have, there have been several reissues of the CSX System Bulletins due to rule changes, errors in print, etc... If you are coming in and getting your first new reissue that cancels the previous reissue, DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERY PAGE AND UNDERSTAND ANY CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE! If you can not find the change that warranted the reissue then you need to get with the supervisor on duty and have them tell you what it is. DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU OR INTIMIDATE YOU INTO TAKING A TRAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CHANGE IS. It could be something fairly minor or something extremely serious. If the supervisor can not tell you what it is and wants you to leave to protect his departure time, then you make him tell you in front of other witnesses that you can leave without the knowledge of the rule change and that you will not be held accountable for breaking that rule because you were not made aware of it or given time to read the reissue thoroughly. We all know supervisors do not have the right to order you to violate an operating rule but if they dont know the answers to your questions and they want you out the door then they need to take responsibility before you leave. Read the reissues carefully. It has been reported that some procedures for certain rules have been changed or "worded" differently from the current operating rules book or timetables.   Name: skive - gator E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 October 2012 well, the fecal smell has resided from tilford yard since the removal of. Marcus Calhoun Mmcant !   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 25 October 2012 SCREWED!!!!! Well if you didnt get the peice of toilet paper in the mail sent by none other than the king himself(mikey ward) then heres a shock for you. The bonuses are going to be very little and a possibilty of none at all! He blames the hard working men and women in the fields for lack of coal shipments and velocity being down. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE CRAP! The hard working blue collar workers have done everything they were supposed to do all year. It is his white collar peanut counters who are not doing THEIR JOBS! If coal is down it sure the hell is not the fault of any conductor or engineer! lISTEN UP MICKEY WARD. WE ALL CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW US ANY PROOF OF ANY TRAIN THAT DID NOT GET MOVED AND DELIVERED. SHOW US ONE TRAIN SITTING IN ANY YARD THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR OVER A YEAR. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT EVERY TRAIN THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MOVE HAS BEEN MOVED AND DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALL DONE OUR JOBS. IF COAL SHIPMENTS ARE DOWN ITS YOUR FAULT BECAUSE YOU HAVENT GIVEN THEM TO US TO MOVE. YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB! SO CUT YOUR BONUS AND YOUR RAISE AND GIVE IT TO THE REST OF US WHO HAVE DONE OUR JOB AND MOVED YOUR TRAINS. SELL YOUR SECOND HOME AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE REAL WORKERS! HOW DARE YOU BLAME US FOR BAD VELOCITY. TRY PUTTING SOME ADEQUATE POWER ON THE TRAINS. MAYBE WE COULD RUN TRACK SPEED. HOW ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT DOESNT DROP ITS LOAD OR OVER HEAT OR WHEELSLIP! GET RID OF YOUR WHIP AND BEAT AND RULE BY FEAR MENTALITY. GET YOUR WEED WEASLES OUT OF ALL THE BUSHES WAITING TO POUNCE ON US AT ANY MINUTE. GET DISPATCHERS WHO DONT TAKE 20 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE RADIO WHEN YOUR TRYING TO TONE THEM UP. GET YOUR RAIL UP TO DATE SO WE DONT GET THROWN OUT OF THE SEATS. ALWAYS HAVING TO SLOW DOWN TO PREVENT AN INJURY. YOU ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS. NO ONE TRUST YOUR EQUIPMENT. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRUST YOUR ERAD AND GPS TO BE CORRECT. WE ARE NOT STUPID! YOUR DETECTORS ARE A JOKE. ALWAYS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEM. WE CANT AFFORD TO TRY AND RUN TRACK SPEED. THOSE THAT DO ARE FOOLS! WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RUN UNDER TO PROTECT OUR JOBS. SO GO AHEAD AND PUNISH US FOR DOING OUR JOBS THE SAFEST WAY WE KNOW HOW AND YOU NOT DOING YOURS. WE WILL BE WATCHING. WE WILL KNOW WHEN YOU HAND OUT BONUSES TO YOUR SUPERVISORS ON THEIR TEAM BUILDING TRIPS DISGUISED AS "SPENDING CASH"! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL THE LITTLE "PERKS" THEY GET. WE WILL BE WATCHING! WHEN YOU DO, IT WILL JUST BE MORE PROOF THAT YOU ARE PUNISHING THE REAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS AND NOT THOSE WHO ARE AT FAULT!   Name: oooh my E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 October 2012 CSX stock will probable be at 15 or 16 dollars a share if this railroad keeps going the way it is. Will someone in Jax wake the hell up and change things so we can go back to making money insted of trying to cut and save all the time.Get rid of some of those worthless upper managers that couldn't run a freaking train around a Christmas tree. Just amazing, freaking amazing.   Name: Way Over Due E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 October 2012 IT'S TIME, Upper management have cut the roots of CSX enough either by furloughs or piss poor attitudes they give everyone in the field, now its time to trim the top in Jax and other areas of wasted .Everybody knows if you cut the roots of a tree without trimming the top if falls over. So do something PLEASE, before we all yell TIMBER.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 October 2012 SIG MAN! You will never see any of us get a bonus for not getting hurt and working safe. First off, fra says it will only encourage us not to turn in any reportable injuries that are caused by the companies neglect. Second, there isnt any way in hell that the supervisors will let that happen because they get the bonuses for US NOT GETTING HURT! Why in the hell they get a bonus for us not getting hurt is a joke. I wonder if the stockholders know that the company is wasting all this money on supervisors that dont do anything but stalk employees to get a failure! They dont do a thing to keep us from getting hurt on the job. We do it OURSELVES! I dont know of ANYONE who wants to get hurt. Who wants to lose a leg or arm or maybe something worse. NO ONE DOES! Another reason they dont need a bonus is because they have shown in the past that they will headhunt injured employees so know one wants to take the risk of turning in an injury anyway. I think their so-called safety bonuses should be abolished all together and should be used to upgrade crappy equipment and locomotives(no air, no heat, bad toilets, etc...) and maybe put some good walking stone down and what ever. Maybe upgrade the radio repeaters for better coverage. Do what ever needs to be done in other departments as well........ HA HA HA HA .....never going to happen! Bonuses encourage them to stalk and headhunt. They dont turn in failures then they cant justify getting that bonus!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 October 2012 Repeat. same stuff over the second time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 October 2012 The Ethics hotline is a valued tool, which if used correctly, can help to protect the CSX workforce. Unfortunately, the Ethics hotline is abused by the very employees that are supposed to be protected by it. It has become a tool for the employee to use when they want to avoid being held accountable. They believe that if they can create a diversion by making a false accusation, then they can continue their unethical behavior of stealing company time or resources.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 October 2012 Has anyone noticed that CSX has a campain push on for the awareness of the “CSX Code of Ethics” and “Workplace Violence Awareness”. If you work for CSX you have received two propaganda mailings within the last month. The thing that they are not telling you is that the Crew Management Center is currently under investigation for a hostile work environment, coincidental, I think not. If you have any issues with a hostile work environment, be it the Crew Management Center, Customer Service, Train Dispatch, Trainmasters, or any other department or individual now is the time to act. Go to the OSHA website: http://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html to file an online complaint. Or go online to your local regional office at http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html and click you regional to file a live complaint. Now is the time to act, your name will be help confidential, and your complaint will be investigated. OSHA is fed up with the arrogance and hostile culture of the railroads and are levying record fines, back pay, and punitive damages to railroads. Railroad employees who have been wronged by the railroads are receiving record compensation for back pay, punitive damages, and reinstatement with personal records being cleared of all records associated with the incidents. You may also call 904.232.2895 this the office currently involved with the Crew Management Center. If you think your job is unsafe or you have been threatened, harassed, discriminated against or intimidated by management or fellow employees in any way, you want to contact OSHA and ask for a review and inspection of the incident. Contact OSHA, it is confidential. If you have been fired, demoted, transferred or discriminated against in any way for using your rights under the law, you must file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination. The time to make a change is now, remember the corporate culture related to reporting workplace injuries? This is the same thing, they are just expounding their culture of harassment and intimidation to creating a hostile work environment.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 October 2012 I think that every employee that recieved the code of ethics pamplet in the mail should send it back to Jax postage due, what a crock of crap. our management hides around yards and main lines 24/7 just waiting for employee to make a mistake(talk about un-ethical). T was a trainmaster for 10 years and when they had swat teams out they would have a lunch or dinner afterwards and the first thing they would say is DID YOU CATCH ANYBODY not did you see anyone doing a good job.Why does CSX want the employees that make the company $$have such crappy attitudes. these people are their greatest assets. Upper managament is the reason our stock goes nowhere. So send your little propaganda booklet back to Jax ASAP it's not even worth reading.   Name: Maddawg E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 October 2012 Its Oct 4 2012. I have been away from Chicken Shit Xpress for almost 4 years. Life is great and CSX still sucks!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2012 This all sounds great, but this problem goes beyond crew management. When it comes to management itself within the ranks, CSX is without a doubt one terrible company. The sad story is that management has been the problem with this company for years, and nothing seems to change, it just gets worse. There is a reason why employees refer to CSX management as Nazi's. Some find it funny, others outside the company find it hard to believe, yet people continue to be fired everyday on this railroad for the most minor offenses. Most employees agree that they like there job on this railroad, they just don't like the people that they work for. I wonder why?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 October 2012 Crew Management is currently being investigated by OSHA for a hostile work environment. If you have a story or complaint contact John Waler 904.562.5446 OSHA Investigator. Now is the time to do it. OSHA is levying record fines against Railroads for their harassment and intimidation of its employees. If we join together and all work as one we may be able to change the corporate culture and enjoy a working environment free for harassment and intimidation. Not just the normal propaganda campaigns of empty promises.   Name: Sad company E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 October 2012 Bob Frulla is the railroad and if you don't believe me just ask him......He has destroyed the Huntington division.....ask any huntington division employes including the officials....very sad place to be   Name: ydm ago E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 September 2012 But what about LBT?z   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 September 2012 September 27, 2012......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 23 September 2012 This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees and former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a website has been developed because other people like the people who post on here just want to cry and complain all there life. My gosh people, if you dont like your job or this company quit. If you dont work for this company anymore and are still getting on here bashing it, well then you have problems way beyond what your posting on here. I heard Mcdonalds and Wal-Mart are hiring if any of you want the link to apply for there open positions. I am sure there wages and benefits are comporable. HA!!! not that there is anything wrong with working at those places, but i think alot of you have forgotten how lucky we have it. maybe you should all take a look at what you are doing at work or in your life. Look at why you are being targeted or why you are so miserable. I loved the story about the conductor that has been terminated while on probation while with a trainmaster on a train he had never been on. Hell yes you got fired and they had every right to fire you! Your length of employment stated less than 1 year which your right would still make you in your probationary period. If you didnt know managers are allowed to set you up in situations and see how you will react. Well in this case you got PUNK'D - If you have only been an employee for a few months you went through the REDI center. Do you remember in your first week at the training center going through a booklet and day long course on "COURAGE TO ACT"! Well it sounds like when they mail you the letter saying you got the boot there will be a copy of that book in it! It was set up so they would see if you would let rule violations occur or if you would have the courage to ACT and say something and then if that doesnt work DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! why would anyone just sit there and let someone else put your life in jeopardy! lets think about this - How many of you would let a X-Ray tech. operate on your heart per say! i hope known of you, and a doctor wouldnt let that happen either. If he say a xray tech going in to do a surgery he would say something and then stop it from happening because someone most likely could end up dead!!!I am very sorry you lost your job- that isnt a easy thing i know and i am not calling you out i am just trying to make a point! know matter wherer you work it is the same thing! Follow the rules, do what someone asks you to do whether more power, coworker or someone under you! lend a hand!!! This company takes care of there employees and if you dont think they do maybe you should take a leave of absense and go shadow someone at another company or job and see how good we got it again. I think a lot of you need a taste of the world outside the shell you are in at your current job! take care and quit the crying   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2012 Your face-to-face rules claims are approved by your local trainmaster, not CSX payroll. As long as you use the proper claim code, it goes straight to him. So, if it's being declined, then talk to him, or his boss.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 September 2012 here is a good one for all of you to read. I was forced to face to face rules class ( along with some other conductors),and wouldnt you know it csx declined all of our pay. I guess they think we shouldnt be paid for the class. this has been over two months ago and we still havent been paid. and they wonder why we all have a bad attitude.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 September 2012 Stunning! Just found out how corrupt a local chairman and general chairman are....The LC accepted(13K) bribes through claims payoffs and the GC accepted a lump sum(74K)specifically, to settle an agreement including his "past due claims," while each member received 900. Don't think it happened on this RR but another. Is this legal? Can anyone validate the story? Names/union...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2012 U should contact a lawyer and sue them for harassment Theres no law or signs that say u cant take pictures   Name: Jeff White E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2012 RRJ, You are EXACTLY right and thank you for understanding where I come from. It isn't the same place any more. Heck, I was there from 2004-2009 in Baltimore. And just the changes I saw in my short time there was unbelievable. However, lets get one thing straight. I LOVED THE JOB AND TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT I DID AND MY "PERFECT" SAFETY RECORD WHILE I WAS THERE REFLECTS THAT!! But the politics just got to be too much and I saw (as you said) "OLD TIMERS" looking out for their own and these new hires not looking out for the future generation of railroaders. Otherwise, everyone complained (as they do on here) in the break rooms, but when action needed to be taken (union meetings, union rep elections, train master walking into break room, etc), they folded their tails between their legs and were intimidated!! I am not one to be intimidated and I speak my mind. I was ALWAYS told while I was there "watch what you say man!!" As I always did, I replied, "I HAVE OTHER SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS!!!" Which I am proving today while I work for the US Government over sea's and making 120,000 a year (OVER twice the amount I made with CSX)!!! I am not stating that to show I am better than anyone!!! I am not better than that man/woman begging for change out on the street. But even the CEO of CSX is not better than me. We are all equal!! It is just the fact that some people have more power. But until you stand together as one (as you said yourself RRJ with union meetings), you will get nothing accomplished!! And I didn't (and still don't) see that happening. But I hope all is going well with everyone and good luck!! Stay safe and God Bless!! Sincerely, Jeff White P.S.- Can someone PLEASE give me the address to the Halethorpe facility and a contact in Baltimore so I can ship my radio, switch key, hotel card, etc. back to them?? I would really appreciate it. You can e-mail it to me at the address above. I over sea's but my stuff will be shipped from the states and I need to let my family know. Thanks again and good bless!!:0)   Name: wtf E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 September 2012 Pitt whips Va Techs butt They need to hire Bob Frulla back as head coach, that way he could fire all the coaches for losing to Pitt, hell Bob fire all the players too, why not, you could take on all teams by yourself with your mentallity, remember there is no I in TEAM or so they say   Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2012 I have to say to you guys, if you all are really so pissed off with CSX, and so strongly believe that "CSX Sucks", then why don't you guys just do the simplest thing in the world to combat that problem.....QUIT!!! Do you really thinking whining and complaining about things, yet I bet not a single one of you do ANYTHING to change things for the better, is ever going to solve anything?? Especially whining and complaining on this site or any site for that matter?? Don't you think this site is just as bad for company and employee morale as anything anyone from management at CSX can do to bring morale down??? Why don't you guys just focus on doing your part to make the job and the experience better? Do your part to work more safely, do your part to keep management off your backs, instead of wasting that same energy to bitch, moan, groan and complain on this site, or any site, yet do absolutely NOTHING to make your work site and your company any better!! And come on now, how really can CSX suck if some of you guys have been with the company for so long?? (Some of you 10 or more years +!!) I bet you guys come work over here as a Conductor for just one calendar year, I bet by the end of the first 2 weeks, you guys will be screaming to come back to freight, where your cargo doesn't talk back, blame you for everything under the sun, curse, spit, and assault you, make up false complaints about you just because they were in the wrong regarding a fare or policy, etc. etc. etc., we can be here a LONG time discussing this, not to add to that our own managerial issues. All we do is our parts to do things better, keep management and the people off our backs!! You guys don't have to deal with the rigors of passengers service, especially NY Area passenger service, so consider yourselves extremely lucky!! And again, if you don't like working for CSX, just do the world and CSX a favor and QUIT!!! I am sure MANY of the 10s of 1000s of people laid off from American Airlines, US Airways, the United Airlines/Continental Airlines merger and the people axed from General Motors plants across the East which have been closed down, would love nothing more than to take your place, and have you take their places sitting at home with nothing to do. So all of you guys who moan and groan here, and especially whomever created this site should all truly SHUT THE FUCK UP, enjoy the fact you have jobs and are gainfully employed, and instead of wasting energy and time making sites like this and moaning and groaning about EVERYTHING CSX, do your parts to make the job, job title, and work site/location BETTER!!!   Name: Jeff White E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2012 It is so awsome to come on this site and actually see I made a wise decision to get out of this crap hole. My goodness!!! I feel so damn sorry for all RAILROADERS (NO MATTER WHAT CLASS I COMPANY)!!! I will repeat something previousley stated on this site and I love the quote...."It is September 16th 2012 AND CSX STILL AND ALWAYS WILL SUCK!!! For you ladies and gentleman sticking with it, stay safe and good luck (< your going to definitely need that!! LUCK).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 September 2012 Convict RR is tying 18 hand brakes on 60 loads? I see the truth going away with that one simple statement. It must be a hell of a mountain, for that many. This is my old ass opinion. 1. Auto racks loaded are hot=not there long= 4 or 5 2. Auto racks empty= not so hot and light= 4 or 5   Name: kyle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 September 2012 I don,t really know how the claims work with our LC and mangment,But i know a few times it took me 2 yrs to get a lig claim payed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2012 It never changes, it never gets any better. September 10, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!   Name: Ex T&E E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 September 2012 http://the-railfan-nation.deviantart.com/journal/Debunking-CSX-sucks-com-220119718 My first visit to this site in 5 years. I quit CSX because I would not and could not put up with being treated like a turd everyday. Why would you go to work day after day, then get on a forum board and complain about a job you hate?   Name: ConvictRailroader E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 September 2012 Asside from the 6 months of Denied CA "run-around" claims while I was forced to the yard extra-board (due to being remote qualified- also was forced to that training initially) during said 6 months while I was forced to the yard, working 5 or 6 days per week; working 8 hr shift remote jobs without any overtime- conductor "new hires" with less seniority held turns on the Road boards making twice the money I was... -- but all that asside, the latest Denied Claim issue I want to report is the *8 hour claim to perform pusher service while in Thru frieght service. I got called for a road job from the yard-extra board "Sweet" i think-- I can finally make a little money!! About mid way into our Northbound trip, we are instructed to stop our train & cut off our 3 engines from our 60 or so auto-racks on the #2 track on the South side of a fairly steep mountain on our main line; -- so after tying about 18 handbrakes spanning the length of about 30 auto racks - due to some of the cars brakes being on the other side of the train-& following a proper handbrake test I made my way back up the hill to the Engines.. cut the Engines off & proceeded north to the other side of the mountain about 4 miles & there awaiting was a severely over tonnage monster of a slop freight train of what must've been close to 150 cars & probably 8,000 ft long (which is LONG for our Line) with 2 junker sd40 engines trailing a 44ah, one of which I think was dead in tow. at any rate they needed a push & the local job only had a 4000 hp pusher engine & it wasn't enough for this monster.. So after running around the bottom of this train & coupling up to it with our 3 motors & set-up & release of brakes we were ready to perform pusher duty up & over the mountain - which we did & then after releasing from the south bound train & returning to our train coupling up I walked the 30 or so cars down the hill to release handbrakes about that time a thunderstorm let loose & be the time I made it back to the lead engine I was soaked, but all the while I was saying to myself-- that wasn't to bad & at least I am gonna get the additional 8 Hrs pay for the claim... Yeah right! Denied. I think next time IF asked/directed to cross over services from through freight to local/pusher service I will ask the Dispatcher to personally email the DTO & Micheal Ward & ask them if Labor Relations will deny my claim for the work.. The Problem I have; isn't doing the work, its the being lied to- we work under a BS agreement (that they forced on us) of which "they" contort & twist to suit their needs daily to save a dime & basically screw us out of money every chance they can & when we have an opportunity to make any extra a BS Denied answer is rubber stamped onto our claim. I hope this ends up being read by someone that gives a damn & maybe it won't happen to you   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 September 2012 More CSX corruption: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57506994/obama-romney-offer-different-solutions-to-unemployed/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule Please comment on the story on the CBS news site. Maybe they will investigate them.   Name: watch dog E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2012 ALERT.....ALERT......ALERT... CHICAGO DIVISION HEADS ARE SO EMBARRASSED BY DERAILMENTS, REAR END COLLISIONS AND RF GOOF UPS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING GLD EMPLOYEES FOR AS MANY FAILURES AS THEY CAN GET. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN GET ENOUGH FAILURES ON US THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE TO THE POWER IN JACSKSONVILLE THAT GLD EMPLOYEES ARE JUST AS BAD AND INCOMPETENT AS THEY ARE....WATCH YOUR BACKS, DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK. DO NOT MOVE YOUR TRAINS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AT ALL. THE BANNER TEST WILL BE TRICKY. SOME WILL BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY RAILGRADE CROSSINGS WITH GATES. MAKE SURE GATES ARE DOWN 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU ENTER THAT CROSSING! FOLLOW YOUR HORN RULES! SOME MAY BE DOUBLE TESTED WITH BANNERS INFRONT OF DEFECT DETECTORS. KNOW YOUR DETECTOR RULES. IF YOU GO OVER 2 IN A ROW AT LESS THAN 8 MPH WALK YOUR TRAINS! LOOK FOR EXTRA WARNING BOARDS, FUSES BY YOUR RAIL. REDUCE YOUR SPEEDS IMMEDIATLEY WHEN YOU SEE AN APPROACH AGAIN, REVIEW EVERY LITTLE RULE. GIVE THEM NO ROPE TO HANG YOU WITH!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 September 2012 APE: Remember the past few years when the company was posting profits every quarter, and they asked the unions to give back on the insurance? Remember when all the unions pulled together for a fight on that issue and almost went on strike? What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier, selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone? We'll give you a hint, it wasn't the BLET. USELESS TRANSPORTATIONS UNION!   Name: BLETSUX E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 September 2012 Brothers, As a Loco Engineer/Conductor for CSX and a member of the UTU, I Would urge you all to look very closely at your BLET Leadership, The BLET has for years given up more and more to the company and stands up for nobody but themselves and "friends", the current Attendance policy is a perfect example of this, how many of you get sick for only 24 hours?? How many of you go to the Dr's office every time you feel bad? And given our new insurance rates and benefits, who could afford to go to the Doc every time. I know from first hand experience that our local BLET LC only takes care of himself and his "Buddies", anyone else and you are straight screwed, you get no representation from him at all, he throws claims submitted to him in the trash, won't answer the phone, unless of course you happen to be his "BUD", he has managed to get all the company "ASS KISSERS" on the safety committee and representing the "Redblock Program", he goes to all the safety committee meetings even though he is not ON the committee. WTF?? The BLET is as corrupt as the Mafia, All the BIG WIGS from the BLET play golf with CSX management, if you don't think so, then you are an IDIOT!! They will sell us all down the river for a dime if it keeps them in a cushy union job, All you need to do to prove this is look at your pay stub from 10 years ago and compare it to one from last half? How much more is taken out in deductions?? I was a strong supporter of the Unions since my father was a HUGE union man himself but after seeing how our BLET leadership kisses ass and bends over for the company and its managers on a regular basis, Idecided that my interests would be better served by the UTU and made the move back, You should all consider doing the same!!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2012 I just talked to my Father-in-law who is a coal miner in Alabama about his health care coverage. I later verified what he told me on the U.M.W.A. website as being factual. He pays 0.00 for his health care coverage, his copay for office visits and E.R. visits are 12.00, R.X.'s are 5.00 and he has no annual deductible and his insurance pays at %100 not 80/20 like some non-union mines. His union dues are 73.00 a month. What I'm getting at here is what the hell has happened to our unions? The railroads continue to make more and more and we are continually asked to pay more. Just for info, I have researched other non-railroad unions and their contracts all make the UTU and BLE health plans look pathethic. If I did'nt already have 18 years in I would quit today and tell CSX and the BLET and UTU to shove this job us their Fucking Ass. Have the UTU and BLE forgot what they are being paid to do, It's all about collecting dues and preserving their jobs, please educate yourselves and don't believe everything your union tells you, there is better out there new hires.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 August 2012 8-22-2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2012 I can remember extra boards in many different CRAFTS and they all tended to be quite full. People stayed on these non guarantee boards for different reasons, such as a. health insurance, b. retain seniority, c. keep options open, d. keep the RR as a part time job so they would retire under RR retirement at the end, and E retain social security coverage when dual coverage was still possible (must be vested by 1972?). People were farmers, school teachers, mechanics, even dentists and loved the extra board. Eventually you could hold a regular 2nd or 3rd shift and then mark off every day except Saturday 3rd w/out complaint because there were always extra men ready to fill in. Ex: I knew a guy who owned a large truck stop near Cinci on the Interstate, worked 1 3rd trick A MONTH, held the job regular, it was filled off the ex board every day but one.I knew another man that owned a lot of slum real estate and even deliberately got pulled out of service because he had several roofs to do before winter! old style RR managers always thought having a big work force and lots of "unpaid" employees was GREAT, until HR people started adding up health, vacation, and other overhead costs. Now the management dream is to have ONE employee at each location who can perform any and all crafts work and STILL furlough him/her repeatedly, thus leaving no time for that employee to have an alternative fall back job.That is the big problem, since the wise employee should ALWAYS have an alternative -- going to school, having a roofing, welding, gymnastics instructor, some kind of business you keep doing on the side.The trick is finding the time AND working a day at the part time job regularly that pays less than a day at the RR. Turn down the part time day frequently and pretty soon your business is gone.   Name: Bobby Joe Shadell E-mail: sdonor@mkte.net Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 August 2012 We wuz robbed the las tree contacts! call the national legal policy center wynn you get a chances 703 237 1970 repot union cracks! nuf fer now   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: unionspring69@ggmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 August 2012 The Patriot: To all Americans who want to change the discourse in corporate, political and union leadership. You must start from the bottom up. Start by cleaning the ranks from the local levels, because that's where the corruption begins. To see what your union boss is making go: unionfacts.org   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 August 2012 I wish someone would go on under cover boss to show how thw railroad is really operated at the T & E level of operations. I not talking the Wards, Daleys,dr Munoz, as such, but maybe some big share holders or board members, some body who would be neutral on the way business of railroading should be done. I think they would pull their hair out or maybe even sell off all that stock they own real quick like. Management needs a major shake up from Trainmasters on up.So i hope the wish will come true but I doubt it.GOOD LUCK   Name: thatuldo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 August 2012 CSX has got to be the mismanaged corp. in the U.S. our head honchoe gets on national TV and lies about how great our co. is. Any who knows or works in the coal industry knows how bad the business is and the lack of loadings on CSX. They say other parts of the railroad are making up for lost revenue,bull lies to keep stock up so when you see big shots selling large amount of stock be afraid and sell yours, cuz sometin ain't right.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 August 2012 D.K. Jones is a GOD! I worship D.K. D.K. is FAR Superior to God or Jesus! I Love D.K. Jones! D.K., I would die for you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2012 I strongly suspect any computer program can be manipulated. I also suspect that VERY FEW people working at CSX have that capability.We certainly don't encourage intellectual curiosity or creative people in any area. Anyone that does know how to do it probably keeps it very quiet. There are probably broad reaching, vague, unintelligible laws that could, in the right hands, be used to suggest this is illegal. (Digital Rights, SOFA, Patriot Act, etc.. all loaded with vagueness in content but great specificity in punishment). Now, the best publication that may possibly know something is 2600, who also give meeting locations sometime for public discussion groups - all legal. Probably the big problem is that many folks would be curious about serious matters for fun or$$ and how it works, but very few would be interested in a HD train download, unless their dad worked there. Just a thought.   Name: cant wait to retire E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2012 His name is Danny Jerrell not Gerald either way you spell it he's the same scratchey voice idiot. He knows nothing about railroading he learned from Jack (fat slob) Vierling who is now AVP of car management (figure that on out) nice human resources he screwd up the dispatch center first then the Huntington Division along with the Great Lakes Division now Car management GOD BLESS US ALL. When are the short yellow buses going to quit dropping off all the workers in management. Way to go you Fat ass you blew the right person   Name: UPDATE E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 July 2012 AVON CONDUCTORS If you have been wondering why nothing is being posted on the union boards it is because the company has a key to both boards. Why the company has keys to our union boards is a mystery to me. I believe that can be taken care of. There is no reason for them to have a key other than to take info down that they dont want known. All LC's are supposed to be emailing you info about new claims. ect... If you have not received and email on how to file the claim against the company for violating your right to take 48 hours to make a move after being displaced then you need to call your LC and find out why. He may not have your current email address! Also, not all conductors visit this site, so please get the word out to your fellow members!   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2012 Reality Checker The value of corrupt union officers to rail carriers can be enormous if claims are not paid: Imagine 200 union officers system wide (both te&y unions), not processing claims and the combined claims are worth$1 Million annually from just ONE (1) division or local. That's $200 Million in extra earnings for the carriers! When any CEO from any company cut wages from employees; a majority of the money scammed from the workers, goes right into the pockets of the CEOs. The CEOs are paid so much; and create "Trust Funds" for family and extended families (see 10k report) from the money/claims that should have paid to employees. A majority of "Trust Funds" that are set up, are more than the annual salary of the employees scammed! Anyone can research any salary of any CEO from any publicly traded company...over any significant (10 years) period of time. Anyone! Then you will see that rail CEOs had a significant increase in earnings the last ten years. Maybe ask your union officer for an opinion or ask how much s/he got paid in "Denied Claims." They more than likely did[get their claims paid], because that's how the scams started! "Goggle Finance" offers a detail information on insider transactions company officers) for publicly traded companies. .   Name: Top Hat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 July 2012 Cool Hand Luke, I agree. We all should attend the union meetings if we are in town. But most of us are not. Unfortunately we hear what was talked about second hand. We should have the ability to hold ALL OF OUR UNION LEADERS accountable when they fail to put the members first, verses themselves and their friends first immediately, but we don't. I find it disgusting when a local chairman says to new hire conductors "if you're not a member of my union, and you have a claim to file and join another union.... what do you think is going to happen to your claim or appeal? That's right, its going to the bottom of my pile and I have better things to do than worry about someone from that other union." The local chairman that made the comments just joined CSX 's management team on the Chicago Division last week. This man wasn't representing his men. This man was representing HIS interest Why isn't our unions putting into place a rule that not only puts time limits on our union leadership, but a requirement that prevents a union official from joining management for a set length of time. Do you really want me to believe a local chairman that just joined management always put his members needs ahead of his own, and never sold out a single member for HIS own benifit? Things need to change if we want our working conditions to get better. They should start with the union. A grass roots movement needs to start asking each local chairman to sign an agreement NOT to join management until a set length of time until after they last serve the union, as a union officer. If your local chairman says he'd never sign an agreement like this, you know where his true interest are. And it probably isn't his members.   Name: CSX E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2012 LOL! Places like the railroad where there are tens of thousands of employees unions are a necessity. Negotiating wages, benefits ect....on an individual basis doesn't work. I'm not a big fan of these on-property contracts that excist today. It doesn't make sense to have a national union HQ anymore if a contract for CSX, NS, BNSF, IC/CN ect...is on-property. That alone would cut cost of union dues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2012 Oh so true, the power of numbers. Numbers on who's side. One side is wanting to be paid, and the other side says how much? The union contract is a myth, something that is sold to employees of a lot of companies, not just the RR. Union's sell their wares to everyone they can for profit. The union want's the dues and the insurance that they sell to make money. Maybe one day the RR employees will wise up and become a team with the company. Stop fighting the pay check, after losing every battle for the past 50 years, it is time. This is not giving in, a rr employee can attend a million union meetings and nothing worth while will ever happen. Refuse anything, the company will mark you off, and call you when they want to. Just like a grocery store clerk. Time to wise up, cut the payroll deduction for union dues, join the team and tell the union folks to take a hike, just like many have done in the past.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 29 July 2012 WOW! Mabey somebody gets how it works. CSX banks on 85% of all denied claims to not be forwarded for further handling. This isn't new it's been going on for many decades. People today don't have a clue how it works. Most are part of the silent majority. Once or twice a year I go to a union meeting even though I've been retired a over two years. It's pathetic the turnout. Last meeting I went to we had to wait over an hour just to get enough people to have a meeting that's 6 people. Imagine 6 people out of over 100 members. Then people want to complain the union isn't doing anything. Well, not if no one shows up. Crew room bitching never accomplished anything. I've heard complaints the LC never answers the phone. I wouldn't answer it either if someone was calling at 2am because they want to know a claim code or someone is pissed CMC forced them to work a job especially if that person is qualified. That LC has to work just like everyone else to support their family. If someone doesn't like the LC it's easy vote them out elections are being held this year. The answer people need to grow a set quit acting like little children. There's power in numbers. I think there's to many individuals working out there these days. Unite and you can take control stay divided you lose. It's real simple.   Name: Cool Hand Luke E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2012 Fellow Inmates, the first thing we all can do is attend union meetings and let your voice be heard.I feel you don't have the right to complain if you don't at least try to be involved. The company is not bad to work for but it should be a great one. I feel that these ideas are valid points that brought to their attention.If youdon't ever speak then your voice will never be heard. Thebiggest problem is that their are no lines of communication between union and the company that can resolve issues in a timely manor,if the callers call you they want an answer now not in two weeks or later. I feel if it is written in the contract and is as plain as day why is it such a problem getting paid. The answer is most people will not follow up with it and persue their money owed to them because it is so difficult to get paid. I don't think people realize the amount of money lost to the employee's and when you do finally get paid months or even years later the intrest earned on the money csx is holding will more than cover the claim. It's like asking for a raise who is the bigger dummy the guy asking or the guy giving the raise. If they give it take it and laugh all the way to the bank. What bothers me the most is that if the union gets half of your claim paid it is avictory to them not me what about the other half that is due this isn't a victory it's bs if you ask me. The key thing is to go to work every day smiling with a positive attitude and claim all that is due you and follow up get involved tell everyone that will listen get fellow employee's involved the fix will be a long and slow one but it has to start somewhere if it doesn't help you it will for future employee's don't always focus on yourself but also think about everyone else and good things will happen for you as well.It is hard to do this and easy to say but the key is action take action don't react negatively to whatever situation comes across to you and eventually with perserverince it will all pay off. You might think we have it bad but look at years past it is better now then back then. what do you think we should do. the key to success is knowledge and communication learn all you can from the older employee's and communicate to others what you think the direction of the union should be headed in. Thanks for listening have a great day I'll look forward to future posts   Name: THATWILLDO E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2012 If you want to put the blame on a group of people for putting un-qualified people positions on the railroad blame Human Resourses. On CSX every company position has bonus perks, so the HR Dept. has one to. They are based on open vancancies to be filled, to many open positions no BONUS so do u think the misfits in HR care how the actual railroad is run in the realworld, hell they don't know the difference between a boxcar and a caboose. Hell why not but a person from say finance to an ADM in transportation or a car salesman as a trainmaster, job is filled who cares we got our BONUS. So keep up the great job filling those positions HR........WTF   Name: Guest II E-mail: saveamerica.org Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2012 JY Inquisitive RR Attorney: It's to bad that you're assigned to monitor the internet...Harvard Grads prefer Wall Street not RRs! Maybe you can find another way to impress your bosses or maybe you can grow a set of balls like A. David Nelson! Thanks to the RRs, just about every law written to combat corporate malfeasance, the law makers had the RRs in mind! Thanks Webmaster!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2012 As a Canadian railroad pensioner whose father was employed 40+ years with the railroad my father didn't see a dime. When it came time for him to retire, the psnion monies was not available and my father was forced to work another year. He did of a heart attack after working 42 years with no sick time. My mother who passed away 1/2 year ago was the recipient of the widow's pension reduced. She spent time in a Canadian hospital and one of the benefits is for the railroad retirement board to pay up to 100 days of co-pay. Mom mom paid over$3000 while in hospital and died in the process of trying to get her monies back. Our family is still fighting for it and it has been 1/2 year. They say that they are waiting response from a WBA contractor (at a fax number) no name or business #, which sound very unprofessional. We have sent receipts three times to Chicago, RB104 two times, her doctor has called the office and the hospital where the co-pay was made to has also called. All has been ignored. The way the elderly pensioners are being treated in Canada is disgusting. I can only imagine that it is the same in the United States. 

