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    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: 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


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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
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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
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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: 
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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
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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
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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
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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....
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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 
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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: 
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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: 
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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 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
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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: 
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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: 
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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
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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
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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
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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: 
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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
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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: 
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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
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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: 
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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
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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
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Evansville?            
What do you know about Howell Yard closing?

Name: 
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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
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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
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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
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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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
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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: 
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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: 
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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!  

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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 January 2016

I am not a Union fan, however they have done one thing right.

If you are Certified as an Engineer or Conductor, you have a ticket.
That means the world is open to you. RR are now and will always be
looking for good employees, and the ticket is your first place in line.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2016

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

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

Name: bridge
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2016

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

I read an article some time ago that said new buyers want the OLD
management to eliminate jobs. That way the new bosses can move in as
the good guys, saying "no new job cuts" or we are hiring for NEW
employees for the NEW company. The old "bad guys" still get their
money, but have to take the blame with the $$. And, moving the HQ will
usually shed some old time employees, letting the new guys hire new,
grateful employees at the new location, and teach them the "new way'
of doing things. Our old management would prefer to stay - they are
well off financially - but $$ is not the same as $$ and authority.
Being the olD, rich geezer at McD is not the same as coffee on the
business train, with people hanging on your every word.

Name: todd Novac
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2016

todd novac is a company snitch with Joe ill blow you kazy  novac snitch
his way back to get his job back when convicted o stealing money from
his union .  watch him boys

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2016

Guys let's keep the focus on where it needs to be and not on each
other. The morale is the lowest I've seen on CSX and that's saying
something. Jacksonville is the problem, not the guy sitting to the left
or right of you. Look at what Sanborn has done.implemented this horrible
CAPS system, the new discipline system, and closing down
terminals..which I just heard she is shutting down Montgomery yard and
abandoning track in Florida and Mississippi..which will lead to more
terminals closing..This woman is the problem..keep things in
perspective.."THE BITCH" is killing us..at this rate nobody will have
a job

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2016

You are right..Fuck CSX..and Ward and Sanborn..and all these other CSX
clowns..this company is ruined..when the employees get fucked..we turn
around and fuck the company..going to see more trains dogged and nobody
to recrew them..keep up the good work Cindy..you fuckING  evil bitch..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

As suggested, 2016 may be the year you reorganize your life instead of
depending on "supervisors" to plan your future. We shout, cuss, and
badmouth these people but they really don't care. They look down on
you as a loser with the best job you will 'ever' have, But YOU plan
your future, including "plan b", so you can recover your life if our
Titanic sinks. Going into the lifeboat is not the same as jumping into
a yatch, but you can survive. Cultivate a part time job / skill,
welding, auto mechanics, carpentry, etc. and maintain contacts +
relationships regardless of cost. Finish your degree w/ RR tuition
assistance, strengthen your marriage and other relationships, spend
less time waiting for crew callers, spend it gaining a better
(thrifty?)position financially and personally, so when / if they close
your terminal, target you, etc. you & family survive. RR culture
conditions you to be passive, waiting for crew caller, gaining
seniority or being bumped, & others acting on you. This is not good but
tempting. So try to become the new, better you, not what THEY want you
to be. Bad mouthing people on CSX Sucks who may be the same as you
underneath is not good. Recent events remind us (Erwin, clerks, RIF's,
etc.)just who we deal with so don't act surprised, but get long range
busy!

Name: deez nuts
E-mail: rimmie_crays@yahoo.com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2016

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

Name: John Sepesy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

trainmasters don't normally post on sites like this but it is true joe
''lazy'' Kazy  is a snitch!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Well I can honestly say no I've never met Ms. Sanborn and honestly have
no desire to meet her. Of course we will never have to worry about
meeting her because she never comes out in the field. Probably smart
unless she is being escorted by a security detail. She made the
decision to close Erwin but didn't have enough guts to show up in
Erwin to announce it. Sorry but I want someone with some guts running
this place..not a backboneless coward like her. Have enough guts to
look those folks in the eye and tell them you are shutting their
terminal..she couldn't do it..fuck that evil bitch..she can rot..I
hope sooner than later

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. However you
(CSX) may have IRS tax problems (see your congressman!) if you offer
these benefits to certain employees and not others so it must appear
that ALL employee's get the benefits, not just the few. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2016

Remember many useful (free) benefits - medical, tuition - fitness, etc.
are both desirable and readily available to people working a regular
daylight schedule in a HQ building. The rest of us have limited access
as "schedule permits" which often means NO in practice. It's the
spirit that counts, right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2016

I left the RR many years ago,, now look below and see WHY. Cannot- 
imagine getting out on a train with this as an Engineer. one thing I do
know is he can run it, if you can stand it.

E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

Mr. Hatch,
Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am
curious
as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living
on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the
company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for
doing
a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when
my check comes there are pay declines or researches for  jobs worked.
They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so
pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay  I am owed. This
company
has not shown a loss in profits in many years.  Yet they feel it okay
not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them
their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that
cheating
employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into
your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are
willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay.  If you are like the
vast
majority of workers you work because you need the money for your
family.
But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. 

Sent from my iPhone

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 January 2016

Did you know that the Mg employee ratio in many industries is 4/1--12/1
is reasonable. This TM might be new or experienced, however having been
there it is not easy. The 100k is an I wish. or true, who knows--do
you.



ame: True statement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are
fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees
and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around
90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT
FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More
management
than employees........   What a joke...

Name: True statement 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

Wonder when that they will cut management positions? Those idiots are
fallen over each other. I know a terminal that only has 12 employees
and a trainmaster. So, this company is paying that trainmaster around
90-100k to babysit 12 employees. Lol... This is CSX UPPER MANAGEMENT
FOR YOU. This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a joke...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

just fyi Oscar Munez - formerly of CSX - now with the airline industry,
had a heart attack in Sept. and just now had a heart transplant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2016

You can thank Cindy Sanborn for being furloughed. The bitch is working
on receiving a big bonus. Fingers crossed we merge with someone soon
and her ass is kicked out. Fed up with that evil bitch...

Name: C. Smith
E-mail: heavymowing@aol.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2016

Mr. Hatch,
Your views on working in this nation are a little blurred. I am curious
as to why. Were you born with a silver spoon or are you used to living
on assistance from others. I work for Csx and I do get mad when the
company signs a contract to pay employees x amount of dollars for doing
a specific job. I have to so up where they say when they say, yet when
my check comes there are pay declines or researches for  jobs worked.
They call me to work. I don't call them. I do the job asked of me so
pardon me for thinking I should revive the pay  I am owed. This company
has not shown a loss in profits in many years.  Yet they feel it okay
not to properly pay the employees that do the work that earns them
their money. If in fact you do work for a living and feel that cheating
employees out of their due wages, by all means feel free to walk into
your bosses office and tell him how much you love your job and you are
willing to work 5 days a week for 4 days pay.  If you are like the vast
majority of workers you work because you need the money for your family.
But if that is not the case for you. My congrats to you. 

Sent from my iPhone

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2016

reason the company likes unions is the same reason some folks love
crabgrass - it takes up space otherwise filled by useful plants. No
union means someone would start one, but that space is currently filled
so no space for a better version to grow.

Name: OSHA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2016

Car repair

First if your union rep told you they would fire you for sure if you
filed an on the job injury and would not represent you, then you have
the grounds to sue your union.  Read your rights under the LMRDA. Get
on line and read them. What your rep has told you is against the law.
It has nothing to do with the railroad labor act. It is laws that are
set down by the federal government. 

Second, what you have done is set yourself up as a whistleblower on
this site. Call OSHA immediately and speak to a representative. 
Make an appointment with a good labor law lawyer. File charges against
your union for failure to represent you to the fullest extent of your
agreement. The comments made to you are grounds for a full blown
lawsuit. Your union has admitted to you that they are fully aware the
company will fire you for claiming an on the job injury. 

Time is of the most importance.   GET ON IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2016

Car Repair, 20-30:

If true story then.......
Yeah, of course they'll want to crap-can you if\when you claim an
on-duty injury. That's their way.  Reports are needed = paper trail.
Need to talk to a union designated legal counsel about your particular
situation (which is something you should have done long before now). 
Good luck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2015

I WORK AT CSXT AS A CARMEN IN CHICAGO  OVER THE YEARS AND A OVERBEARING
CONTRACT FOREMAN CONSTANTLY RUSHING .PUSHING AND RIDIQUALING ME BY
GIVING ME EXTRA WORK AND RUSHING ME TO GET IT DONE  SPLITTING ME UP
FROM A CO WORKER AS IT IS A TWO MAN JOB AND EXPECTING THE SAME AMOUNT
OF WORK I STARTED HAVING LOWER BACK PROBLEMS   EARLIER THIS YEAR IN
SPRING OF 2015  I SLIPPED ON A MUDDY GRATING THEY HAD ON TE WORK TRUCK
THAT WAS HOMEMADE FOR A SIDE STEP TO GET OUT OF TRUCK  AND FROM RECENT
RAIN and potholes under standing water from ungraded gravel roads in
the yard   this contract formen witness this as i fell  AND I ALSO TOLD
HIM  WHAT HAPPENED  HE FAILED TO HAVE ME FILL OUT ANY TYPE OF CLOSE CALL
OR INJURY REPORT  AS THE DAY WENT ON MY BACK STARTED TO GET SOAR AND
TIGHTEN UP  BUT I SUCKED IT UP AND DID MY JOB AS THE WEEKS WENT ON MY
BACK WAS REALY STIFF AND SOAR  THIS SAME CONTRACT FOREMEN NOTICED THIS
AND ASKED ME IF MY BACK WAS HURTING   I SAID YES AND HE GOES  IT DIDNT
HAPPEN ON THE JOB DID IT?   I TOLD HIM YES   ITS BEEN HURTING EVER
SINCE I SLIPPED AND THE WORK HE KEEPS RUSHINGME TO DO BY MYSELF  AND
THATS ALL HE SAID   NO REPORT OR NOTHINGGG I FINALY WENT TO MY DOCTOR 
TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED   HE OERDERED MRI   AND SHOWED BULGING DISC  AND
DEGENERATION   SENT ME TO SPECIALIST    HE WANTED TO OPERATE   GOT A
SECOND OPINION   THIS DOCTOR ALSO AGREED THAT OPERATION IS ONLY REMEDY 
 SO HAD OPERTION  BUT OVER A MOUNTH BEFORE I NOTIFIED ALL MANAGERS
FOREMAN ETC THAT I WAS GOING OFF FOR OPERATION AND TOLD THEM  I WAS
CLAIMING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY   I ASKED IF THERE IS ANYTHING I HAVE TO
FILL OUT   AND THEY ALL WOULDNT ANSWER MY QUESTION   SO NOW I AM OFF I
HAD TO HAVE MAJOR BACK SURGERY   AND STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH MY
INSURANCE  UNITED HEALTHCARE    I ASKED LOCAL UNION REP BUT HE COULDNT
HELP   I CALLED  GRAND LODGE UNION REP   THIS JERK   RIGHT AWAY TOLD ME
IF I FILE OR WANT TO CLAIM ON THE JOB INJURY   THE COMPANY WILL FIRE ME 
 PERIOD   AND HE AND THE UNION WILL NOT REPRESENT ME PERIOD    THIS JERK
 IS A PAID OFF COMPANY KISS ASS   NOW I HAVE A SCREWED UP BACK   AND
LONG RECOVERY AND OUR DO NOTHING UNION WONT EVEN HELP BUT COMPLETELY
DISCOURAGED ME FROM PERSUING ANY REMEDY

Name: wow
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2015

wow csx will stop at nothing. There ruthless and don't care.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

TO ALL EMPLOYEES

If your supervisors fail to stock supplies as needed and you must fill
printers with paper, replace ink cartridges, take out the trash or use
toilet paper out of crew packs while in a csx building FILL OUT A CLAIM
for co mingled service under clerical work performed. Claim an 8 hour
basic day. They will deny this claim and tell you it is not a valid
claim for your craft. Submit it IMMEDIATELY to your local chairman. If
you DO NOT want to become the replacement for the clerks, start getting
these claims filed now! It is the duty of the supervisors to do the work
that was left behind by the removal of the clerks. You are conductors
and engineers. YOU ARE NOT janitors or garbage collectors. It is
beneath you to do such jobs and you are not paid to do so. Upper
management created this problem and it is their duty to handle it. GET
THOSE CLAIMS FILED!

Name: no supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

hey has any one noticed, no clerks/drivers = garbage over flowing in
trash cans, no toilet paper, no soap to wash our hands, no paper towels
to dry our hands, printers out of toner or low so our bulletins and
release forms are faded when printed ,that's if your lucky to have
paper in the printer. kinda sounds like the penn central when people
had to bring supplies in from home , everything from toilet paper to
light bulbs. the big difference is penn central lost a million dollars
a day vs. csx crying that profits are down a bit. everything looks good
on paper to cut ,but I bet you cindys and mikes bathrooms are stocked.

Name: Watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2015

Retired Engineer

WELL SPOKEN! You hit the nail right on the head. Lets not forget the
waste of money coming out of the stockholders pockets for that over
blown school.


WARNING!  Hits on the site are coming out of Alabama.... Jax has a new
troll server... Might explain why so many new TM transfers are coming
out of that area..... Be careful what you say or what you do in
reference to posting. Your right to post freely was clearly discussed
in your training pods but that doesn't mean you cant become a
target.... Nazi southern alive and well

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2015

I have never been witness to as much B.S that is going on within this
miss-managed corporation as I have the last few months before
retirment. I will start with the amount of stealing occurring in the
payroll, benefits and LR departments. Any one employee can look at
there check stub on payday and just shake there head and try to move
on. Your union sure isn't going to step up to the plate. The company
goes and shuts down Erwin. I as well as other employees didn't at
first accept these men with open arms and some still don't. I blamed
the company for this at first. Who has stopped to do any critical
thinking into the cause of the problem? Has anyone thought about the
idea that there local chairman and general chairman helped ruin there
lives? I heard nothing good about these folks from the Erwin men. They
seemed to have a real problem with there locals over there. You have to
remember if you've been on the railroad for at least 30 plus you will
know the old gateway wasn't known for being a group who stuck
together. The men up there have sold each other out for years. Now I
cant help but to look at some of these men's faces and listen to there
stories and feel nothing but sympathy. No help from unions or company.
What a shame! I also know that it doesn't take a dummy to realize that
trainmasters and road Forman's aren't needed on todays railroad in
such large amounts. E.R.A.D tattles on the engineer so we know someone
in FL knows before your manager says you stretched braked. Same for
trainmasters who e-test with radar guns. E.R.A.D already told on the
crew. The only real test that managers can do is banner testing and
rules compliance. On the rules compliance side I saw 3-5 managers at a
time handling that. Some managers set their own hours and aren't seen
but maybe once week. Don't get me started on the waste of division
management. But what does CSX do you ask? Simply cut clerks who
transport crews safely, clean facilities from top to bottom, pickle the
yard. Cut other job titles which have meaningful responsibilities. Has
Mike, Fredrick, Cindy etc. cut there salaries, bonuses and stock
options this year? NO they haven't and everyone already knew the
answer. What is it going to take for the future of this railroad and
others to say enough is enough? When will you bargain together as the
hard working men and woman and tell your union and the company your fed
up and walk for better treatment. Stop letting this sorry excuse for an
American company run over you! Quit letting your union tell you not to
because someone's getting kick backs to keep you down.

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2015

MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS 

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all and to those who donated to
atom smasher a special thanks to you! He has had this site up and
running for so many years and has allowed the csx employees a place to
vent as well as discuss topics that are detrimental to their work
place. Even though we have moles from the company who frequent this
site to cause distractions we have managed to keep topics of importance
up and running. You may NOT BELIEVE THIS but there have been several
rules changed over the years after they have been posted and discussed
in great length on this site. If a rule is WRONG, ILLEGAL, IMPOSSIBLE
TO FOLLOW OR JUST PLAIN OUTRIGHT STUPID the best way to change it is to
bring it out to the public on this site for review. Embarrassment leads
to CHANGE.  CSX no longer requires the conductor to get off his train
and watch another train go by on the greatlakes division. A rule topic
that was posted on here in great lengths and proven to be a safety
hazard has now been changed.
Keep up the good work and continue to use this site to your advantage.

As for the posters who are on here and stealing space with the UP
railroad bashing, we believe they are once again someone from
management trying to distract the csx employees from previous topics.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2015

Good luck to all the Carmen.......FYI this company doesn't honor it's
signed contracts anyway.....never has and I doubt ever will.....one big
lie ....and the almighty unions let them get away with it.....

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 December 2015

A pat on the backs of all the Carmen in Erwin for standing up and coming
together to fight back at CSX. Per their contract, all are suppose to
receive pay depending on years of service even after furlough.
Collectively around 8 million will be owed to these carmen employees!
Keep up the fight!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 December 2015

There's a lot of brain-washed ball-rubbing suck-asses who got their
positions because of Ms. Sanborn & still have to rely upon her.

Name: HelloImMichaelWard
E-mail: Mward@cex.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2015

I really wish Cindy would hurry up and go make the announcement that we
are dissolving the Huntington Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 December 2015

I worked for the L&N slash CSX for 41 plus years. I worked a local in
Bessemer Al. Which had advertised mileage of 152 Miles, which was paid
like clockwork until some dumbass on the bean counter in Jacksonville
decided we were not entitled to it. They went back to August 03 2015
and started taking it back. I retired December 01 2015. I was hit for
5300.00 dollars which they were taking back 250.00 a paycheck until I
retired and then they took all my paycheck except for a dollar on the
one I was was suppose to receive on December 18. This is how this piece
of shit company treats its employees everyday glad to be gone, good luck
to the ones who still have time left. Danny Chastain.

Name: getting sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2015

AVON CREWS!!!!!!!

THOSE OF YOU WHO TOOK THE FACE TO FACE CLASS AND DIDNT GET PAID FOR THE
SECOND DAY OF THE COURSE AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL MONTHS OF
BULLSHIT TO GET IT PAID MAY STILL BE GETTING SCREWED IN THE
DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRAINING.

GO TO YOUR TRAINING TRAX PAGE ON THE GATEWAY AND DOUBLE CHECK THE
STATUS FOR THE TWO COURSES. THERE ARE SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL
SHOWING THE COURSES AS "NOT STARTED"!

THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND IS INACCURATE RECORD KEEPING BY THE
TRAINING DEPARTMENT. THIS COULD END UP CAUSING YOU TO RECEIVE A LETTER
IN THE MAIL WARNING YOU ABOUT NOT TAKING THE COURSE. 

IF YOU DONT PUT YOUR PAY IN EXACTLY LIKE IT IS EXPECTED THEN YOU DONT
GET PAID.  IF YOU MISS ONE LITTLE ARTICLE NUMBER IN A CLAIM LABOR
RELATIONS DENIES IT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE INFO PROVIDED. WE ARE
EXPECTED TO DO EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK BUT YET THE COMPANY HAS NO
PROBLEM PUBLISHING INACCURATE INFO IN THEIR RECORDS IN REGARDS TO YOUR
MANDATORY REQUIRED TRAINING. 
DONT LET THIS GO. CALL THE TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND DEMAND THAT THEY
ADEQUATLEY REPORT YOUR FINISHED REQUIRED TRAINING.  THERE IS NO EXCUSE
FOR THIS INEPT LINE OF REPORTING. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


HAPPY FRICKIN CSX DOESNT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT OUR RECORDS OR THE HOLIDAYS!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2015

APE,

No one but an inexperienced fool will really believe or trust that csx
will truly & honesty honor anything with anyone, ie:  
agreements, contracts, promises, etc.

[Although  big-shots seem to well taken care of.]

Csx has very little, if any, honor, integrity, pride.  


Changes, and a lot of 'em, need to be made.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2015

WAKE UP PEOPLE

The start up date for the new Idpapp policy is closing in. You all
better be calling your Lc's and finding out what the hell is going to
happen with any previous discipline that someone already has on their
records. How about the 180 forgiveness right that was agreed upon with
the unions. You have no opportunity to work any minors off your record.
You had the opportunity to work 3 minors off your record in a three year
period and with this new agreement you wont be able to. 
 Get ready for the head hunting. If they want someone gone now they
have to write them up 5 times to move them to the next level. That
means more stalking of a single employee. Maybe that will create a
pattern and that employee could file harassment and discrimination
against the stalking supervisors.  We all know how this works. How
about stacking. Previous agreements stated that a supervisor could not
slam you with multiple failures resulting in an employee getting more
than one INCIDENT failure for the observation test. Is this still going
to be the rule. Will they be allowed to do like a cop does and trump up
5 charges against an employee at one time?????  Better start asking
questions!

Name: Former LC & LR
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2015

The very best substantiation is documentation. 

Submit, turn in:  penalty claims and unsafe condition reports.

Name: Crazy company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2015

This company has finally done something right. Rumor has it that Shelby
Trainmaster Dave Benson is going to be forced back to his tools. Is
this true? If so,It's about time. He destroyed that terminal. Watch
morale boost now.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

LOCO

Sounds like your working the twin sister yard to avon.  Constantly
doing the same thing inside the engine houses and out. There are claim
tickets for performing service on engines inside their work area.
Submit them. If they give you any shit then submit claims for working
co-mingled service. Its T&E service co mingled with mechanical engine
service kraft. Ask them what they get paid for a basic day and request
a days pay at their rate.

Name: HighSeas
E-mail: Ssheree@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2015

Returning to work after 7 months of leave. Husband tried getting a loan
from 401k. He was  told he would have to wait until after his first
paycheck to get a loan from 401k. A co worker of his was put 9 months.
Neither of them continued payments while out, but his coworker wasn't
denied. 

Anyone know about how this works?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2015

Lc:

So cmc will co-operate, via phone, each\every time? Doubtful at best.


Crew dispatchers are probably following orders from their supervisors
who probably are following orders from others.

Name: HogHead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2015

LC

Thanks for the heads up and we will do that.

Thanks again for the info!

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 November 2015

Avon engineers 

If you are called to work dog catcher service you are working short
turn around service. You are not working as a road switcher. Labor
relations reps are denying all second tickets when traveling over 35
miles stating the reason as you were called in as a road switcher. Get
these claims turned in.  When cmc calls you make sure you get them to
tell you that you are working one or more on short turn around
service.

Second.  Check your pay tickets close. If they are not attaching a dead
head to it they will lie  about the destination of the train. Ex: If you
 take a train as far as Terre haute make sure the ticket has a
destination in terrehaute. DO NOT let them put Avon to avon. This is
false reporting and make sure they attach a deadhead so you have proof
of the miles you  traveled. If cmc refused to put the truthful
destination point of the train on your ticket you need to file ethic
charges aginst them for putting falsified information on your pay
ticket. Combining deadhead and train miles has nothing to do with
truthful reporting of a trains destination. You should never have a
ticket when getting a through freight train that originated outside
terminal limits that says QS9 to QS9.

It's time for everyone to make sure that the info on your pay tickets
reflect the truth abut the movement of your train. We need all the
proof we can get on paper in order to file claims in court and with the
USDOT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 November 2015

Supposedly Bill Ackman, owner of Pershing Square Associates, has been
trying to take control of CSX. CSX, in turn, has been trying to be the
most efficient RR possible, saving current management by thinning out
the company. TONIGHT, someone is buying up NSRR, with the stock closing
considerably higher. The rumor is that Ackman is buying the NS, starting
NOW, to make it the most efficient RR in the east. Lets see what happens
tomorrow - Tuesday.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

THIS JUST IN FROM THE DESK OF CINDY SANDBORN " OVER 200 CSX
CLERICAL/DRIVER POSITIONS SYSTEM WIDE WILL LOSE THERE JOBS" CINDY
SAYS"DUE TO COAL DOWN TURNS AND A SOFT ECONOMY WE FEEL WE MUST CUT
THESES POSITIONS SO STOCK HOLDER CAN GET LARGER 4TH QUARTER DIVIDENS.
ALSO UPPER MANAGEMENT WILL GET LARGER BONUSES SO WE CAN ALL ENJOY OUR
CHRISTMAS WITH MORE PRESENTS FOR OUR FAMILIES."" WE VALUE OUR
EMPLOYEES AND WE HOPE THE BEST FOR THE DISPLACED CLERKS" AND ALWAYS
HAVE A VERY MERRY CSX CHIRISTMAS

Name: Retired now, thank Christ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 November 2015

Bitch, complain, piss & moan, etc., etc.

All of ya, everyone, ready to quit? Just walk away?

Quit/resign en masse.  No one, the co., the unions, the feds
could do anything except freak out (but so would dependents). 

So that'll never happen & most everyone knows that.

Too many dumbasses \ educated idiots, ie: supposed railroaders working
for the co., drawing paychecks who think they're.......
ah, never mind.  Hopeless.  

------------------------------------------------------------------
Is csx really that dysfunctional?  Bankers, investors, etc. want to
know.

Name: Oyeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2015

Brakeman you're exactly  correct Csx hasn't
 lost money they just made less.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Guys are showing up in various terminals,
exercising their seniority and rights to keep their families 
together. Some are trying to keep eating, qualifying on their own time
and securing lodging at different locations--many far from home---on
their own dime. They are trying to keep a job before they lose
everything they have worked for, long before the company terminates
them at 1 year furloughed. Younger railroaders, many who don't know
how good they have had things at less coal dependant, higher speed
terminals are running their mouths as they begin to share some of the
sting of what is going on. Railroaders attitudes suck because the
company doesn't have or value humanity? Animosity in a divided and
conquered workplace? That must be new. We'll just have to wait until
as many conductors as possible are happy, smiling electronics in a
workplace cut to the barebones. That would solve at least half the
problem.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2015

Everyone watch your backs..Erwin guys are showing up in various
terminals and most have a chip on their shoulder and feel like they are
better than everyone else. Some are trying to pick fights with other
especially those with lesser seniority. Good job CSX and Brian
Barr..showing these guys special considerations and their attitude has
created much animosity in the workplace..our subdivision is going to
He'll now..fuck CSX and Erwin

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 November 2015

ha ha ha, mr corporate manager. all the railroads are hurting? really?
what this is ,corporate greed! i get the quarterly letter and see
profits in the millions for each quarter.  for example:the problem is
if we don't break the previous years same quarter they cry wolf!!! oh
we only made $410 million compared to the previous years third quarter
of $460 million! we lost $50 million dollar!!!!!!  no fuck nuts you
didn't lose $50 million ,you just made less!! you still made $410
million dollars. look up the penn central ,they lost money. until csx
show quarterly losses you haven't lost any money. you cant expect to
keep breaking quarterly profits records every quarter. do you know who
this hurts ? t&e employees..... shitty broken down locomotives , slow
orders, job and terminal cuts and for what to make up for the $50
million dollar loss??? fucking corporate greed will be the down fall of
this company and the country. remember fuck nuts, you greedy fuckers
keep taking our jobs and lowering our wages and nobody will be able to
buy your shitty products or services, because no one will be able to
afford them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 November 2015

I understand how a business runs and agree in part to what you said.
However what I don't agree with is the fact that Ward and Sanborn are
going to be paid big bonuses and other incentives I'm sure. This is
why craft employees have so much resentment against the company. To us
we suffer and have to worry about job security but these individuals do
not. These individuals are responsible for the success and failures of
the company..however with that said they seem to be doing just fine in
this hard time..instead it's everyone else that pays for their bad
decisions. Irresponsible management and board of directors

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

Why was this site started and by who?Was the person fired by csx or
what?

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2015

I work for john deere right now.We get weekly bonuses and two big
bonuses one around july and another at Christmas.We have great benefits
and we get a lot of holidays.We also have great benefits.I have always
thought that I wanted to work for the railroad in some way whether it
be on the train or something to do with the track.After reading all the
comments on this site I am rethinking all of this.Now I don't know what
to do.Thanks for all the opinions from real railroad workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

Horn blower; my 2 cents:


If you earn $700.+ per week & have real good benefits - you ought to
stay there.

To start with, RR pay & benefits are considered good by some but they
aren't actually -- considering all that you have to go through & the
hrs.\days required to earn those & what $$ you have to contribute for
union dues, health ins., etc., etc.

Trainman\Engineer: After all the classroom BS, you'd have to work at
a trainee rate for a while & after that work for a reduced rate for 3-4
yrs., 'till you are at 100%, IF you don't get furloughed (laid off). 
Working over the road jobs is all too often extremely stressful & many
regular yard assignments aren't much better.

Engineering or Signal Department employment may be a much better choice
should that opportunity arise -- see all the trains you'd ever want to
see, no T&E BS & could also be a decent RR career.

Seniority Areas\Districts were expanded yrs. ago. It's possible to be
displaced out of a job by someone with more seniority from many miles
away who's lost their regular job.  

RR Retirement can be sweet  IF  of age & have at least 360 months of RR
service.  However, the taxes are high while actively working & the
sickness & unemployment insurance sucks.

Lots of things to think about.  Do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2015

If you to work for a railroad better hire on with someone else rather
than the Cockeysville Sucker Express..these idiots are running it into
the ground..go work for a real railroad instead of working for these
circus clowns

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2015

Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2015

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

Name: horn blower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 October 2015

I would like some honest advice from someone that works with the
railroad.I currently have a job where I work from 6am until 2 or 230 in
the afternoon.I make between 700 to 1000 a week depending on the bonus
and I have real good benefits.I have always wanted to work for the
railroad because of the great pay and benefits and railroad
retirement.I also like the idea of riding on the trains and maybe
becoming an engineer or working on the track.Should I pursue a career
with the railroad or stay where I'm at?Any advice from the railroaders
out there would be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 October 2015

'train dreamer':

That post must be, about has to be, one for the douche bag from a 
co. mole / troll.

1. Why do you want to work for a railroad?
2. You can expect very many things lots of non RR workers do not
   understand - and those things can differ from craft to craft.
3. As a new conductor your schedule would be awful.

Read a few pages of this website.   Jesus..............

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2015

I want to work for the railroad.What can I expect?What kind of schedule
will I have as a conductor?

Name: railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2015

I hate this damn company I just got hired on and I had a trip planned to
twin peaks with my friends when I got the call that I had to get on the
train.This is a rough life

Name: ride them rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 October 2015

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up for.If anybody from corporate is reading this I would be
honored to work for csx I will work with the track or ride on the
trains please let me know how I can get in touch with someone.

Name: train line ups
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2015

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

Name: ERWIN TERMINAL CLOSING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

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

Name: Loco man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2015

Listen up you "Pines "lovers. We are tired of hearing about this guy.
Your company is falling apart in front of your eyes and you are worried
about this guy Pines. Joke is on you, because you, Me, and Pines will be
on the unemployment line soon if things doesn't change fast. Then you
and this Pines feller will have plenty of time to fight with each
other.  Focus on what's important.

Name: Help Us
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2015

Please bring back our old Trainmaster to Brooklyn Jct WV   He ran
circles around this new breed of idiots. Keep the numbskulls fire the
good ones,same everywhere on the rails. Thanks Vierling/Frulla

Name: Big Mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2015

I have a feeling something is going to happen here real soon.  This
company and it piss poor management is a real mess.  The incompetence
is out in the open, everyone can see it, even a new man walking through
the door. Very sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2015

Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old soul / money maker it used to be for
the RRs that hauled it.  Things do change.  

The big shots have gambled a lot on intermodal\container traffic.
What'll happen to that with the widening of the Panama Canal?

We'll see. Stay tuned.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2015

Railroad and Union Corruption:

There is an unimaginable amount of [Claims] bribes paid through out the
ranks to union officers in order to control cost and support profits!
The corrupt union officers are the only ones getting their claims
paid!
All it takes is one guilt riddled union officer to confess and the
House of Cards will take a dive like Volkswagen!

Volkswagen ripped-off several million customers while the railroads
ripped-off thousands of its employees!

Name: CBrown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2015

When is Corbin closing? What location is next?

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2015

Why do you railroad guys complain so much about your jobs?Hell all yall
do is ride on the rails and blow the whistle and get a big check.Yall
sighned up for it yall went to the hiring session they told yall what
the deal was before you got the job and you wanted it any way.You bunch
of panisies.I wish I had the job all you do is ride on a train and blow
the whistle and make a good check.You guys are a joke.Give me a
railroad job I will show you how to appreciate something.You bunch of
wussies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 September 2015

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

Name: in the know
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2015

APE

Fed up did not post anything that was not true. Yes the job sucks.
WHY?????? Because what is expected of an employee is much more than any
normal 9-5 job and the environment is pure bullshit.

Now, as for his comment on pay, he couldn't be more right. I cant
count how many times I have had to resubmit a 100% legitimate claim
because some inept moron in payroll did not read the details of the
claim completely and just wrote if off and posted a reply that had
absolutely NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with the original claim.
Our unions threw us under the bus the day they signed an agreement with
the company stating all they had to do was quote on our earning
statement that a claim was denied because it was unfounded. If you
don't remember when that happened then you haven't been around long
enough or you just don't pay attention to what our unions are doing to
us.
As for the attendance policy, it is in review with state and federal
medical boards along with other groups.  If a person is legitimately
sick but not sick enough to go to the hospital or emergency room then
they should not be punished with points after they submit a valid
doctors slip.
Now, my doctor has told me if anyone in csx refuses to accept his
paperwork and even hints that he wrote a slip that wasn't valid or
didn't warrant my excuse from work he would sue their pants off.
Accusing a doctor or writing bogus medical excuses is illegal,
unethical and as he said...slanderous.  My doctor wont take those kind
of accusations lightly. I suggest everyone speak to their personal
physicians and get their take on how they intend to handle it. My
physician also stated if it was after hours to go to the emergency
room. You have every right to. If enough people start making the
insurance companies  dish out thousands to cover emergency visits then
maybe the company might start taking a closer look at their idiotic
decision when the insurance company comes after them.
Yes, the job sucks. Our union agreement is raped every day. Our pay is
screwed with constantly. We work all hours of the day, all days of the
week and give up a lot of family time. Yes we get good pay for it when
we get what is due us, but we deserve it. Very few professions give up
their quality of life as we do.

Now for a pet peeve..........
Ive been with this company over 20 years. When I was a cub I had no
problem with my pay. When csx took over it went to hell. I watched all
the new hires come in and get screwed over on their training pay
constantly. I have seen some get tickets locked out and backed up and
go without any pay for a month. It is September 2015 AND ITS STILL
HAPPENING!  How many damn years will it take csx to figure out how to
set up a program that doesn't screw the hell out of the new guy!

OH YEAH! Almost forgot. CSX has managed to screw up our ability to go
in and print our employee history in multiple pages. You now have to 
go back and start all over again at the beginning after you print a
single page. This is a pain in the arss and is time consuming. Go
figure,,, the company making it harder to copy our history. Makes you
wonder if they did on purpose knowing some people wont take the time to
do it. Has anyone figured out a shortcut to this problem. If so I along
with a dozen other people would like to know! We use our history for
legal as well as tax purposes.

