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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: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2017

I've been visiting this site for a long long time. I always use to
enjoy NoMo's annual Brown Banana Award for the biggest POS CSX
managers on the system.  Starting now, you can make your nominations
for who you think is the lowest of all lows, this is based on
Chickenshit failures, having the backbone of a Jellyfish, Habitual
Liar, Arrogant, Morally Bankrupt, etc...  after all nominations are
reviewed by other posters a decision will be mad as to who is deserving
of being the Biggest CSX lowlife on the system.  I'll start off by
making my nomination, this one is gonna be hard to beat boys and girls,
 Drum rolls please....Trainmaster Berry.

Name: UP REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2017

Racketeering is a serious crime, report all unethical conduct between
management and corrupt union officers. When your union officers is
getting claims paid while staying at home, the alarm bells should
sound!

Name: CSX Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's
out
because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating
workers if they report injuries....................................


Did they  dump Bill Keough along with McGhee?

Name: CSwitch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 April 2017

Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's out
because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating
workers if they report injuries...

Name: Big Nose 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have
been fired under HH so far.     Karma Boys.....        Thanks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2017

Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you
would get what you deserved!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2017

Posting from Korea.   There is no bulletin.  We have received only an
email.

Here it is.

Obviously, everyone has seen the news and heard that we have a new
administration in place leading our company.  With that comes changes
that will be implemented by our new CEO.  
 
That being said, we know there will be new operating practices put
into
place, and our jobs, from the top down, will be to adapt to the new
regime and comply with those new practices put into place.  Some new
practices have been communicated to us already, and you can be sure
there will be many more to come.  It has been made abundantly clear
that there is no room for debate with the new practices, and if there
is any deviation from the plan that has been laid out, it will be
dealt
with immediately to ensure compliance.  I think it is imperative that
we
not let ourselves be used to make an example for others who choose not
to comply. 
 
One of the changes that has been communicated is that we will have
employees work full shifts, and is effective immediately.  There will
be no “early quits” allowed.  What this means for us in the Operations
Center is this:  Dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours. If this
means that we have everyone on a particular shift scan in at 15
minutes
prior to their shift (0645, 1445, 2245) in order to comply, that is
what
we will do.  Additionally, those employees will not scan out prior to
8
hours from the time they scanned into the machine.  Employees who are
posting will also be required to work an entire 8 hour shift.  We are
still responsible for complying with FRA Hours of Service regulations,
so make sure that your scan times enable you to remain in compliance. 
 
This is not an office-specific policy.  This is company-wide and we
have been instructed that there are no options regarding compliance. 
We will comply.  The decision has been made from the top to implement
this policy, and instructions have been passed down throughout the
company to put it in place. 
 
In summary, dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours when scheduled
to work.  This includes working a desk or posting a position.  Please
do not be that person that challenges this by not being scanned into
the STARS system for less than 8 hours.  There will be no flexibility,
no excuses, no latitude with this policy.  If there are any questions,
please feel free to contact me, any DTO, or STO **********

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

Anyone ???
So did anyone ever find that so called system wide order that Harrison
supposidly sent to all the terminals. No one can come up with it at
avon or Roselake.  Who circulated it in the first place?

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

Someone -  (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on
this site 02/21/17:  "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and
we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." 

Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?

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

If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own
minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell
'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit.

Name: Not a Tard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2017

Its really fucking amazing all the carriers are trying to HIRE like
crazy and nobody with any brains and rock of any kind are trying to
hire on, BNSF, the STUPID and all the other carriers are not having a
lot of people running after them this time around. Just a bunch of rail
buff tards and dick suckers who are looking at a fantasy to
fulfill.......TARDS!!

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 April 2017

Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy
Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out
of the way?

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2017

What is particularly irritating is that all too often people that order
things came from the ranks & were usually the most laziest, worthless
PITA a--holes out there in the field. You reap what you sow. They will
answer for it eventually, if not sooner.

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 April 2017

Screwed

No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison
either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and
asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find
it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually
circulated it.  It may have been something that came out as a system
wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the
Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working
conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one
started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once
again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed
legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when
coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be!  All crews that recrew
outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the
job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were
to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The
chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains
because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2
conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble.
One of these article is #50.  You will have to bombard your General
chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al
loopholes removed.  In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only
crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that
Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing.  Maybe you will get lucky and he
will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be
instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs
that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals.  NO ROAD JOB
SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE
HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. 
DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT!  The crews have
been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go
home upon arrival.  If this happens to you again, call your general
chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order
be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is
produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.

Name: Qxreand
E-mail: u nameit
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2017

Where Is  Todd Novak working  he lives in creston ohio

Name: CMC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management.
Why?
  Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made
under Ward.  With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no
more. 
 any ideas on how  HH handles union members who have had "protected
status" under the CBA?  
CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected
are going to be let go with no chance of returning

### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will
have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their added and do something about
this bullshit.  Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: Screwed over
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 April 2017

Crews

Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came
from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS
WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every
single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is
no where to be found.  
We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and
on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we
got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the
chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After
being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and
forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison
character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON
FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN
THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A
j JOB.   the union's better get off their asses and do something about
this bullshit.  CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool
crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews
are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT
TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN.  WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION
OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE
UNION. 
Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No
one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even
do this stupid crap.  He never got that involves in yard operations. 
Someone is pulling some shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2017

Fly united....... say something and we will drag your ass off , way to
fix it munoz......now the airlines.

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

Hunter might consider bringing back to CSX Oscar Munoz from United
Airlines as it appears they both have the same management style towards
customers and staff

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2017

Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla?  Just
asking..

Name: Don
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 April 2017

LA Times is reporting Donald dump Truck Trump as Unpredicatable

Give him a job if impeached at UP

Name: dezz nuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2017

Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017

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

Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be
driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW
AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX
Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing
now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 March 2017

Willard, u are a idiot.  If u do in fact work for CSX, you might wanna
go see a Psychiatrist as you clearly have some problems.

Name: Henry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2017

Hell with the Carriers going one man, They are going to try and run 
"Satellite " Trains. They have the camera and the equipment.

 Start saving your money. If the Unions are smart , they will negotiate
a buy out and or pay us to sit at home and pay us for that.

 Either way, its going to happen. I will LIVE far from the tracks 
 as possible !!!

Name: JustDave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2017

9,000 foot trains? Naaahhaa..try 20,000 foot trains with one SD40-2 and
just frying the tractions motors.....CP style....

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2017

Willard?
You obviously are not an engineer for csx as you state. If you were
you would know that we have been running 12,000 foot plus trains for
quite a while now. A 9000 foot train is below average anymore.
  As far as driving one's self to and from a train. That could
happen,
but after being up for 24 hours and getting off a train then being
forced to drive two or three hours or more home is just going to make a
lot of families wealthy minus one!

Name: Resist
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2017

Up Your Game Girls!

Hunter's plans are fruitless if all take a couple of days off!

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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

Can you imagine with EHH in office what is going to happen with
deadheads? We are going to have to drive a Company Vehicle to the
trains and or have a Manager run us out. No more Taxis. the 9000 foot
trains are coming just like on the CN. This guy is a true loon.

Load UP on your UTU insurance and fuck that BRCF. Their job insurance
sucks

Name: WTF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2017

All we have got from our LC is that "we're working on it" which means
it will takes months if not years.  Then when something is finally done
we will be told how hard they worked to get them back when they
should.have halted it to begin with.  Fuck the UTU and BLE.....yall are
completely fucking useless!!!

Name: Is that right?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Is that right? F*&k those attendance policies!

I bet John Bromely is a Tard, huh?

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2017

XLC

Sounds just like what the Union Pathetic had done to us too.
Its called a Attendance Policy. We have too many Rail buffs
working for this out fit now that are completely lame and
living out their fantasy.

That is why everything is crap. Rail buffs here when it 
was SP and now the UP. A bunch of fat, choo-choo train set
rail buffs. They are just like company scabs in my book.

Live and learn

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Conductor

Agreements are different in various regions. However, PL and DV days
are set by caps. Almost all agreements when bargaining took place
allowed for a minimum set of number of people who bid on and could take
these days off at a given time.  If weekend days have been removed and
you have not been given your right to bid on them then you need to
corner your LC and demand answers. No way do I believe for one minute
that the UTU would agree to take away your right to bid on these days.
During manpower shortages they can reduce the number of people who can
take these days but they can not deliberately take away specific days.
Get with your LC and if you can't get answers then start calling your
General chairman.

Name: WTF!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2017

Have any other divisions weekends been removed by using PL or DV days. 
We have our 90 days scheduling coming up soon and as it stands we can
not put in any Friday, Saturday or Sundays in.  Company told our Union
it's because we layoff too much.  Pretty much every Atlanta Terminal
is affected by this.  Any others?

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

I love when new hires call out over the radio

" Go ahead and back it up!

I do exactly when I am told, Go forward and then back it up....LOL


Jason

Name: SP Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2017

"That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!”


Lawyers writing the operating rules....PERIOD

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up
with thus far in all my years.  Maybe they will throw it out soon. 
That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell
you to back up if I'm in the way?  That previous bunch has just about
run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!

Name: Stephanie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

I am the smartest person that I know.  If Csx is going to give away
money, I'm taking it.
My first lawsuit failed but if I keep crying about discrimination long
enough, I will be living off Csx welfare forever.  Better recognize.

Name: John
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

Now that is a smart move. On and off at 4 MPH. again. New guys,
Don't screw this up for us. 


 Thanks

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2017

Read the new rule. You CAN be outside the cab at 4mph or less!
I would imagine that place of safety is next to go by the wayside.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 March 2017

Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk
on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to
get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter,
 relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and
ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do
our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is
watching you for a hour just so they can  fail you on a O TEST.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2017

Hunter Harrison strikes again, just got the word he is closing the yard
in Atlanta.

Name: Billy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2017

King Karma;

When will the UP take over happen?

Name: Clyde
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

CSx New ceo will make roughly $ 204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay
cuts?

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 March 2017

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html

Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this
before they vote.

Name: UP EMPLOYEES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 March 2017

The Shake UP Is Near Before Hunter Gets Here In A Year That Is Near...
Because management is inept and simply incompetent.

Precision Railroading Is Simply: Jumping on a train without any 
delays, not running thirty trains out of a terminal with only one
driver to transport crews.

Expect that a severe Shake-UP will happen once Harrison's name is
mentioned for a Takeover-Of-The-UP....And when that happens, the stock
will double just like it did for us here at CSX!

King Karma

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2017

we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as
your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to
walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have
your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they
want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at
home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not
ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and
ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job
briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your
boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a
doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you
haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on
and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR
csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time
BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!

Name: Pay Cuts Coming Wimps
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2017

Just in:

Head Hunter wants to renegotiate your Collective Bargaining Agreement,
reduce corporate salaries by 40%, and place all employees on 
TrumpCare, at the expense of all employees without any future credits
of employer contributions.
All those cuts alone with essentially pay his three hundred million
dollar ($300,000,000.00) salary for the next three years.

And you all are squabbling over a few dollars in denied claims!

PRICELESS!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2017

Lots of CSX managers are really sweating it right now. There are good
managers and I wish them well, but as for the POS managers, I hope you
soon find yourself without a job and lose everything you have.  Karma
is a Bitch ass wipes. I don't know how many good employees iv'e saw
walked out the door for chickenshit failures. As for most of you
Managers at Avon, I hope you either get fired or exercise your
seniority and get some of what you been dishing out for so long.

Name: RE; Jim Jones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

Re; Jim Jones:

Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a
Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum
on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend
off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to
find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep
throwing away claims and continue looking the other way!

No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for
the new hires!

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

I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4
pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do
????

Name: Lateral Motions 
E-mail: claims@csx.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 March 2017

Mr. (BNSF or UP) Doerr...Thanks for the information on your lateral
motion claims.
It was very helpful in establishing claims at our Local Union Meeting.

Name: CSX/UP MERGER
E-mail: hharris@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 March 2017

UP MANAGEMENT:

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER
YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000
POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS!
WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR 
(NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS.
UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU!

CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD

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

NEWS FLASH!


Its already started.  The rath of the great white HUNTER has already
started.  Avon hump crews are already following one of his orders that 
ALL CUTS WITH BE CUT OFF ONE CAR AT A TIME.!  Doesn't matter if a block
of 3 cars are going to the same place, each car will be cut off
individually.  Now I don't know about you but it sounds like someone
might end up getting carpal tunnel of the elbow! Can you image standing
on a hump for 8 hours pulling cut levers on 110 car trains going over
the hill. 
He also has put the order out that 8 hours on a local or yard job is 8
HOURS PERIOD!!!  You cant bust your arss anymore and get the car count
that Jacksonville has always required so you can get done a little
early or take just a few more minutes for lunch. If you are on an 8
hour job your butt better be there 8 hours. You actually get your local
work done early and get back to the yard if you got any time left your
going to be put to work in the yard.  Your on a relief dog catch crew
and you drag in a couple trains and got time left you will sit on your
butt for the remainder of the time or the TM will find you any crap
they can think of to keep you moving around for no less than 8 hours. 

Interesting to see how they rape and violate long pool crews coming in
as a J JOB or dog catching job out of the hotel. You sit in the hotel
for 15 hours and they decide to dead head you home because there are
too many crews there the chief will put you on a relief crew ticket and
make you work for 12 hours. There is no such thing as an 8 hour job on
trip rated long pool hauls. No assigned start and end times for these
pool. You get put on a dog catching ticket they are going to run you
into the ground for 12 hours. If there is nothing to drag in on your
way home in the wagon you will be put to work when you get to the yard.
3-4 hour wagon ride then a J JOB dog for no less than 4... Its coming!
If your pool is being used as an extra board all the time get ready to
get your eyes screwed out. 
So get ready to buy some new boots and FOR GOD SAKES START FILLING
THOSE CLAIMS FOR ALL THE TICKETS THE CHIEF GIVES YOU AND PAYROLL
COMBINES THEM AND TAKES THEM BACK!  YOU THINK YOUR GET A SCREWING NOW
YOU HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET!

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hey guys.  That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much.  I'd
screw up your railroad for a fraction of that.  I come cheaper because I
bought my degree from a diploma mill.  Hunter cut off 1000 workers
before he even started.  That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any
tuition assistance cause that's a waste.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2017

Hello Me:
            Hunter is older, but he is ALSO in poor shape. A man in his
wealth class can afford overkill in medical care. Still, he is rumored
to have had pneumonia, breathing problems, is on oxygen, and other
issues. Investors are very concerned that he will not live to complete
his "mission" at CSX to totally revise the company and become the
greatest RR president in US history.

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

He's 72 years old. I'm hoping he dies sooner than later.

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

Setser.  Hard to look at him & not be reminded of Alfred E. Newman of
MAD magazine fame. "What, me worry?".

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

It's Official now!!!! Just when you thought it couldn't get any
worse!!!

Name: EX LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2017

Titan

It's my guess you are referring to Bill Setser. He will be heading up
the Northern Region.  What you stated about his chop and fire mentality
has been confirmed as true.  Several supervisors who worked with him
have confirmed he did in fact make it well known that if they weren't
in the fields finding someone to fire they weren't trying hard enough
and were not doing their jobs.  If you can confirm any more factual
information in regards to his lack of ethical reasoning it would be in
the best interest of everyone to be made aware of his actions.  Some
may argue your post does not belong in the safety forum but they could
not be more wrong. When someone new comes to town and takes control
they ALWAYS COME ON FULL FORCE TO MAKE SURE EVERY ONE OF THIER LINE
STAFF UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF POWER THEY HAVE! There will be
pressure on the supervisors to show their ability to follow his wishes.
If he is testing them to see which ones can cut the mustard and have the
back bone to fire workers in the field without hesitation they will all
be head hunting without any regards to the rules. This is going to
cause a frenzy in the field and create serious moral problems and
hostile work environment. This in turn creates an unsafe working
environment.  Follow the rules to a tee.  Do not make a single move if
you are in doubt of the exact rule governing the job. We all know the
supervisors have a history of twisting and turning the rules to favor a
failure if they need one bad enough. It has always been this way and
will never change. Do not be afraid to pull your rules book out and
argue the fact if you are wrongly charged. There are major changes
coming to the company and a lot of new heads of state taking over. With
new operation changes and changing of seats there will be pressure out
in the fields. Do your best to follow all rules IN WRITING and contact
your local chairman and General Chairman of all NEW VERBAL RULE CHANGES
the supervisors quote to you as a new rule that has never been put in
writing.

Name: Goofy clown 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we
work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership
position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am
announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals
in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience,
passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together,
they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety,
service and efficiency.

These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our
operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency
and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless
otherwise indicated. Effective immediately:

Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation
Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation
strategy. Reporting to Mike are:
·         Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of
Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network;
·         Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position
of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping
us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and
·         Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice
president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service,
Passenger Operations and PTC.
The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of
Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern
Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve
as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta,
Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern
Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will
report to Jermaine.

Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition
of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern
Region.

John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having
previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation.
The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to
John.

Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible
for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical
area.

Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with
expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated
Railroad initiatives.

Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John
have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of
service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal
success in their future endeavors.

The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to
finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them
as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably
serve our customers and our nation’s economy.

Sincerely,

Cindy Sanborn

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2017

Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by
complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help.
Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do
something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines
up your butt..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 March 2017

Hunter is the real deal, he makes money, and with out that there is no
sugar to suck off. Point your finger any direction, however if you are
a slacker---you be gone. The sad part is those that leave are based on
the Union Sonority and they are the worst to keep. let the good one's
go and keep the sludge. That my friend is what a union does to every
young person that works for the railroad.

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

Much complaining, groaning & moaning from employees during the 
Ward regime. Look out now. Is best to be careful what you wish for.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 March 2017

I sure hope Hunter Harrison fires some of these incompetent Diversity
Hires they have acquired over the years.  Maybe the new CSX will hire
and promote managers based on qualifications and ability rather that
trying to win some type of EEOC award to hang on the wall.

Name: TRUMP AMERICA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2017

MAKE RAIL WAGES GREAT AGAIN!

But first, we must DRAIN THE SWAMP and fire our corrupt union bosses!

They complain about how much we lost, but their signatures is on every
lousy agreement shoved down our throats!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2017

well, the latest on TV was flash news that CSX is eliminating 1,000
management jobs. And, IIRC, yardmaster positions have disappeared on
many other railroads, and may soon disappear on CSX, to be replaced by
MYO - manager yardmasters. If you can finish a degree, gain a skill, or
get a license remember that there is NO secure RR job.

Name: Safety First
E-mail: rodoerr@bnsf.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 February 2017

EXCESSIVE LATERAL MOTION SYMPTOMS & CASUALTY MANAGEMENT CLAIMS:

Union Pacific and few other Class I encourages all employees to
recognized the symptoms from excessive lateral motion traumas.

The following is for your information and guidance for lateral motion
symptoms:

DISCOMFORT
PAIN
NUMBNESS
TINGLING
BURNING
CHANGE IN COLOR OR TEMPERATURE OF SKIN

FACTORS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

INTENSE LONG-DURATION EXPOSURE TO COMBINATIONS OF FORCE AND REPETITION
DOING TASKS BEYOND YOUR PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES
EXPOSURE TO VIBRATION ABOVE MAXIMUM HEALTH GUIDELINES

PLEASE REPORT SYMPTOMS ITS TO LATE TO FILE CLAIM WITHIN THREE YEARS
OF SYMPTOMS IF THEY:

ARE PERSISTENT, SEVERE, OR WORSENING 
IF THE PAIN RADIATES THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE BODY
KEEP YOU FROM SLEEPING
IF YOU HAVE CONSTANT OR UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR!
SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR DIAGNOSIS.

Some cumulative trauma injuries are so severe and requires extreme
medical remedies, including a Medical retirement with compensation by
the Casualty Management Department.

One should always seek a FELA attorney in order to fully understand
your options if the Casualty Management Department fail to do so.

Name: Chad Wilbourn Duhhh!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2017

I put in the try and become Michael Wards replacement, but the 
fake Madison University degrees I got over on the UP with that I got
off the internet just wouldn't fly with your Corporate people.

So YOU got that old ass and another old fucker from sales.


Booo hoo for me Chad wilbourn, Super homo from North Plate

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

Wonder if she was Safely, Courteously & Professionally helped 
off the property without Harassment & Discrimination. If the witch
is out, probably got a nice goodbye severance package.

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

Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy
Sanborn is no longer with csx.

Name: hugh jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

Robert Pines for President!!

Name: Big Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2017

New CSX motto should be "Big trains, Big Problems!!" hahaha
Keep running them big, I like all the overtime and recrews.

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

Hi, could someone please enlighten me as to your grievance procedures?
I'm from Canada and understand the processes are different.

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

Yep, agree - "That sanborn witch should be given a mop & bucket &
toilet cleaning supplies"....... - so as to perform the type of tasks
she's best suited for.  Add she should have to pay for the cleaning
supplies.   WTH, all company suckasses should have to do likewise.

Name: Lowell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Cindy should work for Amtrak as a car cleaner and a toilet wiper.

That job will work for her.

Name: Oh No!! Not Amtrak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Don't send Cindy Sanborn to Amtrak !! They have enough problems with
just trying to exist and run their own railroad.

She will ruin Amtrak just like CSXT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 February 2017

That sanborn witch should be given a mop & bucket & toilet
cleaning supplies to perform the type of tasks she's best
suited for.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2017

Heard from a CSX manager that Cindy is going to work for Amtrak, good
riddance.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2017