 Name: kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2012 Cool Hand Luke I agree with you. We conductors should be given a choice on staying conductors or not. Not every conductor is meant to be an engineer, or every engineer a conductor. They should put time limits on the length of time a person can hold some of the higher offices in the union. If those guys forcing those crappy agreements on us had to work under those agreement's..... they'd think twice about what they send our way. So now that you've brought up the suggestion Cool Hand Luke, how do you propose we start down the path of change? 

 Name: cool hand luke E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2012 Fellow Inmates, In my opinion the company keeps us meaning all employees and the union running in circles. They agree to the contract then don't honor it wit no reperocussions to them if they fail to honorit. but then again miss one call we are sent letters and treated like we have committed the biggest sin of all time which in some cases is spending time with our family. We as employees shouldn't blame the company it is our fault as well as the unions fault. we keep on letting them get away with it. The men and women employeed by this company need to get together and stand up for what is rightfully ours. We need a union with a set tostand up and fight and not put up with this nonsence.The problem i see is the union reps are older and fght for what benifits them as what most people would do. Then on the other hand get a young person in power then they go to engine school and to another union which will benifit them in their new craft. If we had the choice to turn down engine school and be a perminate conductor and someone would stay in the union we might have a chance but until then we will keep chasing our tail and they will keep winning. just like the president every four years we get a new one that spends half of his term fixing the last guys progress and six months on his agenda then the other year trying to get re-elected.It starts with something minor to test the water then it gets out of control which is what we have today. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2012 July 25, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!! 

 Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2012 To my fellow CSX-Sucks users, I'm sending my apology now about putting this on every post,. Hopefully as you scroll throughout the forums today, you'll understand why I did this. LOL Its time to give up on last years news. Laura is old news and we've moved on to topics that require thought, and maybe a bit of insight. Why don't you put your big boy pants on and join us at the grown up table as we adults discuss matters of value and importance. For example..... ways we can work together to keep our job while facing continued attacks on our lively hood by CSX's crack management team. 

 Name: been there E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 July 2012 Broke, If they backed my ticket out like that while I was working I would have been on the phone to the fra. Guarentee you they had his starts screwed up. Its bad enough to have to make up stuff all the time just to get your tickets to take when you try to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, but stealing one from you while you are working, thats grounds for them to be fired! Wonder what would have happened it he had been hurt or they had a derailment while he was out there. Probably would have said he shouldnt have been out there when he didnt have a working ticket! Dead head tickets are becoming a joke too. Always something wrong with them when they pre report them and freeze them up. I think he should call Mr ward and ask him if he can loan him a couple hundred bucks to tide him over until the company can find the time to put his pay ticket back in! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 July 2012 broke I never expected a penalty claim to be paid on time. In most cases depending on the claim I expected it to be denied. The only thing I knew for certian was what I earned by train/job each half minus claims if I was shorted then payroll got a call. Other then that a penalty claim the railroad has a time limit it could be in research for several pay periods then paid or denied. If denied give it to the LC for further handling. You think ya'll are the first to get screwed on penalty claims? Your not. In fact its been going on ever since ralroads an unions had agreement. Your thinking is like comparing an apple to an onion not even an orange. lol 

 Name: broke E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2012 100E Maybe RRJ just doesnt understand where your anger comes from but I sure the hell do! Got screwed out of close to 600 bucks of my pay because some idiot in the claims department doesnt know their job. They even have the nerve to write stupid remarks on your earning statements that a fricken 2 year old could see is wrong! Heard a guy complaining that they took his ticket out while he was working and when he raised hell to get it put back in he was told that they couldnt do anything about it now and he was just going to half to wait until a later day! So when I see articles like the one on ward and his new play palace, yeah it pisses me off too! 600 bucks is pocket change to him. Dont give a rats butt what kind of degree he has. He needs to start paying more attention to this crap.Times are hard for some of us. When you have bills to pay, kids to feed, school clothes to buy and your counting on getting all the money you worked for and you know is rightfully yours, it sucks mule^*$(#$@ when your shorted. Wonder what the stockholders would think if we dumped about 100,000 denied claims on their door steps to sort through! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2012 Of course Ward can afford it. Why not? He's been CEO/president of CSX since 2003. He was the president of CSX under John Snow before 2003. It doesn't matter what he buys that's his business. If someone is jealous then they should of gotten a degree from Harvard then hired on in management working their way up the ladder. Other than that union railroaders make darn good money for someone who more than likely only has a high school diploma. I personally don't care what railroad upper management makes. If we look at the big spectrum they aren't anywhere near those on Wall Street, banks, insurance ect....that's true for all the railroads upper management not just CSX. I know a lot of railroaders T&E making 6 digits a year. I was making mid '70s to low '80s on a yard pusher a few yard industry switcher jobs were making over $100,000. If I knew that earlier I would of went into the yard earlier and not spent over 30 years on the road. The extra income wasn't really that important. Even though I did like the road lifestyle.   Name: 100E E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2012 Looks like Big Mike can afford to own two riverfront homes, furnish them and have backyard BBQ's while you work your behind off and have claims denied for no valid reason. CSX CEO Michael Ward buys$2.3M riverfront home http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2012/07/16/csx-ceo-michael-ward-buys-23m.html 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2012 Ape: I replied in reference to LC's taking company positions. You talking about contracts & agreements? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2012 LE 1-10 Lol! You have seen it all (lol). Well, damn. Who can wade through all the "lol's" here and give a comprehensive response to this idiot? Thumbs up to signing/conceding to a voluntary EBS agreement for the Northern Region trainmen! The Carrier wants it.....so, do (you)? Think about that, really think about it. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2012 To Doomed: No, they are just drinking the coolaid...LMFAO! I've seen the company offer those positions to every union LC that comes along, its nothing new...lol I've also seen & heard first hand how the Trainmasters & Roadforeman are treated. Why do you think they are hiring so many off the street now with no experience? So they can fire them with no craft to fall back on..LMAO! If a LC takes a company position, it just goes to show that he wasn't that smart at all. 

