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: Ric flair E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 20 September 2017 Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood", whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys 

 Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 September 2017 Wax Thank You! You beat me to it. We all wonder why corporate thinks we are all dumbasses. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 September 2017 I notice awhile back there was a system notice about how the selection for engine school would be. They said training would be in Atlanta. I thought they shut down the redi center down? So why the fuck would I have to travel 500 plus mile to go to engine school if the redi center's shut down. Rumor I heard the last day a class was finished (I'm not sure what the traing was for) they were taking stuff off the walls and boxing it up and shipping it out.why not train people closers to there home terminals or even regionally. No fucking reason to go to Atlanta if there is no redi center. 

 Name: WELOVEUHUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 September 2017 HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE WELL BEINING OF OUR FEARLESS AND LOVING LEADER HUNTER DOWN THERE IN WELLINGTON FLORIDA ? IM SURE HIS 2 NEIGHBORS ARE PITCHING IN AND HELPING. MADONNA IS PROBALY MANNING A CHAINSWAW AND STEVE HARVEY IS DOING SURVEYS WITH HIS OTHE NEIGHBORS (HE LIMITS HIS SURVEYS TO 100)WE SHOULD ALL PITCH IN AND GET HIM A WALMART GIFT CARD SO HE CAN BUY THE ESSENTIALS TO GET BY ,ALSO A HALLMARK CARD WE SHOULD ALL SIGN GIVING HIM OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. 

 Name: EXLC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 September 2017 UTU/BLET MEMBERS Your union reps are keeping too quiet. They are either being left in the dark or they are being told to keep their mouths shut if they want to keep their positions. HH is no doubt sitting down with his teams and labor relations. They are hashing out what they can and cant do and how close they can skid on thin ice with the language of their new working terms and conditions. Your International reps are not wanting anyone to know what is in the works because they know if the members find out and don't agree with some of the issues all hell will break lose and they will either be forced to continue a fight with the company or lose their positions on the next elections. You have a right by federal law to know what your unions are planning for you. Corner your LC's every chance you get and demand they find out what is on the table right now. What are they discussing. If they wont give you answers start calling your GC office and faxing letters demanding they give you the info on active discussions. You can bet your bottom dollar if anything is agreed on behind closed doors with out the members being made aware first and it ends up being a negative impact on the members, someone got a kick back under the table. Its bad enough that we now have yardmasters who are union contract employees and turning on us. The last thing we need is union reps at the negotiating tables padding their pockets. On another note, if you hear any Yardmaster make any remarks that are degrading towards any T&E craft and accuse any of them of "pushing back" or accusing them of deliberate sabotage of any job you need to report this to your LC immediately and call his LC and report him for conduct unbecoming a union member in violation of his union constitution. YARDMASTERS ARE UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE NOT SUPERVISORS BUT THEY ARE ACTING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A NON CONTRACT EMPLOYEE. THEY ARE NOT IN THE SAME UNION BUT THEY ARE STILL UNION BROTHERS IN OUR BUSINESS. IF THEY ARE UNDERMINING THE MORAL AND BASHING OTHER UNION MEMBERS THEY ARE CREATING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT FOR OTHER UNION MEMBERS. REPORT THEM TO THEIR LOCAL CHAIRMAN. FILE A COMPLAINT! THEY REPORT TO UPPER MANAGEMENT. THEIR POSITION IS ALREADY A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. THEY HAVE TO DIVIDE THEIR LOYALTY BETWEEN THEIR UNION BROTHERS AND MANAGEMENT. THEIR FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO THEIR UNION BROTHERS. IF THEY CANT DO THAT THEN THEY NEED TO STEP DOWN AND GO BACK TO THE CRAFT OR GET OUT OF THE SEAT AND MOVE UP INTO A MANAGMENT POSITION. THER IS NO ROOM IN THIS BUSINESS FOR SOMEONE WHO PLAYS BOTH SIDES. 

 Name: jeff E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 September 2017 just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH is just getting started. lots to look forward to. 

 Name: Nip it E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 September 2017 Gee, I wonder if they've finished re-modeling Hunter's office?... Just in time for Irma to wash it out to sea....lol! God does have a sense of humor, and probably hates Hunter as much as the railroaders do. Karma.... 

 Name: Hurrican Irma E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2017 Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and blow your bitch asses down 

 Name: billdee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 September 2017 CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half dozen terminals on its western corridor. reopen Avon to relieve congestion Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive. This crazy bitch talks out of both sides of his mouth 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2017 You know that piece of shit hunter harrison will be on the CSX jet flying first class with his oxygen bottle in hand with his gold digger wife evacuating cause of the hurricane, hopefully it wipes out the dispatching center proving the point all the dispatchers shouldn't be under one roof. After calling crew management and telling them you need to mark off weather to evacuate for the hurricane they will tell you " you will be marked off 12 hours and need to keep calling back to remark off weather" or "really weather again, I need you to take a train north out of miami" 

 Name: 7 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Check out glassdoor reviews on CSX. The men are trashing Eugene. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it. Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out. 

 Name: Attention media!!! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 It's all lies! Not one thing on the news about improvement is true. Nothing is fixed, and the only reason complaints are down is because we now have less customers thanks to corporate raider Hunter Harrison. If you're in it for the quick buck, this is for you. If you care about anyone or anything and have a soul, you'll demand they replace this con artist. He's destroying lives,he's destroying our company, he's burning bridges with our customers, he doesn't care about people getting killed or hurt as long as he gets his way. Nothing has improved. 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: oxygenisgood.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 PSR learn It, know it, live it.... Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour. Your union has already agreed to our terms. You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's sure to pass. 

 Name: 1x E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2017 We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills. There are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub. And we had another trainmaster to quit. I don't even think we have an official now but never needed one anyway. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time, it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2 months! 

 Name: What a story! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Wow. So they've fixed the problems and the dwell time is down, customers are all better???? What kind of bullshit is this? Every train I get on is more than 12 hours no matter what were doing. You can't get in Willard. New castle takes 5 hours to set off and pick up. North Baltimore trains aren't making it in without a recrew. Our trains that work get recrewed every day, some of them get recrewed 3 or 4 times!! Every siding, I mean every one is full of loaded auto racks that can't get unloaded in lordstown because they cut too many jobs. There are over a hundred loaded auto racks just parked. No plan for them. They won't call extra jobs to get them processed, and the utility jobs are gone. Nobody is in charge of it because Willard has too much on their plate. It's fucked up bad. A chemical place sent an email that if they didn't receive their cars in 8 hours, that they would have to shut down, and the city of Akron was in a position to declare a state of emergency because it didn't have the chemicals needed for the city's water supply. How the fuck do they think anything is fixed???? What a bunch of lies. And Bloomberg, employee morale is as low as it's ever been. Where do you get your info from? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2017 Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane 

 Name: Mr.Ed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course 

 Name: Eugene E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 Just more grossly exaggerated statements. Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2017 IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as payroll survives so I get paid!.... 

 Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 September 2017 Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements? "Pay Rate" now says "Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done went out and vote already finalized? I SMELL A RAT!! 

 Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 September 2017 okie dokie That's spot on. What blows my mind we can't strike because of disruption to commerce. H's bull continues. The hypocrisy knows no end. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 September 2017 Watchdog (Or, should I say HQ) nice try guys. Grammer is too good in that post for a railroader (try a few misspelled words next time). Did you get someone from HR to write that shit!, I bet you did! Oh, the warnings in that post, make me want to shit my pants and damn near work for free! I'm watching the boards everyday, for that kind of bullshit! I can spot it immediately! BTW, on a side note, CSX HR is filled with a bunch of whores. Many, many whores. You can save yourself a ton of money by firing them! I can name names, but you already know the ones! 

 Name: 23rd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2017 Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas and gals 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2017 Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit! KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 September 2017 Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working man jobs. Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for employees either so now look out. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2017 Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax. Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person. A true fact: many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in reality have bug-sized balls. Meaning: they talk loud a lot but truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put up or even shut up. Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone. Yeah, this post is on every forum. WE here are well aware of that. 

 Name: HhasaTP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2017 For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try harder next time! "Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus man go back to working at Wal-Mart. Tell u what, u mark off sick and see how many co-workers follow suit." 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2017 HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND 1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 02 September 2017 HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS. HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE" THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 September 2017 Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire). 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2017 The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take advantage also - if\when possible. Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, if any, conscience or pride. 

 Name: biddeal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 I haven't been out here for very long time but I've seen 3 CEOs, 4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother even remembering their names. AND Countless Pricks using the union to become officials. All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here. All is Well in The T&E ranks. keep your mouth shut do as your told offer no suggestions make all the ot you can. This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone for one reason or another before you know it. AND WE WILL STILL BE HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK PAY. 