In reply to...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Just frustrated and feel like venting....
~~~~~~~~

Ma’am you have rights and deserve to be treated with respect. As
someone who once worked in HR at 500 Water Street, I can assure you
that nothing will change unless you change it. 

Go here and answer the questions https://egov.eeoc.gov/eas/ 

At the end, a form will load on the screen. Print it off. Fill it out.
Mail it in. Be brief and just use the room they give you. Let the EEOC
decide if this deserves additional attention. You can withdraw the
charge if later you regret it. And if you are worried about CSX taking
action against you as a result of filling, they will not because that
gives you another reason to file a new charge, which is a lot easier to
prove. The EEOC comes down very hard if a company attacks someone that
files a charge.

If you don’t file, which is very easy to complete, no one will ever do
anything about what you are seeing. 

I have spoken with more than 10 educated professional people that have
all witnessed or experienced EEOC violations at CSX and only one of
them filed with the EEOC. That is why you are suffering. People are
afraid to take action and so more people get hurt.
 
Help fix the problem, protect others, get the respect you deserve, file
today.

Name: WILD CAT
E-mail: johnwayne@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2017

This is a two day notice: 

Who's brave enough to stay home Wednesday?

This is the only leverage you have without a corrupt union officer!

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

The elections for the Smart\UTU Legislative positions for local & state
were held just last year so it'll be 2-3 yrs. before another.
However, should there be a vacancy due to resignation, retirement, et
al, an election would need to be held prior to that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2017

Well,
If all that's true how's come you've stuck with it and haven't
filed a lawsuit(s)?  Must be something in/on your agenda.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2017

Just frustrated and feel like venting....

Started in the field as a young woman then came to HQ still as a young
woman. As a woman I  can tell you that stereotypes around sexual
harassment at this company are so backwards.  People in headquarters
and far away from the field assume that sexual-harassment is all the
norm if you're a young woman working in the field.  However I can
attest to the fact that it is quite the opposite.  The further removed
I get from the field the worst of sexual harassment becomes.

  Honestly I have always worked in management of the company and never
experienced any sexual harassment in the field,  it wasn't until I
started working in headquarters that it started occurring. The "good
old boys"  Club is alive and well here and about as stereo typical as
you can get .  White males in their 40s to 50s deciding who moves and
when and where and how throughout the company .  God forbid somebody
makes a sexual advance towards you and you politely decline-  that's
all they need to put you on their "**** list."

  And it always occurs from the men who were never in the field, the
man who only ever worked banker hours and had to do little to get ahead
other than being friends with the right person at the right time .  I
literally grew up in this company and come from a long line of
railroaders three generation strong ,  I stayed away from attempting to
work in this industry for a long time because of my family strong
history of leadership within it .  I was worried that that would be
held against me, but now I see that my gender is worse than anything . 


  I've tried to do everything the men in my family did to get a good
reputation I started in the field,  I worked 24 hours a day seven days
a week,  I missed out on so much time of seeing my young son grow up , 
and all I have to show for it is  A dead end position that I'm kept in
just to keep me submissive to a chain of leadership that thinks they
know what's best without consulting anyone outside of themselves .

 And speaking of this leadership ,   There are some good ones I can
attest to that for sure but they are few and far in between
unfortunately.  The culture here has morphed into one where we are only
looking to get ahead for ourselves and we don't care about the
long-term success of the company or its employees .  When I was growing
up I felt like doing what was best for the company was the major reason
why people made certain desicions.  Sure no one is going to be able to
make a decision that makes every employee of a company happy,  but at
least I felt like that with this decisions were being made for the good
of majority both field and management employees . 

 I get it this industry has a long history of doing bad things to good
people ,  but at least in those times everybody was upfront about it . 
Now we just turn a blind eye and pretend like we don't see what is
going on .   I've worked at high-levels  of other male dominated
industries and moved ahead quickly at a young age and can honestly tell
you I've never experienced such long term blatant harassment like I
have experienced since I've  been in the most "progressive""
department our headquarters has the offer .

Ok- back to the super bowl...

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2017

Very disappointing to hear my State Legislative Rep. for the UTU is
inquiring into CSX management jobs, guess he needs a back-up plan in
case he doesn't get re-elected to his 6-figure do-nothing job, as he
doesn't want to run a engine ever again.  This man has many faces, you
have to look no further than his Facebook page to see who he is friends
with.  Says a lot about his moral character, preach the Union
Brotherhood at the state house and union meetings, yet making a backup
plan to take a CSX mgmt. position.

Name: Mitch Combs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2017

For Watchdog,

(Retired 33 years from RR service here, so I do have a say).

When a human being gets hurt/injured or worse cut/smashed into a bloody
corpse...IT IS A BIG DEAL!  Do not downplay that fact.

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2017

Posters

Well it looks like our pines/imposter has managed to take control of
the site again. Drawing everyone's attention away from the important
topics at hand. If you are a regular poster on this site or have been a
visitor of it, you know the pines character goes back over 14 years.
Maybe longer. Cant say if he started the recent mess with posting the
incident about the unfortunate van accident but he/it has kept the ball
rolling.  There is a car hit in this country everyday by someone who is
either an idiot, tired or lazy or the unfortunate 
victim of bad view from vegetation, buildings, or improperly maintained
crossing equipment. There is also a car crash everyday due to the same
damn things.  Now, we must ask ourselves why has he decided to continue
this rant. Our guess is he is either off his medication, bored or he is
really the company mole who is paid to come to this site and disrupt
all discussions of topics that have the powers to be in Jacksonville
twisting in their seats.  

So lets take the time to put away Mr. pines rants for the moment and
focus on what is happening in and around our yards!
It may not be long before you have a new Sherriff in the CEO seat and
thing will be seriously changing. If you have not googled Hunter
Harrison then we suggest you do. Read his history, Read his ideas and
strategies. He will get a seat on the board of directors if not CEO. He
WILL be an influence. The supervisors are not protected. They are just
as vulnerable and expendable. They know this. Your unions better be
doing their homework. If there is a change of power you will finally
see what your unions are made of. Reducing the work force means
reducing their income or doubling your dues.

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

anybody need their grass cut?  i'm looking for a job.

Name: Keith Freeman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2017

WITNESS TO AND NEEDS TO BE RE-POSTED TO KEEP THE FAITH.

Name:
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 December 2012

After serving as FRA Railroad Safety Inspector (Motive Power and
Equipment) for just over 34 years, I have retired. My decision to
retire was made on March 16, 2012, after being bullied and stalked on
and outside of railroad property by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Trainmaster Lennon Givens, with FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz
and FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish refusing to take any
kind of action. 

On the night of March 15, 2012, at the CSX Transportation Stanley
Yard,
near Toledo, Ohio, CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Superintendent
Rob
Burkett and CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal Trainmaster Lennon
Givens
began following very closely behind my GSA vehicle. It was clear to me
that I was being bullied and stalked by those individuals. Because I
did not want that harassment to continue, I left the railroad
property.
However, Burkett and Givens continued to follow me in Burkett's
personal vehicle. After I made several turns and drove more than two
miles they finally turned away. CSX Mechanical Operations employees at
Stanley Yard are very aware of how CSX Transportation managers
attempted to intimidate me. I was told that one of those managers was
even bragging how the FRA Inspector (me) was run off the property on
March 15, 2012. 
FRA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish told me that he would not
defend me. During a previous phone conversation, CSX Superintendent
Rob
Burkett had repeatedly accused me of taking pleasure in delaying his
trains. I assured him that it was the FRA non-complying conditions
that
were delaying his trains, and if those trains had been FRA compliant,
they would not have been delayed.

On March 28, 2012, at approximately 11 p.m., CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens again followed me out of the CSX
Transportation Stanley Yard. After driving about two miles and making
several turns, I entered the Lake Township Police Department parking
lot. Givens then pulled to the side of the road and waited for me.
Because the Lake Township Police were out on patrol, I called 911 to
report that I was being stalked. When officers arrived, I explained
how
Givens had been stalking me, and also how CSX Transportation Toledo
Terminal Superintendent Rob Burkett and Givens had stalked me on the
night of March 15, 2012. I then learned that that activity on the part
of CSX managers was in no uncertain terms, illegal. I told the police
officers that Burkett and Givens have been attempting to intimidate me
an effort to shield their FRA non-compliant outbound trains from my
inspection and the resultant delays caused by the serious defects that
I regularly discover. The police officers then took my statement and
asked where they could find Givens. I told them that his office was in
the newly constructed CSX Administration Building at Walbridge, Ohio.
I
also had an eye witness to the stalking and gave the police officers
the
name of that witness. Then, being extremely upset and nervous, I
decided
that I should just go home. A police report is available at the Lake
Township Police Department, 27975 Cummings Road, Millbury, OH 43447
(419) 838-6651.

On March 29, 2012, I sent an e-mail to FRA Region 2 managers and to my
AFGE union officials describing what had occurred the night before.
FRA
Region 2 Deputy Administrator Larry Kish again phoned me to discuss
the
matter. This time he did not say that he could not defend me, but did
not say that he would either.

When I was bullied and stalked by CSX Transportation Toledo Terminal
Superintendent Rob Burkett and  CSX Terminal Trainmaster Lennon Givens
on March 15 and 28, 2012, I believe that a Federal crime was
committed.
On those two days, serious attempts were made to intimidate a federal
law enforcement official in the performance of his official duties.
FRA
Region 2 managers should have immediately contacted the U.S. Marshals,
but instead went to CSX Transportation with hat-in-hand.

During the last few years, I discovered hundreds of freight cars with
ineffective air brakes and other FRA non-complying conditions that
were
prepared for departure in outbound trains at the CSX Transportation
Stanley and Lake Front Yards near Toledo, Ohio. And I documented most
of those defects with photographs. Had I not taken exception to those
FRA non-complying freight cars, they would have departed without being
repaired.

I believe that FRA management is beginning to cater to the desires of
the railroads. They have not told FRA inspectors to back off, but they
have been telling them to alter their inspection procedures. At a
recent staff meeting, FRA Region 2 Administrator Brian Hontz told us
that we would be operating in a new manner. A further statement from
Hontz indicated to me that railroad operational desires will be
honored
ahead of regulatory enforcement.

Prior to my retirement, I was also told that we should do fewer
outbound train inspections and more inbound inspections. Railroads
love
inbound train inspections because they don't cause outbound train
delays. However, inbound train inspections do not give a clear picture
of how the outbound trains will look after they are classified,
inspected and given a class I brake test-initial terminal inspection.
Only outbound inspections can verify that all freight cars have
effective air brakes, secure safety appliances and components that
will
not cause enroute derailments. Also, enforcement action can only be
taken after the railroad inspections have been completed and the
trains
are ready to depart. Again, if railroads comply with FRA regulations,
they will not experience delayed train departures account of FRA
inspections.

I was a dedicated Railroad Safety Inspector for 34 years, and never
received less than a Meritorious performance rating. In fact, most of
my ratings were Distinguished. Also, the accident, complaint,
inspection and violation reports I submitted will verify my dedication
to railroad safety, and to the oath I took back in 1978. I always
treated railroad employees in the manner that I would have wished to
be
treated. The only railroad employees that were offended were the
managers that believed on time train departures were more important
than dispatching safe and FRA compliant trains. 

By not providing proper railroad safety oversight, I believe that FRA
may be going down the same road that the Mine Safety and Health
Administration did a few years ago. Several coal miners lost their
lives due to that lack of oversight. It seems likely that MSHA started
catering to the wishes of mine owners rather than the safety of the
miners. And it seems to me that FRA is now catering to the wishes of
the railroads. Railroads are now operating with fewer employees and
expecting the same amount of work from them. One person remote control
locomotive assignments are a good example. Those employees are
expected
to accomplish the same amount of work as was previously done by two or
three employees. On several occasions, those employees have told me
that in order to accomplish the work assigned to them, they are forced
to disregard FRA and railroad safety rules. I have also been told that
their managers place a target on their backs if they do try to follow
all of the rules and consequently can't finish the work that was
assigned to them. And if they get caught breaking a rule, they are
usually disciplined and sometimes terminated. From the discussions I
have had with engineers and trainmen, work morale is very bad.
Yardmasters have also complained to me about how they are treated and
talked to by the trainmasters they work for. Unfortunately, those in
FRA Headquarters and Regional offices don't seem to realize what
really goes on in railroad yards. They seem to believe that the
employees are always responsible for injuries and accidents, and that
the railroads are doing all they can to prevent those occurrences.
Yes,
employees are often at fault when injuries and accidents occur, but
the
pressure railroads place on them for production and the movement of
trains is also part of the equation. And, placing profits ahead of
expenditures for safety improvements, including equipment and track
repairs, also enters into that equation. These problems have existed
since the first rails were laid, and is why the FRA Office of Safety
exists today. Unfortunately the FRA Office of Safety now seems to be
catering to the railroads' desire for production, movement of trains
and profits, instead of enforcing safety regulations to protect
railroad employees and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Reviewing recent comments about E. Hunter Harrison here, note the
following corrections should be made:
a. EHH is thinking of working at CSX, not at the UP.
b. EHH son is NOT replacing him as pres. of CP, a guy off BN is.
c. The key time is the board meeting this spring.
d. Cindy should be gone real soon now, but perhaps hold until June.
e. M. Ward will be gone by June.
f. EHH will be the new top dog.
g. Whatever new plans in works currently may NOT be the plan several
months from now.
h. This may still lead to suburban Chicago, on the wind swept prairie.
i. The guy from Pershing Square Associates, Bill Ackman, is NOT the
investment consortium backing this project.
j. good bye Calumet, hello Schaumberg??
k. Boca Raton and metropolitan Chicago (not O'Hare) have ample
airfields w/24 ops, lights, everything set up for corporate all weather
ops. O'Hare is good but they don't like corporate and there are soo
many nice strips all set up, as long as the pilot understands the mess
in that TCA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Well LC,
Why don't you LCs & the Local LRs get cracking?
Union reps are supposed to have even more backing than the average
member account they're just doing what they're elected to do.

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

LC (Joe)
  
    Dropping his name on here or calling the ethics hotline and the FRA
will get the same reaction from the Trainmaster.  The anti-retaliation
policy doesn't apply to mgmt.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2017

Concerned

I am all for whistleblowing and doing what is right, but using a
trainmasters name means that all local crews that use the on board
under his jurisdiction will most likely we watched like a hawk in order
for retaliation to be dispensed. The TM will not be able to identify who
brought the unethical behavior forward so crews will most likely be
drilled and failures give to all to make sure the message is sent. DO
NOT DISCUSS THE FACT THAT THE POST WAS ON HERE AND BY WHOM.

Name: Report that TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

Hey you!!

Yes that is a clear violation of the HOS act.

Report his ass to the FRA and any other RR official

Don't let that crap slide.....


Have a good weekend and stay safe and smart.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

Concerned,
Regarding the hours of service question: 
After you've completed the OBWO device work, can you complete the
electronic "time ticket"? Or must you do a quick tie-up and then have
to complete your hours of service reporting when you next report for
duty?   That's your 1st clue concerning handling electronic devices
after your 12 hrs. has expired. 
How much time do you mean?  Couple minutes or an hour or so? 
TM Fister should be made to read & fully understand Title 49 CFR Part
228 in it's entirety.
You people, your unions, need to get all this reported to the FRA-have
that outfit make a determination on how this should be handled.

Name: concerned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2017

FRA INSPECTOR

When I was first hired we were told in training class that we were not
supposed to stay after work when we were outlawed to complete the on
board for the company. This electronic devise reports the work that we
SUPPOSIDLY DO to the billing department for CSX. We have a
trainmaster(Fister) who has been making us stay and report work after
we outlaw.  I was told it was their responsibility to complete this. He
says since it is not actually doing train work so we can. We get
overtime while we stay and complete the thing so some dont care about
it, but if its a violation of hours of service I dont want to get
caught up in this mess. Whats the rule on this. How about reporting
that you have pulled cars from an industry which you know you haven't
just to get it to billing. If we go back to get the cars the next day
and they derail all over the place and its enough damage to be
reportable to the FRA will we be charged for lying on the onboard. What
if the car needs to be shopped for repairs and the commodity isn't
delivered in time and csx charges the customer for work we never did?
We are being made do this as well but I bet your bottom dollar the TM
will NEVER admit he told us to do this.  What would you do about this? 
Im not the only one starting to get concerned about this! Why doesn't
CSX pay better attention to this stuff going on or are they just in it
up to their knees! Do they harass the supervisors to get customer
serviced on time just so they can get that service star award? Whats
the big deal with this award anyway. Do they get grants or money for
the award?

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

Conductor 30

That's real easy to say not to step up or volunteer. Doesn't do a
damn bit of good when a tm comes up to you after you been gone at the
hotel for 48 stinking hours and you come in on a train after 10 hours
on duty and they grab you and ask if you can go drag a train in then
when you say no I am tired and want to go home they say " WELL WE
REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW SO IM GOING TO ASK YOU AGAIN! 
WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SAY. HUH? We said no again then we were order to
do it or be charged with insubordination. Then they stand there and lie
through their teeth and say you will be paid another ticket and the pay
roll takes it back and says you weren't entitled to be paid for the
extra work.  WE ARE SICK OF THIS SHIT. WE ARE SICK OF OUR YELLOW BACK
UNIONS LETTING THIS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE STINKING DAY TO THE CREWS. I
AGREE WITH LEGAL. MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE AT NO COST! REPORT EVERY
LAW THEY BREAK. NOTIFY THE PRESS. WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE!

Name: PRESIDENT TRUMP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 January 2017

We are a week in President Trump's term...and already he has
demonstrated how incompetent our union leaders are and above all, how
corrupt our politicians are! With a simple demand to Corporate America
under the threat of tariffs to companies who decides to move their
manufacturing base to Mexico under the disguise of Free Trade.
Free Trade was not designed to destroy your owned country, and by doing
so, move your manufacturing base to Mexico or another country, and sell
the products to the country where the factories were shut down.

Plain and simple economics and plain and simple courage by President
Trump to tell it like it is!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 January 2017

Loyd

Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the
fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction
of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail
to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations
of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a
concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and
regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to
immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a
complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was
them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the
advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He
was the one in the situation and knew what was happening.

People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under
the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your
situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you
have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul
working for the railroad.
The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a
daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send
a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are
violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should
know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the
railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a
difference. It doesn't work that way. 
Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand
fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal
regulators,

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

Strike?  Ya sure.  We cant even ban together and all markoff for a day
or two and shut it down much less strike.  Too many guys in way over
their heads financially.  Cant afford to miss a day much less strike. 
Will NEVER happen.  Next idea?

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2017

First of all I want to say that it has been quite some time since I've
had anything to post here because well, it really doesn't seem to make
much of  a difference.  Now it is a great place to vent and I appreciate
the people who run this website but comments mostly fall on deaf ears. 


Now, where was I?  Here we are in 2017 and things have gone from not so
good, to pretty bad, horrible, and almost unbearable.  And before you
think about getting on here and telling me to stop bitching just save
your fingers from exercise because I'm not writing on your behalf. 
I'm writing to sympathize and to get other input from employees who
are sick of being treated like we are lower than rat droppings.  

We are, or should all be, at a junction where we have to make a choice.
 We as union members have to decide if we're finally going to stand up
to these blood sucking class 1 railroads with or without the backing of
our unions.  If your attitude has always been that we cannot strike you
need to rethink where you want to be in 10 to 20 years.  How will your
quality of life be?  What kind of job will you be able to hold then? 
Will you be by yourself on that engine?  Will a computer eventually
replace you if you are the only one left on that engine?  How will
management treat you without a powerful union?  How powerful will your
union be if they get rid of 30 to 50 percent more of the work force? 
Will you even have a union then?  How much worse can the availability
policy get?  Will FMLA be available for you then or will these
companies use it against you?  

Seriously.  Ask yourself these questions fellow union members.  If you
can accept things the way they are then I guess you like being
manipulated and treated like a modern day slave.  The only difference
is maybe you get okay benefits and a decent wage just to feed back to
the system itself.  What is happening right now is NOT okay.  And if
you think it is maybe YOU are the problem.  

Now we've got maybe ONE opportunity to make things better for
ourselves.  I hope you do the right thing if you get the chance.

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

LC

Nice catch in the ethics policy. Im going to sit down and read mine a
little closer now. see what else I can find that supervisors are
violating.

Name: UP LASU CON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2017

TO ALL YOU DON'T HAVE TO AND READ THIS;

STAY THE FU8K OUT OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES.


GOING ON  HIGH ALERT LIKE.


HIGH URBAN THREAT AREA......


ANTI -DONALD DUCK PROTESTORS ALL OVER THE PLACE...


BARBARA STREISAND AND HER GOT NOTHING TO GUILTY OF QUEER BAND

ALONG WITH JAMIE LEE CURTIS AND OTHER HOLYWOOD ELITE ALL OVER THE

PLACE PROTESTING PRESIDENT DONALD DUCK AND HIS MICKEY MOUSE CRUSADE.


GAWD...I HOPE NCCC GET'S FUCKED BY A GOOD RAILROAD STIKE THIS YEAR....

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

ME

The post was not from Adam. Wrong assumption. Not sure he would
appreciate his name being posted on this site. Sure you meant no harm.
Now a little education for you and other posters.

As for your comment to sick, posting on this site that the CMC managers
are being put on notice is the perfect thing to do. If you have not read
any post on this site before, the FRA as well as an appointed team for
the lawyers of CSX reads this site every day. It is a blatant violation
for a crew caller to call someone in the manner that "SICK" has
pointed out when the crew managers are well aware that this topic is
covered in the SSA and is written in black and white. There is NO GRAY
AREA! The excuse they are using now is that the IVR is violating the
rule. It is set up to automatically run the rosters and anyone in AO
status will get automatically called in the window between 2201 and
0000. NO EXCUSE!!
They are responsible for the programing of the IVR system. They have
been using this as an excuse since they were down sized and jobs were
replaced by the machine. 
If you having issues with anyone in CSX and need to point out the
problems do not hesitate to post your notice to them on this site. 
It is a fact that TM, RF and other supervisors visit this site on a
regular basis and have been heard very frequently discussing the topics
posted on here. Therefore they can not say they are not aware of
situations that are taking place and therefore they are turning a blind
eye. Yes, they do nothing about what they read but that puts them at
fault according to the ethics policy.

You should have received a copy of the code of ethics in the mail. Read
page 38 covering social media. Read the first line of the last
paragraph!

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING POSTED THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO CSX,
REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY! The csx group who is assigned to monitor this
site regularly is NOT EXEMPT from this policy! Actions such as those
that are occurring within the CMC could easily be seen as an attempt to
create hostility.

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

SickOf CM,

   I'll bet those CMC callers and Managers are afraid to call anyone
now since you "Put them on Notice". Damnit man. I wish you wouldn't
have done that, they are all trembling in their shoes now and will be
afraid to call anyone for work.  

   Seriously dude, do you really think a crew caller or CMC Manager
gives two big shits about being turned in to the Ethics Hotline for
running the roster. You apparently have a very high opinion of yourself
to think that your gonna make a difference. Who do you think reviews the
cases called into the Ethics Hotline? It damned sure isn't a neutral
party that makes decisions that are Labor friendly.

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

LC (Adam),
   Thanks for the info on the performance bonus.

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

ALL ENGINEERS

Official notice came in today. The Engineers bonus will be figured at
100% and will be payable on February 22nd. There have been rumors
floating around that some in upper management have been claiming they
were getting a 125% bonus. These are just rumors and nothing has been
clarified. However it does not matter. The contractual bonus agreement
states that the bargaining unit will not request an audit or review of
the corporate books to determine if your percentage is being figured
fairly.

Name: sickof CM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2017

CREW MANAGERS!!!!



ARTICLE 40(NEW LANGUAGE) OF THE SSA FOR ENGINEERS STATES VERY
CLEARLY......

IN NO EVENT WILL AND ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT
GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000 HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED TIME
OFF. 

ITS ABOUT TIME YOU STOPPED ORDERING YOUR CREW CALLERS TO CALL ANY
ENGINEER AFTER 2000 AND DISRUPT OUR QUALITY TIME AT HOME THAT MICHAEL
WARD CLAIMS HE IS SO CONCERNED THAT WE HAVE. 
WE ARE ALL SICK OF HEARING THE SAME LAME EXCUSE THAT YOU HAVED NEW
PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE WHO DONT KNOW THE AGREEMENT.
YOU HAVE USED THIS OUTRIGHT LIE FOR SO LONG ITS NOT EVEN LAUGHABLE
ANYMORE.
THEREFORE YOU ARE BEING PUT ON NOTICE. WE ARE GOING TO FILE ETHICS
CHARGES AGAINST YOU FOR SUPPORTING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT. THEN WE
WILL FILE A PETITION TO HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM YOUR POSITION BECAUSE YOU
ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT QUALIFIED TO HANDLE THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
YOUR CREW CALLERS AND THE INABILITY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY
TRAINED SPEAKS FOR ITSELF WHEN OUR PHONE RING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT BECAUSE YOU HAVE ORDERED THEM TO GET A WARM BODY AT NO COST. DO
NOT DENY THIS. SEVERAL CREW CALLERS HAVE TOLD US THIS. THEY ARE NOT AS
LOYAL AS YOU THINK. 
YOUR TOTAL DISREGARD FOR OUR UNION AGREEMENT AND OUR PRIVATE TIME AT
HOME MAKES YOU A HOSTILE SUPERVISOR. YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME.
BE PREPARED!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

Agree.
SpongeBob ought to step back, do some research, listen\learn,
and then post what to hope for.  "Don't know what you've got
'till it's gone".

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

This is no different from the CP with Hunter Harrison & Bill Ackman
wanting to take over the NS.  They want to come in and liquidate
EVERYTHING.  Chop everything up, sell it all off to make there money,
then claim a consolidated railroad.  By this time there is nothing left
as they retire and walk away with millions in there pockets, and
thousands of railroaders out of work.   Modern day Corporate Greed. 
Watch what you wish for, these guys are hatchet men.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 January 2017

I'm hoping Hunter Harrison comes in and kicks out Mikey and Cindy on
the curb.  Maybe Mr. Harrison will promote people to management
positions based on  their ability rather than the current regime that
promotes people based on their skin color or other minority status. CSX
loves the positive publicity of hiring minorities and promoting them to
positions that they fail miserably in.  Take a look at Queens Gate and
Chicago for example.  These folks couldn't manage a Lemonade stand in
Siberia much less run a Railroad.

Name: UP Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 19 January 2017

Hunter Harrison signed on with the UP for over $100 Million plus.
He resigned from the CP and forfeited a buyout of over $88 Million.
Union Pacific has a overall management problem with a lot of dim
headlights at the operational levels of management.

With all the insurmountable legal bills that's coming to fruition,
someone has to focus on efficient (not harassment operation) operation
of trains.
 
Fritz and Scott has been compromised by the SP union bosses. And both
will be out the door in a matter of days!

Good Riddance

Name: Hogga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=5923



Strike one UP for the BLET on this victory against one man train crews
guys!! Hella of a lot better than the UTU/SMART ass union selling all
of our asses off in the next national aggreements.


Way to go BLE!!! Keep up the good work!!


Fuck you Carriers!!

Name: active conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 January 2017

Future Conductor;

CSX wants really stupid mofo's out here! Tell your friend to try and
hire on with BNSF or UP. They are at least better Railroads to work
for. CSX SUCKS ass and there is NO future here or security in the
jobs.

Maybe one day UP will buy the CSXT.  Hopefully!!

Their culture and respect towards the employees and have changed at
least on the LASU with the new Super.


Good Luck

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

ALL CREWS

Did any of you read the latest rag mag from the greatlakes division we
just got in the mail.  Try reading the article under "Avon keeps pace
with business". Anyone know who this fletcher guy is that said the
train crews pick up the engines in the receiving yard???

Does he not know that we usually get them at the servicing fuel pad and
if not there somewhere where they have parked them after another crew
brings them in bypassing the fuel pad so they wont be held for
inspection or cleaning?
Yeah, sometimes the crews get them in the receiving yard because they
hand them right off to another crew when they are running behind
schedule and again don't want them held up for inspection. 

Not sure this guy knows whats going on with the power or he's just to
afraid to tell it like it really is!

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

Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by
csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx
kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2
or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he
was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never
given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx
did this?

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2017

POSTERS

Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your
gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform
the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would
be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure
anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit
amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some
support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the
best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day
insane business tactics that we all deal with!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!  Maybe this year will be a better year and we
will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones
we have been waiting for more than 4 years!

Name: shop
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 January 2017

Notice

Looks like Avon is taking another hit. They are supposed to be doing
away with 3rd shift in the engine repair shop. Guess they plan on
dragging the broke down junk to another terminal to be fixed. Its just
going to get worse. The writing was on the wall when they started
running the inbound engines around the engine house so they wouldn't
be held up for cleaning and inspections. Cant count how many by pass
the house to be parked somewhere else in the yard for another road crew
to take without ever being seen by the engine/fuel pad. Pretty soon they
wont even be cleaned. Just pulled out on the mainline to be fueled and
not cleaned or taken care of until the crews shop them for being filthy
dirty and the toilets stinking to high hell.  Wonder how long before
they close us down all together!

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

CSX Lover is nothing more than a dumb fuck Troll, ignore him and he will
eventually go away.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a
pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers
and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen
name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a
little bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2017

For cryin' out loud hogger  -- just ignore "bait" type posts from 
unhappy people who are just trying to hit a nerve.
Obviously, that stuff comes from a person who may benefit from some
professional counseling.

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

CSX lover

Don't know what the f.... you are but you don't know a damn thing
they told us at the recruit center. So blow it out your ass. The judges
ruling in the class action suit for false advertising said it all. So go
crawl back under your csx rock and tell your csx lawyer that your
reporting too to blow up his arss too!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in
waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars
for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed
on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends
and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew
the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would
make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you
were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about
all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the
dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the
hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you
wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are
other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let
it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken

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

CSX LOVER

SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW
A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO
US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE
CHOO CHOO MAN!

Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out
over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed
lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See
how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when
you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our
favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay
advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to  be
until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money
back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US
ARENT QUITTERS.  We got a right to voice our opinions against the
people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs.
Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to.
Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy
train and judge others
Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad
life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union
agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to
deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real
easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or
how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place!

So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real
railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't
know shit about what goes on out here!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2017

Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for
csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the
railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for
a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or
quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun
to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how
long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then
quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so
there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your
notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more
than 3rd graders.Grow up and act  like grown men and women.

Name: mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2017

BEWARE POSTERS

Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that
most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who
couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This
only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team
doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his
game. Ignore him! 


Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The
lover has spoken

Name: DOC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2017

CSX LOVER

Go through the yellow pages. There are hundreds of good shrinks listed.
You losing your cool. Serious signs of split personality. Do us all a
favor and get a job somewhere else.  We don't need a crackpot out
here. Don't have to tell you this site is called CSX SUCKS for a
reason. You need to find some other website or chat room to vent your
illness.  Why in the hell did you pick the railroad. Make more sense if
you went after the postal service!!!!!LOL LOL LOL

Name: Ball less employees 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2017

If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do
something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2017

The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen
up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer
csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job
csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or
retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 January 2017

ALL ENGINEERS


Rumors through the grapevine has it that several upper level managers
are telling subordinates that they are getting a 125% bonus for their
performance. Now this seems a little high and 100% would be more
believable, but if something else is getting ready to go down then we
can understand why. Could it be a replacement for buy outs? It's also
being said that there will be several more divisions cut and merged
with the rest left standing. This should save them thousands of dollars
if they cut out unnecessary spending such as safety returns money and
middleman management. Sounds like someone is getting their pockets
stuffed full for something!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2017

UP Lover, 
   You say no faggots or transsexuals, what about blacks?  If there
were such a place, sign me up. I would give up my 19 years of seniority
to work in such a place free of all these damned Diversity hires.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2017

One of president elect Trumps campaigned promises is to give the
evangelicals their voice back.  If evangelicals do not speak out then
nothing is changed"

If a man knows to do right and does nothing it is a sin.

CSX employees claim to be Christians while covered up to their ears in
corruption and do nothing for fear of retaliation. Make you choices
wisely my friends for it is you who has to give an answer.

Name: Siri
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 January 2017

Siri

Siri how do you stop a train?

I found this on the web.

CSX-SUCKS.COM
The wheels fall off causing a pile up of rail car which stop the train.

Name: UP LOVER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2017

HEY YOU RAIL BUFF WANNA BE RAILBUFFS;

THE UP IS HIRING FOR 180 BASIC DAY MILE TRAINMEN

20 POSITIONS TO BE EXACT IN POCATELLO IDAHO.

HOME OF THE WHITE POWER NAZI'S AND WHITE SURPEMISTS.

WHITE POWER ON THE UPRR.COM. NO FAGGOTS OR TRANSSEXUALS AND OR

FEMALES TO APPLY....

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

An investigation was performed on the CSX derailment and resulting
explosion in Baltimore. MD.
The knuckle on the first car did break off resulting in a derailment. 
The explosion was a result of a car being placed the seventh position
back in the consist that contained explosive agents.
The consist manafest was in the first engine.
The railroad is a private industry with the FRA having jurisdiction
over the train and rail right- of- way only.
The resulting damages to other property is a civil matter in which the
FRA cannot become involved in.
On the derailment portion of this accident, no federal regulations were
broken.

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

I took a look see on the web of pics taken of details.  Most all the
major derails show the wheels  fell off and laying everywhere.  I
looked at the detail in Md where a CSX train hit a truck then derailed
and exploded.  If you want a look see go to the video taken from two
cameras mounted on a building.  One camera show the train hitting the
truck and no derail. The other camera picks up the train as it comes
out from behind bushes.  This video shows the numer one car tilted to
the left and a huge plume of ballast coming from under the car where
the wheel had fell off. You can see the wheels go under the car and hit
the second car then it derails and catches fire. After bout ten minutes
the ccars explodes like a bomb.  The first car had to disconnect cause
the engines and crew were safely way down the track.  The engines and
crew were safe so what's wrong with that.

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

Crew management

What the hell is going on down there. You know its a serious ethic
violation to put false and misleading information in an employees
history, right?

You busted several trains the last few days after the employees were at
work but you noted in their history that you busted it before they were
ever called at home. WHAT GIVES WITH THIS? I know for a fact you showed
one call busted 30 minutes before the IVR ever called the crew at home
and they were already at work for an hour. There has been a lot of
misleading info going into peoples histories including mine.  Whats up
with the cover ups. Who is ordering you to lie and put in bogus
entries. Is it the DTO or CHIEF trying to cover up stupid decisions on
calling trains?   Come on, be a man and tell us what is really going
on. Is it a way to get busted tickets denied. Labor relations can say
per the history we were never called? Put claims on the research
burner? This is sneaky shit if that's the game. Some of us aren't
falling for it.  We are watching your every move!

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

Busted,
  
    Any info as to who the Moles are at Avon? I'd like to have some
names. Most of the managers at Avon have Facebook profiles and I look
at the managers friends. Why on earth would a T&E employee be friends
with a manager on Facebook, these guys aren't out fucking friends.

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

CSX LOVER

Good luck my brother???? You have been on hear spouting off that you
are trying to get hired. How the hell can you call him your brother? 
Just let the cat out of the bag.  So what's your motive on here. Got
to much shit for blowing suck up crap on here so now you trying to
smooth it out?  we know your a mole and your not going to snag anyone.
Everyone knows there a few moles at avon that run to the trainmasters
and tell them when they hear anyone talking about being on this site. 


Minor offense rule.  1st-corrective instruction
                     2nd-corrective instruction
                     3rd-corrective instruction
                     4th-corrective instruction
                     5th and subsequent-considered serious offense
                     as described in serious offense Part II of policy
                      *time frame is 3 year rolling period.

As far as we know there is still the 180 day charge free forgiveness
period that allows one minor offense to be dropped when assessing
progressive disciplne. However, do not forget the loophole. If it is a
serious offense charge management is claiming it must be 180 days of a
solid half. In other words as example, If you are charged for a serious
offense in January your 180 days do not start until July. We have been
trying to get this cleared up with the unions but haven't had any
definite response yet.

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

Feel for ya man for being terminated for 4 Minor (Chickenshit)
violations. A lot of the minor violations don't have damned thing to
do with safety or production. There are good managers that don't
really enforce these minor rule violations and then they are the ones
that write everyone up for everything.  Anyone who has ever worked at
Avon has experienced this. 
    There's one POS manager that comes to mind. His incompetent fat
ass has put a banner on the wrong main line twice that has resulted in
crews striking a banner on clear signals.  What happened to him,
absolutely nothing.  These managers are fucking Skum, I have personally
eye witnessed these fucking low lives violating countless rules and then
they turn around and nail us for chicken shit stuff.  I really don't
know how these guys sleep at night.

Name: here come the train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

Csx I love you brother

Name: bull crap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they
cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will
change and some heads will roll.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2017

what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure
you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my
brother

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to
take it

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2017

Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better
known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted
their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as
much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track
maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the
Georgia line csx.

Name: Expaining that to you!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2017

UP Supervisor;

You will be the next one to go. So start saving your money.

You will be jobless and homeless next.

You UP bum.

Name: Very ignorant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2017

Re:  SP/UP Engineer

I stand amended on my description of dynamic braking. Your explaination
is much better than my own.  For the lay people, what the engineer is
describing can be compared to a " Jake brake on a tractor railer
truck". On a truck the engine is shut offf which creates resistance to
the wheels causing a braking effect. This is why you hear the loud
engine noise.  On a train, resistance is applied to the engine wheels
by using the traction motors to reverse the electro-magnetic force. The
Diesel engine turns the generator applying electrical power to the
traction motors, which turn the engine wheels.
Very knowledgeable post and the people thank you for your input.
Can we have your evaluation on the wheels falling off the train please?

Name: SP/UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2017

Dynamic braking:  The generator and traction motor is reversed putting
resistance on the engine wheels..................................

You’re very ignorant about how dynamic brake system works. Nothing is
reversed. Basically, the traction motors become generators, you apply
more excitation to the generator field which makes the generator hard
to turn and slows the train/engine, you’re creating a stronger magnetic
field.

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

Train derailment open discussion and debate.

Derailments can be minor or catastophic events that have existed
unabated since the first railroads. We have regulators  (FRA) and
investigators (NTSB) who should have at least, some effect on reducing
these accidents.  Apparently these agencies could use our expertise to
reduce the number of derailments nationwide while reducing the dangers
posed to the public and train crews.

I'll open this discussion with a commonly used phrase in my
department: " How do you stop a train? Answer: The wheels fall off".
One may conclude this to be a rediculous statement, right? Actually
there are three types of braking systems on a train-
Dynamic braking:  The generator and traction motor is reversed putting
resistance on the engine wheels.
Emergency Air brakes:  Each car has brakes that are kept open by
compressed air.  When the air is dumped, brakes engage. The air
compression is maintained by hoses connecting each car in series.
Wheels fall off:  When the emergency brakes are applied the entire
consist weight is shoved into the back of the engines resulting in the
first car " jack knifing" turning sideways on the track.  When the
trailing cars start piling up the train is stopped.
So what about the wheels falling off?  The car knuckle is open at the
top allowing the car to disconnect from the engine or, the knuckle
breaks off.  At this point the jack knifed cars lift and the wheels
fall off.  Do we want a disconnect car with the wheels still on it,
running down a city?  
Another money saver in the wheels falling off is putting the derailed
cars back on the tracks.  A crane simply picks up the wheels and place
them back on the track.  Then the rail car is lifted and placed back on
its wheels.  Unfortunately, some of the cars used to stop the trains is
filled with explosive or, hazardous material primed to kill unexpected
first responders or, a towns people.
Oh! I forgot the proof or facts. Look at most major derailments and you
will see wheels scattered everywhere.

Name: Explain please
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2017

What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ...



Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of
the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

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

Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good
or even better than what you can find on the operating unions'
websites. 
Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts
like those from name "csx lover".

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

Re: press
Let's get it on!
We give you first hand, credible, verifiable information.  You run the
story, post it and we"ll work with you.
Here we go!
A couple years back CSX hit a trash truck at Dump Road, Baltimore, MD. 
The train D"railed and exploded blowing up several buildings.  The
resulting suits are  millions.
CSX blaimed the truck driver in an effort to control their damages
while the FRA and NTSB are in a full conspiratorial mode.  Fact is CSX
is fully liable for damages resulting from the D"Railment and
explosion.
FRA you're welcome to debate.  Please do!  I'd love to burn your
corrupt rear ends.

Name: Press 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2017

Employed other 

What dog is 100% CORRECT. There is a good reason the old saying came
out "the tongue is mightier than the sword." This site could be one
of the best outlets for employees to handle problems the company
continues to ignore or just brushes under the rug. It has been awhile
since real serious discussions have been viewed here. Either crews are
just tired of nothing getting done and are giving up or they are
quietly relying on their union representatives to handle things. Not
sure but it is a real shame they can't see the advantage this site
gives them.

Name: SP Manager
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2017

Shhhhh....Don't tell the UP that. We are working very hard to screw the
UP up and you are telling them that. Damn Guys!


The Hell with the STupID...That National contract is going to get
signed...

Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2017

The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis.
With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows
who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover
of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the

"operational" improvements that's been laid for success.

To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is
destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!

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

Re: What dog
You described how CSX handles bad publicity issues (known as protocol)
very well.
One of the.last things I want to happen is to cause railroads harm,
especially CSX.
Follow protocol!

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

Re: what dog
You are right!  The FRA does monitor this site. The FRA works in
partnership with railroads rather than regulate them.  As a result of
this collusion rail employees and the public are put in danger and
hundreds loose their lives each year.

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

Re: mediators (you need help?)
You can eleminates Mr Pines from you search.
CSX Lover is not him. CSX posters are those who post derogatory
messages to discredit all other legitimate posts. i.e. Filthy language,
personal attacks, or subjects other than safety issues.  These post
serve no other purpose than to discredit the site from public opinion,
which is the CSX weak point as alluded to by DOG.

Name: mediators
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

To all posters

We  have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER
showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have
warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt
further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name.
However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post
that set the company off it had to be a damaging one.

We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we
would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the
company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single
comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2017

Re. Dog

Way to go good informative post!
We only fear one thing, the media because it is the only thing we
don't have complete control of.  We do control most media but not all.
 Now we have social media like CSX-SUCKS making it more difficult to 
control public exposure. This site is worth millions to the owner in a
buy-out if he would block the bad language and bashing.  Not my site
and not my call, it's simply not possible to present topics coherently
while the public has to read thru trash talk and non-safety related
posts. Keep posting, you're the only one making any sense.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and
quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company
and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the
job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on
the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.

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

Csx Lover


You're not going to get hired!   If you're a Vet you have a chance
but I'm willing to bet that you are not.

Name: blow that whistle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone
explain this?

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I
get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about
this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.

Name: what dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2017

CSX LOVER

First, you better brush up on your grammar. Second you have absolutely
no idea how this website works. There was a very good reason that CSX
came after the owner of this website when it first came out. BAD
PUBLICITY!  Bad publicity is a major thorn in the side for companies
such as CSX. They solicit a lot of support for the company. They troll
for backers on a daily basis. If you were able to access the employee
gateway you would be amazed at the amount of "pat me on the back"
advertising that is done. Now, don't take us wrong. There are some
good programs that the company gets involved with but there are also
those things that are a total waste of resources and funds just to wine
and dine prospective backers.

Now as far as the company not caring what is posted on this site, once
again you are ignorant. The FRA,OSHA and other railroads along with
customers review this site everyday. CSX has a legal/public affairs
group that is responsible for monitoring this site. They look for
information that is posted that may be considered a breach of private
information, insider tips, illegal and "Squirrely" activity, whistle
blowing, embarrassing but true facts and bad publicity. CSX is
federally regulated but they are not a federal agency. It is a
public/private corporation. They must follow at state laws and
regulations. 
There have been several operating and safety practices that have been
changed over the years because people used this site to introduce the
facts and had healthy debates. When the employee's air such problems
on this site and the facts are true and can not be covered up the
company has no choice but to visit these problems and do what is
necessary to see that the discussion is closed.
A few examples would be the problems with dangerous filthy lodging. Bad
lighting and vehicle conditions. Bogus operating rules that can easily
be disputed as utterly ridiculous or mechanically impossible. CSX does
not want bad publicity. They would rather spend a million to keep
things quiet than have to deal with concerned supporters.
There is also the issue of the FRA reading anything that may be a
serious federal offense that may cost them a hefty fine. They love to
snoop around the yards but they don't always see what is right under
their noses.  If you get hired and are called to attend the csx
training camp, then I have a few suggestions for you.
One, check that suck up to the company attitude at the door. There is
nothing more that a TM or RF hate more than a snitch or suck up. They
will view you as nothing more than a piece to use to do their dirty
work then dispose of you. They have no respect for people like you.
They pick and chose who they want to stalk and fire. If you rat on the
ones they are trying to protect, you will be a problem. They also view
you as a threat to their own jobs.
Second, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and be a quiet little boy and do as your
told even if it brakes FRA laws until you are officially marked up. You
don't want to be a target your first 60 days. All your complaints will
fall on deaf ears! If you think your union will protect you THINK
AGAIN! They will already know what your reputation is and they will do
what it takes to protect their seasoned old heads over your butt!
Third, don't piss off your LC because when the company denies claim
after claim for pay that is legally yours by union agreement we
guarantee you that your cases will be set on the back burner.
And the most important one of all...... If you make it long enough to
get to 100% pay and accept the fact that you will have no personal life
or quality time with your family and you start making more money than
you ever have and you become ADDICTED to the pay check, BRING YOUR BUTT
BACK TO THIS SITE AND APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE that you offended on here by
telling them to quit after they have spent years out here working so
much they don't even know what day it is anymore and live to deposit
the pay check to keep the family and the little wife happy because they
are never at home. OH, and come down off that pride too and have the
balls to post some of the violations and intimidation that you will
encounter as well, because you will!

Name: Wrong Way, Wrong Result
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Well they cant get engines serviced, repaired and inspected fast enough
here at Avon Loco. Shop due to a 33% reduction in craft manpower in 5
years (retired, fired, quit, transfers), and a hiring freeze in
Mechanial. So in the infinite wisdom of Pope John Rosecruscian the
First..."Shut down the entire third shift". If Harris was stressed
before, just wait until this takes effect and NO POWER IS WORKED ON OR
OUT-SHOPPED FOR 1/3 OF A 24 HOUR PERIOD! Avon took on GE work 2 years
ago and has lost 10 Mechanics alone. And Kenny "Stalin" Noes
excellent decision to force laborers with 1 year seniority run Avon
service center because he moved all managers to the Shop, I have to
believe they want us to fail and shutter Avon just,like they did
Corbin.

Name: Pole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2017

Just came out 01-03-17   Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.

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

Let's don't upset MR. HARRIS we would not want to cause him to have
another heart attack.

Name: Mr. csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Mr. csx lover, 

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I
have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were
you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your
writing abilities.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2017

LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad
don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit
and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to
someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the
job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall
boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this
site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares
what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can
represent csx with pride

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

CSX LOVER


First off, they are NOT your brothers when you get hired. You have to
earn the right to be called a brother. Second, if you think you are
just going to come out here and ride trains like a little boy who
fantasizes when playing with his toy train then think again. You will
be a low seniority boy who will play with a toy train(remote) and pound
the rocks first. You will have a hard time and wont last long because
you have absolutely no idea what goes on out here in our business. You
also sound like a foamer and no one hates a foamer more than an old
head who has sweat and worked his butt off for years doing the old
fashioned hard stuff and then have some young buck straight out of CHOO
CHOO-U who never pounded a rock in his life try to tell him how to do
his job! I would suggest you have a second job ready for you if you
even make it through conductor school This business is no place for
little boys who just want to "COME ON AND RIDE THOSE TRAINS!" Oh, and
don't forget to suck up to your local chairman if you get hired because
you will need him when the company steals thousands from you over the
years, writes your foaming butt up for something bogus and intimidates
you into breaking fra laws and rules and you don't have the nuts to
stand up to them! I hope you have a tight belt for those big boy pants
because its going to take awhile for them to fit you!


Sorry to offend those who don't like things posted on several forums
but this needs to be seen by as many little boy foamers as possible.

Name: Bobby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 January 2017

Upper MGMT in Avon to watch Dave and his goons blame all of Avons
problems on us crews.  Be 100% rules compliance out there.  Make sure
we tell them how bad it is here guys.

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

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and
find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work
for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs
out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I
get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.

Name: Clark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!   Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay
off.    
CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here
and you have a good job already.    Every employee with less than 15
years stands a good chance of being on street.  If you're not an
operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.

Name: csx lover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 December 2016

I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night
shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted
to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try
to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once
I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the
railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you
railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo
train blow that whistle

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 December 2016

Mr. Davidson,
The rank & file do not earn big-shot wages. 
Between income taxes, RR retire. taxes, health ins. co-pay, union dues,
etc., many take home 2/3 to 1/2 of what they gross. Then there are all
the various living expenses: food, shelter, clothing, transportation;
on & on & on.  Even a low-key non-lavish lifestyle isn't cheap. Not
always that easy to save a lot of money.  Myself, I suppose I could
save more $$ if/when I choose to live alone in a dumpster & subsist on
bread & water.

Name: Dick Davidson
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 December 2016

SAVE SAVE SAVE:

When I ran the RR a few years ago, one of corporates' biggest fears is
that, the rank and file will wake up some day, and start saving and
accumulating their hard earned wages. The benefit of saving your hard
earned wages is PERSONAL LEVERAGE. 
Imagine the leverage one could have with a solid foundation of assets
amassed when Uncle Pete comes calling with the same old rule book
violations.
A combined unity of TE&Y employees with LEVERAGE can overcome any
obstacle, from any overpaid CEO.

Do not spend your entire RR career being a whore to your bill
collectors and RR CEO'S!

SAVE SAVE SAVE IT WORKS!

Name: Jon
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

http://www.pornwikileaks.com/wiki/images/2/21/A8PTgfNCYAA5HB_.jpg


I am a scab at CSX...u know what company??

Name: Labor relations/HR CSXT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 December 2016

ATTENTION ALL JOB SEEKERS:

CSXT, A JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA , BASED 500 PREMEIR TRANSPORTATION
COMPANY , FAMILY -VALUED AND EMPLOYEED CARING OPERATION IS SEEKING NEW
UNEDUCATED,RETARDED IF POSSIBLE TRAIN PERSONEL FOR ALL LOCATIONS
THROUGH OUT CSXT SYSTEM.

WE ANTICIPATE ALL FULL BLOWN NATIONAL STRIKE BY THE UTU AND BLE
EMPLOYEES THAT ARE LABOR RELATIONS DEPT. WILL BE LOCKING OUT DO TO
THEIR GREED AND INABILITY TO DEFRUAD OUR RAILROAD AND OTHER COMPANIES.

WE WILL BE HIRING OVER 25,000 TRAIN AND ENGINE PERSONEL. 

REQUIRMENTS;

BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.
RETARDED OR NEAR THERE.
STUPID REALLY QUALIFIES, IF NOT WE CAN REFER 
YOU TO THE UNION PACFIC.
BE ABLE TO CARRY AND HANDLE 200 LBS.
HAVE NO TESTICLES. 
BE ABLE TO PASS A METHAMPETMINE TEST FOR TOXCITY IN AMOUNT OF DAYS
TO STAY AWAKE.

WORK FOR $ 8.00 an HOUR. AND NO BE MARRIED ARE ATTACHED.

GOOD AT ORAL SEX A MUST.

BE ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE INSURANCE, SINCE WE ARE A
RAILROAD , NOT A CORPORATE CHARITY.

BE MEXICAN OR ASIAN ON A WORK VISA FROM HOMELAND SERCURITY AND
OBTAIN A TWIC CARD. HAVE SR-22 DRIVERS LICENSE AT LEAST AND YOUR OWN
AUTO AND INSURANCE, WILL BE USING FOR SWITCHING AND MOVING FREIGHT
CARS.  MUST BE ABLE TO TOLERATE BEING SHOT AT AND HAVE ROCK THROWN AT
YOU WHILE WORKING, ALONG WITH EGGS FROM BRIDGES.

WE ANTICPATE A FULL BLOWN STRIKE AS EARLY AS JULY 2017 AND NEED TO
START UP TRAINING 24-7 FOR THE NEXT 8 MONTHS.

PLEASE GO TO CSX.COM FOR ONLINE APPLICATION. 



CSX, THE NUMBER ONE PREMEIR, EMPLOYEE FREINDLY COMPANY OF 2017

MS. SANBORN. PRESIDENT, CSX, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Name: David
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 December 2016

I heard Gary Crest is a alcoholic, piece of crap drunk union officer and
the guys in Bakersfield were going to kick his and other western
committee officer ass??  I heard a rumor, He takes pay offs and is a
weak piece of shit. Roseville Service Unit officer's pay him off
good.


  David

Name: Manny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 December 2016

Does anybody on the BNSF or UP on the Western Region, know why the