 Name: Mitt Romney E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 July 2012 Nobody wants false prophets running the show not only in government, but also more importantly in the white house. This is why we need to get rid of the black serpent Obama and vote in a true prophet like me. I will see that new legislation is passed to protect your pensions. I will see that you get more rest and we will stop the harassment of RR union workers everywhere. I will see that you turn your yard tricks every day with guaranteed pay. And there will be no more sneaky abusive TMs or RDs. I will replace all RR executives and replace them with friendlier Indians and Chinese who will bring peace and tranquility to your lives. I will also repeal the one man line wife rule of monogamous marriage and ask Congress to pass my Morman Freedom Bill so men of all religions can have more than one wife. I will see that all the wastefully spending is cut so that you are not going to see the government waste your hard earned money on something stupid like ObamaCare. I will see that insurance companies, banks and Big Corporations stop treating their employees like some kind of slaves working for a false prophet. Yes, I am a capitalist but unlike the others I have a good heart and would never let the vampires of the corporate world feast on you like they did under Clinton who was a womanizing pervert in much the same way I Obama is a socialist spendaholic. I will lead you to a better place my friends. Units need you to trust me like you trusted Reagan and Bush both of whom were also good Republicans just like I am I can assure you. Trust me. If you vote for me in November I williams sure that you and every other hard working American gets everything they have coming to them and I swear to you on my dear mothers graves that I will NOT outsource your jobs to Mexico, India, China, Canada, North Africa Sudan, East Africa,Maylasia, Pakistan, Peru, or Guatemala. You have my personal word on this. I will not create economic chaos like my predessor the false prophet Obama who wasn't even born here. I LOVE UNIONS. Vote for me Mitt Romney in November.. PLEASE DONATE ....GO TO my website at Mitt4 President.com and donate 1 million dollars. If you can't even 100,000 would be OK. Thanks!!   Name: no rep E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 July 2012 YEP!!! Heard the same thing. Yard LC trying to get TM position on the chicago division. At least he has the good sense to go to another division! They would just take him on the GLD to get him out of his union position then turn around and fire him! Got to wonder what they are offering him because he knows the living hell that the tm's and RF's have been going through ever since the "false prophet" and his sheep took over!   Name: doomed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2012 Whats going on in the greatlakes division!!! Just heard another LC is jumping ship and going to a management position. Hell, this keeps up we wont have anyone left to represent us. Maybe they are seeing the writing on the wall and finally realizing that union just cant get control anymore.... Not looking good for us!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 July 2012 Bosco, Go to the employee gateway and under under employee self service select my pay and create a case. You can ask them where your pay/award is and why you have not recieved it. You can call the payroll department and ask them to create a case for you if you have problems navigating on gateway. If you have already talked to them and they have no answers then you can always send a registered letter to the financial department asking for answers. If the award is addressed in your union agreement then there is no reason your union shouldnt know the answer to your question.   Name: BOSCO E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 July 2012 WHEN DOES CSX PAY FOR WEEKENED PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARDS ?? THATS FOR 6 MONTHS ?? JUST ASKING ,NO ONE CAN TELL ME ! THANKS SO MUCH !   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 June 2012 It took my conductor friends that retired a while to get the productivity retirement account funds and the CSX stock. Even in retirement nothing moves fast on the railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 June 2012 been retired for four months still trying to. get my productivity money. no check in sight.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2012 June 21, 2012.....CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 June 2012 Goob RRB is based on compensation not necessarily just earned income. These productivity bonus were in lieu of pay raises. They directly link people to company performance on not just productivity but also keeping operating expenses at levels within CSX's goals. I know all about 401K & IRA being tax deferred.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 June 2012 RRJ 401k and IRA are very similar in the way they work. By that I mean (Before) tax funds go in and (Taxed) funds come out. There is no (tax free) however (tax deferred) is the way they work. After you investigate the BONUS system, I think you will find that earned income is one thing (number) and total compensation is a different (number).   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2012 I read your first response. That's a darn good question is the performance bonus counted as income towards Railroad Retirement. I'd have to go back an check my RRB BA-6 forms. I left in 2009 that was only 2 years working where I earned it. I would think so. The figure used for RRB is listed on the payroll check stub in the upper left hand column pre-tax. If a person took the bonus as cash RRB tier I & II taxes would be taken out. That would benefit towards obtaining a max RRB tax goal. Usually by september/october I usually maxed out my payments in tier I, the tier II was higher to max out but not impossible. With tier I paid up it was an extra couple hundred in my pocket each payday.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2012 Reread it again. I stated a 401K not an IRA. Pre-tax payroll deduction. On average I was putting in 15% in the BLE 401K since 1994 till I retired. Back then we didn't get a company match that came a few contracts later. The yearly performace bonus there are options a person can put whatever percentage they deem fit. Some cash some in the 401K or 100% either way.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 June 2012 RRJ, I went back to your post for a second read. And as I read it, you said a bonus put into an IRA is tax free. I am not sure that you meant to say that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 June 2012 RRJ, I do not know, but would love to know if the Bonus is counted as wages for RRR, or as additional income for tax purposes? Does the board use the last fewest years (total compensation) or (yearly earnings) to calculate the benefit. I am thinking the bonus might fall outside.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2012 Goob If T&E had to work on a straight hourly wage it would be between your estimate. With the perks that the unions have secured like short crew pay, no fireman, meals, cert pay ect....it boosts it up to the higher levels. With the yearly performace bonuses it kicks it up another notch. Some might not consider it wages but it is part of the yearly income in leiu of higher pay raises. Anything that increases wages that was part of a contract which had an effect on actual yearly or bi-yearly wage increase has to be included. CSX or an corporation usually doesn't give bonuses like these to their blue collar workers. With the yearly bonus there are options if it's invested entirely or partly in a 401K it's then tax free or it can be taxed taken as cash. That's up to the individual.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 June 2012 The salary thing (Wages) I found interesting. I was at 56 to 75 and others 90 to 125. last post was 86 plus to around 100. listed below is the real average. Locomotive Engineer. Hourly 28.27 Avg hours worked 42.5 Yearly 63,125. Now the other-side is a MTA Conductor that made 239,148. last year and a car-man that made 167,342. The number one, blue collar occupation in the us is-- Elevator Installer, repair at 87,518. Locomotive Engineer is number 5. Not to shabby.   Name: POOLS E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2012 nomo, To satisfy your curiosity, Ip out of indy pays 361.65 for the basic run. Pools been averaging 2 1/2 trips a week(5 runs) 361.65 x5=1808.25 1808.25 x4wks=7233.00 7233.00x12 months=86,796 No one works every single week of every month of the whole year Vacation pay, personal days, held away, ID, EC pay,meals, overmiles,etc....all perks get you your 100,000 + a year. Still 86 isnt a bad start. F1 pools pay alot less! Guarentee boards have been hit and miss for most of them. Most are not breaking guarentee. They are usually home close to 2 days after they come off their rest days. Nothing to come in from your trip and be 10-13 times out. Cant complain if you like sitting home for 2-4 days at a time. I say turn the phone off and go fishing!   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 10 June 2012 NoMo Good post. Union membership participation has declined the past decade. I remember meetings where it was standing room only that was every month. I do go to meetings once or twice a year now as an observer if there is an important topic. Lucky to get a quarem. It's always the same people attending. Last one I went to the LC & S/T didn't even attended. I found that disturbing. I do know the LC who has been one of the better ones I've known is burnt out after three terms. It's not an easy job when these cry babies call him 24/7 over useless nonsense like claim codes ect....Then they berate him for having his cellphone shut off while working. lol. He had a lot of opposition in the begining from the oldheads seeing he was younger but he proved himself that he was fair. Now it's these new ones that don't participate that think their special that they feel unappreciated ect....they need to go cry to their momma on that issue. Railroad is what it is. I've seen good times and bad times during my carreer. That seemed to flip like a switch. The stock & DDO has always been attached to the attendance policy. I made a decision it didn't matter to me if I wanted a day off so be it. People crying that they'll lose it marking off sick is ridiculous. That's their free will choice to make. As for CSX not excepting doctor excuses that is troubling. It needs to be addressed.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 June 2012 Hey RRJ: I think that regardless of what lengths the Carrier or their representatives goes to explain the "system", no body really understands it for six months or a year. Then they see the money deductions but don't understand or care why. Over the last six or seven years there has been at least three maybe four major revisions in attendance policies. Tying attendance to bonuses and stock awards was, I thought, a good idea. Make the employee take ownership of their jobs and let them decide what's more important...money or a day off. I agree that life on the RR would be unbearable without the Unions, however, over the last 25 years they have lost their direction. Unions are only as good as their members...hard to take care of business if you don't have a quorum. I don't know about every terminal but down here we had a LC that was marked off every weekend on "union business". They may not be playing golf but they can get into most thirst parlors without a membership! I have always felt there are two types pf people, leaders and followers, everyone else is in the way. Unfortunately everyone of the union wheels is in the way. They no longer consider the best interest of their members...they consider what's in their best interests and act accordingly. They have acquiesced on the harassment issue and allowed the carries get away with abusing their own attendance policies...when the carrier demands Doctor excuses and then refuses to accept them, it's done with a wink and a nod from the union. What do they get by allowing the ongoing harassment and revolving door? Money and new members...the two thing they can't do without! The Unions negotiate and sell these agreements to their members and walk away. The members buy what the Union sells them and cry like babies and the carrier is watching all this and creaming all over their Armani's...go figure!   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 June 2012 NoMo They knew what they were getting into if they didn't they know by now. The issue of docking gaurentee have been addressed multiple times. Knocking unions isn't the answer. They've become the scapegoat. Watching Bill Mahr last night wether you agree with him or not he showed a chart of union decline in this country. Along with union membership dropping so did wages. That is a reality. Unions help preserve wages an individual trying to negotiate with an employer doesn't stand a chance no bargaining power. Everyone complaining about the UTU and BLET certainly wouldn't want to lose their representation. Wages are above norm. Benefits most places don't even offer them if they do it's 3 or 4 times the cost out of pocket of a rail workers. Our unions have always been hampered under the RLA. Without the right to strike fixing a problem takes longer. I know the BLET is very aware of the harrassment situation on CSX. It's an issue that courts won't consider for allowing the right to strike. I can't say what the General Committee or National Committee levels do on their time like your accusations of playing golf with management but that certianly isn't case at the local level. A Local Chairmen has to work like everyone else to support their family. It would be nice to have a full time paid union rep on property but there never has been one.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 June 2012 Gee, arguing about money? Hard to argue when each Division and every sub division is different and run like Fiefdom. Is there a fixed or floating number of spots on the pools and boards? What about detention time, ID runs, meals, vacation and PL time etc.? What is the real pay after all that is backed out? On the Extra Boards, what is the guarantee and are they breaking the guarantee. Suzannah loves CSX? She's their biggest critic...Suzannah's special? in what way? If she's treated any different than the other women or other man, besides the obvious, document it and submit it to the appropriate Federal Agencies. She seems to question how/why the carrier penalizes the employees to the extent they do, to the point of taking their guarantee and stock awards if the mark off sick. She has a point...the carrier apparently has no regard for their employees' health and welfare and because of the financial penalties involved, forces them to work which creates an unsafe work environment for all other employees in the terminal or road. Where are the Unions...besides bumping dickheads in the Club House locker room with the brass? Now in regard to Retention Boards. An argument can be made that they are questionable. If the entire purpose is to keep Federal and State subsidies coming to CSX so they can train unnecessary people or returning Vets, it may be fraudulent. The Dept. of Labor and Justice Dept. should be notified so it can be investigated.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 June 2012 Suzannah Going to work sick to many times to count. Onboard the locomotive we made sure to try an not make the other person ill. Hoping to get put in lodging to vegitate for a while to get better. Next dream sheet for a contract "sick days' should be an issue. People wanted gaurenteed extra boards with it came the policies in place today. If it never happened boards could be heavily loaded down like it was in the past. None of this attendance policy crap when there was plenty of extra board people to cover jobs. That's all changed. As for oldheads the playing field was pretty much even before I retired. The 2007 BLET/CSX SSA made sure of it. Quit using oldheads as an excuse. It's disrespectful. Only thing they have is senority just like it's always been. Most should be retired within the next 2 years based on the last mass hiring that went on during the '70s & early '80s. Those next in line will wake up one morning to realise now they are the "oldheads". It happened to me on Jan 2nd, 1986 that day 11 engineers on my subdivision retired. CSX/Chessie System/C&O had offered 50,000 buyouts. They would of left in 1985 but the James River flooded after a hurricane wiping out over 200 miles of mainline. They stayed to help with rebuilding the railroad and working other subdivisions rerouting trains. No one got furloughed we all pitched in over a 2-3 month period. Seems pride is lost these days. It has nothing to do with CSX it's an inner feeling. Now that I look back even the worst of times weren't that bad.   Name: suzannah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 June 2012 Ignorant You need to go back and read my post again... You will see that I Never cried about not making 90-125 every year like you say so many of our engineers do. I stated I was not aware it was the standard pay in our area and alot of other people have stated otherwise as well. As for waiting my turn, I know what seniority is about! Been dealing with it for 12 years now! Again, go back and read my post. If I was boo-hooing about anything it is the fact that the company will take half your bread and butter away from you as punishment for trying to do the right thing and stay home when your sick as hell and it just happens to be a weekend day. If you are sick a day, no problem, take a day. If your sick 2, then take 2! Thats fair. Your on board to protect. Take away what you werent available to protect.Why should everyone be punished because you have a few who want to mark off every weekend. They have an availability policy that they can use to do their whippings with(which they do). If wanting to do the right thing and being treated like a decent human being means I think Im special... Yeah, Im special as hell!   Name: ignorance is bliss E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 June 2012 Suzannah, What perks are you speaking off? The 2003 national and the SSA have pretty much made it a level playing field for all engineers. Also in the area you work, if you could hold either the F1 or the IP you would make between 95000 and 125000 for this year. It is simply numbers when it comes to mileage. The mileage that these pools are regulated too is 4500 miles a month. So if you could really hold one of these pools as an engineer over a years time this is the amount you would make. Your seniority does not let you so this is why you are barely hanging onto the extra board. Don't cry just wait like everyone else has. Oh I forgot, you are special.   Name: suzannah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 June 2012 RRJ Sympathy? Me? Im not looking for sympathy for me! Im looking for sympathy for the 2 conductors that I made sick as hell when I came to work with a 103 tempature and the flu because it was a saturday and I couldnt afford to have 1400 dollars of my pay taken from me for staying home! No one knows what day of the week they will get sick! So if you get sick as hell on the weekend you pretty much have the company telling you..DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! You mark off on our weekend(only 3 days in a week according to csx) we are going to take half your guarentee pay away from you, so you better get your ars here and get everyone else sick as hell too! THEY DONT NEED TO TAKE THAT MUCH! I dont need to hear your blah blah thats the railroad. Again! They dont need to take that much!   Name: suzannah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 June 2012 Loco 10-20 First let me say, I dont believe I took any cheap shots at you, so I dont appreciate you taking one at me(susannah loves csx) Also I made that money working on a pool job for a year. We all know it depends on what pool jobs you can hold. The only engineers who are going to make 125(in my area) are those who are old heads and still have perks grandfathered in and know how to play the claims game. If I heard it once I heard it a millions times (when I mentioned I finally broke 90 after 12 years) How did you do that? Are the pools turning that good? If you really are an engineer, I hope you make that much this year. God knows someone needs to get some of our money back!   Name: Susannah loves csx E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 June 2012 Susannah is an extra board engineer. She is on the low end due to her seniority. 95000 to 125000 is the norm for regular pool engineers.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2012 Suzannah LOL!!!! I don't know where you work out of every region is different. I do know the Huntington Division at least from Clifton Forge, Va to Newport News, Va. There's two ID runs 222 miles & 234 miles making decent money within that 95,000 to 125,000+ range. Even you stated the west coast railroads are making a lot more than the east coast. I never stated CSX when it came to earnings. Those west coast railroads especially in the southwest states have runs that are 500 miles. Check the math on the milage. lol. You're hatred for CSX has you blind. I really don't care if you have to work to avoid losing your stock, DDO, or have to work sick it's part of the job. That's your choice. Losing half your income marking off on a weekend means you're working the extra board. Welcome to the railroad. If your looking for sympathy look somewhere else.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2012 Thanks Suzanne for correcting old retired RRJ on the income thing. 90 to 125 wonder where that came from? Heck even my old butt knows a few current CSX Engineers and Conductors, and they would love to join in with that concept.   Name: suzannah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 June 2012 RRj, Dont know where you are getting your numbers, but it took me 11 years to break 95 and thats only because I got a bonus. THATS NOT wages earned. Its a bonus that we deserve for giving our soles to them. You must have worked in a high dollar area. I havent marked off sick one time this year so far and I will be lucky if I break 70 this year with the wages we are getting. With the conductors raises they are making pretty close to the same wages as the engineers. I have come to work sick because I know that marking off and staying home where I belong will cost me my stock, demand day off and if its a weekend day, half my pay. So please do not add our well deserved bonuses into the equation of pay because it isnt pay for a worked job.....its sole money Oh...Since you like to do research on pay, why dont you make some calls and find out how much the UP,CNIC and NS pay their engineers and conductors on their extra boards.. I can tell you now, one of them pays 2,000 a month more......   Name: claims E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 June 2012 Seems Mr. Oscar Munoz has made the front page of the Employee gateway. Good for him that he got out of the financial department of the company. Things couldnt be any worse. Once again the payroll/claims department is showing the employees lack of training and knowledge of their job. Rumors have it that numerous complaints have been filed by employess that their earning statements are reflecting yoo-yoo claim denials. Seems the claims department is back to its old style of denying claims. They will deny the miles on a job that you submit(excessive miles claimed) then approve the same miles they just denied on the same job when you work it just a few days later. CHECK YOUR EARNING STATEMENTS WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB! If you see these yoo-yoo claims on your statements then they should be reported to the New financial director at the helm. It is a problem within the claims department. IT IS NOT A UNION ISSUE and you as a csx employee are responsible for reporting these errors! You will find your responsibilities under the ethics codes for Books, records and financial reporting.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 June 2012 You have been out of the loop for a while. Your quote of 54,000-75,000 is more younger T&E. I used it as an example staying marked up working regular it's more in the 90,000-125,000+. The performance bonuses are new. Personally when the engineers had it included in a proposed contract in 2007 I voted it down. I would of preferred better pay raises. By 2007 oldheads were a small minority. It passed. When something is gained something is lost. Most of the penalty claims don't excist anymore. The rail unions have been able to keep pay in check but everything else has gone out the window. They don't fight the good fight anymore. They don't take on the abuses of the rail carriers anymore. That's troubling. Seems since they got nuetered in the '80s when Raygun fired the air traffic controllers they never grew a set back. You have to remember the rail & airlines unions all fall under the 1927 Railway Labor Act.   Name: Furlough retention board E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2012 I also wanted to say that the furlough retention board seems like a part-time work force and plays into the company's hands. While on it I have worked almost everyday I have been marked up. I will be able to draw unemployment very soon and will probably just furlough. If everyone on the board will do the same, eliminate the part-time workforce, the company will not be able to collect their 250/week overpayments and will consistently run out of conductors and brakemen. This may help everyone get back to work.   Name: Furlough retention board E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2012 Conditions less than 1 year I understand what you are talking about. I am in the same boat but from experience at other jobs and a gut feeling we should stick it out. I hope you are not on the furlough retention board because you are marked up 3 days and off 4 per week but, only paid for 2 days. In addition, they have yet to pay it correctly and are not sending checks or grossly overpaying then deducting 250/half. I don't know what contract you are under but with ours we should be able to go to other terminals and qualify but are being denied. I stand for 25+ jobs at nearby terminals and cannot take one as a brakeman. I also have younger employees working at my home terminal, marked up, and cannot take or qualify there either. I can say that I live near several mines and the loadouts have coal stacked to the moon but not moving. I think that there is a lot of political posturing going on and the toughest rooster will win. Keep your chin up!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 June 2012 RRJ, I know that I am out of the RR Union loop. I accept that. Now let's talk real life. First an Engineer making 75k is top of the average, for all Engineers it is closer to 56k. 8,757.00 bonus at a 97.3 performance rate is at the poverty level for bonus. Outside of the railroad at many companies, and I can give you the names if ya want. I will quote RJR my prior employer for comparison. New sales rep starting 50k, with 8k bonus the first year. second year 54k with 9k bonus. I know the smoking issue is always there, however so is the money, working 8/5 times 5. And the amazing part is the Human Resource Manager for the Union makes 156k 8/5 times 5. T/E are grossly underpaid (Not Overworked). The skill level is a true asset to the company and, and hard to replace. This is a failure of the unions, and the experienced Rails that run them.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2012 I don't think you know seeing you're out of the loop. CSX for an example, the T&E unions went to on-property contracts. Not only did they recieve decent pay raises but now they get performance bonuses every year. This years bonus for based on last year was 97.3% of 12% of the gross income. Example: if a person made 75,000 last year this past february they recieved a bonus check for 8757. That's not to shabby. Eventually it'll go up to 15%. The bonuses are linked to upper management. If you think unions have outplayed their usefulness that just an opinion.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2012 RRJ. The short lines do not care if the union comes in. Why?-- because they only want the dues from the employee's. If you look at the big picture you can see that it has been this way for many years. Many of the short lines are union, the only thing missing is the PAY? do you want to know why they are paid less, when they belong to the same union as you do, do the same work every day, as hard as any RR. Because the union continues to let them. Heck I know the payroll deduction has been in place for many years, it was a concession to the unions that the RR was willing to do. why? because they wanted to just get along, it was not hard to do and the union wanted it. Collecting union dues from every swing dick is not easy. As we move forward the union will see, the monthly check continues to fall from those that can not pay , will not pay, or forgot to pay. My comments are all related to the RR. I may be wrong in making all union's the same. The fire ex folks are now union, and I call them the same as the RR unions. There may be a really good union, that takes the dues and works for the people. I just do not know of one.   Name: carl taylor E-mail: cltaylor@aol.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2012 Shutup, you bunch of whinning babies. I spent 20 years baby sitting for you children.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 May 2012 I'm sure some shortline railroad has a case of the arse over their employees going union. Do you know union dues aren't mandatory by being collected through payroll deduction? They never have been that's up to the individual. Of course by opting out they better cut a check seeing most unions like the UTU & BLET are closed shop. We had a few individuals who tried not to pay on their own. We gave them chances some by up to 4-6 months. We finally voted them out of the union at a meeting by majority vote. They also were not allowed to work till they joined the union. Railroads don't fall under state guidelines it's federal. So it doesn't matter if a state has the "right to work law". Still don't get your point about a fire extinguisher company and the connection with rail unions. Rail unions aren't like other unions such as the UAW, UMWA ect....they've been around for 148 years. Rail unions, airline unions, air traffic controllers ect....fall under different regulations such as the Railway Labor Act. Which prevents them from striking till an impasse has been reached even then the president of the USA can prevent it like Obama did last year by invoking a presidential emergency board (PEB. So, It isn't fair to compare rail unions to others it's not the same.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 May 2012 RRJ Now remember WHO you are talking to the (POSER), wannabe, could not handle it, Management type, Official of the RR and a bunch more! Now this is what I learned. This weekend (Current) A-fire extinguisher co was going union (name withheld) They went union for one reason--Insurance. They voted union, and when it happened, yep they got union insurance. Is that not amazing. The fire co asked what do we do, the union guy says, just go along. Employees got nothing, union got a few more paying into the whole corrupt system. And it continues, just heard one RR is going to refuse to collect union dues. Wow that is a step in the right direction, let the union folks collect if they can. Oh well I know you will hate me after this, but. It is real life YOUR LAST POST WAS FUZZY.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2012 I guess retention boards did sort of replace reserve boards. In a way. It would seem to me opening up reserve pools those close to retirement would take them even thought I do remember one terminal where they didn't want to retire as long as they were getting a regular paycheck. Can't blame them. lol   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2012 Darn, I do remember reserve pools forgot all about it. It didn't last long. Usually the oldheads took it. It paid 10 basic days per half. The trainmen got them established sometime in the early '90s. CSX some how managed to manipulate the calculations on when slots would be available. I got it mixed up with furlough boards. I don't know if furlough boards still excist with these retention boards. I knew guys working off a furlough board that were making better money than the freight pools. Most people during seasonal furloughs never bothered to put in a letter. Those that did worked steady.