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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: NOT FOOLED
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2017

Suck it up

Go crawl back under your supervisory rock. Your not fooling anyone.
Just another company  mole baiting and starting trouble. What, no one
invited you to Thanksgiving dinner so you have to come to the site and
stir your crap. Get another job if you cant handle the truth!


ENGINEERS!!!!  Read your agreement. You are entitled to holiday pay if
you work an extra board. Road or yard if you were available the day
before, day of and today(day after)!  They think they are pulling a
fast one by laying in some of the locals and calling extra board men to
work the jobs yesterday. They think the regular assigned or extra board
engineers wont be entitled to Holiday pay. WRONG!

Conductors.  Read your agreement. Very clear rules that state the
company will not pull any stunts( putting it nicely) to get out of
paying holiday pay.   Stick together on this one and put your claims
in. This is not the time to back down and let things slide. You all
have to stick together and send a message to the man in black that you
are not whipping post and we wont lay down that easy!

Name: FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 November 2017

Banacek

You are 100% correct with the information you posted. It has already
been brought to the departments attention that engineers are being
threatened with insubordination charges by DTO's and some acting
chiefs if they didn't take the trains after they explained they were
not qualified and brought the FRA law to their attention. This can not
and will not be tolerated. If you see this happening or it happens to
you, you must immediately contact your FRA inspector. File a complaint
with your union representation and if it continues you can file a
formal complaint with the USDOT.

Name: karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Hunter is showing the UTU and BLE just how bad they suck.  He is doing
everything he damned well pleases and not a peep from the Unions, guess
they don’t care, they’re all getting theirs. These overpaid Union
officers need to take a big cut.

Name: Jess
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Mr. Hunter Happy Thanksgiving! I love ya!

Name: LOCAL
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Wax


My job was laid in today but they called an extra crew off the extra
board to work it.  If they think they wont be paying me for not working
and letting someone else do my job they have another thing coming.
Pulling this shit all over the system. Make sure you put a make whole
claim in and a run around as well. CA by crew management. Don't know
what the hell they think they are doing! They still had to pay someone
to do the job. What do they think they have accomplished!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-csx-impose-hefty-fees-rail-customers-2018-213036272--finance.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 November 2017

Why are none of the local jobs being annulled for thanksgiving

Name: Happy and blessed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

I'm so happy and blessed to have a job with csx and love it here.

What are you all blessed and thankful for
to be working heres for??

I'm tickle pink every time the phone rings for work.

Name: Made a difference
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 November 2017

Loco 10-20/cond. 1/10 
I have no idea how long either one of you have been employed but if you
have 10 years or better then you both have learned nothing or just
haven't bothered to pay attention. Let's first address the comment
that the trainmaster made about rules interpretations.  It works both
ways. If your having a problem with a supervisor using a rule for
negative impact and you feel your interpretation is the correct one,
you can take the issue to the rules department. There was a problem
with this many years ago and employees began flooding the rules
department with phone calls and emails. Because of this a system notice
was issued that settled the problems. I believe there were at least 10
rules that were addressed and the final and binding interpretations was
given by the rules department. If you want a rule problem settled then
it is up to you and your fellow workers to stand up and start asking
the questions.  The problem will not settle itself.
Now to the second issue. If anyone ever encounters a supervisor who is
unethical and head hunting as you call it, then you have an ethics
hotline to call. Do not think for one moment that your calls are
ignored. They are not. If a supervisors name is continuously reported
then there will be an inquiry. Rumors and gossip will get you no where.
If you witness or you are involved in a situation take notes. Dates,
times, location, witnesses and the exact wording of the conversation
will help with your complaints. If a pattern developes with a
supervisors actions it will be uncovered. Similar complaints from
fellow workers are usually a good indicator that a real problem exist.
No matter how much you doubt the validity of the ethics hotline it is a
better option to utilize than doing nothing at all. All crafts have
union representation. If you feel you are having continuous issues with
a supervisor you can bring it to the attention of your local.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

First off i  reply to the stay positive post. take that and pound sand
up your , you know where. how can we stay positive if you come to work
do you job follow the rules then you get a charge letter for something
you never did , go to a investigation no real proof that you broke any
rules only to later be told you have been terminated , and how about
this news 
       Yardmasters are to soon be cut off completely system wide ( yes
all of them) 
so how can we be happy go lucky every thing is Sunshine and Rainbows
,if you don’t even know if you are the next to get axed because some
idiot who is trying to make a name for them selves decides to target
you. even though you did every thing right and to the book but oh look
you took a second too long building that train so now you are fired for
delaying a train btw ive seen that happen too. and when you have fellow
co workers dropping like flys out here because of cuts and overzelous
managers wanting to fire you for farting in the wrong direction. so i
guess you can say yeah be happy because you have a job . BUT for how
long ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

We were just told by one of our trainmasters that the rules are open to
interpretation. There is absolutely no integrity in this outfit as far
as management goes. They are all liars and they're all sacrificing our
jobs to make themselves look better to people who have less integrity
than they do! Anyone else spot the irony here?

Name: RR family
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Everyone!  

Even though that horrible CEO has taken over and disrupted so many
lives let's not forget that it's Thanksgiving. We all have something
to be thankful for. If not out jobs then the love of family,friends,a
home,a loyal pet or our health. Let's all stop for just a few minutes
and thank someone for something good they have brought to our lives. Be
positive even if things seems hopeless. God works in mysterious ways.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 November 2017

Lloyd
"Negative morale" is not up for negotiation.
It's no secret that HH doesn't give a shit about you or me. Put in
your hours and collect a paycheck.
As far as the contract is concerned, I believe we will end up better
off ratifying it than if we leave it up to the government. Your ideal
contract isn't one of our options as far as I can tell.

VOTE YES

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 November 2017

I don't give 2 shits or feel sorry about a dispatcher that gets a
moving truck and company buys their house through appendix 2. I read
the homeless article. Lots of facts left out of it. Like selling a
house before you get a definite move date. What did the ATDA do for the
Ex Huntington dispatchers that were cut off?  ATDA got the NS
dispatchers on the Central division that got closed a 170,000 dollars
to cut ties with the company or 6 years of New York Dock. 
Unbelievable!!! There's Union for ya!!!

Name: FRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Come to work for UP.
Lots of revolving door openings and
terrible morale. Think not? At least you'll have a JOB, for a bit.

Name: Columbus
E-mail: nothankyou@gmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I haven't seen morale this low in my whole career. Everybody, including
managers, hate coming to work. It's pretty sad because CSX could be a
great company with happy employees. It's mind blowing that one man can
change a fortune 300 company....

Name: Sh*tsandwich
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

I hate it for all the men and women who have loss their jobs or who have
suffered hardships under this minister of PSRR.    He has truly messed
over the train dispatchers.    The rumor is he is wearing adult diapers
now alongside his Vader mask.  How can a man get a million dollar
contract when he can't even purchase life insurance.  


Kellogg's is getting bent over now with about 500 of their employees
and another 1000+ spin off jobs.   We can't strike because of damage
to commerce but this lunatic can get away with his bullshit.

Name: Moving Tomorrow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Yo Tards!
Listen to ya union and vote "yes",
Give us more power Scotty!
Vote yes! on this contract!!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 November 2017

The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 November 2017

Vote yes you retards

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2017

You guys look pathetic pleading for people to "vote no" on here. You
act like you're honestly going to get a better deal with today's
economy and business ethics. Probably the same people saying no that
want the hourly wage. So many people in this company who either don't
know cause they've only ever worked here, or forgot what its like in
other professions. You could be breaking your back for 70 hours a week
in a steel mill for an OK paycheck, working for $20 bucks an hour as a
L.E.O. risking your life everyday, or you can keep getting fatter
sitting in the seat and collect your already above average paycheck
thinking you deserve more. This contract, while important, should be
the last of your worries. How about all your union brothers losing jobs
throughout the system as they keep cutting terminals and jobs? Wheres
the union comradery there?

Name: Thanks D man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Thanks Dman!
These chicken shit Express unions need to
Grow some fucking balls!!
I want to go on strike.

Name: D Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

Well, i have been swayed i will vote no,even if it means trumps lackys
give us something worse. I think no matter what, we get the contract
and HH side letters will soon follow, im just gonna sit back and wacth
the horror show unfold, to all my brothers and sisters be proud of what
you do but always remember this job doesnt define us we worked hard to
get here and i hope we fight like hell to take it back, never give up
never settle for less and please never ever become one of the "we r
just lucky to have a job" pepole. HH is putting his hand in our
pockets, taking our time from our family's and treating us like
replaceable workers, we are highly trained professionals that have many
skills and an unmatched ability to adapt to changing work conditions,
and can change our plans on the fly to complete our tasks, stand firm
stand together dont be the weak link

Name: Wish we could strike!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

I wish we could stand UP against the
Carriers but we can't.

Too many sissies at the U screw You and
Big large egos.
I'll retire in 2 months.

Would love to go out on one good strike for the lasting employees.

Good luck to ya all left.

Fuck the Railroads.

Name: vote no
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

please, vote no on the proposed contract.  The railroads are making
record profits.  Now is the time to stand up and fight for a good
contract.  Please brothers and sisters vote no.  Its not a good
contract. we give up too much in the proposed contract.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

To Locomotive Engineer with less than 1 year of service; 
It’s imperative that you and everyone else read this contract proposal
in its entirety. The $220 a month is only agreed upon until the end of
2019. At that point it can and probably will increase drastically .
Also keep in mind that your deductibles for individual and family are
increasing to $350/$700. That’s quite the hike. As per work rule
changes, the national agreement is just a guideline in my opinion. The
individual carrier can go back and make amendments as they see fit. I’d
rather work without a contract for the next 8 years than keep giving up
more and more of our hard earned benefits. If CSX can afford to pay one
man $300 million for 4 years, they can afford to leave our health
insurance alone and give us 3% cost of living raises annually. We have
the right to self-help (strike) after the PEB meetings conclude. Let’s
see how it plays out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2017

Contact Vote: do what you think best.
Yeah, could be better - easily could be worse.
Don't think I want to count on favorable PEB recommendations
should things come to that.  
Remember 1991?   Want to see work rule changes back on the table?    
Many people are extremely upset & worried about health-care costs. 
Don't know about the MofW insurance experts - MofW is the same outfit
that tried for full rail retirement at less than age 60 - that didn't
get very far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 November 2017

Beware.... it may be a shit deal, but you will not get a better deal.if
you don't like the health care part go buy some government health
insurance. I looked into it and for us to pay $220 A month is a deal.
Compare what you can get on the open market and compare where we will
have if it passes.just go to Obama care page and you can see for
yourself. We actually don't have bad insurance compare to what other
people pay. Now you can all call me a asshole or I do t know what I'm
talking about... I know it's coming. Just stating my opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

TO: Had Enough
               A wise choice to tighten up in expenses. Look around.
You will see a few tight wads, running old pickups, thrifty lunches,
socking away emergency funds. Then you see folks with big Applebee
dinners, new Silverado's with extra chrome, etc. added, who luck out
on a good half or two, and decide to let $$$ rip. If you have ever been
a student you know what Ramen noodles and recycled tea bags are. NOW:
what are you doing for the future job?. I doubt EHH will be any more
eager than the previous gang to pay for courses, although so much is on
line internet, which helps a lot! Getting up after 3rd shift and going
to class, leaving class at 8pm, killing time til 3rd shift starts, etc
is far worse than going on line from home in PJs. If necessary PAY for
courses, study u-tube for things you can learn, build a resume (some
schools call it a portfolio)so when the abandon ship order comes from
JAX you have started the foundation for a new job, volunteer apprentice
for free part time job to learn how to do timing belts or struts,
install prehung steel doors, clean engines (see Chris Fix on u tube)
install brakes and rotors, etc. AND, try to stay healthy. No drunks, no
weight gain, all hard to do when RR lifestyle seems a deliberate attempt
to cause health problems.

Name: had enough
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

GET SMART!

The writing is on the wall and every seasoned railroader knows that if
the Union wants the proposal passed it will be. A no vote is a yes
vote. When was the last time anyone was able to force a recount or has
even challenged the unions.  No one sticks together or even wants to
try. There was a post on here from someone who said they quit paying
their dues in april. Let him explain how he has done it and see how
long he has a job after the company finds out and they fire him.  My
family has made a big decision. we will ride this contract out. In the
meantime we are cutting corners on everything. No more wasted money
spent. No big purchases. No more designer clothes for the kids. No more
eating out. Cheap bread and peanut butter for everyone. Every dime we
can stick in the bank we are doing and waiting to see what happens
later on down the road. If you guys are wise you will do the same
thing. This isn't a joke anymore. This clown is going to be here
awhile unless his lungs finally give out. Better get your heads out of
the sand and start thinking about your families future!

Name: Flo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

We've been telling the union dick heads that and our " brotherhood"
is full of
woosed out old farts who think,
This is the best its going to get!
Just take it and get ready for 2019 and 2020.

That one is going to really suck.
Big work rule changes.

Name: vote no
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

vote no on the proposed contract.  its a shit deal!!!

Name: Y
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Richard hurtz, how did you get out of the union?

Name: Richard Hurtz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

Got my new contract voting documents in the mail yesterday.  Only
problem is, I haven't been a union member since April.  Saw the
writing on the wall with old Hunter & got out before I was shown out. 
The union dickheads must not realize I haven't been paying dues since
April & sent me a ballot.  How do you boys want me to vote?  Inclined
to vote "no" just to be a dick, but figured I would ask first.  Let
me know.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 November 2017

Getting ready to spread a little Christmas cheer down here in Jax.  Were
canceling all contract employees'  bonuses.  Due to the loss of
business which has nothing to do with our current leadership or lack
there of.   We will all be working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Years.   All vacation  and personal leave days  will paid in lieu of. 



For all T&E employees we will be taking up donations to purchase the
Old Man a gift.   See your current supervisor for details.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2017

What are you hearing in Jax?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2017

Jax here. The sh%# is hitting the fan here. Major changes soon.

Name: I AM!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

EVERYONE!!!!

It is less than 6 weeks to Christmas. If the rumors are true and HH is
planning on not letting any jobs lay in on Christmas then it truly has
become a place from hell to work for! It is bad enough that they lay
jobs in on Christmas and refuse to allow anyone who has days on the
books to use them to cover that day when they couldn't get them by
bidding but now they want everyone to be on call like mules just like
any other day of the year.  If he does this then you all know that he
is no better than the devil himself. Mark off for church. Mark off for
your religious rights. Mark off sick. Mark off how ever you chose. Send
the message that your families come first on this holiday no matter how
evil he his and you will not let him come in between you and your
family on this holy day.  I have already bought my plane tickets and
will spend this sacred holiday with my family. I don't care how many
points they punish me with. I refuse to let the evil take my time away
from me and my family to Celebrate Christmas. I hope everyone does the
right thing and stands up for their rights as I will. Discipline me.
Give me your points. Threaten me with your nasty availability letter. 
I wont be the one burning in hell in the end!

Name: go shippers
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/11/15-csx-shippers-still-problems

Name: Sugar bear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

To the guy asking about engineer bonus, I heard they were thinking of
being fair from now on and gonna give engineers half bonus and
conductors half bonus

Name: Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

Heard they maybe closing the Willard yard soon. Anyone else hear this

Name: Hanging in
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2017

T&E

HH has cut everything so bad we cant even do minor repairs for anything
anymore. The budget is so tight we are running out of supplies for the
crews and are being threatened constantly if we cant get bad motors up
and running with a band aid out to the next location. We are getting
service trucks in late as well.  Its only going to get worse, so please
try to understand that our hands are tied just as bad as yours. We have
3 more guys leaving in the next two weeks. Already put in their
notices. Most are going to Amtrak or looking at short line work. No one
wants to come back to replace the guys leaving either. 
Its the engineers who have control over all of this. Shop engines. Call
the fra and complain. A lot of engineers are taking stuff we know darn
well should be shopped but we cant do it. We are threatened just as
much as everyone else to get the junk rolling on the rails no matter
what. Guys just want to leave instead of blowing the whistle and maybe
getting blackballed by csx.  Don't know what else to tell you.  You
want things to change its going have to be up to the crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Does anybody think the engineers will get any bonus this year?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Dumped all my CSX stock at $53.28, glad I did.  I think Wall Street and
the investors are figuring out what is really going on.  All ya gotta
do is look at the weekly carloads last year compared to when Harrison
took over. NS is very happy. Unfortunately the Board Of Directors are
in too deep with Harrison to get rid of him.

Name: F*!k you pines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Hey dumbass. Look before crossing tracks. That's your responsibility.
Do you fly through intersections without looking? Do you sit on the
toilet before you look to see if the lid is up? It's 9 billion percent
your fucking fault if you get hit by a train. Gates are a courtesy for
stupid people and assholes. Do you think we speed up for cars? Do you
think we sneak around corners? Stop crying about this dumb shit. It
makes you look even dumber than what we already know you are. If you
are walking on the tracks and get hit, that's even dumber. Who can't
see or feel a train coming???

Name: Disgruntled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Selling my stocks when I get back home. There is no preventive
maintenance on engines,cars, track, or anything else out here. Forged
airslips, incorrect paperwork, improperly built trains. Something very
bad is going to happen soon and stocks will be completely worthless.
The employees see this and everyone I talk to have either sold or are
selling their shares. Let the hedge fund have this worthless stock.

Name: Osborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

Chuck deaton is a slime ball, what kind of real man steals money from a
little league team? What a worthless turd! You are a disgrace to
humanity. If you would steal from kids I'm sure you would steal from
csx or worse your own co workers. You don't deserve to even have your
job you disgusting puke!

Name: Railroad guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!

Name: Conductor NE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

I'm selling mine right now. I'm not going to let this thief Hunter
destroy my retirement nest egg!

Name: Train and Engine  Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 November 2017

ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS!
 
Us employees are watching this place unravel at an alarming rate. Many
of us had hoped that Hunter Harrison was going to reveal some real
changes that would really turn this company around. But NO, it isn't
happening! 

He's a HOAX, a CON MAN. a BULLSHIT artist of epic proportions! 

Those of us who have worked here for many decades have seen many
management styles. Some better than others. This guy has nothing! He is
making changes around here that are just devastating our customers,
Slowing down the operation. Chasing away customers. Then he lies about
it to Wall St. and comes up with fake stats. that show things
improving, when they are most definitely NOT!

 This part of the railroad where I work has managed to stay fluid up
until recently, mostly because he hasn't made any big changes, up till
now. Now he has modified things drastically and everything is coming
unglued! WE ARE CHASING AWAY ALL OUR BEST CUSTOMERS! He has his goons
threatening the workforce to the point that everyone feels that they
are going to all be fired tomorrow. Now the men are just blindly
following orders given, by men who haven't a clue about the operation,
and who are one making bad decision after another. We aren't even
questioning it anymore! If you question anything you are severely
punished. 

 The board of directors are all in Hunters pocket and will not go
against him. He is scuttling this ship, and it is going down. Most of
us employees are stockholders as well.

AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK!

YOU SHOULD TOO!

Name: Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2017

CSX+UP= Major meltdown. East to West.
Everybody would make money. $$$$$$$

Name: Ol noname
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Furloughs started in new castle. Eliminated north Baltimore pool and
threw everyone in F1 pool

Name: UP Union Criminals
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2017

All the union criminals on the UPBLETWL.org have  finally left the
building. Those crooks were throwing away $Milions in claims just for a
paid (non-existent) weekend safety meeting!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

SAME OLD  CRAP


As usual this inept company has the train line ups a mess! Got trains
on the schedule from the 10th and trains that were already delivered
days ago. Never changes. No wonder this company is the lowest rated
class 1 railroad on the system. Who ever posted advice not to buy UP
stock is an idiot. They fluctuate like any other large business but
they have held their numbers at a hell of a lot better rate and average
over the last five years than CSX.  On top of that how can anyone risk
putting their future in a company that has shown for the past 10 years
they cant even keep their computer programs up and running correctly or
their information in their systems up to date and correct. Ask any old
head that was here when it was conrail what happened after CSX took
over. Its been a shamble and a joke since day one. The supervisors
don't even know half the time what they are supposed to do from day to
day. They have been voicing their hatred for the company for years but
stay like the rest of us because we have bills to pay and are stupid
enough to believe there might be a light at the end of the tunnel some
day.  We are all just kidding ourselves. CSX has a proven tract record
of incompetence and there is no way they are ever going to change. Now,
its boiling down to blaming everything that happens on the crews. Its
only going to get worse now that all the supervisors are running scared
for their jobs. Shit is rolling down hill fast. All crews better start
documenting every thing they do from the minute they hit the property
to the minute they mark off. Talk to a supervisor for a job briefing
the minute you hit your terminal. Make sure you job brief with a
yardmaster if you cant find a TM.
Now they are starting to come up with rules that don't exist and are
not in writing to cover their own asses when they cant explain why the
trains arent getting out of the yards on time or they aren't getting
built on time. New rumor started by management at Avon is that you have
to job brief with the yardmaster on duty at least 3 times if you are
waiting on your power to be serviced or your train to be built. NO
WHERE IN THE OPERATING RULES BOOK DOES IT SAY THAT IT IS YOUR
RESPONSIBILTY TO BABY SIT THE YARDMASTER OR THE SUPERVISOR TO MAKE SURE
THEY DONT FORGET ABOUT YOU AND THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOBS. It merely
states you have to job brief with them and let them know what you need.
It states its the YM's responsibility to get the crews the proper
paperwork or consult a supervisor. Threats are being made. If you
don't do it you will be charged with delaying your train. They are
getting desperate. The crews have said they have had enough. We are
sick of calling Jacksonville to get work orders because management cant
do their jobs. We are sick of calling the engine house checking on the
status of our power because the YM and TMs don't keep up on what's
going on. we are sick of having to call the dispatchers and remind them
to order us a ride home when we are flipping because they forget so
much. We are sick of trying to justify why it takes 12 hours to get job
done because the heat is on the supervisor and its managements fault
that caused the whole damn problem in the first place! First thing they
want to do is down load the engines to see if they can find something to
pin on the crews. They have even gotten so low now that when an incident
does happen they are down loading the tapes from the beginning of the
trip instead of the time of the occurrence. Used to be they weren't
allowed to head hunt the crew. Guess that has changed now. They will do
back through your entire trip and find anything they can to bust you on.

The shit is here and its just going to get worse, so the crews better
wake up and start covering their asses the entire time they are on
duty. Its all men for themselves now!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

Willard car department mechanic carmen took a big hit was 54 guys now
down to 24 lucky to still holding but with over 20 years who would
think you'd need to worry. Was toldcould be more but right now that
was all. What a mess

Name: UNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2017

UNION PUSHBACK!!!!!

As of now it has been reported that at least 6 BLET union LC have been
pulled out of service for violation of the new Cell phone policy. It
has been stated that Union reps are not exempt and will not be allowed
to use their phones for texting or for forwarding emails while they are
on duty even if they are in a crew room and waiting for paperwork or
their trains to arrive. What this all boils down to is all LC will have
to do union business on their own time at home or when they are marked
off and at their AFHT. Expect to see more LC marked off for Union
business and rightfully so. The company's stance is that their
communications are not company business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 November 2017

"CSX is a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span......."

FWIW:  More likely a 5+ decade span.

Name: Bill Hannah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 November 2017

CSX is a good buy...Harrison cleaned house and chose a successor he
groomed from the CP. Stock investing, especially railroads is 
long term. On the other hand, Union Pacific is the stock to sell. 
   
     UP'S debt is over $15 BILLION, that is due large sums starting in
2021, UP is also exposed to massive employment lawsuits, and the ACLU is
looking into its drug hauling activities from Mexico that was swept
under the rug by the Department of Justice.

Name: Corp.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

All employees

Employee gateway is down for upgrades and revamping. Some tools are
still available but no one is sure how long it will take to get things
up and running again.  This is becoming a regular event.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

EVERYBODY

Ex Lc is right!  I saw this stuff happening. That corporate  post is a
warning. I couldn't check the jobs I could hold on vacancies
yesterday. The information was missing. They got everything in a mess.
They are messing with everyone's seniority. They still have pay
tickets messed up too. Keep saying its a computer program error but
that's bull! They say this every time they are in the middle of
pulling something. How could a company as large as CSX have such a
screwed up computer program as they have! They have been using this
line for years. You all better start looking at your stuff and blowing
your LC's phone up.

Name: X owner
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 November 2017

2 Top Railroad Stocks to Consider Buying Now -- and 1 to Avoid



Beware of the turnaround sequel
Shares of CSX jumped more than 20% last January, after word leaked that
activist fund Mantle Ridge would attempt to replicate the turnaround
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management spearheaded at
Canadian Pacific. CSX's stock eventually hit an all-time high as part
of the excitement. 

Part of the CSX playbook was recruiting 72-year-old Hunter Harrison,
the architect of the CP turnaround, to run the U.S. railroad. Harrison
was named CEO of CSX in March.

CSX freight train in Washington, D.C. Image source: National
Transportation Safety Board, via Flickr.

It's still early in the process, but so far the big winners were the
existing CSX investors who took their gains as soon as the activists
got involved. So far Harrison's playbook of slashing costs and
streamlining operations has at least initially led to service delays
and added rail congestion.

The STB, the industry's regulator, in September held a public session
to hear complaints from shippers about CSX service disruptions.

CSX tends to run shorter routes through more congested, urban areas
compared to its Western and Canadian Peers, making streamlining a more
complicated proposition. The company, thanks to the stock run-up, is
also by some measures the most expensive in the sector. Add in that
Harrison has had health issues and the faith that the turnaround will
be completed and the valuation will be justified must be brought into
question.

CSX, a hodgepodge of dozens of railroads consolidated over a
three-decade span, culminating with the disastrous 1999 takeover of
Conrail, certainly has considerable costs to trim and efficiencies to
be extracted. But previous efforts to do so have ended up as quagmires.
There's no compelling reason to be confident this time will be any
different.

SELL SELL SELL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 November 2017

Stand up and fight like your job depends on it. Because it does. No one
is exempt on the roster. From the very top to the very bottom. The
hourly rate is smoke and mirrors. It is just another way of taking
advantage of you. After all, you really think EHH wants to pay you
more? It’s lies.

Name: Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Those damn service problems,train derailments,injuries,stb hearings!
Well it looks as if a merger is the only way to fix this mess I created
congressman,so I'll need your help to cut though the red tape to make
it happen!

Name: Corporate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 November 2017

T&E

Have you noticed how messed up the computer programs have been in the
last two weeks? Pay information missing, crew assignments messed up,
and for the last three days conductors and engineers are not being
properly placed in their positions on the boards after they mark off.
There have been phones ringing off the wall at crew management and at
the Chessie help desk. Crews are encountering constant problems with
inputting information as to the mile post the tie up their trains or
off duty points. Why do you think this is happening. Think about it.
The programs are being revamped to eventually put everyone on a large
extra board and have them working from point "A" to point "B". All
jobs will work within a given area. Everyone will report their jobs at
a the same location each time they go to work. Mile post and locations
are being changed. The changes are coming and you better be prepared.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 November 2017

Ha...ha .....ha....,dumb fuck hunter harrison and his minions turned all
of buffalos frontier yard yard jobs today into RCO'S. all at one time.
The problem is no one is qualified on the RCOs!! The few that are
qualified work the road or niagara falls and don't want those shifty
lead jobs with weekdays off. instead of putting one RCO job at the time
he did them all on the same day. Hunters way" bull in the china shop"
approach . im sure some junior employees will eventually fill the
vacancies.  Let me talk to you hunter one on one...... you want people
to go on those jobs give them better days off stupid!!!  Ya I want to
work days get shit on and have Monday and Tuesday off! Hey
hunter...look at all the OT that is piling up in buffalo again,
trainmasters fucking your budget up!

Name: GoFUCKyourselfHUNTER
E-mail: IBETULIKE2KNOWFUCKHUNTER.COM
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 November 2017

PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!!! WE NEED TO FINISH THIS OFF NOW!!!!! LET'S
GET THIS JOB DONE AND ...... ASK FOR FORGIVENESS LATER!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2017

https://www.usef.org/compete/competitions
This is a link of horse events that should be picketed if possible. At
least to let HH’s friends know who he really is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Setser - the Alfred E. Newman from Mad Magazine look-a-like.
He, like other SOBs, will answer eventually for his actions.
Maybe not until he meets his maker, but will have to answer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Ive see the harm this person has done to my family members...It'no big
secret where the person lives, not hard to find this persons location
if you look on the internet.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 November 2017

WERE IS THE FRA??????


The HH regime doesn't give a rats ass about safety of any crew member.
All he cares about is padding the stock holders pockets with money and
is own damn over seas accounts.  The FRA has an fatigue department and
have done studies for years on the stress the railroad creates on the
crews. It took rear end collisions and derailments of dangerous
hazardous materials and evacuations of towns before they finally got
the good sense to give the crews more hours of rest. At one time they
stepped in and put a stop to CSX making every new engineer fresh out of
school qualify on every inch of rail that was in their division. There
was just too damn much and NO ONE was getting properly qualified.
People took the best notes they could and prayed they were paired up
with someone who knew what they were doing. Then out of the blue the
FRA allowed it to start happening again. Some terminals have as much as
800 miles of rail to learn along with local and road switching jobs and
yard jobs as well. All one big board does is reduce the need for
manpower but puts double the stress on the crews that are left. One big
board is a sentence to hell and HH knows it. One day your on the road
and gone for 2 days, get home work a yard job, next day a local, then
the road east, then the road west and on and on.  Its the worst quality
of life ever. No one can plan a damn thing because they never know where
the hell they are going to be day by day.  I cant understand for the
life of me why in the hell our unions aren't standing up and saying
enough is enough. This isn't a slave plantation out here. We don't
use workers like mule horses and then harass and intimidate the hell
out of them. Its like they want us to crack. THey want us to buckle
under the pressure. No one but a railroad family understand what we
have to deal with. The public is clueless. I don't know about you but
I think its about time we started looking at other options on who is
representing us at the table. Our seniority is getting slowly ripped
out from under us too. What the hell is happening.

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 November 2017

Bill Setser has made his way to Amtrak and is in the process of
dismantling the whole operation. Was there 5 weeks as division manager
and now has been promoted to assistant Vice President. We are hearing
here on the east coast that most front line managers are talking of
marking up now or moving to other divisions or railroads.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 November 2017

Corporate office 10-20. Please for the love of all things sacred learn
to write a coherent sentence. Your post actually just made me dumber
for having read it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 November 2017

One who needed a lawyer.


I've seen so many employees harassed threatened and deemed with  I saw
this Indian guy that started at Hamlet NC 
and went into management at Queensgate Ohio
he was threatened several times by Senior his boss on several occasions
his boss made racial remarks about his culture and race in front of
company officials and peers  he called CSX-HR and begged Terri Shray
and Melloti for a transfer because he wanted his tribe/ family at home
to be proud of him HR  let him remain there after reporting
discrimination his boss in turn retaliated on him and every time they
had a derailment  they would call him last 2 or 3hrs later he sent a
voice recording of the violence in the work place and the remarks his
boss made to him in front of people he was suppose to be managing this
Indian guy done everything he could for CSX  and he ended up having a
nervous breakdown CSX done nothing to help this minority get the
training he deserved does anyone on here know how to get in touch with
him. I would love to speak to him. Diversity my ass people make the
difference wrong How tomorrow moves need to worry about today

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2017

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

Name: UP Referral Service
E-mail: lrconnections@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 November 2017

The arc of the moral universe is long, and yet, it bends towards
revenge.

We (low ranking inside unassuming employees) assisted a majority of UP
employees in seeking monetary claims to the tune of $100 million and
counting...with system-wide leads from "key" insiders!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 November 2017

UNION MEMBERS

Old retires who worked under HH have constantly posted how managers
were are forced to work the union brothers jobs because of shortages.
Let me assure you, this is not Canada and if HH thinks our unions are
that easily busted he is in for a surprise. Once again as it has been
posted on here before, if you witness any supervisor doing the work of
any union member REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.  File a claim and report it to
your LC immediately. This is one of the highest violations of our Union
agreements and will not be tolerated. This claim has been paid in the
past several times and the Managers were punished accordingly. This
will not be tolerated!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2017

Is doubtful if other RR heads have a whole lot of faith in or respect
Harrison much, if at all.  Been making shareholders happier - at least
somewhat, so far.  Someone will inherit\take over the business, rail
shipment traffic that the csx now doesn't seem to want.  Maybe the
other rail companies are just fine with what's happening at csx. Been
posted on this particular website many times: the big shots plan things
(or are supposed to) for years - the employees & their unions usually
have to play catch-up. Only time will tell.....

Name: just a question from a redneck
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 November 2017

will the rest of the railroads follow harrison's lead or sit back and
laugh as he destroys csx? 

when hunter harrison moves on in a couple years from old age, how long
will it take the employees of csx to recover from the mayhem he caused?
 or will csx ever recover?   

and will the harrison family name be forever associated with other
names such as bernard madoff and enron?

i personally think he's a great guy, and i wish i could buy him a
beer.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 November 2017

Crews 

Did any body check their time tickets early this morning and discover
that every single one of them that were already reported had all the
information on them deleted. Everyone one for the last 35 days. Said
system error in upper left hand corner of screen. Legal posted that
info that was already reported and stored wasn't supposed to modified
once it was. How did the system make all the info of all our tickets
disappear??? Funny how this happened after someone posted about info
being hidden or missing from a lot of recrew tickets. Other guys looked
at theirs too and the info was gone. Something smells rotten.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 November 2017

I agree with Conductor 30+. Keep bombarding payroll with penalty claims
and keep a copy to submit to the LC after it's rejected by CSX. We did
that for decades. People need to learn how the system works. I've heard
people complain they were shorted on a half. It turns out it was a
penalty claim that wasn't paid. That's the way it's been forever.
It's one big game "us vs them". Every railroad banks on 85%-90% of
all denied penalty claims to not be submit to the LC then the GC for
further handling. I would write them up with half of it filler words
just to make payroll scratch their heads. Pulling up a printout for the
half at times I had claims I couldn't remember from 7 years ago. FRA
isn't going to do anything. It's a waste of time.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

Ripped.

Give the system a few more days to generate that ticket so that you can
print it. Try as much as you can. Go into work if it isn't too much
trouble and try. Call the chessie help desk. If they cant give you a
solution, HELL YES call the fra hours of service director and tell him
you think you have a ticket out there in limbo and the company may have
not reported your hours to them. If they are hiding it after it is
reported then they will find out. Keep at it. Don't let it go. You
have to report your hours of service. That is federal law and if it
isn't being done properly you need to let someone know. Don't get
beat down like the last guy who posted. They whip and beat and cheat so
much it finally wears people down and they just give up and don't put
in claims or speak up. That's what they want. That's what they are
counting on. That's the difference between being represented by a
union and not an outside contract. If they did this crap to a private
contractor they would have their asses in court for breach of contract.
We have a thousand hoops to jump and red tape. 

1-317-226-0390 is the number to the Indianapolis FRA office if you are
in Great Lakes division. If not they will give you the right number and
should give you the number of the Hours of Service agent in Washington
D.C.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 November 2017

Ah, c'mon. If you've been around a little while you should know how it
is:  The co. violates Contractual Agreements constantly. The recourse is
to submit penalty claims.  Employee history is something
at least.  The real reason for penalty claims is to make 'em ante up -
stop the practice of whatever. Hit 'em with extra expense(s). Bear in
mind that if you work at/in a terminal where many claims are put in,
multiply that by each & every terminal on the system - payroll sees a
lot.  Go ahead if you wish, waste your time with the FRA.

Name: ripped off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 November 2017

ANYBODY!!!


What the hell is going on here. Its bad enough we get our valid claim
denied after being forced to do work in violation of our union
agreement which I might add was signed by CSX and agreed upon, but now
all the sudden we are having problems with getting information to prove
these claims. I have noticed that most the time it is when you recrew a
train. Every time you activate your bulletins the TMCI screen is
supposed to reflect that you were the second crew on that train. My LC
has asked me to give him a copy of this as more proof I was on that
train and lately the info has been missing. Sometimes I cant print a
ticket when I recrew a train because the computer says there isn't any
info for the date of the ticket. How the hell can there not be any info
for a ticket you just submitted. I have even waited a few days to see
if maybe it was just not going through yet. Only proof I got that I was
called for that train is in my history. That isn't shit.  That ticket
has FRA hos reporting info. Do I have to call the FRA and ask them to
get that ticket now. That's what legal posted. Maybe they should be
looking into this pattern that's happening with recrewing trains!

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 November 2017

Crews


Karma is right. Its not just one supervisor doing either. They are
using radar guns. If anyone has any training in law enforcement or has
dealt with this after getting a speeding ticket, you can demand to see
when the device was last calibrated and who did it and if it was done
by a trained qualified technician. Yeah its just csx but a judge would
see in your favor. Wonder were they are getting their equipment and who
is keeping it legal. They will down load the engines and use the info
from that to use against you. that will be harder to beat but if the
engineer is doing his job and telling you when your traveling 4 mph
they cant do a thing to you. Don't get off unless the engineer tell
you when he is down to 4mph. 

Another thing you should know. The hours of service notice for
reporting that came out was mainly because the fra wants to know how
long the crews are sitting on engines after they are outlawed. If you
read near the end of the notice you will see that it addresses the
situation when they forget to call someone to get you or basically
within a reasonable time.  When this happens it is considered
co-mingled service and it is the same as being on duty for the
company.
How many times has this happened to you? Its happened to me so many
times its not even laughable anymore. You are to report this as your
time on duty when reporting your time relieved. Because of this there
have been supervisors warning crews that if you don't report to the
dispatcher when you have 3 hours left to work they are going to charge
you. This is a retaliation tactic. PLAIN AND SIMPLE FACT!!! The
dispatchers know and should know where there crews are and how much
time they have to  work. Its is their responsibility to do a job
briefing with the next dispatcher who comes on duty. If they fail to do
so or do a thorough one that is not the crews fault but they are going
to hang it on the crews if you DARE TO REPORT WAITING ON A RIDE!
Make sure you notify the dispatcher. Don't delay.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

You boys and Gals watch your speed when mounting and dismounting moving
equipment. A CSX Manager on the Great Lakes Division is charging people
for mounting/dismounting more than 4 mph. Pure Chickenshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2017

Anyone heard that the great idea of precision railroading is an illegal
scam? The idea revolves around pushing the switching work out on the
main line and then not properly air brake testing trains while every
other class 1 has to . If there are two or more separate blocks of cars
to be set out or picked up the entire train needs to be retested.
Managers are designing this work, handing it out, overseeing it on the
mainline and claiming ignorance of properly arranging the required air
tests.? It’s a joke, a very illegal one at that. All of the other
carriers who are following federal requirements should be pissed that
this guy gets to do this and post lower operating numbers because of
illegal activity. He is also creating an unfair market place for his
competitors while they adhere to federal requirements and he does not.
The management is responsible when they design work that they also
require the proper air test be done. They are not . They are also
banking on the opposite.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 November 2017

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2017

Dear Monitor,

The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or
Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by
the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have
answering
machines to leave a message. Lol.


- 
  
JAX being net ops, NOT crew management.  Callers can go in and
"delete" anything from the line up but if its still a profiled train
the system will regenerate it automatically; no matter how many times
its deleted.  The train must be annulled for it to drop from the line
up I believe.  Crew cannot annul any trains, only call with the
authorizations given on a train. Some- not all callers should be able
to explain this.  Many new callers with minimal training working at
Crew now, so answers may vary depending on your caller

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 November 2017

Dear Monitor,

The Chief doesn't update train schedules. The computer does that or
Jax not closing out old profiles. Only trains ordered to be called by
the chief show in ur lineups as ordered. And they don't have answering
machines to leave a message. Lol..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 October 2017

How much money did csx waste building north baltimore..... $175
million,...hunters 300 million dollars to run the railroad (that
includes hunters cp buyout..... $84 million) plus let's say another 25
million (conservertly) to hire all of his ex cn Minions plus buy outs
for ex csx managers and bosses (Michael ward). 500 million dollars.....
a half of trillion??? Congratulations to the csx board of directors,
your greed got you hunter harrison  (after 9 months he shaved off 9
tenths of 1 point off the operating ratio..... buy the way Jim squires
of the NS got there operating ratio lower then csx's already) and your
in the whole only 500 million dollars!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 October 2017

All buffalos frontier yard switching jobs (used to be 6 now down to 4)
are going to RCO's. I thought hunter hated RCO jobs? Gonna be fun
handling 30/35 cars at a time off 7 lead, only way you can set up a rco
zone without tying up the north yard up at bailey Avenue coming off the
Pullman. Gotta love the dumb fucks left down in Jacksonville fucking up
buffalo,one of the few yards that didn't meltdown during hunters
implementation of his precision railroading.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 October 2017

Advise

Stop it! Quit acting like a company mole. Leave the distraction tactics
to them. If what was posted is true then the chief dispatchers(acting)
should be notified every time there is an error on the scheduled train
line up. Just leave a message on their voice mail if they take more
than 10 minutes to answer. Its better than nothing.

Name: Advise
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 October 2017

You mean ADVISE Right?