 Name: Sick Out E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 September 2017 Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!! 

 Name: ???? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 August 2017 What's up Too quiet is an understatement. No rumor talks about pay and hours. No negotiation talk. Reps are quiet. HH is quet. Union's and HH LEGAL DOGS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS NOW? LC not talking either. Don't know anything. This can't be good. Dues paying members better start asking more questions! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 August 2017 OH I GET A LUNCH.... FROM WHEN I ACTUALLY WARM OR COOK A FROZEN MEAL AND LET IT COOL A BIT..SIT DOWN.. THEN I EAT WIPE MY MOUTH OFF WITH A NAPKIN THROW OUT MY TRASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER MYSELF, I'M GETTING CALLED OUT BACK TO WORK.... TOTAL TIME ABOUT 10 TO 12 MINUTES THAT'S MY LUNCH.THEY INCLUDE TYING THE LOCOMOTIVE DOWN TESTING THE HANDBRAKE BRAKE AND TRANSIT TIME WALKING TO AND FROM CREW ROOM INCLUDED IN THE 20 MINUTES. THE TRAINMASTER WAS TOLD THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THE CONTRACT AND HE COULD CARELESS HE WAS FUCKING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES.... WELL WHEN I AND OTHER CREWS START LAYING DOWN ON THESES HEARTLESS MANAGERS, MAYBE THEY WILL BE FIRED FOR LOW CAR COUNTS AND I WOULD CARELESS IF THEY CAN FEED THERE FAMILIES 