Name: CSX Wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 September 2015

sounds like one of the " give me, I don't want to work for it
generation" person whining. you don't like it quit. this place has
sucked for a long time. welcome to the club!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 September 2015

Fed Up,  1-10 yrs.:

Sure, you are entrusted to work with heavy equipment weighing thousands
of tons worth millions of dollars = a high level of responsibility and
also have to endure a hard lifestyle & put up with a lot of harassment
per se, all of which you should be compensated for.

All too many youngsters are 1st-time union members & do not read &
understand their contractual agreements.  Way too many invalid penalty
claims are turned in.  Even the good ones sometimes are not paid for
yrs. & if/when they are, it's at the pay scale of the time period when
1st submitted.  Legal.  That's the way it is.

Bitch & complain about union representation?  Consider this country's

anti-labor views.
At times it seems representation is not very good but just where do you
think you'd be without any?  Do a term or two in a union rep's shoes
before blowing off.  

Strike:  
Research & read/study the Railway Labor Act & understand why that law
was enacted in the 1st place.  The carrier wouldn't want a strike, the
unions wouldn't, other workers whose businesses depend on rail
shipments wouldn't, the public wouldn't. YOU don't really want that.
 For how long would you be willing to man a picket line? How long would
co-workers do it?   Think more.  Wise up some.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 September 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2015

Akin to a rat on a sinking ship.
Munoz is now the ceo of United/Continental(airlines). 
Gooden takes the csx spot vacated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2015

just heard a bit on national news "and was replaced by Oscar Munoz,
former RR official". Something to do with  new jersey, AA airlines
president, etc/ Anyone hear the rest?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2015

Our 70 percent bonus is shrinking by the day.....a big thank you to our
management team......you people are simply awesome.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2015

CSX sucks..just heard today we are losing another customer. Good job
Ward and Oscar are doing. If Oscar gets Ward'job we will be fucked
even more

Name: Big Wig
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2015

Thank you folks for making the attendance policy work. Together we can
make a big difference. This is how tomorrow moves. Love you guys.  


Corporate

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2015

From a die-hard democratic anti-company union man:
Anymore, this website sucks as bad as csx, if not worse.

Name: UPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2015

Rumor around the corporate office is that UPS will not be renewing our
contract with CSX next holiday season.

Name: Raptor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2015

Its a good thing Michael Ward never visits past the regional building or
i would have no way to make my truck payment. I think craft employees
are right there are too many chiefs and not enough indians.But fuck
safety....safety is a way of loosing out on my bonus....id like to rip
a pin off this car and shove it sideways up your ass! Oh harassment
policy...suck my over grown harry nut sack

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2015

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

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

Smart man......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2015

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

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2015

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK THE
CARRIER WILL START ENFORCING PARTS OF THE BLET SYSTEM AGREEMENT THAT
WAS RATIFIED IN JANUARY. THE FIRST SET WILL BEGING WITH LONG POOLS
BEING SET UP AS 6-2 WITH REST DAYS HAVING TO BE OBSERVED UNLESS YOU ARE
FORCED ONTO REST FOR FRA START RULES. THE POOLS WILL BE SELF SUBSTAINING
AND NO SPOT WILL BE FILLED WITH AN EXTRA BOARD ENGINEER UNLESS ALL TURNS
ARE EXHAUSTED OR VACANT DUE TO SCHEDULED MARK OFF...ETC.. THE AGREEMENT
IS VERY CLEAR THAT POOL CREWS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR EXTRA WORK OFF OF
THEIR POOLS UNLESS BOARDS ARE COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED.  POOL CREWS NEED TO
FILE CLAIMS IMMEDIATELY WHEN BEING USED AS J JOBS AND OTHER DOG CATCHING
JOBS WHEN THERE ARE ANY EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS AVAILABLE. IF MADE TO DO
SO YOU MUST FILE CLAIMS TO BE MADE WHOLE. NO MORE COMBINED SHORT TRIPS
AND TIME CONSUMED. 

IF YOU HAVENT READ THE PROPOSAL YOU BETTER GET ONE AND GET ON IT! 
THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS OF OUR WORK RULES THAT ARE CHANGING AND SOME
ARE GOING TO BE A MESS WHEN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED. THE WORST OF ALL WILL
BE THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING EARLY MARK OFF. THE WAY IT IS WORDED WILL
PRETTY MUCH PUT YOU AT THE MERCY OF THE SUPERVISORS AND MAKE IT HARD AS
HELL TO BE OFF EARLY ENOUGHT TO CATCH PLANE FLIGHTS AND OTHER SERIOUS
SCHEDULES THAT YOU HAVE MADE BEFORE YOUR VACATIONS TIME. THE CLAUSE
WHERE THEY CAN WORK YOU ON A JOB THAT KEEPS YOU AT YOUR HOME TERMINAL
WILL BE THE BIGGEST THORN. IF THE CARRIER FEELS  THERE IS ENOUGH
MANPOWER TO ALLOW YOU TO MARK OFF EARLY THEN YOU WILL BE GRANTED THE
EARLY LAY OFF. IF THEY FEEL THERE IS A SHORTAGE YOU WILL STAY MARKED UP
AND AVAILABLE FOR THEM TO SUMMONS YOU IN FOR A LOCAL JOB OR JOB THAT
KEEPS YOU AT HOME. YOU CAN NOT, AND LET ME REPEAT THIS, CAN NOT BE
CALLED AFTER 2000 WHEN GOING INTO A SCHEDULED DAY OFF. HOWEVER, NOTHING
STOPS THEM FROM CALLING YOU AT 1759 AND FORCING YOU ONTO A JOB THAT MAY
INTERFERE WITH YOU PLANS THE MORNING OF YOUR OFF DAY.   READ THIS
AGREEMENT UNTIL YOU GET IT MEMORIZED. BE PREPARED TO HAVE YOUR PLANS
TOTALLY SCREWED UP WHEN THE DECISIONS IS LEFT IN THE HANDS OF MANAGMENT
TO DECIDE IF YOUR REASON FOR EARLY MARK OFF IS GOOD ENOUGH.  FAVORITES
ARE PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PLAYED.   GET READY FOR THE HORSE
AND PONY SHOW TO START.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ward is a horrible CEO..combine that with a horrible board of directors
and what does equal..disaster..Ward should go ahead and go before he
does any further damage. I love how boards are being cut to a minimum
and customers are not being serviced at a consistent level..actually
they are consistent..it's called slow if your lucky to get serviced at
all...How tomorrow moves..slowly

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Now that really sucks that you have to wait to receive a Direct Deposit
and the creditors want there bills paid.  CSX is really blowing chucks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2015

This company could care less about you,your son in law,your
daughter,their children and anyone else involved.....the sooner you
realize this the better off you will be ....bottom line is the almighty
dollar......they are so hard up they took .82 cents back out of my last
check for an overpayment in the past.......lord help us all......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2015

As the Mother-in-Law of a CSX Conductor/Engineer, I am continuously
amazed at the antics that are allowed to go on at CSX.  When someone
works, they are supposed to get paid for their time at work.  When
someone is trying to further their career at CSX, they should be
rewarded for their efforts.  Instead I sit by and watch my Son-in-law
having to constantly fight for his hard earned money.  In the last 3-4
months, he has only been paid on time once, maybe twice and even then
it wasn't the correct amount if any at all.  He has a wife and three
children depending on him at home.  How is a CSX employee supposed to
feel empowered and happy to go to work when he knows that come payday,
he will either not get paid or his paycheck will be 700.00 when is it
supposed to be $2,500.00. Creditors don't want to hear, "Oh, I'm
sorry, I didn't get paid".  I have asked him many times why he won't
file a complaint or grievance.  He just laughs and says it won't do any
good. The stress level of the job alone is very high.  Having to also
worry about getting paid properly is ridiculous!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2015

If I were a CSX customer I would be jumping ship if I could. Right now
the boards are cut to a bare minimum and trains are being delayed or in
some cases annulled. Customers are being told we have no engines for
your train when at times that is the case. But the truth is there's no
men on the board..and this is the case most times..right now it's pick
and choose which customer is more important. I think it's funny that
we are a transportation company and CSX has the mentality of we don't
care if we move the trains or not. CSX is a total joke..what does it
matter if you have engines and no men to put on them? CSX cares nothing
for their customers or their employees..If you are on the Huntington
Division hell it takes damn near 10 years of service or mote just to
hold a job..we just business away here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

Yes I can see why someone would put up a list of CSX Sucks writers if it
gained her a better job or promotion. And I have heard some negative
things about Bryan Edwards. HOWEVER, so many people expect
professional, correct, and polite treatment and they then say he is
heavy, or is getting a divorce, or his now ex wife is sexually active,
or his mama wears army boots, or whatever personal attack they choose
to make. Given the extremely poor working conditions low level managers
must tolerate due to higher manager policies, why expect them to be more
professional by spitting on them? Somebody needs to be the grown up

Name: loosing pools
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2015

first off im not a csx suckhole I think 99% of managers are idiots.some
people here thinks im bitching, but im not, I really don't care about
the pools. see I have my 11 personal days , my daily vacations days and
I also mark off sick when the days I want and are taken. see I put my
time in here to have these days to use to mark off. what do people
expect? this is the railroad ,people knew what they were singing up
for. a new hire thinks I don't want to work weekends, i don't want to
work nights and I want to mark off when I want, as many times I want.
where dose it ends? csx needs to move trains that's what we get paid
to do , not " well I had 2 good trips I can mark off fmla for 3
days." and this happens every week probably every where. all I can say
is i can see csx side of this. when a hot stack train is sitting on the
main for hours on a Saturday afternoon during the summer cause they
don't have a crew for hours. I be pissed too. the pools moving dosnt
affect me at all so I don't really care. you know who should care, are
the new hires who are going to get furlough cause of a few bad apples.

Name: Norfolks finest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2015

Wish we had a site like this for lawyers and union heads to help us keep
the monster straight.  From the looks railroads run the same regardless
of what company employ us.  We had about 50 transfers and new hours
come to Cincinnati who are not qualified in the yard or road switchers,
this means us who are qualified will be called out of order too work
jobs they cannot.  O.k. this sucks because being on the extraboard
makes it hard enough to schedule life and be prepared and rested for a
shift, but now I can be 10 deep on the board and actually be 1st if
it's a job they can't work.  Of course they said they would pay the
difference if we run around them but 8 claims later and still not paid
even 1 claim, nor just a simple called Out of order claim.  I'm owed
about 2300 From the past 3 months and they refuse to pay after putting
in claim again and again with promises of payment.  We can thank our
New divison super Carl Wilson and his lapdogs. Last 2 years our company
moral is at a all Time low.  Shame unions are in there pocket.  Looks
that way to is at least...."They can do that" our unions favorite
quote.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

don't assume the person reporting names at Avon is a male snitch. other
people hang around the crew room getting people to talk.and, they are
desperate to get in good with the bosses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2015

"losing road pool" and your post:
Nothing further from the truth regarding swap of pools, while there are
those who perhaps abuse FMLA, the balance of those who have FMLA have
been forced into using it BECAUSE of the Carriers attendance policies
(plural because they change week to week flavor of the day). Even those
within the Carrier have suggested to those who run afoul of the policies
that they get FMLA for legitimate reasons. There is culpability on both
sides. I'll also say that there is issues with FMLA at EVERY terminal
not just one terminal. Been that way before FMLA, it'll be that way
until the end of the railroad or other workplace no matter what
location you're in.  
As to the pools, again it's the flavor of the day. Been told "double
ended pools are a thing of the past" by Carrier officials and "this
will make it easier to regulate" (read eliminate DH) which is a
fallacy because when you have so many entities that can call trains and
none are accountable, you get what you get.
So your post is way of base as to the moves boiling down to "certain
individuals" , and as the old saying goes:
"if you haven't heard a good rumour by 10am start one"  but at least
start one that has a shred of truth to it.

Name: alert!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2015

Alert to all

If you work at Avon be careful who you talk to about posting on this
site. A particular train master who's name has been used on here very
frequently was heard telling others that he was given a list of names
of people who have made post about him. The guy who is sucking up to
the train master claims he knows who is using each cover name on their
post. Not sure how he would know but there is a major snitch at Avon
yard. If anyone can figure out who he is let everyone know and post his
name for others. There is no doubt this train master will stalk and set
up anyone who's name was on the list. What a piece of crap! Have to be
a real low life to run to a tm and rat on fellow workers! Watch your
backs!

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2015

The co. abolishing jobs, pools, for whatever reason(s), is nothing new. 

40 yrs. of dealing with that type of crap: co-worker vs. co-worker,
employee vs. employer, terminal vs. terminal, division vs.
division......CSX does Suck.  Hell, the truth is, railroading sucks. 

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

Name: loosing road  pools 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2015

buffalo lost both of there short pools ,west and east pool in 11 days.
rumor has it, its because every one especially certain individuals and
new hires are always marking off f.m.l.a. every weekend. theses are the
same employees who brag about how much they abuse it and say "what are
they going to do about it, its a law,  they cant do nothing to me" 
well they can and did something about it.they gave the work to other
terminals. whats funny now these are now the same individuals crying
there going to lose there jobs.

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2015

SSA COVERED ENGINEERS



LISTEN UP ENGINEERS! Before you bombard the General Chairman's office
with any more phone calls get out your agreement and read it with a
fine tooth comb. When you file a claim you have to make sure your are
submitting it for the proper reason and under the proper article. No
one should have to explain to you how red tape and minor errors can
cause delays and screw up the simplest of claims.
One of the biggest violations that is occurring is under aticle 56.
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE ORIGINATES AT THE HOME TERMINAL. LET ME SAY
IT AGAIN....HOME TERMINAL.
When you are a road freight engineer and are called out of your away
from home terminal the rules of the agreement are totally different.
READ ARTICLE 51 very closely.  This is where the road crews are getting
severely screwed. Read your questions and answers sections. Q3-A3 states
very clearly if you are on a trip rated job this trip payment will apply
for EACH INDIVIDUAL TRIP. NO COMBINED SERVICE CRAP.  BLACK AND WHITE. NO
GRAY AREA. EACH TRAIN WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUAL!
YOU ARE NOT TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP WITHOUT BEING RUN THROUGH YOU HOME
TERMINAL UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY BUT YOU STILL ARE TO BE PAID FOR
EACH TRIP

When you get to you home terminal after being called out to run a train
home from your away terminal YOU CAN NOT BE USED AS SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE ARTICLE 68. If they want to use you as such you put your time
ticket off and they should put you under another type of service on a
new ticket. They are to tell you specifically that you are being used
for short turn around. NOT DOG CATCHING as they call it. MAKE THEM TELL
YOU THIS SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED THIS FOR YOUR CLAIM IF THEY REFUSE
TO LET YOU MARK YOUR ROAD TICKET OFF AND GIVE YOU A NEW SHORT TURN
AROUND TICKET. AGAIN, SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE MUST ORIGINATE FROM THE
HOME TERMINAL ON THE VERY FIRST CALL. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THAT YOUR
TRIP IS ORIGINATING FROM THE HOME TERMINAL. YOU MUST BE CALLED TO WORK
FROM YOUR HOME TO REPORT TO YOUR HOME TERMINAL TO BE CLASSIFIED AS
SHORT TURN AROUND SERVICE!

ARTICLE 57.  ROAD SERVICE.  READ SECTION 5! ROAD TURN AROUND SERVICE. 
THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IS PARAGRAPH 1. THE MILEAGE MUST EXCEED 35
MILES FROM THE HOME TERMINAL TO RELEIVING POINT. IF IT DOES NOT IT IS IN
VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY AVOIDS THIS ARTICLE LIKE THE
PLAGUE! THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO CALL YOU AS A J-JOB FOR THESE TRAINS.
THEY ARE TO BE ISSUED AS "R" JOBS AND YOU WILL BE PAID FOR EVERY TRIP
YOU MAKE.
ROAD CREWS WHO ROLL IN FROM THEIR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL WETHER THEY
ARE DEADHEADED OR NOT ARE TO BE GIVEN A NEW TICKET FOR EVERY TRAIN THEY
GET INCLUDING PAY FOR THE DEADHEAD. YOU ARE NOT IN SHORT TURN AROUND
SERVICE! YOU ARE ORIGINATING FROM YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL!

READ....READ....READ THESE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY. CARRY A COPY OF THEM
WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. IF THE DTO OR CHIEF REFUSES ANY INBOUND
UNASSIGNED ROAD FREIGHT CREW THE ADDITIONAL TICKETS THEY RIGHTFULLY
DESERVE YOU SHOW THE ARITLCE TO YOUR SUPERVISORS. WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR
CLAIM BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHO YOU SHOWED IT TO AND WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE
ANOTHER TICKET TO THE CREW. ROAD CREWS ARE BEING WHIPPED AND BEAT
BECAUSE OF THE MANPOWER SHORTAGES ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. NO CREW WANTS TO
BE AWAY FROM HOME 24-48 HOURS AND THEN AFTER A LONG TRIP HOME TOLD THEY
HAVE MORE TRAINS TO WORK AFTER THEY GET TO THEIR HOME TERMINALS AND
THEY ARENT GOING TO RECIEVE ONE RED CENT FOR THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY
ARE FORCED TO DO. TERMINAL LIMITS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRIP
RATED MILES. A TERMINAL COULD EXTEND 10 MILES PAST YOUR ENDING
ADVERTISED TRIP LOCATION AND MILES YOU ARE PAID TO TRAVEL. DO NOT LET
THE SUPERVISORS SNOW BALL YOU WITH THE OLD " YOUR WORKING IN YOUR
TERMINAL LIMITS CRAP"! YARD CREWS AND EXTRA BOARD CREWS ARE SUPPOSED
TO BE USED FOR THESE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS JOBS. IF THEY ARE NOT
AVAILABLE THEN ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE TO BE PAID AS STATED IN THE
AGREEMENT.

IF YOU DONT GET PAID PUT IN A TRIP ADJUSTMENT CLAIM FOR THE EXTRA MILES
WORKED BEYOND YOUR ADVERISED TRIP RATE. IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT IS JUST 5
MILES. EVERY MILE COUNTS! PUT IN A LAP BACK CLAIM FOR GOING BEYOND YOUR
ENDING LOCATION AND REVERSING BACK IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO YOUR ORGINAL
END TRIP LOCATION. YOU HAVE ADVERTISED LIMITS AND SPECIFIC MILES. BE
CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ON YOUR CLAIM AS TO WHAT THEY MADE YOU DO AND
WHERE.

LETS WORK TOGETHER HERE BROTHERS AND GET THIS ABUSE NIPPED IN THE BUTT
NOW. GET THESE CLAIMS IN. READ YOUR ARTICLES . FILE A CLAIM FOR EVERY
ARTICLE THAT IS VIOLATED. YOUR LOSING YOUR AGREEMENT RIGHTS AND YOUR
PROTECTED WORKING CONDITIONS. QUIT COMPLAING ABOUT CLAIMS NOT BEING
PAID BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT THE MONEY. CLAIMS ARE THERE TO MAKE THE
CARRIER PAY A PENALTY FOR VIOLATING OUR AGREEMENT. THEY ARE NOT THEIR
TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME. YOU WANT TO STOP HAVING YOUR TAIL ENDS
WORKED OFF AFTER A LONG HARD TRIP AND TIME OFF AWAY FROM HOME THEN FILE
AS MANY AGREEMENT VIOLATIONS CLAIMS AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE YOU ARE JUST
GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2015

How Much did you make slaving for 18 hours, working your buns to the
bone. let me Guess. $400.00 now that is slave wages! If I am wrong just
tell me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2015

Check with the state(s) - see if there are state laws in effect that
pertain to contract carriers hauling RR crews. 
Then bear in mind the big business RR cos. usually knock 'em down
'cause they're big \\ interstate commerce & the courts &
legislators back them up.

Name: Former Jitney driver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2015

To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector.

Are the subcontracted jitney or drivers who drive the rail employee
around, any transportaion drivers covered under the FRA federal
railroad act?
Whisleblower etc...
Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2015

Can understand them doing that if that recrew job was a short
turn-around out of the away terminal.  But that trip - no wonder
you're mad.

Is this csx's way of punishing B&O committee members for staying out
of the ssa? 

The general committee needs to tackle this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2015

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

Name: Iced
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2015

June 25, 2015

CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Now they are cutting jobs even if they can't move the freight!

Cutting back on crew packs!  what does that tell you?

Watch your paychecks!  This cheap ass hillbilly outfit has learned how
to count beans!

ENRON all over again!  Lets just get the stock price up.....LMAO!!!!!

If you fart, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!

Don't mark off sick because we won't have enough people to move the
freight.

CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will.

How come the other Class I railroads don't have this problem?????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2015

Pretty good.  And true.

The Railway Labor Act was passed into law to prevent rail shipment
interruptions, which could about destroy the US economy by hurting
businesses\companies that rely on RRs - they'd have to idle their
employees - that stuff wouldn't be tolerated very long.

If there was a strike, even a selective one, how many yayhoos that live
payday to payday could be trusted to man & honor picket lines?

Name: CSX Disgusted Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2015

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

Name: Shoo-Fly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2015

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

Name: Needing info
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2015

Got a question. Where in the world did this trainmaster David Benson
come from?  Is it true that he destroyed the terminal that his was at
last?  This clown is a nut job.

Name: Foghorn leghorn 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2015

Who is Pines?  Is it a he or she?

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

I just love CSX

Name: Combine forces
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 June 2015

Is cp buying us out?

Name: Locomotion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Well CSX did it again. Parkersburg W.V has a new trainmaster Mr.David
Benson. This guy is a walking circus. What's wrong with this guy? Lies
keep rolling out of his mouth. CSX must be proud of this one.  One dumb
little Oompa Loompa .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

For everyone making comments hoping for the CP to come in?  I got news
for you, since Hunter Harrison took over, the employees hate the place.
 Watch what you wish for!

Name: $$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2015

$$$$$$

Does anyone have any info on the rumor that the CN has been planning a
hostle takeover and has been unloading some of their lines for extra
cash.  Its being said that's why csx isn't paying its employees their
bargained pay because they are loading up to fight back... Anybody got
any info on this?

Hey retired FRA... your old department should know something about
this. You still have any connections?

Name: SP Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

"Locomotive Eng.
Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?........”

.....................................................................................

That all depends on which group of management gets control. Back when
the UPRR was gobbling up all the smaller railroads, they swallowed the
Missouri Pacific (MOP). After that, there was nothing but diarrhea for
years. After the MOP merger/takeover,seems as though there was too much
high end management. The UP offered an officer’s buyout. Turns out, all
the older more experienced managers were UP people, and they ended up
thaking the buyouts. What was left were younger MOP officer who got
control of the railroad. Things went downhill fast and the effects of
the MOP are still imbedded into the UPRR to this day. So, point being,
if the CSX gets control, things are pretty much going to be the way
they’ve been. Trust me, CSX peope will not go down without a war.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2015

Maybe Canadian Pacific pays their valid claims......

Name: NO RESPECT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2015

Ripped off

You are 100% right. We have been sitting back and watching what has
been happening at Avon yard. The road crews who have set trip rate
miles are being forced to dog catch their own trains outside of their
advertised limits. The west end crews have been going into east end
territory and getting their own trains. They are also being forced to
travel as much as 10 miles lap back work to set outbound trains for
east end crews. The TMs and chiefs are refusing to give them tickets
for the extra miles they travel beyond their advertised miles. Every
damn one of them are saying its in terminal limits and its yarding
their trains. Its not yarding their train. Once they hit the receiving
yard that is supposed to be the end of the line. This terminal limit
crap is out of control. A crew was ordered the other day to go get
their train out east way past their job limits. When they said they
weren't qualified that far the TM got real shitty and told them they
were supposed to be qualified in the terminal. No crew on the west end
ever goes as far as they were ordered to go.  When asked if they were
going to get compensation for the work performed they were told no by
tm and chief. Again another crew forced up to 10 miles of work and no
compensation. Trip rates are a joke right now. Another thing we have
been noticing is when a west end crew dogs in so called terminal limits
on a west end job, they never force and east end crew to go out and get
it . They never force an east end crew to go get their own train. If
they say they aren't qualified out that far(8-15 miles)they let them
off.  Its starting to look like outright discrimination against west
end crews. This has been going on for years. If we have set trip rates
with set miles then any work done outside of those set miles should be
paid. This terminal bull crap is going to be a real nightmare for west
crews. Avon is pretending it is their yard limits and they have the
right to say anything done in terminal limits is yard work. 
The big question here is  WERE THE HELL IS THE UNION AND WHEN IS
SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE!

Name: Shoo-Fly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

I have heard that CSX is no longer paying full milage rate on a
deadhead, only actual hours on the deadhead. Is this true? What’s next,
minimum wage? “Drive to 65."

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2015

Crews 

Does anyone know if it's true they are doing away with the yard jobs
at barr yard? Rumor is they said it was because they all sit on their
asses in the break room drinking coffee and refuse to work. Going to
make road crews coming in do the work on top of their trips. Not going
to pay them one dime extra. Is this true? Are road crews going to get
raped and abused and run into the ground.

Name: Silly blacks
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

Keep crying about blacks being treated unfair... Blacks are lazy and all
they look for is a free ride. If it doesn't go their way they yell
rasicm. Get a life buck wheat. Nappy head looking Mr microphone head
freak...... Suck it up and do your job..  Csx gives more to the blacks
than whites because of the crying that they do..... Boo hoo

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

Declined claims=Dead trains

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

WARNING

Heads up Great lakes division. You younger pups who are just coming in
are in for a big surprise. The union agreements are being changed with
side letters you don't know a thing about. The union is made aware 30
days in advance of any changes in work rules or conditions. The
division is being restructured to be one great big terminal and
everyone will be force to qualify in every yard. Avon crews are being
forced to qualify on the yard jobs at roselake yard. Even though their
home teriminal is avon(226) miles away. The conductor and engineer
agreements have set rules for using other crews from other terminal.
This is needed so the crews cant be used to death and set job limits
aren't violated. Its being changed. Avon yard is changing their so
called "yard limits" to a straight classification of terminal limits
so crews can be forced up to 15 miles out the yard to do yard work.
Road crews are going to be forced to travel 10-15 miles out of their
paid trip miles to yard a train in out lying sidings. The old transfer
yard is being revamped so all road and yard crews from avon can deliver
there in the "SO CALLED" new yard limits. There are at least 6 SSA and
conductor articles that are violated on a daily basis and claims are not
being paid. 
You better get a meeting together with ALL local chairman and get this
settled. General chairman better get on board. If this happens then you
better stop paying your union dues and throw out the current reign in
the union. Vote all of them out at the next election.

THIS ISNT A JOKE!  Look around you and see what is slowly happening.
Your job protection, seniority rights and working conditions are being
revamped while you are reading this!  Wake up!

Name: Amy
E-mail: Amy@homedepot.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2015

I have an announcement to make.....

I shit taller than any of Marcello's tallest days.

That is all.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2015

Sick of it


Do you own stock with CSX. If you do then you are an investor. It
doesn't matter if you own one share. As an investor in CSX you fall 
under several different departments of ethics per the company.

First, find the CSX CODES OF ETHICS under investors. You are an
investor. Read all of it very carefully. To save you some time I will
post a small portion that addresses your situation.


Every CSX director, officer and EMPLOYEE(that includes you) must help
ENSURE that reporting of business and financial
information-computerized, paper or OTHERWISE-is accurate, complete and
TIMELY. This includes records of cost, revenue, time sheets, vouchers,
bills, PAYROLL and benefits records and regulatory data, among other
business information.

There are 7 topics addressed in this code of ethics policy. One that is
of most importance for denied claims is number two.
NEVER DELIBERATELY MAKE A FALSE OR MISLEADING ENTRY IN ANY REPORT OR
RECORD.

An earning statement is a report. It is also entered in the records of
the company. A denied claim that you know 100% for a fact is legitimate
and it is stated in writing on that statement that it is denied because
it is invalid should be handled as misleading and your union
representation should handle it as such. You as an investor also have
the right to bring this to the companies attention. Many would say this
is a gray area, but the writing in the ethics code is in black and
white. There are those who would argue that you must file everything
through your union representation first, but as an investor in the
company you need to make sure that any internal breakdown that may be
developing is brought to the proper department immediately. It is your
money and future that is invested and at risk. 

Fellow employees who have been denied pay for attending the mandatory
classes and are investors have a right to enforce these codes of
ethics. Waiting six months to get paid is an unacceptable business
practice. If a supervisor has stated that he/she has notified the
financial department of the problem and nothing has been done, then you
as an employee of CSX and an investor is obligated to inform the proper
department of the problem. This is your duty as stated in the codes of
ethics. Remember, it is your duty to help ensure that proper procedures
are being used and followed.

Name: sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2015

Conductors

I took the mandatory face to face class 2 months ago and still haven't
been paid for 1 of the days. I have heard a lot of people, engineers as
well, say they haven't been paid. Some went to the class in January
and only have been paid for 1 day. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS
COMPANY! This crap has been going on for so many years it isn't even a
joke any more. I think we need to come together as a group and start
sending this stuff directly to board members homes. FORGET SENDING THIS
THROUGH OUR UNIONS.  I know for a fact that several have confronted
Harris and the assistant superintendent at Avon about this and they
have both said it has something to do with the new computer program
they had to use to get us paid. Why is it every time this company
changes their computer programs they screw the hell out of everything
every single time. Just like when they changed the way we received our
pay stubs in the mail. They made a mess of that for weeks before they
got their heads out of their arsses!  Come on people. Lets start
mailing this stuff to the board members. I bet they don't have a clue
what the hell is going on in this company and how big a joke the
finance department is. We don't have to go through the unions. We have
a right as stock holders of this company to notify the head of the
finance department about any discrepancies we find and outright gross
negligence. LETS GET ON BOARD WITH THIS. BUST THEIR MAILBOXES OPEN. THE
UNION IS SITTING ON THIS STUFF TOO LONG. IF WE ARENT PAID BY NEXT YEARS
CLASSES THEN WE SHOULD ALL BOYCOT THEM AND REFUSE TO ATTEND. THEY CANT
PULL ALL OF US OUT OF SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Name: MFoust
E-mail: mxmichaelf@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2015

Got my pay stub, yesterday, guess what?  They did it again!  last half
was 3 trains this half at least only 1!  Whats the deal CSX!  not
paying double tickets, anymore making us fight for our money, each an
every pay period!  Dont ask this guy, every again if I want another
ticket, whats the point your not gonna pay it anyways!  Feeling a bit
pissed!

Name: Sick clown  
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2015

Listen up girls... Now is your chance.. Big Micheal Ward and Cindy
sandborn will be traveling to a terminal near you.. Grow some balls and
tell them about the problems at the terminals .. If you want change then
let your voice be heard. Show these idiots how disgruntled we are. The
T&E employees are they're on worest enemies..you love crying about
problems but won't stand up for yourself. Keep hiding behind the
BLET/UTU ... Those boys are bought out ...period ..... Have a good day
ladies .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2015

Dang....I will be on vacation that week....can someone please get me a
photograph and hopefully an autograph too?......

Name: union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 May 2015

HEADS UP AVON!!!


MUNOZ AND SANBORN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN AVON ON THE 27th. IF THEY HAVE
THE GUTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE A SIT DOWN WITH THE CREWS, DO NOT FORGET TO
POINT OUT THE SCREWING THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO THE WEST END CREWS. THE
CREWS WHO ARE BEING FORCED TO WORK OVER 10 MILES OUT OF THEIR
ADVERTISED JOB LIMITS. THE CREWS WHO ARE ON THE ROAD ALL DAMN DAY AND
AWAY FROM HOME AND THEN  HAVE TO COME HOME AND HOSTLE TRAINS FOR THE
REMOTES IN THE YARDS BECAUSE THEY CANT GO OUT OF THE YARD AREA. AND WE
SAY YARD AREA BECAUSE THE MANAGERS IN INDY CALL IT ALL TERMINAL LIMITS.
THEY ARE TRYING TO BLANKET THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS AREA UNDER TERMINAL
LIMITS SO THEY CAN MAKE ALL ROAD CREWS TRAVEL TO THE OLD TRANSFER YARD
AND CRAWFORDSVILLE LINE TO SET OFF BLOCKS OF ROAD TRAINS AND SAY THEY
ARE IN THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SO BECAUSE THE CREWS ARE ASSIGNED TO DELIVER
TRAINS WITHIN THE TERMINAL LIMITS. THE TRIP RATES ARE SET. YOUR
DESIGNATED TERRITORY ON JOB ASSIGNMENTS ARE SET.  THEY ARE RAPING OUR
AGREEMENT AND THE UNION IS SITTING ON ITS ASS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND
NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THE CREWS ARE DOING 200 MILES OF WORK ON
180 MILES OF PAY. THEY ARE USING US AND REFUSING FAIR PAY FOR OUR
LABOR! ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE!
ASK THESE TWO HOW THEY CAN WORK THE CREWS LIKE DOGS, BABY THE REMOTES
AND RAPE OUT AGREEMENT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. ASK THEM HOW CAN
THEY SIGN AN AGREEMENT AND THEN RENEGE ON EVERYTHING THEY SIGNED. ITS
GETTING REAL BAD OUT HERE PEOPLE AND YOU BETTER WAKE UP SOON. OUR UNION
IS JUST ABOUT GONE RIGHT ALONG WITH OUR UNION DUES AND THE COMPANY MAN
KNOWS IT. THEY HAVE BEEN CHIPPING AWAY AT OUR RIGHTS AND HAVE GOTTEN
AWAY WITH IT. BETTER WAKE UP!
THIS IS NO JOKE. YOU LIKE THROWING YOU MONEY IN THE SHITTER JUST TO
WATCH IT BE FLUSHED THEN GO AHEAD AND SIT ON YOUR BUTTS AND WATCH THE
WATER FLUSH! YOU BETTER START TALKING TO YOUR BUDDIES IN THE STEAL
WORKERS UNIONS AND SEE JUST HOW "SMART" THEY REALLY ARE. FIND OUT HOW
THEIR BOYS HANDLE THIS KIND OF ABUSE BY MANAGEMENT!

Name: CSX long time disgusted slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 May 2015

Investigative Reporter is a troll!

His comment doesn't even make sense. As If the Engineer would/could
make  a name for himself by what? Being reckless? Stupid? As others
have said don't jump to conclusions. If he can't remember what
happened its probably because he microsleeped. An unfortunate
consequence of sleep deprivation. Which is an all too common problem in
this industry. An industry that had the benefit of a work force that
commonly had people willingly working 80 hours a week (greed factor)for
decades. But that wasn't good enough for the greedy basterds in charge.
They had to make medieval attendance policies to close any gaps where a
guy could mark off when he had enough, and needed a day or two to
recoup, and get rested or just plain caught up with the personal
necessities of life (you know, food shopping, laundry, etc.etc.) then
there's the issue of 1 man in the cab. The fact that this has gone on
for so long without the Public and Unions demanding an immediate end to
this insanely dangerous policy is mind boggling. Just think how that
would play out in the Airline Industry if they had 1 man flight crews.
And every 6/8 months a plane fell out of the sky killing everyone on
board. Because the pilot had some sort of health failure/lapse, and the
computer just didn't quite get the job done in his absence.

Name: Blah
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines,

Fellas....