Name: Crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

EXLC


Please don't advice people to call CMC about the train line up fields
they view to see scheduled trains.  This is the responsibility of the
Dispatch center. If there are trains on the line up that don't exist
or have already been called and haven't been removed it is something
they are doing. I know that usually after a train is called it will
disappear from the schedule. For some reason some trains are not being
removed. You need to call your Chief and let them know what you are
seeing. We have no control over this. I cant say for certain but I
think there is something in your union agreements that cover this. If
you are called short or surprised by an extra train or maybe you miss a
call because a train is called out of order or an extra is called with a
different date other than what was listed you are protected because it
states that train line ups must be accurate. Again Im not sure how it
is worded but I have been told you are protected from discipline for
this. I know I have to miscall people all the time because they don't
think they will be getting called after viewing the screen and they get
caught short. I have to explain to them they need to contact their union
representation because I cant help them. My hands are tied. This is an
issue with your dispatch center.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

WAX

If those jobs are regular assigned jobs that have regular starting and
off duty times then yes they are supposed to give you another ticket.
They can ask you if you want the over time but they cant force you to
work another shift on a regular assigned job without paying you their
shift.  Call you local chairman. 

Right now as we speak the train line up information on the great lakes
division has bogus trains on the schedule. They are also showing trains
that have already been called and worked or are working at this very
moment. As usual they have information screwed up and are leaving
people wondering if they are going to run a second train and just
haven't bothered to change scheduled dates and times. 
This crap needs to be addressed as soon as it happens, You should be
calling  the CMC and asking why they are showing duplicate trains and
trains that have already been run and delivered.
Everyone needs to start jumping on this crap and start making calls.
Call your Local and point out what is going on. Nothing is going to
change if people don't start standing up for themselves and start
making noise.  Call the FRA fatigue specialist and hours of service
inspector and tell them what's going on with these train line up
problems. Its better to raise hell as a group. Flood their phone lines.
 Start raising some hell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2017

Heard a rumor that after the first of the year they are cutting carmen
by 30 in Willard Ohio. Anyone else hear this we all know how rumors run
but was wondering if anyone else had

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 October 2017

How long before cindy sanborn starts posting on here how she fucking
hates hunter harrison? she should sue hunter harrison and csx for
sexual harassment ........only problem is no one would belive it!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 October 2017

Me:
That one particular post is just crude, disrespectful, rude, vulgar.
Pathetic. Sick.
Monitor: Why are posts like that not just deleted/removed?

Name: pumpernickel 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Are Bobby Frulla and Fat Slob Jack Vierling next on the chopping block,
one can only hope

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

I bet Cindy got fired because she Fucked the old man up the ass with her
14" strap-on and made him bleed. Jermaine and BBQ Boychuck were
watching in the coat closet whacking each other off.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 October 2017

Bye Bye Sandy

I told her not to override my decisions to the old man.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 October 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-10-25/top-management-changes-csx

Name: First mate Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 October 2017

Abandon ship!

http://www.conferencecalltranscripts.org/8/summary2/?id=4251085

Name: Hey curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2017

"Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad? "

FRA are regulators, aka government agents, they are not supervisors,
nor employees of CSX.  CSX operating rules do not apply to FRA or
federal agents (such as TSA).  They have their own rules,regulations
and policy's regarding activities, behavior and conduct.

Name: Gone and happy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

I left CSX 3 months after HH took over and couldn't be happier, after
16 years of service it was time to go and I couldn't be happier. I
found a manufacturing job starting at 22.50/hr with great benefits,
good union, regular schedule, weekends off, 30 minute lunch break with
2 15 minute breaks, working inside out of the rain and cold and heat.
For anyone thinking of leaving make sure you check your 401k at 
https://participant.empower-retirement.com/participant/#/login 
with just over 16 years in I had a substantial amount of money that I
was able to pay off all my debt with including my house! They do tax it
quite a bit but hey I was paying interest on my house, credit cards and
vehicles that I will no longer pay so it's an even trade. You can't
cash out your 401k unless you quit believe me I tried but they only
offered a loan. Before anyone says I'm stupid for using my retirement
just know that now I am 100% debt free with everything I own paid off I
was paying 1200/mo for house, 220/mo for credit cards, 450/month on my
truck and 480/mo on wife's car. That totals $2,350.00/mo freed up that
I can afford to put in at my new job that by the way matches 100% of the
first 10% that I put in and 50% of the next 10% that I put in. So
basically I put in 20% of my check and they put in 15% so 35% of my
check goes in 401k. I am putting $1260.00 a month in my 401k now so in
10 years I will be right back up to $150,000 not including market
performance.
Check your 401k people you will be surprised!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 October 2017

Transportation employees
What is your take on this?

CSX system bulletin 004 issued effective October 16, 2017

1001.1- Transportation employees must not use personal cameras or the
camera feature of a personal electronic or electrical device when on
duty. Cameras or the camera feature of a personal device may only be
used by authorized personnel when the use is necessary to document a
condition or for analysis. Authorized personnel are:

A: supervisor, or
B: mechanical department employee, or
C: Contractors assigned to perform work for CSX

Why is the FRA not listed. Are they not considered supervisors of the
railroad?  If we were to call and FRA inspector and report a serious
safety violation that we are presently witnessing and they asked us to
take a picture of it would that not be a supervisor instructing us to
do so?


Other class I railroads do not have such and extreme policy preventing
employees from documenting safety concerns. 

One example of another class I railroads rules:
A camera may be used to take a photograph of a safety hazard or a
violation of a rail safety LAW, REGULATION, ORDER, OR STANDARD,
provided that:
The device is a personal stand alone camera. A camera that is part of a
cell phone or other similar multifunctional electronic device is not
included in this exception unless it is a railroad supplied device and
is used for an authorized business purpose; and
The camera is turned off immediately after the photograph is taken: and
the camera is not used by an employee at the controls of moving
equipment.

Why does csx not have the same rules as other class I railroads. What
are they so afraid of? Why would they not want to know and have
documentation of serious safety concerns or the violation of laws and
regulations. Other class I railroads don't seem to be as afraid of the
use of cameras. CSX seems to be. Is it because they know their safety
committees are not effective and the Unions will either take for ever
to take action or not take action at all? Do the pictures put them in
the hot seat and force them to take action? Does the bulletin not spell
it out in black and white that they are afraid of the consequences?
Mangers have control of the photographs. For their "eyes" only.
Wonder how the FRA and USDOT feels about this restriction!

Name: Leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

There are plenty of people leaving, and there are people who have had
their jobs cut that have no intention of coming back. We sacrifice
quality of life for a good income and security of our jobs and
benefits. Alot of that is either gone or alot less promising than it
was before this old bastard got here. My seniority was getting good and
meant alot just last year, now I'm on the bottom and worse than i was
my first year! I got a great job myself. It's a pay cut to start, but
within a year, I'll be equal to or greater than where I am except
I'll sleep at home every day, I'll know when I work and know when
I'm off. I'll be able to control when I sleep, what I eat, whether or
not I can exercise, I'll be able to keep my grass mowed, I won't have
to carry 70 lbs of bags everywhere.... And you know, a year ago, I
would've said I plan on retiring on the railroad with no intention of
ever doing anything else. I would've taken my lumps, taken another
furlough if necessary, you know, but with all the extra bullshit and
changes, all the extra stress, the insecurity that is moving in, I
don't have the slightest bit of hesitation to leave. I'm ready. Next
week brothers. I love(d) the job and the people I worked with, but
it's just another chapter that I'm glad to turn the page of.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Heard they finally shit canned chad ingram? He stole cash from CSX by
taking money from a rail car repair company

Name: Wrong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

Cho cho


You're correct that most of us won't be leaving but It has very
little to do with lack of skill and education.

My subdivision the men on the trains have more education and training
than our supervisors.  There are many vets, college grads and
tradesman. 


I'm all three.

Name: CHOO CHOO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 October 2017

No matter how bad it gets, and it will get worse, most of us are stuck
at CSX because we are too dumb to go find anything that pays 17+ an
hour. There are plenty of jobs that work Mon-Fri set schedule no on
call that pay decent, actually match 401k, have profit sharing, good
unions, etc but the majority of us have no other skill set to move on
to something else. So no matter how bad it gets CSX will not have to
hire anyone for a long time because there is very little chance of
anyone quitting.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 October 2017

I hope Hunter Harrison fucking suffocates in his god damn sleep the
skinny little fuck

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2017

And......back when each terminal had crew callers, before late 1987 &
they started consolidating that dept. -- it was ONE hour call.

Name: history
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Foamers. railbuffs, Public!

Conductor 30+ post brought back some memories from hell. If you didn't
quite understand his post let me help educate you.
when a crew was done working and marked off on their time ticket if
they worked less than 12 hours(11:59) they were subject to be called in
8 hours to return to work. This included the 2 hour call to order them
back to work. So in other words your phone would ring 6 hours after you
got home so they could tell you to come back in 8.
Now lets do some math here. Say you live in the parking lot in a
trailer. You mark off and walk to your trailer. Take 15 minutes to
shower and clean up. 15 minutes to prepare a meal and eat and 15
minutes to do what ever chores or other things needed(read mail,
contact family, etc..) and then give yourself 15 minutes to fall
asleep. You have now lost 1 hour of your 6 hours of rest you are going
to get before they call you to report in 8 hours. That's 5 hours left
to sleep. Think about all the people who lived 30 minutes to an hour
away. Those poor people were totally screwed if they were first or
second out for jobs being called back to back. If you worked over 11:59
you were allowed 10 hours rest. That meant you were called in 8 hours to
report back in 2 (10).  LUCKY SOULS! You were better off making sure you
worked for 12 hours or more. And you did not get any extra time added
back to the 10 hours rest like you do now.
How in the hell did the feds ever allow that to happen to railroaders.
No way in hell that happened to pilots or air traffic controllers.
Thank god after years of derailments and train crashes because
railroaders were just plain worn out that the feds had to do something
about it.  Now we get 10 hours of undisturbed rest. That means NO PHONE
CALLS until 10 hours are up. No calling us in 8 to tell us to come back
in 10. If we outlaw (12 hrs. on duty) we get time added to our 10 hours
rest for every minute we are out there until me mark off.  Say we are
stuck on a train waiting for a ride and it takes us 14 hours to get off
of it and get back to the yard. That will give us an additional 2 hours
to add to our 10.  Get the idea!  Best thing that ever happened to
railroaders. 

So now you ask why the problem with the train line up schedules if we
finally get a few extra hours undisturbed rest? Say you come home and
you have only worked 11:59. You are going to get 10 hours rest.
Well,not really. Depends on how far away you live and how long it takes
you to do your chores, etc, as described above. Most people average 6-8
hours left over to sleep if they know they are going to go right back
out when their 10 hours are up. Before you go to bed you look at the
train line up schedule and you see 3 trains to run. You are 3rd out on
the pool so you assume you will get the 3rd train. That train in not
scheduled to leave until 15:00(3:pm) the next day!  YEAH!!! Now you
think you can stay up a little later and do laundry, shop, yard work or
if you have a family make the wife happy and do something with the kids.
The first train gets called, the second and now all the sudden the 3rd
train is getting called at 7 a:m!  WHAT THE HELL! How could the train
be called 8 hours earlier than scheduled. Better yet they throw a
different train on there that wasn't even on the schedule.  If you
think this doesn't happen then think again!  This has been going on
for years. On lets not forget the extra board men who don't work
pools. They are on call 24-7 until they get to their off day. This
happens to them all the time. Because of this if a person is 1st out to
be called you CAN NOT BE TO FAR AWAY FROM YOUR HOME. You are prisoner to
the phone and your house if you are first out on an extra board. They
pull unscheduled extra trains out of their hats all the time! I myself
have been in the middle or mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, getting
my hair cut, etc. and have been called short and surprised and have to
quit what Im doing and rush back home and finish later.  Yeah, we all
know railroading is a sucky business, but it is not so far behind in
technology that management cant figure out where their trains are and
when they will be arriving that they cant do a better job than what
they are doing. There is absolutely no excuse for any train to be
called 4-8 hours earlier than scheduled. No excuse for a train to show
up out of the middle of know where with no warning for the crew!
Railroaders base their whole lives on what they see on those schedules.
THE COMPANY KNOWS THIS! They don't care. Its the same junk every week,
every month, every year and no one seems the least bit interested in
hearing what we have to say! A lot of people in the public who don't
understand our issues think railroaders do nothing but complain and
bi...h 24 hours a day. Yes, there are those who do and will complain
about anything, but maybe it is because they have been conditioned to
react this way. Valid pay claims not paid, trains screwed up, hours
waiting for trains to show up while you sit in the crew room when you
could have slept a few more hours. Management breathing down your neck
to get out of the yard when they have done everything wrong so you
cant, improper paperwork, no locomotives ready and on and on and on! 
Now we aren't allowed to take turns taking a nap on the engines while
we wait for hours sometimes to move our train or get relieved. No more
using our phones on the locomotive while we sit for hours waiting.
Camera's on the engines watching our every move. Do railroaders
complain and bi...h?  You bet your bottom dollar. And for damn good
reasons. The company created the monsters not the crews!
So now you have a little more knowledge of our "making" over the
years. Some of the battles we have had to deal with and some we are
dealing with now. The next time you read a post from someone
complaining about the train line up schedules you will understand!

Name: training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 October 2017

Help

Everyone is quite aware that the training qualification records for
that particular program is not correct for most T&E employees.  It has
not been since the very beginning. There were hundreds of crew members
who did not follow the instructions and never corrected anything or
submitted the corrections to a supervisor to fax to the CMC center.
That system notice came out and was effective Sept. 23, 2015. You can
view your entries and make a note of each one that is incorrect and
again submit them to your supervisor. The information for most crew
members in not correct and the CMC is well aware of this. To be quite
frank, I don't think you will be able to get yours corrected even if
you do submit it to the CMC. The program is not handled correctly. If
you want to protect yourself from being charged for refusing to take a
job that you know you are not qualified for or was never trained on to
begin with, I suggest you make a copy of the entries that are now
entered into your qualification status and correct them by hand. Submit
them to a supervisor and fax a copy to the CMC. Faxing it without a
supervisors signature will not do any good because they require a
supervisors approval for the changes, but it will show you made an
attempt to notify the CMC. If you are charged for refusal to work and
were not provided any chance of qualifying with a pilot you have a
better chance of winning your case if it goes to investigation. Again,
the CMC is well aware that a lot of the information that is documented
is incorrect.

Name: HELP!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

ANYBODY!!!!

A couple of years ago the company came out with a bulletin that said we
had to complete an employee qualification screen that listed all the
jobs on the territory where we worked. There were a lot of jobs on
there that weren't in our territory or even on our division.  I did
the screen and gave a list to the supervisor on duty like the bulletin
said to.  I just looked at it and there are a ton of jobs on there that
show Im qualified on them and my expiration on them don't run out until
2019.  This is total bull because a lot of them I was never qualified
on. Not one single time. Some are on other divisions and some I
haven't even heard of the towns or yards they are in. Is this why they
keep calling us all hours of the night for jobs we aren't qualified on?
I thought the whole point of this screen we were supposed to complete
was to let CMC know where we are qualified so they could call the right
people.  This has to be one big joke.  I tried going in and deleting
stuff or remove dates but you cant do anything to the screen.  whats up
with this.  This stuff should be accurate.  It even has some jobs saying
my qualifications are good on jobs as an engineer.   What the hell!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 October 2017

Well, Conductor 1-10:

We've bitched & complained about inaccurate train line-ups for years.
The Unions do try.  You should've been out there when it was only 8
hrs. max. off between tours of duty [if you weren't 12+ hrs. on duty
the previous day] & that time included the notification for work. 

The RRs have to be concerned regarding hrs. of service & whether  
you are rested [per the(newer)law-regulations] for a call to work.
  
They are not concerned with your personal quality of life - never were
& never will be. 
You are considered a lowly profit costing employee that should be
grateful just to have a job.

Name: screwed as usual
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

FRA HOS/Fatigue specialist

You people need to step in an do something about this damn train line
ups that CSX just cant seem to get straight!  HH thinks he so damn
smart, why don't you sit down with the geneous and see if he can
figure out how to teach the idiots in Jacksonville how to get train
line up information right on the crew screens. Every stinking day this
monkey outfit calls a train that's not listed on the lineup. Most of
the time its on the extra pools.  And if it isn't the trains are
called at a different times than listed. We all know he doesn't give a
rats butt about how we feel or how our lives are constantly disrupted by
their inept scheduling but our families do. The FRA has a fatigue
specialist that is supposed to be looking out for the best interest of
the public as well as the railroaders.  How can these idiot constantly
call us on short notice and expect us to be able to have any quality of
life or rest properly if they pull trains out of their butts we know
nothing about. This has been going on for so long its not even
laughable anymore. I know for a fact that crews have filed complaints
on these train line up problems.  There have been forms floating around
the yard offices for over 2 years now and not a damn thing has changed. 
Avon yard is one of the worse! They know these trains are out there.
There is no excuse for them not to be on the train lineup on the crew
screen. They probably wont be called on the time they are scheduled but
at least we know its out there somewhere and be ready for a call instead
of blindsided all the time. What the hell do we have to do to get a
handle on this. I know I'm not the only one sick of it.  Its like
beating a dead horse complaining to the Unions.  They aren't doing
dick about this.  There has got to be something the FRA can do about
this.  How much money do we have to collect from all the crews to get
into your pockets?  How big of a bride do we have to come up with! 
I'm sure the press would have a field day with this one if it got out
we were collecting money to bride you into doing something about this! 
Do your job and play ball with us!

Name: No service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 October 2017

Ape 

It doesn't matter. The STB isn't going to do anything more than the
FRA does. NOTHING! There are customers who are lucky to get service
twice a week. Several are still a week behind. The power is so short
trains are backed up. Closing engine shops and sending locomotives
hundreds of miles down the road to be fixed screwed the hell out of the
yards. Minor repairs could have been done on site now crews have to wait
days for power to come back. Stupid idiotic move. The bottom line is the
customers don't really care. If they did they would be marching on
Washington. Their not because their hands are tied. Trying to change
their business to truck shipments will cost them a serious loss until
they can get contracts settled. Ask yourself why the STB isn't
hammering harder.  Answer..... $$$$$$$. Really curious if csx is giving
these customers a discount on service charges to keep them quiet and off
HH's back. Should be showing up in the books. Write it off as an loss
in profits due to operating cost.

Name: Deez Nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

Hunter Harrison....what a great guy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 October 2017

I wonder what cindy sanborn will do when she's passed over again to run
the railroad.i can see hunter putting this ken hunt in as ceo over
her.she PROBALY go postal especially after kissing hunters ass from day
one. I would pay money to see the bitches face when she found out she
was passed over. It be priceless, but I think she be better running csx
then a hunter crony.

Name: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

APE

Let me set the record straight. Your comment that you are unsure if you
can have your cell phone in your grip even if it is turned off is not a
correct assumption. For one, the company requires that you have a
secondary number if you need to be contacted via another phone. An
example would be if you were staying at your away from home terminal in
a hotel. If you are out to dinner, lunch, etc. they have to be able to
contact you. Crews can not be expected to stay by their phones in the
hotel as soon as they are rested. Many stay in the hotel several hours
if not 24 after they are rested. Second, you need an emergency contact
number. If you have a family and someone is injured or needs emergency
assistance then you need a way to be contacted when you are not at
home. If you are on a local job the same rule applies. The dispatcher
is to contact you via the radio and you need a way to contact your
family. Third, I have been told by numerous railroaders that the CMC
calls them on their cell phones in their hotel rooms instead of calling
the front desk and having the call transferred to the room. I am
assuming the callers have learned that the crews may not be in their
rooms and it saves them the time of having to make a second call. If
any manager tell you that you can not carry a phone with you in way,
shape or form then you need to immediately contact your union
representation and file a safety charge for not allowing you to be able
to be contacted or be able to contact any of your family members quickly
if an emergency situation arises. You also need to let them know that
they are not allowing you to be able to be away from your hotel rooms
without the fear of being miscalled. Everyone is well aware that train
schedules are never correct and "GHOST" trains are called out of the
blue. No one should expect any railroader to stay in his/her room by
the phone just because they are rested. If you have any issues with
this it would not hurt to talk to an attorney and find out what your
rights are in regards to your safety and your families ability to
contact you. You are not in an office environment. Can you imagine if
they came out with a law that all truck drivers could not have a cell
phone in their possession while driving their trucks. They had to find
one to use when they arrive at their destination? Im sure CSX has more
common sense than that. At least I would hope so.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Conductor 20-30 yrs.,

If there's an accident, they & the feds probably can & will look at
personal cell phone records.

Have to use a personal phone for company business?  NO.
[That is normally\usually done for convenience & no one should do
that.] 
A supervisor of any type wouldn't have a leg to stand on if trying
to charge someone for not wanting to do such.

But, we all know how some of 'em can be = vindictive, act like real
a--holes - find something else, even if it's a trivial thing, to try &
charge someone with something.


An often used RR company quote:  "Be Governed Accordingly".

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

CREWS!!!!


The crap is already starting.  Had a TM tell me he wanted me to call
him when we got to our first industry to service. I told him I left my
cell phone at home. It was the honest to got truth. He insinuated that
I was lying and just trying to be difficult because of the new cell
phone rules. I told him I didn't appreciate it and if he wanted me to
call him to get me a company phone to take. He said that I could use
the engineers phone it I wanted to.  I told him that he cant expect me
to ask the engineer to hand over his phone and use his minutes just
because the company couldn't find me a phone. He was livid. Told him I
would tell dispatcher and he could write down the info and he could
check in with the dispatcher.  He said forget it. Then he followed us
around most of the day. My union rep said to file ethics charges and
had me write out a statement as to what happened. I wrote the statement
but haven't filed the charges yet.  This crap is going to get real bad
soon. If this happens to you then write out your statements as fast as
you can and get them to your LC!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 October 2017

Ewing and his bitches are just that's bring it bitches

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Eugene doesn't care about intermodal.   He's ran off plenty of
buisness.    He closed Caskey Yard and put a stop to ID runs.   He
doesn't give two shits about 10 years down the road only the now.  He
knows he won't be here anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 October 2017

North Baltimore = relatively new (opened early 2011 & 
planned & built mainly for intermodal traffic).

New Castle & Willard = old RR terminals \ yards.

All three are on the ol' B&O RR line.  Will changing them that 
much work?

The big shots make plans & are supposed to for yrs. in advance.
Unions & their members have to play catch-up.

Would be interesting to read/see the minutes recorded from
the board of directors meetings.  Hope they're not screwing
up big time.

Name: Doh!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 October 2017

Willard is now switching trailer trains, the eastbound class yard is
being shut down entirely, rumored to get sold to wheeling. North
Baltimore closing, for real, selling cranes, or maybe moving them to
South Carolina. New castle getting 30-40 million in upgrades to handle
more freight. Good luck.

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

KISS MY CELL PLEASE "KISS MY ASS NIPPLE HEAD"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 October 2017

Have been through a lot of these types of things.
If a person is going to report violations, they'd better get their
ducks in line per se; be correct, have documented proof, etc. Know for
sure.  Have seen very many penalty claims and/or regulation violations
submitted that were just about plain worthless.  Most won't do it all
because they're afraid of having a target on their back. Yeah, it can
be a chore to do it all correctly & it takes time; but that is what it
takes to beat the co. - it can be done - it has been many times before
- & the RRs hate that.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

Conductor:
Title 49, CFR 228.  [Law - Rules - Regulations regarding Hrs. of
Service for RR employees.]
Unions have legislative depts. Those people are compensated pretty well
to handle such matters & are supposed to.  Call, write.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

FRA!!!!

We all know you read this site everyday! So when you read this you are
being made aware that rules are being violated. Yeah, cant prove you
read it so cant charge you for not reporting to Washington but you know
what right!
Ha (poster) is 100% right. At least once a week you have to LIE on your
hours of service reports in order to get paid. You cant tell the truth.
A lot of times you cant report where you really were when your done
with your work or the real times that you did the job. Dead heads and
recrews are some of the worst, If you get 2 tickets(frickin miracle)
you run into problems with that too. One little trick they play to
screw up double tickets is to put a one minute difference in between
the off duty time on one ticket and on duty time on the next. The HOS
report screen wants to know what you did for that one minute and you
cant get it to take. Freezes the tickets up for days sometimes until
you can get it fixed. No one believes these crew callers don't know
what they are doing. They also don't put Taxi(deadhead) tickets in a
lot of time so you can show were you were working and how you were
transported. What if we were in a wreck in route to a train or from a
train? No dead head authority to report,

Now to the ON BOARDS! Management is back to making crews complete the
OBWO after they are OUTLAWED!  I remember reading an email that YOU PUT
OUT when they started using these devices. You specifically stated the
crews were not to do these reports after they were outlawed because it
is performing duties for the company and it was a violation of HOS! It
stated it was to be given to a supervisor to complete. You need to
recirculate this notice and refresh the memories of management.  With
the new bulletin out that takes effect on the 17th on restriction of
electronic devices, no one should be using this device after they are
outlawed. It also said that quick tie up of tickets was all that was
allowed when you were outlawed.


CREWS!!!!!  Quit doing the OBWO after you are outlawed. Your violating
hours of service and using an electronic device that belongs to the
company after you are outlawed. If they threaten you for not finishing
it for them CALL THE FRA AND REPORT IT! Wait to tie up your ticket.
Don't tie up and then finish it. Don't put your time off as 12 hours
either. You put the TRUTH! When it ask who ordered you to stay on duty
after you were outlawed and why to tell the truth! Say you were forced
to complete the OBWO device for management. Quit being chicken sh...
and start standing up for what's right. You want this target crap to
stop then start banning together and do what's right!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

If you leave the RR, you may regret it. Not much out there in the real
world. CSX is in turmoil right now but it will even out. Takes time
when a new management comes on the scene. Good luck!

Name: Ha
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 October 2017

I am leaving the rr csx is nothing but lires and thieves can't get paid
hrs orf service is a joke FRA SUCKS csx system doesn't care about it
they delay pay and have to lye about hrs of service cause csx system
won't pay you if you don't and its are fault not to do it or don't
get paid for a month or the working man that's been off duty and on
the phone or emailing cmchos.csx.com for hrs and hrs while off duty
gets fined if we lye but rr mangement can break all the rules and just
a tap on the butt FRA sucks and are lazy and back pocket employees for
the rr ...that's what's is really going on out here

Name: HRDD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2017

I heard the rumor about Ken Hunt a few months ago and if you think
Hunter is tough do some research on Ken Hunt he will make Hunter look
like a girl scout

Name: Gofuckyourselfhunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I KNOW YOU READ THIS HUNTER I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS. I HOPE YOU DROP
DEAD FROM YOUR COPD IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN, GASPING FOR YORK LAST
BREATH. THEN I WILL COME AND PISS ON YOUR GRAVE.

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Well buddy this is CSX sucks not CP sucks I am not crying but simply
saying why Csx sucks hint csxsucks.com now if you would like to you can
create a CPsucks.com and go do your thing over there because I never got
a letter all 4 times I was laid off at Csx not CP because I don't work
at CP I work at Csx it is different so thank you for your great advice
I will remember that the next time I work at CP and not get laid off
from CP because I work at fucking csx

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Fuck this company they way they toss is around I gambled big time I even
asked the Trainmaster if I come back to work I wont be laid off in two
months will I he said no and hey he was right because it only took one
month here I come NS

Name: Lima Ohio 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Was laid off for a few years hired out in 2014 Chicago Division. Just
got back to work over on the Louisville Division 4 weeks in just marked
up as qualified and now i hear North Baltimore is shutting down this
fucking company is fucking with not just me and my family but so many
others soon I will be furloughed again I left a good job with vacation
and benefits to come back they don't give two fucks about us employees

Name: Hollywood hogan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 October 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/news/local/several-cars-derailed-from-csx-train-in-jacksonville-train-back-on-track/77-483454244

More empty blocks derailing, but at least they apologized to amtrack
customers for the delay.

Name: joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Eugena is a cunt

CSX try to get a hold of me after I'm called.   All those no good sobs
in JX can kiss my ass.

Name: kissmycell arss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

ALL T&E  

Tell the company to kiss your ass and if they want to talk to you on a
phone they better provide every single crew with one. This is just more
control freak crap that dried up has been is throwing out their to
intimidate and make the crews miserable.  Previous poster had it right!
 we sit there for hours waiting for a damn ride and sometimes hours in a
siding waiting for other trains or relief crews or to hand off trains.
This dried up old prune just wants to make everyone miserable like he
did on the CN and anywhere else he got his old hands on.  I have never
worked a local were a TM or RF has not called me throughout the day
wanting to know where we are or what progress we are making.  If they
want to talk to me they can have the dispatcher order me to call him
and then I going to send bill to CSX for the use of my damn phone. we
need the unions to get in on this and make CSX provide everyone with a
company phone. What the hell is wrong with using your phone to keep you
awake or from dying or boredom when you are sitting for hours on end
WAITING WAITING WAITING WAITING!And another thing, not everyone can
read their rules books for hours while their waiting. Some people fall
asleep after reading for long periods. Playing an interactive game that
is brain stimulating can keep a person awake far better than reading
some company rules books for hours on end. It isn't hurting a damn
thing while you are sitting there in limbo WAITING! WAITING! WAITING! 
The crews have to call stopped every 15 minutes so they have to be up
anyway.  This old fart can go to hell. 

Joey the Donut...your an idiot loser.  Get real about our bullshit
issues or get off the site!

Name: Joey the donut 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

I think Cindy San should sit on HH's face and do him in, wow could you
imagine that. That would make a straight man gay

Name: Turddle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Trying to start a useful thread here:
What does everyone think of the new National Agreement?
How will we vote on it?

FYI John Previsich total compensation package = $437,719/year

Name: Nofavors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 October 2017

Due to the new bulletin.    Brothers and sisters don't ever use your
phone for any sort of company business.  After taking  a call for work
don't answer or place a call due to anything CSX related.   Don't
call ptc,to,mechanical or any other of their bullshit.  Dispatcher
tells you to call TM use only a company provided phone..


As much as we wait on a ride after going dead.  No naps no phone no
unapproved reading material CSX knows this is not fucking possible.  

Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene

                                NO FUCKING.    FAVORS

Name: Monkeysuncle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2017

CSX news is that Mr.Ed is calling all the shots at CSX HQ.  CSX rumor is
that Mr.Ed has been putting the Long stroke on Eugene and Ms. Sandy is
jealous.

Name: Grand DAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 October 2017

GOD HELP US ALL!!!

Is it just me or is anyone else just plain sick and tired of these new
crew callers who don't understand a damn thing about how the railroad
has worked for the last 30 years. Why in the hell is the company not
putting them through some serious agreement training or just some plain
old simple railroad 101!!!!   I swear to god if one more crew caller
wakes me up running a roster just to get smart mouthed with me because
I AM NOT QUALIFIED IN THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL IM GOING TO
START FILING HARASSMENT SUITS!  This god for saken company has made a
damn mess out of everything when they extended the terminal limits. It
used to be 10 miles shorter going both directions(east and west) then
they started extending it out after they were bombarded with 100's of
claims for road crews doing yard work in yard limits. Then csx kept
saying avon didn't have yard limits only terminal limits. Well that
may have been a technicality because avon didn't have YL signs posted
and in the timetables but the yard crews had switching limits set by
the FRA on how far they could go out with cars with hazmats without a
CT168. They weren't supposed to go past the area where the IC(terminal
dispatcher) area of responsibility ended and the IB( road dispatcher)
area began. So they came up with this extended limit crap to try to get
rid of claims and let the yard crews go out farther to do the work. Its
bullshit because there still is a limit the FRA will allow any hazmat
to travel on main line without a CT168. That would be the end of
switching limits! All these new crew callers are being told that
everyone who works out of Avon is supposed to be qualified to work in
the ENTIRE TERMINAL LIMITS! Who is telling them this shit. I have been
on a pool over 20 years that has advertised miles and advertised
starting and ending points. I DO NOT HAVE TO GO 1 damn mile the
opposite direction of my advertised job limits let alone 10 damn miles.
This is called out of route and out of my advertised limits.  I haven't
worked their entire so called terminal limits and don't ever intend to.
They extended this shit years after I was hired and trained. I got the
seniority to stay where the hell I am and work the job as it is
advertised. I tell these morons over and over that I did not have to be
qualified to work both directions and I don't have any reason to go
outside of my advertised limits. Quit calling me for this terminal
limit bullshit and call me for the job I have been on over 20 years. 
I even had one threaten to put me down for refuse to work if I didn't
go do their stupid dog catching shit of my own damn train outside of my
advertised limits. Couldn't bring it down to me to hand off where my
advertised limits start. Said it was in the terminal so I had to go get
it. Told them do what you go to do but if you want me to go it you find
me a damn pilot because Im not qualified, never have been and if I have
to I'll call an FRA man to go with me. See what he has to say. I hear
guys saying every day they are being threatened with insubordination
charges if they don't go get on trains miles out of their limits they
weren't qualified on. How come there aren't more fra guys around the
yard. Isn't anyone calling them? What the hell is going to happen if
this rumor comes true that HH is going to make everyone qualified on
everything and be one big extra board. Does this idiot not know how
many people were never qualified on everything. Does he know how many
pilots are going to be needed.  I heard he thinks just one trip is
enough for anyone. I hope to god the FRA has their hands in this cause
if they don't I can bet you bottom dollar that us Grand Dads are going
to be up his arss like stink in 
his horse barn. Its bad enough now with these crew callers not knowing
how things work but if he starts this crap our lives will be hell. They
wont know who's qualified and who isn't. They will be calling all of
us all night trying to find a warm body and then threatening all of us.
YEAH and why the hell do they keep getting away with threatening us and
talking to us like dog crap. If my kids talked to me the way they do I
would smack their mouths! JEEEZZZZ this crap is getting deep!

Name: Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 October 2017

So the word in Florence this week Mr C.J. Stowers is getting the boot
sometime this month. Im sure thats music to the FL AS guys

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MRed@oXyGeN1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 October 2017

The old man came home yesterday after a tiresome day in Washington.   It
won't be long before he flips his lid permanently.  He's had his
feedbag of pills strapped on all day.   Has smoked more crack than
Harlem and has been beating the donkey 8 to 10x a day.   I'm a little
concerned for him.   I'll keep you guys posted.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Graham Buxton 

Your using an LG "TRIBUE HD" L5676 model correct?  Play nice! If your
a foamer then you are mixed up. Most foamers love the railroad because
they love locomotives and the "OLD CHARM" the railroad once held in
their young lives and usually don't trash the crews. I know. I have
talked to dozens of them. And yes, they do support our issues! They
especially don't make comments like yours..... Troll and put a "HIT"
on cry baby crews.......
Only managers/supervisors enjoy putting "Hits" on crew members. I get
the impression you are neither a rail buff or Supervisor. I could be
wrong. You may have lost your job position and your back in the ranks
as one of the blue collars now. Your mad and having a temper tantrum.
If not then you have some hatred for T&E employees. I would then say
the term "HIT" means something else. Again, put your phone down and
find some help or relaxing therapy. If you don't have anything
productive or helpful to post that will help the crews through this
horrible takeover and transition then do us all a favor and go find a
site that offers a support group for survivors of what ever abuse you
have been through.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

T&E

Does anyone know if there is any other industry in our country that
considers the "Weekend" as Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday?  I
have a doctors appointment on Monday that I cant miss and couldn't get
a personal or Daily vacation for. Every time I try to get a PB they say
no because of the HH created man power shortage. IM going to get
screwed out of my stock award now just because I have to see a doctor
and this crazy nut job company thinks Monday is a weekend day. Everyone
one I know has always thought the weekend was Saturday and Sunday. Yeah,
maybe they might be able to pull off adding Friday, but Monday too? This
is such bull crap! Since when was the week only Three stinking days????

Name: billy bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2017

Hunter Harrison you are a joke and it is awesome to watch.  

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-disruptions/csx-customers-demand-end-to-shipping-bottlenecks-as-ceo-apologizes-idUSKBN1CG1BW

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 October 2017

Monitor

Here's one for you. Kiss my ass!


Graham Buxton

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

Graham

Really?  Put down your android and try to find something more
meaningful for your life. Your obsession is unhealthy and your obvious
anger wont do you any good. Read your sprint agreement very closely. It
is illegal to use any cellular company to send threats especially ones
the insinuate that your intend to do bodily harm to anyone. Again, be
very careful. You might want to send a request to the webmaster to
remove your previous post that was obviously meant to threaten or harm
railroad employees.

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2017

I want a Engineer job at csx. I want to 
blow the horn.

Name: mike jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

They can do that

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 October 2017

All csx trainmen and enginemen do drugs!

Altamontpress.com come over there and tell

me to my face.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 October 2017

That's Right : waste your time voting because it's meaningless the
contract is already ok d on a golf course in Jacksonville by the 5th
hole.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

Graham Buxton 

Be very careful. Your not as untouchable as you think.

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 October 2017

That's why I want you're railroad job.
I'll work for 75 percent of what you all
work for. Most of you dummies can't read.

Come troll me over at Altamont press.com
Assholes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

For the guy that said get involved with the union. I am a former local
chairman and have voted for my local the way they voted to in the past.
After some of the PTC agreements passed I asked for a vote count and was
told no. It’s hard to get more involved when it feels like the company
has the union in its back pocket and just passes what they want. This
new tentative agreement seems good but hopefully everyone reads the
whole thing even the co-pay part on how they go up and is not blind
sided by it when it happens. I just wish they would add a few sick
days, when on the road all the time and you get sick you have nowhere
to go but work sick or not.

Name: no dumbass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

Fuck you red you asshole

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 October 2017

One must have a high school diploma to work at CSX.   I assume you
dumbasses can read.   How about reading the tentative agreement for
yourself instead of asking a lot of silly ass questions.

But here goes for bothers and sisters who are just too damn lazy.
2% back pay from July 2016 to July 2017
4% back pay from July 2017 till agreed upon

If you quit were fired was not working for CSX time of agreement other
than death you are not entitled to shit.

You mother fuckers are some of the highest paid blue collar workers in
The US and most already have their back pay spent or your fat lazy wife
is worried about it.

Name: Chitty 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 October 2017

Louisville can handle at least twice the freight that it is getting now.
The space, tracks, and manpower is all there...... Utilize your assets!

Name: wtf
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 October 2017

What percentage of back pay and how many year's are we talking about
brothers and sisters

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 October 2017

I want a job at csxt. I could troll the
crew boards all day and put hits on
certain lazy ass crybaby train crew
babies.  Altamont press.com is a
railfan troll site full of train buff tards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

In reply to:
Name: Bob Smith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Has anyone heard or experienced any back lash about the companies
"weight restriction" policy.  I have been told they are putting
people on the street for being over a certain weight, i think it's
325lbs.  Can they put people on the street for that????  If they do
wonder what the employ could do, law suit???
----------------------------------------------------------------------
It is an OHSA policy for working at heights, which stems from
manufacture specs of fall arrest harnesses and rescue harnesses.

310lbs is the minimum tensile strength for harnesses.  When you fall
the physics will put stress to minimum of 5,000lbs on a fall arrest
anchor.  Per OHSA the maximum allowable deceleration force on a worker
should they fall is 1,800lbs.  It's confusing, I fully understand so
look at a 10 pound bag of flour as opposed to a 20 pound bag of flour
on a rubber band. The 20 pound will splat all over the sidewalk.

Name: Bob Smith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Wow...  Surprised they are unqualifying employees.  Wonder what these
people will do???  When did this start?  Far cry from the company i
hired into 23 years ago...

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2017

With all the bitching and whining going on
at csx. Me and my rail fan buddies at Altamont Press can do your jobs
for a
lot cheaper and pleasure.

We love chooo chooos!

Name: Signalman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 October 2017

Bob, signals has a weight limit of 300. You must be able to climb
ladders and cantilevers with about 25lbs worth of tools so the limit is
actually closer to 275. They are taking people out of service for this
newer policy.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

I would love to see Head Hunter replace his oxygen tank with some
Anhydrous Ammonia.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Conductor 1-10:

If & when & once the proposed contract is ratified -- In the past the
RRs had 60 or so days to pay the retroactive wages.  
Those entitled -  "have an employment relationship with a carrier on
the date of this agreement OR retired or died subsequent to (a certain
date)".

Have to wait to see the new agreed upon Q & As but probably those
furloughed or have resigned are SOL.

Name: Bob Smith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Has anyone heard or experienced any back lash about the companies
"weight restriction" policy.  I have been told they are putting
people on the street for being over a certain weight, i think it's
325lbs.  Can they put people on the street for that????  If they do
wonder what the employ could do, law suit???

Name: Thanks UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

One of my many many referrals is about to CASH ($$) in again! You keep
making your settlements better than all the rest!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Hey guys, this is my first contract renewal. As far as the back pay is
concerned, do they pay that soon after the contract is agreed upon? Do
you get it if you are furloughed? What about someone that resigned?
Would they still get that too? Technically they were under the contract
at the time. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

This is for conductor 1-10


 Eugene goes to the vet and says, "My horse is constipated."

The vet says, "Take one of these pills, put it in a long tube, stick
the other end in the horse's ass, and blow the pill up there."

  Eugene comes back the next day, and he looks very sick.

The vet says, "What happened?"