 Name: WARNING U! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 History lesson for the PUPS! You think its bad now? Just wait. History is getting ready to repeat itself. You young pups weren't here when CSX first took over conrail. When they came to avon yard they slowly weeded out(HH favorite term along with one funeral at a time) the conrail managers. Then after they had their pawns in place they started bringing in rejects from the NS that believed in the Nazi Southern way of railroading. That's when the whipping and beatings really started rolling out. Tony Ingram and Dave Brown were two of the worst arrogant rejects the NS had and CSX took them in with open arms. Years of failures and stalking took place and mandatory failures were a must or managers were threatened to find employment elsewhere. Many supervisors spilled their guts as they walked out the door. Tom cook was another one who would wage bets on who could get the most failures in a week and the who ever lost had to buy him a steak dinner. Talk about a piece of ,,,,! It wasn't until the crews grew balls and laid down or as HH says pushed back that the Unions finally got involved because they were told to do something about their members or else. We all know what else was. ! After Ingram was out things got a little better for everyone and moral picked up for a while. Now we have a new King taking over CSX and this one has a history of being just like the old Nazi Southern regime. However I hate to say this but its going to be worse for everyone. The old head reps who were around when everything went down around 2000-2002 are gone. The new reps have no experience and haven't seen any of this crap yet. Your old reps in the International are old aged men ready to retire and don't care and you don't have enough young blood. You need to clean house and start fresh with younger more gun-ho go getters. Your going to find out just how good your guys are that you have now. You better pray they will stand up to their unions and do what's right for you! Good sign that things are getting ready for a change is the move they made at avon. Took the managers out of the Multi million dollar new building 5 and put them in an old asbestos lead paint ridden hump building that smells like dead rats all the time. Now why the hell would you do that. Why would you leave the crews in a brand new building all by themselves and put management on the other side of the yard? Because mark my word HH is going to bring in his hit squad and fill those new offices with them. The CSX managers are going to see how Karma works HH insist on weeding out csx managers and replaces them with CN and CP recruits he has had under his thumbs for years. ! Cant beat the brides and promises. So the crews at avon better get ready for the military camp to form. Its coming. Better have the battle boots spit polished and ready to go! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 August 2017 Have to read, review Contractual Agreements. The ol' B&O Agreement: Lunch, General Rules \ Road - Rule #58. Yard = Article 13. There are allowances for missing meal periods - albeit not much $$. Been pretty much an accepted practice for very many years to leave a lodging facility before on duty time to allow time for transport, stop enroute for food, etc. - so as to show up at an on-duty point at on-duty time. Yeah, sometimes circumstances can/may differ. Getting ready for work, regardless of what all, is supposed to be done before on duty time. No one wants to go back to the old ways = staying at a dorm with a 24 hr. greasy spoon restaurant and just one hour notification for work. Like it or not, some have taken advantage and ruined things for others. Employees & management alike. Way it is, way it's always been.   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at on duty time. There is no way we can be required to get into company paid transportation before we are on the clock. This is one of many perks we provide the carrier for free. They want to start rushing us around then give nothing back. Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the correct answer.   Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY " E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2017 12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME... 20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12 LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A 12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12 MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY"   Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on.   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT.   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.   Name: REP E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 ALL CREWS AS stated before, it is a serious violation for managers to go out into the fields and do the union employees work. It has been posted on here. If you find any manager doing the work of union contract employees you need to contact as many furloughed employees that you can and tell them to start calling the hell out of the international and let their neighbors and anyone in the media they can know that they are on the street while CSX allows their managers to do their work and violating the hell out of the union agreements. Take pictures of managers working. Take notes. Dates and times and what job the managers are doing. It doesn't matter if they throw a switch. Make sure the FRA knows that managers are running engines. They have to turn this into the FRA as hours of service. They cant work and have to be rested just like everyone else. Cant believe that HH would let them run and then be off 10 hours. Bet your butt they are right back at work as soon as they get off the power. Do what is right and report these violations. Report all OSHA violations. HH wants to cut the throats of hard working people they better be shooting back while they are going down. This war is just starting. The Unions will not step in to save the day until all members have started a major media stink. THIS IS A FACT PEOPLE. Anyone who was around in 2006 remembers what happened that year. The worst attack of observation testing and failures in the history of CSX. It started with the southern regions 2006 safety plan that was set up to train managers on how to stalk selected employees. The Great Lakes division got the ball rolling with their 2006 safety action plan. "All new hire employees will be mentored with a Great Lakes manager. The use of contract mentors will be limited and used only where absolutely needed. There has been great value realized from indoctrinating new employees with CSX values and safety culture as opposed to UTU VALVES"! WOW! Did they really thing that was going to fly. Have you got to be kidding. Now that was a slap that no one in the Union was going to take. Then there was the organizing campaign that took place. Everyone should remember the bumper sticker that came out. "The Nations railroads they use us-then abuse us!" It wasn't until employees were threatened that the union stepped up and came to the rescue. If you had a sticker on your car you were told you couldn't park on the property. The UTU reps had one locked in their union boards and were told to remove them or people would be pulled out of service. Nasty arguments and threats started between management and the reps. After the fire really started burning because the members and a few VLC and assistants started making suggestions that the media and people in Washington D.C. were going to get involved, the Union decided to fire off a letter to the division managers demanding that the harassment of Union employees cease or charges would be filed for violating their right to organize and their rights to freedom of speech. It wasn't until the members started the entire blow out that the Union officials stepped in and did what they had to do because they were under the gun. Local business were aware of what was going on and were asking questions. Local news stations were aware. So if you want to get something done then you have to stand together and use the media to get things started. Put your unions on front street and make them do what is right when the time comes. Believe me when I say the time is coming. This is going to be a repeat of history and hopefully the new hires today will have the backbone that their fathers and grandfathers and fellow employees had that were and still are hard working union members. Don't work through lunches. Don't run like a dog. Don't stand there and be threatened with insubordination when it is not warranted. Do not let a manager tell you he doesn't care if what he is ordering you to do is a violation of your union agreement when you point this out to him. This is a hostile manager and is anti Union and he should be reported immediately to your LC and the General Chairman's office. When you are entitled to extra pay per your union agreements and managers promise you an extra ticket and they don't come through, report the incident . This is an ethics violations. They have lied to you. Told you what you wanted to hear. Report the incident. Your Local reps are swamped. They have their hands full now. They always have. Fax your complaint forms and letter to the General chairman's office. Demand action. You have the rights to be heard. You are paying for representation to the fullest extent by your unions. Your dues are paying for a service agreement. You have every right to demand that service. Listen and learn from older employees who have been through it. 2006 was the year of the Union employees and their voice was heard. Proof that you can do something!   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id= 160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!   Name: 1X E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 August 2017 Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks. GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!   Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a while. I have some questions for you? 1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the railroads to make a profit. What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do you still bully everyone around? Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr. Harrison! 2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is doomed to fail or at best, have marginal success. Most of us are stock holders as well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get along? 3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question a bad idea? I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan, that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training is over 30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like 100.000.00. It's literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as fast as you can. Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 August 2017 Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx retards in the same group.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 28 August 2017 No one should expect the media, government agencies, politicians, the populace, to be on your side - UNLESS catastrophic accident(s) occur -- and if/when that should happen then there'll be even more regulations and rules for workers to adhere to. This is year 2017 and many people think RR employees already have good pay & benefits. Doesn't matter if all the work circumstances and conditions are known by some. Yes - you can claim contract violations - depending on the particular situation, and yeah, you'll wait for retribution. Lead a wildcat strike? Do so without much support, if any, and hide from federal marshals. Things will get better. Harrison will fail.   Name: EXLC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 Retired CP I don't know what kind of union contracts you had but if managers/non union contract employees cross the line and come out into the field to work there WILL BE HELL TO PAY! It is a serious violation for any non contract employee to take the work from a union contract employee. This claim goes straight to the international and is awarded 5 days pay for each violation. The union brothers in the United states have stood this ground for over 50 years and you can bet your sweet ass it isn't going to change. This is one issue the Unions have to stand up and do what is right unless they want a battle in court from the union members. This kind of action is so serious that it is protected by federal law under Union rights in the United States. NO UNION can sit back and do nothing and take the chance of this getting out in the media. It would be a major blow and other Unions would agree 100%! MANAGEMENT DOES NOT TAKE OUR WORK AWAY FROM US! If one manager is seen in the field doing any union brothers work I would hope they would have the balls to do what is right for all union members and file a complaint immediately. I personally have done it and yes I was paid along with my hogger. This can not and will not be tolerated. Look what happened to the managers who did this in the 60's and 70's. There were casualties and people were shot. This isn't a joke. This site is a great place to expose any manager who is seen out in the field doing union contract work. POST NAMES, DATES, AND TIMES. BE HONEST! Don't post crap because you are pissed at a manager. Be an honest grown up adult. Don't be afraid to get it our there. If HH has a history of this blatant violation of Union rights, then he needs to learn it wont be tolerated by U.S. union members. If we have to bring the 60's back then so be it. Like he said in his interview. Cultures are changed one funeral at a time. If he is a non believer in our rights then time to start reminding him. He is 72 year old and was around when the Union strikes we at full force in this country. He knows the power we have if we stick together. Get our butts in gear and be men. Do what is right and stand up. He cant fire us all!   Name: snafu/fubar the 30th E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 August 2017 you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 August 2017 Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate points and make them spend 27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 August 2017 It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona say this is enough... bad enough we don't have a national contract going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across the system would shut the system down.   Name: FLOORED! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 August 2017 RAILROAD SAVIORS POST If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with Harrison I suggest you do. A link was provided on this site for you to view it. The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out it that send very strong and disturbing messages. Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the handbook! I ain't leavin a failure." Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING OUT the non believers. This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he will rid his house of the non believers. Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and making the investors and stockholder rich. He talks of reductions in Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was. "I'll eat the spaghetti!" READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where this mans mind is at read it. We are dealing with a lot of issues here. All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it! Reverend Harrison has spoken!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2017 Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 August 2017 CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX. The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's office in Washington, D.C. It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster. At the very least it would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public record. I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little bit counts.   Name: Railroad Savior E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 August 2017 In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 August 2017 You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food restaurant.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2017 https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing people on the spot.   Name: SAW IT/READ IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Brilliant YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG! I guess you never got to read the training manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a communication network with other divisions to let them know when their targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology and the stalking training was ordered to cease. Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!" If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate this old form. PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well as your union agreements. Any time you are assessed any discipline for failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST THE LAW. READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th, 2017 PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! What does this mean? What is APPROPRIATE non critical? Who gets to decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union representative and getting answers to NOW! Have they provided you with a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you lost one while working does not warrant a failure. Not having your lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the situation. In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation needs to address. Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor things are considered violations that should have called for coaching. DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a failure? Were the managers to blame? Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on. GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!   Name: birdwatcher E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 August 2017 @ South end Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. Thank you in advance.   Name: Southend E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 August 2017 Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world starting up. If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for same rule in three years. This way any t&e can be fired at any time for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region: TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY: MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS. AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.   Name: HPU Alumni E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 hunter Harrison is my best friend. I like to smoke crack with him.   Name: Eugene E-mail: oxygenPlz..com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going around. They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on me. I only accept praises when CSX is doing well. When the company is doing great that's because of me and only me. The company is really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play nice. They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level managers are making fun of my oxygen tank. That's not being nice. I only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels. I came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed that will show everyone that PRR model can't fail. PRR is more than making three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent. PRR is much much more than this. P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour   Name: USA USA USA E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2017 President Donald J. Trump...Is what America needed during another defining moment in American History...While the Jews and Main Stream Media is trying to destroy America with cheap labor and political correctness!   