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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: Wokeup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Csx morons!
 

I've had just about enough of all your stupid shit. Facts!!! Your job
is to come in and do your job. If you do it as taught and to your best
ability and you aren't breaking rules it doesn't matter how much
mouthy the micro managing supervisors run their mouths. If they give
you a stupid move just do it and keep your trap shut. Just do it and if
shit goes to hell write out that statement on what the idiot told you
too do. Just come in,get your paperwork when you can, get your power or
box and do your job. You stupid ignorant morons know what your jobs are.
They don't have power or your trains 2 hours out sit on your ass and
wait. It's your damn job. If the TM wants to know why your sitting
tell him to ask the damn yard master. It's his job to know. When it's
said and done it's the TM and YM who weren't following through on
their duties. Every damn day I hear stupid shit in the crew room...why
did they do this. .....why did they do that.... who gives a rat's
ass!! You think running your pie holes changed a damn thing?  F...k no
it doesnt. So come in when your called, let the TM AND YM do what ever
stupid shit they want. Let them step on their dicks. 12 hours is all
they got you for. They screw the pooch write out every stupid thing
they had you do and hold on to it for 10 days. Make notes for your own
ass the go home and see what happens. The supervisors are drowning and
freaking out on the crews because they got no where else to shit. Stop
your bitching and crying like little girls. You all know they got you
12 hours when you answer that phone agreement or not. When managent see
you are all cool, calm and collected and you just don't give a shit
anymore your going to see some serious sweat coming from their asses! 
lower your blood pressure. Quit worrying why they do stupid shit. You
could get hit by a truck tommorrow and die. This outfit isnt worth any
of our stress. Let them stress out for us.

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 August 2018

My brudas yall some hard up mofos to be doinz it likes u be doinz it.
The stressers be killin yalz. Fmlaz be treaten me rights..been trimmin
dis new bonzi tree sippin my malt nibblin wings kickin it witha
brunette.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

CSX SUCKS donkey dick!  The lowest paid class I railroad on the system. 
If you want to work on the railroad, and make GOOD money I suggest you
seek employment on one of the other class I railroads.  FUCK CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well CSX you might wanna consider hiring people now, we need conductors
as it is and there are a lot of folks about to retire or quit. Don't
bank on a lot of people transferring where manpower is short.

Name: Dead eye dick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Fuck Frulla. That goat fucker has sucked his way to another promotion.
This company proves everyday what a future bankruptct company looks
like. Hey Foote, why don't you randomly pick people off the street to
fill these management positions. They probably know more than the
people in there now. I guess Double H in looking up from HELL shaking
his head while getting screwed up the ass by satan. Fuckin dumbass.

Name: JAZZY "J"
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Well we know you hate calling an extra job (like it comes out of your
pocket) don't base the results of calling an extra job off of today's
Y195. Don't let it discourage you from calling extra jobs in the
future, most of the time an extra job will be well worth calling to
catch things up a bit. 
Why not add a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift hey you job? There is always
something to fill their day in with. If you run out of ideas for them
you could always make them switch cars out at the north end of N9-N14
Mty tri's to N14 Mty Bi's to N13. Don't worry about having the
Hansel tied up, N15 stays clear so they could always shove in and clear
up.
Just try it for a week and see if it's worth it, see if you can
justify it, if it don't work take it off.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2018

Will our union ever step in and force the company to honor our contract?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Winter is coming, miserable conditions, cold, sleet, snow, cold rain!
Yay can't wait!

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Where they get you is there's a line of suckers waiting to work there.
Flood glass door with negative posts about working there you got to cut
them off their supply of replacement workers

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

I keep telling you guys..get out while the gettin is good. I wouldnt
work for a rail road for 3k a day ! Go to trade school
Get a job where they cant easily replace you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 August 2018

Dekra Survey... Equal treatment
Is Louisville the only terminal that has a single employee that can
tear up engines, cars, switches, get away with anything and not get in
any real trouble? 

Code name Teflon

We have guys terminated for less, but yet he walks free every time

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 August 2018

Driving that train....high on cocaine...casey jones u better watch that
speed...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

Jokes on you CSX. My engineer and I just spent 35 minutes on overtime
waiting to tie up our time ticket. You just paid out $50 to save on
what? The cost of electricity for the computers? To try and deter
people from putting in claims? Guess what, I'll just make more
overtime for myself and everyone behind me in line by putting in valid
claims. I could see if the computers quit working and you didn't want
to replace them. But to just remove 2 computers to save on electricity.
Pathetic! All this to save a dime but will end up paying a dollar.
Dumbasses

Name: prounion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2018

Please

Our unions are in for a big surprise. Its going to get worse than they
have ever seen. The boys in Canada warned everyone. They came on here
and posted everything that HH did to bust the unions and Foote will be
following his foot steps. You are finally going to get a good look at
what our unions are made of.
Indianapolis just did away with the pod terminals as well. They are
allowed to have 2.  You got over 350 engineers and conductors coming in
and out of that terminal. Just how in the hell do they expect people to
be able to come in and print off bulletins, work orders and do time
tickets, along with putting in claims that they have every right to and
are entitled to do by union rights and law, adjust bid cards and check
their status and  train line ups without having to wait in line like
your working at the BMV! If they think for one moment that I will stand
there and wait in line over 20 minutes to tie up a ticket so I can go
home they are sadly mistaken. I will call crew management and tell them
to do it because I cant get access to a pod in a reasonable time to tie
up and go home. If I get any flack from it I will wake up the FRA hours
of service officer and explain the problem to him. Some people think
this is a deliberate attempt to discourage people from tying up a pod
putting in claims because others will get pissed having to wait in line
for someone to take the time that is needed to do their claims. This
isn't cost saving. This isn't using the company resources wisely.
This is once again causing another hassle and unnecessary inconvenience
for employees. What is the motive? What do they plan to accomplish.
Nothing good could come from a move like this.

Name: The game
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

They can do that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2018

Louisville Osborn Yard is hiring 3 Carmen, just posted yesterday on the
CSX website. Pay rate for 1st 366 days is $27.00/hr.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

I don't know about other places on the railroad, but on the Albany
division its 2 computers per terminal?  What a joke!   Who are the Yo
Yo's making these decisions?

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2018

Another "benefit" to getting out of csx is i dont need any benefits!
Sleep disorder,Gone! Weight,back to normal with out all the crazy
hours...back pain Gone! I dont miss that sxxx at all. You guys should
start putting in applications
Or better yet start your own company.no more kissin axx to get a day
off..
Weekends?  I got em all off
Nobody even asks if i will work weekends

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2018

The B.S. "Greed"...is starting to heat up again about 1 person train
crew utilizing remote control and "utility"conductors...When will the
maddness end!!

Name: UP MELTDOWN
E-mail: takeovertarget@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2018

UP is in another meltdown, and the shippers are screaming louder. And
this is obviously getting the attention of the board of directors.
The board has already sent a clear signal to the executive staff that
their compensation will never be on the same scale as Jim Young
(decease), and the like. Jim Young earned $150 million over a three
year period while buried six-feet deep, while the current CEO is
earning a mere $10 million annually!
Kudos Jim Young, you've demonstrated the true meaning of 
The Great Robber Baron!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

I love hearing a old head talking about how good this job is and how
wealth it made them. You old hogs had great contracts and what the
contracts did make you then you stole the rest. I've got 25 years
under my belt and I've almost seen it all. You old heads are thieves
like the company. In the last 12 years this place has went to HELL.
This young generation railroader is being screwed and punished for what
you did over the years. It's kinda funny just sitting back and trying
to figure out who's stealing the most. The company from its employees
or the union from the employees or the employees trying to get back
what everyone has screwed the out of. Old hogs can rot in HELL along
with the management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2018

Even with all the aggravation...R.R. still a good job....just have to
remind ourselves that sometimes... Stay safe Bro's and Sis's...

Name: Railroader gone wild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2018

I read about all you guys complaining I've been gone for 6 months now
and I don't miss the place at all I told them to take their money
their demand days their vacation days their personal days and their
Railroad Retirement shove it up their ass no amount of money could make
me go back there it's an employee's job market now .now is the time to
get out while you can

Name: qwerty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2018

If my bid on job is to work industry a, b, and c but you idiots have me
work other industries and switch cars out and do whatever else for the
first 4 hours of the day, don't act like a dumb mfer and start rushing
me or questioning why I'm not getting my own work done. You know why
stupid! I am not rushing to make sure I get my own work done if I am
doing other work too. I am a dues paying union member and I bid on jobs
based on the job description!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2018

Had a good one the other day.  Had 120 loaded auto racks with 1 junk
engine.  Boy that Jacksonville engine desk really knows what they're
doing.....ASSHOLES!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 August 2018

Work Shall Set You Free !!! NOW GET OUT THERE AND BUST YOUR ASS LIKE WE
PAY YOU TOO BUT IF YOU GET HURT...ITS YOUR FOUGHT ALWAYS.....GET GET
GETIRRR DONE DAMN IT.

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Hey csx 

Had a dumb as tm jump our ass for getting off train to find a worker at
a flag location because we couldn't get ahold of flagger.  Said we
don't do that anymore.  Rule 310.2 line 2 says you got to provide
warning to any workers present then sound horn before proceding. Tell
us how the F...k do you provide warning to the workers if you can't
see them directly? I should have told the TM to kiss my ass when he
went off about the delay but the punk wasn't worth it.  You got some
totally ignorant morons out here. It was in writing in the old rules
that you got off and found the boss. For damb good reason. Obviously
this idiot tm doesn't get it. Providing warning to workers may require
making contact with one!  Just get rid of these damn TM so we can do our
damn jobs safely. We are entitled to take the safest course of action!
So sick of these stupid pukes!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2018

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 August 2018

Here we go...another day of breast feeding these....knuckle drag
ers....Help Lord the freight get over the road today

Name: FLIPPER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2018

YEP IT DO IT DO SUCKS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2018

August 1, 2018......and CSX SUCKS more than it ever has!

Name: Doo doo man 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2018

What happened to train master Josh caston in Richmond.heard the chump
quit.he was a real ahole.

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2018

Well Yep,
just what all is going on?  Are jobs not being filled for one reason or
another?  Yeah, the co. is supposed to keep sufficient manpower to
protect the service and to allow for reasonable layoffs.....
Often can argue the co. doesn't. 
Often, the co. can argue there is sufficient manpower (via the cos.
numbers).  
Again, what's happening?

Name: Yep 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2018

Due to poor decisions by Management there is a bad manpower shortage in
Chicago.  CSX isn’t allowing its valued team members to take any D.V.
or P.L. Days thru Sept 9th. CSX can take their team player/teamwork
b.s. and shove it up their ass. Meanwhile these overpaid General
Chairman aren’t doing squat.

Name: UP AT Lost Anal
E-mail: info@up.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 July 2018

RE; UP Commentor At Lost Anal:

What ever happened to all those register sex offenders and child
molesters in the service unit? Heard that UP scattered them around at
different places through-out the network.

And what about the derailment that happened on the Yuma sub a few
weeks ago? The news headlines mentioned that drugs were discovered on 
unmarked cars (how's that possible?). If UP is back to hauling drugs
again, buy as many shares as you can because hauling drugs is more
profitable than stack trains!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2018

Water cooler talk in Jax is Louisville is gone be downsized . Job cuts
are coming .

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2018

PINOCA YARD CHARLOTTE NC .......Harassment is illegal......careful

Name: Lesson101
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

ALL SUPERVISORS 

Get out the operating rules book. Turn to page 2-2 in the Safeway
section. Now black out the rule number 2101.1. IT DOESN'T APPLY ANY
MORE! 
Now get the latest reissue of the HQ SYSTEM BULLETINS. Go to page 4 of
66. Read new rule 2101.1. If you look hard enough you will see it is a
combination of rule 2101.2 and 2101.3 from the book.
Now look real close.  Don't strain yourself.  Look at line #3 in the
bulletin. Where do you see the words live track or main tracks. YOU
DONT. It was removed in the new bulletins when HH took over. Thank god!
You had supervisors who were causing trouble with this in line of road
switching and crews were working between double mains.
So stop this bull crap of threatening to write people up for getting on
the cars and motors next to a main! 
Oh...while your at it please for the love of God show the Engineers
where the rule is that states all empty unit trains must be run with
one motor on line before another one gets written up!  We,ve been
looking for it since HH took over and it was removed.  Guess it
doesn't apply anymore!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

As I went down the rail today I couldn't help but wonder if my train
was going airborne or not. Such a violent trip. I really don't
believe
it was the engine but more so bad track lacking maintenance. I used to
see the regular track inspectors every day but rarely see them once
every couple months, if that. When the big one happens I pray to God
it's not me. Just a matter of time. Not if but when!!

Another issue that I was just made aware of is that they are trying to
force the crew out of their intermediate hotel in North Baltimore to
take the Q150 to an away terminal and then bring Q151 back to NB and
then DH home on a combo, all on ONE ticket. Threatened to right the
crew up for insubordination when they tied their Q150 ticket up In
Walbridge instead of getting on the Q151 and taking it back to North
Baltimore on the same ticket. Unbelievable.

Question to any low level manager? How would you like to be told we are
cutting your salary in half and you will be expected to do twice the
work for half the money! Probably be closer to what you're worth!

Name: Nice 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2018

I work 7 till 330 now , good pay , no phone calls , no stress . I sleep
all night like a baby . I just made plans for next weekend , because I
know I’m gone be at home , life is short .  Make the most  of it while
you can . If you retire at 60 and die at 62 was it worth it .

Name: curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2018

conductors


I was just told by a little birdie that they have a change on your on
board devices now. I was told that if you put in customer reason for
not getting the job done it now charges the customer a 75.00 fee. Does
anyone know if this is true for sure. It was reported that a few Tm's
were trying to get the crews to put in customer reason when work
wasn't getting done that had nothing to do with the customers fault.
trains running late out of yards and blocked wrong. Problems with power
causes problems too. supervisors apparently get in trouble if the crews
put Railroad reason for it not getting done. How in the hell could a
supervisor even begin to tell a crew to put in customer reason when
they know they are getting charged when it was the railroads fault and
not theirs. Any truth to this new charge now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

Too all yall ass kissing company spies ....wormy pukes!@@@@ IBEWu

Name: Waycross 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2018

We fired our guns and the brtish kept a cumming....they aint as many as
they was awhile ago

Name: Carknoker 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

Fuck the company...they lied to me...just like a fan stand behind them
they suck...stand in front of them they blow...stand beside them they
do nothingi

Name: UNION YES 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

Name: Fat back
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Dont work on company time... Dont shit on your own time....

Name: todd novack
E-mail: todd novack.com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

todd novack just made the local paper in medina ohio . got caught in the
rest stop on i 271 for luied acts in the boy bathroom . just sucking a
little dick ???? its ok he did not swallow

Name: Brothers United
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2018

Brothers lets all stand together and as a symbol of our stregnth and
unity, lets all pull straight into our parking spots. No more shall we
back in. Its a chance to show the company that we are a force and that
we are united. Brothers are you with me? Enough is enough!!

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2018

When will this company figure out that the lower level managers are the
problem. Get rid of the Trainmaster’s. The Yardmaster’s can do the job.
Trainmaster’s just keep termoil stirring. Useless waste of breath.

Name: HOW WE WORK AND WHY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Louisville could be the busiest terminal in the system with a few minor
changes.
1- Open hump back up and get a minimum of 1500 cars a day (was doing
close to that in 6 hour shifts and taking 45 minute lunch breaks)
2-Flat switch in the N yard and L yard. (Another 300 per day in each of
those)
3-Build full trains in the C yard so there are less doubles before
departures and no need to shove out before leaving to go anywhere.
(Texas trains get built in C2 and C3)
4-Yard inbounds in the A Yard. (common sense)
5-Build out bounds in certain A yard tracks if and only if the C-yard
fills up.

With this we could handle a 2500 cars a day easily.

If we hit capacity there we have another option: Pull certain inbounds
straight across GE lead and use a crew to switch cars out behind Ford.
When another train comes over there to drop more off they bring back
the switched out cut. 

All I'm saying is we have a lot of resources not being used, there are
a lot of miles of track in Louisville that are not being used at all.

Louisville has a lot of quality employees but our process is all wrong
we can easily change and be able to handle triple the cars we do now.

Name: railroaded
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

WAKE THE F*%^$K UP!

What the hell is wrong with all of you. Brakes this way, brakes that
way....BLAH...BLAH... The company hired DuPont to come in an do a
safety assessment of the company and when they told them that they had
too many rules and to quit micro managing the employees so much they
told them TO TAKE A HIKE!  I was there when it happened.  END OF THAT
DISCUSSION!

They have always had a standing order to get failures and always will.
This is a fact!  It sends a message to the employees and they use the
failures as examples in court and for the FRA that they are enforcing
their safety rules and regulations. Every time someone gets a failure
it shows an example of the employees refusing to follow the rules even
though they are in writing and are preached out your arsses.  The first
thing they ask the judge who is handling an injury law suit is...."what
are we supposed to do? Follow them around day and night like little
children and not let them out of our sight?"
FACT! BEEN THERE!

You have rules written to follow. You have a rule that says when in
doubt take the safest course of action. They also has a loop hole that
covers their arsses if something goes wrong. If there is a
contradiction in rules or any doubt of the application...CONTACT A
SUPERVISOR! So you make what you think is a common sense decision and
it back fires and you didn't contact a supervisor first. Guess where
the shit is going to roll. IN YOUR LAP!
Too many of you are arm chair lawyers. Too many of you think you are
smarter than you are. Got news for you. YOU ARENT. We know some rules
are stupid. We know some are written by idiots who never set one foot
on the rocks and have done our job. IT DOESNT MATTER. Their lawyers are
paid thousands to sit in their chairs and write rules and regulations to
cover their arsses. NOT YOURS, So the bottom line is if you don't want
to spend time on the street or lose the bread and butter that feeds
your children then follow the damn rules. If you have doubts about any
of them throw the decision in the supervisors arss. Arrogance and
stupidity doesn't pay the bills. Try reading a few of the notices too.
Most of you don't and your know it. Everyday  I work with someone who
quotes a rule and is so wrong its not even laughable. Your too lazy to
read the operating rules books and keep up on the bulletins then be the
one on the street. Your just making room for someone with less seniority
to move up and they're going to love it while their talking behind your
back about how stupid you were and how lucky they are!  JESUS! Just
follow the rules!

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Cond. If you want to write a damn book go to a publishing co nobody
wants to hear your long drawn out bullshit everyone knows how to tie a
handbrake only time I get angry is when I work with dumbshits like you
lol

Name: Cool mfer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2018

Idiot's you dumb fucks arguing about tying handbrakes fuck the rules up
that are in place so guess what the company comes up with more and more
stupid rules and to jack off that's only been on a conductor for less
than one year you don't know fucking shit sounds like you couldn't
run a train around a Christmas tree dickhead

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 July 2018

Its like my Daddy...always told me..He would rather have a sister in a
whore house than a brother in production..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

This place sucks now more than ever!  Not only are people not returning
from layoff status, quite a few people have started resigning!  Its
what happens when other companies start hiring who are willing to treat
you better.  I envy them and wish I could go as well, yet I have too
much time invested for a pension.  This place is really gonna get ugly
as time goes on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

Unfortunately. Brian Stussie has moved to the G&W, which my husband
moved to around 5 years ago.  He is continuing his reign of terror and
is targeting my hubby, an AGM, now. Looking for any documented info to
see this guy rot in hell.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2018

More dope found on train derailment at
Manana this week. We need more crystal methfrom south of the border.

Please send more cartels. Please send more!


Chad Wilbourn
Southern Region
VP of dummies

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

not much to get involved into all the BS but I do have a question for
everyone.. With man power shortage, We could really take a stand. It
might not be a huge stand but it will prove a point. its pretty simple.
Stop crossing over sides to cover jobs you don't have too. Stop taking
roster calls. Even if its just one half. I get people got bills and
family to feed. I also get they trap people or catch them first out. we
could bend these jokers over and prove our point.. Trains would sit,
jobs wouldn't be filled. The conversation I had with crew management
about this whole bump deal. Sounds like its made life harder on them..
At what point is enough a enough? bitch that our unions don't come to
our rescue, Bitch that the company bends us over.. yet when ball comes
in our court we sit back and do shit... We have a man power shortage
created by these retards. they block personal days, and daily
vacations. they force guys to certain assignments, make the bump system
a bid system with no bid system perks.. And then we do them favors to
bail them out and get trains moved, jobs filled... so of course they
wont fix  the problem.. Why would they?

Name: Me
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Coverourasses,

   Have you ever considered going back to school to get your GED?

Name: Coverourasses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2018

Conductors

You want to break rules every day of the week then go ahead but when
you do you just might be with someone like me who has had enough of
babysitting for you and covering your ass every single trip. You all
know now that they tag team both crew members every time they get and
when you do shit that they know us engineers have to know you doing it
and we do along with it just to keep from having to fight with you
assholes or refusing to do it and make the day a living hell you put
our jobs on the line too. Your spoiled self centered ego maniacs who
just cant follow rules and have to act like your big boy pants cant be
pulled down. Well guess what boys, Im done with you. In fact several of
us have talked about this and we all agree from now on your on your own.
If the supervisors try to burn us for your shit we are throwing you
under the bus. We will give you one warning to knock your shit off and
we aren't getting burned for your stupid shit. We will fight a charge
tooth and nail and charge you with intimidation and working in a
hostile environment. The games are over. Your too damn immature to do
as your told or just so damn arrogant you think you can do as you
please and the hell with the rules. Just remember, you haven't got a
clue which yards we are getting together on this. Go ahead and be a
dick. Take your chances. You can pick your asses up from under the bus!

Name: Blacksmith
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Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever its darned if you do and darned if you dont.

Name: Blacksmith
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2018

Seems more than ever....its darn if you do and darn if you dont
anymore..

Name: Blacksmith
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Anybody heard of 2020 being the year for cross training of all maint
crafts ?

Name: Oh yeah
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

HR/Rep. Not sure what your referring to, but here's the link i'm
talking about in Atlanta, GA.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/liz-shepherd-b69a234a

Name: LD
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2018

Any word on the new attendance policy coming later this month? I'm not
to optimistic it's gonna be any better than what we have now.

Name: Oh Yeah
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

I'll bet Triple-threat is at the lawyers office as we speak.

Name: PROOF
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2018

CYA


Take pictures every chance you get. Screw your no camera rule. The UP
railroad as well as other allow the use of stand alone cameras. Don't
use the one on your phone. Just go buy a disposable and carry it with
you. It is a csx rule that you cant use a camera. It is not an FRA law.
They just don't want anyone having proof. If something serious goes
down because of management overriding safety issues you brought to
their attention the last thing you need to worry about is pulling out a
picture to blow them out of the water at an investigation! If they got
the balls to charge you for using a camera and documenting their crap
then they have to admit fault and they better be throwing the book at
the supervisor who broke the rules/laws. If they want to retaliate let
them. You just make sure the FRA has a copy of the picture! Look like
real idiots in the public for going after someone who took pictures of
deliberate violations because it was the only way to cover your butt
and you were afraid of them! Especially when other class 1 railroads
allow the use. They don't call them Chicken Shit Express for nothing!

Name: EXREP
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 July 2018

Help

let me explain something to you that Im assuming you don't understand
or have not thought of. First off there are numerous lazy railroaders
out there who DO NOT READ THEIR NOTICES!  You had one recently that
made it very clear you were to report all wait times and deadheads no
matter how you got from point A to point B. It stated very clearly you
were to report all wait times and it did not say only if you outlawed.
The FRA has just about had enough of the company not reporting waiting
times for crews left on trains and how they are getting off the trains
and to the terminal to mark off. Limbo time is not being reported right
and they are well aware of the manipulation of crews tours of duty. The
notice has thrown the responsibility into the crews laps and even
states if you do not report these times and types of transportation you
can be charged with two different rules violations.  READ THAT NOTICE!

Second, I stood right next to a conductor who was on the phone with CMC
arguing that they were not given the proper deadhead pay for a trip out
of their away from home terminal to their home terminal. The CMC caller
told him that he had no idea what he was talking about as he looked into
his history because there was NO RECORD OF HIS DEADHEAD! The conductor
asked him how he thought he got home from the hotel when he was not
called out for a train. He didn't walk. He didn't fly. He rode back
to the home terminal in a wagon after he had already been checked into
the hotel. A few words were exchanged and the call ended. I told him I
could not help but over hear what happened and offered advice. He was
happy to listen. I told him that if he had been in an accident in that
wagon you can bet your bottom dollar his form of transportation and the
time he started and ended it would be in his records. In fact it would
be there faster than the injury lawyer could show up at his hospital.
THIS IS NOT A UNION ISSUE! Many employees confuse what is a union
covered issue and what is an professional ethical issue as well as a
break down of communication within the departments. This is also a
Federal issue because the company is responsible for reporting all your
hours of service ACTIVITY whether it be working on a train or
deadheading in a wagon. ALL ACTIVITY! The notice that came out also
throws the responsibility into your lap as well. I suggested he cover
every avenue to protect his name and his job and start a paper trail. 
Call PTI or who ever was your transportation service and inform them
that the company has lost the information on your deadhead and
therefore who ever transported you may be hit with a red flag and
accused with reporting a false trip or even worse the transportation
company may be accused of charging CSX for a run that they did not do.
This is stealing. Plain and simple.  Let them handle what you have told
them on your end. Then call the FRA and report what has happened and
that your HOS and mode of transportation may be reported wrong and let
them tell you want they want you to do. PAYROLL CAN NOT FIX IT! They
can only pay you for what they have been instructed to pay you. They
can not fix it. This however is not a pay issue anymore. This is legal
information that has disappeared from the system. There is no excuse
for any type of information disappearing from the system. What he did
with my advice I do not know. 
Now to your issue. You are having a problem with your pay tickets and
your tour summary information being accurate. One is reported correctly
and one is not. Call Chessie when this happens. Tell them that there is
a computer program error occurring. Have them log into the computer
with you and take screen shots of what you are seeing. They can do this
and should. Create a case through the Chessie help desk and give them a
chance to take care of it. If you do not receive a response within one
week or do not see a change in your records in 30 days then report it
to the FRA hours of service desk. You have every right to be concerned
when your records do not show accurate reporting and there are
discrepancies within the departments reporting system. You don't need
your unions involved on this. Do not let anyone in management tell you
that you need to take this up with your unions. IT IS NOT TRUE! This in
a problem within the departments. You are not concerned with the pay
issue any more. You are concerned with your name being attached to
records that are not being reported properly or they are missing all
together.

You can find information on these kind of activities in your CSX code
of ethics handbook. It will be explained thoroughly under fraud and
theft and Financial reporting and ACCURATE RECORDKEEPING. It is your
responsibility to bring these issues as an employee to the companies
attention. You will find that stated very clearly numerous times within
the code of ethics handbook.

Name: Elmer
E-mail: no@nope.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2018

chicago yard crews have earned every CUT that they have received!! 
protect a shove? SURE,  drop a groundline and release the handbrakes,
SURE, anything to help the carrier, what a bunch of pussies. chicago
used to be a place where management feared to tread. NOT ANYMORE.
plenty of do-gooders willing to help the master.  very sad to see.

Name: EXLEG.REP
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS

I'm an Ex legislative rep and for a good reason. Your unions are
treating you no different than any other politician in Washington. 
 
Take 5 minutes to look at your SSA's last approved agreement. Look at
it good. Look for all the little hidden agenda's that are slipped into
this agreement that favors the carrier and should have been flat our
refused by your unions.

One very good example is Article 5-Perfect attendance stock award. Look
real close at the stipulations for you to receive your stock. 

Paragraph B describes the definition of perfect weekend attendance.
Notice the provision inserted by your unions and allowed to pass that
has nothing to do with perfect attendance,
"Employees who are found guilty of a human factor caused derailment
will be disqualified"!  What has a derailment have to do your perfect
attendance record? Absolutely nothing! When the carrier was forced to
remove the language that said anyone who received an injury would be
disqualified they had to find something else to replace it. The FRA was
livid when they read the language on injuries and knew it would
discourage individuals to come forward who were injured because they
didn't want to lose the stock. So now they found something new to help
them find a way out of awarding you stock. This language encourages the
carrier to do what ever it take to blame the crew for any derailment.
Any one who knows how it works in Washington and how bills are created
and passed know that many have irrelevant language added and agreements
inserted that have nothing to do with the original bill.  You have the
same thing happening in your agreements. READ THEM! find the hidden
language. Call your Union legislative reps and question how this kind
of language could be inserted into your articles. There are more snow
jobs than you can even imagine. Educate yourself. Makes notes of the
hidden agendas. File complaints! Demand an explanation!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Each & every forum on this website has some interesting reading.
RR cos. are not & will never be..... employee friendly.
Here & there will be a decent supervisor, crew caller, etc., etc.
Those people are the minority, not the majority.  
The way it is & has been for a long time. 
Unions lame?  Maybe. Be worse out here without 'em.

Name: Well said
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Well said ....



Name: Ha!
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

RRJIM.

deadhead by caboose.  You are older than dirt. This compnay has gotten
so bad no one gives a shit anymore. Mark off any way you can. These
bastards have kept boards so short and people on the street to the
point it's a damn nightmare. They reduced caps to a ridiculous level
for over a year now and the union's are just sitting on their
worthless asses doing nothing. Getting on the computer and fighting
for
a personal day before vacation time is a frickin joke. On the computer
at midnight fighting with everyone else for it. They violate the
agreement like it's no big deal. Always have. Supposed to keep enough
people hired and xbd full to cover agreed caps and days off. Just
another frickin stab in our backs.just like the availabity policy. So
Mark off sick at hotel, redblock or what ever you can do to take care
of yourself and your plans. Screw this company and their back stabbing
lying chiefs and their favortism to their pet crews. karma is a bitch.
Their trains can sit and rot!

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Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

You find my comment offensive?  Why?  Because its the fucking truth? 
Hundreds of engineers and conductors go to work sick as dogs, tired
from lack of sleep, miss funerals, birthdays, you name it because this
company couldn't give a damn about them and I'm the one who's wrong?
 Tell me why again we formed unions and the only reason they were
strong.  Its because the workers used to stick together.  But I'm in
the wrong because you're worried about step 2,3 or 4.  Sorry but I
believe very strongly that there is only one option and its ugly but
affective.  You can preach all day about the rr labor laws but can't
even stand together on LABOR day.

Name: Loco
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

Loyd 
 3 or 4 points don't mean anything. Are you kidding. Do you have any
idea how many guys already have so many points they can't afford
anymore now?  I know over a dozen trying to work them off now so they
can use them at thanksgiving and christmas. Yeah. We bank our points
like off days. Play the mark off game. Thank god Christmas is on a 4
point day and not 6. Easy for you to give advise to illiterate
brothers. Most make typing mistakes or they are just to lazy to correct
them. Doesn't matter. CSX hired them under a signed, sealed and agreed
upon union agreement. I find your comment offensive. I would rather be
illiterate than a malicious back stabbing Indian giver who lies to the
crews and violates or agreements on a daily basis. There is a special
place in hell for those people.

Name: Lloyd
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2018

First things first.  There's a lot of illiterate RR workers who post on
here and many who know very little about rr life or give 2 damns about
how much you sacrifice for your family and yourself for doing a
non-thankful job on a daily. We forgive you. To my fellow union
members, make this labor day a day that you send a message to the
people who think they own you.  Make this a turning point in history if
you have to.  Make it a day that unites the RR worker that tells these
companies you/we stand together as a whole.  Put your co-worker before
your selfish need and stand together and lay off.  Make them know you
truly stand as one.  I cannot stress enough that if you aren't with
your brothers union strong you will fall.  They cannot replace our
knowledge as hard as they might try.  Lets make this year and next year
as a time when we finally bind together.  There is no other message they
understand. Please lay off Monday September 3rd no matter what the
reason and stand in unity just one time.  Losing your stock award
shouldn't be an excuse.  Getting 3 or 4 points shouldn't be an
excuse.  If this company already has you that afraid then you no longer
have a right to complain.  If our union leadership had any backbone they
would have already sent you this message but they don't! I know you
don't know me.  But I know you.  I know many of you who read this
website.  I care about you.  Put it on a bathroom wall.  Put it on the
door you open up you hit your head on.  Put it on that label that tells
you not to undo the latches thats always scratched out.  Brothers you
know what I'm talking about.  Enough is enough.

Name: UTU sell-out
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 July 2018

Management isn't the only one not looking out for our best interest.
The State Legislative Director who makes over $130K off the members
dues was inquiring about Labor Relations jobs/salaries for himself a
few years ago when he had concerns about being re-elected. Guess all
the B.S. he preaches in the local union meetings against CSX is a
forked tongue bunch of crap.

Name: A.P.E.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2018

I was intimidated ( well he tried ) by a trainmaster, and wasn't the
only one he pulled that crap on. We turned him in for all we could, it
took three months and now he is off administrative leave.I hope that
dumbass learned a lesson, I doubt it, but he is being moved! 
  there is a terminal in west virginia where if the have trouble with a
trainmaster they start reporting injuries, no matter how minor, after 5
fra injuries on their juristiction a trainmaster gets fired! I've
suggested that here but too many people are afraid of those punks.
personaly i've seen too many conductors make mistakes while switching,
yarding or building trains because a trainmaster is pressuring everybody
to hurry up. fortunatly those errors haven't resulted in too big of a
safety hazard. No matter how much i tell those younger employees to
slow down before something bad happens they won't, and it worries me
somebody is going to get hurt. If you look at the trainmaster turn over
rate you'll see that many have desided to use their conscience or are
tired of not seeing their own family, as for the ones who stay,i
question their wisdom.
 As for attendance in my terminal we've had an engineer and two
conductors have a heart attack on a train (one came back to work, one
is on disability, and one didn't make it), because they were afraid to
mark off sick, too many others come to work sick or exhausted because
their afraid.
 If any one from 500 water steet in jacksonville reads this i hope they
do because if they don't lighten up somebody out here will get hurt, a
conductor or engineer will screw up and headlines, or God forbid, some
of our unstable empoyees might be off their meds and somebody could get
hurt or killed. I don't think those idiots know how bad we are being
stressed out and over used. when will enough be enough? You can only
squeeze so much money from this company! 
 As for the derka servey i't will likely be like the last survey and
will be spun and doctored to look better than it realy is out here. We
all know it's ( use own favorite words ) but there isn't a whole lot
that can be done.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

Hiring. 
I haven't had a,chance to read these hiring advertisements but if they
actually have it advertised that management employees will be required
to cross union contract lines and do our work then there should be a
law suit filed for misrepresentation of the job and false advertising.
I'm going to find these job advertisements and if they are worded that
way I'm going to blow up the BLET AND UTU INTERNATIONAL fax machines
with it. They should already know this and be planning a course of
federal action. This is a severe form of Union busting at its best!

Name: hiring conductors
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

i dont know if anyone else has seen.. but they are actually hiring
conductors in places on the system... never thought id see that for a
good while at least... baltimore, new orleans, indy, 1 or 2 other
places...

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2018

Alert!

259 pages in the new HQ system notices and it's the worst mess I have
ever seen. Put all important messages scattered through the transfer
request forms.  You got to read every single page to find them. Why the
hell they didn't put all the transfer request together by themselves is
beyond me.  They know people will miss something doing it this way.  Are
they just plain retarded down there or is it the heat. Surely this
wasn't on purpose to help reduce the work force when they miss
something.  My god!  What's happening to this company!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2018

CSX  

just read your survey from Dekra.  95 repetitive questions all asking
the same questions just in a different format. Your typical psycho trip
up questions. Just testing to see if you keep an accurate pattern of
opinions. This questionaire is similar to one we had 15 years ago when
another group came in and ran their "test".  Guess what happened.
NOTHING! We work just as safe as we always have. People aren't dying.
People aren't getting injured. There is no damn safety problem with
crews. However Supervisors are still doing what they always do. Rush
employees. Still get smart mouthed when challenged.  Still order
corners cut. The only so called safety issue they care about is damage
to equipment. NOT PEOPLE! Show us a list of injured employees across
the system. It's equipment your worried about. Work safely so
equipment is not damaged. Cut cost! This questionaire won't solve a
thing. Won't stop equipment from falling apart. Won't fix it. Won't
stop inspectors from turning their heads. employees are tired. That's
when things get missed. Equipment is getting hurt. NOT PEOPLE. THE
QUESTIONAIRE  IS A JOKE. No one comes to work to get hurt and it isnt
happening. It's all about blamming the employees for equipment
failures. Not a damn thing to do with real safety of the employee. Stop
breathing down the TM's necks to get unrealistic departure times. Your
the root cause for rushing and cutting corners. Your the reason for
cutting corners and not doing proper inspections. Your the reason work
orders have been screwed up for 20 years. Your the one who is solely
responsible for the internal disruption in operations. You don't proof
read or research anything properly before you issue orders. Your bandaid
approach has never worked. Your rule with fear and intimmidation hasn't
changed a thing in 20 years. Wake the hell up!  It's not working. We
are all just waiting for the day when the field supervisors finally
grow a pair of balls and tell you to stick it up your pompas butts and
come do it yourself if you think you can! 