L&N,
why do you continue to argue with this guy for all these years... why
do you care... Who cares???

Pines,

Dude keep taking advantage of this short sighted ass railroad and
continue to use it to your benefit.

But Guys... lets move on.. or you two meet up and either fight or
f*ck... but get over it!

Name: whocares
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2015

I simply enjoy how every time this company tries to make my job/life
harder that I just take it out on them in some unknowingly but
gratifying way that makes me feel the score is even. Thank you.

Name: Coal River
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2015

trainmater Scott Harless doesn't know where he works.  this week
Danville WV had a derailment and he didn't even know the name of the
sub-division the derailment occurred on.  He even grew up in the area 
lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

not sure where to put this, but pix monday 4/27 show containers blowing
off intermodal train @ huey long bridge during 110 mph wind storm. CSX
stuff? all accidents can be avoided. louisana, of course.

Name: HA HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

OTHER NON

April 15th poster...that was funny. Great sense of humor..... I
especially love the one where you state that there are others who are
fixing the problem of being stuck in a siding for 4 hours.... Almost
fell out of my chair on that one! You are half right though. Most the
time it is just 2 hours. Been that way for about 4 years now. But then
you still got the trains that are lost and the dispatcher don't even
know your out there because they did their usual job briefing from
hell!  That's ok. Gives us a chance to put our feet up and take a
break from the beating you take on the power.

Name: no mo
E-mail: no mo . com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 April 2015

where is Todd Novac working????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 April 2015

This is in response to:

Name: New Hire that Declined
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

To begin with you posted in the wrong section. (Denied Claims) So in
response I am denying your negative claims about CSX. You must be one
of the hundreds that CSX paid to go to school and then did not have a
strong work ethic. Mommy and Daddy must have given you an easy life. I
don't like this so I'll just quit, is your attitude. We are better
off without you. You must be the type of person that believes
everything you read, Because this site sure did influence you in a very
negative way. Or maybe you were already that way and this site just gave
you some food to digest so you could spew your ignorance. Every company
has its own set of issues. Something you will not like, and I am sure
you have already left another one because you did not like it. Grow up.
Get a job. Get a life. The grass always looks greener on the other side
of the fence. But it has weeds in it too.

Name: Rail rider 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 April 2015

My prediction for this company...... As I see it, The T &E employees
hate this company with a passion.  Managers are fallen over each other,
and they lack people skills.. CSX thinks that they're employees are
disposable. Most company's protect good employees and get rid of the
bad ones.. Not this company .. If little Johnny screws up then we all
get screwed ... This company is going down hill at a high rate of
speed.. By 2020 this company will barely be floating.. Don't go in
debt because you will lose as well.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2015

CSX has some of the best management in the rail industry on par with
other industries in the us. why do I say that, just let me list the
reasons.This applies across the board new TM or new T/E.
1-Wages/Salary opportunity to build a life
2-Open ended opportunity to excel
3-Big bucks behind your efforts
4-No pressure to move beyond reasonable expectations
5-Stability
6-Retirement is excellent, and the memories are stellar.

Always remember, when you are stuck for 4 hours in a siding a lot of
folks are working to make sure that never happens again. 
Sales folks are selling freight, track crews are fixing track, signal
folks are fixing signals, electricians are fixing locomotives, yard
crew is building trains, callers are calling crews, managers are on
call all of the time to protect the service. It works for everyone, and
the check comes and never bounces. Everyone likes Payday CSX has never
missed one. THAT IS WHAT MAKES CSX MGT SO GOOD.

Name: Attention new hires 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2015

T & E DEPARTMENT SUCKS............management in this department
sucks...... Managers are fallen over each other... .... Come watch the
circus but don't hire on....

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2015

Crews

For those of you that are having trouble getting into your caps records
to review your "points" of progressive discipline accessed to you for
staying home sick, don't feel frustrated. As usual the company has
once again given out inaccurate info on how to log on.


Log into the internet through apps.csx.com  or the site you use at home
to view the crew screen for train schedules and personal info. 
After logging on to the internet explorer page enter the word (caps) in
the search bar that says "search this site". Make sure you put the
word caps in ().  Several sites will come up. Select the one that says
crew attendance points system with the word (Caps).

Four selections will pop up on the center screen. Select TITLE.
Select CAPS in the upper left hand corner and your info should pop up.
If you have problems call the chessie help desk. They have been flooded
with calls and are aware of the bad info that was given out. Just
another good laugh for them. They were expecting this to happen and
were prepare for a flood of phone calls.

Name: Sad place 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Low level Management is the problem with this company. These kids don't
know they're head from a hole in the ground. No one wants to work for
this company anymore. And those people that do want to work here just
wants to hit the big bucks. Sad times....

Name: crew caller 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2015

Crew Management has become its own hell!  Working there for the last 17
years I don't know where to start in the pile of b.s. that goes on. 
I am a good caller and most of the people I work with are great. I try
to help most if I can, but this divide of unions is the worst thing we
have allowed to happen.  Its everyone for themselves, I think one mass
union for all would help everyone.  

Any ideas of what we at CMC can do to bridge the divide?

Thanks in advance

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 March 2015

9 out of 10 CSX managers are  dumb as a rock... And they prove it daily
....

Name: FTW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2015

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2015

Lower management positions are a waste of potential company profits.
These clowns are falling over each other and they don't know their
head from their ass.. !!!!!!  T/E management is one big joke. Many
managers have been caught stealing from the company like using the CLC
cards and the pro cards for personal use.. To many chiefs an not enough
Indians ..  These bad attitude mangers are what gives management a bad
name. I hold the company responsible because they know about those
losers and doing NOTHING about it.  As a share holder I'm very unhappy
with the  performance of upper management with the lower level
management.

Name: New Hire that Declined
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 08 March 2015

This site has been running for many years so it has had a cumulative
effect I believe...

I am an individual who jumped through every hoop to land a position
with CSX. I did all the tests then was faced with the realization after
all the trouble I went to to prove to CSX I was worthy that CSX was
not.

Because I had other offers from other companies even though I had set
my first choice of a career to be CSX I had to reconsider my other
options after I learned more.

No one was more disappointed by this than myself as the amount of
bullshit you would have to heap onto a job driving trains to make it
some thing no one with options wants to do is mind boggling.

The reason you likely are faced with a problem of new hires that have
no clue what is going on could very well be a self fulfilling prophecy
that both employees and management are to blame for.

Every qualified candidate that really had the ability to make an
informed opinion already passed on your company. There is a pretty
strong possibility the majority of them easily found this site and
others like it when conducting their own background check while vetting
CSX.

What you now have are candidates who look good on paper but unlikely
were the type that make the effort to look into the environment they
are entering with an unbiased point of view and actually make an
informed opinion of what are the actual state of working conditions,
moral, job satisfaction and union effectiveness.

The most damning opinions did not come from this board ironically but
from the employees conducting the hiring interviews and their honesty
about what they look forward to most in their CSX career...

Retirement.

And these were the guys that managed to succeed in this environment and
advance in position to non T&E jobs... even they are only in it for the
money and can't wait for the ride to end.

Don't read this as a slight to them the did a good job.
However the factual and anecdotal argument against them presented to
candidates looking for confirmation of their level of job satisfaction
even though they are putting on their happy face through the process...
well they already were fighting uphill and it is likely a lot of
candidates wanting to be convinced that CSX is a company they want to
work at will be looking for their insights in unguarded moments.

They alone did not break the camels back.

watching an individual that posts youtube videos from their excitement
of being selected, finishing training then starting their job the
transformation in demeanor is striking.

this individual begins to look increasingly tired and disillusioned
with their career choice right up to the point the youtube videos
simply stop being uploaded. search the internet you will find this
exhausted demeanor on so many of the crews faces and you even arrive at
the FRA run website dedicated to justifying unsavory 24/7 crew calling
practices.

Even enjoyable jobs are not enjoyable when you are not given a chance
for uninterrupted sleep at 24 hour intervals. Whats worse is in
transportation it is downright dangerous.

All claims of safety ring hollow when faced with the actual new hire
conditions of being stuck on an extra board for years and having no
100% guaranteed way to get the rest you need when being on call 24/7.
It is unsafe and everyone knows it

It has not changed because it is motivated by greed on all sides of the
company from employees/unions to management to the top brass.

The irony is everyone would have more job satisfaction and the company
would have a lot less accidents if they doubled the labor pools and cut
the 24/7 on call in half and stopped paying people to be on the clock
for 24 hours a day while sitting at home waiting for a telephone call.

Cut that nonsense in half on both sides. Half the current on call pay
and half the current hours when on call would be a start. 

If you need people to crew trains on standby put them on call for 12
hours then let the bastards go to sleep and don't pay the greedy
buggers 24 hours a day.

You might argue this would cause a strike and the extra board would
starve... yes they might but this is a right of passage in other
industries that should have high levels of job satisfaction and the
root cause of why your industry does not. 

You all made it about the money to a point that it is a nightmare for
yourselves and everyone else. Seriously how did you guys fuck this up
so bad?

Then there are the actual reports of accidents and their causes that
simply confirm all this.

When trying to unravel most mysteries and problems so many can be
solved by following the money.

It seems the perfect storm of greed on all sides has created the
current conditions at CSX that make this company unattractive to
completely qualified candidates that would otherwise jump at the chance
to work here.

How many other qualified people has this company lost besides myself
because of these problems?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

We know your the man (42 yearson the rr)  4 tours in Vietnam , 3wives,
1 husband 8 dogs and 25 cats.   You don't have to put your resume on
here.    Just who are you trying to convince?   Me or yourself.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad did 42 yrs.
Local, Road, & Yard assignments. 1972-2014. 
Not that old yet & still in pretty good shape physically 
& mentally.  Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said for the
less than 1 yr. person\poster. 

Can't deal with a sick mind.  That job is for professionally trained
doctors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2015

Less than 1 year


Don't pick on that old man.  He's doing the best he can.  You might
be the closest thing he has to a best friend.   Go easy brother.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 March 2015

Glad

Don't use the local libraries' computer for your post.   Sale some of
those photos and buy your own.

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 March 2015

The less than one year poster should contact an EAP Counselor and ins.
cos. right now, --  and start getting professional help ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 
 
The site is csx sucks not csx is your friend.  I bet you never worked
out here.  I believe your  one of those formers taking our pictures.  
You better get out there with your camera here come q025.  


30yrs of taking photos

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

Glad 

You're a company suck.  You need to retire like the rest of your
kind.
Too old and too foolish to question anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2015

FUCK CSX AND FUCK ALL YOU NO GOOD COMPANY SUCKS.  ONE IS NO BETTER THAN
THE OTHER AND FUCK MY SAWED OFF LOCAL CHAIRMAN WHO THINKS HE'S A RFE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 February 2015

Why iisn't attendance policies part of the contract?   They should and
could be.   There is enough silly shit in there.   Ingram sure had the
bid system shoved down the engineers throats when he was here.   Was
the bid system not  to control  layoff?   Is this not attendance
issues?   Anything can be placed in a contract.   I believe most Union
members want this addressed in contracts.  The ble just happened to
sign their contract right before this notice was released to the men. 
This was no accident it just didn't work out that way.  This was all
carefully planned out.

Name: GLad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2015

The csx attendance policy is NOT a union agreed to contract.
Members & Union Leaders did not a chance to vote for nor embellish it -
and doubtful they ever will. 

Csx corporate is just that, corporate.   Big shots. 
Lesser, labor relations employees, including the heads, do  Mon.-Fri.,
9-5 jobs, weekends off & they are the ones who probably are entrusted
and threatened to, dream up, write that type of stuff.

It's csx that employees\members should be pissed at - csx & anti blue
collar worker politicians, no one else.

Glad - & Lucky, to be outta there

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2015

I'm all about paying union dues and being a union member.   We
couldn't work for csx without an union or at least I wouldn't.   That
being said when I pay dues to my union monthly and all my co-workers do
as well.    I expect representation.  I expect the details of a
contract to be defined and understood before it's signed.  I expect
not to be harassed by the company with silly ass attendance policies. 
I expect my valid claims to be handled and payed in a timely manner.  I
expect my LC to keep his mouth shut about me wanting a day off.  When he
is seen getting drunk on social media while he's off union.   I expect
my union brothers and sisters not to be sleeping with the enemy.  I
expect my L/C not to take company positions or safety suck jobs. 

This attendance policy effective 3-1 would never happen if we had a
union not in bed with the company.   Correct me If I'm wrong but has
the utu or ble addressed this on their websites.  No they have not! 
Just like previous attendance changes not a damn thing will change.  Is
it not funny that the ble signed their contract right before this
bullshit.

I hope it doesn't happen if right to work is ever the law of the
land.
There will be a lot of brothers and sisters stop paying union dues
because our union is so passive with all csx's bullshit.

Name: Bed buddies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2015

BLE / UTU  /  CSX.  Bed buddies ..... Local union laying off on
weekends, holidays,..  These boys needs a good beat down.. Enough is
enough .. Catch them at Walmart with they're family an beat the piss
out of them. No one made them take that job. Unions aren't strong like
they use to be.  A bunch of  cowards ..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2015

Our no good utu and ble lc are both laid off union again.   New system
notice released on attendance effective March 1st.   We all know
they're    not doing a damn thing but setting home beating their meat.
 I wish that  short fuck would work at least one weekend with the rest
of us.  Maybe just maybe this would be as issue with him.  I'm not
sure how the new utu lc will do  or where he stands but the ble lc is a
short no good bitching little fucker who thinks he's a rfe.  He handles
claims like my insane granny.  WE ALL KNOW CSX SUCKS COCK.   LET ME TELL
THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THE UTU AND BLE SUCK  BIG COCK.  I FIND IT FUNNY
THAT THE CONTRACTS STATE HIS IS A CLOSED SHOP JOB AND THERE ARE MEN AND
WOMEN THAT BELIEVE THE UNION NOT IN BED WITH CSX.

uNION BUSINESS ON THE WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS NEED TO BE A THING OF THE
PAST.

HEY CINDY IF YOU HAD A REAL MAN KNOCKING THE BOTTOM OUT OF THAT THING
YOU MIGHT BE A DECENT BITCH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2015

Hey utu and ble on your web sites there is a lot of bullshit topics. 
How about topics we really care about like the new attendance policy or
what you fat ass no good basterds are gonna do about it.

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2015

Claims, claims, claims... WOW... I understand that sometimes CSX has to
hire contractors because it is not feasible to hire more employees for
a planned project. In this situation it makes more sense for CSX just
to pay out on claims. But WOW! that lies that this company will make up
to try and not pay these claims is ridicules! Screw your employees yea
that's a way to get them to do a days honest work! GO CSX!

Name: Retired SP Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

I really do hope that CSX Management takes the time to read this and
other railroad websites, especially TrainOrders.com. I'm sure they
view CSX-Sucks.com as entertainment, with only disgruntle employees
being the catalyst of the posters.  But, for their information, many
others view them in the same light as most here. In comparison to the
other “Big Three” railroads, CSX is, from what I can tell, a “Wooden
Axel” outfit. Meaning basically, it's run by non-railroad people at
the corporate level and the "Bottom Line" being the most important or
the only indicator of the railroad's productivity and efficiency.

Back in 1980, Southern Pacific (and other railroads) were flush with
excess operating employees, cabooses, fireman, brakemen, etc. now
history. The country was in the middle of the Carter rescission,
freight loadings were way down, locomotives were stored, mothballed in
long lines. Many low seniority brakemen and switchmen were cut-off. The
mood of management then was much as the CSX is now; harass the men,
efficiency testing all the time. If you were a promoted engineer and
cut back as a fireman, then you were fair game. The work morale was
just as the CSX seems to be today. Finally, someone broke. For you CSX
managers, these means he went “Postal.” I'm sure I need not explain
the definition of that term. One particular yardmaster, with the
encouragement of  a few Asst-Terminal Superintendents, had really be
harassing the yard crews unmercifully. As the sun came up one morning,
this yardmaster was walking down the steps from the Trim Tower at SP's
West Colton Yard in southern California. An old  head switchman walked
up a literally blew him away with a 12ga. shotgut....yes, killed him.
The man is still in a California prison. The man's name escapes me,
but I believe they called the yardmaster Pinky. After this incident,
things on the SP changed over night....at least on the Los Angeles
Division.

Now, point being; don't think this can't happen on the CSX. It can
and I would bet it will. CSX Management, listen up...people can only
take so much. From what I read and hear, many of your first line
managers are pushing people to the breaking point. Just take some poor
guy going through a divorce, a serious illness  or another of life's
traumatic situations, feeling distraught, life not worth living. Now,
take one of your company officers, overly concerned  about him
separating two cars 48 feet not 50, sights him for an investigation,
this just might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and he goes
Postal. Don't feel it can't happen, I have shown you it has, on a
railroad. We all know it's happened many time at the US Postal
Service.

Name: Rose lake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSELAKE....
         Idk if Aleek is still doing his pot smoking but he sure
thought it was funny that day. Like he had gotten one over on CSX.
He was even holding his hand up making the movements of smoking a
joint.

The railroad is so corrupt within CSX. I sometime can believe the
idiots they hire here. Then they let the ones go that are actually
doing good.
Doesn't make sense to me...but aleek and ryan do there own thing and
we cant stand up without being mistreated or followed in the yard with
them constantly testing us. Or in aleeks way he tests.....from the seat
in his office looking out the window.

THE SAFTY Record at RoseLake isn't what they claim...
 1st They tell you they don't want to know....
 2nd If you do tell them....they say "i didn't hear it"
 3rd Ive personally told " if you get hurt here..you wont work here 
any longer. We have ways to get rid of you here." Ryan Williams says
          SOMEONE like scott conner needs to get involved and fire them
for a change!

Name: ROSELAKE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 February 2015

ROSE LAKE= Aleek Young + Ryan Williams = Terrible place to work.
    "BIG BLACK the pot smoker" + "Lyin Ryan"
These guys are insane...Not ethical at all. I have personally have sat
at the break table and over heard ALEEK talk about when he got the job
offer for Management he was in Miami smoking pot on the beach. He said
he had to tell them he would be on vacation for a month so he had
plenty of time to get it out of his system.
   RYAN he is a weirdo with a huge ego. He seems to think cuz he was a
marine he is some kind of tough guy. Not really guy...we don't like
you and your just a young ass punk. He orders old heads around like he
knows better than someone that has been on the railroad for TWICE his
AGE! Honestly we hope you just choke on your meal when you take a
break! 
   MANAGEMENT....Back off ...! We are all fed up with you attitudes and
terrible way you treat us here. Everyone might have to go out and call
Redblock one night and see how you get the 008 out...

      ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

http://www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

No discipline for Following Dr's Orders!



MUST READ  MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ MUST READ

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 February 2015

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON!

www.utu1529.org/news/news.php?action=fullnews&id=230

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2015

LOS ANGELES — When a Union Pacific freight train thundered into tiny
Macdona, Texas, just before dawn June 28, the engineer and conductor
had clocked more than 60 hours in the previous week, working the long,
erratic shifts that are common in the railroad industry, according to
this report by Dan Weikel published by the Los Angeles Times.

They flew through a stop signal at 45 mph and slammed into another
freight train that was moving onto a side track. No one even touched
the brakes.

Chlorine gas from a punctured tank car killed the conductor and two
townspeople, while dozens of others suffered breathing problems and
burning eyes as the toxic cloud drifted almost 10 miles. Hundreds were
evacuated within a 2-mile radius of the accident.

Federal investigators suspect that both of the Union Pacific crewmen
had fallen asleep. In the weeks before the crash, each man’s work
schedule had at least 15 starting times at all hours of the day.

The Macdona crash illustrates a grim fact of life for thousands of
engineers, brake operators and conductors who guide giant freight
trains across the country: Exhaustion can kill.

Two decades after federal officials identified fatigue as a top safety
concern, the problem continues to haunt the railroad industry,
especially the largest carriers responsible for moving the vast
majority of the nation’s rail-borne freight.

“Engineers and conductors sleep on trains. Anyone who tells you
different is not being straight with you,” said Diz D. Francisco, a
veteran engineer and union official who works out of Bakersfield for
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

Tired crews have caused some of the deadliest and costliest freight
train wrecks of the last 20 years, a review of federal accident reports
show. And although the government doesn’t track fatigue-related crashes,
the number of accidents caused by human error has increased 60% since
1996, a surge that some safety experts suspect is at least partly the
result of weary crews.

“We have been talking about the same issues for more than 20 years,”
said William Keppen of Annapolis, Md., a retired engineer, former union
official and past coordinator of Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s fatigue
countermeasures program. “We made some progress in the 1990s, but the
whole thing is starting to go to hell. People are dying out there. The
risk is increasing again.”

National Transportation Safety Board records show that entire crews
have nodded off at the controls of mile-long freight trains weighing
10,000 tons, some of them loaded with hazardous materials.

In a 1984 Wyoming crash, a Burlington Northern engineer had only 6 1/2
hours of sleep in the 48 hours before the accident; his conductor had
five hours of sleep.

Outside St. Louis in 2001, a Union Pacific engineer who had been up for
24 hours with only a short nap failed to heed three warning signals and
orders to limit his speed before triggering a chain-reaction crash
involving two other trains. The wreck injured four and caused $10
million in damage.

A year later, in Des Plaines, Ill., a Union Pacific engineer fighting
to stay awake after more than 22 hours without sleep blew past warning
signals and broadsided another train, severely injuring two crew
members.

After a Chicago & North Western train collision in March 1995, engineer
Gerald A. Dittbenner sued the railroad — and received a $500,000
settlement, his lawyers say — over his incessant 12-hour shifts and
irregular work schedules.

Dittbenner, 49, misread a stop signal after being awake almost 30 hours
and hit the rear of an empty coal train outside Shawnee Junction, Wyo.
Seconds before the impact, Dittbenner jumped from the locomotive and
broke his neck. Unable to do strenuous work because of persistent pain,
he now works as a locksmith in Scottsbluff, Neb.

At a freight terminal before the crash, Dittbenner wrote a prophetic
letter to the railroad company — but never got a chance to mail it.

“I said something like, ‘We weren’t getting enough sleep. The railroad
is always short-handed and working us to death. If nothing is done,
someone is going to get hurt,’ ” Dittbenner recalled in an interview.
“That someone was me.”

Federal regulators believe that fatigue underlies many train accidents,
though the number of crashes related to the lack of rest is unknown.

The government investigates few crashes, leaving most of them to the
railroads to review. By law, those carriers submit reports to the
government. Under cause, the only fatigue-related category is “employee
fell asleep,” which Federal Railroad Administration officials say
doesn’t provide a full picture of the problem.

In 2004, the industry reported 3,104 significant accidents to the
railroad administration. About 1,250 were attributed to human factors
such as poor judgment, miscommunication and failure to follow operating
procedures — errors that experts say can be triggered by fatigue.

A 1997 survey of more than 1,500 freight crew members by the North
American Rail Alertness Partnership — a group of industry, government
and union officials — found that about 80% had reported to work while
tired, extremely tired or exhausted.

Though fatigue can affect passenger train crews, it is primarily a
problem for the 40,000 to 45,000 engineers, brake operators and
conductors assigned to unscheduled freight service.

Many put in 60 to 70 hours a week, sometimes more. They can be called
to work any time during the day or night, constantly disrupting their
sleep patterns.

The irregular shifts often place bleary-eyed crews at the controls
between 3 and 6 a.m., when experts say the body’s natural circadian
rhythm produces maximum drowsiness.

Engineers, brake operators and conductors liken on-the-job fatigue to
being in a constant state of jet lag.

“There is no set rest schedule. It changes all the time, and it is hard
to adjust,” said Doug Armstrong of Huntington Beach, a veteran Union
Pacific engineer who often works 12-hour days, six days a week. “People
have a normal rest cycle, but a railroad is anything but normal.”

Part of the problem is the federal Hours of Service Act, a 98-year-old
law that requires at least eight hours off after each shift. Crew
members say that often doesn’t result in adequate sleep. Allowing for
commutes, family obligations, meals and getting ready for work, four to
six hours of rest is common, they say.

Moreover, it is legal under the act for engineers, conductors and brake
operators to work up to 432 hours a month. In contrast, truckers can
drive no more than 260 hours a month under federal law, while
commercial pilots are restricted to 100 hours of flying a month.

“It doesn’t make scientific or physiological sense,” said Mark R.
Rosekind, a past director of NASA’s fatigue countermeasures program and
a former consultant to Union Pacific. “It calls for a minimum of eight
hours off, but people need eight hours of sleep a day on average.”

Without adequate rest, engineers can significantly increase their risk
of an accident, according to research in the late 1990s by the Assn. of
American Railroads, the industry’s trade organization and lobbying arm.

Donald G. Krause, then an analyst for the association, studied 1.7
million work schedules and found that engineers who put in more than 60
hours a week were at least twice as likely to be in an accident as those
working 40 hours.

His work was intended to aid the industry in assessing the fatigue
problem and finding ways to reduce accidents. But in 1998, the
association canceled the research.

“They did not want this finding,” said Krause, who once studied rail
safety for the federal General Accounting Office and is now a business
writer living outside Chicago. “The railroads fear it could lead to
restrictions on hours and government regulation, which could cost them
money. But something needs to be done. One of these days, they are
going to wipe out a town.”

Association officials say Krause’s research was halted because of
budget cuts, not out of a desire to bury the conclusions.

Exhausting schedules are nothing new in railroading. In 1863, long
hours contributed to the founding of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, one of the nation’s oldest unions.

Crew fatigue is even enshrined in American folklore. Engineer Casey
Jones was killed when he rear-ended another train in 1900 — near the
end of a double shift. The accident inspired a song, “The Ballad of
Casey Jones.”

Today’s fatigue problem is the result of a variety of developments over
the last two decades, say union officials, railroad consultants, company
executives and train crew members.

Hiring has not kept pace with a steady increase in rail freight
volumes, about 4.4% a year on average since 1991, federal data show.

Corporate mergers and cost-cutting during the 1990s led to staff
reductions. In 2002, a change in pension rules led to 12,000 railroad
worker retirements, twice as many as the year before.

Since 1990, overall railroad employment has declined more than 25%.
Department of Labor statistics show that, until recently, the hiring of
engineers has been flat for years.

Railroad unions have at times resisted proposed solutions to the
fatigue problem if they threatened to limit the freedom of their
members to work long hours and maximize earnings. With overtime and
high mileage, salaries for engineers can reach $100,000 a year.

“It is a two-edged sword,” said Brian Held, 47, a Burlington Northern
Santa Fe engineer for 10 years. “The company wants to save money and
doesn’t hire what it needs to. Union members don’t want the boards so
full of workers they can’t make the money they want. It makes for a
dangerous situation.”

Held said that fatigue led to a train collision April 28, 2004, in the
Cajon Pass of San Bernardino County, a long, tricky grade that requires
constant attention.

Federal records show that both the engineer and conductor of a
Burlington Northern Santa Fe train dozed off and struck a Union Pacific
train at 5:15 a.m. Five cars derailed.

“There have been four or five fatigue-related incidents up there,” Held
said. “We’re lucky no one was killed.”

Interest in fatigue as a safety problem intensified in the mid-1980s,
when the NTSB concluded that weary crews contributed to three
collisions involving Burlington Northern trains that left 12 dead.

But the railroad industry did not launch a major initiative until two
Santa Fe freight trains collided Nov. 7, 1990, in Corona, killing four
and causing $4.4 million in damage.

The fiery head-on crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., when a westbound train
ignored a stop signal and crept onto the main track from a siding. It
collided with an eastbound freight train going about 30 mph.

Crew members on the westbound train tried to run from the wreckage but
were consumed by a fireball. The brake operator on the other train was
killed; the engineer and conductor suffered serious injuries.

A year later, NTSB investigators concluded that the crew at fault had
probably fallen asleep. They noted that engineer Gary Ledoux and brake
operator Virginia Hartzell had not slept for almost 27 hours, making
them drunk with exhaustion. Conductor James Wakefield had no more than
six hours of rest the day before.

Of Ledoux’s last 54 shifts, 35 had different reporting times at all
hours. The day before the crash, because of a last-minute shift change,
Ledoux had only 5 1/2 hours of sleep before guiding a freight train from
Los Angeles to Barstow, arriving at 12:40 p.m.

En route to Los Angeles, Ledoux exceeded speed limits 13 times. As he
neared Corona, he turned on the cab’s dome light and opened the window
in an apparent attempt to stay awake.

The Corona accident prompted the formation of the Work Rest Task Force,
which stressed a voluntary approach by railroad companies and labor
unions to sponsor research and find solutions without government
intervention. In 1996, the North American Rail Alertness Partnership
was formed. The Federal Railroad Administration also organized related
efforts.

Today, a variety of fatigue countermeasures are partially in place or
under consideration at the nation’s largest railroads, including
Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and
Union Pacific.

Some railroads have started voluntary work-rest cycles, though they are
not available to most of their freight crews. A typical arrangement is
seven days on and three days off. Educational materials are available,
crew lodgings at hotels have been upgraded and most major railroads,
after years of resistance, now allow short naps for those on duty.

Executives at some companies say they are moving to more regularly
scheduled freight service, which can make crew members’ hours more
predictable.

At Burlington Northern Santa Fe, crew members are entitled to 14 hours
of undisturbed rest after working eight hours. At CSX, they can ask for
undisturbed rest for up to 10 hours, and fixed work-rest cycles are
available at several major hubs.

Officials at all of the nation’s largest railroads say they are hiring
thousands of engineers and conductors to reduce crew shortages. The
companies, which handle about 90% of the nation’s rail freight, added
more than 4,000 crew members in 2004, a 7% increase over 2003.

The Assn. of American Railroads contends that a voluntary effort is
more likely to succeed than a “one-size-fits-all” approach that
government regulation would create.

“We have made huge gains by working cooperatively,” said Alan Lindsey,
general director of safety and rules for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
“We have come a tremendous way as an industry.”

Although accidents related to human error are increasing, the railroad
association cites federal data that deaths and injuries of railroad
workers from accidents are at record lows.

Fatigue “is not what I’d consider a major safety issue at this point,
but it is an issue we take seriously,” said Robert C. VanderClute, the
association’s senior vice president of safety and operations.

Industry critics, however, point to Union Pacific, the nation’s largest
carrier, in asserting that the voluntary approach isn’t working.

Understaffing and crew fatigue have persisted at Union Pacific despite
the railroad’s participation in the Work Rest Task Force.

The largest team of safety inspectors ever assembled by the Federal
Railroad Administration descended on Union Pacific in 1997 after five
major crashes in eight weeks killed seven people.

Long hours, unpredictable work schedules and train crews that had
worked days on end without time off were partly to blame.

Since last May, the Federal Railroad Administration and the NTSB have
been investigating seven derailments and crashes involving Union
Pacific trains near San Antonio, including the Macdona wreck.

Crew fatigue is suspected in at least two of the accidents.

In December 2003, Union Pacific unsuccessfully sued a group of
unionized conductors alleging that they were taking too much time off
during weekends and holidays, disrupting commerce along a major Kansas
line in violation of the Railway Labor Act.

The United Transportation Union countered that the railroad was
severely understaffed in the area and many conductors were exhausted
from working for weeks — sometimes months — without a day off.

“We were running with a skeleton crew,” said union official Greg
Haskin. “Guys were burned out and calling in sick. They were working
12- to 16-hour days up to 90 days straight. You can’t expect people to
work like that and be safe.”

Union Pacific declined to discuss the case.

The company has vowed to add 200 engineers and conductors in the San
Antonio area, where the Macdona crash occurred, and 2,500 this year
across its vast network.

The company also is experimenting with a two-days-on, two-days-off
work-rest cycle for engineers at its giant freight hub in North Platte,
Neb.

“Generations have been dealing with this problem,” said John Bromley, a
Union Pacific spokesman. “There are not going to be any overnight
solutions.”

Critics say the industry isn’t doing enough voluntarily and that
further government regulation is needed. But when it comes to combating
fatigue, the wheels of reform turn slowly.

Bills requiring fatigue management plans and improvements to the Hours
of Service Act have failed repeatedly in Congress since 1998 because of
corporate and labor opposition.

Out of frustration, NTSB officials say they recently withdrew their
long-standing recommendation for revisions to the act.

Amending the law to reflect modern sleep science had been on the NTSB’s
“10 Most Wanted List” of safety improvements since 1990.

George Gavalla, who headed the Federal Railroad Administration safety
office from 1997 to 2004, said trying to reduce the fatigue problem
“was one of my biggest frustrations.”

“I’m disappointed we could not accomplish more,” he added. “It is a
huge safety issue.”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 February 2015

Blet,Utu and Csx can kiss my ass.   When ever  I get 20 points I'm
gonna just happen to get hurt at work.   Then  sue their asses. Does
anyone know a good  lawyer?    $100.00 a month in Union dues and this
is the shit we get.   I wish we had half a damn Union.      

Anyone thinking of coming out here think again.  You would be better
off slinging hamburgers at McDonald's.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 February 2015

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

No, your post is totally inaccurate. Railroads harass and fire
employees in order to instill fear in them. It also makes railroads
appear to be safety orientated. It's all about greed and control.
Railroad retirement has nothing to do with this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2015

I found this quote interesting as to the logic of this policy... is it
accurate?


"Just follow the money.

The railroad retirement system isn't big enough for everyone so they
run crews 24/7 so they screw up and get fired or die so there is enough
for the 25% of employees who do make it.

It is actually a giant ponzi scheme just like Social Security.

A 75% reduction in retirement costs is worth the cost of paying for
accidents after all isn't it? You save money by being shorthanded
along the way as well by running everyone ragged!"

Name: Funny 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2015

CSX is hated by their employees , but ladies the fact still remains,
they implement these new crazy policies and you guys make it work.
That's just good business . Deal with it ladies.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 January 2015

One of the Employment Conditions FOR NEW hire CONDUCTORS

Strict disciplinary policy regarding inability to report to work within
proper time frame, or failure to accept a call for work.


IF CSX STATES THE OLD ATTENDANCE POLICY STRICT. HOW THE HELL DOES CSX
STATE THE NEW CAPS IS REASONABLE.

               CSX DOESN'T EVEN BELIEVE THE SHIT THEY'RE SHOVELING
US.
                   
      WHY DID THE BLET THROW US THAT SHIT CONTRACT WHEN THEY WERE AWARE
OF CSX PLACING US UNDER A NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY.
                CONTRACT PASSED AND SIGNED CSX RELEASES NEW POLICY. WHY
WASN'T THIS ADDRESSED BEFORE?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2015

Infractions related to absenteeism are guided by the company's
Absenteeism Policy,
which also provides for progressive discipline. The first two
violations result in counseling
letters. This is followed by three "Steps" of formal discipline.
Possible discipline for a Step 3
violation includes termination. Anita Tingley, based in Florida, is the
Manager of Manpower
and Crew Availability Specialist for CSX. She is tasked with handling
disciplinary issues
related to employee absenteeism. When an employee has violated the
Absenteeism Policy,
she verifies what step in the disciplinary process that employee is at
and creates an incident
form. Similar to the IDPAP scheme, violations of the Absenteeism Policy
are removed from
an employee's record after three years.