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 August 2017 another grossly exaggerated statement https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F   Name: H E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/ Another grossly exaggerated statement!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 August 2017 Very few managers and I mean very few. Could do a carmen's job. Most managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience. Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 RR jobs cut/slashed? Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare insurance, RR Retirement, etc. Of course RR big shots want to reduce those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year or better for not a whole lot of time involved. It sucks. 'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.   Name: Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em E.H.H.   Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 August 2017 read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc. we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them. we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down, money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed. the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but the sorry management above you.   Name: h E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ Another grossly exaggerated statement   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to worry about.   Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 August 2017 Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run CA anyway. UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division is how they did it. However all I have been pulling for the last month running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate and our HOS will freaking allow it. UPS is paying for all tolls we get meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads over the fuel tax they are paying for it. Why they terminated all UPS contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are short. So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the money for a while. Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the railroad on the East Coast. Now to grab my next load East and haul butt back to Beantown. We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home. However that almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors supported it. The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. We'll see - time will tell. If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt. Good luck to all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 21 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham. Evelyn can blame anyone or everyone. The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men. The last few days I worked. I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all making fun of this madman's insanity. Where I'm from we now stage autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up. One train sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later another train blocks the main and siding to pick up. There are over a 100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're original picked up. That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.   Name: But E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 August 2017 We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull this insanity!   Name: I GET IT E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 August 2017 BRAIN DEAD T&E When are you going to wake up and GET IT! If I see one more post about HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke! Wake the hell up and use your heads. This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY! This guy has more money than he knows what to do with. This is about power. This is about EGO! This is about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come first doesn't matter. He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad and made it great! Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone they were wrong and he was right. THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST! What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they were and went to his grave doing it. You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety standards set by the USDOT. Take pictures. Tape record if necessary. Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive. That my friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack as well.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 August 2017 Haha told y'all , cry babies   Name: Honest Abe E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 August 2017 I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email. Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest and fair. CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. How many more good people can we lose?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 August 2017 to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug 17 get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and get pulled out of service for a violation of rules. quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards oxygen when he comes.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2017 http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this country??   Name: Another one rides the bus E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone, then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours, had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!   Name: hunterhater E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a railroad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic spread the word about this turd.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 August 2017 Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com   Name: Greedyoldman72 E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 18 August 2017 This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood and sweat   Name: Backpusher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 August 2017 Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week, sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.   Name: Better off E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many, many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States, counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing. They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview, explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after. Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose. Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!   Name: homer j simpson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 August 2017 i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now) what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone, leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad without the bs. i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too. i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this life and add years to your life. your families would like having you home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.   Name: RADIO E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 To furloughed Employees Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the Avon rail yard. They have a website you can go to that list jobs available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to the CSX employees who lost their jobs. It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them any explanations as to why they haven't. It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work. Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 CSX is slowing down to a crawl. The Nashville service lane is all jacked up. Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards and from no where we send them out. No true destination just running them up and down the rail. This is fact I see it first hand and participate in conference calls. This is madness.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 August 2017 Pretty good anonymous - The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA, which is a branch of the US DOT. Prior to 1966, the ICC was the regulating government agency.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q Eugene is full of shit   Name: anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”   Name: umm E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 August 2017 so keep hearing double h is done and or leaving like now this site seems to have good reprecaussins of having good info lets hear it folks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google earth photo of the mansion.   Name: Dirk Diggler E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 August 2017 All, Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready, the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!   Name: Brown E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Somebody You're spot on brother.   Name: Yak E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 UP https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 August 2017 2017 Analyst and Investor Conference There will be a lot of dick sucking going on   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 August 2017 Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing extra jobs effective yesterday.   Name: Nobody E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 August 2017 On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on, but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because I'm important. And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus. They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you your wages, let alone a bonus.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 August 2017 The more crazy shit I read about csx since H. I see my potential bonus going down the drain fast. I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S getting overpaid for no results. Run a money making company in the ground and those bitches still get paid. 'We can't be having dead weight everyone must pull their own.' said H What a Joke! This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground. I've always said Donald Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H isn't the business man Donald is. All you yes men are as guilty has H is.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 15 August 2017 H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.   Name: E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision RRing methods from one of his horses. I was told the horses name is Mr. Ed So this all makes sense now.   Name: By the balls E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.   Name: E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 August 2017 Its called precision Railroading dumbass! Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH Fire those fuckers! EH Cut those lazy fuckers! EH Idle those fuckers! EH Rent foreign Locos! EH I don't need oxygen all the time! EH It's pushback by the troops! EH WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 15 August 2017 So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up to this.   Name: Railroad buddy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 August 2017 Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 En Xb is set at 4950 across the system. 48.50hr i 401k match Increase in pl days Shares System wide seniority Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done) Abolish hotel stays Naps allowed Abolish CAPS Dismantle payroll Time clock Paid holidays Abolish yd jobs No weekend Union buisness without an investigation Company provided cell phone Recerts done by home computer IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to   Name: Jason A. E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area. This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston, Andrews, Florence and Cayce. HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same time.   Name: Jack E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.   Name: Bluegills E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 13 August 2017 Lol The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can remember. About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we will work on something else but this is most important. " you guys remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they had it resolved come to find out it only was for those currently employed hence the entire cycle starts over again. But this time will be different Fuck the bump Fuck the pay difference How about some real issues   Name: E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 August 2017 Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time. We want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 August 2017 The post from LESSON101! is probably from another one of those yay-hoos that have a huge, big mouth but in reality have small testicles. True - many new(er) people are 1st time ever union members & need to realize that most management officials are not their friend. True - Interstate commerce disruptions in this country will not be tolerated. The last national rail strike lasted 17 hrs. Read & try to understand the Railway Labor Act.   Name: LESSON101! E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 10 August 2017 Young cubs and Hoggers! The U.S. Chamber of Commerce quote.. "U.S. supply chains are critically dependent on the quality and capacity of the American freight transportation network. We are anticipating 100 million new people in the country and 4 billion more tons of international freight to move around America by 2050. The railroads are one of the most heavily used transit system in the world." And you cant understand why you cant strike...really? Now lets get to the point. Your harassment and intimidation didn't really get rolled out until the company realized that they had a golden opportunity. The old heads were getting close to retirement and the talk of the 30 and 60 and you were up for retirement was in the works. That's when they began to hire again. They were anticipating serious man power shortage if they didn't get people trained and in place. So how were they going to handle the large turn over and the incoming of so many new cubs? First train them and then bull whip and intimidate them to death and make them scared to death to stand up for themselves. CASTRATE ALL OF THEM! How many of you young pups remember your trainers telling you not to listen to any of the old heads. They are just disgruntled and will only get you in trouble. Tons of heard it! Why? Because we had balls. We wouldn't tolerate management violating the hell out of our union agreements. We wouldnt take having our pay stolen that was rightfully ours. we wouldn't take a beating and just stand there like little boys with our pants wet. Moving freight in a timely manner is a must! No if's and's or but's! When they got abusive we did what we had to in order to get the attention of Headquarter officials. They wanted 400 cars switched a night they got 200. It didn't take long for the white collars to show up and want to talk to us and find out what was going on. The problems were fixed with a temporary bandaid for awhile but at least they were fixed. If we had to do it again, then we did. Management is well aware of the power that you have. This industry demands that freight move and keep moving quickly. A stoppage would be detrimental. So now comes your observation testing. Some of you may remember when it was called "Performance evaluations" instead. For some legal reason they had to change it. This was a great way to scare the hell out of the new pups and send the fear that there will be eyes on you all the time and maybe in the bushes as well. Old heads didn't give a shit. Any of you remember an old head that could turn a 6 hour job into a 12 and they couldnt find a damn thing to charge them on? EXPERIENCE! You screw with our agreement and our pay and we will remind you just how much power we really have. You pay us right and treat us with respect we will switch the shit our of your yard and give you 500 on a great day! This isn't MacDonalds boys! This is a serious business that demands movement of freight. If a manager ever walked up to us and told us "I don't care if Im violating your agreement. File a claim and take it up with your union rep. Now get out there and do as your told or you will be charged with insubordination he would have been one sorry supervisor. He could explain it to the white collars when they flew into town! Some of you young pups probably don't come from a union family and have no idea how hard blue collar workers have fought to get them. Yeah, they aren't worth a shit half the time anymore but it doesn't matter. You got more power than you can ever imagine. Grow a set of balls and stick together. MAN UP and stand up. We did it. When your right, your right. Don't work 8 damn hours straight without a lunch. This no lunch shit is for the birds. How did you ever let management brow beat you into going all day with out a lunch break when your agreement allows it. I don't know of any industry that refuses to let someone take a damn break during the day. I have been hearing a lot of crap that's been going down and I just cant believe it. I'm floored on how you pups have let this get out of hand. Run your ass into the ground, spy on you all day, take your lunch, steal your pay, and threaten you? Use your heads!   Name: joe tupa E-mail: in your poopa Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 August 2017 where is joe tupa working or is he fired   Name: E-mail: oxygenPlease.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 August 2017 dispatcher I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center. The carrier got what they deserved. Best of Luck to you and the rest of the dispatchers.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!   Name: A dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 August 2017 Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to Jax after the move. Just posted 16 jobs on the website. So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real thing. Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless Union on the damn planet. And the only people they care about are the pre-08 dispatchers. So don't plan on them actually looking out for you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08 people something.   Name: Danville Dan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 August 2017 For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews are some of three laziest around. EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down and he said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline Ave connection at MP DC 1). The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to these yards vs. BARR. Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty, where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up. Kinda easy to see crew on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew marks off at 1700, like click work....every day. They think no one sees, but they do. If it's going on where you work it's only a matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters will flow...   Name: Bye bye csx E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 August 2017 Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on. Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything. He is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.   Name: W E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 August 2017 Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him the worst?   Name: President Donald J. Trump E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2017 My Fellow Americans: Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry has increased by at least 20%! You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight labor pool for skilled 'American' workers. Please like me on Twitter!   Name: Fuckme E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage. Argue with me now, believe me latter!