Oh ...and if you haven't figured it out yet you can't run a scheduled
train on time if you don't have a frickin locomotive avaiable to run
it. Jeeeze!

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2018

csx at it again, FMLA interference going on at it's best.  New system
notice intimidating anyone from laying off for the next week.  


Attn:  All lawyers can we get a  Class Action lawsuit against CSX and
their managers.  Not only are the ones pulled out of service but all
others are being intimidated not to use their federally protected
leave.



There wasn't an issure until the new regime showed up.

Name: Venkman
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Vending machine prices, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together -
mass hysteria.

Name: Fed up
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2018

Anybody else notice since the new regime has taken over that the
selections in the vending machines arnt near as good, and the prices
have gone WAY up...this place is awful.

Name: Smh
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Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

HR ,, the truth about CSX there main tool is intimating there workers
and we cant “boots”on the ground do are jobs properley the ones making
the lest money with family’s too feed  all on call working by whatever
they decide the contract which helps us maintain a half normal life is
stripped from us we move the cars we held to a microscope standers they
Lok the other way till big news happens and on a daily basis knowing
“boots “ on the ground will be at fault I seen it every day since I
have worked here it’s not a secret THEY have the money to drag the
courts out for anyone on the ground to fight this new regime bragging
to stock holders how much the gonna make by cuttilng jobs in all crafts
guys the ones that inspect  the equipment to guys that run the trains
it’s a bad place to be right now and on a daily basis we all know to
look the other way or donyou job and be fired it’s the big guys with
the millions that don’t give a shit ...one ? This is “there plan” at
what point do we charge them there the ones with the plan to blame
everyone else I wanta see them in court on charges there the ones that
put us in the “Postiion “ TO FAIL that’s what happens when you push
employees to the limits on sleep work load and stress environment

Name: well????
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

ANYONE????

How about it? Has anyone been approached by the Dekra group and what
did they grill you about.  Are they hiding in the bushes with
binoculars and you don't even know they are there?  I heard that was
their MO!

Name: Kicknthesack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2018

As much as our unions might not do for us its a scary thought what
they'd do to us without them.  Today a supreme court decision made it
more difficult for unions to get membership and it was applauded by our
idiot in chief.  I'll be glad when union workers a-holes are so rimmed
out that they finally grow a pair and do something about all that
fucking they're getting!

Name: Cool mo
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2018

No Shit: if CSX was corporate people where charged money for STUPIDITY
they would be fucking BANKRUPT

Name: Wontbendover
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2018

Dave 

Jesus man..you really stepped on your little tool this time. Maybe you
meant to say the TO not PTC. It still doesn't matter. If a double
stacker takes out a bridge it's because the idiots who put the tubs
together didn't measure the height properly. The clearance bureau 
stipulates what's allowed on each line and if it exceeds its not
anyone's fault but the idiots who loaded the totes and sent them out.
PTC was developed to help prevent crews from running stop signals and
missing slow orders, 707's etc.  It doesn't run a train! It sure the
hell doesn't prevent someone from taking out a bridge because a car
exceeds the maximum height allowed.  I think your post and the other
idiots is just an attempt to change the subjects. The derailment in
Princeton IN, the busted rusty knuckles, YM who won't answer the
radios, TM who don't know their jobs, rude ass unethical dispatchers
(who gives a shit if they're union) illegal class 1 brake test, Carman
being harrassed to cut corners,covering up recrews and the list just
goes on and on. The only thing they give a shit about is stock prices.
Now let's get ready for the Nazi Dekra group to make moral even worse
if that's possible. Hire a group who centers it whole theory around
brainwashing the employee (intimidation) instead of fixing the root
cause of the problem (shitty management) and you got a recipe for
disaster. We aren't stupid! We're not robots. You treat us like a
replaceable number, low class blue collar idiot who shouldnt take a
frickin day off or go see a doctor without getting points and you get
what you ask for! Management screws up and points the finger at
everyone else to save their asses. We are the scapegoats every single
day! Jesus man...get on board with what's really important!

Name: Gaylord
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one dumb son of a bitch.

Name: Bohica
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Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Wonder who made this fuck up, sometimes its embarrassing to work
here.http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/csx-train-hits-bridges-in-cumberland/article_d244d6ee-7569-11e8-ad84-e7f3a43a46f2.html

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2018

Well

What the crew should have done was ask the dispatcher to get the DTO on
the radio.  The chief and dispatcher are union contract employees. They
should have demanded that a CSX manager talk to them.  If the
dispatcher refused then ethics charges should be filed. The crew should
have demanded the tapes  be downloaded to show the amount of time the YM
or TM  did not respond.  It sounds like the dispatcher made an
intimidating verbal threat and that should not be tolerated. If this is
an on going problem for crews coming into Willard then it needs to be
investigated promptly. All crews need to document the exact time they
try to make contact with the YM and when he/she responds.  Keep a
record. Once a pattern is established everyone needs to fax the
information to the operations department.

Name: Steve 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 June 2018

Our video board out front of Osborn yard says J18 coming soon..., what
the hell does that mean anybody know

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2018

Fella, this new outfit at Csx ain’t gonna spend one freaking dime to
make something look pretty for a buyer. They just selling shit. It’s a
fire sale!!!!! I hope a class1 buys us before a class 2 or 3. But
anything is better than this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Sun Kink rail is the reason of the derailment in Princeton. sounds like
they going to let it burn out. Crew Okay! That was the 2nd sun kink
that crew reported. glad they okay.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.  
Big business U.S. RRs don't fear that agency.
Lame duck and company friendly.  
Threat of fine(s) and/or worse to a lowly employee is a big deal
though.

Name: FRA WATCHDOG
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

CARMAN

Qualified mechanical inspector: 49 CFR 232.5

A qualified person who has received, as a part of training,
qualification, and designation program required under 232.203
instructions and training that includes "hands on" experience under
appropriate supervision or apprenticeship in one or more of the
following: Troubleshooting, inspection, testing, maintenance or repair
of the specific train brake components and systems for which the person
is assigned responsibility.

A trainmaster is not qualified to perform the Class 1 airbrake test and
inspections required on the cars on any train that is being built in the
original terminal. If this happens again you must call the FRA
immediately. Complaining on this website is only helpful to the extent
that people in the public read it and can make inquiries to the USDOT
or the FRA office.  You must report it. Just because an FRA inspector
reads this site doesn't mean he is officially notified that there is a
problem. You must make the call.

As for walking only one side of the train during the pre inspection
process that is illegal as hell. Tell your yard master to purchase a
code of federal regulations and read  232.205.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors about this for the last year about
TM's out in the field rushing crews during the pick up of cars in line
of road and have been watching but have yet to catch one in the act.
Time is on your side. Follow the rules as written in your operating
rules They are very clear how you will do a pre inspection of the cars.
You must do an inspection of both sides of the cars to the best of your
training BEFORE YOU CAN DO A ROLL BY INSPECTION!

An inspector shall take a position on each side of the car sometime
during the inspection process so as to be able to examine and observe
the functioning of all moving parts of the brake system on each car in
order to make the determination and inspection required by this
section. 232.205

A ROLL BY INSPECTION OF THE BRAKE RELEASE AS PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH
(B)(8) IF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN INSPECTION OF THAT SIDE
OF THE TRAIN FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REQUIREMENT!

I don't know how to make it any more clear. You must inspect both
sides of each car during your pre inspection before you can do a roll
by release of the cars. If you have any supervisor harassing you or
intimidating you to break these laws then you must report them. Its
that simple. Do not sit there and allow this to continue. You can not
complain and cry all the time because you see this happening and expect
anything to get changed if you just walk away because you are scared of
retaliation. If enough of you stick together and file complaints
together they have no choice to address your claims. If you know of any
FRA inspector who is turning his head or showing favoritism towards the
carrier you can file a complaint with the USDOT. Any inspector who
willingly allows the law to be broken should be removed from his
position,

Name: Cool mo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

Yep. If your bitching about brake sticks and your to big to climb on the
cars to tie handbrakes the a snack machine that takes credit cards is
the last thing your fat ass needs lol why would you post that WOW

Name: There goes another one 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2018

Why are so many people quitting the railroad?I know a tm that quit csx
don't understand why with the salary and benefits they have.im
thinking about trying to get on but this makes me nervous to leave my
day shift job

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Bend over/deez 

Stupid shit.. grow the f...do up

For real safety can someone explain how a TM can take over the car
inspectors job when he's trying to finish his class 1 test on the
rollby on a train that is leaving the original terminal?  One avon tm
did the set and release and armed the Tele using the tower yard master
to relay informstion with the engineer. How the hell did he arm the
Tele. He isn't union or part of the crew. The Car inspector told him
over radio a qualified mechanical inspector had to do the job and the
dude had the balls to tell him he was doing it because the Carman was
busy. This stupid shit is a violation for many reasons. Gonna file
claims on the TM for this shit. We are short as hell cause of the cheap
SOB in Jacksonville and now TM are doing our job. On top of that they
are pulling long as hell trains out of yard to knock down signals to
make it look like trains have departed before Carman ever gets to head
and to watch rollby. We miss half the damb train. For now on we are
going to document that we don't see half these trains and not going to
be responsible for the first half.  This outfit is turning into a safety
hazard from hell and where is the FRA in all of this! These TM are
crossing the lines big time and it's time to time slip them. Too
scared to tell their super boss to get Carmen back or kiss their butts.
Wonder what this dekra group has to say about this shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 June 2018

Yep:
Thanks very much for the morning chuckle.

Name: Yep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 June 2018

I miss the brakestick...bullshit us big guys have to climb on these cars
to tie a hand brake. Also what really pisses me off....all snack
machines at work should have the credit card swiper...who carries
around the much change these days..wtf!? We are going backwards!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 June 2018

Any other fat conductors like myself who miss the brakestick?

Name: UP FLMA SNITCHES
E-mail: eatshit@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2018

Attention ALL UP/Rail Employees:

If you have a Smart Phone and downloaded your employer's App, you
obviously surrendered your right to privacy. Each and every time, 
your phone is turned on, UP can track your exact locations and send
their private investigators and monitor your activities, including 
tracking their Vice-President of Safety & Security, at a local 
Gay bar (Max) incognito?

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2018

How does CSX know that this happened during the last trip? It could have
accured during the calendar day inspection. This equipment isn't
serviced regularly. Screw CSX. 







Name: Utility worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2018

If your piston travel is excessive we usually just tell the
transportation officer and they will charge the prior engineer that
used that engine and failed to write it up.  It's funny how you gents
turn your co workers in.

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Hoggers


When they voted in some changes in the SSA they didn't make any
changes in writing to the forgiveness article on discipline charges.

Side letter #13
A clear record for the first or second 6 months of a calendar year will
cancel (1) disciplinary entry on the employee's service record for each
six month period or a maximum of two per year,

There have been some supervisors telling engineers that this part of
the union agreement is no longer in effect because the company has done
away with specific minor/serious charge violations. This is NOT TRUE.
This article applies to all engineers who have 5 or more years of
seniority until it is removed by vote of the membership. 

The new idpap policy only has two levels of discipline now. It is
either a non-major or a major.  There is no more minor groups or
serious groups.  There used to be a distinct procedure to follow
applying the forgiveness for each group. If you had a minor charge you
had to go 180 days without another charge for one charge to be removed.
That was a "straight" 180 days. No one half of the year or the other. 
It was different on serious charges. It was agreed that you must go 180
days of an entire half before you could have one charge removed. In
other words if you got a serious charge in January you would have to go
from July 1st to December 31st to have it removed. With no separate
categories as stated in the old IDPAP policy all engineers must follow
the "wording" in the SSA agreement under side letter #13.  I have
spoke with several LC on this issue and it is understood that the Union
has no control over how the carriers discipline policies are written
unless they are extreme and excessive and do not allow any employee the
ability to receive forgiveness when correcting their behavior and
showing and attempt to correct their actions.  Side letter #13 allows
this forgiveness protection to all engineers with 5 years or more
seniority.

Something that is very important for both engineers and conductors to
remember is the statement that was written on the first page of the new
issue of the IDPAP policy in regards to accessing discipline.

CSXT intends to continue to provide a safe work environment in which
all employees can experience meaningful work and contribute to the
team's success. 

VERY IMPORTANT....CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT
TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO
FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE!!!

Formal counseling in writing IS FORMAL DISCIPLINE! Do not be fooled
into thinking it is not!  Any notation made in your employee
history/record can lead to an adverse effect on your employment with
the company and can lead up to cause for termination. A written
notation in your employee records that you were verbally counseled IS
NO DIFFERENT THAN A CHARGE OF FORMAL DISCIPLINE!!!
Missing a side shield because it fell off before you get another one or
not having your vest closed in front are just a few examples of failures
that DO NOT WARRANT a formal counseling in writing! If you feel you have
received excessive counseling for "petty" infractions you should
immediately contact your LC and provide a written statement. The IDPAP
policy is a "play" on words. Supervisors do not have to make an entry
in your employee history if they feel it is a "petty" incident that
doesn't warrant a formal reprimand. If they tell you they have no
choice then they are not telling you the truth. The policy is black and
white. They have the right to use alternative choices!

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 June 2018

Usedwithoutconsent 

DONT BE AN IDIOT!!!!!  If you are ready to lose your job then go ahead
a blow the whistle. What you obviously don't get is that the
information you are complaining about will only get the company a slap
on the hand. Did you not learn anything since the time you were hired.
How many times have you seen the FRA turn their heads the other way.
I've seen it too many times to count. How many times have you been
ordered to violate a rule just to accommodate the supervisors and make
them look good just to turn around a be written up for a petty little
rules violation because they need their quota. I was blackmailed into
taking an observation failure by guilt. My other crew member broke a
rule that was not a major but the tag team TM's kept threatening to
write him up on it as a major. He was freaking out. So guess what they
did..... Played on my guilt and told me they were in hot water for not
having enough failures and asked if I would be willing to take a minor
hit and help them out. They would give my buddy a minor and forget the
major. So of course I did it to help him out.  This is the kind of shit
that goes down out here all the time. Was I stupid enough to report it?
Hell no because now I have another witness to the blackmail and
blackmail is bliss when its on the other foot. Saved it in my back
pocket for a rainy day. Two can play this game!
This is a multi million dollar company that WILL NOT BE SHUT DOWN over
petty little complaints about falsifying records and lying to the USDOT
and FRA and covering up recrews. They don't give a shit about our union
agreements and labor relations is as dirty as they come and the unions
are in their back pockets. The only thing that they will get is a
threat and a fine that is only pocket change to them.  You need
something along the lines or insider trading, severe tax evasion or
embezzlement to get your voice heard. You have none of this. All you
have is some information on operating practices that are misleading and
false and maybe a violation of FRA and USDOT law in regards of proper
reporting of the trains makeup and locations. THAT ISNT SHIT!   You
will become a target and you will lose your job. Don't be stupid. If
and when you plan on quitting maybe then you could go out with a bang
and reveal everything you know and CAN PROVE! Keep all the paperwork
you can. Accumulate as much as you can and then when its time to go and
you still want to do something about the lies and coverup do it then!

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2018

Usedwithoutconsent

I will assume you have worked in the industry long enough to understand
the consequences of the actions you are considering. It is not unusual
for someone who takes an aggressive stand to end up being on a "watch
list" and end up fighting discipline charges.
If you do decide you want to follow through with your charges against
the company I suggest you sit down with your Union representation and
make sure they understand exactly what you are going to do. If you and
others have already filed claims/grievances against the company for
violations related to these same kind of documents and you were denied
compensation, your union representatives are well aware of what is
happening and the companies labor relations department is not in the
clear either. 
You say you were not hired with the agreement that they could use your
name on illegal or misleading documents. That is 100% correct. You
would never see that in writing. What you have done however is accept
compensation for the actions and therefore have "somewhat" agreed to
the terms and conditions of your pay. If you are serious about this and
are considering blowing the whistle the first thing you must do is
contact your payroll department and request that your pay be garnished
from your wages for the particular job that you are using as evidence
to open your case. Its my understanding that you can create a case in
your payroll department through the employee gateway. I suggest you
talk to them one on one first and then create the case. When requesting
that your wages be garnished for that particular job you need to make it
very clear that the documentation that was submitted for the creation of
the job as well as your pay ticket contained inaccurate, false and
misleading information about the job performed and could possibly be a
violation of federal law as well as a violation of your union
agreement. You must state that you do not want your name connected with
that particular job and will not accept pay from the company on the
grounds that it may incriminate you if the future. You will not accept
pay for a job performed under false pretenses. I do not have to tell
you what will be in store for you and that you will be opening a major
can of worms in many departments. Do not start this process unless you
intend to stick with it and see it through to the end.  You will need
protection on the job and it wont be pretty. You will need an attorney.
Before you do anything, again I will say sit down with your Union
representation and discuss this in depth. If they are involved and
looking the other way you are most likely not going to get the support
from them that you expect or pay for but it is best for you to put them
on notice that you will be playing hard ball and it would be in their
best interest to get on board. I wish you luck with this endeavor if
you go forward with it. It will be a hard rocky road but if things are
being done illegally it is your duty as well as others to bring it
forward. A federal offense is a federal offense. Whistle blower
protection was created for a reason.

Name: usedwithoutconsent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2018

CSX   

Im putting you on notice!   The next time you use my name on any of
your illegal, lying, manipulating pieces of paper to cover up your
recrew of road trains, Im not just sending copies to the FRA but Im
going to send copies to every department within the company. If I have
to I will send it to the homes of the board of directors because you
are not going to use my name on anything anymore. When you hired me I
know for a fact that I never signed anything agreeing that you could
use my name on any documentation that was illegal or shady.  I have
seen some of the worst cover ups of recrewing outlawed trains go down
the last 3 months. The information on the time tickets, train profiles
and locations is so far off its should constitute premeditated murder
of company records!  You know that falsifying your records with bogus
information is not just morally and ethically wrong but I believe would
be considered illegal in federal court. Whistle blowing is protected by
law, and you will have to deal with the consequences. Go ahead and
target the crews who do. The more of us who step forward the worse it
is going to look for you. The media can be your worst enemy. Remember
that! For once just try to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing
but the truth!

Name: Curious
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Finance 

Just wondering how they balance the budget when the train they have
lied about details or comes apart and the have to call out block trucks
or rerailers?  When they lie on the time tickets and train profile and
put the trains location in a different division how do they deduct from
those departments without them raising hell? They know the never came
out and did the work. If the train is an ethanol or key train with
alert card how do they explain that if it is all over the ground?
Can't cover that up. Does FRA not have any laws on proper and legit
reporting of trains? I've seen it on my time tickets too when they put
me on fake local Jjob tickets. Isn't this illegal reporting of
information on a legal document? I though FRA was supposed to know the
true locations of trains and crews.

Name: Tired
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

CSX has the lowest paid employees compared to our class 1 railroads..
Want to know why? Because of you, the employee. You settle with what
you get. Why should the union fight for your rights when you don't
care. You take it in the crapper and walk off complaining. Start
fighting for your rights and watch the pay increase. Most of you don't
have the backbone to do it. Just keep taken it in the rear and
complaining. This is 100% truth..

Name: Finance Dept
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2018

Ethics


It is done to shift the expense accounts around.  Everyone is well
aware of what they are doing. So does the labor relations department.
Agreements for engineers are very clear that a through freight road
engineers can be called to do more than one class of road service in a
single tour of duty but they must be paid at the highest rate  of the
class they worked. The Chief will have crew management put in a ticket
claiming that the crew is working a local switcher job when in fact
they are not. The great lakes division is notorious for this. When
dragging in an outlawed through freight road train (ex. Q123) they are
supposed to use the symbol Q123R to identify that the train is in fact
a through freight road train. The tickets and profile will be put in as
J100/200/300 etc.  etc.  When it goes through pay it will be identified
as funds coming out of local financing. They will even go as far as
identifying the train profile as coming from a completely different
division. Many crews have called and asked payroll department personnel
why is it that their train is profiled as being re crewed on a totally
different division by a local job that isn't within a hundred miles of
where they are getting on the train. Its all for budget purposes. They
are shifting the money around. It will help balance out the division
expense accounts. As long as the crews are getting paid what their
unions have agreed upon it should be of no concern to them but many do
not like the false information being noted on their pay tickets and on
the profile of their trains. That is understandable.  Ethical behavior
is supposed to be the corner stone of our business. This kind of "Book
keeping" is shady and a horrible example of ethics.  You can be assured
that Foote and his financial officer are well aware of the tactics.  Its
all for show and balances out the division budgets. If one  division is
having more trouble than another scratching each others backs pays off
in the long run.

Name: UP Lateral Motion Claims
E-mail: info@upee.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2018

UP Employees:

We will provide another update on the increase in lateral motions
claims as soon as the settlement claims are provided by key insiders
and the like. In the mean time, document your locomotives with defects,
and whether the defects where reported prior.

Name: ETHICS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

ANYONE!!!

Can anyone explain how on gods green earth that T&E supervisors can
outright falsify information on trains that are being recrewed???  How
can they order information on time tickets, Deadhead tickets, train
profiles, job profiles, crew on duty and off duty as well as turn
points and origination and destination points to be entered in the
system with outright bogus information that is nothing more than
unethical lies!
I have never seen so many pieces of legal documents put out with
information that is just so untrue it isn't even laughable. Does the
FRA care about any of this? Does Foote and upper management care about
this? Are these supervisors so gullible that they think they can hide
the true information on all these trains and crews? It wouldn't take
one week for anyone in Jacksonville to be able to trace these trains
and the crews who worked them. The PTI service can provide GPS
information as to where their wagons traveled with the crews. Even the
information on the crew web is coming out as falsified. Anyone can
print this information off and keep it. It can be sent to the stock
holders and others who are investing in this company. What the heck is
going on???  Is everyone in this company just gone mad or has the
ethics and lying become so normal that no one knows how to tell the
truth.  I just don't understand it. Something is totally wrong here. 
What is the purpose of all this lying and covering up of trains and
their true travel times?

Name: Company McLovin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 June 2018

Sounds like your all fucked really..

Name: Re-max
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2018

Hello gentalmens, here are our plans for bigger profits in 2018, keep up
the good work, we r selling the spider web network, soon it will be a
linear railroad just like cp is, remember when u all said PSR wont work
because of the layout of the network, well thanks for the tips we
appreciate
it.https://seekingalpha.com/news/3362153-csx-take-bids-six-rail-segments

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 June 2018

FRA this, FRA that.

Go back a while & read the posts from the former FRA inspector.
Bullied, even threatened by csx terminal people in Toledo & wasn't
backed by superiors.  

But boy if a poor individual makes a mistake.....
Before 1988/89 -- just the RR got fined for violations.
Look it up

US DOT, FRA = lame ass pro-company.  Sad.

Name: Inspect 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2018

Rollby 

Roll by inspections are 10 mph. Check your FRA laws.  

Second. ..FRA ALERT!!  It's been reported that FRA inspectors are in
the yards and hiding. They are boarding equipment after crews have left
and finding failures to charge employees with. There was a bulletin out
that CSX  management could not do this. The crew must be present when
doing observation testing and be there when charges were being
accessed.  We are checking on the protocal for FRA inspectors. Their
word against the crew members is not acceptable. If we find they are
breaking protocol we will file complaints with the USDOT!   
This is a tactic the carrier was guilty of pulling and many were
charged without justifiable proof. We will let you know what we find
out!

Name: Dekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 June 2018

We were asked if it was possible to increase the size of the
"Rulebook"

We responded, "Hell yes".  challenge accepted. New and useless rules
coming to a rulebook near you.

Have a Nice Day Bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2018

Confused... more people than spots ( guys to placed and can’t hold )..
yet the extraboards are always exhausted.my phone rings every night 
for roster runs. .am I missing something ?

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2018

Crews 

Dekra is coming in as a smoke and mirror tactic.  It's just a way to
try and fool the public into thinking they are taking further actions
to prevent more accidents. We all know it won't work. Intimmidation
never does. The train accidents are not always the crews fault.
Accidents caused because of improperly lined switches are not caused by
someone ignoring the rules. Fatigue causes 99% of these type of
incidents. Losing ones concentration due to lack of sleep or being
rushed for time by management can usually be to blame.  Working 12-14
hour days on a train or sitting outlawed all night causes major stress
and mental fatigue. Look at csx history. Any time something major
happens they always come up with a scheme to look like they are taking
corrective action and it always involves some form of crew correction
instead of management correction. Calling in Dekra is just another
public appeasment tactic. Only an idiot could not figure out their
motives.

Name: Xvlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2018

Csxdekrasucks 

We've been through this before. When head Hunter Ingram came in and
started the harrassment and intimidation. Union members stuck together
and filed the forms given out for excessive discipline and
intimidation. When the hit list names of employees got out the FRA got
involved as well. When the southern training manual for supervisors was
leaked shit hit the fan. The manual was proof of the stalk and fire
mentality that CSX was using to get failure numbers and send a message.
WARD denied knowing anything. Covered his arss. Crews had enough.
Followed every rule to the book. Checked every slip, TRIP and fall.
They werent a bunch of wussy"s.  They shopped equipment and turned in
all hazardous safety concerns. Dekra can come in and give it their best
but they cross the line and pull the crap we've seen before I got all
faith we will stand out ground again. Our safety issues are not bad. We
have no injuries that amount to anything in our terminal. Our damage to
equipment isn't squat. Their after something else. Dekra is not needed
in our terminal. They don't like anyone reporting their faulty
equipment or calling the FRA or Osha. People have been standing their
ground and the only recourse they have is to come in and start the damn
harrassment and intimidation tactics. Again, there is no need for Dekra.
They want to play games I say BRING IT ON!

Name: CSXsucksDekra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

CSX has hired Dekra Inc to undertake a safety assessment. Dekra inc
prides themselves as being a pioneer of Behavior Based Safety aka
“blame the worker”. 
One of the keys to these programs is defining “culture” of observing
employees’ unsafe acts and subsequently modifying their behavior. This
is done instead of recognizing the underlying causes of those acts and
modifying the worksite to make it safer. This practice makes it much
easier to shift responsibility to the workers instead of management’s
mandate to provide a safe workplace.
These programs also increase the amount of fear and intimidation on the
job. Workers are hesitant to report an injury or illness for fear of
being harassed as an unsafe worker or being disciplined for an unsafe
act. 


CSX managers are cock suckers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2018

Strike over at CP 
You guys got fucked by your union.  Why would you go back after only
hours of a walk out? You guys had CP by the nuts and let go.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification.  This
is typical ble bullshit to.  Why the hell is information being held?  I
so sick of the union not telling us what the hell is offered.

Name: nopatsy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2018

Engineers...HEADS UP!!!


Went to the rules class about 3 weeks ago and the guy they sent from
who knows where told us to start looking on our tonnage graphs for the
restrictions on equipment that restrict it to 50 mph or less. I saw it
a few times since then. I asked him at the time if there was going to
be a bulletin out informing of this change and that the info on it
would govern the speed of our train. He said he didn't know if they
would put one out or not. So I asked him what is going to cover our
butts if the work order department screws up and misses a car or we got
wrong car wrong train crap and get busted with a 50 mph car when we
thought we could do 60. He started some crap about observing our trains
and looking for restricted cars in our trains. We all started laughing,
Asked him if he even knew how it worked in our yard. We don't see our
trains most of the time. Just the head 6 as required. We don't get our
trains ready. The car man is the only one who sees the whole train when
he watches the roll by. He couldn't answer that. We told him if we
don't see a bulletin out stating that this change was made to or
tonnage graphs and we could count on using that info to govern our
speed we were running 50. Plain and simple.
YOUR GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE!!!!   He told us to go to rule 112.4 and
read line 4.  Do you know what is says...... Hold on to your hats...

It says....The ranking crew member, which we all know is supposed to be
the conductor, is responsible for ensuring PROPER DOCUMENTATION FOR THE
TRAIN IS OBTAINED AND IS ACCURATE!

He threw it right in the conductors lap! So I said, ok since Im just
the engineer and not the ranking employee then I can just take my
tonnage graph and go get on my power and the conductor can eat shit if
there is a problem with the cars. That pissed the shit out of a
conductor in the class.  The instructor finally admitted that it was
not done properly the way they started it and if we felt unsure about
anything just stick to 50mph until there is something in writing.
So this is what your dealing with. If Jacksonville screws up or the YM
has a wrong car in the train or an extra your going to eat dirt as long
as that rule 112,4 is in the book and there is not a bulletin out
instructing crews to use the info provided in the restricted car
handling area of the tonnage graph! Well, the conductor can eat dirt
because he is supposed to make sure its right per the rules!  Sucks to
be the conductor right now.

Name: Brake stick
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Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

You know that it is very sad that you can't even walk into crew rooms
and talk with managers on certain issues.  Chris Guenthur was in
moncrief the other day and my conductor and I walked in there and said
hello and he wouldnt even acknowledge our presence.  You often wonder
why crews are shitty?  This is why.  Very sad

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2018

With cp on strike now would be the time for csx employees to strike an
really slow operations down for all the bs csx has been pulling an show
csx who really runs the show time to rise up people.

Name: Rd
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 May 2018

ceo's and their top brass of RailRoads make obscene amounts of money. 
A lot of their employees would have to work 3 life times to make what
they make in a year. The same managers of these RRs believe the common
employee is over paid.  When we all know Goofy or any other Disney
character could be CEO of a railroad and it would still make money. 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4234573/cp-rail-union-strike-notice/

Put it to them. Make them pay what your worth.

and FUCK CSX for their FMLA INTERFERENCE

Name: FmlaInterfernce
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

FMLA Interference  that's what all of this is and it is illegal.
CSX will put out some bullshit about availability improving due to fmla
not being as badly abused but its because they have intimidated
employees to not use it. 

CSX and their managers will be paying out a lot of money to those that
were wrongfully pulled out.  The thing is CSX doesn't care to pay
hefty fines and lawsuits.  They have plenty of cash to throw around if
their objective is met.  Same with contracting out Dekra it's all a
dog and pony show and everyone knows it.

Name: Bill
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

a Co-worker of mine worked today. He has fmla for his wife, we was
pulled out of service over Christmas and was too scared to lay off for
fear of termination. His wife and children need him due to His wife
being admitted to the hospital. She has chronic asthma.


I hope CSx get their asses sued

Name: watchdog
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Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

Safety

That issue has been known and practiced in this industry for as many
years as the safety programs have started. You are 100% correct. It is
just a safety net for them to use in court when someone files an injury
law suit. Not only do they use the record against the employee if they
have anything negative in it, but they use all others as well. They
will show the courts that it is an on going problem and they are unable
to stop it. The more failures they are able to show within their
workforce the better. This information has been posted on this site for
years. Nothing has changed. The question here is why have they called in
Dekra. It has nothing to do with reducing the amount of safety failures
or safety issues on the property. They want the failures. They need the
failures. Only thing they have to use as an excuse that an employee was
injured. The company needs something from Dekra. Most likely the
accredited title that come with the backing. 
If you were around many years ago then you would remember the famous
E.H Harriman ward that was given out to the railroad with the most
outstanding safety achievements.  The NS blew CSX out of the water for
years. They couldn't stand it! Drove them crazy. The bad thing was it
created a working atmosphere of intimidation and harassment and it
eventually became known across all railroads as the "HARASSMENT"
award and was done away with. Only thing it was good for was a pat on
the back and drawing in investors.
There is no doubt that CSX can use accreditation from Dekra to apply
for grants and influence the States that are involved in safety
regulations and monitoring csx railroads with the FRA. Someone posted
on here that you should not talk to anyone from Dekra if they approach
you. That would be a stupid thing to do. In fact, if they do approach
you I would not only talk to them but I would ask them what is the
purpose of their being there and question them about their company
background. I would ask them what they are looking for and if you
happen to be standing next to equipment of other issues of interest to
them that needs addressing I would be more than willing to point it out
and discuss it in detail. You may mention to them to keep your name out
of their reports if you feel that there may be retaliation down the
line for speaking up. They may or may not agree to do so but its better
to bring things to their attention while they are there then complain
after they are gone. Just make sure you don't blow things out of
proportion or stretch the truth. Be factual and only report what you
know for sure or is obviously right in front of their faces.

Name: dekra
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2018

Wow now we got german dekra csx has officially gone full nazi on us

Name: WHAT???
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

LC

What the hell would they call Dekra for?  I just googled them and I
don't see the relevance of their main business having anything to do
with T&E crews dirrectly.  Just what the hell would they be looking
for? If they want to use them it is only to grab a certification from
them. Its just another way to put a notch on their belts as a safe and
reliable company. The only benefit of this would be to plaster it all
over the employee gateway and pat themselves on the back. It might help
attract a few more backers who are afraid of the history that HH created
with his numerous injuries and failure to maintain equipment and now it
is sitting in Foote's lap. I don't think they get any government
grants for this certification but I may be wrong. This is just another
business tactic that they are counting on to attract more support. We
all know how smoke and mirrors are used to fool the public into
thinking they are buying into a safe and reliable company. If Dekra is
as credible as they claim they will see through all of the bull just as
the previous poster pointed out about DuPont!

Name: LC
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2018

This is all about firing T&E and nothing else.  Csx doesn't give a damn
about safety. If Dekra approaches you for any info don't help those
bitches help csx fire us.

Following an initial three-month assessment beginning in June, the
DEKRA team will develop findings and recommendations. Should you be
contacted during the course of the assessment, please give your full
support and cooperation to the DEKRA team.


FUCK DEKRA and FUCK CSX

Name: Poll
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2018

Here's a poll question for all csx employees.
What yards/lines of road do you all think NS will buy, hearing some
things about the possibility of it happening, let us know if your yard
seems to be getting a lot of attention i.e. new trees new ties,
improved ballast, just general beautification.

Name: target
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 May 2018

Listening.  

I know exactly what you are talking about.  I was one of those targets
they had on their list that got out and shit hit the fan. What these
stupid idiots don't understand is there is always a manager out there
that doesn't agree with the companies ethics and will let the cat out
of the bag or let everyone know what is going on. There was a bulletin
put out last year that stated NO SUPERVISOR was to give any observation
failures after the employee left the scene. They had to be present and
address the employee. There were a bunch of head hunters who needed
their failure count up and was going out and checking equipment and
saying it wasn't secured with handbrakes. They all claimed they had
witnesses but it was just another supervisor. I wish I had kept a copy
of the bulletin. I think it was actually in the notices. I would put a
million copies of it all over the system! They were told to never fail
any employee with having a direct one on one with them at the scene of
the CRIME when it supposedly happened. One smart arss supervisor stood
right in front of me and made a comment that he failed someone and the
guy was having a fit that the charge was bogus but it didn't matter
because it was the guys word against him and we all know who they are
going to side with.  I just wanted to punch his punk arss right in the
mouth. I hope this crap isn't starting again because if it does its
going to be dog eat dog. Catch one supervisor breaking a rule and Im
blowing up the ethics hot line and taking a pic if I got too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51119


Don't miss out get your named added.  Also sue every manager who had a
hand in this outrage.

Name: Listening
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Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

SAFETY ALERT!