SMART/UTU western committee moved out of Bakersfield to Rocklin, Ca?
That is near Roseville,ca on the UP RSU.

Thank You

Name: Thanks Creed.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

Thanks Creed!

Spoken like a true Company man you are! We will break the carriers and
the share holders ass in half. I personally don't give a shit anymore
and want a good contract and will even go out on a very long walk out
and or strike to get it. I would love to see the COMPANY go broke and
the stockholders bitch and cry that they can't fuck us over!


This is going to be the final straw in the future of the industry and
the crafts left in the cab.  FUCK CSX !

Name: Donny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8wq7g9JQ01rwnhlmo1_1280.png



We need to get rid of this union breaking HOMO that likes sucking on
DILDOS. He really is a FAG!!

Name: LA UP CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

This just in this weekend,
we hear that the nest rounds
of Mega Railroad Mergers, UP will
try and buy and merge with the 
poor and broke ass CSXT. Now
we know that the reason why is 
Donald "Dump Truck" Trump is
interested in the coal
industry and wants that so UP is
also interested. NOW we really need to
shoot for a better contract and take care
of you CSXT people and we need you to all
TEY CSXT understand its DO or DIE. If it doesn't work out
at the table for negotiating a good solid National agreement
its time to WALK and WALK hard. Shut the MOFO down and
LET the stock holders and investors hurt bad!

LET them see under this administration , it was a really bad choice
to elect Chump Trump and his cocksucker clan.

Name: Creed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2016

THE CSXT CREED:
The cost of employees is bankrupting the company, especially when they
persist in demanding to do things that they know how to do. That
concept is obsolete. In order to protect management bonuses and stock
prices, employees will be required to do whatever we tell them to do
whenever we tell them to do it, whether they know how to do it or not.
However, if in the course of such work, said employees violate any of
the rules that apply to what they don't know how to do, management
will immediately hold a fair and impartial hearing as part of the
process of firing them. 

This policy does not apply to the accounting and finance departments.
Incumbants in those positions will be required to produce the required
credentials and keep them up to date.

Name: Loco. Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 December 2016

Below is a post I copied from TrainOrders.com that someone posted. You
cooperate executives from CSX don’t need to hire these three piece suit
high dollar lawyers to write up some ambiguous agreement. Just copy this
post and take it to National Negotiations. I’m sure the Eastern Lines
BLE will rubber stamp it.

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


Let me guess...the carrier wants: (1) one person in the cab, a licensed
engineer (2) An hourly wage, not to exceed Federal minimum wage scale,
overtime after 16 hours at Timekeeping’s desecration (3) Adapt CSXT’s
attendance policy of ONE DAY off per month. (4) Allow engineer to
perform all work normally handled by conductor, line de-rails,
switches, etc. (5) Eliminate tie-up for undisturbed rest rule, for all
employees (6) Abolish all regular Pool Assignments and establish one
common extra-board for operating employees. (7) Eliminate 25 mile limit
for all patch crews/dog catch jobs. (8) Allow $1.00 meal allowance (10)
Abolish all Held Away From Home Terminal pay (11) Dead Head and travel
time will not go against Hours of Service Time.
Have I left anything out? You Labor Relations people feel free to copy
this and take it to the National Negotiations.
 Have I omitted anything. Oh! (12) Engineer on pool freight assignments
to be attached to heart and blood pressure monitor, capable of remote
stimulation by dispatcher’s office or company officials.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 December 2016

HI:
     In the past, at holidays, some divisions and locations would have
holiday assistance (food pantrys, clothing drives, help-a-family,
etc.)Typically the Great Lakes Division would refuse to support or
permit ANYTHING, whereas other divisions would slip in a few charitable
activities. Anybody know of ANY activities on ANY CSX location, and also
anything at anyplace on the Great Lakes Division. Just curious since it
seems we have been going down hill FOR YEARS in so many ways.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE
CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon
and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken
everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its
the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to
talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican"
 mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker
paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into
social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more
it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month 
you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING
HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL
THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG
TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE
NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU
COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING
REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO
ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE!

Name: Ex rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 December 2016

Cond. 30 
spoken like a true management man! Read the post again. Pay attention.
Was involved in something much larger than you. Far from voted out.
Just changed careers. Telling people they have rights and power always
scares managers too death. So instead of spouting off get off your
knees and do whats right for your employees or expect your job to get
rougher! Upper management doesnt care about the shot rolling down hill!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2016

If an EX REP, how's come? 
Get voted out of the position, replaced, mainly because you may just be
another that has a big mouth but actually has small testicles?

Name: SP/UP CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 December 2016

EX-Rep

That is somewhat right. The problem that exist and I am talking about
this crappy ass Smart Union run by a bunch a vaginas that are taking
money from the CARRIER to sell and fire out memebers and I am speaking
about here with the UP.  We need to lobby Sen. to bring back the
"STRIKE" clause and show that we are not going to take it in the ass
anymore from the existing carriers and get rid of thses low life
officers in OUR so called UNION. They haven't done anything and
harresment and imindataion is high and going strong.


Lets get that going and get this back to US, The memebers.

FUCK DONALD TRUMP and HIS ADMINISTRATION

Name: EX REP
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2016

ALL CREWS!!!

What retired posted about your unions is only half right. You can get
your unions involved in your plight. As a ex union rep with 10 years of
experience in a much more well known union I CAN tell you what you need
to do.

Unions are not as they were in the past. In the 60's the unions backed
their workers 100% with out any pay off/kick backs under the table. Yes,
you did have a group of dirty back stabbers but they were usually
handled in the appropriate way. The unions and their members had
backbone. Todays unions are nothing but yellow bellied corrupt elected
officials that have no interest but to pad their pockets and keep
management happy.

Now, if you want the support of your unions and you want to see them
step up to the plate, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO!

First you feed on their arrogance. The unions that you are FORCED to be
a member of want and need publicity. They thrive on the theory "LOOK
WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MEMBERS!"  This fools the public into thinking
they actually care and deserve the money they take from you and put in
their pockets!

You HAVE TO draw attention to the work place. In the railroad business
the only thing that does that is slowing trains down. You can not
stike. The only recourse you have is to not show up or follow every
rule in the book to a tee.  Take the time to do as every rule says.
When those eots go out as retired stated, do as the law says. When cars
need to be shopped, DO IT! Timely production is a must in the railroad
industy.  

Once you start drawing the attention of the corporate office heat will
come down on the yard. There will be teams sent to your yards to
investigate the falling numbers. This is when you have the most power.
This is when you corner you LC's in numbers and demand some results.
Results that you are PAYING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR!

This is when your unions will step in to save the day. This is their
opportunity to act like they had everything to do with what is
happening and come to the rescue of railroad management. You will now
have your unions by the balls. They have to do something in your favor.
They cant afford to walk away when you are holding the reigns.

None of this would be necessary if the railroads would just honor the
agreements and pay a fair price for your hard work done.  Taking years
to pay claims if just total bullshit and wouldn't be happening if your
unions did as they are paid to do.  The railroads are nothing more than
bullies because your unions have allowed it. 

Do what you must to get fairly represented. Its your money. You are
forced to be a union member, enforce your rights. Many do not know that
they can sue their unions for not enforcing their agreements in a timely
manner.  You can get your own representation. It is your federal right.
Taking control of your unions requires taking control of your yards.
The ball is in your court. You have the power. You just have to muster
up the gust to enforce your rights.

Name: retired 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Bendover

Just so you know, the company has been trying to call back furloughed
employees but they are not answering the calls. The rumor is that about
68% of those called are not coming back. They found work else where. Can
you blame them? They saw the work environment and the bad moral along
with crews constantly fighting for their pay they are entitled to per
their union agreements. As posted earlier, when a crew goes out and
drags in train after train beyond the agreed miles and instead of
getting a second pay ticket like they should they combine them, it does
nothing but send a message that the crews are noting more than slaves to
be beaten and whipped. The crews NEED TO SLOW DOWN! The old heads that
stood the ground steadfast and refused to be intimidated by management
are just about gone so its up to the newer younger employees to start
paying attention to the writing on the wall and grow a pair. USDOT will
have to take notice when things come to a stand still on the rails.

As for the incredibly lengthy trains, the crews have the power to take
care of that. The FRA is well aware that there is problems with the
EOT's working properly on these trains. Unfortunately you have crew
members who ignore the FRA law and continue to run track speed after
they lose communication or FR no com. This NEEDS TO STOP!  When the eot
and htd lose communication the train is to be reduced to 30 mph. NO
EXCEPTIONS! It doesn't matter if it is lost for 30 seconds. Every time
it fails the engineer should be reducing speed and it should be reported
to the dispatch center that the train is too long for the communication
to work properly. The conductor should be telling the engineer to
reduce speed and to follow the law. 
They want things fixed and they cry but they don't do anything to make
the changes. Everyone wants a quick trip and doesn't care about the
damages it does as a whole. when the crews constantly ignore
opportunities to take a stance for change they hurt everyone else in
the craft. The unions aren't going to help you. You have to help
yourself.  if you are an engineer follow the laws. Do what is expected
by the law. If management intimidates you for doing so report it to the
FRA. The USDOT has a hotline to report serious problems with the
movement of freight across the country. Get involved.

Name: Suck it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2016

Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of
garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self
killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without
any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while
hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered
up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but
when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up
then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then
you'll just get promoted like Frulla..

Name: Laughing my ass off
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 December 2016

We here with the International Longshoreman and Warehouse union
members would like to say YOU Railroaders are ALL a BUNCH a BIG Pussies
and shit talkers.

Either vote those Stupid ass fucking lame officers out of offices and
get rid of that International president from the Shitty Pacific (SP)
with the faggot silk suits and the serious goon facial expressions and
get rid of those young faggot dick suckers that are in your committees
and locals. They are stupid as the UP. And believe us, We know, those
fucking assholes are always tearing UP are cars and property.  So stop
with all the bitchin' and ass licking and GROW some fucking
testicles.


WHAT a bunch a pussy railroad guys and queers in the Rail biz in the
USA.

Signed,

ILWU Local 13
Wilmington, Ca (port of LA)

Name: Pissed off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2016

Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees
better.

Name: Bernie
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

Ill be marking off FMLA for Xmas.  Eat shit Dave Harris.

Name: Slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A
basic day should be around $350 on a basic day due to all the horse
crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of
years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running
short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has
sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You
better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......

Name: Collusion 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2016

National Labor Relations Act:

Is one of the best unknown weapons of choice for Union Members who were
collude against by their employer and union organization.

"If they intentionally act against you without a bonafide reason to do
so, they are subject to an unfair labor practice charge."

At least two sworn affidavits from the charging party, and a
witness(s},
is a good start to address your claim(s).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2016

nothing wrong with notifying unions BUT REMEMBER there is a good chance
that unions will cut a deal and 'disappear" the data or say a)we are
working on it, and b) hillary wasn't elected, so we are helpless /
hopeless. DOCUMENT, send to supervisor, copies to your co. e-mail, and
then ALSO to 2 seperate non company e-mails that might survive an
accidental delete of your company e-mail. NOTE: the e mail could be
backed up by a sealed letter MAILED to yourself, not opened, AND try to
write in a clear and clean style that explains in a manner that could be
understood by OSHA, US Magistrate, other smart and literate person that
does NOT know all the RR lingo. Skip the part where you explain the TM
or RFE is gay and you are screwing his wife or dog or both. Focus on
the ONE issue. TWO PROBLEMS, TWO E MAILS. Don't have one long winded,
complex letter that starts when the RR's came together in Utah in 1862
and ends when your dog got bitten by a raccoon. If not a good writer
have someone read it first, the FRA / OSHA / Tort lawyer / US
Magistrate will NOT wade through pages of confusion. Of course, save
your records FOREVER. Good luck.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2016

Oops. A little late.
Con, hope you are better at hog farming than you are at
understanding national rail contracts.  Good Luck.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 December 2016

The last, previous post:
Too many people that have whale-sized mouths but ant-sized balls spout
off. Shouldn't be too hard on them because they probably don't know
any better; are insecure; have complexes; and won't actually ever do
anything helpful. Just be a PITA.  No better - maybe worse in the
management personnel ranks.  Sad, but true.

Name: Con
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2016

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Hey con,
Where are you gonna be if push ever comes to shove per se?
Leading, following, or just standing back with your tail tucked
between
your legs like all the other worthless PITA big-mouth blowhards that
really never do anything useful.

Well buddy,

I am going to retire and open me a PIG farm in the south for the pork
slaughter houses and hire me some wet -backs to tend to them and treat
them better than CSX treats their employees.  Farmer john and other
buyers like McDonalds will be my customers. So remember when YOU eat my
PORK, You are eating something I nourished and will help harden those
artaries. Shukin"

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Hey con,
Where are you gonna be if push ever comes to shove per se?
Leading, following, or just standing back with your tail tucked between
your legs like all the other worthless PITA big-mouth blowhards that
really never do anything useful.

Name: Donald
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2016

George,

You and Dick can kiss my A&*ss...I don't want no stupid train named
after me, And not NO CSXT train either, Those guys are weak.

Name: George W.Bush
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Hey all you CSX Suck asses's

George Walker Bush here, I was wondering since the great and powerful
UP has done the UP 4141 G W BUSH locomotive with the air force one as
the tribute to me, how about doing one by the CSX for Donald Trump , my
Repub buddy who collaborated with the Russian's to get that piece of
crap lady Hilary Clinton who you all backed as a pro-labor union and
worker backer?  I would love to see the CSX 6969 with DONALD TRUMP
painted across the sides of the locomotive, with grinning and smiling
employees of the SMART and BLE operating it.


Thanks!

George

Name: Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2016

Con

THEY WANT MORE FOR A BASIC DAY LIKE
THE CP HAS IT. BULLSHIT...180 MILES SUCKS AND WILL. 


                        ----------------------


I have thought for some time, we would finally get to a point where an
hourly wage, with OT after 8- hours, would be a better than the milage.
Think we’re to that point? For sure, everyone would give the Company
110% rules compliance.

Name: Con
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 December 2016

UTU AND BLE NATIONAL CONTRACT NEGIOATIONS BETWEEN THE CARRIERS HAVE
BROKEN DOWN AND THE CARRIERS DON'T WANT TO WORK OUT DETAILS...

WHAT KIND OF DETAILS?? LIKE WITH DONALD " DUMP TRUCK"  TRUMP IN
OFFICE NOW THE CARRIERS WANT TO GO FOR THE ONE-MAN TRAIN CREW, ENGINEER
ONLY RUN FOR THE MONEY.  THEY WANT MORE FOR A BASIC DAY LIKE
THE CP HAS IT. BULLSHIT...180 MILES SUCKS AND WILL.  I THINK NOW FELLAS
IT TIME TO SHOW SOME FIRE UNDER THAT ASS!! WE HAVE ALL PUT UP FOR IT FOR
A VERY LONG TIME AND WITH THE WAY ITS GOING, ITS TIME TO START FUCKING
THINGS UP FOR ALL 5 OF THE CARRIERS. NO MORE ASS SUCKING AND ASS
KISSING NEWBIES....TIME IS NOW!!

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

Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to
the us president-elect's cabinet choices?  Look out...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2016

Laughing Conductor for 1-10 yrs.:
Interesting post, the long 1st part.  Normally, usually, - the vast
majority of the time, train crew members prefer & want "flip trips",
especially during holidays.

Name: laughing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 December 2016

Corp

IF you really are from corporate (which I highly doubt) then why in the
hell don't you get off your ass and get out here and see what is really
going on. There is so much idiotic crap going on it will make your head
spin.  Want a good example?  No? Well your going to get one!   the
reason the company is so damn broke is because they will spend a
million just to save a dime. 
They got 3 trains running to an away from home terminal and there ARE
NO CREWS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL!  They turn all three crews back home
and no one is there to protect scheduled trains. Six hours later they
order a dead head from the home terminal to come down and flip on a
train that was clearly on the schedule. It takes over 3  hours for the
crew to deadhead to the train. The crew has 2 hours to report so
that's over 11 HOURS TO GET TO THE DAMN TRAIN.  Now if they would have
put one of the crews into the hotel they would have been rested for the
train. Now they got 2 crews to pay and a deadhead trip which everyone
knows cost them more than the hotel charges to put them up for 10
hours.  What kind of idiotic moron would think that this is good
business.  I could give you a million examples of the stupid wasteful
spending you nut jobs do every single day. And guess who pays for it. 
THE HARD WORKING MEN IN THE TRENCHES THAT MAKE THIS RAILROAD RUN. THE
ONES WHO SIT IN THE HOTELS ON THE HOLIDAYS WHILE YOU PLAY AT HOME WITH
YOUR MONOPOLY GAMES.  WE GET A SHITTY BOUNS IF ANY WHILE YOUR
SUPERVISORS GET SAFETY BONUSES FOR US WORKING SAFELY. HOW THE HELL DO
YOU JUSTIFY GIVING A SUPERVISOR A BONUS BECAUSE THERE WERE NO  INJURIES
OR ACCIDENTS ON HIS TERRITORY. HE DIDNT WORK SAFE. HE DIDNT PREVENT
ACCIDENTS. THE CREWS DO THIS. WE WORK SAFE. SO WHERE IF OUR DAMN SAFETY
BONUS?
Answer this one. How can a supervisor write up a conductor for
accidently leaving a lock off a switch after he threw it to use it for
a switching move when this same supervisor has been told a dozen times
that another switch right next to it cant be locked because the latch
hole is broke on one side and wont hold a lock?  That switch is still
sitting there 3 month later broken and on a main line. YOU LEAD BY
EXAMPLE. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET SOME NEW CHIEFS IN TOWN!
Happy frickin merry Christmas.   Enjoy YOUR BONUS IN LAS VEGAS!

Name: Trump America
E-mail: drainDswamp.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 December 2016

To All Train Crews:

Your corrupt union bosses is ripped for a Swamp Draining from the
ground up. Methodically work your way up to the top and don't like
back. It's now or never!!!

Name: Corp 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2016

Hogger,

Bonus?  Are you serious?  Do you not see all the fat we trimmed in
2016?  Expect more of the same in 2017.  Bonus.....LOL 

Corp

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2016

Any news??? 
Haven't heard one thing  about our bonus this year.  Not one letter in
the mail either.  What the hell is going on. how we supposed to decide
how we want to invest it  in time if we don't have any idea how good
or bad it's going to be. What a frickin joke this company is.  We have
to be getting something. Remember our bonus is based on what management
gets. They aren't going to screw them out of everything. But then they
could pull off  another TEAM BUILDING EXCURSION TRIP like they did a few
years ago and give then a big fat spending allowance. Nothing like cash
in the pocket to gamble or play paint ball!

Name: T&E guy Albany Division
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Forbes Magazine article on 10 unmistakable signs the company you are
interviewing for is a bad company to work for. CSX pretty much hits all
10 bad company policies. But No. 4 is right on the mark!

No.4
Progressive Discipline

If the handbook talks about Progressive Discipline, get out of Dodge
immediately! You are an adult. You are not a wayward third-grader who
needs to worry about getting sent to the principal’s office.
Progressive Discipline policies that line out the punishments employees
will receive for a first infraction, second infraction, etc. are
holdovers from the Industrial Revolution and have no place in the
Knowledge Economy we are working in now.

Name: Holly Holiday
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 November 2016

Too all Railroad industry Brothers and Sisters;

Happy Holiday and be safe!


Holly

Name: Just Frank!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2016

UP Conductor

Larry did throw the train in Emergency! when he heard that something
was wrong UP front while Crown was talking to west colton.

Why do U UP new guys care any ways? You are all the reason the railroad
industry is the way it is today. If you are so interested read the damn
FRA and NTSB reports and talk to your STupid a-hole LC's with the
U-screw U-Union.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2016

Where is that utu lc - turned traitor Hershiser?

Name: Golden gun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2016

I see that the fat ass liar Brian Edwards and his partner in crime Joe
Berry were out harassing crews this week. Does it ever stop?  Fat Boys
in action!

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2016

“Everett was in the Toliet and I threw the it in Emergency!”


Now Frank , that’s strange. Larry Hill, the helper engineer,  told me
he put the train in emergency on the rear end. The NTSB report says the
same.

Name: Just Me Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 November 2016

Everett was in the Toliet and I threw the it in Emergency!
Tell you it was one HELL of a ride I will never forget !

You youngsters listen up, Don't ever let the Carrier push you or 
your co-workers into anything dangerous that might kill you !

We should have taken a Insorbination charge for the POS train!

Crown and Reece would have been alive and and RICH!

Frank

Name: Sou. Pacific Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 November 2016

To Fran Holland:

Frank, I am a retired LA Division Engineer. I have alway wondered, at
Dike, did you place the train in emergence or did Evertt Crown, your
conductor?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal, Friend or Family..........
Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be
trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.

Name: CSXSucks!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

What the heck happened in Citra Florida guys? Sleeping or red signal
violation? Not calling out signals?

Name: UP Buggersfield Kid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Hey any of you UP guys that read this know where I can find the 
UP collision that happened in 2005? involving a crew that shoved some
cars through a storage siding at Fleta, Ca , south of Mojave

and violated Rule 6.5 and right into a path a train at 40 MPH coming
out of Mojave and they "rolled the power" onto the sides along Sierra
Highway?  I can't find the NTSB or FRA report on that incident.

Thanks

Name: ShittyAss Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Legal

Thanks for letting all us CSXT guys know this. I know I have colon and
prostate cancer brewing big time with this friggin outfit.


CSXT sucks !

Name: Just Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2016

UP Engineer

That was at 45 MPH and we derailed at" 90" MPH at MP 486.8 that was 
known as "Dike" on the cutoff.

How much money DO you think I would have made off a FELA claim if I 
sued the pissy ass SP and all the stupid ass officers involved?


SP sucked ass and all the homos there.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 November 2016

Attention all Crews


If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must
mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you
physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you
what is covered.  It has just come to our attention that several
employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an
excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE
AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours
off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had
taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not
aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following
day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he
contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed
home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle
and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they
could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of
him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job
safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive
bathroom more than he was in the cab.   DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of
the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go
unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not
to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a
medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX
medical department.

Name: Up Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2016

Okay Frank Holland, if you can answer this on, we’ll know you are really
who you say you are. At what speed did you put that run away train in
emergence and what mile post?

Name: Frank Ponce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 November 2016

UP Engineer;

Hello from Saudi. I think he got you! You still bleeding UP yella?

Name: Just Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2016

UP Engineer;

That was BOB Waterbury, He was out of SP 760 (W.Colton)

The Engineer on the Helper was Larry Hill.

Now if you are still working for the UP, we are going to raise

your BLE due for the next year to $600 a month for that.


Have a good UP night and thanks.

Frank

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 November 2016

If you are really Frank Holland, Don Lowell, Cogdal, etc. Then tell us,
on the Cajon Pass run-away, who the Lookout/brakeman was on the helper
engine, If you’re in fact all those people, you should know  that.
Also, I’m sure you remember who the Helper Engineer was. Do you? But,
tell us where he went to work, after the Duffy Street wreck. Frank
Holland and Don Lowell would know all that.

Name: Don Lowell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

I helped Frank Holland and Reece and Cross almost die that night.

I was a SP company man and I loved to blow the other officers in San
Francisco and allowed those men to run that run away train down Cajon
to their deaths.

I loved the SP and the UP too.


Don Lowell

Bakersfield, Ca

Name: Jason Cogdal 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Chad Wibourn is a real UP Fag! We knew that when he came to Roseville
from Salinas, California as a MOP and was from North Platte, NE, Home
of the UPRR homosexual trainmasters and RFE. Fuck YOU Chad

Name: Frank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Yo! Engineer

I had just became a Engineer and was still pretty green and allowed my
co -workers Reece and Crown to put to death for making a stupid
decision. We should have taken the threats of being fired from the
Management. If I would have SUED I would have lost my job as a Engineer
and that has always been my child hood dream. I am now a suck ass BLET
officer. Fuck Daryl Hananha. He is a sell out and helps Carriers like
UP, BNSF and PHL fire their employees without a PLB hearing. Ohhh
well...

Name: Retired SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

You Eastern Lines Engineers should be so luck to have a General Chairman
as good as Bill (DW) Hannah. He would tear CSX a new ass. He is worth
every penny he gets. For sure, he’s worth more than the BLE President
and the other wothless orifice rectums in Celevland.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2016

Dog Caught:

Union members do need to be aware that union officer salaries/expenses
have to be reported via US Department Of Labor reports annually.

Members (via dues) provide the full timers with health insurance & also
a union pension - which supplements their RR Retirement. They
work office type hrs. with weekends & holidays off with no attendance
policy & probably have other perks.

For all that - more should be expected & demanded from them.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Hey Frank

Anybody ever show u how to use air dumbass!

Name: Dog Caught
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 November 2016

Re; UP Anonymous it looks like you have DW (Bill) Hannah in mind. He is
compensated more that the international president.

www.http://unionfacts.org ...The site will allow you too review the
compensation of any union officer just by searching for your
Division or Local [charter] number.

Name: Frank Holland
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Hey how about investigating me?
I didn't SUE the SP when the train I was on
ran out of control with NO dynamic braking to
stop my 13,350 ton pot ash train and I survived and
worked out a deal with the SP and UP to never work
take a pee mountain to LA and West Colton ever again !

I only work the "valley" and I am a BLET officer on the
take again. F U!

My name is Frank Holland and I love the UP and trains.

Choo- Choo!!

Name: Hey Benjamin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 November 2016

Hey Mr. Guy

With all that experienced gained, UPRR is hiring you type of guys!

You think the Military was tough? Try working for the stupid and see 

what its all about? At least it is a job, not a career. 

By the way, check out the industry you are getting into next time YOU 

decide to work in it. This Railroad industry is a piece of shit 

business to be in.


Good Luck!

Name: Bill Wheeler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 November 2016

UP Anynomous

You wouldn't be talking about me and the Bill Hannaha and the other
Western Committee and the other crooks of the Western Committee of the
BLET? Hey ! Everybody is on the take and we are all trying to get what
we can before this whole shitter of a Railroad industry is completely
in the Toliet and with the help of the UTU (SMART) It will surely be
there.

Thanks for bringing out all the BS on the BLET. 

I know you really opened a can of worms.

Name: Benjamin W Guy
E-mail: theguys3794
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 November 2016

To Mr. Michelle Ward


      On behalf of my wife and family and CSX, I Benjamin Guy believe
that I was wrongfully terminated on June 16,2014. I'm writing you this
letter because it's has been over 2 1/2 years since I was terminated.
I'm retired military 20 plus years, when I got a job at CSX I had a
new career and I was a hard worker I was there everyday I was suppose
to be there. I went through the 4 year apprenticeship program to be a
qualified locomotive electrician in Waycross, Ga. My id no is V8028,
222639 I asking you if you would open an investigation on my
arbitration case because I cannot get any results or answers out of my
union officials.
 I really enjoyed my job as a locomotive electrician and I love working
at CSX. Thank you again for your support of this case

Name: UP ANONYMOUS
E-mail: CLEANupBLET.ORG
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

To The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen:

You must investigate the (UP)Western Lines General Committee and the
Local Divisions within the committee. You can start by closely
examining the books. And then you will discover that some of the local
committee officers/members are compensated inconsistent with the bylaws
of the constitution. On average, committee officers are compensated 5
times the national average, and over and above compensation by the
General Committee (Vote awards to the GC). A local legislative rep.
with less than two hundred members earning over forty thousand
dollars.
His combined salary is well over one hundred thousand dollars.

If "INDEPENDENT AUDITORS" reach back five years prior, you will
notice the pattern. How can this blatant money grab from the membership
not be noticed?!

It is also well known that the Committee will turn a blind eye
targeting employees for the benefit of personal gains for corrupt
managers. 

History indicates that Railroads collapse when union officers failed to
hold management accountable for safety and the overall well being of its
members it is entrusted to uphold.... Hence, the Southern Pacific
Railroad no longer exist.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 November 2016

The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract
\ Arbitration Award #559.  Article #12.  Article #12 and the Q&As
associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to
a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and
then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.)  

Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions?
Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of?
If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.

Name: UP CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 November 2016

FIGHT CSX TRAIN AND ENGINE MEN FIGHT! DON'T LET THE CSX MGT PUSH U
AROUND !!!  GIVE EM HELL AND FU#k WARD AND SANBORN...

Name: UPRR MTO ELA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 November 2016

PLEASE EL CHAPO;

I WILL RAISE ARE RATES ON RECEIVING ALL IMPORTED NARCOTICS FROM EL
MEJICO VIA THE FdM RR AND CSX AND OTHER CARRIERS COMING WEST WITH NO
PROBLEMO.  WE HAVE VERY HYPER HOMOSEXUALS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD WHO NEED
THE CRYSTAL FOR THE SEXUAL BEING THAT THEY ARE AND THEY ARE VERY RICH
DEMORATS THAT NEED THE DRUG. SO NO PROBLEMO PLEASE SHIP VIA RAIL AND
RAISE THE RATES. HOMELAND SECURITY IS ALSO ON THE TAKE ALONG WITH THE
UPRR RAILROAD POLICE AND FBI.

 GRACIAS...

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 November 2016

Help

Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made
aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become
effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their
General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the
International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify
the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen
(48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union
had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the
sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier
will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been
under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's
of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said
employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their
continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records
these points can impact your continued employment with the company.
These points are considered a form of discipline.  Even though the
original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule,
it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the
union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move"
after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the
meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled
with the carrier having won the dispute.  The carrier is bound to
notify all its employee's  of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1
min. rule would become set in stone.  All members should file an appeal
to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with
their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX)
has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming
rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system.  This practice has
been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed
to it.  This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors
are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice
and put and end to it once and for all.

Name: HELP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

UTU brothers


Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were
enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced.  I
keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the
union agreed to enforce the rule.   I didn't get a single email or
letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October
25th.  I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this
had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of
your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out
on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in
writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up
every single time within 24 hours but that was too late.  I don't
think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that
without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement
rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 November 2016

Traindispatcher

That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification
joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and
correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a
dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb.
We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every
single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our
supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you
were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE
supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected.
Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even
funny.  I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one
direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had
things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same
terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to
match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does.
Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better
than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors
just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will
get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 November 2016

They call because it is in the agreement: a must do when shorthanded;
are supposed to offer work by calling/running seniority rosters -
claims can be filed if they don't (HA, be yrs. collecting those); but
surely because it benefits them as some people do take the calls. Is a
PITA seemingly never ending cycle.

Name: STRESSED OUT
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 November 2016

CREW MANAGEMENT!!!!


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL  YOU PLEASE QUIT CALLING ME TO TAKE JOBS THAT
RUN EAST. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL IM NOT QUALIFIED EAST OUT OF AVON. YOU
KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD YOU. MY WIFE HAS TOLD YOU. HOW MANY TIMES
DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD TO QUIT WAKING ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
WHILE I AM TRYING TO GET MY REST. QUIT WAKING UP MY WIFE UNNECCASSARILY
JUST TO RUN YOUR ROSTERS. YOU SHOULD HAVE IT FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT IM
NOT QUALIFIED THAT WAY. DO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL.
DO YOU WANT ME TO GET KICKED OUT MY HOUSE AND DIVORCED. WHY DO YOU
HARASS ME SO MUCH. DO YOU GET A THRILL OUT OF THIS. WHY CANT YOU MAKE A
SIMPLE LIST OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE NOT QUALIFIED BOTH DIRECTIONS. IS
YOUR BOSS BREATHING DOWN YOUR KNECK TO CALL ME AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT
QUALIFIED HOPING WE TAKE IT LIKE STUPIED IDIOTS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW. 
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE JUST
LEAVE ME ALONE! IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME FILE ETHICS CHARGES
AGAINST YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME SEND A LETTER TO MICHAEL WARD BEGGING
HIM TO STOP YOU. GOD WILL YOU PLEASE HAVE A HEART!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2016

Trump wins:
Be sure to remember this post AND be sure to post again 4 years from
now & let everyone know how well you & your family fare then.

Name: TRUMP WINS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 November 2016

AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN...! CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND MAIN STREAM
MEDIA,YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

Name: INDY OFFICE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

All T&E Employees


The following names and numbers are your contacts if you work in the
Indianapolis area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the
inspectors for your area. They will be more than happy to assist you
with any problems that you may be encountering in your terminal.

Robert Crawford- Operating rules inspector-817-235-5397

Pat Walsh-Mechanical department-317-294-2422 

Ryan Tabor-Hazmat inspector-312-519-0670

Again, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate inspector with any
concerns that you may have.   Have a safe day!

Name: UNION SCREWED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 November 2016

ALL CONDUCTORS

Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to
start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself
after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute?  I didn't get one single
letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman
of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system
bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that
the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12
hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2
weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting
displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just
supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as
if you are marked off sick!  This is bull that the company didn't mail
us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might
be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start
enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal
for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it.  Anyone else
getting hammered on this new rule????

Name: El Chapo Guzman Jr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 November 2016

If Trump gets elected, the railroad will double their drug shipping
rates from Mexico to East Los Angeles.

Democrats are a little softer on crime!

Hillary Clinton for President

Name: beaten cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 November 2016

EX TM

If you really are an ex tm then my hats off to you. No one with any
heart at all would put up with the crap the company forces on them in
your position. I too have spoken to several tm's who said the hell
with this abuse.  Just cant do that to hard working people who are just
trying to make a living. They pic their targets and then watch
everything they do and every place they go. They have people watching
them when they go to other terminals and divisions. Its a real shame
they just cant let people work and treat them fairly. Yeah, we got some
lazy bad apples out their but that expected in any industry. But when
everyone is trying to do the best they can and the supervisors have to
get out and find someone to hammer just for the unethical company jerks
in Jacksonville it makes everyone hate the company and the job.  The
biggest problem going on right now is the supervisors twisting and
manipulating the rules to suit a failure. We just had a guy failed on
placing a brake stick on the same car he was riding on. The rules are
real black and white. Says do not place a break stick where it could
cause a tripping and fall hazard. HOW IN THE HELL IS A CONDUCTOR GOING
TO TRIP OVER A BRAKE STICK WHEN HE IS RIDING THE SIDE OF A CAR AND ITS
HANDING ON A LADDER. They told him it my fly off and hit him so he was
getting a failure for not putting it in a safe place. We hang them on
the side of a car all the time. Have been doing it for years. So it all
boils down to them needing a failure or the just want the guy. They are
always coming up with crap like this and pulling new rules out of their
hats. People need to step up to the plate and challenge these failures.
They need to bombard the rules departments with these failures and
demand they give a hard core interpretation of what they wrote. They
did this about 6 years ago when the supervisors went crazy for failure
counts and raped the hell out of the rules. Its starting again and you
can bet your bottom dollar its because the school has been shut down
and its overhead just sitting their is bleeding them dry!

Name:  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 November 2016

Re: Drug Train Witnesses:

Your information was in part, confirmed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2016

up conductor,

were you even around in 1985?
If you were, do you not remember how tough things were in those days?

King Anti-Union Reagan & his regime in place; rail business way, way
down; - it was often said at the time that the boxcar business was
finished.
Myself, I had over 8 yrs. seniority & got furloughed. Took some big
changes to put a lot of RRers back to work: took some time; ie: the
Staggers Act-Deregulation, Contract Agreements, & more.  

Too many rag on the rail unions.  Well, as crappy as it does seem at
times, just imagine working for this outfit non-union.   No doubt
things could & would be worse for workers.

Name: yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 November 2016

The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you
can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785.  This is the
number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers
are more than happy to help out.

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 November 2016

Legal

Thanks for the news. UTU has always been in bed with the carrier.

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


HELL! That’s not news. It goes way back to 1985, when UTU Pres. Harden
sold all of us down the drain, including the BLE.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2016

We figured the carriers would come up with something after the RSIA.
UTU agreed to the dictatorship style CAPS policy?  Don't think so.
If in fact the 1 point per day of displacement was accepted it has to
be because csx wanted 10 points per day.

Name: Now that really sucks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 October 2016

Legal

Thanks for the news. UTU has always been in bed with the carrier.

Bunch of low down sell out pieces of Crap.

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

ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!!

LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED
DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND
UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS
AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON
THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND
ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE
YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. 

QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT!
IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT
GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN
YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL
LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION
AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. 

ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF
YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE
TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU
MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO
IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA
BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD.
IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND
DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. 
WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO
THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU
ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND  DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE
ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY.
THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A
PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC
THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.

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

Hand-thrown track switches.... never rely totally 100% on switch-stand
targets.  No matter what you're used to or where you are. 
Have seen too many of 'em screwed up, even though the MOW dept. can
try their best to keep them up & in place the way(s) intended.  
Check, look at the switch points; especially when it's a facing point
move/moves forward or back, into a track.   Do as you wish.

Name: Boxcar
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 29 October 2016

TEY

Read your operating rules! States very clearly switch targets WILL
correspond with proper movement.  If the targets don't then take it to
the super. Of your yard! Problem is the idiots who put them out and
don't understand what a diverging movement and a straight is.  So
learn your yard pattern. Targets are there for a reason. Your running
in dark territory on an ec1 you count on that target to tell you the
way it's lined when your running full track speed.  You don't slow
down and creep up to a switch to make sure it's right.  Start that
shit on the main line and see how far that gets you. You got switches
missing targets in your yard report them.  Get them fixed. If they
won't then call the ethics hot line. Call the safety department. Make
them do their jobs. Safety is a way of life per csx. Make them put
their money were their mouths are! Avon has a few screwed up and some
missing. Supervisors know about them but are turning their heads.
Someone gets through a bad one it's all on the supervisors. They have
been told and warned. Safety is not their first priority.

Name: TEY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 October 2016

Guys and Girls;

Check your switch points before making a movement over a switch in a
facing and trailing movement move over a switch. Do not rely on the
targets. Please. You will be dismissed if you go on the ground.

Use your head!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 October 2016

BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR
DERAILMENTS.

Name: ...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2016

R  J.  S. T. U  Z. T. S. T  I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T  W. H. A. T P.
I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stop your crying over there at CSX. I kicked all the Conductors and
Engineers tail ends in Roseville and got this promotion to VP.
Operations here in Texas now and I DO give good "head".  So if you do
what I have done you to can become a railroad Officer and get promoted.

Just learn to blow really good and pimp your wife off like I have done
Leslie.

Name: same boat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2016

Stressed out


IM right there with you man!   I work on the greatlakes and we have the
same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like
you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage.
 Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies
part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are
short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to
engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us
more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street
to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is
wrong with this company is right!   The frickin road foreman are
telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote
themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off!  Can you believe
that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't
pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day
off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone
in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going
on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for
anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off
sick!!!!!!

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 October 2016

DAD

Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you
were ever corporate with your spelling skills.  Looks like there is a
topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out
from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try.
Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake?
Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one
minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not
having a scheduled off day for several weeks. 
I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew
callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because
they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told
them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its
being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because
they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening
people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right.
They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The
crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew
callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are
trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the
greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening
everyone with.  The ethics charges are getting ready to fly.  I hope the
csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap
that's getting ready to hit the fan!

Name: Post N/Numbers
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 October 2016

Monster Board With Names And Numbers:

Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your
ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). 

If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need
to know.

Name: Can U tell us?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 October 2016

Can you tell us what employees that Chad Wilbourn had fired to get
promoted and what Union officers where paid off to have that done?

We here at UP in train service would like to know that and get to the 
bottom of the selling out.

  Thank you for getting back.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 October 2016

In reply to...

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

to former HR:
               WHO IS THE FORMER WELLS FARGO HR PERSON NOW AT CSX?
WHAT
POSITION DID HE HAVE AT WELLS FARGO? ANY IDEA WHEN HE LEFT WELLS?
THANKS!

Do a search of LinkedIn to find names. This person joined CSX HR HQ
around 1 year ago. Pulled from the depths of the Wells Fargo bad habits
after several years with Wells Fargo HR HQ.

This person has a similar position at CSX as with Wells Fargo and plays
a central role in shaping hiring policy and practices for CSX impacting
all jobs, Union and Management.

All of this is publicly available information.

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

to former HR:
               WHO IS THE FORMER WELLS FARGO HR PERSON NOW AT CSX? WHAT
POSITION DID HE HAVE AT WELLS FARGO? ANY IDEA WHEN HE LEFT WELLS?
THANKS!

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 October 2016

CSX HR Fun Fact Time

Although publically available information, you might not have not have
noticed this…

How can CSX HR make more mistakes and hire the wrong people? Simple.
Bring in someone who played a central role in helping Wells Fargo hire
people for years! That is exactly what CSX HR has done.

This has been your CSX HR Fun Fact of the Day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 October 2016

CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they
care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire
you fuck CSX

Name: Dan Schudak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2016

My good buddy Chad Wibourn give very good H&^D to get where he is at ,
and has sold out so many BLE and UTU Engineers and Trainman, UP has
bank rolled to union to get where UP is today.  Chad Wilbourn is a real
CO*Ksucker!! and and UP corporate one at that too!!

Name: UP RV Trainman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 October 2016

Hey Guys;

That is true Chad Wilbourn is a UP officer faggot. He helped pay off
some UTU officers to get some people on out HUB fired. HE is a POS!!

And a Good C(*Ksucker, His wife Leslie blows all the Hoggers on out
hub.

Name:  
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2016

Wilbourn is a UP Vice President (In Name Only) with an internet degree
from Trump University....Supposedly bankrolled several union officers
in targeting (firing) employees for an easy promotion!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 October 2016

Alright, OK.   What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 October 2016

Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University
which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.

Name: Blowovercsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 October 2016

Let's go hurricane,  let's go......let's go hurricane,  let's
go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all
stand up and root for hurricane  Mathew to hit CSX HQ

Name: Hatecsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 October 2016

Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water
Street Jacksonville florida.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 October 2016

In reply to Former_HR, Corporate Office 1-10 yrs. post:

So.......if csx management truly believes that -- when are employees
going to be treated well?


Full time office people are ignorant.  Doesn't mean dumb\stupid.
Means they have no clue at all as to what it's really like to work for
csx "out in the field" on a regular day-to-day basis, each & every
craft, account most - if not all, have no true experience.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

Mr. Manager,

The fact that your employer pays you, does not make them a "good"
employer. It makes them simply an "employer."

For CSX to be a "good" employer, CSX would need to treat its
employees well.

If you think CSX treats its employees well, try reading this website,
or talking with a few employees outside of Jacksonville.

HR professionals know that when you treat employees well, they often
work harder, show up on time, follow through on the details, and stay
longer. When you treat them poorly, it results in lost revenue, which
pushes the stock price lower and lower and lower. 

The bottom line is that the bottom line gets better when you treat your
employees well.
 
Even CSX seems to know what I am saying is true: “People Make the
Difference.”



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: whatthef...k
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 October 2016

Crews

Im new at this game that csx plays so Im not up on all the games they
play. Does anyone know why they wont let you look at your vacation
entitlement or allow you to bid on a personal day or vacation day on
the mainframe at home.  I cant put in for my yearly vacation either. It
says that its an invalid selection for internet users for each one  of
them.  Now Im going to have to drive to the terminal or go in early in
order to bid on my vacation and look at what's available. trying to do
that on the phone on that stupid IVR is a pain in the butt. why would
they block us from looking at this info on the mainframe.  Surely they
don't think its some kind of security crap!

Name: Crazy train
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

MR MANAGER  You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have
swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS 



Name: Mr Manager
E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

I must say that CSX has been good to me,  not one single check they
have
written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to
purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the
years.
So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some
CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly
lost your job because your that great model of employee that every
company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as
you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire
you shortly.
If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i
could help.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

Brakeman for 20-30 years

   Mind your own damned business, work your turn, and quit worrying so
much about what others are doing.  When did it become your business to
involve yourself in what others are doing when they are off FMLA. 
It's guys like you that have drank the CSX Kool-Aid that have sold
their soles to the CSX devils in Jacksonville that are so miserable at
work and are jealous of those that can afford to take off when they
want.  Keep looking at the layoff board everyday to see who is off FMLA
and keep bitching and complaining about those that are off, you are
truly Pathetic. :) and Fuck you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 October 2016

watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not
having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the  official name
for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will
make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers
to pay  people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay
the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.

Name: corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2016

NOTICE


AS of this morning it has been officially announced that all crews that
were left over working in Ravenna area are now laid off. The mechanics
were let go in 2000 and now the rest have been cut loose.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work
and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully
everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and
everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they
don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build
inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit
health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck

Name: REWARD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 September 2016

A REWARD OF $100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE
ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY
PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND
ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL
TERMINAL DELIVERIES.


REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special
Agent(s)retired.

Wikileaks Contact Information:

http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 September 2016

got banned for being a union rep.fuck csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 September 2016

What the csx trans. co. cares about:
Profits - for investors\stock holders, big bucks & windfalls for all
their big shots, keeping the lame government agencies & unions off
their back.
Care very little, if at all, for employees, small-time customers,
and the general public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 September 2016

I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew
shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about
customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 September 2016

Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find
ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they
train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run
company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little
man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork
here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 26 September 2016

To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry
was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the
weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a
problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when
the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the
real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall
people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week
because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No
longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if
they can get the job done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months ,
are FURLOUGHED.  Never been a fan of working for free.
#Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,,
#moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 September 2016

I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced
people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the
opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed
under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some
have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days
are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a
persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off
personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a
problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off
as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day
off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed
CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne.
Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my
stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 September 2016

For sure, csx is not employee friendly.  And helped create the present
FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful,
uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family
member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA
mark-off rights for very good reasons. 

However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. 
Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or
family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a
living. 

If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a
hardship not easily overcome.  Get over it - it's nothing new. Check
into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some
jobs abolished, some terminals closed,  entire railroad companies went
out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years,
or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to
relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go
to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign.  Like csx,
life can suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed
and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to
get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is
horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I
will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to
relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has
the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit
bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2016

I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home
wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I
am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered
including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job
open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and
people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not
care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at
Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its
name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership
and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns
running us into the ground..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

Hoo-Boy, --  That'll be a good one. 
Already can't wait to find out how that will go.

Name: Defiant
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 September 2016

This is it. 
This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. 
Will continue through the weekend. 
The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick,
missed calls
Enjoy the shit show.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 September 2016

To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might
as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I
no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and
yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of
miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX
has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or
concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect
employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee
morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and
rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains
sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and
refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they
attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the
business they have. One would think that this company would want better
numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company
works against its employees the employees work against the
company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out

Name: CSX DUDE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

GAWD,

I HOPE WE DON'T GET THOSE WELLS-FARGO ASSHOLES OVER HERE.

SEND THEM TO THE UPRR. THEY CAN USE MORE ASSHOLE MOP'S AND MTO's

IN TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN REGION. AND REPLACE THAT DANIEL SHUDAK THE 

SUPT DRUNK THERE IN HOUSTON.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and
harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees  for minor
offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there
for us

Name: Cotton Belt Georgie
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2016

Cotton Belt Georgie:

                   You walked away a coward with your head down and
never helped a soul!

Good Riddance!!!

Name: Real worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 September 2016

Legit

I agree with everything u said! Sounds like "me" might be one of
those abusers or he wouldn't be so offended.  Good luck with your son.
Honesty is the best policy!  Lying about an illness is bad karma!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 September 2016

Legit,
 
   Don't worry so much about what your co-workers are doing and take
care of yourself loser.  Go Fuck yourself company suck.

Name: Cindy Stillborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 September 2016

To sleep/tired,
They were doing me same way. The person you need contact is Mrs. Angela
Smith with the FRA like I did.She wants us to call her cause she will
get csux.She was a crew caller for NS for 30 years and knows the ropes
and loves to burn em. Come on guys let's put this to a stop.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 September 2016

good luck MR. Corporate HR 5th floor. I have noticed a number of Jax.