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's bullshit   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 07 August 2017 No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc., is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this website.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 Not bad. How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's earned vacation credit?   Name: E-mail: oxygen4sale.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 August 2017 overtime after 9 overtime after a set amount of hours in a week weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium double time on holidays and birthday modest on call pay for fp 09 after 12hrs dh home after 24hrs if requested miss call handled as a sick layoff anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become managers anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract not take a position with carrier 10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap 10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees discounted esop no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 06 August 2017 If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 August 2017 Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their unions have to play catch-up. Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison ruled.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 August 2017 Are you kidding me a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym , !!!!!!!!!!   Name: Copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 August 2017 No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.   Name: reality E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 August 2017 Copynpaste I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your valuable time doing it. People, WAKE UP! You are not getting it! This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine pills like they are M&M's. He can not breath on his own like a healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man, he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and distruction he leaves behind. He has a certain message he want on his tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!" He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the damage it does to your heart and organs. He will not go down without a fight and his last breath. If he has a stroke he will be declared unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he will make it. Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is just a jerk or a...hole. He is worse. He is a man making his last stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.   Name: copynpaste E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 August 2017 Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html Mr Harrison, You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner. I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising. We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours), and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off. The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else that reads this a little insight as to why their are service disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes you have put out. “Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional, lasting value for shareholders,” This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low. Our stock, well, ya know how thats going. The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives, more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume. Precision railroading challenges this view,” You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand. Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them. What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off, but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of " Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your "pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always have, and always will. Sincerly, Well I best not say.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 August 2017 Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as the others head hunter ruled & changed. The ol' CSX that was known may be history. Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 August 2017 I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF. As of last night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have been on that for a week. Our customers in the south have been screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw materials that CSX hauled for them. JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can to NS. 90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack. Spot rates aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of those areas. My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to serve with chlorine for water purification. I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out soon. The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar or tank car load. We just don't have the carrying capacity we need help and I am not sorry to say that. My drivers are going to be worn out in a month running flat out. Yes even the OTR industry has a breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast would be very close to what would bring us to it.   Name: A Dispatcher E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2017 The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as smooth as everything ole HH is changing. I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't moving down than they expected. Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they would be interested in coming back to dispatching. Apparently each of them in their own creative way told them NO. Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk to the union about it. So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon. You'll have a bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks they've never worked before. And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of brand new dispatchers hired and trained... And we all know how much fun that is   Name: Hunters lungs E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Fis and Cunter I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man on hourly wage.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2017 So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big$$short term. Stay tuned everyone.....   Name: chad wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 August 2017 dear hunter harrison. I will work for you and promise to screw over any employees you want me to. just know i have a fake degree from madison university so i ain't two smart.   Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 August 2017 I've been a Blet member since 1999. My hat's off to SMART for their statement to EH. Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence. I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 August 2017 Old shit Hunter or OSH as he shall be called is running CSX like the Democrats and Obama the Shit Head OSH did the U.S. for 8 lousy fucking Years go on vacation Hunter you got 84 million you stole from CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Hh is done! He came to csx thinking he was going to change everything but that dumb f**k is so far out of his league here that he has no idea what we can do to this dumb ass! So bring it on Bitch! You an't seen shit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2017 He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .   Name: Shove this contract E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to. If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3% increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a 600 value! 5-2 schedule take it or leave it I guess. 50 per share x 25 shares wow a 1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye railroad cause it ain't gonna work! P.S. 3% of 27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........   Name: Blue E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 485 lol 65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews today.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!! http://www.myutubo.com/News.html Mr. E. Hunter Harrison President and Chief Executive Officer CSX Transportation, Inc. 500 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 Dear Mr. Harrison, The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media, pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions. The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no communication from any department about the significant changes being implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12, 2017. Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines. Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and resources. As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts. This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision scheduled railroading’. In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said letter. 48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 485.00 per hr. may be considered.   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021. 3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule. 100% availability each quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every 28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an investigation. 48.50/hr if we agree to run one man trains. If and when the carrier decides to.   Name: cunterFagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 Update E has just scrapped that plan. Avon is going to remain open and run at full capacity as a flat switch yard. Hawthorne after all the money dumped into is going to turn into Caskey. As of 1330 but with this crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 “Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service. The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’ The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.” another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 August 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309 What a Jack Wagon   Name: Pushback E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 03 August 2017 FYI for anyone concerned: For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory, https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport (This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX! U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB) Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20423-0001 General info: 202-245-0245 Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance: 1-202-245-0238 (They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!) National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX) Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana. (Safe to call) CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call) TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call) CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call) ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck guys!!!   Name: Trump E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 August 2017 The numbers don't lie. http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx E.H.H. You're Fired!   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 I believe Brewer is his favorite yard. It's one of a few yards even he can manage. Of course a chimp could run a handful of tracks.   Name: bluegill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Brewer Yard? I figured that dump would be bulldozed down. That place needs a YM and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 August 2017 Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.   Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job reductions and property sell offs happen. To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000 people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he actual does and despise him   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Retired Now posted something informative for active workers to consider. Our RR medicare w/ prescription drug & a supplemental plan costs the wife & I 550. per month EACH. No dental, vision, etc.   Name: cunterfagison E-mail: dontunplugme.com Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field. You no good sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof. It worked in Canada on a linear RR. It can work a little further south. Al myy yess men agre wit mee. I ned oxygin now! I only use it for a slight cough. It helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt better. I can't be stopped. I'm setting up an onsite hospital in HQ. Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops. I'll crush the Rebellion.   Name: Troop E-mail: Ah ishh push it Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working, wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality of service.   Name: Tellthetruth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Thank you SMART John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's cars are separated onto different tracks. "No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter Harrison," Risch said by email.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 August 2017 To those that complain about health care contributions: 200 bucks or so per month for a family which includes some dental, vision & mental while active..... Wait until retirement - will experience sticker shock; especially when reaching age 65. You'll see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 August 2017 He got promoted   Name: poe E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 how the hell does one push back? how can I do my part in resisting this insanity? how about some specifics old man.   Name: Union E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of the Troops" The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should the customer accept a lame response.   Name: Hunterisascumbag E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING GOES RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT, EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" THE EMPLOYEES FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN. I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS SCUMBAG HARRISON.   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster out of service.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 August 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA   Name: help E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 August 2017 csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations. We all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.   Name: Mercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 August 2017 Great attribute of a leader. Is one who accepts responsibility. Good or bad. If that old fuck won Railroader of the year. He wouldn't give thanks to the men for their long hours and sweat. But he'll pass the negative on down the line. A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their actions.   Name: catfish E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 01 August 2017 Surprise Surprise!!! Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures. CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have “pushed back” against those changes   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 July 2017 Time to blame crews and deal with them... To our valued customer, Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you require to meet your business needs. I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness to also remain engaged. We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your transportation provider. Sincerely, Hunter   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 31 July 2017 Similar has been posted before: Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions, Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. All the changes going on now, -- while National Rail Contracts are a huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place, think that's just a coincidence?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2017 CSX Roselake yard is being bought by the Trra, IB dispatcher giving up the mains in october with the jobs being transfered over starting in December. No word yet if the trra will allow dovetail cross overs or just let us go.   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Toilet wine Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with, the company was just more forgiving!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!   Name: Lester Holt E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 July 2017 http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581 more news channels digging for dirt   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get mad at us!   Name: Bedreddin E-mail: Oxy4sale.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 29 July 2017 Yes it is. I bet the text didn't amount to shit.   Name: Hospice E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can cause all this disruption? We all know this is deliberate. I believe he should be thrown in prison with all his cronies.   Name: Terminal E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2017 IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Tyrone, That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done before Hunter got home...   Name: Tyrone E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 July 2017 Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")? Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website? It is all lollipops and rainbows. One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX and all these awards going out. When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage. On the outside everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the shit out of you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 ....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right. "It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the customers. It's all their fault precision RRing not working.   Name: Concerned citizens E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 July 2017 "I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas – deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary stuff   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150 cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 WTF Thanks for pointing that out. I for one had no idea most might not of. That shows what were dealing with.   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know which to believe. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA   Name: ICU E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2017 This is proof everything T&E states is factual. If and when Evellen is let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're as guilty as he is. http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273   Name: I'm not ignorant E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 July 2017 As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should, then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to get everyone on the same page. Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 July 2017 The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 watch the economy tank ? also the safety of the usa? in closing the mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main lines very easy like in the past? the president should step in here this is worse than we can imagine? also if you want or care to make a statement? work very safe and walk easy? no no short cuts walk lite do your jobs work safe !! make sure your insured for riding with any bosses in their vehicles that are privately owned !!!!!!!!!!! grab a good lawyer boys n girls !!!!!!!   Name: Cornered now E-mail: Strike the enemy Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up, and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!   Name: bluegill E-mail: oxygenplease.