The three years doesn't change with caps.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2015

CSX lays off 52 management workers in Jacksonville
January 28, 2015
CSX Corp. laid off 52 management workers, all of them in Jacksonville,
according to a company spokeswoman.
The company finished the round of layoffs Monday, spokeswoman Melanie
Cost said.
“This is all related to the fact that we’re in a competitive industry,”
she said. “The separation of the employees was difficult – it’s a
difficult decision.”


             lollololololololololololololool

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 January 2015

NOTICE NOTICE!!!!! ALL CREWS AND CSX LAWYERS

For those of you who did not catch the post in the past addressing the
unethical behavior of the company in regards to using the IVR system to
entrap crew, here is a quick review

When the crew callers are running the rosters trying to find someone to
work, it would automatically state you were working when you were not
and you could not get any info on train line ups WITHOUT BEING
TRANSFERED TO A CREW CALLER. THIS WAS PURE DEVIOUS ENTRAPMENT. THEY
KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CALL THEM TO GET THE INFO AND ONCE THEY HAD YOU
ON THE PHONE THEY WOULD TELL YOU THAT THEY MADE CONTACT WITH YOU AND
THEY WOULD FORCE A JOB ON THE CALLER. IF YOU DID NOT TELL THEM AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE CALL THAT YOU WERE NOT RETURNING THEIR CALL FOR A
ROSTER RUN, THAT YOU WERE ONLY CALLING TO ASK THAT YOUR IVR INFO BE
FIXED THEY WOULD THREATEN YOU WITH A MISS CALL OR PUT YOU DOWN AS
REFUSAL TO WORK.
YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM YOU ARE CALLING ONLY TO HAVE YOUR IVR INFO
RESTORED AND IF THEY CANT OR WONT THEN HAVE THEM TRANSFER YOU TO A CREW
MANAGER SO YOU CAN FILE A COMPLAINT.
ETHICS CHARGES WERE FILED AND AN INVESTIGATION WAS DONE ON THE SYSTEM
BY THE CSX TECH TEAM. NO PROBLEMS WERE FOUND(HA HA) AND THE CHARGES
WERE THROWN OUT. ONE OF THE CREW MANAGERS WAS NOTIFIED THAT THE INFO
THAT WAS BEING GIVEN ON THE IVR HAD BEEN RECORDED NUMEROUS TIMES AS
PROOF AND A CREW CALLER WAS RECORDED ADMITTING THEY NEW WHY THE IVR WAS
SET UP THE WAY IT WAS. OTHER UNION OFFICALS WERE NOTIFED OF THE TAPES
AND THE PROOF OF THE INTENTIONAL BLOCKING OF INFO ON THE IVR.

IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THE IVR HAS BEEN ALTERED ONCE
AGAIN. WHEN CALLING FOR YOUR STATUS AFTER THEY HAVE RUN THE ROSTERS THE
IVR WILL NO LONGER STATE THAT YOU ARE WORKING. THAT WAS BOGUS
INACCURATE INFO AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. 
HERE IS THE KICKER. THE IVR HAS NOT BEEN GIVING CREWS THEIR STANDING ON
THE POOLS OR EXTRA BOARDS. IT WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU
ARE. IT STILL DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY INFO ON THE TRAIN LINE UP SELECTION
FOR YOUR POOLS. 

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. YOU CAN NOT BE MISS CALLED FOR PROPER INFO NOT
BEING AVAILABLE ON THE IVR SYSTEM. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN BE EXPECTED
TO PROTECT TRAINS AND HAVE ANY QUALITY OF LIFE AWAY FROM WORK IF YOU
ARE NOT PROVIDED WITH HOW MANY TIMES OUT YOU ARE ON YOUR POOL OR THE
EXTRA BOARD. ALL THEY DID WAS GET RID OF THE BOGUS MESSAGE THAT YOU
WERE WORKING AND REPLACE IT WITH YOUR STANDING NOT BEING AVAILABLE.
ANOTHER SET UP FOR ENTRAPMENT.

CALL THE CREW CALLERS WHEN THIS HAPPENS. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM YOU
ARE CALLING TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND NOT RETURNING ANY CALL MADE BY THE
CREW CALLERS. MAKE THEM FIX YOUR ABILITY TO GET PROPER INFO FROM THE
IVR. THEY HAVE TO. IF THEY DONT FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT AND NOTIFY
YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS UNETHICAL USE OF THE IVR BY
CREW MANAGEMENT. THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RECORDED AND PROOF IS THERE
THAT THE PROBLEMS STILL EXIST!

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THE COMPANY TO CONTINUE PLAYING THESE KIND OF GAMES
WITH THE CREWS. WE ALL UNDERSTAND THAT NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE CHANCE
OF CALLING THE CREW CALLERS AND GETTING STUCK ON A HORRIBLE JOB OR
HAVING YOUR CURRENT PLANS DISRUPTED BUT IF WE DO NOT ALL STICK TOGETHER
AND PUT A STOP TO IT THE GAMES WILL CONTINUE. CALL THE CREW CALLERS.
FLOOD THEM WITH COMPLAINTS. MAYBE IF THEY GET SICK OF THE CONSTANT
CALLS THEY WILL HELP PUT A STOP TO IT. LETS ALL GET ON BOARD ON THIS
ONE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/9817633/Snow-chaos-your-rights-if-you-cant-get-to-work.html


If school closes csx has to let you off to make arrangements for your
children.

If it's unsafe to drive to work csx CANNOT make you come in.

Name: WTF?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

go figure this.....

NEW POLICY JUST SHOWED UP IN THE CSX HEADQUARTER NOTICES.....TODAY OF
ALL DAYS...... 

READ READ READ AND FALL OVER.....

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

BOB

You wont find a copy of the new attendance policy on the employee
gateway or in any bulletin.  IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED AS OF THIS
MORNING. IT IS NOT IN ANY CSX HEADQUARTER BULLETIN OR ON THE GATEWAY.
IT IS EFFECTIVE ON FEBRUARY 1ST SO THEY MUST GET SOMETHING OUT QUICK OR
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THEY CAN ENFORCE THIS POLICY. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE
SUPPOSED TO BE GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS THE POLICY WITH
THEIR UNION OFFICALS AND CSX LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT.

NO WHERE IN OUR LABOR AGREEMENTS DOES IT ALLOW OUR UNIONS TO RESTRICT
THE COMPANIES RIGHTS TO CHANGE OR DEVELOPE NEW POLICIES. HOWEVER THEY
CAN NOT CREATE POLICIES THAT DIRECTLY VIOLATE OUR AGREEMENT. THE
COMPANY MUST GIVE NOTICE TO THE UNIONS NO LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE THEY
PUT A POLICY INTO ACTION. OUR UNIONS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL
LONGER THAN THAT!  THE UNIONS HAVE DELIBERATLEY KEPT THE MEMBERS IN THE
DARK BECAUSE THEY KNEW IF IT LEAKED OUT THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AN
UPROAR IN ALL OF THE LOCALS. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MADNESS
IT WOULD CAUSE.

WHERE YOUR UNIONS ARE IN  VIOLATION OF REPRESENTING YOU TO THEIR
FULLEST ABILITIES, IS IN THE FAILURE TO ENFORCE THE AGREEMENT ARTICLES
STATING...... THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ENOUGH EMPLOYEES HIRED TO COVER
UNEXPECTED MANPOWER SHORTAGES(PB,DV,PD,SICK,WEATHER, ETC) ON TOP OF
EXPECTED VACATION SCHEDULES. THE COMPANY HAS FAILED TO DO SO AND
BECAUSE THE UNIONS HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN THE EMPLOYEES WILL PAY
FOR MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEM. THE COMPANIES INABILITY TO KEEP
EMPLOYEES(68% TURNOVER RATE) DUE TO WORKING IN A HOSTILE AND DEMANDING
ENVIORNMENT AND THE NEED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL SEATS FILLED WITH NEWLY
HIRED EMPLOYEES AND GOVERNMENT GRANTS IS ANOTHER REASON THEY HAVE
DECIDED TO PUNISH THE HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES AND THROW ANOTHER TOTALLY
UNREASONABLE ATTENDANCE POLICY DOWN THEIR THROATS.

ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS AN EMPLOYEE MIGHT HAVE TO USE 2-3 PERSONAL OR
DAILY VACATION DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE HOME FOR THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. HAVING TO BURN 2-3 DAYS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU
WILL BE HOME FOR 1 IS JUST PURE BS!
WITH THE OLD POLICY AS WELL AS THE NEW POLCIY IF YOU MARK OFF DOCTORS
APPOINTMENT OR SICK BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET FORCED OUT OF
TOWN AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU WONT BE BACK FOR 2 DAYS AND YOUR
APPOINTMENT IS 1 1/2 DAYS FROM THE MARKOFF, YOUR GOING TO GET CHARGED
WITH BEING OFF TOO LONG IF YOU DONT MARK BACK UP WITHIN 24 HOURS. EVEN
IF YOU ARE ON A POOL THAT HAS SCHEDULED DAYS OFF, POOL CREWS CANT
GUARENTEE THEY WILL BE IN TOWN ON THEIR SCHEDULED OFF DAY TO MEET THEIR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. JOBS THAT ARE 5-2 AND HAVE REGULAR ASSIGNED
SHIFTS AND OFF DAYS KNOW THEY WILL BE HOME EVERYDAY AND DONT HAVE THIS
PROBLEM. CREWS THAT ARE OUT ON THE ROAD AWAY FROM HOME ALL THE TIME ARE
THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING PUNISHED BY ALL OF THIS! IF THE COMPANY DID
SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH THEY WOULD FIND THAT MOST EMPLOYEES DO SCHEDULE
THEIR APPOINTMENTS ON ONE OF THEIR OFF DAYS. MOST DO IT ON THEIR SECOND
DAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING HOME. BUT THATS NO
GUARENTEE AND GRABBING A PERSONAL DAY OR DAILY VACATION DAY AT THE LAST
MINUTE ISNT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. THEY KNOW THIS BUT OBVIOULSLY DONT CARE! I
MYSELF HAVE HAD TO RESCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT 5 TIMES IN ORDER TO BE
ABLE TO GET TO IT WITHOUT BURNING MY DAYS OR MARKING OFF SICK. THIS IS
WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS. RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE, RESCHEDULE OR BURN UP
YOUR DAYS. NO SWEAT OFF THEIR BACKS. 

IF THE COMPANY HAD TO COMPENSATE EACH EMPLOYEE FOR EACH DAY HE TOOK OFF
SICK IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE. BUT THEY DONT!!!!!! IF THEY HAVE
MANPOWER SHORTAGE PROBLEMS IT IS TOTALLY THEIR FAULT. KEEP PEOPLE HIRED
AND KEEP THE EXTRA BOARS FULL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF SHORTAGES. GIVE
MORE PERSONAL AND VACATION DAYS IF YOU EXPECT THE EMPLOYEE TO USE THEM
TO HONOR APPOINTMENTS. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO CREATE A WORK
ENVIORNMENT THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO STAY WITH THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY
WANTS YOU TO SELL YOUR SOUL AND GIVE YOUR ENTIRE PERSONAL LIFE TO THEM,
THEN THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO HONOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS
WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING PUNISHED OR HAVE TO BURN UNNEEDED VALUABLE
PERSONAL OR VACATION DAYS TO DO IT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2015

http://utu1162.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ALJ-Decision-and-Order-dtd-12-4-2014.pdf


Everyone need to read this and pass it on.   BIG WIN for T&E employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 January 2015

January 20, 2015..........and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: KYLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2015

This is a note for all of you newbees. when i hired out on conrail, when
we had to take rest, you got that in a rr ymca,lol that name, cuz those
y,s sucked, they were set up just like a army boot camp type of thing,
you had no privacy at ALL... A big wash room with 20 sinks & 20
toilets, some even had just a cloth sheet were you would sleep like
right next to  another guy and the sounds and smells were horrindus,
plus some yards had these ymca,s right in the middle of hump yards were
you could hear those retarders squealing 24-7 and the horns blowing, and
yes some of those old heads loved those type of places and many even
bitched when they closed all of them down, I heard many a stories from
the kids the y would hire to take care of those places, some of them
told me of vomit and shit that they would find in those sleep places,
on the floor on the blankets and i know they were not lieing, and some
of bitch about laying in some motel for 20 hrs, ha ha would like to see
what you would say after spending 40+ hours in one of tose old ymca,s
and some did not even have ac, so in the summer you roast yer ass off,
that is why when i got on the less than 100 mile locals, i got another
car and kept it at that away from home terminal, many did that so they
could go and sleep at home when they were away from the home terminal,
as they say 8 hrs sleep is better at home than any other place and that
is true, and a lot of times when they the co knew we would go home
instead of taking rest in 1 of those dumps, ya dam right they would get
ordered right after the rest time,its like they got pissed off cuz we
went home and not stay in the rr bunk house dumps, and the other thing,
yes those ymca,s had a 24-7 restaurant and the shit they cooked, well
even your dog would reject the shit they served,, been in some bad
eating places on the road, but they were all better than those rr
ymca,s and that is not saying much, hell when i was in army boot camp,
that food was better than what those rr ymca,s would dream up, i even 1
time got food poison at a rr ymca, if i knew what i know now i would
have filed a major law suite against that rr ymca, but i was just 18
young and dumb, but that is how the rr sort of took care of the t&e
when they had to take rest in 1 of those DUMPS, HELL most of you today
would not even let your dog or cat stay for 8 hrs in one of those
places, But what i said is the truth, i did not make this stuff up as
that is the way the rr operated back then, i ca just imagine what it
was like back in the 1800,s a life of shit,, here is the list of the
most horrible rr ymca,s i have been in, conway,pa. enola pa, pitcarin
pa, crestline ohio, and collin wood ohio. the only thing good about
collionwood is that you could not hear the next guy to you snorting and
farting as the that place was built like a grave crypt, solid block wall
in a 24 & 24 crypt, with no windows, it was indeed a grave crypt, and
you newbees bitch about how you have it today, well lets put you in 1
of those old rr ymca,s today and see how you would like that----NOT....
And hey not really bitching about cuz i lived it, i am just telling it
how the rr did it back then cuz see we had no choice.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 January 2015

[This is from a die-hard democratic union man.]

Please bear in mind that thousands of invalid, unwarranted claims are
filed\submitted = more work for the operating unions & the co.

Could write volumes citing experiences, history, etc.
Learn, KNOW facts before blowing off. "I thought" or "I heard"
doesn't cut it.  Wanted & welcomed & helped newer people a lot. FNGs
the last 20 yrs. are a PITA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 January 2015

Did you vote for \ or against that SSE crap?

Name: Sick of being cheated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2015

This job makes me sick watching CEO make 12 mil a year in salary, stocks
and bonus. Only to have payroll nickel and dime you to death on every
check... Seems like every 2 weeks they are hitting people for money. I
know a bunch of people last year that had thousands of dollars took
back from claims that happen 1+ years before that. Guys are scrambling
trying to figure out if it was correctly took back... On top of that
CSX has screwed the conductor extra boards out of pay raises and took
conductor bonuses...  

UTU doing a great job making these agreements and getting outsmarted by
the company. Conductors lost majority of claims for 2$ a trip, Lost
bonuses, No pay raise on guarantees' extra boards, extra boards still
paying 85%, lost all personal days for employee's if you don't make
vacation, made a furlough board that company uses as extra board paying
employee's 350$ a week.... UTU sucks about as much as the company.
Engineers doing great on agreements.

Name: OUCH!!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2015

CRAP!!!!!


I just lost $1,130.00 on my CSX stock investment in my 40lK!!!!! What
the hell!!!

Name: The Van Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2015

I'm hearing that Fat Ass Brian Edwards ended up in the hospital for a
few days last fall with diabetes, along with a few other health
ailments that usually effect Fat Cocksucking Pricks.  

Karma's a Bitch Brian Edwards, and it looks like she's hunting you
down one ailment at a time you Fat Ass Bastard. Not even your Cock
Sucking ways can get you out of this health predicament can they Brian,
you fucking prick.

Name: Oak Island
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2015

Blank.  I was told that 1600 people applied for the buy out the FIRST
TWO days that the buy out was offered. Several hundreds more have
applied since then. 

What does this tell you when 1600 people apply within the first two
days you're offering a buy out?  Maybe even upper management hates
working for CSX, and they want out like the rest of us ????????

Name: Lucky 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2015

Love this site........

Name: Blank
E-mail: Blank
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2015

Does anyone know if csx got the 300 voluntary buyouts? Will there be
involuntary separations and if so when and what departments?

Name: alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 December 2014

ALERT ALERT ALERT


WATCH BRYAN EDWARDS VERY CLOSELY IF HE IS ON YOUR TRAIN. HIS WATCH IS
NOT JUST A WATCH. IT IS A CELL PHONE AS WELL AND HAS A RECORDING
DEVICE. ALL SUPERVISORS ARE UNDER THE SAME FRA RULES WHEN USING
ELECTRONIC DEVICES. KEEP AND EYE ON HIS WATCH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 December 2014

$1807.69 per week for a Conductor.as per the below post. Dang what an
abusive co to work for. I think the below poster might have bumped the
money a little, but who know's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

Name: kevin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 December 2014

I was called yesterday and the lady told me they would like to extend
their job offer to me as freight conductor? What will happen next? I
work underground in coal mines am I making a good move?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2014

Does anyone know if that fucking obese fat fuck Bryan Edwards still
lurking around on CSX? That fucking egg with legs can go eat a dick.
YOU ARE A WASTE OF FUCKING SPACE, DEPLETING THE FOOD SUPPLY AND
POSSIBLY THROWING THE EARTHS GRAVITATIONAL PULL off with your fat
fucking no good cocksucking ass! Get on a diet, learn some people
skills, find God, and repent dickbag. Because all the shit you've
pulled on hardworking Union brothers has earned you a 1st class trip to
hell, with the Devils pitchfork up your fat ass! Burn in hell
cocksucker!!!

Name: Facts 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

Folks we have a tie for the " Dumbest trainmaster on the Huntington
Division" the award goes to Shiloh Campbell and David Benson. In order
to win this award the employee is graded on 1.. How dumb they are  2 ..
How bad that the employees hate them.  3.. How offen that they show
they're ignorance. 3.. And the list goes on... So, congratulation
dumba$$ for being you..

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2014

The award for being the "Worest trainmasters in the Huntington
division" goes to  Shiloh Campbell and David Benson.  To achieve this
award these individuals had to show how dumb that they really are and
they have No respect from the employees. They have truly lost focus on
the real world. The hatered from the employees proves the lack of
people and management skills. True idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2014

You guys are a bunch of cry babies ive made 94k this year with no
college degree, where else could you make that kind of money, yes the
hours/schedule sucks but come on im not hurting for money and it could
be worse.i could be in line for my free Obama phone

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2014

Reply to "true story", you are pretty much correct. The way you work
against that is to spend less than your income, work closely with your
wife and family, and try to have a plan "b" for another job. This
could be using the free tuition program that they ENCOURAGE in JAX and
DISCOURAGE elsewhere, leaving local managers the impression they should
actively frown on your ambitions. OR, it could be wedging in time to
learn welding, run a part time business overhauling brakes or building
decks, or something else that gives you a parachute, even if the
landing is rough. Remember, on an hourly basis your pay is not that
great, although in total it is very good from time to time.Multiple new
vehicles, 3 super cell$$$ phones, big cable bills, eat out all the time,
casual about money, etc. Does NOT Work!!

Name: Paul Lopez
E-mail: penncentral@earthlink.net
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2014

WOW....It has to have been at least 8 years since the last time I
visited this site, and I have to admit I'm absolutely stunned to see
this site still up and running!

I've been "unofficially...???" off on disability from the Selkirk
car department since 2006. And although I must admit that I still miss
the job, I certainly don't miss CSX and their mistreatment of its
employees during the first years of its takeover. 

In my heart I will always be a railroader with fond memories of my
years with the PENN CENTRAL and CONRAIL. Any railroaders today that
weren't around to experience working for those two railroads...well, I
don't know what to say. Guess you had to be there to understand what it
meant to work during perhaps the darkest years of the PC and survive
into the "Golden" years of CONRAIL.

Name: NOTICE 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 December 2014

For the Robert Pines fan club... We are tired of hearing about this limp
dick. Let's get back to the real world and focus on how CSX SUCKS....
You can take this pines fellar and shove him stright up your back
side........ You must have a man crush on him......  
         F   A    G    G   O   T   S.

Name: True story 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Here is the true story.... When you hire on the Railroad, you most of
the time leave low paying jobs or hire in off the street, So you start
making good money, start a family, then you go deep in debt, before you
know it the Railroad has you. You can't move, your stuck with whatever
this company dishes out. You have to put up with harassment, new hire
managers with poor management skills that have been hired off the
street, HERE IS EXACTLY WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN WORKING FOR THE
RAILROAD.     1 --Ex-board  ( on-call) for the rest of your career, 2
--- harassment  by new management  ( No people skills)  3 ---  Every
time you get called to work, You can't focus on your job because in
your mind your thinking " I'm I going to get fired today" ...  
4 --- Your family can't and won't handle your lifestyle.  The divorce
rate is very high on the R.R.        You will lose it all...... It's a
gamble....... Think about it new hires.......

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2014

Guys stop being so gullible. CSX stock and 4 quarter earnings will show
a loss because it's contract time and we get a bonus next year. I bet
our contract and bonus will suck just like this company. This company
doesn't care about your family. Management only cares about they're
bonus. CSX Management has more greed than any other company of the
planet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2014

how many trains are getting the detector just west of Garrett Indiana
and just dragging the trains into Garrett and  passing off to the next
crew !  with the boots on? and 12,000 ft of train?  doing the job
according to the rules checking both sides ? not just one?  at least
three hours?   how many crews still sitting there on rear units with
the heat on?   say all ok no defects found after an hour and a half?
  hmmmm ? did ya wipe the sleep outa your eyes !

Name: HA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 November 2014

GO AWAY SO CALLED TRAINMASTER..... OR FRIEND OR WHO EVER YOU ARE NOW
TRYING TO DISTRACT OTHERS WITH YOU STUPID LBT CRAP....



IGNORE HIM PEOPLE.... YOU ARE MAKING MANAGEMENT SQUIRM. THEY KNOW THE
POST ABOUT THE NEW AGREEMENT IS RIGHT ON HEAD AND THERE ARE RADIO
ISSUES.  IGNORE HIM AND HE WILL GO BACK UNDER HIS ROCK....


THIS AGREEMENT IS A JOKE AND HAS LOOP HOLES THAT WILL ALLOW THE CARRIER
TO STICK IT UP FARTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO. IF THE BLET PUSHES THIS
THROUGH WITHOUT BLACK AND WHITE PROTECTION CLAUSES WRITTEN UP THEN ITS
TIME TO FIND ANOTHER UNION



AS FOR THE POST ON GETTING PERSONAL DAYS.... LC WAS RIGHT... THERE ARE
THOSE WHO GET THEM ANYTIME THEY WANT AND THOSE WHO DONT.  THE SUCKS WHO
BUY PIZZAS AND SEND THEM TO DISPATCH AND THOSE WHO TAKE EVERY SINGLE
CALL FROM THE CREW CALLERS WILL ALWAYS BE TREATED BETTER. AGAIN
FAVORTISM IS ALIVE AND WELL AND ALWAYS WILL BE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 November 2014

Anyone have radio failures between your engineer and conductor during a
shove movement? Any documents available that the Kenwood handheld
radios had radio issues? Any accidents caused by lost radio
communications?

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

OF THE BLET PROPOSAL ..........

Name: Attention 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2014

You all need to read ARTICLE 62, page 13  part  (A).  If you are off
longer than 30 days for any reason then the company can terminate your
employment ...

Name: RETIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2014

A FEW YEARS AGO WE WERE HEADING WEST OUT OF WILLARD OHIO, WE WERE FIVE
MILES OUT OF THIS PARTICULAR TOWN AND ALL WE SEE IS FLASHING LIGHTS
GOING BACK AND FORTH OVER THE CROSSING  ,NOTHING IN OUR ORDERS ABOUT A
PARADE !   MY ENGINEER AND I WENT AT IT ARGUING  ! AS I ORDERED HIM TO
BRING TRAIN DOWN TO RESTRICTED SPEED  HE DID AS INSTRUCTED  WHILE STILL
ARGUING  , HIS ATTITUDE WAS VERY  POOR NEEDLESS TO SAY!  OH SCREW EM
LETS ? WELL SOME OF YOU MAY GET THE IDEA   THAT HE DIDN'T CARE IF HE
HIT SOMEONE !

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2014

Listen up you girls. WE DONT WANT TO HEAR ABOUT CROSSING ACCIDENTS OR
THIS PINES FELLA.... !!!!!      This website is called CSX SUCKS......
this isn't what I want to see on here ... We want to know how CSX is
screwing us.. Not who is screwing who or this limp dick pines fella or
crossing accidents .... We are tied of reading your stuff.... So you
can shove those accidents up your backside..

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2014

So Called Friend/SUPERVISOR

GO AWAY...Just as predicted... here you come again with your crap when
a topic is posted that obviously is making someone in payroll
itch.....Nice try


Keep deleting the box checked that you want electronic pay stubs only.
Several of us have been deleting it everyday since it showed up 3 days
ago. Some have received emails today that there had been a change made
to their payroll choices. Funny that one pay roll rep said to wait
until AFTER THE 10TH  to go in and delete the check mark because it
wouldn't work until then. If that were the case then why  would anyone
already receive an email confirming there was a change. I wouldn't
believe that email. Keep an eye on the election box in your pay until
after November the 11th. Take snap shots of each time you delete the
check mark. There are going to be a lot of people out there that are
going to get screwed because they didn't go back in and keep and eye
on this box!

Name: Sick of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 November 2014

Wait until you see the NEW attendance policy for transportation. This
New policy was  created by people that have nights and weekends off.
They probably only "WORK" 4-6 hours a day.. This company gets
everything that they deserve.

Name: same
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

almost

I did the same thing. Called pay roll because the box showed back up
checked again. They said we are supposed to go in an uncheck it after
the 10th. That doesn't sound right if they are starting the whole
process on the 10th. Like everything else they do someone is going to
have a problem!

Name: almost suckered
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2014

READ ALL ABOUT IT
 
THE POST FROM PAY WAS CORRECT. I JUST CHECKED MY PAY ON THE GATEWAY AND
THEY HAD A CHECK MARK IN THE BOX THAT REQUESTED I RECEIVE MY PAY STUBS
ON LINE AND DISCONTINUE RECEIVING THEM BY MAIL. I HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT
AND NEVER HAD THAT BOX CHECKED BECAUSE I WANT PAPER STATEMENTS FOR
DOUBLE PROOF OF MY PAY AND THAT THEY GENERATED IT. IT DOESNT SURPRISE
ME THEY WENT IN AND CHECKED THAT BOX. THEY DONT WANT TO SEND PAPER
STATEMENTS OUT. TO CHECK THAT BOX JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE DEAD LINE
IS NOTHING BUT AN UNDERHANDED...... 
THERE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE IF THEY DONT GO BACK IN
AND CATCH IT BEFORE FRIDAY AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS DAY. BET YOUR BOTTOM
DOLLAR YOU CANT FIX IT OVER THE WEEKEND!

Name: PAY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2014

PAY NOTICE


The message that was posted on the employee gateway advising everyone
that the company was going with electronic pay stubs on line November
10th is totally wrong!

It states in black and white that if you wish to CONTINUE TO RECEIVE
your paper stubs by mail you need to go in and UNCHECK the box that
states you would like to receive your pay stub ON LINE ONLY and you
understand you will no longer receive your pay stubs by mail.

If you already have that box checked then you should not be receiving
your paper pay stubs in the mail anyway.  Correct? 

If you are receiving your pay stubs by mail go into the gateway(my pay)
and keep an eye on this box. IT SHOULD NOT BE CHECKED! Watch it closely
until after November 10th. We suggest you print out directions posted
on the pay site just in case there is a major mess up and you stop
receiving your paper pay stubs in the mail. There is a good chance this
box may show up checked at the last minute without your knowledge and
your pay stubs by mail will be discontinued.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 October 2014

In our area the union guys rat there own members out. We paid them a
safety day to pick trash up in the yard and other duties.. Ask around
it's the truth. We love those Union boys. We management have no
respect for those idiots. There greed is helping us out...

Name: Too old
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 October 2014

Train tickets being researched now!  This is a new one even for csx.  I
work I expect to be paid.  Simple idea I thought.

Name: Retired FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 October 2014

When CSX managers receive their annual performance appraisals, it seems
likely that employee tests and failures would be a major evaluating
factor. The same goes for on-time train departures and operating with
as few employees as possible. And it seems very unlikely that employee
morale has anything at all to do with the process. It also seems to me
that safety programs on the class one railroads have morphed into
nothing short of harassment programs. And FRA is a cheerleader for all
of this. Constant employee testing and failures make it look as if both
the railroads and FRA are really serious about safety. But the fact is
that railroads are really only serious about their stock prices and
Wall Street standings. And of course the FRA is only serious about
being a bureaucratic government agency that tries to please everyone,
especially the railroads it is supposed to be regulating. And with all
of the serious railroad accidents that have recently been occurring,
FRA's house needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. And it needs to
start focusing on how the harassment of employees and unethical call
practices are having a negative effect on safety.

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2014

Being a CSX manager is one of the biggest jokes that I have seen in
years. You people think you are Gods. You're a fish on a big hook.  A
puppet, clown. CSX ONLY PICKS UP MANAGERS THAT NO  OTHER COMPANY WANTS.
Just take a look and see..   So keep strutting you piss ants... Jokes on
you..........

Name: USE YOUR HEAD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 October 2014

getting a banner test?             stop  way back   as far back as
possible !       then call dispatcher you have unidentified
trespasser!

 make em walk to you ! once you stop  they cant make you come to them
!

have your doors locked and makem show identity cards  they could be
imposters !

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2014

It's contract time and we are getting ready to get our eyes screwed
out, also CSX try's to fire you everyday and the only thing that some
of you puss's worry about are crossing failures and people cheating. 
You are the very reason why this company pork's our eyeballs out. Keep
on, keepin on you cry babies. You get what you deserve at contract
time...       LOL.    PUNK's

Name: engineer only trains on bnsf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2014

read some news about the post about BNSF and the UTU running 1 man
trains on some BNSF lines. it was voted on by UTU members of that local
and it was voted DOWN! . if it would have passed BNSF would have been
able to run certin trains with 1 crew member and master conductors
stationed at various supply points to help the engineer if needed.
remember people crew consist are not negotiated in our contract. they
are by the railroads and the unions separately property by property
basis

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

Csx management is one big joke. The employees in the transportation dept
are tired of getting beat to death by the Trainmasters /RFE that don't
have a clue about the rules and regulations. The "officials" are so
dumb, they don't realize that the very people that earn they're big
bonuses can also take them away. You think just because this company
gave you a title that your better than us.. Well here's a news flash
... You are still crap, (and always will be ) just like us in the
corparate eyes of CSX. So the laugh is on you..

Name: WHERE?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2014

NEW RULES

Please let everyone know where you found this new rule on safety boots.
We have read every word in the CSX system bulletins and no where does
this rule exist. It also states that we are to carry the safeway book
dated July 1, 2012 and it has never stated the boot/shoe rule to that
effect. 

Its important that we all know where things may be hidden and missed by
the employees. Most missed rule changes are inserted in the reissues of
the notices because they know most employees don't read them because
they are not required to carry them.

ALERT: There is a major discrepancy in the GLDV notices on the
procedure for setting out cars at the Little John industry. It is
advised that you set out the least amount of cars noted. This may be a
test to see if you do so. The notice gives you 2 conflicting procedures
and they my bet setting up a test to see if you call a supervisor before
doing the work to get proper instructions

Name: railroadjimmy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 September 2014

rumor going around my terminal is that if you run through a banner and
you ruin the banner not only will you be taken out of service you will
be charged for the amount it cost to replace the banner .it will be
taken out of your  check weekly. rumor price of the new banner is $250

Name: new rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2014

new safe way rule. October 1st under "work attire" 1.while wearing csx
approved work boot , shoe laces must be long enough to go threw all
eyelets that are on the boots 2. must have enough lace left over to tie
a double knot to secure the boot to the foot. upon request form a non
agreement manager you must show the manager that all eyelets have laces
through them and have a double know to give the wearer ankle support for
walking on ballast. any violations will result in a investigation of the
employee.

Name: new rules oct 1st
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2014

new hand thrown switch rule starting October 1st . which states 1. check
switch point to make sure there is no obstruction 2. grab bow handle
firmly and release handle by stepping on latch 3. walk switch bow
handle over using both hands and locking handle in catch and test to
make sure handle is locked in catch. 4. check switch point to make sure
switch point is tight against stock rail . 5. walk 15 feet from switch
and lift up both arms and give double thumbs up in 2 directions, so a
manager watching from car, camera or hiding place knows the switch is
securely  and properly lined for movement.

Name: BOO HOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2014

conductor 1-10


BLAH BLAH BLAH... I MEAN SUPERVISOR...... STILL NOT WORKING!



GET READY FOR SLAP IN FACE GLDV CONDUCTORS. SEEMS CARRIER HAS FOUND
LOOP HOLE IN THE AGREEMENT AS FOLLOWS:

IF YOU ARE CALLED OUT OF YOUR AWAY FROM HOME TERMINAL TO DRAG A TRAIN
IN THAT COULDNT MAKE IT TO YOUR AWAY TERMINAL AND THEN YOU ARE PUT IN A
WAGON TO GO HOME YOU WILL NOT...AGAIN....WILL NOT GET PAID FOR THE DH
HOME. THE ENGINEER WILL! IT IS IN BLACK AND WHITE THEY HAVE TO BE PAID
ANOTHER TICKET WHETHER THEY GO HOME ON ANOTHER TRAIN OR BY WAGON

SO RUMOR HAS IT THAT ALL CONDUCTORS ARE GOING TO INSIST THEY GO BACK TO
THE HOTEL AND BE PUT FIRST OUT AND AFTER BEING RESTED GO BACK ON TRAIN
OR DH WHEN THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PAID. DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY WILL BE
PAID A DH HOME JUST BECAUSE THEY WENT BACK TO THE HOTEL? REALLY? DONT
THINK THEY WILL SAY YOU JUST WAITED AWHILE BEFORE YOU WENT HOME. THAT
WAS YOUR CHOICE. YOU ARE STILL NOT GETTING PAID FOR DH
BETTER GET A TRAIN AND MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MONEY. 
OH..BETTER GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES TOO. THERE IS GOING TO BE A WAR
BETWEEN ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! CSX 1---CREWS 0

Name: LimboTime
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2014

>>>>>>>Severe penny pinching is not a good sign to stock holders or
those
employed by the company. This is not a good sign!>>>>>>>

Just another morale boosting effort by the CSX. I think that morale
stuff was mentioned in the other post.

Name: alert!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2014

HEADS UP!!!!