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2012 RRJ, Thanks, nice post, I learned a lot from that. As I recall in the late 80's/ early 90's the UP started a program to try and retain TE. They understood that business was not as good as it could be, and long lay off's were detrimental to the long range business. Really comes down to (how long), a new employee will wait for free. I know the RR hates the retention concept however they are caught. Without it, Who do they call! If I remember correctly, at one time one could bid in the reserve board and never work. Looks like that has changed for the better. Thanks for the info.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 May 2012 Goob Reserve boards are now retention boards. Instead of being furlough a person can get on a retention board which pays a gaurentee they only have to protect around 2 weeks out of the month usually the gaurentee is 2000 a month. The weeks or days they don't have to protect they can get a part-time job or if they have another skill do side work. It keeps healthcare benefits current and RRB credits. Every local union votes on how it works. In my area it broken down to every two weeks some areas prefer 3 days protecting a week 4 days off. CSX is screwing up again by over hiring like they did in 2007-2008. Some areas have a high number of new hires after training they don't stand for work. Retirements will happen but whoever is running things in HR isn't doing there job. These gaurentee reserve jobs won't be on forever at some terminals as many as 30 people are on reserve boards not getting out but once or twice a month and they have people still in training. CSX won't keep paying gaurentee it's just a matter of time before they'll cut people off. It'll end up the same CSX spends all that money training just to lose workers. I hear some comments CSX and other employers get tax breaks ect...for hiring. That still doesn't make sense the cost of traing exceeds anything in tax breaks ect....But with the loss of the jobs we once had like the brakemen and firemen no place for them to go. I know the UTU realises they screwed up in 1993 by selling off the last brakemen. They tried in recent years to reestablish a brakemen slot it would extend training by a full year before promotion to conductor. That didn't happen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 April 2012 I HVE ALOT OF CLAIMS THAT WERENT PAID AND DENIED.I'M WORKING WITH A LAWYER ON THIS AND OTHER THINGS.CSX WILL BE GOING TO COURT OVER THIS AND ALSO CHARGING THEM WITH INTIMIDATION AND HARASSING.IT'S ABOUT TIME WE STOOD UP TO CSX AND LET THEM KNOW WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THERE ABUSE ANY MORE.UTU AND BLET WILL NOT STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS.   Name: listen up? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 April 2012 READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY? !!!!! WHEN YA GET ORDERS TO COMMIT A POSSIBLE UNSAFE ACT? THIS SHOULD OR COULD BE YOUR RESPONSE? ARE YOU TELLING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT? SPELL THIS OUT? DO NOT REFUSE ! GET A WITNESS? REPEAT OVER RADIO IF NEED BE ? !!!! P.S . JUST A THOUGHT AFTER GETTING HARASSED MYSELF 90+ EFFICIENCY CHECKS IN A YEAR! WORK SAFE ! SLOW IS GOOD AND SAFE WATCH YOUR BACK !!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 April 2012 I,with allot of the rest have been denied rightful claims. With all the other unjust crap that goes on in the CSX world there will not be any change at all until at some point an outside law firm gets involved with a civil lawsuit against these crooks and sue the crap out of them. Why the hell is it so damn hard to treat your employees fairly? This freaken company must hire management from the special ed grad. school. April 18th, 2012 "CSX STILL SUCKS"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 April 2012 RRJ, Nice post. The crew callers in my day were real humans that lived in the area, and had been handling the board for years. The board (for those younger) was a glass board with wooden plugs or blocks that moved around. The callers not only called the crew but also maintained the board. yes they would get a stick of wood, paint it black and letter it by hand with the name of the employee. If a called employee did not have a phone they came to your sleeping place looking for you. I lived off and on for several years at a RR hotel, during the day the hotel was managed by a human and the RR would call and the hotel person would give the call. At night the caller would bang on the door with a call card for you to sign. If you were sober and coherent they would wave the card deal. These were real humans that had to cover the call if need be. As with everything most were really good, some better than others, now I know why? if they liked you ya got everything they knew, If not ya got a very Sharpe I do not know! I still remember engineers with the BLE dreaming of a 40.00 day guarantee, they were spreading that when the rate was closer to 30.00 The reserve board (maybe) should be the next topic.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 April 2012 Goob Call time windows, 8 hour calls ect..have been discussed in the past. Call time windows could only work if there were gaurentees in place. Gaurentees killed it. I know 8 hour calls have been seriously discussed over the years. It gives notice to get rest. Why the railroads fight this one is perplexing? With all this modern technology tracking a call time should be easy. Not so. It ran more efficeint without computers. You would remember local crew callers the boards with plugs. Use to call down talk to a real human being normally those crew callers were right on the money of when I was going to get out. Now it's calling an infobot on the phone or looking at the computer for a train line up that is not accurite it's not continuiously updated. The times I spoke to a crew caller it was passing the buck. The CC would blame the yardmaster for not updating, call the YM they blamed the train dispatcher for not updating ect...Best way of knowing was to look up trains that had been called out heading your way from other terminal. Even that was a long shot if somewhere down the road it hogged or they yarded the train ect...The FRA hasn't been unsympathetic they don't have the balls to do anything. They like to play politics by making unenforceable guidelines (suggestions) instead of enforceable regulations.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 April 2012 RRJ 4-5-2012 In response to your post I can offer just a few comments, most of which you will see as the same as your experience. A few may reach back a little and you may not understand. The 80% salary, is a Union/CSX deal. I would expect to pay 80% of the regular dues for the position as a trainee. I really do not know if that is real time or wishful thinking, just see it as reasonable. The harsh temperament of the RR toward not only the public, but it's employees is widely know. I knew in 1963 and knew it from my father long before. I wanted the job, and it did not matter how harsh the environment was, how they treated me, or what my family said. All I heard was the RR is nothing, they are so old and out of date the future is aviation, or electronics, don't waste your time there, go to school. So I gave everyone the finger and went to work Firing, from a job that paid 30.00 per week on a good week to 488.00 first half after Cubbing. The on call procedure will have to be revised to fit the new employee. How they do it is something that I really want to see. In my simple mind considering the day's away. The only way to do that is 8 hours paid for a specified window, (use me or lose me). The LC is a working employee and I know how that works, however it is not working for the benefit of the local, they are too busy making a living, the follow thru is remote at best, and it has been that way since I was there in the 60's. Goodness fix it. Pay them- give them an Office, set standards for hours and expenses, and make it Professional, and do that with a little less CASH going NORTH to the big boys. Now before ya say CSX will not pay them, keep the Bennies running,and hold the seniority secure, are ya sure?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 April 2012 Director of Labor Relations Myron Becker has been fired for stealing our Mediation Overtime for the past two years. About time.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 April 2012 Goob You're right new hires hear the stories of the past from oldheads. They also don't go through what we did in the past. With gaurented extra boards they aren't loaded down to the point furloughs are a harsh reality like they use to be. Hiring on at 80% was already known before they excepted employment. The harsh nature of the railroad business was already known before they excepted employment. Why does it now seem to baffle them to the point they feel it's unfair? Nothing has ever been fair on the railroad. A person gets called to work no gaurentee when they'll get back. Will the railroads adjust for them? I don't think so. As for LC's playing golf with TM's. You're forgetting LC's in rail unions are working engineers/trainmen and not permanent job positions. A rail union division/local can't afford to pay a LC's wages. You're confusing it with the General Chairmen & committee positions.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 April 2012 April 2, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 March 2012 Why do they stay? Nice question. The other question is, are they willing, and able to endure the Good and the Bad? The new employee of today is much different from those of the past, and every employer is being forced to adjust. As the recruits become more concerned with time and attendance CSX will adjust to meet those needs. One day the line between the unions and CSX will become much less defined as a mark in the sand fades with time, so will the ME or Them attitude subside. One day 2 Engineers will swap and run safely, enjoy each others opinion and send in their dues so the LC can play golf with the new TM. One major problem with RR new hires is what they are told by existing employees. One example---son when I hired out they paid me full scale, and you are only getting 80% for doing the same work. Now that sends a negative message to the new person, they do not know where or why that is the case, and it at first sight seems to be unfair. Negative feed back from employees or the company can quickly result in resentment that can last for years, or even a lifetime. Respect for the paycheck should always be first in an employee's mind.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2012 Why do people stay if they feel there is no life at CSX? That is the bigger question. People are making a decent living. Do they have to sacrifice? Most certianly. Nothing different then it's been for over 150 years. Sure management is over the top with their BS. Just give them what they want whatever that is.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2012 Holy crap! That's some serious acquisations that shouldn't of been posted on here. I hope it gets taken off.   Name: Timothy Buckwalter Jr. E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 March 2012 Leonard F Shaner Jr. Conrail6370@yahoo.com, is a child pornographer, molester and shitbag. everyone who knows him hates him......he harasses kids and teenagers and girls who wont go out with him. he lives at 139 Buckwalter Rd. Pottstown PA 19465   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 March 2012 Question, why do you think so many people are coming forward to say life at CSX is no life at all and comparing it to a Nazi prison camp. Because it is true. Find an employee get to know them ,ask their family , what hardships affected their family life; you will hear stories that will make you believe they brutalize their employees and enjoy it.   Name: maher E-mail: maher_majdalawi@yahoo.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 March 2012 HI please you can proveded me any information for list and quality control for railway. best regards eng. maher majdalawi   Name: Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 February 2012 @ Conductor 1-10 Welcome to CSX. The only company you will get cheated out of money, harassed and watched on a daily basis by train-masters to fire you. Until the working man stands up against all this crap that goes on it will only get worse. The unions don't have the balls to do anything anymore. Its just like everything else in America. The rich wants to get richer. Until we stand up together and strike and demand the company stop all this nonsense nothing will change. It will never happen because you will only have about 50% do the right thing and the other 50% will be brown nosing.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 February 2012 Thought Id just vent my frustration with this company and denies claims. I am a yard conductor and right now I am sitting on over 2000 in denied claims. I have yet to talk to a single conductor who has been paid their 31 minute claims and several months ago they started to deny all the EOT claims. For anyone who don't know what I am talking about the most recent conductor contract, which was shoved down our throats despite being voted down, states that if you work 31 minutes overtime on a yard job you get another day pay. As I said I don't know of anyone who has gotten paid this claim yet. When the engineers first got this in their contract they paid it lock clockwork for about 2 months and they started to deny theirs. We even had a claims conference a few months ago and when I spoke with my union rep Jacksonville wouldn't even talk about paying those claims as they stated it was our own faults. So I guess it is our fault that our management tells us to work overtime despite another crew being on duty to take our place. The other claim is the EOT claims. The contract states that the car department will remove EOT devices and that we are entitled to a 2 hour claim if we have to remove an EOT from a train that we switch. Well again they payed these like clockwork for awhile and then quit paying them all. The excuse they use when declining these claims is they can not prove or disprove there are active car men on duty.. REally... our terminal has at least half a dozen of them on duty 24/7. We give the name/id of one that is on duty and they still decline the claim. Of course all the negative things in the contract they enforce that go against us.   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 February 2012 Posted on all sections for the uninformed: A Bloomberg article posted from researchers indicates that: "The Wealthy Are More Likely to Lie or Cheat to Maintain an Edge" I'm surprised at the fox guarding the hen house [Bloomberg] mention the article!   Name: johnnywadd E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 February 2012 CSX SUCKS IN EVERY ASPECT CLOWNS ARE RUNNING THE CIRCUS THERE FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SELKIRK   Name: Dennis E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 February 2012 10 long years of being treated badly was enough for me. I left CSX 4 years ago. Now I see CSX, advertising on TV, radio and in print. Why? Do their current customers get treated as badly as the employees? Sorry for posting in a forums, this question didn't fit in any one category.   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: antigreed@informed.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 February 2012 To: No Mo, To review any corporate ceo salary and other generous benefits; you simply goggle the name and Forbes will usually have a complete profile of the ceo. It's very simple...you should know that...you been on this site for a while posting! Maybe post it in the ready room!   Name: GayWard Focker E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 24 February 2012 I detect some jealously in some Fockers salary. It is very difficult to run a railroad. Not every one has graduated from The Harvard Business School MBA. Go to school and hire out then work your way up to make the big money. 100k bouncers are are slim to none on CSX, we pay them much less than the T & E unless they are family. CSX Trickle Down Economics at its best design and execution. Fire 100 per centers and old farts then hire new 80% conductors, We are not Cheap Scape just frugal in business.   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: fearme@suckers.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 February 2012 A corporate CEO who makes 20 MILLION ANNUALLY+STOCK OPTIONS...Pays a salary of 100,000 to a few BOUNCERS; who's sole task is to harass you and keep you working daily and keep[your]the attention off-of his 20 MILLION SALARY[and options]--which has now accumulated to 100 MILLION. Without naming the complainers--"suckers," I'll leave it to--you-all and your UNION OFFICERS to figure-it-out!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 February 2012 screw the unions   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 February 2012 That's old news. You need to go to union meetings. I'm retired but I'm still on my BLE divisions email list. Anyways it's 97% of the 12%.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 February 2012 Any word on engineer bonus?? Seems kida hush hush this year idk.   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 19 February 2012 cond 1-10 It's always been a fact the railroad banks that 85% of all denied claims will not be forwarded for further handling. That's been going on for decades. CSX has made it more difficult on claims. A trainmaster no longer approves/denies claims it's payroll and labor relations. There's no one local to complain to anymore. So, when a trainmaster states he needs a favor beyond the normal scope of ones responsibilities that day it limits his bargaining powers. He can no longer state put in the claim I'll pay it. Of course if he demands the work to get done one can't be insubordinate. Just make sure that both the engineer & conductor witness it take down time place ect...let the TM know a claim is involved but be civilized. I've been retired since 2010 still waiting on approxamiately 6000-8000 in claims to be paid from 2008-2009. lol   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 February 2012 you know i take the face to face class that is required and you know they still wont pay the claims for the day i had to miss to make this class i mean really i was there took the class trainmasters there and still cant get paid for really i mean really this is just crazy   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 February 2012 From what I have seen a lot of people file a claim but don't follow up when it is denies. I truly believe payroll is trained to decline most claims because they know many will not be resubmitted. Everybody needs to push their claims and force the company to start paying up. I have some carved in stone claims they denied that I'm still awaiting payment but I will never let them get away with it. They are bragging about record profits but don't pay what they owe us. They also apparently would rather pay me 2-3 hours overtime per trip while I'm trying to get a z put in for a deadhead and turn than hire some more callers.   Name: School Boy E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 January 2012 IF you don't like the company why work there? The good thing about this great country God Made, is that you are free to work anywhere and not forced to work here. So again I ask, why stay here? Why not leave? Oh that's right, you can't get a BETTER job else where.   Name: Corp Comm E-mail: Bye bye Brown Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 January 2012 Dear CSX Employees, I am pleased to announce the appointments of Oscar Munoz as executive vice president and chief operating officer and Fredrik Eliasson as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Oscar and Fredrik are respected leaders, both inside and outside of our industry, and people I trust to help guide and energize the organization with the highest degree of success and integrity. What means even more to me than their leadership and business skills is their passion for our company and its future. Oscar replaces David Brown, who is no longer with the company. As stated in the press release, the company’s decision to make this change is unrelated to CSX’s financial condition, business performance or outlook, all of which remain strong. We have a great operating team, and I am highly confident that they will achieve even greater levels of success in the future. Dean Piacente will succeed Fredrik as vice president of sales and marketing for the chemicals and fertilizer business, a position he held previously. Dean is highly respected among this customer group and the transition will be seamless. We will quickly identify a successor to Dean for his financial planning and analysis responsibilities. Also along with these new appointments, we are making a few additional organization realignments. Frank Lonegro and the Technology organization will be moved to Operations, reporting to Oscar. This change will ensure that there is even more integration between Technology and Operations as we prepare our company to implement Positive Train Control and maintain all of the key systems necessary to run our railroad safely and efficiently. At the same time, Fran Chinnici and the Purchasing organization and Steve Crosby and the Real Property group will both report to Lisa Mancini in her role as chief administrative officer. We just completed a record financial year for CSX, and we believe that we are headed together for a strong 2012. Please join me in building on the leadership changes announced today by continuing to deliver top-notch performance in the year ahead. Sincerely, Michael Ward   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 January 2012 YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. THE UTU WENT OFF ON THERE OWN INSTEAD OF STICKING WITH THE OTHER UNIONS, AND NEGOTIATED A CONTRACT THAT DID NOTHING FOR THE MEMBERS AT ALL. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY SOLD EVERYONE OUT AGAIN! I WOULDN'T JOIN THE UTU IF THE DUES WERE FREE, THEY WOULD STILL SELL ME OUT.   Name: RUKidding E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 10 January 2012 To LE 30+: You mention that you are "pro union", yet the facts you cite in your diatribe on the current state of unions is a little off the mark, as are your comments on who is to blame for the current state of affairs. First, union officers who make 300K a year? really, I suggest you look at the DOL website and search for your respective unions LM reports where the salaries of those union leaders is a matter of public record for all to see. I also doubt you'll see any salaries in the range you suggest. As to our current contracts and situation, it can be argued that the UTU placed us in that position, or on the path of going the PEB route, but the fact remains, that the unions within PEB243 were told by the people in the congress that if the issue actually came to them, they'dve shoved into us even more, quite possibly wrecking the RLA and RRB in the process of "helping us". This should be cause for concern because it shows where the real issue lies, that being the congress we elect of office doesn't represent us, they represent those special interests who supply the most dollar wise. Now who might that be? Surely not the unions who essentially operate on a shoestring money wise. Hell we get grief from our repective memberships for a 1.00/month increase in dues while the bozos in congress take 10 times that from us without so much as a whimper from those same folks who gripe at the 1.00 increase. Most union members don't care about what goes on between contracts, either within their union, or the congress. They only look at things from that brief time and say to their union "what are you going to do for me?" Nevermind that in between when that union member should have been caring and paying attention the whole time, congress cuts the rug out from under the union by being beholden to the Carrier who supplies those congressmen with the for re-election. And we wonder why we're in the proverbial pickle? That union that you seem to despise is in actuality protecting you rights and helping to keep your standards of living at par or better than the nation as a whole, all while you happily go to work in between contracts and pay no mind to what gos on. The whole time protecting you from forces that would love to strip that which you have away from you. If they could do it all at once they would. They can't because of some of things the union brought to you (i.e. RLA, mediation, workers rights laws just to name a few). We all need to wake up and see where the process has gone wrong and start doing something about it instead of standing in the shadows, and then bitching about the very folks who do our battles for us 365/24/7 .   Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 January 2012 Evan Sounds like sour grapes. With over 70% voting in favor of ratification the majority rules. I figured seeing you cried about it on every thread I'd do the same. lol   Name: Evans E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 January 2012 The national was ratified. This proves the carrier can and will do whatever it wants. Healthcare isn't what it was just wait till next contract. We will even give up a little more. The time I retire the carrier wont contribute nothing. Utu, Ble, Csx FUCK YOU   Name: PO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 January 2012 GET the vacations in.. Jim, get off your fat ass and put the vacations in..   Name: Billy E E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 December 2011 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..   Name: brown1 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 December 2011 Your bonus will be sent by the 24th Dec. Merry Christmas   Name: ward1 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 December 2011 Merry Christmas We're shutting down Thursday the 22nd at 2359. Everyone enjoy your family and friends. Don't worry about rushing back to work. We will start dh on the 2nd of Jan.2012. thanks for a great year   Name: Aaron Cross E-mail: cindermydawg@gmail.com Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 December 2011 I think you guys should make a Facebook page mimicking this site. Now days if you want things changed you need a petition to do it. Its the next best thing to a strike and actually losing your job. Facebook now days boosts companies' reputation with the "LIKE" button, or it can destroy them or even make it better for their employees.. all it needs to do is spread like a disease over facebook, regarding the lack of pay, compensation, and general "fuck you work anyway" attitude CSX has for its employees, and once the bad publicity spreads enough CSX will have a hard enough time finding buisness from companies wanting to use their rail cars for transport for fear of a strike or bad morale the employees who transport their goods hold for CSX. im gonna tell you a story, I learned this in a leadership course in the NAVY. its called "The 10 monkeys Story" regarding how to change things. There are 2 monkeys in a cell. the cell has a banana hanging from the ceiling and a fire hose pointing inside the cell.. both monkeys tried reaching for the banana and got blasted by the fire hose every time they attempted for it. after a week another monkey was placed into the cell... the new monkey went right for the banana and the other 2 monkeys beat the shit out of him.. 1 and then 2 and then 3 more monkeys were added to the cell and each time the new monkey went for the banana the other monkeys beat the shit out of him.. and pretty soon this happened still when there were ten monkeys in the cell.. they would just beat the shit out of whatever monkey wanted to go for the banana not realizing the fire hose was already taken away. point of the story is, the fire hose is one guy, one guy who set rules or procedure maybe 10 years ago, and everyone back then followed it, and after awhile that one guy (fire hose) left and everyone else just kept implementing and beating the shit out of everyone else because thats just how its always been.. Just because things were that way once, doesnt mean it cannot be changed or someone else can make changes.. for example, A boss(the fire hose) got sick of one person in particular sitting down when there was no work to be done, so he set a rule that even if its -0 degrees outside when theres nothing to be done you will stand outside in the cold untill something comes up. well it goes on like that for awhile 1 year goes by and that old boss (the fire hose) is gone, and people are still standing around outside waiting for work to do, even the other bosses inforce it not even knowing the original reason for it.. and then it never changes.. you will always be standing out side freezing your ass off unless you question why it came to be like that or do something about it. Im sorry for the long statement, but I really feel for you CSX employees makin 40k for a job you should be making 50-60k doing. and what is worse is that for the low money you do make, you are treated so shitty and get screwed over so much. <<> so I can speak my mind since the employees who think complimenting CSX on this site will earn them brownie points or extra money in the future are too stupid to realize it wont.   Name: evans E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 December 2011 I just voted NO.   Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 December 2011 Hey RRJ: Bailey's or Drambuie really liven up that morning cup!   Name: cya E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 December 2011 RRJ, What are you putting in that morning coffee? We all read a lot of dumb shit from you.   Name: Evans E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 December 2011 Educational site rrj must have fell off his rocker again. I've red some silly post on here from him, but that one takes the cake. Old man it's time to put the pc down and feed the squirrels..   Name: mmmmmmm E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 11 December 2011 Educational page called csx-sucks. You have to be joking.   Name: Sonny E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 December 2011 rrj YOu must live on this site or do you work for csx-sucks? Everytime I read something on here you have some silly remark. You must patrol this site.   Name: Willy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 December 2011 RRJ CSX-Sucks is the name of this site in case you didn't know. It's not like when you worked out here referring to certain ones like yourself " safety sucks, csx sucks, company sucks." this is a negative site bashing csx. I hope this helps. Now go feed your pengions old man..   Name: Boyles E-mail: RRJ Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 December 2011 RRJ, THANKS FOR A GOOD POST......WIFE AND I BOTH DO ENJOY THAT RAILROAD RETIREMENT CHECK ALSO...,,,,,,I DO HOPE AFTER 2 YEARS OF NO INCREASE,,,WE DO GET A RAISE THIS YEAR... I HEARD WE WOULD,,,,BUT,,THAT STILL WILL NOT CHANGE MY VOTE.!!! I SEE ALOT OF CHANGE HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE COMPANY SINCE MY REITREMENT ......ALOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AND CO WORKERS HAVE PASSED AWAY,,,AND,,,ALOT OF THEM,,,STILL YOUNG... I REALIZED,,,JOBS THAT WERE ON CALL 24---7,,,AND THE MONEY WAS NOT INMPRTANT ANYMORE.. LIFE,,,DOING THINGS WITH FAMILY,,,FRIENDS,,MEANT MORE TO ME THAT THE MONEY,,,AND,,AFTER R.R. TAX,,,,YOU MAY GET HALF,,,,,,,... ....YES,,,RAILROAD PAYS GOOD AND OT HELPED,,,BUT,,RAILROADS DO CUT ALOT OF TAX......I HIRED IN,,,I MADE3.50 A HOUR AND I THOUGHT I WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD.. RAILROAD WAS GOOD TO ME AS FAR AS MONEY,,,,,AND,,,I WAS GOOD TO THE RAILROAD AS WORKING......BUT,,IT GOT TO A POINT,,,,CHANGE WAS COMEING AND I SEEN IT....... I TOOK EARLY RETIREMENT AND HAVEING A BLAST ,,,WIFE AND I AND OUR CAMPER.!!! I HAVE ALOT OF STORIES I COULD TELL,,BUT,,,I DO NOT WANT TO NAME NAMES AS IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT.... SOME GOOD AND SOME BAD STORIES ABOUT THE RAILROAD...... ......I DID SEE THIS COMING,,,,SO,,I PAID EVERYTHING OFF AHEAD OF TIME,,,,,,,I RE ADJUSTED MY SELF TO MY MONTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME,,, HAVE A BLESSED DAY,,,,,,,BOYLES.. 