DO NOT LET THE CANCELLATION OF SYSTEM NOTICE 103 FOOL YOU!!!!  It was
only cancelled because they knew that there was no way the supervisors
were going to be able to meet the requirements set forth. 
Word is, from a very reliable source, that the head hunting for
failures was put back on the table and subtle threats were made. This
happened under the Tony Ingram reign of terror and any old head can
tell you what went down and how the unions did step in and take on the
company for excessive discipline charges.
In the notice it was ordered that every supervisor in T&E had to
observe/test 15 separate employees per month for the quarter. That is
45 employees for every single supervisor. They were told If a failure
is not found then they are not doing their jobs correctly. This is just
a tactic to reduce the work force as Foote has threatened without
looking like the villains by cutting more jobs and putting more people
out on the street. May also be expecting more lawsuits for injuries
from faulty equipment and improperly maintained tracks. An employee
with failures on their history never looks good in court when suing for
an injury.
Looks like someone is getting ready for round 2 of the old ballgame! 
.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2018

They want safety BUT if you don't get the train out fast enough, YOU
will be charged with delay of train!

Name: Mr. Obvious 
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Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2018

Foote wants “fresh eyes” on safety, and said his top concern was that
“someone’s going to get killed.”.....people already have died fuck face

Name: Londducdong
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

6200 more job cuts in 2018.  And safety is going to be priority 1.  
It's all about getting every employee with a foot out the door.


 all the transfers in the system notices.  CSX is struggling with road
crews.   They offer shit to transfers.  It should be double pay.  This
place sucks ass.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2018

It's time to strike against the company an our worthless unions who sit
back an fo nothing about the company am all the bs they pull by
harassing the employees an not paying them legit claims bunch of sorry
ass an employees that don't stick together.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

If you have any questions about the temp or permanent jobs please email
me. pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2018

Hey Watch dog!

I am recruiting for a Class 1 railway for temp or full time conductors
and engineers for the Mid West. That is the pay rate for them.

pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2018

If anyone is looking for temp work as a engineer or conductor please let
me know. $43 per hour and paid housing. It's for a Class 1.

pmr@powerrail.ca

Name: xlc
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Billystevens

Your absolutely right. Those camera claims will not get paid and if
they do they will only pay .25 on the dollar and wont remove them. But
they wont pay a dime. It is not against the law to have cameras on the
company equipment to protect them. It is no different than having them
in store or out front on the street. Crews are not watched when they
are in the bathroom and they do not need to dress or undress in front
of them. Thousands of dollars are spent each year fixing the vandalism
on the engines. this includes the graffiti and the damage done to
equipment inside. They have every right to use the cameras to protect
their property. Making sure your off your phones is a federal order.
This is how they chose to do it.  IT WONT GET PAID!

Name: Blahblahblah
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 May 2018

Only the men that move trains are expected to work on major holidays. 
The worse T&E logs in more hours on call than those dickheads work.
Protecting the phone and laying at the hotel is a full time fucking
job.  Only segment of workers that abuse weekends are our union reps.

Foote said there was not a problem with worker availability, but rather

a segment of employees who consistently take weekends and holidays off.
"We have plenty of employees, but we can't have 25 percent of our
workforce take holidays off," said Foote, noting that holidays are
peak seasons for railroads. "We can't run a railroad with part-time
employees."

Name: billyStevens
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Brakeman 

I hear you loud and clear.  Our union is a joke.  We have a Dr. union
steward where I'm at and he's one short loud mouth sale out.  Both
unions have men laid off union business all the fucking time. I'm not
sure how that bullshit is justified.   Today  the utu has 4 off and the
ble has 2.  The Dr. is laid off daily vacation surprisingly but he never
has to use paid days because he's always off union and has a job with
Sat and Sunday off. 
About all I've gotten out of the ble this year for 110bucks/ month was
email saying to put in camera claims. LMFAO.  As if that shit will get
paid.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

T&E

If any supervisors "throws away" anything they feel is not approved
in your crew room and you paid for it, not only should you file ethics
charges but you should be reimbursed by the company for the cost. If
you did not keep receipts then you can find the value of the item or
one of similar make and model to submit claim. This behavior is
unacceptable and can not be tolerated.

Name: G.B.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

Steve Salyers....can't make operational decisions at his terminal, cant
make suggestions to his hire ups on jobs that need to be added, so
what's left interior design dissension, just a way show us who's
boss, he isn't fooling us, short fucker.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

I was the target of a bunch of Generation X CEO,s who know  nothing of
how to operate a business.  They are more concerned with stuffing their
pockets rather than work with the workers who do their job. After I turn
60 they treated me like was something from hell. I am not surprised.
They did everything to me to force me into a corner and stab me in the
back and out the door. The generation X brats (under 55) running the
company have no respect for anybody but themselves. This explains why
CSX is such turmoil, When the previous generation ran it was slightly
better place to be. The was not as bad to work with at least they
respected for their work ethics. If had been three years older I would
made my out at 65.  I feel bad for the younger guys who have wives,
children, homes and Pick-Up trucks they are going to hurt if they get
booted out. The hand writing is on the wall for most employees stand by
for the big ram unless your the bosses boy looks they are going out.
this looks like the picture for the poor working fool.  The Gen X Me
kids whine and cry like a bunch of 5 year olds when something happens
complete with runny noses. The upper management need to grow up and be
responsible adults like there grand parents. Remember CSX will go down
the same track as Penn Central if do not know this read your history,
Penn Central went tits up

Name: Fact 
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2018

Trainmasters are going to be cut next. Study is showing that the
Yardmasters are doing a great job moving crews and trains. Company will
save millions on this move. Trainmasters are proven to be useless. This
will take place by 2020 or soon after.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

What Ass-Clown would sale their vacation for 1.5X?   What dipshit is
going to stay marked up the entire summer?  What simpleton would admit
Fmla abuse?  What kiss ass believes the horseshit Ed Harris is putting
out?  What dumbass pays over 100 bucks to their union? What piece of
shit lays off Union every weekend? What moron moves out of state for
this shithole?

Name: Tired Of The Madness 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Csx you want to buy back my vacation and personal days, I get sick for 3
days and have a Dr. Note and still get points, caps on personal days,
and you wonder why people go out and get FMLA..Maybe if you gave
employees an incintive for not marking off like maybe starting with
negative points , banking negative points to use for emergencies...
thanks to the unions for always looking out for us everytime the
company makes changes why do we have a contract if you allow so many
side letters  and bulletins to change shit.

Name: ClassAction
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 May 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=51052


Moody Law Firm, How is this not Fmla interference?  It's time for a
class action lawsuit for all who have been on Fmla. 

CSX corporation, CSX transportation, Foote, Harris, and Johnson should
be listed as defendants in the lawsuit and whoever else took an active
role in this outrage.

Name: PSRwillFail
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2018

Ed

You're a bitch.  Enjoy your time in the Spotlight.  You're on limited
time.  You will be replaced with the next puppet within 24 months.  

Keep your insincere thank you on the gateway for working Mother's Day.
  There wasn't no more layoffs in 2017 than this year.   Your system
notice fell on deaf ears.  There's not a railroader one in HQ.

Name: WeStop4donuts
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

Laughing


Great post keep them coming.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

I love all you guys because we are all in the same box car, but bitching
won't do anything.  WE ARE THE UNION, not the people who represent us! 
If you are unhappy,go to your meetings, bond with your people, and do
something about it.   Yes the new management at CSX is running the
place into the ground, the same way they did at the CP.  But the stock
price is going up, and thats all they care about.  It isn't going to
get better, its going to get worse, so do something about it!

Name: LAUGHING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

HEY CSX!!!

You let that half dead has been cut the crews so short that now there
is no one to work and run the freight on time. Our engineer and
conductor extra boards are exhausted and trains are sitting out and not
leaving the yard either. The engine house workers don't even give a
shit anymore. Now you come up with a new notice that violates the
language in the conductors agreement and are restricting their rights
to make moves in the time frame that was agreed upon. Its so stinking
bad that you come out with a notice telling people you will forgive one
step of attendance discipline if they stay marked up for a ridiculous
amount of time without taking any uncompensated days off and just one
during a week day for the entire period. You have lost your minds. YOU
LET IT GET THIS WAY! YOU LET THAT WALKING DEAD BAG OF BONES CUT THIS
COMPANY TO THE THREADS AND FILLED HIS POCKETS WITH MONEY. HOPE HE HAD A
GOLD LINED CSX CASKET!

People have had enough. We all know if you had it your way we would be
working 7 days a week all year long and wouldn't even be allowed a
vacation if you could pull it off. Thank god the FRA stepped in and
gave us mandatory rest. Thank god we can get some extra rest if we get
6 starts and you don't pull your stunts to restart them.
My tax man shit when he saw how many hours I worked for your last year.
Doesn't matter if it is overtime hours, held away, class room, etc.
Hour and hours of being away from home and sitting in hotels. This
isn't time with my family. This isn't time sitting in my recliner at
home. This isn't personal time for me. This is time I'm working for
you.
We did the math. If a person with a 5 day work week that works 40 hours
a week did as many hours as I did they would have to work 16 months in
one year without taking off one single work day to equal all the hours
that I worked. 16 FRICKIN MONTHS IN ONE YEAR! You white collar sit
behind the desk 5 day 40 hour a week pencil pusher would shit if you
were told to figure out how to work 16 months in one year and get the
same amount of hours in that I did. You would cry like whipped pups.
Then you want to cut the work force and beg for help. Offer to buy back
vacations. Screw with the agreements. Your just plain sad! You made this
mess. You made very stupid business decisions. Now you better figure out
how your going to fix this.

Name: WeStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2018

when the company starts bitching about availability over Mothers Day.  
Offers caps forgiveness.   Takes away seniority moves.  Complains about
misusing a missed call.   Willing to pay out millions in Fmla lawsuits. 
Etc..etc..


You can bet we haven't  begun to see the end of this insanity.

Ed, Jolandha, Jim, And whomever else had a hand in the interference of
protected leave.  I hope that each one is sued individually.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 May 2018

Work force cut in half today at Cumberland locomotive shop! This is the
third round of furloughs for us. Does anyone know if any other
locations got hit today?

Name: burned
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

LESSON 101!!!!!


DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR EC1'S OVER THE TELEPHONE. DO
NOT GO INTO YOUR CREW BUILDING AND CALL THE DISPATCHER OVER THE PHONE
AND GIVE UP ANY AUTHORITY WHAT SO EVER. DO IT OVER THE RADIO!

BOTH CREW MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT WHEN IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS
MUST HEAR IT IS DONE. BOTH CREW MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HEARING THE
CONVERSATION!

TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS DISAPPEAR!  USE YOUR HEADS. IT DOESNT MATTER
HOW LONG IT TAKE THE DISPATCHER TO ANSWER. GET OVER IT. GIVE UP ALL
AUTHORITY OVER THE RADIO! 

It used to be a rule that all mandatory directives had to be released
over the radio. You can not use your personal phone on the engine
anyway. There is no reason to wait until you get into a crew room to
call a dispatcher on the telephone and release any authorities.
This will bite you in the ass. A crew is getting ready to burn on this
one.  Unless the phone is on speaker and the dispatcher is told it is
on speaker phone and both crew members are present when he/she is
releasing the authority there is no proof that both crew members where
present. If there is not a camera on the engine then it will be harder
to prove that both crew members were present but there is a better
chance that you are both together on the engine in the cab than in a
crew room on the speaker phone!

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

NOTICES

Be glad system notice 103 was cancelled by 131. It amazes me how many
guys don't bother to read the notices. Just because you don't have to
carry them doesn't mean you shouldn't read them. How stupid are people
out here!  The only reason they cancelled it was because it had an order
for TM's to ride trains(60 miles) during this quarter. But the big
thing in it was an order to test 15 separate employees each month.
Wonder just how they pick and chose who they are going to test.  Back
to individual testing. Those who are old enough and have been around
here since conrail remember the list that came out with names of
employees the were supposed to head hunt. Not to mention the southern
region training manual that was put out to pick out and stalk "problem
employees"!  That was a major embarrassment when it was thrown in
Michael Wards face. Of course he denied he ever knew anything about it.
You young pups better wake up and start reading your notices. READ
BETWEEN THE LINES!
Notice 135 was cancelled but replaced with 137. Only difference between
the two is the effective time. 
Making a seniority move is not ILLEGAL now or during the holiday or the
weekend. The union agreements for conductors still allow bumping
legally!

Name: MayIhaveAnother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2018

I be layed up Momma's Day weekend and Memmorial day weekend I f I be
feeling under tha wether.   I gots homies that never took of tha
uniform.  That be a trigger right their.  This job be wacked.  You gots
to be hard up mofo to be staying out hear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

The latest that I'm hearing is that Foote himself put a stop to the
hourly wage!  For starters it would cost them too much, but he also
stated that it would just make crews less productive.  If this is true,
its a win win situation!  SCREW THAT HOURLY RATEm no need for slavery.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 May 2018

Sue Ed Harris if your rights under Fmla are violated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

system notice 135

Csx has their panties twisted about crew unavailability.  Better stay
marked up on Mother's day and Memorial day or it may be a repeat of
Christmas and New Year's Day.    SN135 addresses Mother's day and
Memorial day specifically.   They're complaining of misuse of missed
calls LOL, delayed mark ups following displacement  and of course their
go to FMLA.  SN 135  states If the company believes that an employee's
mark off or unavailability was improper, the employee will be
immediately charged and disciplined, UP TO INCLUDING TERMINATION. 

Sounds like Moody Law firm will have some new clients.

Name: Bigly
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

I hate company men and I'm pro-Union.    I read post and hear people
cry about almost anything.    About how bad this is and how bad that
is.   I'm just not seeing it.  I've been here for over 25 years and
this is the best I've had it.  I basically work 4 runs and off for 3
days.  I'm making more money today than I've ever made.    You
pussies would bitch about a free beer and a blow job.

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

CEO Foote.......................

Name: Smh
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2018

If Goote would wise up and get rid of the trainmasters then this place
would fix itself. Yardmaster’s can do the job better than those waste
of space TM’s. This would save the company Millions.....

Name: Retired Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2018

just to clarify something for y'all T&E operating folks. I know most of
you know this, but it may help some newbies better understand.
This has to do with mainline speeds, which you have been discussing.

First off, a TT covers basically 2 components, 1. Station pages and 2.
TT Special Instructions. 

Your speeds in the TT appear on the Station Pages, and are the Maximum
allowable speeds also referred to as Normal speed. Normal speed is the
max allowable on block signal system tracks. 
Bulletin orders, current and Summary, can modify those speeds up or
down. Therefore, your Bulletin orders are more current and supercede
your TT station page listed speeds. When the new TT revision is put
out, the speeds which have been permanently modified by Bulletin
order(s) will become permanent in the TT. Then the Bulletin process
starts all over again  because speeds will change over time, higher or
lower. 
When it comes to TT Special Instructions, that is a little different. A
TT Spec Inst  is something which modifies a current Rule, because the
Rule itself does not adequately cover a specific operating condition.
TT special instructions are usually tethered to a Rule number, but adds
to the Rule because the actual operating condition does not fit the Rule
perfectly. ( this also applies to other operating conditions such as Air
Brake use)
I've been gone for a very long time but there are some things one
never forgets. 
Let me know if this made sense and if you have any questions, I'll
answer them as best I can. 
Safety is of first importance.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Engineers. 

DO NOT RUN 70 MPH IN THE ST. LOUIS LINE OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS! 
read your rules. When rules and special instructions conflict SPECIAL
INSTRUCTIONS SUPERSEDE!
Your timetable special instructions do not allow you to run 70 period!
Yes, you can run 60 with approved freight but not 70. Do not act like a
hot shot and run 70 just because you have a news bulletin that changes a
rule. You will not win the charge of speeding when you go to
investigation. This is a set up. Do not fall for it. Follow your
timetable special instructions!

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 May 2018

Loco 

Timetable speeds on the st.Louis line out of Indy are 60/60. Therefore
we can run 60 as stated per the new speed chart on the new bulletin.
I'm hearing most timetables state the same.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

All crews 
Timetables and special instructions over ride bulletins. I was informed
today by management to follow your timetable instructions until the
timetables are changed or bulletins are issued with direct orders to
change your timetable specific speeds.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Lying little pussy. You're the rest this job sucks. 



Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 May 2018

Speed change

What the hell is going on with this new speed rule changes that came
out on the new bulletin. Everyone I have talked to so far is not
running 60/70.  Most are saying they don't really know whats in their
train by looking at the tonnage graph. Lumber cars, flats, bulkheads,
contents of loaded gons and who knows what else. A solid intermodal
should be no problem. Go 70. But the rest Im inclined to agree with. Is
anyone else staying at 50-60 until this gets straightened out?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

LC2,

  Like I said a few days ago, there is no negotiations between the UTU
and BLe with CSX in regards to Hourly rates.  Please go somewhere else
and spread your ignorance.  Do you have something to validate your
claims? Didn't think so.

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 2
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

Red the final offer today.  All I can say is WOW.  The Engineers are
going to have pride in their job again.   There is going to be a real
pay difference between the Engineer and their sidekick and it's about
time.   

Congrats to all

Name: TRUTHFORONCE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 May 2018

OLD HEAD GONE

AMEN brother. You couldn't have said it any better. Every topic you
touched was right on. I learned a lone time ago that its the skeletons
in the closet that get things done. Rattle some bones. File complaints
on laws that are broken. Beat them at their own game with their own
rules. They can spit on and disrespect the signed and sealed union
agreement all they want because the Unions have to sit down with them
and negotiate everything but they cant break the law! No matter how
high above it they think they are they can not. We see it out here in
the fields every day. FRA turns their heads for the right price. A
picture is worth a thousand words and the tongue is mightier than the
sword. There is nothing CSX hates worse than bad publicity. Doesn't
look good for the investors and the supporters on the employee gate
way. Today it is worse than ever. You cant blow your nose without
someone being offended or you having to apologize for it. Now is not
the time for CSX to have the spot light put on them! If the guys would
just wise up and see how much more powerful they are than the unions
they would realize what they can accomplish!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2018

xmark is gone. any ideas how to acess the mainframe now?

Name: old head gone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 May 2018

Lesson 101

The cold hard facts are as follows:

No one stands for their unions anymore. The young cubs of today come
from a different breed of Union families. They have very little
experience with them and didn't stand on the battle lines when scabs
were picketed and Union brothers stuck together to kick worthless Union
officials out of office. Todays Unions are no better than they were when
the mofia ran them. They count on everyone complaining and not doing a
thing about it. Pay them their dues and reap what you sow!

Csx has shown itself time and time again as an inept company. Putting
out bulletins just to cancel them hours after they have been published
along with not being able to get proper work orders, locate 
information on cars on line or road, not having foreign line rules
classes, not providing rules books and info in a timely manner, giving
failures on rules that aren't even in existence anymore, losing
training history of employees, failure to pay new hires on a timely
manner, misclassifying deadheads, failing to call taxi's for relief of
crews, losing trains on the GPS systems, missing paper work for RSSM
cars and the list just goes on and on and on.....This is all just a
joke of a nightmare or just one big Disneyland ride!
The only thing that keeps this company afloat is the backers. READ THE
EMPLOYEE GATEWAY!  When was the last time you took a real good look at
all the pat me on the back propaganda. Inflated stock prices and smoke
and mirror business is the only thing that keeps CSX afloat,
You want your job? You want to retire with a good check?
The only thing you can do is come to work and keep your mouth shut. If
you don't have the balls or friends to back you out here and who are
willing to make the Union International reps life miserable then you
have nothing.
You can however take care of yourself and make sure you are not the one
being set up or stalked for standing your ground! CSX is not a federally
owned company. The are regulated by the Feds but they are not owned by
them. CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
LAWSUITS CHARGED AGAINST THEM FOR BREAKING THESE LAWS.
FRA LAWS ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. If you are being forced, intimidated or
harassed into breaking any of the stated laws you have the right to
report/whistle blow if need be.
Unfortunately there is no protection for your pay issues. Your only
recourse is to deal with your unions. Good luck with that if you are a
wimp and wont follow through on your claims. 
You can however look at what your problems are and if you are smart you
can figure out what other avenues can be used to settle your issues. 
One of my favorites was when I was denied pay for a trip the company
claimed I never did. Now this was just plain insane and it wasn't
necessary to take this to the union. After I faxed enough information
to the payroll/HR/Operations and corporate lodging it was taken care
of. Someone had a lot of egg on their face but it was paid. 
There are a lot of avenues one can take. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE YOUR
UNION AS THE FIRST COURSE OF ACTION IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITHIN THE
DEPARTMENTS OF CSX. IT IS YOUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS A STOCKHOLDER
AND EMPLOYEE OF CSX TO BRING ANY PROBLEMS FORWARD THAT YOU HAVE
ENCOUNTERED OR DISCOVERED WHILE BEING INVOLVED WITH CSX IN ANY
CAPACITY.
If you get anything out of this post, let the last paragraph be the
information that sticks in your head. You may not be able to control
the changes that are coming with job descriptions, classifications or
wages but you do have the power to protect yourself and others and work
in a safe and harassment free environment as well as a productive and
lucrative one.   
Don't be small minded. THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

LC and LC2,

   There is no Hourly rate being discussed on any CSX property right
now. I Personally called the UTU G.C. office and spoke the the 1st Vice
G.C. and he said NO. A co-worker called the BLE G.C. and they also said
no.  

   Please quit starting rumors and stirring up shit, go somewhere else
and start your rumors. If you have proof of Hourly rate negotiations by
all means post it on here and quit making an ASS of yourself drama
queen.

Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Hourly rate is on.   Thank you to all the Ble chairmen who worked
relentlessly on this.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2018

Trump Chimp


Once again TRUMP HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OFFERING SIGNING BONUSES! It is
no different than the bonuses offered to engineers in the union
agreements and bonuses offered to conductors their first year for not
reporting injuries or getting a failure on their records. You know
nothing about how the railroads decide on how to recruit new hires.
Take you political agenda somewhere else. This is a csx sucks site and
not a trump chump propaganda site. 
 
Why are you distracting? What post bothered you? Could it be the one on
the new speed charts being blasted as inept and having too many gray
areas that may cause crews to be charged with speeding? Or was it the
discussions on the TO not working properly?

Name: The Trump Effect
E-mail: obama@csx.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2018

Make America Great Again!

Bring back the weasel Obama if you want social engineering and a PR
President!
When was the last time any railroad offered a $25K signing bonus?

The best hire for corporate America [before Trump], was an illegal with
a Green Card. Companies use that green card as a threat against
worker's rights, including injuries and organizing for better pay.

In most cases, the companies scheme with corrupt union bosses to
undermine the worker's rights!

Trump 2020

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2018

LC ... You’re a lying piece of shit. Your mom should have swallowed you.
There’s NO hourly rate negotiations going on. 








Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 April 2018

Received a call from The GC.  Will be meeting with him and many other
LCs this week.  We will be discussing the hourly pay rate.  51.23/hr
has been negotiated.  Will post more details about the meeting the
middle of the week or when more information becomes available.

Name: The Trump Effect
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 April 2018

Hiring Bonuses:

Corporate America no longer recruit the undocumented and hand-out 
Green Cards like candy, in order to supplant the "true" American
workers!
So, giving the demand for workers, railroads are offering cash bonuses
for new hires.

Thanks President Trump for Making America Great Again!

Name: Lance Fritz, CEO UPRR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2018

Hello all you dumb ass csx employees;

We as of now need more stUPid CSX and NS employees

that have been fired or laid off to come to the UP

and work for us. We have a meltdown in service and 

need more experinced railroad employees from any where.

As of now I have 10 drug trains backed up all the way to

Mexico City and they are full of Marijuana and Crystal meth

destined for Los Angeles (LOST ANAL) that my Southern Region

Vice President of Operations, Chad Wilbourn, who is a professional

UPRR faggot has contracted with the Mexican cartels to move

this money making product for us.

We need employees for West Colton right now.

Thanks again,

Lance Fritz

Name: RULES
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 April 2018

ALERT!!! ATTENTION!!!

Be very careful about the way you interpret the new speed rule chart.
 
One, ask your supervisor to clarify on every train whether or not you
have stump wood in your gondolas if they show loaded. What exactly is
stump wood? Cut up railroad ties? Cleared brush? Old poles?

Second, the rule on running 50 if you have empty "Bulk head flats" is
not clarified on work orders and tonnage graphs. You have a 3 digit code
on an engineers tonnage graph that can identify that you have a flat car
but it DOES NOT IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF CAR! Anyone who delivers freight to
the UP RR from CSX knows of this problem. There are sections on the UP
that require a train that has an empty bulk head flat to run 40 mph. It
was discussed with UP management on how to handle this on their railroad
as CSX does not specify the type of car on the paperwork and crews were
speeding on their line. UP management agreed that if the information
was not provided and the crew did not see their entire train they would
not be held accountable.

Avon yard is a fine example. When outbound trains tie their power onto
their cuts it is very rare they see their entire train. Inspecting the
head six cars are expected to make sure there are no hazmats improperly
placed in the train. This was brought to the attention of two previous
superintendents and both said they would make sure it was noted on the
air slips of trains going on the UP lines but it was never done. 
To prevent any chance of having an empty bulk head flat car in your
train instead of a regular flat you must either request that the car
inspector who is doing your roll by advise you that your noted empty
flat is a bulk head or regular flat car or the conductor must inspect
the car/or cars. This will be the only way that you will be able to
protect yourself from being charged with speeding. This issue has been
on going for sometime and has yet still to be addressed properly. If
you are in doubt as the type of empty flat that you have in your train
do not leave your terminal until it has been identified!Make note also
that there is no specific reference to the speed of a regular empty
flat. As of now according to the new speed chart a non bulk head empty
flat would be considered 60 mph in the mixed freight category.

Name: Rep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 April 2018

Loco dumbass  
Your one arrogant a hole.  If track speed is 50 and everyone is
averaging 40 it sure looks a whole lot better in percentages of
velocity than always averaging 40 in a 60. As stats stated. Running 60
in small splurts where your train actually can could make the small
difference needed to have a good arrival time without adding power or
reducing.Your comments are always geared towards the company KISS
attitude. As for TO we all know how it runs way under when not
necessary cost us all the arrival time noted at the beginning of the
trip. As for fuel conservancy it's a joke when you under power and
increase train lengths to the point it's impossible to meet
requirements. Using 1300 gallons of fuel that normally requires 800 is
not acceptable. We know what we use especially those of us who have
traveled the same territory for 20 years. As for laying off failures
and observations you have no clue what your talking about. The erad and
GPS reduced the number of supervisors in the field in regards to using
the radar or tracking locations. It has not however reduced the
companies orders to produce failures for Fra testing regulations and
for legal reasons. I doubt you understand their reasoning but I do
since I have been in direct contact with those using those failures for
defense purposes in court. Ask any old supervisor who has any time under
his belt what they were told...."If your not getting failures then your
not doing your job because they are out there! Get your numbers up or
consider exercising your seniority rights back into your craft!"

Name: UP Board of Directors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 April 2018

UP Management is asleep at the wheels, Wall Street did not like the
numbers!

The Board of Directors should decapitate:

Lance Fritz, Cameron (wiesel) Scott, SK Keller and RN Doerr ASAP!

Name: Dave
E-mail: dp@powerrail.ca
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 April 2018

We are looking for temp Conductors for a Class 1 railway in the Midwest 
Accommodations are paid for plus $30 per day meal money. Hourly rate of
$43.00. Contact me? dp@powerrail.ca

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2018

Did Parkersburg,WV Trainmaster David Benson make cupcakes for his male
roommate and then have a pillow fight with him? We heard that he told
this on himself. Any true to this.? Is that why they call him “
Cupcake” ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Hogger

You're a dumbass.  An operator is a skilled trade. It can be used
anywhere in the world in any industry.  Takes years to become an
operating engineer.   A locomotive engineer's FRA cert is shit at
best.  I've trained chimps in two days to run a train.  One cannot
intelligently compare the two.

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Just received email 4-23.  51.32 has been agreed upon.  Membership will
vote in May for ratification.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 April 2018

Certification?  That's a joke.  A conductor or engineer IS NOT A SKILL.
That certification is worthless.

Name: Corrupt UP Unions
E-mail: jmscoop@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2018

Read Carefully!

Worked undercover with the help of union officers using my alias email,
while receiving all the [reply all] emails from disgruntled TE&Y
employees...Never trust your union officer...a majority of them are
under constant financial hardships, and the carrier will play them like
a fine-tuned piano!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 April 2018

Yeah right! 51 bucks an hour? Are you serious, lol! More like 22 an
hour. Don't post carp on here like that. 

This is a company mole trying to make sure more people dont quit. They
know most furloughed employees are not coming back and the pressure is
being felt so this idiot put this on there to help retain employees a
while longer. When May comes there will be a post about some delay in
the negotiations but back pay will be offered. Don't fall for this bs.

Name: WeStop4DoNuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 April 2018

Hourly rate of $51.32/HR has been negotiated.  Will be released after
1st of May.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 April 2018

Conductor  
No. The school is not completely closed. Still using it for follow up
training and those returning to work after they were fired for a number
of years.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 April 2018

NOTICE! 

CSX must face female lawsuit alleging sex and gender disability
discrimination.
For further information google " The Indiana Lawyer" article 37.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 April 2018

Didn't they close the school in Atlanta???

Name: EARS OPEN!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2018

Hourly wages

Just heard yesterday that some officials at the school in Atlanta were
saying that the hourly wages were a done deal and we just don't know
it yet. We all know how rumors are but this came from someone still
involved with the school.  Better be getting up your Local Chairman and
General Chairman's rear and get some straight answers on the
negotiations going on behind your backs!

Name: !!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 April 2018

Surprise!!!!  


Big wig C.O.O  Harris showed up at Avon yard for a surprise visit!  Be
careful everyone!  Sounds like they might be sneaking in the back door!

Name: csx record profit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 April 2018

Yeah right, $650 million profit! I wonder since they just make up
numbers why they didn't say a higher number? We all know they lie
about the numbers. Especially the departure times, dwell times, recrew
rates, velocity, crew availability, and on and on. Very convenient to
make up numbers when YOU DETERMINE THE NUMBERS OFF YOUR OWN MADE UP
METRICS! Anyone who works for CSX knows all these numbers are made up
to sound good to the stockholders but we really know this company is
going downhill fast and its just a matter of time before its scrapped
out and sold to the highest bidder. There is no future CSX, no matter
what numbers they make up. The board of directors should all be fired
and put in jail for allowing this company to be taken over by a hedge
fund. The board of directors are responsible for the best interest and
future of this company. Then again, I know they are being paid off as
well. Proxy votes for the board of directors and shareholder buyback
are due by May 7. DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!

Name: CSX Record Profits
E-mail: corporate@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 April 2018

Today, after the market closed, CSX reported record profits of over
six hundred fifty million dollars ($650,000,000.00). And it seems that
Hunter Harrison's hand-picked successor was the right choice.

We salute you Mr. Foote...!And now, we'll swallow or pride and drink
all the CSX punch that you can provide!

Name: public eye
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2018

CSX CEO and Board of Directors

Its a shame that you just cant see what the rest of us out here do when
we read post on here and we talk to your employees outside of work.
Union agreement violations, stealing money, bogus testing, taking
vacation and personal days away, fatigue from overworked employees
because of man power shortages, injuries from faulty and under
maintained equipment. Problems with your PTC and trip optimizer
programs which are both meant to help with efficiency and the safety of
the employee along with the inability to get a work orders for hours at
a time are just a few things we read about on this site all the time.
Then you have crews who sit for hours on a train waiting for a ride
because someone forgot to order them a ride or just didn't care too.
Forcing people to run on territories without the property training and
pilots as required by the railroads FRA orders and not getting the
proper books and documents that are needed is not acceptable from any
stand point. What has happened to your business? You would think being
a major class 1 railroad and in the public eye on a daily basis you
would take some pride in your company. Many invest in your company.
Many have family members affected by your decisions on a daily basis.
Have you no pride or honor in your company?  It just a sad shame you
don't care about doing the right thing and treating others as you
would expect them to treat you. Follow laws as other are expected to.
Honor written agreements that you signed with officials names on.  
Have you no shame?

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Retired Now,

  Funny how most of the Old Heads are gone now where I work, and most
of them said and thought the same way you do. The mentality that only
the old guys could get the job done and they would be missed when they
retired. Well that's not the case, I have 19 1/2 years in and I have
worked with 35-40 year conductors that weren't worth a Fuck and I have
worked with conductors that had 2-3 years in that could work and think
circles around some old heads. Same goes for old and new Engineers, you
either have it or you don't, you know that. Enjoy your Retirement.

Name: Testedagsin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Crews 

It's on! The testing is back and coming on strong. New rule book was
reduced to get rid of a shit load of micro management rules now they
are confused on stopping distances at switches. Make sure every move
you make stops in the clear of any adjacent track even when it is
already properly lined for your move and if there is a yellow tie stay
way behind it. Big hit right now. If you can't stop in the clear
notify ym you are fouling clearance point. Remember if equipment left
per orders won't be in the clear occupy the entire switch to the track
with the equipment!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 April 2018

What I see & read on this website = none of you could've hacked it in
the days gone by.  Posting anything regarding such is a pure waste of
time - would just be answered with asinine, smart, snotty comments from
persons that have no real clue.  FNGs are the worst.  Plenty of douche
bags that aren't worth minimum wage earning six figures a year or
close complain about taxes & union dues.  Most engineers today
wouldn't make a dimple on a real engineer's butt.  Most conductors
today can't switch a bean out of a bag of noodles without making extra
unnecessary moves, if they can handle that.  Babysat lots of both.  Most
supervisors are a PITA too account very little, if any, experience out
in the field but they have the power to impose discipline.  Yeah, am
well aware of all of today's rules, etc.    Railroading never was &
never will be, for everybody.
Glad to be outta there.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 April 2018

Engineer,

  I'd be reporting this immediately to the FRA and the General
Chairman's office.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

Engineers 

What the hell is up with this PTC crap where a crew got charged for not
going one train length at 10 mph after They went into suppression. They
said PTC reports it as if it in emergency because it took control of
the train. I've had it set me up several times for no reason. Each
time it says to recover by putting it in suppression. NOT EMERGENCY!
Dispatch reminded me to follow the emergency rule. I told him I was a
key train and if I had to follow emergency rule the we should be
following the rule for a,key train in emergency. Told him we would
start walking it. He said that wasn't necessary. So what is it. We
putting 2 different rules together now? What's up with this crap. I
had someone tell me if you know it's going to set you up just go ahead
and put in suppression when it happens and the erad won't ding it as an
emergency. Is this right? Anyone else dealing with this trash out here?
Sounds like they have a communications problem with the system. How can
they charge anyone with a train in emergency rule violation when it
clearly instructs you to recover it using suppression?

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

the ble lc needed another extended weekend. He's off again.  our lc
marked up late last night went to work and it wasn't a dh.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2018

XLC 
 
THANKYOU! I'm guessing you are a real ex rep. You addressed both
unions. You pointed out some serious issues and handed out more info
than any of our active reps have done. I looked at the crew and
division messages you talked about and you were right. The engineers
bid card for the INIW IP POOL HAS A DIFFERENT DISCRIPTION for working
limits advertised than the crew/division messages. As far as I'm
concerned the bid cards should trump the messages. We depend on the bid
cards to be right. That's how we make decisions on our bids each week.
The conflict in info is just more crap that is a regular issue with
this circus every day. You got inside people to keep you informed
please keep us in the loop. What the hell is happening with this crap.
Why isn't this issue being addressed with the members. Is the bid
cards what we should trusting to be true or are we supposed to expect
to be blind sided with more changes that are listed in the messages.
This is a frickin joke! Isn't there anyone in the union with a set of
balls that will step in an get some order around here?  This is just an
embarrassing horse and pony show any more.

Name: NEW UP V. PRES
E-mail: csanborn@up.com
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

UP'S newly hired Western Regional Vice President, is introducing the
idiots in Omaha, as to, what "Precision Railroading" is.
Train crews are quietly elated about common sense railroading without
the benefit of field managers delaying/stopping trains for petty safety
speeches!
The spotlight is now shining on the XO Cameron Scott and his worthless
alter ego, SK Keller (AKA, Dumb and Dumber). They didn't have clue
about basic train scheduling!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

Up

It sounds like we work on the same sub.  Our LC is about 4ft and he's
a hothead who is marked of constantly.  The utu Lc and Previous Lc mark
off every weekend and threw the week.

Name: Up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 April 2018

well the utu Lc and his bitch (xlc) laid off union again. Those two are
off every weekend union.   The Lc marks off a lot Mon-Thurs too.  and
manages to mark up just in time to catch a deadhead or a mailtrain. 
The Midget that represents the ble is off all the time too. 