 Eugene says, "The horse blew first."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 October 2017

Nobody enjoys your posts, stupid. You just changed your name and acted
like you were someone that didn't think you're a moron.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: MrEd@oxygen1.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 October 2017

Mr.jorgan

I was just about to put my post to pasture till I red how much you
enjoy them.  So to all my followers I just want to say thanks I'm not
going anywhere.   

Mr.Ed is here to stay.  I'll be posting on a daily basis about a lot
of horse shit and useless information.   

Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon

Name: Bravo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Hogger.

Bravo! Well said. Not much of a future left at csx.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Hugh


Really? And what kind of horse sense has he brought to the table.
Nothing but a bunch of personal opinions about nothing and stupid horse
barn cracks that don't amount to shit. What's worse is my kids and
myself grew up watching MR ED. and he was intelligent and smarter than
the idiot poster. I think its an insult to the real MR ED! As for the
horse shit he shovels, not any of it has been worth using my pooper
scooper for! We are all having our lives turned upside down and no one
knows what the hell is going to happen next. Especially to our families
and our futures. Its all a damn guessing game. Used to be you would get
info from your unions and the reps you elected but now its not shit.
Got to rely on rumors to figure out what might be going on. Payroll is
screwing people left and right and a lot of supervisors are starting to
come clean and spill their guts. HH apparently is coming down hard on
them for recrews and overtime and they lie and don't give second
tickets out to crews that they earned per the union agreements. Say let
them put in claims. Don't give them tickets right now because we are
being watched. Like HH hit squad is too stupid to figure out that a
train in sitting tied down without anyone on it. Or how long a crew is
on duty. Just an excuse to cheat the crews out of their rightful pay.
Now this is horse shit that really stinks.

Name: Todd
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT IS ANOTHER BULLSHIT CONTRACT.

FUCK CSX AND THE OTHER CARRIERS AND
THE STOCKHOLDERS!

Name: Your mammy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

How much do these dingle Berries want to pay us an hour anyway

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Mr. Ed

I enjoy your posts.  The good horse sense you bring to the table is
appreciated.  Eugene is very quiet about hitting the crack pipe and you
brought it to light.  I look forward to your future posts about you and
Eugene's shenanigans around the barnyard.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Mr. Ed.

  Gotta agree with Conductor 1-10, your posts were entertaining for a
few days, but it is getting old and it has ran it's course. If you
have something relevant to this site "CSX SUCKS' then by all means
post away. Otherwise your not being funny man, your wasting your time
posting crap that nobody reads or finds informative.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

blah blah blah  Cry me a river 
you haven't been out here long enough to bitch.  I'm willing to bet
you got this job at around age 40+ and your pissed you're not going to
have 30 at 60. Keep living out there I need a new barn for my video
games and dungeons&dragons books.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 October 2017

Would you stop with the Mr Ed bit. It's not funny. Obviously you're
from the millennial generation because every one of them are just like
you. You think you have a good joke and then you repeat it for 3 years.
No creativity or mind of your own because you spent your life playing
video games. Same memes over and over again, same dumbass made up
internet words over and over again. Nobody thinks it's funny.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 October 2017

This national sure is a bag of oats.   The old man is offering twice the
contract to loco operators.  The conductors well you know.

Name: How is this not news?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 October 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/05/atlanta-train-crash-house/734637001/

Name: What to ya think?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

What do you think about this 
tentative agreement boys and girls?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Heard 25 transportation jobs are gone in Willard  now waiting to see
what they do with carmen.  Growing up railroad never thought I'd see
this happen to Willard   

Anyone heard how many cuts to carmen with over 20 years you would think
I wouldn't have to worry

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2017

Hearing Fitzsimmons and other executives were walked out by police in
Jacksonville in Friday afternoon. Sounds like another shake up is
coming. Hold on to your butts!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 October 2017

Cumberland is slowly but surely crashing and burning. Craftspeople are
assigned seats for turnover. Not allowed to enter lunch room until
start of shift. Stafford is a retard. Arigo is an adulterer who brags
at local bars about furloughing people. Fucking losers.

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 October 2017

Csx has applied for and environmental covenant at 1200 don hudson blvd.
Louisville ky., rhis is a ground test for contaminated soil, it lets
prospective buyers know what the grpund has in it and also protects csx
in the furture.who knows what this will end up meaning in the long run
but be checking your local classifieds to see if this is happening at
ur location we found it in our local news papper. Hopefully Osborn will
still be around who knows.

Name: ABUSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 October 2017

ABUSED

YOU GUYS NEED TO FIND TV STATIONS TO HAVE RUN A NEWS SEGMENTS ON AND
SHOW HOW UNSAFE
PRACTICES ARE GOING ON AT CSXT AND THEY WILL AIR ON TV AND PUBLIC WILL
EAT IT UP


HUNTER ISVA UNSAFE COCKSUCKER.

Name: ABUSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 October 2017

FRA/DISPATCHERS


CSX and the FRA have rules on employees working jobs they are not
qualified on. Union agreements cover pilots. CSX operating rules make
it very clear that when we work on foreign line railroads we follow
their operating rule. For the last 2 months the chiefs have been making
crews stay on trains when taking them to hand them off to other crews
who are working out of our territory and running on a foreign line. 
They are saying after they have been piloted one time by these crews
they are qualified to take the trains. One time does not make a crew
qualified. Second, CSX is not giving any maps or one single operating
rules book to anyone for these foreign lines. How the hell are they
getting away with this. Made me do it about 3 weeks ago and I didn't
learn crap about the foreign line I was on . The so called pilot crew
said they thought we were getting off the train and going home. They
had so idea we were going to stay with them and they had their regular
train ticket changed to a pilot crew ticket while they were in route to
the hand off spot.   
Is is not illegal to make crews do this when they aren't carrying any
of the foreign line railroads rules books?  No maps? We don't even
know how to read the foreign line paper work. Saw a little of it by
pilot crew but it was greek to us and we didn't understand any of it.
Is this a federal offense. I heard they are threating insubordination
charges on crews for not wanting to go if the chief finds out they have
been once.  No rules books?  NO maps? No classes?  This is called safe
running of trains?

Name: Taylor J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 October 2017

You got it all wrong about North Baltimore, have any of you been there
to see the place?

Double leads on both ends almost a mile long on west end, mile half on
east...


Take out the cranes and you have a perfectly flat , super flat
switching yard taylor made to pump out freight.  They will be closing
all manifest freight out of Willard, New Castle, Garrett, Toledo and
switch it there. And since it’s an intermodal property, all work will
be done by private contractors in the yard.


Kick ‘em

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2017

the interesting thing about north baltimore is that a lot of money came
from various government sources AND that contract jobs were far from RR
standards for wages and benefits. Various politicians will be explaining
how it wasn't their fault.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

North Baltimore isn't closing. Just won't be switched by csx
transportation.  Willard , however, is closing.  There will still be
road crews, but no yard crews at either...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

It really is closing. Think about it this way, csx intermodal has
agreements to use private contractors, utility men that aren't csx,
Carmen that aren't csx, it's all private contractors that were agreed
upon when north Baltimore opened. If the same work is done in Willard,
which is csx transportation, not csx intermodal, by csx guys that are
already there, and are going to be without work soon anyways, then they
save alot of money. Repurpose Willard, you're utilizing assets. Sell
north Baltimore, it's too small for our needs anyways, and you make a
profit to cover the changes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2017

To Dave,

Now come on,

North Baltimore:  all those plans, the money\work they put into all
that - go back just a few years - there was nothing out there in that
area besides rural homes, farm ground & 37 acres of woods - hard to
believe they could/would just plain close it - even if headhunter
doesn't care much for intermodal business.

Any of the CSX Board Directors have RR operational experience?
Many of us still out in the field figure the CSX as we knew it might
well be gone but have to think they're not concerned about the future
as it may end up a part of a bigger system.
 
Normally, usually, unions don't really know much for sure what
companies are up to regarding future plans - they just have to play
catch up regarding contractual agreements.  
[Union heads got busted - but not for accepting co. payoffs.]

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 October 2017

North Baltimore closing. Willard hump shutting down Friday. Going to
flat switch only 300 cars a day. Intermodal freight will block swap at
willard. new castle getting 30 million in improvements so freight can
be switched from both ends of the yard. All happening very soon. New
castle supposed to get yardmasters back and 6 around the clock, 3 man
yard jobs when work is done. Avon and new castle going to handle all of
Willard's work.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 October 2017

I told the old man it will be called "Mr.Ed Camps" there was a
misprint in the new magazine. Please disregard the previous printing. 

The new upcoming talent didn't have to be brainwashed to suck the old
man off.   They were more than willing to get and stay on their knees
the entire Mr.Ed Camp.   While one was be spanked he kept asking may he
have another.  

Be watching for me coming to a barn near you.  I'm touring the system
in December will be handing out oats,carrots and all kind of special
treats to the old man's good little boys and girls.

Name: Atmylimits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Has everyone got there csx magazine. This magazine would make Joseph
Goebbels smile from his nazi grave. My favorite part of the magazine is
the 2 pictures of hunter harrison. The one picture gotta be from at
least 5 years ago while he was at the CP and then there was the current
picture of him sitting in a chair at his first "Hunter Camp" with
about 30 kool-aid drinking managers behind him.this guy looks like he
is on his death bed. Funny how he has to cut costs or as he likes to
say "control costs" across the system with job cuts and furloughs,
but how much did he spend on this magazine? Paying people to interview
the kool-aid drinkers, take pictures, printing and  the postage alone
probably cost thousands. That on top of remodeling his office in
Jacksonville that's he's never at.... millions of dollars wasted for
his pet projects, but call me a brake man when I have 150 cars to
switch with 98 cuts is out of the question.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Been There,

   It doesn't help that the State Legislative Rep. in the state in
which I live and work is inquiring into jobs with CSX Labor Relations.
A couple of years back his job was up for re-election and he has stated
that he isn't going back to running an Engine. Go around to the Union
meetings blasting CSX management and yet considering joining them if he
isn't re-elected.  2-face.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: mrEd@oxygen1@.org
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 October 2017

The old man has lost his mind.  He was talking to the goose today. 
Trying to get some information about their flight pattern or something.
 He thinks he can model his rr after it.

Name: been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 October 2017

Retired


CSX has been doing this ever since they took conrail over. There were
several Tm. RF and YM who spilled their guts to all of us out in the
field before they left on what was going on. They left because they
wanted to live a life where they didn't have to feel guilty for
ruining someone's employment record just to make the powers to be in
Jacksonville happy. Some took transfer out of places live avon yard on
the great lakes division because it had been designated as the division
that would take the most hits to keep the failure rates where they
belonged. Several were threatened as well. Told if they didn't get
their failures us they could start looking for another department to
work. They got busted once when they had a list of workers that they
were ordered to stalk and get failures on . the list got out and the
Unions actually stepped in and got it stopped.
A lawyer told us the failures weren't just to have something to hold
over an employees head to try and keep them under control but they were
also being used when someone was injured and took them to court. If that
person had a failure they could use it to argue that the employee was
unsafe and the company was watching them and trying to coach them on
proper safety rules. They also use them to show the courts that they
are active in watching and schooling the employees on safety in the
fields. 
Here's a thought.  If HH is dropping a lot of the safety rules and
getting more lax about them, then it is obvious that he is not worried
about safety injuries or safety issues in the court. 
What HH is doing is setting everyone up with this new IDPAP policy to
be able to fire them and reduce the work force. If he cant fire them
then he will at least be able to get them on the street for 30 days and
out of the way. Stall bringing them back. Hopefully the union reps that
are in office have half a brain in their heads and have figured this
out. We aren't as stupid as Upper management thinks. The only problem
we have is not sticking together as Union brothers and forming our own
teams to stand hard and refuse to be intimidated and harassed with
threats of failures and termination. A union is only as good as its
members. It doesn't matter who is in office right now. If the members
rebel the Union officials have to react. To much fear of the press
getting involved!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

Monitor 

SHIT!  I had to read that policy again after that post. That's exactly
what it said and it's full of management loop holes. Better watch my
ass for now on. I don't run and I follow rules. If my trains get out
late it's not because of my performance. we need to start documenting
all the crap that delays us and send it to our union's to show we
arent the ones who are poor performers.  Get paper trails started. May
need it in the future if this gets bad.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

Old Man on horse says to little conductor on bike, "Did Santa get you
that?" 
"Yes," replies the little conductor. 
"Well tell him to put a reflector light on it next year!" and charges
him. 
The little conductor looks up at the old man and says, "Nice horse
you've got there, did Santa bring you that?" 
The Old Man coughs and grasp for air and replies, "He sure did!" 
"Well," says the little conductor, "Next year tell Santa that the
dick goes under the horse, not on top of it

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.Ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 October 2017

The feed bag of pills is strapped on the old man.  He will be out of the
stable grazing the pasture by morning.  We all kinds of new surprises
coming out of the barn.  

Avon is shutting back down soon.
Hourly rate will be out in the next  couple of weeks
Caskey is going to be turned into a hump yard
Radnor ?????TOP SECRET
Dispatchers aren't relocating now
PSR new model will be announced next week
Rocky Mount is getting a new stable
Selrick  is being leveled
No more overnight  barn stays the first of 2018
brakesticks  are coming back
getting off of moving equipment bumped up to 5mph
no more bulletins to carry

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 October 2017

Jeez Oh Pete, 
gettin' old can be a bummer but after reading posts on this site -
whew, glad as heck to be outta there.  RRs never seemed to be very
employee friendly (actually, not many companies are) & it must be even
worse now.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2017

DAVE


You don't want people to think your a mole then don't chime in here
and put a post to someone who hasn't addressed you In weeks.  What
tips did L&N give you? Was it private on your own email server? You
just happen to post a dead horse topic that you said you would back
away from when you haven't been asked about it. 
Funny how you come back with this as soon as some info is posted that
doesn't look good for the company. We are not going there right now.
What the posters want is some answers. Why isn't the STB still pushing
HH to get the customers serviced? How come it is so quiet. Did we lose
these customers so there is no reason for complaints filed? How will
this effect our future investments? How about rumors of closing more
yards. Willard was mentioned as one that will be cut back. How many
jobs will be lost. How many will transfer and bump junior men out of
their jobs. How about the new supervisors that are crawling out of the
wood work and handing out ridiculous failures and charges that most
supervisors have turned their heads too because they know its petty and
can be handled in house. The new discipline policy allows HH's hit team
to charge everyone with a major if they want by twisting and trumping up
a minor offense to something more serious. Everyone will be seeing 30
days and will sit at home until they decide to call them back and then
maybe let them go on "TIME SERVED!"

IDPAP POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES
The new policy has been changed drastically to allow supervisors to
trump up offenses from a simple minor to a major if they feel it is
warranted. The previous policy had three categories. Minor, serious and
Major. The new HH regime has reduced it to two. Non Major or Major.


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.
MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL
MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING!  What is APPROPRIATE????
It all depends on who the supervisor is!

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 in part II (major) of this policy.

What the hell is poor performance?????
Joe takes his time and makes sure he checks everything he does to work
safely. Checks his footing for slip trips and falls and follows all
safety rules. 

Bob runs like hell and cuts corners to get out of the yard because he
has something to do tonight or at the hotel and wants to get out on the
road.

Joe eventually gets a reputation of being slow and all of the sudden he
is being watched. Rumors fly around that he is bulking and is causing
unnecessary delays.

Guess who now has to deal with POOR PERFORMANCE evaluations now. 
If anyone thinks for one moment that they cant be charged with POOR
PERFORMANCE they better think again. This policy is written to
intimidate and push employees to bend over and take what ever is handed
to them my management. How any of the unions ever allowed this to see
the light of day without one hell of a battle is beyond me and anyone
who has read it and sees how it is worded. 

Sorry Dave but T&E employees have bigger problems on their plates than
dealing with a possible derailment. They are dealing with a whole new
army and the crap is just getting started. The writing is obvious.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

Cool mo D

Do us all a favor and ignore Buxton (aka pines, etc....) Goating him is
what he wants. Been monitoring this site for 10 years. They have a
pattern. Just one of the company mole that are paid to disrupt the site
and draw attention away from topics that make the CSX legal team and
their public safety director little nervous. He showed up after the
discussions on Hunter setting up all Tm's to be able to do and take
away the work from Union contract employees. But then there was a
poster who pointed out that customers were still not being served and
that employees can report it to the STB in behalf of them. The usual
comment on the intimidation in the yards by the new HH hit squad have
been discussed a lot but they usually don't go crazy on this site
until people start throwing names out there. That really surprises me
as well as other posters. If there is a supervisor who is pulling
people out of service for minor petty stuff that can be handled in
house with a local TM then their name is usually posted on here to let
others know who this person is.  Rumors are flying around that they
pulled a crew out of service for reading a newspaper while they were in
a crew room waiting for work but since they were on the clock they
charged them with a violation of unauthorized reading material.  

Ok mole..... lets see what you got now!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

Hey Graham Cracker Butmunch if gonna post something have make sense. Or
better yet don't post anything just go take some pictures of a passing
train and dream about operating it knuckle head

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 October 2017

Yes, Willard is next. Heard it on a trainmasters conference call. There
aren't going to be any originating trains anymore and Willard will
only be used for interchange with other railroads, and for block swap.
All yard jobs and all but one yardmaster are supposed to be gone. All
but 2 trainmasters. It's not going to be good for new castle and
Willard.

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

Graham Buxton 

Really?  Back from under your rock? Which post pissed them off?
Horrible attempt to distract the posters. Made them mad didn't it or
did their team of lawyers get a little wet on the comments?

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Mr.ed@oxygen1.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

I know how to run a railroad I wrote the playbook.  I'm not leaving
here a failure but I'm a short timer.  There are up and coming colts
that I'm grooming for when I leave.  


Before I leave I'm going to have PTI drivers qualified to run trains. 
 They may smell like cat shit but they will work for peanuts. 

Annual rule class will be replaced by Mr.Ed camps.

Yardmasters will be running etest.

No more water,ice or crew packs.  It's your shared responsibility to
be prepared.


No more safety glasses it's a waste of time and money


Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2017

Cool mo D
Your a ghetto bunny doing a mans job.
You are the sure reason the industry
is a crappy ghetto infested trash job.

Scum.

Name: boo hoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

Have2vent

You married her and you get what your sow. You let her sit home on her
butt while you work and pay all the bills. Guessing since you keep
calling all the wives  "Bitches" your from the ghetto. Grow some
balls and take care of business or get a divorce . In the meantime let
the wives who are descent and proud of their mans work and like to talk
about it with each other alone. Hiding that bonus isn't going to work
either. Once a liar always a liar man. 

Hope to god we get a bonus. Me and my lady are heading to the blue
waters of Hawaii for a break from this hell hole if we get it. Be the
last one we get! Enjoy this holiday season coming up because HH is
going to tear us all apart and make whipping boys out of us if our
Unions don't get off their asses and take control when it goes down.
Not holding my breath since not one LC can give anyone any answers as
to what the hell is going on.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

Graham Buttocks or whatever your name is just keep on playing with your
toy trains and leave the railroading to real men asshole your probably
some 90 pound weakling with pop bottle glasses that couldn't even tie
an air hose together dick heads

Name: have2vent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 October 2017

I'm sick of working everyday paying every damn bill. While my wife sits
home on her fat ass talking to other rr'ers wifes about the railroad
and all of us who work out there.

I just want to say thanks to the dumbass who got all this bullshit
started by giving their bitch access to the mainframe.   Now thanks to
a few its a fucking cancer spreading across the system.  Anyone who
allows their wife on facebook's csx wifes is a damn fool.   We are not
friends we just happen to work at the same place.. My life is not your
bitches business.  Some your wives know more about what's going on
than the ones out there. 


If we get a bonus this year try to keep the bitch from finding out and
spreading the news.

Name: Graham Buxton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 September 2017

I think HH needs to fire all you unions bitches and hire more potential
loyal
Employees at csx. Me and my railbuffs
friends can do your jobs for cheaper
than you union over paid cry babies.

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 September 2017

Bidro....blah 

And this info helps us how??? Get our claims paid? Get the customers
serviced?  Fix the damn train lineups? Stop the intimidation and
harassment by the new HH hit squads?  Stop job losses?  Bring the
furloughed guys back? Now if you had pics of him in bed with HH wife
maybe you would have something to work with!

Name: Jake
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2017

Tell us who Timothy go knockin the hell out of ?? Trainmasters? Hunter
disciples?

Name: Timothy j  bibro
E-mail: 5711 belmer ,dr parma
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 September 2017

do you mean Timothy J Bibro  that lives at 5711 Belmer dr parma ohio 
case #882904 Cuyahoga county  phone #440-340-2304  what a guy!!!!

Name: tim J Bibro
E-mail: 2098586
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2017

Tim J Bibro .ex conrail conductor from rockport yadrd is being charged
for assult  Tort .They want 125, 000 dollars   .20conductors plus dave
smidt will testify he is the big ass hole. look it up he lives in parma
ohio. there is a god !!!! pay back timmy

Name: Exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

All union members 

HH has made it clear that all trainmsster who are not licensed
engineers will go to engine school and become lisenced.  His reasoning
for this is because they must also be able to supervise and be
knowledgable in the skills of all engineers. Since he did away with RF
positions that is understandable but Mark my word if he thinks he's
pulling a fast one and going to use them in the seat in place of the
hard working union dues paying members he better think again! All
members can sue the pants off of their union if they allow this to
happen.  Read and understand your legal rights as a union member in the
United states. Read the LMRDA regulations. If HH tries this it will be
one of the most blatant outright attempts to union bust and any union
should take him to federal court.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 September 2017

There are still crew consist agreements in place.

If a co. officer (or other) performs a function\task that is supposed
to be done by a contact employee - penalty day claim.  If an officer
(or other) supplements a crew [ie: works a shift, day, trip as a
crewmember], then a 5 day penalty claim.

Not many pre 1985 employees out there anymore. 
The co. has to be paying way less in wages, etc. compared to earlier
times & still not satisfied? Sad.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 September 2017

No More

I know all about the HOS. The issue of getting more than 2 hours OT
under an 10 hour basic day IC/CN type agreement would be after the HOS
is violated waiting on transportation. You didn't actually think I
meant working time. If you've been on the railroad for any length of
time you've been beyond the HOS before putting off. I've worked runs
that it took 14 hours 42 minutes before OT kicked in because of mileage
so getting us off a train there was never a rush. lol. Going from
mileage to hourly rate has it's good & bad.

Name: FRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 September 2017

Don't become a APE for Hunter.
He is a piece of crap and trying
to make us slave to Precision Railroading.

Don't be ignorant. Stand by your craft.

Name: Virlon L Smoot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 September 2017

If I could do it again, Me and my other railbuff co workers will work
for a six pack and a bowl of chili. But 50 an hour would be right.

Name: West colton Brian
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

Here at Upee we want that APE and go hourly. This would be great and go
to
1 man crew with a super conductor driving
a co vehicle. This national agreement
will finally be a BLE agreement.

We want 75 an hour.

Name: No more
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

RRJIM 

12 hour work day period per FRA law. Only way to get 4-5 hours over
time is if your sitting dead on a train for 2-3 hours waiting for a
ride. No one wants that shit. 12 hour day long enough. Hell with 14-15
for manpower shortage. LIMBO time would kill us in no time. Believe me
we would report it too. Of course they lie and say no rides were
available but we know better. Yellow cabs always available. We are at
the mercy of the Fed's right now and everyone who works on the CSX
system has more voice and more voting power than HH and his
cronies.Don't care what his bank account is.  The tongue is mightier
than the sword!

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 September 2017

If a IC/CN type of contract is done which is the talk then everyone
becomes an APE (All Purpose Employee). No more mileage it would be a
hourly wage with 10 hours straight time OT after. A train crew could
take a train get to a terminal if they have time go switch cars in the
yard if they still got time go dump some ballast etc.... No more
freight pools just a list and whatever is open is what the first out
gets whether it's road any direction or yard job etc.... HH came up
with the concept while running the CN. Those on the IC liked it of
course it's a small railroad in this country belonging to CN. The few
IC people I talked to about were making a lot of money at $35 an hour
back around 2004 or so. Basic work day was 10 hours plus 4-5 hours OT.
No more lodging they were DH home everyday. One important thing they
did get was job protection that no one would be furloughed upon
implementation of the contract. Jobs would be lost through attrition
with retirements etc....

Name: Atlas
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

WHY DO TE&Y EMPLOYEES AT RAILROAD COMPANIES LIKE UNION PACIFIC WORK
LIKE NIGGERS? WORK 90 DAYS WITHOUT A DAY
OFF. WHATA PIECES OF SHIT. 

YOU ARE THE REASON YOUR NATIONAL
AGREEMENTS SUCK ASS. YOU'RE STUPID
AND GULLIABLE

Name: We hear it!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

We hear it loud and clear Grapevine.

Xbds are nothing but slave boards now.

Remember, they can do what ever they 

want.

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2017

I heard a few things not sure if true but here goes
1- Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville and will cross train to
learn all areas so they can be used as a dispatcher for any area in the
system at any time.
2-T/E extra boards will soon be combined so you can be called for any
line of road at any time, yard extra boards will be included as well.
3-Managers will soon be required to protect engineer and conductor
positions as needed.
4-Freight pool guys, local guys, and regularly assigned yard guys will
be required to protect vacancies as needed.

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 September 2017

AT UNION PACIFIC, WE TRY HARD TO TREAT
OUR EMPLOYEEES LIKE SHIT AND FIRE EM.

Name: Terry Loflin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Thanks Mr.Ed.

I will become a csx asset.

EHH is my mentor.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

T.L

You're just the kinda guy we've been looking for out at the stable. 
You're on your way to the top.  That kinda go to attitude the skies
the limit.  Welcome to the donkey club.

Name: Terry Loflin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Thanks buddy!
I blew Chad Wilbourn over at the
UP to get my job back.

I was a rule G violator too.

Thanks again Mr.Ed.

Name: Sickofwaiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

STB/FRA  
the trains are getting longer and customers are still not getting
service. Haven't serviced 2 of ours for over a week. They are talking
about getting trucks to bring stuff in.  Why the hell have you been so
quiet. You have to be getting complaints. Maybe it's been quiet
because the ones who were sick of waiting have moved on and found
another way to get their product.  We would all love to see a list of
the customers who have dumped CSX because they were sick of waiting on
this PSR plan. We have stock in this company too. We have a right to
know how much business we have lost. Maybe plan on investing somewhere
else!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: Horseofcoarse.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Mr. lolflon 

Sounds like your a man getting a promotion.

Name: Terry Loflin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2017

I will suck off EHH and Mr.Ed for my retirement.

Name: John " steamjocky" Edwards
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Virlon L. Smoot is a real company man faggot.

Clyde George is a meth juice smoking homo.

Name: Henry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Lerry

Isn't that fucking amazing?

Your LC is paid off too! 

The carrier can do that!

We know assholes! We are all rail slaves!

This place is a major craphole.

Csx sucks dick!

Name: lerry lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Yard limits suck

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Heeeeee I did lose a shoe.

Name: larry lambert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

All i hear from my LC is that they can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

I think the name of the site should be changed to
CSX-reallySucksNow!.com

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Eugene

I hope this letter finds you still kicking.  It's me your good ole
buddy Mr.Ed.  I'll be back in the office in a couple weeks.  Don't
forget to take all your meds but take it easy on the crack pipe.

I wanted to ask you to take easy on all these hard working men out
there.   PSR has a better chance of surviving if the men got a hell of
a raise and more time off.


P.S.  You do know that's cindy dressed up like me that's been giving
you advice. No worries will see you in a couple weeks


Horse of Course,
Mr.Ed

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you.  

                      5 Guiding Principles
 
  1  Customer Service
     Do what we say or the customer can hit the highway. Be easy to
business with unless they make a request then take em to the woodshed
of course.

  2  Costs Controlling
    Sell off anything and everything we can make a dime on. Need more  
horse costumes

  3 Optimizing Assets
    idle locos, cars and layoff men
 
  4 Developing Employees
    Make them drink the kool aid, dress up in horse costumes and feed
one another carrots.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

I think the old man should only sign with
the BLET for the crappy national agreement.

Its going to be a very bad agreement.
1500 a month HCA deductible. 1 percent raise a year. 1 man crew
immediately.

Get it HH before SMART asses do.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 September 2017

Lets all brrrrrrrr for Eugene.
He better start listening to me more!!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Contract will be setltled as soon as D.pierce sucks the old man off.

Name: Mr. Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Fact

It's all true. He also sucks cindy's dick.

Name: Kenny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

All you agreed TEY assholes are a bunch of whinning wet pussies. Go find
another job.
The next National agreement is going to destroy you and your pussed out
unions.

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Is it true that Eugene makes Bob Frulla and Cindy Sandborn dress up in
horse costumes and makes them give him advice when Mr Ed isn't
available? Asking for a friend....

Name: es
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Eugene is raising hell about peoples saying he's getting information
from his horse.  That "Mr.Ed" is really calling all the shots. 
Whoever got this started Eugene has noticed.  Good job

Name: Fis
E-mail: Nonya
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Glad we've got president trump in office to save American jobs.... He
vowed to have people working in America where is he at now... him and
hunter are probably out riding horses together..

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Just got my new CSX magazine. Nicely done by the publisher. As you can
see while skimming through it a picture of the VP OF OPERATIONS that my
friends is the reason our yes our railroad is so screwed up. This man
could not put together a toy train and make it operate efficiently. Now
throw in the VP of car man age mentioned and WOWZA what a mess.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 September 2017

Back pay?  I'm not paying you back pay.  I need a new feedbag and a
stable. My partner needs new medical equipment.   there want be back
pay only 23/hr

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2017

Back pay? I'm new to contracts, what is the back pay for? Who is
entitled?

Name: Buck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

How much back pay you looking forward to
with this delayed negotiations for our
National contract? $ 150.000 so far for me.

Thanks Eugene!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: eugene@oxygenpl.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

How do all you enjoy working without a contract for 2 years? Enjoy it!
You won't be in a union much longer. We paid off John Presebitch. All
you General Commitee are all paid off. We carriers own you slaves.

Name: Eugene Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

There isnt going to be any new contract at the national level. So forget
raises and a good Health care package. We paid off your
union officals.

Name: BRIAN SIEBERT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Engineer.

You are right about that!
A lot of us that worked the road
couldn't handle the road and being
real Engineers. So now I'm a senior
Mgr of operating practices and a big
UP dick sucker. I will do all I can to keep going on the road.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

My manager had double standards, and treated her subordinates different
than her "equals". She was all about breaking people' back and not
having enough commons sense to understand logical explanations. She was
a hypocrite, and was always trying to get dirt to use against others,
all of this while pretending to be a friend. CSX used to a good
company. Now is just one more GREAT example of corporate America
killing good hard working American, and not caring about a loyalty or
showing any remorse for FIRING so many good people... The name of this
website is PERFECT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Since when is going into suppression an emergency application???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2017

Use the Dyno??? Are you a foamer that's never really been on an engine?
Who the fuck calls dynamic brakes the Dyno? There are plenty of times
where it's necessary to stretch brake. Bad neighborhoods where kids
pull cut levers when you're stopped, places where your train is uphill
and down hill at the same time, when you have 140 auto racks... Etc...
There are things that road foreman didn't know. Most managers became
managers because they couldn't handle being on the road. That usually
means they've never spent time on an engine. Probably like yourself
who is reading from a (poorly written) foamer article about what it's
like to run an engine. But my road foreman said..... But... That's not
what the rules say... Like those idiots know anything.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

I'm only going to pay you bitches 23/hr.

Name: Norespectharrision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 September 2017

As soon as this old fuck drops dead from respiratory arrest or COPD, I
will travel down to Florida to PISS on his grave. This old fuck has no
respect for the people who work hard that makes him a rich old man so
his gold digger wife can go buy horses and new shiney things. So
that's how I will repay the respect he gives myself and the rest of
us.

Name: Eugene Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 September 2017

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Big surprises coming really soon.

Your unions are all paid off.

EHH

Name: Nice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

NO JOKE!!!!   Eugene is making references to Mr.Ed.  I'm not sure where
this started but he is speaking of Mr.Ed.

Name: Me Again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

I'll even get on my knees and blow EHH.
There is a lot of money to make on my knees.

Name: Me Again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

First off, an emergency application is an emergency application. 
Doesn't matter what caused it.  So if there is some idiot crew that
doesn't understand why or for what reason you are inspecting the train
after an emergency application, then you probably should not be here,
it's not safe for the rest of us.  How idiotic to think , well , PTC
did it so no need to inspect or do the required 10 .  

As for PTC, well, you don't understand that either.  If you are
approaching the beginning limits and it hasn't changed to active (
will also be color display instead of grey), then you approach the
first signal prepared to stop.  In every case I've seen, 1500 feet
away and PTC becomes active.  Other than initial implementation where
bugs were worked out this works every time.  In some cases PTC will
become active further out and there's no need to slow down.

For the idiots that seem to be hoping for this company to fail or the
stock to take a dive, Jesus Christ, how stupid can you be?  If it does
you may find yourself working for a shortline in the near future. Or
for another RR.  Ole HH not gone lose any more per share than we are.
CSX will never be what it was pre HH so you may as well quit whining,
spreading false information, and be professional and do your job..  If
you keep your mouth shut, let them make the decisions, and do exactly
what they say, you'll make a fortune right now. Yeah, things are in
the shitter, who cares, I come to work to make money, and there's
plenty to be made right now.

Name: The Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2017

Whole bunch of layoffs coming from
the the TEY section.


Start looking for else where to work.

Xmas is going to suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2017

Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!

Name: 1x
E-mail: ehh@oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

cuts everywhere to save a buck and 2million renovation Jax Hq

Needs a stable for Mr.Ed and medical equipment i guess.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

If CSX can run off a couple hundred more customers, Precision
Railroading will be a success.

Name: 1x
E-mail: oxygendeprived.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiIm66ns7nWAhVl0oMKHSZFDU8QqUMIKDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-exclusive%2Fexclusive-persistent-rail-service-disruptions-dog-csx-customers-idUSKCN1BW2TO&usg=AFQjCNHOkl_JpM_EbeB8vj-JRDFRK39WRg


Yeah,  Eugene and Mr.Ed are full of shit.   I can't believe a bullshit
statement can send stock up too.  It's all smoke and mirrors guys.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 September 2017

Operating ratio is simple to get down when you only have 15 trains to
run. Get rid of all those pesky customers that slow our 15 trains down.
Close sidings and straightline switches. No reason to slow down then!!
Keep it up skeletor. By your 80th birthday, you should have effectively
raised the price of most commodities in our country while you are in
your casket with your money bags. Fuck you and your horses you probably
never rode!

Name: Crapola
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

The last furlough I heard about was before the stb got involved. That's
what made me think that. I know in other situations, the stb made them
call people back, and imposed fines for manpower shortages. Even under
the old regime, this situation calls for cuts. I think this guy is
waiting for the meeting, or possibly/probably the fourth quarter to
make his numbers look good

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2017

Cool mo D

Read your rules man.  All that counts anymore. They will bury you any
chance they get.  One slip up and a download can destroy your career.
Just a piece of advice from someone who has been there. Your word
against their trumped up charges!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Crapola,
Enjoy while you can at least - it won't last.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

People if you're running on the main you run on signals or another
authority for movement all you need to know is the signal as crossing
you should know where they are if you're qualified on that section of
railroad it's not half the range of vision just cuz of the weather

Name: Crapola
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 September 2017

Did the surface transportation board put a stop to furloughs until the
meeting or something? With the lost business and the normal fall/
winter slowdown starting, there isn't much work. Our extra board has
had 21 turns for a month now, and it's not turning. It takes a week to
go to work for 1 trip. I'm not wishing for it, it just seems strange to
keep that many turns on it and keep paying guarantee when it's not even
being used. Anyone know anything about that?

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

I really want to be a Senior officer for
CSX. Harrison Hunter can have my wife Leslie for a weekend if he can
get and keep it up.

Chad A. Wilbourn
Regional VP- OPERATIONS
Southern Region
Houston, TX

Name: turtle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 September 2017

WARNING


Hit squad is running around yards with radar guns. Don't know if they
got them from CSX police or if they have them helping them. Just wrote
some people up for speeding.  Bet they charge them with conduct
unbecoming and that will be a major.  Everything they can charge you
with can be trumped up to a major with the new discipline policy.

I hope they take them to court and demand that they show when the last
time their little radar guns were calibrated and registered to be
correct.   The next time anyone see's a supervisor blow a stop sign in
the yard or speed to beat a train or hump cut out of the yard I hope to
god they get them on video and make a citizens arrest!

Name: Ric flair
E-mail: Narureboi@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 September 2017

Hit squad is back in louisville, had a yardmaster tell us they were
back, "and they have sharpened there knives, and looking for blood",
whatever in the fook that means. Stay frosty gents & ma'ladys

Name: roadmaster 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 September 2017

here is the latest csx news, hunter Harrison has lost all work trains to
norfolk southern.no longer can csx support own work trains.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 September 2017

Yes! I let all the CEO's and other officers have their way with my
wife Leslie. Even Dick Davidson nailed
my wife on a UP business train on night.
Leslie said he has a little dick but it
will get me a promotion.

I hope to stick around to have a locomotive named after me.
Just like mentor, Hunter Harrison had done.
Csx 5429.

Soon!

Name: Chad Wilbourn "Fan"
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 September 2017

What is it with your admiration of that sleazy character? Did he pass
his wife around [like the others] in order to get promotions? Because
that's how it works on the UP!

Name: Wise UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2017

Fed UP

Yes! Csx is such a caring loving carrier.

Thats why we work for cheap and pay alot for benefits.

Name: Fed Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 September 2017

So the other day a crew member was hurt (bad enough to be taken to the
hospital) and the next day is charged with "delaying a train".  Is
this company great or what?

Name: 1x
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2017

Wax

Thank You!   You beat me to it.   We all wonder why corporate thinks we
are all dumbasses.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Pretty good post submitted by Employed as: Trainmaster/supervisor.

"......none of.....matters because it is the almighty dollar that is
controlling.........."  

At CSX, THEY (big shots, major investors, the Board of Directors, etc.)
wanted a new CEO & regime. WE (employees, unions, etc.) didn't have a
choice.

Name: waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2017

Fellow workers


Talked to my LC and he had no answers on what is going on with our
agreement talks and about our pay.  Said they are talking and are
supposedly not agreeing on some of the issues the company wants to
change like medical cost and pay raises. Still want to talk about one
man crews. rumors are flying that HH wants one big super pool at all
terminals. No more running rosters. Everyone is qualified on everything
and seniority isn't good for anything but vacation day. That's going
to go over real good with guys who have 20 years or more and haven't
worked anything but one pool for the last 10. Have over 200 people who
aren't qualified on everything and they say they will give each person
one ride on each job. BULLSHIT! One trip does not make a person
qualified. Just more FRA violations to file.  What good is it to have
years and years of seniority to lose it to someone who has a year or
less. Freight is still backed up our here and industries are not being
serviced. They are bringing in new TM's every week to replace the ones
HH had fired or forced out.  That was a slap in the face to the good
TM's we already had and new the terminals.  Its been to quiet. There
has to be something going down and the Unions and the reps are talking.
What the hell are we paying union dues for? Thought it was for a
contract. They are working for us. taking our money to provide us a
service. What is going on? They better start talking to the people who
are paying them!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 September 2017

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

Name: Been there
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2017

Yms.  

 Don't forget hh is a union ball buster. Hates them. Federal laws
protect u in this country better than most. Doesn't mean the union
won't sell u out.  Remember what hh said...cultures change one funeral
at a time. Do yardmasters need a union if they can go out and play in
the field with their supervisors?  Just something to think about.

Name: WEHATEHUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

YEAH
Madonna is hacking away with the chainsaw
Gloria Estefan is saranading sing Conga.
Barry Gibb is singing "Barely Alive" to
Hunter who is hyperventilating thru his
oxygen mask. Ricky Martin is being a homo.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

Retired Conductor


WRONG!  Yardmasters are not supervisors. They are administrators for
the Trainmasters. Yes, they issue instructions on movements in the
yards but they are not real line staff supervisors. Nor are
dispatchers. They do not have the power to discipline crews or order
them to violate the rules. They must report problems to upper
management such as the DTO. Sorry if it sounds degrading but the fact
is union contract employees are not real supervisors in the legal sense
of management verses union employees. Apparently you haven't been
around when a big headed yardmaster has instructed a crew to do
something that is in total violation of the rules or FRA law and the
crew demanded a "Supervisor" to step forward and issue the order.
Most yardmasters have sense enough not to go that far but some have and
some still will. The trainmaster if fully responsible for the actions of
the yardmaster and they know it. The yardmaster may go down if he does
something totally unsafe or orders someone to do something that goes
all to hell, but the TM on duty is still his supervisor and is held
accountable as well. The difference is the yardmaster has a union to
back him and fight for his job and the Trainmaster does not.

The big question now is how in the hell can a yardmaster be on special
assignment working out in the field helping out the Trainmasters. Just
what the hell are they doing. They cant discipline or do observation
testing of union contract employees. They may be able to run crews
around that need rides or act as clerks(that were all fired) but they
cant do anything in a "real" supervisory manner. No one is fooled.
Many know not to trust them in the field. One has already been seen
following workers around watching their every move. And what for???? 
They belong in the yardmaster seat doing yardmaster duties as covered
by their union agreement and working with their fellow union contract
employees. None of this started until HH showed up. If this isn't and
attempt to union bust then what the hell is! Other railroads have
yardmasters who are not covered by union contracts and they are
supervisors. Maybe the yardmasters don't see what might be coming. If
they lose their union status then let them play supervisor all they
want. But until then need to keep their loyalty checked at the right
door.