 Name: Boyles E-mail: UNION Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2011 THE GUYS I WORKED BESIDE WERE SCARED TO WRITE UP CLAIMS,,,,,SO,,,I WROTE THEM FOR US.......OF COURSE,,MOST WERE DENIED.!!!! A 100% GOOD CLAIM,,,MOST,,,WE NEVER GOT,!!!! NOW AND THEN,,,A CLAIM WOULD BE PAID,!!!!,,,,,, THE COMPANY SIGNED THE SAME AGGREMENT AS THE UNION,,,,,,SO,,IF A CLAIM IS LEGAL,,,,PAY ME,!!!!! BUT,,THAT IS NOT HOW CSX WORKED.. I HAD A COMPANY MAN,,TELL ME TO MY FACE,,,,,,,YOUR UNION IS NOT WORTH A DAMM,!!!!! CLAIM ALL YOU WANT,,,,I WILL PAY NOTHING,!!!. IT IS SAD,,,,HOW THIS R.R. HAS BECOME SO EVIL.......I HAVE BEEN OFF OVER 10 YEARS.......AND,,IT WAS BAD THEN,,,BUT,,FROM THESE POST I READ,,,,,,IT IS ALOT WORSE NOW,,!!!!! ....FRA RULES,,,,,,SAFTY RULES,,,,,,A JOKE.......MANY RULE CLASSES...THERE WERE SOME THAT ALWAYS FAILED.....BUT,,,THESE MEN LEFT THAT RULE CLASS WITH A PASSING GRADE......NO ONE FAILED.!!! IS THIS SAFTY.???......I SEEN FRA TEST GRADES,,,CHANGED,,,,,, BUT,,,NOW,,,I TRY TO FOCUS ON THE ROAD AHEAD.....I HAD MY TIME ON THE RAILROAD,,,IT IS YOUR TIME NOW,,,, GOOD LUCK,!!!!!!!! 