Is it like this on other subdivisions?

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

XLC

This effected the conductors as well. Im not qualified on both runs and
I was told that a TM said the conductor can be qualified by the
engineer. I know engineers are not allowed to use conductors as pilots.
Just how in the hell is an engineer going to teach me everything on the
job while he's up in the cab and Im on the ground. What are we
supposed to do? Do job briefings and try to discuss every single step
over the radio? This is a frickin safety issue. I also heard that the
company was bulking on a having classes and getting us the rules books
on the foreign line territory we are going to be working on.  This
whole thing was done without any safety consideration for the crews at
all. Has anyone asked the FRA how this is supposed to be handled? How
about the engineers. Have they talked at all on how they plan on
qualifying conductors from the cab?
This is just another stupid move that this company does all the time.
Should have had classes and got foreign line books out to everyone
ahead of time and at least prepared them. Someone needs to give the
foreign line a heads up on whats happening so they can get ready to
help us out with their guys!

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

BLET/UTUE MEMBERS

I just got an email that stated that CSX/CMC did not violate any rules
in regards to notifying the engineers at Avon that there were going to
be changes to the west end pools
.

Per Article 74  of the SSA the CMC has to issue a message stating any
changes in on/off duty points, working limits, rate of pay, etc, Has to
be advertised early enough so that engineers can adjust their bid cards
accordingly.  Since they posted it in the crew management messages that
we can all view at work they claim they have followed the agreement with
no violations.

How many people actually read the crew management messages on a regular
basis.  OK people, its time to get it together. If this is how we are
going to be given a heads up on all the future changes that we are
headed for with the new CEO then we all have to stay on this! 

Another disturbing bit of info I was given was the unions are claiming
they had no idea that this was going down and was a done deal with the
company.   BULL CRAP!  If it was in the messages with the company then
there is no way in hell they wouldn't know. They started adding
messages 4 weeks ago sending hints this was going to happen. Look at
the Job descriptions in the JAD. Look at the crew management messages.
They conflict with each other. One says no days off and the other says
6-2. Other things conflict as well as the rate of pay for the salem
run. No way in hell the Unions don't know this is going on.  If they
say they don't they are blowing smoke up everyone's butts and
treating their own LC'S like they are retarded idiots! That's right!
Retarded. I said it!
The company is supposed to give the Unions a 30 day notice of any
changes they are going to implement in order for both parties to meet
and discuss the issues. If any union official says they didn't know
then they are just lying through their teeth. I don't believe for one
minute that CSX blindsided them and failed to let them know. They might
have done it in a way that left them fumbling in the dark trying to find
it but there is no doubt they did. Posting it on the CMC messages is not
the proper way to notify the unions. If they pulled a stunt like this
then its just plain dirty pool and that is grounds to file charges
against CSX for not negotiating in good faith.  We need some answers.
We need to know why our unions are playing dumb and keeping the LCs out
of the loop. This is bull crap.

In the meantime everyone needs to read the CMC messages everyday and
the minute they see a change they need to notify their GC and their
LC's immediately. No more playing games! The game is on! Stand
together brothers!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Notfooled

It sad to say but you are right. I remember when my dad was a member of
a union. Grew up in a house hold of die hard union members. His union
always kept them in the loop and the union reps always had information
posted on their union boards. His legislative reps and international
reps always kept up with him and the workers and made regular visits to
the shop. The unions we have now are so corrupt its not even laughable
anymore. they know the more we know the more power we have as a group.
The more info we have and the better educated we are the better chance
we have of calling them out when something underhanded is going on. In
my dads shop if they caught a union rep horse trading grievances under
the table or dealing with management in a way that would put a member
under the bus they kicked his ass and got him out of office. No room
for that bull crap. No one cares anymore which makes no sense. You work
your ass off out here and give up your family life to pay your money to
a union that acts like they don't have to tell you a damn thing or ask
your opinions. They come up with side letters and make work rule changes
without even getting the members involved. Your right. They do a lot of
shit which is against our rights as union members. The local chairman
don't tell you shit and act like they are in managements pockets. 
The biggest problem of all is that no one puts claims in because they
get denied or it take months to get one settled. What the idiots don't
understand is the claims ARE NOT THEIR TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOME! I get
so sick of hearing them all saying whats the point if you cant get paid.
The claims are their to fine/punish the company for violating our
agreements. They are not their as extra income. Put the damn claims in.
Even if they are denied forward them and keep the paper trail going. You
cant get any abuse stopped if you don't put in the claims and start a
paper trail. If people would stop thinking that the claims are just
another boost to their paychecks and they are really a way to draw
attention to their violations maybe they would put them in. But then
people are so lazy out here and dont care anymore. I put my claims in.
I don't expect to get a dime out of them. I do expect to get answers
from my Union Rep on their progress and expect my money they take to be
spent on keeping me in the loop. My rep thinks Im a pain in the ass but
he took the job and I expect him to do his job. Cant handle the heat
get the hell out of the kitchen!

Name: Louisville slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 April 2018

Louisville trainmaster/yardmaster john anderson is a dumbass worthless
excuse for a manager. Treats his guys like shit and doesnt need to be
working here

Name: JASON
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Does UP have csx employees in California???

Yes they do Right here in Gay Old Lost ANAL!!

And these good old boys are tripping on all

the fags and crystal meth smokers over here.

This LA has gone to democratic shit!

Sign on!! lose you butt cherry

Name: iStop4Donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Just received email.  Hourly rate will be set at 23.25/hr.  Have a Nice
Day.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 April 2018

Brothers

The writing is on the wall. With the push of a newer super pool at avon
yard without any given notice from any union official including the
LC's as well, we are all going to get screwed and lose all of our
seniority rights and choice of working conditions. Come on people!!!
Wake the hell up. How did anyone find out what was going down. They
read it in the crew management messages on the computers at work. Its
total bullshit that you have to find out anything that they may be up
to by reading the damn company computers. Where the hell is our union
representation. People got screwed over on their bid cards because
there were no real official warnings from anyone that it was a done
deal and was going down. The men who were screwed because they didn't
have their bid cards changed need to file Ethics charges against crew
management and demand a statement from their unions. If the bid cards
still contained the wrong information and no official notification was
sent out that is grounds to file suit. This is just another example of
the total lack of respect for the employees and the inept actions of
the officials at CSX. Why does this crap continue year after year after
year. It has nothing to do with Foote or his  cronies. This has been
going on with this company for the last 20 years. They were a joke the
day they took over conrail. As for the unions we have no one to blame
but ourselves. We have ever right to sue them by federal law. Read the
LMRDA rights for union members in the United states. We close our eyes
and turn away and now we have unions who disrespect us to the point
that we cant even get an answer from them or any notices of changes
that are occurring in the work place. Its just a sad joke anymore. When
the hell is it going to stop! If we all put a hold on our union dues,
you can bet your bottom dollar we would get their attention. That's
the only thing that will work. Hit them in the pocket book. Right now
as far as Im concerned they are stealing us blind and not representing
us to the fullest extent possible. Leaving us in the dark all the time
and relying on the company rumor mill to learn anything is totally
unacceptable! Something has to give and soon!

Name: Gotlucky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Members. 
They screwed the shit out of some old heads. One of the pools they
abolished and combined with another pool had old heads on it that have
been working it for over 15 years. They didn't have anything else on
their bid cards because they could hold it without any problem. It had
enough turns on it they never had to worry. They screwed them royally. 
Put them where they wanted! engineer bid cards still show the abolished
pool on it and did before bids closed Wednesday night!! One pour sucker
got stuck on yard extra board and hasnt worked yard jobs in over 18
years.!!!  Thank the damn union for this one! The shit is starting! 
Hope they got FMLA because this is one time I agree they should use it
and stick it up their butts!

Name: No doubt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Before signing anything, you better consider how much your livelihood,
your family, spending time with family are worth. Personally I wouldn’t
sell my soul for no less than 50 bucks an hour. Once the Railroad has
you then your life is done. 30 years experience talking here. Just what
is your freedom worth?

Name: Notanidiot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Karma. 
What kind of Moron are you. Do you think for one minute that the
union's are going to let you in on anything. I haven't been able to
get a straight answer from one damn LC in months. One finally came
clean and admitted their being stone walled and just smoke blown up
their ass. Just found out a few hours ago I'm being forced on a supper
pool that was never put in writing with notice to us as a change in  our
union agreement work rules. the engineer bid cards still have separate
pools and did when we updated our cards. They forced assigned guys to
bullshit jobs that didn't have all the pools they combined on their
bid cards. IT'S A TOTAL VIOLATION OF OUR WORKING CONDITIONS, THE JAD
AGREEMENT AND OUR RIGHTS UNDER OUR AGREEMENT AS DUES PAYING MEMBERS.
The union's sold us out and blind sided us. Not one single
notification to all members that they were agreeing with the changes.
This is a violation of our agreement between members and the union. 
So get your head out of your ass. They want you dumb, ignorant and out
of the loop. It makes it easier to come in for the kill. It's gone far
enough. It's time for the members to sue the shit out of the union's
for misrepresentation. We have federal laws that protect us from this
crap. Enough is enough! This is just god damn frickin unbelievable!
Robbing us blind and filling their pockets while treating us like low
class members with no say what do ever.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

All this talk from the Gossip Queens about the BLE/CSX hourly rate
negotiations.  Does anyone have a internet link, article or letter to
validate these rumors?  Didn't think so, just more B.S. rumors.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

Sounds to me that the SMART Union is being Smart by holding off on
negotiations.. BLET JUMPED TO QUICK ON THIS..!!! makes a Employee
wonder how much of a kick back that they got.. We BLETCHLEY suckers
need to atleast get 46 dollars an hour just to break even at where
we're at now..!!!! You're going to lose big... Sit down and do the
math... 


Name: Lc2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 April 2018

Only the BLET has reached an agreement. The not so SMART is not
negotiating. Just because they reached a deal doesn't mean it will
pass a vote. That's up to the members.

  View This Article

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Seriously?? UP has CSSX employees in california??

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

I'm just messing with you guys.  Our General Chairman are total
complete jokes, but I don't think even they would be stupid enough to
agree to anything lower than $40 per hour. Some of you guys really bit
on this one.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

En 1-10

Give up what rights?   We don't have shit.  You best vote yes. We
can't get a better offer in this political field.  That's more money
than any of us deserve.  The GCs have went above and beyond for us.  I
think they deserve our thanks for all their sleepless nights working on
this deal.  I'm truly grateful for their leadership and all they
selflessly  do.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Just received information today 4-11-18.  The proposed hourly rate of 
$36.45/hr has been agreed upon.  There will be a vote by the membership
sometime in May.  It was a hard fought fight by  our elected
representation.  I'd like to thank each and everyone for their
determination in negotiating such a long past due hourly rate.
All union members should be proud. This is a historic victory.

Name: iStop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Thanks, I needed another dip shit to tell me not to believe the post on
here.   I come on here and read this non-sense for deviant
entertainment purposes only.  It's mind blowing how stupid the men I
work with are. If there is ever an hourly rate and someone ends up on
the street.  BIG DEAL!!!  If I end up on the street.  BIG DEAL!!!

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2018

Hourly

It wasn't a week ago someone posted how the unions put a stop to all
the hourly rate rumors.  Now it's on Foote's desk for approval. 

No one cares about the new hire getting laid off.  If we can make a
lirttle more screw them.

Name: Signal Shop Employee
E-mail: No way
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2018

Oh my were to begin. I only hope other shop employees see this and
contribute. But as the lead in says, I hope my more literate and not
some of my complete idiot coworkers join in.  

1st. Field guys think we have it made. In some ways yes, we are
spoiled. We're home every night. We aren't on call. In other ways and
I hope the field guys take this to heart, we are screwed. We are stuck,
most of us cant bid out. Its like being in jail. We have 2 managers
running around watching us and nitpicking us. Please take note of this,
when we get nitpicked it really goes over and above what the situation
calls for. Example, we had a guy scratch his poor finger with a
screwdriver bit. 1st reportable injury in 25+ years. We all suffered on
account of this one dickless wonder. None of the rest of us would think
about turning in a sissy injury, but it didn't matter. Instead of
thanking the rest of us we had to sit and listen to rants. We got
useless training. We got more ranting.  

2nd. Speaking of managers. Ours has some mental health issues. No joke.
No exageration. The guy is egotistical and childish That is the good
side. The bad side? He is off the charts nuts when ever he feels any
job pressure. Temper fits have been observed. When ever a guy pisses
him off he asks the foreman all the pertinent questions trying to get
the guy with something. Our clerks have a great HR claim, if any of
them grow a set and start calling on him. 

3rd. Our material/assistant manager. This poor guy has no authority. As
a material manager he cant change pricing. He is totally dependent on
our procurement people. 2 guys, a clerk and a foreman were told to stop
contacting procurement. The reason being if they contacted them the
people in procurement would start wondering why we needed a material
manager. They were told that we had to justify our material managers
job. 

4th. Morale? The only people working in the shop that claims to love it
right now are butt sucking fakey types or complete idiots. Today is
4-10-18, in one building 3 guys are actively looking for a new company
to work for. 1 has a job offer. 2nd is applying with Norfolk Southern.
3rd could work for the Ports.

The Signal Shop is not the wonderful place the field guys immagine. Now
we have cameras, 1st was all over outside. Next we're getting cameras
inside. Couple that with managers up your A%% all the time. Some might
say, if your in your work area doing what your supposed to be doing you
don't have anything to worry about. Yeah, OK but when you have a
manager that looks for anything he can to F**ck with his employees it
doesn't matter.

The shop has become the Savannah Correctional Facility. The work
atmosphere is toxic. I used to care. Now I show up for work and watch
the clock counting down the minutes until I can go home. Each day I
come to work I wonder what kind of BS will come up before the day is
done. The foreman in one building hates his job and isnt shy about
saying it. Another foreman is retiring soon, sooner than he wanted to
earlier. God bless cameras.

Name: Istop4donuts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Blah blah blah.

Name: ???
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

UP Roseville

CSX upper management is claiming that everyone has been called back
across the system. Many chose not to come back or never returned the
calls. So how are you working with the so called cut back employees?
How about putting a list of some of their names on here. They cant
screw with you on this site and you wont get in any trouble for doing
it. We would all like to know who these guys are since no one was
supposed to be furloughed any more. How did these guy get the jobs if
they weren't furloughed? If they chose not to come back to csx they
cant be borrowed out. Are you sure they weren't offered jobs by the UP
because they were already trained and the UP saw a chance to take on
guys with previous training and bypass sending them through UP
training. A lot of unanswered questions here. If they are doing this
than I would love to sign on board as a "borrowed out" employee with
the money that you guys make. What gives with this!!! WE are so short
handed it isn't funny but yet CSX is giving you our guys and running
us ragged into the hole.  I smell a pay off!  Something is going down
between the UP and CSX!  Money is changing hands somewhere!

Name: sick out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 April 2018

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

Name: UP ROSEVILLE CONDUCTOR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2018

THANKS TO ALL YOU CSX TRAINMAN FOR SIGNING ON HERE ON THE UPRR.
MAYBE WE CAN GET THIS CRAP CLEANED UP AND THIS SO CALLED RAILROAD
BACK IN SHAPE. WE ARE STILL SHORT CREWS AT SOME TERMINALS AND
WILL NEED MORE CERTIFIED AND QUALIFIED CREWS TO STAFF TERMINALS SOON.

AGAIN THANKS FOR THE EXPERINCE AND THE KNOW HOWYOU BRING.


UPRR ROSEVILLE CONDUCTOR

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 April 2018

So where are u knuckleheads buying stock at a 15% discount?  I thought
that went out years ago...I would surely like to get a buy like
that...I suspect someone don't know what they are talking about. 
Please advise how I can get such a bargain.

Name: Threatened me!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Crews/legal rest
 If you are at your away from home terminal and you are ordered to show
up on your rest your 10 hours rest is not being observed correctly. If a
wagon picks  you up at your hotel it normally arrives a half hour before
your ON DUTY TIME so you can stop for food. If you are ordered to show
up on your rest the wagon must be there before your legal 10 hours are
observed. You therefore are doing service for the company before your
10 hours are observed. You have every right to go to your hotel room
and sleep a full 10 hours of you legal undisturbed rest if chose to.
You are not required to give up any of your rest time early to
accomodate travel time. They tried this last year in the Chicago
division and the FRA got involved because several crew members made it
clear they would be getting in their transportation after they slept
their 10 hours. They threatened to charge them with being late. This is
bullshit and management was ordered to stop! The rules are different for
assigned locals or jobs that have designated start times  and jobs are
being held when crews worked late and they have no one on xbds to fill
the. You get a 2 hour call after you are rested. The FRA sided with us!

Name: Dick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

conductor 

I crushed a disk in my back over 10 years ago while on duty.   That's
why I have fmla.   Also Trainmaster charged me for not reporting
accident in a timely matter.  Fuck CSX and all you company bitches.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

Management abusers 
I got one word for reporting on my rest. Kiss my arrsss.
 16 hours on a train. Stop to get food or walk and find some.take a
shower and wind down. Now got 8 hours to lay down and die. I'm taking
it. No way in hell am i giving up one minute to show up at your damn
yard on my rest. Means i got to cut into my sleep. You call my ass when
I'm rested like agreed with fra and union. Poor planning on CSXs part
doesn't constitute an emergency on my end!

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2018

All union brothers 

It has been brought to the attention of the FRA as well as the
appropriate union officers that managers (chiefs, Tm's, etc.) Have
been instructing road crews at their away from home terminals to show
up at their outbound yards on their rest.
This a serious violation of the FRA LAW allowing 10 hours of
undisturbed rest. You are allowed 10 hours. PERIOD! Some in management
are arguing that it is your choice what you do during your rest period
and if you chose to come in when you are rested it is perfectly legal.
We assure you it is not perfectly legal for anyone in management to
suggest,intimidate or make anyone feel they must prepare and come to
work before they are called after rested and show up in exactly 10
hours. FRA rest IS NOT 8 FOR 10! Man power shortages and a severe
problem with trains running late has put management under the gun and
desperate to catch up. DO NOT show up on your rest. There is a proper
calling procedure and must be used.  If you are ordered by anyone in
management to show up at your home terminal or your away from home
terminal on your rest, immediately  call your FRA hours of service
officer and your operating rules officer. This can not be tolerated. 10
hours undisturbed means just that. Undisturbed with a right to report in
2 hours.

Name: Long rail 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

How Does a Fitness-For-Duty Certification Work in Practice?



CSX system notice does not apply to Fmla.  It would be in direct
violation of Fmla.    Can only be requested if it's a reasonable
safety concern and even then it can only be requested ever 30 days in
conjunction with a layoff. 


When an employer uses a fitness-for-duty certification as part of the
FMLA process, it is
 the responsibility of the employee to complete the certification
before being able to return to work after FMLA leave. In practice, that
means that as long as the employer has followed the regulations, the
employer has the right to deny the employee the ability to return to
work until the fitness-for-duty certification has been completed and
submitted. If an employee refuses to do so and does not request
additional FMLA leave, he or she may lose the right to job
reinstatement. (However, note that an employer cannot delay
reinstatement while awaiting clarification or authentication from the
healthcare provider.)

There are several other considerations as well:

Much like the original medical certification, the employer may only
contact the healthcare provider for clarification or authentication of
the information—NOT to obtain additional information.
Unlike the original medical certification, no second or third opinions
can be requested for fitness-for-duty certifications.
Fitness-for-duty certifications are allowed for intermittent FMLA leave
only if there are reasonable safety concerns related to the employee’s
return from each absence. Even in such cases, this certification can be
required only once every 30 days.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

Want to Know why CSX is scrutinizing Fmla?   Look no further than their
newest CEO.   Foote is an attorney he thinks he can manipulate the
laws.   This pos will push every law and agreement to the edge.   We
haven't seen half the shit him and his  bitches are going to throw at
us.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 April 2018

We need to be making about $250,000/ year if this sort of bullshit is
possible.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=50843



FMLA retaliation by  CSX.  Everyone be sure to read the new notice
effective 4-9-18


I for one will be getting FMLA on a a family member.   So this sort of
bullshit won't apply.

I

Name: LCinthedark
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

crews!!  READ THE NOTICE effective on the 9th

No attendance policy for returning to work is to vague and does not
explain what a significant illness is considered. According to policy
you only have to be hospitalized just one day and you cant come back to
work until you submit md-3 form and get approval from the csx medical
department, Jesus! that could take weeks. spend one day in the hospital
and get released that night and they want an MD-3 form? What the hell.
what if your just in for a day because you have bad cramps and they
want to keep you for test. Once they admit you then you have
technically been hospitalized. This is just pure retaliation for the
FMAL scandal going on right now. Looks like we better start getting up
our unions asses to get this clarified or get together as a class group
and go see the lawyers who handle this kind of harassment and treatment
for having a single day SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS.

Name: co
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

BROTHERS

New attendance policy is out for returning to work after marking off
sick.  It a notice. better read it. Its bull and you could end up
charged just for being off one day and not doing as the notice
instructs.

Name: NOTSURPRISED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 April 2018

FMLA RETALIATION

OK CREWS! Bet you didn't read the latest notice that is effective on
the 9th of April. Well you better read it. CSX is getting down to the
nitty gritty and get even with those who are suing csx. There is no
doubt that this notice was created because of the FMAL scandal.

EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RETURNING TO WORK FOLLOWING TREATMENT FOR A
SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS OR INJURY REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATION OR SURGICAL
INTERVENTION MUST SUBMIT AN MD-3 COMPLETED....BLAH BLAH BLAH AND BE
CLEARED BY THE CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT TO RETURN TO WORK. iNCLUDES ALL
ABSENCES REQUIRING HOSPITILIZATION OR SURGERY AND IS NOT....HERE IS THE
KICKER.......DEPENDENT ON HOW MANY DAYS THE EMPLOYEE IS OFF WORK. WITH
IT WORDED THIS WAY, ONE SINGLE DAY COULD PUT YOU UNDER THE ENFORCEMENT
OF THIS NEW POLICY.
TALKED TO LOCAL CHAIRMAN THIS MORNING AND HE DIDNT KNOW A THING ABOUT
IT BECAUSE HE DOESNT READ NOTICES. TOLD HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS AND READ
IT AND GET WITH THE UNIONS ON GETTING THIS CLARIFIED.
WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT? WHAT LEVEL OR DEGEREE OF ILLNESS DOES THIS
ENVOLVE.
SAY YOU DEADHEAD HOME FROM TRAIN AND STOP AT TACO BELL TO EAT. AT
MIDNIGHT YOU WAKE UP DEATHLY SICK AS A DOG AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL . SAY
ITS MIDNIGHT. YOU FIND OUT AT THE EMERGENCY ROOM YOU MIGHT HAVE FOOD
POISIONING BUT THEY DONT KNOW FOR SURE AND WANT TO ADMIT YOU AND RUN
SOME TEST. YOU MARK OFF SICK. THEY FIND OUT THATS WHAT IS WAS AND
RELEASE YOU IN THE AFTERNOON. YOU WERE NOW HOSPITILIZED . NOW YOU CANT
COME BACK TO WORK IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM AND GET CLEARED BY THE
CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 
SO WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU DONT TELL THEM AND YOU EAT THE POINTS. YOU KEEP
YOUR MOUTH SHUT BECASUE IT MAY TAKE A WEEK FOR THE CSX MEDICAL
DEPARTMENT TO CLEAR YOU. WE ALL KNOW HOW THE RED TAPE IS WITH THIS
COMPANY.
TALK TO YOUR LC'S IMMEDIATELY. DEMAND THEY GET THIS CLARIFIED. IF THE
COMPANY FINDS OUT YOU WERE HOSPITILIZED AND YOU DIDNT FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS OF THIS NEW POLICY IT STATES YOU WILL BE CHARGED. 
ITS GETTING DEEP AND MOST LIKELY WILL GET WORSE AS TIME GOES ON.

Name: MGR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2018

NS is suing train crews that derail trains now. Bet these hedgefund
bastards get a fresh idea. Be careful boys.

Name: GJW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2018

I worked as a Bridge Tender and was promised to be able to transfer to
Transportation, as I worked in various positions with northern
railroad. Never happened.
January, 2001, I saved Buffalo Bluff railroad bridge from total
destruction by fire, saving as I was told around 20 million dollars. I
didn't even get a savings bond! I developed DVTs, and was not allowed
to work due to bleeding out, if injured. No offer to desk job or
anything. I had almost 9 years with CSX.
I'm leaving out a lot of details due to space allowed.

I was dismissed for absenteeism even though CSX held me off my job. My
union, BMW, Jim Knight, General Chairman, Labor Relations, Jim Kennedy,
who admitted, I shouldn't be dismissed, but wouldn't do anything to
risk his retirement. Sold out!

Name: NOTFOOLED
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2018

Alert!!!!!  Investor scam

Jesus! Do you people not see what is happening here. Why in the hell
would CSX let the UP "borrow" out our furloughed men when we have
VP's at the yards trying to figure out how to get the dead trains in
with no power and the man power shortage at an all time low right now.
Think about it people. They are using our furloughed men like stock
options. They are LOANING THEM OUT!  It makes no sense to let our
people go work for another railroad to help them out when we need them
ourselves unless they are making a killing off the "loan" the UP
agreed to. These guys have no idea they are being used as an investment
for profit. Yeah the money looks good and its nice to be back to work
but at what cost to your dignity. They are getting money and there is
no doubt about it. Just like the government grants they got for all the
military men they recruited to fill the seats at the school that ended
up costing a bloody fortune and now is basically shut down and a tax
write off. BUSINESS LOSS! The loan is good for 120 days then what. Will
the money the UP pays CSX be enough to cover whatever scheme they have
up their sleeves??? Funny if the guys decide to take an offer from the
UP and stay on board with them. Good for them. The pay is a hell of a
lot better!

Name: Straight cash
E-mail: Mudtunnel.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Up is borrowing laid off CSX train personel..4k a pay guar..200$ a day
bonus..35$ a day per diem..wish I could be laid off..word around the
campfire is borrow outs making 8k a pay.. we r lucky to get a lunch
violation around this shit hole..show me the money ..any new talks
about the hourly..we get our shit pushed in for 3k a half..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2018

Gotta love it even more when a TM shows up after all the hassles
& work are done - then wants to accuse you of just screwing around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2018

I love when you're having problems and the TM shows up.   Now you have
a 3rd person just in the way slowing progress up.   In 25 years I can
only recall twice a TM helped in any way.  And all they did was give
the conductor a ride to the head end.   All TMs need to be fired.  We
don't need them.

Name: member2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2018

UTUmember

I don't do the face book thing. Too Jerry springer for me. Visit the
website of your local. You will find out more there than from any local
chairman. They expect that. Its not one on one anymore like the days
when my dad was in a union. Reps kept their members in the loop. Now
its all on the internet. Look it up they say!  LOL!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2018

UTUmember


   Yes, i did personally see the letter, it was put on my UTU local
chairman's Facebook page.

Name: Canadian
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2018

CSX CREWS

Union busting was HH biggest game. He got his rocks off violating the
hell out of union contracts and creating turmoil out there for
everyone. Everyone is going to feel his wrath from the grave through
his little me Foote. One thing we figured out was he created so much
work for the unions. All unions. Anyone who was a union member of any
craft. They got so bogged down with claims they finally would throw
their hands up in the air and ask what it is that the carrier wanted
that would make them back the hell off with the violations. they would
stall and postpone talking to our unions on purpose. Out right union
busting. The unions would end up giving in and trading crap off just to
get out from under the workload. I don't know about union laws in the
US but I would think you would have grounds to go after Foote if he
starts the same crap with CSX. This is outright sabotage. Plain and
simple dirty underhanded ball game.

Name: utumember
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2018

ME

Did you see this letter?  I have seen my local chairman several times
in the last 2 weeks and he never said a thing to any of us. You would
think they would post this info or at least say something to us about
it. Guess we are supposed to log onto the website and see what kind of
info we can find. What the hell do we pay an LC for if he is just going
to stand there and not say anything to anyone.

Name: DB (UP) Foley 
E-mail: dumbfoley@up.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2018

We appreciate your business, so keep harassing the hands that feeds you

and the other corporate scumbags!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2018

Proven to be numb nutz

  Funny how you say "uneducated fucks" where you getting your info on
alleged negotiations for Hourly rate?  UTU general chairman Jamie
Modesitt just sent a letter last week to all local chairman's to
clarify rumors of Hourly rate negotiations by the membership. If you
had read the letter you would know that the carrier and the UTU are NOT
in negotiations for hourly rate.

  So, it sounds like to me you are the uneducated Fuck that is
spreading B.S. trying to distract from the real issues at hand. Do you
have any valid info on the BLE negotiating Hourly wages? If not STFU
and go troll somewhere else.

Name: Proven to be numb nutz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 April 2018

You're getting ready to get the hourly rate among other stuff rammed up
your ass and you uneducated fucks are worried about line speed and
crossing gates... You prove everyday how dumb you really are.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2018

Well said engineer for 10 to 20years.csx has to be one of the worst
places I've ever worked... And I've worked some shitty jobs.even
counting "jobs" I had to do in jail when I was younger! They act like
we are crack whores just because they're paying us..which taking in to
consideration  the hours work if you have any kind of skills really is
not above-average at all. I'm gone. Good luck to you guys that gotta
stay

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2018

Here are some of the reasons that "CSX Sucks". It starts with the
culture.  Management is #1.  They don't have the skills and talent
period.  I have never been a part of an organization this lazy and
stupid. About 90% of the decisions made are wrong.  Neopotism is
rampant and so is hiring management due to minority and military status
instead of the most qualified.  Dispatching and yardmastering is
terrible quite often.  Once again hiring the wrong people.  The union
is also the problem. The "clique" or select few make decisions on
behalf of all which usually involves greed instead of quality of life. 
Rest and other aspects could be better managed.  Favoritism and bribery
happen a lot causing animosity.  Same people deadheading and flipping
home.  The list goes on.....have a good day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2018

Hey there no name engineer for 20-30 years CSX does suck that's why it
has a website dedicated to letting people know how it sucks and of
course there are people that complain who in the hell can put up with
their s*** that they do to you I've never worked at a job and been
treated like they treat you there just because they pay us well
doesn't mean they can treat us like animals and I did something about
it but guys that have been there for 20-30 years like you ain't got
enough balls to do anything about it

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Another problem with this site is about 10 to 15 people write about 90%
of the posts. They are the ones who come up with the crafty names (so
they think) or use cindy Sanborn, Michael Ward or Hunter harrison or
any other managers names. Do you think anyone other then yourselves
thinks it funny. These are the same guys that comes to work and bitches
and complains about there job and csx all day long to anyone who will
listen. Every terminal has one or two of them. its always about how
they are getting mistreatd. Hate to tell you everyone gets mistreated
even the trainmasters, I have heard how upper management talks to them
over conference calls and it's not pleasant. Then the complainers then
go home to there double wide and sits down and comes on this site to
bitch about something. Of course they offer no solutions or will not
step up to do something.YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND  YA I KNOW THE
TRUTH HURTS, BUT YOU NEEDED TO HEAR THIS

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 March 2018

Dave
I didn't post anything so why would I do anything, you have the
problem,  step the fuck up and do something about it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2018

This is the reason i dont come on this site much anymore. Just a bunch
of pussys who do nothing but complain about everything, but offers no
solutions.how many times do we need to hear how incompetent a
trainmaster is! Another good one is the union sucks, if theunion sucks,
why dont you run to be a local chairmen and see if you can do better.
Lets see....  mantle ridge is destroying csx, guess what they own alot
of csx stock so i guess the can if they choose to. the mean trainmaster
is doing O TESTS, its part of there job.STOP FUCKING CRYING ABOUT
EVERYTHING IF YOUR NOT WILLING TO STAND UP AND DO WHATS RIGHT. YOU JUST
WANT THE NEXT PERSON TO DO IT FOR YOU CAUSE EITHER YOUR SCARED,LAZY OR
AFRAID YOU WILL GET FIRED.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2018

cindy sanborn

Fine example why good railroaders get no respect. Bunch of low class
losers posting ignorant post like that. We all know her past. You talk
to your momma with that mouth. Keyboard balls.

Name: Cindy Sanborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2018

APE Transgender:
Leave CSX and head out here west to Gay Ole Califagnia. We have a lot
of Homosexual employees with UP here and we
have a bridge club that represents a
lot of queer and LGBQT TEY employees who
love anal sex. That are sooo sweet here 
at UP. I will be in gay Long Beach at 
the ports of LA/LB on UP 1943 gay train
With other queer UP officers passenger
special having a shippers gay fest on
board April 1,2013. We have better and
clean toliets on our locomotives with
LGBQT pride stickers and anal and
female tampons. Sign UP and Join UP!
We unfortunately have 100's crooked
Union type jobs and we would love to
Have you work for cheap and maybe lay
You off when You hit 100 percent.
Cum on.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

I appolige to everyone, no more posts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

Ya i know i said i would not post anymore, but i know which bathroom to
use and no i dont need to see a shrink. Problem is your just
homophobic.if you dont like me thats all right, i figured a majority of
my coworkers would not and thats ok also. Leave me alone and I'll do
like wise.

Name: News relations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2018

X-Trah Bored

If this situation really happened as you posted then someone needs to
be blasting the CSX public affairs department immediately. This kind of
situation should have been handled very differently. If anyone was
notified at Avon yard that there was a chance for a possible shooting
on the grounds and operations were continued as normal without
consideration of the safety of the workers and nothing was done about
it, there is strong grounds for someone to be fired. This kind of
action is an example of pure ignorance and disregard for the safety of
employees. 

If there is no meeting called on this issue and a plan of action
presented to all employees then you must take action for your own
safety in the future.

Contact the local News station. Wish TV 8 news room. Their number is 
317-931-2222.  They will be real interested in the situation that
happened.

Name: Gb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 March 2018

The close clearance tracks I'm talking about are listed under special
instructions and do have signs saying to stop and dismount. When they
have cars in both tracks, you literally don't have enough room to walk
sideways between them. Ym's are 150 miles away and don't know what
you're doing or what track you're in, and therefore wouldn't
hesitate to send another train or yard job up the adjacent track from
the opposite end of the yard while you're riding these cars. So,
anyone would be a fool to ride these tracks anyways. If you're in
these tracks in an engine, if you don't pull the awning down and the
mirror in, they will hit the next track and rip them off. It's not
worth messing around and not to mention all the ties are either covered
with, or under mud because the yard is poorly drained and sits under
water often, so riding cars there isn't safe to begin with. Thanks for
the input ym. I read my bulletins, sometimes you miss a few when you
have so much crap shoved at you every day

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

GB  

Watch is not required to have a second hand. Just be able to see
seconds. 

Close clearance. Unless there is a yard notice or special instructions
that state you must not ride on cars in certain tracks because of close
clearance issues, yes you can ride on the side of a car if the track
next to it is clear. Rule 2102.1 Black and white. Read it. Hopefully
you understand what exactly a close clearance is and why the rule is
there. There is no close clearance if there are no cars in the track.

Bulletin that stated not to shove cars with handbrakes on did state it
was ok to do so when testing brakes. Doesn't matter. That bulletin was
cancelled.

Handbrake at eye level. Depends on the type. 2104.7 state vertical
wheel handbrakes must not be attempted FROM THE GROUND! Side mounted
ratchet brake rules are different. No protection needed if taking off a
side mounted handbrake. 

Come on man.  Just read the rules books and keep up on the new
bulletins as they are issued. Did you know there is no rule on getting
off on the hot side as they called it any more. No more rule on not
dismounting by "live track". The wording has been changed. Its not
there anymore. Compare the wording of the new rules in the new
bulletins to the wording in the rules books. They took a lot of verbage
out and made it more wide open for interpretation for the crews to get
their work done without having to worry about every little bullshit
move that you make. Guarantee you most TM don't how many changes were
made. Sounds like you got a new sheriff in town who want to push his
weight around and mark his territory like an old dog who picks his fire
hydrant. Worst kind to have. Make him look stupid or call him out in
front of others and your going to have a major problem, Use common
sense.
Your best defense.  READ READ READ!