Some supervisors have already started discussing our topic about
stopping several car length away when we do our safety stops so they
cant get any bogus write ups on us. 

Word is they are saying if they catch anyone stopping farther away than
250 feet( one was heard saying 250 feet and 1 inch!)they will bust them.
SO BE CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS DO A SAFETY STOP 2 CAR LENGTHS
AWAY. IF YOU STOP AND YOU THINK YOU ARE 250 FEET AWAY THEN MAKE YOUR
MOVE TO DO THE COUPLING YOU BETTER KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU ARE AT 250
FEET. DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT NON OF US HERE KNOW EXACTLY WERE 250
FEET IS SO WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF ASSUMING WE ARE EXACTLY
5 CAR LENGTHS AWAY.

FOR THE PUBLIC READERS WHO DONT KNOW OUR RULES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER
UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION POSTED ON HERE, A LITTLE EXPLANATION FOR YOU!


A SAFETY STOP CAN NOT BE MADE ANY FARTHER THAN 250 FEET AWAY FROM OR
CLOSER THAN 50 FEET FROM THE CAR YOU ARE COUPLING INTO. 
CAR LENGHTS ARE CONSIDERED 50 FEET. ITS A BIG GUESTIMATION GAME BUT
AFTER AN EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN WORKING LONG ENOUGH HE CAN GET A FEEL OF
WHAT MIGHT BE FIFTY FEET BUT NO ONE..ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN GET IT
EXACT. WE HAVE SEEN OLD HEADS WITH 30 YEARS TRY TO HIT IN RIGHT ON AND
COULDNT DO IT! THE FARTHER A CAR IS AWAY FROM YOU THE MORE DISTORTED
THE GUESTIMATED VISUAL LENGTH BECOMES. 

DO YOU THINK YOU COULD STEP OFF 250 FEET EXACTLY?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2014

For every Valid claim I submit and Payroll or Labor Relations declines,
2 trains will die and have to be relieved. The cost of a relief crew
and transportation will far exceed the cost of just paying a Valid
claim.  CSX, if you don't want to pay good claims, don't agree to it
during contract negotiations.  You folks are stealing from the people
who keep u employed.

Name: Down with the sickness 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2014

This isn't a railroad anymore..... It's a circus....         CSX SUCKS
BIG ONES

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2014

Folks its not a joke. Oct 1 ( around about) there will be a change in
testing procedures.
 " measuring  tools " will be used among other "tools" to do to the
test with... It's all changing in Oct.. Trust me

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 September 2014

Folks just wait until October 1 and see the new testing procedures
coming out.  This company and lost they're freakin mind...  Here is
one example " when a conductor stops you for a safety stop ( which is
one car length ) if the stop is shorter than one car length or 50 feet
( let's say it was an 48 ft stop ) which is less than the 50 foot
stop. Then the conductor is written up. The official will have a
measuring tool to check the exact footage. This is only one test of
many ....

Name: Down with the sickness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2014

Has anyone heard anything on the UTU/BLET negotiations  ? Positive or
negative ?? Thanks.....          CSX TRULY SUCKS.......

Name: health alert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 August 2014

HEALTH ALERT

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EXPOSED TO UNSANITARY TOILETS ON YOUR ENGINES
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPORT THESE ISSUES TO YOUR STATE HEALTH
DEPARTMENT. EVEN THOUGH YOU WORK FOR A CLASS ONE RAILROAD WHO'S
OPERATING RULES ARE REGULATED BY A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, YOU ARE
ALSO A CIVILIAN. THE STATE THAT YOU LIVE IN CAN CONSIDER YOU A HEALTH
RISK TO SURROUNDING BUSINESSES AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE ABLE
TO SPREAD CONTAMINATES FROM YOUR WORK PLACE.

WHEN YOU STEP INTO A BATHROOM ON YOUR ENGINE THAT HAS SPLASHED OUT ON
THE FLOOR DUE TO POOR MAINTANANCE OF THE UNIT YOU HAVE NOW STEPPED IN
URINE AS WELL AS FECES. WHEN YOU LEAVE THE BATHROOM AND WALK AROUND THE
CAB, YOU HAVE NOW DISTRIBUTED THE CONTAMINATES ONTO THE FLOOR. WHEN YOU
PUT YOUR GRIPS AND TRAVEL BAGS ON THE FLOOR YOU HAVE NOW EXPOSED YOUR
PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO THE CONTAMINATION. YOU CARRY THESE INTO THE
HOTELS, PTI WAGONS AND INTO YOUR OWN PERSONAL VEHICLES AS WELL INTO ANY
YARD BUILDINGS. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH LAWS. IF
YOU TAKE CHARGE OF AN ENGINE IN THIS CONDITION YOU NEED TO REPORT IT TO
YOUR SUPERVISORS AND TO THE ENGINE HOUSE FOREMAN. DO NOT....I
REPEAT....DO NOT SET YOUR BELONGINGS ON A BARE FLOOR. SET THEM ON
PLASTIC BAGS. 
RETIRED FRA IS CORRECT ABOUT FILING A COMLAINT WITH YOUR
REPRESENTATIVE, BUT YOU ALSO NEED TO LET YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
KNOW OF THE CONSTANT EXPOSURES AT WORK. YOUR FAMILY PHYSICIAN MUST KNOW
ABOUT YOUR EXPOSURES TO UNCONTAINED URINE AND POSSIBLE FECES
CONTAMINATION. YOUR DOCTOR MAY NEED THIS INFO FOR FUTURE REFERENCES IF
YOU BECOME SICK AND IT IS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO BODILY
FLUIDS/CONTAMINATES.
IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SAFE REPORTING THIS ISSUE TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH
DEPARTMENT, YOUR PHYSICIAN CAN FILE A REPORT FOR YOU.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2014

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mandate-all-freight-trains-have-two-person-crews/s0jJ9Rmj.
Pass it on

Name: Jacksonville 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2014

Keep up the good work you bunch of girls...LOL.. Make our company grow
..

Name: WARNING
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2014

ALL CREWS GREAT LAKES


PRINT OUT YOUR TIME TICKETS BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY JOB YOU ARE ASSIGNED.

SOME OF THE GREAT LAKES CHIEFS ARE PLAYING GAMES AND DELIBERATELY
VIOLATING THE ETHICS POLICY AND THE UNION AGREEMENTS(NOTHING NEW)

POOLS CREWS ARE BEING ASKED TO RECREW TRAINS OUTSIDE THE TERMINALS AND
OFFERED RECREW TICKETS FOR THAT PARTICULAR TRAIN. THESE JOBS ARE NOT J
JOBS THAT ARE CONSIDERED DOG CATCHING JOBS. WHEN THE TRAINMASTER ASK
YOU IF YOU WANT TO DRAG A TRAIN IN AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A TICKET AS A
RECREW FOR THAT JOB, MAKE SURE THE TICKET IS NOT GIVEN A "J" JOB
SYMBOL. YOU SHOULD SEE THE JOB SYMBOL SUCH AS...Q12314R

IF YOU ARE GIVEN THIS TICKET, AGAIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COPY. SOME OF
THE CHIEFS HAVE BEEN CHANGING THE TICKETS TO J JOBS SYMBOLS AFTER THE
CREWS ARE ALREADY ON THE TRAIN AND PERFORMING SERVICE. WHEN YOU BRING
THE TRAIN IN THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE MORE WORK TO DO THAN YOU
WERE TOLD AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THE WORK BECAUSE YOU ARE A J
JOB-DOG CATCHER. WHEN THIS HAPPENS YOU WILL HAVE COPY OF ORIGINAL TICKET
AND COPY OF THEIR ILLEGAL CHANGE. FILE CHARGES WITH THE ETHIC COMMITTEE
AND GIVE BOTH COPIES TO YOUR LC. ALSO FORWARD COPIES TO THE FRA HOURS
OF SERVICE DIRECTOR. AFTER LONG TRIPS AND YOU ARE TIRED AND HAVE BEEN
TOLD THAT YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO PERFORM SERVICE FOR ONE MORE TRAIN THE
FRA NEEDS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO AND FORCED TO DO MORE THAN
YOU WERE TOLD BY MANAGEMENT.

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT SOME MANAGERS HAVE BEEN MAKING COMMENTS
THAT IF YOU ARE A J JOB THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY PLEASE WITH YOU AND YOU
NOW BELONG TO THEM. IF YOU HEAR THESE COMMENTS MADE YOU NEED TO FILE
ETHIC CHARGES AGAINST THESE MANAGERS. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DO SO! IF
THERE ARE MORE WITNESSES MAKE SURE YOU LET THE ETHICS COMMITTEE KNOW
WHO ELSE WAS PRESENT. ABUSE OF CREWS IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF THE
ETHICS RULES SET FORTH BY MICHAEL WARD. DO NOT LET THIS GO UNREPORTED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2014

Christopher Aadnesen has no management skills and his biggest claim to
fame is shutting down the Mexican Mafia on the railroads. Last I
remember we're running a company not a swat team. Please do your job
and stop judging people!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2014

It is not the BLE or the UTU or any other union that gives a flip
about anyone. when the RR goes E only, the looser will be the Engineer
Not the Conductor.

Conductor will get a job, somewhere and the Engineer will have
a terrible, lonely, stressful, JOB

I hate this, and feel 2 are required to run safely on the road and 3 in
the yard.  The piss poor UNIONS are once again looking for an OUT.

Why not seek a crew consist with the CO. Screw the UNIONS. I would
approach the CSX as a non union Partner. Yep no agreement, except 2 on
road and 3 on the yard. Nothing else!!!!!

You would be amazed at how well that would be put into effect. The RR
would pay what ever it takes to MOVE THE FREIGHT.

Name: mad shitter
E-mail: Todd novak .com
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2014

Collinwood  ass hole Todd Novak  shit all over the toilet again .8/6/14

Name: Fed-up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2014

You bunch of cry babies. This site is called. "CSX SUCKS" please leave
your personal problem with LBT and Pines at home. You are the reson that
this company screws everyone over. For the last 10 plus years this
railroad has hired a bunch of cry babies. This is the year of contracts
for both the UTU/BLET. You need to worry about that. I know what's to
come with the contracts .. You will have a reason to cry after the
first of the year when the new contracts are enforced .....LOL.  ....
IDIOTS !!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2014

This guy "Randall Knutson" is selling the membership right up the
river!  His words expressed sound like words right out of the carriers
mouths.  Again, the UTU tries to sell it out and claim it was a good
deal in the end.  Have you noticed that since letting them bring in
remote control, most remote jobs have since gone from 2 man to 1 man
jobs?  Good deal ???  Say what you want about the BLET.  If this gets
passed, sure the BLET won't have much of a fight, but which union is
willing to just hand it all over?  If I were a conductor and concerned
about my job, my monthly dues would never see the hands of the UTU.

http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729876/?Start=1

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2014

If you think the UTU sold out everyone on the BNSF why don't you do a
little checking and read he BLE / BNSF on property agreement 2007
article 2.  It appears to me that the BLE was very quick to throw their
hand up and say screw the conductor we will take the train by ourselves
and best I can remember there wasn't one word of that posted on here
or any other railroad forum.

Name: LadyJo
E-mail: joannbrooks2014
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2014

Fellow CSX Family,

I worked for CSX over 30 years and my last position was in the
Jacksonville Human Resources Department.  My union position was to help
the SPG and Maintenance of Way employees with personnel records and
anything necessary to make their positions in the field easier.  Right
now I am in a fierce battle in the United States Supreme Court and
Florida Court of Appeals against CSX.  I am asking for your financial
support to help me to represent, not only myself, but many on this
site.  So much injustice has been swept under the rug and payoffs taken
until it needs to be exposed and REAL change MUST happen!   Please visit
my Link:

       www.gofundme.com/joannbrooks2014

PLEASE SUPPORT ME  AND PASS THIS INFORMATATION ALONG.   Thank you . . .
GOD BLESS . . .

Name: donate
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2014

POSTERS


Time to show a little appreciation to the man behind the curtain. The
man who allows you to have a place to come and vent about the company
that sooooo often breaks our agreements and their own rules. Go to his
wish list at amazon or hit the pay pal...... Have done my part every
year.... cant do it all!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2014

IF YOUR REST IS INTERRUPTED?  WHY DON'T YOU TELL CALLER TO RESTART YOUR
REST ?

ALL CALLS ARE RECORDED? ALSO YOU CAN RECORD THE CALLS !

ARE YOU DOING THE COMPANY ANY FAVORS?

DO YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE UNSAFE ACTS?

IF YOU CAN YOU NEED TOO? ANNOUNCE OVER THE RADIO ABOUT UNSAFE CHALLENGE
!

ROAD FOREMAN TRIED TELLING ME TO GET OUT OF CAB TO WATCH TRAIN GO BY
I CHALLENGED  SO HE TRIED TELLING ME TO GO TO CROSSING TO WATCH TRAIN
BY ! I CHALLENGED !   30 FT RULE THEN,  CROSSINGS ARE UNSAFE AREA ?
WHAT IF TRAIN HITS AN AUTO? ALSO WE WERE PARKED WAY BACK FROM CROSSING
AS I HAD INSTRUCTED ENGINEER  TO LAY BACK !  PICK YOUR BATTLES!



ARE YOU ORDERING ME TO COMMIT AN UNSAFE ACT?  THINK  THINK THINK

 
WHEN RIDING IN TAXI'S  YOUR IN CHARGE  NOT THE DRIVER!



KEEP SAFE !  BE SAFE !  TTFN

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2014

CSX IS NOW CALLED CSX-NS.....

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 June 2014

The award for the biggest idiots goes to " drum roll please!!!!!! 
Trainmaster David Benson for being the dumbest Management employee. And
his side kick Bud Carson . These two have helped destroy the Huntington
Division. Please come and check out these two morons.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Dumbest Company Officers:

1) Jack Vierling 3rd: couldn't run a train around a Christmas Tree
                      Fat Dumb and Stupid what a slob 
                      Has a nose that looks like a circus peanut
                      The 3 in his name is his IQ

2) Robert Frulla:     same as above only add arrogant and has a 
                      ego the size of his fat head
                      and is a legend in his own mind

Name: Crying 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2014

Our N.S management has destroyed this company..

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2014

CSX MANAGEMENT Is  a bunch of children. This company is a joke. It was a
good place to work years ago. 2004 was the beginning of  THE END OF
CSX..

Name: eagle
E-mail: shpendi61@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2014

i don't have any comment, except that i am not a fat ass, and to it
that is saying that to me, i may only say that i shall continue my work
and activities and my scientific knowledge and my physical training and
you mother fuckers who are more representing the interest of
minorities, which is not a case at your homelands, you know that non of
you will not be able defeating me in anything... say hello to Jeremy to
my dear friend and to the rest of the team, and don't use this quasi
intellectuals in Kosovo for fulfilling your dreams for doing the
experimentation with people like me since you are worthless people and
very much incapable of dealing with a kind of person as me.

All the best to your bosses, they should train you much better for this
games.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2014

June, Friday the 13th 2014....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!

Some things will NEVER change!

Name: Crazy Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Beat you     Not   "Up"

Name: Crazy RAILROADER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2014

Attention  "APE"     I will meet you anytime,any place so you can tell
me that to my face. You are nothing but a momma's boy that can't make
it in the RAILROAD world. I will beat up to death you little punk.  
Period !!!!!!!!!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2014

Great Lakes division.. ..How is Frulla doing with you guys? He just
about destroyed the Huntington Division. Then CSX promoted Him.....
Well, He didn't get promoted on his merits but because his dad and
John Snow were roommates in Collage.. I guess it paid to have pull...

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 May 2014

REDI CLOWN SCHOOL:

Your family member is likely much better off at his old job. He might
not make as much money there, but he sure seems to be treated a lot
better. Given my past observations, and what I have heard since
retirement, I would not advise anyone to hire out with CSX.

Name: REDI CLOWN SCHOOL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 May 2014

Very disappointed with CSX. A family member was hired and went through
the grilling process of strength test, drug test, medical tests,
background check, not to mention all the online information. He put in
his 2 week notice at his place of employment, and was sent to the REDI
center for what he was told would be 6 weeks of training. He was told
he would have to complete the course with an 85%, but if he had any
problems the instructors would help in any way they could. He has been
out of school for 25 years and worked in the same field for the last 20
so it was quite an adjustment.He was put on 2nd shift 3pm to 11pm, would
catch the REDI bus at 2pm and then arrive back to his room around 11:30
pm. His instructor who they called Kirby would assign them a chapter
plus up to 100 vocabulary words per night and quiz them on it the very
next day, they quizzed this way Tuesday through Friday, and then tested
every Monday on the quizzes from the previous week. After arriving at
their rooms at almost midnight, they had about 12 hours to eat, shower,
sleep, and memorize the assigned work for the quiz the next day. At the
end of the first week, he had an 85%, by Friday of the 2nd week, his
grade had fallen to a 79%. He asked his instructor for help, or atleast
a helpful tip the few times he was able to catch him...but no help was
ever offered. The instructor was 5-10 minutes late for class
everyday...so there was no talking before class, when the instructor
gave breaks, he left as soon as they were excused and would arrive 5
minutes later than his students, and then they ofcourse couldn't stay
after class because they had to catch the bus back to their room. On
Friday of his 2nd week, without warning, Kirby told him to get his
stuff and come with him, took him to an office and left...another man
then came in and took his stuff, gave him a plane ticket information
and sent him back to the hotel. They had scheduled him a flight home
for the very next morning. Not 1 person or instructor even tried to
talk to him, or explain anything. Thank God his previous employer
immediately gave him his job back and was thrilled to have him back.
this is a man who has never done drugs, never drank, has always taken
care of his family and worked his butt off his entire life! A man that
has never called off from work..EVER, a man that would have been a life
long dedicated CSX employee. They lost out on one heck of a conductor!!
They will never find a better worker and that's a fact! Good job
Kirby!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2014

OSHA orders Grand Trunk Western to reinstate conductor, pay more than
$244,000 in back wages & damages.

At last, there is a Federal agency that will stand up to ruthless
railroad management.

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=25983

Name: Railroad Workers United
E-mail: Railroadmusic333@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

If your pissed off at the Railroad.. then RWU is for you.. If you are
pissed off at the union.. then RWU is for you.. We have been around now
for a while.. heard of us? RWU is not a union.. we don't plan on it..
but we can help you change the idiotic ways that our unions have been
dealing with most of the issues that we face as railroaders.. We
already have the structure.. it just needs new direction...

Check us out.. you may have heard of us.. you may have heard rumors
about us.. sure.. we are the folks who are all volunteer.. no political
parties.. just shop floor.. real union organizing where it counts.. us..
the rank and file.. check us out.. www.railroadworkersunited.org.. or
send me an email.. I am a Locomotive Engineer outta Louisville on the
CSX.. i have been the organizer at RWU for two years and a member for
4.. get involved in the rank and file rebellion!!

Thanks..
JP

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 May 2014

RWU Resolution in Support of Dignity & Respect

Whereas, all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job; and


Whereas, unions have historically been the means by which workers have
collectively banded together to 
defend their dignity and to win respect of their employers; and 

Whereas, the North American rail carriers have undertaken a concerted
effort in recent years to demean 
and degrade rail workers along with their sense of dignity; and 

Whereas, this effort by the rail carriers includes but is not limited
to: 

 Constant surveillance upon and interference with railroad
workers in the course of their daily duties; 
 A major increase in discipline for all sorts of “infractions”,
both in number of workers disciplined and 
in the severity of the discipline meted out; 
 A record number of firings and terminations; 
 Harassment and reprisal taken against workers who report
injuries; 
 Failure to abide by OSHA findings when cited by the regulatory
agency for violations; 
 Implementation of draconian attendance policies which restrict
workers from taking needed time off 
work and which call for harsh discipline if/when a worker violates such
a policy; 
 Relentless violation of the union agreement, accompanied by
endless denials of claims; 
 Blaming workers for every accident and injury rather than
fixing the underlying hazards. 

Whereas these attacks are detrimental to our mental and physical
health, make for a stressful, dangerous 
and unsafe work environment, erode our sense of self-worth and endanger
union solidarity; and 

Whereas, constantly responding to discipline and “individual” problems
on an individual basis diverts union 
resources -- in terms of time, energy and finances – into a defensive
posture, eroding the power and 
effectiveness of the union; and 

Whereas, since these attacks are universal and involve the entire
railroad workforce, it must be met with a 
concerted defense by the collective effort of the workforce; 

Whereas, filing paper – whether it be claims, grievances, complaints,
whistleblower complaints, etc. – is an 
important tactic but is clearly not enough to deter the carriers from
escalating this wholesale attack; 

Therefore, be it resolved that Railroad Workers United (RWU) condemns
this arrogant and despicable 
attack by the rail carriers upon our dignity, integrity and solidarity;
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls on all railroaders to resist this
universal attack by creative means; 
and 

Be it further resolved that RWU calls upon the union leadership to
acknowledge the reality of this 
omnipresent situation and commit resources to organizing their
membership to fight this scourge; and 

Be it finally resolved that RWU constitute a Committee on Workers’
Dignity & Respect that will identify 
and address issues that demean and degrade workers. 

This Resolution adopted at the Fourth Biennial RWU Convention 
April 3rd
 & 4th, 2014 Chicago, Illinois 

Railroad Workers United 
Unity—Solidarity—Democracy: The Rank and File in Action! 
railroadworkersunited.org  info@railroadworkersunited.org 
(206) 984-3051  PO Box 1053, Salem, IL 62881

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list
some of the dumbest managers that you know..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2014

Our neighborhood flooded in 2009 because of a culvert CSX failed to
maintain for 100 years...

CSX told us we were getting a new culvert and once the statute of
limitations tolled they laughed at us and never fixed the culvert.  

So here is my advice when dealing with CSX transportation...do not
believe anything they say...only communicate via email and sue ASAP.

And remember all contracts and agreements need to be in writing, signed
and notarized.  

Also, the special Olympic comments on the home page needs to be changed
or removed.  They are disabled or handicapped, not retarded.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2014

Railroad Union.

The RR has several Unions that all live in the past. The UTU and the
BLE are in cab foe's. Neither one smart enough to agree on anything. 
Engineers all feel that they run the train, and now they really do,
simply because the new hires are always on the left side. They do this
because they have to, and that is not fair or reasonable, and it should
be corrected thru training. The Engineer should never assist the
Conductor in the performance of their duties, but they have to or be an
ass hole. If the Conductor who is new ask a question, heck tell them the
truth, ya have to. If it was the other way around, and it is many times,
the Engineer can learn from an Experienced Conductor. New Engineers need
a lot of help from the left seat at times. Know here is the Problem. 2
unions bleeding the crew and the CSX trying to make a team.
Trash the union dues, watch them scramble, and join the CSX, and become
a partner in your future. The very best partner you will ever have is
the one that sign's your check.

GOOFY

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2014

Bob Frulla is a pieace of work. Ask anyone on the Huntington division.
He ran Huntington in the ground and straight to HELL. This New manager
( Barr ) for the Huntington division seems ok so far..

Name: Sad place
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2014

BLET / UTU have produced some of the best managers. Bought and paid for.
I love the latest UTU Agreement should show how much our unions love us.
Selling our claims for $1.?? On the day. Lovin life..

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2014

Single System Agreement ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2014

To Collinwood Mad Shitter:

Why do you still post that garbage?  That guy hasn't been around in
years for anybody who doesn't know him.

There are more important issues out here than peoples personal
grudges.

Get a life already!

Name: retitred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2014

I am waiting for my legitimate claims I turned in way back when the
original S.S.A. was enacted.  
ya think I should stop waiting for the mailman?

Name: Lovin life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2014

Thank you suckers.  I love this single system agreement. YOU WILL GET IN
AGAIN. Lol

Name: collinwood mad shitter
E-mail: todd novac .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 February 2014

Todd Novac  Collinwood ===yardmaster == baned from a trainman .convicted
for stealing from our union ,see medina county records . company snitch
. and is the one who shits on the floor as pay back!!!!! we know about
you and your history  Quit you fat bastard !!!! we don't like you

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2014

WE DO NOT WANT THIS S.S.A agreement. And if our unions don't understand
this in plain english then there's other means of getting the point
across. Understand boys!!!!!! We are the bonebone of this company..NOT
THE MANAGEMENT!!!! T&E makes the revenue... Period....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2014

Conductor 1-10:

It doesn't matter what the unions negotiate and put on the table. 
What matters is the membership doing its part by voting down these scam
contracts.  Cast your ballot when that time comes!

Name: Away with Bonus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 February 2014

Well contract year and look hear 100% of bonus from Mr. Ward and CSX how
convenient. When are these idiot unions going to start voting for pay
raises instead of these bonuses we get cheated out of every year?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

I couldn't agree with you more.  The carrier has it worded as 2014
"negotiating the single system agreement."

You know yourself that the SSA is a joke as it stands, and negotiating
it again just means they want to take away as usual.   BS!!!!

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2014

Guys we need to stick together. Contract time is upon us and we really
need to think about what is best for our family's . My opinion is that
we need to snap back to the national contract due to the amount of money
that we are losing with this contract. This stupid company thinks that
we are stupid by "given us" 100% of our bonus on the last year of our
contract during negotiations. Pretty slick I must say. Please look at
the facts and in courage our locals to "Snap Back to the national
average" please do the math.. Thanks guys ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2014

as mentioned earlier, Great Lakes Dispatch center (and Dearborn)both had
wire chiefs under Conrail. Among many duties, the 24/7 wire chief
essentially managed all tranportation needs with PTI, Yellow cab, other
sources on this division. At take over GL and Dearborn created a special
duty dispatchers job to take SOME of the wire chiefs work, and provide a
soft duty job for elderly dispatchers. NS Dearborn promptly eliminated
that position due to the cost. The ATDA offered to take over the TCU
Wire chief job (eliminating that position) if CSX would promise to
never eliminate the chiefs job. Dan Wheat was a part of this. NOW,
there is still a contract that says if dispatchers exist downtown there
will be at least one shift OF WIRE CHIEFS. However, the TCU have chosen
to never enforce that. It would be easy to return that $239 per shift
job and save money on accurate billing (do we really know what happens
$$$ when 3 cabs show up for what turns out to be the same run?)and, of
course, MANAGE the transport fleet and let assistant chiefs manage
their real duties. Remember, the original idea was that an old, green
screen monitor would get a few keystrokes and automatically,
electronically, control, manage, and notify everyone involved. Very
challenging, and never even attempted seriously. This is still a
simple, cost effective solution that will SAVE MONEY overall, and let
dispatchers and chiefs focus on performing their duties in an efficient
manner.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2014

this site is a joke right? You all sound like whining children that are
too pussy to actually say something to your superiors, but would rather
bitch anonymously on a site that was designed in the late 80's. even
judging by your very short responses its not hard to see why you've
been laid off. here's a hint: you sound stupid as hell, maybe you were
fired for being a dumbass and not because of any boss or manager.
shocker right?

Name: Thanks for listening.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2014

We could not agree more about needing more chiefs (ACDs) in the Great
Lakes office.  It is absolutely absurd the amount of work this one
person has to do for the whole division.

You have dispatchers calling trains, yards calling trains, chiefs
calling trains.  They can not keep up with re-crews, taxis, yards,
engine problems which most of this gets dumped on the dispatchers. 

There is NO PLANNING on this division with the chiefs.  All they do is
put out fires.  NO PLANNING AT ALL.

They actually call people in and pay them special duty rate to help
out. why?  Why not just add more ACDs?

We use to be the number one division years straight, until they cut the
Columbus ACD, then the Willard ACD, then the Cleveland ACD and put it
all on ONE person for 8 hours.

To the crews out there,  This is why we have problems on this
division.

I could type for hours about the problems we have in this office.  But,
I'll just leave it at that.

Name: Great Lakes Div
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

Listen Jacksonville/Corporate

The Great Lakes Division went from 4 Assistant Chief Dispatchers (16
people) down to ONE (4 people)

THEY CAN NOT KEEP UP!!!!

WE GET STUCK ON TRAINS
WE GET STUCK IN HOTELS

Even the dispatchers complain to us about the ACD not being able to
keep up.

FIX THIS!!!!

Name: C&O Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2014

UTU Sucks: I love it when guys with a couple years seniority cry about
how they got fucked by the UTU, BLE, etc.

What you got for being a new hire:

Free training 
Pay while in training
$5,000 bonus for not getting hurt and staying out of trouble
Free health insurance for the first year

What most of us got for being a new hire:
A $5,000 bill for training
A couple of months without pay while in training
An $80 a month bill plus 9% interest for the student loan we had to use
to cover the $5,000 bill
No insurance at all for the first few months and no vision or dental
for the first year

But yea, I got 3 PL days. Jesus, what a cry baby little bitch

Name: CHA Train Master Spouse
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2014

Sad to say the cheating is true for a large portion of CSX Supervisors.
I would know personally! 

My  soon to be ex has  cheated on me time after time with full denial
to date. Ladies beware, once a dawg, always a DOG!

They will leave you barefoot and pregnant in a heartbeat once both of
their heads get way to big for themselves

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2014

Hope this is not too radical but supposedly the Evansville terminal and
related areas are getting free Lenovo tablets as safety rewards. They
are a good name, good build, not the very latest in features, but if
they are more than 30 days old they won't be. Anyway, wouldn't that
be an optimal - optional way to learn tablet use and then load
everybodys with the 16 ton timetable / BOR. Suppose this was the plan?
The FAA just ok'd a similar app for pilots. FAR's, Jeppsen maps,
AIMS, etc. just a thought.

Name: Piss Ant Maggot Meal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 January 2014

Is there a site called "The UTU-Sucks? If not, there should be.
"Folding like a lawn chair" should be their motto. Many members have
defected to the BLET, and many more should follow. Spread the word! It
would be nice to see the BLE take over the contract for the conductors.
Yes, I have had denied claims with the maggots at CSX too!

Name: Snotboggin'
E-mail: yourname@yahoo.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2014

I don't usually post to all forums, but I would like to have some input
from everyone.

I received my new Operating Rules Book the other day.  

To say I was stunned would be a drastic understatement.  What idiot
thought hauling around this 5 pound boat anchor around was a great
idea?  Haven't found a bag big enough to tote it in.  I have the
largest TuffBag, and while I can wedge it in a side pocket, there's no
room for anything else.  How much did they spend on that stupid binder? 
And the moronic tabs?  A decent index was all that was needed.  Received
the new timetable.  Amazing.  2 years of bulletined changes, and I
don't think any made it into the "new" timetable.  The seem to only
have changed items pertaining to their "new" simplified orb. 
Unfortunately, they didn't even manage to get that correct either.  

Whoever came up with this, everyone of the boobs in Jacksonville who
signed off on it, should have to carry it in from their vehicle each
day they come to work, and haul it with them everywhere but the
restroom.  I can't believe any person who actually worked in a craft
gave any approval to the production of this.  If they did, they should
just curl up and, well, let bad things happen to them.

Would anyone who has received this monstrosity please post a brief
opinion of this CSX product?  Thank you.

Name: babaso
E-mail: pridecollege@rediffmail.com
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2014

plot from ex army man housing society is tranfered to another person by
collector & now society is refusing to new owner to take as member on
reason that old member have not resigned what is the rule

Name: UTU SUCKS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 January 2014

I would just like to thank the UTU for screwing the younger conductor's
who is denied personal leave days by the company if not hitting the 240
work days to qualify for vacation. UTU agreed to 2 extra personal leave
days per year but gave up our right for everyone to receive personal
leave days... I worked almost 75% of the number of days to qualify for
vacation due to being furloughed on and off all year and will receive 0
personal leave days and 0 vacation days for the year... The UTU sucks
just as much as CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2014

The reason independent worker unions don't succeed is because they are
too small, if they are bigger they will get bigger. join these unions
AND the traditional unions will notice, so you win both ways. Ignore
them (small independent unions) and the big unions will ignore you.

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 January 2014

You guys are idiots... This web site is called  CSX SUCKS not  LBT
SUCKS.. You idiots, we don't care how many people that  lady dates...
Focus on the company... Cry babies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas T&E employees!  Especially the employees who have been
HARASSED, INTIMIDATED, and FIRED by this unethical outfit that calls
themselves a railroad!  CSX DOES SUCK!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 December 2013

Legal troubles...

Its a growing trend these days when any company gets wind of one of
their employees are in any kind of legal trouble to take action. In
most cases its separation because the company is only concerned with
their public image. As long as your story stays out of all media you
might be able to go on undetected. If you are convicted and the company
conducts a background check on you, you might have some questions to
answer. I guess best case scenario is you make all of your court dates
and serve you punishment with out disrupting your attendance record. If
you start missing a lot of time im sure someone is going to start
snooping. The worse case scenario is conviction comes with some time to
serve and then how do you explain all that. Hopefully your lawyer works
up a plea deal if it looks like your going down for the charge.
One of my coworkers got arrested for domestic violence...was
convicted... his sentence was for him and his wife to attend classes
and pay a fine...no jail time. All his court dates were on days off and
same with his classes. He lucked out.

Name: JP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 December 2013

Are you pissed at CSX.. Are you pissed at your Union.. You could do
something about it and Join Railroad Workers United... 

Check us out..

www.railroadworkersunited.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 December 2013

ACL Man here...

Thank you guys for all of your advice. My surgery is scheduled for next
week. I absolutely have to have it repaired got a second opinion and
everything. I am trying to be objective through all this and I think I
am going to wait to see how the company treats me before I take any
other action. Their actions will dictate mine. I have some lawyers
recommended by my union but will wait to call them until the company
gives me reason to. Thanks again to all... wish me luck under the
knife... and everyone have a great holiday season. Take care all. Be
safe out there.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2013

Mr ACl man, make sure you ask your Fela attorney which union he works
for before you hire him...lol  Stay away from Dr Tia Chung
(orthopedics) in Montgomery Al, he is a yes man for you know who...lol
By the way it sounds like you have a few union men giving you some
advice...lol  Ask yourself if there working for the union or csx or
both.... Watch out for snakes csx is full of them......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2013

Mr ACL Man:
 You can expect anything, I was off with a shoulder injury and csx went
as far as having someone approach my mom and niece in a parking lot, I
now know who they hired to do this...can you say payback...lol (Bucket
list)  They even got to my Attorney, he was a Union Attorney (TCU) but
didn't tell me until it was over.... So you can expect
anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    And they will get away with it
to!!!!!  Forget about the EEOC to, they found for me, but refused to
help me,  Does that tell you anything????

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 December 2013

Hello Gang!!!