 Name: Boyles E-mail: UNIONS Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2011 I DO AGREE ,,MOST OF THE TIME ,,,I PERFERE UNION JOBS... BUT,,IN ALABAMA.TENNESSE AND MISSISSIPPI THEY NOW HAVE 4 MAJOR CAR PLANTS,,,,,NO UNION......!!!!!!! THESE PLANTS,,PAY AS MUCH OR MORE THAN UNION PLANTS,,,HAVE VERY GOOD BENIFITS...AND,,,AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR JOB,,,,NO PROBLEM,,, I HAVE WORKED UNION JOBS,,MOST OF MY ADULT LIFE,,,,,LAST 30 ,,,RAILROAD.... I HAVE SEEN SORRY,,NO ACCOUNT..LAZY WORKERS,,,GET SAME PAY AS THE GOOD WORKERS....AND LAUGH AT THE EMPLOYE THAT TRIES HARD... SINCE ALL WORKERS,,,GOOD AND BAD,,ARE ALL PROTECTED UNDER THE UNION... IF THINGS ARE NOT CHANGED,,,IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS,,,,,PEOPLE THAT ARE 65,,,WILL NOT GET A RETIREMENT.....MONEY FOR RETIREMENT COMES FROM TAXES COLLECT OUT OF WORKERS CHECKS.....IF MORE PEOPLE GET ON FOOD STAMPS,,,WELFARE AND ECT,,,,,THERE IS NO MONEY COLLECTED FROM THESE PEOPLE...TO GO INTO RETIREMENT FUNDS.!!!!!! WHO IS GOING TO PAY.!!!! THE RICH,,,PAY ABOUT 75% OF ALL THE TAXES......THE MIDDLE CLASS 25%,,,,,,,,....,THE POOR OR WELFARE,,GOVERMENT CHECK PEOPLE,,,PAY NOTHING... AT SOME POINT OF TIME,,,MONEY WILL BE GONE... THERE MUST BE A STOPPING POINT FROM GOVERMENT TO UNIONS,,,, AMERICA IS AT THE LAST ROAD TO BECOMNG A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY... THE 3 RD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE NOW,,,PASSING AMERICA.!!!! 

 Name: Y E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2011 Pierce formally notifies General Chairmen of tentative agreement CLEVELAND, December 5 — Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National President Dennis R. Pierce has formally notified General Chairmen representing employees impacted by national health and welfare bargaining of the Tentative Agreement reached between the BLET and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) late last week. Not able to strike=no union ble wasted our money and time with this bullshit when there was no way we were ever going to be able to strike republican democrats they're all full of shit they don't care about the unions just reelection no one stood with us why should we stand with them 

 Name: JimmyDean E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 December 2011 I want my back pay and I want it now. It sucks working for this place. Cant lay off don't make what we should for hours we put in the economy turn around and i'm out this hole 

 Name: Y E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 December 2011 A union not able to strike is useless what a waste of money Congress kiss are asses 

 Name: done E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 November 2011 do i need 234 to get a vacation next year is this new everyone telling me 240 SL #4: CSX to recognize 234 “computed” days for the purpose of determining qualification for road vacations (180 basic days x 1.3 days 234 qualifying). 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 November 2011 Mindyourownbusiness Seems you're the only one who violated confidentiality by naming the person. That was wrong on your part. It's funny you chose to reprimand someone but you're the guilty party. This naming names on this site is mostly petty jealousy. Like the posts of people thinkng some get off easy on CSX by naming names it makes then feel better in actuality it shows they are a small person. What was your motive on identifying who you suspect another poster was discussing? lol. Now everyone knows. lol 

 Name: Mindyourbusiness E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 November 2011 This posting is in response to the post from datsombebs@yahoo.com or John Doe. Please be sure that you have all the facts before posting information regarding another employee's status. It is not hard to guess who the employee is that you speak of that is being allowed to return to his conductor seniority on the A&WP. My guess is that you are referring to CD Ingram. If that's the case be man enough to say so instead of cloaking behind some fake e-mail address. However, you are completely incorrect in your summation of the facts and the events that took place. I am curious, how would other students know another employee's grades or his SIMS scores? I would venture to assume that this information is private and isn't shared with other students. The next question, are you being affected by this situation? I would venture to say that you have less conductor seniority than this employee and you don't want to see him return for that reason alone. With that said, be careful of what you wish on another person it might just happen to you. What do you have to gain? Why do you feel so strongly about this situation? Aren't railroaders supposed to be "brothers" in solidarity? Your post explains why the Carrier has such an easy time in charging or denying claims to other union employees. They don't have to search for anything people like you simply hand it to them. Good job, hope you are proud of yourself. Just wanted you to know that next time you decide to post make sure that you aren't posting a rumor. Post facts you might seem a little bit more intelligent. 

 Name: A "Wife" E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2011 As a "Wife" to an Employee of Radnor Yard... KARMA!!!! I sure hope those men keep their jobs because they are going to be BROKE paying all that child support ( yup, even to you Anna)!!! I personally don't think these woman are that stupid not to know what is going on! All those meetings, training seminars, derailments and overtime or extra shifts are total BS!!! And if the wives and spouses know about what is going on and want to tolerate it, well shame on them and they are just as twisted!! CSX is not a place for families. 

 Name: John Doe E-mail: datsomebs@yahoo.com Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2011 *****MUST READ******* IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE OR YOU HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR NOT PASSING THE ENGINEERS TRAINING PROGRAM YOU NEED TO READ THIS. AN ATLANTA DIVISION CONDUCTOR ON THE A&WP SUB-DIVISION FAILED ENGINE SCHOOL AND IS BEING ALLOWED TO GO BACK ON HIS CONDUCTOR SENIORITY. OTHER GUYS THAT WERE IN THE CLASS WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL SAID HE GOT BY EVERY STOP SIGNAL ON THE SIMS AND COULD NOT EVEN PASS THE SIGNAL TEST OR ANY OTHER TEST HE WAS GIVEN. I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WERE FIRED BECAUSE THEY FAILED AND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO COME BACK ON THEIR CONDUCTOR SENIORITY AS THE LETTER YOU SIGN STATES BEFORE YOU BEGIN ENGINE CLASSES. GET THE WORD OUT TO THOSE THIS HAS HAPPENED TO. 