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 He will be on a warpath now. Hes already said the troops were pushing back. I bet he will try to blame us for this. https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf   Name: Surface transportation board E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2017 HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface transportation board wants to have a meeting with all the top executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!   Name: Ui E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 27 July 2017 Shit going to hit the fan. Edwina will bring hell on TE now. He was blame on to us. https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock down 2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then he just lost 600,000 TODAY! LOL   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2017 Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like vultures. Sell, sell, sell   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 July 2017 EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t planning on renewing his contract.” CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price, crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for the railroaders families in this time of need. http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 wax They must have or they'd still be out. You don't come back from that charge.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 July 2017 2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good guys out of service. He wanted them to do an unsafe move. They questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them with insubordination. Well they're back in service today. CSX should fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 The person who posted as: Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years...... must be a moron. Evidently has never paid any attention to what's been going on for a long, long time. That ignorant & really taking home 8K per month? Amazing.   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 July 2017 POO POO I am still working and I was planning to pay the money back . all it was a short term loan the just found that time becouse of the buffalo long poolers kept me from making the big bucks . well no long pools now . !!!!!   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Rr Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 Per pay half let's say you bring home 4000 that's 8000 bring home per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that go home tired and beat down every day.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&cf=1   Name: CSX RR worker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Hey Smoked Out Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime, but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and start voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?   Name: SHIT ON HUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 26 July 2017 You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop, call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over multiple state lines   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 July 2017 Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest railroad. Also, I was referring to the con quote as being classic. By the way everyone post in every section you idiot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 July 2017 Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada   Name: todd Novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2017 POO POO buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland and lay in the hotel and get all the shit trains back . then work off your rest . no more big bucks for you . or you can move to hoboken == new jersey   Name: todd novak E-mail: collinwood .com Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 July 2017 total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the rest of us . start moving to other yards--- assholes --   Name: Upnorth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Same shit in Canada.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management salaries, etc. But, but the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries But, but, the economy keeps slowing. Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... But, but, the economy is still slowing! Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more management bonuses..... final management salary payouts.... Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees. Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of saving.   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 July 2017 When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?   Name: Stock Report E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell, sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get caught holding the bag   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE! It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported to their Union representative and their union officials should handle the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can including violating FRA LAWS. 240.231- (b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew member. (b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired , the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER, qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER. (C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND (1) the track is other than main track: OR (2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does not exceed ONE MILE: OR (3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR (4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer. CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED. Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately report this to the FRA and to your union representative. This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly. Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning. Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump any new plan that is being set in place. You must report all violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with. Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to start looking out for each other.   Name: Lowonoxygen E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 24 July 2017 Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.   Name: hayride E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2017 Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2017 As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again today   Name: Compare CEO Salaries E-mail: mward@rr.com Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2017 Hunter Harrison's salary (84,000,000.99) is more than all the top 10 Union Pacific executives combined, including the dead CEO [jim young], who's earning 21,000,000.00, while six-feet under! PRICELESS!   Name: josh E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback? a freight comeback? or will it be sold or has it already been sold to that orange company?!   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see. We'll show you.   Name: UpNorth E-mail: needoxygen?.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements. Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10 hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays, Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two. If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the Yard, and others that worked the Road. I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned to our starting point. This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard runners, Notch 8 always...... They would return to Battle Creek with like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in." We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours. And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer. If I could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to 36 hours. But nobody cared!!! Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH. During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I worked out on the road. I had been earning right around 100,000.00 a year. We were still getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made over 150,00.00, each year. But I had to retire, a couple years early, my knees gave out. A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't happening "Before EHH." Before, the crews were calling and getting all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone. But after EHH arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along sometime. If you really want to cause problems ...... DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 23 July 2017 ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE SAFTEY APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN 4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and running Russell loco shop will shut down.   Name: Charlie berry E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Making it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 July 2017 LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH. OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!   Name: Fired E-mail: Free oxygen.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 A MUST READ http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: fred E-mail: oxygen4sale.org Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 July 2017 Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed. It only takes about 5 minutes. Let the public know the truth about this company and our CEO.   Name: lo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal. Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted about 3years. 1st time Id pools were working! I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would have caused a sane man to step down. Power hungry Eugene would not no matter the cost to CP. Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm over to him. A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are now unemployed or on their way out.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Cool Mo D Same shit happened in Canada.   Name: Dirty Mike E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around? When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes, let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and the public   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow, finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8 or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering quitting, like soon.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week. Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come   Name: Lloyd E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Slow down by the troops you say? You crusty old fuck. No one likes working for this company anymore. We've all been mentally abused out here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake. Take the brake stick and shove it up your ass. Wouldn't want to waste anything out here. While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the boys in the fuck shack.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 July 2017 What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men. In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says. The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison described as “pushback by some of the troops.”   Name: Milkman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Uptown Good post First I want to make clear. I believe Eugene Is a has been and Mantleridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with him. With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his bullshit. The stock needs to drop below 40. Before we can make some of these statements I'm reading on here.   Name: Dave twillble E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Please read, customers are talking to the press http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 July 2017 CSX stock down another 1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer   Name: herp E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Merle?? What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about?   Name: 4real E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 ethics is gone?   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Stock is down 2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his little ass clown Wes Lindner? WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!   Name: mercy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 APE aka ehh suck ass That's what he's stating.   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief. This is to give reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA Good One Must Read!   Name: OZZY OZ BURN E-mail: I am the Jackal Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down 3.25 from previous close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost 3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost over 1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it don't look good.   Name: Knuckle Pin E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 FYI, Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor. Even had his own personal engineer. Drugs or booze issues.   Name: bill stevens E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 effective immediately all publications including past present and future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. hail Eugene. eigene heil.   Name: The watchmen E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price   Name: Sampson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 More propaganda please read http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings   Name: CRRguy E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north? heard anything? ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the south? Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick subdivisions. Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta? Share some insight if you can. So much more freight can be routed up the clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated! Thanks! Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South Carolina north up the Clinchfield. It was mostly coals, with additional freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train south, maybe a local.   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going to happen just haven't heard specifics yet   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2017 Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2017 We needed those men at Nashville. They stayed busy day in and day out. Today their services are no longer needed? I call bullshit! I agree E is running this company into the ground. It's all one orchestrated effort for a merger. They claim he's a turnaround expert. CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE SNOW! It's all horseshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what about transportation dept in Nashville   Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2017 http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff. What's the news on Nashville? Details please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what happened in Nashville   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century. Somethingt to that effect. and bar robert pines. please. tyvvm.   Name: Doingfine E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else on behalf of employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or oxygen. Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund by ensuring they arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners. Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving to make our company the worse in the railroad industry. We're just happy to do our part Sir. Thank you Sir, may we have another?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed. I'm seeing a lot of new ones. This is a great way to let the public know the truth. I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters. Please post reviews and comments anywhere on social media.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2017 There are posts on here: something about how all what's going on now will pass. And: the Ol' csx system that was known before will probably not be the same........   Name: Slow it down E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 17 July 2017 Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2 crews per shift equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly. Don't do anything obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already cloging up!! Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.   Name: Cliff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us look childish and stupid   Name: Yes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2017 great post guarddog. The most truth I've heard in a long time.   Name: Csx E-mail: Rr Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold   Name: Tra E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2017 CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72 hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72 hours is an "enhancement". No yard PTI? Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist. CSX lies to customers,employees and themselves. We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not getting enough oxygen. Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable contract.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have 1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit. I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout the company with no plan to get them to their destination.   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Melt downs? RR service interruptions? Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?   Name: Clifford E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained professional industrial athletes we r.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2017 Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.   Name: Republic of the US E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-? Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail transportation. With or without the union you have to save your railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on. Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we have...   Name: Never happen E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming ..   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after 10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I agree with you 100%   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our unions aren't even interested.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 precision I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. Thanks for the info New dude I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up with. The stress not being able to stay rested for a job. Most of all the intimidation of the new idpap.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things. Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means what again??   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Hey precision It's funny how we all know the truth. Meanwhile csx is spreading the lies about how well this is all working out.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow, right?   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Avon yard is shutting down? That yard has been in operation for over 100yrs. Where will all the men move to? What would be the closest move?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2017 tea: Sad, but about the truth. The carriers & their backers do have friendly (to them) administrations & legislatures at present. Will never forget talking with US Congresspersons & their staffs - over 20 yrs. ago - they didn't understand complaints if workers were earning 30-40K per year & were provided a health insurance plan. Union officers may have their hands tied but am with you - should be no back patting whatsoever. Don't want to hear or read that BS.