corporate folks start off with half a bachelors degree and with effort
and co-operation from CSX end up with a bachelors completion and one or
TWO masters degrees. Most masters are easier and can be gotten ASAP
These aren't from Harvard but CSX work with several 3rd grade schools
that are very friendly to steady revenue sources and give you "good
enough" and "legitimate enough" degrees. Keep your mouth shut until
you need to escape and go to the successor biz or the feds or state.fyi

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 September 2016

sick/tired,

Read & review your union agreement\contract. 
Unless something has changed -- they are supposed to offer extra work
to the senior employees 1st.  One of the few things in the contract
agreements they actually honor.  Some employees will take the calls.  
IF you're fortunate and can hold/work any type of regular assignment
that has a normal/regular start time, don't answer the phone OR turn
it off when you know you're not subject to calls for work.

Safety First.

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 September 2016

Hi Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Thank you for the advice. I have my facts 100% straight. So I believe,
I'm protected.

These facts are found in too many places for their evidence to ever
disappear.

I'm the opposite of hostile towards CSX. In fact rather than hostile,
I am deeply concerned for CSX's future and its employees' welfare
(just like a good Corporate HR professional should be).

Name: sick/tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 September 2016

CSX

Everyone knows you read this site everyday. Please answer a question
for me. How come after working for this company for 18 years I got to
be woke up all hours of the night by crew callers looking for someone
to work an east end job that I AM NOT QUALIFIED ON!  I have told them a
million times that I never ever ever ever ever got qualified in that
direction ever ever ever!   I have begged them to put a note in my
employee history or on a damn post it note on their computer screen to
stop calling me and waking me up for this crap.  what the hell is wrong
with this company. I cant take this crap much longer. If you keep this
up I will have to apply for FMLA because I will have to take a sleep
aid to make up for the loss of sleep due to this stupid idiot way that
you run the rosters. I cant work after taking a prescription sleep aid
so I will either have to red block or get fmla to mark off and take my
medication.  What does a person have to do to get it through your heads
to quit calling people all hours of the night that are not qualified and
have told your people for YEARS! You are creating dangerous employess
because we are coming to work exhausted due to interrupted sleep all
night long!

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Masters is something that the
CSX continues to use..............




I guess the PGA should change the name of the “Master Golf Tournament.”
Don’t want to offend anyone. How about UPRR Board of Directors suggest
they just call it, “The Agusta Classic?”

Name: up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

West Coulton MOP


You need to be more specific in your post.  For those in csx, an MOP is
a manager of operating practices. He is equivalent to your road foreman
of engines. An MTO is a manager of train operations and is equivalent
to a csx trainmaster. I am assuming Mr Coulton had to chose trainmaster
because there wasn't a choice for a UP official acting as a road
foreman. On the UP we don't use the words MASTER! It is degrading and
it is very offensive to workers of color. As far as we are concerned it
is offensive to anyone working for the UP. Masters is something that the
CSX continues to use.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Former HR

Before you put anymore post on here that might be considered seriously
damaging to CSX, I suggest you look at everything you signed if you
signed anything. You may have some fine print that you missed that
orders you to keep quiet about your case and dealings with the company.
It would not be hard to figure out who you are. There have been several
cases that employees have lost at arbitration with their unions because
they posted on websites a lot like this one. However, they were not very
bright and used their names. The board felt that the employee was
hostile towards the company and it would be a conflict of interest for
them to return to work. They also stated in the ruling that they felt
the employee would not prosper working in an environment they felt was
so hostile and mentally damaging to them. If you do decide to post,
make sure you have the fact down 100% and can prove anything you say.
You can not be prosecuted for telling the truth the whole truth and
nothing but the truth. Whistleblowing is another form of protection if
push comes to shove. Information has a way of disappearing in large
corporations such as CSX. If you have hard core proof you have better
negotiating leverage. No one, including CSX want the skeleton in the
closet to come knocking on the presses from door.

Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A
Posted: 16 September 2016

The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect 

RE; Special Agent(s) story...

Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries.

Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress,
about its current and past business practices.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

Hey, Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

As you are aware, your attorney probably told you not to talk to anyone
about this.

But, fuck yeah..... lay it all out.

.

Name: LEGIT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

FMLA ABUSERS!!!!!

Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in
employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to
be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give
the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and
question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for
a leave of absence.

So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before
your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have
your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening
to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee
for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to
question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are
abusing it.   I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and
now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do
because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for
failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on
FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you
deserve.   Thanks for nothing lazy pukes!

Name: Former_HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 September 2016

I used to work CSX in Corporate HR on the 5th floor of 500 Water Street.
If you all only knew...

For months now, I've been publicly silent and privately patient. But
CSX continues to drag their feet.

I retained an employment attorney and he is in discussions with CSX's
outside counsel regarding my case.

At this point, I am strongly considering producing some interesting
data-driven posts.

Who would like to see more posts from me?

~Former_HR

Name: West Colton UP MOP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 September 2016

That is all true, We at UP are Building America and at the same time
helping to destroy it. Railroad recession today, there is more money
moving Crystal Meth, through Southern US to Los Angeles to yards that
are unstaffed and have a great many of Mexican Mafia money around to
pickup the bulk of the dope and with the assistance of OUR Mexican
track and MOW workers move it to the hoods.  

We are doing really bad money wise, what do you expect us to do?

The LA gay mafia depends on this stuff to produce gay porn in West
Hollywood and in San Fernando Valley to produce straight hardcore anal
sex scenes.


At UP , We are Building America.

Name: WOW THANKS UP COP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 September 2016

UP AGENT

THANKS FOR TELLING US ALL THAT. EXPLAINS ABOUT ALL THOSE HEAVY TANK
CARS AND OTHER MANIFEST CARS FROM MEJICO.....THANKS PO!!! TELL US ALL
OVER THE WORLD MORE

Name: Special Agent(s) Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 September 2016

UP Management:

Stop whining to your employees about Social Media Postings, while
hauling drugs from Mexico and the drugs being dumped in inter-city
neighborhoods!
According to the Houston Chronicle (November 2001 to October 2006) and
the Los Angeles Times (as recent as 2012, drug raid), you were nabbed
and fined $$Millions for knowingly hauling DRUGS on trains and then
with the help of Lobbyist and Politicians changed the terms of the 
"Fines" as "Security Improvements" without the distinction of being
major a DRUG HAULER! 

During those years, profits were up 20% annually and now profits are
down 30% after being nabbed. Can't blame this severe drop on the
decline in coal business.

GOOGLE IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE UNIFORMED!

"Drug trains from Mexico"

Name: UP Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 September 2016

Well..Jim Young

If someone murders their wife, puts the body in a trash bag, Waste
Management picks it up on Monday morning and transports it to the
landfill, can the trash truck driver be held responsible? With your
reasoning, I would think so.

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

Tickled this guy is not driving.




Name: Jim E. Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2016

KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees:

You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from
Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains
are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains
are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 
$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural
retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws.
How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar
retirement
package upon death?

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

Not a problem, makes it real easy.


OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train
on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of
the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner
in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment
,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the
same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 September 2016

Jim Young

So that is what happened to my bonus and my stash of good Mexican dope
I was expecting up North in Roseville,Ca when I was VP -Operations for
Roseville. Damn Snitches and rats on the friggin UP.

Now I am down here in Texas and getting all the UP train that are
Autos, and container trains moving north of the border without the
border patrol and Homeland security stopping and inspecting them.

I want $120.00000 dollars and more, just like any UP officer!

UP will transport for drugs than any other Class 1 railroad in the USA.

Name: Jim E. Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for N/A
Posted: 08 September 2016

KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees:

You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from
Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains
are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains
are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 
$120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural
retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws.
How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement
package upon death?

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

APE 20-30(06)


The RLA allows railroad employees to organize and form a union. The
NLRA protects those rights of all union employees. You need to read and
understand how to apply the laws to use them.

Under the commerce clause of the U.S. constitution, federal laws
prevail over state laws in matters of interstate commerce-an extremely
broad jurisdiction in the complex modern economy. This is why our
industry is under the do not strike order.

The central instrument in U.S. law for protecting workers rights to
organize, to bargain collectively, and to strike is the definition of
five unfair labor practices in Section 8(a) of the NLRA.

One of those definitions defines as an unfair labor practice an
employers refusal to bargain with a certified collective bargaining
representative of employees.

Now lets apply that to our industry. Every single time a claim is
denied by labor relations that was agreed upon by the carrier and the
representing union that we know for a fact is 100% correct and was
signed sealed and delivered is a violation. Now, you ask how? Because
the carrier knew the language and the terms of that article but later
decided to mix words or find small loop holes to deny it and put it on
hold. They are well aware of the time frames it takes for the carrier
and the union representative to meet and settle the claim disputes.
There is also the game where the carrier will put blame on the
employees who are in the review department of these claims. One of
their favorites is to claim there are new employees who do not
understand the agreement and it language.
What it all boils down to is the company DID NOT NEGOTIATE IN GOOD
FAITH AT THE BARGAINING TABLE. They knew they could twist words and
find very fine loopholes to stall the claims. They pay good money for
labor lawyers to do such tasks. Therefore it is hard for a Union to
come after a carrier and charge them with failure to negotiate in good
faith. It is up to the Union representative sitting at the bargaining
table to make sure this does not happen. It does not however prevent a
union for bringing such charges against a company. It is hard to win
when there are legitimate loopholes but it just goes to show that the
carrier is maliciously trying to find ways around honoring the
collective agreement. Is this a professional and honorable act? NO! Is
it big business. YES! With the countless number of side letters and
changes over the years it would take several years to remove all
loopholes and rewrite the agreement in simple black and white language
that the carrier could not twist and manipulate to its benefit. In the
meantime it is imperative that claims are filed and paper trails are
started. Even though you think it will get you no where and nothing
will be done, it shows the courts that you are aware of the company
tactics and gives your unions something to go on if and when they
decide to put up a fight.

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

Just FYI:
             William Ackman, of Pershing Scuare Associates, has had a
bad year. His investment fund is the company that tries to buy
controlling interest in poorly run companies, and reorganize them. That
is what put the fear into CSX the last several years, leading to all the
reorganizations.. He has (temporarily?) forgotten CSX and is now trying
to take over Chipotle, which was hit by a number of food safety issues.
He may be back someday, so you know where to buy your burritos!

Name: UP LA HUB CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2016

TELL US MORE ABOUT THE KICKBACKS AND THE DRUG RUNNING ON THE LA DIVISION
THAT YOU MENTIONED. SOUNDS REALLY GOOD.....HIGHBALL!

Name: YEAH!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 September 2016

?????


OH MY GOD MAN!!!! You are my HERO!  Everything you posted is 100% true
and right on the money. Even the dispatchers are starting to get sick
of the flack they are getting from the crews when the DTO orders them
to change your pool jobs to J Jobs behind the crews backs AFTER THEY
HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED TICKETS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY THEIRS AT THE
RIGHT PAY!  The stuff you posted has happened to me so many times its
not even funny.  We got so many claims in for this shit that it will
take years to even get the unions to sit down and go over them. Of
course we don't expect to see a damn thing done about it so we got
other ways to make our money that's rightfully ours.   Man, don't
know who you are but you need award for employee of the month! 
Most of us think they are trying to hide all the recrews for these road
trains that aren't making it in because they cut the crews so short. A
j job can hustle power or do crap work around the yard so if they go
drag in a train that's dead on the road as a job they might be able to
hide it on the paper trail. Don't see how they hide the expense of
paying the PTI service though. Maybe the idiots in Jacksonville are too
stupid to do the research and start asking questions.  Lets no forget
the train they are showing yarded when they really weren't and they
got a j job on it. They show those jobs as originating out of the home
terminal and final destination as the same terminal. Looks good on
paper. Screw you out of 100's of miles pay!   Yeap, Just a bunch of
thieves!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

The problem with using the National Labor Relations Act is that we are
not in it. Over the years our laws have gotten similar, and merging it
HAS OFTEN BEEN CONSIDERED, but we are still different. Best to remember
that. AND, both union and management folks have spent years keeping up
with traditional case law and black letter law, and do not wish to
learn a new system from scratch. Kindly note that laws not labor
related, such as EEOC, ADA, FMLA, etc. are neither labor law nor RR /
Airline specific labor law, and should be examined with great interest,
even if your union rep pretends it is not relevant and wishes to stay in
the 1930's. Neither the company nor the union wish to jump into the
1960's, with all those scary new words.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD

Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums?
Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics!

A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by
intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on
a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the
union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid
claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! 
Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking
straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in
trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with
this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on
the table now for having an availability problem. 

So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment ,
discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same
damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY
STINKIN DAY!  
Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the
crap that's going on and get it out!
Get over it OTHER!

Name: SP HubCap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 September 2016

To The UP Conductor Colton:

Years ago, there was an engineer called HubCap out of Division 56.
Presumably, he was one of the first to exposed the rampant corruption
of kickbacks to union officers. He later alerted the Feds to the Drugs
by Rails Operation from Mexico (LA Times article, Midnight Drug
Haulers). The rumor is: HubCap had a mishap on the BNSF that caused a
neck injury; later fired, and offered [and accepted] a disability
retirement while his discharge was under review by an arbitrator.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their
working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company
made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this
company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim
reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight
to HELL where they belong....

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 September 2016

Ex FRA...
Are you saying, it is NOT a violation of hours of service to secure
your train after 12 hours? All in the name of safety? Well, that’s  a
new one on me.

Name: EX FRA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 September 2016

ALINE COND

The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the
hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them
for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do
a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of
brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine.
Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action
that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be
done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required
by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are
performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of
service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22.  Per csx operating
rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It
is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should
remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time
to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the
train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know
where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a
new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are
and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they
should but they don't.
If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for
operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area.
Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to
answer your questions.


If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at
317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.

Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 September 2016

The FMLA Issue:

Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the
Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail.
It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about
that folks......

FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!
FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!!

Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the
-- present situation vs. the previous situation.--

Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY
FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA.

CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies
CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies

Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we
have an FMLA problem !?!?

OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm
going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you
guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe
the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will
get a clue!!!!!

CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON
FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!!

It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How
incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority
of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week
(albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But
nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they
were never threatened or harassed to do so.

So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they
won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr.
Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies.
They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this
 THEY DON'T WORK!!! 

The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their
employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their
employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking
their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these
working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I
see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best
for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when
there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company
loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it
will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! 

From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your
workforce to a point that your employees are working against you.

Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!!
Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!!

Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers
products.
Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! 
Apparently we make money by Firing Employees!

Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause
motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their
efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of
fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day
making money !!!  ..........

As my generation did!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2016

Chief dispatchers are management. 
Assistant chief dispatchers are union. (the ones the crews talk to)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 September 2016

Chief dispatchers, assistant chief dispatchers, train dispatchers, and
yardmasters, are union dues contributing company people.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 September 2016

To add to the statement below: 

This is for you Avon guys.  

Replace supervisor with a Union paying "Assistant Chief Train
Dispatcher"

"Now, pay close attention to this one!
UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer
"domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice
Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an
issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told
even
though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement
and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that
the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with
failure
to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law.
Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to
bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the
supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining
agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to
legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO
UNREPORTED. 
An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and
desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace
promising not to repeat the conduct."

Name: AP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 September 2016

A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff
Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss
a University of  Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?

Name: TEACHER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

ALL UNION MEMBERS!

LESSON 1 for this week!

The NMB(National Mediation Board) has no authority to investigate or
remedy employee grievances against an employer. The role of the NMB in
the railroad industry is to conduct representation elections and to
mediate agreement between the carrier and union in collective
bargaining negotiations,
A union certified by the NMB is the sole representative of the
certified group of employees(craft or class) as to wages, hours,
benefits and WORKING CONDITIONS!
If you feel your employer is not properly applying the collective
bargaining then the grievance procedure in the collective bargaining
procedure is the proper channel to follow.
Whether or not a union is required to progress an employees grievance
to arbitration is usually a matter of union discretion. When a
grievance is progressed to arbitration by the parties and the grievant
wishes to appeal the arbitrators decision it is done through the
courts. Arbitration results are usually final and binding under the RLA
BUT a grievant has 2 years from the ruling to seek a set-aside. Discuss
your options with an attorney.
If you are a railroad employee and have properly filed a grievance with
your union and are not satisfied with the results of the grievance
procedure you may consider filing a grievance as an "INDIVIDUAL" with
the National Railroad Adjustment Board(NRAB).
Filing as an individual means that you wish to pursue your grievance
with the NRAB WITHOUT the assistance or support of your union.
You can contact the NRAB directly at 312-751-4688

If you believe that your employer is in violation of a law of the
United states you can consult with a private attorney or contact the
government agency that has jurisdiction over such matters. 

It is strongly advised that all railroad employees take the time to sit
down and read their "WEINGARTEN RIGHTS"!

Now, pay close attention to this one!
UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer
"domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice
Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an
issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even
though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement
and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that
the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure
to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law.
Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to
bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the
supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining
agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to
legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO
UNREPORTED. 
An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and
desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace
promising not to repeat the conduct.

There is no doubt that this post will raise a red flag with railroad
management. This website is viewed daily by CSX and its legal staff.
The labor relations department will not appreciate this kind of
information circulated either. It encourages members to read and better
arm themselves with information to put up a good fight. There is nothing
more powerful than well educated and readily armed union members.

Name: be happy in your work
E-mail: C@ hotmail.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 September 2016

where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2016

If true & the person is charged accordingly, the co., the court(s),
govt., etc., will handle it discreetly & he/she will be taken care of. 
Will probably appear later in a similar or even better position. Should
a rank & file employee get in trouble for something like that: would
get raked over the coals.  CSX management Sucks.

Name: Oh Yeah
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

Just read on the BLE website where the Trainmaster at Corbin. KY just
got arrested for possessing Child Pornography.  Wonder if they will
fire him of for Tarnishing CSX's squeaky clean image or will they try
and sweep it under the rug.  Regardless, FUCK YOU CSX

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2016

In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA,
what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that
there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone
to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that
Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much.
Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA
it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands
of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to
keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how
CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up
to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to
blame..but this is CSX

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

Unions don't want normal attorneys around. If you have a discipline
hearing everybody...union attorney, union official, company official,
etc. know this is a stage play where everyone fully knows their role in
the script, and sit around like sleeping drunks until someone wakes them
up and points them to the appropriate page to read. They have played
this story before. The only person who may NOT know his/her role is the
union member / victim. Looking at ADA, EEOC, Lilly Ledbetter, and all
the others is like going through a dark forest, while you don't know
how the story ends. Is that Grandma or the big bad wolf? Who the hell
knows? Is that a real federal judge? Does he have a copy of the script?
So comforting to know that you work with Judge Judy, and NOTHING will go
off track.

Name: Retired SP Trainman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2016

I remembered that guy in 1999. He was a really good new hire and worked
at other Railroads elsewhere and the UP was in bad shape with the
Merger that we at SP hoped would fail. He was good and a lot of the
Engineers and Trainman from SP could trust him. UP planted a rat from
Bakersfield to try and sit him up and that new hire took the
Engineer's cell phone and through it out the window after the Engineer
was using and talking on it while "trying" to run the engine. LOL. No
wonder you can't use a fucking cell phone these days and have one on
the property. Rats and Snitches are fucking it UP for you all.  That
new hire is looking at a restatement for 1 million 180 thousand dollars
from both the crooked UTU and the UP. 

The both sleep together in the same Labor relations office in Omaha.

They have to thank 32 year old veteran RFE, Lester Sack for that fuck
up.

Name: UP CONDR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2016

Hell

Stress....FU*K that! Cancer is the MAJOR leading killer right now on
the UP. And probably elsewhere on other Class 1 RR's. We have lost so
many Engineer's and trainmen to Cancer in the past 10 years, and they
weren't even close to retiring. Some where, so they got their checks
after retiring and then died. Everyday its somebody new.

I'm off to let the female Doctor I have stick her finger up my ass and
play with my testicles. It must be the LOW SULFUR FUEL.

Name: Retired West Colton SP Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2016

Hey ! I can answer that one UP retired Engineer.

That is because like Hannaha and Pruitt are taking the shake down just
like the POS UTU/SMART  LC's like W.J. Smith up there in Bakersfield
was doing ( I am out for the new guys) Sure...How many good trainmen
and enginemen we have lost because everything is "paid" off now. Do
you now that UTU has desk and cubicles right there in LR in Omahaha?
Sure do, I wouldn't Lee Pruitt and Daryl don't have one to.

How about the Engineer in W.Colton that killed his wife and got out of
prison and BLE got his job back after the Carrier canned his ass for
Felony Conviction went through. Bakersfield had a pretty nice guy back
in 1999 we all knew who was charged with False application even when he
applied and INCLUDED the old conviction and told the truth at the
interview and guess what people UP hired that guy in LA and shipped his
ass to the Roseville Hub to have the Bakersfield undercover cops working
the railroad mess with him. They tried that Rule 1.6 crap on him and he
told them all to stick it. Its now a major federal EEOC case against
UTU and the UP. LOL..

Name: Stressed Reitred Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2016

Now that Dave Harris had a heart attack I hope he can see what all his
bullying and getting irate with his employees has done to him and Hope
he can be more calmer these days......................


If anyone here knows Mr. Harris, tell him, even a totally healthy
 person, always under stress, will have 1mm of plaque build up in their
arteries over a non-stress person. I know this for a fact, been their
(heart attack) with perfect blood readings, don’t smoke, drink or eat
any red meat and dairy products. Remember the movie, “Throw Momma From
The Train?” That was life with my mother a divorce and 30 years of
mainline mountain railroading. So, a word to all here, life is too
short to let the CSX kill you. Chill,...just figure you’re going to
work 12 hours every trip and obay the rules 100%.. Let the managers
stress.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 August 2016

Now that Dave Harris had a heart attack I hope he can see what all his
bullying and getting irate with his employees has done to him and Hope
he can be more calmer these days.

Name: UP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 August 2016

UP Mallard On The Western Region:

Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back
to work instead of switch runners?...........................


Jezzzz....That’s an easy one. The railroad views, running through a
switch as much more serious than a wife beater...especially the CSX.

Name: John Casey
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2016

UP Mallard On The Western Region:

Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back
to work instead of switch runners?

Name: UP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2016

Post from Train Orders dot com.

I don't remember a "no strike" agreement, unless it was for a very
specific issue, but the Supreme Court basically decided rail unions
cannot strike except for "major disputes" around that period. Of
course in the court's eyes there is almost nothing that rises to a
"major dispute" plus rail unions have to go through a myriad of steps
before they can get to the "self help" (strike) stage.

Name: UP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 August 2016

Would like to see that............

..Side letter 20 was one of the 1986 PEB board decisions. Someone
should remember the no strike clause back in the 1980’s. I’ve been gone
14 years now and have no contact with the BLE , Lee Pruitt or Hannah
anymore.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2016

OK. Can find all the PEBs from 12/12/1955 thru 01/11/2016. Looked at
GC Hannah's site.  Haven't found a thing regarding a side letter with
referrence to a "no strike" clause.  Would like to see that.

Name: UP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 August 2016

Another person that may need to do some real homework, ie: read/review
the RLA.  Guess I will do that too................


Yes.. and look up “Side Letter 20”  In the PEB of 1985. Email Lee
Pruitt or DW “Bill” Hannah.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2016

Another person that may need to do some real homework, ie: read/review
the RLA.  Guess I will do that too.
If the UTU & BLE could & did in fact agree to a no-strike clause back
then, just where is that recorded?  If true, how's come there was a
short-lived national rail strike in the spring of 1991? - and, rail GCs
can still request strike authority over agreement disputes - yes/no?

Name: UP Engineer Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2016

The Govt. \ Federal Courts have a lot of power.  Long story short:
A strike by RRers is not at all an easy thing to do, or even
try....................


In the late 1970’s, maybe early 80’s, the BLE & UTU signed a “No Strike
Clause.” Labor disputes go to a PEB Board (Presidental Emergency Board,
a board appointed by the President). After the 1985 agreement, the
board ruled in favor, 7 to 1  for the carrier on eight disputes arising
from that 1984 contract. In other words, Engineers and lost their ass.
Harden, from the UTU had already given away the farm in that contract
and settled before the BLE did, leaving them in a bad situation.  Thus,
we have the pre-85 and post 85-people. Hope this helps answer your
question a little.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2016

If truly only been a RRer for less than 10 yrs., you probably are just
like a lot of others who don't realize how it works.
 
Use your head & some common sense - go online, read\review & try to
understand the Railway Labor Act.    RR cos. know all about it.   

Rail service interruption which could idle businesses & thousands of
other workers will not be tolerated very long. 

The Govt. \ Federal Courts have a lot of power.  Long story short:
A strike by RRers is not at all an easy thing to do, or even try.

Name: WhyNot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2016

Why cant we strike?  I mean what are they really going to do?  Dont tell
me the GOVT wont allow it, because thats bull.  We wont strike though. 
Too many pussies out there that will keep putting up with the shit, and
not do anything about it.  Happy Friday.  I think ill markoff sick.

Name: F YOU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2016

Peter

all you railbuffs are retarded!!

Name: Peter Ely
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 August 2016

Look at all you bitching and crybaby Trainmen and Engineers.
I wish as a California railfan I could have a Job like yours.
We can't even get a job interview with the UP when they are hiring
and
I would love to fulfill my boyhood fantasy and be a Engineer, even for
10 bucks an hour. I have a old head Conductor that is retired from
UP and his name is Virlon Smoot and he used to have me come over to his
place and play with his backyard choo-choo train and have male and male
fun. So you guys need to stop all the crying and whinning about your
great jobs you have and enjoy working on the railroad and
keep in mind that all of us railfans  love to give good head like me
and the others on Altamont press and Trainorders.com and HeadsUPcoast
fans that would just love to have your great jobs.

Sincerely
Dick sucker
Peter Ely
Buff your knob for a train ride.
UP railfan

Name: Threatened
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

CRAZY NUT CASE CHIEF AT IT AGAIN


Just got word that the chief is playing her dirty little harassment and
intimidation games again.  We got an east end extra board and a west end
extra board. That crazy broad is trying to order an east end extra crew
to go dog catch trains on the west side when there are rested and
available crews on the west end extra board. They pointed this out and
were threatened if they didn't go work the other side their
qualifications would be pulled. This isn't just a violation of the
union agreement but its a run around claim for the guys on the west
end. They are just trying to cut cost on recrews and cover up cost of
not getting trains in on time.  Where the hell does this chief get off
deliberately cheating  west end crews out of their work and being able
to make a living. Who in the hell is letting them get away with this
blatant bullshit. This time they have gone to far. Deliberate and
blatant violation of the agreement with deliberate harassment and
intimidation tactics to save money and screw pay from hard working crew
members who need to make a living.  THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP.  ITS TIME FOR
A SIT DOWN WITH BOTH UNION INTERNATIONALS AND TIME TO MEET WITH THE
STEEL WORKERS. NO WAY THOSE GUYS WOULD EVER ALLOW THEIR MANAGEMENT TO
WALK ALL OVER THEM IN THIS MANNER. TIME FOR SOME OLD FASHIONED UNION
MEETINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE CANT STRIKE BUT BET
YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THOSE STEEL WORKER BOYS WILL HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 August 2016

This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, 
system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??

Name: Safety First
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2016

ALL CREWS


If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations,
payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as
submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you
need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of
Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all
locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he
should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be
taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and
any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved
immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented
accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is
the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will
be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 August 2016

They have to know where trains are. Ask a dispatcher.
Denying penalty claims (even valid ones, for whatever reason) is an age
old tactic.  Uncommon that one is paid right away.  Have to submit all
info properly to your LC when claims are denied & hope that they're
handled & forwarded. Then be patient.  May take yrs.  If valid, the RR
eventually has to ante up -- at the pay rate applicable when submitted.
 Aggravating but the way it usually is.

Name: SCREWED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 August 2016

CALL HOMELAND SECURITY


Labor relations is at it again!  Just denied my claim and 2 other guys
stating that the GPS data system says our trains never ran on the
territory we claimed.  THEY LOST OUR FRICKING  TRAINS AGAIN! THIS IS
BULLSHIT. HOW CAN A RAILROAD LOSE THEIR FRICKING TRAINS. HOW CAN THEY
NOT FIND OR KEEP TRACT OF OUR TRAINS AND WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING. WE
HAD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARS ON THE TRAIN THEY LOST. DOES THE PUBLIC
HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INSANE IT IS THAT A RAILROAD CANT KEEP TRACT OF WHERE
THEIR DANGEROUS TRAINS ARE TRAVELING.

Maybe we should be calling the USDOT and tell them whats going on too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 August 2016

The problem is that current RR management are not a team. They do NOT
want improvements. They are a TEAM in the sense that Hillary and the
Donald are currently campaigning as a team to help the electorate make
better choices. If you come up with a miracle additive that adds 20% to
fuel efficiency then you are the bad guy and a target. Somewhere there
is an official in charge of purchasing that and you made him look bad.
and, HE WILL TELL HIS COUSIN HIGHER UP ABOUT THE THREAT FROM BELOW.
Your trainmaster will take heat for having an employee who sticks his
nose in company business And this goes all the way to the top. A sharp
division general manager, if such exists, is a threat to many vice
presidents. A terminal superintendent makes the division guy look
bad...not good. If you want to rise on CSX you must play the not so
bright, member of the gang, absolutely non threatening to anyone
simpleton. These are good paying jobs for managers who cannot survive
in a competitive environment.And of course this absolutely means NO
action by a common engineer or clerk. Unfortunately we have engineers
with engineering degrees...very threatening, and PTI drivers with
MBA'S in Logistics...VERY scary. No way in hell do we want bright
people exceeding their pay grade. We have rent seekers observing the
Peter principle to the max. YOU are not a lifeboat selectee on this
mans Titanic, just one of the unfortunates that get letters of regret.
It should be mentioned that many officials are relatives, dear friends
and lovers, etc. So co operation just isn't in the cards.Maybe that is
true of life in general, but it is very obvious on the RR.

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2016

Engineer Mallard,  I don't think you work for CSX or you wouldn't be
saying such nice things about them.  Maybe you have been on their
Facebook page or you have some CSX engines on your model train set in
your moms basement where u reside.  CSX sucks in a big kind of way. I
could go on for hours about how they REALLY operate their business and
treat their employees, but i'll save my time as the real CSX employees
already know.

Name: Revenge Sr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2016

"Eye for an Eye"

Understand the meaning of those simple words for your guidance!

If one deliberately or attempts too destroy your well being, the Laws
of Nature is on your side!

Name: UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2016

Engineer Mallard

Bullshit with that. We here on this class 1 make a lot more than YOU
post-85 hoggers on the c-sucks corporation from the NS. We out here on
the West Coast know that.  Don't bullshit another BLE guy. We all know
who and what is being made. You must be blowing some of those TM's and
or RFE's over there like some of those SP Engineers in LA and
Bakersfield used to do to "kiss ass" and keep good with the officers.
Don't BS us on here. CSX sucks C*&K. 

Enough!

Cogdal

Name: Engineer Mallard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2016

Don't really see how bad CSX is. Worked 10 years with Nazi
Southernschwitz and CSX is much nicer to me. Guys, this ain't a white
collar 9-5 job. You are transporting freight. You're gonna be treated
like shit sometimes and you gotta deal with it. Don't come into the
industry wanting a lavish working condition. There's times when I
wanna blow up at the dispatcher, but that's just part of the job. When
you factor in CSX's pay is arguably higher than any Class 1, and the
usually well kept locomotives most with ACs and good radios, you can't
hate on the company. Time is money, and we are just little laborers to
management but that's what it's like anywhere. Go join NS if you
think CSX is bad, and I'll be sitting here laughing my ass off while
you got high blood pressure and denied pay rates. The Chicken Shit
eXpress will get even better once MJW leaves in 3 years, he'll
hopefully get replaced with someone who has bigger balls and won't
negotiate with EHH for a merge.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2016

AVON CREWS

LISTEN UP!!!  When you are called to work on a WORK train IT IS NOT
REVENUE SERVICE. You are to be issued a ticket under kind of service 9.
CMC had been issuing these tickets as through freight under kind of
service 2. They are doing this because they are in violation of article
47 in regards to work trains. If they call a work train at least 4 times
in a week they are supposed to put the job up for bid on the electronic
bid system. The company does not want to do this so they are hoping
that putting the tickets under kind of service 2 as through freight
will not draw attention to what is happening. Kind of service 9 is also
a higher rate of pay for a days work. DO NOT TAKE a work train out until
you call cmc and make them change it to a kind of service 9. If they
give you any trouble them you make sure they understand that you know
this is NOT revenue service and it is not through freight If they keep
your ticket under through freight then they are admitting that it is
being considered revenue service and they should be reporting the
service to the IRS for tax purposes.

Name: sp hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2016

In refrence to CSX engineer;

Being off for 18 months for going down the wrong yard track?
That is waaay, to long for a PLB decision

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2016

partnership? with CSX? The BLE was founded, and flourished, based on a
need for skilled employees. Drop by an operating steam museum, show
them your newly minted engineers card, and ask to start up a steam
engine and drive it merely 50 feet. Look at a trained conductor and his
6 months or less training. That's the goal...make every employee
replaceable in 90 days. Signal forces may last a little longer...clerks
a little shorter. BTW, this links to lower management salaries. If an
engineer makes $60k over many hours, then a TM must make 60, if the
engineer makes $40k in constant dollar terms, than the TM salary will
go down. The price point is what the trucker makes, although RR
Retirement makes a difference. This is especially true as TM are
usually unskilled with "degrees", if present, from obscure schools
that have trouble placing anybody anywhere. and, of course, the trucker
has to invest in, and manage, his own truck to make best money. Almost
no operating person craft or management has any control in influencing
investment decisions, which helps guarantee poor ROI.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2016

In reference to the 08/11/16 post from WC-UP Condr:
We'll see.
Why do people that have whale mouths but actually have minnow guts blow
off like that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 11 August 2016

Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry.

Name: WC-UP Condr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Hold on with a three point grip folks!

We got a lot more run off to retirement pranks slamming UP the good ole
UP culo! coming! Don't U CSX people think we have it that damn good!
This whole industry sucks ass! and the UP is no exception the way they
treat us. We will be tying trains down on any MAIN TRACK possible when
we all retire at once. Watch out for the Class of 1978 coming....LOL

Name: CSX Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?




We have a Birmingham Engineer who went into the worng yard track. He’s
been off over 18 months. I understand it take two or three years.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 August 2016

Anyone know how long arbitration takes? Or if you can check on your
case?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2016

It's 92 degrees and this P.O.S. GP-15 has no A.C. or fan, baking in the
sun. And what do we see, Joe and Brian's fat Ass e-testing us from
inside the cab of their pick-up truck.  As usual, looking for something
chickenshit to nail us on. Fuck us to death if my conductor doesn't say
he's in a place of safety or something else while making a million
moves. It's ok to work in miserable heat while not thinking clearly
due to heat exhaustion but these fat fucks set in a air conditioned
vehicle and expect 100% rules compliance.  Safety First is a fucking
joke at CSX. Fuck you fat pieces of shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2016

Friend or family of employee, for N/A:

Not just management either.  Way, way, too many co-workers are just
complete A--holes.  Were never taught or learned the Golden Rule.

Name: That is UP funny.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2016

UP Conductor

Now that is another funny West Colton UP story!

I hope Bill Teele, retires and lives a happy and long and 

healthy retirement.  Just goes to show you all how bad the UP treats 

their Employees. 


Good Story!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2016

What is it with the csx trans. company?
Why so unfriendly to employees?
Why all the bullying, harassment, intimidation, threats,
from management - directed at workers that are just trying
to the job they hired on to do & were trained for?

Name: PUKE!!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2016

EVERYONE!!!

KEEP THIS SITE FREE OF THE POLITICAL BULLSHIT! VOTE THE WAY YOU WANT
AND PAY THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

IN THE MEANTIME LETS TALK ABOUT THE BULLSHIT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND
TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS. 

GOING TO TALK TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE AC NOT WORKING
IN THE CREW ROOM AT AVON. IM HEARING THAT SINCE WE ARE CIVILIAN
EMPLOYEES AND NOT EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMPANY
HAS TO FOLLOW ALL STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO
FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY. THEY
ARE PUTTING THE EMPLOYEES IN UNNECESSARRY RISK OF A HEAT RELATED MEDICAL
ISSUE WHILE THEY SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS.

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2016

It was changed so you
had to stand up and perform tasks guickly and run out the
door..................


Union Pacific did that years ago at the West Colton, California yard
office. They wanted you to tie-up, go home and get your rest so you
could be ready for work again. NO sitting around and BSing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2016

HORIZON:
        IIRC the crew room by the crew computers at Avon B-5 used to
have chairs where you could sit and fill out information reguired by
FRA and others for safety and regulatory reasons. It was changed so you
had to stand up and perform tasks guickly and run out the door.

Name: East C. Rails
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2016

From East C. Rails:

Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of
control!

The Underground

RDL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2016

Clerk:
Thank you. That is very much appreciated.
Is a good thing to be aware of all that.  
There is no substantiation without documentation.


TM: Stupid post. What'd be the charge?

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2016

If i catch any of you maggots wasting company paper or ink on printing
time slips all charge your asses!

Name: Clerk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Attention all crews

The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy
option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If
you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand
corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A
copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left
corner.  Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then
see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it
will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and
it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll
through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one
with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print.
Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy
of your ticket.  They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining
a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for
you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a
copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print
one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in
obtaining one.

Name: No Confidence Vote UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Recently, UP [agreement] employees (LA Service Unit) voted on a "No
Confidence" vote against the CEO [Fritz], XO [Scott], 
Safety Officer [Doerr] and the transportation unions.

Fritz and Scott: coordinates with the Regional VP'S and local union
officers to make every effort in undermining the Collective Bargaining
Agreement (CBA)...by disposing of claims, targeting injured employees
with rule violations and compensating union officers who rubber stamps
investigations and or claims denials. UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER THAT
HAS NOT SETTLED FRA FEDERAL REST CLAIMS. THE UNION OFFICERS ARE PAID!
WHY?

C SCOTT...Tademy v UPRR...Encouraged employees to harass a lone fellow
employee and got promoted during the process. Read the 'legal'
transcript!

Doerr: Left a trail of blood of concealed injury claims and awarded the
union officers (promised post employment consultant contracts) during
the process.
When forty (40) year conductors and engineers walks off the job,
something is wrong!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2016

Had a 2 hrs call yesterday on the rule of being over 300lbs
 They are going to take anyone out of service that has to climb a
ladder that weighs over 300lbs. Out of service.  What a crock this
company is ridiculous. I hope that bring a big boy to take this 300lber
out of service.  Oh yeah management is not held to this rule.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2016

Burnedout: This may not be safe to say but one possibility is to have
multiple people listen to the RFE talking and jointly write the same
e-mail to each other and the operating department stating what they
have been told. They won't like it but if believed incorrect than the
RFE and OP PRAC. can e-mail back and correct people via giving the
correct interpretation, or stay silent and agree with the employees
interpretation.

Name: FELA ATTORNEY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2016

RE;re; UP CONDUCTOR:

Every RR Corporate Officer and FELA Attorney knows about the incident
that occurred.
The RR is now using your corrupt union officers as informants for the
next uprising!

Name: FELA LAWYER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2016

RE; UP CONDUCTOR:

In order to truly understand your commendable post, one must review the
post dated 7-24-16, titled, corrupt union bosses!

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2016

I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly
skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this
goes to the top in CSX management circles. 
Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division
Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called
on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This
is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or
“BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the
train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the
dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max
freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision.  Anyway, upon
arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los
Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings,
calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train
with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended
there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad
years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this
could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move
over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it
sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said,
this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP $200,000. That’s a little hard to
believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry
too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more
about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to
translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure
you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union
Pacific ever has.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2016

todays Wall Street Journal , small mention, says Amtrak still has
preference over freight RR's. There was a proposal to permit priority
to freight RR's.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2016

as I recall, several years ago Matt Long mentioned that CSX were on the
3rd major replacement of the AC system. At the time he was assigned
responsibility for working with contractors on repairs. There are many
failures in Building 5, design flaws, safety issues, etc. I wonder if
the similar building 5's throughout the system have the same issues? I
always thought the heat / ac failures were a result of undersized units,
poor air control, and a desire to regulate temperature in the management
section and just let the crew areas go to hell. BTW anyone know what
Matt Long is doing now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2016

2 wall st. journal articles, last 2 days. yesterday said oil pipelines
are finally catching up with fracking locations so expect a very
permanent reduction in demand for oil trains, tank cars, etc. Pipelines
don't go to east and west coast as much, but follow normal oil routes.
Other article said CSX was planting a tree for every retail stockholder
that voted, since they usually voted with the company, whereas bulk
owners / controllers of stock were usually unfriendly / trying a
takeover, etc.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2016

A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing
intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working
men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest
they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you  its has be
illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started
they think we're Chinese workers like  the 1800 read your history FRA
it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees
should be made like  animals bury you when there done  1800 I'm tellna
 ya read the history

Name: SMART Corrupt Union Boss
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2016

You nailed just about all of us here in Cleveland, Ohio , with that.
Yes everybody that was with the UTU and SMART was crooked and dishonest
and criminal minded. We ripped off every member of the UTU we can get a
hold of and we really liked the NEW HIRES, because they were really
stupid, just like the Employees at the Stupid Pacific.

Those guys and especially those ones from SP, were very ignorant and
Stupid.  We will be raising the monthly dues again very soon to pay for
the new offices and LC and other officers salaries and new websites. 
Thank you to all you stupid SMART members around the UP, BNSF, CSX,
KCS, Amtrak, 


Corrupt SMART Union Boss.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2016

How can you possibly figure someone like the late Cornelius Vanderbilt
was great???    Assholes like him & they way they treated the public,
employees/workers, rail customers, etc., are the cause\ real reason
the former ICC was created, unions were formed & a lot of federal
legislation regarding RRs was enacted.

Name: Corrupt Union Bosses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2016

It seems as if all the management problems needs to be addressed by your
union officers...but they are just as corrupt and immoral as management.
So what do you do? Keep complaining on this site and hope that it gets
better! It's not going to happen at all!!!

There's only TWO (2) things management understands that gets their
attention: Lawsuits and trains not moving.

The late great Cornelius Vanderbilt was an Industrialist without any
formal education, who understood the legal system he detested.
He once stated to a rival that: you might win in a legal tussle, but I
will destroy your business with delays on top of delays.

On paragraph (2), the later is always viable. You all just have to
figure out how without stating the obvious!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2016

with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx
northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok
to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a
break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the
heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed
of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety
and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one
has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke
and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company.
I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive
heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2016

This site has been destroyed by something so simple.
Post in one topic! sad

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

CREWS

Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much.
Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so
called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making
pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety
topics.  At that time the subjects at hand were as follows:

1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up
information gathered from the company GPS
2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of
a banner test going seriously wrong.
3: Blackmail of arbitrators
4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards
5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place.

We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment:  I hate this
site. I love csx.  He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if
deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they
might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so
many times????

The real Mr. Pines is out of commission!  We all hope to god this
character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need
a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally
lost soul!

Mr. Pines imposter. 
We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in
Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about
it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!!
If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all
railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE
PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could
not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when
we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of
their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our
train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow
order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for
a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its
something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE
GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the
truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses
aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS!
Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.

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

PTC PTC PTC: To be fair to CSX and the RR industry, PTC was a program
developed by Congress and especially a few Democrats, passed in haste,
poorly thought out.The RR industry is technically challenged and has
extreme difficulty making even minor improvements. Any managers will be
picked based on political connections. If Elon Musk worked here he would
not be promoted, just pulled out of service until he got the hint and
quit. Part of the reason we have smart Indians working here in the US
is that they get promotions in India based on family connections, NOT
smarts....just like the RR. Didn't work there, doesn't work here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 July 2016

The hole  rumor has it the superintendent

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2016

TECH:

My locale:  From early 1979 to early 1995 - NO new hires.

Bottom Line \ Point \ Question is:    Does this company (and all the
investors) truly want to operate an efficient, prosperous RAILROAD or
not?   Evidently NOT.   Sad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2016

Started my RR career in OCT., 1974.  Almost done.

Liked construction work but things were real slow.
At the time, needed a job.  Pay was 3 bucks less per hr.
than what I earned prior. Had to take it.  

C&O\B&O.   Chessie System.  CSX Transportation.

Never been employee friendly. Entire career always
threatened with being fired.  Is nothing new. 


Seems even worse now days.  CSX can't figure out that if it wants to
survive & prosper as a RAILROAD, slack off on the schooling, the petty
crap, & concentrate more on moving freight using confident, competent,
experienced employees.  

CSX culture has needed to change for quite a while now & it hasn't.
Evidently management doesn't care AND\OR they have a plan.

Usually the way it is:  management plans things, oftentimes for years
in advance & the workers & their unions can only play catch-up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

John Bradley is the vp Southern Region, and now it turns out David Dech
is his helper. Dech was previously his helper in Avon Yard, then his
helper on the Great Lakes Division, then was offered the Chicago
Division helpers job, turned it down to stay on Great Lakes, then got
booted out of the Great Lakes Division, went to Huntington, now is
booted out of there and has returned to.....Bradley's little helper.
Hey, it's good money and clearly doesn't require high level
performance.

Name: new engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 July 2016

ENGINEERS!!!!!!

OK old heads.  You got to help me out here.  I haven't been doing this
long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are
coming out.   I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and
slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and
left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short
time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick
up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The
rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no
problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than
continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no
charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine
anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX
mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing.
So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and
came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum
continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule
5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and
found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that
dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do.
I tried throttling  back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a
break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below
minimum cont. speed for the motor.
The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it.  Im guessing they mean
8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the
traction motors either!   Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk
know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book
in black and white.  You can find shit about it all over the internet.
This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell
me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again
because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in
length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be
charged for burning up traction motors!

Name: Geep
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2016

Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may
have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area.


http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination


According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City
Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a
hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately
termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking
accommodations following medical problems. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a
work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and
privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012.

Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees,
legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and
proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley &
Gilley in Shreveport.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport
Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

Really, we have mentioned it before. Do what it takes to get your
associate or bachelor's degrees (or higher) with the RR or military
paying as much as possible. The RR pushes some dubious obscure on line
colleges for some reason, although I know several connected folks in
JAX have gotten credits from them...possibly the easiest way to get a
degree. Use an Indiana RR address and go to Western Governors
University on line in Business or IT is probably the best overall way
to go. Anyway, if you get laid off, fired, forced out, etc. at least
you have a life boat. Even mediocre jobs that 10 years ago didn't need
a HS diploma strongly desire an associate or bachelors in ANYTHING to be
considered. On line and tuition assistance really helps, just like a
spare tire, gas can, fire extinguisher, or a rainy day fund at the
credit union. Quitting and borrowing $$ to live on campus really makes