Name: WELOVEUHUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

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

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: Chad@up.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 September 2017

ExLc

You are right about kick backs under the table. I've paid off a lot of
LC'S and
General Chairmen to get rid alot of
SP and UP TEY personnel.

SMART AND BLET really don't give a crap
about their members.

All done with a couple martinis.
And I have a fake college degree too.

Chad Wilbourn
VP OPS.
Southern Region
UPRR

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 September 2017

EXLC:
Yardmasters always have been & always will, tend to be pro-company. It
is the nature of the beast\position.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 September 2017

UTU/BLET MEMBERS

Your union reps are keeping too quiet.  They are either being left in
the dark or they are being told to keep their mouths shut if they want
to keep their positions.  HH is no doubt sitting down with his teams
and labor relations. They are hashing out what they can and cant do and
how close they can skid on thin ice with the language of their new
working terms and conditions. Your International reps are not wanting
anyone to know what is in the works because they know if the members
find out and don't agree with some of the issues all hell will break
lose and they will either be forced to continue a fight with the
company or lose their positions on the next elections. You have a right
by federal law to know what your unions are planning for you. Corner
your LC's every chance you get and demand they find out what is on the
table right now. What are they discussing. If they wont give you answers
start calling your GC office and faxing letters demanding they give you
the info on active discussions. You can bet your bottom dollar if
anything is agreed on behind closed doors with out the members being
made aware first and it ends up being a negative impact on the members,
someone got a kick back under the table.  Its bad enough that we now
have yardmasters who are union contract employees and turning on us.
The last thing we need is union reps at the negotiating tables padding
their pockets.
On another note, if you hear any Yardmaster make any remarks that are
degrading towards any T&E craft and accuse any of them of "pushing
back" or accusing them of deliberate sabotage of any job you need to
report this to your LC immediately and call his LC and report him for
conduct unbecoming a union member in violation of his union
constitution.

YARDMASTERS ARE UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEES. THEY ARE NOT SUPERVISORS BUT
THEY ARE ACTING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A NON CONTRACT EMPLOYEE. THEY
ARE NOT IN THE SAME UNION BUT THEY ARE STILL UNION BROTHERS IN OUR
BUSINESS. IF THEY ARE UNDERMINING THE MORAL AND BASHING OTHER UNION
MEMBERS THEY ARE CREATING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT FOR OTHER UNION
MEMBERS. REPORT THEM TO THEIR LOCAL CHAIRMAN. FILE A COMPLAINT! THEY
REPORT TO UPPER MANAGEMENT. THEIR POSITION IS ALREADY A CONFLICT OF
INTEREST. THEY HAVE TO DIVIDE THEIR LOYALTY BETWEEN THEIR UNION
BROTHERS AND MANAGEMENT. THEIR FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO THEIR UNION
BROTHERS. IF THEY CANT DO THAT THEN THEY NEED TO STEP DOWN AND GO BACK
TO THE CRAFT OR GET OUT OF THE SEAT AND MOVE UP INTO A MANAGMENT
POSITION. THER IS NO ROOM IN THIS BUSINESS FOR SOMEONE WHO PLAYS BOTH
SIDES.

Name: jeff
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 September 2017

just sitting here realizing how sad our unions are, blet completely
silent on the shenanigans on csx. at least the utu wrote a letter. HH
is just getting started. lots to look forward to.

Name: Frank Ponce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

All YardMasters are snitches and rats!
I know cuz I worked on UP as a ass kisser
officer Yard Master...

I'm retired hiding in another Country.

Railroad industry is full of chicken shit
Assholes!

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Morons!  

 You idiots who post your stupid crap can count your jobs goodbye. Are
you so stupid you can't see whats going on around you. They cut the
hell out of tm jobs then turned around and started replacing them. Now
if you haven't noticed they are taking yardmasters who have sucked
butt and are putting them on special assignments. They can't
discipline anyone. They are not supervisors. All they can do is run
crews around and assist the tm's including the hit squad teams. Some
have been running to the Tm's and snitching crews out on stupid petty
crap. One of them from Avon put a God awful nasty post on another rr
sight calling all the crews 5th grade level idiots. Even though this
person went through the same school and hired just like everyone else
he thinks he can walk on water and is singing the praises of PSR and
agrees with HH that the meltdown is the crews fault.

You better start watching your backs. These YM are trying to secure a
position as soon as they can and they will stab you in the back.  Do
everyone a favor and stop posting your stupid crap and post information
that can do the crews some good. Your being manipulated and your to
stupid to see it! 
Watch out Avon crews. You have a ym that will be a living nightmare if
he worms his way into TM status.  Pay attention!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 September 2017

About the time they change Mount Rushmore.
George Washington & Thomas Jefferson had slaves.

Name: okie Dokie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 September 2017

Hell with all the bull crap about confederate statues and people trying
to hide or change American history when are the idiots gonna change the
name of Jacksonville

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 September 2017

'Bout the truth.  They'll never be satisfied with the operating 
ratio(s).  They'd have employees contributing to or paying for all
kinds of expenses if they could.

Name: UP LANCE FRITZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2017

We need to get our operational ratio
down from 62 down to 55 percent.

Please take the early retirement package offer or we will flat out
terminate You.

Thank you.
Lance Fritz
Ceo UPRR

Name: SteamJocky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

Inspect all cars on both sides while running air through your air gauge
and
inspect your pickup really good.

3 mins min at 90 psi minimum.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RRJim 

You are correct. The company does monitor this site everyday. The
public safety director and their PR team need to know if anything is
being posted that would violate privileged information or something is
being leaked that could cause major internal disruption. Posters need
to remember that the FRA view this site daily as well as customers,
other class I railroads and the public. 
If you post information make it factual. Make sure you can prove what
you post if you are revealing information that is contradictory to what
the company is putting out there. If your going to whistle blow it is
best not to do it on this site. The arbitrators have a history of not
showing any sympathy to those charged for using this type of media if
they can prove it was you. That usually only happens if you use your
name.  Just make sure you have your facts and can stand behind them. 
There was a warning added in the new discipline policy in regards to
using social media.. It is listed under the Major category of offenses.
However the company is well aware it is within your legal rights to do
so and has a disclaimer added to their pod programs explaining your
rights. Im sure it can be produced if anyone needs it.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Nothing in the social media guidelines or social media policy is
intended to interfere with your rights under the Railway Labor Act or
the National Labor Relations Act including criticism of CSX's labor
policies, treatment of employees and terms and conditions of
employment.
Some managers may argue that this statement is only intended to protect
your legal rights as a Union member who is engaging in organizing
activities, campaigning or union disputes. TRY AGAIN!  Just about every
decision the company makes affects the Union agreements or the treatment
of employees in one shape or form.

Name: Hurrican Irma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

Watch out you bitches in Jacksonville, I'm going to huff and puff and
blow your bitch asses down

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

it is not true that Harrison wants everyone to violate rules, just the
opposite. this is a dedicated rr man through and through. the RSIA was
put into place to prevent violations from supervision. we used to get
it on the radio. my advice having been through all this bs is to just
be a railroader. Harrison is trying to change the culture and based on
what I read here, he has a long way to go. eventually he will get at
all the posers, them that don't want to do their job. bottom line,
know your job. not meant to ruffle feathers but I survived this and
made it to pension. try to do the same because the other jobs out in
the world really suck. jmo

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

If anyone is told to violate a rule first thing is to get a witness
,second is to let them know of your objections to it, third if still
instructed don't be insubordinate. That's a heavy charge. Most likely
will get the job back but when? That could take up to a year or longer.
When I was confronted with this situation I would have the TM sign off
on it in writing. I don't know if that still can be done. Things have
changed. They changed before I retired in 2010.

Name: billdee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 September 2017

CSX converted seven of its dozen hump yards to flat-switching facilities
and has made 1,300 train plan changes since March. The pace of change
has moderated over the past few weeks, and in late August, CSX reopened
the hump at Avon Yard in Indianapolis to relieve congestion at a half
dozen terminals on its western corridor.

 reopen Avon to relieve congestion
 Eugenea thinks flat switching is more productive.  This crazy bitch
talks out of both sides of his mouth

Name: Not buying it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

RETIRED FEW 

A CP guy mentioned on here that HH ordered 30 second inspections on
cars when doing test. There are a few TM saying you don't have to
visually inspect both sides of the cars your adding to a train before
you do a roll by inspection when doing a class I brake test. That's
not the way we are reading it in our rules or in the FRA code of
regulations. They are claiming the Fed's said it was ok. You can't do
a good inspection of each car for defects when it's going bye you at 10
mph on the roll bye.  Did they change the laws or not? We think TM's
are being threatened to rush and are skipping one side to save time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2017

What's the deal with workers in Louisville were told to commit safety
violations, placing cars and then were fired for insubordination ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2017

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

Name: 7
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Check out glassdoor  reviews on CSX.   The men are trashing Eugene.

Name: Csx customer service
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Customer called today looking for a reefer loaded with frozen chicken
today. Its just out side his gate of the plant.
I told him to look out side and its the 
one with buzzards hovering over his reefers.


Another one called to looking for his 2017
Kias, I told him by the time he gets them spotted they'll be used in
January 2018.

EHH is fucking these shippers and Consignees

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Let your local media know and let them get the pictures to prove it.
Dont just post on here, let them know and make calls to your
congressman and senator. September 12 is coming. Give them proof HH and
gang are lying and fudging numbers. Make them lie under oath. Perjury is
a felony. Corroborate the stories coming from the customers. Greed and
lies brought down Enron and Bernie Madoff. Truth always comes out.

Name: Attention media!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

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

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: oxygenisgood.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

PSR learn It, know it, live it....  


Were going to pay you fuckers by the hour.  Your union has already
agreed to our terms.  You lazy fucks wont even bother to vote. So it's
sure to pass.

Name: 1x
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

We have autoracks stuck in coal loops and staged in grain mills.   There
are misc. cars sitting all up and down our sub.   And we had another
trainmaster to quit.  I don't even think we have an official now but
never needed one anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

And the only reason the numbers look better, is they changed the way
things are measured, and instead of showing cars parked in a yard, they
show a whole train parked in a yard, which doesn't show as dwell time,
it shows it as crew change, terminal staging, but it's the same cars
sitting, just like they were before. We're on our 7th trainmaster in 2
months!

Name: What a story!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiUjPvzsZHWAhUqw4MKHYxRC1UQqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fgadfly%2Farticles%2F2017-09-06%2Fcsx-disruptions-weren-t-as-overplayed-as-advertised&usg=AFQjCNEdyMQ3GN7vK0OA3P6GTL8ttrD6Ag


Things will improve of course sure as i'm a horse of course

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

All crews 
Your lunch time begins when you enter your crew building. IT DOES NOT
START WHEN YOU ARE TOLD TO GO TO LUNCH.  Securing the equipment and
walking to your lunch/crew room is not and has never been considered
adequate time for your meal period. 20 minute lunches are short enough
and a major joke to begin with. We would all be better off taking 30
minutes unpaid than having them abuse the crews and make them choke
down their meals because they are paid. You may not agree but you would
have a better chance of getting a humanly fair lunch period. When you
are given a short lunch fill out the complaint forms and file for a no
lunch. Put in the comment section just how long you had and who forced
you to return to work with a inadequate lunch period. Of course they
will deny it but keep the claims coming. We need as many filed as we
can to keep the paper trails piling up. Don't back off on this. Now is
the time to support your agreement. The union's can't do anything if
you sit there with your mouth closed and act like a whipped pup.

Name: Eugene
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

Just more grossly exaggerated statements.

Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwil562575DWAhUJ_4MKHTXqA70QqUMIMDAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandemthoughts.landlinemag.com%2Fcommentary%2Fcsx-shippers-turn-trucks-alternatives%2F&usg=AFQjCNHFoRtdYRJ7EHXw4UFbezhUbSIG_g

Name: Laying low
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 September 2017

Warning!!! 

The hit squad is in Avon yard too! They are every where. Look at every
bush.  They are on a mission. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2017

IS it wrong to root for a hurricane?...If a hurricane gotta strike (its
going to hit florida regardless and nothing we can do about it) let's
hope it hits hunters house or 500 water st Jacksonville .... as long as
payroll  survives so I get paid!....

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 September 2017

Has anyone noticed the latest pay statements?  "Pay Rate" now says
"Hourly", where it has always said "Daily"...Have the ballots done
went out and vote already finalized?  I SMELL A RAT!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 05 September 2017

With Irma coming, must consider the employees. Please consider putting
EHH and his oxygen tank into a rowboat about 25 miles offshore of
Southern Florida this weekend.

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

HhasaTP  

You have a lot to learn. How dare you come on this site and insinuate
that all railroaders are stupid and do not know how to use proper
grammar. If you were a true railroader you would not have to be told
how stupid you have made yourself look. Second,young man, why would
anyone (watchdog) post any information about a policy created by the
company that clearly shows how it can be manipulated to be used against
the employees in a negative and manipulative manner. No one in
Jacksonville would do this unless they were disgruntled with the
company or they wanted the truth about policies that can entrap an
employee revealed. You say you read this site everyday and look for
these HQ posers and determine who you feel is not legitimate and expose
them. Sorry but you have been totally wrong on some of your targets. If
you have the time to monitor the site every day then you must not be a
working railroader. Our guess is you are a Csx mole or a furloughed
conductor. Since your server is out of Nashville TN it's a safe guess
you were in the group cut back there and have not been called back. You
are not helping other railroaders with any of your dick Tracy tactics.
Leave the site to the professionals who have been helping the webmaster
and know when to step in. An example would be now! None of us need
another "PINES" on this site. We truly hope you get your job back or
find something more constructive to do.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

okie dokie

That's spot on.   What blows my mind we can't strike because of
disruption to commerce.  H's bull continues. The hypocrisy knows no
end.

Name: Okie Dokie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

CSX employees don't have to strike, HH has damaged the company far more
than any strike would have. He's destroyed our customer base, given all
employees bad attitudes and he also has nerve enough to go on Gateway
and thank the employees.Now that's some crappy propaganda. WOW

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 September 2017

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

Name: Furloughed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 September 2017

Guys 

What happened with the sick out? Did anyone actually stuck together and
do it?

Name: 23rd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Boy✔ and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas
and gals

Name: Watch Dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Attention!!!

When HH made the comment he wanted to "weed out the non believers" he
was not making a joke. It has been reported that several employees were
aggressively approached by appointed managers from the HH regime when
the employee was expressing his opinion on the new roll out of
precision railroading. They were told that their attitude was not
acceptable and they were not needed at CSX. 
These hit squads will be everywhere and they will be listening to your
conversations. Don't expect freedom of speech to cover you when they
pull you out of service. The operating rules are written so you don't
have any freedom of speech. Don't be boisterous, combative,
argumentative, disloyal. These term leave the door wide open for
interpretation and they will use them against you. If you must engage
in a conversation with one of these managers make sure you have a
witness with you and make it very clear that you want permission to
speak freely and off the record. If the manager refuses to let you do
so then disengage and do not have any further conversations with them.
Many may have tape recorders and there is no doubt your name will be on
a watch list at your terminal.  This isn't a joke people. You better
pay close attention to your surroundings and who you are with when
having private personal conversations while you are on CSX property or
on the clock elsewhere.

For those of you in the public who view this site and do not understand
the depth of the Employee behavior policy, below is the exact wording as
printed. Many restrictions are totally acceptable but there are a few
that leave the door wide open for a disgruntled manager to retaliate
when he feels his authority is being questioned or the employee is not
a "Believer".

Employee behavior must be respectful and courteous. Employees must not
be any of the following.
a.dishonest,or
b.insubordinate,or
c.disloyal,or
d.quarrelsome

The following behaviors are prohibited while on duty, on csx property,
or when occupying facilities provided by csx.
a.boisterous, profane or vulgar language, or
b.altercations
c.practical jokes or horseplay, or
d.carelessness, incompetence, or willful neglect of duties, or
e.behavior that endangers life or property

As stated before, many of these rules are totally acceptable but being
"Disloyal" is NOT!  What is disloyal? Deserting ones  allegiance per
Websters dictionary. Speak out against your employer for their
treatment of all employees and now you are being disloyal. You are now
being insubordinate/rebellious/mutinous. If you express your opinions
to loudly then you could be considered boisterous. 
Argue with your employer when he clearly violates your working rights
or is yelling at you then you risk the charge or quarrelsome.

Its pretty obvious that these rules can have a detrimental impact on
your future employment with CSX if you engage in a conversation with
one of the managers from the HH regime. BE SELECTIVE OF YOUR WORDS!
Better yet do not talk to any one of them. If you are approached by one
and you sense a negative attitude from them if you wont have a
conversation with them, immediately let your union representation Know.
There is a good chance your name will end up on a list. It is sad that
it has come to this but it is what you are dealing with. Protect
yourself and be very careful when you open your mouth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

THEY wanted previous CEO out & HeadHunter in.  WE didn't.

Name: Steve S
E-mail: steveital@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 September 2017

A few things-regarding all the stored locomotives-rode by Hamlet the
other day, was shocked at the locos in storage-way surpasses 2009
recession..by far...looks like Trinity Rail is going to be slammed too;
anyway the locos in storage make no sense at all..seems like you would
have very gradually reduced headcount and locos...I'm struck by the
fact that greedy Paul Hilal at Mantle Ridge can't liquidate any CSX
for 5 years-why the rush???

Second-in Monroe NC today train watching-say a yardman walk out from
the depot to the yard there and when he came back towards the depot he
took off his gloves and slammed them down on the ground as hard as he
could and DID NOT LOOK HAPPY AT ALL...never seen anything like
this....I was up on a hill and he did not see me-sure he thought he was
not seen by any other workers...pure frustration it seemed

Third - a train that passed thru Monroe-had a US Army engine in tow -
made it to Hamlet just about when I did by fast moving car-pretty
impressive-lots of old cars, CR, C&O, Rock Island paint schemes on
cars-wtf??? This on Monday the 3rd of Sept.

Finally, CSX is being destroyed in my opinion...I wish the old pieces
that make up CSX could separate and compete..of course
impossible-competition will improve a property..lets face it CSX is in
liquidation of sorts

I only wish a pox on activist investing and hedge funds..pure evil

No empathy at all..and EHH thinks he's a star-all he is is a glorified
raider  with no empathy at all for his fellow man....I get just about as
worked up about CSX as I do seeing prosperity preachers flying around in
their jets

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

HhasaTP


You need to be a little more specific about which posters you are
accusing of being HH drones and mole out of Jacksonville. So far we
have seen no post on here that haven't said anything that isn't true.
Were you referring to the post that stated Many employees have whale
sized mouth and bug sized balls?  TRUE!  How about the company doing
what needs done to reduce union employees? True!  Be a little more
specific before you point the finger.  None of these post are coming
from Jacksonville servers.  You seem to be pointing a negative finger
at factual statement.  HH will be looking at reducing divisions and
possibly preparing for a merger. CSX is too large and there would be
too much of a monopoly if they were to merge with someone else at this
time. The NS has been buying up their stock and pooling their assets.
Rumors are always flying on a hostile take over. If you can come up
with something more concrete on any of these posters being drones for
HH then we will all be more than happy to front them out as we see them
but so far you haven't. In the meantime the mediators will continue to
watch the servers and where post are coming from.

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Below is yet another post by HQ. I will highlight all BS posts by HH and
the "tiny dick" Canadians, so everyone can see their bullshit!

KEEP TRYING GUYS, I SEE YOU!!!!!!!!, and I have time off from my job at
Wal-Mart to fuck with you!!! 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 September 2017

Agree Co. +30. Pretty much how it is & the way it'll be, 
at least for a while - maybe years - by then maybe even more
technology will come along that can help big-shots reduce working 
man jobs.  Heck, the previous regime(s) didn't care much for
employees
either so now look out.

Name: Loyal no more
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

If an email about failing employees really exists...get it to the media,
the FRA and the unions.  Don't sit on it...act on it.

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 September 2017

T&E

Has anyone heard about the email that was sent out on one of the
divisions ordering managers to have a failure on everyone of their
employees by the end of the year or they could look for work somewhere
else. Just got bits and pieces about it but missed which division it
was. Someone supposedly leaked it out . Was it just the engineers and
conductors or was in M&W as well.

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2017

Damn, Hunter's drones are watching this site 24/7. More crap from Jax.
Read my post guys, you decide if I'm a "company person". I guess you
can call me "Whale Sized Bug Nuts"! Below is a post from the "tower
of geniuses" at "500 Water Street", the home of the failures! 


Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

A true fact:  many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in 
reality have bug-sized balls.  Meaning: they talk loud a lot but
truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put
up or even shut up. 
Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth
blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone.
  
Yeah, this post is on every forum.  WE here are well aware of that.

Name: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 September 2017

Common Sense,
STFU. You'll be next.

EHH

Name: Common sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

Wake up people!
Instead of wasting your time and energy posting stupid crap about
posers all of you better start preparing for battle. The post from guys
who have already been through the new nut job CEO harassment and hostile
work enviorment are sending you a message loud and clear. CSX employees
went through this shit already. Post about what went down in 2006 were
as true as it comes but it sounds like HH is sending in a hit squad
that has gotten away with this shit several times. This is going to be
a battle ground. You guys better get your priorities straight and start
watching each others backs. Know where these guys are at all times.
Don't make a move without double checking everything. Try to be where
you have another witness and stick together. Fill out the complaint
forms. Watch all managers. They break rules report them. File ethics
charges.  Everyone knows we can't strike and a sick out ain't going
to happen. The days of hell and watching over your shoulder is coming
back. Total bullshit we have to go through this again. Union already
has numerous forms out for complaints. You don't have them call other
guys at other terminals and get some from them. Fax them to your GC
office too.  Screw them if they get mad.  Fax them to them anyway.
First it was the NS rejects now it's going to be CN. This is going to
be a test between the boys and the men. This ain't Canada. Let's see
who has the bigger balls!

Name: LOL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

PUSSIES! Enjoy Labor day working 
     really hard!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

A true fact:  many RR employees have whale-sized mouths but in 
reality have bug-sized balls.  Meaning: they talk loud a lot but
truthfully never do anything ever to help things. Can't ever put
up or even shut up. 
Many of us are just as plain sick & tired of worthless loudmouth
blowhards as we are of the way the co. is treating everyone.
  
Yeah, this post is on every forum.  WE here are well aware of that.

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this
site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is
this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed
when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try
harder next time!



"Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

I would like to see that, but you like most who work here are all talk
and very rarely follow up on anything.

Name: Go Postal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

Somebody needs to knock that mother fucker put! Cincinnati boys better
grow some balls and don't let that prick push ya around. HH sucks
balls! thru his cannula

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE
BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR
TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND
1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT
SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN
HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE
SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE

Name: UP SOCAL TRAIMEN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

Are we calling a National RR sickout?

UP social Media??

Let us all know.  Hell I layoff sick this weekend. Only have 6 weeks to
go!
Fuck UP!!
Fuck CSX!!

And fuck you HH!! Ya fucking dicksucker!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2017

HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO
HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE
WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE
HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A
WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN
AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS
UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS.  HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE"
THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM
OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH.

Name: Notice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Warning!!!!!

HH right hand man is at Cincinnati yard and is already dishing out
excessive discipline and pushing his weight around. Sent a conductor
home for not having his vest on when arriving at work and walking into
the building. Top gun throwing his weight around and letting the
arrogance fly.  This is going to be bad. We have a real problem brewing
here.  Don't know where he will be next but if anyone does let us all
know.

Name: Social UP Media
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2017

Top RR CEO Salaries:

Hunter Harrison's salary tops all "active" Class I railroad CEO'S
combined...with $84,000,000.00 annually.
Jim Young (deceased) from UP is running a distant second place with
$54,000.000.00* (due annually until age 65). The rumor is that the UP
Corporate was blackmailed for his silence (secrets in his grave) for
running the lucrative drug trains.

* Union Pacific's 2015 annual prospectus, and following.

The sick-out has begun!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2017

Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention
of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled
railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor
scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2017

The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. 
Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take
advantage also - if\when possible.

Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government
regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, 
if any, conscience or pride.

Name: biddeal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

I haven't been out here for very long time but  I've seen 3 CEOs,
4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother
even remembering their names.  AND Countless Pricks using the union to
become officials.   

All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here.  
All is Well in The T&E ranks.  keep your mouth shut do as your told
offer no suggestions make all the ot you can.

This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone
for one reason or another before you know it.  AND WE WILL STILL BE
HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK
PAY.

Name: Yeah Sure!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Yeah Sure!
Sick out!!

Ain't going to happen.
Too many broke ass's work here.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

I am a Yardmaster on NS and feel for you guys and gals on CSX. You need
to talk to those who were around the '99 split date or even better the
ex Conrail employees. They have all sorts of ways to slow down without
getting yourselves in the slammer. If you have a few daring guys
around; throw a few lit fuses in a trainmaster's office with them
inside it. Oh they love that, and tend to get the message really quick
that you are not messing around! We did it on NS and that clown got the
idea. If your YM's are union they should be invited to your union
meetings and made aware that the struggle needs to be a group effort.
HH obviously does not care if the customer is switched on time, so why
should you? The only way to get through these block head managers if to
make their numbers pitiful!

Name: UP DRUG CARTEL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 September 2017

Keep a look out for all cars from Mexico off the UP. There is a lot of
dope on board those cars. Good money!
Fuck Donald Trump. Make America high again.

Name: The Great Fuck HH Sickout!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 September 2017

The great Fuck HH sick out
Sept 2 thru 3rd.
Maybe labor day like the real unions.


Fuck you Hunter Harrison you oakie white yrash cocksucker!!

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

Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!!

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

What's up 

Too quiet is an understatement. No rumor talks about pay and hours. No
negotiation talk. Reps are quiet. HH is quet. Union's and HH LEGAL
DOGS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS NOW?  LC not talking either. Don't know
anything.  This can't be good.  Dues paying members better start
asking more questions!

Name: Well???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Law Enforcement.

That's the situation. Everyone that was a ex con and hired years ago
and recently were ex-con's. They all been to prison , got out on
parole, and got a RR job at csx and other railroad companies.


Sick out sept 2 thru labor day. Party harty!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

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

Name: WARNING U!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

History lesson for the PUPS!

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Have to read, review Contractual Agreements.  
The ol' B&O Agreement:
Lunch, General Rules \ Road - Rule #58.  Yard = Article 13.  

There are allowances for missing meal periods - albeit not much $$.

Been pretty much an accepted practice for very many years to leave a
lodging facility before on duty time to allow time for transport, stop
enroute for food, etc. - so as to show up at an on-duty point at
on-duty time.   Yeah, sometimes circumstances can/may differ. 

Getting ready for work, regardless of what all, is supposed to be done
before on duty time.  
No one wants to go back to the old ways = staying at a dorm with a 24
hr. greasy spoon restaurant and just one hour notification for work.  


Like it or not, some have taken advantage and ruined things for others.
Employees & management alike.  Way it is, way it's always been.

Name: law enforcement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

All railroaders

Here is something for you to think about. Everyday there are lawsuits
filed by convicts who are claiming their rights are being violated and
they are being treated inhumanly. These are people who have done the
worst of worst crimes and yet they file these cases and win them. There
are numerous bleeding heart groups who defend these criminals and even
pay for their cases.  How can anyone defend someone who has robbed,
raped, mutilated and molested children when they start crying that they
aren't being treated fairly in prison and not defend the railroad
workers of America?   Because they don't know! You get 10 minutes to
eat. Your bathroom breaks are timed? You are yelled at daily and forced
to work faster and unsafely?  Maybe your union representative should
start talking to some of these groups that back the treatment of hard
criminals and find out how they feel about this kind of treatment. How
do they feel about the hard working men/woman in this country being
treated like pack mules and gum on the bottom of managements shoes. 
Just a thought I would throw out there to you. You should be treated
better than convicts. You should be allowed your day in court.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

T&E

Its been posted on here what to do if you are denied your lunch break.
Make an issue out of it with the medical department. second I have read
the union agreement and it makes it very clear that they are to take
into consideration the time it takes to secure your equipment and
prepare to eat. The avon yard crews went through this years ago and
when they finally had enough of the abuse they layed down and marked
off sick. The big boys from Jacksonville showed up and when they found
out what was going on the put a stop to it. told the TM's and
yardmasters to allow the crews time to tie down their equipment and get
their meals ready. they had the guy call the tower 2 ym when they walked
in the building. they gave them a reasonable amount of time to tie down
and come in.  This crap is happening again then you better start
bombarding your union reps and filing out forms to send to them. Again
if you need to eat and they don't let you and your told to eat on your
locomotive and you don't have a microwave or any way to warm your food
up and are being forced to eat cold meals all winter long you need to
blast your international.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at
on duty time.  There is no way we can be required to get into company
paid transportation before we are on the clock.  This is one of many
perks we provide the carrier for free.  They want to start rushing us
around then give nothing back.                                         
                                                                        
                                                                        
                    Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym
know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on
duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the
correct answer.

Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY "
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME...
20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING
LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR
LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF
CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12
LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME
BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE
ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE
WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR
POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND
OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO
MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO
MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING
PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A
12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12
MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY"

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!


IT'S TOO QUIET! No media reports of the STB going after HH. No yards
closed. No jobs cut in large masses in week. HH actually admitting he
made mistakes(old switch and bait trick) Stock markets quiet. No
reviews.  It's just to quiet. No post from customers on this site. No
crews reporting where cars are sitting out. BE WARNED!  It's just to
quiet. Every good soldier knows when the top brass gets quiet and
disappears and the doors are closed something is being planned. Pay
attention. LISTEN! Watch the actions of your supervisors. This is the
calm before the storm. Expect the paper work to start rolling out.
Expect policy changes for the crews.  Your union reps better be on red
alert and ready to react.

PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY!

Name: UP DRUG TRAINS
E-mail: busted@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

UP IS THE LARGEST (Protected by the Feds and Mexico) DRUG CARTEL IN
NORTH AMERICA...GOT BUSTED AGAIN IN CHICAGO AND GOT AWAY AGAIN DUE TO
SOCIAL ENGINEERING (destroying the inter cities) FOR THE SAKE OF
PROFITS AND KICKBACKS TO CORRUPT POLITICIANS!

Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

The reason for the crew applying 58 hand brakes is it was 178 cars on a
6% grade with air brake trouble. The new crew was told to leave some of
the handbrakes applied,like the brakeman used to do to in the old
days,and get that train off that mountain!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2017

The post by Legal contains some valid points. 


National Rail Contract -- then,  Agreements may differ from General
Committee to General Committee, RR to RR, property to property.

The corporation can make changes - but believe the GCs are supposed to
be at least consulted/informed/warned prior to when changes affect
member's working conditions.   Company\corporation policies are not
contractual agreed to agreements.  

Harrison was quoted he'll "eat the spaghetti" in reference to the
CSX rail network not being the same as the others that were changed.
May very well end up eating those words too.  Guess we'll see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 August 2017

Advice is to do your job and if necessary learn your job. read someone
put 58 handbrakes on a train and the relief crew operated with half of
them left on. 2 potential reasons for this, not knowing the job or
playing screw around. many of you don't understand this guy. he is
very demanding and knows your job as well as or better than you do. if
the goal is to survive him, be a dedicated railroader. not trying to be
a wiseass here but I survived this guy by doubling up my efforts and I
learned 10x more from him than anyone else. I had the books out of my
grip all the time.never met him and don't care to but he is the real
thing. all other RR CEO's are posing compared to this old head. not
looking to offend anyone but if you want to stay a railroader this is
the time to become one. at best, he'll only be here 4 years. you can
survive that! 
best of luck, a retiree.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract
BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

UTU/BLET members,


Read your agreements and understand your working CONDITION rights. What
many of you don't understand is that your unions do not have the legal
right to interfere with the corporations rights to restructure.
Furloughing hundreds of employees is not a violation of your
agreements. Cutting jobs is not a violation of your agreement. Closing
yard is not a violation of your agreements. What is a violation is not
notifying your unions that working conditions and rules are going to be
changed so the proper representation can sit down and discuss the
situation and see how best to handle it. Policy rules belong to the
corporation. Collective bargaining belongs to the Unions.

Many of you do not under stand how the unions work and what legal
rights they have in regards to the corporations right. 
A lot of complaints have been posted on this site for some time now
about the lack of service to the customers. To be blunt, this is not
your problem or responsibility. However I commend you on bringing the
reasons for this problem to light. Blaming the crews for the problem
was not only unprofessional but unethical . Your new CEO knows exactly
why this happened and should be ashamed of himself for blaming it on
the workers. Step back before you post and look at your complaint. Is
it a valid complaint because it is a violation of your collective
bargaining rights or is it a personal complaint. 
Being forced to work overtime and called back on your rest day after
day because man power shortage is at an all time high is a complaint
that your unions should be handling under working conditions. Mangers
doing the work of contract employees is a major violation under your
agreement. All things that need to be handled by your unions. Putting
hard workers on the street for the sake of the all mighty dollar is
horrible but that unfortunately is not an illegal move by the carrier
and all the Unions can do is argue the consequences of doing so.
Working without a lunch break is a serious concern. The health and
welfare of the employees  are put in harms way. Working with defective
equipment because no one is around to fix it is something that should
be brought to the attention of OSHA. Being intimidated to move freight
with defects and unsafe conditions warrants FRA action. There are
numerous things that are affected when the work force is down sized.
Learn the difference between what is a bargaining agreement violation
and what is a violation of state or federal law. The more you
understand both the better armed you will be to direct your complaints
to the proper departments. Do not forget that this site is viewed
everyday by numerous railroads, government agencies, lawyers, customers
and public agencies. Your messages are not going to be taken seriously
by those who understand how bargaining agreements work or the
corporations rights to restructure. Make valid post. Bring issues to
light that are unsafe and put employees and the public in harms way. Be
honest. Most of all be respectful. It makes you the better person.

Name: REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

ALL CREWS


AS stated before, it is a serious violation for managers to go out into
the fields and do the union employees work. It has been posted on here.
If you find any manager doing the work of union contract employees you
need to contact as many furloughed employees that you can and tell them
to start calling the hell out of the international and let their
neighbors and anyone in the media they can know that they are on the
street while CSX allows their managers to do their work and violating
the hell out of the union agreements. Take pictures of managers
working. Take notes. Dates and times and what job the managers are
doing. It doesn't matter if they throw a switch. Make sure the FRA
knows that managers are running engines. They have to turn this into
the FRA as hours of service. They cant work and have to be rested just
like everyone else.  Cant believe that HH would let them run and then
be off 10 hours. Bet your butt they are right back at work as soon as
they get off the power.  Do what is right and report these violations.
Report all OSHA violations. HH wants to cut the throats of hard working
people they better be shooting back while they are going down.  This war
is just starting. The Unions will not step in to save the day until all
members have started a major media stink.   THIS IS A FACT PEOPLE.
Anyone who was around in 2006 remembers what happened that year. The
worst attack of observation testing and failures in the history of CSX.
It started with the southern regions 2006 safety plan that was set up to
train managers on how to stalk selected employees. The Great Lakes
division got the ball rolling with their 2006 safety action plan.
 "All new hire employees will be mentored with a Great Lakes manager.
The use of contract mentors will be limited and used only where
absolutely needed. There has been great value realized from
indoctrinating new employees with CSX values and safety culture as
opposed to UTU VALVES"!

WOW!  Did they really thing that was going to fly. Have you got to be
kidding. Now that was a slap that no one in the Union was going to
take. Then there was the organizing campaign that took place. Everyone
should remember the bumper sticker that came out. "The Nations
railroads they use us-then abuse us!" It wasn't until employees were
threatened that the union stepped up and came to the rescue. If you had
a sticker on your car you were told you couldn't park on the property.
The UTU reps had one locked in their union boards and were told to
remove them or people would be pulled out of service. Nasty arguments
and threats started between management and the reps. After the fire
really started burning because the members and a few VLC and assistants
started making suggestions that the media and people in Washington D.C.
were going to get involved, the Union decided to fire off a letter to
the division managers demanding that the harassment of Union employees
cease or charges would be filed for violating their right to organize
and their rights to freedom of speech. It wasn't until the members
started the entire blow out that the Union officials stepped in and did
what they had to do because they were under the gun. Local business were
aware of what was going on and were asking questions. Local news
stations were aware.  
So if you want to get something done then you have to stand together
and use the media to get things started. Put your unions on front
street and make them do what is right when the time comes. Believe me
when I say the time is coming. This is going to be a repeat of history
and hopefully the new hires today will have the backbone that their
fathers and grandfathers and fellow employees had that were and still
are hard working union members. Don't work through lunches. Don't run
like a dog. Don't stand there and be threatened with insubordination
when it is not warranted. Do not let a manager tell you he doesn't
care if what he is ordering you to do is a violation of your union
agreement when you point this out to him. This is a hostile manager and
is anti Union and he should be reported immediately to your LC and the
General Chairman's office. When you are entitled to extra pay per your
union agreements and managers promise you an extra ticket and they
don't come through, report the incident . This is an ethics
violations. They have lied to you. Told you what you wanted to hear.
Report the incident.  Your Local reps are swamped. They have their
hands full now. They always have. Fax your complaint forms and letter
to the General chairman's office. Demand action. You have the rights
to be heard. You are paying for representation to the fullest extent by
your unions. Your dues are paying for a service agreement. You have
every right to demand that service. Listen and learn from older
employees who have been through it. 2006 was the year of the Union
employees and their voice was heard. Proof that you can do something!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=


160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR.


GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by
failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier
State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks.



GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: Thats Right!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Go to the Media and have your unions go to
20/20 and other news shows. CNN, NBC, CNBC,& Farm news. Showing the
delay of grain and perishables.

Hit em hard like a mallet to a spike!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

We need people to GO TO THE MEDIA. It can be anonymous, but we need
people to speak out about the conditions at CSX. If it is continually a
story, the public will know and EHH along with the board will no longer
be able to sweep it under the rug.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sickout Sept 2-3. Do it, don't wimp out. We must be united in order to
get this to work. Safety must always be a priority and EHH is going to
cost people their lives for the stakeholders' benefit. This must END.

The concern trolling is helping no one, saying that nothing will work.
That negative attitude does not spark progress.

Managers and office workers are not in physical shape for the RR at
CSX. That's not going to be an equivalent substitute. Maybe 10% are
capable. This isn't Canada.

We must try every possible angle to get rid of EHH if we are going to
come out of this on the other side. He is going to get people killed
because safety is no longer a priority to him.

Name: Been There
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

CREWS


Don't listen to the idiots about wild cat strikes. Go ahead and strike
if you think it will do you any good. Fact is the outcome wont be any
different than when the air traffic controlers and pilots decided to do
so. Fact is by federal law you cant.  Use your damn heads and think of
why you cant. Do you even bother to read why. Stopping the movement of
U.S. commerce freight is detrimental to everyone in this country. You
are no better than HH when you say this stupid shit. Customers are
hurting now. You think striking is going to help them any more. USE
YOUR HEADS. Think outside of the box. You have a union no matter how
bad you think they are. Grow balls and make them get involved. What the
hell do you think the media is for. Force your unions to act.

Try using your imagination at work.  Can any of you think outside of
the box? Are you not educated enough to figure things out? 

I will give you one example of thinking outside of the box. 
Rumors are flying that management is so scared of HH now because the
work isn't getting done and the industries aren't getting switched
that they are forcing crews to work through their lunches.
Does anyone not have diabetes? How About hypoglycemia? How about high
blood pressure?  You get the idea. They wont let you stop and eat and
you get weak or dizzy you tell them you need to eat!  If they wont let
you take your break for lunch file your claim then CALL THE CSX MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT! Tell them what happened and get a paper trail started. Get
it on record that the company is forcing people to work through their
lunch breaks and are creating a dangerous environment for people who
need to eat a meal at lunch or dinner time. You don't need the unions
to get things started. You just need to use your heads and think a
little harder. I know of many people who have won claims without filing
one piece of paper with their union reps because they know what stones
to roll over and what needs to be done to make things go away. Start
using your heads. Start thinking of your human rights. Start thinking
of state a federal laws. They don't call it whistleblowing for
nothing!

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you
monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a
while. I have some questions for you?

1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take
on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the
railroads to make a profit.  
What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just
ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And
they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? 
As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are
not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do
you still bully everyone around?

Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank
and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew
nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire 
every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We
loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make
anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr.
Harrison!

2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more
profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common
sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is
doomed to fail
 or at best, have marginal success.  Most of us are stock holders as
well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a
man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the
worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after
you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the
rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get
along? 

3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear
from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected
their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated
customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things
which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have
an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that
which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast
them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question
a bad idea?

I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous
endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the
current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and
disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan,
that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be
overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best
of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every
day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard
jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a
reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen
minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human
beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that
can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training
is over $30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like $100.000.00. It's
literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as
fast as you can.

Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the
hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team
with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in
a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at
avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess
godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that
would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx
retards in the same group.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

No one should expect the media, government agencies, politicians, the
populace, to be on your side - UNLESS catastrophic accident(s) occur --
and if/when that should happen then there'll be even more regulations
and rules for workers to adhere to.
  
This is year 2017 and many people think RR employees already have good
pay & benefits.  Doesn't matter if all the work circumstances and
conditions are known by some. 

Yes - you can claim contract violations - depending on the particular
situation, and yeah, you'll wait for retribution. 

Lead a wildcat strike?  Do so without much support, if any, and hide
from federal marshals.   

Things will get better. Harrison will fail.

Name: Sean
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Some of us black folks have turned into 
big pussies for a shitty job
on the chicken shit Express.

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

And report all RFE and Managers operating trains from the seat.

UP over on the Western Region does that shit. MOPs running trains
What kind of shit is that.

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Retired CP

I don't know what kind of union contracts you had but if managers/non
union contract employees cross the line and come out into the field to
work there WILL BE HELL TO PAY!  It is a serious violation for any non
contract employee to take the work from a union contract employee. 
This claim goes straight to the international and is awarded 5 days pay
for each violation.  The union brothers in the United states have stood
this ground for over 50 years and you can bet your sweet ass it isn't
going to change. This is one issue the Unions have to stand up and do
what is right unless they want a battle in court from the union
members. This kind of action is so serious that it is protected by
federal law under Union rights in the United States. NO UNION can sit
back and do nothing and take the chance of this getting out in the
media. It would be a major blow and other Unions would agree 100%!
MANAGEMENT DOES NOT TAKE OUR WORK AWAY FROM US!  If one manager is seen
in the field doing any union brothers work I would hope they would have
the balls to do what is right for all union members and file a
complaint immediately.  I personally have done it and yes I was paid
along with my hogger. This can not and will not be tolerated. Look what
happened to the managers who did this in the 60's and 70's. There were
casualties and people were shot.  This isn't a joke.
This site is a great place to expose any manager who is seen out in the
field doing union contract work.  POST NAMES, DATES, AND TIMES. BE
HONEST!  Don't post crap because you are pissed at a manager. Be an
honest grown up adult. Don't be afraid to get it our there. If HH has
a history of this blatant violation of Union rights, then he needs to
learn it wont be tolerated by U.S. union members.  If we have to bring
the 60's back then so be it.  Like he said in his interview. Cultures
are changed one funeral at a time. If he is a non believer in our
rights then time to start reminding him. He is 72 year old and was
around when the Union strikes we at full force in this country. He
knows the power we have if we stick together. Get our butts in gear and
be men. Do what is right and stand up. He cant fire us all!

Name: snafu/fubar the 30th
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs
to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart
meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get
over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously
and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take
things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for.

Name: SMART HOGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Both SMART & BLE are in CSX pockets and the leadership has lost
integrity with all
TEY membership. There won't be no wildcat strikes. The unions won't
support it.

Fucking pos contracts too. Total scumbags.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with
them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate
points and make them spend $27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go
to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk
ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes
around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal
A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at
terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on
Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona
say this is enough... bad enough  we don't have a national contract
going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not
honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across
the system would shut the system down.

Name: FLOORED!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

RAILROAD SAVIORS POST

If you haven't read the interview that Fortune magazine did with
Harrison I suggest you do.  A link was provided on this site for you to
view it. 

The article is very lengthy but there are numerous messages through out
it that send very strong and disturbing messages. 

Most arrogant messages: "I know how to run a railroad. I wrote the
handbook! I ain't leavin a failure."

Most disturbing message: "Cultures change one FUNERAL at a time." 
Then he emphasizes the importance of detoxing the culture by WEEDING
OUT the non believers. 
This comment is almost understandable after reading that his father was
a traveling preacher after he retired. Not hard to figure out where this
mentality comes from. Reverend Harrison had spoken and is telling you he
will rid his house of the non believers.  

Harrison mentions several times his plans to making csx great and
making the investors and stockholder rich.  He talks of reductions in
Locomotives, cars, switching equipment , etc, etc, etc. but not once
did he have the backbone to say he would reduce the workforce and put
people out of work. He mentions disruption to customers and some
casualties to their service but nothing as to the amount of people he
would be putting on the street. When he was asked how he felt about the
comments that people were saying that CSX is a spaghetti network and his
plan would not work as it did with his other railroads his comment was.
"I'll eat the spaghetti!"

READ THE INTERVIEW. FORGET ALL THE CRAP YOU HEAR! You want to see where
this mans mind is at read it.  We are dealing with a lot of issues here.
All I can say is good luck to management. They are going to need it!
Reverend Harrison has spoken!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 August 2017

Worthless Union Bosses Should Be Wiped Out:

The union bosses are in it for themselves. Rail carriers save millions
of dollars annually in claims that your union bosses trash for paid
weekend safety captain assignments.
Face reality; Union leadership any integrity was lost years and years
ago!

Name: Eugene Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

I don't need to sleep with no eye or eyes open. I have armed security
every where I go. Even to the toliet. Know body can touch me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2017

Meeting the US Surface Transportation Board -- Sept. 12, 2017.
Complaints from big business shippers may be heard & maybe there'll be
action taken but it's doubtful at best if labor union input will be
listened to seriously, if considered at all.

Name: Loyalty means nothing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2017

If you cannot attend the STB hearing, then there are a couple of things
you can do.  Send letters/emails to the STB and FRA about unsafe
conditions, harassment and intimidation.  The second thing is to have
your union reps there to represent your interestss if you are worried
about retaliation for attending (even though it is a public hearing) .
However, I don't think the purpose of the meeting is employee safety
or working conditions. 

 Unfortunately the main objective of the meeting is to make CSX get
trains moving and EHH will trot out his new metrics to  show how
amazing he is.  Hopefully there will be customers there to tell a
different story.. Fake metrics do not equal service to customers .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2017

Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!

Name: E Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 August 2017

Sept 12 2017 will be a very big Mandatory Attendance policy day. If you
mark off and or seen in Washington, you will be terminated on
insubordination rule 1.6 charge.

E

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding
with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on
steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other
stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the
effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX.

The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's
office in Washington, D.C.

 It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting
as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this
unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster.  At the very least it
would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public
record.  

 I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little
bit counts.

Name: Railroad Savior
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about
our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: 

http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/

Name: EXLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Conductor 1-10

This is a question for your LC. Have you not called and asked him? If
you cant get an answer then call the General chairmans office everyday
if you have to until you get an answer.  If you are eligible for
railroad unemployment after you haven't worked for a week demand they
furlough you and then apply for it.  Yeah, it doesn't pay squat but
its more than sitting homeout with a dime while they play games. I have
seen them starve men out. they sit by the phone waiting for calls or
watch the boards everyday hoping to grab a crumb when they can just to
get bumped every time they go to work.  Its a game. You need entries in
your employee history that you are furloughed. They will want proof.
Check with state unemployment as well if you are just working part
time. Yes you can apply for it even if you are working for CSX.  Don't
remember how many hours is considered part time.  Some guys just go to
where they can hold work and stick it out at a cheap cut rate hotel. If
you can find someone else to go with you then do it and split the cost. 
the family suffers but you got to do what you got to do.    Maybe that
oxygen breathing old man will be gone soon and things will get back to
business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

Anyone know if reverse lodging is an agreement in our contract?  I'm
being told as of September 1st that reverse lodging is no longer being
allowed due to excessive time in the hotel compared to the away hotel. 
Was told that HH is eliminating hotel stays anyway so why does it
matter. Well, it matters because since dickhead cut off jobs in my
terminal I can't hold anything ......came from another dick sucker aka
train master

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2017

You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can
and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For
all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food
restaurant.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

I sure hope the crew secured the equipment and done a 1-minute hand
brake test before the crash at Indy. Otherwise, that fat ass R. Reed
will have them charged. Damn, I thought that fat P.O.S. was gone for
good.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

I think it be a great weekend to head over to EHH house and drink some
scotch, smoke 4 packs Marlboros and smoke some crack.

We can share a oxygen tank and do some helium. Maybe I can watch
Doolittle fuck one of Eugene's horses.

Right on!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2017

Hunter tantrums not getting his way

http://www.captiongenerator.com/68940/Hunter-Harrison-doesnt-get-his-way

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2017

I have a winning strategy for old greedy Eugene and Paul....store ALL of
the locomotives and lay off 100% of the employees. This would result in
a MASSIVE cost reduction thus major reduction in operating ratio and
the stock would skyrocket.

I think I'll call EHH now we can suck on some oxygen, pop blood clot
pills over some scotch and get this implemented, so simple I can't
believe he hadn't already though of this. If there are any ill effects
we can blame them on the employees and customers greatly exaggerating
things.

Man I'm a rocket doctor or a brain scientist for coming up with this !

Name: Firing squad is on the move
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

Be on your toes boys and girls
Hunter is pissed and wants to have
a bunch of firings this week.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently
located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info
that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out
unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read
newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing
people on the spot.

Name: SAW IT/READ IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Brilliant

YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG!  I guess you never got to read the training
manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael
Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers
how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a
communication network with other divisions to let them know when their
targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and
be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates
outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and
of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology
and the stalking training was ordered to cease.

Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo
that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal
memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's
reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in
the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere
else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!"

If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better
be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start
putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's
just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but
it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was
screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A
form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit
when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being
followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate
this old form.

PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally
owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well
as your union agreements.  Any time you are assessed any discipline for
failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your
employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and
discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST
THE LAW. 
 
READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th,  2017

PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO
HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! 

What does this mean?  What is APPROPRIATE non critical?  Who gets to
decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than
a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union
representative and getting answers to NOW!  Have they provided you with
a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you
lost one while working does not warrant a failure.  Not having your
lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to
listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action
warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the
situation.
In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that
leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant
loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the
same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an
amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many
unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation
needs to address. 
Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on
your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up
your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor
things are considered violations that should have called for coaching.

DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been
part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got
too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions
were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to
follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a
failure? Were the managers to blame?
Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all
the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new
CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always
wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on.  
GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!

Name: Brilliant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

South End,


Your an idiot baiter or either a moron if you think this is real. 
While the concept may exist, the company would never, ever, never
actually send out an email or anything in writing saying so.  They're
much smarter than that and apparently you, or are you just a "master
baiter"...hmmmm.  I've been in management and seen some of the
corruption first hand and I know this sort of thing could happen but
not in a memo.

Name: birdwatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse

http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2017

@ South end
Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does
this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. 
Thank you in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2017

This ought to be interesting. More parties irritated at EHH's antics. 

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3291305-coal-companies-call-formal-u-s-proceeding-csx

Whistleblower Lawsuit Reinstated!

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170822/NEWS08/912315345/Safety-whistleblower%E2%80%99s-lawsuit-against-railroad-reinstated

PS: I heard the oxygen tank wearing dipstick ended up in ER with
cardiovascular distress recently. Good times. It would be a shame to
cause him more stress.

Name: Southend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world
starting up.

If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major
category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for
same rule in three years.  This way any t&e can be fired at any time
for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region:

TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS

TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
AND SAFETY:

MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY
WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. 
EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. 

IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY
THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND
PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS.  AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL
EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE
MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.

Name: HPU Alumni
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

hunter Harrison is my best friend.  I like to smoke crack with him.

Name: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

USA USA/Manager/mole
GO AWAY POSER!  What topic was posted that made the big boys in
Jacksonville squirm a little. Only reason you came out from under your
rock.  Was it the topic on Hawthorne yard being closed after all the
work that was done for nothing????  Everything had to go back to AVON
to get at least half the crap back on track.  Now do us a favor and go
back and ask your boss what they are going to do about all the
industries in Crawfordsville Indiana that  haven't had a switch in
over a week.  Guessing they are calling the trucking companies about
now! Rumor has it the NS is going to take over the steel plant(SDI) and
Nucor as well. Have track rights and can do so. Going to give all that
business to the NS now.  There goes more CSX jobs! NS is stock piling
and buying up stock left and right. Cleaning house.  Ask them if they
are planning on selling off the Greatlakes division. That should keep
you busy for awhile!

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

Mr.Hunter

You can kiss my ass!

Name: Eugene
E-mail: oxygenPlz..com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going
around.   They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on
me.    I only accept praises when CSX is doing well.   When the company
is doing great that's because of me and only me.   The company is
really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play
nice.  They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level
managers are making fun of my oxygen tank.  That's not being nice.  I
only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels.  I
came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed  that will
show everyone that PRR model can't fail.  PRR is more than making
three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a
time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, 
 shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off
property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making
tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance
men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving
dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it
belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos
I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent.   PRR is much much
more than this.
P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour

Name: Eugene Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

Attention all you TEY railbuff employees,
Stay away from Trainorders.com.
The fellow who runs that blog likes Corporate Railroad officers and I
know who you are posting on social media sites

Rule 1.6 regarding insubordination is a serious GCOR charge.

E. Hunter Harrison

Name: USA USA USA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

President Donald J. Trump...Is what America needed during another
defining moment in American History...While the Jews and Main Stream
Media is trying to destroy America with cheap labor and political
correctness!

Name: h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

another grossly exaggerated statement



https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F

Name: H
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/
 

Another grossly exaggerated statement!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

Have heard GM may be pulling away from CSX to some extent as well.

Eugene is a sociopath, everyone lese is to blame, Eugene is never at
fault. He is Captain Queeg

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2017

Very few managers and I mean very few.  Could do a carmen's job.   Most
managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience.
Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.

Name: Hunter Harrison CSX CEO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

And I don't like UPS and all the other customers and Shippers
Fuck the DOT, FRA,and other Federal Agencies

E.H H

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

RR jobs cut/slashed?  
Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare
insurance, RR Retirement, etc.  Of course RR big shots want to reduce
those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year
or better for not a whole lot of time involved.  It sucks.  
'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em
E.H.H.

Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has
told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has
went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its
destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably
pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time
sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc.
    we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose
more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to
wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them.
we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they
handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large
industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer
part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down,
money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial
part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems
screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by
ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking
for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business
is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed.
   the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't
arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk
of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost
business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry
poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is
in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but
the sorry management above you.

Name: h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ


Another grossly exaggerated statement

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

In the end, either you're on board or out finding another job. Been
around Harrison for decades and he will not be deterred. It is correct,
it is not only about the money. Like anyone, he'll take what he can get
but it is all about the railroad. The Hunter camps will educate
management on all aspects of railroading and that is always needed on
any railroad. I know what I would do if I was there, head down and be
part of the solution and not the problem. I just never wanted to lose
my job so I knocked under. Just a thought from a pensioner. Good luck.
Survive him and you will be better off.

Name: Savingmycash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2017

All crews


Damn right it is all about ego and power with the new CEO. He doesn't
need a penny. If it was about money it would only be because he is so
ill that he knows it going to cost him out the butt to keep himself
alive. Lung, heart, liver or what ever transplants he might need or
balloon surgery and god know what else with his piss poor circulation
isn't going to come cheap.  But then I doubt very seriously he is
paying for meds like the rest of us.  Bet your bottom dollar he gets
his meds from Canada at cut rate cost.  What ever he does you can lay
your money on a safe bet he is going to pop the pills and do whatever
it takes to live this contract out and do as he has said he will do
with the help of SATAN!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing
freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. 
Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck
don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to
worry about.

Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2017

Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and
Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by
the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run
CA anyway.  UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and
we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division
is how they did it.  However all I have been pulling for the last month
running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility
to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate
and our HOS will freaking allow it.  UPS is paying for all tolls we get
meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads
over the fuel tax they are paying for it.  Why they terminated all UPS
contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are
short.  So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the
money for a while.  Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best
business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the
railroad on the East Coast.  Now to grab my next load East and haul
butt back to Beantown.  We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 
days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home.  However that
almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2017

"If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the
complaints - give that up account those outfits may come down hard on
the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt".

True. Been there, done that dealing with them quite a number of times.
People keep voting into offices conservative legislators/politicians,
then cry & whine........well, duh.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Ape less than one.



I believe you are on the safety site spouting off ideas of cutting
customer service.  And how is that a safety issue.  Talk about the pot
calling the kettle black! Not fooled made a hell of a lot more sense
than you.


USDOT MISSION STATEMENT:  Serve the UNITED STATES by ensuring a fast,
SAFE, efficient, accessible and CONVENIENT transportation system that
meets our vital national interest and enhances the quality of life of
the AMERICAN PEOPLE ,today and into the future.

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
855-368-4200

If anyone in any craft is given a memo or views a memo that instructs
anyone to cut corners or intimidates anyone into thinking they have to
because they fear retaliation or charges of insubordination they should
immediately contact the USDOT and file a charge letter. If you can not
get a copy of it then make sure you get as much information as you can
as to where it originated from and who may be the responsible party for
its original circulation.   This is not CANADA!  HH may thumb his nose
at the STB but its constant complaints and bad publicity that gets
things done. DO NOT COUNT ON YOUR UNIONS TO STEP IN AND TAKE THIS BULL
BY THE HORNS. THEY WILL ONLY DO SO AFTER YOU HAVE DONE ALL THE LEG WORK
AND THE BALL IS THROWN INTO THEIR COURTS AND THEY HAVE TO SAVE FACE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors
supported it.  The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. 

Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. 
We'll see - time will tell. 

If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the
complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard
on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt.

Good luck to all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A


Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham.  Evelyn can blame anyone or
everyone.  The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men.  

The last few days I worked.  I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all
making fun of this madman's insanity.  Where I'm from we now stage
autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up.  One train
sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later
another train blocks the main and siding to pick up.  There are over a
100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're
original picked up. 
That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.

Name: But
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull
this insanity!

Name: I GET IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

BRAIN DEAD T&E


When are you going to wake up and GET IT!  If I see one more post about
HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke!  Wake the hell up and use
your heads.   This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY!  This guy has more money than he
knows what to do with.  This is about power. This is about EGO! This is
about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come
first doesn't matter.  He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that
says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who
could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for
everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad
and made it great!  Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone
they were wrong and he was right.  THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN
THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST!

What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen
tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly
grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his
last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they
were and went to his grave doing it.

You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can
only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and
filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your
agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety
standards set by the USDOT.  Take pictures. Tape record if necessary.
Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work
practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive.  That my
friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local
chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack
as well.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

Haha told y'all , cry babies

Name: Save Trump America
E-mail: strike@csx.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2017

A good WILDCAT STRIKE will focus the congress on doing the people's
business, instead of Main Stream Media's (MSM)agenda (wars, chaos) for
America...BOYCOTT CNN...!

Name: Honest Abe
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email.
Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the
journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on
YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a
reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest
and fair. 

CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. 
How many more good people can we lose?

Name: FED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Smarter than you

Open your buttocks wide and take your foot out!   There are numerous
anonymous complaints made to the STB that YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF AND
WOULDNT BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO! So before you spout off any more
know it all comments try doing your own research.


As for the idiot who said the price of stock jumped 20.00 bucks when
the rumors that the black knight was coming on board, you too are
uneducated and know nothing on how the stock markets play out. Its as
old as the hills how the "counting your chickens before they hatch"
theory works.  Its over inflated. Santa claus is coming!  Then you open
the big shinny box and it wasn't what you thought you were getting.
Everyone knows that rumors and fantasy will always start a feeding
frenzy and can cause stock to rise when it shouldn't. Smart investors
play for the long haul. I wouldn't buy a dime of CSX stock until I
were you until HH shows he is heading the company in the right
direction and he puts the millions he has where his mouth is.


To the other idiot who just posted the praises of trump.....call his
ass and tell him to get everyone their jobs back! 

Car inspectors
CFR 215.7   Prohibited acts. Go on line and read the federal safety
standards for railroad freight cars. Numerous people can be fined and
charged for violations of this regulation. Willful violations and
grossly negligent violations or a pattern of repeated violations can be
charged against someone up to the amount of $109,819 per violation. Each
day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.  
ABSOLUTLEY NO ONE CAN INSPECT A CAR IN 30 SECONDS AND DO IT PROPERLY BY
FRA STANDARDS.

THIS IS NOT CANADA. I don't give a shit who HH thinks he is or how he
did his crap elsewhere. Welcome to the U.S.A where we have the right to
follow federal law and whistleblow if we are forced to do otherwise!

Name: Wildcat Jr.
E-mail: strike@csx.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2017

Give a set balls people, we have lost our democracy! Our government is
obviously in the back pocket of management. Nothing will change until
we change their behavior.

TAKE A WEEK OFF AND HUNTER HARRISON'S NET WORTH WILL DROP BY 50% AND 
OUR CORRUPT POLITICIANS WILL FOCUS ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE INSTEAD OF
RUSSIA!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2017

to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug
17

get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like
management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and
get pulled out of service for a violation of rules.
quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own
damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to
object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards
oxygen when he comes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

You have any idea what's going on,

The stock holders are happier than a pig in shit, the customers maybe
not so much, and the employee's only want to stir up trouble.  EHH
isn't going anywhere so you might as well quit crying about him and
get on board.  It's hilarious to read the comment's about getting
blamed for "Employee Pushback"  and yet that's what every one is
preaching.  Your whining and moaning and trying to show that you
actually care whether a customer gets their car's is comical at best. 
If you knew what was good for you, you would be trying your best to get
the work done and not hoping that this new system fails.  It only shows
that your not on board with seeing that the customers are served. 
Somehow you guys seem to think that if you continue to "push back"
you'll have accomplished something other than to show that you are a
failure and blame it on someone who doesn't know what they are doing. 
Switching cars and serving the customers isn't rocket science and it's
a reflection on you.  Everyone knows that EHH is no dummy and that's
why the stock went up 20.00 a share just on speculation that he was
coming.  Think about that, stock almost doubled just on speculation,
and once he gets rid of all you guy's that don't want to play, it
will continue to rise...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

DUMBASS,

OBAMA ADDED ALMOST 8 TRILLION TO THE NATIONAL DEBT.  THE ECONOMY ISN'T
STRONG DUE TO HIM DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN INCREASING THE NATIONAL DEBT
AND EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL PAY THE PRICE.  THE ONLY JOBS CREATED ARE
PART TIME JOBS DUE TO EMPLOYERS HAVING TO PROVIDE HIS RIDICULOUS HEALTH
CARE SO ANY JOB INCREASE SHOULD BE DIVIDED IN HALF TO REFLECT A "FULL
TIME" JOB.  IF YOU HAVE ANY CHILDREN THEN YOU KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE.  I
HAVE 3 CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A FULL TIME JOB DUE TO
THIS.  THERE ARE VERY FEW COMPANIES WHO WILL HIRE FULL TIME BECAUSE OF
THIS BULLS**T.

Name: Smarter than You
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

Some of the crap you guy's post is ridiculous.  It's no wonder you
aren't taken serious, so uniformed and "fake" stories posted on this
site.  Do some research and you'll see that the only major complaints
to the STB are from a few coal companies.  Most have been resolved and
the others are being taken care of now that some employees who are
"pushing back" have been taken care of as well.  Quit fooling
yourself, things have changed and won't go back to the way it was. 
Get over it.  Some how the major media got wind of your complaint's
and reported on it and for this i commend you, really amazing that the
media would report news based on less than 1% of employee's whining. 
Reminds me of the fake news bashing "President Trump", just goes to
show you it's all about headlines and not about reality.  To the 20 or
30 nut jobs that think they represent the operations of this company, I
hope your identity remains protected, there could be huge fines imposed
for your mis-representations of what's going on.  You really think your
un-educated ass has any idea of the big picture and where this company
is headed.  Don't you realize the stock is up more than 25.00 a share
from where it was prior to EHH coming on board and that that's what
it's all about.  It doesn't matter that there are a few hundred
disgruntled employees and a couple of customers that aren't happy, the
stock holders are making money.  It's so funny to read your ridiculous
post about your yard's or hump's closing and how you think that's
going to be the reason CSX is going to go out of business or that the
"Board" is going to demand EHH step down.  He's making money and
that's what it's all about.  And for the rest of you idiot's that
want to blame this on TRUMP, it's a free market and company's are in
business to make money, not to provide employment.  If you owned a
business that would be your goal too, so quit your whining, pull your
big boy panties up and do your job or quit and open your own business,
then we'll see how much you care about providing for everyone else.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This
info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane
treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this
country??

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got
a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and
bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy
from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone,
then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours,
had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula
yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's
gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the
railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in
the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!

Name: PROOF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Backpusher


The customers know that their freight is sitting out on sidings. They
are well aware that Harrisons knows this shit. He is no better than a
worthless politician telling bullshit stories out of both sides of his
mouth. Let me tell you from experience that the worst thing for any
company is BAD PUBLICITY!  There is a area on this site to post
pictures. Post the date but leave the time stamp off of it.  Take a few
pictures of the cars sitting out in the sidings. Send in a couple that
have been sitting out there for over a week.  I have seem 3 loaded auto
rack cars that have been sitting in the same siding for 4 days now.  I
have seen cars moved from one siding to the next and then moved back
again. He knows this is going on. This a game they play to make it look
like the freight is not sitting but is being moved to its destination. 
People are not stupid. Harrison just likes to patronize people.  Find
out who these cars are supposed to be shipped to.  Call them.  Tell
them where their freight its.  Don't be an idiot and give them any
info to figure out who your are.  Many trains pass these sidings. They
cant pin point it on anyone without a time stamp on the photo.  

You want to put a stop to his lies and deception then put the truth out
there on the front street! Customers have the right to know the truth
the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Name: hunterhater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a
railroad" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic

spread the word about this turd.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com

Name: Greedyoldman72
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington
florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see
how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood
and sweat

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2017

Mr.Hunter
I want to work for you!
You are a true sack of shit and I can
help merge the csx and up together. I have a fake degree from Madison
University and
I have experience in fucking up companies.

I give good bjs too.
I'll be waiting.

Chad Wilbourn
VP operations
Southern Region
UPRR

Name: Backpusher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over
exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week,
sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of
people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our
jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the
same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough
with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going
to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our
families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get
enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.

Name: Better off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many,
many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried
about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States,
counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing.
They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will
have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview,
explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of
what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this
greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after.
Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter
Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family
starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will
probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose.
Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have
the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon
enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were
good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

I understand Dave Dech just got fired. Gee, what a shame!

Name: Jesus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

God bless the employees of CSXT


I will personally behead Eugene 

and throw him in a pit of fire.

JC

Name: homer j simpson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of
the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these
days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways
such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to
suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now)
what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not
knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up
rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a
result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper
level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and
threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they
have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck
in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have
friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants
with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no
schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone,
leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and
seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i
found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad
without the bs.
    i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about
hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire
furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not
blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but
the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping
bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at
his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too.
    i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably
a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable
schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this
life and add years to your life. your families would like having you
home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out
and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad
industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority
folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers
until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your
families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock
if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.

Name: RADIO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2017

To furloughed Employees

Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has
stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the
Avon rail yard.  They have a website you can go to that list jobs
available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated
that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to
the CSX employees who lost their jobs. 

It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who
have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them
any explanations as to why they haven't. 

It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the
future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. 

Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass
you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work.
Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

There you go csx! Learn how to lie to the Feds and screw over the
customers. Run those cars up and down the main tracks.
We did that here at UP and still do!
We double charge our customers.

I hope csx merges with us!
We will screw the employees, unions, customers and make more dough!!

I love you HH, you are UPRR hero!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

CSX is slowing down to a crawl.   The Nashville service lane is all
jacked up.   Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards  and from no where we
send them out.  No true destination just running them up and down the
rail.  This is fact I see it first hand and  participate in conference
calls.  This is madness.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

Agree with the location and address post below. I don't think things
can wait till he kicks it from Emphasyma. He has no doubt gone insane.
Wondering when some fringe, fired and abused ex employee doesn't go
postal on him. His article blaming the shippers coalitions is so out of
touch and is just more proof that he is totally nuts. He is one of the
more evil people that has walked the earth.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Pretty good anonymous - 
The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. 
Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA,
which is a branch of the US DOT.  Prior to 1966, the ICC was the
regulating government agency.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q

Eugene is full of shit

Name: anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were
first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the
country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”

Name: umm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 August 2017

so keep hearing double h is done and or leaving like now this site seems
to have good reprecaussins of having good info lets hear it folks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city
and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google
earth photo of the mansion.

Name: Dirk Diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

All,
Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready,
the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It
will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!

Name: Brown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Somebody

You're spot on brother.

Name: Sombody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Nobody  

Your a prick. Waiting 30 minutes is not acceptable and you fu..king no
it. As for the guy worried about his bonus you didnt need to insult him
with your pie hole. Never said anything that deserves being talked to
like that.  Your pie hole post reaks of management. Next time I can't
get my pay ticket put off because computers are screwed up and I can't
get someone on phone I'll just go tell a TM to get his ass on the phone
and sit for 30 minutes because I got a damn life and need to get home
and get my rest. CSX isn't the damn electric company. Corporation this
big shouldnt leave any employee on hold for 30 damn minutes.
Unprofessional as hell. You miss a call you got 10 MINUTES to call back
or your charged with a miss call. I say they got 10 minutes to answer or
they are charged with an equivalent punishment!

Name: Yak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg

Name: Buck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2017

CSX will merge with UP. # 1 Railroad in the USA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

UP

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

2017 Analyst and Investor Conference
There will be a lot of dick sucking going on

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

failure. eugenes has. is. future. 
inherently obvious ward maintained infrastructure to exceed csx's past
hey day a 240,000+ car railroad. instead of shuttering yards or
cbclosing down terminals  his plan stripped assets. eugene or ewell or
whatever, anything but hunter, wants to  sell off or close
infrastructure while maintaining the status of stripped assets relying
on threats and abuse to make up the difference.
replacing expensive infrastructurewill be the next guys probmplem and
paulies will hve ling bailed so the new stockholsers issue. 
e is a failed man. his legacy is the trash that opened the floodgates
to activest investors. another old infustry succumbs to nre money trash

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and
another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing
extra jobs effective yesterday.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric
company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just
impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is
because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on,
but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because
I'm important. 
And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your
best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and
you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus.
They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you
your wages, let alone a bonus.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

The more crazy shit I read about csx since H.   I see my potential bonus
going down the drain fast.   I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S
getting overpaid for no results.  Run a money making company in the
ground and those bitches still get paid.  'We can't be having dead
weight everyone must pull their own.' said H  What a Joke!

This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground.  I've always said Donald
Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H
isn't the business man Donald is. 

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

Name: Stillholding
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Crews 
Tried to call CHESSIE help desk today. Was on hold for 30 minutes. Hung
up tried again. On hold 20 minutes before anyone answered. Guy said
it's been a rough day and crazy there. Sounded like serious issues
going on. Not good to wait that long. Internal problems going on. No
doubt something is happening.  Got to be something HH or HR is doing.
Wonder if the union reps know of any program changes that will effect
us!

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2017

H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.

Name: 
E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision
RRing methods from one of his horses.  I was told the horses name is
Mr. Ed

So this all makes sense now.

Name: Tomoorow Yesterday's Freight
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

WELCOME BACK TO WORK AVON GUYS!
Show them how much that yard is needed.

Name: By the balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx

Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck
hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.

Name: 
E-mail: hrryneedoxygencom
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Its called  precision Railroading dumbass!
Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH
Fire those fuckers! EH
Cut those lazy fuckers! EH
Idle those fuckers! EH
Rent foreign Locos! EH
I don't need oxygen all the time! EH
It's pushback by the troops! EH

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH

Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat
Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat
Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat
Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2017

So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of
the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than
reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up
to this.

Name: Hump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Crews.

Avon hump back up at midnight. Don't hold your breath.  Put a few
people back to work. HH won't like that. Maybe all the Indy traffic
and Illinois traffic won't be two days late now. Stupid ass move
sending it to columbus to be humped and sent back to indy. Bet Indy
customers just loved watching their cargo go by and disappear in the
sunset!

Name: Railroad buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje
terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told
on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and
made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean
joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just
contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to
the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT

Name: G&W and RJ corman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2017

2 shortlines are lined up licking their chops.

Name: Waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Blah. BLAH! 

A lot of talk . A lot or gossip and second hand hearsay. Stop the shit.
FRA Has said several times key trains. Dangerous alert cars and crude
oil trains wont be one man. As for what could be no one knows. Don't
post agreement shit you haven't Seen in writing and signed on the
dotted line. Your just causing problems with gossip. we have to radify
it.  Members better be ready to be heard and get off their lazy asses
this time and get envolved. Don't know about you but I'm not wanting
to work 10 hrs a damn day unless it just 5 and 2.  You only get one
life. I didn't hire on to sell my sole and work for the devil. No
where in my agreement did it say that was part of it.  Csx signed their
blood when they brought in Harrison. They can give up their first born
son.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for
the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job
no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

En Xb is set at 4950 across the system.
48.50hr i
401k match
Increase in pl days
Shares
System wide seniority
Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done)
Abolish hotel stays
Naps allowed
Abolish CAPS
Dismantle payroll
Time clock
Paid holidays
Abolish yd jobs
No weekend Union buisness without an investigation
Company provided cell phone
Recerts done by home computer
IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to

Name: Jason A.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to
making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area.
This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston,
Andrews, Florence and Cayce. 
HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same
time.

Name: Tom
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

3800 a half...damn ya guys are cheap at csx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Me:
Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.

Name: Party On
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Me,
Just to be clear I wasn't knocking driving a bus as a profession, only
meant maybe they have a better contract and representation.  As for my
"source", I know people who know people who know people.  The BLET
has always looked out for the Engineers and made sure their contract
was as fair as they could get and that they would continue to have a
better than average income.  This comes right down to regulating the
pools so that they are working "full time", unlike the conductors who
have to keep rest days turned off in order to make a living.  Ever
wonder why there are almost always more conductor turns on a pool than
engineer turns, it's not because the utu cares more about their
members, only seeing to it that those dues keep coming in. Pretty soon
this will be just another suck ass job with mediocre income until you
make engineer and can hold a turn regular.
BTW, the gaurantee XB for EN will be 3800 a half.....

Name: Joe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Don't sell our selves out to be hourly niggers. EHH is a piece of shit
along with SMART.

Not a stupid black man here.
Just a smart black man.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.

Name: Bluegills
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Lol

The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can
remember.   About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah
we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we
will work on something else but this is most important.  " you guys
remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they
had it resolved come to find out  it only was for those currently
employed hence the entire cycle starts over  again.

But this time will be different 
Fuck the bump 
Fuck the pay difference 
How about some real issues

Name: Thats Right!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

SMART AKA UTU, is a bus driver union and they suck! They can't get us
or bus drivers in Los Angeles MTA a friggin agree that is now over
due.

We are just paying for the partying and hookers and silk suits.

Fuck SMART AND CSX!!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Party's Over,

   Your a real idiot. You make reference to "driving a bus someday, if
your in the SMART union. In case you haven't checked the facts. The
BLE-t has approx. 55,000 members, As you may or may not know, The BLE-t
is a division of the Teamsters which represents 1.3 million truck
drivers.  

   You also mention the BLE-t has negotiated for $51.50 an hour. What
is your source of info for this? Let me guess, you heard it at work in
the crew room. Do you realize how many people will lose their jobs
because of giving up the work rules if this is ratified by the
membership.  CSX isn't gonna give us a higher hr. rate unless it's
gonna save them money.

Name: 
E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away
with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time.   We
want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.

Name: Party's Over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

The time has come to say goodbye SMART.  Should have done it when the
UTU let their self be overtaken by another Union, and for what, more
bargaining power, maybe if u want to drive a bus some day...Goes to
show you how strong the UTU was, couldn't even talk their way out of
that outcome.  I'm not bashing UNION'S, just UTU and SMART.  They are
absolutely not looking out for our best interest, not at the National
level.  It's ashamed that there are great LC's out there that truly
care about the members, but their hands are tied when it comes to any
support from above.  It should be a punishable crime for some of the
inequalities that exist in our contracts amongst the exact craft,
class, and group of employees.  In the last 10 years the Northern
Region representation has cost their members about $ 200,000.00 EACH ,
compared to the Southern Region.  That should be a crime.  That's
based on an assumption that that each member would receive their shares
of stock, bonus,and 401k match per year over 10 years.  That's O.K.
though boy's, "They aint taking our bump".  And they can't even
stand up for our 48 hour rule in our GD contract.  Wake up IDIOT'S,
the same BS is about to happen again if we don't act.  The BLET has
already reached an agreement for 51.50 an hour, the Southern Region is
in talks, and the Northern Region say's, " Hey Guys, we ain't going
for this bullshit, they gone listen to us". And we gone get Fuc**d yet
again.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2017

Power schmower!
You guys on the rails don't have jack s##t anymore!! We here at UP
have all the power!
We have the SMART ass and BLET in our pockets and they both love
cheese.

Wait intil you all see the final agreement.
Ha!
Loving Chad Wilbourn
UPRR
Houston, Tx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

olderthanu!:
Started my RR career Oct., 1974. Will be done with it soon. 44 yrs.
Age 62.  Waiting on the spouse to also be eligible.
Experienced a heck of a lot - & that includes listening to PITA
blowhards; those that say they are gonna do this, gonna do that, but
never really do anything except bitch & complain.  Same types will cry
for their jobs back if/when they ever lose it though.

Name: olderthanu!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

Cond 30

101 didn't post anything that wasn't the truth. You would know if you
had really been around at the time.  We all know you cant strike. Its
called the blue flu if your balls are big enough to stick together. He
never said anything about striking. Didn't you read his comment about
strikes. what he said was when supervisors treated you like a piece of
crap and walked all over you and your agreement and stole your money
they did what they had to do to protect their rights and their work
environment. I bet he could make a list a mile long of what to do to
get the point across. I know exactly where he is coming from. Railway
labor act has nothing to do with standing your ground and doing what
needs to be done. Kissing ass, running 90 miles an hour and bowing down
to kiss their boots aint on the list of a hogger or conductor/fireman
with a set of balls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2017

The post from LESSON101! is probably from another one of those yay-hoos
that have a huge, big mouth but in reality have small testicles.

True -  many new(er) people are 1st time ever union members & need to
realize that most management officials are not their friend.

True - Interstate commerce disruptions in this country will not be
tolerated.  The last national rail strike lasted 17 hrs.  Read & try to
understand the Railway Labor Act.

Name: Lesson 102
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 August 2017

Thats because the new pups on most of the Class 1's and especially UP
and BNSF and Csx are big pussies. 

Big pussies! They thought ass kissing the carrier officers ass is the
way to always do it.

Sissies!

Name: LESSON101!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Young cubs and Hoggers!  

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce quote..  "U.S. supply chains are
critically dependent on the quality and capacity of the American
freight transportation network. We are anticipating 100 million new
people in the country and 4 billion more tons of international freight
to move around America by 2050. The railroads are one of the most
heavily used transit system in the world."
And you cant understand why you cant strike...really?

Now lets get to the point. Your harassment and intimidation didn't
really get rolled out until the company realized that they had a golden
opportunity. The old heads were getting close to retirement and the talk
of the 30 and 60 and you were up for retirement was in the works.
That's when they began to hire again. They were anticipating serious
man power shortage if they didn't get people trained and in place. So
how were they going to handle the large turn over and the incoming of
so many new cubs? First train them and then bull whip and intimidate
them to death and make them scared to death to stand up for themselves.
CASTRATE ALL OF THEM! How many of you young pups remember your trainers
telling you not to listen to any of the old heads. They are just
disgruntled and will only get you in trouble. Tons of heard it!  Why?
Because we had balls. We wouldn't tolerate management violating the
hell out of our union agreements. We wouldnt take having our pay stolen
that was rightfully ours. we wouldn't take a beating and just stand
there like little boys with our pants wet. Moving freight in a timely
manner is a must! No if's and's or but's!  When they got abusive we
did what we had to in order to get the attention of Headquarter
officials. They wanted 400 cars switched a night they got 200. It
didn't take long for the white collars to show up and want to talk to
us and find out what was going on. The problems were fixed with a
temporary bandaid for awhile but at least they were fixed. If we had to
do it again, then we did. 
Management is well aware of the power that you have. This industry
demands that freight move and keep moving quickly. A stoppage would be
detrimental.
So now comes your observation testing. Some of you may remember when it
was called "Performance evaluations" instead. For some legal reason
they had to change it. This was a great way to scare the hell out of
the new pups and send the fear that there will be eyes on you all the
time and maybe in the bushes as well. Old heads didn't give a shit.
Any of you remember an old head that could turn a 6 hour job into a 12
and they couldnt find a damn thing to charge them on? EXPERIENCE! You
screw with our agreement and our pay and we will remind you just how
much power we really have. You pay us right and treat us with respect
we will switch the shit our of your yard and give you 500 on a great
day! This isn't MacDonalds boys! This is a serious business that
demands movement of freight.
If a manager ever walked up to us and told us "I don't care if Im
violating your agreement. File a claim and take it up with your union
rep. Now get out there and do as your told or you will be charged with
insubordination he would have been one sorry supervisor. He could
explain it to the white collars when they flew into town! 
Some of you young pups probably don't come from a union family and
have no idea how hard blue collar workers have fought to get them.
Yeah, they aren't worth a shit half the time anymore but it doesn't
matter.  You got more power than you can ever imagine. Grow a set of
balls and stick together. MAN UP and stand up. We did it. When your
right, your right. Don't work 8 damn hours straight without a lunch.
This no lunch shit is for the birds.  How did you ever let management
brow beat you into going all day with out a lunch break when your
agreement allows it. I don't know of any industry that refuses to let
someone take a damn break during the day. I have been hearing a lot of
crap that's been going down and I just cant believe it. I'm floored
on how you pups have let this get out of hand. Run your ass into the
ground, spy on you all day, take your lunch, steal your pay, and
threaten you?  Use your heads!