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 when the new attendance policy comes out. We will all bitch about it. We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our union will post or mail out a reply. The letter from the union will read something like. "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we extremely protested the new policy. We will do everything in our power to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the last 5 policies stuck. When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health care. The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made. The local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than par. Insurance will increase. Work rules will be favor of the carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration this contract surpassed their wildest imagination. They will praise one another for their relentless fight with the carrier. They will pat one another on the back for their great success. Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating this bullshit.   Name: Horny Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business), we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that makes 50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for 20 an hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance. We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses and suck on oxygen bottles!!!! CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash, CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!   Name: Notch8 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic effects ours. What rumor are going around?   Name: SLOW DOWN E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly decimated within the next month   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or another.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 REDI Center sold. Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up. The worst is yet to come.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has his own muscle to watch his back.   Name: milkman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 bhornet Great idea! I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone needs to do this. Lets bring all the attention we can to this company. The contract proposal is a joke. The idpap is a joke. The previous idpap wasn't strict enough? Caps is a joke. I just heard from tm that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon. I think this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out. I don't know how it could be any worse. I heard Peter was coming back to.   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 VIERLING AND FULLA HAVE FIRED A LOT OF GOOD RAILROADERS DURING THEIR TENOR, MOST BECAUSE YOUR WEREN'T ONE OF THEIR YES MEN OR IN THEIR LITTLE CLICK OF CRONIES. I BELIEVE IN KARMA HOPE IT COMES SOON.   Name: Brownhornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX. Be truthful let the nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.   Name: BighairyP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER   Name: Dogpile E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH. Everything coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?   Name: Captain Crunch Berries E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 Mr. Longshore get on your boat and go out to sea for 3 months at at at a time, and when you need some sex get on your knees and service the Captain while the first mate does you from behind.I hear Longshoremen have highest homo percentage among all blue collar workers.That's why they call you seamen cuz you swallow!!!   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat, stupid, piece of sh*t. PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also an adulterous piece of sh*t. PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t in Orlando?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 A self supporting pool is an xtra board and y'all voted it in   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2017 So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Where's Yummy !!!!!!!   Name: BLaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/ Cut workforce by 1/3   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 T&E I don't know about you, but I was lead to believe if we ordered our prescriptions through mail order they would be cheaper than if we got them at a retailer (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) If you haven't read a copy of the NCCC proposal it says that currently we are paying 25.00 for formulary brand in network retail and 50.00 for formulary brand in network mail order. Did our family read all this wrong in the past? Were we not told that ordering our prescriptions by mail and doing 90 days at a time would be cheaper?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks. I haven't been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding the bag, while he hid. Right before he left, told me to hold trains out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know. What a lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: Nathan curry E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the government cheese line   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2017 I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success, time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics. Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing yesterday, the scoreboard said so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 July 2017 That reads like a law suit.   Name: New IDPAP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 July 2017 New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3 strikes and your out. Includes violations of policy like attendance. Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday. Wonder what the GCs have to say?   Name: No mo CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era (pre-Harrison)fired today. 12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on Friday night. Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?) are the real walking dead. Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after they do his bidding.   Name: Chris Worth E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700 Saturday.... We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense. Second non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone. Attendance policy violated 2 times in three years, gone. Major offense also counts in non-major category. Looks like two or three strikes and yer out! Wonder what GC's in UTU and BLET have to say???? C S X T R A N S P O R T A T I O N CSXT SYSTEM JULY 7, 2017 BULLETINS & NOTICES SYSTEM NOTICE 103 TO: T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED SUBJECT: NEW IDPAP EFFECTIVE: 0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017 ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY 08, 2017. ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17 PURPOSE CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM, REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS. THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE COMPANY ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. RESPONSIBILITIES CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND DEPENDABLE; TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD TEAMWORK AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES. CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE. GENERAL GUIDELINES PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART II. THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT OFFENSES THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND, INCLUDING DISMISSAL. FRA REVOCATION EVENTS IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE EMPLOYEE'S RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HISTORY, DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS REVOKED, CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS. PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE OR VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY. A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW. MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING. PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT* | DISCIPLINE ----------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS | ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND (2ND)** | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, | IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE, THIRTY | (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------- THIRD (3RD) AND | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE SUBSEQUENT*** | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL. ------------------------------------------------------------------- * TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD ** IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY. *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE ASSESSED PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO HEARING MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR: .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242 .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION .ALTERCATIONS .THEFT .RULE G VIOLATIONS .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES .INSUBORDINATION .DISHONESTY .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC. .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT | DISCIPLINE ----------------------|------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE | ASSESSED) ----------------------|-------------------------------------------- A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II, MAJOR OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY RECORD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR A RULE VIOLATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE DEVIATION FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO COMPLY. ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Big shakeup on Albany Divn. Fired: Jerry Lewandowski Tom Ferris??? On Great Lakes Tom Lewandowski Elsewhere: Brian Stussey   Name: BlaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 reading up on my contract. I forgot about the union bending over and letting csx change the wording on this. I wonder how many were paid off or blown for this change. ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION ALLOWANCE “EC” A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the ratification of this Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers engaged in pilot service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer Certification Allowance, “EC”). B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential (EC) will be fifteen dollars (15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus 0.15 per overmile for any and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The 0.15 overmile allowance is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent to the effective date of this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the 5.00 certification payment. separate service deadhead included! I remember those fucks saying just because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it up. Fuck those sale outs   Name: rules E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 July 2017 Crews All of you better get your operating rules book out and start reading it from front to back! You know over half of you haven't even opened it past the first page. Hell, you never ever read the general bulletins. Then you cry like whipped pups when they change a claim code of come out with a discipline change that bit you in the arss because you got blind sided. Hear this and hear this now. There are a lot of little word changes and gray areas that will bite you hard when the king HH makes every little failure a major crime. You will get 30 days on the street for missing a side shield. Same as you would get running a red signal. Go ahead and laugh now but the last laugh is going to be on you. Ask your local chairman's. Demand a meeting with your general chairman's. See how hard they are trying to prevent the king from enforcing excessive discipline. It isn't happening. Your days are numbered. And for those of you who are always smart with the "I don't care I have out of service insurance" you better think again. They wont pay for insubordination. Talks have it that HH is going to blanket all these rules under "you have been told and informed in writing that if you brake these rules you will be willingly and knowingly defying direct written orders and you will be charged with insubordination. HH want the OOS Insurance gone. So you better start getting it together because none of you have the guts to stand together and take on your union heads. The King can count on that!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2017 No fear our union and union brothers will save us   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 Baby Mamma Get off your fat ass and get a job!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20 jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would appreciate it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 July 2017 Nathan curry was fired as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing the Chevy engine plant on switching in Kenmore ny.unless this is a different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad ..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!   Name: Smoke and Mirrors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of the STOCK INVESTORS". Let's say you own 100 franchises for a business. 50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50% profit. Sounds great right! Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit. Corporate greed and the love of money has and always will rule the world. They ain't in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....   Name: 2 Cents E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 July 2017 #1 : Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way. All pools will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En, and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap to go back to your home terminal. Saving's will be made for the company regardless. Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard switching ). Results in no more hotel bills. #2 : Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on. Lost all long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in. Willard will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains. They don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling pools off the extra board to take up the slack. Long story short we are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.   Name: littlebigMan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 all yards will be sold off. triple stacks running from Miami to Chicago. drones will replace other crew members.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment. Make the railroad great again.   Name: Here we go E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2017 Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys. Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are   Name: Jack MeHouff E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2017 I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of short....what gives? So you can get on another one headed the opposite direction and go back to your home terminal. No more hotels, van rides, stops at gas stations on company time etc.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of short....what gives?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we get paid for what we do.   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and the union members. Please do your best to do the research you need to know the facts. This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats employees comparably to slaves. They would love for you to believe that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient but this is an out right lie. Get your heads out of your asses and finally make a stand together. Whatever hurts that stock price the most will be the most effective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share holders.   Name: Payroll H8tr E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 How do u reach a person at payroll? Does that case stuff work? Repeats it to me over and over on message. #stealingmymoney   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over the years. Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost that position - & then come back. Low life traitors/turncoats. Hell with 'em. Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who switch & wish to retain seniority OR better yet, just abolish the practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when leaving the ranks & going into management.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to save reputation?%# To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks) General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is 3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of 1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time for your family or hobbies or whatever. The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from the bottom now he's there and that's why   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer - I got this you call them signals . Oookk   Name: Josh E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 June 2017 Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17 Gentlemen, Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to zero. All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. These changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision. Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017: * BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished * BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero o BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10) o BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18) Effective TBD: * AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk * AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard * BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago * BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle * LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home terminal for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo. These pools will go to zero: * AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk * GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo * BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle And these short pools will be reestablished: * AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt * AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland * BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville Thanks, Josh Hurrell Director Crew Management (904) 359-7652   Name: 1598914170424545 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good. -Gordon Gecko   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 June 2017 Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the ground as a conductor in Cincinnati. Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes too much. Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to inefficiency and big changes are coming soon   Name: A non a mus E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?   Name: BlackhoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 Ape 30 Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid. Sucked off snow sucked off ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next one.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 June 2017 Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about. It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 June 2017 First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art! Now that that's out of the way........ Here are some things to get rid of 1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall gons. 2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed. 3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down. 4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their eye?) 5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) There are more but moving on..... There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any terminal that runs like this that you know of. Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share what they know so lets do your part.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 June 2017 Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules than whats in black and white. Just like the idiot manager's out here that are trying to get that failure under their belt. Quit being so scared and learn the rules, Your Best Defense.....   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2017 Who is this smerry smerner asshole? I can't understand what he/she is trying to say with such incoherent rambling! I thought you had to have at least a high school education to hire with the railroad. Lay off the peyote and learn some English!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl. They cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard. Every job left is making 12 hours. I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass idea...   Name: Smerry Smerner E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it don't then we will see.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 June 2017 SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?.... I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A "STAY OF EXECEUTION" SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Yard capacity 60,000 feet. Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch 28,000 feet. One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard. Oh and we have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard. I'm pretty sure this place will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 June 2017 there goes that program   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 June 2017 Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down putting csx in a bind   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 June 2017 HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Dont worry. If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!! Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with your lawyer written operating rules. You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their heads.   Name: Jermaine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes Dear Railroaders, Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective immediately. Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers. In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla, senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices. I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2017 About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of monkey's would do that just to prove a point? Stock is down. Let's keep it that way.   Name: yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Fuck the idpap an eh everything already is a major offence.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.   Name: Cindy E-mail: Cindy_Sanborn@farmersonly.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2017 Guys, SLOW DOWN! You're not doing anyone any favors. Shutdowns, Abolishments, Furloughs and The Assessment Armageddon are already set in stone. SLOW DOWN, save your money, and trust nobody. 1/3 of you will be gone by 2018.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that wood b suspicious   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 June 2017 E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 June 2017 There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft. Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships. Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into management & are sweating pretty hard now too. Lots of complaints about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to be outta there soon.   Name: Jw E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 June 2017 We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E. Some are all three. I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those baby sitting us. It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their families and the overall benefits. HH is on borrowed time. This to will pass.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2017 Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 June 2017 The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 June 2017 If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if you even can but how much?   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 June 2017 I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks ..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again   Name: dirk diggler E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Radnor yard is still the hub. If it is sold off, it will be the downfall of CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to driving for uber.   Name: The Don Mega E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2017 If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a handful people left working. I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on up in seniority!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2017 Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them. Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges, screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But, most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 June 2017 I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box. Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 this is the first I have seen of the Hitler movie subtitles. Hilarious! Thanks for linking them.   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw   Name: Holen1 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?   Name: Oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Tech A lot of truth in your post. But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas. CSX has made money since it was founded by Snow. The RR is an absolute monopoly. This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place around it was already successful before his. Arrival. HH legacy or anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after passing. No one will even remember his name in 10 years. You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs and very seldom is a trip less than 10 hours. I know everything on the RR is time consuming. Let's say someone has a 6 hour trip. By the time lower management makes up their minds goes over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab isn't there. Call cab company call chief. Trainmasters calls you so explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will leave after the 3rd train. 3rd train passes no signal buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask if you stiil have a cab? You tell him no he says I'll order you one because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl   Name: Eville1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Bullshit. We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now. Darth Vader just combined our pools to go there.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 JAX: Good post but come on, that's been going on for years - Extra list employees drawing automatic guarantee pay = list(s) will get cut. [Many FNGs don't seem to realize that just 1 minute off in each, every, any, calendar day 24 hr. period costs a day's guarantee.] And anymore, everyone has to be concerned about the darn CAPS policy.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Osborn yard is shutting down.   Name: Flippee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Jax. I've been saying that for years. New guys get cut blame it on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut. What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!   Name: JAX E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks more to be furloughed. Think about it   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2017 So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.   Name: Pos E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER   Name: oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech There's is no news in your post. 10hrs is already an early quit. Flips happen at best once a month. No one wants held away. We do get what were paid for. You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up. You need to ease off EHH's nut sack.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2017 The big shots know what all is planned. Unionized workforces have to play catch-up.   Name: Guru E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2017 Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor. CSX spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on caskey. Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down. HH tethered to damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make. HH doesn't care about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 June 2017 Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the year. It is no longer in the "plan". Ninety percent of T&E jobs will be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of July.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and stuff. One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit! Maybe you can hire on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!   Name: Griff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies. Avon also has one fat basterd TM. If you don't like flip pen back home you're a dipstick.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you must be a dumbass.   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel than flip back home. I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and kids or your old lady looks like a man. Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free? You lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess. You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about railroading.   Name: kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 June 2017 Word! That's what going down. CSX already combining pools it's going to be system wide. 50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you think thats going to happen. Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot kicks in. this will be close to your new hourly rate. Anyone thinks different is a dumbass. Stop drinking the KooL-Aid   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 It's not if if just when. Avon going to have 1 pool. You will go wherever needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2017 30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.   Name: todd novak E-mail: !(&%#@ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2017 you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my chicken you creepy fudge packer   Name: tod novak E-mail: 2@!&^%( Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 June 2017 7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo check back room behind front desk an watch tv I went back in the yard I will never stay in any csx hotel   Name: Jean E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 Right of way Ass! The RR owns the property the rails lie on. Anyone crossing the tracks are trespassing!   Name: bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement What's the purpose of this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2017 After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual stockholder meeting...THINK   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move: [CSRA] FL RM Rocky Mount NC FL RT Richmond VA JX ST Savannah GA JX PD Pensacola FL JX WT Waycross GA CG NA Nashville TN AT NO New Orleans LA There are more but that's all I know for now Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 June 2017 Interesting reading, the post by 2 longs a short and a long. Author is probably a jealous FNG who ought to bear in mind that 30+ yr. employees have forgotten more than he/she will ever experience. May be just another one of those type of persons that profit would be made if they could be bought at true value & then sold for what they think they're worth. As far as to who is the better switchman, railroader, etc. - who cares anymore? Piss-poor switchman pay rate is the same as it is for the excellent switchman. Not much, if any at all, appreciation is ever received for doing a good job. Every complaint about long term employees could be countered with 10 or more regarding FNGs.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2017 I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this? Supposedly it was over the past weekend.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 June 2017 It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are. I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a little help on something. I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months. Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant, however the few females in this industry that I have come across are damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.   Name: Dman E-mail: The Land Of OZ Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I wonder who   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 June 2017 Da Truth: "Just found out".... = usually worthless crap heard from ignorant morons. Similar has been posted on this site previously - no names, no states, no facts. Elections for Smart/UTU State Directors were held last year so unless something happens like a state board being consolidated with another, elections won't be held again until early 2020. Either post/provide some real truth or at the very least, try to stop posting BS stupid hearsay.   Name: Da Truth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 Just found out the UTU State Legislative Director is secretly checking into Trainmaster jobs with CSX as he needs a backup plan if he doesn't get re-elected to his do-nothing, over-paid job. Such a 2-faced hypocrite to preach the UTU Brotherhood at the Union Meetings yet at the same time considering taking a management job. Typical really, he's always been out for only one person, despite what he says.   Name: Iu E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 CSX stock News rumors Harrison You're right   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a rule violation what you gone do then ?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 June 2017 Conductor 30+: No doubt whatsoever the CSX Board Of Directors are well aware of all of that (and more). Annual Meeting - for shareholders Tomorrow, June 5, 2017. 10:00 am, EDT. The Jefferson Hotel 101 W. Franklin Street Richmond, Virginia 23220   Name: Meyend Games E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. No taxation without representation! Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become unrecognizable!   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha   Name: Ore E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 June 2017 Did CSX make record profits prior to HH? Will CSX make record profits after HH? Was the repair shops need prior to HH? Will the repair shops be needed after HH? Was the hump yards needed prior to HH? Will the hump yards be needed after HH? Was 500 locomotives needed prior to HH? Will 500 locomotives be needed after HH? Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH? Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH? Does the board know HH is a health risk? Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel? Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union employees?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Buy as much stock as you can because we can't stop the movement.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 Strike LOL you will do has your told and suck it up   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 DWM: What do the operating unions have to say? Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make permanent?   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July   Name: DWM E-mail: LPABH Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Response to COYSD: It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as there will be no more moving around.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. Just have to wait & see how it all pans out. May take years. Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on his grave.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish   Name: otek01 up/sp rfe E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 June 2017 We are jointly writing a book about the inside corruption of management and union activities from saved recordings and detailed notes!   Name: Elton john E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 June 2017 I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO. His dedication to f*cking every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries around the world. This mother f*cker has to come to work with an oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.   Name: noMercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939 Hold them accountable. CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter. Will turn into the largest yard on the. System by end 2019. To relieve congestion from Chicago. Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all materials will be used on BrewerS expansion. There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Must of been a casualty of HH.   Name: Retired SP/UP RFE E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Name: Jackmeoft Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or 10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past performance. SP RFE Retired   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 June 2017 Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 June 2017 Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains magazines.   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.   Name: cl E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 July 1st Howell to b shutdown July11 Avon to be shutdown August 1 Srilan to be shutdown August 1 Roselake sold off 1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide   Name: COYSD E-mail: IAFR Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another location. Has anyone else heard this?   Name: ApeFucker E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 31 May 2017 And I live near Granite Shitty. Apefucker fucks the system again   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2017 Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare. IB & IC will soon be combined. ID & IE will soon be combined. IG & IH will soon be combined. All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville. T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer your phone/radio calls. I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before letting this go through. Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity. -Godspeed   Name: ApeFucker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't like to do their jobs   Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 May 2017 CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch of lawyers?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2017 Someone posted - not too long ago - that the Board of Directors can take action, overrule a shareholder vote IF they deem that necessary to be in the best overall interests of the company & it's shareholders. If that's true, a fact, & big money controls the board.........   Name: clark E-mail: clark1@fu.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 May 2017 Harrison's total pay package is north of 300 million. That's more than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with health issues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2017 Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?   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?