no sense financially, but on line, while working, with tuition
assistance, is a real bargain. Even if you just get an extra year
credit and THEN you get fired / furloughed that still means one year
less on the street starving while finishing your degree for your city
weed inspectors job. If you go to court NMB etc. it MIGHT make you look
better / smarter / more credible.

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2016

http://www.trainlawblog.com/2015/10/articles/federal-rail-safety-act/article-confirms-railroad-culture-of-retaliation/


Article Confirms Railroad Culture of Retaliation
Oct 21st, 2015 @ 02:25 pm › Charlie Goetsch


Although it comes as no surprise to railroad employees, an
investigative article exposes for the rest of the country how railroads
continue to retaliate against workers who report safety hazards or
injuries. The article is entitled: For Big Railroads, a Carload of
Whistleblower Complaints and is published by FairWarning Reports.

The article notes that from October 2007 through June 2015, OSHA
figures show railroad workers filed more than 2,000 retaliation
complaints. And nationwide, during that period seven of the top ten
employers subjected to whistleblower retaliation complaints were
railroads, in the following order: BSNF 409; Union Pacific 360; CSX
267; Norfolk Southern 247; Canadian National 151; Amtrak 119; and Metro
North Railroad 102.

Here are some of the more notable points the article makes:

    The alleged violations defy a key intent of federal whistleblower
laws: to encourage employees who discover possible hazards to come
forward before an accident happens. The potential value of such an
early warning system is underscored by the deadly passenger rail
accidents and oil train wrecks in recent years. Joseph C. Szabo, who
headed the FRA from 2009 until this January, said industry supervisors
often are under “immense pressure” to curb costs by moving trains
quickly out of rail yards. That, in turn, translates into pressure on
rank-and-file workers “to ignore safety protocols and to just get the
damn train out of town.” That’s why, Szabo said, it’s “critically
important” that railroad workers are “very comfortable in doing the
right thing without any fear of retribution.”

    In 2012, amid widespread suspicion that railroads were under
counting injuries, in part by pressuring workers not to report them,
the industry dropped its 99-year-old annual Harriman safety award,
which was largely based on employee injury reports. Norfolk Southern,
which had won Harriman safety “gold award” 23 years in a row before the
honor was scrapped, was the target of 247 whistleblower complaints
during the nearly eight-year period tracked. That was the fifth-highest
total among all U.S. employers.

    Szabo, the former FRA chief, said railroads have embraced more
enlightened practices over the past decade or so, but management still
has elements of “a paramilitary structure, very much command and
control.” To this day, railroads remain discipline-minded. Operating
and safety manuals run hundreds of pages. Suspected violators,
including workers who get hurt, face internal investigations. Critics
still echo Congressional investigators who in 2007 found that railroad
companies, along with federal regulators, are “more oriented toward
assigning blame to a single individual, without a thorough examination
of the underlying causes that led that single individual to commit an
error.”

Here is the complete article. For more on the rights of railroad
whistleblowers under Section 20109 of the Federal Rail Safety Act, go
to the Rail Whistleblower Library.

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

http://www.trainlawblog.com/2016/05/articles/federal-rail-safety-act/spotlight-on-csx-retaliation/

CSX RETALIATION CASE:

You can tell a lot about a workplace culture by how managers react to
employee safety complaints. Enlightened managers welcome safety
complaints, benighted managers suppress them. Enlightened managers view
such complaints as a valuable opportunity for improvement, and
underscore the first importance of safety by publicly thanking those
employees. Benighted managers view such complaints as a personal
attack. To them, protecting their insecure egos is more important than
safety. And so they lash out, finding a way to retaliate in order to
broadcast what happens when workers have the audacity to question their
competence.

Now comes OSHA with a Merit Finding against CSX that serves as a lesson
for such benighted railroad managers. When IBEW member JJ Giuliano got
fed up with the failure of CSX managers at the Selkirk Shop to address
longstanding safety complaints, he delivered a letter to Superintendent
Daniel Lisowski listing various violations of FRA safety regulations. In
OSHA’s words, it was “a very strongly worded letter” identifying
“serious safety hazards” and noting CSX’s managers “daily ritual of
placing production over all else, such as shop cleanliness, locomotive
quality, safety of its employees, and safety of the communities its
trains pass through.”

What was the response of the CSX managers? Instead of thanking
Giuliano, a few days later they cited him for not using a crosswalk
board and imposed a ten day suspension. This despite the fact another
employee who they saw doing the same thing was not cited. No one else
had been suspended for an O test before, and they ignored Giuliano’s
clean disciplinary record when imposing the suspension.

Giuliano filed a classic Federal Rail Safety Act Complaint. CSX
responded by arguing Giuliano’s letter was not protected under the
FRSA, a contention OSHA found “incredible.” OSHA’s investigation found
“reasonable cause to believe CSX violated the FRSA” and that punitive
damages are appropriate because “CSX Transportation, Inc. has
demonstrated a pattern of retaliation against employees who file FRSA
complaints.” OSHA ordered CSX to:

    pay punitive damages, plus all the attorney’s fees of Guiliano’s
attorney;
    have all managers at CSX’s Selkirk Shop receive OSHA’s FRSA
training;
    provide all new hires with information on their FRSA rights;
    expunge the suspension from Giuliano’s employment records;
    not retaliate against Giuliano for pursuing the FRSA complaint;
and
    post in a Notice at Selkirk Shop a Notice confirming CSX will not
retaliate or discriminate against employees who file FRSA complaints.

All CSX employees can thank OSHA for shining a spotlight into the dark
culture of CSX retaliation. Those of us who believe in rail safety can
only hope that one day all benighted railroad managers will finally see
the light.

Here is the full text of OSHA’s Merit Finding in Giuliano v. CSX
Transportation, Inc. For more information on the whistleblower rights
of railroad workers, go to the free Rail Whistleblower Library.

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

Here's a few links where the railroad got busted for messing with a
Whistle Blower

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/pf_newsflash.asp?id=5295

This is an excellent article: 
http://invw.org/2015/10/21/for-big-railroads-a-carload-of-whistleblower-complaints/

Name: Carl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

BBscreamer,

Would you expect anything less than CSX Management harassing you when
you came back?  Anyone that comes back from anytime off has a HUGE
target on their back, especially if they signed a letter to get their
job back.   

If you are wrongfully terminated by CSX, you need to consider filing a
complaint with the EEOC, then contacting a Union attorney with a copy
of your case number.  If a train master so much as comes near you after
you've filed your complaint, you'll own them under the Whistle Blowers
Act.  A Union Attorney will rip CSX to shreds.  

In the meantime you need to carry a tape recorder with you at ALL times
and document EVERYTHING.  Write down the every detail you can remember
if you're harassed in any way.  Be sure to include any and everyone
present when this harassment occurred, to help back up your story. 
Also, if you don't have an app on your cell phone that records
conversations, downloaded one.  They're free.   It's better to have
information and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.   Having
notebooks filled with events is valuable evidence that the attorneys
want.  Better yet is audio recordings of the harassment.   While your
memory is nice, reguardless of age, it fades with time.




Good luck

Name:  BBscreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

It's sad that after being off for a few months, you come back and an
RFE and train master try to get you fired instead of helping you to
come back

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

???????

Has anyone else had their post blocked when you got info that should be
whistleblowing???

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

L&N

That post was not from pines.  Mr. "pines" has been out of
circulation due to a depressive condition that limits his ability to
think clearly and has been restricted with the use of social media
sites. This information has been provided by a very trusted source

There are some topics that are being addressed by the employees that
are making the company very uncomfortable. It has been reported that
several managers at the worksites have been discussing these issues. 
CSX has a watch dog group that views this site on a daily basis. They
are looking for disclosure of internal insider information or subjects
that may create a problem with competition. If they read a post that
sends up a red flag it is immediately reported to their team of
lawyers. The FRA monitors this site daily. Code of Federal Regulation
violations must be addressed it viewed. Other class 1 railroads,
customers and rail buffs visit regularly.

There are many that address serious topics on this site and many who
just visit to vent. The company has a group of 'MOLES" who are in
place to distract those posters who are discussing issues that may be
damaging to the company image or may be close to crossing the lines of
corporate legal rights. DO NOT ALLOW these moles to distract you. They
will do anything to create internal fighting and draw your attention
away from the topic at hand. Post wisely. Do not be afraid of
retaliation if you chose to post on this site. Do not be afraid to ask
questions. If you have any workplace issue that you can not get
resolved through the company or your unions this site is a good place
to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas with other employees.
T&E employees are required to do pod training every year. Some of these
pods contain important information that is missed while being viewed
because the employee becomes bored or just tired from having to sit for
hours watching lengthy pod programs. One pod that many have failed to
view thoroughly is the pod on social media.

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.

This site can be very valuable to the workforce if used wisely. Post
professionally and with taste. Remember that the tongue is mightier
than the sword.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

Concerned,

    It's a glory hole put there by management so the Local chairman
can suck off Big Joe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2016

got laid off then got banned from property couse i was a steward and
fought it.fifteen years not a single write up.cant wait till they go
broke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2016

Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time.
Piss on this shit. Im out.

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2016

Avon:

Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why
upstairs in Building 5?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2016

Yes all new management, manages from fear they left there jobs in hopes
of a better life and what they got in return sucks, you may think they
make a lot of $ but do the math they are always at work they probably
make less than you and the big huge bonus nope the company always has a
reason to cut that also. Don't get me wrong I am not defending they are
useless at best. But there were the day when all management had to go to
leadership meetings and they all went out on the company dime dinner for
8 to 10 manager's 1,000 easy bar bill 4 to 5 hundred for 2 to 3 nights
and they all got milage 55 cents even if they carpool

Name: This is how we roll
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2016

Conductor 10-20

CSX treats their managers just as bad as the managers treat us.  The
difference is that we make more money and only have one side to
placate.  Train Masters on the other hand only look as good as their
crews make them look and have to suck up to their bosses if they want
to keep their job.

In the old days, the LC's knew that a train master was only as good as
the crews made him look.  If the Train Master treated his men like crap,
the LC put out the word to "work safely". (and shut this place down) 
The men respected the LC's word.  He may not have liked him, but the
LC's knew if they didn't represent their men, their men would not
only throw him out of office, they'd have a "conversation" with him
behind the wood shed. The train master knew if he didn't work with the
men, they'd screw him over in, he wouldn't get a bonus and be called
on the carpet to explain why things weren't moving at his terminal.  
In other words, everyone worked together the best that they could
towards a common goal.  Move Freight.  

Unfortunately times have changed.  CSX hires their managers straight
from College.  They don't know a thing about railroading, other than
what they learned from Lionel and watching reruns of Thomas the Train. 
They drink the same Kool-Aid that CSX feeds the new hires when they all
arrive at Atlanta.  New Managers don't have a craft to fall back on,
but have a HUGE a student loan payment breathing down their neck every
month.  New hires (as another poster put it) leave their balls at the
door when they walk in, drink the Kool-Aid, then willingly believe
every single lie CSX tells them while their in Atlanta.  Luckily for
them, when they finally figure out CSX management isn't their friend,
they have the engineers to fall back on for advice.

When a manager doesn't know railroading, he becomes scared.  He can't
risk looking like a fool and ask someone.  Instead he manages his work
force from a place of fear.  Blaming them for all that goes wrong.
Pitting one union against another, egging on fights, and creating
disharmony among the crews.  If the attention is on someone other than
him, he'll have an easy excuse as to why things aren't getting done,
and no one will be paying attention to him.  In reality the train
master's fearful that he will lose his job.  He won't be able to make
his loan payments.  He's fearful he'll be figured out for the fraud he
feels like he is for not understanding how railroading actually works,
and will be fired.  He'll have to explain to his friends that this
Kool new job on the railroad, isn't really that Kool after all.  New
conductors are coming to him for solutions to problems when he doesn't
know a track from a track switch, yet is expected to fix the situation. 


When you're incompetent due to lack of knowledge, some people believe
its easier to manage from a place of fear and confrontation, than risk
looking bad in front of your fellow train masters and superiors, and
admitting they don't know what the correct answer is, then seeking out
the answer.  Without a good foundation, you can not have a solid
building.  CSX isn't investing in building a good foundation.  The
board is looking only at the short term gains, verses the long term
goals.  So if hiring a train master who is incompetent, but willing to
work for half what a T&E man makes, CSX will do it.  Then they'll do
like they did with Iron Mike Benham, and Tom Cook, keep promoting them
to get them off of your system, and out of your section of the
railroad.  And being they both were incompetent, they did what they
were told, like a good dog does.

Name: Witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

Crews

Has anyone heard anything from labor relations or the engineering
department on how the trains got lost on the GPS? Heard there were
several train crews denied claims because labor relations said the gps
data said the trains were never taken to the locations where claims
were filed. Why didn't anyone call the dispatcher on the territory to
confirm the train was delivered as stated. We line all the switches. we
order the deadhead wagons. We monitor all CP points. We didn't know
that the gps tracking system was that bad. We dispatchers know where
the crews outlaw and need recrews. We are the best witnesses. Some of
us would love to know what the reasons are for not being able to keep a
trains location accurate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2016

While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial
discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards.



How about Trainmasters telling conductors to show all work completed,
when it was not, so as to get their bonus checks? Any of you conductors
have that evet happen?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2016

redeye51:

Get crackin' on the tell all book.
Some of the posts on this site are reference material.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2016

While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial
discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards. Like going
out to eat on the company dime for breakfast everyday hiding it with
milage. Management having affairs with employees. Taking moving
packages and never moving to the city they are supposed to. I was told
to fire people or I would be fired myself and that is just the
beginning.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2016

ALL UNION MEMBERS

CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not
far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past
negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to
230.00 as of today.  Future cost are being negotiated.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2016

CMPB

It has been our experience that when someone comes to this site and
post information as detrimental as yours that there is usually some
validity to what is being stated. Csx has been outsourcing their
communications and computer programing for years. Nothing you have
posted is surprising. However the comments you have made on the
possible changes in medical insurance premiums leaves a lot of
questions to be pondered. Those type of premiums would almost demand a
substantial raise. No matter how much everyone hated the Obama care
program, there are insurance programs much cheaper than that out there
that the government is backing. I cant imagine for one minute that the
Unions would allow something this drastic to happen. Don't forget that
with wage increases comes dues increases. We are sure they would fight
that type of premium tooth and nail without a negotiated wage increase
which would benefit them as well.

As for outsourcing we have an example for you. Around 13 years ago an
employee had their personal employee history violated when the crew
callers noted their home phone number in the comment sections as the
number they used several times to contact them at home. This was at a
time when other employees were able to view any fellow workers employee
history. This employee filed a complaint because they were getting calls
from other workers after having seen the personal home phone number. A
company in New York was being used at the time to handle the computer
programming. The information was deleted from the employees history in
less than 24 hours. Yes, you can have information that is false and
misleading to your character or  employment removed from your employee
history. This question has been asked several times. Many have been
told once an entry is made by a crew caller it can not be removed. This
is false. The company just views it as inconvenient to do so. It is not
that hard to do.
If you have any more concrete information on anything that you have
posted it would be in the best interest of all the employees at csx
that you share it immediately!  Monetary changes of this magnitude
without a raise to offset the cost can drastically change someone's
financial situation unless they have invested wisely for the future. It
may even be something that requires an employee to take a good look at
their future employment options.

Name:   PISSED ON BY CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2016

CREW MANAGER!!!

YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER!   What the hell have you been doing since 1830
pm tonight????


I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get
through.  I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I
tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk
and it never did.  I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call.  I
have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it
is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show
how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone
each time I called.  I can prove how many rings were on my phone with
each call.  What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats
going on!!!

I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that
it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to
another desk where no one is sitting at the time.
You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that
crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take
your butt with them.

175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and
listening to the phone ring and no one answer.
Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are
you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT
PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO
PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't
believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on
down there but he is going too!  GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! 
You should be ashamed of yourself!

Name: consult
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2016

ALL ENGINEERS

The Blet is very well aware of what the carrier is doing in reference
to abusing the SSA agreement and not honoring the proper pay for
working Relief/recrew service for outlawed road/pool trains. The
agreement was written in very understandable English and the Letters of
interpretation are clear cut.

We will make this short and to the point without a lot of extra
language added.
If you are called to relieve an hours of service pool crew off the
engineers extra board that IS NOT a yard board you are entitled to 130
miles pay. End of discussion. Printed very clearly. If you work over 8
hours you are entitled to another ticket and a ticket for every train
after that.

If you are called to relieve local/switcher jobs then can issue a J-JOB
ticket. This should be kind of service 4 with 100 miles. Anything over 8
hours should be paid as overtime.

YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED OFF THE EXTRA BOARD AS AN EXTRA ROAD SWITCHER
(J-JOB) IF THERE ARE NO SWITCHER JOBS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE
ADVERTISED TERRITORY THAT YOU ARE DEADHEADING ON TO GO RELIEVE
ROAD/POOL CREWS AND DRAG TRIANS IN. YOU ARE TO BE ISSUED A Q-K-L ETC..
TICKET FOR THAT TRAIN AND IT SHOULD REFLECT THAT IT IS A RECREW.
EXAMPLE WOULD BE RELIEVING A POOL CREW WORKING A Q123. THE TICKET
SHOULD BE ISSUED AS A Q123R WITH A KIND OF SERVICE 2 AND 130 MILES
MINIMUM.

It has been brought to the unions attention that Labor relations has
come up with a new tactic to block proper payment of these tickets and
create more claims that will eventually flood the general chairman's
office to the roof.  These tactics create stress and are usually done
to force the unions into negotiating anything they can with the carrier
to create some kind of relief from the overwhelming overload of
paperwork.

Several people have filed complaints that they have been calling the
chief on duty after they have worked 8 hours improperly on a J ticket
and demanding they be given their second ticket that is rightfully due
them by the SSA Agreement(ARTICLE 68)before they go back out and drag
in a line of road pool crew. The chief has been telling them they cant
issue a proper ticket(ex.Q123R) but they will give them another J
ticket. 
Labor relations is denying the second ticket with the explanation that
is combined service and you are only entitled to one ticket.

Now, here comes the kicker.  When they take the second ticket back LOOK
VERY CLOSELY AT THE MILES THEY ARE PAYING YOU! They have been paying the
130 miles that you rightfully have coming to you. They are admitting
that you should be getting a minimum of 130 miles per the SSA. However
you are still not getting your second ticket.
Now, this is just part of the scheme.  Several crews worked 12 hours
and of course outlawed dragging trains in. These crews were NOT PAID
the 4 hours of overtime either even though they were on the wrongfully
issued J-ticket.
So what did they do you ask??? They paid the proper miles to fool the
crews when they looked at their earning statement. Most pointed it out
later that they did get the right miles but got cheated out of the
second ticket. 
Second unethical action that was taken was the fact that they knew they
put the crew on a J (local switcher ticket) in order to pay less miles
and a lower kind of service. They have been arguing that they have the
right to do so. Well, if they knew they had them on a switcher ticket
why did they not pay the 4 hours of overtime that was due the crew.
They are splitting the tickets down the middle. Paying the proper
miles, denying the second ticket and not paying the overtime over 8
hours.  OUTRIGHT NASTY UNDERHANDED TACTICS.  DO NOT...WE REPEAT...DO
NOT LET THIS GO. NOTIFY YOUR LC IMMEDIATELY AND IF UNABLE TO REACH HIM
CALL THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. GET THE
PAPERWORK TURNED IN SO IT CAN BE FILED WITH YOUR UNIONS LAW GROUP. TIME
IS OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE!!!

Name: redeye51
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2016

Hello my true Americans.

Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my
resignation on the table.  I am a veteran who came to CSX with the
promise of a better future.  Well, those corporate greedy bastards are
just sending true America down the drain.  I am looking to write a tell
all book about personal experience here at CSX.  Get your stories
together cause I will be back and share the wealth.  Let us together
get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ
would love a good story.  FTW...let the chit roll.  And stay tuned...

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

Again!!!

   The FRA, DOT, and the General Chairman's and International offices
should be notified.

Name: AGAIN!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 June 2016

INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!

Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service
if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they
were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed.

Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the
characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers
qualifications as management claims they can

FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with
physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! 

NOTE* 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
the track is other than a main track or
the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not
exceed one mile or
The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not
exceed 20 mph or
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

The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are
also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the
trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20.  
If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you
have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics
or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do
is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals.
If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance.
Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a
report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment
and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper
management!

Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to
protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again.
You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of
them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2016

To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from
railroading:

Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 

1st:  Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30
yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to
FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age.
Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost.  Check\read up
on how it works.
 
30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS.  Lots of RRers lost credit months for
a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be
eligible (yet), even if old enough.

Big drop in monthly income.
 
If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. 

Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the
monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute -
that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime $$ max.
 Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for
medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins.
which is a must have.  

Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL
eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton
about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought
we had a Single System Agreement.

Name: indimidated
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2016

FRA

You better start hitting these yards a little harder.  There's a lot
going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping
the phones of the chiefs too!  They will do anything to get a train
across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to
their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws.  You
have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im
the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are
you going take control of this situation?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 June 2016

Last post is good --- agree.  Why stoop to their level?

Name: Tweeter Feed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2016

Tweet Tweet CSX:

#CSX #MichaelWard & #CSXCrooks Our claims are minuscule to the ill
gotten $millions you all rake in annually!#WashingtonPost

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

Hey: Here at Home:
                   Lets make it clear that WE are the good guys part of
the employment equation. Calling Brian Edwards fat, dirty, stupid,
etc.even if it has some accuracy just makes US look like we deserve
everything the carrier can dish out, and we are well deserving of
cattle prods, investigations, etc. Most of us are decent, middle class,
responsible workers that just want a fair trade in money and respect for
our efforts, and often do not get it. Nasty comments just makes us look
bad.

Name: BNSF Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2016

If you state in your claim that you and your train were at point A and
the CSX says their GPS says you were at point Z, then, why are they not
citing you for dishonesty and pulling you out of service pending an
investigation? Answer, they know you were at point A, simple as that.

Name: Advocate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2016

GPS and Denied Claims:

It sounds like a federal complaint issue if in fact, claims are denied
based on the carrier's deliberate denial of claims, while relying on
GPS as the reason for denial.
Rail carriers do not like anonymous complaints to the, FEDS, MEDIA and
SOCIAL MEDIA (twitter, facebook and blogs).
Always expose the name of person who's denying the claims with email
addresses and cell numbers...so that all can call them anytime!

Name: frustrated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2016

cond/eng

Anyone else having a problem with the IVR????   Every time I try to
select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant
process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been
happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first
out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too.
How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because
they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said
you did.
Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to
date on technology by now.  Its like they don't want you being able to
do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew
caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a
crew caller decides to talk to you.  They need to get their shitz
together. This is getting old!

Name: SP/UP CONDUCER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2016

That's right CSXT guys !

Don't let those PUNKS in Management push you around.
I almost kicked a UP supers ass in Roseville, ca one night when he
came at me DRUNK and tried to get the bullying on and with his faggot
buddy , Chad A WILBORUN who is a dick sucker in Texas now, VP
-operations Southern Region. So don't let these shit talking faggots
get you down, Stand by each other and stand up to the pieces of shit
that is the RR management today. You guys are tough and we at UP know
that.

UP Conductor knows too!

Over and out!!

Name: old union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2016

Management

If you haven't noticed by now no one is responding to your post. No
one knows if you are just trying to be cute or your a mole for csx and
trying to draw attention away from the real important issues. If you
must continue try posting some "cute' facts. Of course nothing is
cute about Labor relations and the unions raking the members over the
coals.

Unions are weak. They are no longer the unions we had 50 years ago that
stood at the front gates with picket signs and big sticks and got their
business done. They pad their pockets, horse trade claims and live by
the politically correct bull.
That being said, this website is the perfect place to voice the facts
that are happening in the workplace. This site is viewed everyday by
hundred of people. Lawyers, customers, federal agencies, railroads and
rail buffs. Don't think for one minute it will not impact what happens
with the issues as hand, IT WILL!  Use it wisely.
The old saying the tongue is mightier than the sword hold true. In a
politically correct world it has more power than ever before.
You are paying for a union that will horse trade claims, create side
letters to accommodate management and line their pockets with kickback.
Sorry, but that's what you are paying for. If you want to create change
you have to take the horse by the reins and do it yourself. Once you
have created a stink and the media gets interested in your issue your
union will jump on the bandwagon They will do anything to take credit
for solving your problems. They will claim they initiated the entire
event and stood up for their members to create change. You have to
learn how to manipulate your union. Yes, it sucks that it has come to
this but this is the new age of unions.

Name: to LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief,
who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a
direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to
give them last names. 
Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more
than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work
12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go
either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8
hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately,
the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to
date. 
Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their
bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics
policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for
an ethics violation.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2016

Posted by LC
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.


Yes! But, will you and the BLE & UTU support their “stand your ground?”

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 June 2016

ALL CREWS

It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are
seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and
regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to
recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely
no  clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were
not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal
limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if
they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in
qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and
harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about
safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have
stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for
training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad
works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before
moving up to the dispatch center.  We all know that standing up to
management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing
to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews
back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of
intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER!
These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if
you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA
director of operating rules.  If the company wants to make everyone
qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to
be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to
senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been
out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions
and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire
the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be
qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train
without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON
terminal.
DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue.

If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately.
 You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to
reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 
317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him.
This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe
movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most
important issue on the railroad.  Intimidation of any crew is 
unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.

Name: Management 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 June 2016

To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided
to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company.
As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our
Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, 
Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 June 2016

Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive
lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week.




They can’t fire a woman. Are they that crazy? She’s a protected class
in this country.

Name: UP Corporate Firing
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 June 2016

For the UP Conductor:

Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive
lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week.
No mentioned of required disclosure for removing a corporate officer.
This could possibly have SEC violations for not reporting.

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2016

Fra

Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn
your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when
doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car.
Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes.  Had tm watching them.
Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!!  
how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and
never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they
doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know
they should be with the crap that's rolling in.  What's going on with
that!

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2016

Posted by LAW

A new supervisor or one who has
fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands
over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call
it
to continue.



Your post is dead on. I was told the EXACT same thing years ago by a
Union Pacific lawyer. Always follow the money and it will take you back
to the answer to anything. If no money, follow the motive then. Right or
wrong, you guys know the “move" on the CSX, and you know both your
unions are next to worthless nowadays. Just go to work, figure the trip
is going to be 12 hours plus, and work as if there’s a camera on you.
Don’t take ANY SHORT CUTS! If I were all of you, I would do my job and
no more. Don’t try to ecpedite the work. Just follow the rules 100%.
The days of “Railroading” are over. Well, maybe on the BNSF they still
move trains, so I’ve been told. As someone posted before, the CSX is a
wood axle outfit. The LAW post is trying to tell you, the CSX is out to
get as many test failures as possible to cut down on the money award in
a law suite. Every test failure by lower management shows his boss the
man is out in the field doing his job...just like a Meter Maid giving
out parking tickets.

Name: Law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2016

Crews

Unfortunately the failures are a must and will never end. 
The documented failures are used as a safety net for the companies
protection when faced with an injury lawsuit. The company uses these
failures in court to show they are enforcing safety and won't hesitate
to discipline or fire an employee if they break the rules. If an
employee has a failure on their record and gets seriously injured it
never looks good to any judge. You can be seen as a problem employee.
The more employees with failures the better for the company. It shows
the company is taking action. No matter how small or petty the charge
is it still shows some kind of action. A new supervisor or one who has
fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands
over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it
to continue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2016

There is no code of ethics it's a bull front lie if they recorded
everything that would prove it ... But what's real is INTIMIDATION rr
is this first place it was even a law down  right  dirty lien thieves
... And labor realations yea $$$$

Name: radio tech
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2016

Reality FIX

That conductor is right. The Chicago division does not record all its
yard and some local traffic channels. Most just record conversations
that go over the dispatchers channels. Therefore if they accuse you of
not saying something on the radio that you know you did then you are
just out of luck. It has happened in Chicago several times as well as
in Lafayette yard and to some local crews. This to me is just plain
bull and the radio department employees know that it goes on. This is
something that needs to be taken to a federal level because not only
does it protect the employee from being wrongfully charged but it is
also a safety issue. Every single employees conversation no matter what
his job or where he is working should be recorded and protected.  It's
going to take a serious lawsuit with a hard as balls lawyer to get
something done about it.

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

No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. 
[Is any big company anymore?]  Constantly have to battle them. Even for
what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. 

This is the 21st century.  Of course, they want to reduce labor costs.
More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR
Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to
less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. 

Things have been tough many times in the past.  RRs slashed/trimmed
before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. 
Time will tell so we'll see.  

The posted comment in the other section is true:  No one was forced to
hire on & no one is forced to stay.  Hang in there everyone or luck out
& find a much better way to earn a living.

Name: Montana
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2016

You are correct.   

CSX LOVES to punish, break and steal from its employees, and CSX openly
uses Labor Relations to do this.  

CSX doesn't care if they throw an employee out on the street. 
According to Train Master Brian Edwards, Great Lakes Division Manager
Scott Conners actively encourages them to fire and suspend as many
"trouble employees" as possible.  Train Master Edwards went on to
say, when it comes to firings employees, right or wrong, CSX Management
knows that they can count on Labor Relations to back them up.  (for
clarification.  Train Master Brian Edwards said "trouble employees"
in CSX language means women, minorities, those that have been injured
or just need to go)  

Personally, I hope that there is a special place in Hell for those that
go out of their way to wrongfully hurt or harm someone that doesn't
deserve it. Hopefully Karma is Bitch, and what comes around, goes
around.  But that's her business.  When a Train Master wrongfully
fires someone for the heck of it, it not only affects them, but their
family and their dependents.  This is WRONG.  A violation of CSX's
Ethics Policy, and as long as CSX has Labor Relations in their back
pocket, management doesn't care.

Name: Retired UPRR Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2016

RE; UP EEOC OFFICE:

What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases
handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all
cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the
director of such
cases........................................................


This is no doubt why UP, CSX and others are taking so many cases to the
National Labor Board. It’s to the point now that CSX is giving employees
the death penalty for J-Walking. Then, taking the case all the way to a
Larbor Board Ruling. At present, that takes about two years. By then,
most employees have found other work and have no interest in coming
back to the railroad. So, It’s a win, win for the Company. 
Retired UPRR Conductor..

Name: RE; UP EEOC OFFICER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 May 2016

RE; UP EEOC OFFICE:

What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases
handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all
cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the
director of such cases. Doesn't this have criminal implications?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 May 2016

well, it's not directly relevant, but note that even many fast food
workers now have tuition assistance and health insurance. as well as
$15 per hour. CSX are working towards a hostile work environment, less
health care, and inferior pay. We haven't reached taco bell yet, but
we are drifting gradually down as other jobs - with much less
responsibility - are climbing up. how far can it go before people
realize that we aren't that great?

Name: US EEOC OFCER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 May 2016

UP EEOC


THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW THAT. WE WILL NOT HIRE ANYONE FROM THE UP
RAILROAD. THEY SUCK ANYWAYS AND ALL HAVE BAD COFFEE BREATH AND BAD
TEETH AND SMELL LIKE BO. WE WILL KEEP ALL FILES REGARDING RAILROAD
EMPLOYEES SEALED AND PLEASE THRU THIS GREAT WEBSITE KEEP POSTING MORE
VALUABLE INFO.

FEDERAL EEOC OFFICER

Name: Mediator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

Monica
 
Oh my gosh! You are so bad at this. If you want to be a mole for the
company you have to come up with something better than that. Did you
actually think a topic like that would draw attention away from the
previous post. Did they give you your own rock to crawl back under? Im
guessing not. You don't get that until you are good enough to keep
around. If this is a test trial you just failed miserably! 

OK posters.... you got them itching in the seats again.

Name: Sad clown
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2016

if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and
watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T
& E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2016

MEMBERS

Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water
cooler that company officials are  making statements that anyone who
complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to
have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of
your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system
is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to
deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and
complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management
doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for
reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it
can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are
a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a
safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored
accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty
grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert
cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should
be accurate.

If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you
review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by
Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP.
If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company
policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 May 2016

I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew
Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take
years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this
point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso
long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why
investors keep her in her position I will never understand

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2016

It's no rumor.  Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX
website/gateway.

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

THERE IS A RUMOR GOING AROUND THAT CSX / CINDY IS RECONFIGURING THE
SYSTEM TO HAVE 3 CORE ROUTES AND 3 CORE FEEDER LINES, WITH STRONG BIAS
TO ONE WAY RUNNING, SO A SINGLE CORE MIGHT ACTUALLY CONSIST OF 2
RELATED LINES, ONE FOR EACH DIRECTION. NOW.....IT APPEARS THAT AVON TO
ROSE LAKE / SALEM IS NOT ON ANY RETENTION OR PRIORITY LIST, LOGICALLY
MEANING THAT THE AVON YARD AND MAINLINE WEST COULD BE SOLD TO SOMEONE
ELSE. ANY HINTS OR THOUGHTS?

Name: UP EEOC REPS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2016

The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House:

Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company
representative has had prior employment with the state and federal
government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all
future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to
seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for
gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company.
This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended
leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the
federal government.

Name: liquadate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2016

If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were writing about my former
local chairman from Avon.  Unfortunately, anymore I'm starting to
think that when it comes to the UTU, its nothing more than the triple
AAA farm team for where CSX gets and grooms their management.

Name: Brian Siebert
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2016

Listen to all this whinning and crying and bitching.
I have been a Sr. MOP with the UP in west Colton, ca for awhile
and a lot of you at CSX are a bunch a bitches and crybabies at CSXT.

I had to "blow" a lot of upper mgt to get where I am today from
working the "crappy" yard at Fresno, ca as a switchman/foreman and
blowing to other MOP's and DRO's to get where I am at.

My guys here in West Colton just suck it up after I was a UTU local
chairman for the switchman and sold off a lot of other guys to get them
fired and perm. dismissed. Level 5 and I got paid off too.

So listen just stop the crying and get to work ! RR WHORES !!

Name: Retired Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Sponsor
Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car?
???????????????????????????????


In a way they did. Just think of it as  a “Re-Crew RaceCar” All the
money they saved by not paying the re-crew claims.

Name: Sponsor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo
stickers on the sides of that beast?

Name: Sponsors needed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 May 2016

Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could
consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you
probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it.
Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to.

Name: You are Right!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2016

Raped again

You are right. We are all getting fucked and its going on more and more
without the Unions stepping in. I think its going to be time to start
kicking some of those International Bums right to the street along with
these stupid ass LC. Dum as rocks and they all have been paid off. we
also got too many dum and new hires and they better get with the
program and start sticking with us and don't keep licking arse and
nuts. The job won't be there long for them either.

Run the Rail fans out of the RR industry.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 May 2016

train dreamer:
For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous.

Name: train dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2016

Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my
dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the
horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what
a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and
respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get
hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes
here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah

Name: Retired Trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2016

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.
......................................................



I would guess, your CSX Eastern Lines BLE General Chirman has made some
vest pocket or side letter of agreement on re-crews you people don’t
know about. AND, you’re correct! This basically is to hide all the
re-crews and make the dispatcher look better and save money.
Retired CSX Trainmster

Name: raped again
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 May 2016

Local chairman

JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to
this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for
recrewing road pool turns.  They have been stealing agreed pay from us
for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is
no gray area!  We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog
catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one
that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs.  Work 12
hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a
stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are
trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant
get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off
their arsess and get something done about it!

Name: csx the Crash Railroad.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2016

Hey!
We just beat out UP for the most and wild derailments in the US.
We should have gotten the tracks closed to the house.

Oh, well. This job sucks more and more every year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2016

Yard Rat,

Click on the "Asleep At The Wheel" section. Read\review those posts.
Call your LC for verification.

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

Yard Rat,

Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible),
Rule 2. - Seniority... paragraph (d).

Name: Yard Rat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 May 2016

"Northern Mid Atlantic
Agreement (NMAD)  In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you
were
furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer
had a job."

Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad
cover to cover and never saw this

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 May 2016

RE; Local Chairman:

Do not allow yourself and your members to play the railroad's game!

You should notify the carrier and informed them that all your members
has been advised to record all conversations with representatives of
the railroad in any capacity.

All Railroaders: All smart phones can be loaded with Recording Apps
that can be used at your leisure!

Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2016

ALL EMPLOYEES


Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION!  It has been voiced by too
numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem
with communication within the crew management center. 
 Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR
system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it
was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should
not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring!

There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General
chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of
the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes
because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not
qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR
instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then
puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer.

There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in
the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to
get through and refused to remove them.
MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU
ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED.  YOU ARE EXPECTED BY
THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE
CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL.
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR
A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED
AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY
AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A
CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND
PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU
CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT
TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL
AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET
THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU
SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU
PAY DUES DONT YOU???  THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES!

Name: OFFICIALylost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 May 2016

This was posted yesterday on yard limits and is very interesting reading
for all Norfolk Southern and CSX employees:

Confessions of a former officer
Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Would you folks be interested in hearing "horror" stories, answer
your questions, etc from a former NS officer? I spent many many years,
18+ hour days 6-7 days a week as a Transportation Officer and feel like
I need to expose and enlighten you guys on what I can before I forget it
all. Had an LC tell me once I should write a book. Held out hope for
awhile that I would find my way back into the industry but after the
kool-aid wore off, I'm all set thanks. Been out now for several years
and thankfully have found success in the "real world" since almost
losing everything due to a political misjudgement of just how far some
of the crooks in upper management would go to settle scores. But I
still miss the railroad, I loved my career, its in my blood and I'm so
sad I couldn't have been part of the needed force to reform how they do
business. I was often a hearing officer, charging officer, saturation
team captain, etc so don't think I was one of these fresh out of
college washouts. I ran a profitable, safe, and well greased railroad
before I "left".

To prove I'm for real here is a few tidbits..

1. I used to attend a lot of hiring sessions over the years conducting
interviews and could help potential job seekers out. First and
foremost, DO NOT..under any circumstance admit to using tobacco
products. If you write in your application that you smoke or chew you
will NOT get an invitation to a hiring session. If you get an invite,
DO NOT smoke/chew during breaks as we TMs would go "mingle" outside
and take note on who was smoking and bar them from getting an
interview. Being a casual smoker myself at the time I felt dirty doing
this. But I was explicitly instructed by the HR contractors at sessions
to weed out any and all tobacco users. I also got a real good tongue
lashing one time for hiring a black female after we were verbally told
before the session, "do not hire any women without exception" (that
guy is retired now). This was not an isolated incident and is
reflective on the attitudes of most in higher positions within
transportation at least. To be fair though, shortly before I left there
was a huge push to hire and promote females from Norfolk. The issue I
had with the way that was carried out though is many of the female
officers were completely untouchable. They would have to damn near
murder somebody on the property to get fired. A lot of women officers
were promoted well beyond their abilities and were given a pass every
time they failed to perform. I know of one that was a lead TM and did
not have the slightest idea on how to pull tapes from locos, be a
charging officer in a hearing, and amazingly had no real grasp on the
basic op rules. She was swiftly promoted to terminal supt... I could do
an entire post on how to get hired and/or the ridiculous hypocrisies in
how they promoted/disciplined officers and the enlisted just because of
who they were related to, knew, skin color, etc.

2. I once was having a casual conversation with a wealthy Terminal
Superintendent who was about to retire who was telling me about a tax
"avoidance" scheme that the then current Division Superintendent was
trying to recruit him into that he felt sounded borderline illegal,
think "Panama Papers". Apparently several top executives,
superintendents, etc from BOTH NS and CSX had formed an LLC registered
in Jacksonville, FL that somehow allowed them to avoid their personal
state resident income tax (among others) by establishing residency in
Florida (no state income tax). They formed an LLC called "The Beaver
Street Tower Company" whose public list of directors and members reads
like a who's who at NS and CSX (do your own research). The name of the
LLC is telling as Beaver Street Tower was (is?) a control station were
the CSX and NS interchanged. The mailing address is amazingly the same
address for the CSX HQ and even sharing the same office (C-160) with
the CSX "shareholder account services". I'm no tax or anti-trust
expert but having several top executives from two competitors all
involved in an LLC for many many years sounds suspect to me. While you
and I pay our "fair share" of state taxes, these elite asshats are at
the very least, walking a thin line of legality to avoid 6-8% state
income taxes yet enjoying the same potholed highways you are on. May be
nothing but was always interesting to me to say the least.

3. If you get hurt on the job and cost them money you can safely assume
two things. 1) If they think there is even a small chance that you are
lying and have "lawyer'd up", the Division Superintendent will often
request that an SIU team (special investigations unit) from NS police
conduct surveillance on you 24-7. They dress like magnum P.I. idiots
and use encrypted radio comms like they are MI6 or something. I'm
talking short 80s shorts and Hawaiian tshirts and will stake out your
home, where you workout, out for dinner, dig through your trash,
listening devices, all of it. They buy vans with tinted windows and set
up cameras hoping you will pick up something heavy, mow the yard, lift
weights, etc to keep from having to pay settlements and/or fire you. I
once had an SIU guy so excited about some video he got he came straight
to were I was to show off the grainy video and offered to pick up
celebratory cigars when we confirmed the ID of the subject in the video
who was walking normally after saying he was bed ridden or whatever it
was. 2) One time after an employee got injured I had a GM tell me this
to my face. "In these situations we used to call you and say "you
know what to do" but the office lines are recorded now. Then we had to
start writing "do everything you can to fire Mr. blah blah blah" on a
sheet of paper, slide it across the desk...and once you were through
reading it, shred or burn the paper. Since we know your a team player,
I'm just going to tell you man to man. I want him gone before the end
of the year". We would then review tapes on every trip, listen to all
radio comms, and follow that employee in the bushes until we got
something "meaty" enough to fire them over. Anything that was START
Major material we would come get you like GR-27, GR14, Speeding, etc.
But if you were just doing something small but albeit dangerous, we
would let that slide to not blow our cover until the "big" one. 

4. Every single hearing that I was ever apart of (especially if the
charging officer was lazy, incompetent) the hearing officer, company
witnesses, and charging officer will meet up off property somewhere (we
liked IHOP) and go over the hearing "strategy" step by step, reviewing
exhibits, discussing what to say, what not to say, etc to coach and
steer the often inexperienced charging officer to ensure a strong
hearing in case it goes to the board. During the hearing, whenever
there was a break, the officers texted each other to ensure the stories
were the same under cross examination. The sad part is most of your LCs
know that this goes on but I never heard anyone seriously challenge a
ruling because of it. Trusted hearing officers have a "book" issued
to them called "holding a better discipline hearing", that was
written by LR that you guys should get your hands on if you can. I can
say though, I threw out a charging officer's case more than a handful
of times if I saw it was complete BS or they didn't understand the
rules themselves. I would often (as a charging officer) give the LC and
employee a chance to read all of my exhibits as a sort of "discovery"
even if it wasn't a Stop signal type hearing where the officer has to
do this per regulations. My advice though is take EVERYTHING to a
hearing. Never sign a START form, clog the system up with hearings and
the beating will stop, I guarantee it. On any division, there are MAYBE
4-5 good hearing officers. Everyone else is too incompetent to hold
them. 

5. An officer in transportation is strongly, STRONGLY urged to join the
Freemason order if they weren't already one in order to be promoted
beyond B5 pay level (anyone higher than a terminal superintendent
basically). Several of the GMs and VPs are/were 33 degree masons, some
even flaunted it openly. Not really earth shattering but "illuminati
confirmed" kinda weird

--Snowden
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Name: chhochoo dreamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2016

I got a good job with mon -fri day shift hours with good benefits and
pay and a lot of time off.My thing is I have always wanted to work for
th rr.Can someone give me some advice on how I can become a freight
conductor with csx or maybe work on the track in some kind of way.Cant
wait to join the rr and work with my future railroad brothers

Name: D. Lynn Kelley
E-mail: wideass@wa.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2016

The UP Kelley: Your ass is getting wider and wider and we can't afford
to knock-out any more doors in corporate headquarters! Did you predict
this was coming? Look into the crystal ball again and let us know when
you will shed 100 lbs!

Name: lee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 April 2016

MoW  You hit the nail on the head.  Ever since Ward hired Tony Ingram,
and he brought over the Whip and Beat style of management that NS was
famous for, CSX has gone down hill.  

I had hoped that when Ingram was forced out, that things would improve
and go back to a place you could be proud to say you worked.  That
hasn't been the case.  Ingram's style of management has propagated to
a point that I don't think I will ever see the damage it has done to
moral or the men, ever improve.  Instead of CSX management saying what
can I do to make you succeed, management says do it, or I'll fire you.
 And they do.  Sad thing is, CSX knows who their problem managers are
and all they do is promote them.  They don't address the problem, they
follow an old Army adage,  Suck Up. Fuck Up.  Move Up.  

If you are being harassed, make sure you are carrying a tape recorder,
or getting a free app on your phone that will record your
conversations.  Not only do you need to write everything down, and all
of the witnesses present, but file a complaint with the EEOC.  Federal
Law states, whether real or perceived, harassment, both mental and
physical is ILLEGAL.  Once you file a complaint with the EEOC, and ANY
manager so much as looks at you, you have a whistle blower case.  They
have to leave you alone.  I'd love to tell you to go to Ethics and
file a complaint, but I and many others know all to well, you'd be
wasting your time.  

Good Luck.  I don't see this rat hole getting better anytime soon. 
Not as long as Tony Ingram's right hand woman is still in charge.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2016

Sad story.  
CSX upper level management won't care much.
After all, employees are just a necessary expense and
should be grateful as heck to have a job.

Some managers are darn decent and are true leaders and teachers.
All too many aren't fit to manage themselves, let alone others
and lots of responsibility.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 April 2016

I've been with CSX for the better part of 10 years and I've seen many
changes in my tenure. When I first hired on this was a great job and
company to work for. I work in the M o W department and I've been all
over the system. Everything started to change when I went to the tie
gangs. I started to see the type of managers that are really out there
and moving up, real low lifes to say the least. I've moved on from the
tie gangs now and I've worked for 4 different managers (on the same
job) in the last 3 years. We took on a new manager about 8-9 months ago
and this guy has had it in for me every since he started. I've been
written up (because he doesn't want me in the position that I'm in)
when all he had to do was give me a man to man verbal council and say
"hey you messed up and I took a little crap from the local manager,
heighten your focus and awareness a little." He constantly belittles
me and makes condescending remarks directed at me so the entire team
hears him. He is always doing something to belittle anyone and everyone
on the team, never has anything positive or reassuring to say to try to
boost morale or the attitudes of the men. The job I work used to be the
best job on the railroad and because of management it's now the worst!
There's an old saying, people don't quit their jobs, they quit the
management. CSX seriously needs to take a long hard look at their
company and the "turmoil" it's in with its "financial state",
it's because of mismanagement! The company is mismanaged and yet
they're getting bonuses and the union side is losing jobs and having
locations shut down?!! How can the company justify bonuses for managers
when they're failing to keep men working and revenue coming in? The
company needs to go back to promoting from the ranks because we have a
vested interest in the company and we have literally built it and we
want to see it thrive and succeed! More to come at a later date!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2016

it IS POSSIBLE TO RETAIN SENIORITY IN YOUR CURRENT CRAFT IF THE CARRIER,
THE UNION WHOSE WORK YOU ARE LEAVING, AND THE NEW UNION YOU ARE STARTING
TO W0RK FOR, ALL AGREE. SOMETIMES THIS MAY BE A ONE SHOT DEAL. FOR
EXAMPLE A CLERK OR CONDUCTOR MAY BECOME A YARDMASTER, AND RETAIN HIS
PRIOR SENIORITY, BUT I DON'T THINK THE YM UNION WILL LET YOU GO BACK
AND FORTH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 April 2016

Actually, it's all very sad.  

Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment
worth millions of dollars.........

Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management &
each & every craft.

It'd take years to correct/fix everything.  It's probably hopeless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2016

I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its
employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat
your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a
person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in
the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn
have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two
before they ruin things any further.

Name: Car knocker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2016

The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days.
only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were
still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just
yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting
for him to blow up and assault some one.  Another will just disappear
and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get
through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville
probably thinks they are doing a good job.

Name: CSX Officers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2016

We have a lot of UP cutoff guys that want your job.
They have house payments and families to take care of.
You UTU and BLE veterans are a bunch of bitches.

Get your asses to work and stop the fucking whinning

Name: management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 April 2016

This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move
the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of
watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I