Name: Watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Crunchberry 

No one gives a shit about your transgender fetish! Quit trying to
distract.  Anybody got a copy of the form the union's put out when the
two Nazi southern rejects Ingram and Brown came to town and started the
harassment? The forms were for reporting illegal and unfair observation
testing and excessive discipline. Our LC's didn't keep copies. If you
got one let LC know. Make copies of it and get them out. they need to
be circulated again! If this Foote starts the same shit we put up with
when the NS trash showed up its going to be a war again. We went
through this before and won and we can do it again! They are already
starting their crap. Put a banner in a track that the crew bad already
inspected and was clear. when they went to set cars off in it the Tm
snuck out and put a banner between the long joint. This is a bullshit
test but they claimed they could do it. BULLSHIT! Now everyone is
announcing on the radio before they shove in a track they already
observed that the track was clear to the cut.  More stupid crap we got
to do now because some idiot TMs have little man with badge syndrome!
More CN TMS are starting to show up. They're gonna need a lesson! We
put up with enough of this shit when CSX came in and destroyed Conrail.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

Transgender: if you are at Wal-Mart standing in front of the restrooms
not knowing which ones to use while scratching your nuts you need a
shrink not a bathroom idiot

Name: Mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 March 2018

To echo your statement there engine repairer. Our repair shop when I
first started 10 years ago, we had approximately  400 employees with 7
managers with 3 shifts, now about 250 employees with 12 managers on 2
shifts. All 12 wouldn’t know a water pump from an oil pump, because
why? Cause none of them done a real days work in their lives. “Yes Men”
is all they are, idiots, they are book smart cause they know the some of
bullshit rules. Every manager trying to get a feather in their hat to
see how many they can charge on “trumped up rules” 
Company that is so worried about cutting costs but we’re tripping over
managers!!!

Name: Gb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Which 2 is he right on?

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Gc 

Handbrake bulletin was cancelled!

Name: Ym
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Gb. 
Read your bulletins and rules. He's right on 2 of them. Now go do your
homework before you spout off again!

Name: Gb
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

He's also never been on the road as a conductor, so not only does he
not know how to be a trainmaster, he doesn't know anything about the
railroad at all. The only thing he's ever done was run a remote on a
yard job in Detroit. I hope whatever disposable purpose csx has for him
isn't something long term. This idiot will get someone killed before
too long. Just heard he was in the yard checking that everyone had a
watch with a second hand. Threatening a yard job to get their work done
when three other trains have to do their work before the yard job can
move. Didn't know how to get over to 2 main. Says he can charge us for
knocking off hand brakes from the ground that are at eye level. Said
it's ok to ride cars in close clearance tracks if the track next to it
is empty. Says the bulletin that says not to move a car with hand brakes
doesn't apply when moving cars to do a brake test. Doesn't know how
long a class one air test takes.... We'll update the list as we go. 2
other trainmasters already want him fired. Besides that, he's a good
guy lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Talking about the managers being vital,we had 16 engines in the shop in
Cumberland today with 5 figures to make for 1st shift. We had 1 band 6
two band 5 and 2 band 4 and 1 700 supervisor to check on production of
about 30 men. Most of the time they spend walking around with there
hands in pockets drinking coffee or upstairs watching video tape to
catch someone doing something wrong or unproductive!  That's at least
750,000 dollars in salaries! Sad but true.

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Gray heard 
Wonder if that new tm is the replacement for the one who got injured.I
know one thing for sure if a tm walks in and says he's there to fire
then he can and should be reported to the union reps and ethics charges
filed against him. Thats harrassment and threatening people in the work
place. Hostile work environment and conduct unbecoming an official.
Total moron to open his pie hole like that.

Name: Gray beard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Who you talking about engineer........?

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

Me 

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!!!  You do alot of know it
all smart ass posting yourself. Loco was right and I didn't see
anything that suggested sucking on the TM. what I saw was someone
trying to tell people who are dumb asses to get it together. I work
with them every week. Putting my ass under the spot light and doing
stupid shit just because they are just lazy. Only bad thing most of
them are junior to me so doesnt do me any good if their lazy asses get
fired. You are the problem. Not the solution. Loco didn't post
anything that shouldn't have been said. At least one poster had sense
enough to agree. Why is it any time someone suggest people get their
shit together and follow the rules when the heat is on someone like you
chimes in and calls them cock suckers. Seems to me your trying to
intimidate people into thinking that people who follow the rules are
back stabbers and management suckers. I think your a damn Csx
supervisor! I think you want people to set themselves up. Why else
would you post crap like that. Make people think it's bad to cover
their asses and the guy their working with. Yeap. Your definately BAD
NEWS! How many failures were you ordered to get each month?  Is the old
Jacksonville hit squad orders back? Used to be 3 a week when the shit
was deep.

Name: Mob town
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2018

It sure is. The swamp less than a mile from the yard is where they've
found many bodies dating back to the 20s. Don't forget the torso
killer that they never found, that they still believed could have
worked out of new castle yard. And yeah, he was a conductor in January,
and a trainmaster now. What does that tell you?

Name: Gray beard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

Every trainmaster must be gay cause everyone I have met has been a cock
sucker...... I heard that New Castle on the great lakes has a new
trainmaster from Detroit I heard he introduces himself and says he is
here to clean up the place and fire people well the last time I looked
he should of stayed in Detroit...... Just remember New Castle is a old
mob town if you know what I am saying !!!!!!!!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

I have out of service insurance.they can give me 30/60 days i dont
care.i just do my job.the stress you all get will eventually catch up
and kill yous.drop dead of a heart attck.and for what? They will take
you out of service and there is nothing you can do about it except
stress out.belive me i don't  want to get fired. by keep stressing
about somethimg you and the unions cant change is not healthy.also vote
down the $50.00 hour flat wage, sign that and you will have no rights
left at all. They aren't being generous, it only benfits csx not
us.also to the transgender, do what you got to do, leave us out of it.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

Loco,

  Your lengthy post sounds like you spend a lot of time sucking your
T.M.'s nut sack to stay out of trouble.  You ramble on about a lot of
nothing, you don't think we know this crap already. Guess you gotta do
what makes you seem intelligent to yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

You need to have a RCO job. They leave us alone aslong as we give them a
honest effort during our shift.they fuck with us ...car counts go down,
engines get crippled, wait on m&w has to come to oil our switches and
other things to slow thed day down.all legitimate stuff. We work for
therm and 95% of the time they leave us alone.

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

JESUS PEOPLE


Who gives a rats ass about the homo phobes,  cross dressers and the
blah blah bullshit and poser pines crap. What we got here is a new
sheriff in town who is coming in to turn everything we know upside down
and get rid of our fellow brothers. Take our jobs, seniority and dignity
and destroy it. It wont be long before foote and his Nazi squad will
have us at each others throat fighting over the hourly wage deal and
stabbing each other in the backs. we got to stick together right now
and look at the big picture when he throws his crap in our laps. We got
to be up our unions ass and demand answers and the representation we
want. 
The Observation testing has been order to go full force again. The FRA
laws demand it. But since Foote wants people gone we are going to go
back to the same crap we had when Ingram and Brown were around. The
excessive testing and the stalking and the excessive discipline. This
is how they weed out the work force without actually having to give
people their furlough papers. Watch each others backs. QUIIT TAKING
SHORT CUTS AND BREAKING THE RULES TO DO IT!!  Quit being a lazy ass
puke who doesn't want to follow the rules because you just don't like
it or you don't give an damn about putting your fellow crew member in
the targets eye. They are tag teaming everyone. If the conductor does
something stupid and they know there in no way in  hell the engineer
couldn't know and goes along with it then you both do down. Works both
ways! 
The number one rule they are starting to use and can use on EVERYONE
is:  104 Employee Behavior- Paragraph 4
PROMPTLY REPORT VIOLATIONS OF THE RULES OR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO A
SUPERVISOR!
They can bust both crew members asses on this any place and any time
they want. They have cameras in the cab. See one member sleeping and
the other doesn't follow this rule...BUSTED! On the phone...BUSTED!
Reading the newspaper...BUSTED! And the list goes on. Yes its petty
bullshit but the fact is they want us gone. They want the work force
reduced. So quit the bullshit. Quit cutting corners. Quit being an
arrogant ass and most of all quit getting up your fellow workers ass
because they want to follow the rules and your don't. You take someone
else down with you because your just an ass and don't want to the
follow the rules right now you might just find them standing on your
doorstep. I know I sure the hell am not going down and taking s hit for
someone who is just lazy and rebellious and just cant follow the rules
right now! Just follow the rules and do your damn job and look out for
each other. All we got is each other out here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Just forget I posted anything. Go on among yourselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 March 2018

Listen... I wanted to just see what kind of abuse and comments i would
get in the future from you homophobic fucks. I probally have more time
on this railroad then a majority of the people that post here.just skip
over my post, casused over the years I have read alot of bullshit petty
squabbles among yous that has nothing to do with grivences with csx.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

Re: Transgender person, there are no questions about your coming out,
because we don't care! That's your business not ours. This is a forum
about our abusive employer. nothing more. Now if they were
discriminating against you because of that, that would be more on
topic.

Name: Benson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 March 2018

Wait a minute. Is this a dumbest trainmaster contest? I think it is...

I'd like to present my nominee:
His name is Luke uhhhh.. Luke something. This guy took a 4 day
trainmaster course and is now a trainmaster. Doesn't know the first
thing about anything, and couldn't find the other side of the yard if
he had to. He jumps in and out of the door constantly to try to catch
someone doing something, but he will also do this when there's no one
working out there. He doesn't know anything about our sub, our trains,
our jobs, and daily, he sends the wrong freight the wrong way and pisses
dispatchers off because he doesn't know any better.

Name: UnitedHealthCare- Railroad Ben
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2018

CSX Transgender,
If you need further assistance with
future health care let us know.
We will be glad to help you.
We will help you in becoming a
CSX Trainmaster.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I figure comming out as transgender would have had alot more
comments.any question ask.i won't answer lewd ones.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Fact,

  There's no way in hell this David Benson guys is dumber than Jim
Spencer, no way man.

Name: Billy
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I work at UP and hate UP.
I'm a man with tits paid 
for by UP.

I'm a transgender and Love Roger Lambeth.

Oh Roger!! Roger! Where are thou Roger?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

I work at csx,i hate csx and I'm transgender

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 March 2018

Almost at the end of the quarter and Trainmaster David Benson is still
the dumbest son of a bitch on the property. He’s like AIDS, You can’t
get rid of him. Stupid little bitch.

Name: SP fag
E-mail: Retired homos
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2018

Everybody is and was like that on the
SP. Crying about some one laying off
and some hot tub homo worrying about 
other people or who drives the better truck and how many fag boy
friends he
has in LA or Bakersfield. Who gives a fuck
fucking railbuffs.

Name: Jerry McGuire 
E-mail: Smalltimeraises
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Keep marking off FMLA fellas..when we get the hourly rate I'll be
putting heavy digits in my pocket....vote Yes on that hourly by the way
..our last raises on the national gobbled dick.. 
        Sincerely..Frank cushman

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Fat lazy wife, no life, delinquent kids, and no dick.  That's why those
losers bitch about their co-workers.   O but he caught 2 "good" trains
in a row.  O but he got PB twice this month. O but he only works 8
starts a half.  O but he lays off fmla because he has diabetes.  O but
how does he afford that new truck when I work more than he does? O but
he laid off Christmas and I had to work.   Blah blah blah the RR is
full of crying bitches.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Why Do you people exhaust all your energy worrying about what others do?
who gives a fuck why, how, who or how long someone is marked off? They
do have a special Process or phone number so just match what they doing
and get some time off. And if you gotta live out there. Debt, hate your
home life or just don't care that your working then maybe you should
thank the ones allowing you to work. Work with a bunch babies I tell
ya. Be worried about how so and so bought a new truck or how so and so
got this train. We all hear for the same reason to have a chance at
retirement, make a decent living. Find the silver lining my people.. If
someone can live off working 4 days a  week then that's great if
someone gotta work 6 to keep a float then well that's great too.
thankfully at this job both are possible most the time.

Name: Chad A Wilbourn
E-mail: Chad@UP.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2018

Hi my buddy!
Roger Limpdick Lambeth.
I sure miss you Roger all buddy!
I wish we can get together soon and
have a grand ole UP homo session.
I'll bring my tweaked out old whore
wife leslie and we can man handle
some UP new hires and have some
fun ass licking fun buddy.
Throw in some UP fagged out trannys.
You know the ones from LASU. Or
maybe some drug out train smugglers!
Ahhh the good days of Railfags.

Chad A Wilbourn
Southern region
VP
Spring, Texas

Name: UP RD LAMBETH
E-mail: jmscoop@aol.com
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

UP Roger (LimpDick) Lambeth:

No more promotions for you unless you eat DB (Dumb) Foley's ass
again!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Cond. 1-10

  Quit worrying about what your co-workers are off on P.B. or FMLA for
and go to work you little company Bitch.  They're may be a day when
your health isn't so great and you need to be off for health reasons.
CSX has made it so we can't even mark off sick with a valid Dr's note
without getting points assessed.

  I work with your type every day, always complaining who is off on
P.B., sick, FMLA, Guard duty. I'll say it safe to say that you live
check-to-check, have a miserable marriage, or are just loyal to a
company that would love to eliminate your job.

Name: Holiy
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2018

What holiday are you fuckers talking about???
If you have a job, and your co-workers still have a job, please shut up
and soak up the overtime while you can!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2018

is csx  still dragging broke down crappy engines back and forth across
the system?    been awhile since i last worked t&e ! am up in gods
country now! no csx near me!  just the itty bitty short lines! as csx
sold off a few lines! over the last 30 years!   



this here part of message is for chicago and east!  you boys and gals
still not going by the book when getting the detectors?  are you
walking the trains in a safe way?   or are you even walking the trains
at all if getting the detectors?   keep doing the company  favours! 
hope you all are keeping up on the rules? be safe  walk safe ! and turn
off a few things now and then?   will leave you guessing  on that last
sentence!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Holiday/FMLA SCAM

Don't you mean they will put a bulletin out that says you HAVE TO work
the holiday?  No a bulletin that says you don't have too?  Not having
to work shouldn't screw things up.

The lastest scam the crew callers are pulling to protect guys who abuse
fmla is to put them on a PB day just before their days off so they
don't have to use FMLA.  The best one yet is marked off 48 hours PB. 
How do you get 48 hours PB?????   This will put him into his rest day
on the weekend. How the hell does that happen when a lot of us have
tried to get PB days and they say NO NO NO!  We got man power
shortages.  These guys must be doing something really nice for the
management to get this kind of treatment! This shit is such a joke!

Name: Huntington mechanic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Hello all mechanical employees just inquiring about if other shops in
the system are very busy with repairs ? I know we’re not,  but we still
have to work the holiday though, just to piss off every employee on the
system LOL.And also engineers and conductors check your engines out
good seems only minimum amount of maintenance work only being done to
most engines, definitely no mods to any of them. Can’t believe they
even stopped air conditioner mods , (betcha old Hunter Harrison loved
to have an air conditioner where he’s at right now).  It took awhile,
but we are being pushed around just like you guys in transportation
dept , I try to keep telling myself and my fellow brothers and sisters
only 3 more years of this regime. I’ve read this site for awhile now
never commented , And I know mostly transportation uses this site but
we’re all in this together. So stay safe out there, watch your back and
your fellow employee next to ya and write them needed engine repairs
up!! And Good Luck.

Name: beenthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

screwedagain


Your absolutely right. They just don't give a shit. Half the time you
double check on why you have been sitting for hours without a ride and
find out that a ride was never ordered. I cant count on my fingers and
toes how many times I called PTI to find out that the order was never
put in. Then you tone up the dispatcher to get that lame...OH IM SORRY
you haven't been picked up. Let me check again for you. They do
business with a taxi cab service. Don't tell me that they have run out
of cabs. You have TMs running around the yard doing nothing half the
time. If your sitting less than 20 miles out of the yard they can send
one of them to get you. There is no reason in hell except in conditions
of blizzards or roads are shut down a crew should have to wait for
another passing train to come by to hitch a ride in. Far as Im
concerned that's grounds for ethics charges. Willful neglect of duty
to make sure a ride is ordered or dispatched to pick up the crew
members. Especially after they have been sitting for hours on their own
time! Next time it happens to me which I guarantee it will Im calling
the FRA hours of service director and asking him to come give me a
ride!

Name: ScrewedAgain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Investors

Same shit just another day.  Crew was told to RUSH RUSH RUSH! Get that
train across the road because you have a hot pick up on the way back
home. GO GO GO! Everyone is watching you. Get those hot cars. TM says
you got to get them. NO EXCEPTIONS. Two different dispatchers reminding
the crew to get those hot cars!  Then they pick them up and outlaw
outside the terminal. SIT THERE FOR CLOSE TO 4 HOURS WAITING TO GET A
RIDE.  The so called hot cars were left out on the damn main line 15
miles outside of the terminal with no relief job or outbound called to
go get them.  WHA THE F*^*&^^CK!!!!! Hot cars my ass. What about the
damn crew left sitting for hours outlawed and no one gives a damn. No
ride. They had to thumb a ride on a passing train to get in. This is
the bullshit that you invest in. REALLY????? Where is the
accountability for this? What about the crew? Is this the way you treat
people who are the backbone of the railroad. The ones who actually move
the freight and pad your pockets? You wouldn't treat your best race
horse that way. You wouldn't treat your best prize stud dog that way.
Why in the hell would any one treat their employees that way. Because
the management at CSX doesn't care about the best investment they
have. THEIR CREWS! Karma is a bitch. Its coming!

Name: Jason Cogdal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Loco

I hear you on all that. I get those ass hole faggots out here in
Bakersfield on
the former SP now UP. All formers and and
Wanna be Conductors class of 2018.

You nailed that right on with these ass wipes telling me how to run my
motors and EMS Fuel conservator and PTC crap all fucking trip. Fucking
UP is a major rail buff shithole. Fuck UP and Fritz and
Cindy Sanborn.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2018

Since a lot are suing csx for wrongfully pulling people out for fmla
misuse might as well sue the unions to for reputation an not doing
anything for the employees but taking our money an saying well they can
do that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 March 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48757


What is the correlation of CP,CN and CSX?     You know it!  PSR is a
load of bullshit!  Eugene and his bitches are con artist.   The same up
North will all come to life here in The States. With the addition of
many lawsuits by customers and employees.  The taxpayer will get
screwed too.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2018

Carmen 

Yeah, you got your point but what you missed was some of the other crap
that's not management. Its bad enough we deal with their stupid crap on
a daily basis but after I get on the road the last thing I need is some
damn know it all pup who wants to tell me how to run my motors. Then
there's the train foamed who knows where every train is, every crew,
who's in the hotel, who isnt. Then they want to argue about the damn
power and bitch with management when they think it ain't good enough
for tonnage cause it's a blah blah blah sd40 or an SD blah blah blah. 
SHUT THE FUCK UP! I'm the damn engineer. Get your ass on the power,
shut the hell up and quit your know it all foamer crap and bitching
because WE WON'T MAKE TRACK SPEED. You answered the phone, your good
for 12 hours. Its the companies problem if we outlaw.if you bitch and
cry the whole trip I'm going to throw your ass off the train.  Don't
tell me I'm going to put too many motors on line and violate the fuel
conserv. Rules cause you think your someone important and I have to
listen to your shit. We have all dealt with these shit heads and
sometimes they are worse than the damn supervisors!  This job hits you
in the ass from all directions. Including the wide that bitches cause
your never home!

Name: RailNigga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Its amazing that the Unions that we belong too now only represent only
the Carrier.

They give a fuck about its members except for the 150 a month dues we
pay.

Name: Big Bird
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

The reason UP stupid Managers along with
Cindy Sanborn learning to fly Spy drones.

Cindy is practicing to use it as a flying dildo

Name: Boots on the ground
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Lol, more testing, can't wait it will only cause more delays u dumb
shits. We run this shit just remember that, can't get fired for
following the rules, bring it on fuck face

Name: Little birdie 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

A lot of UP managers in cinncy lately.......what's that about

Name: Bad ass
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hey Trainmasters ... Is this why you pussies run in groups? Afraid of
getting a ass beating? Chicken shit bitches ...






Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety
and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that
they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one.
One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the
terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get
a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood
there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Great Lakes

The Testing is headed back to full force. You screamed about safety and
raised hell about taking away the three step and doing away with other
stuff you called important safety issues so your getting what you
wanted.  More strict safety!  The switch tags testing is back in
process and the banners are being rolled out. Expect a lot more to
come.  You better have your books and bulletins up to date too, NO
EXCUSES! Just busted a bunch of losers who didn't have the up to date
Hazmat guide. Dumb arsses were carrying the 2012!  They cried that they
didn't ever see a bulletin out to get the new one which was a lie.
Everyone who has a 2016 saw it and had no problem getting that one. One
ever tried to tell the CN TM that they didn't have them at the terminal
which was another lie and when he was asked why he wasn't able to get a
copy for over 2 years and how many times did he try he just stood there
like a whipped puppy and couldn't come up with a good excuse.  Get
your crap together and get ready for the safety that you wanted! 
sometimes you get what you ask for!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 March 2018

With all the lawsuits In the sorry zzz managers an tm better stay behind
them closed doors an hide cuase the heat is coming better freshing up ur
resume skills cuase u going down too...

Name: Cindy Sanborn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 March 2018

Hey Fellas

How is everything over at the Chicken Shit Express??

Name: Public awareness
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 March 2018

CSX cost cutting has put people and equipment in harms way. CSX must be
called out on these unsafe practices. Call the media your congressman
anyone that will listen. Managers intimidating employees not to follow
company safety policies , must be removed at once. One injury or life
lost is one to many, get involved stop these people that accept unsafe
practises at once. This is unacceptable in 2018 and moving forward.

Name: Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 March 2018

Hey fra!!! 

Same shit just another day. Where the hell are you? We know you were
called. TMS still badgering hoggers to use FRA defective motors.
Traction motors cut out with oil leaks and excessive piston travel.
Dynamics on leaders not working and refusing to turn them when they
can. The tm's are standing there intimidating and showing attitudes if
you put up a fight about it. Great lakes is the worst. You know it. You
were called. Where the hell are you. Next motor I shop for this crap
and I tag it I better not see it out after I leave. I'm going to be
blowing your DC Office phone off. Better yet we all need to call the
USDOT and file complaints. We have chicken shit hoggers who will take
the tags off and use it because they are scared to stand up to the TMs.
Guess we have to start taking care of their crap because they are too
scared. Get your asses out here and start looking around. You can start
at Hawthorne yard in Indianapolis!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Great lakes!!!  
The CN Nazi crew is at avon. Pushing out their chest just like csxdid
when they first took over conrail. Don't turn your back and don't
trust anyone you don't recognize. Ask for ID if your approached by
anyone you don't recognize. You have a right. Could just be a foamer
or someone sneaking around.  WATCH YOUR BACKS!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Bobsugar

Frickin retarded punk!  I just rolled in to home on a 6 hour run that
paid me 450.00 with trip rate. Take that fantasy wish of 50.00 and
stick it up your voting yes ass. Ide have to work 9 hours to get it.
You need to go back to school. Work on your math and the big picture
out here. God help us all if there are more like you out here!

Name: Bob sugar 
E-mail: Imtalkingmoneyhoe
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

When are we getting this hourly rate ..cn and cp boys are rolling one
ton duellys ..we are pushing 1992 Ford rangers with expando foam as
body filler ..it's like we are the little brother that gets no
poontang ..while big brother is rattling the walls on lots of
hussies..vote Yes for hourly rate .. 

      sincerely rod tidwell

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

The lawsuits rolled in all week.   T&E you have their attention.  If
anyone else is thinking about filing suit go for it.   Many Fmla suits
are being filed.  Don't be afraid or intimidated demand your rights.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Well here on the U.P. in Nevada come April 1st, trainmen will not be
docked a personal leave day when they lay off sick and from what I
understand all locals are going to a 5 day a week job at a higher rate
of pay along with some other changes. This is a local agreement. So
this is a good thing. So I hope that you never give up the fight to get
better working conditions and pay and hopefully a better quality of life
for you and yours.

Name: LanceFritz@UP.com
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 March 2018

Yes!
Help run CSX into the ground like a 
a shitty rag. UP has nothing but 95 percent inexperienced train crews
now.
Most of the 1998 hired on Employees are gone and all we have is 2012
and above and
Just going through another round of hiring oops...dummies and stUPid
people.

We will get rid of them in 16 weeks and 
continue to Usually Park trains.
Fuck the Shippers, stockholders, and the stb and FRA. We own them.

Name: News! 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 March 2018

LISTEN UP PEOPLE!!!!

You want to do something about the crap? You want to put the heat on
the "BOSS"?  Then you do it with the media. You do it with the
internet. You do it with this website. I can tell you without a shadow
of a doubt that the one thing that CSX does not want or will not
tolerate is BAD PUBLICITY! It's bad for business. It's bad for public
relations and it just plain outright bad for their image. They will
spend thousands on safety to look good for awards but they will spend
millions on their image and trying to protect it. What fourtune 500
company wants to do business with a company who looks inept as hell and
could be a threat to their image by doing business with them. I
personally have sat at the tables with public department heads and bad
publicity is a constant fear. You see and hear first hand what goes on.
You see the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. You see every
day the idiotic moves. You have the ability to let everuone know what is
really happening every day. You got names and places.  You have
incidents that happen. The tongue is mightier than the sword. The
internet is even worse. Be truthful. He honest. Don't blow things out
of proportion. Most of all don't be afraid to expose it! 
You want an example of what I'm talking about? There's an engine out
there that's being shuffled all over the system and has been for over
2 weeks now and.....hold on to you hats.....IT'S BEEN BROKE DOWN AND
TAGED OUT IS SERVICE TO BE REPAIRED THE WHOLE TIME! Why on God's green
earth would you drag a broke down locomotive that is of no use and dead
weight all over the place instead of sending it to the locomotive
repair shop. I can't think of one good reason to do something this
stupid unless people are so clueless of what's going on they have no
idea it's out there anymore!  No need to put the number of it because
shit is getting ready to hit the fan about it but it's just another
example of whats going on.  Get the idea now?

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 March 2018

Carl da Troof , well said ! Take your stock , benefits and job and shove
it! I can't wait to get the Fxxx out. Like you said most company
privateers either have no skill set to leave the company or they've
accepted that their life will suck for 40 years while they work at that
dump it reminds me of a bad marriage relationship where the woman says
she's only sticking it out for the kids only in this case people say
they're only sticking it out for the retirement and don't realize
it's not even worth it

Name: Psych
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Pay attention!!

For years and years railroaders have been conned and manipulated
because you let them do it. Upper management is well aware of the
gossip hens and the crew room rumor mill. They use this to their
advantage to condition you like a rat in a lab experiment. They toss
out a little crumb of information on a plan they wish to accomplish
months ahead of time. Sometimes it is as long as a year before they
want to roll it out. Then they count on the rumors, the gossip and the
guessing to begin. They sit back and watch you scream, debate,discuss
and throw every senario under the sun out there. They let you post on
this site, rebel against your union and speculate till the cows come
home. Then after they feel like you have finally settled down and start
becoming weak they wait just a little bit longer. They wait until you
finally give up and say ...."They are going to do what they want to
anyway"! Then they come in for the kill. Everything you were going
crazy over is now being put in place.  The kicker is now they already
have you broke down. Your done going crazy. No more debating. No more
speculating. Easier now to toss out the crap and watch you just walk
away because the fight is out of you. They have been using this plan of
attack on you for so long you don't even realise they do it to you.
Your going through it right now! Your quiet. The frenzy over the hourly
wage and taking your job choices away is dying down. Watch your backs. 
It's time for them to move in. You better start getting something out
of your unions now. It's called ANSWERS!!!!!

Name: Bob Kennedy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Thought this site would actually be informative,  but I have come to
realize it is nothing but a bunch of psycho,  conspiracy theorists ...
they are selling this closing this. It's obvious no one knows anything
unless it happens.. I mean with these fools only worried about running
the stock prices up and the employees and customers in the ground thats
the only facts that we have at this time.

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2018

2018. CN hiring 800 trainmen.   CSX laying off and getting their ass
sued by customers and employees.      2022 prediction CSX will try to
recall furloughed men with no success and will be in the same situation
CN is in.    JX HQ full of puppets and thieves.

Name: Ely Carter-Williamson
E-mail: Nsrailfan8114@gmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 March 2018

I am educating CSX Management for a project in school.  

Dear Mr. Foote and all management hired by E. Hunter Harrison last year


I am a local railfan who is 14 and is NOT your employee/slave nor will
be part of the mess that you created at CSX. As you know, there is an
incident in the Kanawha River that is caused by your company in 2015
while Harrison was CEO of CP Rail. It spilled crude oil into the river
where the wildlife is easily affected. Although that the Train K080
(North Dakota-Yorktown, VA) is known for derailments in Lynchburg, VA a
year prior before this one. This “accident” was located in the Town of
Mount Carbon in West Virginia along the New River Subdivision. This
“accident” was caused by a broken rail as well as ice and snow. As a
result, the EPA ordered CSX to clean up the mess. In case this may
occur again which it will since your “Precision Railroading” which is
known for causing service problems and Employees being rushed by an
even more stressful schedule, here are some options that you and your
environmental team can do to protect your environment for a better
tomorrow. 

The first option is to use Booms to contain the river before it
destroys more of the wildlife. You won’t be able to destroy the
environment more in the future. Although it may be an eyesore to some
people and can only remove some of the oil, resulting in minor damage
to wildlife. It won’t be effective to your company though as you will
have to clean up the mess that you cause. 

The Next Option is to use Chemicals. A Special kind of Chemical is used
to disperse the oil quickly although it can’t be used on weathered oil.
However, it is expensive to clean up. Also, It may contaminate the
water supply in the future as well as cause more problems around its
environment. If it occurs, expect angry lawsuits where you lose in them
(which is to be expected) 

My Last option is to prevent more situations like the one in West
Virginia and Lynchburg. That option is to divert oil trains away from
the hard hit Appalachian coal routes unless very necessarily (NOT for
fastest route) or you can let your rival NS or pipelines to take full
credit of delivering your crude oil. The track condition shows that the
region is not suit for these types and diverting it to better conditions
can lessen the chance for an accident like this to occur. It could be a
problem somewhere else, but I do ensure that you won’t get sued by
angry people/employees more. Also, you may find a faster more reliable
route for them.

I suggest that you should use booms and the prevention method I
recommended. Even though that it won’t help your company, it can still
protect your already ruined reputation. I hope that you take these
options seriously in case another Mount Carbon occurred. Maybe that it
can be your only promise that you did not break.  

 

Sincerely,
Ely Carter-Williamson

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Is TM Lyles in Louisville still doing conductor work or did he learn a
lesson? If he wants to throw switches maybe he should resign as TM and
be a conductor.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

Watchdog

Sorry I meant that post for you. But hey wax, thanks for the heads up
to everyone in your area. We need more people coming on here and
ratting out the supervisors who are pulling this crap and where they
are!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 March 2018

WAX

Great post!!!  All good advice and something that needs to be done by
everyone. I too had several talks with TMs who couldn't stand the
company but needed the job. Told me the same stories. That's why some
of them took the bonus they got this year and ran. Looks like you may
have made someone uneasy. Getting some real stupid post trying to
distract!

Name: RailNigga
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

UP is now offering hiring bonus of
10.000 to all who can hire on with
this shit hole out fit. We preferably
need individuals with drug trafficking
knowledge and can hide drugs in trains and
Rail equipment. So please csx people
help out the UP and yourselves and ya
Family and get on with the UP.

Name: watching
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

Wax

This has been going on for years in this company. They have always
shown favoritism including crew management. Giving certain people PB
days but not letting others take it. Guys who suck up to them are
mysteriously getting their days turned off when they aren't supposed
to but if you look into their history(which the LCs have started doing)
They are manipulating the system by changing their job starts and
busting calls along with manipulating info to make it look like their
rest was messed up and then resetting their starts.  It wont be long
before the FRA is notified and this shit comes to a halt!!!

As for targeting, these extra board and out of town crews need to make
notes of anything they see or hear  with dates, times and names of who
is doing the same thing that others are getting written up for. The
only thing about this is if the supervisor is not there to witness it
they can come back and say they didn't know the other crews were doing
the same thing. They can say they just happen to be there at the time
the incident they wrote them up for occurred. Crews have to start
keeping track of the supervisors and get as much dirt as they can when
they are out and about with their regular crews.  The only way to stop
this shit is to start getting as much proof as possible on the
favoritism. Any radio transmissions your hear that is relevant write it
down with all info. Yeah we all know the radio tapes disappear when its
convenient for the company but at least you have word for word
conversations and when it happened!
Good guess the observation testing is going to come back full force and
the old Jacksonville hit squad with orders to get the failures up will
be out in full force. They deny they have the orders but we all know
its put out there. There are plenty of us who have talked with retired
TM and RF along with ones who were being transferred to other divisions
that spilled their guts and told us everything. The loyalty to the
company is not as good as they think it is. It really sucks that we
have to work in an industry that is built on so much back stabbing and
cut throat behavior and outright hostility in the workplace! Its one
for one now. Us against them.  DOCUMENT...DOCUMENT...DOCUMENT!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 March 2018

Operations

What you said is all fine and dandy but I have been in this horse and
pony show for over 20 years. Every single day I report to work there is
some kind of mix up. Wrong car wrong train. Cars in the train that are
not on the OBWO device for delivery. Taking too many cars to smaller
industries that we know aren't going to fit and having to bring them
back. We have been told the supervisors have been ordered to keep the
cars moving around. That makes it look like we are moving the freight
and not letting it sit. Shuffle it back an forth between point A and B
until it finally gets delivered. Used to set cars outside of an
industry on spur tracks and show them delivered. Come back the next day
and spot them. Sometimes it would be a couple days before they were
actually delivered. When I work the road its the same joke. Told to
stop and pick up cars along the route that are not on the work order.
No paperwork for them. Try and get the dispatcher to get paperwork sent
to us to pick up in route and no one has a damn clue what train they
came off of or exactly when they were set out. Used to green sheet work
like that 20 years ago. Faxed the info to the work order department when
we got to the AFHT. Haven't done that in years. Road trains don't
carry an OBWO device. One of my personal favorite jokes of all is when
Jacksonville sends you a work order of your train and the tonnage graph
for the engineer only has the engine numbers and the whole train is
missing. How in the hell can you send a crew a work order with just
engines on the tonnage graph and nothing else. Do these people in the
work order department not understand that there had to be cars with the
train. If its just a light power move that's understandable. The rest
of the work order has a block summary with info. So how in the hell
does the tonnage graph come through without the cars?????  This kind of
inept reporting happens all the time and has been happening since CSX
took over conrail.
You got your work cut out for you. I don't know who's heads are going
to roll as you stated but it darn well not be anyone on the crew. we
don't do this. We aren't responsible for this but yet we make phone
calls and do extra leg work every day because of this. Do we get any
credit for it? Do we get clerical pay for it? Do we ever get a simple
thank you for fixing the problems you and management created?
NO....NO......No!!!!  What we do get is a bunch of lip if things don't
go right and cars aren't worked in order or set out as scheduled
because we don't have the proper info and spend hours getting things
in order. When Foote starts holding everyone accountable for this I
hope he has old fashioned railroad sense and doesn't come back on us
in the field with blame and discipline because we aren't the ones with
this problem, We are just the BACKBONE of the railroad!