Name: joe tupa 
E-mail: in your poopa
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2017

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

Name: martyr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

ME

Sounds like you might have received a few failures from this Joe Berry.
Did you deserve it?  Did you run your mouth to him? Egg him on?

Not defending this Berry character but was it at the time when the Nazi
headhunting was going on in Jacksonville? Was it when every single TM
and RF were told if they didn't get at least 25 failures a month they
could start looking for another job in another craft? You have no idea
how bad the heat was on them to get failure rates so the company could
show the lawyers in court that the employees were being trained to work
safely and if they didn't they were reprimanded. 
We had some real good upstanding TM's and RF's in our area who were
god fearing and well respected and hated dishing out the failures. They
thought is was a crock of shit but had no choice. Several of us took
minor failures for these guys just to give them some relief from the
heat. Sounds crazy? HELL YES IT WAS!  We did it because we didn't give
a rats ass and we knew once we had a failure they would move on and keep
us off the radar. You scratch my back and I'LL scratch yours. The
southern region was the one who started the stalking and reporting crap
on the employees. Once someone got a failure they were put on a list and
a target was put on them. When this employee showed up at another
terminal or crossed a division line the word was out that they were
there and to go out and watch their every move.
This crap finally made its way to the Greatlakes but got blown out of
the water when the plan got exposed. The orders for the hits were still
out there and the orders for failures was still being crammed down the
supervisors throats.
No one knows what's going to happen with the new King of the Railroad
in place or how he's going to take over this process of stalk, harass
and destroy the employees for use in the legal system. Don't be an
idiot and think it will stop. Good chance it wont. So if you ran your
mouth or argued to much or even stood your ground for what you thought
was right be careful if you do it again. It might be a mole brought in
by Harrisons lynch mob and you will be sorry as hell!

Name: You
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2017

Bye bye Fat at ass Joe!!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Well it looks like that Fat Ass Joe resigned as a manager today. I just
hope the current managers that will be testing him in the future will
deal his Sorry Fat Ass a big dose of Karma. Hopefully he will get fired
for the same chickenshit failures that he dished out for countless
years.

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Do any of you Upeers know if Chad Wilbourn ever became a Engineer before
a UP corporate ass licker?

Name: 
E-mail: oxygenPlease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

dispatcher

I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center.
The carrier got what they deserved.  Best of Luck to you and the rest of
the dispatchers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!

Name: A dispatcher 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to
Jax after the move.   

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real
thing.

Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless
Union on the damn planet.  And the only people they care about are the
pre-08 dispatchers.   So don't plan on them actually looking out for
you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08
people something.

Name: Hogger 1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

All right!
Keith Kerley has been elected to General Chairman for CSXT Western
lines.

He'll take on the big bad EHH and his 
Precision railroading.

Csx will survive.

Name: Retired SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Hey you guys at CSX,
Looks like CSX will become the UP
of the East. Whole bunch of pussies and
faggits and transsexuals working there.

Management going turn all ya weak union asses into BIG pussy queers. 
LOL!!

It happened here on the SP. SP guys turned shit talking faggots.

Name: INDOT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

CN OTHER  

So what your trying to say is Mr. Harrison had no problem allowing
crews to ignore Federal regulations on the movement of restricted
equipment. Its is well known that yard supervisors will fudge and look
the other way in order to move freight out of their yards to meet
departure times to save their own skin but if the CEO is aware and
allowing it we have a whole new ball game here. Does anyone have any
proof he was aware of it and allowed it or maybe encouraged it?

Name: Danville Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Me,

I'm not a company officer....but I was, and know, or knew a great many
officers and how this RR worked, I told uncle hunter to go F himself
back in the Spring for reasons I'd like to keep between us.  I'm just
letting you know what is out there.  They have technology and tools to
run off those that aren't getting with his program. (I helped develop
them  with CSX technology under the Ward regime,)  Take it or leave it
its your choice.  I know one thing don't do what is expected of you
and youre out with insubordination charge on top of whatever they can
dream up on you.  No BRCF, No UTUIA, No Lempca....and if enough do it,
a whole terminal is closed down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

http://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/10-jobs-that-pay-50-an-hour ,funny,
I don't see a railroad conductor on this list....IDIOT's

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Danville Dan sounds like a Company officer.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

I'm sorry But I cant remember......how much did Trump win Chicago by?
How strong was SMART's endorsement?

my memory is not what it use to be.......lets hope his isn't either.

Name: Danville Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews
are some of three laziest around.

 EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has
started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of
them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down  and he
said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he
can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline
Ave connection at MP DC 1). 

The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to
these yards vs. BARR.  Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to
switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has
provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive
to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty,
where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive
stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up.  Kinda easy to see crew
on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and
doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew
marks off at 1700, like click work....every day.  They think no one
sees, but they do.  If it's going on where you work it's only a
matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters
will flow...

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Bye Bye CSX,  
  
   To say your'e a fucking idiot would be a huge understatement  Where
do you get your info to say Barr Yard is responsible for 25% of CSX's
income.  Try to only state facts and truth on here, comments like yours
makes this site look like it's just a bunch of uneducated idiots on
here.

Name: Bye bye csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very
soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is
about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of
csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on.
Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes
closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up
 Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no
longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this
company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything.  He
is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This
is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.

Name: W
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2017

Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him
the worst?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Dumped all my 2,942 shares of CSX stock at $53.87. CSX stock is gonna
plummet after the 3rd quarter earnings are released.

Name: President Donald J. Trump
E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

My Fellow Americans:

Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my
immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry
has increased by at least 20%!

You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and
expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight
labor
pool for skilled 'American' workers.

Please like me on Twitter!

Name: Fuckme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains
screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to
hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage.
Argue with me now, believe me latter!

Name: Not laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Jerks 

Go ahead and post your stupid crap. We got so many people in bumped
status and no where to go it's not even funny. Barr yard has lost 67 

People and it's just beginning. Where the hell is trump now. Where are
all the unemployed going to go now.  Packing their bags and moving
anywhere they can find work. In the meantime customers aren't getting
served and our company we have stuck in and our lives invested in is
trying raped by a sick old dying man with millions running out of his
pockets.  This is all sickening! Forget your bonuses too. Management
isn't getting a dime.  The operation ratio is over 70% right now. So
much shit was wrote off when Harrison invested in the company that it
made the debt ratio look great but the fact is that didn't change the
operating cost and it's higher than ever. Smoke and mirror book
keeping and we are going to pay for it.  Just plain sick over this
shit! So get f@:$king  serious.  This isn't a damn joke!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao

Name: P
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or
nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's
bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc.,
is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this
website.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Not bad. 
How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having 
weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's
earned vacation credit?

Name: 
E-mail: oxygen4sale.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

overtime after 9
overtime after a set amount of hours in a week
weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium
double time on holidays and birthday
modest on call pay for fp
09 after 12hrs 
dh home after 24hrs if requested
miss call handled as a sick layoff
anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority 
a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become
managers
anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract
not take a position with carrier
10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap
10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential
any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees
discounted esop 
no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night

Name: Salt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

JEDI, your obviously not a very educated person, as many who post on
this website, and you know nothing about business.  Nothing is in
defense of EHH and his business ethics.  You just don't understand how
a corporation works and that's ok, many do not.  If anyone thinks EHH
actually reads the crap on here and is going to get his feelings hurt
by your comments, well, your sadly mistaken.  If he does view this site
I'm sure it's purely for a good laugh before he goes to bed.  As for
the UNION comment you made, with out it we'd be making 10 bucks and
hour so I'd say the UNION is a good thing for sure, although they
(UTU) just turned down 48$ an hour in exchange for the bid system and
giving up work rules and arbitrairies that 90% only benefitted pre 85
guys BTW.  Who gives a f**k about claims they don't pay any way.  If
you don't believe it do some research.....Every cod would make 5000 a
half but the UTU would lose some members to furlough so the dues coming
in is more valuable than the members earning a favorable wage to support
their families.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2017

If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe
HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent
profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little
top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in
the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a
regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger
while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the
next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!

Name: Salt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

To the idiotic post about brake sticks :  The policy can't be changed
to optional because some kid will hurt his or her self climbing on a
car and applying a hand brake and in turn will sue the company because
they didn't have a brake stick and if they did they surely would have
not suffered an injury.  So if none are allowed on the property then
the blame is on you for not being able to work safe.  Other RR's
don't have them so quit whining about it and be a man or woman......As
for all the post about EHH's health, who gives a rats ass.  This is
such childish comments that it really doesn't warrant a response but
it's getting ridiculous.  As for customer's lost, this man's no
one's fool.  He's protecting the one's that we are achieving a 65 %
or below operating cost.  He could care less about anyone bringing the
average down.  For those that can't comprehend, if you owned 100
stores and 50 were making 100% profit and 50 were making a 50% profit
then while you are making good money overall ( 75% ) it would look
better to investors if you were at 100% profit so get rid of those 50
stores even though your earning good money and making a profit.  As for
the whiner's about EHH putting blame on "pushback from the troops",
while I don't appreciate it either, many are to blame, if you don't
think so, just look at some of the comment's posted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Again......big shots make plans for years ahead. Employees & their
unions have to play catch-up.  Evidently, the CSX Board Of Directors
wanted Ward out, Headhunter in as CEO. They had to be well aware
of the fact that the CSX rail system is\was unlike the others Harrison
ruled.

Name: Jake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Don't tell CORP anything about bad publicity. Might be one of EHH
stalkers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Are you kidding me  a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two
shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym ,  !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Henry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Corp,
How about getting rid of the problem?

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2017

Reality

You stated everything exactly the way it is.  Now the question is how
do we start taking control of this. Publicity is your number one
effective way to start and that is already in the works. What's next?
Any suggestions?

Name: Copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2017

No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the
original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Copynpaste


I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail
on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this
to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your
valuable time doing it.

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine
pills like they are M&M's.  He can not breath on his own like a
healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good
green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in
railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is
the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. 
He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like
no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. 
It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man,
he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and
distruction he leaves behind.  He has a certain message he want on his
tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of
CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!"  
He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They
will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly
deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the
damage it does to your heart and organs.  He will not go down without a
fight and his last breath.  If he has a stroke he will be declared
unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will
take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he
will make it. 
Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not
go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is
just a jerk or a...hole.  He is worse. He is a man making his last
stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog
pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its
higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along
with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the
meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.

Name: copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

Mr Harrison,
 You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your
comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner.
I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take
that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the
last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder
Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at
night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im
still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising.
We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My
terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was
processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and
departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd
to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number
wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our
managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours),
and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all
said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off.
The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus
far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride
as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also
our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob
bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on
the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when
injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before
we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one
side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the
least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else
that reads this a little insight as to why their are service
disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes
you have put out.
“Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model
proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce
a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional,
lasting value for shareholders,”
This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to
compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with
injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and
will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low.
Our stock, well, ya know how thats going.
 The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives,
more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume.
Precision railroading challenges this view,”
You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines
as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and
when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to
service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand.
Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them.
What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out
in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide
is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a
time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut
extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have
cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you
may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a
pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as
side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off,
but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards
there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra
turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every
terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic
sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and
alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority
bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest
hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles
across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a
brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open
heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from
where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management
that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did
not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know
being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of "
Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your
"pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of
leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system
wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its
going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very
profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of
CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a
whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I
get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge
tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always
have, and always will.
 Sincerly,
 Well I best not say.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Has been posted before -- the CSX rail system is\was NOT the same as
the others head hunter ruled & changed.  The ol' CSX that was known
may be history.  Heads may end up rolling........We'll see.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2017

I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk
plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF.  As of last
night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers
between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the
suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have
been on that for a week.  Our customers in the south have been
screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw
materials that CSX hauled for them.  JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are
screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get
their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can
to NS.  90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first
weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has
dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack.  Spot rates
aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down
are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of
those areas.  My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to
keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to
serve with chlorine for water purification.

I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out
soon.  The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for
a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar
or tank car load.  We just don't have the carrying capacity we need
help and I am not sorry to say that.  My drivers are going to be worn
out in a month running flat out.  Yes even the OTR industry has a
breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast
would be very close to what would bring us to it.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

Hoggers 

Pay attention to your air pressure.  Been noticing a lot of these long
trains have been showing 92-95 on the rest and the break pipe is up
around 92. Been getting this kind of power alot. Call the mechanical
desk if you can't change it.  It's been slowly happening over the
last few months. I think they been ordered to slowly turn it up hoping
we won't notice to get ready for winter montbs. Bet your bottom dollar
it's an TH move.  Few says 90 pds for freight. PERIOD! Report this
crap!

Name: A Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as
smooth as everything ole HH is changing.  


I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't
moving down than they expected.  

Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got
screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they
would be interested in coming back to dispatching.   Apparently each of
them in their own creative way told them NO.


Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows
who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk
to the union about it. 
So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon.  You'll have a
bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks  they've never
worked before.  And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of
brand new dispatchers hired and trained...  And we all know how much fun
that is

Name: Hunters lungs 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Fis and Cunter

I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man
on hourly wage.

Name: Investors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

Good bye Hawthorne yard. No reason for your existence. Small industries
around the belt and few transfer jobs don't fill the pockets. It's
all chump change. Over head and maintenance cost aren't worth it.
Replace you with new intermodal contracts. No need to go to that hole
up on the hill. People around the belt won't miss you either. Let a
shortline annoy the residence of Indy. It has enough makeup to sell
now.  Come on Hunter.  Quit stalling and get it done.

Name: Dong Bageley
E-mail: Dong_Bageley@csx.com
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Why is it that the bridge clerk for Nashville Division was taken out of
service because he has cancer. He has had thyroid cancer treatment and
lung cancer treatment at MD Anderson. He worked in the office and not
on the a bridge. Hunter is on full time oxygen. Never had a required
CSX physical and he should never have been an employee. What a double
standard!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2017

So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big
$$$$$ short term.  Stay tuned everyone.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

For your reading entertainment. We knew he was a shithook at CN and CP

http://fyouth.com/news/corporate-villain-of-the-month--hunter-harrison-january-2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-archer-daniels-canadianpacific-lawsui-idUSKCN0WP2HG

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/hunter-harrison-out-control-whats-realy-going-csx

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/freight/class-i/will-hunter-harrison-reemerge%E2%80%94at-cp.html

http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/the-other-side-of-hunter-harrisons-cp-legacy-white-collar-workers-driving-trains/wcm/bad58a50-2e75-4079-bb4a-9087e2d09787

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/hunter-harrison-cp-rail-employment-package-1.3950201

Name: chad wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

dear hunter harrison.  I will work for you and promise to screw over any
employees you want me to.  just know i have a fake degree from madison
university so i ain't two smart.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

I am completely convinced Eugene is nuts, really I mean it, not just an
insult thrown out. He has many plans and positions that run 180 degrees
in conflict with his goals of efficiency and cost cutting but the one
that tells me he has lost his mind is the helper engine matter. Anyone
knows the time it takes a crew to double a hill and that it ties up
even a double track main for hours in many miles both directions each
time one train has to perform that operation. It is totally in conflict
with his supposed goals.

Every day we come in and check the news with the hope ther is a news
item that he took the dirt nap the night before....can't come soon
enough.

These investment hedge fund greedy MFR's are so totally blinded by
greed and I hope they lose a bundle as a lesson, they never get it.
Sears is a great example as CEO Eddie Lampert has been there 13 or 14
years totally screwing up Sears/Kmart and they keep him in
there....amazing. I think we have to hope Eugene's emphasyma gets him
soon.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

I've been a Blet member since 1999.  My hat's off to SMART for their
statement to EH.   Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence.  


I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.

Name: CO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Local news 


Had 3 of my neighbors come by the house and ask me what was going on.
Saw it all over the news about avon  being shut down and wanted to know
how if I lost my job. Said they thought it was crazy and wanted to know
who came up with the decision.  Of course had to explain this precision
crap and HH. Everyone thinks he is nuts!  My neighbors are freaking out.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

Old shit Hunter or OSH  as he shall be called is running CSX like the
Democrats and Obama the Shit Head OSH did the U.S. for 8 lousy fucking
Years go on vacation Hunter you got 84 million you stole from CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Hh is done! He came to csx thinking he was going to change everything
but that dumb f**k is so far out of his league here that he has no idea
what we can do to this dumb ass! So bring it on Bitch! You an't seen
shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials
watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .

Name: Shove this contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till
2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3%
increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same
for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2
schedule take it or leave it I guess. $50 per share x 25 shares wow a
$1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I
can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed
every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants
personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye
railroad cause it ain't gonna work! 
P.S. 3% of $27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that
raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be
among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........

Name: Blue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

485 lol   

$65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews
today.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!!

http://www.myutubo.com/News.html



Mr. E. Hunter Harrison
President and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dear Mr. Harrison,
The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you
made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media,
pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you
allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations
did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that
contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions.

The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service
disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input
on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no
communication from any department about the significant changes being
implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this
industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the
company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in
the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and
advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12,
2017. 

Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments
as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick
to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through
numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines.
Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their
collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees
from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing
forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and
resources.

As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also
stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To
suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations
misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts.
This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for
management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision
scheduled railroading’.

In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor
should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said
letter.  $48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 
$485.00 per hr. may be considered.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Update

E has just scrapped that plan.  Avon is going to remain open and run at
full capacity as a flat switch yard.   Hawthorne after all the money
dumped into is going to turn into Caskey.  As of 1330 but with this
crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.

Name: UPDATE!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

NEWS FLASH!

The evil genious known as Hunter Harrison have once again pulled one
off and did it in style. By closing down the diesel shop and cutting
the fueling/prepping staff to the bare nubs, along with closing down
90% of avon yard (located in Indianapolis Indiana) he has managed to
not only cut this months electric bill in half, but the cost of
overhead for the month as well. In the meantime he used his precision
railroading plan for an excuse to upgrade the CSX Hawthorne yard for  a
buyers market. The run down yard and buildings were not of any real
interest to any short line railroads but with the track improvements
and new structures it is now a buyers markets. With buildings for
maintenance and the ability to fuel engines along with a crew building
the short lines are now turning an eye to the property.   The INRD
would be the best investor in the property as they already have
business out of Indianapolis and are partnered with the CN in an
already booming Intermodal business. The belt around Indianapolis has
always been a thorn in CSX's side and Hunter will have no problem
giving that business away. 

This is why Hunter is known as the king of railroading. He knows how to
turn a profit and bamboozle everyone along the way.

Hope he make a fortune on the property at Hawthorne. Now, if he really
is the king as Progressive railroading has always claimed, he will
strike a deal with the buyer. Maybe even lease it with usage rights and
profit sharing.  Great yard for more Intermodal business with the
INRD/CN!

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

“Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to
drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been
forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service.
The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’
The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my
business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.”


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309


What a Jack Wagon

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Other 

Not defending any one from not doing a class one air brake test right,
but once you have had the air pressure up to 75 or more on the rear and
flow below 60 and you have done your set and release you can leave the
yard with less on the rear. Its not necessary to have 75 pds on the
rear to leave. You already had 75 when you did the class one test. Read
your rules before you say something to an official that sounds like you
are an idiot. There are air brake and train handling rules for starting
a train and they are black and white. "Allow sufficient time for air
brakes to release".  Doesn't say anything about having 75 on the rear
or the flow below 60 again. Its up to the hogger to decide if he feels
his air brakes have released and he needs to wait longer before
departing.

Pay more attention to the other crap they are violating out on the line
of road. Like illegal roll by inspections when picking up cars on line
of road. TM's have been following crews around and rushing them. Been
making them skip a full inspection of both sides of the train before
doing a roll by. That law hasn't changed.  Also running trains without
proper clearance bureau messages and no paper work for engineers on
tonnage weight and load empties. 
Turn off the PTC AND THE TO if you aren't given the proper info in
writing. If they give you info over the radio call the PTC help desk
and the TO desk and report who and when they told you the info.
Both departments have made it very clear.

IF YOU PUT UNDOCUMENTED INFO INTO THE PTC OR THE TO AND THE PROGRAMS
HANDLE THE TRAIN INCORRECTLY WHICH RESULTS IN DERAILMENT OR BROKEN
KNUCLES OR DRAWBARS YOU WILL BE HELD FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAMAGE!
DO NOT MAKE UP/GUESS THE INFORMATION DISENGAGE AND REPORT IT TO THE
PROPER DEPARTMENT.  
CSX's inability to provide paper work for your pickup is not your
fault nor it it your responsibility for make a million phone calls to
get or nor do the work of the YM or TM. Cover your ass and turn the
programs off!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Well it's official Hunter and his clan couldn't run a train around a
Christmas tree and get it from point A to point B with out fucking it
up.    
CSX has a new motto: FUCK IT MAY AS WELL TRUCK IT

Name: Pushback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

FYI for anyone concerned:
For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory,
https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport
(This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give
info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX!

U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB)
Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C.
20423-0001
General info: 202-245-0245
Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance:
1-202-245-0238
(They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX)
Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana.
(Safe to call)

CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call)
TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call)
CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call)
ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain
anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck
guys!!!

Name: still counting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Avon-Hawthorne

The place is crawling with new Tm's and supervisors from Florida and
elsewhere. WATCH YOUR BACKS. Right now they are swamped with all the
crap HH has created at avon but when things don't look like they are
happening as  fast as HH had planned, the retaliation is going to hit
the fan. We can hear the old man yelling..."OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Its going to get real ugly. Don't think for one moment that any of you
will stop the ego maniac from doing as he has planned. He will not let
up. He will change you or break you. His comment to the STB to go
f....k themselves and they wont tell him how to run HIS RAILROAD should
show all of you what level his mentality is at. This old man is no
different than Tony Ingram or Dave Brown was. Both of them always
bragged that CSX was their railroad.  They all forgot that each and
every one of us who own stock are owners of this railroad. We are all
investors. We may not have a seat on the board but we have the power to
influence it.  There is also a confidential number you can call and
report problems to the STB! You can inform them of any customer you
know that is not getting serviced properly and is having problems
because of it.  This is not HIS RAILROAD!  It belongs to all of us.
Lets not let him ruin it for everyone who has had their lives invested
in it for years!

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

The numbers don't lie.

http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx

E.H.H. You're Fired!

Name: I hate ugene
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Can't wait to see who Harrison blames for the derailment outside of
Cumberland MD. The evacuated 2 towns.. railroad will b paying out the
ass for this one. I hope the board of directors can see how fucking
stupid they are by hiring this narcissistic old dumb fuck.seriously who
is dumber csx board of directors or shareholders.both have let greed
cloud judgement.this Harrison is nothing special although he thinks he
is. But anybody can cut jobs and sell off equipment and infrastructure.
That certainly doesn't make him a rr legend like he thinks he is..
Harrison couldn't hold Michael ward jock strap. Or Stanley crane, or
Goode from ns. Just for ugene. Can't wait to piss and shit in Ur
casket right in front of Ur family

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

It's one of a few yards even he can manage.  Of course a chimp could
run a handful of tracks.

Name: 
E-mail: WTF
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Jesus....man it's bad people 


Came into Avon and took shit out of people's lockers who didn't have
locks on them and threw it on the floor. Some guys just didn't have
locks.  This is fu....ked up man. There wasn't one single notice to
clear out any lockers just to register your locker number with the
supervisors. There was no deadline to clean them out.  How much shit is
going to get stolen. How about people on vacation or on their off days
and don't know what happened! can the frickin disrespect for
employee's get any worse with this company. This shit is getting out
of hand.  Get off your asses UTU AND BLET.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

T&E 

As of now 42 job positions have been abolished at avon yard on the
greatlakes division. Expect some errors in job placement for engineers
who are on the bid system. Crew management has not been fully briefed
on the situation and will be calling crews to work areas they are not
qualified. When you are called please be patient. You can help by
explaining the situation and having them make entries in your employee
history as to where you are qualified to work. Becoming angry will not
help anyone. They are in the dark as is everyone else in corporate
headquarters as to the magnitude of confussion this will cause. Hang in
there and give it time to settle down. We are all in this boat together.
Let's try to keep the water's calm.

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

customers,

We employees would like to apologize for the shoddy treatment you have
received of late. Although eugene, ole horse theif as we call him,
blames us I ve no doubt no one is actually fooled by his deception nor
deceit. Facts are a guy name Paulie Halia has hijacked csx. brought in
fellow robber and you and the stock holders are being cheated.  Eugene
has fired all 8 dividion managers and thheir asdistants. all chiefs.
all assistants. all terminal superintendents. many employees and
dispatchers. truth is everyoneis trying to save their terminal. crews
are working 12+ hours wirhout breaks. then eugene lies. 
lastly, eugene, we are not your fing troops. you are not a general this
is not a mission. remember that little thing called the Vietnam
conflict. the one you failed to enlist for. at age 20. 
patience customers. eugenes days here are numbered. their isa jail cell
waiting him paulie Ackerman and possibly bezos.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer Yard?

I figured that dump would be bulldozed down.   That place needs a YM
and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to
Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover
boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.

Name: Heretodaygonetomorrow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job
reductions and property sell offs happen.

To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000
people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so
that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of
that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing
nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is
necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more
of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the
profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did
the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one
hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less
bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc

As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some
things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people
off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be
long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders
while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail
him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he
actual does and despise him

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field.  You no good
sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. 
circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof.  It worked in Canada on a
linear RR.  It can work a little further south.  Al myy yess men agre
wit mee.   I ned oxygin now!   I only use it for a slight cough. It
helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt
better.  I can't be stopped.  I'm setting up an onsite hospital in
HQ.  Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops.  I'll crush
the Rebellion.

Name: Troop
E-mail: Ah ishh push it
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working,
wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and
got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers
serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid
fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality
of service.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Thank you SMART

John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART
Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant
delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the
size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's
cars are separated onto different tracks.

"No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man
who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter
Harrison," Risch said by email.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

He got promoted

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Ape 20 to 30 years.

Don't give up now!  You're so close.  If you hang around and save
your pennies, you'll have enough to get a new computer that has a caps
key AND a spell checker.  Microsoft will soon have something to counter
the irrational thinking but, for now, shoot for the first two.  Good
luck!!!

Name: HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

In regards to blaming crews for my failures. 
"If those pesky crews would stop closing yards and hump terminals and
bottlenecki ng everything, customers would get their cars. We wouldnt
be losing customers to NS and trucking companies. The pesky crews
demand 2 mile+ trains with set off and picks up along route. They
refuse to have enough power to run trains and demanded I put engines in
storage. They've ran off all the management with their fear tactics.
They want to keep everything secret until it happens without notifying
anybody about whats going on. Theyre not wanting to pay more in health
insurance and give up rights to help the greater good of this company
and help pay my salary and bonus."

So yes, I do blame the crews because if I had to run this railroad my
way......

Name: poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

how the hell does one push back?  how can I do my part in resisting this
insanity?

how about some specifics old man.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of
the Troops"   

The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should
the customer accept a lame response.

Name: Hunterisascumbag
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF
SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS
TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING
GOES  RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT,  EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION
RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING
BACK" THE EMPLOYEES  FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL
DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER
THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A
REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN.
I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT
DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS
SCUMBAG HARRISON.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael
Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised
themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster
out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Such BS, almost as bad as the response to railway age. The arrogant
prick points the blame at his people and takes not one shred of blame
or remorse on himself. Another demonstrations of extremely poor
leadership. His Middle Paragraph in his response to railway age he
claims service metrics are better.....one must ask, in what parallel
universe does he reside in ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA

Name: help
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison
 
Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations.  We
all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.

Name: Mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Great attribute of a leader.  Is one who accepts responsibility.  Good
or bad.  

If that old fuck won Railroader of the year.  He wouldn't give thanks
to the men for their long hours and sweat.   But he'll pass the
negative on down the line.

A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their
actions.

Name: catfish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s
customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace
of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have
“pushed back” against those changes

Name: other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Crews

Hunter is on his last leg of medication. He has had to double his meds
and is just about to lose his ability to breath without a machine. 

People wake up!  This is his last chance of trying to be the king of
Railroading. The more you fight his changes the more he is going to
buckle down and show you he will do what he says and what ever he
wants. He has nothing left. He is going to die of either lung failure
or heart failure. He also has a limited amount of oxygen provided to
his brain which will cause him to lose any sense of recognition.

His partners are just sitting back and waiting like vultures. He wont
last that long. The stress will take its toll on him. He just wants a
tomb stone that says he was the greatest railroad CEO in the world. 

He is no better than trump when it comes to his ego and his control
freak attitude.  Give it time. He will lose it to his illness.

Name: investor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

LET THE BALL GAME BEGIN!


First pitch. The STB sent a letter out to Harrison on July 27th
requesting weekly briefings with their department heads.


Second pitch. Harrison informs lower staff that the STB can go F*%#@8K
themselves. They are not going to tell him how to run his railroad.


Third pitch...... still waiting in the stands to see how the STB is
going to react to this blatant "I'm god and Im not answering to you
or anyone"!

Stay tuned for further broadcast from the box!

Name: UP Hunter Harrison
E-mail: conductor@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Hunter Harrison and his financial backers are pursuing a hostile
takeover of the Union Pacific. The Team presented a proposal to UP'S
Board of Directors, and described how inept the current management team
is. And that is due in part, to UP's CEO unwillingness to eliminate
10,000 employees, and an acceptance of all liability for running drug
trains out of Mexico!

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs. 

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. 

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. 

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged. 

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider. 

Sincerely, 

Hunter

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Similar has been posted before:
Big shots plan things for years in advance -- Employees, Unions,
Workers, always have to\get to, play catch-up. 

All the changes going on now, --  while National Rail Contracts are a
huge issue & a conservative US Administration & Congress is in place,
think that's just a coincidence?

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Don't know what you spring chickens think you'll gain by hoping the
stock tanks. I've got my retirement in the bag. For those that are
celebrating the stock dropping,your a bunch of idiots with out a
future.  I've seen a lot of changes to this railroad in my time and
this too will pass but things aren't going to return to the way they
were. Get over yourself and move on. And another thing, for you cry
baby whiners giving information to the media and sniveling about this
company eliminating rules protecting your safety, go change your diaper
kid. Those are one less rule to get fired for, real railroaders look out
for one another and protect ourselves. We don't depend on a rule made
up by a idiot lawyer in Jacksonville that ain't never been around a
train.

Name: Pissed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Why is it the unions aren.t sharing any information as to contract
talks. Absolutely nothing other than the gossip going on.  Funny how
neither web sight has any updates,guess we'll find out when they
finalize an agreement and tell us to vote on it or else. I'm referring
to direct bargaining and not national.  Was just reported trump
appointed not so friendly labor lawyers to the nrlb.  They need to act
quick and come up with something. Why are we paying all this money and
can't get an update.....

Name: N/A
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

This company has become a sespool of harassment and covering up messes
by management.  If u drink their cool aide then ur in if u don't they
find a way to get rid of u and fast. They have let Avon go for awhile
band aiding defects in the track and deleting the ones they can't fix
and harassing the track guys that won't climb on their side of the
fence and play their games. HH has one goal to rip apart this RR and do
it fast, take his money and move on.  Leaving us hard working family men
and woman to struggle to put food on our tables.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

CSX is a fucking mess,customers pissed off,employees pissed off people
being fired for doing there jobs. Would someone please switch dick
heads oxygen tank for nitrous oxide so he can have a laugh before he
kicks it. Damn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

CSX is in complete free fall. Outside of moving freight from point A to
point B, absolutely zero work has gotten done since December last year.
Growth projects - dead. Network upgrades - dead. Anything above needed
maintenance - dead. I know some folks in management that haven't been
in the office for months. Everyone is hiding out. Now our metrics for
servicing our customers are dead.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2017

Sad 

No Avon did not shut down. They are trying to start the reroute
precision RR to Hawthorne but it ain't working. East is plugged.
Hawthorne has over 800 card stuck up their arsses for Avon and can't
move shit.  Built 2 trains in that little poe duck Hawthorne yard. 
Avon yard is only thing to save his arss. Need it for storage if
anything.  Wait and see.  If he had half a brain in his head he'll use
it for his train and block swapping.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: Toilet wine
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them
where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where
is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union
sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a
switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because
they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar
mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if
they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention
there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We
have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the
union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with,
the company was just more forgiving!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!

Name: Sad
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Avon Yard officially shut down today.  That's approximately 800 jobs
now gone for our railroad brothers and sisters.  When are we going to
make a stand?  What are we waiting for?  Let's organize and make a
stand!

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Precision!

Be very careful what your post. The post from under radar sounds a lot
like a post from management. This has happened several times over the
years when they are feeling threatened or names are being thrown out.
We haven't had a chance to look at the server location. Do not post
the names of industries that are not being served properly by the
company. This would allow other competitors to contact them and
possibly make better offers to take their business. Be very careful
that you do not cross the line in this area. Do not use any dates or
times that you were involved in any of these jobs or any times you have
witnessed poor service or failure to service the company. The company
moles that work at your yard/terminal will rat you out even if they do
not have proof. This will put a target on your back. Do not discuss
with anyone that you are posting on this site. YOU WILL BECOME A
TARGET. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE YOU WORK WITH. There are company moles in
every terminal and on every division. THIS IS A FACT. Don't be afraid
to post or be afraid to tell the truth just do it in a manner that it
can not be traced back to you or create a bidding war with competitors.
 You have obviously brought some heat down on someone. His threat was
subtle but clear. Most likely a supervisor who cant get his work done
in his area to satisfy the new KING of CSX!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

202089 

You need to contact the FRA Hours of service office. Do not be afraid
to do so. Explain what happened. If you are on a regularly assigned job
and you weren't rested for it and no one is available to fill it they
can hold it for you but your 10 hours of rest still can not be
violated. 
 Question is why is a terminal superintendent calling you. Have you
called your LC about this?

Name: Lester Holt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581
more news channels digging for dirt

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for
now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away
our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and
the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are
destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get
mad at us!

Name: Bedreddin
E-mail: Oxy4sale.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Yes it is.   I bet the text didn't amount to shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

And I thought we had it bad on the UP I feel your pain, hopefully things
will improve for you all.

Name: Hospice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can
cause all this disruption?   

We all know this is deliberate.  I believe he should be thrown in
prison with all his cronies.

Name: Terminal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone, 
That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is
telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat
us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done
before Hunter got home...

Name: Tyrone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Does anyone remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (aka "Baghdad Bob")?

Is he in charge of the stories on the CSX website?  It is all lollipops
and rainbows.  One of the top companies to work for, customers love CSX
and all these awards going out.

When I see all the spin on the company's website and truly knowing how
it is in the field, I relate it to an abusive marriage.  On the outside
everything is fine, but behind closed doors the husband is beating the
shit out of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell
times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system
because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right.

"It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the
customers.  It's all their fault precision RRing not working.

Name: Concerned citizens 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

"I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a
properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax
commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put
them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to
justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume
or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big
organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive,
because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use
to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that
will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas –
deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is
wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary
stuff

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article
because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And
as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still
parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past
probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles
from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard
freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150
cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that
hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars
for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS
for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french
fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another
facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received
a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole
load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a
loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and
their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested
with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't
small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.

Name: director
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

ALL TRAIN AND ENGINE CREWS!!!!!

 Heads up to all crew employees who have been working long pools for
most of their careers. As of now the plan is to cut all long pools a
little at a time to see how few crews can be used to handle the
existing freight. Since most of you are working on self sustaining
pools it is suggested to make plans to be away from home until you can
get 6 or 7 starts. Some pools have already been eliminated in other
areas and more cuts are to come.  If your territory can not handle the
reduction in man power then trains will be doubled and blocked so they
can be swapped in route. If there is still a problem with man power
shortage in your territory then trains will be rerouted. Mark my word,
there will be a reduction in manpower. There will be future furloughs.
The format of precision railroading includes reducing the number of
trains run thus reducing the number of employees in the company.  Be
prepared to work long hours and getting called out as soon as you are
rested. If you need to be at home with your families then you might
consider taking a yard or local job. This may be your only option.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

WTF

Thanks for pointing that out.  I for one had no idea most might not of.
 That shows what were dealing with.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know
which to believe.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This is proof everything T&E states is factual.  If and when Evellen is
let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're
as guilty as he is.

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273

Name: I'm not ignorant 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. 
Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should,
then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to
get everyone on the same page. 
Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically
deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a
week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in
the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

watch the  economy tank ?  also   the safety of the usa?  in closing the
mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main
lines  very easy like in the past?  the president should step in  here 
this is worse  than we can imagine?  



  also   if you want or care to make a statement?  work very safe  and
walk easy?    no  no  short cuts  walk lite  do your jobs   work safe
!!   make  sure  your  insured for  riding with any  bosses in  their 
vehicles that are privately owned   !!!!!!!!!!!    grab a good lawyer 
boys n girls !!!!!!!

Name: Cornered now
E-mail: Strike the enemy
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers
complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up,
and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew
are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is
time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets
gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

He will be on a warpath now.   Hes already said the troops were pushing
back.  I bet he will try to blame us for this.

https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: Surface transportation board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board
discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad
customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst
service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a
hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface
transportation board  wants to have a meeting with all the top
executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. 

I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH
doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to
the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what
makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!

Name: Ui
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Shit going to hit the fan.  Edwina will bring hell on TE now.  He was
blame on to us.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock down $2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then
he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hayride


We know which TM is now assigned over the St.Louis line which includes
Terre Haute IN. We are also well aware of previous threats of
insubordination on other T&E employees in this area. Reports are coming
in that many supervisors are using the threat of insubordination. If he
was forcing them to do a move that was on the good faith challenge list
then they should have called him out on it. Nothing has ever been put in
writing, that we are aware of, that states you can no longer use a good
faith challenge. If it wasn't they can still file ethics charges and
contact OSHA to see if the act he was forcing them to do was considered
unsafe enough to put them in harms way and could be considered a serious
work place violation. 
  
All employees are issued a life insurance policy when they are hired.
There are guidelines that employers must follow under these policies in
order to protect the insurance company from having to pay out claims
that could have and should have been prevented.
MetLife is the policy holder. You were also given a policy for
accidental health and dismemberment. You can call MetLife and put them
on notice that there is a supervisor who is putting employees in harms
way. File a formal complaint with OSHA. Have it on record just in case
you are pushed by this supervisor or any supervisor for that matter and
you do get hurt.  Start a paper trail. There is no place for harassment
or intimidation in the workplace no matter how much the new CEO is
breathing down their necks. Expect the threat of insubordination to be
the most used course of action by your supervisors. This action
warrants the toughest course of action from the employee. A formal
complaint also needs to be filed immediately with your Local
Chairman's. A hostile work environment has already been created
throughout management and is now trickling down to the T&E workforce.
Again, there is no place for this kind of brutality in the work place.


MetLife-  1-800-357-4482
OSHA staff can discuss your complaint and respond to any questions you
have. IF THERE IS A EMERGENCY OR THE HAZARD IS IMMEDIATELY
LIFE-THREATENING CALL YOUR LOCAL OSHA REGIONAL OR AREA OFFICE OR 
1-800-321-OSHA.
Work safely, watch each other in the fields and under no circumstances
do you ever allow a supervisor to threaten and intimidate you or anyone
into doing something that can threaten your health or that of others.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His
methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like
vultures. Sell, sell, sell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management
at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t
planning on renewing his contract.”

CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the
families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left
that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer
anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have
started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least
possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times
going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so
understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more
product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will
not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad
left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price,
crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not
address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the
national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with
other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for
the railroaders families in this time of need. 

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

wax

They must have or they'd still be out.   You don't come back from
that charge.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good
guys out of service.   He wanted them to do an unsafe move.  They
questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them
with insubordination.  Well they're back in service today.  CSX should
fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Let me tell you what manager make, a hell of a lot more for nothing
including bonuses. Basically they are a bunch of lazy bitches that
found a way out of having to work but much rather suck on cocks for a
living. How can you even live with yourself is beyond me! Every manager
csx has is a sorry excuse of a person, which only comes from above. That
is why the csx is in the situation it is now!

Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Hey CSX customer.

Good luck with ya business.
Maybe that new FRA asshole will help out.
NTSB...?? Maybe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

The person who posted as:  Big pappa - APE, for 30+ years......
must be a moron.  Evidently has never paid any attention to what's
been going on for a long, long time.  That ignorant & really taking
home 8K per month?  Amazing.

Name: Whatajoke!
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

As of 7/24/17 there will no longer be job briefings. Csx...where safety
is a way of life. You measly employees go straight to the truck and
await for the foreman to tell u what to do. Out of the yard by 0715.
AND have a good attitude even tho your future and safety means nothing
to the company.CSX IS THE LAUGHING STOCK OF RAILROADING AND MANAGEMENT
IS TO BLAME!!!!