will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work.

Name: BLE hogga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2016

Hey you!

Wanna be railbuff, You have a good job and good pay, holidays off and
probably a really hot wife that looks like a pornstar or a model.
Are you out of your friggin mind? Do you get high or something?
NO! Don't do this. I have been a Hogger for years and it sucks!

I hate trains and railbuffs. So move on and enjoy life.

Damn ,people in the states here are getting crazy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2016

I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on
weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always
wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding
on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good
advice on whether I should try this or not?

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2016

Why a dead CEO is making money while 6 feet under?
Well, I tell you. We RR corporate head ups are all crooks as
you all might know. We all all BIG time drunks like Drew Lewis was,
He could get 3 DUI's in his UP corporate vehicle in his own drive way
and 8'o clock in the morning on the way to Omaha HQ for the morning
martini meetings with all the sub chiefs and captains.

I know the UP is not doing so hot right now, But the BLE and the
SMART/FART union is assisting us and or Labor relations friends in the
LR dept. We really love you TEY people. And we show that with the BIG
yellow passenger train to come and take you and your family for
choo-choo rides and a coke and hot dogs from one of a customers, Farmer
Johns. We really love those MoPac guys too, Dick Davidson was the best
RR officer and CEO and Switchman we ever had. He was a real
railroaders, railroader.  Have a Great UP day , SSW hogger and get over
the road soon and home one day!

Lance Fritz
CEO UPRR

Name: Cotton Belt Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2016

Lance Fritz? If you're lance fritz, why is a dead ceo making $50
million while buried six feet under? why is the stock down 40% and
you're still employed? your financial officer earned 3xs your salary!
how does that happens? why is the board seeking advice from dennis
duffy about your ouster? waiting for your response lance!

Name: BLE-ROLLS OVER-ON MEMEBERS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2016

Just read a very sad story about a Conductor over on the PHL in Long
Beach Harbor California that had blind shoved with out riding the point
and put some bare tables on the ground and let the CARRIER intimidate
him into resigning than receive a bad mark on his work record. THE BLE
told him he didn't have much of a chance to get back if dismissed from
service. WHATA BUNCH OF BLE BS. LET the union fight to get you back.
THAT'S WHAT YOU PAY THEM FOR YOU FU*&KING LA LAME !

Do not quit and let the asshole carrier's take advantage of you and
intimdate you into quitting. YOU YOUNG GUYS GIVE UP TO QUICKLY!

FU*&K THE BLE FOR THAT CRAP!

Name: Lance Fritz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2016

SP Engineer

You are right about us UP corporate a-sholes monitoring this site.
We have and are distracted about running a Railroad and will always be
because we are very ARROGANT. We learned to be that way from Drew Lewis
and Dick Davidson. Now I have to get back to the Corporate Martini party
we are having this evening here in Omaha. 

This here at UPRR are going to get a lot worse. Believe me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2016

That's right..they are a bunch of dogs, especially the bitch Sanborn of
the pack. CSX has went to HELL under her leadership..if what she does
can even be considered leadership. Sad day when CSX promoted her

Name: Retired RR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2016

Why did CSX not allow employees that
were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They
make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go
qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month
or
6 months?.........................................


Why does a dog lick his balls? Because he can. CXS is just a bunch of
dogs, with MBA’s.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2016

To CSX
 This is a recent comment from a CSX person. I find this not only un
fair but un reasonable. Any employee that is furloughed and is needed
at another location should be approved to go and be paid for
qualifying.


Why did CSX not allow employees that
were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They
make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go
qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month
or
6 months? Now who can really afford to do that?

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2016

Feeling Lost:  #3 will never happen, yes it would be to our benefit, but
the Union Upper Brass won't allow this as this is job security for
them.

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

Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch -
are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of
them have any experience "out in the field?"

Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support;
ie: investors, stockholders, etc.  But why are big shots compensated so
well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due?

A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks.  Sadly, not
near enough & that's a shame.

Great profits could be made IF  - (& this applies many RR employees;
each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually
worth & then sold for what they think they're worth.

Name: Feeling lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 April 2016

The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management
has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it
100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". 
  The following could fix this company
 
1. Overhaul  management.  Start cutting from the top. There's to much
fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 

2. Payroll.  Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their
contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one
hatred that employees have toward the company. 

3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go
with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off
labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be
happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor
relations / payroll is less liability for the company. 

None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest.

Name: SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2016

Union Pacific Employees:

Other than CSX, the UP monitors this site more than the other rail
carriers. The UP has accepted the SP (formerly) style of management
which is doomed to fail; and Wall Street has indicated that. Just like
the Southern Pacific. The stock is in tailspin without any direction of
ascent. SP management relied solely on headhunting for promotions. The
bounty was higher with minorities wrongly terminated. Rail profits are
based on efficiency not headhunting, especially when the legal fees are
mounting. And that is precisely the reason why management become
distracted from running the railroad efficiently!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 March 2016

Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing
new.  CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a
hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract.

Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like
PTI) thing.  

Do the drivers have to be certified?
How much liability insurance is carried?   How much is required?
Co. liable?  If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would
probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the
party to be held liable.   

Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State
Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle.

Name: in danger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2016

LC'S

What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard
from the hotel in their courtesy wagon.  Pti says they took their job
away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any
of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses
to open the doors.   One driver just got his license back. No way do
they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. 
 Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on.   what are
we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be
shopped.  Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the
company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt.  
We heard the van wasn't available one day the  manager of the hotel
took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell
is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a 
good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell
with the crews safety!

Name: Banner B Gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2016

Spongebob
 
You're absolutely correct.  There's no accountability for management
at CSX.  If there were, CSX would have escorted more than one of those
Fat Pieces of Shit, that they promoted to management, out the door
years ago. So much for the CSX Ethics Policy, and management's
obligation to follow it.

I heard Brian Edwards and his trusty side kick Aleek were responsible
for putting a banner on the wrong main, then were shocked when a train
obliterated it while running on clear signal.  

You're right. If we T&E employees had done something like that......
we'd have been fired on the spot.  No questions asked. 

Obviously CSX management doesn't care what their managers do to the
T&E employees, because if they did, they would have fired at least one
of the 5 company officers that Brian Edwards had with them when they
put the banner up on the wrong track, and were occupying the main
without authority.

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 March 2016

ALERT!!!!

People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead
tickets.  The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead
travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an
all time low to do it.


Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away
ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were
entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get.
We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA
activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the
system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this
ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either.

You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the
FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities.   We are sending a
snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA.

If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service
director and tell him what your reported activity times should be!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2016

Well former LC is obviously pro company instead of products employee.
Maybe that's why he is a former LC. You speak of executives earning
big salaries and you obviously support that but our executivesite have
made horrible decisions and yet you support them. If a blue collar
employee makes a bad decision that employee is held accountable.
Where's the accountability for Ward and Sanborn? Everyone has seen the
traffic pattern for coal has been in decline for years now but yet CSX
hired employees for these regions that depended on coal for the
majority of business while they had employees furloughed in these
regions. How intelligent is that? Why did CSX not allow employees that
were furloughed to go to other places where people were needed? They
make it so hard on furloughed employees expecting that employee to go
qualify for free at other locations and those periods can be a month or
6 months? Now who can really afford to do that? If CSX treated their
employees right there would not be such hard feelings and an
anti-company sentiment.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2016

APE:

Look at maps:  CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines.

Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that
anymore & that traffic may never be the same again.

At present, things\times are tough.  Lots of co. belt-tightening.

The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that
will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers &
their unions can only try to play catch-up. 
 
Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to
work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or
dismissed, suspended).  

No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees
that aren't really, truly needed.  EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy
if/when an outfit goes under.

Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine.

Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed.

Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was
forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

You guys just don't like Cindy because she gets more Pussy than you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still
in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference.
Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship
completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead
of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2016

Well Oscar is just starting back to work at the airline after his heart
replacement. An investor group wants him replaced at the airline by
Gordon Bethune, chair about 2 official back. If Oscar gets booted out
of the airline business can he come back to CSX?
     Ackman of Pershing Square has taken a big beating financially, but
nothing to do with the RR - more with oreos.
     The FRA still wanders around shopping cars in volume.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2016

LBT I hear found God and is changing her old ways.

Name: Drew Lewis, Former CEO UPRR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2016

Hick-UP ! Does any one have a martini for me until next Monday?
I get my RR retirement check then !
I am the only UP senior officer to get a DUI 3 times, ...
that is three times by flipping my UP company car over in the
drive way of my home on the way to the office in Omaha.

Damn! Dickie Davidson was very mad at me too. He's a dick !
from Omaha. Heard he is running Railserve switching services now 
in Atlanta. VIVA OPERATION RED BLOCK. It might save my liver this time


Hick UP...Hick UP!!! I need another driiiink! Rule G mothfuckas!

Name: SPdude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2016

Well Banner guy;

Just come to work fucked up and have another 8888 incident happen and
ride the rails with a case of some good beer and party away.

FUCK THE CARRIERS. Porn girls are in Las vegas and in LA in porn valley
California. Lisa Ann does Engineers for 1000 a hour and you can get a
real cutie , you and fresh for 200 an hour!

Bet you guys where in Cali, huh? LOL...Operation redblock leads to
firing for calling in out here.

Name: SPdude
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2016

Well Banner guy;

Just come to work fucked up and have another 8888 incident happen and
ride the rails with a case of some good beer and party away.

FUCK THE CARRIERS. Porn girls are in Las vegas and in LA in porn valley
California. Lisa Ann does Engineers for 1000 a hour and you can get a
real cutie , you and fresh for 200 an hour!

Bet you guys where in Cali, huh? LOL...Operation redblock leads to
firing for calling in out here.

Name: Jim Booth
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2016

Just read yesterday that UP has 6 major Federal ADA cases and
discrimination cases filed and pending in Washington state from former
and current employees. WTF? Does this make like 480 cases that UP has
pending against them from the Federal government for Whistleblowing?
Unjustified terminations, racial discrimination for being black? 

How do these cases occur and is it the same at CSXT? Do you guys have
any cases pending like this? I wonder if UP and others(BNSF) will go
under from all the lawsuits and Federal violations. They are not doing
that great these days. yard are empty and locomotives are all in
storage and falling apart due to no $$$$ coming in. Low carloading and
its time for the Shippers to stick it to those carriers that screwed us
with overcharge shipping rates, demurrage, and fuel charges.

THE RAILROAD REALLY SUCK ASS from a Shipper and customer stand point.

We are staying fuck it. Ship by truck. Keep kicking ass Railroad guys
and throw some officers over a bridge and off a classification tower
and TELL your unions like UTU/SMART to go fuck off ! They are a bunch
of crooks and pussies. BLE sounds like a good bunch of guys.

Good luck

Name: Spongebob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2016

No accountability for Mgmt.  If so they would escort those 2 Fat Pieces
of Shit Mangers off the property for putting a banner on the wrong
main, and a train striking it running on clear signals..... If we done
something like that we would be fired, no questions asked. Fuck you CSX
and the P.O.S. managers you hire.

Name: Banner B. Gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2016

SP Dude, 

Good idea.   One problem though. CSX would use a mass Red Block lay off
by its employees as an excuse to eliminate the program.  Then what would
we do when we needed a day off, and couldn't get one?

I have just one question for you.  Where are you going to find the
hookers?  Now that Brian Edwards has been dumped by ex-wife number 3,
all the hookers are between Avon and Roselake are even more busy that
normal as he hires them to help drown his sorrows, with their heads in
his lap.  

Nice thought though

Name: SP DUDE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2016

Yeah! Lets all go out on strike nationwide and participate in OPERATION
REDBLOCK AND OPERATION 1.5 and get some porn girls and have a blast off
on strike???  WHAAT think?

OUT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 March 2016

All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal
maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train
dispatchers.  What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever
occupation.

Name: Notice of eviction 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2016

Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to
run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on
the outside look at this company as a complete cluster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2016

please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just
plain "cunt"

Name: Red Block
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2016

If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many
choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power
to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and
honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have
a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds
up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples
faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to.
And sharks likes blood!
So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's
waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it!

Name: 
E-mail: Vasilikkerry@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

I'm looking for anyone who has had any kind of disciplinary actions due
to Dennis Rhodes. Or been targeted by him.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Imagine if....

What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock?
RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of
federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT.

Name: imagine if....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2016

Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system
wide one day.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

You guys need to stop the whinning and move the fuck on with something
better to do. My Bitch boy Les Sack took care of things for me when he
was a moron REF for the SP and sucked his way into retirement with the
UP. I taught him how to blow me and the other officers on the
Division.

We bought your UNIONS guys. SOLD THE FUCK OUT!

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if
I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here"
I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up.

Name: WARNING WILLIAM ROBINSON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

ATTENTION ALL TEY AND OTHERS IN SAFETY SENSETIVE POSTIONS AT CSX

RULE 2.21 IS BEING VIOLATED AND IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER DEVICES THAT ARE
ON WHILE ON DUTY, YOU WILL BE DISPLINED AND DISMISSED.

TURN THAT FRIGGIN PRIVATE COMPUTER OFF AT HOME BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO GO
TO WORK. IF THAT PINGS WHILE YOU ARE WORKING AND A OFFICER ASSH&^OLE
HEARS IT IN YOUR GRIP OR BACKPACK YOU ARE GOING ON INVESTIGATION AND
FIRING......FOR WARNED WILLIAM ROBINSON AND OTHERS....


LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER AND NOT AT EACH OTHERS REAR..THIS ISN'T
CALIFORNIA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 March 2016

No doubt RR big-shots will do OK.

Grateful?  Loyal?  

If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will.
If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would.

It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down.
Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that
the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore.

Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy?

Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue,
the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the
dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. 
 
Long story short:  Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never
really concerned - until it affects them directly.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2016

Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department.
According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX
will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm
sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for
CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen
then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for
anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal
these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy
Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company
survives.

Name: Fed up 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing?  Thanks

Name: It's time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2016

To the Robert Pines followers... 
This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards
closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a
special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and
you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help
save jobs ...

Name: Les Sack, Former SLO RFE SP/UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

You guys at CSX sound like a bunch of whining bitches and sissy's.
Understand something, When you all could have done something and not
allowed the BLE and the UTU/SMART go to shit because of the carriers
way of buying off the power of the unions and allowing these "new"
hire pieces of cut throat crap get in a bring that generation of being
pieces of "trash" and crap come on and "HELP" the carriers destroy
you and other co-workers well being.


It must really suck shit working for a Railroad today. I am a retired
UP MOP(RFE) and I hate Niggas and wetbacks for that reason. The
whiteman used to own and run the railroads. Not any more. So stop the
whining and bitching railroad whores and get on your knees.

Les Sack
Grover Beach, California
Retired Mgr of Operating Practices
The powerful UPRR

Name: lbt fan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Got to love some LBT.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 March 2016

I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree
with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are
supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings,
harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay
issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect
employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and
takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason
for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX
is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to
them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you
would understand the field employees perspective.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2016

Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get
promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big
loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together
and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get
a big karma surprise in your near future!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2016

Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not
qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the
train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure
that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar
policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up
with Sanborn and her bullshit.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2016

Secretary

PLEASE PLEASE don't encourage the little csx mole. The server this
little troll uses is out of Alabama. Guessing they didn't like the
post exposing the unethical and unprofessional behavior or their chief
and crew managers. This isn't the first time either one of these
managers seriously crossed the line.  Its about time everyone started
taping every single conversation they have with these people. When
promises are made and ethic charges are filed after you have been told
out right lies, you will have proof of the conversation to back it up.
NEVER CALL THEM ON A COMPANY PHONE. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE YOUR
PHONE TO CONTACT THEM.

Name: secretary
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2016

trainmaster

LBT is under Mr. Wards desk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

But where is LBT?

Name: BLE SCAB?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

Remember when the Brotherhood of BIG EGOS said they would never accept
the Remote Jobs as part of the BLE pledge? Remember that?
Why in the F*&CK do the PHL in Los Angeles Harbor in California have
remote jobs and elsewhere going on around the USA under the BLE?

Think about that one guys...

Name: Screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 March 2016

LISTEN UP CSX

Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he
knows  we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement
for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and
then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled
to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on.

During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior
your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to
put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket
a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on.

HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID
UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT
CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT.  A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW
CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R!
WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE
LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED
TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT.  KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL
COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Fed up APE:

If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK,
but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand.  Then
maybe, the post would have some credibility.   Often, the carrier will
schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the
representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared,
etc.

BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a
hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed
cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. 

It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends
trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx
wanted.  Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2016

Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical
company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances.
Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these
grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the
railroads.
I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions
so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX
ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most
of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it
benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the
favor.

Name: 
E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2016

From my experiences working for various railroads, including former
Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of
Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run'
on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?)
as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E.
That is untill our General Chairman  'sold' us out. Thanks for
asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it
comes to making $ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In
conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats
just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords
return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere
hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including
myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord
Jesus Christ.

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

It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union
allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch
the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your
hard earn money for protection and you get crap. They lay off weekends
and holidays and say that it's for you. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2016

Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must
be solved only when Hillary Clinton is elected President! And when Ms.
Clinton is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working
at
your away from home terminals Subways!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 March 2016

The very previous post = an asinine, plain dumb, stupid statement.
Just WTH can or could trump possibly accomplish even if elected? Where
do you meathead, dead from the neck up people come from?  Jesus!

Name: Anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2016

Cycle of corruption from the feds, corporate and the union bosses must
be solved only when Donald Trump is elected President! And when Mr.
Trump is elected, there will be a lot of unemployed lobbyist working at
your away from home terminals Subways!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 March 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a part of the U.S.
Department of Transportation (USDOT), a federal government agency that
was not even around before 1966.  Before, RRs were regulated by the old
Interstate Commerce Commission, & federal, state statutes.

The FRA was & still is, supposed to be in place - to regulate RR
safety......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

I was never in favor of a merger with CP when it was brought up last
year but now I say bring it on. CSX has went to HELL in recent months.
It was on its way to hell before but we are there now..we took my fast
track...we can't move freight fast but we sure can fuck everything
fast. As long as Sanborn is running the show we will never see things
improve..she has destroyed this place..keep up the good work investors
and keep her in power..she will get you great results (sarcasm of
course)..I had to tell the investors that because apparently they are
not the brightest people in the world or their head is buried in the
sand..not sure which scenario applies

Name: ex vlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2016

AVON ENGINEERS!!!
TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP! TIME TO START MAKING THE UNION PUT YOUR MONEY
WHERE THEIR MOUTHS ARE.

WE JUST HEARD THAT A CHIEF HAS STARTED A RUMOR THAT SINCE JACKSONVILLE
HAS ALLOWED AVON TERMINAL TO EXTEND ITS SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS OUT
TO A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE, THEY WILL NO LONGER HONOR THE SHORT TURN
AROUND SERVICE AGREEMENT UNLESS YOU TRAVEL 35 MILES PAST THE NEW
LIMITS! THE END OF YARD SWITCHING LIMITS IS WHERE THE MILES TO TRAVEL
ARE TO BEGIN. NOT TERMINAL LIMITS.  
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMINAL LIMITS AND YARD SWITCHING LIMITS.
THE UNION KNOWS WHERE YARD WORK IS BEING DONE AND HOW FAR OUT THE
SWITCHING LIMITS OF THE YARD IS. THE FRA IS WELL AWARE OF WHERE THE
YARD SWITCHING LIMITS ARE. CALL THE FRA. ASK THEM HOW FAR THE YARD
CREWS ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE DANGEROUS HAZMATS CARS OUT OF THE YARD TO
SWING THEM. THERE IS A DESIGNATED LIMIT THEY CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT CT168
PAPERWORK GIVEN TO THE CREW AND CARRIED ON THE TRAIN. THE POWERS TO BE
IN AVON AND JACKSONVILLE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEIR LIMITS ARE. 
NOW IF THE CHIEF AND THE TMS AT INDY WANT TO PLAY WORD GAMES AND TRY TO
SAY THE SSA AGREEMENTS ARE WRITTEN WITH THE WORDS "TERMINAL LIMITS"
BECAUSE AVON DOESNT HAVE YARD SWITCHING LIMITS AND THE CREWS HAVE TO
HONOR THE ACTUAL LIMITS WHICH THEY EXTENDED A RIDICULOUS DISTANCE THEN
IT SHOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE TRAIN THAT LEAVES AVON YARD
CAN NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED DEPARTED UNTIL THE TRAIN REACHES THE END OF
THE SO CALLED TERMINAL LIMITS.
HOW MANY TIME HAVE YOU HEARD THE TMS AND RF'S TELL THE CREWS THAT
JACKSONVILLE WANTS THE TRAINS OUT OF THE YARD AND DEPARTED WITHIN 90
MINUTES? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THEM SAY THEY NEED YOU TO GET
CPAN OR CPMY SIGNALS KNOCKED DOWN WITHIN THOSE 90 MINUTES?
CPAN AND CPMY ARE NOT THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS. IF THEY WANT TO PLAY
THE STUPID GAMES THEN THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOW ANY TRAINS
DEPARTED UNTIL THEY REACH THE END OF TERMINAL LIMITS.  WHATS FAIR FOR
THE GOOSE IS FAIR FOR THE GANDER. 
ITS ALSO BEING SAID THAT THEY ARE NOW REFUSING TO ALLOW EXTRA BOARD
ENGINEERS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE NEW AMMENDMENT THAT ALLOWS
AN ENGINEER WHO ARRIVES AT THE HOTEL ON HIS OFF DAY TO BE DEADHEADED
BACK HOME. THEIR REASONING IS THAT THE "WORDING" SAYS UNASSIGNED
FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS HAVE THIS RIGHT, NOT EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS. WHAT
THE MORONS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE ENGINEER WHO IS CALLED OFF THE
EXTRABOARD TO DO THE POOL ENGINEERS WORK IS NOW REPRESENTING THAT POOL
ENGINEERS POSITION/TURN. 
EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE ENTITLED TO SHORT TURN AROUND RIGHTS BUT THE
CHIEF'S ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT. AGAIN, THE SO CALLED WORDING TAHT
SAYS UNASSIGNED FREIGHT POOL ENGINEERS IS BEING USED AGAINST EXTRA
BOARD ENGINEERS AS A WEAPON TO SCREW THEM OUT OF THE 130 MININUM MILES
THEY ARE TO BE PAID AND ANY EXTRA TICKETS THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO.
THE EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST! THE UNION IS
NOT SHOWING ANY ATTEMPT AT THIS MOMENT TO PUT A STOP TO THE OBVIOUS RAPE
OF EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS.  
ALL EXTRA BOARD ENGINEERS NEED TO START A PETITION AND FILE ETHICS
CHARGED FOR BEING SINGLED OUT. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE IF YOU DONT
GET OFF YOUR BUTTS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW. BOMBARD THE GENERAL
CHAIRMANS OFFICES WITH CALLS. SEND EMAILS, FAX OR WHATEVER IT TAKES TO
GET THEIR ATTENTION.  WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER START DOING IT NOW.

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

Wednesday's Wall Street Journal (2nd section RH?) said CP was again in
talks with CSX this last January with no good results. Presumably they
will push harder if the CP/NS deal fails.

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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

There's a rumor going around that since CSX is threatening cutting jobs
across the network that there is now an increased number of employees
whistle blowing now. I was told by an official that he expects a higher
number of FRA inspections and a more frequent presence in terminals. I
know the FRA has been in my terminal 3 times in the past month. That
seems to fall in line with what he said.

Name: long duck dong
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2016

I heard thru the rumor mill that CSX Rocky Mount transportation was just
fined $92,000 by the FRA.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2016

"The Railroads are going to do whatever they can get away with....."
Always has been & probably always will be that way.  
Don't care to imagine how much worse it'd be without unions 
& government regulations.
If RRS can outsource more jobs, work - they will.
If US RRs could be moved to China, Mexico, etc. - they'd do it.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 March 2016

You people here...your biggest problem is your unions. You’re stuck with
the general chairmans, but stop  voting in your local chairman. From
what I can tell, BLE and UTU are both wothless on Eastern Lines
Railroads, CSX being the worst. The railroads are going to do what ever
they can get away with.....just like your kids.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

Unbelievable. I know harrasment is the norm here at CSX, I know
intimidation is a prerequisite for management and clearly the company
knows this is happening, so where is the line drawn? I was getting
ready to head out on a local job the other day at the fine Radnor yard
in Nashville and was talking to a car man about their jobs being
abolished and the cuts others have suffered over the past months. This
man told me their boss told them not to shop an excessive amount of
cars, that they shouldn't become a "speed bump" in the line of
expediting freight. So is this what we have to look forward to? A
decrease in quality and safety for the expediature movement of freight?
He said their senior general said he'd "furlough" a guy for bad
ordering cars! I thought we had it bad! These guys are pinned against a
wall! But what more can you expect from this wonderful management style
the fabulous CSX promotes!!!! I never get to talk to the car side much
and was shocked, I thought they had it a lot better.

Name: nomoreJjob
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 March 2016

If you are called as a J job such as J452 to recrew trains or asked to
do extra work that helps the company for a J ticket. TURN THEM DOWN!!
You will not get paid for them!!! I had 3 J tickets not paid by payroll
this past half. 

Now obviously if you are called as a J452 to recrew trains, you have to
take it. But know they think they can do whatever they want with you for
12 hours and you will only get overtime after 8 hours. This means recrew
as many trains, hostile power, kick out bad orders, go as many miles as
needed all under 1 ticket. No 2nd ticket after 8 hours after doing all
this either, just overtime after 8 hours. This was all explained by DTO
Adam Hawkins and Superintendent Kenny Hall. THIS IS A BLATANT AND DIRECT
VIOLATION OF B&O RULE 54.

If you think you are exempt because you work a pool job and they have
to pay extra tickets, then you are mistaken. One of my J tickets that
was denied was after I brought a train to my home terminal on a pool
job. They asked us to do them a favor for a J ticket and go to the
house and grab power and bring it 10 miles outside the yard to tie onto
cars on a siding. So we basically helped them out and wasted 2.5 hours
of our time for free. I know I'm not the only one getting screwed on
these J tickets. DO NOT ACCEPT THEM UNTIL THEY START PAYING THEM AND
ACCEPTING THE AGREEMENT THEY SIGNED.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2016

So what if it was 4 years ago?..I was getting fucked by Ward then
also..lol
.

Name: 
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Posted: 27 February 2016

Friend or family of employee:
That's all probably true but still that's cost-cutting, saving, 
-- not generating any new revenue.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2016

Yea I think someone is high on something. Do you think that CSX and
it's employees are one big happy family? You obviously don't work for
CSX. If that was true daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn are fucking my brains
out..so I want out of that family. Daddy and Mommy treat the blue collar
workers of CSX like shit..we must be their orphan children..the
slaves..Secone class citizens..you name it...like someone said
previously the company boasted about their profits last year..then fuck
numerous blue collar workers and pay out big bonuses to the white collar
employees. When CSX does well they fuck us, when they do poorly they
fuck us, so what I say is Fuck CSX and daddy Ward and Mommy Sanborn.
Now does that sound like the team spirit? Well that's how it is out
here. Welcome to reality

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2016

“We have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue.”

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


Well! CSX can start by not re-crewing so many trains. Road crews have
no business building their own train, air testing, throwing out Bad
Orders. You can’t do that much work, then make it over the road,
especially 200 pluls mile pool runs. UPRR-BNSF have figured that out a
long time ago. Put an extra yard job on. What’s the difference, patch a
train or an extra yard job? Do the math Jacksonville. I know, the yard
job comes out of the terminal manager’s budget, the re-crew comes out
of the division manager’s budget. But, in the long run, it’s all CSX
money. Where am I going wrong here? Re-crews are one of the biggest
costs.

Name: 
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Posted: 26 February 2016

Team we need to come together. Coal is gone and isn't coming back. We
have to  give the  company ideas to generate revenue. So what these
morons we have to a make money so we can get paid and support our
families.  Give them ideas to save or Make money. This is a business
and. It is not a charity for railroad formers. Let's get our pride
back and show everyone that a railroader is a tough son of a bittch
that contributes to the United States economy,

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2016

I heard today CSX is closing the CC, KD, CV, and EK subdivisions. Way to
go Cindy and Mikey..keep up the good work..keep disrupting the lives of
your employees..you bastards will rot..

Name: Ira Nutlicker
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2016

Gary Best gives good head and licks my nuts too!

Most of the UTU chairmen are like that these days.

Sincerely,

Ira Nutlicker

Name: BLET Member
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2016

Today the BLET International announced their movement plans to the new
headquarters.

I HOPE THEY LEAVE ALL THE CORRUPTION BEHIND AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN
CLEANING "UP" THE UNION COMMITTEES ON ALL LEVELS!

Name: update
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 February 2016

NEWS FLASH!

Rumor has it(rumor) that the FRA showed up at Big four yard in Indy and
shopped a massive amount of cars.   Now, we are guessing the post on
here that upset the powers to be and brought their little distracting
mole out from under his rock also put the FRA in the spot light.  
These cars were shopped for 3 possible reasons.  Your post caught the
attention of the FRA and they had to save face for the posters
suggesting they allow bad orders to run through, the car men who were
let go blew the whistle or the unions have come up with more money than
the carrier and are stuffing the FRA departments pockets with more than
they can take to the bank.

Anyway it goes, what should have always been done is now being done!
Keep up the good work posters and remember....YOUR SAFETY AND THE
PUBLICS SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Is this Gary Best a  BLE or UTU chairperson?  Get that right at least.
Yes, it matters.   How creditable can complaints possibly be when they
may be directed to the wrong place?

Name: Mikey Ward
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2016

I thought Gary Best was ble chairman, either way I like how he polishes
my knob! :)

Name: Evansville
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

BigCountry.

        A Trainmaster at a nearby Terminal told me.

Name: BigCountry
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 February 2016

Evansville?            
What do you know about Howell Yard closing?

Name: Yep, He's a suck
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2016

Best Nut Licker,
 
   Bet this UTU guy does'nt polish more company pole than the BLE
Local Chairman at my terminal.  When a CSX Manager walks in the office,
you would think Jesus himself had walked thru the door.  And the phone
calls and text to the T.M. and R.F.E. eveeryday.  Were watching little
fella.

Name: Best Nut Licker
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2016

The general chairman of the utu known as Gary Best is a corporate nut
licker and needs to be removed from his position.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

Why do we pick on Cindy Sanborn? Seriously you have to ask that
question? Until her reign when were there massive layoffs and numerous
Yard and Shop closures? If they are so concerned about the future of
this company why not take a reduction in salary and bonuses. This
applies to Ward and Sanborn. They are only concerned about their own
pockets. This is why investors should show them the door.

Name: not fooled
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Posted: 20 February 2016

Trainmaster/MOLE


Didn't like the last few post did you?  Maybe exposing the future
liabilities made you a little nervous down there in Alabama or
Jacksonville.   You came out from under your rock for some reason....
Maybe it was the derailment that was on the news in the Indy area.  
The one where the switches worked incorrectly and put a car on its side
yesterday. Maybe cutting back on inspectors had something to do with it.
  Maybe it wasn't really a switch problem.   Go back under your rock
and play with your imaginary LBT!

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2016

LBT has been quiet.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Insp covered it pretty well.
If/when trainmen have to & try to do proper inspections;
adhering\following the regulations & rules, they'll probably get
accused of screwing around.  Be bullied, intimidated, harassed &
threatened.   CSX SUCKS.

Name: Evansville
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

Well it's official, CSX is closing Evansville Yard. Shhh, don't say
anything it's suppose to be quiet for now.

Name: insp
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2016

APE

Less car inspectors means more bad order cars getting out of the yard.
If the crews have to start inspecting the cars they should follow all
the guidelines set forth by the FRA as well as the rules set down by
CSX. It takes at least 5-10 minute per car to do a complete inspection.
It also requires more training than the every day conductor is schooled
on.  Conductors are not nor will they ever be trained on the complete
mechanical workings of any car. It is well known that the fra allows a
percentage of cars to roll out with defects if they are considered
minor. Rushing trains out of the originating terminal is more important
than making sure all cars are completely safe and in 100% working
condition. If the crews have to do inspections of their own trains they
will be held accountable to a different standard than the car
department. Tm's and RF's are not privy to the mutual understandings
that are agreed upon in that department. If the crew misses a major
defect that only the trained eye of a car inspector would see and that
defect causes a derailment there should be a full blown investigation
done by the Unions. Crews should be give the same considerations for
turning a blind eye as the car department.

Name: 
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Posted: 18 February 2016

I understand that there is a big cutback in car inspector positions
through the system, starting last week. Question is: will this cause
big delays in train departures, esp. from small yards where T+E will
have to ready large trains by themselves, and no clerks will assist in
driving the conductor around. Wonder how this works on other RR?
Remember, this program is NOT to insure the survival of the RR, but to
keep them at a high level of profitability in a time of low profits and
poor economy. Jobs eliminated rarely come back, and newer employees
don't remember any other way to do it, Comments?

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2016

Why are we always picking on Cindy Sandborn? She has a medium grade
education and has spent her life on many RR jobs. She comes from a long
RR family. Eliason, Oscar, Lisa Mancini, many others are above her, and
with NO RR background. Mancini's RR background is from personnel in
mass transit, as example.Oscar sold potato chips.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 February 2016

What if that engineer gets hurt throwing a switch? I’m sure CSX will
have no problem with paying him for his back injury. AND,  they will
understand, he was just helping out.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 February 2016

As long as everything is tied down, secured, ---
Q.: Why can't an engineer get off his dead ass & go line a switch?  A:
Most probably can't do that properly & even if they could it'd be too
much physical work.

Name: 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2016

If you CSX people are working with one man locals (one man on the
ground). You should NEVER get in a rush.If you must walk back half a
mile to line back and Main Line Switch, then do it. The engineer has no
business getting off his locomotive and lining the switch. How many
rules has he just broke? You don’t need to drag your feet! You have a
rule book and the CSX wants it used 100%.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2016

I don't think it's so much about the money it's more about the
principle. I'm sad to say I don't care if the company succeeds or
fails. When the company is doing well they screw us, when the company
is doing poorly, they screw us..so who cares anymore. So why not dog
their trains?..why go out here and bust my ass to get their train from
point A to point B in less than 12 hours? Especially when the
assignments could use a brakeman but they are to cheap to pay another
man..so I will make them pay for 2 additional men instead of just the
1. The company in no way is attempting to help its employees so why
help them? As long as Sanborn is here that's the way it will be. Get
us a real railroader and things will change for the better.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2016

Hahahahahahaaaaaaa!

My terminal like all terminals have cut jobs to the bone to save money.
Now they are calling out extra jobs from the extra boards to switch cars
because they can't keep up.  Good plan huh?

Why don't they just admit defeat?  The stock price isn't going to
rise no matter what they cut!  Nobody is shipping, all commodities are
flat.

I say it again, when are they gonna cut the trainmasters?  THE DEAD
WEIGHT?

CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2016

Even if they were some how relieved of there duties, they would be given
a golden parachute and rewarded for failure.  Its the new American way.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2016

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

Name: Cond
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2016

Cond 1-10

Your being told total bullshit. If you have been forced off your road
position and all you can hold is a job in your yard or anywhere in your
terminal for that matter they have to train/qualify you with pay. They
are just trying to cut a fat hog. They don't want to fork out more
money to train people twice. This is not your fault and they don't
have the right to restrict your seniority just because they THINK
someone more senior might be coming in town.  Your local chairman
should know this and if he doesn't then he needs to step down and give
his seat to someone who knows the agreement. Don't take this shit.  If
you are sitting around not working because you cant hold any road jobs
and they are not putting you to work in your yard you put in a penalty
claim for everyday you are forced to sit and not earn a living. Your LC
should know the claim for this. If there is anyone junior to you that is
working you should be able to bump his position and train on his job.
Document every day he works and claim his wages. If it were me I would
claim lost wages for every guy working in your terminal that's junior
to you. They got this problem at avon yard with their remote jobs. Got
tons of junior guys working remotes that unqualified road conductors
can bump and demand training. DONT TAKE THIS SHIT FROM THE COMPANY.
They did this to a bunch of us when we were hired and they started
cutting us off. Yes, I had good LC and got most of my claim paid. Kept
calling junior men into work and skipping me.  Never called me.  Were
playing favorites games as usual.  I would give the article number to
file under for them restricting your seniority but its been years since
I've even looked at my old conductors agreement... Also, it an ethics
violation for them to discriminate against you. That exactly what it
is!  You have every right to make a living and be trained on a job to
protect your right to work in your terminal. They need to explain why
they are allowing any man with less seniority to work and refuse to
train you for the position and allow you to earn an income on the job.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

Does anyone know the contract article that states the company has to
qualify you in your home terminal once forced off the road into the
yard? I was recently forced off the road, and I can hold  A few spots
in the yard. The crew management keeps telling me that all these other
conductors are coming from different terminal to the furlough. So they
won't qualify me because they say I won't be able to hold once these
conductor show up. But in the last month supposedly 10 were coming, and
only one has shown up. 

Apparently crew management has a new policy where they start a
spreadsheet with everyone's seniority on it, and they only pay the
people to qualify that can hold once it is all sorted out. But I'm in
my home terminal in him being denied qualification.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2016

Either way he is correct.  There really are too many side letters that
work against the actual agreements.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

Pretty sure: - Local Chairperson cannot make property\local
agreement(s) changes, etc., unless there is backing/support of a Gen.
Chairperson / Committee, who'd have the say-so.

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

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

One of the biggest problems;  many local chairman make  too many “Side
Letter of Agreements” with the carriers. I understand now, some CSX
divisions are paying only actual time on Dead Heads. That’s not the
national contract since 2004. Again, special agreements are made...why?

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2016

I MYSELF HAVE WATCHED OUR UNION LEADERS CONTINUE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO
ALL THE PROBLEMS WE SEE TODAY.  

YEARS AGO IF A COMPANY OFFICIAL GAVE ME A HARD TIME, I WENT TO THE
UNION AND REPORTED THE GUY, IT STOPPED REAL FAST.  TODAY WHEN A COMPANY
OFFICIAL GIVES ME A HARD TIME, I REPORT HIM TO THE UNION AND THE REPLY I
GET IS....."THEY CAN DO THAT." "DO WHAT THE COMPANY WANTS."  THE
UNION DOESN'T REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU ANYMORE.  THEY ARE TOO BUSY
SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT CONVENTIONS GETTING DRUNK!

I ONCE SAW AN ARTICLE A FEW YEARS BACK FROM THE UNION STATING HOW WE
HAVE TO PRESERVE THE AGREEMENTS THAT WE HAVE.  SINCE THEN AGREEMENTS
HAVE CONTINUED TO BE GIVEN AWAY FOR NO REASON.  THEY SELLOUT THE
AGREEMENTS DURING CONTRACT TALKS TO KEEP THOSE BIG PAYING UNION JOBS. 
IN OTHER WORDS, SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP, ITS ALL ABOUT ME ME ME.

WE ALSO DON'T NEED TWO UNIONS!  WE NEED ONE UNION THAT ISN'T SO TOP
HEAVY.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Until now, never thought I would write to a forum like this. A friend
told me about it.

All is interesting.  Got over 8 yrs. in on the RR now after losing
decent prior jobs account different reasons I had no control of.

Was happy to get my 1st union job. My Dad said a union is only as
strong as it's membership.   Lots of constant complaining about the RR
& the union. Nothing ever seems to be appreciated.

Been around long enough to hear and see that a lot of workers are big
loudmouths -- talk the talk but don't walk the walk.  Is the same with
the RR.  Old heads with lots of time have told me that's the way its
always been.

Not a wonderful world by any means but at least I have a job, vacation,
plds, insurance, a retirement plan.  I have to keep at it.


Csx does suck.  Many things could be and should be better.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Union, friend / family, for yrs.,

RLA: Long, drawn out National Contract Negotiations, Section 6 Notices
(wish lists), penalty time claims, Arbitration, Mediation, etc.

LMRDA: UTU's Constitution contains instructions: - Charges & Trials of
Officers.  Should a member choose, he/she could hire a Labor Attorney
and/or deal with the US DOL if they feel they've been misrepresented.
Elect to become a dues objector.  Good luck with all/any of that.

90% of the time it's the RR I get upset with. No doubt, it'd be a
real nightmare working for a non-union csx.    Back to csx sucks.

Name: BuckWild
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2016

Below poster who claimed that "Union Officials can be voted out"- well
why haven't they been voted out yet? More tough talk but nobody does
anything. I want to see some action not just the usual defense of the
Unions status quo. Taking reduced dues to hurt the Unions pocket books
and make them wake up doesn't seem a horrible idea don't see how it
will affect their already crappy handling of the companies. Nobody is
suggesting getting rid of the Unions but getting them back in shape.
And blindly supporting them 100% and making claims that somehow the
system will right itself with no action by the membership is hogwash.

Name: SP Engineer
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 February 2016

Speaking of union officers:

There cannot be a worse group than on the UP side in Colton, CA. The
General Chairman and his Local officer are the highest paid within the
entire union. The GC makes more that the International President and at
least $100,000.00 more than next highest paid GC with comparable
membership.
Here's the kicker; the GC was also collecting reserve board pay
inspite of the bylaws restrictions for full-time General Committee
officers.
The west coast terminal is a proving ground for the rail carrier's
agenda for undermining agreements...because the trail of payouts are
endless!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 February 2016

The UnionsShouldWorkForYou & union democracy posters only got it
half-assed. = =  Must be co. moles/trolls or want-to-be.

Railroaders: References to the LMRDA should also include references to
the RLA, which was enacted long prior.

Unions perfect? Heck no.  Full time big-shots do just fine income &
benefit wise.  But they can be replaced, voted out.

RR companies are not employee friendly.  Are any companies really very
caring\friendly to workers?

Any member who rags on their union organization ought to do a term or
two as a local rep. - - that alone is a real ear & eye opening
education.
 

RRs would like nothing better than to have even weaker unions -
so everyone, please think hard & long about trying to become dues
objectors.

Name: UnionsShouldWorkForYou
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2016

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Just trying to keep pace with nitwit idiot engineer posts.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Why do you idiots keep posting the same blog in every section?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2016

Conductor, 1-10 yrs.:

Dissatisfied with the UTU as a member?  Switch, join the ble-little T.
That outfit can handle\solve all your present & future issues and
problems.   NOT!  

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APE:  

Unions exist because politicians still allow them.  Consider what it'd
be like with a totally conservative republican government, no union
representation at all.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion(s) but
try to think more open mindedly & not post what very many believe are
totally ignorant foolish words.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 January 2016

UTU has no backbone!!! And CSX employees are forced to pay them for
nothing. All they have done is loose jobs, loose bonuses, loose demand
days, and loose stock shares for there employees. Keep up the terrible
job UTU. UTU will probably have robots running trains by the end of the
year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 January 2016

If any railroader votes for a Democrat you deserve what you get..Fuck
the UTU and the Democrats..especially the one in DC.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2016

Union Pacific Board of Directors will hold an emergency meeting in order
to lure Canadian National's CEO (Claude Mongeau) into running the Union
Pacific after a possible merger.
Canadian National is the only railroad that had sustained profits in
spite of the difficult head winds!

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2016

Hey Guys;
Just got word the CSX PD is doing extensive background checks on
Employees to "Weed" out and get rid of any DUI, Ex-felon, or any TEY
employees that have pending charges in court for any criminal
complaints and using it in their advantages to "Fire" and lay off
more employees. The LC needs to know your potential convictions and
what time you may need to GO on the Jail Card to bubba Ville to take
care of the situation. Like me....Handle with loving care.

Hugs and kisses to you all sexy, good looking Conductor
Dave Carson alias Dale DeBone of Railroading...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 January 2016

I say it again, where are they becoming top heavy?  TRAIN MASTERS!  
There is no reason to have so many at one location.

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

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

Name: Virlon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2016

If you have less than a year with this company and you are being cut
off, too fucking bad! Go get another job! I have been cut off, 6
fucking times and had to come back and live on bread and butter
sandwhiches for "beans". I had to blow the Trainmasters at my yard
locations and other Terminals to keep from either getting "fired" or
"cut-off". That's why at 70 years old I have dentures and I LOVE
other railroad guys as my boyfriends. The New Alternative Railroad life
style or the gay and happy!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Shouldn't be a shock or surprise to anyone considering things.....  
Wonder when & IF they'll ever cut\reduce the size of the board of
directors & other "big shot" positions?

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 January 2016

Great Lakes

Hold on to your money guys. Management members just had a big meeting
and word is the entire meeting consisted of nothing other than
discussions on how to cut more jobs.  Avon yard was the biggest topic.
So don't be stupid and blow your money on anything expensive. The
company is putting motors into storage as we speak.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BLE= Brotherhood of Large Egos

Ain't worth the shit they talk...

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

Virlon Smoot is a old piece of railbuff , snitch rat!

Sold too many trainmen off to the officers and PLB can't even

get them back to work! F YOU Virlon !

Go suck on some choo- choo trains!

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

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

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2016

Crews

The last post hit the nail right on the head.  DO NOT start turning on
each other. Now is the time to stick together. The company is slowly
being torn down and jobs are being downsized at an alarming rate. With
merger rumors and competitive scare tactics in place anything could
happen at the drop of a hat.  You are workers in the trench. No more
value than the lab rats used to test poison. The stockholders and
investors pockets are more important than you. You are a number easily
replaced. Your unions have shown they have little power if any at
protecting your jobs.

Anyone who has spent any time reading this site or posting on it knows
that any time a touchy subject is brought up for discussion or comments
that may cause embarrassment to the company are posted, the company mole
pops up and post comments that are distracting and usually geared to
offend someone to deliberately start an argument. PLEASE DO NOT FALL
FOR IT! These moles are paid by the csx legal department and csx public
safety affairs department. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into their
web. If they are posting on here, you have obviously hit a nerve.

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

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

Name: WOW!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

JESUS!!!!

Please help these poor moles posting to realize that popping out of the
wood work with a topic from who knows where(bashing engineers) isn't
going to draw any attention away from the sandborn bashing or any other
true facts being posted here about the state of csx at the moment.


Ok company mole...you want to be fair, how about putting a post about
the conductors who wont shut the window when its 20 below because they
are too fat and cant handle heat in the winter. How about the ones who
smoke so bad the engineer has to go home or to the hotel smelling like
his stinking nasty cigs. or the ones who make a bed as soon as the
train rolls out and leaves the engineer doing everything by himself all
night.

See company mole, things work both ways... Now that my post has evened
the score you can go back under your rock....

Keep up the good work crews no matter who you are stuck with on your
next trip and keep the mole under his rock!

Name: frustrated@stupidemployees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2016

Well CSX wants safety and for everyone to be alert, how about having a
talk with all the fat and ignorant Engineer's and telling them to put
their beats pills away and quit playing loud music on the trains and
let conductors or cut back Engineer's call the signals.... Also they
need to learn to respect their coworkers sitting on the left side.... I
mean when it is cold outside,see ur breath in a cab, or ur bones and
body ache from the cold, it is time to turn the heat on instead of
being big babies and saying, " I'm an engineer I control the heat and
Ac"... Yea they do and the control the stupidity level which is high
when they act like butts like that... It is not safe when 1 member is
huddling over a side wall heater to keep warm and not able to keep
their eyes on the rails and Etc....myself I am going to start bringing
a small propane heater and burn their eyes out!!!!! Pisses me off u
can't even ask the KNUCKLEHEADS to modulate the heat cause they cry
and that side wall does not heat ones legs or arms.... Engineer's are
just glorified a-holes!!! And they always cry about more than just the
heat or loud music playing when it shouldn't be.....  Can't wait to
see the Ludacris post back to this posting...  Well I would like for
karma to come back and bite all Engineer's who forget they sat on the
left side also.

Name: Retired Conductor AT&SF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 January 2016

LC'S


Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their
conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it?  How come we
aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to
run the guys into the ground working them to death-----------

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Doesn’t  CSXT inforce the milage agreement? Or, does the Union just
turn their heads.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 January 2016

LC'S


Sitting home furloughed.....How come avon has 11 spots on their
conductor extra board and only 7 guys assigned to it?  How come we
aren't getting called back to fill them. I heard the company likes to
run the guys into the ground working them to death until they all start
marking off sick then they call guys back.  Is this true because they
are already short handed.. Should I hold off looking for another job?

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 January 2016

For Dave Carson:

From a former (F)Investigator...There was a lot of drama on that part
of the RR terminals (Colton-LA). It was eithera drug bust from drugs
being stashed in tanker cars (LA Times Article July 2010), too mangers
having orgies in the terminals! Is that a "SP" thing?
The UP never had those problems until after the merger.

Name: Virlon Smoot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2016

Those Damn truckers are getting all the freight traffic now that fuel
prices are down and the shippers are shipping thru them vagrants.

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 January 2016

Yes Retired Conductor;

That is true. The Big arrogant yellow banana with crčme in the middle
is really going down the toilet. We are stuffing sidings from North of
Santa Barbara to sidings in the Salinas Valley with EMPTY baretables 
and auto tri-levels. I am a 1978 Condr(Former gay SP) established
trainman and I work out of San Luis Obispo and Guadalupe with all the
SP homo's I used to work with out of Bakersfield and LA.

Its getting really bad and January 21 will be announcement on more cuts
and layoffs. I don't have to worry about it. As long as my lover can
keep the beach house in Nipomo. I love Les Sack and Doug McEntire truly
since they introduced me to under the desk oral pleasing.

Its so good being a UP San Luis Obsipo gay guy!

Name: Retired Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 January 2016

Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink:

CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall
Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of
harassment and more
lay-offs!..................................................................................

Union Pacific has 20% of their locomotive fleet in storage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2016

Railroad shareholders are bleeding red ink:

CSX is the first RR to report earnings from the last quarter and Wall
Street is not happy. You will see more pain at the pump by way of
harassment and more lay-offs!

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

Big meeting today more cuts are coming in the Florence

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

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

Name: Who is Joe Kazy?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Just who is Joe Kazy? Seems like the RR's have a very over obundence of
snitches and rats these days and lots of them a new hires and
Reserve police officers with local police agencies.


BEWARE ! Reserve cops working for the railroad smells funny !

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2016

Warning to everyone in Collinwood. Joe Kazy is a snitch and a freaking
liar!!  This guy has been telling management everything.  The guy lies
about everything and doesn't have a backbone whatsoever!!!  Just ask
around. Everyone is starting to notice!! Maybe he's management??

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

Locomotive Cameras:

The one thing that Railroad Management refuses to discuss is suicide by
rails. And that's why the cameras are watching you. When operators
enter the work force with personal (marital), medical and financial
issues, that is a recipe for disaster. The Amtrak disaster last year
was inexplicable to the public, but railroaders quietly know
otherwise.

The Union Pacific train wreck in Arkansas in August 2014. Researched
the crew member. Legal [issues] and employer discipline awaited the
crew member. The UP incident that occurred in Stillwell, OK, in July
2012, a crew member was medically disqualified as per the FRA report.

The cameras can now prove otherwise when all the financial and medical
options have expired for you.

Name: SLOCONR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2016

DOUG MCENTIRE IS A RFE ASSKISSER THAT NEEDS TO TAKE HIS FAT ASS BACK TO
RUNNING A ENGINE ON A TRAIN AND STOP SCREWIN WITH THE MEN IN THE
TRENCHES LIKE CATMAN. COMPANY ASS KISSER!!

Name: RET ENG 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2016

This is happening all over the system. Lol ... More management
than employees........   What a
joke...............................................



SOUNDS LIKE THE US POST OFFICE...

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

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

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

Conductor 1-10

Sorry , but welcome to the business world of csx.  When they told you
in training that you may be furloughed that should have sent up a red
flag for you. Im guessing you aren't able to get rr unemployment
because you didn't work the required time to be eligible.  Its a shame
the company was given grant money from the feds to hire you and play
this horse and pony show. If you can get another job that starts out at