I was hurt at work (torn ACL). I require surgery. I just would like
some advice from some Railroad Veterans... Is the company going to find
a way to fire me? Should I be looking for CSX employees to be disguised
as telephone workers to conduct surveillance on me, tap my phone,
monitor my internet usage? I feel like I am in for a wild ride with
this company. Any advice? Any I deal what I could look forward to for
damages? Any insight would be great. Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2013

{SEX at CSX}...lol     I worked for csx for almost 13 years before I was
set up, harassed, threaten and terminated I seen a trainmaster that is
now with the FRA go after many women and get a few of them according to
him....lol  I seen a terminal trainmaster (female) with another woman
setting in her lap kissing...LMAO The same woman that was setting in
her lap was having sex with another trainmaster a year or so before
that....lol But she was a switch hitter and when your a switch hitter
or just gay and you are willing to do anything  for csx, they will
reward you.....lol  Just like the newest clerk that is now in
Jacksonville, she had been arrested for various things and caught
stealing from csx, but there was nothing she wouldn't do for csx, now
she's in Jacksonville where she belongs.... You guys in Montgomery
know who she is....lol   CSX does not terminated these kind of people,
they move them from state to state or move them back to their old jobs,
you know how it goes!!!  From a Clerk to a trainmaster back to a
clerk..... Or back to an Engineer, isn't that right Danny
Boy........LMAO    Sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut and
don't do your union job (TCU) like you should, csx will move you from
Birmingham to Jacksonville as well, no name needed here, everybody in
Birmingham knows who you are ....lol   I need to write a book.... 
Before I forget, I was told by a (TCU) union man in Jacksonville that
all CSX had to do was make a request and he would  remove any part of
your agreement that they wanted to be removed, now for all of you
people that believe your union in Jacksonville  is ready to protect
you...lol  Get Real

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 December 2013

In reply to the Retired FRA inspector, the only way I could prove it, is
if I could get the FBI to interview the people that was there, I have
informed the EEOC, but they had already closed my case and refused to
re-open it....  The EEOC did find for me, but would not help me in any
way, so that tells me that csx has a lot of pull with the
Government.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 December 2013

Thanks to the person who replied to ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com with the
lawyers info. Unfortunately my Wife deleted this message (so I can't
contact them)and I am hoping that you'd be kind enough to reply again
to my email address with that same info. Thank you very much for your
response.







E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue"

CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX
who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I keep reading how much you guys dislike the unions, but no one does
anything about it...  Let me tell you about my union man.  He stood in
the Birmingham crew room or round house and listened to a man  (Don)
scream at other crews telling them how much he enjoyed setting me up
and having me terminated, do you think he went to the head of the union
(TCU) and told them ????   No he didn't, did you Mat !!! And you call
yourself a Christian ????? He didn't even inform me of the time and
date that my mediation was going to take place so I could defend
myself.... I had to hear all of this from another Clerk out of
Montgomery, both of these men called this clerk and told him about
these events, didn't they Jason!!!!   I've always heard what goes
around, always comes back around to bite people in the A**, ""Trust
me it will""   
 
 For all of you RR's that wonder about the FRA, just look at some of
the people that work for them, most of them, but not all are former
train masters, that will over look what the RR's are doing... I had a
former train master ask me every day if a switch was right and this
same man now has a job with the FRA....lol  You guys in Montgomery know
who he is.... The same man that would stand in front of you with his
fist clinched and try to tell you what to do and intimidate
people....Wowwwwwwww

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 December 2013

I posted the truth about being harassed, set up and terminated and the
truth about my TCU union man (Mat) finding out about it or hearing a
man (Don) in the round house (Birmingham) screaming that he helped set
me up, its under the Harassment section of this thing if anyone wants
to read it....  One thing I can't understand is how the "EEOC" can
find for me and not help me sue CSXT or help me in any way????  Does
anyone know the answer to that?????

Name: 
E-mail: ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2013

I'm looking for reply to anyone who knows of a good lawyer to "Sue" 
CSX for a wrongful termination suit. I am a 20 year carman with CSX who
already has a lawyer also working with OSHA on a whistleblower
retaliation claim against CSX. CSX unfortunately fired me for a single
instance of going home sick and foreman said I never Iinformed him; in
20 years I've never had a single instance of any kind of late or
absent fron work issue ever. This same foreman in the past 2 years let
another employee get away continually  with not coming in on
time/leaving early and even not showing up for work at all without
permission and nothing happened to him. But because I turned that
foreman in for falsely reporting me as the cause of a derailment he in
turned put me up on charges of leaving work without permission which
CSX fired me.  SO I ask any and all of you if you know of any lawyer
who can help me sue CSX for this. Please reply to
ljohnnyappleseed@aol.com.Thanks.

Name: Company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving you piss ants. 365 days in a year and we can't shut
down for the holidays. So grab that turkey leg and work boots and get
to work.. Our bonus depends on you..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

It sucks eight days a week!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

November 26, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

I forgot .. Please post names and location of managers that were hired
in there home location.......thanks so much

Name: Asking 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2013

Serious  question ... Does anybody know if anyone has been hired in
there own territory as manager Within the last six years? This is very
important..CSX SUCKS HARD!!!!!!! Thanks guys have a blessed
Thanksgiving and Christmas.......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 November 2013

Ryan Barrs, radnor switchman/conductor, was caught doing gay porn. I saw
it with my own eyes. Ryan barrs sucks dick, literally and figuratively.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2013

And "they" are assholes today!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 November 2013

"They" are assholes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2013

they treat me bad

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 November 2013

BLET/UTU SUCKS .......... Not the unions that we once had..... BLET/UTU
BOUGHT AND PAID FOR....       Period ....    FACT.

Name: Ticked off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2013

It's Time to dump our unions and find other means of protection.
BLET/UTU are bought and paid for period.        BLET/UTU SUCKS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2013

This is part of the problem. If for some strange reason anyone (this one
does) thinking that becoming a TM or RFE is the easy way to work. one
could never be so wrong. They are the folks that may or may not come
from the ranks, however they have a dedication to excellence that is
not found in the below post. kissing ass and being cival are not the
same.-------------------------------------------------------------


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 Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2013

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? 
 TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! 
  BE FRIENDS  WITH THE TRAIN MASTER
BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN !  KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN!
DON'T LISTEN TO  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS!
HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW  YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX  
THERE'S NO BODY  TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU !
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES
WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY !
 OH YA  ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS
IN THE BACK !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 October 2013

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR JOBS? 
 TAKE THE EASY ROAD? THE EASY WAY OUT?........DO THE COMPANY FAVORS! 
  BE FRIENDS  WITH THE TRAIN MASTER
BE FRIENDS WITH THE ROAD FOREMAN !  KISS ALL THE ASS YOU CAN!
DON'T LISTEN TO  THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A FEW YEARS!
HELL? WHO CARES ANYHOW  YOUR MAKING YOUR BIG BUX  
THERE'S NO BODY  TO CARE ABOUT BUT YOU !
YOU DON'T NEED TO PAY ALL YOUR UNION DUES
WHY BOTHER? ITS A WASTE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY !
 OH YA  ALMOST FORGOT THIS ONE? WHY NOT STAB YOUR FELLOW UNION WORKERS
IN THE BACK !

JUST A FINAL THOUGHT FOLKS ALL RAILROADS HAVE YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB
UNTIL YOU GET KILLED ON THE JOB ,GET FIRED, OR JUST PLAIN QUIT, HMMM GO
ON DISABILITY? 

PAID MY DUES FOR OVER 30 YEARS DIDN'T LIKE IT ! BUT THE UNION SAVED MY
JOB AGAINST PETTY CHARGES ! ALL TRUMPED UP! 

ON ONE OCCASION
I DID SERVE TIME FOR A WRONG ACTION  AND GLAD FULLY ACCEPTED  DAYS
OVERHEAD INSTEAD OF JUST BEING FIRED ! DO YOU WANT A JOB WHERE THEY CAN
FIRE YOU AT WILL?.......BE CAREFUL  AND USE DUE PROCESS IF YOUR UNION
MAN WONT GO TO BAT FOR YOU GO THE NEXT STEP IN A TIMELY MANNER

KEEP USING THE PROPER STEPS AND APPEAL EVERYTHING YOU CAN  EVEN IF YOUR
GUILTY!
 KEEP GOOD RECORDS !




WAS BLOWING OFF STEAM HERE    NOT RAILROAD RELATED   WORK SAFE  ! BE
SAFE !  DON'T CUT CORNERS!

Name: I heard that
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Step 1
Complain to the union leadership. If the problem is local to your
union, union leaders may be able to help you by pressuring their
members to shape up. However, keep in mind that union leaders work for
your employees, not you. They will not take an action that is contrary
to the broad interests of their members. They may be willing to help
you deal with a rogue employee or union shop leader who is violating
the law or threatening union interests.

Step 2
Contact your state's Department of Labor Development or Department of
Industrial Relations. Each state has an executive branch agency
responsible for enforcing state labor laws and facilitating good
relations between labor and business interests. Each state has
different specific laws and procedures.

Step 3
Complain to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a
federal agency responsible for enforcing federal labor laws and has
jurisdiction over union violations of the law as well as employer
violations. They can help you with mediation services and even law
enforcement resources, via the U.S. Department of Labor. To file a
complaint, contact the regional NLRB office nearest you. File an NLRB
Form 508 - Charge Against Labor Organization or its Agents.

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2013

Csx does suck.But think about this " We pay our unions to protect our
rights as CSX employees and they have sold us out. Our angry should be
channelled at the unions. The BLET/UTU SUCKS WORSE. By no means I'm I
taking up for this sorry worthless outfit but it's true. Can we
complain to the better business bureau on the blet/utu??? Something
needs to be done fast. The new contracts are approaching!!!! 




                              BLET/UTU SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

same   site more info on  atom !


http://whois.domaintools.com/smasher.org

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

last post  link  bad             use this  one to see who owns  this
site !  

http://whois.domaintools.com/csx-sucks.com

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 October 2013

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW   WHO OWNS THIS SITE ?  USE  THIS LINK !

http://www.whois.net/

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2013

I hate CSX..  Keep hiring those management BOYS to supervise MAN. Lol.. 
Sorriest company that I have ever seen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2013

Hello All, 

I currently work for CP as a conductor. I am trying to relocate to NY
and have found openings for conductors. After reading this site should
I be concerned? CP is running the same way as the descriptions that
I'm reading here and I'm not sure i can handle another 20 years of
it!

Does anyone know about Selkirk division? Where/how it runs? Should I
just say screw it and look elsewhere? 

Thanks in advance

2 1/2 years conductor, 1 year yard clerk, 10 years service center clerk

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A

You make no sense whatsoever!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:_________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
The below post from the FRA say's so much. I made a comment or two and
the FRA runs to what they feel is correct. Then it runs downhill. I
understand FRA inspector to FRA inspector over many years. Let me tell
you a lot of the class passed by this person, and for good reason. Not
sure about the history.
______________________________________________________________________


Well, I know what trolls and foamers are! And I doubt if there are
many
railroad employees today that don't. Your previous statement that I
had
"a hard on for the trade that I was so involved in" makes no sense
whatsoever! I never had much use for railroad management, but the
contract people were my friends. I enjoyed being around them and did
everything possible to help them. And they trusted me not to go to
management and repeat what they said. 

I visit and post on this site as another way of keeping abreast of how
CSX employees are doing. And telling these folks what really went on
in
FRA is my right, and I will continue to speak out. They deserve to
know.
Look, if you can't grasp the fact that corruption and malfeasance in
our government is getting out of control, then you can't possibly
understand what I am posting, or why I am posting it.

Name: ?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2013

Does anyone know for sure that atom smasher still owns this site. Could
it have been acquired by someone at csx? How do you find out if it
wasn't taken over by them when it was down and up for renewal?

Name: KandyDancer
E-mail: Kg4cnc@yahoo.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2013

Worked for CSX ( C+O ) in the track gangs 10 yrs-----OH ..KY..WV .
Transfe Ed to the signal dept for 12 yrs then CSX , ..
VA..NC..SC..GA..AL..FL .

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

Well, I know what trolls and foamers are! And I doubt if there are many
railroad employees today that don't. Your previous statement that I had
"a hard on for the trade that I was so involved in" makes no sense
whatsoever! I never had much use for railroad management, but the
contract people were my friends. I enjoyed being around them and did
everything possible to help them. And they trusted me not to go to
management and repeat what they said. 

I visit and post on this site as another way of keeping abreast of how
CSX employees are doing. And telling these folks what really went on in
FRA is my right, and I will continue to speak out. They deserve to know.
Look, if you can't grasp the fact that corruption and malfeasance in
our government is getting out of control, then you can't possibly
understand what I am posting, or why I am posting it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2013

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:


So what makes you so knowledgeable about railroading? You sound to me
like a troll or a foamer. Your comment about dress shoes being worn by
engineers tells me that you are not, nor ever have been, a railroad
employee._____________________________________________________________

Mr FRA, to respond to question one. I was there for a few years.
To question 2. not sure what a Troll really is, nor what a Foamer
really is. Guess you can define those terms for me.
Now for the dress shoe comment, i wore sneakers one time as a Fireman.
today i am sure steel toes are required, however at one time that was
not the case. Hopefully you learned something. I would never claim to
be as knowledgeable about any subject as you seem to feel that you are.
Now you know why (with in the gov system), you rose from FRA Inspector
to FRA Inspector.

Name: Dr. X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2013

Diagnosis: 
the crap is still flowing freely out the mouths of RRJackAss and
HoMoNoMoGetaLifeYouDeadBeat. AtomSqueezer must be off whacking his
subliminess smallness schweicher nodule, his brain cancer is terminal.


Prognosis: Death by Bullshit. 

Cure: jump in front of a cement truck on Interstate 99. Nothing else
will cure these old pathetic geezers.

CSX wizened words of the day:  "shut the fuck up, stupid". 
Courtesey of your CSX management team.

Only sane person on here: Robert Pines

NoMo, tell your wife that her next proctology exam with me is tonignt
at 10pm, room 620, Hilton Hotel. Tell her to Bring some extra coconut
oil this time.

Name: Happy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2013

Frulla will be the new V.P of the northern region effective Sept 1....

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2013

Heard Frulla was going to the northern region, not sure what position he
was promoted to. This was from Jacksonville.Scheduled to take place
around September 1.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2013

Active FRA:

Let's get something straight right now whoever you are, I retired on
my own free will. I was even asked not to retire by my supervisor. He
stated, "I wish you wouldn't retire." And I might just sue your ass
off for falsely accusing me of stealing. A court order would quickly
reveal your identity. You are the one that is lying! And another thing,
I wasn't paid overtime for working nights and weekends. I worked nights
and weekends because FRA management requested that we do so. And your
statement that I said overtime pays me what I was worth is another bald
face lie. You are a real piece of work! 

I retired because I could. I had the time and I was tired of dealing
with asshole trainmasters and superintendents. And because FRA Region 2
no longer supported regulatory enforcement the way they once did,
retirement was a done deal for me.

Yes I did generally inspect outbound trains. And if CSX had done its
job there would have been no delays. I was finding numerous defects
that should have been identified during CSX inspections. If CSX had
made the trains right there would have been no delays. I never cared
that trains were delayed because they did not comply with FRA
regulations. I did not take an oath to facilitate on-time train
departures. I was doing my job in the most effective manner possible.
And because of that, I was bullied and stalked by Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and Trainmaster Lennon Givens. The Lake
Township Police put a stop to the actions of those individuals and
there is a record of that. I understand that Givens was transferred to
Chicago shortly thereafter. 

I strongly suspect that you are a CSX Superintendent or Trainmaster and
identified yourself as "Active FRA." Perhaps you are Rob Burkett.
Regardless of who the hell you are, I am proud of my record at FRA. And
I was never in any kind of trouble or reprimanded for anything. I
constantly received distinguished evaluations for my work. There were
very few inspectors that were finding more defects or writing more
violations than me.

So, you piece of shit, crawl back under your rock with all of the other
snakes!

Name: Active FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2013

Hey retired FRA...Your name is Robert Lusher... I find it funny after
you were forced to quit the FRA that you now stoop to this...Man just
get over it...You got caught stealing and where run out of the
FRA...The facts are that you only worked when you could claim overtime
nights & weekends...You made the statement that "the overtime rate is
the only rate that pays you what your worth"... You where recorded on
video breaking many safety rules...Finally you only wanted to make
inspections on outbound trains to maximize your impact to operations
which you where also recorded saying... The only thing that you spew
that is true is that you are retired... BY CHOICE THOUGH...YOU COULD
HAVE ELECTED TO BE FIRED!!!

Enjoy your retirement Robert...You piece of S****!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2013

Well said FRA (retired).

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2013

Other, non-employee, for N/A:


So what makes you so knowledgeable about railroading? You sound to me
like a troll or a foamer. Your comment about dress shoes being worn by
engineers tells me that you are not, nor ever have been, a railroad
employee.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2013

I am responding to this post simply because the FRA inspector may have
served his time, paid his dues, and after all of those years still has
a hard on for the trade that he was so involved in. As a gov employee,
retired on a pension, he might be happy. Sounds like something
different. what really got me was his comment on the fair- haired boys.
Transportation employees are just that, nothing more nor nothing less.
The way to the right seat in a locomotive is something foreign to the
FRA inspector. He works Monday threw Friday, with a little OT at times.
Not the same deal. When you see an engineer get on a locomotive in dress
shoes, remember this is not his/her first rodeo, there is a lot of blood
lost in that transition. Every Conductor/Engineer that is operating
today, are true professionals.


Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

You are absolutely right about railroads hiring and keeping people
that
will eventually cause a serious accident. The engineer in Spain seems
to
be an excellent example of that. I hear that he actually bragged on
Facebook about the speeds he operated his trains.

But on the other hand, railroad management often fosters unsafe
practices in the name of production and on-time schedules. And if the
employee is a yes-man (or woman), that individual does not seem to be
watched as closely as others. That is until he or she screws up and
causes an accident. I wonder if the engineer in Spain was not properly
monitored because he always kept his trains on schedule? This all goes
back to the early days of railroading, when the runners were the
fair-haired boys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2013

"Tired of whining"

I practiced what I wrote, now what are you going to do?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2013

Dear Story Sharer,

Do you know what union holds the RCO agreement? Do you know what union
holds the trainman's yard agreement(s)? Are you sure that your BLET LC
appealed your discipline grievance through the union that you were
holding craft at the time (RCO operator is UTU jurisdiction) because if
the appeal wasn't progressed through the UTU, you're phucked. Bottom
line; if you're a yard snake (trainman) belonging to the BLET, you're
a fool. Not saying one is better than the other but come on....

Name: 
E-mail: broken_rail@hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2013

With all the harassment and discipline being handed out by CSX, it's
time to band together and do something about it! Don't just sit on
your ass with a passive attitude. I reads all this whining about how
bad this place is to work, but never any action taken break it off in
CSX's ass. 

It is a known fact that this company cares little about you. All they
care about is the bottom line. They deny legitimate claims, pay claims
for pennies on the dollar, cheat you out of overtime, lunch violations
etc. The list goes on and on. And what do we do, we let them with out
retaliation. Time to band together and make THEM suffer.

CSX hates bad publicity. 

1. RCO crews, work BY THE RULES ! There is no reason for you to hurry.
You will not be rewarded for your performance, you will just get
another switch list handed to you. Early quit? was it worth busting
your ass over 30 minutes?? Risk life or limb to help these greedy
fuckers increase their profits off the backs of trainmen?
Get hurt and see how quickly they dis-own you.

2. Take your allotted heat / cold weather breaks. Remember, CSX
educates it's employees on proper hydration, heat/cold exposure. You
are allowed to seek relief when necessary. There is NO time limits
between seeking relief from extreme heat or cold.

3.Walk slowly, especially on road ballast. If you slip, trip, fall
while performing your duties, make damn sure you report it. Most of
all, ensure you have on the required footwear. Road ballast is the most
common cause of injuries.
 
4.No favors! Do not take " short calls" from the CMC. If they screw
up and forget to call someone to fill a vacancy, that's not your
fault. Take your 2-3 hour call. Delayed trains cause back-ups. Pisses
off the customers as well.

4. If a company official asks for a favor, and we all know they do from
time to time to make themselves look good and break a few rules in the
process, cover your ass! You are not going to be charged for NOT
breaking a rule. Who will defend you if you fuck up? Not that official
that asked for the favor..... you can be sure of that.

5. Make sure you are "on time". Being late can invite a charge of
delaying trains etc.  Have all your bulletins, train orders and job
briefing when on CSX time. You do not have to perform any duties while
off the clock. You responsibilities start at the beginning of your on
duty time. Not 20 minutes before. So make coffee, change your shoes
etc.  But do not pull your train orders off the printer until you are
actually getting paid. What are CSX pricks going to do to you? Your not
allowed to perform ANY duties on property unless you are on duty. These
CSX officials could even charge you with being on the property
illegally if you get to work too early. Fuck them with their own rules.


6. FMLA  If you have to have it, get it. CSX bastards hate to have
anyone on FMLA. It takes the fun out of CMC intimidating you to work.

7. Quit bitching about your Union and get involved. They are not the
real enemy. Granted, they seem to be in bed with the company recently.

8. Engineers need to do a thorough "calendar day inspection" of
locomotives when necessary. Especially when on overtime.  Note ALL
defects. And most of all, the defects require a visit from the repair
facility. Nothing pisses CSX off more than having a locomotive reported
that needs repair. And the toilet issue, nothing needs to be said there.
We all know CSX locomotives are some of the worst. CSX could care less
about your comfort while sitting on a hot, stinky locomotive for 12
plus hours.

9. Stop way short of any hand throw switch when coming into the yards.
So the conductor has to walk a little. Slow down. Keep the yard crews
from doing their job just causes more delays for outbound trains. And
we all know how these CSX pricks like to lie about actual departure
times. You don't need to go 10 mph in the yard, that's just the
limit.

10. DO NOT take a train over territory you are not qualified on. Even
if you have operated on that territory years ago. You are not allowed
to operate on a division/sub division that you had done over one or two
years ago. CSX would nail your ass to the wall if you took a train while
doing them a favor, and you had some sort of mishap. These fuckers would
be the first to crucify you. What is your defense?

11. You cannot refuse to do what you are told by any officials. If
ordered to do something unsafe, call the FRA or OSHA. CSX loves having
been "dimed" to the Feds. I know, I called OSHA on them many times.
Make sure you have names, dates, and places when reporting.
Witnesses as well.

12. Never, ever give lengthy written statements to any officials for
what ever mishap you were involved.. Keep is as short as possible. 
This is just going to be used against you in any investigation. You may
forget what you wrote. And make a copy for yourself.

13. DO NOT TRUST ANY OFFICIAL ! Regardless of your cozy relationship
with them. In the end, they will protect their ass, not yours. You are
a liability in the eyes of CSX management.


I would also suggest any and all CSX former employees that have been
terminated to contact me. I think we should all pay a visit to
Jacksonville and stage a protest in front of their headquarters.
What are they gonna do, fire us?
Spread the word...............

                  broken_rail@hotmail.com

Name: What next
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2013

Frulla has been promoted!!!!!!!! He is leaving the huntington division
very soon....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2013

Think about it: It took Railroad CEO'S 150 years to finally generate
obscene personal wealth.

Lobby or bribe politicians to hire FRA Inspectors from their personnel
management pool.

Bribe local union officers to trash claims and pay the officers their
personal created claims....When one union officer trashes hundreds of
thousand dollars in claims, imagine the effect of twenty union officers
doing the same thing system-wide. Who reaps the reward? 

Pay a bully Road Foreman of Engines $100,000 annually to instill fear
in you (daily) from the moment you step on company property.

The accumulated wealth of the top 5 railroad ceo's is over One Billion
Dollars!
TE&Y Employees are the only employees subjected daily torment of
threats getting fired!

Please post in your nearest ready room or send to Mike!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2013

I like how I got an email from my piece of shot LC Wesley Griffin about
a meeting he went to in Boston. He carried all his little buddies with
him. There was a list of all in attendance and these fuckers from
Fitzgerald outnumber terminals of larger sizes. Good to know my dues
are sending that faggit pussy bitch and his company cock sucking
friends on vacation.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2013

July 29, 2013 and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2013

Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years:

You are absolutely right about railroads hiring and keeping people that
will eventually cause a serious accident. The engineer in Spain seems to
be an excellent example of that. I hear that he actually bragged on
Facebook about the speeds he operated his trains.

But on the other hand, railroad management often fosters unsafe
practices in the name of production and on-time schedules. And if the
employee is a yes-man (or woman), that individual does not seem to be
watched as closely as others. That is until he or she screws up and
causes an accident. I wonder if the engineer in Spain was not properly
monitored because he always kept his trains on schedule? This all goes
back to the early days of railroading, when the runners were the
fair-haired boys.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

Boo-hoo......it's always somebody elses fault when I screw up......is
that the new American way?......but I guess it's inept people that are
hired on in the first place is why we have such a huge operating rule
book ......with all of these  accidents happening it will only get
larger......getting a bigger grip today......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

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

Name: Locomotive slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2013

WE NEED TO VOTE THIS SINGLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT/ Bonus/ bids out on the
next contract . LETS GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL AVAERAGE WAGES. PLEASE DO
THE MATH ...    More money on the national average..

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2013

Yes... Frulla has destroyed the Huntington division,but if the upper
management doesn't care so why should we.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 July 2013

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

Name: Laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2013

You idiots prove everyday to the company that you are a bunch of back
stabbing babies.You post thing about each other on here like a bunch of
school girls.PLEASE READ THE NAME OF THIS WEB SIte. " C    S     X     
 S     U    C   K   S   ".     Bunch of over paid girls.Band together
and fight..Starting with the unions.

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==mad shitter .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2013

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

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2013

to the person calling them self hoyer also::




please use your own name when making post on this board!

as you can see bye my previous posts i do not use any sexual language,
or use any profanity words in my post.

so would you pleases stop making post under my name

                   thank you

Name: Hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2013

To The Engineer that called me a retard,

   You must be one of the good boys for the trainmaster.
You probably take him the deepest in both ends, don't ya?
Why are you trying to cover this up so bad? Why would you protect a
tranmaster or any other company official for that matter? Your just a
COMPANY KISS ASS that works out there. An old timer that retired told
me EVERYONE that works in Ashtabula are BLOWBOYS!!! You just proved his
point.
KEEP SUCKING EM OFF  YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB APPARENTLY....

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2013

Is it time to strike yet?  BLET/UTU are the best company bought unions
that money can buy.ITS TIME FOR A STRIKE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of cry
baby push overs..

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2013

Hey APE:

You hit the nail right on the head. Certain people lust after
management positions and would stab their grandmothers in the back to
get one. And after they get those positions, they are willing to do
anything to anybody in the hopes of climbing higher on the ladder. But
there are many ethical local chairmen out there that fight the good
fight for their members every day. I knew many of the good ones. And
they helped keep me apprised of the misdeeds of management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2013

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2013

Hoyer:

Are you back to playing your cowardly games again?  Who is it in
Ashtabula that you have a hard on for?  People don't get away with
anything more out there than anywhere else.  They discipline and put
people on the street just like other yards, and YOU KNOW THIS!

Grow up retard!

Name: hoyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2013

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

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 May 2013

Hey Freddie;

Where you been...it's been a minute or two since we've seen or heard
from you. You keeping all those guys at the "Burning Journal"
straight?

Put your feet up and sit for a spell with us!

Name: Freddie Krueger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 May 2013

Looking for intel on a manager named Helmsly?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2013

I'm sure someone will appreciate this. A web site called Daily Turisimo
features ads on interesting cars seen on other sources, such as e-bay
and Craig's list. Anyway, Carrol Shelby built some custom Mustangs for
Hertz, which used to go cheap and now are quite collectable. Featured
today, Thurs 2 May is the replacement, an Omni based 1987 CSX-T,
currently on Craig's list for $750? Perhaps we all chip in, restore
it, and give to M. Ward? Just a thought!I hope we are not infringing on
Shelby and Chrysler / FIAT copyrights. Maybe that's why our engines are
labeled HLCX? so no one will confuse us with the real CSXT?

Name: ===Todd Novac==
E-mail: ==shit bag .com==
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2013

HE ===TODD NOVAC ====    boy the truth hurts  maybe you should go back
to cooking !!!!! maybe you dipped one to many times in the secret sauce
!! or is that cum on you check from the train master . you       have no
shame showing you face at work  and we know what you realy think of your
fellow workers  May a herd of monkeys shit on your head===== Fat boy====

Name: ===Todd Novac===
E-mail: I suck a Dick .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2013

=======Todd Novac ======= updates . he has made a complant to CSX about
harassment  that this should be not talked about !!!!!! he claims he
only barrowed the money and as a union official he was allowed to do it
without breaking the law . LOOK at medina county criminal records . We
should all stand up against him Fuck the company And fuck the UTU for
letting him Back Fuck you ===Todd Novac

Name: ==Todd Novac==
E-mail: scumbag .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2013

TODD NOVAC  Yardmaster at Collinwood  In at Cleveland ohio . Fat fuck
with a pumpkin head . stoled money from our union BLE and was found
guilty !!!!!!!! and the came back as a yardmaster .It shows how weak
are unions are !!!!! No one should even talk to him .what happened to
employee un becomining !!!! what a piece of fat shit!! I am sure he is
a snitch for the trainmaster . stand up against him he is no good !!!. 
 And also he stated I was going to pay it back . like they all do
!!!!!!!!!

Name: JoAnn Brooks
E-mail: royaltyreigns09@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 April 2013

RAILROADERS, PAST and PRESENT . . . 
I have been reading your comments and there definitely must be
"CHANGE" within the Railroad System.  I am a former CSX employee with
over thirty (30) years of experience.  I have also taken advantage of
the educational reimbursement program, earned a Master's Degree,
Facilitated training programs for management and union employees.  My
last position allowed me to work with the gentlemen in the field, SPG
and Maintenance of Way through the Human Resources Department in
Jacksonville, Florida.  I am currently fighting in COURT against some
of the very things you are upset about . . . bullying . . . retaliation
. . . discrimination . . . unfair treatment . . . safety violations and
much more. . . . I really want to know how many of you would be willing
to rally . . . stand together and really let your voices be heard
without sounding uneducated and WIN back  . . . what has been STOLEN
from US?  Profanity may relieve the hurt and disbelief temporarily, but
not intelligently get your point heard . . . MONEY RECOVERED and JUSTICE
REIGN!!!  WHAT SAY YOU???  Thanks  JoAnn   IS THE COURT SYSTEM
INEFFECTIVE?  MY GOD ISN'T!! HE RULES . . . Again, WHAT SAY YOU? TIME
TO ACT NOW . . . LET ME HEAR FROM YOU . . .

Name: StUPid PACIFIC
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 April 2013

First I must say I love this site. There is a new NS in town, and I
would say it beats out the Chicken Shit Express . Its The one and only
Stupid Pacific. Leave it to mangers. Please explain to me how once you
have been dismissed, your to report to another hearing on new charges?
Then fired again. I would like to have any information on this one.
Also there is a big difference between a FELA Lawyer and a RLA Lawyer.
We are told to know the rules but mangers aren't in a dismissal case?
I was award my job back from the PLB , but in the mean time I was
brought up on BS charges from the carrier. Its like getting pissed on
and asking yourself if its raining . For the Love Of God, the Special
Olympics go to Union Pacific. Bring civil charges against these
managers if you win your PLB case.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I agree he needs to be got read of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 April 2013

yes I know this is not professionalism, but it needs to be said FUCK
Frulla I'm glad the coal fields are finally sticking together and
putting csx in a bind with no one available.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Crane just got Burrus's job. Maybe people can not be so uptight now

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2013

Wake up it is time to consolidate our unions call your local Teamsters
office to get assistance with representation.  

Go to: https://nlrb.gov/forms download NLRB Form 502 – petition.

Download form and get signatures, let us end our differences and
consolidate for the benefit of the employee.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 April 2013

APE 1 yr and Nasty,

Unfortunate is the fact that there are bad apples in ANY industry,
however that being said I don't believe the casual and outside look
you present here represents Union Officers as a whole. Most aren't
"in it for themselves" as you claim. Most are in the job to better
the working conditions for the membership PERIOD. Perhaps if you had
more time on the railroad and didn't look at only what you want to
believe and are fed by our wonderful media, and took the time to show
up at your local union meeting you might start to view otherwise. 
Biased Opinions such as yours presented here are nothing more than
baseless misinformed bullshit and serve to do nothing else than prove
how baseless and misinformed you are about what REALLY goes on in the
union world. Try stepping up and serving others than yourself, do that
and then you might have a reason or rationale for some of what you
espouse, until then you're nothing other than a company troll on this
site.

Name: Stildragon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2013

For the folks near New Orleans familiar with him- Trainmaster Todd West
was recently seperated from the employ of CSX.  They should have done
it long ago.  Rots of Ruck todd.

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2013

IT'S TIME TO STAND UP AGAINEST OUR UNIONS AND DEMAND MORE THAN B.S
...or face a law suit ..WE PAY THOSE FOOLS FOR NOTHING...I vote for a
class action lawsuit ...They love our union dues but do NOTHING FOR
US....

Name: Nasty company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2013

Guys ..Here is the bottom line.CSX will indeed do anything and
everything to you.If it benefits the company.But here is some food for
thought.We pay our unions to protect our rights as laborers, and to in
force the AGREED CONTRACTS.I HATE CSX but the company can only get by
with crap if the PAID unions allows it..I believe that I hate the
unions  (BLET/UTU) more because I pay them to screw my eye balls
out..until the unions band together and fight then will we lose the
battle.. GUYS IT'S TIME THAT WE EXPECT MORE FROM OUR UNIONS..the fox
is in the hen house..A DIVISION MANAGER STATED " THE UNIONS WERE
BOUGHT OFF YEARS AGO"  Fact !!!!!!....if it walks like a duck AND ACTS
LIKE A DUCK THEN IT'S A FREAKIN DUCK BOYS!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

WHAT A GREAT JOB! WHO CAN I FIRE TODAY? WHO CAN I TALKED TO LIKE SHIT?
OR MAYBE I WILL TRY TREATING MY EMPLOYEEES LIKE I WOULD WANT TO BE
TREATED! NO THAT WOULD GET ME IN TROUBLE GUESS I WILL TREAT THEM LIKE
SHIT BECAUSE THATS THE WAY CSX TRAINED ME TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2013

CSX COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR SAFTY!!! JUST MOVE THOSE TRAINS OR WE
WILL FIRE YOU! GOOD JOB CSX HIRE MORE TRAINMASTERS OFF THE STREETS THAT
KNOW NOTHING ABOUT RAILROADING! BUT THEY SURE KNOW HOW TOO ACT LIKE A
BIG SHOT!READ MORE BOOKS THEN YOU MIGHT LEARN HOW TO GET TRAINS OUT OF
THE TERMINALS ON TIME!!

Name: "Fed" Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 April 2013

Feed Up,

It's because of individuals, such as youself, that "management" will
never respect the craft(s). Quit embarassing us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 April 2013

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2013

Hey Goober...is that you?

Your Tin Foil Hat is kinda tight, isn't it?
____________________________________________
____________________________________________

NOMO, 
The Goober is still hanging around, not saying anything, 
just listening. you know a lot about the RR and how it operated when
you were there. you are driving those that worked before you away with
comments like the above. The comment does not make me mad, nor does it
excite me. Sad might be the best term.


GOOB

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2013

Happy Easter!!!    March 31, 2013....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2013

Hey Goober...is that you?

Your Tin Foil Hat is kinda tight, isn't it?

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

Sorry but the name should say "fed up".