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&ampcf=1

Name: not important
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2017

seems suspicious csx stock was at an all time low when mantle bought it.

it seems ironic ns and up turn in record numbers yet their stock prices
plummet. all railroads stocks are down. except cp. I smell a rat.
possibly two rats. one phat. phat paulie and slick willie Ackerman.
wonder of it was bezos who gave phatpaylie a $ billion?  mantke ridge 1
~10 clients and 4 employees. man I wanna see phat boy get whars coming
to him. more thn eugene. imagine phat boy in prison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

Can't use BNSF to access my plants in the deep southeast, they get only
as far as B'ham.

Service problems are visibly worsening last week and this week,
multiple terminals and lanes.

I am very familiar with the UP during the 98-99 meltdown. It was made
much worse by Dick Davidson's arrogance and my way or the highway
attitude. Was longer and deeper than it should have been because his
pride would not let him admit he was wrong and alter the game plan. It
was so bad, there was a coup attempt to get Davidson out in 99. It
failed. Many referred to him at UP as a switchman in a suit.

As bad as Davidson was, Eugene is worse as he is not only a big ego
arrogant type but also driven by extreme greed. I am seriously
considering a third problem....he is possibly losing his mind,
really....His hatred of hump yards makes no sense to me if he is all
about efficiency, statements of trying to single track the waterlevel
route add to my wondering but the one that tells me he no longer has
both oars in the water is the cutting helper locomotives and doubling
the hill.....a horrendously inefficient mode of operating and will
really gum up lanes badly....from a guy that is supposed to be about
cost cutting and efficiency ? He talks about longer trains but is
parking power and cutting HP on trains, I already have cars pulled off
manifest trains and parked as the cars were overweight for the HP
assigned. Joke if you want about not enough oxygen getting to his head
but I am seriously considering this guy is off his rocker at this
point. The fact the wealthy investors and Mantle Ridge stand by this
guy show how blind their own greed has made them......you can't make
this stuff up. I hope the stock tanks enough that they kick EHH out and
take a bath, maybe that will wake some up that support EHH when they see
what their blind greed has taken them.

Careful with that axe Eugene.....

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

Never in my long career have I seen so many malcontents. Change, or
you'll be changed. Easy choice. You don't own the company you only
work there. New regime headed by Harrison and he loves ONLY dedicated
railroaders. Don't get decruited, protect your job by doing your job.

JMHO

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

Name: Rob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx customer,
Try BNSF! They are hellva a lot better. They can get trackage rights
like they do on the UP. They can't stick to their word with customers
too. BNSF is better.

Good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2017

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2017

Customer here....we feel for you guys. Eugene is the worst thing I have
seen in business, industry or the railroads. We are pulling business as
much as we can going to truck or other rail due to CSX misrouting cars,
sitting on loads, running us out of empties etc. We have a business
type we really cannot shut down a plant and realized back in March CSX
was headed into the drain and would not get better due to Eugene's
greed and arrogance, we started to make changes early.
Many inside contacts I have say EHH has emphasyma which based on the
few med details we all do know and his appearance certainly looks like
a realistic explanation. This is no surprise as he got the shareholders
to approve the 84 million he walked away from at CP last month and now
he hints as being a short timer. Thus the reason he is ramrodding major
changes through with little planning and a totally unrealistic time
slate...so he can get his bucks before his time runs out. Pictures of
him at June board meeting looks so gray one has to wonder if he has one
foot over the grave and the other on a banana peel...sure hope he checks
out soon before he burns CSX to a cinder...best of luck

Careful with that Axe Eugene......Pink Floyd

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

Todd Novak is a up tight asshole!!

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

Name: Hag
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

I want 100 an hour for 8.
125 for time half.

Name: Upnorth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Same shit in Canada.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

In reference to the watchdog post:

Not difficult to look up Federal rules & regulations.

U.S. Code: Title 49 - Transportation
Railroads: CFRs 200-299 (so far)

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2017

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

Name: 🐕
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Attention all TEY employees look out for each other out there and
remember
There are some who work out here only care about themselves.

Csx sucks! And the FRA is in Csx and other Carrier's pockets.

One man crews are coming everywhere!
SMART will try and cut BLET throat
for the bottom of the barrel.

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

(C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

Name: hayride
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: Compare CEO Salaries
E-mail: mward@rr.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

Hunter Harrison's salary ($84,000,000.99) is more than all the top 10
Union Pacific executives combined, including the dead CEO [jim young],
who's earning $21,000,000.00, while six-feet under!

PRICELESS!

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf
This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety
wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.

Name: Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Now boys remember when this old fuck dies, we will all meet at the grave
site to piss and shit in his casket.

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: New FRA dude csx asslicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The new dude that took over FRA is a csx asslicker.  Don't expect csx
to get violations by this old piece of shit.

He is Eugene Hunter's bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Good info UP NORTH.  That's right on with the information we are being
told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. 
They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they
all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back
to the old agreement and chose not to.  This EHH is certainly a monster
to the industry and the company it seems.  Guess he knows what he's
doing, time will tell....

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: HUNTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Some of you guys are absolute IDIOTS.  Proves my point that a lot of you
need to be fired.  First off you fools, you don't get that my remarks
being a short timer and an interim president relates to my 3 year
contract.  In the RR business that is a short timer, and if I choose to
leave before then, my money's been earned.  I've proved that most of
you morons in JAX weren't needed and I'm working my way down the
ranks.  As for the the T&E nut jobs that think the FRA is in anyway
concerned about a train tied down, or too long for the EOT to work,
just shows you know nothing about railroading.  I'm a true old school
REAL "RAILROADER", I know how to get things done in this business. 
You think the shareholders are going to listen to any thing you
IDIOT's are saying, you are sadly mistaken.  We are in this for the
money.  All these investors are backing me to make us money, not to
worry about a bunch of snotty nose, pandering, whining, candy ass cry
babies.  PS.  Don't think my oxygen tank will run out any time soon,
the shareholders have been very generous, I've got the latest version
designed by NASA.  Besides, my minions are in place for the CSX plan of
tomorrow if anything should happen to me.  GODSPEED FELLOW "TRUE
RAILROADERS". I WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN US TO A TRUE RAILROAD AND GET
RID OF THE CRY BABIES.  Eventually all that's left will be the
veteran's of the USA we pushed to hire and we will prosper
again....GOODNIGHT ALL. "I need a refill Michael".

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: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

FRA!!!!

There are trains stacked up outside of Avon yard for miles. Some of
these trains are over 2 miles long and have been siting on road
crossing.  Some have been blocking private drives where its the owners
only way out. They are tied down and no one on them!
You also know that there is no way in hell the Tele's are working
properly on them.  The communication drops on every train I have been
on that's been this long.  What do you plan on doing about this. You
going to step in and start talking to the crews about it?  You all told
the Nashville division guys to file reports and complaints and we all
know they have.  Whats your next step. When you going to step in.

Extra board guys are dog catching every single day. the Great lakes
division chiefs are threatening engineers if the wont go drag a train
in that's not in their qualified area. Some guys haven't been east
and west out here and they are telling them if they don't go get on
the trains where they are current anymore they are pulling them out of
service and they will go qualify on their own time with no pay.
Refusing to give them pilots!

They have been told about FRA LAW 240.231 and just do what they always
do and just laugh and blow it off.  
What are you going to do about this!!!!!  They are so desperate they
are doing what ever they want to keep HH happy including raping out
union agreement. 

You FRA inspectors better get your arsses in gear and start stepping it
up!

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: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Article in Wheeling News Register about Bob Murray is complaining to
Fed's about crappy service CSX is giving his company which loads
massive amounts of coal at his mines. I think we are all doomed with
this idiot at the throne.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

UPS has threatened to pull it's almost 3oo million dollar a year
business from CSX if we can't start getting the UPS trains over the
road. HH is telling the customers that he can't do anything about it. 
He's useless.  This didn't start until he got here.

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: Not so smart
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2017

BLE is gearing up to protect their Engineer's

Name: cheated 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

CHEATED


Ethics hotline is up and running.  Some people(logan) just like to come
on this site a run their pie hole with a bunch of shitz stirring
trouble. Most likely someone in management trying to disrupt our
discussion.   Oh, how do I know its still up and running.... I just
used it a few hours ago.

Name: Screwed yet again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Well, once again the not so smart union is standing by while the blet 
begins negotiating for an hourly rate. As usual, the engineers will get
an agreement passed first that will be a much better one than than the
crumbs we will be crawling around on our knees for. Wake up SMART.

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Guys
I've worked for UP since the SP merger
and I've been mentally abused 
ever since then.

I sure love the cheese.

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: Trooper
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Shhhhhhhttt!! Has there been a slow down staged by the troops?

Why isn't any body else doing this?

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: Merle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Eugene is gone! Fucked up the company with all these problems and
congestion. Grab 84 million and ran. Too many complaints and
they asked him to split.

Bye Eugene! Happy trails!

Take Cindy with you.

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: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2017

the ole horse thief says he doesnt eant a culture of fear???
also, hes an interm ceo. 300 million for an interm???  get csx back on
stable footing??? guess those chapter 9 papers were kept secret.  no
mentions of return or bonuses. I find it diabolical if the unions utter
the  word strike a judge is pulled outta the rack out of his secretary
office post haste. but let a corporate raider and his stooge steal
millions and dismantle the an entire  raolroad and nothing. no sec. no
fra. no ntsb. nothing. steal and destroy away. this country will feel
eugenes and paulie treachery. price rebuilding railroad infrastructure.
incomprehensible. gratest robbery since ww2.

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: Elanoir
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Word on street from ex trainmaster is Clinchfield being sold to
shortline.

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: Gay Old Perverts- GOP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

We want Eugene to run this company down the toilet and have our stock
rise.

We are cutting your health care benefits 
And no raise. If we offer 2percent then take it.

G O P

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Nice1:
All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits.
Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time
to try for the moon no matter what it may take.
C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees
& their families anyway?

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: Csxsucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

Hunter's butt buddies 
The Gay old Perverts
got beat down on the
HCA bill, now it's our
turn

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: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

No more pushers after July 22 crews must double hills real safe, real
smart, real good for velocity what are they thinking!!!!

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: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

“We had a rule that said you could take a nap while you worked,” Mr.
Harrison ( Eugene) said in a recent interview. “We don’t have that
now.”
 Looks like the old horse thief Harrison is up to his arrogant
propaganda and  worker bashing again. Big man on campus with his Wall
Street journal lackey,  I mean reporter, Paul ziobro controlling the
narrative how lazy and entitled we are. NO NAPPING. You overpaid lazy
under worked lay abouts is what all the Headline readers Thoughts are.
Little mention of schedules. Forced work days. Nor a few other reasons
this was helpful. When they brought necessity up  it's well down in
the article.
 Eugenes other slightly less than stellar actions include stealing a
guys lunch money and giving it to fat pink palmed paulie, paramount to
horse thievery. Paulie is the enemy. Every time that sorry classless
bastard walks out of a Walmart someone should belittle him. Harass him
verbally. Hope he touches you. Then bash his gold fillings down his
throat. For the rest of paulies life he should be looking over his
shoulder. No paulie the teamsters do not like you. Nor are they afraid
of you. You will reap what you've sown  paulie. Have no doubt. 
Paul.Ziobro@wsj.com
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-more-naps-on-the-railroad-says-new-csx-boss-1500024602
Need to post this article on social media. Explain the facts.  Don't
let Eugene regain the initiative in the propaganda war. Post it. Spread
it. Get the truth out there. Kinda ironic the old horse thief steals
workers money. 12+ hours days without breaks or lunches then lies and
claims we have an entitled culture. While giving paulie our stolen
lunch money. Unbelievable. Rotten Eugene to the core. Works from home
while denying us sick time. Capitalism run amok. This cannot stand.
Strike? Refuse return orders? Stand like men or die like worms. Horse
thief's use to get hung. That would be to good for these two. Guy
works his ass off to provide for his family and these two steal his
money. Refusing to pay earned overtime. Miles ran. Contractural claims.
Then lie to the press. Where's Justice. When's Justice. How's
Justice. 

Ps. Conrail merger brought chaos. Service interruptions. Government
stepped in. Perhaps that's what is needed.....

Pps. Eugene says this is his best gig ever. Obviously because he has
more workers to abuse, demean, humiliate, and  steal from. Lucky us.
God you brought us Goliath, now where's david

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: Damn!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

I thought only the UP can only just park trains and let then dwell.  You
guys at
willard are seriously back up like a sewer line.  Need to get rid of
E.Hunter Harrison. Precision railroading is not working.

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: Kevin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

Has anybody seen the 1 man crew draft that
SMART has drawn up and has ready to shit on there members that pay them
to represent us?  We are paying dues to them
to fuck us DP !

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: Go get em Lloyd !
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2017

I agree with you 100 percent.

Fuck HH!!

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: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Getting real tired of all the HH defenders on here.  You people are the
true pieces of shit we all work with.  The same guys that suck the tms
off and do favors like taking calls for anything and everything.  You
are the problem.  When we get rid of all you little bitches we will
have a stronger union.  Two face mfers.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2017

you northern whiners keep complaining and will add to your own demise if
you don't straighten up and be railroaders. Here is how this works.
Things get screwed up and you complain, and contribute to the problem
merilly. Business gets lost and more cuts come as a result. You are
playing against Harrison and he never loses. Nothing is constant but
change. Stand up or be gone, simple as that. BTW, this always happens
initially when Harrison takes over an operation. Don't take the good
railroaders down with your piss poor attitudes. Face reality. For those
who survive him, you will make more $, be home more often, and
eventually be better railroaders. I paid dues for 30+ years and the
union can't do anything for you because of corporate power. It is
today's business environment for all unions. Trust me, Harrison would
love it if you went on strike, as would wall street. Just set up the
pickets, but please stop complaining.

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: New dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

You are right!
We need to strike this mofo!
Im thankful some of you old heads
are ready for this and also willing!

I am willing to get locked out and lose my
shitty house and beat up paid car.
I'm 26 and ready to bail now if it all goes that
way. Its time to fight for each others jobs
and hca. I can at my age go find another job.


Fuck csx!

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: UTU SMART ARE FULL OF PUSSIES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

UTU SMART are full of pussies and embezzelers and bullshitters.

We need to cut loose the past of following and getting the shit cheese
cake after they sell out their members.

Alot of the young and new hires need 
a better & stronger BLET & representing theT too the trainmen too.

Now somebody go postal and kick the fuck out of HH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2017

Many questions need to be answered by full-time union officers.

Why are the salaries so high when they do 5 day work weeks with
holidays off?  They also get per diem & expenses if/when have to
travel.
Who actually pays for their insurance?
Who's dues monies provide them with a union pension - that's in
addition to RR Retirement?
Heck, many local reps will take advantage too.

Is no wonder why dues are costly & support \ union membership has been
dropping for years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Burned Out:
You start.  Waste of time & effort though to call unless it's between
the hrs. of 9-5, Mon. thru Fri. & not a holiday.

Name: Shafted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Burned 

Did they say anything about still being able to self report?  Your
right. We need this settled now.  We can't protect ourselves from
trumped up charged and being singled out if we don't know out union
rights!

Name: Burned out
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

EVERYBODY  

A few LC have been telling people that some of the old IDPAP RULES are
still in effect like 180 Grace periods and stuff. Also said anyone with
discipline before new policy was granfatheted under the previous policy.
 Asked when the union was going to get this out in writing. They had no
answer.  Said they were just being told this stuff by the GC. WE ALL
NEED TO START CALLING THE GC OFGICE AND DEMAND TO BE GIVEN IN WRITING
WHAT'S GOING ON. No dues paid until we get answers! No more leaving us
hanging with no answers to our future!  No more being left in limbo. 
Members have rights!  Demand answers!

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Don't know about anyone else but I'm afraid to lose my job. After 20
year's of being a locomotive engineer for CSX and being a loyal
employee and only marking off with days I've earned.  I surely don't
want end my career working for a place that could care less about
me.How much money does one man need at so many others misery.

Name: CSXASSLICKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Oh no! We wont go on strike.
We love it the way it is.
We new guys are all asslickers and don't
fucking care about that SMART union.
They have a history of lying, cheating,
embezzlement and sleeping with the carriers.
So fuck you asshole lying union scumbags.
We don't buy your shit. Go suck Hunter Harrison dick some more. You
know the railbaron. LOL!

Name: Dynamic Braking
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

First off,
Strike won't happen at all.
The minute after midnight and Trump will
sign a bill to force us back to work.
The contract will be crammed down our throats and we will take another
ass fucking. UP guys will accept it because over there they are a bunch
of yellow belly pussies. Look at those SP faggits.
All pussed out afte UP bought there shitty railroad. Claimed hard ball
is going to be played. Hahaha. Sure! You got stretched.
New guys will cross the picket line.
They over spent and this generation off RR punks, suck anyways. They
are good on their knees.

,

Name: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2017

APE

Please son,  Give the dear man a call as soon as possible at the EAP .
You need some help with your physiological evaluation. We can help you.
You sound like a danger to yourself and family and ci workers. I will
seek and dismantle as I wish any part of CSXT I feel fit too.
As far as your unions, we already paid them off and they will assist
us.

I have my henchmen here from CP and CN to work for me to do that.

Take care of the problem.
Sincerely,
E.Hunter Harrison
CEO- csxt
Jacksonville

Name: Conrail Express
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Its time.
We can't strike.
Put some trust in your union and Don't have no doubt. The BLE and
Smart will
take care of business. And kick Hunter Harrison in his butt.

I am more up for the contract they are proposaing. I think we should
accept and move on.

Xpress train.

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: It's Time
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Railroad brothers, 

We need to get serious about what is happening to not only this
company, but our jobs, our lives, our families' lives.  Because of the
dismantling of our company by Harrison and Mantle Ridge, only for them
to flip stock, each of our futures are in jeopardy.  The lives that we
all have worked hard to secure and the future that we all have worked
hard to ensure is at serious jeopardy.  Now we can all keep complaining
and keep talking about it, while watching it happen.  Or we can get
serious and plan a hostile takeover so that we can physically take our
company back!  This is a time for us all to become one and take a
stand.  We need to do whatever it takes to show that we will not stand
for this any longer. We can start with organizing a strike.  I know it
gets talked about all of the time, but what are we going to do?  Are we
going to wait until all of our jobs are gone and then say, "we should
have gone on strike a year ago"?  Or are we going to do it now and
stand up for once!  

We are made up of strong, smart men and women.  We do not have to take
this!  People like Harrison do this because they know that we will not
bond together and put a stop to it.  If we have to take lives, then so
be it!  There are people who need to be killed!  We need to take
action!  I'm sick of seeing our company be dismantled!  I'm sick of
watching friends and co-workers be wronged for absolutely no reason!  I
know that all of you are sick of it too!  

What are we going to do about it?

What are you going to do about it?

Let's bond together for once!  Let's take action!  

IT'S TIME PEOPLE!  IT'S TIME PEOPLE!  IT'S TIME PEOPLE!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 July 2017

This shake up will pass. Will be rough though. If he violates the
agreements, that is a legal matter. A contract is a contract.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2017

It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/
parcel things out to whomever may want whatever.  The ol' csx may be
just a part of history.

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: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

HH survivors


What the hell is going to happen to our seniority.  What did he do to
your jobs. Looks like he is wanting to make everything a great big pool
and anyone can be made do anything. Roll in off your road job or a local
and want to go home but they can make you stay and use you like a mule
for everything.  What is the point of having years out here doing your
time on the extra boards just to lose a right to finally hold a job
that you might enjoy or works out for your family schedule.  I hope to
god that our Union doesn't throw us under the bus and agree to take
all that away from us.  We have voiced our opinions. they know we
don't want this crap. What did you guys do. Sounds like your reps
didn't do a thing for you. All we can do is dissolve or union and
start a new one. We have every right to do that by federal law. Im
getting to old for this shit.  Any advice you got we would appreciate.

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: XUNION
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

Loco 1-10

You are 100% right. Just as the Trump has a vice, HH has a selected
henchman to do his bidding after he is gone. As long as the stock is
rising and their pockets are getting filled nothing is going to change.
They already have their plan of action down to the last letter and no
one will change it unless the new CEO that takes over after HH is gone
is just playing a game and is waiting to change course to better pad
his pockets. If your unions are not already paid off under the table
then they should have already done their research and should know who
will replace HH if and when he is either too ill or incompetent to run
the company. They should have had an extensive back ground check done
on the man and his legal team and should know his past history and
where his head is at. Your GC should already know all this. Corner your
LC'S and find out what they know. There is a dusty rag in every closet.
No one gets to the position that HH is in without stepping on a lot of
toe and calling in favors. Your only an idiot if you think their path
has been one of moral high ground. A good business man never "poops"
where he eats. The work force can make or break a company. There is not
enough experienced management to handle running the Railroad if the
workers decide enough is enough. Calling in the scabs and doing things
the old fashioned way just doesn't cut it anymore. People are more
demanding and want what they want now. They have no patience for a melt
down. Blue collar workers are more ignorant than ever because they
don't know what it was like before there were unions but if given the
right push they can become like a herd of sheep. One starts the herd
and the rest will follow. Start asking questions.

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: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

This is only going to last for so long ehh has one foot in the grave and
one on a banana peel. The Lord only promised 70 years this old geezer is
living on borrowed time.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

T&E Employees

It seems there is some concern about the possibility of a new
attendance policy in the works that may be considered more stringent
than the last. What ever policy is developed can not break State or
Federal laws. An attendance policy is not uncommon in large
corporations. Unfortunately you have workers who do not want to come to
work on a regular basis and therefore the burden to do business is put
back on the workers who do. This burden is a company policy that
usually ends up punishing those who do not deserve it.
No matter what policy is developed you have medical protection rights
for yourself and your family. The laws are too lengthy to post. 
All children are protected under several child protection agencies and
any medical treatment they may need comes first before any attendance
policy that lays ground rules for absence from work for medical
reasons. It is not necessary to get into the details about the medical
rights/protection of children. Most company/corporations do not want to
test the waters on this subject and are usually very accommodating.
Second, if your family physician feels it is necessary for you to miss
work due to an illness or injury, their written orders should be
considered adequate enough to excuse you from your duties. Many have
expressed their concerns that the company has said they can deny a
doctors order if they feel it is not proper or not an eligible excuse
and the employee can be ordered to return to work and given points
towards future discipline. This is something that you must discuss in
detail with your physician. Many medical doctors find this action not
only a form of slander but boarders an insinuation that they are in a
habit or writing orders that could be look at as a form or malpractice.
If a medication is prescribed and your doctor orders you to miss work
while using it there should be no denial to that order. There are many
medications that the USDOT has listed that do not allow any one working
for any company/agency that is involved with the transportation of
commerce/goods to consume and work at the same time. You doctor is well
aware of the side effects of the medications they prescribe as well as
many state laws that govern the use of them while driving a motor
vehicle. Remember, your corporation is not exempt from following all
state laws. If your attendance policy has a point system that is used
to determine progressive discipline steps and you are given points for
taking medical days that are deemed necessary by your physician then
you not only have an issue to forward to your union representative but
you also have grounds to take the issue to your state health department
and outside legal counsel. You may be bound by state laws that do not
allow you to operate a motor vehicle  and federal laws that do not
allow you to work with any transportation department.  Points assigned
to an employee who are absent for medical issues or other personal
reasons are considered discipline points. These points are not given to
any employee as a form of reward. They have one purpose and one purpose
only. To eventually discipline the employee for taking too many days
off from work. Discipline points should never be given to an employee
with written orders from a legally licensed physician. 
Do your research on your medications and give a copy of your policy to
your family physician. Discuss their choice of action if you been
denied an excused absence due to their orders or given points because
their order was not considered legitimate enough to warrant your
absence from work. Be prepared. The best course of action is to educate
yourself on your State and Federal laws.

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: 7 Policies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Seven policies. Sounds like a typical Florida indian name. Yo! Seven
policies, 
whats happening! Ya fired yet?

Name: CSXASSLICKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

Just follow the rules and do what ya told
.

SERIOUSLY
CSXT ASSLICKER

Name: Charles
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Yo spongebob:

How bad is the next attendance policy?

Attorneys? How about those great union officers we have, huh? Thats
what we pay our union dues for right Bob?

What about those super duper union officals? The LC' s and General
committee.

150 bucks a month.

Name: Labor relations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Employees
Just accept anything we offer in this next National Contract agreement
and just vote on it and move on. You all won't make to your retirement
anyways.

The healthcare we are offering along with
the 2 percent raise and the signing bonus are good enough. We just need
more cheap
working blacks and hispanics to sign on

Thanks for reading.
Csx Labor Relations
NCCC TEAM.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2017

I'd be careful about threatening to punch and kick the CEO. All this BS
being thrown about by certain CSX employees is because they now have to
work at someone else's pace, not their own. I can tell you from
experience, better to shut up and follow the rules. If someone does not
want to work, there are options. When I was confronted with this during
my stint, I kept my mouth shut and worked harder and survived to
pension. I learned more and became a better railroader. It's not too
late to look at it as a challenge and change your work life.

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: ETHICS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

10-20


State facts. Not gossip. Not one single female driver has even
suggested they were harassed. Not one PTI driver has heard one bit of
evidence of seen anything inappropriate. Do not say they are afraid to
come forward because that is a lie. In fact two have already filed
complaints and charges against PTI for their treatment. None of them
are afraid of anything. You are obviously disgruntled because he has
become your boss now and isn't as chummy with you as in the past.
Maybe your are a TM who was asked to leave and then was replaced by a
promoted YM when you feel you should have been offered your job back.
Maybe you are a PTI driver who is mad because this TM wont let you have
your pick of shifts and you are retaliating. What ever your reason, if
you have proof put your money where you mouth is. If you know something
and they find out later that you did you will be charged with failure to
report. Come forward , state facts or find something better to do with
your anger.

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: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

You Boys and Girls think the current attendance Policy blows, wait until
you see the one that is coming out very soon.  Looks like the employees
are gonna have to start contacting Lawyers to stop this madness.

Name: Ellen Fitzsimmons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

You guys are not funny!
We will lock you employees all
Out. We'll see what employees will
Cut throat and cross the lock out line
and come back to work.


Ellen

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: paroled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2017

Other

Its not a new low in the RR industry. Corporate has been harassing
management to get as many failures on the employees as they can for
years. Over 20 years for that fact. Several Tm who quit spilled their
guts to workers. Couldn't handle the threats and some even had a moral
conscience. It was "get your failure rate up or start looking for a
craft to move to because you wont be working in management. Many
explained that it was for legal reasons. Employee gets hurt and wants
to sue if they have anything on the employee they can use that in their
defense claiming that they have extensive training on safety but the
employee just "Wont work safely" and follow the rules. A lot more to
it than that as well. HH is dangerous to all union employees because he
is not only money hungry and power hungry but he has an ego that makes
trump look like a prep school baby.  The UTU and the BLET have their
work cut out for them. The trumped up charges(no pun intended)are just
a beginning to what is to come. The members better start taking a hard
look at their rights and protections covered under federal law in
regards to their rights as a union member in the united states. The
first place to start is with the LMRDA! Read it and start educating
yourself. 
When the RF's were weeded out and the TM's took their
place(restructuring) there were several that were supposedly told if
they wanted to remain as a TM they better be able to work 7 days a week
and be available on call 24 hours a day. It was also mentioned that if
they took a sick day it better be in the emergency room because
anything less would be a guaranteed walk to the front door. 
Can you imagine if all T&E did that. Insurance companies would lose it
and the company would be in a panic when they wanted to pull out. Sure
there would be some larger co pays for emergency room visits but in the
long run it would hurt the carrier more.
Long story short, the members better get educated, learn their rights
under federal and state law. This is a business. It is NOT A
DICTATORSHIP IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY!  Make your union do what's right.
If they wont then you have options. Look into forming a different
union. Pool your resources and hire outside legal help. You think it
was bad when all the rejects from NS came to CSX, you haven't seen
anything yet.

Name: REALLY?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

BIG HAIRY, ELLEN ,BLAH BLAH BLAH

You cant do any better than that?  Rock crawler!

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: Ellen Fitzsimmons
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

You Employees are terrible!
The old man is having a stroke 
this morning here at 500 water street.

Terrible Railroad Employees! Terrible!

Ellen

Name: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2017

You csx Employees are really pissing me off.
Stop talking bad about me and posting situations going on with my penis
and
the respiratory problems. I will do everything to bring it down hard on
you
and other employees.

Sincerely,
E. Hunter Harrison
CSXT CEO
Jacksonville, FL

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: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

ATTENTION CREWS AND OTHER POSTERS


Seems that the disruption is hitting an all time high in the last two
week. After scanning the servers, there seems to be quite a few hits
coming from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida(Jacksonville).
Apparently the posters have struck a nerve with upper management and
their moles have crawled out from under their rocks again. Below is a
list of the most hit topics under review with the cause of concern.

#1- IDPAP-Discipline harassment and excessive charging
#2- Vierling-Conduct unbecoming and embarrassment to the company
#3- Brake sticks- lack of concern for safety and injury protection
#4-Hunter Harrrisons health- Concern for stockholders, wall street, and
investors reaction to unstable condition of CEO.

Keep up your discussions and do not let the moles distract you. They
love nothing more than to drag you into worthless childs play such as
longshoreman and others have done.  You have the attention of
corporate! Use it wisely!

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

T&E

You were warned on this site that the new IDPAP was going to be an open
target practice policy. Like you were told, keep the previous copy. They
put in writing examples of what the company agreed were minor or serious
offenses in the past. No reason to make an offense they turned their
heads to more offensive since Hunter took over. It is unacceptable.
Meet with your local union representatives and begin a plan of action
to combat what looks to be a plan to impose excessive discipline.

Name: Hunter Harrison CSX CEO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2017

Capt Crunch Berries

You should have resigned from CSXT and tookthe longshoreman job. If you
can
run a locomotive, you can operate a crane.
You can also suck and swallow very good too. You've been doing that
very well as a BLET hood rat member.

See you soon Capt here in Jacksonville.

E. Hunter Harrison

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Dear Longboring men, apparently you have no good comebacks so this is my
last input,railroaders by federal law are prohibited from striking cuz
we would shut America down including your port, but you my friends went
on strike a few years back and nobody gave a shit. P.S. I saw a help
wanted for Longshoremen it said must be able to Swallow being able to
run a crane or forklift optional.

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: E.Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 July 2017

Captain Berries;

Thanks for the best oral sex Ive had in years. The 100 percent Viagra
works great
that the doctor gave me today , and your excellent oral skills works
great!

I expect to see you everyday you can make it here in Jacksonville. I
will make sure
with those excellent oral skills you are
promoted along side my CP team.

See you soon.

E. Hunter Harrison
CEO CSXT CORP

Name: Captain Crunch Berries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

I love the taste of other hoggers like DQ and those other BLET
Engineers.

I have been practicing on E.Hunter Harriso impotent pecker. He says
vote the way he wants this RR run here at CSXT.

He got my vote! Fuck you other TEY employees.  It's all a man for
himself.

I got a job for life!! Slurp, slurp!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

The old rule of thumb was that IF you were a really good manager in one
industry and were forced out you would be snapped up or even promoted
in another industry. Even at the least, a related industry. What CSX
manager is getting grabbed up to run Sears? What manager is grabbed up
to run a trucking line, or airline, or rent a car business, or
something related? No Bill Gates, or Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk here.
Oddly enough, Oscar Munoz partially fits the description. No other CSX
manager is snapped up for anything, although I heard that John
Bradley!! got fired and actually was hired by BNSF! Who would have
thunk it!

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Yeh boys or Transgender Longshoremen sounds like you pecker heads would
be outta work if it weren't for the railroad. Next time a train comes
in get on your knees and pray or better yet while you're down there
Bob on the knob girl friend lol

Name: LLOYD CSXT HOGGGER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Capt.dingle berry.

Shut the fuck up! You acting
Like a true BLE tard.

U keep blowing all the guys in the locker room showers. You told me how
ya like mine being sooo long.

Name: Captain Crunch  dingle Berries
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Must have struck a nerve there boys sorry about the mix up that's why
they call you Longshoremen the seamen coming into port stick their long
dongs down your throats should call you homoshorman

Name: Need to do csx employee commer
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

We need to get the unions to start cutting tv commercials showing us
rails and other crafts busting ass for these greedy no good trump
supporting assholes and explain whats happening with all this contract
bs.

They'll pay up real fast!!

Name: ILWU LONGSHOREMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2017

Stupid ass CSXSUCKS Engineer
We dont go to sea asshole dumb fuck.
We load the containers after you uneducated fags show up with the
cars.

You dont deserve a contract.
CSX has some dumb ass fools working there.

U need schooling and a education dumb ass!

Name: Labor relations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 July 2017

He's right. You and your union is a bunch of pussies!

Name: Dairy Queen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Capitan Crunch Berry,
You first baby!

You csx guys are into homosexuality
with interracial pay offs!

We heard thats why your conditions an union contracts are the way the
are baby!
Keep practicing on E H. Hunters wrinkled flute.  Ya good! 

You did me good in the locker room the other night! Best BJ ever. Next
time shave.

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: ILWU LONGSHOREMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2017

Just take the agreements you stupid ignorant railroad dummies.

You shut this country down and everybody will laugh at you all.

Pussies and idiots.

You got nothing! You sold your asses off years ago. 

Assholes.

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: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2017

good point on the brake sticks, 1-10. All this "panic and retaliation"
is a subterfuge which only sharpens  aim at one's own foot. CSX is used
to working for politically correct golfers. No matter what you do,
Harrison will not be deterred. He has done this since he was 16 and
never forgot a thing. That's true. Know, and do, your job and you'll
always have a job. Complain, and be too lazy to be a railroader, and
Hunter will catch up to you. 
OK, I'm climbing off his nutsak now.

Name: WTFFFFFFF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!!

You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th
2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry
your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting
boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't!

Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up.  2% pay raise each year
for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is
figured at 4%.   SCREW THAT SHIT!

Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. 
ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS.
COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM
TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS
WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY
WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY!
This frickin nut job is out of his mind.  What the hell is a local job
for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the
limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did
just fine. 
I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was
there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9
hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my
family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this
that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry
or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel  power in
the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've
been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its
time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's
what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! 
And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because
that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out
were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit.  FRA and
union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us
a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5
hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life.   You better be talking to
your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit
and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock
down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and
local work after we have been gone for days!

Name: Damn straight 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Amen brother to many cry baby pussies out here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Warning

New idpap policy is vague as hell alright and leaves every single minor
and serious charge in the old policy to be interpreted as a major.  no
descriptions like the previous policy.  Going to be some people charged
with majors that would have been considered minor or serious. Hope the
LC are ready for excessive discipline fights!

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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

I've been around forever and I have rarely seen much evidence of
managerial ability. The few that might have any are called in by higher
management and threatened if not focused on discipline (primary
measurement), followed by excessive hours worked, time spent in strip
bars,and family connections. Despite RR myth, very few are educated,
and if so, are forced out. Per org chart, a few folks in Operations
Research ARE educated (you have to be) and are typically foreign, with
actual PhD's or good quality masters degrees. Usually people with
those backgrounds go to better jobs, often with high security clearance
required. CSX doesn't need security clearance, Boeing does. Regular RR
management jobs have zero education, or mail order BS, or possibly a U.
of Phoenix or Excelsior MBA. Ward had a summer session quicky course
from Harvard, for people already executives with money. He did NOT have
a Harvard MBA. Sounds better when you mumble it. His Ma had a Pizza shop
and pool hall, IIRC. David Levan was a Public Accountant w/accounting
degree, but no CPA (I know, I asked him) nor anything else. Seemingly A
decent guy, too, IIRC. EHH? I'm guessing he has the same gang structure
as CSX, EXCEPT ALL EX-CN, CP, IC, etc. It's a shame we couldn't get
Jeff Bezos, who PLANS in advance and then makes radical changes ONCE
THEY WILL WORK. No thrashing around, no mass confusion.

Name: advisor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

ALL T&E employee's


KEEP YOUR COPY OF THE PREVIOUS IDPAP POLICY. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS MAY
BE THE ONLY THING YOUR UNION REP CAN USE TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING
TERMINATED FOR A MAJOR CHARGE THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED NON-MAJOR.


Previous IDPAP... Three groups: Minor-serious-major.

New IDPAP.....Non-major and Major

Previous IDPAP....List of Minor and Serious offenses. A single serious
offense will not be considered sufficient to warrant dismissal.

Previous IDPAP....List of Major offenses

New IDPAP....List of almost identical offenses. One MAJOR CHANGE. THE
THREAT OF A CHARGE FOR THE VIOLATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY. Please
view page #4 closely (example #11)

The new IDPAP policy is extremely condensed and vague as to what should
be considered a non-major. No examples were given as what should be
considered minor or serious. This leaves any action not listed in the
major category as open for interpretation. Remember the
disclaimer....Listed examples are illustrative only and not intended to
limit appropriate handling. Example of minor and serious offenses in the
previous IDPAP are examples the company  put in writing that they felt
were to be handled under a specific level of discipline. There is no
valid reason any of the previous examples under minor or serious should
be trumped up as a MAJOR offenses unless the employee is a repeat
offender.

Social Media charge under Major.....You can find the social media
guidelines in the csx codes of ethic on page 38 and the gateway.
However, do not be afraid to use any social media site, including this
one.  As previously posted:

NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS
INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR
THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CXS's LABOR
POLICIES, TREATMENT OF THE EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

Please remember that many view this website on a daily basis. Do not be
afraid to use this site to have healthy and productive discussions.
However, when doing so remember that post done in a professional manner
are more credible than post that consist of nothing but gossip, garbage
and extreme hostility.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 July 2017

Phil you are exactly right about Jack "me off" Vierling he knows
nothing about railroading I worked for him years ago the man couldn't
switch 2 blue box cars outta 3 green ones nor could he run a Damm train
around a Christmas tree let alone be upper management what a fucking
joke.ones like him are a lot of CSX problems

Name: CSXASSLICKER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Jest lern to reed ya roolebook,
And by sum knew nee pads.

I gots mind. I love Hairy Hunters balls.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

somebody said today, Sunday,7-09-17, that HH is in the hospital. Anybody
know if that is true? And if so, why? Just curious, since he probably
needs frequent monitoring, BUT could also have increase in serious
problems.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

posters


NEW IDPAP THREAT under major.....social media!


Right from the mouth of the company.....Nothing in the social media
guidelines or social media policy is intended to interfere with your
RIGHTS under the railway labor act or the National labor relations act
including criticism of csx's labor policies, treatment of employees
and terms and conditions of employment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Where's Yummy !!!!!!!

Name: ADVISOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

ALL T&E employee's

Do not discard your copy of the previous IDPAP policy. The information
printed in section II under serious offenses may be the only thing that
your union rep can use to reverse a ruling of Termination if the
violation you are charged with is interpreted as a MAJOR offense but
would have been viewed as a serious offense as stated in the previous
IDPAP policy.  

The new IDPAP policy is written in two sections. Section I-NON MAJOR
Section II-Major offenses warranting removal.

You should have noticed that minor offenses and serious
offenses(previous policy) have been grouped together under section
I(non-major) in the new policy. 

NOW LOOK VERY CAREFULLY AT THE LIST OF MAJOR OFFENSES UNDER PART II OF
THE NEW IDPAP POLICY. These violations are almost identical to the
previous listed violations in the previous policy.

No where in the new policy are the previous serious violations listed.
These serious offenses were considered offenses THAT WOULD NOT BE
CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL unless you were a repeat
offender. If you are charged with any of these offenses you have
grounds to argue that they should be considered under part I of the new
policy. 
The new IDPAP policy has been extremely condensed and is very vague on
what violations are truly considered offenses under section I.

Now lets get to one of the biggest changes in the new IDPAP policy
listed under MAJOR OFFENSES.
READ example/paragraph 10 on page #4 of the policy. No where in the
previous policy was there a reference made to "SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY".

You can find suggested guidelines in the CSX codes of ethics handbook
on page 38. Do not let this discourage you from having healthy
discussions on any social media site.  

                      SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING
          NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA 
          POLICY IS INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER
          THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS
          ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CXS's LABOR POLICIES, TREATMENT
          OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

Always remember that your post are viewed by numerous groups outside
the railroad industry. If you have a serious topic to address do it
with class and tact and not with trash and garbage. It will make your
post more credible.

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: 
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: Delmar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Just reed ya ruules and givem 100 peecent
compliance.  I love precision railroading.

Mr Hunter promote mes

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: XVL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Conductor 30 

The IDPAP policy is a company policy. Our union's have no
authority/right to dictate the development of the policy. However they
do have the right to address any issue of a policy that may create a
hostile work enviorment or unfair labor practices.

APE 20-30 
You need to see a therapist. Your workers are losing their jobs. Yards
are being closed and jobs are being cut. You must be management because
you have nothing better to do than post pure smut about one of your
fellow TM'S.  Is he doing well enough that your job position is
threatened? Are you worried HH might think you can't cut the mustard?
It's dog eat dog again. This happened when Ward came in as CEO. Stab
each other in the back to insure your position. It's sad. You should
go back to the craft if you can. Your days as a supervisor are limited
with your obvious lack of professional skills. Let's not forget you
have also drawn attention to a wagon driver. Did it ever occure to you
that the drivers may all be put under a spot light now? Get it together
or see a company EAP counselor.