the same rate of pay per hour as you were given when in training I
suggest you take it.   There are men with 18 years seniority getting
set back from engineer to conductor spots and its only going to get
worse for the conductors.  When vacations start up again there still
wont be enough spots to fill. The company has been deliberately
violating the union agreement on the caps for vacation, personal and DV
leave by reducing them because of manpower shortages THEY CREATED!
Unfortunately little can be done outside of federal court because the
unions do not have the right to prevent the carrier from making a
profit. If not cutting jobs and people hits them in the pocket book and
reduces profit and increases future risk for business they are
protected. Yes, it sucks but that big business in the good ole U.S.A. 
If you are not working full time and are being cut back constantly you
are considered part time. Talk to your local unemployment office and
see what your options are. Make sure you have a copy of your employee
history that states you are furloughed. Make them put it in writing in
your history. You have that right. There are guidelines for all
employers on what the can consider a full time employee or part time.
Question you might ask your LC is why should you pay full union dues
when you get called back if you are just a part time employee?

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

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

Name: PigHeaded Condr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2016

OUT OF SUPPLIES,

Please list all the weasels and fake arse chairman so we can get to the
bottom of no toilet paper and crew packs available when needed.

I am a man, but,I don't need to prove that to wipe my rear after going
#2. Thanks.

Name: EL NINA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2016

EL Nino;

That will be great ! I'll get to see my husband for awhile!
Railroads have their's coming !

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

Car repair

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

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

Time is of the most importance.   GET ON IT!

Name: Out of Supplies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

Out of supplies? No Brainer! You have corrupt union officers who are
indifferent to what they are required to do. 
Start posting their names and numbers on this site and call those
Wiesels out...including the General Chairmen!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 January 2016

It will be a cold day in hell when I put paper in a printer.....can't
wait to be called into work at 2 am.....and wait for a ym to come and
put paper in at 6 am.....LMAO....

Name: EL NINO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

El Nino Is Coming:

No need to worry about the attendance policy come El Nino! Massive
floodings will take place for over 2 months. The railroads will be at
the mercy of mother nature. Sell your stock holdings as soon as
possible, the railroads will suffer massive losses due to wash-outs and
a lack of preparations!

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

Car Repair, 20-30:

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

Name: UP Management Is Lost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2016

UP is coming apart at the seams...! Freight revenue is down 27% from the
last quarter. UP is now an official takeover target of the Canadian
National. Jim Young is turning over in his freshly-dug grave!

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

RE; Injured Carman:

Get to the nearest computer and search FELA Attorneys. And there you
will get all the information you need.
Prepare a statement [now] with all the chronological details including
witnesses.
And you can also go to the BLET.com or UTU.com sites and search for
FELA Attorneys in your area. 

Good Luck!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other non

When a topic is important or contains info that is most likely going to
put a burr under the companies saddle it IS BEST to post it under every
topic. The little moles that are sitting in the legal office and at
home who are being paid by csx to monitor this site on a daily basis
and come back with retaliating post find it a little more annoying to
post their distracting crap on every forum. They have a harder time
distracting everyone in every forum. Sorry if it is an issue with you
but your needs are not greater than the whole! 

So before you bash anyone for posting in every forum, look at the
content. READ IT VERY CLOSELY.  Read the message. Yes there are some
who do this while just venting but the majority have a message that
most miss.... perhaps you missed it in the last repetitive post!

We haven't heard from you in awhile NOMO!  Hope you had a Merry
Christmas!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ATOM SMASHER!

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

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

Name:  Hillbilly Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 December 2015

Merry Xmas and Happy New Years to all my brothers and sistas on the
CSXT. Mark off tomorrow and enjoy the holiday with the family and
friends. Screw the trainmasters and RFE's.


Be safe and drink smart!

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

MERRY MEERY CHRISTMAS 

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

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

Name: V
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 December 2015

Gawd help us if the UP does buy and merge with us. They have all Mgrs
that used to work and manage McDonalds. And their attendance policy
sucks butts. But, that's what happens when you hire too many new hires
that don't have balls anymore and let the carriers push them around.

UP sucks! That's a another good potential site.

Name: Dave Carson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 December 2015

http://www.smvrr.com/2010/100410-097.JPG

This hear is a sell out rail-buff that sucked the UP a-hole until they
asked him to leave and retire and go play with garden size train sets
and call railroaders that are working for a living a FAG.

This suck ass above was a train buff in the 60's and we on the SP knew
that and hated rail buffs because they are considered sell-out and
scabs. This asshole is retired and still running around with his
UP Tonka toy helmet and now has his ears pierced and loves the new
California Alternative life style with other train buff-queers.

That's is why are unions and contracts have gotten weak.
Rail buffs and formers that got to work for a Class 1 carriers
are weak ass sell outs and POS. They work for the carriers for 'cheap
and take it in the tail when it comes to contracts.

1 more year to go for me. Fuck the UP!

Name: HA What?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 December 2015

That's good ! You work for them and be their RR Nigga.
I might be black but I ain't NO RR nigga. 
You can work for da UP and wear their stinking Yellow vest and
UP RR caps and learn how to BLOW a MOP or MTO.

I will be retired if and when they ever take over.
I seriously think the BNSF might come after CSXT.

Have a great Holiday season and enjoy your tyco train set.

Name: HA! WHAT?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2015

We dontliketheUP

You got to be kidding me... the stupid green vest? You surely to god
have got more to be worried about than that when it comes to your
future. UP might run its management like csx does(whip and burn) but
they are making money hand over fist and have no intentions of going
down without a good fight. You on the other hand will be long gone and
retired or fired before they go under....I would rather be paid good
and wear a stupid green vest then working for the lowest paying class
one railroad in the nation and wearing a yellow vest!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 December 2015

RE: Merger News...

The Big Hedge Fund Players are looking at a Canadian National takeover
of the Union Pacific. Bill Gates is the largest shareholder of the
Canadian National. It's possible that Gates and Warren Buffett
(owner of the Burlington Northern), could share another common bond of
financial interest.
So far, UP has a decent balance sheet in spite of recent higher cash
burns. Canadian National is a lot more efficient with fewer employees
per revenue generated.
The combined railroads would save over $2 Billion in operating and
administrative efficiencies alone.

Name: WeDon'tLikeTheUP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 December 2015

OH NO! we don't want no stinking MOPAC/UPRR. BNSF and Warren Buffet
would turn this RAILROAD around. UP has screwed UP some many mergers
and companies they have bought. And those STUPID green VEST that their
employees wear. HELL NO WE WON"T GO. 

THEY ARE ALSO VERY ANTI UNION, BIG TIME. And we already have enough
problems here at CSX. Come on Warren Buffet. BUY CSXT and save us.

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

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

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

Merger News:

Ideally, 

Every railroader would probably prefer working with the BNSF. The BNSF
is slightly ahead of the UP in revenue. The UP'S profit margins are a
little higher...but the BNSF spends about $2 Billion more in capital
improvements (If all capital expenditures were equal, the BNSF would
earn $2 Billion more than the UP). Those improvements are chipping away
at UP'S inter-modal business due to additional main line infrastructure
expansions and management's operational approach to efficiently
operating trains.
The BNSF management will rarely stop a train and ask crews for the rule
of the day...while the UP strategy is exactly the opposite. Unnecessary
train delays creates a flow back effect when the lead train crew runs
short of working time and the trains following suffers the same fate.
UP managers tend to be promoted based on head (firings) hunting...not
operational skills.
Considering the amount of improvements the BNSF is making, the UP could
be a takeover within 5 years if not sooner--due to continuing decline of
revenue and accelerating administrative cost.
The top six executives on the UP will earned over $150 million
including a deceased employee (2015 prospectus).
Warren Buffett, the owner of the BNSF, was asked: The UP is in your
back yard, why didn't you buy it? His response was simply: The
Management!

Name: other clerk
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 December 2015

latest story is that we will get shut down as clerks the day before
Christmas Eve so we will miss all the holiday pay, and we will get our
buyout in time to put it on this years tax return but too late to do
any tax planning. at least we pay 2 years extra union dues as a tip to
the TCU. and, ALL MEDICAL INSURANCE DIES THE DAY WE SHUT DOWN. WONDER
WHY UNIONS ARE HELD IN LOW RESPECT?

Name: Would love a Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2015

I would love to have the BNSF buy and merge this CRAPHOLE of a
railroad and pay all of out claims and give us all $100.000 and
I would put in for my retirement and say....ADIOS.
It would be better than having the UP buy and merge with us.
They screwed UP the SP and the CNW when they bought and merged them and
too many MULES from the MoPac are still around.

BNSF and Chico all the way!!

PS. Fire and get rid of WARD and Sanborn. They suck!

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

Boy, the last post is a good one.

Always get true facts.  What is often heard and/or thought will
not cut it.  

There are rules governing employee behavior.

No one could be stupid enough to post the type of info asked for
on a site like this. 

CSX does "take care" of their own (so-called officers).

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

I just served 18 months for an altercation with another employee,btw not
a physical a verbal one. I just found out a trainmaster in Greenwood
told a conductor he would whoop his a$$ and only got 5 days suspension.
Does anyone know who this trainmaster or employee  is my lawyer wants to
speak with him.

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

BNSF takeover of the NSC:

This deal possibly would in effect expose the CSX to the UP. Although
both companies have sub-par management. A head hunting expedition would
take place to find a suitable experience railroader for the combined
companies.
CSX is an absolute buy at its current price with an additional upside
potential of 30%.

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

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

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

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

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

The TCU Division of IAM Machinists have announced a deal w/CSX that
clerks wishing to work in the material department no longer have to
pass typing, oracle, and special medical tests.Supposedly this was due
to fighting by TCU Division of IAM. It actually brings it into
compliance with long standing Federal EEOC, ADA, etc. regulations.The
buy out for clerks is still in effect, including paying 2 years dues
after resignation as a "tip". AND, medical coverage still ends the
DAY your resignation takes effect.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

NOT TOMMY


CSX SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY AS POSTED ON ALL TRAINING PODS:


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 OF CONDITIONS OF
EMPLOYMENT.

IF SOMEONE IS OUT OF SERVICE FOR POSTING THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS ON
FACEBOOK THEN THEY MUST HAVE CROSSED A SERIOUS LINE IN REGARDS TO
COMPANY INSIDER INFO OR LEAKED SOMETHING THAT MAY HAVE BE CONSIDERED A
SERIOUS ETHICS VIOLATION TO THE COMPANY. CONDUCT IN THE OPERATING RULES
COVERS THIS ISSUE.

IF WHAT THE EMPLOYEE POSTED IS IN FACT 100% TRUE AND CAN BE PROVEN
WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THEN A GOOD LAWYER SHOULD BE CONSULTED.

IT IS NOT A WISE IDEA TO USE FACEBOOK TO VENT ABOUT YOUR FRUSTRATIONS
WITH THE COMPANY. WE CAN TELL YOU WITHOUT ANY HESITATION THAT THE ONE
THING CSX WILL NOT TOLERATE AND IS SCARED TO DEATH OF DEALING WITH
IS.....BAD PUBLICITY!

Name: not tommy
E-mail: tryardy@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 December 2015

social media policy.. got a guy at barr yard OOS for something he posted
on Facebook, there's a team watching all your posts.. so keep them
entertained..

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

Loco-Eng. for 10-20 years.
  
   Have you ever thought about going back to school and getting your
GED?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2015

Loco. Engr.,

CSXT has gambled a lot of dough on intermodal business.
The Ol' king coal merry old sole money making business is not there.

Should you choose to leave: - would have to learn new territories,
unfamiliar contractual agreements; less vacation & PLD entitlement, -
what assignments could you work, etc., etc. 

DO NOT go on what you hear and/or think.   Get true facts.

Yeah, no doubt about it - csx sucks.  It's been said & posted numerous
times that management changes need to be made.

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

Very unprofessional, dishonest company. The only thing going for them is
their numbers, and the number of dumbasses who believe their products
are being shipped on time.

First, I have many times operated on the CSX UPS trains. These are
intermodal trains that contain UPS trailers, which are the highest
priority of train, as we need to get these trains to the east coast and
back to Chicago without wasting a minute. With this comes compromises in
safety. Some of us are required to push the train to 65mph instead of
the track speed of 60mph out here in OH/PA/NY because these trains are
called the "Getcha Fired" trains. You better hope their isn't any
speed restrictions or train-hitting-car or derailment incident. The
officials don't give a shit about you, you will be scolded upon. I was
threatened of my job placement by bringing the Q010 train 42 minutes
late. Well, you can't haul freight over 850 miles the same exact time,
every time. Also, their pay is shit compared to NS and BNSF. I'm
seriously thinking of joining NS, all my rail buddies who came to CSX
from NS regret their move, and NS cares about their workers, and has a
much more safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. And oh yeah, I can
make over $9,500 more a year! Same position. :)

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

AVON CREWS!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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


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

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

APE,

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

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

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


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

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

WAKE UP PEOPLE

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

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

The very best substantiation is documentation. 

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

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

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

Name: Not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 November 2015

10-20

Welcome back mole.  Been a few weeks.  Getting cold under your rock.
Guessing the post on crews working in the engine houses doing THEIR
work rubbed somebody wrong!  Go tell your master to stuff it. Just wait
till someone gets hurt while working in the engine house shop area doing
their jobs. Bet there will be some changes then!  YOU THINK!


Put in those claims avon and barr yard crews!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 November 2015

You heard of abby beazley? I'm sure most of the guys who have worked
for and with her have. Sleeps her way to the top just to get a raise.
Thanks for the lay abby

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

LOCO

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

Name: BEEN THERE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 November 2015

Not Stupid


Im guessing that TM your talking about at avon is none other than Brian
Edwards.  Reject form Chicago division right?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 November 2015

To the Friend or family of employee , less than 1 year:

All too often inexperienced employees claim & are awarded payments that
they are not actually entitled to.  Also, the co. can\may have the
legal right to recover if paid.  Most likely you wouldn't have a leg
to stand on if you could file suit.   The last post had some good
advice -- talk to a rep. who knows stuff & provide more info.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 November 2015

More info needed & it should not be posted/provided here on this site.

Doubtful if it's actual discrimination.

Csx payroll recovers "overpayments" all the time. It happens. 
It usually depends on the particular contractual agreement as to how
long they have to recover these 'so-called' overpayments, how much at
one time can be taken back & the reason(s) why.

Get in touch with a\the proper union representative.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2015

My husband is being discriminated against at CSX.  What CSX doesn't
know is that he's married to a PRAYING WIFE.  So I'm PRAYING for him
and for the MANAGERS or OVERSEERS that are coming against him.  I'm
praying that God doesn't handle them the way that they are treating my
husband, and not just him but our family cause when he married me, we
became 1.  so I'm taking it PERSONALLY when my husband is
discriminated against because of his complexion and accent.  But I'm
thankful that we serve a GOOD GOD who LOVES JUSTICE.  And HE will dole
out to each their portion.  He fights for us, we are just being still
and allowing Him to do just that.  Standing on God's word - "Do not
take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is
written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. -
Romans 12:19.  AMEN.  Amen. Amen.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 November 2015

My husband is a Conductor.And he's been experiencing discrimination. 
We are considering a law suit.  And I'm sad that this company that
looked so good in the beginning is not.  He kept having problems that
they would accidentally "overpay" him and then they kept making
deductions from his check. CSX is very unethical.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 November 2015

Something that is often forgotten:
If you are eligible & get dismissed, furloughed, suspended,...
the bastards HAVE to provide at least four months of Employee
and Dependents Health Care Benefits -- until the end of the 4th
month following the month in which you last had compensated service.
On their dime.    
Check\review your H&W Plan Booklets for more or any updated info.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2015

Jeez.......
Some type of outfit \ culture.   Hire you to fire you.
What would they do if they actually had perfect employee attendance and
100% total rules compliance?

Name: Not stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

All t&e

Better look real close a the wording in the new idpapp. It has more
loop holes than a knitted sweater. It also doesn't address the 180 day
forgiveness policy that was agreed upon in the engineers SSA! 
Again the breakdown of catagories of violation levels is again too damn
vague.  The company needs to come up with a more detailed list for each
offense level.  There are too many supervisors who interpret the
charged action as serious or major.  Avon has a tm that tells every
employee he encounters that he can charge them with a major violation
on the most stupid petty crap he can find. He uses it as an
intimidation tactic and then acts like  he is doing you a great favor
by promissing he will let you off with a minor. This couldn't happen
if sandborn  would publish a more  extensive list of what was
considered minor, serious or major.
If this new policy  sticks everyone is screwed with no way to work
minor charges off during the three year period.  Watch out Avon crews.
Your about to get screwed real bad. Your going to be the new target for
that so badly needed turn over rate. The seats in the school are getting
ice cold! The tm's from hell will still keep coming there as well.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 November 2015

Loco Engineer 20-30

   What a dumb fuck you are. You come on here and say the UTU sold out
the clerks. You don't even know which union the clerks belong to.  Go
back to school and get your GED and voice a educated opinion.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 November 2015

Clerks are members of the TCU - not the UTU.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 November 2015

You can thank the UTU "Useless Transportations Union" for selling out
the 200 clerk/ driver positions around the system.

This was negotiated on a national level.  If a driver accepts the
buyout that is offered, that person has to pay the UTU 2 years of union
dues!

THE UTU CONTINUES TO SELLOUT THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!

Whatever happened to protecting and preserving jobs within the union?

You can bet the UTU got paid off well with this one.

First remote control, then our insurance, now its jobs.

DO YOU PAY DUES TO THE UTU?

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

Avon engineers 

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

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

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

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 November 2015

Maybe CSX should bring in  BDO to clean up their mess.

Name: David culver
E-mail: davidculver0516@gmail
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 November 2015

I wouldn't work for these over paid children if I had to.  It is one
big pack of winers and trouble makers.  They don't like ya there, they
just lie on ya, and push you out.  Very coward to say the least.  YES...
 they DO descriminate!

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

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

Name: Ret. Corp. Office
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 November 2015

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

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Just look at all the other railroads. Yes, they CSX actually is.  And
they “cook the books” so to speak, to look better. Don’t fix the track,
just put out slow orders, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 November 2015

Anger & animosity in the workplace IS; long story short, a safety
concern / worry.  

Read\review the Operating Rule(s) regarding employee behavior.   

Companies making changes & downsizing for whatever reason(s)
is nothing new.  Nor is - workers being displaced from their normal
jobs and/or locations anything uncommon or unusual.

Ol' King Coal is not the merry old soul \ profitable money maker it
used to be for the RRs anymore. Could be that they operated certain
areas longer than they should have.  

Corporate greed is nothing new either.  Sure, the big shots do pretty
well & that is a huge sore spot & grossly unfair but not near enough
voters ever seemed to worry about a lot of things until it affected
them directly.   

Things change. Good luck to all those who must deal with the changes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: knuckle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 November 2015

Eng. Retired


Company didn't spend squat to put them through the school. The
government paid all of it for them with grants. It's not until they
put them in the field that it cost them anything. The training pay is
so low it doesn't really hurt their pockets. 
What everyone has to worry about now is the headhunting that's going
to get out of control. There is no justification for the company to
hire anymore conductors. They put tons on the street furloughed and
with the shut down of the yards there are too many who need placement. 
The government shouldn't be giving them one dime to train new hires.
With that said, they now have a school sitting with cold seats and
overhead cost for the school stacking up. Im sure the bonuses and
raises will be buried to use the money for operating cost. 
The next step is to start downsizing the work force. If you dont
remember it was right after the company had to stop charging new hires
tuition for their school that the head hunting in the fields got out of
control. First it started with the insane performance evaluation
testing. Petitions were filed and the unions actually stepped in a did
something about it. It was also when the powers to be in Jacksonville
started coming down on management for not getting enough failures on
the employees. They can deny it all they want but several managers came
out and admitted their jobs were threatened if they didn't get it done.
Everyone is guessing this was the time the company starting requesting
help from the government with training cost. The only recourse now is
to start weeding out those who are left working so they can bring the
furloughed employees back. Downsize enough, crunch enough numbers and
estimate how many wont come back and they are on their way to filling
the seats with new government paid employees.  That being said everyone
is a target and better WATCH THEIR BACKS!

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

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

Name: Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 November 2015

Posted by LC
"It's sad we
have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior
but we do.”..........................................


What other industry spends thousands of dollars and hours training
their people? Then, after they’re out doing the job, spends every
waking hour trying to fire them? That’s the CSX, and others I’m sure,
in a nut shell.

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

ALL CREWS


IT'S ABOUT TIME they put something in writing in regards to the
procedures a manager has to follow when field testing. If you have not
read the csx system notice on supervisors field testing then do so!
Make a copy. It is very clearly stated that an officer MUST have a
briefing with the crew they observe and discuss what they were tested
on. It also states that if they did not observe post activities
preformed they are NOT TO ENTER ANY INFO on what they find.

EXAMPLE:  An engineer sets his brakes on his engines and leaves. After
the crew is gone a supervisor shows up and boards the engines to check
everything he did. If he finds a hand brake not applied he is not
allowed to enter his findings in the observation testing. 
There has been and will always be that one crew member that someone
wants to mess with. Unfortunately we also have those in the public who
like to tamper with the equipment. Taking off handbrakes, bleeding cars
off, pulling cut levers are just a few things that they tamper with. A
supervisor must observe the employee preforming the task and must have
a briefing with the employee. NO MORE it's my word against yours. Im
the supervisor and what I say over rides anything you say. It's sad we
have to work in an industry that promotes such unprofessional behavior
but we do.

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

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

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

Horn blower; my 2 cents:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looks like to me instead of laying off t&e employees management needs to
be downsized as well.....a crew was banner tested 2 times in the matter
of 35 min and 8 miles....theses idiots must have nothing else to do
....so they gotta justify their  meaningless existence of a
job....stepping all over themselves to harass any crew they can with
their dumbass banner test....what a joke.....

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

Thanks for all the advice guys and keep it coming.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 October 2015

Horn Blower... If you are dead set on going to work for a railroad,
forget the CSX. They’re not run by railroad people, their board and
high up management are bean counters, MBA’s, and lawyers.  I say, stay
where you are, but if you are dead set on leaving your present job,
move west and hire out with the BNSF or UPRR.  I can’t speak for NS
nowadays, but back in the 80’s and 90’s they were hell to work for. You
will have no home life, live by a telephone, and your all around general
health and life style will really suffer. Most of your work will be at
night. Most rails are divorced.

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

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

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

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

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

I know a person that works for CSX railroad, her name is Laura
Touchstone, and when I read her Twitter page I had to laugh she claim
she is a Christian woman. Ha!Ha!Ha!..

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

'train dreamer':

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeah! Tell retired UP dude!
That poster was probably a full blown sell out train foamer. UP on the
West Coast hubs sure hired a lot of them, along with my Co workers kids
and they sucked!
Back to my retirement rule Ging!! Screw the carriers!!

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2015

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

Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't want the job then quit and
go
find something else to do or shut your mouth and do the job you wanted
and signed up
for............................................................................................

                             
*********************************************

Your ignorance of the railroad industry, not just CSX, is plainly
evident by your callous post. I would suggent you return to your HO
Trains and Foamer Friends and not wast our time with your diatribe. As
Sir Conan Dolye once wrote; "Mediocrity know nothing higher than
itself."

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 October 2015

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?


______________________________________....____________________________________________

The railroad industry has always been very strict, going WAY back. Even
more so than the military, as I have been told by servicemen who have
retired and come to work for the railroads. But in the past, say 15 to
20 years ago, if you did your job, weren’t a “dynamiter,” and didn’t
abuse the layoff rules, the railroad officials pretty much left you
along. I think nowadays, we have a different mind-set of management
coming out of the business colleges. Remember, in the past , most
officials worked their way up and through the ranks. That’s not the
case anymore. Just look at where the last CSX VP of Operations came
from, and went. Also, the railroad law department writes most of the
operating rules or for sure, over sees and puts their stamp of approval
on every move magagement makes. This comes right down to Political
Correctness, what you can say at work and to some degree, what you can
wear, nothing offencive,etc.  Basically, It’s a new breed of management
in the railroad industry, that seems to have no use or respect for any
craft or union employees. They, management, take the attitude that, the
men are out there to screw them and the company. Naturally, that will
have an effect on budgets and any bonus the managers might have coming.
AND, to make things wose, at least IMO, the unions have, for the most
part, sold the membership down the drain....period.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 October 2015

You'll easily know the answer(s) should you hire on and work in the RR
industry for a while.

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

Why so much complaining about working for csx and the railroad?Is it
really that bad of a job or is todays generations a bunch of wussies?

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 October 2015

Mr. dicked again:

Although it is true that job\train lineups are way off base as far as
times, etc., all of the time(s) are inaccurate & is actually
unsafe..... agree 100%. Been that way a while - STOs, DTOs, Chief
Dispatchers, local managers, etc., get their noses into things a lot
too. 

Stay with the calling in thing - can/may keep a person from being
charged with a 'miss-call'. 

Unless you are working a scheduled assignment of some type, that's
part of it all --- (you should've been around when you felt lucky to
get a one hour notice for work).  

Yeah it really sucks.  However, people that have worked in the
divisions\regions dependent upon coal business have more worries.

Name: dicked again
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 October 2015

JACKSONVILLE  

You  SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK AND REALLY SUCK at watching what is going on
in the trenches of your managemt.  I (WE) are getting so stinking sick
of the train line ups and scheduled trains and vacancies being WRONG
WRONG WRONG WRONG!  I swear to god if I look on the crew screen one
more time and see a JACK JOB (J-job)still on the lineup that's 2 weeks
old and get called for an xp job that NEVER EVER EVER was on the lineup
Im going to take snapshots of this crap and give it to the press. Your
blue collar employees are nothing but little bitches to you! Pulling
trains out of your arsess from no where???? You know this shit is out
there. Put in on the damn crew screen line up so we have half a chance
to schedule something in our lives with our families. Our union
agreement says you WILL PROVIDE ACCURATE INFO TO US otherwise you call
us for something 10 minutes after we check and nothing was scheduled
for the next 4 hours we can fight and WIN THAT MISCALL. As long as we
checked! Its about time people started checking this crap and not
answering the damn phone. When someone finally gets to lay down and
take what they think is a 4 hour nap after the kids and wife have them
busy all day after rolling in at 5 am the last thing they need is a
call 10 minutes later for BULLSHIT!
It's a SAFETY ISSUE. What happened to your so called "SAFETY IS A WAY
OF LIFE"!

LOOK AT THE XP CREW SCREEN AT INDY!  Come on!  I challenge you to do
the right thing.  Look at the total bogus crap listed all the time. 
OH, if you didn't know, your IVR is a stinking joke too. Cant get half
the info off of it. Especially XP crap.   CALL IT! XP BOARD CODE IS
3117.   NO INFO for scheduled vacancies or positions planned.
GOD PEOPLE! Instead of spending the stockholders money on worthless
team excursion trips GET A FRICKIN HARVARD GRAD TO HELP YOU!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 October 2015

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

furloughed..................

Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools
making
way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has
tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know
about
this issue?--
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The Union screwed every one with the Guaranteed Day that every one
wanted. Make the co pay us for being on call. Well ya got it. The RR
Unions have been so dumb for 40 years. It started with the Fireman and
$1,50 to the Engineer if he would run without a fireman. The Fireman
made $19.00 per day. Engineers (former Fireman), would dodge a job to
get one with no Fireman.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 October 2015

Quote:  "Ol' King Coal isn't the merry old sole\money maker it used
to be..."  Sad, but true.  Things change.

Name: Kerry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 October 2015

The Chicken Shit Xpress.

Name: Retired UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 October 2015

Name: Kyle from Roseville, CA
 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 year
Posted: 17 October 2015

UP is another incompetent
Railroad......................................................................

NOTHING...Anywhere near as bad as the CSX...trust me.

Name: Kyle from Roseville
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

UP is another incompetent Railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 October 2015

CSX is a shit railroad ran by incompetent people.

Proof is in the management,  and in the way that they don't know how
to move freight.

CSX SUCKS!

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2015

Conductor 20-30 yrs.

In case you haven't figured it out.  Its not about the employees, CSX
doesn't care about people, they only care about CSX, big profits, and
big bonus checks, its called corporate greed.

If they could run this place with nothing or nobody, they would!  They
save money when they furlough people.  Don't tell me after all these
years, you really think these people running the show have a heart?

This economy is not good no matter what the media puts out.  if you've
noticed, CSX has been doubling up there trains with some totaling over
200 cars at a time.  As of lately, many of those trains have also
shrunk!  The freight isn't there, coal has been dead, crude oil has
slowed. and automobiles are hit and miss.  Get used to people being
furloughed, its going to be a long winter.

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

furloughed..................

Why are people in the CSX System furloughed when there are pools making
way over the allowed mileage? From what I’ve been told, the union has
tried to add turns and the company will not allow it. Anyone know about
this issue?

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Reality,

True: even the best managers are all too often talked to & treated like
they are/were dirt.  This co. has lost some good ones because of that --
some could & did, go to better jobs.  Sad. 

The stockholders ought to take a harder stance & vote to clean house,
starting at the top.  They need to fix things.....ASAP.

Name: reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 October 2015

Engine repair

What you are saying is 100% true. But what you do not take into account
is this is big business. They only care about the bottom line and
LIABILITY.  Would it not make better sense to have a failure on every
single employee? Would that not make a better case in court for the
company if an employee can be shown to be an unsafe worker when they
are injured and are standing in court in front of a judge?
Injuries hurt the hell out of their ability to receive accreditation.
It's all about public image and backers. You along with every employee
who writes or speaks negatively about their jobs are just considered
disgruntled and whiners. Facts not fiction. Why do you  think your
unions don't do a thing until something happens that hits the media.
The company gets with them to smooth over the problem with "happy"
money or scratches someone's back. If your union can score a big
publicity hit they will jump like stink on shitz.

We(anonymous group) had the opportunity to sit in on a multiple way
conference call with a group of supervisors. The leading "chair" was
an upper management person from Jacksonville. We were floored on the
way the supervisors where belittled and talked down to. They were
treated like ignorant and uneducated idiots. One was even threatened if
his so called "business" sense didn't improve. There was absolutely
nothing encouraging or positive about the entire experience. So it goes
to show that it isn't just the blue collar workers who are treated like
trash.
We could all publish a list of names of supervisors who left a
particular district that came forward to the employees and revealed the
direct orders that were given to them to get out in the fields and get
more failures or start looking for another craft to work in.
These were supervisors with a conscious. No, you wont see that list.
Some are still employed and due to their honesty they have our respect

I'm sure the lawyers and public media directors for csx will have a
fit after reading this one but its best that you and all other
employees know that its just not the field workers in any craft that is
singled out. All levels of management are treated the same.

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

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

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

We'll see. Stay tuned.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 September 2015

The attendance policy we all deal with is a form of harassment. Csx
management, from the corporate level to the lower levels are all
sweating bullets because the stock price has cratered and continues to
go lower and they have lost business either on merit or trying to
manipulate the numbers. They can only beef their numbers up by cutting
labors benefits, labors jobs or any other labor related perk, as in
days off, obvious claim denial, and having their lawyers totally shred
our agreements and contracts to turn any language in them into their
favor. They cannot honorably go out and increase business to raise
their numbers because they have used high oil prices  to rob customers
at gun point with surcharges to pad their own pockets thru unreal
bonuses, stock options, and any other numerous forms of greed. All the
time acting as if they are saints in the communities of their company
reach, lying on the company gateway about their core values, cheating
and stealing and lying to customers, employees, and suppliers about any
and everything imaginable to increase the bottom line. I have worked and
watched this for the last 10 years increase everyday. The first 5 years
I worked here this company had a little honor to it, but since has went
downhill,the last ten accelerating at break-neck speed. All of this for
the almighty dollar. It is great to make money but to sell your soul to
the devil lands you in hell. To cheat and steal from the very people who
make you rich is an act that will eventually set you up for failure. To
be so arrogant to think that you can get away with it when your in the
national business limelight is on the  edge of insanity. That is why
the cash cow coal is gone, and oil prices have fallen, and have you
noticed there are two to three times the trucks on the highways as
there were 5 years ago. Soon the hedge funds, mutual funds and pension
funds will sell out of CSX, and the heads will role in j-ville. The 
board of directors who mismanage their fiduciary  duties will also pay
by losing their seats on the board when their partner in crime, the CEO
goes down. CSX is losing business  fast, and they have no one to blame
but theirselves. Company performance is also going down no matter what
they say with their "drive to 65" saying. I've seen the drive leave
my co workers, they dont work with the zest and zeal they used to, even
the newbies they wilt and quit literally before their first years up.
The morale of the company worker is like a drunk with a gun to his
head. Local management does the same as j-ville though, they lie and
cheat to fake the numbers to big brother and big brother is too blind
to see through it or just doesn't want to see it, as long as
everything adds up to a better number. Eventually "the drive to 65
will get revealed for what it truely is a BIG fat lie, just look at the
stock price which is a leading indicator of future economies, it has
dropped 10 dollars a share and they produced the lowest operating ratio
ever on their drive to 65. This will be the ultimate reveal, a 65
operating ratio and a 52 week low or worse in the stock price. Now that
tells me you are who we thought you were, LIARS CHEATS and THIEVES.

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

Railroad and Union Corruption:

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

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

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

When is Corbin closing? What location is next?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 September 2015

Pretty much the same in ALL locations\terminals.

No problem with safety committee persons & extra curricular activities
as long as they do their shift & 'safety' bs is handled. CSX doesn't
schedule safety functions, meetings on weekends (do they?).
Problem is with safety team members flipping burgers, doing clean
sweeps, any job that actually ought to be performed by another craft
and/or contracted out & being able to mark off to do that while the
average Joe can't get off without a hassle.

Off "UBU" on weekends?  More understandable.  Members have issues &
problems 24/7/365 & are not at all afraid of calling a local rep.
anytime.  And if a union rep. is working a slop freight unassigned pool
& has to be in place \ available 1st thing Mon. morning, he\she may
very well have to mark off Friday.  Walk a few car-lengths in a
part-time local union officer's boots.

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

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

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

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

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

All RR employees (including full time union reps.) who sit at a desk in
environmentally controlled offices looking at charts, graphs,
contracts, etc., and dream up crap should have to spend time out in the
field annually and experience things firsthand.

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

Swell.  Like T&E employees need even more PITA things to do. 
Fiasco?  Absolutely.  
Too many educated idiots & not near enough real railroaders running
this outfit.

Name: joke
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

What the F
 
There was a notice that came out on this very change in reporting your
qualifications. Like most people I'm sure you did not read the notice.
Seems to be one of the biggest mistakes made by employees.
You will notice there are instructions stating that you are to take a
list of the areas that are incorrect to your TM, manager or
Superintendent so they can notify cmc of the corrections that need to
be made. THERE IS NO DEDLINE DATE IN THIS NOTICE AS TO WHEN YOU ARE TO
HAVE THIS DONE!

Now knowing csx as we all do, this will be one big fiasco. There will
be hundreds of employees with incorrect information and there is no way
the TM'S, managers or any superintendent will take the time to correct
every single employee's record. This will be a major joke for months
to come.

Take a copy of the notice along with a copy of your qualifications
listed in the system. Highlight all errors. Make another copy for your
union representation and note on it the date and time you gave the
information to management. When you are called by CMC for a job that
you are not qualified for but it is noted that you are you can tell
them when and who you forwarded the correct information to.

Name: what the f....
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 September 2015

hey avon people


anyone else take a look at this new employee qualification board that
is showing up on the crew screen.. From what I can tell it is supposed
to list the jobs you are able to cover with qualifying expiration
dates. There is a bunch of jobs listed on mine that expire in the
future and I have never worked them a day since I was hired. How in the
hell can they say my qualifications expire in 2018 and I never worked
them one day.  

Something is going on here. Im hearing the union is buckling under and
is close to agreeing we become one big extra board. Heard they already
did this in Danville.  What the hell will seniority be if you are on
one big extra board.  Something is going on.  


Heard anything from your LC'S

Name: Ret. SP/UP Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 September 2015

Posted by Brakeman
hopefully
everybody realizes every railroad is probably like csx .

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

NO! Every railroad is NOT like CSX. Yes, they’re all strict, but
nothing like what you see by the CSX. BLE and UTU Western lines seem to
have much better union reps. I worked over 30 years for SP then UP. UP
was/is bad, but nothing like this outfit. I have several friends who
are engineers for BNSF. They all fell CSX goes way over board. I can’t
speak for NS or KCS. So, don’t think for one minute it’s all the same,
railroad to railtoad. It’s not.

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

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

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

APE

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 September 2015

Have to go along with the previous post.
FNGs & their BS are probably the #1 reason why things are they way are
today.  It's always a real treat when someone with 30-40 yrs.
experience overhears some new(er) employee spouting off about how
things are & how they should be.  I, for one, just shake my head &
ignore those type(s) of people as much as possible.

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

APE....
Wow....fed-up really???

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



I don't feel the grievances CSX operating employees have is with the
wages and benefits. It is with the working conditions, attendance
policies and especially the excessive discipline handed out by labor
relation or whom ever. I mean, just look at other railroads, compared
to the CSX. On the Chessie System, one gets the death penalty for
“J-Walking.”

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

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2015

Scott Walker is a piece of human waste.
Somebody needs to put that piece of White Trash 
out of his misery, and fast.

Name: Gomer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 September 2015

That there, sounds like a UP motto after that there SP/UP merger.
Shucks!

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

CSX Corporate Motto:

Employee Need, Pay No Heed.
Uphill Slow, Downhill Fast.
Tonnage First, Safety Last.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 September 2015

I wonder how Harris is doing with one of his best trainmaster gone. No
more saving his ass, I guess that is why Harris has his ass handed to
him by Conner.  What goes around comes around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 September 2015

No! Munoz quit. Rearranging the wheels.

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

Just getting word right now that Ward is quitting and Munoz is stepping
in....ohhh crap!

Name: Take One
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 August 2015

Maybe Gordon can get lessons from (TakeaLeak) Aleek in smoking weed and
doing other dope? He'll probably mellow out and stop being such a
dick.

 "out"

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 August 2015

Seems like many managers have emotional problems, and act antisocial,
etc.  Likewise, lots of rank & file employees don't conduct themselves
any better.
People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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

Warning,

   I don't know who this Gordon person is, But, I would'nt give them
a second shot at anything.  Would he cut a conductor/engineer a break
if he cought them violating a serious/major rule?  Absolutely not, this
isn't kindergarten, he know the rules just like the rest of us and he
should pay the consequences for his actions.  Don't forget, it's us
vs. them.

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

GORDON(ROSELAKE YARD)

Good morning Mr. Gordon. Everyone knows you read this website. So I am
taking this opportunity to give you some good advice. If you want to
keep your job I suggest you review your supervisors policy guide and
brush up on your skills with communication. It is not acceptable nor
will it ever be acceptable for any manager/supervisor to chastise,
belittle or degrade any employee over the radio or in front of any
other employee working for CSX. You can not and will not be allowed to
continue this kind of behavior. If you can not find your training
manuals then you need to sit down with your supervisor (Mr. Aleek) and
have him explain to you the consequences of violating an employees
right to private counseling and the ethics charges you could and most
likely will incur if you continue to go down this path.
Put yourself in the employees shoes. Would you not be upset if you were
fronted out on a radio or in front of fellow employees? Would you not
feel ill will toward a supervisor who has embarrassed and belittled you
in front of others?  I would seriously think twice before I went down
this path again. Use you head. You still have time to correct your
actions. Use any spare time you have to brush up on your supervisory
and communication skills.

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

Screwed,

Have those with less seniority - not furloughed yet - completed their
training? If not, they really don't have all rights yet (can't make
seniority moves, etc.)  If & when they complete training you'll
probably be saying adios to them too.

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

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

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2015

NO WORK PEOPLE

AVON YARD JUST FURLOUGHED A BUNCH OF US. THEY ALSO HAVE GUYS FULOUGHED
WITH MORE SENIORITY THAN OTHERS THEY DIDNT FURLOUGH. WHATS UP WITH
THAT. HOW CAN THEY FURLOUGH ME AND LEAVE A GUY WITH LESS SENIORITY ON
THE ROSTER. I THINK WE SHOULD GET SOME OF THE GRANT MONEY THEY GOT FROM
THE GOVERNMENT TO HIRE AND TRAIN US IN THAT SCHOOL. WHY SHOULD THEY GET
MONEY TO HELP THEM THEN PUT US ON THE STREET.  SOMEONE KNOW IF THAT IS
EVEN LEGAL FOR THEM TO DO?

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

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

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

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


Corporate

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2015

IR

Don't scare us with that thought of CSX & UP mergering.  STB wouldn't
allow UP to ever procreate ever again! Their testicles have been
removed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2015

Oh now, hundreds is a lot.  
What's the plan? Each & every situation, terminal, etc., to be handled
by FNGs with no RR experience or just ignored & overlooked as much as
possible?

Name: IR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2015

RE; $$$$ Dated June 12, 2015:

The UP announced a lay-off of hundreds of management employees in the
coming months in order to improve the bottom as they said.

Many believes that the Hedge Fund managers are hovering and--an
announcement of more lay-offs is imminent. 

UP & CSX merger coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hump,hump,hump, we are tramsportaion we dont give a fuck about your
safety! Im hungry for my bonus. So what i have little man syndrome you
cant touch me or you will get fired! Now get back to work you little
pee ons. Its a good thing michael ward never comes in the yard or i
would be fucked...

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

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

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

Railroading can be\is a hard life. Working the road, especially "call
lists" unassigned freight and/or bridge\track gangs, heck, any
"extra list" etc., is much harder still.  For the amount of time
spent at work, or subject to work, the pay is not that great.  

Many things are better now days: the equipment & rolling stock, the
lodging, operational changes.....

Normal for RRers to bitch & complain.  Did notice over the years that
there is a less of that from employees that worked regular jobs
with regular hours.

CSX has alienated too many customers & employees.

Railroading is not for everybody. An employee, no matter the craft,
should be treated with dignity & respect. Not made to feel that they
should be butt-kissing humbly grateful to just have a job.

There is way too much aggravation & stress & tension. In the operating
rule book for the trans. dept. there are rules regarding being civil,
courteous, & not be quarrelsome. EVERYONE should adhere to those & be
held accountable if they don't.
Things need to change.

Maybe there ought to be a total housecleaning starting at the top
management on down.  Employee morale, stock worth, on & on, should
be better.  
Maybe the big shots have ideas - they plan for things looking at years
ahead.   Unions always have to play catch-up.

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

I have seen a lot of young folks that wanted a railroad (transportation)
career. It was (IS) really hard to get on the payroll with any railroad,
some spent years trying to just get on anywhere. It is the same today,
they pay well and the reason for that is it is a life style. It would
be easier to join the Hell's Angels and be a prospect in a motorcycle
gang for 30 years than to work for the RR. The nights run in to days,
the months run into years, and the holidays never matter the trains
just keep on calling, and running, with you or without you. If you
decide you have had enough of making money, and a lot of it, just
refuse a call. See ya later bye.

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

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

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

There is going to be hell to pay, when Management starts fucking with
your days off!!

CSX DOES SUCK!

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

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE

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

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

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 August 2015

FRA Ret:
 
I take it you worked for FRA. What state? I worked in Ohio.



Retired now, employed as conductor, for 30+ years:

Some FRA employees were definitely in the pockets of railroad
management. But I was not. I took an oath to enforce the laws, rules
and regulations of FRA and never forgot it. And outbound trains being
delayed because of the defects I found never bothered me in the least.
At one time, we had FRA regional administrators that would back us, but
that ended. When the CSX Toledo Terminal superintendent started
harassing and stalking me, I had to call the local police to get him
off my back. The people I worked for at FRA would do nothing. That's
why I retired. And they didn't even fill my job. So Ohio went from
four inspectors to three. And now I understand there will only be two
after another MP&R inspector retired.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2015

Hell, to me\us, it always seemed like the FRA was way, way more company
friendly than worker friendly.

Safety:  honestly & truthfully:
same ol' rhetoric, same ol' double standard BS.

The more things change - the more they stay the same.

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

In my opinion, all of that safety equipment and harassment does not
make CSX any safer, it just makes them look
safer............................


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

Preception is reality. So, in a way, you’re correct.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 August 2015

FRA Ret: 

Are you also retired from FRA?

In my opinion, all of that safety equipment and harassment does not
make CSX any safer, it just makes them look safer. And FRA licks it up
like a cat licking cream.

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

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

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

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

Name: Virlon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

CSX IS ALMOST GETTING LIKE
MISSOURI PACIFIC.


"I WASN'T ALWAYS
   STuPid"

Name: Kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2015

I  want to wear Csx helmet when I am working the ground or sitting in
the cab.

I love trains and the CSX.

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

It really all comes down to lawsuits. The Railroads in general don’ t
want accidents and personal injuries. That’s money out of thir pockets.
We now have safety glasses, ear plugs, bright colored vests, cameras in
the cab, etc.  My guess is, hard hats will be next. That’s what “ALL”
the harassment is about....follow the money.  CSX just goes way
overboard, and that actually cost them more money in the long run with
low productivity.  How many Laborboard cases do they lose, 90%? I’ve
read somewhere CSX  has more pending than the other big three combined.
That should tell them something.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2015

Ditto for me. I hated CSX and its managers. When I retired three years
ago, it seemed far worse than NS ever was.

Name: FRA Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2015

I'm seeing die hard railroaders that took pride in
their work and do their best to get trains from one end of the road to
the other now dogging trains and don't care if they turn a wheel or
not..........

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

“DOGING” trains? I think what you mean is, giving CSX what they “say”
they expect, 100% rules compliance. That’s not doging.

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

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

Name: ALeak  Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2015

Some of you Employees make us Supervisor's do drugs!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2015

True. Sad, but true. CSX employee morale is as low as whale dung on the
bottom of an ocean.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2015

The sad thing is so many employees want to do a good job and are willing
to help increase the financial performance, and yet consistently get
hostile acts from CSX, who seem to think cracking down is the way to
go. It is, if you want to fail.

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

Could post volumes. The type of advice & history/info from just the last
40+ years that many ought to know & understand if they now do not & it
could\should\would be helpful.  Trouble is: the company may read it
also, so....not here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2015

Illegal trophy big game hunters are pretty low on the bar too....gotta
do something to make up for their small penis.....reminds me of a
banner test as well.....LOOKY WHAT I GOT !!!.....

Name: well.???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Other 1-10


Ok. You want us to bite.  Quit your bull shitting and spill what u know
so we can move on to more important stuff like GETTING OUR BUTTS
SCREWED BY MANAGEMENT.  Your distraction won't work long anyway.
Everyone is sick of the bullshit!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Not Biting. 

Pedofiles are the lowest of all lows, sure am glad I don't have three
in my immediate family.

Name: Not biting
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2015

Cond. 1-10

Go away mole......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2015

Pedophiles are the sickest and lowest of all lows.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2015

OTHER/NON

What I meant to say was company mole!  So which post is making csx
uncomfortable??? You only come out from under your rock when they are
squirming in their seat... No body cares about the old lbt crap
anymore. You got to come up with some better bait than that. Really?


OH...for those of you that thought you were going to get a break from
the tag team on the monon and Crawfordsville jobs, sorry but no go.
They were broke up but TM Hershiser was knocked out of his move with
Kosner and forced to stay at avon yard. So they will both be floating
around the area. No relief for the hard working man.  WATCH YOUR BACKS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2015

Haven't heard much on LBT lately. I have read some of her postings and
she states she is a christen, good for her I hope she states the truth.

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

Railroad Retirement:

While actively working the retirement taxes paid by RR employees & RR
employers are expensive.

RR Retire. sickness & unemployment benefits suck.

Retirement annuities (pension benefits) are sweet though.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2015

Mine is 2,300 a month and better than ssa.
Gotta love the RRB.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 July 2015

Mine is 2,500.00 a month. Took a cut at 62 with 28 yrs. of service...

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2015

Maybe someone like RR Jim will be honest and post his RRR money. It is
not really a secret, but just might enlighten a few. I will post mine
and it is $1800.00 per month and my wife is $900.00 that is $2700.00.
that is a far cry from $6,000.00. The often missed asset is the Defined
Benefit retirement plan. If you leave the RR industry, be very careful,
look for the plans and be selective. it is a win / loose situation.

OK you are up Jim.

Name: Mr.Ward,CEO CSXt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

Aww! Thanks Pete Kerlin for being such a great csx Employee!
Railroader of the month of July.

Name: no more dues
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2015

UTU/BLE

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AND WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU. HAVE YOU
TOTALLY JUST LOST YOUR MINDS OR HAS YOUR FAT PADDED POCKET THAT ARE
LINED WITH OUR HARD EARNED MONEY JUST TURNED YOU INTO A BUNCH OF
CARRIER SUCK UP LEACHES.

HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO LET CSX RAPE THE HELL OUT OF OUR AGREEMENTS.

ROAD CREWS FORCED TO WORK 10-15 MILES OUT OF THEIR ADVERTISED LIMITS
AND TOLD THEY DONT GET A TICKET OR A DIME EXTRA. INSIDE THEIR SO CALLED
TERMINAL LIMITS. HOW LONG BEFORE THEY EXTEND THEIR LIMITS ANOTHER 20
MILES AND START MAKING US WORK BOTH DIRECTIONS ON LINE OF ROAD. ITS
ALREADY STARTING AND YOUR JUST SITING ON YOUR ARSSES AND LETTING IT
HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT TURNING CREWS WHEN THEY GET TO THE AWAY FROM HOME
TERMINAL AND NOT PAYING THEM A DIME FOR THE TRIP BACK. WHAT THE HELL IS
UP WITH THAT CRAP. WE ARE ON THE CLOCK ARENT WE. WE ARENT IN OUR OWN
VEHICLES ARE WE. WE ARENT ON OUR OWN PRIVATE TIME. WHAT THE HELL MAKES
THEM THINK WE SHOULDNT BE PAID TO SIT FOR 3-4 HOURS IN A WAGON FOR THE
COMPANY AND NOT BE COMPENSATED FOR OUR TRIP AND TIME.
THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS ARE BEING FORCED TO STOP IN LINE OF ROAD AND
SWITCH OUT THEIR TRAINS TO REBLOCK THEM BECAUSE THE TMS FIND OUT THE
TRAIN WASNT BUILT TO THEIR LIKING OUT OF THE OTHER TERMINAL. AVON HAS A
HUMP. WHAT THE HELL IS A HUMP FOR. SORTING CARS! THRU ROAD FREIGHT CREWS
SPEND 25 FRICKIN HOURS IN A HOTEL AND GET SCREWED ON THE WAY HOME
BECAUSE THE TM WANTS THE TRAINS BLOCKED TO BREAK UP WHEN THEY GET IN
THE RECEVING YARD. FLAT SWITCHING AND BLOCKING YOUR TRAINS IN LINE OF
ROAD IS A BUNCH OF SHIT. POOR PLANNING ON THE TERMINALS  PART DOESNT
CONSTITUTE AN EMERGENCY ON OURS.  USE YOUR DAMN HUMP. THATS WHAT ITS
FOR. USE YOUR YARD CREWS. THATS WHAT THEY ARE FOR. 
UTU/BLE.... YOU WONT BE LINING YOUR POCKETS WHEN WE SAY ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH AND WE STOP PAYING THEM. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN SEVERAL
HUNDRED MEMBERS TELL YOU TO STICK IT.
MAKE THEM REACH IN THEIR POCKETS AND GET THE YARD SWITCHERS BACK. TOSS
THOSE GREEN BOXES AND GET SOME REAL CREWS WORKING THE YARDS. GET THE
ROUST ABOUT CREWS BACK. WORKING ROAD CREWS 12 DAMN HOURS EVERY TRIP IS
BECOMING THE NORM WITH THE EXTRA SWITCHING WORK BEING FORCED ON THEM.
PAY THE CREWS FOR THEIR TIME IN THE WAGONS.  BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
UTU/BLE. BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE MEMBERS RALLIED. DONT THINK IT CANT
HAPPEN AGAIN?

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2015

I need better dope!

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

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

Name: Aleak Young
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2015

Does anyone here know where I can get some good crack?

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

Roselake, Aleak Young = Racial discrimination, incompetence, and
employees not wanting to work for young  and him being on drugs

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2015

Who is that prick TM trying to stalk employees posting here?

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

Alert to all

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2015

Trump for president.........Wow !!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

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

Glad (& thankful - to be outta there)

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

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

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

SSA COVERED ENGINEERS



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agree -
Enough.....
How about going back many years & changing other things too?
Like the trade agreements, etc., etc., etc.

And - The whole world as it is in day & age?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2015

Donald Trump For President:

Lets get rid of all this political correctness Bull Shit that's
ruining our country!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2015

Former Jitney driver: 

I've been retired over three years now and haven't kept up with what
FRA has done or hasn't done, nor do I care to. You can contact FRA via
it's Internet site. Again, OSHA or the Federal Motor Carrier
Administration may be able to help you. Good luck.

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

To anyone or like, Retired FRA Inspector.

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

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

Well FRA Ret,
Don't have to do any research or studying.
Am well aware..........

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2015

"For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own.

If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management
(have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable
position in a more desirable (to them) location.”

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

Well, that’s not just the RR industry and CXST, it’s everywhere in
life, even with lawyers.  It is called “The Peter Principle.” Read
about it or just google it.

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

For various reasons, management bastards take care of their own.

If a rotten supervisor gets removed & elects to stay in csx management
(have seen it many times), he/she can end up in a more desirable
position in a more desirable (to them) location.

Name: News Flash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 July 2015

Hey CSX

EVERYONE knows that your lawyers and your public relations department
monitors this site everyday. Did it ever occur to you that maybe there
just might be something going on with the conduct of this trainmaster
by the name of Edwards. Have you ever seen any post about other
supervisors that were so vile and full of pure hate. There hasn't been
just one or two, but several over the last year. The whip and beat
mentality and the "IM THE BOSS AND ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE
MENTALITY" has earned this character a death wish to hell numerous
times. So please explain how you intend to look into this. You have an
ethics policy don't you? You have to have received complaints through
your ethic hotline. Just how do you handle a supervisor that obviously
has a serious personality problem and cant handle dealing with people? 
Just curious what steps the company takes to control the damage with the
public and customers after they have read all these post!

Name: FRA Ret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2015

"This is a lible act that
Donny may now prosecute.  The truth always comes out in the end. Made
up
story vs FACTS.”

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

That’s exactly what I told the administrator of this website. He should
have removed that post and a number of other ones.

Name: Get A Life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2015

Sexual harassment with a minor is public record and the perpetrator
would be required to register as a sexual offender. Since this is
public record, Donny (Donald) Workman is not on any sexual predator