 Name: Indy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2011 I haven't recieved my back pay and those dirty basterds haven't paid me my raise it's only been over a month. Has anyone else had this problem 

 Name: BOYLES E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2011 SADLY,,,I COULD NOT VOTE DEMOCRATE,,,,,,, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN UNION,,,BUT,,NOW I SEE WHAT THEY HAD DONE AND WHAT DESTRUCTION THEY HAVE GAVE THE RAILROAD... I HAD RATHER GIVE MY TAX MONEY TO A RICH MAN THAT WORKS,,,THAN A DEAD BEAT ,,SOCIALIST ,,COMMUNIST THAT IS PAID TO DO NOTHING,,,DRAW WELFARE AND GOVERMENT BENIFITS... WITH MY TAX MONEY.!!!! AND,,,YOUR UNION IS NOT WHAT YOUR DADS UNION WAS 50 YEARS AGO.... IT IS CORRUPT NOW,,,,,,,BACKED BY THE DEMOCRATE PARTY..... ...YES,,,I AGREE,,BOTH PARTIES ARE SOMEWHAT CORRUPT,,,BUT,,,GIVE MY TAX MONEY TO A WORKING MAN,,,NOT A SOCIAL STAY HOME DEAD BEAT GOVERMENT PAID,,,PERSON,,,,, THIS IS CALLED,,MODERN DAY SLAVERY,,,PAID FOR BY THE DEMOCRATES.. WHAT HAPPEN TO ,,,,HOPE AND CHANGE.????? 

 Name: Radnor Trash E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 November 2011 Why is Ted not at the top of this list? If anyone would put up with Scott's crap he might of made the list. He is still dreaming that he's the ladies man. Other than that, I might agree with the list. 

 Name: Re: Nashville E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 November 2011 Nashville If anyone that made it to "Family Day" could have noticed who is who. You had married employees that did not bring their spouse, employees that did bring their spouses and limited them on conversations with fellow employees, of course the glares from the ones that have had relations with one another. There needs to be tighter restrictions against the "Power Houses" that are ruining families and the companies name. Now let's start with that list. 1. Ted (swinger) 2. John (watch out for your wives, girlfriends and daughters) 3. Jeremy (better get tested when your done with him) 4. Mike (old school) 

 Name: Nashville E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2011 Nashville- As for not knowing who Anna Stayton's babies daddy is, better get some DNA tests from the Train Master's down there. Only about 99.9% of the guys at Radnor Yard are messing around on their wives... They also like to share down there. NIGHTS DO GET LONELY DOWN THERE!! Let's start a list 1. 2. 3. Is it really fair for the wives and families that have been devoted and dedacated to them not to know? 

 Name: L&N WORKER E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 November 2011 SIR, I STARTED WITH THE OLD...L&N RAILROAD,,,,OVER THE YEARS IT CHANGED TO CSX.......FROM 1983--TILL MY RETIREMENT 2000,,,I WAS HARRASSED BY OFFICALS...CSX.....IF YOU WERE A OLD L&N,,YOU MEANT NOTHING...BUT,,NOW,,NOT ALL OFFICALS WERE LIKE THIS,,JUST SOME,,, MY BOSS WAS A SCL MAN,,,,,I REPORTED BROKE RAILS,,UNSAFE CONDITIONS,, THIS MEANT NOTHING,,,,I WOULD MAKE COPYS OF THIS ,,,I WAS ON SAFTY COMM,,,,88% OF MY FINDS,,,NEVER GOT REPAIRED...THROWED IN TRASH CAN.....I HAD NO ONE TO GO TO,,,YOU NEVER KNEW WHO WAS NOT YOUR FRIEND... AND,,FRA TEST FOR EMPLOYEES,,,,,WELL,,NO ONE EVER FAILED,,,,IF YOU FAILED,,WHICH ALOT DID,,,BY THE END OF DAY,,,YOU GOT A PASSING GRADE...IS THIS SAFE......????? Claims....legal clams always denined.!!! M.OF W UNION A JOKE.!!!!! CSX,,,,HAS ALOT OF NON UNION RAIL WORKERS...BUT,,,THEY SAID,,,THEY,,,CSX,,HAS STANDARDS OF HONOR.... THANK YOU L&N FOR ALOT OF GOOD YEARS,!!!!!! 

 Name: Jeff Middleton E-mail: Iluvsuckingcox.com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 November 2011 ....my ex-wife hates me, my kids hate me, everyone hates me. The only pleasure I get in life anymore is firing employees in radnor yard especially if they are black. Pete Burris can't do anything about me because he is scared of me. The unions can't do anything with me because.....well because the unions can't do anything about anything anymore. So fair warning....if you want to keep your job with Csx, stay away from my yard or me and my big ass buffalo head will come down on you whenever and however I want......especially if you are black. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 November 2011 Hey Tim: It's tough when that happens...every one has had it happen several times. Wait until they come back and take a year of your lunch minutes away...of course they could always charge you with stealing time! So has bad at it seems,it can get worse! 

 Name: Tim E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 November 2011 I'm new to CSX and joined with an open mind. Ignoring all the slander and moaning from the old heads about CSX. But now I am starting to truly see this company for what it is. Here is the latest way that CSX has screwed me. According to the guarantee department back in July I busted my guarantee, but payroll didn't calculate it correctly. So I was paid my guarantee, well now 3 months later the guarantee department wants their money back. And of course payroll doesn't want to pay me the difference owed to me for busting my guarantee. So, one department is punishing me for another department's failure and payroll will not own up to it. Never mind that it is the holidays and winter is coming, not like I don't need to heat and feed my kids. I see why they have their HR in Florida, cause I am of the mind right now to do harm to them. Fuck you CSX. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 October 2011 CSX is a Piss Poor Company to work for and I would NEVER EVER recommend anyone young or old Applying for a job with this company.From day 1 they try to Fire you and Hide in the weeds to Pray that they can catch you doing something wrong or at least Hope they Can LIE about something you did to get an O-test failure.The Huntington Division has to be the Worst division for Employees as Bobby Jack Frulla has a Hardon to Fire everyone that has on o-test failure.He and his Henchmen on the system could give a shit less about you,your safety or you feeding your family.He just wants to Fire EVERYONE I dont care if you have NEVER marked off,never had a Miscall,worked Everyday of the year even Holidays,Never had any Previous negative work history or attendance issues.The first time you get busted without your Studded Rubbers in the snow or Without your safety glasses your on the road to Termination in Bob Frullas mind he is out to Fire every employee he has.People like him are the ones who will Drive this company and companies like it into the Ground.No matter if how Stellar of an employee you are your still the Shitstain under the Officials and Bigwhigs shoesoles.You can never be a good enough employee and work hard enough for this company your just a # and if they dont like you for any reason there are schmucks waiting in line to replace you. 

 Name: Occupy Wall Street E-mail: 1500to1earnings@rbarons.rr Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 October 2011 The occupy Wall Street protest is working. A vast majority understands that a democracy cannot sustain itself when CEO's are earning 2500% more than their lowest paid fellow employee! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2011 About the clerk being hacked with fake e-mails: NO COMPUTER IS HACK PROOF. HOWEVER, A MORE LIKELY SCENARIO IS THAT SOMEONE GUESSED OR OBSERVED YOUR PASSWORD AND UTILIZED IT FROM EITHER A WORK COMPUTER OR A HOME COMPUTER THAT HAS ACCESS TO CSX. GENERALLY SPEAKING, A NON OBVIOUS PASSWORD WITH A GREATER MIX OF LETTERS AND NUMBERS IS A WISE CHOICE. IF YOUR NAME IS KERMIT, AND YOUR WIFE'S NAME IS PIGGY, TRYING KERMIT1 WOULD BE A GOOD GUESS, WITH PIGGY1 AS THE NEXT CHOICE.THIS CAN BE MADE MORE DIFFICULT BY CHANGING TO !KERmIT!841 (NOT 1234)OR WHATEVER IS ALLOWED THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER (SO YOU DON'T WRITE IT DOWN AND TAPE UNDER THE DESK)AND YET NOT BE TOO OBVIOUS TO OTHERS. AND OF COURSE, SOOO MANY PEOPLE THINK SUPERSTUD69 OR SIMILAR IS A HIGHLY INNOVATIVE NAME ONLY THEY WOULD THINK OF.just fyi. 

 Name: RealVet E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2011 Mr. Ian - you are an idiot. You can't even get Monte's number right. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. LMAO at you dumbass. Maybe you can put some movement sensors on that rock you live under so when someone lifts it you can crawl deeper under it. What a poser. 

 Name: RealVet E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 October 2011 Hey Mr. Ian Murphy, You are a poser and a loser. A quick google of your name shows what you are about. How about you just change your log on name to Convict? How about SEAL Imposter? I am thinking you just be the POS that you are and flush yourself. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 September 2011 If Pete Burrus was a descent human being maybe the good lord would have blessed him with a normal child. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2011 i wasnt coming on here to complain , but just checking on here to see if this is a problem system wide or just a local problem.all the days are blocked, they are not taken. they were alotting us 1 per day.up to the first week of september,they were in there.the local chairman already knows about the problem and says its in the laps of the general commitee.so its in the unions hands and has been for 2 weeks now with no results. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 September 2011 has anyone in any other terminal or division have there daily vacation days blocked out like on the albany division? jacksonville blocked them out due to a "man power shortage". i was under the impression that i was allowed to take 1 week of daily vacation days under the terms of the contract.as far as i know there is no small print in there stating as "there must be sufficent man power to take vacation days". i guess csx makes up there own rules that seems to suit there needs and wont honor agreements they sign. its in the union hands and im not getting my hopes up they will fix the problem! or maybe they will , like they took care of this absentee policy!!! im sure they will go after personal days next and the union will let them get away with it without a fight as they normaly do. wow i thougt it couldnt get worse, i guess i was wrong!!!! 

 Name: Did you read? E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 September 2011 Did you all read the great article about CSX in this past issue of TRAINS Magazine? Sure seems like a company thats moving for the better. Micheal Ward is doing a great job running the company. So why the need for such a negetive website? 

 Name: retired E-mail: fitzgerald ga Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 September 2011 when a person marks off for anything for 24 hrs it is impssible to get charged one day off the only way to do this is you must stay up and call in at 001 that day and on the same day call back in before midnight 2400 if you donot then the r.r. csx will get you for two days csx has been doing this forever. if you mark off at just say 2345 and the next morning mark up at 0015 whick is 30 mins. you will be charged with two days gurantee. csx uses this for their benefit to charge you witn two days. no need to try getting your local or general chairman to help they are not working for you just themselves/the the 24hrs off for one day just will not work you have to mark off and then mark up on the same day or else lose 2 days gurantee.the good old U T U used to work for you now in this day and time you work for them to get rich and sell you out. HANCOCK i know you are enjoying your retirement with all your deals with C S X. 

 Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2011 A strike at least 2 days could seriously disrupt Railroad operations and could restore a "little" credibility in--international, general, and local leadership. The recently ratified UTU agreement is nothing but comparing apples to oranges over healthcare cost. The healthcare cost could easily be absorb by the 20-fold pay increases to Railroad executives over the past few years when wages were going in opposite directions. The membership got looted of leadership during the times of international (from both unions) indiscretions and the carriers took advantage of that and now the carriers is taking advantage of the current political leadership crisis. Once again: The combined accumulated wealth of the top CEO's is over 1 BILLION DOLLARS. Why can't that be exploited when negotiating a contract? That's enough money to pay for all the employee contributions for the next 30 years. TE&Y members working in a demanding hazardous environment of train operations should be compensated--not degraded as a normal occupational hazard! Use your unique skills as leverage; not as a submission to Robber Barons! May God bless the family of the conductor killed in a switching accident reported today by: UTU.org. 

 Name: Joe T. Plummer E-mail: rrstrike.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2011 Imminent strike looming for at least one day....In the mean time; take all pit stops needed for personal health! Bring back the good old days of unity and trumping greed! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 September 2011 still waiting on my pay 

 Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2011 Lay-Off restrictions: A "day" constitute a 24 hour continuous time period....If your union allows that to be cut in half; you need stronger leadership. Lay-off issues seems to be the prevailing problems for most of the complainers. You all are pissing in the wind if you don't change leadership. One less hired American is an additional thousands into the pockets of the Robber Barons! America is a great country with doctors and lawyers on both sides of the isle! 

 Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 September 2011 "Labor Day" should be change to "Corporation Day." Infowars.com 

 Name: Truths E-mail: Hoffas411@hotmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 September 2011 I am extremely surprised that no one mentioned the want to be President Mighty pete burris? He makes his own rules, because he THINKS....daddy has his back...awee..but this is not so. Burris is a little man, with no disregard for the men who work hard, and he has been transferred many times, due to the fact, he has made many MANY CSX Conductors, Engineers, even officials HATE him to the point of endangerment. What a worm~ So now he hides ...so he thinks in Nashville Tn...and YES I know the addy haha, hiding from all those he is firing without cause in Evansville, In. However to those of you who are enduring this little piece of work, good news is on the way, he is ON the way OUT! His antics are costing the company THOUSANDS, and we all know, CSX, does not like loss of production, down time, and loss of revenue....so chins up guys and gals...soon you will be rid of satan and he WILL KNOW the word......... YOUR FIRED! Defination:the most hated man on the csx railroad- pete burris Urban Dictionary! 

 Name: Jimmy E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2011 Hello I got 15 years of service on the railroad and currently on the BNSF. I got my first permanent disability check due to a heart condition not related to work. I thought I would get extra for my Boy 12 and Girl 8 but it's not showing on the deposit. Are we supposed to get extra for the kids under 18? I was reading through some of the posts and thought you guys should know =D Thanks guys! Jimmy 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2011 Isnt it nice working weekends for straight pay, our union fore fathers, would roll in their grave if they knew it had came to this. Way to go CSX, you have beaten the unions. 

 Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: ill gotten gains Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 August 2011 Accumulated wealth of top Railroad Executives: James A. Young...$500,000,000.00 = shares held at 554,209 Do the math on the following...need more interaction from viewers. Michael J. Ward...252,675 shares Charles W Moorman...206,382 shares Matthew K. Rose...(BNSF) private company but estimated wealth$200,000,000.00 Sorry for the ones not listed! They haven't reached the $100,000,000.00 yet! Majority of the wealth was accumulated during the last decade while trying to maintain "deregulation." How many friends do you have furloughed and have lost jobs to sub-contractors at the CEO's expense? Si! Source: Yahoo Finance (company symbol) "Insider Roster."   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 August 2011 "Intimidated no more; Libyans (Americans) end Gaddafi's (Corporate America's) rule!" Media   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 August 2011 when cell phones got banned? the dispatching went to hell! you figure it out yet? rotflmao! its not in Chicago budget to run things right! they cant take care of their own? much less look out for all the crews coming into Chicago? it might affect their bonus? cabs yup the kids are still waiting up to 90 minutes for a ride? not in all cases! so? when ya get stickman? go restricted speed a very safe speed at all times okay? get it? slow is safe? safe is good! watch out when doubling up in cabs! its your ass in court if ya get in an accident? especially if four or more are in the cab ! SO KEEP DOING FAVORS , SCREW YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW MAN? STAY BUDDY BUDDY WITH THE BOSSES? KEEP THAT BONUS GOING INTO THEIR POCKETS?   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2011 Corporate CEO's....Be a patriot! Give-up your ill-gotten gains through fraud, deceit, union payoffs, lobbying politicians, corporate welfare, and greed. A "democracy" as we know it; cannot sustain such corporate malfeasance and expect to survive! "Ten million dollars is better in the hands of 100 Americans than 1 corporate CEO." Ralph Nader   Name: CorrUPtion Blogger E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2011 Retired. Got really involved when a national contract was settled and past claims where settled for an average of$1500 per member while the Local Chairman got $7500 and worked half the time during that period. Theses claims were from certain incentives allowed for substandard locomotive conditions and not allowed to eat after 5 hours on duty. The LC was involved in safety programs passing-out heat stroke pamphlets in December. While 125 members got$6000 less in back claims. That difference of 125 x $6,000 ($750,000.00) is saved for the company and tacked on to the CEO' salary including stock options. There's nothing magical about railroad CEO's innovations after two hundred years--just fine a Local Chairman who will sell-out his members of 125 for $6000 a pop so he (LC) can get$7500. I'm not suggesting that all LC's are corrupt--but repeat the same process at say 200 terminals nationwide; do the math and maybe that will help you understand why CEO's salaries and options are up 20-fold the last 15 years. Everyone wants to complain about the carriers. It's your union bosses plain and simple--from top to bottom. Oops! Without explanation; the carrier quietly paid an average of $3700 more to each (125) member without (accounting oversight)"fault!" 2002. The meaning of "cognitive dissonance" should be read and understood!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2011 Ben, Nice post. They never have paid a claim that was not submitted. Many never submit until after the fact. Hey man I have done that 50 times and never got a dime. OOPS forgot to file the claim, but now want the result. Oh well life go's on in a very wonderful way.   Name: Bro. Ken Knuckles E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 August 2011 They never paid a claim that wasn't submitted. They never settled a declined claim that wasn't appealed. Know your agreement, sumbit your claims, and if they are declined, turn them over to your local chairman for appeal. Then stay on top of him to make sure he does his job. Just remember, when you submit a claim, you are the "moving party." As such, it is incumbent on you to provide ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO PROVE YOU CLAIM, not just the basics. It's your money, make the effort, don't just go through the motions and expect miracles. A poorly submitted claim cannot be collected. Just a little advise from an old fart who has collected thousands in claims over my past 33 years at CSX. Bro. Ken Knuckles   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2011 I think I got a job at the Baltimore Coal Pier, in Curtis Bay MD. Can anyone tell me if this place is as bad as everyone says it is. This is a tough decision, because I have another job making more money offered to me.   Name: Cotton E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2011 I am so happy my time is up ! Was it worth puttin 30 + years ? Better than social unsecurity . Hope y'all are havin fun   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 July 2011 does anyone know if CSX has done anything about the drug problems at the baltimore coal pier.   Name: Safety First in Indy? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2011 CSX has helped make the streets of Indianapolis less safe by allowing Track Inspector Adam "A-Crash" Flowers to return to work this week. He was seen trolling around Hawthorn in his conrail coupe. He said his dad and Ralph pulled some strings and favors to get him back to work and he even had help getting his driver's license reinstated. I guess it helps if your daddy is a union rep. It is another classic case of how CSX's rules and policies are this way for certain people and another way for the others. These favors/strings pulled for Mr. Flowers only weakens the union since it's obvious even though we pay our dues, we all do not get the same representation. Several people are wondering how and why he was allowed to return to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2011 fucking cry babies.......why dont you guys just stick it right in their fucking ass to get yours....thats what i do.....knocking down 100k a year   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 July 2011 The Union at the railroad will never be strong, unless someone educates 80-90% of its workforce to stop voting for republicans. Just read the facts people. Republicans have already been responsible for many RIGHT TO WORK states. They hate unions and will do anything in there power to bust a union, much like CSX management. So stop listening to your NON UNION bosses and do what is right for your much corrupted union at the railroad.   Name: just plain krazy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2011 just wondering y and the hell the men cant stick together. the unions do nothing. the bonus the conductors were supposed to get (by what was said in the contract) on the first of july was pushed back to the 15th without the union letting anyone know till the day before.....all claims whether good or not are being deniedand i know the only guys that are getting thier claims paid are taking them to arbitration themselves..... ive been told stories of how combining the UTU and BLE has fell thru in the past but maybe it is time to try again. im tired of being screwed by this company, its time for both crafts to come at the comany with one united union.   Name: AWP E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2011 Added to article below about Mineral Springs collision: Speed on impact 48 MPH.   Name: AWP E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2011 In response to the rear end collision in Mineral Springs, NC on May 24, 2011 that killed the train crew: I work in the Atlanta Division on the A&WP and regularly speak with crews from Abbeville, SC about the rear end collision. I spoke with a man who has seen the download. The engineer complied to the Approach Signal according to the operating rules. The crew then came back out on the power as if they were displayed a clear signal at the intermediate siganl after the approach signal. The engineer blew the crossing a few hundred feet prior to the collision and turned the bell off just seconds before. They obviously were awake. This same employee told me that he has come out onto the main in that area on a short local train and not show up on the dispatchers board due to the tracks not shunting. Is there a known problem in this area? Were they running on a clear signal? We will probably never know cause CSX says the loco-cam was not functioning. Its funny how if its something that can prove your guilt they always can get the video but if its a video that can clear your name then it never seems to work. Go figure. I heard the NTSB took over the investigation so maybe we will get to the bottom of it. Big maybe.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 July 2011 my daddy didnt work here you spoke that well, I am in about the same boat you are. This place is full of journeyman of nothing. poor training and only thing they know is strictly memorization. Most employees are also job scared. Because no one else would hire them anywhere else.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 July 2011 Everyone knew the circumstances when they took the job offer. On-call 24/7. I talk to guys everyday who say, "man I can't believe they called me on my rest, thats crazy, man," or "man, i told you they would turn that claim down!" (However, we do have a major issue in this area that needs to be addressed. Its bad enough to work the hours we do but then you gotta fight for your money. Its not right.) Again, you knew what you were getting in when you accepted the job and when you voted in your union representative even if he is a dirty bastard. I feel like a shrink instead of an engineer. All the bullcrap I listen to everyday up and down the rails from the conductor or the guy thats in the yard office whose been here 40 yrs talking about how he hates working for the railroad. Nobody is holding a gun to your head making you go to work. If you can't handle the requirmemnts for employmet then go work at wal-mart or something. Oh yeah, wait a minute. Where else are you going to make$100K+ year with a GED or high school diploma? You're not! So step-up, shut-up, get out or retire. 

 Name: CSX E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2011 Ryan Have that added to your FELA suit against the UP. Contact your attorney if you haven't already. Once in court jurors don't like to hear about employers that fire someone in retaliation for an injury. It's also against the law for the railroad to retaliate against someone with an on duty injury who filed a case under FELA. 

 Name: 00h323 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 July 2011 Im sick of our general chairman in the utu signing off on territory that is new to us to be part of our assigned territory so we dont get code 75's but the engineers still get them because the blet wont sign off on it being their assigned territory. What is the general chairman getting in return for signing off so fast? We started going over to a new siding on the inrd that we never have been to then the next week the utu says thats now part of our territory its 5 miles from what was our assigned territory 

 Name: Ryan E-mail: uprr74@yahoo.com Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 July 2011 I dont work for CSX I worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a welder for 14 years hope you guys dont mind me posting my story.I was hurt on the job had to have back surgery, put on a APPROVED MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE by the UP.Then when they got notice from my lawyer they held a investigation. Then said I broke rule 14 witch states "Absence from assigment without proper authority for more than 30 days. Then the notification of discipline assessed reads "It has been determined you failed to provide just cause for your continued absence from assignment without authority.Therefore,you will be considered as having resigned and your name removed from the roster per Rule 14 of the Agreement between the Company and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way representing your craft or class.Can some1 tell me how you get fired while on a APPROVED MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE!You cant spell stupid with out UP! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2011 To Doesn't Matter: You are exactly right! CSX is a shit railroad, piss poor management with continuous unethical behavior. Get out if you can, this railroad isn't worth the time that you give them or the money that they steal from you! 

 Name: Ralph Whitaker Fan Club E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 July 2011 I remember some other guys in the Indiapolis MOW department who received extra special treatment; Terry Stewart; a B&B crane operator who can't run a crane but has a company pickup and his crane is always in need of repair and he always has an excuse why he can't use the crane. Dirty Dave Bales ran over a utility pole in Avon Yards. Ralphy boy swept that under the rug. Dirty Dave would just hang out after hours for the OT and he did get with it. Mike "MB" Fulp ; the once pride and joy of Dan Justice at Hawthorne. MB Fulp was caught several times by Ralph and Dano for padding the payroll and screwing off. MB was even caught borrowing a CSX welder truck to use the torch to cut up some scrap metal at his house. Ralph and Dan just let that slide. It wasn't until MB Fulp was caught by the FRA for lying about inspecting track when he was really at home that Ralph and Danny-boy threw him to the wolves. Rick Perry; He was promoted to ADE of bridges as a result of putting an extension ladder against a bridge in the middle of a busy road without baricades cones,etc. Needless to say a car came by, hit the ladder and injured not-to-bright Rick. Sam Spears; Ricky made him a bridge manager even though there were two far more qualified black men who applied for the job. I suppose being kicked out of the NAVY for being AWOL too many times and being on the drug/alcohol rehab program at CSX made him the best choice in Ricky's wandering eyes. Josh Huron; He was told by the Roadmaster and the ADE to drive a pickup when he didn't have a driver's license. He followed orders and was later fired for his efforts. We hope that J-ville does give the enema to the engineering department in Indy and the GL. Ralph Whitaker should go back to being a cook. 

 Name: Doesn't Matter E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 July 2011 Boy am I glad that I don't work for the railroad anymore. What a shit hole of human misery. You poor bastards that are stuck in the sewer to no where, I pray for you every night that the devil don't come and suck the rest of your heart and soul out. Everytime I hear an engine whistle, I think to myself "there goes the suck ass railroad". Maybe someday God will come down and pluck you all out of your misery. Hallolouja! 

 Name: Max Dugan E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2011 To Joe Preston Fan Club Re: Adam Flowers vehicle accident, Indy, IN. Our ADE; Ralph Whitaker didn't care for the track inspector at Hawthorn at the time so he threatened to fire him or suspend him if he didn't bid out. That guy bid out and Adam Flowers bid the Hawthorn track inspector job in. Ralph and Dano knew about Adam's driving history ( past and current ) and told him "to be careful". About 4 weeks ago Adam Flowers was playing with his phone on Southeastern avenue and rear-ended a Grandmother and her grandaughter sending both to the hospital. Adam's license was suspended at the time and was given a multitude of tickets. The company had Adam change his story from using his phone to reaching for a spitcan. I believe it's a Rooster-Fish company policy to NOT use tobacco products in a CSX vehicle. The GL boys waited 3 weeks to put Adam out of service pending an investigation or more like a "sweetheart deal". We are all wondering how Mike Flowers and Ralph Whitaker are going to get their boy out of this one? 

 Name: matt sanders and matt stamper E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 June 2011 Alright, so we finally got a hold of Mrs. Ward. Mr. Stamper got her in the ass which is what he is use to and since I am now in Indiana, I fucked Michael in the ass!! Good day everyone!!! Oh, I am sorry, and the "KISS ASS, NOSY BASTARD" Steve Crain took a dildo in his ass at the same time!!!LLLMMMMMAAAOOO Hey Steve, you still going to Pennmary every Sunday just toi get away from the wife/hemroid?? Just curious!!:0) 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 June 2011 Yep look at the new UTU. They are so proud of this. Makes me want to ask why? Guess everyone is happy, making good money. So be it---- I have spent my time preaching, heck I lost, let em pay for nothing to the Union and pay up more for red board insurance, that is worthless. 

 Name: NoMo E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 June 2011 Check out the "new look" http://utu.org/ It's kinda like a big box store...just when you learn where everything is, they rearrange the whole store! 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 June 2011 Goob Things changed when time tickets went to computers no more local payroll clerks. One issue is local management doesn't control approving or denying claims. That took away a lot of their leverage in a pinch. Claims were simpler years ago both sides honored the confines of the agreements. I don't remember filing a lot of claims back in the '70s thru early '90s when I did they were paid. Most of them were runarounds they don't even have it anymore the unions agreed to letting a person claim their spot back on the board. If a yardmaster or trainmaster wanted a crew to do work outside of their job assignment all one had to do was make mention that a time claim was involved back then 95% of the time they would back off. Today if someone questions the yardmaster or trainmaster these people like to threaten insubordination. I had a few shouting matches with YM's & TM's reminding them it's my obligation to inform them of work agreement violations with filing a claim. That's where the trouble becomes escalated with TM's who were hired off the street instead of coming out of the crafts. Once they were informed it's their decision if they want the work done one can not be insubordinate. I'm still waiting on payment for a lot of claims that were filed and denied. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2011 To RRJ, I know this may sound old and stupid, however when I was there I never forwarded any claim to the LC. (I did get paid for a few), but only made a claim and the union took it from there. The local chairman got the denial, (as I did) and filed it with like claims, and that was it. I received several small checks from the RR for the first year after resignation. They were forwarded by the USPS to my new address. No telling how many were returned after the USPS stopped forwarding my mail. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 June 2011 Anyone hear if they are going to call back employees in Evansville, IN? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2011 Terry Carter, you are a wuss for not putting your real ID... 

 Name: Baltimore Oriole E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2011 WARD HAS SOME BALTIMORE BUSINESS TACTICS IN HIS WEAPONS AGAINST UNIONS AND ANYONE UNDER HIM. HE REAPS MORE  FOR HIM AND A FEW OTHERS. DUMB DOWN THE BUSINESS AND HIRE CHEAPEST LABOR AND MAKE THEM WORK TWICE AS HARD NEVER ALLOW THEM A DAY OFF THAT IS WHY INGRAM, BROWN AND THE NAZI SOUTHERN IDIOTS CAME TO DO THEIR DIRTY DEEDS. SCAB OUT ANYONE THEY CAN AND SELL OFF AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. 

 Name: RRJ E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2011 You have to be talking about penalty claims. Actual pay shortages are easy to fix that can be done on the CSX Gateway without even talking to anyone. Claims are another matter some they pay some they don't it's always been a game. With denied claims 85% don't forward them to the LC for handling that works to CSX's advantage. One must never include penalty claims as expected income they will be sorely disappointed. Even before I retired CSX took authorizing penalty claims away from local management it's now under payrolls control. 

 Name: Mark Harmon E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2011 To start: I am a very hard worker and took pride in my new job as a CSX Conductor. I spent $10,000 to qualify and get this job. It is common practice for CSX to deny pay. Just in June and July of 2006 I was denied$2,000.00 of my actual work pay plus $50 or so every paycheck! Engineers and Conductors must prove that they have done a particular job to get paid. They will take a job here or there and deny it so you will have to go through the union reps to try and get it. This overwhelms the reps. Along with this tactic, CSX doesn't want any employee to stay with them very long because you hire out at 70% of pay. Every year you go up by 5% to eventually be at a regular workers pay. YOU pay for your$7,000.00 Conductor course plus living expenses to get the job. So when you become to much of a payroll risk they hope you give up and quit. They will run you ragged and not pay you. It is to their benefit. CSX wants low pay employees only and will use many measures to make you want to quit. I had enough after 2 1/2 years of this robbery. 

 Name: been quiet long enough wife! E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 May 2011 I am the wife of a Csx employee. He works as a conducter. I have witnessed a perfectly well adjusted college educated black man over the course of 8 years become a different person not happy with major depression; hypertention; anxiety; insomnia; bipolor; Adhd ; nervous stomach my list can go on. Yes he has a diagnosis for 4 out of the many. But his work schedule is so erratic he misses several dr. apptmnts. His only comfort is food. He has balooned to a 70 lb weight gain. This job is killing my man! Harrassment. Intimadation. Bullying. UNETHICAL. if one gets injured .U are on the Hit List to harrass and watch an employee work for an entire shift. If you are confident and secure with yourself U bet Mangmnt will try to break your manhood down. Thats my story. TO SURVIVE U MUST PRAY TO THE MOST HIGH GOD THAT IS IN HEAVEN. Praise JAH! I am behind my man all the way seeing that he is getting the medical attention he needs. csx has good medical insurance. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 09 May 2011 A person who has been dismissed from CSX is no longer an employee at that time until an arbitrator makes their decision. They are under no obligation to CSX. How can the company file additional charges and command the person to attend a hearing when that person is dismissed? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 May 2011 Mr. Ward and stockholders, D.J. Murphy; Director of Operations Support continues to send certified letters to a former employee commanding him to attend a "CSX hearing" at his own expense. A. The person doesn't work at CSX anymore. B. The person just doesn't have the money to travel at whim on a short notice at his own expense. He's unemployed, remember? C. Mr. Murphy & Co. is wasting the stockholder's money. The postage cost so far for the various certified letters is around $30. plus the cost of paying a clerk to type the letters and take them to the post office. The person could be doing something else instead; Remember, the person they are sending the letters to has already been dismissed. D. The former employee was "railroaded" by just asking for the racial slurs, sexual slurs,butt/crotch grabbing and harassment to stop.   Name: Brian Clark E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 May 2011 I was being harassed all the time by fellow employees; a couple of genius' started rumors that I was gay with the supervisor, Amish, put up with racial comments about my wife and son, and had a difficult time usung the CSX radio because one of the guys had a recording he would play over the radio while I was trying to get track and time. Other things were done as well but it's a long list. The supervisor and the foreman must have thought this was all cute since nothing was done about it but laugh. When this all came to light, there was a hearing for me and 2 of the guys harassing me. I was fired for using a cellphone at work that I was paid$35. per month to use. ???? The other 2 guys went back to work even though 1 was on probation for causing an accident to another employee earlier. Hearsay and who you know goes a long way at CSX. `