Name: Operations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

T&E 
Pay attention. This is how it worked in the past. Under Wards rule your
OBWO information was critical for grants and attracting customers. That
is why you were ordered to manipulate the pick up, set off and depart
times at any industry you worked. The service star award that came with
the good numbers was great publicity and attracted potential customers.
No one really interviewed the customers in person to see if the service
was really performed as reported.
 No one wanted too. This area of business was and still is considered
in the calculations of management bonuses at the end of each year. It
was surprising when customer service saw post about the falsifying of
information on the OBWO reporting because it also helped with the craft
that received bonuses and the percentage was based on managements
performance ratings. You scratch our hacks and we will scratch yours.
Unfortunately it turned out that the only one receiving a bonus war the
engineers and conductors were left out. It's no wonder the conductors
were spilling the beans. They had nothing to lose.
But things are going to change. The new management team is going to
demand real numbers. Factual productivity. This is a whole new ball
game and a totally different type of business model. Attracting
customers is great but a hedge fun model is more walstreet.
Accountability on actual work performed and true reporting along with
accurate inventory will be expected. Customer cooperation and billing
will be tightened. Not knowing where cars are,where they have been or
where they are headed won't be tolerated. Reports need to be accurate.
In order to do this and do it right heads will have to roll. Work orders
must be accurate. Customers must get on board and do their part. If they
don't order the work then it doesn't get done. No more special favors.
This is a business not a charity service. Follow your bulletins. They
have a purpose. You may not see the big picture. reporting extra cars
pulled from an industry that were not ordered by that customer causes
more work and wasted time in the billing department. Moving cars or
picking up cars on line of road that are not on your work order does
not help solve the problems. Not knowing where cars are being set out
and by whom has to stop. Expect more changes to come. Report work
accurately and only do work that is ordered through documentation or on
the OBMO device.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

Operating rules department.

Have those supervisors out there that are making us pull cars at
industries that are not on the on board and not on our work order.
Telling us that that bulletin you put out was a bunch of crap and was a
mistake. Make the customer happy first and don't worry about some paper
pusher in Jacksonville.  What do you want to do about it. Guess your
authority in the operating rules department doesn't mean shit. TM has
more power than you obviously!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 March 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/03/13/more-than-100-former-employees-sue-csx.html


Get some sue CSx and their managers who had a hand in this outrage

Name: Chad Wilbourn@UP.Com
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

Shhhh
Don't tell everyone how we are going to
afford to buy CSX and fuck UP the country and the Economy. Shhhhhhh

Chad Wilbourn
Spring Texas

Name: Doesn’t matter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 March 2018

we are all screwed!!!!
This regime has no intention of long term everyone know this. If this
hourly stuff that’s on the table gets voted in its over! I’ve been here
long enough I won’t be without a job with that being said I see no good
of this “hourly wage agreement” what I hope employees understand that
the pay is the least of it. There will be so many other details in this
that will eliminate jobs and everything we signed up for. You will not
make any more money and if you do it’s because you will be working
yourself into the grave. I know people that left here for CN with that
being said I don’t know a single one that had to do it over again would
of stayed at CSX. Yea they make more money but no time off. Just take
the time and give it some thought CSX is not looking out for the men
whether you have 1 or 30 years seniority when it is proposed all I ask
is you look past the hourly rate and look at what your giving up for
it. If you don’t vote you might as well vote for it. By all means do
what you think is best for you but all I ask is you take the time to
look at the big picture. And at least place a vote!

Name: UP DRUG TRAINS
E-mail: jimyoung@up.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 12 March 2018

The Sad Legacy of Jim Young:

Profits ballooned under his watch, and that's because Union Pacific
hauled(Drugging America)more drugs than all the Cartels combined to
Chicago-Los Angeles!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Crews 

Just remember one thing before you set yourself up with a possible
charge of insubordination charges. There is a good faith challenge
policy. If the incident at hand is not listed as one of the acceptable
challenges you won't have a leg to stand on if your pulled out of
service until an investigation is done as to why you refused the
supervisors order. The previous poster was correct. Take the issue to
the operating rules department.  Let them handle the issue. If they
instruct you to follow the bulletin and it is not given to you in
writing or via email that provides you with proof that could be a
problem. Ask for a confirmation email.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Cond.

To answer your question about the train changes it's going on
everywhere. This Foote character is doing the same roll the dice
railroading HH did. One week you pick up the next you set off. One week
you got one train symbol then it changed the next. We went through
destroying and doing away with yards and played with hump yards. Now
their chopping trains in half, rerouting, changing blocks around. Have
no idea what your doing. The work orders are a joke as ususl. Missing
pick up and set off info. Nothing unusual with this outfit.

HQ SYSTEM BULLETIN 014 DATED FEB.22-
CARS MUST NOT BE PULLED FROM INDUSTRY UNLESS LISTED IN THE ELECTRONIC
WORK ORDER DEVICE OR PRINTED CSX WORK ORDER.

TM had the nerve to jump our asses because we didnt stop at an industry
on the way to the home terminal and get cars THAT WERE NOT ON THE WORK
ORDER. Bitched we should have asked someone if the work needed to be
done. Asked him why we would challenge a system bulletin that was black
and white. No gray area. Not our fault the company screwed things up.
Quit blaming the crews for deparmental problems. Ordered us to check
with dispatch for now  on. Who the hell is he to override a system
bulletin from HQ. This shit never ends. Next time I'm calling
operating rules department and finding out what they want us to do with
this conflict. Sure it will be a pass the buck answer. Same crap just a
different day!

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 March 2018

yeah im the stupid one ....you boys just keep paying them dues and abide
by the rules that suit you...puppets...wake up....

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Fellow brothers 

Still can't get anything out of the LC's. Their just as clueless as
us or lying to keep us in the dark. I think they know shit is coming
and it's going to stick us in the ass.  Their scared we're going to
raise hell and strike against them. Stop paying the full dues. We
don't have to pay all of them.  Opt out of the legislative portion.
They need to talk to us. What the hell do we pay them for.  No one has
a damn clue what is going down behind the closed doors. It's no
different than paying a lawyer to work for you and he never returns
your calls.  BULLSHIT!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 March 2018

Loco,

  Your right Ghost is a Mole, nobody could be that stupid. He kinda
reminds me of that Mentally unstable fella that trolls this site Robert
Pines, maybe it's one of his relatives.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Ignore ghost!!!!

He's a mole. No one is that stupid. You can Google FRA laws and read
crossing regulations. He's drawn you in!!!!  

He would shit a brick if he saw how many dirt road cow crossings the
PTC blows for and he thinks it's excessive in town. What a joke. PTC
BLOWS For everything under the sun! violates csx horn rules every trip.
Beyond excessive use of the horn.

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2018

no accidents in all the years ive been driving sir...but i dont rely on
my horn to move cars out of the way  .....the rail speed limit here is
45 God knows why ...should be 25..and for the most part thats what most
of the trains are traveling,,,,yeah ,,,so why so much horn .....i know
that a train can stop pretty handley at 25 ...i dont know what part of
the country you work ...but i would hope if you knew this area you
would feel the same ....so maybe you should educate yourself on the
matter at hand

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Ghost,
  Based on your comments, it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that
you have been a Truck driver for 30 years. It's like this dumb Fuck,
Railroads, city ordinances and the FRA have laws and rules regulating
which crossings we blow at and for what intensity.  Until you have
personally hit a vehicle at a highway crossing at 40-50 m.p.h. and
personally watched deceased people being removed from their vehicle,
don't come on here and give advice on how long we should blow our
horn.  You may wanna educate yourself a little before you start talking
about subjects you know nothing about.  So long Super Trucker, watch out
for those Lot Lizards.

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2018

ooo  its simple right from wrong..... excessive horn noise is listed as
a complaint on csx web site....you may have to look that up ya brain
dead .....i been driving a truck for 30 plus years and in this case
...with the train being in a neighborhood....it would make more sense
for me to blast my horn at every intersection than it does for these
idiots to blow the horn all night loading containers ...back and
forth...so your the ignorant one once again....GOD help you///  and  us
all....glorified truck drivers

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Ghostwhisperer, 

   Ghost apparently doesn't understand the basics of railroad
operations, it's kinda hard to explain this to someone with the level
of Intelligence never had.  Can't explain these things to stupid
folks.

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2018

thats the ignorant ass response i expected......your right... were
powerless in our own homes and you get a kick out of it..whats that say
about your character..its nothing short of harassment.i recorded one of
you this morning setting beside a church while they were in
service...blasting the horn..pinoca...crossings are 100 percent
protected.....thats pinoca yard clt...ooo there is a decibel  level
that you must abide by ....this ant the mid west  ya dumb red
neck.....like i said ive lived here for 42 yrs...its only been this bad
for 10....seaboard coastline was a different generation of men...its sad
how people get worse as time goes on....sign of the times i guess...lack
of empathy...

Name: Ghostwhisperer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Ghost

If you don't live in a quiet zone then go petition your county/city to
get one. In the meantime do like you were told. Wear your ear plugs or
move! The railroad is here to stay! 

Like every person who moves next to an airport and bitches about the
sound. Like every idiot who move into apartments built next to a yard.
You deal with it or MOVE!

Now if we could just get the loud mouth cleaning ladies at the hotels
to keep their mouths shut while we try to sleep maybe we might take
everyone elses concerns to heart!

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 March 2018

backing up over crossings is proof you dont have to blast the horn
.....its up to you .....why are there quite zones dumb ass....ive lived
here for 42 years way before csx...seaboard was alot more considerate
.....move  ...wear ear plugs...this is my home...moron...siri ant got
nothing on me ...lol ....its simple ..hogger have respect for peoples
homes.....

Name: hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 March 2018

Ghost  
You sound the horn when the Locomotive is advancing over the crossing.
It is not necessary when shoving cars over. Just protected by employee.
A lot of engineers do it anyway with short cuts because stupid retards
who don't pay attention or deliberately run around gates are a problem
for us. It has to be blown no more than 20 seconds before or no less
than 15 seconds before entering the crossing. Its FEDERAL LAW.  If you
don't like it sleep with ear plugs or MOVE!!!!!   MORON!

This is a good example of why we don't get paid enough. No hazard pay
is included in our pay. All the idiots who put our lives in jeopardy
every single day with their stupid crap. Wait until we go to one big
board working 12 hours on every stinking job and we are all worn out
and tired as hell. Lets see the safety record of CSX then.

DId anyone see the derailment at Avon? Someone said the cars where
laying up against the highway support beams. How come the road wasn't
shut down. Wonder who inspected it for possible damage and shifting.

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

well  ...theres  the problem.... your ignorance...theyre consequences to
your actions boys...grow up and be men....

Name: Mister Marcus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Mark Wallace?
Isn't he a former Lost Anal (LA)
pornstar who caught aids and
infected other people??

LOL

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Ghost. 
Go away company mole. No one is that ignorant on how things work and
the use of the horn and rules. Which topic are you getting nervous
over? Your nuts getting tight?. Public relations getting the heat on
them? Maybe labor relations not happy.  Go back to your rock.

Name: ghost
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 March 2018

to all of you engineers bitchn about politics ....making 70k a yr....ooo
 youve got it sooo bad....pinoca .....empathy not apathy ....next time
your working on yard in a neighborhood at night or day... consider the
men women and children that have to work and go to school...you have a
serious character flaw if you can blast the horn beside peoples
homes...your a liar if you say you have to....ive recorded you all way
too many times pushing cars over these crossings without a toot....stop
bitchn and do the right thing...............

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 March 2018

Blah blah blah yeah you're right just keep following orders from the
kapo's they're looking out for us Trump's in it for the money right

Name: Loco 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Political blah blah 

The damage is done. The white house is full of crap from the potus on
down. Now blah blah till the cows come home. It's not going to change
a damn thing Foote and his money hungry greedy little bench men are
going to do. You think they give a rat's but what trump or his cronies
are doing this morning. It's business as usual and that means chopping
us to death and screwing our eyeballs out. Conforming his little flock
of sheep. Send a letter to congress. See how far that gets you! We're 
going to lose our work protection,seniority and any quality of life we
have left. No job choices. Higher union dues. Longer hours. Whipped
like a mule. What for? Some idiots who think an hourly rate quote looks
good on paper in front of their faces. A bunch of retards who can't see
a bait and switch scheme right in front of their faces. Type of men that
buy a new car with the company discount with dealer cuts and a coupon
then after they add the wheel tax, top coat, shipping tax, etc...end up
paying full cost anyway! Unions going to get rich off this and have less
claims to deal with because our rights to work with some control will be
gone. This is gonna be the biggest mistake union members have ever made
in this business if we let it happen.

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 March 2018

Hey Earl,

Don't worry too much about Mark Wallace getting whats coming to him. 
All that knob polishing will eventually catch up with that Peter Pan
fairy.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Well they're smart guy who do you think pays the taxes that's right
you and me so the next time some dumbasses from the union come in and
start talking about taxing the company all they're talking about doing
is tax and you and me. Production Cost Plus profit equals sales price
when they say we're going to tax the company they're just making you
and me pay more

Name: Truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

To Foote,
                Who did you think elected our new CEO?
The answer is none other than the board itself, which is run by Paul
Hilal and Mantle Ridge. They’re not going anywhere for 3 1/2 more
years. Sorry boss.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Everyone seems to be worried about greedy CEOs where's the concern for
greedy fat cat demnrat politicians who sold all our jobs to NAFTA and
then come back and shake your hand and tell you how hard they're
working for you against the evil Repubicans

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 March 2018

Employers can deny perfect 
attendance awards to employees who take FMLA leave (and thus are
absent) as long as they treat employees taking non-FMLA leave the same
way.


LCs off  Union buisness do they get Their CAPS reduced when laying
off?
If so CSX is in violation with their caps policy.

Name: BillyJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 March 2018

Sad

What are you talking about?  No more hotel stays.

Name: Ynot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

I was pulled OOS for alleged Fmla misuse over Christmas.   I've 
recently been marked back up and working.   CSX  kangaroo court found
me guilty of misuse but reinstated me with time served.   I did not
sign a waiver.   I'm posting this because I know some were pulled out
and were terminated.    If I'm found guilty just like my co worker. 
Why are some reinstated and others let go?  My understanding is there
are multiple law firms working on bringing suit over this matter.   I
for one will seek reimbursement decided by a court for their blatant
disregard of my protected leave.  My lawyer and I have decided to file
suit against CSX and multiple individuals.

Name: Use your brain
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 March 2018

Mo Money your a moron .. if you are not making a decent living with what
you make out here now then 48 to 50 dollars an hour is still not going
to be enough for you stop living outside your means you need a new job.
I am not saying that we are not underpaid we are but all you guys that
want hourly are ignorant.  Yea who in their right mind wouldn't want
to make 48 to 50 dollars an hour but look past the dollar signs, This
company is not dumb they know what they are doing.  D

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

https://youtu.be/mMlmjXtnIXI

Watch death by China documentary every American worker needs to watch
this and understand why they can't find a good job

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

https://youtu.be/mMlmjXtnIXI
Watch it. You'll be well informed then

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Google death by China YouTube watch the documentary and learn what's
been going on for the last 40 years

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Know anybody from Michigan ask them how NAFTA went I don't know what
you're talkin about coal or what that has to do with Manufacturing

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

Hourly rate?  Its funny how a lot of railroaders post on this site
blaming the union for talking to the carrier.  In case you have
forgotten, WE are the union, and a union is only as strong as its
members.  I really don't care what the GC negotiates.   Its up to the
members to get off the toilet and vote them down!  Every contract you
have the opportunity to vote it down, and see what the carrier is
willing to come back with.  After every contract the guys start
screaming about the raw deal they got, and then the numbers come out
showing how many people who didn't vote.  You have nobody to blame but
yourself if you don't vote!

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

American worker 
Do your home work. China doesn't need our coal. Closing their own
operations now. They don't take our coal we don't take their steel
without retaliation. There are trade agreements for a reason but other
countries are getting tired of our shit. And guess who has started this
crap. Read your trade agreements. Big promise by big man he would bring
coal back. Now he has egg on his face as usual. we've been down this
road before but it's different now. Other countries are adapting and
learning to do without us. Wind, solar, natural gas. Two of those are
free. Expect a bigger change in the steel industry. I'm the meantime
we got to deal with a money hungry grubbing CEO that's for one thing
in mind. Makes his big bucks, stuff his pockets and move on for another
kill.

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

I bet if you worked at a steel plant you wouldn't think that way and
didn't have a job this is been going on too long to bout time somebody
did something about it make sure you stay in your little insulated world

Name: American worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Well there Billy bad azz....who do you think has been watching out for
"workers" ? The ones that signed NAFTA right ? Stop getting marching
orders from morons that laugh at you after you leave the room and do
some research on who's really looking out for workers

Name: Bill Wheeler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2018

Trump says he is going to add Tariffs on steel and watch the price on
vehicles.

He says he looking after American workers.

Horse shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 March 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48672

We will all be reading this story in The United States in a couple of
years.   Same game plan at CSX that failed at CN and CP.  They legally 
rape and plunder all assets and leave a proffitable company in disarray.
 We can't legally strike but these hoods can pull this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 March 2018

Terminating men for over speed.
Down loading locomotive for not going fast enough in yard tracks. 
Down loading engines because hear say.
Low on man power
Twist agreement to suit carrier needs 
Show up on rest while working extra board
Forces to away from home terminal yet carrier says you can’t stay at
hotel and you will not get three hour call but you have to show up on
rest. I know men who are getting less than 4 hours sleep because of
this and working 18 plus hours daily due to driving and working 12
plus.
It seems to me the CN is probably a good place to work now since we got
all there incompetent managers. Local Trainmaster are scared to death no
balls. 
I’ve come to the conclusion that termination is imminent so why worry
about it.
From what I’ve seen it’s not to this level everywhere.
FRA defect found reported mechanical said do not move locomotive
Trainmaster said take it until he heard what mechanical said then he
was told to download locomotive from assistant super and find something
anything the engineer did wrong in 12 hour trip and charge him.
As any railroader knows if they download looking they will find
something I don’t care how good you are.  This place is an awesome job.
I wish they would hurry up and get stock price up from there liquidation
sale so they can move on and the railroad can get back to railroading

Name: earl
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 March 2018

Mark Wallace you pc of shit.. why don't you come out into the field and
try your smug bullshit... I bet you don't make it back same way you
arrived. people this guy is the asshole behind the scenes. he is a
puke. I hope someday I can have the pleasure of meeting him. I'm sure
he won't appreciate. just remember puke someday you  will feel the
consequences for what you have done to good people. all so you can be a
pc of shit who is greedy. foote you are a pc of shit too. i personally
think you are mentally handicapped. everybody knows mantle ridge is
running this show. your are the puppet and when shit goes bad you are
the puppet that goes down with ship. you stupid ass. i hope you and
wallace are on same plane that crashes. I hope you both suffer for
days. you both deserve it. pukes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

I got back after held out for fmla but lawsuit is still coming show me
the money.sorry zzz csx an ur management see who has last laugh...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Csx leases the w&a anyway . They don’t own it.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Easy M

Kick back and enjoy time off.  You be back sooner than u thank.   You
be richer for it.   Lot of mofos be getting that ass sued.   My lawyer
gots a whole list of names I be suing my TM is listed too.   What be
funny time the suit gets filed he might be already gone or fired.

Name: Feete
E-mail: Hq@jax.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 March 2018

We heard you men loud and clear in the field.   We have started to take
actions on your ongoing request.  

Labor asked for a new attendance policy.  We came up with the new
cutting edge CAPS policy.


Labor asked to control moves.  We gave them the Bid System.

Labor asked to make their sick brothers work just as mush as the rest
of us have to.  We are currently unjustly bringing the hammer down on
fmla. (Please be a good employee and report anyone you don't like who
might be abusing their leave)

Labor asked for more starts.  We are cutting the pools.

This and many more changes are coming.  Only because we consider every
employee as an asset and value their input.

Thank You
Be safe
Jay Feete esq

Name: Kenny
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 March 2018

Me.

I agree with you on this hourly rate crap.
We are experiencing meltdown number 100 here on the stUPid and lots of
new hires
didn't come back to work when furloughed.
Company has been scrambling to hire at
certain terminals and finding stUPid, dum
, ignorant people beilieve it not. Indeed.com and other job reveiws has
done it hard. SMART is going to go thru another scandal soon. Western
Committee are full ofbullshiters and drunks. Oh by the way CSXers if
you want a job UO is hiring bad again. Everything and Everywhere.
Even out there in Cindy Sanborn land. LOL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

The whole FMLA debate is crazy! Cindy Sanborn started the letter a
couple years ago about telling on your fellow brothers to become
qualified medical doctors and rattling them out if you believed they
were abusing it or not! There are people like myself that has it for
Fibromyalgia and for my wife with fiber neuropathy! Pray for us with
medical issues during these hard times at CSX! And don’t judge others

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

No way they can sell the L & N and W&A . That’s not even logical .

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 March 2018

I'll be voting no if this Hourly rate thing comes up for vote, although
i'm sure the Unions will push it thru anyways.  The only plus I see is
most of those people in CSX Labor Relations will be losing their jobs. 
While CSX is at it, maybe they can get rid of CSX payroll employees and
contract out that work to.  These folks in LR and Payroll have been
raping our agreements and stealing from us for way to long. Good
Riddance.

Name: NLRB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 March 2018

TO ???? Conductor

If you really want to understand your rights as a union member I
suggest you visit the National Labor relations board web site and read
through the LMRDA. Please note that the Railway labor act has
absolutely nothing to do with your rights as a union member or fair
representation by a union. Many railway employees are often mislead to
believe other wise. This is a well known stall tactic used to mislead
uneducated union members.

Rules about Union dues:

The amount of dues collected from employees represented by unions is
subject to Federal and State laws and court rulings.
The NLRB allows employers and unions to enter into union-security
agreements which require all employees in a bargaining unit to become
union members and begin paying union dues and fees within 30 days of
being hired.
Even under a security agreement, employees who object to full union
dues may continue as "core" members and pay only that share of dues
used directly for representation, such as collective bargaining and
contract administration. You also do not have to pay the portion used
to support a political figure that you do not support but your union
does. Known as objectors they are no longer full members but are still
protected by the union contract. Unions are obligated to tell all
covered employees about this option, which was created by a Supreme
Court ruling  and is known as the "Beck right"!
An employee may object to union membership on religious grounds, but in
that case must pay an amount equal to dues to a nonreligious charitable
organization.

One of the biggest claims filed is one where the Union did not disclose
the legal rights to the employee being hired. This is not uncommon. The
unions do not want to lose any money and will hide this fact quiet
often. If you feel that your rights have been violated you can contact
the NLRB and file a complaint. In the meantime if you feel that you are
not being represented to the fullest extent of your agreement you have
every right to have your dues reduces to an amount that covers the
items listed above. Unfortunately there has been strong allegations in
the past that members who opt out of full dues by their Federal rights
find themselves being left on the back burner and their representation
for filed claims and violations of the contract may take an
unreasonable amount of time. There are Federal laws that protect all
Union members in the United States from this type of behavior.
Again, you DO NOT HAVE TO pay full union dues.

Name: SAMCRO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 March 2018

CSX might not need a clerk. CSX might not need a yard master. CSX might
not need  a trainmasters. CSX might not need a RFE. CSX might not need
a terminal manager. CSX might not need a computer tech. CSX might not
need a benefits manager. CSX might not need utility man. CSX might not
need employee availability specialist.  CSX might not need a rules
department.  CSX might not need Fmla department. CSX might not need a
payroll department. CSX might not need customer service center.  

BUT UNTILL THERE IS NOT A RAILROAD or R2D2 IS AT THE CONTROLS.  THOSE
BITCHES IN FLORIDA NEED A LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR.   

Mantle Ridge are legal criminals.

Name: exrep
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Brakeman

You are 100% correct. However I don't think people are as scared as
you think. I believe most are afraid of being the first one to take the
step. They don't trust their fellow members to follow them and take a
stand with them. If 20 people called in sick and the word got out that
the union brothers were taking a stand and 20 members have already
called in, like little sheep they would all fall in line.
Unfortunately it takes a large mass and a threat to get the media
involved before your unions will step up to the plate. You have to put
their reputation and balls on the line. They will try and save face and
come to rescue after you have started the ball rolling. That's what
they do best. When was the last time you saw an International rep on
your property talking to the members and asking questions. When have
you ever been approached on your property by any high ranking Union
official and asked what you wanted? I bet I can say with pretty good
confidence, NEVER.
When your dealing with the carrier its even harder. They play hard ball
and they don't play fair or nice. Its sad to say but it usually takes
pulling some of their skeletons out of their closets or getting lucky
enough to obtain some recorded conversations to get their attention.
When you start throwing names out there with proof you are always
guaranteed to get some serious attention. That's just the way it
works. Some would call it blackmail and others would call it good
negotiation tools.  No one has any of this, If they did they would have
already been using it. Welcome to the real world of todays Unions and
big business.

Name: The Informant
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Inside info: you may have heard of more cuts to come, that’s an
understatement. You are also going to be forced to hourly. Sadly, your
“votes” are as irrelevant as the unions you pay for representation. As
for the sale of some CSX properties and trackage: a few short lines
have bids that are already known about, however, there is a class 1
with a recent bid that apparently, by the amount of the bids, will
clearly win those. I can’t say at this point who and which lines due to
only a few people are aware of this. It will be out soon enough. I can
tell you a decent size short line (who’s salary is subpar) has a bid in
for the L&N and W&A. Good luck.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Ape

You ask if CSX would pay someone to watch this site for news
worthiness. You bet your bottom dollar they do. This is a FACT. Not
only do other First class railroads review this site but the FRA does
as well. Csx does not care about the daily rants and raving rumors or
post that are just unproven gossip. What they are looking for is post
that may have some form of insider information or corporate information
that is supposed to be private and confidential and may create a problem
in something such as customer relations. They look for information that
is leaked that may create a problem with the competition or anything
that would be considered a serious federal crime.  The Fra views this
site for the same reasons. When names are thrown out there do not think
for one moment if it continues and that particular person becomes what
we would call "well known" and his/her actions with dates, times and
locations are posted on here they will look into why this is happening.
Many people do not appreciate the power of this site. They use it to
spout off filth and argue their political and religious views. Some
just try to be cute when they are actually just making asses out of
themselves. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone has one. If
you have a serious problem with CSX and you are afraid to come forward
in fear of retaliation you should not be afraid to voice the facts on
this site. Some may say it is a form of whistleblowing. If what you
have to say is factual and you have no problem in proving it then stand
your ground and do what you feel is right. Sometimes its the media
outlets that end up being the straw that breaks the camels back!

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

FACTS!

AMEN! AMEN BROTHER!  Cant stand it when someone down grades our job to
be no better than a fry cook at Mcdonalds. We get enough disrespect
from Management especially the white collar pencil pushers sitting in
their leather office chairs in Jacksonville. Ive seen it year after
year. Send one of them a serious email on a serious issue just to be
blown off. I've done it myself several times. It wasn't until I went
over their heads and started spouting off info they didn't want people
to really hear that they decided to grace me with their almighty time. 
Nothing I hate more than someone treating you like your just nothing
but low level dirt in the ranks. I would just love to see what the hell
all of them would do if everyone got together and grew a pair and just
took one 12 hour sick day. Couldn't do a thing to anyone. No law or
rule being broken taking a sick day. They would shit their pants. Would
learn real quick who really runs this railroad. No service to
industries, No trains moved across the system. No cars pulled and
humped. No Mail trains moved. Most pencil pushers don't have an
engineers license and aren't in any shape to come out here and flat
switch cars. Besides, is it even legal by FRA law for them to be able
to do it without being current on the training and safety rules?  I
don't think so! God that would be one hell of a show!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 March 2018

Crews!!
Have a friend who has a brother who is an LC on another division. He
said that his brother told him the company and the union is talking
behind closed doors and not letting anyone else get involved. Said they
cant get the real details and are keeping them in the dark too. Can you
imagine that!! A union that keeps its own LC reps in the dark so they
can come in and blind side the members with agreements that they don't
involve the money paying members who are really their bosses. They are
supposedly talking about the work rule changes and how the super pools
are going to work.  The post from labor law was spot on. They are
afraid to let us know whats going on because they are afraid of the
uproar it might cause.

Name: Facts
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Good by to ape... 
 
Great he's  moving on. He obviously has other things to with his job
while the rest of us who have been out here for 20 plus years have
considered this our career and worry how it will be changed once again.
So tired of hearing how well we have it because we have a Good paying
job that didnt require a college education. I know many who wasted
their money on it. Do we get paid well. Yes. Do we deserve it. Yes. The
reason it doesn't require a college education is because there is no
college course available that teaches you how to live on the road.
There is no college education that prepares you to be ready to pack
your bags and leave your family behind at any given time on any given
day. They don't educate you on how to handle being stuck in hotels for
days at a time waiting to catch a ride home. They don't have a course
on how to get the pay you deserve when they steal from you. Just count
on your unions to fix it. If they did what they do to us to a bank they
would be in jail!  No one teaches you how to avoid being watched and
stalked by the hit squad when. Thank god to all of us that school
closed. The need for a turn over rate to keep the seats full and a
reason to keep it up and running is over for now. Could also be quiet
because they finally realized they recruited enough military personnel
for the government grant money that they screwed up. These men can find
a job at any time somewhere else and their fully trained on how to spot
a weed weasle a mile away. Professional train rider.  Just exactly what
is that? Someone who lives on the road and gives up their time with
their family. Yard and local guy? Someone who pounds the rocks all day
outside but goes home evety night. Either way we work hard and
sacrifice. We fix thier mistakes EVERY SINGLE DAY! We deal with crappy
power, screwed up work orders, trains out of order that cost us an
extra 2-3 hours in  time switching out on line of road, calling for
rides when they forget, dealing with the screw ups when they change
another rule that makes no sense until they figure it out and so on and
so on. Let's not forget we deal with sleet,snow, freezing rain high
heat index and everything that can go wrong because of shitty weather.
It's a constant guessing game in this CSX business. Now please someone
tell me just what college education can you get that trains and prepared
you for this type of CAREER! Absolutely none because no one in their
right mind would pay for it just to get this job! Yes we chose it. But
because we do we should be given the credit and the respect we deserve.
If we are disgruntled it is for a damn good reason.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Some of you people need to get a life.  This is my first post and
probably my last for a while.  CSX is a business.  The intent is to
make money for the owners (shareholders).  Not to provide employment. 
The union does not run the show.  When many of you realize these
concepts, maybe you would understand your role in all of this.  I have
worked hard for this company for many, many years.  Had many good days
and some bad.  Overall this has been a good job (not career).  If I
stay the course, I will probably retire a millionaire with no regrets
knowing I did the best I could, and a college education was not
required.  Yet, I earned one of these as well that the company paid for
(reimbursement).  If you feel you worked hard on the railroad (T & E)
then try having a real job for a while.  Tired of hearing people
complain about how hard they have it as a professional train rider who
mostly can't do anything else but ride trains.  I hope the hourly rate
is presented for a review and vote to see if an agreeement can be
reached.  The reason that unions get a bad rap is due to the inaction
of the leaders and members.  Many representatives take management
positions, and many others take the job just for marking off
privileges.  As for those that abused FMLA, you should be fired.  We
are our own worst enemy as well thinking you gain something by killing
trains and turning 4 hour jobs into 12 because you cannot survive
financially without it.  Try taking pride in what you do, and remember
we are paid very well for what we do.  Find a hobby instead of watching
the board constantly to see what everyone else is doing.  Enjoy life and
don't worry about things you can't control.  Thanks.

Name: UP Conductor RVSU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 March 2018

Anybody heard and know if UP & CSXT are talking about a Merger? Just
think if it happens and ends up like the 1997-2000 
SP/UP disaster... And the offer a 38 dollar an hour rate....lol...
Fuck!!

Railslaves! Bring a sleeping bag and
BBQ habiachis and coolers with food and
Meat. It will be fucked.

Name: Captain public hair 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

Boogedy boogedy boo, the ghost of Hunter Harrison’s nuts is coming for
you.

Name: Captain pubic hair
E-mail: Anal ave
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 March 2018

CSX is being haunted by the ghost of Hunter Harrison’s rotting ball
sack.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

READ THE POST FROM LABOR LAW 


That post is right!!!!!! that's exactly what's going to happen! the
union's are going to pull this shit and keep us in the dark while
their doing it. Someone has to get inside the union's and keep an eye
on them.  Start a petition and demand a freeze on negotiations if they
start pulling this crap.  I'm going to hold every single LC
ACCOUNTABLE if they don't step up for us and keep us informed on every
move they are making. ITS THEIR JOB! If they can't keep us informed
then they need to be removed from office. If we don't have reps the
international has to provide us representation.  This shit has gone way
beyond of out of control!

Name: Notgivingin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Ape lessthan1 

You couldn't have said it better. These idiots who want to give up
their future rights to chose jobs and make seniority moves for an extra
dollar are just plain retarded idiots. We all know who they are too.
It's the young pups who haven't earned their place yet. 
I heard 3 cry babbies this week running their mouths because they can
only hold the extra board. They all said they were bitches now and had
to protect everything anyway so they want the money. They don't care
about job choices. I just wanted to kick their asses. Told one of them
to get the hell out. Quit cry baby! Anyone who isn't on the extra
board by choice went through it. We all did. Took our licks just like
the railroader before us and those before them. Grow up and be a man.
They would rather sell out everyone's seniority rights and rights to
chose jobs. They want evetything to be on one big extra board because
it's not fair they have to work on one. I've never seen so many self
absorbed cry baby bitchy little boys in my life. Railroading has always
been for men. Why do they even hire these punks. It's a disgrace to the
business!  We got to all stick together and fight these young punks.
Don't know what the percentage of them are but if they can out vote us
we're in a shit load of trouble! punks on the railroad. Never thought I
would see the day!

Name: Inout
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

If the company wants to pay us an hourly rate.   It's not out of the
goodness of their hearts.   Just more Job cuts.  Why would we willingly
help CSX cut jobs.  Fuck mantle ridge and their puppets.    
Those who were wrongfully pulled OOS sue the hell out of them.

Name: labor law
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

T&E
I am well educated on how this these type of negotiations are handled
and will explain the easiest way I can what you are being set up for.
This hourly wage proposal is what they call a bait and switch scandal.
What they have done is started a rumor campaign throwing out numbers
all over the place causing confusion. In the beginning it was an offer
of 38.50 per hour. At one point it was rumored again at the rate of
41.50 per hour then back down to 38.50. Now they have managed to get
the ball rolling at 50.00 per hour.  The highest offer is always the
one that they use to bargain in. They want you to believe they will
actually consider giving you 50.00 per hour. After they have all of you
believing this they will then sit down at the table offering you the
lowest amount (38.50) and ask for numerous cuts in your work rules and
union agreement working rules.  When your union says no they will come
back and tell you that they told the carrier to stuff it and no way
they would even consider it. Then the carrier will come back with the
list of demands cut by about a 3rd and offer the same amount but still
have the most restrictive and most important changes they want. When
the union says stuff it again, they will then up the anti to 41.50. The
unions will play the game and tell them if they want their terms
approved they must pay the 50.00 per hour that they offered. The
company NEVER OFFERED 50.00 an hour. It waa a rumor that was started.
They use this as a brainwashing techigue for negotiations. The carrier
will then cut the list down to 1/4 of what they were demanding still
keeping the list of what they really wanted in the first place and
offer the 41.50.  Your unions will come back and tell you that they got
a great deal. They managed to get the carrier to cut their list of
demands down to 1/4 the size and is offering the better rate of 41.50! 
Every one who is an idiot will fall for this. They will be stupid enough
to think that the unions bargained in their best interest knowing full
and well they just played the game and didn't give a second thought on
what the member really wanted.  
Don't be idiots. Do not allow the unions to fool you and treat you
like morons. Take the raise, but only if you keep your ability to use
seniority on the jobs and there is job separation between yard and
road. Do not allow the unions to blind side you and force you into
being one great big slave pool that ends up leaving you with a quality
of life you can not endure. Never knowing  for the rest of your career
where you will work from day to day. Never knowing if you will ever see
a day that you don't have to work 12 hours. Never knowing if you will
ever see a job that will let you finish your retirement out in a
regular 5 day a week job. Never ever having the choice of being home
every night. Think real hard about what your giving up for hourly rate
no matter how much they finally end up offering you. But rest assured
it WILL NOT BE 50.00!!!!!

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 March 2018

UNION MEMBERS


Hourly rate does not have to do away with the distinction between yard
and road. They can cram the hourly rate down our throats but we can
stand and fight to keeping our jobs separated and keeping our
seniority. Maybe we will all be on the same rate but we don't need a
damn super pool and our seniority rights do not have to be abolished.
we all need to fight to keep the job separated and not be forced into
being one big group of used puppies who have no ability to chose what
kind of job or working environment we want to be in. This whole thing
on hourly wage is just a big farce to try and fool people into thinking
they will get rich but in order to do so we have to give up our work
rules and choices to get it. ITS A TRAP!!!!!
DONT FALL FOR IT!!   You want the hourly no one can stop you from
voting yes for it, but don't be a stupid fool and give up the choices
we have on bidding for jobs or retaining the use of our seniority. we
don't need super pools.  They want super pools and one big board to
cut jobs. There will be people on the street if they take our separate
selections of jobs away. God, please don't be stupid and allow them to
make everyone work off of one big board and cover anything and
everything. Demand to keep your working rules in place. This is exactly
what the company wants. No amount of money offered is worth the job you
will be doing if you give up your rights to chose where you want to
work.