list. Also, reports are public and can be obtained from the public
recorders office of any claims against him. There is no such record as
this is a falsified claim against him. This is a pathetic story made up
by "adults" to try and ruin someone's life.  This is a lible act that
Donny may now prosecute.  The truth always comes out in the end. Made up
story vs FACTS.

Name: nunya
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 July 2015

Well i know this if he did any sexual acts with a minor he would be in
prison lol...get a life...someone with some sense needs to remove this
kind of garbage

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2015

Just want to express my deep hatred for that fat fuck worthless piece of
shit Brian(SHAMU)Edwards. Your a poster boy for your dad should've blew
his load in your moms ass!!! I hope you meet a horrible tragic death you
cocksucker!!! I heard your wife likes to get gangbanged by at least 3
guys lol. Fuck you Brian Edwards!!!

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2015

Cumberland Locomotive Shop...what a disgrace. Operated with lies,fear,
idiots, and intimidation.James Brown and his clowns upstairs are liars
and incompetent fools. They hire managers that know nothing so they can
be their muppets. If u go upstairs to ask questions you run into the
first clown Candice and with her is sure to be the other incompetent
rude clown Gail. They don't know a thing, they are rude, arrogant,
ignorant, and plain stupid. They sit around talking smack on other
employees to make themselves feel better.
Next is the managers....all they know are numbers....safety doesn't
mean jack, although they preach the crap out of it. Only one good
manager there and that is Greg Amazqua. They rest of them jack wagons
are pretty much worthless.
Then you have James Brown upstairs, the holy one himself....he is
nothing but a liar, cheat, and a racist pig. Call ethics on him and
nothing gets done. He thrives on fear and intimidation. He ran the only
good person we had upstairs off, the one that knew everything and would
do anything to help you. We all miss Cindy Edwards and would do
anything to get her back. 
In conclusion, it's no wonder everyone is trying to leave Cumberland
Locomotive Shop. It used to be a great place to work.....Now it just
SUCKS!!!!!!

Name: Nunya
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 June 2015

Be on the look out for a conductor at CSX in the Avon terminal. He is a
child molestor by the name of Donny Workman. He has engaged in sexual
acts with a 13 year old female. The father of the female brought this
to the attention of a few fellow co-workers and in turn was reported to
Jacksonville with no avail. HE'S STILL WORKING AND SHOULD BE IN PRISON!

Name: 
E-mail: Borlandkerry@gmal.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2015

I would like to hear comments stories about Dennis Rhodes.please feel
free to email me...thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2015

Concerning the Confederate Flag in Tampa. 

      I'm retired now and don't have to put up with the CSX BS
anymore. Not long after they finally decided on a name for the "family
lines" a black crew caller was promoted to Term. Supt. in Hamlet. The
guy evidently had a chip on his shoulder dating back to the days of
slavery. He found a car in a parking lot with a Confederate tag on the
front. After finding out who it belonged to, the employee was called on
the carpet, reamed out and told not to come back on the property with
that tag again. A white clerk was eating lunch one day and had an extra
banana which she offered to this same black guy. There was nothing
racial meant by it. Just a kind offer. The white lady was publically
humiliated by the supt., accusing her of trying to humiliate him. It
finally got so bad that the black supt. was transferred to Jax. and
given a job that was especially created for him at the "Purple
Palace."

     Anyone remember Mr. J.W. Terry?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2015

If that really happened in Tampa, that employee needs to get a Lawyer
ASAP.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2015

Transportation Employee pulled out of service in Tampa for displaying
the Confederate flag on his vehicle when some CSX employees complained
about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2015

Its pretty obvious that CSX isn't run by people with railroad
experience.  This place runs by the seat of its pants.  Its no wonder
they are in a position for a hostile takeover.  Plain stupidity when it
comes to management.

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2015

Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years:

The C&O was also a good railroad to work for until the merger with the
B&O. I worked for the C&O as a machinist apprentice when that merger
took place and witnessed the nastiness of B&O management first hand.
When I was furloughed from the C&O in January 1967, I went to
Jacksonville, FL to apply for a job on the SAL. They also had people
furloughed, so I was not hired. But the shop superintendent I spoke
with was a very nice person and I knew that would be a very good
railroad to work for. I hired out with FRA in 1978 and then observed
that N&W and Southern management were even worse than Chessie's. A few
years ago, CSX adopted the NS management culture and NS began treating
it's employees better. That started when NS dumped Tony Ingram and his
side kick Brown. Guess who then hired them...CSX of course. CSX also
dumped them, but their management style seemed to stay. When it got to
the point that CSX seemed to own the FRA managers I worked for, I
pulled the pin and retired.

Name: Tired of it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2015

Watch out on the St. Louis Line. Brian stinky ass Edwards, Darren UTU
reject Hershitzer and Joe "not as fat as Brian Edwards" Berry, but he
used to be. Have completely shut down Terre Haute for the next 2
week's! But who are the hurting by firing everyone?  By the way
Brian,who's your wife sleeping with since she's not with you anymore!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2015

I went to work with the former SAL RR. Seaboard was a good RR to work
for but things started going downhill in every way imaginable after the
ACL crowd took over and all the other Family Lines mergers came about. I
was glad to say goodbye to CSX. My son is a conductor and he's always
telling me how the little "CS" college boys are screwing up. No more
working up thru the ranks. Mr. John W. Smith, who was SAL president
when I started to work was a former clerk , sweeping floors and worked
his way to the top. A heck of a nice guy.

    As soon as CSX gets these young "goofballs" hired and teach them
how to mash a button on a radio, they are put in charge of calling the
shots up in "The Romper Room."

    I miss the comraderie and good times I had with my fellow employees
but CSX and their incompetent 90 day wonders can KMA.

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

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

Name: Retired Trainmaster, AT&SF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 June 2015

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

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

Their management and officers are (mostly) railroaders, not bean
counters. CSXT is always called “The Wooden Axle Road,” by the other
carriers.

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

June 25, 2015

CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSX STILL SUCKS, always has, always will.

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

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

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

Name: Stockholder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 June 2015

Leghorn
  

You must be new to this site or your a mole. Everyone knows pines is a
man. He has been posting on here so long no one really knows when he
started.

Now back to the touchy topic at hand that csx sure the hell doesn't
want flooding this website. Is this take over a real issue or not? Does
anyone have any concrete info. Last I heard someone higher up in the FRA
food chain said it was in the works but csx was pooling its funds and
getting ready for a fight. Cant base any investments on the rumor
mill....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2015

No MO 

Give me a little history on yourself.
What hire year and in what craft?
GOOFY

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

Who is Pines?  Is it a he or she?

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

I just love CSX

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

Is cp buying us out?

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 June 2015

Other

If there is a merger or take over what will that do to our stock? I
don't know anything about investing. Would our stock drop or be rolled
into the new company at the same price? Could csx run the same as is but
as a division of the new company? Do you know what happened to contrails
stock when csx took over?

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

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

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

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

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

$$$$:

When I retired, I sent a letter to my U.S. Senator that described how
FRA management did not support me when a CSX terminal superintendent
and his trainmaster began harassing and stocking me, and how I had to
call the local police to get them off my back. Since then I have had no
contact with the people I worked for nor do I care to. I only have
contact with one of the inspectors I worked with and he has recently
retired. FRA management really got into the pockets of the railroads
during recent years. Real regulatory enforcement is a thing of the
past. My friends are and always have been the union contract folks that
work for the railroads.

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

RE; $$$$

The renowned CEO [Hunter Harrison] of the Canadian Pacific entertained
a merger with the CSX a few moths ago and now recently. Ward said No!
And Hedge Fund managers will eventually get Ward ousted at the behest
of Harrison--who will then run the CSX for a brief period before he
picks a successor.
Harrison turned around the Canadian National and later retired until a
group of Hedge Fund managers lured him out of retirement to turnaround
the Canadian Pacific of which he has been very successful at doing.
I'd say Ward and his staff will be unemployed when the Hedge Fund
managers come calling soon. And there is a long shot of a possible
merger with the UP and CP with Harrison again running the show. It will
be the Hedge Fund manager's call. 
With all the whispers on Wall Street, CSX and UP has an over-supply of
managers that can easily be eliminated during a merger.

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

$$$$$$

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you think it will be better with the merger of CN?....

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

We don't know too much about RRing. We have thought for some time that
CSX & it's management, starting at the top with Ward & the BODs,
leaves a lot to be desired, & hear local managers are awful for the
most part.  The co., the stock,  should be worth a lot more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2015

SP Eng. retired:

Yeah, that's the way it is all too often. Not every train can be a
hot-shot ups type.  I too, have been there, done that craploads of
times, been handed packages (per se) many times & still can be. 
Don't want to wish my life away but can't wait to get the hell out. 


What really gripes your ass is this:  Start your road trip - have to do
a bunch of stuff at an away terminal, and then some idiot knumbnuts is
questioning the time it takes and accuses you of screwing around.

He's right - take care of your health.

Name: used
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2015

SP engineer

The problem with Avon all started when they changed out good old
fashioned railroading with little Tonka toy games. Took the real
engineers out of the seats and replaced them with one man jokes. Every
single time they need something done by an experienced licensed
engineer they have to grab an inbound road crew to do the work. Your
out on the road for up to 10 hours and have already been away from home
for 24 the last thing you want is to roll in and find out you have to do
some bull crap switching in the yard or outside of your advertised job
limits just because they don't have any REAL hostler crews in the
yard. Someone said they heard Harris say he would never put a hostler
job on because all they do is sit around and try to avoid work. What
kind of horse shit is that. If they are sitting around all the time
then its managements fault. They could double tracks, add power to
outbound trains, help clean up shoppers. If they didn't have those
stupid remotes out there with the stupid zones they could help pull
cars. Its a bull crap excuse to not have a hostling crew.  Avon  is
starting this crap that the entire terminal is really their yard
limits, then the hostlers could dog catch all the way down to IU
station and all the way out to Hadley and they could do it on a yard
ticket. Instead they want to screw tired road crews and refuse to
compensate them for doing yard work and working way past their trip
rate limits.  WHAT A FRICKIN JOKE.

Name: SP Eng. Retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2015

"Conductor  30 yers.
That really isn't all that much work (although it takes time,
especially now days). “

Are you serious! Time is everything. If this is the way CSX works in
most of it’s terminals, no wonder no one gets over the road. The old SP
operated a lot like this.I’ll give the devil his dues; when the UP took
over, things like this changed. At West Colton UP revamped some of the
yard tracks. You’re called for a mixed freight out of the yard, 30
minutes after you are on duty you’re taken to your train...power is on,
it’s doubled over, and usually it has been air tested. Maybe sometimes
the car department would find a BO car you might throw out. BNSF works
pretty much the same way. If CSX can’t figure this out, this proves
they are definetly a wooden axle management railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2015

That really isn't all that much work (although it takes time,
especially now days). 
  
Did all that & more many, many times, for yrs., on road assignments
into & out of Barr & other yards too.

Aggravating?  Absolutely!
 
Don't let it get to you. Do your best to take care of your health.
 
Again though, too many "road elmers" think all they should have to do
is climb on & climb off.

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

Let's start out with let's get the power out of the house...run down a
yard track...tie onto a cut of cars ....air test em....double to another
track now.....set over 5 or six rips grab a marker hang it and now a set
on the brakes .......hmmmmmmm....sounds like a YARD job...for a Q train
to be doing this?......and they wonder why we die on line of
road.....this ain't my first rodeo.......or my last.......lol.....

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

Ripped off

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2015

Am curious,
Mr. Loco. Engr., just what have you been doing at Barr Yd. that you
feel yard crews should have done. Too many "road elmers" think they
only have to pull into a yard, climb off & expect a yard crew to take
over & do everything else.  Explain, will you?

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

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

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

Hey watchdog.....been in and out of Barr yard for 15 years now on road
trains....been doing the yard crews work all the time....those boys in
the yard aren't going to get dirty,hot,wet,or cold.....they may have
cried their way out of a job.....

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

Crews 

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

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 June 2015

African americans stay far far far  away from csx intermodal ramp 
jacksonville fl, this  is the most racist job i ever had the plant
manager john york  is a undercover racist and he gonna protect the
other white guys out there that is in his social group.the
superintendent isn't any better when you tell him you have a problem
he ignore  you and says there is noting going on to protect is puppet
john york. It has been white guys caught on their cell phone by john
york and jonh libby and nothing happen to them. the rule book says if
you r caught on your cell phone you are instantly terminated,but that
rule dont apply to white guys out there.They have double standards out
there the rules only apply to the blacks African Americans. They do not
use proper radio ethics on the ramp,they curse,make racial slurs,
homosexual jokes and the manager and supervisors dont say nothing.some
of the white guys and managers always talk bad about the blacks out
there. They always calling black guys out over the calling them out
their names and there is nothing been done about it. john york want
this ramp to be all whites and so do most of the white guys out there.
So just know if you come out here African Americans and you dont kiss
their behinds you not gonna make it. Csx intermodal ramp is terrible
for blacks, read and take heed

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

WARNING

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

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

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

I have an announcement to make.....

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

That is all.

Name: Shoo-Fly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2015

You can blame the BLE and UTU. CSX knows they can get away with
anything. Basically, it’s your local and general chairman...IMO. Your
union is only as good as the local chairman.

Name: sissies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2015

I have been suspended for over a year for boisterous language were me
and two other employees got in a heated argument. The two sissies I got
an argument with reported me.Let me take that back one of them wife
did.I think she threatened to sue csux instead of them letting me back
they are holding me out scared of a south Carolina backwoods redneck
lawyer.Two people got in argument same as me and they were back in 22
days. I don't really know who to blame csux or blet, I think they are
all in the bed together. Also why didn't Union bar these members for
getting one of their brothers fired. Its all bunch of politics messing
with my family the good Lord willmake em pay.

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

Conductors

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

Name: Glad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2015

With ya. Mr. Retired FRA.
Corporate douchebags = a real treat, aren't they?

Life is good  \  Do what you like \  Like what you do

Don't hear those words around csx.

Glad (to be outta there)

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2015

DUH:

When Michael and Cindy appear before CSX union employees, I believe
they should be booed off stage and not even be allowed to speak. I
witnessed Tony Ingram speaking to employees at Walbridge and it made me
sick. Some people are so full of arrogance that they actually believe
they should be worshiped by the very people they mistreat.

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

ME/JAX/COMPANY MOLE

So what was it? Since you crawled out right after that lengthy post, Im
going to guess they didn't like announcing to the public where their
two company jokes were going to be. Afraid the public might come hunt
them down. Maybe rr foamers might chase them around. Not a chance. They
aren't that popular!

Maybe it was exposing the supervision for raping the hell out of our
agreement? Been doing that for so many years and getting away with it I
don't see that as anything new to them.

So that leaves only one thing...... The suggestion that the members get
together with their fellow brothers. The steel workers. You know they
don't play nice and don't take any shit. Bet they didn't like
suggesting the two get together and have a "lets get this shit rolling
meeting!

Might be wrong but I think they have the right to strike. Have to
double check on that one. Wouldn't that be a riot. Unions brothers sit
down on behalf of the rest of us getting screwed. 
Now I know why you came out from under your rock! NOTHING makes the
company more uneasy than the brothers getting serious and starting to
come together.

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2015

ME

Now your posting under JAX. Really man. Couldn't get the topic you
wanted. Come on. Keep trying. It has been awhile since you came out
from under your rock. Come on..... tell me.  Im curious. Which subject
did upper management get a burr in their saddle over. You came out for
some reason.

Name: Jax 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2015

Any new news on LBT?

Name: Goober
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2015

Name: SP/UP Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 May 2015

"CSX long time disgusted slave”

Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember,
politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never
allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is
the
one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the
past.
These are not street cars that are being operated by one
person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace
policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be
back
to the 16 hour, law with no days
off.__________________________________

Just had to comment on the above post from CSX slave.
1 All politicians do not fly the US airline system.
2 FAA does allow pilot only on some aircraft.
3 Correct engineer only was after AMTRAK took over.
4 street cars for the most part,,, but not all had a Conductor.
5 Blame the crews for seeking and obtaining the guaranteed day.
6 the 16 hour day/ 100 mile day as standard with layoff anytime was
 sweet son.

Just saying
GOOBER

Name: duh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2015

Me 

When someone uses all caps it is usually meant as an aggressive
expression. Really???  To dumb to figure that out.
Friend/family was right.  WHO CARES!

Good bet that ME is a management mole. The one who comes on here every
time the topic gets their blood boiling and creates a distraction!

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 May 2015

Who cares if he uses all capitals!!!!!!ˇ!

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

He is an APE.....he should know there is a caps lock button....

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

Union.  Why all caps? Makes u look like a dumb fuck.

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

HEADS UP AVON!!!


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

Name: SP/UP Employee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 May 2015

"CSX long time disgusted slave”

Very good post! I’ve said the same thing for many years. Remember,
politicians all fly, using the US airline system. They would never
allow the FAA to have one pilot in the cockpit. Remember, AMTRAK is the
one who started this “engineer only.” It was never this way in the past.
These are not street cars that are being operated by one
person/engineer. You can blame the Unions for the crazy attendace
policy, they’ve allowed it. If the CSX had their way, you would be back
to the 16 hour, law with no days off.

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

Investigative Reporter is a troll!

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

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

Amtrak wreck:

The young engineer was going twice the allowable speed and was
obviously trying to make a name for himself!

The feds have been pondering the idea of completely isolating train
crews from management for better oversight.

The German Pilot Effect (copy cat crime) maybe?

Name: USP/UP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

New inexperienced conductors , manpower shortages, overworked and
fatigued employees are all a recipe for accidents and injuries. I guess
they don’t teach that in the MBA schools.

Name: teach
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2015

SP/UP

When you have a company that has thousands upon thousands invested in a
training school that receives  government grants to help train their
employees and high overhead cost on top of that, you get a demand for
turnover. You cant let a school sit empty. The seats have to be filled.
So there you have it.  BIG OVER INFLATED SCHOOL THAT COST THE CSX STOCK
HOLDERS AND INVESTORS THOUSANDS. None of this would have had to happen
if they had kept the promises they made when their new employees were
paying for their own training and lodging. False advertising of pay and
employment created law suits and thus the birth of the training center!
So slash slash....suspend suspend.....fail fail..... and keep manpower
shortages high!

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

I occasionally troll this website and a few other rail blogs. I have a
question for someone here that works or has been in management for the
CSX. Does the company’s efficiency testing and discipline come from the
Jacksonville corporate office, division or terminal superintend/manager?
I’m asking this as a  Southern Pacific/Union Pacific employee. Now, on
the Ole SP, if you basically did your job, you were left alone. If you
walked around the end of a standing car 15 feet instead of 20, no big
deal. But, if you were a “dynamiter,” the local officers were going to
bird dog you. Need I explain? Now,in 1997, when the UP took over,
things got really bad. Overnight, they wanted things done the "UP
Way.” I thought this was a “merger.” Well, we did it the UP way and
some of you older rails will remember, it was a  total melt down. But,
in all fairness to the Union Pacific, CSX makes the Union Pacific look
like Mother Teresa. All railroads are strict...and for good reasons.
But it would seem, the CSX goes out of their way to fire people for
J-walking. I mean, even on the UP, you really have to screw up to get
time off. It doesn’t seem to be that situation with the CSX. So, is
this “extreme" discipline local to high up? And, from what I read here
and have been told, I do mean “extreme." I can’t speak for NS or KCS,
but I can for SP, UP and BNSF. Believe me, CSX compared to those three
is extreme. Maybe management could glean something from the other
railroads. The Japanese philosophy is “a happy employee is a productive
employee.” I don’t think CSX Management feels that way. Or, do they even
care?  Even on the UP, there was some company pride, will all their
steam engines, etc. That pride seems to be lacking on the CSX. Maybe
they don’t feel it’s important.

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

Ouch
 
Your either a TM/RDF or a T&E employee who is close to home on the so
called current events. Now, since you seem to be in the know, have you
been keeping up on the related current events for the last 6 months?
What is you angle here and your purpose. If you are a decent supervisor
I would think you wouldn't want anyone out there giving your "kind" a
bad name. But then a really bad unethical supervisor does make others
look better than they are. 
If your in the T&E craft why would you care. If your nose is clean and
you follow ALL THE RULES 100%(which I highly doubt)then you have
nothing to worry about, maybe, unless your number is up. So why the
comments and why are you edging towards trying to front someone out. Is
something hitting home with you? Maybe getting a little uncomfortable in
the seat?

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

I find it quite amusing to watch 1 person to make numerous posts under
different names. Not to hard to figure out who's making these posts
based on the chain of events lately.  Very unfortunate u are unwilling
to take responsibility for ur actions.

Name: seen and heard it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2015

Ouch
 
SPOKEN LIKE TRUE MANAGEMENT.  Yeah sure they can cross lines if they
want but they don't need too unless they are following crews from
their divisions working in areas assigned to them. The only time the
great lakes stupidvisors go to the Chicago division is when they are
stalking that divisions crews. Its a proven fact. Their repeat behavior
speaks for itself. Everyone knows the two divisions hate each other.
They trade their idiots off left and right. Its like stabbing each
other in the back! One gets real mad then they send their idiot over! 
Look at the transfers over the years. Started with rick reed after his
idiotic decisions almost killed a road crew. It will never stop. Rumors
have it that some are transferred to act as moles for the other side.
JUST A BUNCH OF IMMATURE CHILDREN.  OH, by the way it is a fact that
failures are mandatory. Trainmasters have come and gone over the last
25 years and SEVERAL WHO QUIT admitted they were told if they didn't
get their failure rates up they needed to consider moving to another
craft. A few said they were leaving because they couldn't do what
Jacksonville was expecting them to do. Being deliberately evil wasn't
in their blood. A few were just throwing names in a hat and drawing one
each day so they would feel like they were being fair before they went
out in the field and handed out failures. This is the kind of crap that
makes monsters out there. The supervisor who will do anything including
lie through his teeth to get the gold star from Jacksonville for
getting his failures.  If you have been around long enough and paid
attention then you should remember the old southern training program
that came out 9 years ago. The one that a whistleblower in management
circulated. The one that gave step by step instructions on how to stalk
and target your so called "PROBLEM" employees. The one Ward claimed he
didn't know anything about. The one that instructed supervisors to call
all other division and warn them that their target was headed their
direction and to get ready for them.  GUESS WHAT!  It may not be handed
out in their training program anymore but its still going on. So yeah,
let them cross where they are not needed. Let the childish game
continue. If your a manager you may not be around that long ..... but
then if you suck up long enough(upper management really hates a suck
up) and they want to use you like a bit.... you might!

Name: pissed
E-mail: dantoth07@yahoo.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2015

I was removed from service witout cause. Until a week later when they
found a fb video I posted. Then That gave them reason to reject my
application. Matt Masterson / Trainmaster is the first person that
should've lost his job for harrasing, and bullying people he just
doesn't like until he chases them out of their hard earned job.

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

Watchdog 
sorry but it won't do any good to key your radio mic if your fellow
crew member is the only one in hearing distance. Not all divisions
record all radio traffic either. The Chicago division is an example of
one who doesn't record in all areas. The crews are not protected. The
supervisors know this and have even been reported as gloating about it.
They know it is your word against theirs. This is a topic of hot
discussion with the unions. Hopefully there will be a change soon. This
won't prevent the mentally challenged supervisor from fabricating false
charges but it is a step towards better protection. If upper management
didn't demand mandatory failures this whole mess wouldn't exist but
they do so until our unions can put a  protection plan in place that
works do whatever it takes to protect yourself and your job.

Name: watchdogs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 May 2015

Pay attention!!!    

GLDV! Due to the extensive testing that is being done on supervisors
this month it has been brought to our attention that some supervisors
are going to the extreme. One tm in particular on the west side is
going to far. This would be one by the name of Edwards. It is being
reported he is obsessed with busting crews with the 25 foot rule. Make
sure you are no closer than 50 feet at all times. Without video
protection you have no way of protecting yourself from trumped up
charges.  

What is more disturbing is this supervisor was recently heard telling a
crew member that he had been following is that he was .."THE HARDEST
CONDUCTOR TO GET"!
this comment is not only unethical and unprofessional but borders
admission of deliberately stalking crews to hand out failure charges.
Do not give him any room to wiggle in. If he approaches you make sure
you have another crew member present during all conversations. If
necessary key your radio mic as a source of protection. If you are
wrongfully accused or verbally intimidated immediately notify the
ethics department. There is no place in the company for a supervisor
with this kind of malicious intent!

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

L&N Dispatcher and Mr. Robert Pines,

Fellas....

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

Pines,

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

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

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

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

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

East St. Louis Safety Committee: Jacksonville's Pride or Failure

At this location there is a "no stings attached" attitude when it
comes to marking off in the"name of safety". Whether you are the
union safety coordinator, the red block captain, or the critical
incident person you can mark off. These employees have been abusing the
system and why not? Some have held these positions past the appointed
years with managements blessing.

Union agreements mean absolutely nothing when it comes to marking off
safety if you know the right people. It's time for new ideas! Can you
cite ANY accomplishments at that location in the past few years?

Here are some examples of the abuse by a few members of the safety
committee:
-Excessive amounts of safety days taken by a future train master and
current union safety coordinator.
-Marking off for a safety feed when there isn't one!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, to help the terminal
manager move!
-Marking off for safety, collecting big money, for an all expense paid
trip to a RISQUE bar. SWEET!
-Never posting safety feeds for all of the employees to see. Leaving
only that special few to attend!
-Going month's at a time without posting the minutes for all to see.

The employees are the ones responsible for all the years of injury free
days there!
Who is responsible for approving all of these safety days?
Does that location operate on a safety budget?
Do they have the largest safety budget on the division?
Does anybody else see what's going on there?
Is anybody watching?
Someone please STOP the ABUSE!

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

I need a lawyer for being discriminated against for have a
disorder/disabilty Im in the midwest this is leading to termination...
Please get with me asap or let me know of any good union lawyers

Name: Ouch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2015

Rules 101,

   3-step violations have always been treated by CSX as a Serious not a
minor rules violation, everyone knows that.  And as far as your
confusion as to whether this Trainmaster works on the Chicago or Great
Lakes Division, why does it matter? Managers are free to cross
Divisions at their leisure.

Name: Ouch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 May 2015

Violation of 3-step is a Serious-offense. At Serious level 1 and 2 a CSX
hearing will be scheduled. If said employee is already at Serious 2 and
the violation of 3-step is observed, then said employee will be removed
from service until hearing is over and decision has been made by
Division Manager.  More than likely employee will be terminated.

Name: RULES 101
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2015

News

Your new sheriff obviously needs to read his rule books. ALL OF THEM if
he is pulling someone out of service for minor radio rules.

Three step protection is addressed in the safeway book dated July 1,
2012. How 3 step protection is applied is discussed as well as the
mention that will be requested verbally. However, there is no
discussion on how that verbal communication will be done. The rule is
clearly printed under TS-15.

As for positive identification, once again it is explained in the rules
book under section 10 subsection 1006.
There is no gray area as stated. If you are switching, classifying or
doing other similar operations, after communicating positive
identification ONCE you can use short identification. It clearly states
you will use locomotive number but IT DOES NOT describe how you will
perform the remainder of your SHORT IDENTIFICATION. The bigger question
here that is a gray area is WHEN are you required to use positive
identification. Does it state clearly without a doubt when you are to
use positive identification? NO IT DOES NOT. The rule only states
"when required to use positive identification" under this section of
the rules book.

You are right when you suggested that the crews contact the operations
department and get this settled immediately. Hopefully the person that
was pulled out of service for this matter will open the can of worms
that is needed to get the procedure published in writing. Unfortunately
it usually takes a negative action to get a positive reaction from the
crews.

Another question you may ask yourself is what should be the level of
discipline for someone failing to follow the radio rules as written.
Since they can be interpreted differently by crews and supervisors
there is no doubt this topic needs to be addressed immediately between
the carrier and the unions. One area that seems to shed some light on
the severity is stated under rule 1008.2.  A transmission DOES NOT HAVE
TO BE REPEATED(ACKNOWLEDGED) when switching in a yard. Anyone with
railroad experience knows that there is more movement of equipment in
the yard than anywhere else. There is a greater chance of being
seriously hurt in a yard than anywhere else. The fact that radio
transmissions do not have to repeated while working in a yard pretty
much sends the message of the seriousness that is taken by the rules
department when using the radio for positive communication between the
crew members.

Name: news!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2015

NEW RULES!!!!


OK boys and girls. There is a new  kind of sheriff in town on the great
lakes and Chicago division(cant figure out which he is supposed to work
on)
Seems that he is following the old Ricky Reed shadow and making up his
own rules as he goes along.

Just so you know if he hears you ask for 3 step or you are telling your
engineer that you are in a place of safety and you do not say it exactly
like he wants you to he will pull you out of service. Failure to not
follow radio rules to the tee is not a serious enough offence to be put
on the street but he thinks so.  

Better start brushing up on your radio rules and call the operating
rules department and get a few issued cleared up.  Like when do you
have to use positive identification and when did you have to start
using it when you are flat switching and building trains!!!!!!!!

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

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

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

ESPECIALLY WITH THE BOSS THEY HAVE AT AVON.

Name: Retired Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2015

Sooner or later, someone on the CSX will go “Postal.” It’s just a matter
of time. It’s happened on other railroads, not just the US Post Office.

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

where is Todd Novac working????

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

Billion dollar railroad that uses a 1970's computer program...CSX
Mainframe Sessions....lol

Name: Investigative Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2015

Corrupt Union Officers And Management Under Review:

In just one large terminal, a rail carrier compensates a General
Chairman and his local chairmen, two thousand monthly [4-each] to
circumvent the Federal Rest rules. The agreement forces engineers too
mandatory undisturbed rest in order to avoid Federal Rest
requirements...and by doing so, the carrier saves approximately 
$400,000.00 monthly and or $4,800.000.00 annually for eliminating 42
engineers. 

The General Chairman's rationale "An engineer should not be subjected
to rest requirements when their work assignment is less than 200 miles.


The General Chairman hasn't worked in 20 years and yet is always on
the receiving end of "Company Business" assignments and in--direct
conflict of the Bylaws for "full time" paid union officers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2015

As I see it.....where else can an uneducated guy like me make 100,000
year for sitting on my ass?......don't even move a train all that much
anymore cause of dispatchers whom do not have a clue as to how to run
trains.....quite comical really....laughing all the way to the bank
every two weeks.....gotta love em cause they are to dumb to hate.......

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

now that csx finally ran roadforeman john silly ass baker off the
railroad, which this loser should have been run off years ago. the
rules now have only one interpretation the csx way not john baker
rules.

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

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

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

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

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

Crews

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


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

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

Name: East St. Louis
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2015

I'm not a T/E guy but its unbelievable what they have to put up with
here. Their officials are so twisted and untruthful...its sad really.
They bully and harass these men. I've never had a official be like
this to me but the T/E employees have a lot on their plate with this. I
have complete confidence in our team here but it seems like their
officials are so dishonest and harass them. Is that really safe to mess
with men that are tired and just honestly wanting to do a good job and
make them feel like crap everyday. CSX really needs to be thankful they
have such good workers here. We all care so much but why cant these guys
just get a break with the harassment. We have a awesome safety record
and plan to keep it that way. Its because we come into work and are
rule compliant. Its not because of power hungry officials. I wish I
could help them...retaliation is a definite at St.Louis... if there is
anyone out there with some pull to help ..please do. This really needs
to be looked into. All of us at East St. Louis would be much
appreciated with this. thank you and be safe guys!

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2015

Retired Engineer:

You are absolutely right. Top level railroad managers know exactly
what's going on at the bottom. They could care less about employee
morale, or safety. It's all about profits and stock value. And that's
all that stockholders care about too. Welcome to the greed and
ruthlessness of corporate America and it's wealthy stockholders.

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

"Low level Management is the problem with this company.”

High Level Management hires these young college kids as Trainmasters,
gives them a rule book to learn, then sends them out to test and fire
you. So, point being, it starts higher up, trickle down management.
Union Pacific is doing the exact same thing, with young college grads.
You can’t blame the youngsters for taking the job.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

Name: Free Lance Reporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2015

Similarities between Germanwing's Pilot Suicide:

Did a little research on the railroad accident in Arkansas last year
and it has all the telling signs of a self-inflicted occurrence.
One of the crew members had no place to hide from the law and the
judges were waiting!

Maybe the FRA Gentleman can do a little research.

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

Portsmouth,Va.... BEWARE.... There is coming to you a Conductor named
Warren Reddick (last name might be spelt wrong but sounds same).This
person( I can not refer to him as a man) was demoted from Trainmaster
to Conductor (his old trade) due to CSX's ( once again not practicing
what they preach)supposedly zero tolerance for Spousal Abuse or
whatever other Moral or Ethical words CSX like to use that makes the
company sound good. This person did jail time for beating up his wife
which was caught on tape by his daughter. Do not trust this sorry
excuse for a person. When he was a Trainmaster he was not only a tyrant
but a lying tyrant. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2015

FTW,
Yeah, happens all the time. 

Each situation is different. Again, document/keep records.

The worker/union side does win the vast majority of cases that have to
go to arbitration.  Csx piddles away too much money\recourses &  loses
way too often.  Sad.   Management should wise up.

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

If you get ran off can you every come back?

what the average time.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2015

East St. Louis, Roselake:

Unless you are a real jag-off\screw-up, & even if you are, that person
had no right talking to you & treating you that way.  

Sure seems there's something wrong with management in E. St. Louis.

Sad.   Where in hell are the real brains of this company?

Ethics is just more co. BS rhetoric. Calls/complaints to the ethics
hotline are recorded by an outfit that is sub-contracted. However, if
you all would just bombard them with calls & also blast 'em with
unsafe condition reports, csx would have to do something.  

Keep records. Write things down. That's for your own best interest.
There is no substantiation without documentation.

Name: East St .Louis Roselake
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 March 2015

I just want to say that Rose lake yard is very impressive. The things
that impress me if how stupid Aleek and his little want to be
trainmasters are. If I was a customer of CSX I would take my business
else where. I know my job relies on customers but I can make way more
money on other railroads and I wouldn't have to be harassed like Rose
lake Managers do...
  I was taking a number 2 and Trainmaster Williams came into the
bathroom telling me he needed me and "I needed to cut it off!" I said
please can I have some privacy please. He then preceded to tell me he
has the authority to fire me for subornation." Because I wasn't
following the instruction of a superior." So I cut it off asap and
then went into his office and then he told me he needed to talk to me
about how he didn't care for my attitude in the bathroom. I explained
how I was sorry that he thought I had an attitude and I wasn't trying
to sound that way. He told me " really I should just shut the fuck and
see what I get for the disrespect of a former US Marine"....I cant
believe how crazy he went on me and really it freaked me out how he is
almost after me. This isn't ok and I shouldn't have to deal with this
at my workplace. I have enough to worry about with safety at work....I
shouldn't have to worry about my Trainmaster freaking me out and
making me feel unsafe ...mentally and physically
  Customers should be the ones thanking us for what we have to deal
with everyday!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2015

heres the thing none of us stand as a team anymore as soon as we all
stand as one we win and their sorry asses loses if we all could be a
team we can beat them they can fire everyone at the same time and if
some one gets fired none of us come to work its us againist them and we
are divided as a whole cause the 20 something pucks think their better
and stronger then us 40 pluses which so wrong no 20 something that
hasn't spent time in the military is a man hes just a bitch ass cry
baby.

Name: Sh*$7%&^TZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2015

GOD NOT AGAIN!!!!!!!!


Here we go again.... Company mole drawing someone into the smut forum
to divert attention from the real topics that really matter.

YOU JUST CANT STOP WITH THE JERRY SPRINGER SMUTT CRAP. WHEN ARE YOU
GOING TO GET SOME DIGNITY AND FIND SOMETHING MORE PRODUCTIVE TO DO WITH
YOUR TIME. YOU MUST BE A SAFETY DIRECTOR OR SOMETHING. GOD KNOWS THAT
SAFETY IS THE LAST THING ON THIS COMPANIES MIND. MAYBE YOUR WITH LABOR
RELATIONS. YOU SHOULD HAVE PLENTY OF TIME ON YOUR HANDS SINCE YOUR NOT
DOING ANYTHING BUT USING A RUBBER STAMP TO DENY EVERY VALID CLAIM
SUBMITTED. MAYBE YOUR JUST A TRAINMASTER WHO HIDES IN HIS OFFICE AND
OCCASIONALLY TAKES A CONFERENCE CALL.  WHO EVER YOU ARE GET SOME HELP!

Name: Retired SP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 March 2015

Well, Half of that is right. First off it was West Colton, California
and that is where all the "Ex- Cons, Child Molestors worked and had
Criminal convictions for such. There was a RFE named "LINDA" and it
was actually a male- SP officer who liked to dress up like a female and
suck off Trainmen and Engine men. Her queer side kick was a
RFE named "Lester Sack" and he was a RFE out of Bakersfield and they
used to hide in the bushes and "TEST" crews and get info from SP
company suck asses and RAIL BUFFS that worked for SP and give and DO
bad Crew testing. The whole LA division is a fruit cake and nut ball
wonderland. UP stills has a bunch of them up in Bakersfield and they
are part of the good ole boy queer element. Suck off on the UP to get
and keep a job.

Name: know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2015

Conductor 1-10

The favorites game has been going on for ever. All you can do is watch
the boards really close. You will figure out who gets calls out of
line. Extra board guys will get run around for good paying jobs to be
saved for dog catching and other crap jobs when a good train is
scheduled and an old head is line second out. They claim they have the
right to hold them and not use them.  All you can do is put in a run
around claim for wages lost because they gave an old head a good long
pool run and gave the extra board guy who was rested and available
first out a basic day pud job. The union agreements have always said in
black and white the company will keep enough men on the extra boards to
cover anticipated shortages in man power. You can count on the guys who
always suck up to the crew callers and take every thing they call them
for get set up for jobs they want. Watch how they will hold certain
trains until certain people are rested. You will figure out soon enough
who the company sucks are. Life of the railroad!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2015

For The Retired SP Engineer...

That terminal in Riverside California, why was there so much
malfeasance going in that terminal? One senior manager was caught in a
love triangle with his secretary and a junior manager...another one got
got hiding injury claims...another used corporate funds to get a sex
change operation...another one got caught having oral sex with a rank
and file employee while on duty...and a large number of managers hangs
out at a Bi-Swingers Club just north of the terminal in order to get
initiated into management!

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

I have no idea why this shit company has a bidding system they don't
use it like its should be used they just put people where they want
them, then deny their claim for being run around when all you have to
do to hold a job that you want is payoff Bradford in crew management
cause we have seen he sure doesn't know how to do his job or he failed
basic math, if I knew that being stupid was in his job description I'd
act like a retard and apply for his job.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retirement.

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

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

They alone did not break the camels back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glad

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

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

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

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

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

Less than 1 year


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

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

Glad

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

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

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

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

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


30yrs of taking photos

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

Glad 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: stones
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 February 2015

To answer the question as to why you always see Brian Edwards and Darren
Hershiser together.   

Someone posted earlier that Edwards and Hershiser were closet gay
lovers.  That's why you always see them together. 

Personally I would hope that if Hershiser was in the closet, he'd have
better taste than to have sex with someone as revolting as Brian
Edwards.  Brian Edwards is nothing more than a deplorable excuse for a
human being.   Look at Brian.  He wears the same clothes day in and day
out.  He smells like arse because he's so large he can't reach around
to wipe his own arse.  His clothes have the same food stains on them
day in and day out, and he constantly whines about how his wife is
giving it away to everyone but him.  It's obvious that he hates his
own life, and the fact the only way a women will give him the time of
day is if he pays them.  

While working on the Chicago Division I heard many a clerk comment that
Brian would whine to them, hoping to get a mercy fu€k from them. Instead
they ran to the union and filed complaints against him.  I've also
heard that the reason Larry Kosner brought Brian to the Great Lakes
Division is because he's been busy doing Brian's wife for quite some
time.  

Other members of management at working at Barr Yard openly admit that
John Bradley was so sick and tired of Brian Edwards not doing anything
but blaming everyone else working around him for his lack of
production, it became nothing more than a big joke.   John Bradley was
on the verge of firing Brian personally before Larry Kosner stepped in
and brought him to the Great Lakes Division.   We don't even want to
mention how badly the local chairmen on the Chicago Division were
tearing Brian apart during company hearings, as he constantly changed
his stories about what he witnessed.   Truth be told, Brian was on the
verge of being fired for being a liability to CSX.  If it wasn't for
Brian's wife being so generous with her wears, Brian Edwards wouldn't
have a job at CSX today.

While there are a lot of rumors on the railroad, Brian Edwards being a
deplorable excuse for a human being isn't one of them.  That rumor you
can take to the bank.

Name: DS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2015

OK PEOPLE.  Does anyone know why Darren Hershiser and Brian Edwards are
always driving around together between Lafayette and Crawfordsville day
in and day out.  You can count on running into them at D&R during lunch
time.  You can count on seeing them when they're hanging around the
Chicken Shack in Linden.  The two of them are always together in either
Brian's red Jeep, or Darren's tan colored Chevy truck.  (contrary to
what they tell Larry Kosner, they're not in the separate vehicles that
they turn in on their mileage reports.)  Inevitably when the Monon crews
see Brian, if he's is awake, he's wearing the same clothes as the day
before and still has yesterday's food spilled down the front of his
shirt and pants. (And he wonders why his wife doesn't want anything to
do with him????)

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY ARE THESE TWO TRAIN MASTERS TROLLING ON THE
MONON AND CHICAGO DIVISION TERRITORY WHEN THEY WORK ON GREAT LAKES
DIVISION?  I understand bumping up your mileage report, I've done it
myself back in the day.  But don't these two think that after several
months of constantly working off of their territory, someone down at 31
East Georgia Street will catch on and actually start checking their
expense reports?

HELLO SCOTT CONNER, ITS TIME TO REIN YOU BOYS BACK IN AND HAVE THEM DO
THE WORK THAT YOU PAY THEM TO FOR ON YOUR OWN DIVISION,THE GREAT LAKES
DIVISION.  Your two boys are slowing down the crews on the Chicago
Division.  

In case no one has informed Brian, please let him know the Chicago
Division is no longer his territory.  (hint,hint)  While you're at it,
you might want to take a close look at BOTH Brian and Darren's mileage
reports. If they're telling you they're driving separate vehicles day
in and day out, they're violating the CSX Ethics policy.  The lying and
stealing in particular.  They're also making you look like a bigger
fool than you already do when you decided to take John Bradley's
problem child off his hands and bring him over to the Great Lakes
Division.

Name: Informer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2015

You want to be a manager at CSXT? Fail a drug test and 9 months later
when you come back off your rule G CSX will give you the title that
most abuse. What's that you say? you have to have a clean employee
record for a year without any absences or assessments? Those rules only
apply to those that CSX says they do.. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know CSX made
that rule but its ok, trust me! We look for the worst employees to put
in charge! Shitty employee and now a shitty manager. From someone that
use to go home after the morning call because their manager use to let
them. No management experience need, never been a foreman, no need.
Stole from the company then and sure that has not stopped. Who's going
to listen and make the difference? No one.... 

      CSX is a bright shiny fortune 500 company on the outside that
gives a appearance that safety is #1 and they care. Have you seen the
areas where these trains run? Employees defenseless work in high urban
threat areas. We will wait until something happens to make changes,
just like all the other rules and regulations written in blood.

      Don't waste your time calling Ethics because eventually the
manager that is the problem will come to you ans ask for a statement
and dissolve the issue. Confidential? yea right!

      So many issues with this company and yet it is blamed on the
employee. "Oh, its just a disgruntled employee!" Is it? Why is that
employee disgruntled?

      Fact based: A statement thrown around by CSX. If you want fact
based lets pull radio records of trains that have passed. Lets pull
paper work that has been documented by and outside party. "I don't
care that 6 employees have the same story! I am going continuously
repeat "FACT BASED" and make everything your fault! Oh yea and also
keep calling you a liar!" GREAT MANAGEMENT SKILLS!!!

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2015

Conductor less 1

 Who is this John Waler?  If he employeed by osha or fra. Someone
assigned to your area? We had some FRA men in the back pockets at our
terminal but the good ones let us know who they were and not to call
them. What are the ethic's charges for?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2015

So SP retired Engineer the LA Division had a bunch of "Sex Offenders"
on the Division and other "HUBS" when the UP took over and cleaned
house? SP had some Engineers that had their wives do "PORNOS" with
John Holmes back in the LATE 70's and Early 80's in Bakersfield and
that dude had HIV. Dammit...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2015

DO NOT CONTACT JOHN WALER WITH ANY OSHA CONCERN...He is soon to be
brought up on ethics charges...

Name: Ret Eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2015

Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several
times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in
prison................................

Yes, I remember him. He lived up in the Lake Arrowhead area and was a
trasfer from Orgeon Division. Actually, a really nice guy. His name
escapes me. That happens in old age. When I retired, he was still in
prison. I don’t know if he ever got his job back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 February 2015

RE; SP Engineer:

Heard lots of noise from that terminal that you mentioned in
California....Is it true that an engineer butchered his wife several
times and almost killed her...served over 10 years in prison...and
returned to work...and is now a terminal manager?
That was mentioned in Train Orders a few years ago as well as a slew of
sex offenders working-out of that terminal.

Name: FACTS!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 17 February 2015

Retired SP Engineer

Not only do the CSX officials read this site but their lawyers do as
well. They have too. It is their responsibility to read every post to
make sure there hasn't been something posted that is a violation of
business practices or leaks vital information to the competitors.
Supervisors visit this site on a regular basis. IT IS A FACT that the
FRA as well as customers read it daily.  Last year a close personal
friend of the NS informed us that they read every single post because
not only is it entertaining but a lot of post make reference to former
NS officials that were asked to "leave" and jumped on board with CSX.
 

This site can be very helpful for the employee's if used properly.
Unfortunately because it is an open forum there is no way to keep 
filthy and unstable people from posting comments that make decent hard
working employees who do post on here appear less credible.

If employee's are afraid to file ethics charges against a supervisor
because they know they WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST they can do it on
this site. The minute any CSX officer see's official charges posted on
this site it is their responsibility to advise the company so the
lawyers and public directors can make note of it and prepare for any
adverse actions that might take place. 

Be serious about your posting. If you are going to make charges or post
ethics violations HAVE YOUR FACTS. HAVE DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS,
INNCIDENT AT HAND AND FULL DETAILS. 
CSX has in the past investigated officials being charged with
inappropriate conduct after being notified anonymously. THIS IS A FACT.
Once they become aware that a serious situation is escalating it is
their responsibility to investigate within.
REMEMBER!!!!! AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN POSTING INFORMATION THAT IS
UNCOMFORTABLE OR DAMAGING TO THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANY, THE HIRED MOLES
WITH DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO DISTRACT YOU FROM THE TOPIC AT
HAND. THEY WILL START ARGUMENTS WITH THE POSTERS AND DRAW EVERYONES
ATTENTION AWAY. THIS IS WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO DO.
DO YOUR BEST TO IGNORE THEM. DO NOT LET THEM DRAW YOU IN. IF YOU DO ALL
YOU HAVE DONE IS FALL FOR THEIR TACTICS. STAND YOUR GROUND! 
If what you are posting is factual and truthful you have absolutely
nothing to worry about. No one in the company wants to push issues that
you can prove without a shadow of a doubt. They prefer to keep these
issues in house and away from the public but if the employee's are
getting no where and the problems are being swept under the rug this
site is just the place to get the rug taken to the cleaners!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      ANY1 ELSE HAVE ANY STORYS ABOUT ROSELAKE?

Name: Joe Patriot
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 February 2015

Corrupt Politicians and Corporate America:

All Railroaders should go on a Nationwide strike and force our corrupt
politicians to focus on the People's business!

America, The Land Of The Free, is coming apart at the seams because no
one wants to lead!

Name: Retired Loco Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2015

I have ofter thought, the Obama Administration should turn over the ISIS
and Radical Islamic Terrorist
problem to the CSX management.  Herman Goering, Hitler's righthand
man, once said, “The reason we lost the war was, were weren’t
sufficiently ruthless enough." That would not be the case with CSX.
They would cut off heads and take names with a broken pencil, which
ever worked best.

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

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

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

No discipline for Following Dr's Orders!



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

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

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Union Pacific declined to discuss the case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To the other, other non-employee, for N/A:

You do seem to understand what's going on in the railroad industry.
Railroad and FRA managers squeeze each other's hands under the table
while they preach, but don't really practice, safety. And someday it
will end in a much greater tragedy than those that have already
occurred.

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

Other, non-employee, for N/A:

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

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

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


"Just follow the money.

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

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

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

Name: 
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Posted: 11 February 2015

I may have gotten this wrong but here's how I would feel after having
to do this for any length of time...

I never got smart enough to think so hard about safety and make
websites about it and preach pushing chairs in and not walking with
hands in pockets and having fire drills before meetings to demonstrate
my commitment to safety.

no one has ever asked me why I push my chair in and walk without my
hands in my pockets for safety and then...

after waiting for a call from work for 16 hours I get the call as I am
about to pass out so I drive to work within 2 hours of the call then
drive 15000 tons of steel for 12 hours down a ribbon of rails where I
have to watch for signals every two miles and make sure to drink my
coffee 1 hour before I reach the point of passing out so I don't miss
any of those lights because if I miss them that's unsafe and bad
things like death happen.

But as long as I can keep my eyes open for 10 seconds every 2-3 minutes
and time it just right i can sleep through the whole thing and still be
safe.

good thing I have been operating with no sleep for 12 hours after being
awake for 16 hours for the last 15 years or else I would be worried that
what I am doing could be extremely unsafe.

But the Railroads are committed to safety its on the website they would
never miss something so fundamental as degraded human functioning that
is directly tied to lack of sleep with a direct threat to safety. That
could never happen they are to smart for that.

Name: no fool
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Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 February 2015

CHICAGO DIVISION


ENOUGH OF YOUR CRAP. WE HAVE HAD IT WITH YOUR OUTRIGHT LIES TO OTHER
DIVISIONS. DO YOU THINK WE ARE IDIOTS???  YOU THINK WE DONT KNOW WHAT
YOUR UP TO WHEN YOU TRY AND PAIR OTHER ENGINEERS OR CONDUCTORS WITH
YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO COME AND DO A SO CALLED LIGHT MOVE ON YOUR
TERRITORY. WE ARE SICK OF YOU USING THE OLD RULE 46 MOVE AND THREATEN
INSUBORDINATION IF OTHER CREW MEMEBERS FROM OTHER DIVISIONS TELL YOU
THEY ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN YOUR STINKING INDUSTRIES. GET A CLUE IDIOTS.
THE OLD RULE 46 HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH KNOWING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF
AND INDUSTRY OR ANYWHERE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. CONDUCTORS ARE NOT
SUPPOSED TO BE ASSIGNED AS PILOTS FOR ENGINEERS. WE KNOW YOU ARE FULL
OF IT WHEN YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS YOU HAVE JUST ONE STRAIGHT MOVE TO
MAKE. WE GOT PEOPLE RESTED TO WORK TOGETHER OFF OUR DIVISIONS THEN WE
CAN COME TOGETHER. WE KNOW WHY YOU ARE TRYING TO PAIR US UP WITH YOUR
GUYS. YOUR UNETHICAL LIES AND BULL YOU TELL THE CREW CALLERS IS GOING
TO BITE YOU IN THE ARSSES IF YOU KEEP IT UP.  YOU CANT GET YOUR LOCAL
AND YARD WORK DONE, TOO BAD. GET MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR DIVISION. QUIT
YOUR LYING AND BULLSHITZ STORIES. QUIT YOUR THREATENING OTHER PEOPLE ON
OTHER DIVISIONS. YOU NOT FOOLING ANYONE. YOUR THE REASON NO ONE TRUST A
SUPERVISOR ANYMORE.  GROW UP AND START PREACHING SAFETY LIKE MICKEY
WARD SAYS YOUR SUPPOSED TO. QUIT TRY TO FORCE OTHER PEOPLE TO GO WORK
PLACES THEY NEVER LAYED EYES ON BEFORD. STOP BREAKING FRA LAWS AND
OPERATING RULES. LEARN HOW TO MANAGE YOUR OWN! KEEP YOUR CRAP IN YOUR
OWN DIVISION!

Name: NEWS
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 February 2015

GOOD WORK


WELL DONE POSTERS!  Looks like the latest post about our unprofessional
supervisors, the attendance policy and other issues that expose the
company for their many unethical behaviors has put a burr in their
saddle. Their mole(paid off supervisor) has crawled out from under his
rock and is trying to disrupt our discussions with his LBT jerry
springer crap again.  We haven't heard from him in awhile. Wonder
which topic is making them squirm in their chairs!


KEEP THE ISSUES OPEN AND IGNORE THE MOLE FROM UNDER THE ROCK!

Name: Pete
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2015

Yard Master, you're back a week, stirring the pot, and you've already
hit the nail on the head about Daren and Brian.  Quite a few of us have
been wondering about the two of them for quite some time.  Especially
since all of us working out of Avon already know who Brian's wife is
doing downtown. (And it isn't Brian)   

Yes its true, we all know when you see Brian and Daren, they're always
together riding around in Brian's red jeep.  From hearing the Lafayette
crews talk, not only is the couple riding around in Brian's red jeep,
eating at some BBQ restaurant in Lafayette, they're doing their
testing on the Monon Subdivision versus their own territories on the
Great Lakes Division.  (!!!!!!) 

I say let the two love birds be, and hope they stay over there to do
their testing,,,,,, and whatever.   I don't know about you,  but I'm
personally tired of seeing Brian wearing the same clothes for days on
end, then giving John England a run for his money on who can smell
worse in building 5.

LET THE TWO LOVE BIRDS BE, and keep them on the Monon.

Name: 
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Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2015

Heads up for those working on the Monon and Crawfordsville subs.  Brian
Edwards and his new (butt) buddy Darren (Hershey) Hershiser are busy
riding around together at all hours of the day and night under the
auspices of testing crews.  They're spending their "quality" time
"testing" on the less traveled Monon and Crawfordsville subs, versus
Brian Edward's heavily traveled territory on the St. Louis Line. 
Rumor has it from several train crews that have witnessed Brian Edwards
and Darren (Hershey) Hershiser together, that Darren (Hershey) Hershiser
has taken it upon himself to help satisfy Brian Edwards insatiable need
to receive blow jobs while in his jeep.   

Way to go Brian Edwards. What did you do, convince Hershey Hershiser
that if he helped you out, you'd help him out by using your wife's
connections downtown to help this former UTU Local Chairman move up the
ladder?  

As we all know, Brian Edward's wife is busy servicing several of
Brian's coworkers down at 31 East Georgia St. (And given what she has
to go home to at night [[brian]] do you blame her for looking else
where for company?)  With Brian not getting any at home, and spending a
lot of time riding around in the same vehicle with Darren (Hershey)
Hershiser.......men get lonely, and Hershey has taken it upon himself
to help Larry Koster's big buddy, Brian Edward's out.  (And Brian's
little buddy too)

I don't know about you guys, but if you remember the days of Rick Reed
and Benny Chance, but it sure looks like history is repeating it's self
on the Great Lakes Division yet again.  And should you pass Brian
Edwards and Darren (Hershey) Hershiser as they're spending quality
time "working together" on these long cold nights in Brian's jeep,
working to stay warm.  Keep an eye on the two of them, you might just
see more than two best buddies testing your crew.

Name: DUH
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2015

Friend/family

Anyone who has half a brain in their heads knows not to trust ANYONE IN
SUPERVISION. They are not about to take any blame for anything if it is
going to jeopardize their job position. Everyone knows this and if they
don't then they are in the wrong field. This is an industry that
requires employees to be disciplined. It's a dangerous job and
injuries have and will always happen. When lawsuits are filed previous
discipline for safety failures by the employee are used as a way to
reduce settlement amounts. Head hunting is mandatory. Its the nature of
the business. A division having a perfect safety record goes deeper than
bragging rights. Government support, political and industrial support
goes along with it not to mention negotiation for insurance premiums. 
No reason not to mention this TM's name because everyone knows not to
turn their backs for one minute. You wouldn't be saying anything that
would surprise us!

Name: 
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2015

I DONT WORK FOR THE RAILROAD.BUT DO KNOW SOMEONE THAT WOR