Name: Feed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2013

To the conductor 20/30 years....
 Just because CSX does one thing right ( contributing to our 401k plan)
doesn't mean that they need a big pat on the back..CSX will always suck
due to poor management..have you ever the term "you have been
railroaded" or " I have been railroaded" this term has been used for
over 100 years..why ? You ask... Because the railroad takes what they
want regardless of the consequences of the employee ...here is what I
truly believe....# 1 ...the employee's are only human and not
machines... # 2. The employee's need more family time..( railroad
divorce rate is at 85% ) # 3 The employee's need a more structured job
schedule.( regular calling times) # 4 the employee's need to be treated
as if they do matter, and not just a EMPLOYEE ID...upper management
needs to understand that if it wasn't for the employee's (the little
man and women) that their fat butts wouldn't have a job either.. I
believe that in order to be a manager for the railroad you first need
to have at least 10/15 years of experience... These young managers are
little punks that has never had anything ...If anyone ask me how to
apply for the railroad I really do my best to direct them somewhere
else..My God bless us as we try to make it to retirement ....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2013

CSX at its finest, what ever happened to hiring the best qualified
candidate for the job?
Is this a response to fines for reciprocity? Has this had any influence
on the process associated with the hiring processes?  To hell with EEOC,
hire the best qualified, it’s the right thing to do.  No special
considerations for anyone.  Let the best qualified candidate for the
job be the best qualified candidate hired for the job.
Check out CMC, EEOC at its finest. Definitely influential, first and
foremost they have the strongest case of any department influence by
EEOC policies administered by senior management to take advantage of
current department directive to influence the EEOC policies initiated
by CSX to promote the appearance of CMC compliance to reciprocity
directives associated with the current settlement factors with the
settlement conditions by the courts.
But for those of us who really know, it's all smoking mirrors. It is
all for appearance purposes, obligations for reprobation are being
orchestrated by a non-operational essential department of operations.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2013

TIME TO RATE THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

RATINGS 1 TO 10

1 = KINDA SUCKS
2 = SUCKS SLIGHTLY
3 = MAN U SUCK
4 = U SUCK BIG ONES
5 = U BOTHER ME SUCKS
6 = U SUCK AS A MANAGER
7 = VERY HARD SUCKER
8 = U COULD SUCK START A HARLEY DAVIDSON
9 = U SUCK SO MUCH IT HURTS
10 = U SUCK SO HARD U CAN SUCK A BASKETBALL THRU A MCDONALDS STRAW 

FIRST RATING
BOB FRULLA = 11

Name: TenPlusYears
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2013

After being a loyal employee of CSX for over 20 years, there came a time
when I needed CSX to be on my team they betrayed me. I was accused by an
"Anonymous" caller (My Ex) of violating the covenant of my oath as a
locomotive engineer to never do anything that would endanger myself, my
crew or the public (besides the obvious doing my job). 

I had warned them prior to all of this that she would be calling and
even told them what she would say. Of course when it did happen I was
immediately removed from service and kept from service for more than 60
days. Of course when I went back they played "Dumb" like they had
nothing to do with it and they had no prior notice. (Not that I never
had a failed drug test EVER or anything) 

Long story short I feel betrayed by the company that I have given more
that a decade to so now that she is charged with Felony Extortion for
it (my Ex) I think I will forward this to federal prosecutors for them
to look into CSX's actions......

Name: 1800hurt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2013

The bid system is horrible.We are not machines..WE ARE HUMAN,WE WIL
BREAK DOWN AND HOPEFUL ON YOUR PROPERTY!!! CSX's NEW MANAGEMENT HAS
SET THE STAGE FOR COMPANY FAILURE...EMPLOYEES will start dropping ..so
sad...God bless each employee and there family's..

Name: out of the game  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2013

hey folks?.........is it still illegal to use cell phones on the train? 
and if you have an incident? does the official have the right to use the
cell phone on your train?............not !  your in charge its your
train  , same rules apply to all !  the conductor is in charge and
should have it known !  no cell phones at all !     if need be ? report
the officer  to the  fra  ! pronto!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2013

Other:

How many vice presidents are now employed by the UTU and BLE? I once
heard that they had quite a few. It seems to me that the unions could
better serve their members by spending less money on officers, and more
on defending against the unjust and nasty ways of railroad management.
And you are absolutely right, change must work its way from the bottom
up. Perhaps a union spring is in order for America! In my mind, that,
and putting the right politicians in office, is the only way that the
middle class will ever rise again. Remember, a union is formed when
people join together for a common goal. And a union is torn apart when
special interests develop. Work together people, and don't let
railroad management divide you. Good luck friends.

Name: 
E-mail: stopstealing.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 March 2013

Too Railroad Union Bosses:

Stop the stealing in your ranks....Instead of fleecing the FELA
Attorneys; your Division/Local and General Committees are raising dues
crying wolf by management and using the increases to inflate their
salaries and providing secretive retirement packages to General
Committee members..! $300,000.00 in combined income before retirement
for a Vice General Chairman? For what? Audit your Committees and you
will see!

Leadership must be demonstrated from the top up; or from the bottom up
will change the top up!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2013

The new crime wave in management today...

Can't help but noticing the carrier's indiscretions with corrupt
government officials in this forum. According a retired local chairman;
the rail carriers uses local or division level union officers to subvert
the claims process. They simply pay extra in claims to the local
chairman's from both unions and avoid a substantial payout to the
members as a whole. Railroad ceo's have always been proficient in
devising schemes for stealing from the employees too further stuff
their pockets!

Name: Douche bag
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2013

Yes ..Trainmaster Shiloh Campbell is a douche bag fag..Bob Frulla's
little rat ...He was caught screwing a taxi driver withCell phone
pictures...don't turn your back on this prick...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

SICKOUT FEBRUARY 26 FOR CONDUCTORS
        FEBRUARY 27 FOR ENGINEERS 
Heard the rumor... Anyone else heard about this? Atlanta Division

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

Yeah just looked the one dated 2-22 is gone but the 3-1 is my regular
pay check not bonus.  The word is they are supposed to have it fixed
Monday but who knows. By agreement it has to be paid by 3-1. Guess we
will see.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 February 2013

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

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2013

Hey FRA:

The "Golden Rule" states that he with the gold, makes the rules!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2013

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

Name: Destroyer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2013

Think you work for anyone competent?  This comes out the day the SSA
bonus is to be paid.  Yes, that bonus you agreed to, guaranteeing
you'll make less than every other Class 1.

"During the processing of your 2012 BLET performance bonus, Payroll
generated an incorrect pay stub and published it online through My Pay
or via mail if you receive a paper pay stub.  Payroll has identified
and corrected this issue and processed the correct bonus amount, based
on your labor agreement.  Please ignore this initial pay stub, which is
overstated.  Your second pay stub is the correct amount and should agree
with the actual payment you have received.  

Again, your incentive bonus has been calculated and paid correctly and
is dated for payment on 2/22/2013.  The only error relates to your
original pay stub and your second pay stub should be correct.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your bonus, please call
CSX Payroll at 1-800-582-2655".

end msg


WTF?  How does a Fortune 250 Company let something like this slip? 
Guess they didn't get the numbers fudged properly till the last
minute?  

Yeah, we're lucky to be getting a bonus.  Times are tough.  Every
single operating metric we are measured on improved over 2011.  The
bottom line was $1.9 Bil vs 1.8 Bil in 2011.  The lowest accident
frequency index in the history of all Class 1's!  Best year over year
improvement in train accidents.  Operating ratio improving every year
over year.  You all did well.

We just work for monkeys.  Monkeys without calculators it would appear.

Name: who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2013

I was sitting here reading and thinking about all the comments
posted.Here is the facts #1 who cares that someone is screwing
around!!!! CSX is screwing your eyeballs out every single day. And a
upper end manager stated "The unions where bought off years ago" and
the unions have proven it.So heres the bottom line.Which do you hate
the most? THE COMPANY OR THE UNION? I HATE THE UNION BECAUSE I PAY THEM
TO SCREW MY EYEBALLS OUT.BLET/UTU = unless .... bought off punks

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2013

I look at some of these posts here, and notice people using people's
real names on here. This is just not right, and you all who do this
should chill out!! Not only does it lead to further degradation of what
seems to be already subterranean morale, but it can lead to tons of
legal issues. 

Let's keep names out of this!! No one needs to be knowing all that.

Name: Hater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

I hate Frulla !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  2013

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2013

Please help me understand how in the world the railroad has become a
very very bad placed to work. It's terrible to love your job but  you
hate to come to work. It's not the T&E employeess it's upper
management. We at CSX used ,yep used to be proud of our company.  Those
days are long gone thanks to the bad attitudes of employees who are sick
of the upper management, (the Frulla's,Vierlings, Connors,
Jarrells,Burriss,) and I suppose other
ones I can"t think of. I remember crews taking pride at getting a
train from point A to point B safely and without delay ,now all they
want to do is go to work get on a train and get off the train in 12
hours without getting fired or charged with some bullshit and they
don't care if they ever turn a wheel. There is no pride left.
Thank You Upper Management

Name: It's coming 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2013

Bob FRULLA's accident report can be recieved from the state police
barracks at post 9 in pikeville ky.Pictures of the accident will be
posted.Anyone that needs the information for the class action law suit
on the grounds of discrination due to CSX firing people for small
violations and letting this clown by with his numerous rule violations
without any discipline action for his failures.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2013

Ray-Dar Please.
You have a good job that pays you fairly. Simply go with the work. One
day you will see that every decision that you make today, will be your
future! Oh by the way I noticed your comparison of NS with CSX, they
are the same, as are most RR. Now if ya want to set out for the best of
the best, and you are qualified,CN,MRL,BNSF,UP are just a few
suggestions. Why? because they just do it a little bit better. You have
a lot of options, and could be a modern day boomer, just need to move to
make it happen. Oh by the way all RR are
hireing.-------------____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 Name: Ray-Dar
E-mail: kd.entertainment2002@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2013

Tho i dont, never have, and wont work for CSX, i do work for a company
who as of late is greatly taking after them, Norfolk Southern! We had
at once, worked out of Danville KY, to Oakdale TN. Now, we work from
Burnside KY, to Chatt TN, or Cinn Ohio, or L-ville KY, or Knoxville
TN!
They eliminated our home terminal, as we now have 'conditional home
terminals'. This means, though our family and actual 'home' is near
Burnside or Danville KY, majority of our time is spent in on of the
fore mentioned locations, namely Chatt TN. Our detention time is payed
@ home, not in the lodge, meaning, you guessed it, they want us on a
train and away from our family asap. Meals are done the same way! I
tried claiming meals and detention time at away terminal, they paid
it.
Then took it back 6 months later, all $3,000 of it! We work in co
mingled pool, which means a Burnside Conductor(us) must work with 1st
availble engineer, usualy a Chatt TN Engineer. Our pool and extra
board
conductors and engineers(Burnside) who are comprised of former
Danville
men, spend an average of 10-16 hours @ home(Burnside). We average
30-50
hours in a 'company provided lodge and resturant'(MSI & Tracks End
Resturant) where, by design, we reset our rest due to such long period
in their 'lodge facility'. Id liken this place to a prison, tho im
sure the food is better, and free for inmates! The doors on ALL rooms
in lodge are monitored by front desk, they know everytime you enter or
leave your room. Camera's abound the halls, work our room, the
attached resturant(which is actualy open to public, tho only discounts
arn't for us, there for police, fire, EMS, NS officials and Gov.
officials). Cameras and card required doors monitor the small slab of
concrete out back, they call the rocking chair area(2 rocking chairs
and love type double swing, so conductor and engineer can hold hands
after a hard nites work). Its disgraceful, and to beat that, the
majority of the staff and workers @ the lodge and ajoined restuant
either dont speak any english, or are gay as $2 bills! Give me a damn
break. Wait, it gets better!(it always does, rite?) MSI(motel services
incorporated) is owned and operated by former NS and CSX managment,
hell bent on revenge for all the years of old head crews 'calling and
bugging' officals and officers. This is ran similar to PTI railroad
taxi service. Amazing! Beware, conductors jobs are next, and what they
did to us at Danville KY is only the start, crew co mingling is what
they want. Happy trails to all, and Viva-Co-Mingle!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 January 2013

I - HATE - CSX!

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 January 2013

I love how everyone is so worried about everyone's cheating habits.Take
this crap on Jerry Springer.This web site was designed to show how
corrupted CSX really is.You idiots are showing how retarded you really
are.Uneducated douche bags.

Name: Ray-Dar
E-mail: kd.entertainment2002@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 25 January 2013

Tho i dont, never have, and wont work for CSX, i do work for a company
who as of late is greatly taking after them, Norfolk Southern! We had
at once, worked out of Danville KY, to Oakdale TN. Now, we work from
Burnside KY, to Chatt TN, or Cinn Ohio, or L-ville KY, or Knoxville TN!
They eliminated our home terminal, as we now have 'conditional home
terminals'. This means, though our family and actual 'home' is near
Burnside or Danville KY, majority of our time is spent in on of the
fore mentioned locations, namely Chatt TN. Our detention time is payed
@ home, not in the lodge, meaning, you guessed it, they want us on a
train and away from our family asap. Meals are done the same way! I
tried claiming meals and detention time at away terminal, they paid it.
Then took it back 6 months later, all $3,000 of it! We work in co
mingled pool, which means a Burnside Conductor(us) must work with 1st
availble engineer, usualy a Chatt TN Engineer. Our pool and extra board
conductors and engineers(Burnside) who are comprised of former Danville
men, spend an average of 10-16 hours @ home(Burnside). We average 30-50
hours in a 'company provided lodge and resturant'(MSI & Tracks End
Resturant) where, by design, we reset our rest due to such long period
in their 'lodge facility'. Id liken this place to a prison, tho im
sure the food is better, and free for inmates! The doors on ALL rooms
in lodge are monitored by front desk, they know everytime you enter or
leave your room. Camera's abound the halls, work our room, the
attached resturant(which is actualy open to public, tho only discounts
arn't for us, there for police, fire, EMS, NS officials and Gov.
officials). Cameras and card required doors monitor the small slab of
concrete out back, they call the rocking chair area(2 rocking chairs
and love type double swing, so conductor and engineer can hold hands
after a hard nites work). Its disgraceful, and to beat that, the
majority of the staff and workers @ the lodge and ajoined restuant
either dont speak any english, or are gay as $2 bills! Give me a damn
break. Wait, it gets better!(it always does, rite?) MSI(motel services
incorporated) is owned and operated by former NS and CSX managment,
hell bent on revenge for all the years of old head crews 'calling and
bugging' officals and officers. This is ran similar to PTI railroad
taxi service. Amazing! Beware, conductors jobs are next, and what they
did to us at Danville KY is only the start, crew co mingling is what
they want. Happy trails to all, and Viva-Co-Mingle!

Name: The
E-mail: smart one!!!
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 January 2013

I have been out of this crap hole company for 4 years.  I STIIL SEE IT
TRUELY SUCKS!!!  Damn, now there are men with perfectly looking
Christian wives cheating with defensive tackle material looking company
woman!!!LLLMMMAAAAOOOOO I love it!!: keeping it going!!  Hey Christion??
 Did he at least hit the "BROWN EYE" when he bent it
over???lmmmmaaaooo

Name: United 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 January 2013

This web site was created to open the eyes of
employees,families,customers,and the public on how CSX really is.The
harassment,discrimination,courtesy,lack of customer needs, this
"company" cares for no one.This includes your families.your life..Why
do you think that the company gives use ID #? Outside people looks at
this site to be educated on how Csx really does treat there employees
and customers.So with that being said I want to say this "THIS SITE
WASN'T DESIGNED TO BASH EACH OTHER". Every time a CSX Suck gets on
here and sees employees cutting each other,those clowns smile real big
and say to themself "We're winning there breaking down" so please it
you have a problem with someone and need to release it, go them or put
it on "TOPIX" thanks .....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2013

Stanley,

You are a dummy and they were just trying to get rid of you. simple as
that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2013

I hate his place. Its like i work for Joe the plumber down the
street,have to fight and haggel over $$$

STUPID.....THIS COMPANY SUCKS A FAT ONE

Name: Stanley Fournier
E-mail: sfournier4@twcny.rr.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2013

During my employment as conductor I was being taunted by a trainmaster
sneaking and hiding around work areas looking for any excuse to catch
me in a minor safety violation.  Not any of my fellow conductors had
the pleasure of looking over their shoulders each time they were to
work.  I was cited for breaking a few CSX rules ( two at which CSX
changed their rules after the fact to prove I was at fault).  When
working in Canada and the states not all rules are the same.  So when
given a Canadian rule book we were expected to follow the canadian
rules.  This however, lead to breaking a CSX rule...go figure.  When
the new trainmaster had arrived I was taken aside in private while he
exclaimed that he felt I disliked him.  My reply was that feelings
don't matter.  It's the job done right that matters.  From then on he
singled me out from all other workers and thats when the citations
began.  In the end I was forced to sign a work paper stating I had an
additional job to carry out.  This job being paperwork was a
duplication of what the engineers were performing.  I neglected to send
all my paperwork to the manager and without any warning they dismissed
me.  
During this whole time I was forced to go to Engineer school.  The
letter read if I did not there was a chance of dismissal.  During my
training for Engineer I was placed aside from new employees who were
receiving quick attention.  They did not give me my ride tests as
scheduled.  This leads me to believe there was discrimination and
mismanagement.

Name: Concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2013

For the comment on "Bob FRULLA's  on track accident " pictures and
police report will be posted on here within the next week. Frulla did
not receive any discipline for his non csx rule compliance.Anyone on
CSX PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN FIRED FOR A MINOR VIOLATION AND RECIEVED
TIME OFF NEEDS TO LOOK INTO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINEST CSX ON THE
GROUND OF DISCRIMINATION.

Name: Company greed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2013

Attention ......band 7 and above will be getting there bonuses..Still
unsure about anyone below band 7....SCREWED AGAIN...

Name: 
E-mail: freepress.info
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2013

Good Day Rails:

2013 is the year of containing corporate greed! Why is it that every
Tom Dick and Sue; that's in senior management, making $$millions and
millions of dollars at our peril? It seems like the only thing 
they're good at is lobbying our elected officials and bribing union
officers with "Safety Captain" positions to contain dissent!

Went to yahoo finance and symboled the rail companies. Every major
carrier's CEO has accumulated at least $100,000,000.00 in earnings
(insider transaction). Think about that when you can't layoff for
your
daughter's graduation.

Name: Brendan
E-mail: brendan.osweiler@morganstanley
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2013

Brothers-

I decided to post this note because maybe this will counter some of the
bad treatment that some have received.  I'm a financial advisor at
Morgan Stanley and have many clients of mine who are railroaders and
retirees.  I've come to find that your pre-retirement and retirement
issues are much different than the rest of the public.  With railroad
Medicare, pension (annuity) choices, to health care options, there are
many questions and not always answers other than "call this number". 
I'm beginning the process of holding a dinner seminar where our firm
pays to bring in someone from the Railroad retirement board and talk
about the details of the benefits and also you in turn get a nice free
steak dinner at a good restaurant and hopefully some beneficial
information.   

I'll then be discussing some of the issues that go beyond just the RRB
area of expertise and areas of financial and retirement planning.  I've
received some good feedback from my clients and their fellow
railroaders.  I think the reason I've connected well with your
community is I spent 6 years Active Duty with a tour to Iraq so I
understand the frustration of poor management but also the need to look
out for your fellow brothers.  

If I can answer any questions you're not receiving answers to feel
free to e-mail me.

Name: Sad division 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 31 December 2012

Myself and other CSX customers "WILL NOT ADAPT" to BOB FRULLA's
statement "THAT THE CUSTOMER WILL ADAPT" our business WILL GO
ELSEWHERE !!!!!   That is a fact BOB!!!!!!!!!!!' Good luck Huntington
Division

Name: The Grinch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 December 2012

Merry Freaking Christmas all you CSX Flockers.   I know you are looking
forward to the end of the year Bone US and lots of time off work on the
Holidays.   Maybe you will get your wish and get fired soon because it
is that time of the year.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2012

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 December 2012

No one cares

Just sit back and wait it out. It wont be long before he is transfered
to the GLDV. Thats were all evil puppets go. Rumor has it big boy not
happy about lack of turn over rate so he should be the perfect
candidate!

Name: No one cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Huntington division is now the most unhappiest division that CSX has
....Frulla has destroyed it....I would hate to be the person that
follows him...It WILL take years to fix what he has done....so let me
get this straight ....he does one thing right and screws 10 things
wrong..CSX WAY...

Name: Scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

Please help!!!!! What is going on with management not wanting a lot of
starts? This company is working there crews to death with  people are
laid off...killing the crews that they have.....transportation dept!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 December 2012

the Professionalism at russell ky round house really sucks everyone
there will cut your head off in a heart beat 75% of the electrical
craft 90@ of the gear heads sucks 100% of the office jockeys and unions
need new leardership to take back control

Name: NoMo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2012

Here's an interesting story, with a happy ending no less!

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15998950-after-firing-soldier-in-2000-usps-ordered-to-rehire-him-and-pay-him-2-million?lite

Name: Hot2Trot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

Things will be different after the revolution.


"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get
me."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 December 2012

December 13, 2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 December 2012

Holmes

Fulla will be getting a promotion then and you wont have to worry about
him. His ability to create a turn over rate, fill the seats of the
school with government assisted aid money, hire more military workers
and promote the companies"we are the winners of supporting our
military men and women" award and replacing the 100% paid employee
with the 75% paid employee will win him a promotion to a higher
position...Congradulations! Hang in their and your seniority will go up
and you will be rid of him!

Name: John Holmes 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2012

Huntington division will be experiencing a huge employee turn over in
the next year or so.....Thanks to Bob "Mr Ego" Frulla ....Employees
are tired of this monster....

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 December 2012

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2012

Employed as other


Complexities of running a train? You didnt know that the erad is all
and knowing? The peanut counters who review it are all and knowing?

Complexities...would that be getting a train that has a bunch of
empties on the front and a ton of weight behind them. Maybe a train
with a bunch of overweight tank cars full of liquid on the rear turning
your train into a 10 pd fishing line with a 50 pound sinker on the rear.
A train with 20 loaded auto racks with 10 tank cars loaded with liquid
behind them turning your train into a slinky or an accordion. Love it
when the liquid shifts and gives you that yo-yo affect. Maybe they put
together two motors that dont work worth a sh.. together. Dynamic drops
on your second unit before you ever get it turned off on your leader and
runs into you. Love that slap in the ars. Maybe dynamic wont even start
loading until you get into about 4 then pours the load on. Have to back
it off as fast as you can so you dont get hit with dynamic stripping. 

Yes, mr erad is all and knowing, just like the peanut counters.Fact is
you cant win. They think they know it all!

Name: Broker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 November 2012

Cole,

If you have the extra money why dont you purchase as much csx stock as
you can on the open market. Its extremely cheap and a good bargain and
depending on the cost basis of the share it could reduce the cost basis
on more expensive shares.

.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2012

Employed as other


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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 November 2012

Cole,


Dont know what letter you are talking about, but I havent seen one
single letter that was sent to the T&E employees that said anything
about velocity rates having anything to do with the death of the
bonuses. There was only a reference to the velocity percentages at the
top. You obviously have not read the letter or you received one that
was different from the rest. Did you not receive the letter dated
10/17/2012? Read it again. The loss of domestic coal was Mr Wards main
target for the loss of bonuses. Something the hard working blue collar
workers had no control over but obviously will suffer for.

Now, as for the rumor you have been hearing all over the system about
the velocity being the culprit, it was the supervisors in the fields
that were supposidly told they wouldnt be getting their bonuses because
of poor velocity under their reign. I hope that is true, because maybe
they will wake up and realize they will get more productive bees by
feeding them honey and not threatening them with downloads everytime
they bring their trains in. It has been said that this was just one of
the orders of the new RFE. It has also been said that any incident that
happens will warrent the entire trip to be downloaded and anything found
wrong at all, no matter how many hours before, will be dealt with
accordingly. Im sure we can all remember when the hit squad would only
download a particular time frame(when the incident took place)to
address that issue. Those days are supposidly over. The entire trip
will reviewed and if any little failures are found you will be
repremanded accordingly. So, the thing to do? SLOW DOWN! TAKE YOUR
TIME! Make every decision as if you are sitting right next to MR. ERAD
himself. Its not about moving freight. Its about staying out of
trouble. Remember, you are not dealing with a rational human being. You
are dealing with a heartless computerized box that doesnt have a clue
about the complexities of running a train.

Name: Cole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 November 2012

OK PEOPLE

Mike Ward has succeeded in plunging CSX's stock prices to below $20.00
a share.  I don't know about you, but my BLET 401k is taking a beating.
 Hopefully with our stock prices so low, someone will consider trying
another take over, as the Children's Fund did a few years back.

The time has come that Michael Ward be thrown out.  We need a leader
that doesn't hire VP's or managers that chose to manage by fear.  We
need a leader that will lead.  Not make himself the highest paid CEO by
TEN MILLION, while his T&E employee's are the LOWEST PAID of all class
1 railroads.

Next election, vote your shares and vote Mike Ward's hand selected
board members OUT.

Name: Pete Burris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2012

Scott Gray gives one hell of a blow job guys!

Name: Cole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2012

Gayward Flocker

I agree with you.  Ward is running CSX into the ground.  At the rate
Ward is going, our stock prices will be so low, it will encourage
another hostile take over attempt.  

Ward chose to hire Tony Ingram and David Brown, knowing that they would
install their management by fear style of leadership.  Ward then chose
to promote Cindy Sanborn, who was personally trained by Ingram and
Brown to continue the Management By Fear style.  To top everything off
Ward then had the balls to send everyone a letter saying "due to
velocity being down, sorry about your bonus Suckers."

Who do you think is responsible for the down turn in velocity?  Would
it be Ward for allowing, and encouraging his managers to harass and
intimidate the T&E employees?  I know very few engineers that risk
running at track speed out of fear that the equipment they are on has
an inaccurate speedometer.  What about Ward not providing the crews
with the locomotives needed to move freight.   Instead of giving the
crews the power that they need, Ward likes to put his best power in
storage, so he can claim a tax credit.

Ward and his management by fear style, needs to go.  I encourage each
and everyone of you to consider voting all of Michael Ward's hand
chosen cronies off the Board of Directors at CSX.

Name: Gayward Flocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 November 2012

Attention to all the Flocker ENGINEERS regarding your BONE US for the
2012 year.  Since Obamma got reelected there is a recalculation of 
.006 for the yearly rate.   When Obama lets more coal trains run to
China then the rate will trickle up but until then I feel for you for
signing and agreeing to Bone US.    I might change that to BONE U 


BO WHO   YOU KNOW WHO

Name: CMDAVIS
E-mail: cmd2031@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2012

Hello CSX employees- Looks like your "pouting-Room" is getting full. 
I'm a Mechnical Power Technologist (Engineering Technology  Oklahoma
State University grad. of 1986)    and I want you all to know Ive seen
the same disregard for common sense treatment of fellow human beings 
as a result of overbearing and paranoid management personnel  in the
Naturl Gas industry, and the engine-driven-equipment industries that I
have worked in. Even companies like Monsanto Ive found typically have
managers with no heart these days - Mostly the bottom line seems to be
the only rule that gets followed- Your sacrifices don't get you credit
, your incentives are cut way back due to a lack of desire to engage and
encourage subordinates in a constructive way.  " Ruthless" comes to
mind-  its a movie from the 1940-50's that portrays a man who was
raised as a young man who didnt have much to brag about when it came to
loving parents- as a result, he walked all over everone that cared
enough to help him get started in life including the young women who
would have died to help him win in life. He turned to total shit- had
zero integrity and in the end caused his own terrible endbecause he had
No charity.  Moral of this story - "Don't let the Bastards wear you
down "-famous roman saying.  Keep charity in your heart  and hang in
there- If you voted for Mitt Romney I think you were wise-- Dont be
afraid to stick your kneck out and try to get ahead!

Name: Johnny K
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 November 2012

It is up here NOW and please get this out there. Romney and Ryan must
come out against any and all tapping into the railroad Retirement
pension plan.

http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com/2012/08/railroad-retirement-is-major-issue.html

Obama Attacking Romney On Railroad Retirement, The Biggest Stealth
Issue Of The 2012 Election
Update: We have done our best to be Paul Revere on this important
issue. If conservatives stick their heads in the sand, and allow
Romny/Ryan not to address this,  it is going to result in four more
years of Obama.
How many votes did G.W. Bush beat Al Gore by in the 2004 election?

Nothing is more true to the spirit of the “Taxed Enough Already
movement” than privatized retirement trusts. And nothing is more tax
and spend liberal than to try to liberate these trusts into the
money-flushing toilet that is our government’s general fund.
*****
(Update August 12, 1:32 PM) FULL RADIO INTERVIEW: Mark Levin says Paul
Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney.

I believe that Mark Levin is right, Ryan is a great pick, but he is
going to need to clear up this issue before it becomes their Achilles
Heel.
*****
(Update August 12, 2012 4:11 PM)  The purpose of this article to clear
up the misinformation that is being spread by the Obama administration
and campaign, and their union allies about Mitt Romney and his stance
on railroad retirement. This is not an attack on Mr. Romney or Mr.
Ryan. It is a heads-up!

Name: Ritt Romney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2012

Hello All you Voting Flockers

Gayward is recalculating your Trickle Down Engineer Bonus and things do
not look good because Obama stopped some coal trains.

If your trickle does not get down to you then so be it and hope you
have better luck next year.     Vote for me and gayward will get you a
double trickle.

I am Ritt Romney and I approved this message  


Vote for me and see what surprised I have in for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 October 2012

In 2004 a lawsuit was filed against CSX for an old debt which was an
interest bond of dayton and michigan railroad co.  In the deposition
with csx officer they stated "we are responsible for the debts and
obligations of Dayton & Michigan RR co."  Yet, they wond the summary
judgement in Mississippi court because we had a stupid lawyer that we
later found out was trying his first case.  What can be done now?

Name: GC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 October 2012

ATTENTION!!!

As you have noticed, which you should have, there have been several
reissues of the CSX System Bulletins due to rule changes, errors in
print, etc... If you are coming in and getting your first new reissue
that cancels the previous reissue,  DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT LEAVE
ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE READ EVERY PAGE AND UNDERSTAND ANY
CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE! If you can not find the change that
warranted the reissue then you need to get with the supervisor on duty
and have them tell you what it is. DO NOT LET THEM RUSH YOU OR
INTIMIDATE YOU INTO TAKING A TRAIN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THE CHANGE IS.
It could be something fairly minor or something extremely serious. If
the supervisor can not tell you what it is and wants you to leave to
protect his departure time, then you make him tell you in front of
other witnesses that you can leave without the knowledge of the rule
change and that you will not be held accountable for breaking that rule
because you were not made aware of it or given time to read the reissue
thoroughly. We all know supervisors do not have the right to order you
to violate an operating rule but if they dont know the answers to your
questions and they want you out the door then they need to take
responsibility before you leave. Read the reissues carefully. It has
been reported that some procedures for certain rules have been changed
or "worded" differently from the current operating rules book or
timetables.

Name: skive - gator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2012

well, the fecal smell has resided from tilford yard since the removal
of. Marcus Calhoun Mmcant !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2012

SCREWED!!!!!


Well if you didnt get the peice of toilet paper in the mail sent by
none other than the king himself(mikey ward) then heres a shock for
you. The bonuses are going to be very little and a possibilty of none
at all!  He blames the hard working men and women in the fields for
lack of coal shipments and velocity being down. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE
CRAP!  The hard working blue collar workers have done everything they
were supposed to do all year. It is his white collar peanut counters
who are not doing THEIR JOBS!  If coal is down it sure the hell is not
the fault of any conductor or engineer!

lISTEN UP MICKEY WARD. WE ALL CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW US ANY PROOF OF ANY
TRAIN THAT DID NOT GET MOVED AND DELIVERED. SHOW US ONE TRAIN SITTING IN
ANY YARD THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR OVER A YEAR. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT
EVERY TRAIN THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLED TO MOVE HAS BEEN MOVED AND
DELIVERED. WE HAVE ALL DONE OUR JOBS. IF COAL SHIPMENTS ARE DOWN ITS
YOUR FAULT BECAUSE YOU HAVENT GIVEN THEM TO US TO MOVE. YOU ARE NOT
DOING YOUR JOB! SO CUT YOUR BONUS AND YOUR RAISE AND GIVE IT TO THE
REST OF US WHO HAVE DONE OUR JOB AND MOVED YOUR TRAINS. SELL YOUR
SECOND HOME AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE REAL WORKERS!

HOW DARE YOU BLAME US FOR BAD VELOCITY. TRY PUTTING SOME ADEQUATE POWER
ON THE TRAINS. MAYBE WE COULD RUN TRACK SPEED. HOW ABOUT AN ENGINE THAT
DOESNT DROP ITS LOAD OR OVER HEAT OR WHEELSLIP!
GET RID OF YOUR WHIP AND BEAT AND RULE BY FEAR MENTALITY. GET YOUR WEED
WEASLES OUT OF ALL THE BUSHES WAITING TO POUNCE ON US AT ANY MINUTE. GET
DISPATCHERS WHO DONT TAKE 20 MINUTES TO ANSWER THE RADIO WHEN YOUR
TRYING TO TONE THEM UP. GET YOUR RAIL UP TO DATE SO WE DONT GET THROWN
OUT OF THE SEATS. ALWAYS HAVING TO SLOW DOWN TO PREVENT AN INJURY.  YOU
ARE THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS. NO ONE TRUST YOUR EQUIPMENT.
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRUST YOUR ERAD AND GPS TO BE
CORRECT. WE ARE NOT STUPID! YOUR DETECTORS ARE A JOKE. ALWAYS SOMETHING
WRONG WITH THEM. WE CANT AFFORD TO TRY AND RUN TRACK SPEED. THOSE THAT
DO ARE FOOLS! WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RUN UNDER TO PROTECT OUR JOBS.
SO GO AHEAD AND PUNISH US FOR DOING OUR JOBS THE SAFEST WAY WE KNOW HOW
AND YOU NOT DOING YOURS. 
WE WILL BE WATCHING. WE WILL KNOW WHEN YOU HAND OUT BONUSES TO YOUR
SUPERVISORS ON THEIR TEAM BUILDING TRIPS DISGUISED AS "SPENDING
CASH"! WE WILL FOLLOW ALL THE LITTLE "PERKS" THEY GET. WE WILL BE
WATCHING! WHEN YOU DO, IT WILL JUST BE MORE PROOF THAT YOU ARE
PUNISHING THE REAL WORKERS IN THE FIELDS AND NOT THOSE WHO ARE AT
FAULT!

Name: oooh my
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2012

CSX stock will probable be at 15 or 16 dollars a share if this  railroad
keeps going the way it is. Will someone in Jax wake the hell up and
change things so we can go back to making money insted of trying to cut
and save all the time.Get rid of some of those worthless upper managers
that couldn't run a freaking train around a Christmas tree. Just
amazing, freaking amazing.