Name: suckerborneveryday
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 March 2018

Let me say this. WHEN? WHEN? Feel free to explain.  When did the company
every want something (hourly rate) that benefited the employee? All
everyone sees is $$$$ signs. You sign up for this and be ready. It WILL
get worse under hourly. I always hear this job sucks. I can't get time
off. Signed up for hourly and it will get worse. So many with blinders
on and can't see past the $$ signs.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 March 2018

Crews

Don't know where in the hell this figure of 50 bucks an hour came up.
Not one time did that amount every come into discussion. This is just
an attempt to persuade people to go for the hourly rate.  38.50 was the
only dollar amount that was thrown out there. The unions laughed at it
and asked for 50.00. Got news for all of you. IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN! 
Your getting brainwashed on this site by the followers of the dead HH
and Foote. CSX is the lowest paying class 1 railroad in the entire
system of railroads. Always has been and always will be. The reason
they are is because they know they will always find someone to hire for
their low rate. No different than all the employers who hire illegals
and pay cut rate to the Mexican workers they hire by the dozens. THEY
DONT HAVE TO PAY YOU A DIME MORE THAN THEY DO NOW. They could put
everyone of you on the street and replace you at a drop of a hat. Their
filing cabinets are full of applications! CSX T&E employees are now paid
and average of 25.00 hour. With the extra working perks it makes you
about 38.00. That is exactly what their original offer was. Now if they
take some of the perks away which they have every intention of doing
then you will be right back where you where. Road crews count on
overtime and held away at the hotels. Then there are the ridiculously
low meals they pay. Did you know with the new trump law changes that
your meal claims on your taxes will most likely be thrown out the door?
Ask your tax accountant. If the company goes with the super pools and
the relay trains the hotel stays will diminish. If you agree to the
cheap raise they really want to offer and all work rules are removed
you wont be making shit.  I just spent 12 hours being a dog catcher,
yard hostler, local switcher. It was a bitch! Re crewed 3 dead trains,
did the local work for one on the way buy to the terminal, tagged
motors on out bounds, drug bad power to the house and when we had 20
minutes left to work they actually wanted us to get the power off a
road train that rolled in late and try and rush it to the pad. Sorry
Charlie it aint going to happen. NO MORE OUTLAWING ON ANY JOB JUST TO
GET THAT LAST PHOTO FINISH MOVE IN FOR THE BOSS MAN! This is what you
will be looking forward too. They will get every minute out of you and
everyone one of you know it. Combining yard and road together will be
your worst nightmare. This will include covering all the local jobs as
well. Wont you just love coming in on 10 hour trip and then they want
you to go drag in a dead local. How many of you have been sent out to
get an outlawed train just to move it up and sit outside the yard and
outlaw. Sit there for 2 hours waiting for a ride or someone to relieve
you. Yeah you might be on overtime but its just blood money after you
have been on the road all day and you just want to get home. No more
second tickets. No more perks. No more seniority. No more jobs to
select from. No more...no more....no more...   And get that 50.00 hour
out of your heads.  ITS NOT HAPPENING!

Name: XX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

Hourly rate will not cut that many jobs , Fmla

Name: CP-er
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Do not take the bait hourly rate will kill jobs and help the company,
they r not going to give you more money out of the kindness of there
heart, stand together. Please call your GC I know it takes time but we
have to make our voice heard, if you do anything at all this yr. In
2018, make that one thing a phone call to your GC, just one and say no
to hourly rate. If everyone made one phone call it adds up, we need to
fight and get involved in our locals, and you can do so by makeing just
one call.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Ape for Less than 1 year.

  You say, (This is not made up. This is going on). Whats' your source
of info on this? Please don't tell me you heard it at work from a
co-worker. I've searched everywhere for updates on this, and can't
find anything other that what's on here and Yardlimits.com, neither of
which are very reliable sources of info.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

The carrier is pushing the hourly rate.  When HH broke negotiations off
the carrier was offering around 40 the union wanted more.  The carrier
is back at the table with it.   Ask some CP men this is exactly how it
went down there.    This is not made up.  This is going on. Carrier is
also trying to change home terminals  Carrier wants to slash manpower.
CP went from 19000 to 11500.  There are huge changes coming by summer.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Local 69 Member,

  There isn't anything going on with the Hourly rate negotiations
between CSX and the Unions. Just a bunch of loud mouths starting B.S.
rumors.

Name: Local 69 member
E-mail: Beatingadeadhorse
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

Anybody heard anything about the progress on getting the hourly rate? I
couldn't find anything on here about it..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 February 2018

https://www.railwayage.com/news/csx-actions-add-shipper-woes/


Must Read!  CSX is holding their customers hostage.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 February 2018

These clowns talk about how easy railroading is and much money we make,
how good we have it. They don't have a clue how stressful it can be,
not only all the rules and regulations, but mainly the fact of having
to watch your back at all times, with suck-ass managers trying to shiv
you everyday. The only industry I know of where you need to carry
run-off insurance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this
hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL
FOR
IT!!!!  THE TROLLS ARE EZ TO SPOT!  Always negative towards the union
because they are DESPERATE to make this pass!

Name: Dave Carson-UPRR SLO,CAlif
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Take the hourly rate here on the UPRR Western Region and do away with
away from home stays, do everything like we do here in San Luis Obispo
and kiss that UPRR butt and every MOP, DRO, MRO, and everything in
between. Make the hourly rate for both T&EY employees
50 bucks an hour and do what they tell ya. You are now true rail slaves
for the carrier and the Unions don't care.

Me and my SP fag buddies are retiring soon and there won't be anymore
SP prior rights train and enginemen around. Fuck YOU!!

And Fuck Cindy Sanborn and all the UP western region officers.

Oh yes and FUCK the UTU/SMART too. Cocksuckers!

Name: Longrail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 February 2018

How about some real information on the hourly rate.   And some real
information on abolishing the away from home terminal.   And when are
the 2nd group  wrongfully terminated going to sue the hell out of the
carrier and their managers.

Name: Ferris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Those ass clowns have never came to a hall meeting where I'm from.

They're company officials different monogram.

Name: Ferris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

Yours Truly


Exactly, there is no one fighting for us.   The unions are a sham.  
Those guys are company officials with a different monogram.

Name: Ferris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

If hourly wage comes up for a vote it will PASS.     I've voted NO for
every contract  and everyone else claims they done the same but to our
surprise they all overwhelmingly pass.  Then The GCs are praising them
selves on their hard work and steadfast determination for a victory for
operating crafts.  Same bullshit different day.   What the company wants
the company gets.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

It seems we have company TROLLS on this website DESPERATELY trying to
sway people the wrong way.  The carrier is DESPERATE to get this hourly
rate in place because it will screw the union big time.  DON'T FALL FOR
IT!!!!

Name: Littlechris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

RRJim

Don't listen to TM.  He's acting like he might be one of the
supervisors getting his ass sued.  For his part in the wrongful
termination.  Even if he's not like all low level nothing mangers
he's on borrowed time.   It's not if but when he will be gone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 February 2018

16.75 per hour is the new pay rate.  Have a nice day.

Name: Brooks hatlen
E-mail: Shawshank
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 February 2018

I'll crawl through a pipe full of shit 5 football fields long for
48.50$

Sincerely ,Andy dufresne

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

It's going to be voted on next month.  48.50 an hour is what I'm told.
 I'll take it with a smile.   New Hires better get that resume out.

Name: oldschoolunion
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 February 2018

Dues Payers

Its time to wake up and see what has happened to your unions. I loved
unions. I grew up in a union family. I knew what they stood for. Those
days are over. Ask any old union member from the 60's and 70's what a
union represented.  It wasn't just about fair wages. It wasn't about
just making sure US employers didn't bring in the illegals and pay
them 5 bucks an hour and put American citizens on the street. It was
also about protecting workers in the work place. Harsh and unfair
working conditions. No lunch breaks. Unsafe working conditions. Abuse
and harassment from the hard ass boss. The illegal firing because of
age, race, sex, color and religion. 
Look at what you have now. Look at what you are forced to pay for. Can
you not see the agenda of your employer and the Unions that represent
you? Are you that blind and stupid or are you just spineless and so
scared of becoming a target that you wont stand up and say or do a damn
thing?
Every time you get a raise the Unions get a raise as well. You pay a
set percentage of your wages in dues. Getting any kind of raise
benefits the Unions. Look at your claims that aren't getting paid.
Look at your working rules and your basically half of your agreements
that are violated every day and you haven't had single solution handed
to you in years. How many of you are still waiting for your claims to be
heard. 3-4-5 years???  Ask yourself how does it hurt the unions if you
get crapped on. How does it hurt them if they ignore your claims and
put them on the so called TO GET TO LIST! How many times have you heard
them say its the carriers fault.  We are backlogged and they wont sit
down with us.  Its not hurting them at all. They sit behind a mound of
paperwork and cash their checks every month.  You just keep paying
them.
If you people agree to his hourly wage and UNION RAISE and give up
anything in your agreement that you have fought so many years for
especially seniority then there is no hope for you or any other union
in this country. You own your union. They are supposed to work for you
and your best interest. You can sue them. You can take them to court.
You can picket them. Why would you want to give them another raise and
give away any rights you have to protect your working environment.  God
help us all if you people do this. Kiss your money goodbye. In fact why
don't you just send a 10 million dollar check from all of you because
that's what they are going to get from you after you give them your
raise!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 February 2018

You guys talking all this Hourly Rate stuff are a bunch of uninformed
idiots. Total speculation and rumors that you are spreading around,
whats's you accurate source on this? Let me guess, you heard it at the
yard office from a co-worker.  Or you personally read it on here and
tell your fellow co-workers, you guys should all quit and be truck
drivers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 February 2018

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Former-CSX-employees-file-wrongful-termination-lawsuit-474431183.html


https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/



https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/02/19/dozens-of-former-csx-employees-take-the-railroad.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Latest Facebook Rumor:

Ferromex to buy CSX!

Freakin Awesome! if it were true!

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: Imdeadfuckingyouguysstill
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Guys we lost 9 percent of carloads compared to last year..don't worry
there was no money to be had with that buisness..keep up the good work
looking to lose another ten percent next year..by the way.. I'm still
long dicking you fools from the grave ... sincerely Eugene Harrison

Name: Johnny money manziel
E-mail: Hourlyrateisastonecoldlock
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Cp hourly agreement 42.50 hr
Holiday rate 1.2x42.50
Non service rate 31.90
Guarantee Xboard 1600 a week
4 hour calling windows
All employees protected for length of contract but can be forced to
adjacent district for 3 years then return..CSX 12 hr day is 415$ cp 12
hour day is 550$..any given day you take on many roles at CSX..airman
trackman ymaster car inspecter etc..then make 27 moves with a road
train for a basic day etc..show me the money hoes.ive talked to some CN
employee s also .they avg guy makes 110-120k and uses Fridays my life
act FMLA at their leisure..I'm talking money hoe..ya this is kush..the
claims at CSX are pretty much garbage anyway but yes some employees will
be affected.. nobody called me in 1985 and got my opinion on what they
should..older employees raw dog the younger employees it's the
railroad way

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Thank you APE, I couldn’t have said it better!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

theycandoit.........you are telling me that we should go ahead, take
what they offer, and sellout the younger guy?  Isn't that what they
did in 1985?   Basically you are one of this worthless union members
who doesn't vote!  This is why we always lose because the lazy guys
who don't stay involved still believe that everything is fixed.  I
hear it all the time "why should I vote, its gonna pass anyway". 
Afterwards you find out that only 40% of the members voted!  Nothing is
fixed, some people are just too lazy to do whats right!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

IF the company is in favor of an hourly wage - & maybe it would be more
per hr. than present,  just what all is on their agenda? 
No way in hell wage increases would ever be offered unless other
changes will also benefit the co.

Maybe they think they can operate a 20+ thousand mile RR like a 3-400
mile short line. 

For the umpteenth time:  The big shots make plans for years ahead. 
Unions & workers play catch-up.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Mo money

Lol that's right.  You better closer 20 yrs than 10yrs or show me the
money might be the unemployment check.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Kept your bumps lol.  Big deal.   As far as time off this is the best
we've ever had it.
Hourly rates not if but when.  So what if some guys are laid off.  
Getting laid off is the best thing that can happen to a young man. 
Maybe they will use their head for something more important than this
shithole.   Job cuts are coming. You better have 15plus years in.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

From my understanding, the carrier wants to have this in place by July! 
Us guys up north are opposed, but the General Chairmen of the south 
thinks this is a good deal?  Better wake up because we opposed the
single system agreement for a few years.  We kept our bumps and
agreements in place.  The only reason we ended up with it was because
the other 85% of the system agreed upon it.  Then it was shoved down
our throats.  How do you guys like it now with no time off?  The hourly
rate will be the same thing, full of surprises that only benefit the
carrier in the long run.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

OK Gents, Most of us guys up north are opposed to this hourly rate. Our
General Chairman is opposed to it. But we are being told that you
southern guys are all in favor of it because you guys have mostly low
mileage runs that don't pay that much, and you'll make out on the
hourly rate. Up north we have a lot of high mileage runs and will take
a bath on those runs. So where is the truth my Southern Brothers? Are
we being lied to by the company or union? Is it the old divide and
conquer? Speak up boys! We all want to hear from the south and the
middle!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 February 2018

Meal periods            Yard Only
claiming rest!          Can't change
Detours/out of route    already doing this
first in-first out      Won't change
pilots                  Can't change
lap back                They don't want hotels now
annulment of assignments  This one will disappear
travel allowance          can't change
filling temporary vacancies     already doing this
held away from home terminal    Won't change
no run around                   Won't change
not called and used       might disappear happens a few times a year
short turn around        already going on
work train rules         been on 5 work trains in 25 years
road service             road and yard will be combined yard work will 
                          be thing of the past contracted out or closed
yard service
switching limits        we been getting raped on this one for 3 years

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

We already have one super pool. We get paid for no extras.  We're
called for whatever whenever and we do any bullshit they can come up
with.  Is this what I or anyone else wants?  Hell no it's not but this
is are reality.  Do I think the carrier wants hourly for our welfare? 
Hell no, they don't care about any of us. They break our contracts
everyday. They have ignored federal laws.  Screwed over those laid off
fmla. Laid off and fired thousands with more to come.  This place sucks
ass and we all know it.  What beats the shit out of me.  Is why some
young man would stick around.  Anyone with less than 10 years and under
30 you best find something else to do.

Hourly rate is coming.  You can take that to the bank.  Some will be
layed off.  Some RR's old ladies will get fatter.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Wake the hell up

Don't anyone of you see what will happen if we lose all our seniority
and they do away with keeping the road and yard jobs separate and they
can call you for anything they damn well please. Do you not see the big
picture. Seniority is everything on the railroad. Having separated job
assignment especially keeping yard a road separated is the only way
that people can have any quality of life as they get up in seniority in
this business. There are old heads out here now that have been beat down
and just cant stand on their feet 8-10 hours a day pounding the rocks.
they take road assignments to get a break from that. You have young
bucks who can and want to go home every night so they stay in the
yards. Being able to move around to different assignments has many
benefits. Some for the extra money and some for the working conditions.
There are people who just cant be on the road and away from their
families for personal reasons and need to stay in the yards. there are
people who want to get away from their situations and go on the road.
Seniority is everything!  If we give this up and go to one big whipping
pool that no one knows what the hell or where the hell they will go
every time the phone rings you will be sorry. I don't care what kind
of damn money they offer you per hour. Use your damn heads you morons.
All you can see is the $$$$$$$ amount they are flying in your faces.
What the hell is wrong with you. Most of you make at least 70 grand a
year out here. You cant learn to live on that. Get your heads out of
your asses. You want to learn to live like whipped slaves and not know
what the hell your going to be doing day by day for the rest of your
career??  I just don't believe that anyone is even considering this
shit.  Im out of here if this happens. No way in hell Im staying in
that kind of working environment.  People better start saving your
nickles and dimes because your going to find out real quick what kind
of hell hole life your going to be working if you allow this to happen
and your going to want to walk away!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

People had better wake up!  Do you actually think the carrier is doing
this for your best interest?  From what I understand, this will also be
the start of the one big extra board and the end of seniority.  They
will be able to call you into work, and make you work any job or
position regardless of your seniority.  Its bad enough that we will
become slaves.  IS THIS WHAT YOU REALLY WANT?  If not, you had better
speak to that general chairman who might be selling you up the river.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Well Dave Carson on that cush UP XT20 brakemans extra board in San Luis
Obisbo, Ca. That is the kind of attitude that got us here, no one cares
about their job or union anymore, its that all about me attitude. The
sooner you leave the better.

Name: Theycandothat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 February 2018

Work Rules?  What work Rules? Someone name a work rule they don't want
to give up.  Work hours, hours of rest and off days aren't going
anywhere.  Someone tell me a legitimate work rule the carrier honors
that we don't want to lose.  Anybody?
Work rules are gone. We don't get paid for any extras any more. Hello
we don't make over 40/hr.  Most of you losers don't know what you
make an hour.  Me take call Me go to work fatass wife get check. Me got
all kinds of money.  WRONG you don't have shit but a lazy deadbeat
fatass wife.

Name: Rtw
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

One Union would help.  But that will never happen.  
Things have changed for the worse and we haven't seen the end yet.  
We do as were told or we are insubordinate.   We speak of work rules be
trading for hourly wage .   What work rules?  We do all the horseshit
now and aren't compensated.  If we  can get over 40 an hour we better
jump on it.  We only make about 29 now.   None of this matters anyway
if the company wants it that's what it will be.   This regime does
whatever they want.   They prove this everyday.  They don't even 
follow federal law. Why would we begin tho think they give a damn about
our opinion. CSX sucks our union sucks.

Name: Thanks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

#######Rtw#####
Thanks spoken like a true union Brother noone cares about the bottom
half thats why the company gets away with what they do now.. keeping us
all at odds with one another. It's dumb fucks like you that agree to do
what ever the company wants them to do. If a company is offering you
something it isn't to benefit the employees, or that they feel as if
we are not making enough.  Utu Ble not sure which one is the best we
need to stand together and get rid of one and keep the other and see
how much the company gets away with that is what really needs to be
done. 1 union would make us a hell of alot stroger

Name: Dave Carson- UPRR.SLO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Take that hourly rate and we will destroy the Unions and become
US Rail N*ggas. I don't care anyways I'm retiring from a cush UP 
job in the west coast.

Name: Rtw
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

We're made to do whatever now.  We don't make no where near 50 an
hour. 
It may not be the nice thing to say but no one gives two shits about
the bottom half.  For a few bucks they can do away with the conductor
now.   The senior half can make a little more they don't care who gets
cut.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

IT SEEMS THE COMPANY HAS APPROACHED THE BLET ONCE AGAIN WANTING THE
HOURLY RATE!

From my understanding, the General Chairman representing the south want
this?  ARE THEY NUTS
The word is that it will be under $50 per hour with no work rules, and
overtime after 10 hours.  For starters, you will become a slave to the
company, and they don't even have to work you past 10 hours.  This
will also eliminate thousands of jobs because the slaves will be in
place.    Why do you think the carrier wants this so bad?  It isn't
going to benefit the employees!  WAKE UP GENERAL CHAIRMAN, unless you
are just selling everyone up the river again?  Remember if this passes
through, there will no longer be the need for a union.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

SMH


Gonna get CSX in a lawsuit.  That's some funny shit right there.  CSX
doesn't give a damn if they get sued.  They're in the middle of all
kinds of suits and there is a lot more coming.   Google CSX news.   The
Fmla cases are coming.  46 former employees are suing them now.  They
continue to wrongfully terminate men and they know it's going to cost
them and their managers.  When you can pay a man on his deathbed 300
million what's the big deal with some ass hole TM causing suits.

Name: TECH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

LOCO

Loss of radio communication is not a failure of the mobile phone units
to connect properly. You are misinterpreting the rule. That rule was
meant to cover the loss of verbal communication between the crew
members. If the radio malfunctions or the distance becomes to great or
distorted for the engineer and the other crew members to communicate
and do their job safely then personal or company provided cell phones
may be use to continue the communication until the radio can be
replaced or the problem is solved. You can try to use the mobile phone
feature to make contact with the mechanical desk, PTC or the trip
optimizer help desks. There is obviously a problem with this system. It
has been mentioned on this site several times that it is not working
properly or the proper base stations are not up to date in the company
provided timetables. If they don't work then you need to notify the
proper dispatcher and explain the problem. Request that they contact
the proper department and have them contact you on the radio. You are
all correct in the not using your personal phones for making contact
with any of these departments. The
electronic/electrical device policy is very clear on the use of a
personal cell phone and when and WHERE you can use them.
For engineers this may cause a problem. The company has not been
issuing company cell phones to the crews for use. If there is a problem
with an engine that requires the engineer to have to access the rear
compartment of the engine and troubleshoot a problem, the handsets on
the engine radio's are not long enough to reach that distance.
Therefore an engineer may have to run back and forth from the cab to
the repair point. This most likely will be a problem if it is something
that must be handled from the ground. This will be very distracting as
well as inconvenient and time consuming. It would be much better for
everyone concerned if the electronic device policy would be revisited
and rewritten in a manner that would cover these circumstances. The
need for immediate and serious action because of past accidents where
proof that cell phones led to the break down of job duties and safety
and was a contributing factor is the reason the policy was so strict.
The rush to put a policy in place almost always leads to procedural
failures in the language. This apparently has happened. The job duties
of the engineer, the failures of radio/mobile telephone units and the
need to have strict control over the misuse of personal phones while on
duty has frankly created a serious conflict between the crew members
ability to do their jobs efficiently and with trust and still follow
the written policy. Until the policy can be reviewed again at the table
with the company and the FRA do not use your cell phones for
communication with the PTC or TO help desk. Speak with your dispatchers
and follow their instructions. Give it time. CSX and the FRA will see
the conflict and errors in the language of the system bulletin and will
correct it. You have all seen this happen numerous times. Have some
patience.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Trainmaster David Benson is one of the dumbest cocksuckers that I've
ever met. I can't believe that CSX still has him on the team. That fat
fuck is going to get CSX into a lawsuit.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Loco,


   What i'm saying is i'm not gonna use my phone for anything that
benefits CSX. I understand fully the conditions that I'm allowed to
use my Personal device.  If the radios are down, so be it, i'll wait
until they are repaired.  PTC problem, I don't care. No Manager on the
CSX property is gonna make me use my Personal phone to benefit them.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

Karma 

The rule says you can use your phone in cases of emergency and loss of
radio communication.I would think that the telephone communication on
the radio in the cab failing to work would be considered a failure in
proper communicstion and you would then be able to use your phone to
call the PTC help desk. That's exactly how it should be viewed since
the PTC is considered a serious safety device by the FEDS! I don't see
a gray area here.  That's the way the rule is written. Let them try and
write me up for using my personal phone when I've tried using the
radio's phone feature and it fails. They can view their tapes all they
want to see if I tried. Just another federal charge to bring against the
company for failure to keep safe and adequate radio /mobile phone
communication  up and running!

Name: Jason Cogdal/ UPRR Bakersfield
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 February 2018

I would like to say thank you too Mantle Ridge for firing Cindy Sanborn
who is a piece of crap Western Region Vice President Operations for
fucking it UP more here in California.

Csx sure has some POS management. The groper Roger Lambeth would have
been next in line but he likes groping trainmen and Engineers with
his Homo tendencies.  Califagnia sucks working for!
Where is my bitch Dave "cocksucker" Carson these days?
True SP faggot.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Operating Rules for 20-30,

   I agree with everything you said except for (if a supervisor orders
you to use your personal device.....) The personal device is a phone
that I pay for not CSX, I have never used my personal phone to help CSX
for anything. If I can't use it for my business, I damned sure ain't
gonna use it to help them.  If they instruct you by CSX radio to use
your phone, merely notify the manager that your phone is dead or you
don't have a signal. CSX can't continue to treat it's employees like
shit and expect them to do favors when its' convenient for them.

Name: Local
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

Jacksonville. 


What ya gonna do about these bogus tickets their putting out to cover
up the recrews and backed up work of long pool freight trains????
Calling out crews on extra road switcher jobs. Using the symbol of
existing assigned road switchers. Makes it look like a regular assigned
road switching job is needing extra help when it's really the long pool
through freight jobs that aren't getting done.  Falsifying the info of
the job. Isn't that a damn ethics violation? Putting so much work on
the long pool jobs they can't get the damn jobs done. Your block
swapping idea out here is backing up the through freight road trains. 
Cover up!!!!

Name: Oper. Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

ALL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATORS 

READ THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL DEVICE RULE 1000.1! 
There is absolutely no gray area in this rule in regards to the use of
a PERSONAL DEVICE. YOU MUST BE OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE AND AT LEAST 25 FEET
AWAY FROM THE NEAREST RAIL INCLUDING ADHERING TO THE OTHER STATED
CONDITIONS. 

THE EMPLOYEE AT THE CONTROLS OF A LOCOMOTIVE MAY USE A "RAILROAD
SUPPLIED ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR ELECTRICAL DEVICE" FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES
AFTER ALL STATES CONDITIONS ARE MET.
THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE/CELL PHONE!!! IT MUST BE A
RAILROAD SUPPLIED DEVICE. YOU CAN NOT CALL THE PTC HELP DESK OR THE
TRIP OPTIMIZED DESK WITH YOUR CELL PHONE UNLESS YOU ARE OFF THE
EQUIPMENT. THEREFORE IN ORDER TO STAY IN THE CAB TO TROUBLESHOOT THE
ONLY OPTION YOU HAVE IS TO USE THE LOCOMOTIVE RADIO UNITS TELEPHONE
FEATURE. YOU CAN FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE IN YOUR SUBDIVISION
TIMETABLES. IF YOU ARE UNSUCCESSFUL OR THE RADIO UNIT IS NOT EQUIPPED
YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE APPROPRIATE DISPATCHER. 
AGAIN, YOU MUST NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICES IN THE CAB OF THE
LOCOMOTIVE UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OR YOU HAVE LOST RADIO
COMMUNICATION. IF A SUPERVISOR ORDERS YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE
TO CONTACT THEM OR CALL ANY HELP DESK YOU ARE TO BE OFF THE EQUIPMENT
AND ADHERE TO ALL RULES STATED IN THE RULES PUBLISHED UNDER 1000.1.

Name: Tired of wking 4 trash
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 February 2018

So baltory came from the ranks. Apparently, he forgot where he came
from.  With all the Jacksonville based carrier's  dangerous rule
changes the Fra troops charged employees when they hit property
en-mass. Thank for nothing. You'd think the being outside the cab
would be a target. Train masters adjusting pistons might be targeted. 
How about the no napping rule??? No. Baltory is just another clown.
Again.  Thx for nothing.

Name: BillyL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 February 2018

but not limited to, damages for back pay and benefits, front pay,
compensatory damages, punitive damages, out of pocket expenses,
liquidated damages, contributions to fringe benefits including pension
and retirement,  and all other damages recoverable under the above laws
plus prejudgment and other interest. Court cost. Fees and attorney
fees.

This is what we're going after.

Name: DSW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 February 2018

It's good you girls got a big pay out.  Will be needing it to pay
lawyer fees,court cost and damages.  For your role in the Fmla wrongful
termination.   Most likely you girls will be let go too.  After carrier
turns its back on you ladies.


Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Management MICP bonus payout is 159% this year. Thank you for all your
hard work and dedication!

Name: VL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Brakeman 

We've had this discussion. If CSX even thinks of giving our jobs to
management and crosses our union agreement in that manner we will stop
our dues from coming out of our checks. If we have to picket the yard
and take it to the press so be it. That violation is one of the worst
and down right nasty dirty shit in the history of union's in the USA!
Alot of us have family members who have union blood in them and I'll
tell you now the ones from the hills of Kentucky and the coal mines
will talk to the press and who knows what else. My family has already
said enough is enough with this crap. This violation will be hell to
pay.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Funny how CSX holds it's T&E employees accountable for everything but
yet the T.M. is instructing the Conductors on his locals to falsify
info on the OBWO's daily.  Work not getting done and customers not
getting serviced due to locals having to build their own train at home
terminal due to excessive yards job being cut.  Instead of showing
proper code on OBWO, T.M. is having conductors put it on the customers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Well Genz,
A Conductor, for Less than 1 year - needs to be able to live without
the RR.

Name: Genz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

0311
HVAc man
BSN
 
Unlike you retards I can live without the RR.


Generation Z.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

Gen Z I bet you still live with your parents and when you go to the
Walmart you get really confused on which restroom to use. Here's a
clue if you got a set of nutz go in the men's fuck wad

Name: GenZ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

I like puppies.  Coloring books are nice too.

Anyone who has a name like real men must be trying to compensate for
something.

Name: Real men
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

New generation maybe we can put teddy bears and coloring books or maybe
a puppy on the locomotives for you crybaby mother fucks or how about a
Transgender bathroom give me a break asslick

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I can't wait to read about the Fmla suits being filed.   Company and
supervisors being held accountable.  You men deserve every nickel you
get.

Name: Monty Burns
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 February 2018

I'm seeing people quit left and right. This used to be a job no one
EVER quit. It's going to be just another revolving door shit show
McJob. Even looking for something for myself. F@&# Mantle Ridge, these
clowns don't even know the pointy end of a spike. Y'all can rot in
Hell with your boy HH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 February 2018

For those that missed it.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=48545


More lawsuits to come.  Let your manager know he could be next to be
sued.

Name: Railroading to hell
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

I think what people are forgetting is the railroad cause people to work
every 10 hours for months at a time and when they fall asleep and kill
people look what they're doing about that

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Signed a waiver for Christmas and then charged for New Years.

Name: Imlovenit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

Every time I read this part it puts a smile across my face.


CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

Name: FREQUENT FLYER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

RRJIM


Are you kidding... Really comparing a train to a plain in the air.  Not
only have a seen someone on their phone every single trip I have flown
but I have seen many of many fly attendants look at them and just keep
walking.  I personally asked a pilot about this and he said it was a
chance in a million a cell phone would interfere with the planes
ability to function properly. The cell phone rule only became in effect
after someone was not paying attention to their job. The phone had
nothing to do with dropping signals, not paying attention and missing a
signal indication or another hazard because someone was on their phone
talking instead of paying attention. There is no reason in hell that
someone can not be sitting on a train stopped and waiting and not be
able to use their cell phone. If you can use a company cell phone then
why in the hell could you not use your own. what is the difference?
Different spy model they use?  Have their own Nasa towers?   This is
just bullshit and went to the extreme because they had a few dumb asses
who were on their phone instead of doing their job. Put cameras in all
the cabs and a cell phone detector. Real simple. If the train Is moving
it should be set up to go off if it picks up a signal in the cab. If
they got questions they can download and view the cameras. They are
here to stay. All those claims crew members put in for years for those
cameras being installed was a big waste of time and the Unions knew
they were never going to be able to put a stop to it.  Just blew smoke
up the members asses to keep them happy and  make them think they gave
a shit.
If I was a crew member and had a situation at home that needed
attention and I was stuck out on the road, I wouldn't hesitate one
minute to get off and walk 25 feet away. Find a nice place to sit and
if it was cold as hell and sleeting I would ask the dispatcher if he
had to stop me could it be somewhere that I could get in some shelter
cause you need to get ahold of your family and you have to get off the
train to do it.  Sure he'll laugh his head off but throw it out there.
You got nothing to lose! Oh, and I got a friend that works a local and
says the TM's blow his phone up all day wanting to know where he is
and what's he doing and wants an update constantly. Wouldn't turn it
on at first but then management teased him for being a chicken shit for
not checking his phone! Told him to tell the company to get him a
company phone and tell them he'll be answering on the job all day but
he wasn't using his own!  Bunch of losers!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Do you know why the RR is screwing your eyeballs out? Do you want to
know why the union doesn't care anymore? 

Answers.  Because you idiots will not stick together .!!!!  You people
are your worse enemy.  You just will not stick together. 


Signing a waivers are no good. Go to a board.!!!! Trust me..!!!! 
But, if you are guilty of doing something or feel that it was your
fault then sign a waiver... 
9 times out of 10 it's the companies fault.

Name: UP Hoyt Monroe
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

We all thought that Roger Lambeth would be selected as Vice President
for the Western Region. And now this indicates that management is no
longer turning a blind eye to incompetence, especially with all the
groping claims in St. Charles, is surfacing...!

KARMA

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Anyone got letters to return to work since fmla investigation or just
get termination letter.

Name: Wood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

The officer conducting my hearing was a prick.   He made me out to be a
criminal.  I want him and that person  on the phone listed on my
lawsuit.   I think Foote should be held liable too. 

This outrage is going to cost CSX and their henchman dearly.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 February 2018

My favorite part is where the individual managers are being sued
alongside the company.  Let that be a warning to ALL supervisors and HR
personnel you will be held accountable for your actions.  You are not
above the laws of the land and you cannot hide behind your job.

Name: ??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 February 2018

Wondering

Really????  Read his post again.  Click on the link that "getsome"
posted.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

What’s the website Getsome?  Is it Getsome.com, Getsome.gov?  What is
it?





Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees
on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great po

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

T&E
 
Rumors are circulating that a group of supervisors( hit squad) boarded
a train and demanded the crew members take out their cell phones and
turn them on so they could view the phone calls or text messages that
were sent or received during the crew members on duty time. If this
happens before you do anything you need to advice the supervisor that
per FRA and other laws, they must first have a filed and legit subpoena
to view your personal phone records. If they insist on viewing your
phone do not argue with them or you will risk insubordination charges.
If your engine has a newly installed cell phone detector on it, there
is a good chance you will receive a hit when you turn it on. 
Immediately contact your FRA inspector for  operating rules as well as
your mechanical. You will also need to let your Union Representatives
know.  File a charge with your ethics committee. Do it as soon as you
are able to do so without compromising your job. This is not a laughing
matter and should not be treated as such. This kind of blatant
disrespect for privacy as well as federal laws is not acceptable.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

Download the PDF and Read the complaint filed by former CSX employees on
the site GetSome posted.    This shows what sort of madmen we are
dealing with.  

Also even the the officer holding the kangaroo court is being sued.   

Great post GetSome I'd urge all to read.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 February 2018

CSX's chief medical officer, Dr. Craig S. Heligman, and several other
supervisors and managers are included in the suit, which seeks back pay
and multiple other damages to be determined in court. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs also demanded a trial by jury.

Name: GetSome
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/former-workers-file-lawsuit-against-csx/article_562d9397-6479-5bb7-ae39-9737521af490.html


Check out the part where supervisors and the medical officer is listed
as defendants in the lawsuit


I hope these union brothers get every penny they deserve.


You can't break federal law and get away with it.  I bet CSX will turn
their backs on these managers.

Name: D MAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

Thanks for the about out Top hat, holla back

Name: Tophat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

D Man

You a silly bitch

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

be after reveiw that i be within my parameters.  I got the ptsd.  they
be knowen they cant be winning no trial.   they still be  getting that
ass sued believe that.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Got chopped now be going back.  Where be my lost monies mofos.  Gots to
feed Trex and I need new shoes.   Don't won't to be back.  Still be
getting that's ass sued  you can believe that.

Name: switcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 February 2018

Educated

AMEN BROTHER... Have to recert this year.  Now we have to get a 90% on
everything. Heard pods have changed and they got rid of some of the
unnecessary junk we didn't need (propaganda). I sure hope its all that
junk on service awards and statistics of satisfying the customer. God
knows we don't have a thing to do with a customer not getting their
freight on time!  NO NO.... that falls on the white collar supervisors!
I just love it when a customer walks up to me and ask me why its taking
so long to get their cars.  I just look at them like.... what? Are you
kidding me? You really haven't figured this out yet.  I just tell them
to keep calling customer service and let them explain it. I just bring
the cars as they give them to me. No more trying to sugar coat it or
trying to make up an excuse why they cant get it right.