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: AfricanBlackSteam
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Yo niggas I work for BNSF and 
You motha fuckas got it bads!
We feel ya! Lets call a nationwide stike
and show some force and maybe have somw bloods and latino gangs fuck
with the family of some of those carriers negotiators kids or family?
They stalk and harass us, we pay some dopers go after of the privledge
cracker will get back the table fast. Fucking white folks!


This industry is going to turn into a Nigger business. Amtrak is a
ghetto

Name: ILWU LONGSHOREMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2017

You Railroad people are a bunch ignorant assholes. Big pussies who love
it in the ass! Your Union and Company is straight out fucking you and
YOU love it.

Too whoosed out to strike chickenshits!
Get rid of the Union officer trash.

Pussies!

Name: X TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

X Trainmaster

Are you having to stand in the cheese line too ya poor ignorant piece
of shit.

Didn't suck that Hatchet Hunter's nutsack
good enough. Ya the king of Fish and Loaves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I've posted similar to this before, I hope someone paid attention. The
RR, whatever it's called on a certain day, is erratic, unstable, and
rewards bad behavior. Your goal: survive. 2 things: be thrifty, and
prepare you AND wife (or S.O.) for post RR life. Prepare a
"portfolio" (like a resume) listing everything you have done that may
translate to college (i.e. Marine Boot is 6 credits of Phys. Ed., not
really the same but plays the game), any scrap college credits,
technical training, edu. things you forgot but need to document NOW,
this is not a 2 hour exercise, take it seriously, check out tech and
trade schools, perhaps wife can upgrade from Wal-Mart to pharmacy tech,
(or if lucky from LPN to RN or better) don't buy the new Silverado,
don't know if CSX will pay any tuition but try, (Indiana if can get
Indiana address ex. 901 S. Emerson Hawthorne or friend lets you choose
Western Governors University) or any certificates you can pick up, if
lucky it will work out. You are in iceberg alley, same as Titanic,
don't assume iceberg won't hit you. If near retirement note you and
wife each get 8% EXTRA $$ per year COMPOUNDED so hang on long as
possible, goal is extra $$ NOT promotion or making friends.ANYWAY,
PLAN. Don't stew and drink and hope for a miracle. Assist your
brothers if possible but remember your TM's and union reps are ALL
looking out for themselves.Good luck!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Reality Check:
No doubt, the CSX system is (was) very different than the others.
The Board Of Directors \ shareholders put EHH in overall charge.
Not employees or any shippers who can/may be hurt. 
 
Some of the lyrics of an old song:  "You don't know what you've got
'til it's gone".

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: Virlon L Smoot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Hang in their guys at csxt.
Your utu and blet sucks ass and sold you out 2 days ago. Its going to
get worse like when the SP merged with UPid's.

They really fucked us in the ass good!
I was lucky to retire from SLO,California
with one kidney and a really bad heart and a trembling acoholic. My
wife Kathy donated me hers. I'm lucky to be living!

So for you Hatchet Hunter, blow it out ya ass!! Pos!

Name: Donny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I love that van drivers tail.
She is being take care of.

I know i will be fired soon!
Gotta get all the ass I can get, even yours! I hate csx. They can sue
or fire me!
Donny Asher
Sr. Trainmaster
Avon

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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP:
We'll be told it is a company "policy" and NOT a contractual
agreement. 

Income Protection Insurance Plan:
Anybody who carries one should read over their individual\particular
policy and be aware - should it contain examples of when benefits may
not be payable.   Cancel?   It's your money, so do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

To whomever posted below, it was not Asher. I believe his name is Donny.
Everyone knows this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

That reads like a law suit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

Avon trainmaster: Derek Ass-her, is screwing van driver. While on duty.
Throwing what little weight he has by threatening her, that he has the
power to kick her off the yard and keep off the yard unless she gives
it up to him. She is too humiliated to report him... beware of this
creep,  Derek Asher

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: GreenHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

BlackmanHornet
You are right!
The new post 85 hunter dick suckers
don't get that. Too busy on their knees
blowing Hunter.  LoL

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: I. Will too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Insured
I agree with you and will do the same thing, I think I'll stop paying
my union dues too, Unions and Neck can't negotiate a contract and the
future looks bleak and the rail buffs can have it,
they love the abuse

Name: insured
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Conductor 30

If my husband is unfortunate enough to be pulled out of service over 30
days for something as simple as a little safety glasses rule because the
new boss is making everything an insubordination charge and his out of
service insurance wont pay, you can bet your bottom dollar we will
cancel it and since they are tied to the unions Im sure they wont like
that either!   Just think what their insurance department will do if
all the csx t&e guys all start dropping that premium they pay every
month. How many thousands upon thousands of dollars will they lose each
month. How much interest do you think they will lose because they don't
have the money to invest anymore. Maybe we will just call our Insurance
union guy and ask him what they plan on doing to protect their business
if this new boss wants to play hard ball with everything being an
insubordination charge. Money talks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

No doubt the last, just prior\ previous poster is an overfed, overpaid
& underworked selfish a--hole.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Can easily remember when a stop signal violation = an automatic year off
before they'd even talk to you IF you survived. Knumbnuts worry about a
suspension, heck, could be dead. 

Everyone employed is provided with all the company rules, etc.
True: Trying to claim "didn't know" won't help much if/when in
trouble for a rules violation. 
True: Job Protection\Income Insurance doesn't cover Insubordination. 
If the brass is going to start charging that all the time there's going
to be more hard fought battles.

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: Thor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

No fear! The powerful SMART Union with the satin suits will fly in and
save the day.

Maybe the Brotherhood of Bigger Egos!

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 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2017

Humps are expensive to operate & maintain.
Depending upon what you hear & read & where - word is that slop freight
car loadings are down.  We all know how it is: they like intermodal,
unit trains, through freight; care very little about small-time
shippers.   
Still, someone, somewhere will have to perform rail car sorting & that
won't get done cheaply.  
The big shots know what they have planned.  Think it's just a
coincidence the changes are happening while national rail contract
negotiations are still in the works?   Guess we'll see how it all ends
up.
 
UPCSX?  BNSFX?   More Class 2 & 3 shortline RRs?

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: rushed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8

That's not all that's going on either. HH has them TM's so stinking
scared they are pushing us to cut corners on brakes test to get the 
move expedited faster.  Im not taking the fall for this crap. If the TM
is around and the FRA shows up, you can bet your bottom dollar Im
pointing out the idiot who's trying to whip me into do a half ass test
to get the cars picked up in route. They have the TM's out there on
line of road going to every place that a crew is picking up cars in
route to make sure they are putting the whip on them. This bull shit
intimidation by HH is going to get someone fired. I hope they sue the
hell out of him too if they do. People take notes. Keep times and
conversations. He can only bully for so long before the shit  hits the
fan. If you are a real dispatcher then you should know the rules on
brake test. Your supposed to be allowed 3 minutes for inspections on
each car your picking up. Your supposed to inspect both sides before
you do your brake test. You ask the crew how many cars they are picking
up. Then add their walking inspection time and doing the hand brakes and
then a set and release. Do the math if a crew is picking up 30 cars. If
the tm is around and they are doubling back to their train in less than
an hour bet your ass that's the reason why. Yeah some guy walk fast but
there should be a reasonable amount of time allowed for this. Its
frickin FRA Brake laws.  So expect a crew to be awhile when they are
picking up cars that got to tested in line of road!

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Fuck that availability policy!
Time this morning and drink some
Ice cold beers and bbq!
Have a happy 4th railfans!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 July 2017

Witness:
What you described is not just unprofessional, it's unsafe. 
 

Watchdog:
Lame-ass FRA can or will come down hard on employees but lets the
companies get away with all kinds of violations.  A good-sized civil
penalty assessed is a huge worry for an employee but a drop in the
bucket to the RR.  And, even if/when a RR company gets fined & the
charge sticks they'll argue & probably get the amount reduced. 


To those that may be unaware:  
Wasn't until after the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988 that
individual employees & management officials could be fined for
knowingly & willfully violating rail safety laws.  Prior - only the
carriers were fined (of course if an employee was of any fault - would
be raked over the coals).

Name: witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 July 2017

CREWS!


#8NOBRAKE is 100% correct on his warning they are watching travel times
of all trains. A lot of us have been out running and have heard the
dispatchers front out crews on the radio asking them why they had
delays between point "A and point "B"!  It just happened recently.
Dispatcher wanted to know why it took the crew 1hr and 18 minutes to
get from one cp to the next and then after a lengthy grilling the
dispatcher finally realized they were profiling the wrong train symbol.
  What was unprofessional as hell about it was all this  grilling on the
radio was done where other crews could hear it and probably put the crew
on the edge and they were most likely distracted from it and not paying
100% attention to their job. That kind of counseling should be done in
private or the crew should be instructed to call a supervisor after
they are safely stopped.  Ethics violations could play a part in this
kind of behavior.

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2017

#8NOBRAKE

It is very nice of you to relay this information to the T&E employee's
but your post sends a message that trains running 30 mph because of
telemetry failures will be under the gun and managers may possibly
download the locomotive to look for negative reasons for delayed runs.
This kind of comment may intimidate Engineers to over look failures and
run over 30 mph to prevent any hassles from upper management.

Let me assure you and any Engineer who is reading this post that if you
have a failure that requires you to run 30, YOU BETTER BE DOING IT! Your
computers can be downloaded and will be by the FRA. When the carrier
decided to build trains so long that the HTD is incapable of keeping
communication they took this problem upon themselves. The FRA offices
are quite aware of this problem. Several complaints have been filed. We
know the situation that the crew has been put in and are watching these
extremely long trains. 
Word of advice. It doesn't matter if you have a FRNocom for 20
seconds. You better be throttling off. You have an HTD that is going in
and out you notify your dispatcher immediately that you will be
adjusting your speed for the HTD communication throughout the trip. If
you are using the TO system you must report any failures of your HTD as
part of your delayed usage of the system. There is no time limit as to
how long you can run with a failure waiting to see if the communication
will return. You have a failure, you immediately begin to reduce your
speed to 30 MPH. No exceptions. If your communication returns then you
can continue to run at your prescribed track speed. It is up to you to
report the problems to your dispatcher. We suggest you do so
immediately to protect yourself. We also strongly urge you to follow
the rules completely as written in the CFR 49 codes 200-299: RULE
232.407

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: He a Company Mole.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2017

As I said before, Avon employees be very careful what you say and do in
front of Whistle Dick, he still thinks like a RFE and he is very chummy
with Big Joe.

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: losing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

All crews

Just lost 2 more long pool trains out of avon, Indiana yesterday. Looks
like Im going to be moving down a few more spots in seniority by the end
of the day!  The cuts just keep coming.  They are still working on a
plan to close the hump yard and move everything across town. Spending
thousands upon thousands to build new buildings and expanding an old
yard in a horrible part of town.  Oh well. Guess the brand new building
the stockholders put their money in is no big deal. Just find a way to
write it off as another bad business investment. Its just money right?

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:   Virlo9n Smoot loves giving h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Just deal with the BS the trainmasters give you guys and get on 
your knees like I did with  UP and SP. We are all bisexual anyways.

Name: It's getting ugly 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

They are storing 5000 cars on the EK subdivision from Mp 192 TO MP 144
FILLING UP SIDINGS AND ON THE MAIN.THEY JUST PUT NEW SIGNALS IN 2 YEARS
AGO. THIS MEANS ONLY ONE WAY OUT FROM THE COAL FIELDS OF EASTERN KY. I
THINK ITS OVER WITH HERE R.I.P.

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: He a Company Mole.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

As you Avon boys know by now "Whistle Dick" is back to running a
engine at Avon after getting fired as a RFE. Be VERY careful what you
say and do in front of him as he still acts like a manager. He is also
quit chummy with Big Joe and a couple other managers at Avon, and i'm
sure he is giving Joe info on who is good and bad workers.  Hey Whistle
Dick, nobody gives a fuck about your "when i was a Road Foreman"
stories. Everyone knows that u use to be a manager and what kind of a
manager you were. Quit quoting rules to the guys and run that engine
assclown.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

I thought all trainmasters were now standardized at $93k per annum,
meaning they could, and will, work 7 12 hour days plus be on call 24/7.
This does NOT involve extra pay for some big shot calling you and
screaming at 0300 telling you to pack your bags. The "company car"
program meant you paid for the SUV the company chose for you, beat it
to a pulp on company roads, and bought an insurance program heavily
biased towards company needs. Super high ranking officials did very
well, the trainmaster in the shack at flatwheel junction did not. The
kool aid promised that some day you will move to JAX and SOMEDAY,
maybe, you will get the dream job IF the big bosses cousin Bubba does
not get out of jail and take it first. BTW, many people may remember
the intro College PSYCH book show the boss screaming at the employee,
the employee shaking his fist at his wife, she screams at the little
boy, and the little boy is shaking his fist at the cocker spaniel
cowering in the corner. Sound familiar? CSX management at work.Only the
trainmaster's wife may not be from Appalachia any more, may have a real
job AND store bought shoes, and may choose to disengage from the kicking
chain AND the CSX "family".

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 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Other, non-employee, for N/A:
Check into it if you wish but bet a person that leaves the ranks
if/when elected to full time union officer status pays at least full
dues, full time.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2017

I saw a BLE local chairman go to a job as General Chairman. Nice office
and got busted back. what about him. ?


 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: 
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: Sure sounds like it!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Sure sounds like the old SP!
Lots of sucking off going on
at CSX!! Can any of you find
Harrison's scribble old pecker?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

I wonder if the 2 csx employees killed were inspecting their train after
being stopped, per the stupid rule?

Name: RIP CSX train crew
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

RIP two the 2 train crew members killed inspecting a train in
Washington.
RIP

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: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Mr. Wilbourn
Don't worry about a thing!
Our profits are soaring thru the roof and we are making more money do
to your help
along with Dan Schudak's help in moving all the Marijauna and Meth we
can move with the cartels south of the border, politicians and our
brillant UPRR police dept. Again thanks Dan and Chad.
You are both assets to this company and to NAFTA.

Truly yours,
Lance Fritz
CEO UPRR
Omaha,Neb.

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Mr.Turd
That sounds great! 
I first off think are National agreements should have those. I would
love to smoke some good indica after work and drink more beer with my
hog head after work.

I think we should have very good ice chest on board. Strictly for
beer!
Back to the Pending agreement, we shouldn't pay jack shit for our
health care. The carriers are making really good money now.

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: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Psssss...shhhhhhh hey u UP stupid schmuck!
Don't be telling everyone on here about how WE are moving dope and
other contraband north of the border.

Damn schmucks we have working for us!

Hunter might have some south of the border connections.

Chad Wilbourn
VP operations- UPRR

Name: Common  Sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

How bout we just get rid of all the rules involving operations that
don't involve train movement.  Then we can weed out all the dumb asses
that can't seem to figure out how to work with out getting their self
fucked up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

Seems to me that a conductor can foul equipment now any time, there is
no such thing as 3 step anymore so..........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2017

How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled
together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do
assist with that?  
 
Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules.
Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no
experience out in the field.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

Listen Up EHH and any Jacksonville suck ups:  While my fat ass certainly
enjoy's the use of a brake stick, I'm sick and tired of waiting an
hour and a half for someone to bring me one. ( Of course this only
applies when I'm not on OT, then I'll wait til my 12 is up).  Surely
Uncle Hunter is not aware this is going on or it would have already
been addressed i would think, so one of you suck ups bring it to his
attention please.

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: LEGAL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

ALL T&E Employees

Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed
Operating Rules 414.1-414.9.  Many of you have expressed your approval
of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other
rules that were removed as well.  Look very closely at rule 414.9. 

This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in
his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul
the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. 

THIS RULE IS GONE NOW.  DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG
BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED.

Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive
conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right
for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. 
No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same
or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee
operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have
not.

The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management
to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been
abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any
failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you
are the operator in control. 
Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule
414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other
equipment.

Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who
has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows
that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.

Name: $$ UP Profits?
E-mail: drugtrains@upee.net
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

To UP Finance:

Will there be a new round of records profits, now that your drugs 
trains are cranking back up from Mexico? The train crews are whispering
about the chemical stench that is used to conceal the smell of the GREEN
GOLD LEAFS that's being haul! 

No worries though, keep bribing the politicians!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

AMTRAK has appointed Richard Anderson, president of Delta Airlines from
2007 to 2016, co-president of AMTRAK. He will share that job with Wick
Mooreman, formerly of the NS, until Mooreman leaves AMTRAK in 2018,
when Anderson takes full charge. I guess Cindy will have to stay at
CSX. Just FYI.

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: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2017

Anything new regarding the Willard, OH. terminal/yard?
That place had both an eastbound & westbound hump.

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: Guard dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Wonder if the Jamie, jermaine  mentions is this Jamie....
http://kulwar.blogspot.com/2007/08/jamie-boychuk-cn-superintendent.html?m=1

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: UP conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Hang in there guys! Their railroad precision crap isn't working!!

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: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Another trip to the liquor store for some more cold beer and Steaks from
the Grocer.

Another fine weekend marked off!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2017

there goes that program

Name: Rule G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

Me too!! Rule G and Operation redblock!
I work my days and mark off with my wife 
and bbq and getting fucked up!

FU Hunter Harrison. Go suck some air!

Name: Marked off!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2017

I'm marked off and in rule G big time!
Too bad csx! Exhaust the extra boards and
have to call around and try to find evey one to work those tied down
trains.

LOL fuck you Hunter Harrison, and Cindy suck ball Sanborn.

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: BNSF EFFER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Hang tuff guys on csxt. You guys know how to make that dough and help
them create a meltdown. They will get rid of that trash.

Name: Cindy Sanborn Sucks Balls!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Cindy Sanborn sucks Hunter wrinkled old nut sack. "Hunter is doing a
fantastic job!
He's moving the cars! Sure cindy! It only takes a lot longer! Fuck you
cunt!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 June 2017

Everybody knows that Harrison calls Swafford Jerome.

Name: Old dude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2017

Shhhh...give me 5 million! I'll run the crapper in the toliet
for 5 million and run to the StUpid and run the yella peril down too.
We should all bail and run to Amtrak!!

The carrier's will pay for all this soon!

No decent contract, you get shit!!!

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: Jermaine Jackson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 June 2017

Ohhh Jermaine
Stop using my stage name please.
I need a tissue.

Name: Really?????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Really people???

Jermaine is not from the corporate office. These company moles who come
in to distract everyone from talking about idiotic decisions the company
makes just crack me up.  Let's get something straight here.  NO ONE IN
CORPORATE WOULD EVEN DARE POST ON THIS SITE WITH REAL INFORMATION OR
THEIR REAL NAME. It would be the death of their career. They would be
clearing out their desk before lunch and walked off the property. They
don't have a union representing them. 
Isn't it funny how all of the sudden pines name and his gate crossing
topic is back after someone post a topic that discussed notifying the
proper departments in the FRA AND WASHINGTON D.C. with information on
an unsafe and unjustified rule change.someone in upper management is
nervous.  So don't get sucked into their pathetic attempt to distract
you from posting and discussing your concerns.  Now is the time to
stick together. No joke people! Someone is squirming!

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: StUPid Engr Bakersfield
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

SP Engineer
You are right about that!
Look at all us stUPid brain deed
new hires. We were not as that stupid!

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: CSX Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Jermaine..... Blow out of your ass!

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: NOT FOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loyd and All Posters

DO NOT ALLOW ANY POST TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DISCUSSING THE TOPIC AT
HAND(NO NAPPING ALLOWED) This is just another attempt from one of the
company moles to start an argument or disrupt discussions.

Look very closely at Loco 20-30's post. You all know that half the
time you hear T&E employee's discussing the unions they are normally
complaining about the lack of representation/protection they are
getting.

Now look at what he posted....."Anytime the UNION cant figure out
another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and
true backup"!

Now ask yourself if any hard working Union member who pays their dues
for protection/representation would make a comment like that! 
Darn right your unions should be doing everything with in their power
to represent you to the fullest extent possible! Even using crew
fatigue if it is warranted! 

So, DO NOT FALL FOR POSTINGS THAT ARE BAITING YOU! Ignore them and
continue with your discussions. 

One thing that was not addressed in Watch Dogs post was the problem
with scheduled train line up on the IVR and the crew screens. There are
still ghost trains listed for several days and trains that show up hours
earlier than scheduled catching crews short. Going to bed thinking the
information made available to you should be right and 2 hours after you
lay down a train is called 4 hours early out of the middle of no where
and now you are not only freaking out but ready to keel over is a topic
that should never ever be left unaddressed. A train that is late is one
thing. But a train that shows up  hours earlier that posted on the crew
screen or IVR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! They know where those trains are. They
know when they are running. Not updating information for the crews is
poor management.


LOCO 20-30:

Go back to your desk and find another topic to disrupt somewhere else.
Im sure HH will have plenty to keep you busy in the days to come!

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

I'll tell you what is ridiculous.  Anyone trying to defend that piece
of shit telling us we can't nap while we're stopped in a siding or at
a red signal.  Hogger is right.  If you're working continuously on the
pools on the road you're going to get tired.  I can't stand these
company men we have working out here.  Probably the same type of guys
that try to sneak in your home while you're working and the ones who
would rat you out if they saw you out while you are marked off.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Loco 20-30

Spoken like a true manager who probably just got cut back to the craft
by the new Nazi in town.  You said it all when you said only 1% will be
afraid to nap.  The 1% will be thoughs who know it a new rule brought on
 by the new csx king and he'll have you fired for it! So blow it out
your arss. Who said anything about the union bringing it up anyway. I
didn't see that on the post. As for getting your sleep not everyone
has the luxury of living 5 minutes from the damn yard they work at and
10 hours isn't crap if you got an hours drive home and then kids, wife
 and responsibilities. Don't tell me you get your arss in bed everytime
you come home and get 6-7 hours sleep unless your a yard boy or local
boy who goes home every night and not woke up all night by roster
calls! If your frickin tired at 3 in the damn morning while your
sitting in a siding waiting to move or waiting to get into the terminal
there is no reason in hell someone should have to be worried about being
fired because they were seen taking a nap!  Go back to your supervisor
desk now and quit wasting our time!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

Guaranteed at least 10 hrs. undisturbed rest after marking off duty 
 = Y \N ?
Doubtful if the RRs will ever care if an employee has a family and/or
responsibilities at home.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

It's a little ridiculous to make such a big deal out of the no more
napping rule change. There might be 1% that will actually be scared to
take a nap. I get so tired of hearing crap about crew fatigue. Any time
the union can't figure out another defense to get someone out of
trouble that's the tried and true backup. Railroad rule #1 , get your
sleep first....

Name: watch dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2017

ALL CSX CREWS


SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE
ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C
OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE
SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE
G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR
EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP.  CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP
MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE
BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED
AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE
HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO
GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS
WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO
QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW,
THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS
WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES
INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND
INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.

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: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2017

A new IDPAP policy is coming soon and it's not good for us. Almost
everything is going to be a Major offense.

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: Oh Shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2017

Never thought I would see so many management Diversity Hires fired for
poor job performance. Under Ward, these folks were untouchable. Man,
this EHH guy isn't messing around, just cleaned house at Cincy. This
would never happen under Ward and Sanborn. EHH you are my hero.

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: Landser
E-mail: Stonehenge.cim
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2017

So you really think this is a five year plan? Close 8 hump yards? Fire 7
division managers. Fire 11 terminal superintendents? Kill all avenues
for growth. Get rid of all your up and comers? This is a great train
robbery. Better grab your gains 
And run. Cause that's what Paulie and Eugene are going to do. Notice
th 84 million is not spread over 5 years???
Keep whining and singing the blues boys and girls. Eventually Eugene
will let up.

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: 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: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2017

OLD HAT & POS

Your opinions may be correct for the divisions that you work in at the
moment( if your lucky to keep it) but it does not hold true in ever one
of them. Flips do happen and trips do run quicker than 10 hours for
some. You are obviously unhappy at this time and are spouting,


PAY ATTENTION NEW HIRES!  

Hunter Harrison is not in this game for the long haul. He is too old
and has questionable health issues. However, health issues are of no
concern for him.  He can afford the best of doctors and care.
What HH wants is to make his last stand. To be known as the greatest
CEO in railroad history. He wants a feather in his last cap and wants
the final chapter in his life and career to be known as the man who
took over CSX and turned it around. The great and powerful Hunter
Harrison did what no one else could do for a failing railroad. Your
biggest concern better be what the HELL HAPPENS IF HE CANT DO IT! Will
he take his cash and run? Will he leave it all a mess half done? Will
the shareholders and customers freak out and end up causing a crash in
your stock.  Start saving some money!  Put back now for what could be
an extra happy savings account or your mortgage payments.

His first decision was to get in and cut operating expenses. Cut the
over head. That is exactly what he is doing at this very moment.
Closing unnecessary yards and shops are minor. Unloading any
unnecessary assets that do nothing but take up space and are showing no
return will be his biggest task in the next few months. Trains can be
rerouted or doubled or moved in several blocks.  Do your homework and
you will learn that this is not a problem. Katrina did not stop the
railroad. Delayed it but didn't stop it. Shutting down a yard wont do
it either.

Now, ask yourself how he will deal with  manpower and how he will
utilize it , mainstream it and put it to use. His model is almost
comparable to a colony of ANTS!!!
Ever single breathing body will be utilized to its fullest potential.
You will be called to work. You will work no less than 10 and if you
cant be utilized in a single trip, you will be rested and used
afterwards. HH's number one goal is "on time and on the move
freight"!
If you roll in at either end and anything needs to be attended to and
you have the hours left, you will be used. Don't expect any sympathy.
You chose the railroad life. He has a legacy to leave behind. He will
do what ever it takes to make this his last stance. He wont go down
without a fight first. Money is no concern to him personally but his
reputation in history is.  Except that things are going to change.
In the meantime BE SMART and put your money away. No one knows how this
is all going to play out. One thing is guaranteed.  You will have bills
to pay!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 June 2017

Rob Hagley is a poor excuse for a person much less a boss clueless a
hindrance on production Waycross and csx would be better off if he was
gone

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

50 an hour will be the target, look up the CN and CP contracts.  They
ended last year topping out at over 49 an hour.  Depends on whether
they do away with the Engineer bonus and stock option.  That alone is
equivalent to about 10 an hour.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

In most cases you won't be turning back in a cab, it will be on a
train.  I know this sounds unlikely but with "precision scheduling"
that will be the plan.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

Well Jay,
Truthfully have much experience? Thought enough about the subject? The
effects over the course of time? Done any research?  Read the previous
post again & at least try to understand, if you're capable.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

No one really wants to spend hrs. on end at an away from home
terminal lodging facility. Point is: flip trips can actually be a lot
worse overall.  T  must be a lame-brained nit-wit.  If truly working as
a locomotive engineer, who the heck could sleep with someone like that
at the controls?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2017

No more hotel stays?  H-m-m-m-m........"Flips" can be awful really.  
12+ hrs. on duty, who knows how long a wait for transport, & then a
long ride back.  Can hardly wait - will be feeling great after days
like that, all refreshed, won't be emotionally or physically
exhausted, & be able to spend quality time at home.  Woo-Hoo, it'll be
wonderful.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2017

You can forget about getting all worked up about the proper call logic
for filling vacancies.  We're all going to end up on one board
covering any direction out of our terminal when they reach an agreement
with the UNION's. Like any other contract it will pass regardless of a
vote.  PRO's : Will be quite a significant pay increase ( If you have
the seniority to make the cut), No more hotel stays.  CON's : Probably
25 % will be furloughed.  Think about it, suddenly you don't need
multiple pools carrying extra employees's, no longer need an extra
board, the carrier will be in control of the "availability list". 
You will be called in order and if someone marks off it will simply go
to the next in line.  This will result in  huge savings to the carrier,
that's why they want it.  For all you whiner's about having to
possibly get on multiple trains, look how often your on duty now 10
plus hours on 1 train.  Figure up or look on crew life at your total
hours worked for the month, multiply by $50 an hour and determine which
way you'd be better off.  Also figure up how many hours you actually
put in from the time you go out and return home after sitting in a
hotel, many times 14 hours 59 minutes getting nothing.  This is time
that could be spent with your family or friends instead of a hotel. 
I'm not debating the two issues, it's going to happen, like it or
not.  So, if you have the seniority to survive the cut, enjoy your new
quality of life..... For those that want to try to buck the system,
read the latest job posting for trainmasters.  Required to become
Engineer and Conductor qualified and "Occasionaly run trains". 
Don't think for a minute that you are in control, might as well get as
much as you can and hope for the best.

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: ex lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2017

WEST END ENGINEERS AT AVON!!!!!!


Listen up and listen up good!!!!  The crew callers are violating the
hell out of article 36 of the SSA agreement.  They are not calling
engineers as CLEARLY WRITTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE TO FILL TEMPORARY ROAD
AND YARD VACANCIES!  

The crew callers have been calling pool engineers off of pools that
they are not assigned to in order to fill vacancies on other pools.
THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING WEST END ENGINEERS THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE CALL
OFF OF THEIR POOLS BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE AVAILABLE ON THE WEST END
EXTRA BOARD. 
SSA ARTICLE 36#
when the designated extra board is exhausted, engineer vacancies in
freight and yard service will be protected in the following sequence.

#1- OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE
IN WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT
PROVIDES OTHERWISE.

THE EAST END ENGINEER EXTRA BOARD IS IN THE SAME ZONE/SUBZONE AND THEY
ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM BEING CALLED TO WORK THE WEST END. 

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE EAST END EXTRA BOARD BEFORE YOU CALL A CREW
CALLER BACK WHO IS TRYING TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE A JOB OFF OF YOUR POOL
JUST BECAUSE THE OTHER POOL IS ON THE WEST END. THEY MUST CALL THE EAST
END EXTRA BOARD AND PUT THEM ON THE ASSIGNMENT IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

EVERYONE ON THE EAST END HAS BEEN QUALIFIED WEST AND CAN TAKE THE CALL.
IF THE CALLERS TELL YOU NO ONE IS QUALIFIED THEN YOU TELL THE CALLER
THEY ARE FULL OF IT.  YOU EARNED YOUR SENIORITY. YOU DID YOUR TIME.
YOUR EARNED THAT SPOT ON A POOL. NO EXTRA BOARD MAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO
TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.  NO CREW CALLER SHOULD BE SHOWING ANY
FAVORTISM TO THE OTHER EXTRA BOARD.  TO MISS CALL SOMEONE BECAUSE A
CREW CALLER DOESNT KNOW THEIR JOB OR DOES AND CHOOSES TO SHOW FAVORTISM
OR IS JUST TO DAMN LAZY TO RUN THE BOARDS PROPERLY IS NOT ONLY
UNACCEPTABLE BUT UNETHICAL.  DONT TAKE THE CRAP. CALL THEM OUT! CHECK
THE BOARDS. SEE WHO IS AVAILABLE. WE ALL HAD OUR DAYS ON THE EXTRA
BOARDS.  THEY CAN DO THEIR TIME JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US!

ALL CREW MEMBERS!

Crew callers have been calling people and not leaving any messages. It
just happened this afternoon again. Someone who has an answering
machine was in another part of their home and when the answering
machine picked up they just hung up and did not leave a message. The
employee did not both to check to see who the call came from. They
receive numerous scam calls and telemarketing calls so they just
ignored it. 10 minutes later the crew caller called back and left a
message this time informing the employee that they were miscalled. 

THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT AND SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. CALLING YOUR HOME
AND HANGING UP CAN BE CONSIDERED A HARRASSING PHONE CALL. A PERSON WHO
CALLS YOU TWICE AND JUST HANGS UP IS SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT THEY
REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AND IT IS NOT IMPORTANT. NO
EMPLOYER SHOULD EVER CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER ESPECIALLY IF THEY
ARE TRYING TO CONTACT THEIR EMPLOYEE. YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES TO RETURN
THEIR CALL. IF THEY CANT BE BOTHERED WITH IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES THEN
YOU SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CALL BACK AND ASK THEM "WHAT DID YOU
WANT ME FOR"? YOU CALLED ME TWICE AND DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. DID YOU CALL
THE WRONG NUMBER? DID YOU NEED SOMETHING?

YOU GET THE POINT.  FILE A COMPLAINT OF THIS BEHAVIOR. ITS ONLY GOING
TO GET WORSE. THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN AND THEY ARE ALL RUNNING
SCARED FOR THIER JOBS AND WILL DO ANYTHING IT TAKE TO FILL JOBS AS FAST
AS THEY CAN EVEN IF IT TAKES VIOLATING THE SSA!

You better get it together as union members and start submitting  your
claims and complaints now. It doesn't matter if you think they will
never get paid. That's not the point. The point is to start a mountain
of payer trails and complaints. Put your GC on notice. Get off your butt
and start making calls. Its only going to get worse if you don't. If
you ever needed to stand together as union brothers now is the time.
This isn't a joke. Its not funny. You wont be laughing later when you
don't have a voice at all. Keep paying those union dues with your hard
earned money and sit in the corning crying. Better get a box of tissues
because your going to need them!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Why is Matt Sams still working for CSX.  Instead of getting rid of the
dead beat they basically promote him and now he's in charge of more
Mechanical people.  He is useless knows nothing about Locomotive
Repairs.  Transportation wants to know why your Loco's are always
broke hes the reason.   More worried about painting floors grey,
putting in sirens that go off when break starts/stops.  He's a morale
killer.  Get rid of him.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2017

Deborah:
Complain, complain, complain & don't let up. 
Call the police, Co. Sheriff. Call the 800 # posted at the crossing(s).
Call & write to ALL elected officials.  Have everyone in your
neighborhood do likewise.  The more people raising heck the better. 
Make the situation as public as possible.  Worked for us - operational
changes were made (although admittedly, rail traffic slowed too). RRs
can be fined for blocking street crossings - but the fines are chump
change to them.

Name: That sucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2017

Debbie

Call your local FRA and Highway patrol.

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: Deborah Jacobellis
E-mail: Dljacobellis@yahoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2017

Csx constantly abuses our neighborhood by blocking the tracks for up to
9 hours and then another train blocks it again shortly thereafter. We
need to drive 3 1/2 miles out of a horseshor road that sometimes has a
train sitting at both ends. Then back up the mile between railroad
crossings. We had an emergency with no electric in the neighborhood for
over 8 hours. Csx was called to move the traim 2 1/2 hours later csx was
still sitting on the tracks and did not move the train. Csx blatently
blocks our crossing leaving two less frequently crossings open. I have
unbelievable pictures of the abuse. With over 200 feet of open double
tracks in front of them..and they block our crossing...

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

Da Truth, L E for 10-20 yrs.:
C'mon, no one will really care what you think either especially
account can't/won't provide true FACT.  Ever been to Court?   
So, the ble little T organization has always been squeaky clean
corruption free?
Read the previous response again. The defense rests. 

["Remember: Winning an argument on the internet is like winning at the
Special Olympics - Even if you win, you're still retarded."]

Name: Da Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 June 2017

Conductor 30+

   Believe what you want, I really don't care what you believe. With
the UTU's past history of Corruption, I fail to see why you would be
surprised as to the FACTS I have disclosed about a State Legislative
Director considering a T.M. job. I haven't disclosed his name because
it would not result in him being removed from his position. I know for
a fact that he visits this site frequently, and when he reads this, he
will know that the word is out. Would you like examples of UTU officer
unethical behavior? But, if you've been out here for 30+ years, you
already know.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2017

I calll bullshit.....

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: Blessed 
E-mail: www.gotoutnickatime.com
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Mr. Harrison,
You and your hedge fund masters will have to answer to The Almighty one
day for your heartless greed & and lack of morals & human decency. This
company made millions under the former structures in manpower and
assets. I guess it wasn't enough, so pump up the stock by furloughs
and neglecting track, cars and engines. So that in 4 years CSX is a
shell of the company it once was, that has to merge to stay in
business. I hope you sleep well at night knowing your legacy as a
Raliroad Robber Barron was laid like crooked tracks on the backs of 4
railroads workers and their families. My prayers rest on your children
and your future generations to come that the 300 million is spent with
care and generosity. Because what will be said about a man with your
character in few short years, perhaps even months at your funeral.

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: Norbit
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

The Trainmaster who quit at Rose Lake, said that Rose Lake Yard will be
leased to the Terminal Railroad Association by July.  The will build
the outbound trains for the Avon road crew's.  Bye bye you Rose Lake
pukes,  keep marking off FMLA...

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: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 June 2017

Great news.  Just got word that Rick Reed got fired.

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 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2017

Hard to believe Avon would get shutdown. Hump operations probably
& possibly other.........

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2017

IMPORTANT NEWS IF YOU SUE THE RR UNDER FELA. The traditional way was for
an injured employee to contact a union approved attorney, who is
familiar with RR type FELA type claims, and "forum shop" to have the
case in a union friendly geographic location and the related Federal
Court. So Granite City, Il. will have juries of retired steelworkers,
who think $1 mil. is a fair settlement, whereas another location may
have rural folks that work for county highway, thinking 1/4 million is
way too much.
NOW, in BNSF vs. Tyrell (yesterday Supreme Court) per WSJ article, this
is no longer allowed. Anyway, I think that may mean that getting injured
in Avon In. means that you cannot sue through a union related attorney
in Granite City, Il. but will have to do it in INDIANA but Federal
Courts. Something to think about.

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: CSRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 May 2017

CSRA - Article 57 Sec 1B - Is the relevant section regarding working 30
mins past your 8 hr shift. Good luck getting it paid!

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: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

Conductor 30

Conductors agreement has article that covers  jobs that have 8 hour
shifts with a new crew starting duty on the next shift.   Coming in on
road trains is not covered under this article. I PERSONALLY  watched a
division manager rip the ass of a YM for keeping a engineer on duty
after his shift ended while the next crew sat in the yard office
drinking coffee. He heard the engineer going off on the radio to the YM
about it. The division manager stood right there in front of us and told
him to put his claim in and he would make sure it was paid. He also said
it would never happen again. The engineer even told the YM at the
beginning of the shift he had to be off on time to make a doctors
appointment. He gave them a bull crap extra move that he knew they
couldn't get done before their shift was done. This YM was bad at this
and also abusing the lunch time and giving late lunches. Was great to
witness a manager with a set of balls do what was right and put the YM
in his place!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2017

report Joe Berry to who? Why to Avon Senior Terminal Trainmaster
Derr-ick Assher, of course. The cream, err the fart, rises to the top.

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: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2017

These Managers can rush me out the door in 10 minutes if they want,
that's fine.  My Locomotive Inspection use to take about 2 minutes,
now it's gonna take about 30 and I'll be going over them with a fine
tooth comb looking for anything to remove them from service.  2 can
play this game, as I guarantee CSX one thing, we have more ways of
slowing things down, than they do of speeding things up. Any Harassment
from Mgmt. to speed things up will immediately be reported to the
General Chairman's office as well as the FRA.

Name: Watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2017

Conductor30+

Do not underestimate the power of this site. Use it wisely and keep
information as accurate as possible when exsposing problems with
supervisors. Do not be afraid to use names. This site is viewed on a
daily basis by the FRA as well as other government agencies. Customers,
stockholders and other railroads view it every day. This site has
changed and will continue to change unfavorable actions being committed
by unprofessional supervisors. Poop doesn't roll up hill. A supervisor
who is drawing to much attention is ALWAYS called in for his/her
actions. Keep it honest and factual. Never forget you are dealing with
a company that depends on customer relations as well as good
advertising to attract new investors. NOTHING IS WORSE THAN BAD
PUBLCITY.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2017

According to the 05/23/17 Trains magazine article regarding CSX
& hump yards, Sanborn is still the chief operating officer.
That witch will agree with, be loyal to, bow down to, suck up to
whomever is in overall charge.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 May 2017

Company should not be expected to tolerate employees showing up late 
for their assignment(s), OR dicking around at the yard office. 
 
However, if not given adequate time for proper job briefings, et al, &
more once on duty, write it up, submit the experiences\info to the
proper union rep. and/or legislator, government authority.  Bombard
'em. Complaint(s) from just one person usually doesn't cut it.
Provide some ammo. Much better substantiation with documentation.

Posting on this website = a place to vent maybe, but c'mon, that's
about it.

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: 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: Joe Pear
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2017

In reply to Avon Sucks,

1st Yes, Avon absolutely does suck (it will get worse)

2nd Report Joe Berry to who?  The Great Lakes Division is falling apart
more by the day.   Do you really think they are going to do anything to
Joe Berry?  If you report him to Jacksonville do you really think they
will do anything?  Wakeup!  Nobody is going to do anything to any of
these guys.  They are so shorthanded right now.  Everyone has quit or
been removed.  Your only hope is to stay away from him ir hope he gets
fired or transferred .  

3rd Avon still sucks

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: Avon Sucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2017

Rumor has it that Mr. FATSO AKA Joe Berry is the Trainmaster on the St.
Louis Line again. If any of you brothers or sisters see him out there
with his little blonde girlfriend turn his fat ass in.  Time to take
him down once and for all.

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
compa