Name: Way Over Due
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 October 2012

IT'S TIME, Upper management have cut the roots of CSX enough either by
furloughs or piss poor attitudes they give everyone in the field, now
its time to trim the top in Jax and other areas of wasted
$$$$.Everybody knows if you cut the roots of a tree without trimming
the top if falls over. So do something PLEASE, before we all yell
TIMBER.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2012

SIG MAN!

You will never see any of us get a bonus for not getting hurt and
working safe. First off, fra says it will only encourage us not to turn
in any reportable injuries that are caused by the companies neglect.
Second, there isnt any way in hell that the supervisors will let that
happen because they get the bonuses for US NOT GETTING HURT! Why in the
hell they get a bonus for us not getting hurt is a joke. I wonder if the
stockholders know that the company is wasting all this money on
supervisors that dont do anything but stalk employees to get a failure!
They dont do a thing to keep us from getting hurt on the job. We do it
OURSELVES! I dont know of ANYONE who wants to get hurt. Who wants to
lose a leg or arm or maybe something worse. NO ONE DOES! Another reason
they dont need a bonus is because they have shown in the past that they
will headhunt injured employees so know one wants to take the risk of
turning in an injury anyway. I think their so-called safety bonuses
should be abolished all together and should be used to upgrade crappy
equipment and locomotives(no air, no heat, bad toilets, etc...) and
maybe put some good walking stone down and what ever. Maybe upgrade the
radio repeaters for better coverage. Do what ever needs to be done in
other departments as well........ HA HA HA HA .....never going to
happen! Bonuses encourage them to stalk and headhunt. They dont turn in
failures then they cant justify getting that bonus!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 October 2012

Repeat. same stuff over the second time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2012

The Ethics hotline is a valued tool, which if used correctly, can help
to protect the CSX workforce.  Unfortunately, the Ethics hotline is
abused by the very employees that are supposed to be protected by it.
It has become a tool for the employee to use when they want to avoid
being held accountable.  They believe that if they can create a
diversion by making a false accusation, then they can continue their
unethical behavior of stealing company time or resources.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2012

Has anyone noticed that CSX has a campain push on for the awareness of
the “CSX Code of Ethics” and “Workplace Violence Awareness”.  If you
work for CSX you have received two propaganda mailings within the last
month.  The thing that they are not telling you is that the Crew
Management Center is currently under investigation for a hostile work
environment, coincidental, I think not.  If you have any issues with a
hostile work environment, be it the Crew Management Center, Customer
Service, Train Dispatch, Trainmasters, or any other department or
individual now is the time to act. 

Go to the OSHA website: 
http://www.osha.gov/pls/osha7/eComplaintForm.html  to file an online
complaint.
Or go online to your local regional office at
http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html  and click you regional to file a
live complaint.

Now is the time to act, your name will be help confidential, and your
complaint will be investigated.  OSHA is fed up with the arrogance and
hostile culture of the railroads and are levying record fines, back
pay, and punitive damages to railroads. Railroad employees who have
been wronged by the railroads are receiving record compensation for
back pay, punitive damages, and reinstatement with personal records
being cleared of all records associated with the incidents.  You may
also call 904.232.2895 this the office currently involved with the Crew
Management Center.

If you think your job is unsafe or you have been threatened, harassed,
discriminated against or intimidated by management or fellow employees
in any way, you want to contact OSHA and ask for a review and
inspection of the incident.  Contact OSHA, it is confidential.  If you
have been fired, demoted, transferred or discriminated against in any
way for using your rights under the law, you must file a complaint with
OSHA within 30 days of the alleged discrimination.

The time to make a change is now, remember the corporate culture
related to reporting workplace injuries?  This is the same thing, they
are just expounding their culture of harassment and intimidation to
creating a hostile work environment.

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 October 2012

I think that every employee that recieved the code of ethics pamplet in
the mail should send it back to Jax postage due, what a crock of crap.
our management hides around yards and main lines 24/7 just waiting for
employee to make a mistake(talk about un-ethical). T was a trainmaster
for 10 years and when they had swat teams out they would have a lunch
or dinner afterwards and the first thing they would say is DID YOU
CATCH ANYBODY not did you see anyone doing a good job.Why does CSX want
the employees that make the company $$
have such crappy attitudes. these people are their greatest assets.
Upper managament is the reason our stock goes nowhere. So send your
little propaganda booklet back to Jax ASAP it's not even worth
reading.

Name: Maddawg
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 October 2012

Its Oct 4 2012. I have been away from Chicken Shit Xpress for almost 4
years. Life is great and CSX still sucks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

This all sounds great, but this problem goes beyond crew management. 
When it comes to management itself within the ranks, CSX is without a
doubt one terrible company.  The sad story is that management has been
the problem with this company for years, and nothing seems to change,
it just gets worse.  

There is a reason why employees refer to CSX management as Nazi's. 
Some find it funny, others outside the company find it hard to believe,
yet people continue to be fired everyday on this railroad for the most
minor offenses.  

Most employees agree that they like there job on this railroad, they
just don't like the people that they work for.  I wonder why?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 October 2012

Crew Management is currently being investigated by OSHA for a hostile
work environment.  If you have a story or complaint contact John Waler
904.562.5446 OSHA Investigator. Now is the time to do it.  OSHA is
levying record fines against Railroads for their harassment and
intimidation of its employees.  If we join together and all work as one
we may be able to change the corporate culture and enjoy a working
environment free for harassment and intimidation.  Not just the normal
propaganda campaigns of empty promises.

Name: Sad company 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2012

Bob Frulla is the railroad and if you don't believe me just ask
him......He has destroyed the Huntington division.....ask any
huntington division employes including the officials....very sad place
to be

Name: ydm ago
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 September 2012

But what about LBT?z

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2012

September 27, 2012......and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2012

This site is a complete JOKE!!! I cant believe such a site exists! I
dont think any other corporation has a bunch of grown men employees and
former employee, or should i just call you all children, where a website
has been developed because other people like the people who post on here
just want to cry and complain all there life. My gosh people, if you
dont like your job or this company quit. If you dont work for this
company anymore and are still getting on here bashing it, well then you
have problems way beyond what your posting on here. I heard Mcdonalds
and Wal-Mart are hiring if any of you want the link to apply for there
open positions. I am sure there wages and benefits are comporable.
HA!!! not that there is anything wrong with working at those places,
but i think alot of you have forgotten how lucky we have it. maybe you
should all take a look at what you are doing at work or in your life.
Look at why you are being targeted or why you are so miserable. I loved
the story about the conductor that has been terminated while on
probation while with a trainmaster on a train he had never been on.
Hell yes you got fired and they had every right to fire you! Your
length of employment stated less than 1 year which your right would
still make you in your probationary period. If you didnt know managers
are allowed to set you up in situations and see how you will react.
Well in this case you got PUNK'D - If you have only been an employee
for a few months you went through the REDI center. Do you remember in
your first week at the training center going through a booklet and day
long course on "COURAGE TO ACT"! Well it sounds like when they mail
you the letter saying you got the boot there will be a copy of that
book in it! It was set up so they would see if you would let rule
violations occur or if you would have the courage to ACT and say
something and then if that doesnt work DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! why
would anyone just sit there and let someone else put your life in
jeopardy! lets think about this - How many of you would let a X-Ray
tech. operate on your heart per say! i hope known of you, and a doctor
wouldnt let that happen either. If he say a xray tech going in to do a
surgery he would say something and then stop it from happening because
someone most likely could end up dead!!!I am very sorry you lost your
job- that isnt a easy thing i know and i am not calling you out i am
just trying to make a point! know matter wherer you work it is the same
thing! Follow the rules, do what someone asks you to do whether more
power, coworker or someone under you! lend a hand!!! This company takes
care of there employees and if you dont think they do maybe you should
take a leave of absense and go shadow someone at another company or job
and see how good we got it again. I think a lot of you need a taste of
the world outside the shell you are in at your current job! take care
and quit the crying

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2012

Your face-to-face rules claims are approved by your local trainmaster,
not CSX payroll.  As long as you use the proper claim code, it goes
straight to him.  So, if it's being declined, then talk to him, or his
boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2012

here is a good one for all of you to read. I was forced to face to face
rules class ( along with some other conductors),and wouldnt you know it
csx declined all of our pay. I guess they think we shouldnt be paid for
the class. this has been over two months ago and we still havent been
paid. and they wonder why we all have a bad attitude.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 September 2012

Stunning! Just found out how corrupt a local chairman and general
chairman are....The LC accepted($13K) bribes through claims payoffs
and the GC accepted a lump sum($74K)specifically, to settle an
agreement including his "past due claims," while each member received
$900. Don't think it happened on this RR but another.

Is this legal? Can anyone validate the story? Names/union...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2012

U should contact a lawyer and sue them for harassment Theres no law or
signs that say u cant take pictures

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

RRJ,

     You are EXACTLY right and thank you for understanding where I come
from.  It isn't the same place any more.  Heck, I was there from
2004-2009 in Baltimore.  And just the changes I saw in my short time
there was unbelievable.  However, lets get one thing straight.  I LOVED
THE JOB AND TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT I DID AND MY "PERFECT" SAFETY RECORD
WHILE I WAS THERE REFLECTS THAT!!  But the politics just got to be too
much and I saw (as you said) "OLD TIMERS" looking out for their own
and these new hires not looking out for the future generation of
railroaders.  Otherwise, everyone complained (as they do on here) in
the break rooms, but when action needed to be taken (union meetings,
union rep elections, train master walking into break room, etc), they
folded their tails between their legs and were intimidated!!  I am not
one to be intimidated and I speak my mind. I was ALWAYS told while I
was there "watch what you say man!!"  As I always did, I replied, "I
HAVE OTHER SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS!!!"  Which I am proving today while
I work for the US Government over sea's and making $120,000 a year
(OVER twice the amount I made with CSX)!!!  I am not stating that to
show I am better than anyone!!!  I am not better than that man/woman
begging for change out on the street.  But even the CEO of CSX is not
better than me.  We are all equal!!  It is just the fact that some
people have more power.  But until you stand together as one (as you
said yourself RRJ with union meetings), you will get nothing
accomplished!!  And I didn't (and still don't) see that happening. 
But I hope all is going well with everyone and good luck!!  Stay safe
and God Bless!!

Sincerely,

Jeff White

P.S.- Can someone PLEASE give me the address to the Halethorpe facility
and a contact in Baltimore so I can ship my radio, switch key, hotel
card, etc. back to them??  I would really appreciate it.  You can
e-mail it to me at the address above.  I over sea's but my stuff will
be shipped from the states and I need to let my family know.  Thanks
again and good bless!!:0)

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2012

Pitt whips Va Techs butt
  They need to hire Bob Frulla back as head coach, that way he could
fire all the coaches for losing to Pitt, hell Bob fire all the players
too, why not, you could take on all teams by yourself with your
mentallity, remember there is no I in TEAM or so they say

Name: NY Area Commuter RR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

I have to say to you guys, if you all are really so pissed off with CSX,
and so strongly believe that "CSX Sucks", then why don't you guys
just do the simplest thing in the world to combat that
problem.....QUIT!!! Do you really thinking whining and complaining
about things, yet I bet not a single one of you do ANYTHING to change
things for the better, is ever going to solve anything?? Especially
whining and complaining on this site or any site for that matter??
Don't you think this site is just as bad for company and employee
morale as anything anyone from management at CSX can do to bring morale
down???

Why don't you guys just focus on doing your part to make the job and
the experience better? Do your part to work more safely, do your part
to keep management off your backs, instead of wasting that same energy
to bitch, moan, groan and complain on this site, or any site, yet do
absolutely NOTHING to make your work site and your company any better!!
And come on now, how really can CSX suck if some of you guys have been
with the company for so long?? (Some of you 10 or more years +!!)

I bet you guys come work over here as a Conductor for just one calendar
year, I bet  by the end of the first 2 weeks, you guys will be screaming
to come back to freight, where your cargo doesn't talk back, blame you
for everything under the sun, curse, spit, and assault you, make up
false complaints about you just because they were in the wrong
regarding a fare or policy, etc. etc. etc., we can be here a LONG time
discussing this, not to add to that our own managerial issues. All we
do is our parts to do things better, keep management and the people off
our backs!! You guys don't have to deal with the rigors of passengers
service, especially NY Area passenger service, so consider yourselves
extremely lucky!!

And again, if you don't like working for CSX, just do the world and
CSX a favor and QUIT!!! I am sure MANY of the 10s of 1000s of people
laid off from American Airlines, US Airways, the United
Airlines/Continental Airlines merger and the people axed from General
Motors plants across the East which have been closed down, would love
nothing more than to take your place, and have you take their places
sitting at home with nothing to do. So all of you guys who moan and
groan here, and especially whomever created this site should all truly
SHUT THE FUCK UP, enjoy the fact you have jobs and are gainfully
employed, and instead of wasting energy and time making sites like this
and moaning and groaning about EVERYTHING CSX, do your parts to make the
job, job title, and work site/location BETTER!!!

Name: Jeff White
E-mail: jeff.white25@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2012

It is so awsome to come on this site and actually see I made a wise
decision to get out of this crap hole.  My goodness!!!  I feel so damn
sorry for all RAILROADERS (NO MATTER WHAT CLASS I COMPANY)!!!  I will
repeat something previousley stated on this site and I love the
quote...."It is September 16th 2012 AND CSX STILL AND ALWAYS WILL
SUCK!!!  For you ladies and gentleman sticking with it, stay safe and
good luck (< your going to definitely need that!!  LUCK).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 September 2012

Convict RR is tying 18 hand brakes on 60 loads? I see the truth going
away with that one simple statement. It must be a hell of a mountain,
for that many.

This is my old ass opinion.
1. Auto racks loaded are hot=not there long= 4 or 5
2. Auto racks empty= not so hot and light= 4 or 5

Name: kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2012

I don,t really know how the claims work with our LC and mangment,But i
know a few times it took me 2 yrs to get a lig claim payed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2012

It never changes, it never gets any better.

September 10, 2012....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!

Name: Ex T&E 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2012

http://the-railfan-nation.deviantart.com/journal/Debunking-CSX-sucks-com-220119718

My first visit to this site in 5 years. I quit CSX because I would not
and could not put up with being treated like a turd everyday. 

Why would you go to work day after day, then get on a forum board and
complain about a job you hate?

Name: ConvictRailroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2012

Asside from the 6 months of Denied CA "run-around" claims while I was
forced to the yard extra-board (due to being remote qualified- also was
forced to that training initially) during said 6 months while I was
forced to the yard, working 5 or 6 days per week; working 8 hr shift
remote jobs without any overtime- conductor "new hires" with less
seniority held turns on the Road boards making twice the money I
was...

-- but all that asside, the latest Denied Claim issue I want to report
is the *8 hour claim to perform pusher service while in Thru frieght
service.
I got called for a road job from the yard-extra board "Sweet" i
think-- I can finally make a little money!!
About mid way into our Northbound trip, we are instructed to stop our
train & cut off our 3 engines from our 60 or so auto-racks on the #2
track on the South side of a fairly steep mountain on our main line;

-- so after tying about 18 handbrakes spanning the length of about 30
auto racks - due to some of the cars brakes being on the other side of
the train-& following a proper handbrake test I made my way back up the
hill to the Engines..
cut the Engines off & proceeded north to the other side of the mountain
about 4 miles & there awaiting was a severely over tonnage monster of a
slop freight train of what must've been close to 150 cars & probably
8,000 ft long (which is LONG for our Line) with 2 junker sd40 engines
trailing a 44ah, one of which I think was dead in tow. at any rate they
needed a push & the local job only had a 4000 hp pusher engine & it
wasn't enough for this monster..
So after running around the bottom of this train & coupling up to it
with our 3 motors & set-up & release of brakes we were ready to perform
pusher duty up & over the mountain - which we did & then after releasing
from the south bound train & returning to our train coupling up I walked
the 30 or so cars down the hill to release handbrakes about that time a
thunderstorm let loose & be the time I made it back to the lead engine
I was soaked, but all the while I was saying to myself-- that wasn't
to bad & at least I am gonna get the additional 8 Hrs pay for the
claim... Yeah right! Denied.

I think next time IF asked/directed to cross over services from through
freight to local/pusher service I will ask the Dispatcher to personally
email the DTO & Micheal Ward & ask them if Labor Relations will deny my
claim for the work..

The Problem I have; isn't doing the work, its the being lied to- we
work under a BS agreement (that they forced on us) of which "they"
contort & twist to suit their needs daily to save a dime & basically
screw us out of money every chance they can & when we have an
opportunity to make any extra a BS Denied answer is rubber stamped onto
our claim.

I hope this ends up being read by someone that gives a damn & maybe it
won't happen to you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2012

More CSX corruption:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57506994/obama-romney-offer-different-solutions-to-unemployed/?tag=showDoorFlexGridLeft;flexGridModule


Please comment on the story on the CBS news site.  Maybe they will
investigate them.

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2012

ALERT.....ALERT......ALERT...

CHICAGO DIVISION HEADS ARE SO EMBARRASSED BY DERAILMENTS, REAR END
COLLISIONS AND RF GOOF UPS THAT THEY ARE TARGETING GLD EMPLOYEES FOR AS
MANY FAILURES AS THEY CAN GET. THEY BELIEVE IF THEY CAN GET ENOUGH
FAILURES ON US THAT IT WILL MAKE THEM LOOK BETTER. THEY ARE TRYING TO
PROVE TO THE POWER IN JACSKSONVILLE THAT GLD EMPLOYEES ARE JUST AS BAD
AND INCOMPETENT AS THEY ARE....WATCH YOUR BACKS, DO EVERYTHING BY THE
BOOK. DO NOT MOVE YOUR TRAINS IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT AT ALL. THE BANNER
TEST WILL BE TRICKY. SOME WILL BE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY RAILGRADE
CROSSINGS WITH GATES. MAKE SURE GATES ARE DOWN 20 SECONDS BEFORE YOU
ENTER THAT CROSSING! FOLLOW YOUR HORN RULES! SOME MAY BE DOUBLE TESTED
WITH BANNERS INFRONT OF DEFECT DETECTORS. KNOW YOUR DETECTOR RULES. IF
YOU GO OVER 2 IN A ROW AT LESS THAN 8 MPH WALK YOUR TRAINS! LOOK FOR
EXTRA WARNING BOARDS, FUSES BY YOUR RAIL. REDUCE YOUR SPEEDS
IMMEDIATLEY WHEN YOU SEE AN APPROACH  AGAIN, REVIEW EVERY LITTLE RULE.
GIVE THEM NO ROPE TO HANG YOU WITH!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

APE:

Remember the past few years when the company was posting profits every
quarter, and they asked the unions to give back on the insurance?

Remember when all the unions pulled together for a fight on that issue
and almost went on strike?

What union pulled away from the pack and cut a deal with the carrier,
selling us out and setting a pattern for everyone?

We'll give you a hint, it wasn't the BLET.

USELESS TRANSPORTATIONS UNION!

Name: BLETSUX
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2012

Brothers,

     As a Loco Engineer/Conductor for CSX and a member of the UTU, I
Would urge you all to look very closely at your BLET Leadership, The
BLET has for years given up more and more to the company and stands up
for nobody but themselves and "friends", the current Attendance
policy is a perfect example of this, how many of you get sick for only
24 hours?? How many of you go to the Dr's office every time you feel
bad? And given our new insurance rates and benefits, who could afford
to go to the Doc every time.

     I know from first hand experience that our local BLET LC only
takes care of himself and his "Buddies", anyone else and you are
straight screwed, you get no representation from him at all, he
throws claims submitted to him in the trash, won't answer the phone,
unless of course you happen to be his "BUD", he has managed to get
all the company "ASS KISSERS" on the safety committee and  
representing the "Redblock Program", he goes to all the safety
committee meetings even though he is not ON the committee.
WTF??

     The BLET is as corrupt as the Mafia, All the BIG WIGS from the
BLET play golf with CSX management, if you don't think so, then you
are an IDIOT!! They will sell us all down the river for a dime if it
keeps them in a cushy union job, All you need to do to prove this is
look at your pay stub from 10 years ago and compare it to one from last
half? How much more is taken out in deductions?? 

     I was a strong supporter of the Unions since my father was a HUGE
union man himself but after seeing how our BLET leadership kisses ass
and bends over for the company and its managers on a regular basis,
Idecided that my interests would be better served by the UTU and made
the move back, You should all consider doing the same!!

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2012

I just talked to my Father-in-law who is a coal miner in Alabama about
his health care coverage.  I later verified what he told me on the
U.M.W.A. website as being factual.  He pays $0.00 for his health care
coverage, his copay for office visits and E.R. visits are $12.00,
R.X.'s are $5.00 and he has no annual deductible and his insurance
pays at %100 not 80/20 like some non-union mines.  His union dues are
$73.00 a month.  What I'm getting at here is what the hell has
happened to our unions? The railroads continue to make more and more
and we are continually asked to pay more.  Just for info, I have
researched other non-railroad unions and their contracts all make the
UTU and BLE health plans look pathethic.  If I did'nt already have 18
years in I would quit today and tell CSX and the BLET and UTU to shove
this job us their Fucking Ass. Have the UTU and BLE forgot what they
are being paid to do, It's all about collecting dues and preserving
their jobs, please educate yourselves and don't believe everything
your union tells you, there is better out there new hires.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 August 2012

8-22-2012.....and CSX STILL SUCKS!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2012

I can remember extra boards in many different CRAFTS and they all tended
to be quite full. People stayed on these non guarantee boards for
different reasons, such as a. health insurance, b. retain seniority, c.
keep options open, d. keep the RR as a part time job so they would
retire under RR retirement at the end, and E retain social security
coverage when dual coverage was still possible (must be vested by
1972?). People were farmers, school teachers, mechanics, even dentists
and loved the extra board. Eventually you could hold a regular 2nd or
3rd shift and then mark off every day except Saturday 3rd w/out
complaint because there were always extra men ready to fill in. Ex: I
knew a guy who owned a large truck stop near Cinci on the Interstate,
worked 1 3rd trick A MONTH, held the job regular, it was filled off the
ex board every day but one.I knew another man that owned a lot of slum
real estate and even deliberately got pulled out of service because he
had several roofs to do before winter!
   old style RR managers always thought having a big work force and
lots of "unpaid" employees was GREAT, until HR people started adding
up health, vacation, and other overhead costs. Now the management dream
is to have ONE employee at each location who can perform any and all
crafts work and STILL furlough him/her repeatedly, thus leaving no time
for that employee to have an alternative fall back job.That is the big
problem, since the wise employee should ALWAYS have an alternative --
going to school, having a roofing, welding, gymnastics instructor, some
kind of business you keep doing on the side.The trick is finding the
time AND working a day at the part time job regularly that pays less
than a day at the RR. Turn down the part time day frequently and pretty
soon your business is gone.

Name: Bobby Joe Shadell
E-mail: sdonor@mkte.net
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2012

We wuz robbed the las tree contacts! call the national legal policy
center wynn you get a chances 703 237 1970 repot union cracks! nuf fer
now

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: unionspring69@ggmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2012

The Patriot: To all Americans who want to change the discourse in
corporate, political and union leadership.

You must start from the bottom up. Start by cleaning the ranks from the
local levels, because that's where the corruption begins. 
To see what your union boss is making go: unionfacts.org

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2012

I wish someone would go on under cover boss to show how thw railroad is
really operated at the T & E level of operations. I not talking the
Wards, Daleys,dr Munoz, as such, but maybe some big share holders or
board members, some body who would be neutral on the way business of
railroading should be done. I think they would pull their hair out or
maybe even sell off all that stock they own real quick like.
Management needs a major shake up from Trainmasters on up.So i hope the
wish will come true but I doubt it.GOOD LUCK

Name: thatuldo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2012

CSX has got to be the mismanaged corp. in the U.S. our head honchoe
gets on national TV and lies about how great our co. is. Any who knows
or works in the coal industry knows how bad the business is and the
lack of loadings on CSX. They say other parts of the railroad are
making up for lost revenue,bull lies to keep stock up
so when you see big shots selling large amount of stock be afraid and
sell yours, cuz sometin ain't right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2012

D.K. Jones is a GOD!

I worship D.K.  D.K. is FAR Superior to God or Jesus!

I Love D.K. Jones!

D.K., I would die for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2012

I strongly suspect any computer program can be manipulated. I also
suspect that VERY FEW people working at CSX have that capability.We
certainly don't encourage intellectual curiosity or creative people in
any area. Anyone that does know how to do it probably keeps it very
quiet. There are probably broad reaching, vague, unintelligible laws
that could, in the right hands, be used to suggest this is illegal.
(Digital Rights, SOFA, Patriot Act, etc.. all loaded with vagueness in
content but great specificity in punishment). Now, the best publication
that may possibly know something is 2600, who also give meeting
locations sometime for public discussion groups - all legal. Probably
the big problem is that many folks would be curious about serious
matters for fun or $$ and how it works, but very few would be
interested in a HD train download, unless their dad worked there. Just
a thought.

Name: cant wait to retire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2012

His name is Danny Jerrell not Gerald either way you spell it he's the
same scratchey voice idiot. He knows nothing about railroading
he learned from Jack (fat slob) Vierling who is now AVP of car
management (figure that on out) nice human resources he screwd up the
dispatch center first then the Huntington Division along with the Great
Lakes Division now Car management GOD BLESS US ALL. When are the short
yellow buses going to quit dropping off all the workers in management.
Way to go you Fat ass you blew the right person

Name: UPDATE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 July 2012

AVON CONDUCTORS


If you have been wondering why nothing is being posted on the union
boards it is because the company has a key to both boards. Why the
company has keys to our union boards is a mystery to me. I believe that
can be taken care of. There is no reason for them to have a key other
than to take info down that they dont want known. All LC's are
supposed to be emailing you info about new claims. ect... If you have
not received and email on how to file the claim against the company for
violating your right to take 48 hours to make a move after being
displaced then you need to call your LC and find out why. He may not
have your current email address! Also, not all conductors visit this
site, so please get the word out to your fellow members!

Name: CorrUPtion Blogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2012

Reality Checker

The value of corrupt union officers to rail carriers can be enormous if
claims are not paid: Imagine 200 union officers system wide (both te&y
unions), not processing claims and the combined claims are worth $1
Million annually from just ONE (1) division or local. 

That's $200 Million in extra earnings for the carriers!
When any CEO from any company cut wages from employees; a majority of
the money scammed from the workers, goes right into the pockets of the
CEOs. The CEOs are paid so much; and create "Trust Funds" for family
and extended families (see 10k report) from the money/claims that
should have paid to employees. A majority of "Trust Funds" that are
set up, are more than the annual salary of the employees scammed!

Anyone can research any salary of any CEO from any publicly traded
company...over any significant (10 years) period of time. Anyone!
Then you will see that rail CEOs had a significant increase in earnings
the last ten years. Maybe ask your union officer for an opinion or ask
how much s/he got paid in "Denied Claims." They more than likely
did[get their claims paid], because that's how the scams started!
 
"Goggle Finance" offers a detail information on insider 
transactions company officers) for publicly traded companies.

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Name: Top Hat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2012

Cool Hand Luke,

I agree.  We all should attend the union meetings if we are in town. 
But most of us are not.  Unfortunately we hear what was talked about
second hand.  
  
We should have the ability to hold ALL OF OUR UNION LEADERS accountable
when they fail to put the members first, verses themselves and their
friends first immediately, but we don't. 

I find it disgusting when a local chairman says to new hire conductors
"if you're not a member of my union, and you have a claim to file and
join another union....  what do you think is going to happen to your
claim or appeal?   That's right, its going to the bottom of my pile
and I have better things to do than worry about someone from that other
union."  The local chairman that made the comments just joined CSX 's
management team on the Chicago Division last week.  This man wasn't
representing his men.  This man was representing HIS interest 

Why isn't our unions putting into place a rule that not only puts time
limits on our union leadership, but a requirement that prevents a union
official from joining management for a set length of time.  Do you
really want me to believe a local chairman that just joined management
always put his members needs ahead of his own, and never sold out a
single member for HIS own benifit?

Things need to change if we want our working conditions to get better. 
They should start with the union.  A grass roots movement needs to start
asking each local chairman to sign an agreement NOT to join management
until a set length of time until after they last serve the union, as a
union officer.  If your local chairman says he'd never sign an
agreement like this, you know where his true interest are.  And it
probably isn't his members.

Name: CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2012

LOL! Places like the railroad where there are tens of thousands of
employees unions are a necessity. Negotiating wages, benefits ect....on
an individual basis doesn't work. I'm not a big fan of these
on-property contracts that excist today. It doesn't make sense to have
a national union HQ anymore if a contract for CSX, NS, BNSF, IC/CN
ect...is on-property. That alone would cut cost of union dues.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2012

Oh so true, the power of numbers.

Numbers on who's side. One side is wanting to be paid, and the other
side says how much? The union contract is a myth, something that is
sold to employees of a lot of companies, not just the RR. Union's sell
their wares to everyone they can for profit. The union want's the dues
and the insurance that they sell to make money.

Maybe one day the RR employees will wise up and become a team with the
company. Stop fighting the pay check, after losing every battle for the
past 50 years, it is time.

This is not giving in, a rr employee can attend a million union
meetings and nothing worth while will ever happen.

Refuse anything, the company will mark you off, and call you when they
want to. Just like a grocery store clerk.

Time to wise up, cut the payroll deduction for union dues, join the
team and tell the union folks to take a hike, just like many have done
in the past.

Name: RRJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2012

WOW! Mabey somebody gets how it works. CSX banks on 85% of all denied
claims to not be forwarded for further handling. This isn't new it's
been going on for many decades. People today don't have a clue how it
works. Most are part of the silent majority. Once or twice a year I go
to a union meeting even though I've been retired a over two years.
It's pathetic the turnout. Last meeting I went to we had to wait over
an hour just to get enough people to have a meeting that's 6 people.
Imagine 6 people out of over 100 members. Then people want to complain
the union isn't doing anything. Well, not if no one shows up. Crew
room bitching never accomplished anything. I've heard complaints the
LC never answers the phone. I wouldn't answer it either if someone was
calling at 2am because they want to know a claim code or someone is
pissed CMC forced them to work a job especially if that person is
qualified. That LC has to work just like everyone else to support their
family. If someone doesn't like the LC it's easy vote them out
elections are being held this year. The answer people need to grow a
set quit acting like little children. There's power in numbers. I
think there's to many individuals working out there these days. Unite
and you can take control stay divided you lose. It's real simple.

Name: Cool Hand Luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2012

Fellow Inmates,
the first thing we all can do is attend union meetings and let your
voice be heard.I feel you don't have the right to complain if you
don't at least try to be involved. The company is not bad to work for
but it should be a great one. I feel that these ideas are valid points
that brought to their attention.If youdon't ever speak then your voice
will never be heard. Thebiggest problem is that their are no lines of
communication between union and the company that can resolve issues in
a timely manor,if the callers call you they want an answer now not in
two weeks or later. I feel if it is written in the contract and is as
plain as day why is it such a problem getting paid. The answer is most
people will not follow up with it and persue their money owed to them
because it is so difficult to get paid. I don't think people realize
the amount of money lost to the employee's and when you do finally get
paid months or even years later the intrest earned on the money csx is
holding will more than cover the claim. It's like asking for a raise
who is the bigger dummy the guy asking or the guy giving the raise. If
they give it take it and laugh all the way to the bank. What bothers me
the most is that if the union gets half of your claim paid it is
avictory to them not me what about the other half that is due this
isn't a victory it's bs if you ask me. The key thing is to go to work
every day smiling with a positive attitude and claim all that is due you
and follow up get involved tell everyone that will listen get fellow
employee's involved the fix will be a long and slow one but it has to
start somewhere if it doesn't help you it will for future employee's
don't always focus on yourself but also think about everyone else and
good things will happen for you as well.It is hard to do this and easy
to say but the key is action take action don't react negatively to
whatever situation comes across to you and eventually with
perserverince it will all pay off. You might think we have it bad but
look at years past it is better now then back then. what do you think
we should do. the key to success is knowledge and communication learn
all you can from the older employee's and communicate to others what
you think the direction of the union should be headed in. Thanks for
listening have a great day I'll look forward to future posts

Name: THATWILLDO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2012

If you want to put the blame on a group of people for putting
un-qualified people positions on the railroad blame Human Resourses. On
CSX every company position has bonus perks, so the HR Dept. has one
to. They are based on open vancancies to be filled, to many open
positions no BONUS so do u think the misfits in HR care how the actual
railroad is run in the realworld, hell they don't know the difference
between a boxcar and a caboose. Hell why not but a person from say
finance to an ADM in transportation or a car salesman as a trainmaster,
job is filled who cares we got our BONUS. So keep up the great job
filling those positions HR........WTF

Name: Guest II
E-mail: saveamerica.org
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2012

JY

Inquisitive RR Attorney: It's to bad that you're assigned to monitor
the internet...Harvard Grads prefer Wall Street not RRs! Maybe you can
find another way to impress your bosses or maybe you can grow a set of
balls like A. David Nelson!

Thanks to the RRs, just about every law written to combat corporate
malfeasance, the law makers had the RRs in mind!  


Thanks Webmaster!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2012

As a Canadian railroad pensioner whose father was employed 40+ years
with  the railroad my father didn't see a dime.  When it came time for
him to retire, the psnion monies was not available and my father was
forced to work another year.  He did of a heart attack after working 42
years with no sick time.  My mother who passed away 1/2 year ago was the
recipient of the widow's pension reduced.  She spent time in a Canadian
hospital and one of the benefits is for the railroad retirement board to
pay up to 100 days of co-pay.  Mom mom paid over $3000 while in hospital
and died in the process of trying to get her monies back.  Our family is
still fighting for it and it has been 1/2 year.  They say that they are
waiting response from a WBA contractor (at a fax number) no name or
business #, which sound very unprofessional.  We have sent receipts
three times to Chicago, RB104 two times, her doctor has called the
office and the hospital where the co-pay was made to has also called. 
All has been ignored.  The way the elderly pensioners are being treated
in Canada is disgusting.  I can only imagine that it is the same in the
United States.

Name: kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2012

Cool Hand Luke

I agree with you.  We conductors should be given a choice on staying
conductors or not.  Not every conductor is meant to be an engineer, or
every engineer a conductor.  

They should put time limits on the length of time a person can hold
some of the higher offices in the union.  If those guys forcing those
crappy agreements on us had to work under those agreement's.....  
they'd think twice about what they send our way.

So now that you've brought up the suggestion Cool Hand Luke, how do
you propose we start down the path of change?

Name: cool hand luke
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2012

Fellow Inmates,

In my opinion the company keeps us meaning all employees and the union
running in circles. They agree to the contract then don't honor it wit
no reperocussions to them if they fail to honorit. but then again miss
one call we are sent letters and treated like we have committed the
biggest sin of all time which in some cases is spending time with our
family. We as employees shouldn't blame the company it is our fault as
well as the unions fault. we keep on letting them get away with it. The
men and women employeed by this company need to get together and stand
up for what is rightfully ours. We need a union with a set tostand up
and fight and not put up with this nonsence.The problem i see is the
union reps are older and fght for what benifits them as what most
people would do.