Name: D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

Trainmaster/sup. Is a fucking moron u dip shits run around chasing ur
tails and trying to put out fires u all started, if it wasn't for us
t&e guys and gals, u wouldn't even know what to tell us to do, get ur
overblown head outta ur ass

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 February 2018

I hope you guys and gals don't forget how Joe B. treated the Avon
employees with all the Chickenshit failures over the years. Hope Karma
bites him in his fat deflated ass and he gets fired for something
Chickenshit.

Name: Understand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big
egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant
that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: Educated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Ape.... 
I hope that comment of "no education" meant a college degree because
if it didn't then I'm thouroughly offended by it. Even though I only
did a few years in college which served me no use I like to think I was
just as educated before I went. Do not mislead the public. Until this
years changes we were all required to do continuous education on the
job.  Pod testing, face to face testing, simulator testing,and constant
changes in rules and updating our railroad "school books". No
different than a teacher's continuous education. Let's not forget our
constantly fixing the problems created by management and the numerous
phone calls we make to fix paperwork problems. We are all skilled in
math as we deal with numbers all day every day. We are clerks when we
have to call Jacksonville to correct workorders or payroll to explain
the errors they have made. some may look like they have no grammar
skills when posting on this site but we read our bulletins,workorders
and scour our paperwork for potential errors. We know our hazmat rules
and we are just plain DAMN SMART PEOPLE. Did you know many colleges
offer a degree in transportation?  I got mine out here!

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 February 2018

Hey RL Con. 

Made a trip to roselake. Asked around about your comment on csx crews
taking trains into Missouri like conrail did. No one knows what you
were talking about. Who was the TM who told you this? Been waiting for
weeks now for you to tell us!

Name: Dman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/17/15290674/union-labor-movement-europe-bargaining-fight-15-ghent

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

gee, ur such a crybaby, stop lookin at the boards so much and go do some
work. like ive said before, not stepping up or taking calls isnt going
to get anyone back or anyone marked up any faster. so quit your
whining.

Name: Understand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

Make No mistake. Our Trainmasters are low level management with big egos
that are wanting to be the next CEO. Understand you are a piss ant that
NEVER will be anything but a escape goat for the company. You are a
puppet that makes horrible decisions when left alone. You and only you
create bad attuides among the men and women that you try to supervise.
You are a boy in a mans world, you are a baby holding a gun, think
twice before you try to take a employees job. Learn your place.

Name: 
E-mail: Maikal322@yahoo.com 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 February 2018

I like to address the new CEO trying to run trains like his long lost
dearly departed right hand man..these ppl that elected a deathly sick
man to run this company shpuld all be removed & furthermore the new guy
doesnt have a clue..they keep you up all day long waiting on rhe phone
to ring and then when you're good and tired and your family comes home
from work they call you out to run trains at midnight you have no
quality of life it's CSX and that's why people with 10 to 20 years of
seniority are finding  new jobs.. I am one of those guys.This is the
worst place i have ever seen to work at.. Miss managed from the top
down all to satisfy a bunch of money hungry stockholders

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2018

Barlow

How do you know he was taken off more than his approval?


So what if he did.  It's an estimate.

Name: Monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 February 2018

Disgusted

Your wish is our command. As you can see the filth has been removed

Ape, I do work for the railroad and you may think that its okay to have
a filthy vile mouth but not all of us on the rails agree. It is bad
enough that the nasty reputation of past railroaders follows us
everywhere when if fact it is not all true. Yes, we do work with some
who have no regard for cleanliness and tact but not all of us are that
way and hate that we are stereotyped because of them. This site was
meant to be a place that we could all come and vent about the treatment
we receive and problems we face on a daily basis. A place to brainstorm
and report and to help others with obstacles they are facing. It was
never meant to be a place for wack jobs to post irrelevant filth.
Thumbs up to Atom Smasher!

Name: D MAN 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Retired.


I try to help and i try to keep a level head, im a member ofb the utu
the other union is just fine, but i was told a while back by an old
head that is now gone to stick with my craft, so thats my solitary and
i try to be as helpful as i can, but i also am pissed about a lot of
things and think tje GC could do more, we r just trying to take baby
steps and organize our local before we can accomplish anything greater.

Name: D MAN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 February 2018

Guys i know everyone has reasons for taking calls and doin what they
need to do weather it be to say out of a yard u dont know well, or just
work somthing ur more comfortable with. But this is dividing and
conquering at its finest, i am a conductor and will stand with any
engineer when it comes to standing up for and fighting for better
conditions and rules, and i cant say i dont know of any engineers that
wouldnt do the same. Stay focused, Stand together on our one uniting
issue, being uprooted over worked and misused, never forget we are
trained professionals, that do what most normal people can not, it
takes a railroader to understand that, to any non railroader no offense
to ur profession u just cant understand. We stand side by side wacth
each others backs we see each other more than our familys most of the
time, we fight and get pissed but still get the work done together. Mis
placed energy will be waisted vent bicth and yell get it out and then
step back and lets roll on together.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Train the office guys to operate the trains.   What office guys?  There
is no one left.     Are trainmasters are here one day and gone the
next.   I don't know who my current manager is.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

Has anyone on here been put back too work since investigation for fmla
misuse.

Name: lville cutback eng forced rco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 February 2018

I still dont know why all these crybabies keep crying ab cutback eng
taking calls in lville, listen, nothing is going to make them add more
turns back for engineers, just because people refuse to step up doesnt
mean the company is going to all of a sudden freak and decide to add
turns. If anything we need to take the eng calls, step up and protect
the work that we do have. if we dont, then they will just run the
trains elsewhere. I for one am forced on the yard xb, and i refuse to
work in that yard. I was one of the main ones that refused to take
engineer calls when cut back. But now that im forced in the yard, on a
yard xb that doesnt pay shit, I dont have much of a choice but to take
the calls, i cant afford that garbage guarantee pay that the yard pays.
to hell with that. so you best bet any chance i get to get out of that
yard im gonna take it. i understand how you all feel, i felt the same
way. but when it comes to finances, shit goes out the window.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

legal fees

Attorneys work on contingency.  They cover all cost up front. This is 
how the little man can take on a large corporation.  If defendant is
found guilty. Your attorney fees and court cost will be paid by
defendant.  If you lose your case attorney eats all losses.  


If settled prior to..   Settlement minus attorney fees minus court cost
and fees equals your money free and clear.

Your attorney will have you agree to an engagement letter.  This is an
agreement to protect you and your attorney.  On whats expected from you
and the law firm.  Your attorney will draw it up but it will be written
so he has more protections than you do.  You do not have to agree to
this.  You can inform him that there are changes that will have to be
made.  He will change it. If he says no then he doesn't believe your
case will prevail.  If you are still unsure about the engagement
letter.  Pay a second attorney to go over it.  Once you agree to the
engagement letter you will be strictly bound to it.  You don't have to
sign an engagement letter for it to be binding.  A verbal agreement is
the same.   Most can't afford to fight an attorney.  So go over
everything he's there for himself then he's there for you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 February 2018

thats cool this isnt Canada  the union has nothing to do with Federal
protect leave

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

This is unlike running a red signal.   The court system can get involved
immediately. CSX and their managers have broken federal law.   You may
have to go through the process to get your job back quicker per
arbitrator.   But you absolutely don't have to wait to file a demand
letter with CSX.  Then a complaint with the court system. Finally file
suit against CSX and their blind managers. 

This may take a few years but it will never see a court room.  CSX will
be writing all who suffered a check to settle. They will also offer the
men their job back or will be forced to pay future lost wages too.

To all the penis envy men.  Those men you despise.   When it's all
said and done.   Will have their job,seniority and more than they could
have saved in 20 years. Meanwhile you will continue to work and bad
mouth those wrongfully terminated.  ONly to watch those men be better
off financially  than they have ever or could have been.

Name: CorrUPt Unions
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 February 2018

Rocket Scientist Is Not Needed:
 
Everyone seems to understand the obvious; your unions, and a majority
of your union officers are corrupt! So stop spinning yourselves--when
reality is staring you in the face!

Drain The Swamp!

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Bird Trex him be doing fine.   Steal be trying learn him too say sue
those mofos.    right after I got out I hired on in96 Can't  believe I
made it that many years.   I don't go out on medical after lawsuit. 
I'm gonna go out for management  or be a fry cook.  My days riding the
iron be done.    Thinks for asking bout Bird Trex Easy M.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Wonder why the sorry unions haven't done more on behalf of the people
for being wrongfully pulled oos for fmla misuse sorry unions don't
mind taking union does an not helping the men they should be included
in lawsuits too for mis reputation.

Name: 6moremonths
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 February 2018

ape

I don't have fmla and hope I'll never will need it. 

Your statement is partially correct but how is someone who has a
certification by a health care provider.  That lays off on federally
protected UNPAID leave living off someone else.  Fmla is far from
welfare these men and women are not getting paid.  I seriously doubt a
licensed health care provider is going to falsify a certification and
place their license in jeopardy. 

I for one don't care If  one works or doesn't work.  I've always
made  about the same and have worked about the same.   I also believe
that those on fmla, displaced,union, sick, or whatever keep the junior
man working.  If or when csx finds X amount of people to marry the
railroad there will be massive layoffs.

Do you know what 2 men working 60hrs a week equals?
1 U.S Job loss.

Sue the hell out of them boys.  Include all supervisors has
defendants.

also for those that don't know this site is CSX SUCKS not CSX
SUCKASSES

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

EAsy M
 
been doin good.  I seen my bonus is a shade over 11grand.all is good.
Got chopped Thursday.  been in talks to my lawyer.  be kicken back
drawing unemployment.  thanking after my settlement i be going out on 
disabilty   I dont thank i be ever wanting to go back.  hadnt had this
much fun since i was a kid

Name: Apetoo
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 February 2018

Ape lessthanayear 

What got the burr up your saddle. Con 1-10 didn't say anything that
wasn't true. Maybe he has done one of those things you stated but that
wasnt the topic. It was about the abusers who drew attention to everyone
over time and screwed the legit men. Got you pretty upset. Wonder why?
Your definitely not very Christian yourself to be preaching to anyone.
You think it's ok to use fmla when it snows 4  inches to hide under
mommies skirt because it not your thing? Comment like that makes him a
full fledge worthless abuser.  In fact, if it snows and he marks off
fmla then everyone should be told what he said. The whole damn yard
should know.  Wouldn't hurt for a tm to hear either. People are layed
off who want to work. Send his ass packing and let someone come back.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Any word about any or info if anybody has been terminated for fmla
misuse. Give some details

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Conductor 1-10

Got their point across.  Where do you work?   Men are laying off FM as
much now as before.  CSX can't scare a man to good health.   This
place turns out fat broken down bodies.  If 60% of the men are on Fmla
it surprise me the number wasn't higher.

P.S. Go fuck yourself. Hope you get laid off punk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

Con

You're one of those who has a standard for everyone else that you
don't Measure up to.

It's easy to talk about another man's sin.     Ask yourself have you
ever stole time from your beloved CSX.  Waited to tie up to miss a
train catch your off day. Have you ever passed the work along to the
next Crew.  Talked to everyone in the Crew room instead of starting
your deadhead.  Took your time to kill a train.  Laid off Union.  Laid
off sick when you felt fine. Called the man to get flipped home when
there was rested crews. Cried to get the boards cut.  Put in pl days
before anyone else could. 
Bitches like you are the worse.  Complain about everyone when they're
not around just to suck them off the next time you see them.   You
might not lay off Fmla but your doing other shit just as bad or worse. 
 I hear the men I work with that live on the rails tell me how they
support their family.   I ask them which one and does the current
family know you? They are the most miserable, untrustworthy men like
yourself.

Save your self righteous bullshit for your fat lazy cheating wife.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Saving dimes:

Unless changes have been made - expense/re-imbursement type monies
paid, like meal allowances, auto mileage, etc., are \ were not
included as taxable income or counted towards retirement earnings.  

No doubt though that the co. considers all wages, expenses, and their
costs for your health care premium = your overall wage package.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

FMLA USERS 

CSX got its point across. Legal or not what they did sent the message.
The abusers know who they are and can live with the attention they
brought to everyone else. Don't run your pie holes defending them.
Just had one tell me yesterday he wasn't working if we got 4 inches of
snow or more. WASN'T HIS THING! I hope they throw the book at him. I
hate it too but man up and work in it.  FMLA isn't to be used for your
lazy ass personal days off. Karma is a bitch. Maybe they'll get an
illness that they really do need FMLA for. Sounds harsh? Well it's
meant to. Just hope those who were wrongly accused get their justice.
To bad they have to go through this because of abusive pukes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

they terminated several men across the system today.  One I know works
all the time.  Has 3 kids and his wife is in bad shape.  So much for a
fair an impartial hearing.

Name: Saving dimes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

T&E 

My accountant told me to take the taxable income amount that I was
claiming on my tax return by the hours I worked for the year and that
would be the hourly wage that csx was paying me to work for them. I'm
claiming 88,000 and worked 3041 hours. That's around 28 an hr. Thats
what csx paid me to be an employee for them. Not sure exactly what all
is included in taxable income but he said it is considered part of my
wages. if they want to pay me 28.00 plus ec and ot that might not be
bad.  If we don't go to hotels and go home every night even better. If
we do go to hotels we better still get meals and held away. See how this
pans out.

Name: Reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Crews 
The facts.
The pay rates Will change.
Seniority will be a thing of the past.
Super pools will be implemented.
Work rules will be drastically reduced.
Crews will swap trains at a halfway point and bypass the hotels. The
plans are already on the table. 
Yard and road work will be combined. Everyone will become multi purpose
employees. Crews will be reduced.

It doesn't matter what happens to the stock. It doesn't matter how
they restructure. It doesn't matter what assets they sell. You are a
blue collar in the field worked with absolutely no control how CSX
handles its business. You are no body. You will come to work and bitch
every day like you always do and do your job as your told or be
fired.You can't even control you union's let along a corporation as
big as CSX. So learn to adapt to the changes. Keep your mouth shut and
do your job as your instructed. There's not a damn thing you can do
about it. The union's have no federal rights that prevents CSX from
restructuring. If you still have a job when it is all done then
consider yourself blessed. Do you job and take your paycheck. If this
pisses You off TOO BAD! The truth hurts. You cut your balls off years
ago so deal with the game you are being given. Conform or leave.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Eng

The hourly rate post is correct.    It has never been that high.   I
hear everyday men think it will be 50plus an hour wrong .  My post is
correct sorry.

Name: Oh my 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

How does the super pools work ? Does it do Away with xtra board ? Is it
1 pool and you go anywhere ? Will it cut jobs ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=6065


ITS ABOUT TIME BLET.   ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEHIND SMART

Name: Fact 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

The reason that the hourly rate is back on the table is because of the
backpay. The company didn't want to Backpay under the hourly rate
because it would have been a huge increase in payment. Fact

Name: Utu
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

LC 

25.30 an hour. Are you joking. So a 10 hour trip to Roselake that
already pays 414.00 for the trip rate is going to be reduced to 253.00.
A trip from avon to Lafayette at 100 miles pays 236.00. How the hell can
you make 236 on a job like that unless you stay out there 9 hours or
more. That doesn't normally happen. It's bad enough we are working
for the lowest paying class one railroad in the country but that rate
is pure rape!  Last time I checked the CNIC was paying 41.00 hr. 410.00
for 10 hrs work.  Hope your dead wrong about this. Get my job resume out
and head for another railroad or a factory that pays the same.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 February 2018

Train accidents, customers, Fmla, stock manipulation. withholding
information.

The legal team  is going to be busy in 2018.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

In talks about doing away with motels. The hourly rate is at 25.30 for
conductor and 26.70 for engineer.   There will be no more claims paid
as of last Monday.  All will be on self supporting super pools.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

APE

Are you a FNG!!!!  What the hell. See it in writing. You have got to be
kidding. Have you not paid any attention to how this company works! I
have been out here over 22 years and CSX has to be the worst company on
the face of this earth for putting anything in writing. How many times
have you had a TM tell you that you got to do something different
because the rule has changed and not one damn bulletin or notice has
been published on it. DID YOU EVEN READ THE NEW QUARTERLY REISSUE OF
THE SYSTEM BULLETINS AND NOTICES? There is a shit load of stuff missing
especially in the equipment handling rules. The old rules that were
previously issued in bulletins are not in the operating rules so they
are supposed to be reissued quarterly until they are. Example.... where
is the rule that states that all empty unit trains will operate with one
unit on line only. See if you can find it anywhere.  That's just one of
many. Supervisors say that if a rule isn't reissued it still stands as
is until it is abolished or rescinded. Now just how in the hell would a
new hire know what that rule was if he never saw it or couldn't find
it. See it in writing??? Are you joking???  Supervisors have been
pulling new rules and crap out of their butts since CSX took over and
never issuing one thing about it in writing. They tell you once you
have been told by a supervisor that your supposed to do a job task
different than the rule book states you are obligated to follow his
rule. If you don't then you will be wrote up. The only thing you can
do is call the operating rules department and tell them what this
supervisor has done and put it in for review.  If you wait for them to
put something in writing then your an idiot. Ive been waiting 20 years
for csx to get there shit straight. Jesus man, they cant even get a
work order straight half the time. Get smart man!

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Someguy

I hope to god you misunderstood what you posted. Your saying the UTU
agreed to more stringent discipline rules for conductors who don't
have to protect yard jobs when they are working on pools???  Are you 
kidding me. When was this side letter discussed with the members. Did
you ask them how in the hell they can sign off on this without
notifying the members that there were discussions on the matter. You
know how this company is. they will implement this process before there
is ever a side letter issued and the members get a notice that this has
been done. The unions are inept as hell at getting information out to
its members and the company wont wait for them to do it. they will go
full steam as soon as they can without any regard for the members not
knowing a thing about it. If this shit goes down that should be the
last straw for all of us. We need to sue the shit our of our unions for
misrepresentation and violation of the constitution. Avon yard is
remote. Im not qualified on the remotes and they can kiss my ass if
they try and miscall me for this stupid crap. Man, I hope you didn't
hear this right. If you did and the company starts its usual 
predictable inept crap then its time to get a group together and go see
a a labor law lawyer!

Name: Someguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Also at the meeting found out that the utu signed off with the company
allowing them to miss call the 1st out pool conductor if running the
roster for a yard job.

Name: Someguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

So I went to a union meeting 2 days ago and it sounds like the company
wants to discuss hourly rate again. It also sounds like all the local
and general committees are open to discussion with the company on this.
My question is any idea what the hourly rate would be? I guess the soo
railroad already has it.anyone on this board ever talk to any engineers
that work over there to see what $$ they make.

Name: money hungry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 February 2018

I think until one of you assholes want to step up and pay my bills I
will continue to take calls.  None of you know my financial situation.
some of you are probably the cheap asses that save your sandwich bags
to reuse.  I didn't take this job to sit at the house and starve.  If
I was a gambling man, and I am, I bet you guys that are whining are
higher up on the roster and don't have to worry about if you are going
to have a job next month.  The railroad is 'feast or famine'...get it
while you can!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Crap really rolls down hill where i'm at.  CSX cuts off to many yard
jobs, so now the Locals are shotgunned together without being in any
type of blocks. Once the locals leave the yard they have to switch out
their train before they can switch the customers, locals are working 12
hrs. everyday and relieving themselves the next day. The customers
aren't getting serviced due to to much of a work load. Instead of
submitting the correct reason codes on the OBWO and showing the true
cause of customers not being worked. The Train Master is instructing
the Conductor's to put it on the customer so that he doesn't get any
heat from his bosses and his numbers look good. CSX Ethics hard at
work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 February 2018

Mr. Boychuk is Vice President of Precision Scheduled Railroading
Implementation. In this capacity, he ensures the proper execution of
Precision Scheduled Railroading across the CSX network.

He was fired after being caught embezzling.  Happened when he was GM in
Winnipeg, others from there will know the full story better than me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

Interesting post - from name retired union rep.
Am wondering if that person truly believes that unions actually have
the power & right to make companies  always  operate in ways that best
benefits employees \ members, no matter the overall cost, efficiency,
etc.?

Name: retired union rep!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 February 2018

UTU/BLET Supporters

Well Indy crews,,,,,, Your union agreement work rules and working
conditions are being changed right in front of your faces. Your
seniority privileges are being abolished and reduced to nothing. Your
days of earning the right to retire on a job close to home and earn the
highest wages are over. You are all becoming just one big herd of work
mules that will be whipped and beat into submission. Why you ask??? 
Because you did nothing but sit on your asses and cry and whine and not
stand up to the unions for not fighting the good fight for you. Not one
petition circulated to your International reps. NOT  ONE SINGLE LETTER
TO THE EDITOR. NOT ONE SINGLE UPROAR THAT GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE
PRESS.  Bitched and moaned and didn't demand your GC office take it
public.  You all just stood  there and did nothing. Don't you idiots
know you don't have to strike to get heard. You have every right by
federal law to organize as a group and take your issues to the press.
The company cant do a damn thing to interfere with your organizing
rights and to take it to the press that your pissed off that your
unions are sitting in the laps of the company and letting them rape
you. they try and suspend you for organizing a protest group against
your union they will see a court order injunction thrown on them so
fast it will make their heads spin! Your unions will be jumping through
hoops to shut you up. They dont want the media running with the
story!Hope your all proud of yourselves. Now go pay those over inflated
dues and kiss your unions ass along with the carriers! Every one of you
would make Jimmy Hoffa proud!

Name: Esq
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 February 2018

Wiener

Carrier broke federal law and they will be held accountable.  There
aren't blackout dates on fmla.  Pulling men OOS over Christmas was a
pre planned move.  Issuing notices about laying off over the holidays
is interference in itself.  Carrier and individual supervisors will be
held accountable.  If you're a supervisor who played a role in this. 
Be ready to get your checkbook out. 

Have a Nice Day

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Been out of pocket since investigation for fmla anyone fired yet..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 February 2018

CSX’s accident rate, based on train miles traveled, has been rising the
past three years, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. The
rate jumped 13 percent in the first ELEVEN MONTHS of 2017,

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Get my money from the suits I be filing maybe I go to Super Bowl 2019
baby  watch my Eagles repeat.  Be riding clean up in their.  I shut my
lids I can see it all coming to pass.  Me 2 maybe 3 blondes my new sled
gonna be nice

Name: Rambo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

I wish CSX would go ahead and fire me. My board was held January 16 and
I can’t wait to be fired so I can go ahead with lawsuits since I have
Fmla and dr excuses

Name: Curious 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

FRA 
Got a question for you. Had 2 tm's get into an argument over paper
work for a train. Yard tm ordered crew out of the terminal without
paperwork specfic for their train and route. The line of road tm told
them not to leave without it. There were questions about restrictions
on the train. When exactly is it okay for crews to run on a main line
without paperwork identifying their train. I already know we better
have hazmat paperwork . A lot of times they don't provide us with
clearance  bureau messages. Say we don't need it for the line we are
on even though we have double stack trains. I thought it was FRA LAW 
that the engineer was to be provided with a legible tonage graph. If
you don't have paperwork how does the engineer know for a fact what to
put in the trip optimized program? How about the information they blow
into the PTC? Just what exactly is legal or illegal?

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Car repair  

You are 100% right on with the comment that crews are being sent out on
territories they aren't familiar with. The FRA LAW COVERING
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY LAW is being blatantly ignored and
management is doing everything in their power to intimidate crews into
taking trains were they have no business going. The crews are scared to
call the FRA ON THE spot and turn then in. What's worse is I know for a
fact that some engineers are using the conductor on their train as a
pilot because they want to rush and get off the train just to get the
job done after the conductor tells them not to worry they won't let
them get in trouble. Everyone of them should be FIRED. They do nothing
but make those who want to follow the law and stand up to management
look like trouble makers. These morons do nothing but undermine our
rights to demand they follow the laws and rules as they expect us too. 
There are dispatchers who even think that if your running with PTC they
can order you to run on unqualified territory. 

These Super pools are going to be trouble from hell. There are hundreds
of employees who haven't run for numerous years on all the territory as
well as old heads who never did.CSX WILL CUT CORNERS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW
to rush the training through. You can bet your life on it. They don't
give a crap about the training and safety of crews. They have shown
this time and time again. 
It will be up to the crews to put a stop to this. I will personally do
my part and report every incident I witness that breaks FRA LAW OR CSX
OPERATING PRACTICES. If a fellow brother gets called by the FRA and it
is determined he chose to do it on his own then too bad in dealing with
the consequences.  It's not being a rat. It's being someone who has
had enough of the balless wonders and worthless UNION REPS who won't
do what's right.  I hope there are more guys out there that feel the
same way. We have all let CSX trample on us for way too long. Grow some
balls and do what's right or hit the road. They are going to cram this
down your throat whether you like it or not. The least you can do is
stand for what's right!

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 February 2018

Eagles baby.   At the crib partying all nite. Like to take this time and
thanks those that made it all possible.  It hadn't been for you're
arrogant above the law mentality.  I would not be at crib with my boys.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Car repair 

Your wrong and that union post is right. Super pools are coming to the
Indy area and the old heads holding the highest trip rate pool will
lose their seniority rights to hold them . Get called just like an
extra board for the jobs. So before you post such comments you better
do some research because if the carrier can find a way to cut your
craft In half they will.

Name: UTU/BLET
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

NEWS FLASH....NEWS FLASH...Avon crews  
Step right up and get em while you can! Get your super pools here. 
Grab them while you can. Going cheap for CSX! Gonna cost double for the
crews. no more hi dollar pools for old men with seniority! Take your
crumbs while you can! Hope you been saving your nickles and dimes old
heads.  It's gonna hit your wallets hard.

Name: Hat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Conductor

Save your judgemental bullshit.   You probably stay displaced don't
take notification or guilty of stealing time.   You don't know who
needs Fmla.  Go fuck yourself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

You are a worthless turd if you use FMLA for anything other than what
you have FMLA for. If you use FMLA whenever you don't want to work
then you should be fired. FMLA is not for that. Most of us can't just
decide we don't want to go to work and not get points for it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

ME

Tell the truth.  That assessment is dead on accurate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Info on Cayce crash........signal suspension in effect at the time. .
CSX crew gave up the track but forgot to restore the hand throw switch.

Name: Hunters ghost 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html

Heres the artical the csx train was believed to be empty, sitting idle.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

New 2018 CSX revised physician certification
Blackout dates: New Year's Eve ,New Years Day,MLK day, Super Bowl,
Mardi Gra, Valentine's,Mother's Day, Father's Day, Good
Friday,Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,Labor Day, Halloween,EHHarison
day, all Saints Day,Thanks Giving,Hanukkah, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day,
Friday, Saturaday,Sunday,Monday .

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Lets see how many worthless turds use FMLA today for the Super Bowl and
then cry victim when they get caught.

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 February 2018

Sick
Agree 100% and how about the secrecy on the hourly rate..  Why weren't
we told what HH offered.   We should have had a say I that too.

Name: SICK OF TRYING
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Union lovers

I have voted, I have attended meetings, I have supported them because I
was born and raised by them. Now Im just sick because of them. I wish
for just once we could get an LC or any damn Union rep who would do
their jobs and keep the members informed on what the hell is going on.
ITS THEIR JOB! They took the positions knowing good and well what they
were getting into. We have union boards. Has anything been posted on
them about all these proposed changes or those that have taken place
over night while we sleep? HELL NO! Has any local chairman circulated
information around the crew rooms for the members to read? HELL NO! I
was a member of a union before and our reps were on it the minute the
rumors started. They kept everyone up to date on the talks and meeting
they were having. They posted on the union boards. We got LCs now that
are telling people they aren't being kept in the loop and don't know
anymore than we do. If this is true that means one thing and one thing
only. The union is corrupt as hell. The LCs should be bringing charges
against the damn international. A deliberate attempt to hide
information and subjects of negotiations from their own damn LCs is
just cause to file federal charges under the LMRDA and United states
federal laws for protection of union members. You don't have to go to
a union meeting to get info. Your LCs are supposed to provide this
info. A good LC knows not all his members can attend. Only an idiot
would think other wise. I have never seen a union so hush hush and
hidden behind the scenes more than the UTU and the BLET. Shutting their
own reps out and leaving them in the dark is a sign of a corrupt union.
One no better than the Mafia had!  Its about time the members started
getting serious about their rights as members and start putting the
hammer down on the international for more transparency. Their getting
as bad as our government. This shit is getting bad! 
Oh... can any LC please explain to me how the company can abolish a job
and a 3 months later put it back on and reduce the miles and the pay on
the job. The same miles are being traveled and not a thing about the
job changes accept the job symbol. No rail was torn up. No short cuts
are being taken but all of the sudden the route is shorter and they pay
is less. Please explain this to us. We already know the carrier was
crying we were getting paid too much on these jobs. Doesn't change the
fact they were agreed and the rail miles never changed. Where does this
shit come from???

Name: Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

12 laid off fm at my terminal.   Looks like scare tactics doesn't force
people to work who have issues.

Name: Brown Hornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Cond
Lol thanks 

Easy Money

Great I want all of you to sue the hell out of them.  Good to read you
guys are talking to the Dol too.   I'm not on Fmla but who knows who
will need it down the road.  Even if I don't this goes deeper.   If
those basterds get away with breaking federal law it will be fuel on
the fire for something entirely different tomorrow.    This affects
everyone on the rail with or without Fmla leave.  I don't know if the
union is doing anything but if they're not fuck them too. 

The Best to all of you.  Give them hell don't let them get away with
anything. NO FAVORS

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

MY FUCKING HERO 
OH MY GOD MAN! the only thing you forgot was the company trying to
blame everything that goes wrong by their stupid mismanagement on the
crews. Wasn't a damn thing you posted that isn't true. The public has
no stinking idea about the crap that goes on. Those stupid foamers who
stand by the tracks taking their stupid pictures just kill me. If they
only knew how stinking wrong their wet fantasy dreams are. Maybe we
should all stop and let them smell the nasty crapper and take a look at
everything that's broke. Time to straighten these idiots out and get
them over their little boy wants to run a choo choo and be famous
fantasy. You got my vote if you run against the international rep of
the UTU OR BLET! Out with old has beens and in with the new!

Name: BrownHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

1 board
outrageous union dues
sky rocketing insurance premiums with less coverage
seniority applies to Vacation bids for first round only
good claims not paid
over 100 men wrongfully pulled OOS
limits expanded
unreasonable attendance policy
keeps adding more responsibilities and work on the men
having to wait on ride to the hotel
having to wait to be picked up from the hotel
2 hrs pay for running their simulator
waste of time sitting in their rules class that covers nothing
be treated like a criminal in their "fair and impartial hearing" aka
kangaroo court, show trial, tribunal.
loss of 20 year boot program
unpredictable work schedule with no napping
no phone or any reading material unless phone helps the carrier
on call for free
no weather lay off
no drinking in hotel on your on time
having to run down mailman for not needed certified letters
never knowing who your supervisor is day to day 
dealing with crew callers who don't know the agreement
begging for a PB day
ridiculous vacation pl caps
Friday, Saturday, Sunday is just another day unless you mark off
No overtime after 40,50,60,70 or 100hrs in week is insanity
never knowing when you will be back home
Turnover rate is off the charts and these sons of bitches want to fuck
with us. 
Those of you who were wrongfully pulled OOS.  I can not believe there
has not been complaints filled with Dept. of Labor, you haven't raised
hell with your union. And your not in talks with an attorney.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

10 years yeah you're a real od head Jr.

Name: Didtimefornothing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

RRJIM 

By combining all the pools together as one pool that covers different
trip rated runs.. I was holding a pool that paid the highest trip rate.
Now some 1 yr.eng can get called off the single board created to work
the job.  My pay has decreased by an average of 800 a month now.
Seniority doesn't mean shit anymore. "f...k your super pools and the
unions.

Name: Looking for work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

It's over!  

It's time to wake up and see the writing on the wall. Your union's
are done protecting crew rights and what's fair. Seniority is going
out the door.  I'm on a super pool and I had enough seniority to
finally hold a job with good pay and good days home. Now anyone with a
single day of seniority can get called for the good runs and make
1000's more than me because the union didn't fight the fight for
anyone who has been out here for years doing their time and earning
their place. I'm done with this crap and I'm not going to pay these
crew rapist union's  some of the highest union dues that can be paid
in this country. They don't deserve the money they charge. As for
raises we didn't get shit because now my wife's meds are double and
the co pays are up and annual out of pocket is taking 3000 out of your
paychecks if you have a sick kid. People who voted for this shit did
nothing but look at the monthly premium. STUPID MORONS REFUSED TO LOOK
AT THE BIG PICTURE.I'm sick of the union's stealing from me and
working with retards. It's time to move on. If you have a brain in
your head you will too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

I have been with CSX for most of my adult life. I’ve chased this job
from place to place knowing that when I gained the seniority that I
would eventually be able to hold a job close to home. I came to a point
in my life where I’m sure most have been where I decided it was time to
look for a career not a job. I paid the money for school took the
chance and joined the CSX railroad. My thinking was the railroad has
been around forever good pay good retirement but bad schedule and after
hiring in questionable at best work conditions referring to the way
people are treated. Since joining the railroad I started my adult life
so to speak got married had kids etc. The railroad has been good to my
family and I financially and been here long enough now I couldn’t
imagine myself doing anything different. Then what seems like overnight
huge changes to the point where I may not have a job tomorrow. Don’t get
me wrong I’m like everyone else I complained about claims and pay  as
well as unfair treatment. I swear mid level to upper management have no
regard for their employees for the most part or that’s how it seems. But
with all that being said I need my job. I have always done what I was
paid to do. I work the XB and the pools I’m not a kiss ass my outlook
has always been out of sight out of mind. I put my claims I when the
agreement is violated just to have them denied like everyone else. I
guess what I’m saying is in a way I’m scared of losing my job so a
elite few can reap the benefits of an inflated stock price. I don’t
think there will be much left of CSX when they are done. Best of luck
to all.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Any word from  kanga Kourt.

Name: LilChris
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

RRJim

I appreciate your post keep them coming.  We all complain about our job
but it gets in your blood.  After X amount years it's part of who a
person is.  Some wont admit to it but the fact remains.  If you like to
stay in the loop and posting on here fills some small void.  Then great
we can all learn from your experience. Don't mind some kid  who gets
his kicks bashing others.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Class action boys an girls more voices together are better than one....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Moody law firm.

Name: PISSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

LOCO

They are getting ready to have a meeting with the BLET repts about
making super pool on east end out of Indianapolis. As for Nashville
they already combined several pools on that months ago. 
Another thing that's coming across the table is the old plan that HH
had to shut down the UP RR line that runs off the St. Louis line to the
UP RR/Salem depot. HH didn't think it was necessary and the traffic
could be sent via the terminal in Roselake. Its only 25 miles of rail
and isnt worth keeping CSX employees qualified on UP book of rules and
keeping CSX employees supplies with current paperwork and books. Rumors
were he was going to have UP crews pick up the freight from roselake
since they come there anyway. Only 2 maybe 3 trains a day come in there
and leave salem. Usually just 2. 

Hey , the guy who posted that a TM at roselake told you that you were
going to start delivering to Missouri like they did in conrail days how
about telling us who this TM is.  Is this cone yard that keeps being
referenced on the ST. Louis line dispatcher bulletins a yard that the
UP interchanges at?  What do you know about that. You got to know
something. Don't sit on the info. Going over there and deliver out of
advertised route with out any extra pay?  That tells all of us the
unions are going to negotiate new advertised job limits and aren't
going to ask us a thing about how we feel. But then , when do they ever
ask us a damn thing. Just take our money.  Big changes coming and you
wont find out until it happens. LC isn't going to know shit until the
blood is signed and dried on the deal!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

MS. Sanborn is a daughter of a former csx board director.
Pro-business, pro-company.  Not at all an ally of rail labor.
Has upper level management experience. Understands more about
overall RR operations than others that are envious will ever give
her credit for.  Again though: she's for business, for company, no
friend of rail union blue collar workers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 February 2018

Hello all, what can you tell me about Cindy Sanborn as she is our new
regional vice president on the western region here at UP. I see she is
not married or have any kids. Humm!

Name: Duck
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Any news from kangaroo court today?   Did your union rep urge you to
sign a waiver?   Please share any information.

Name: Fuckbrianmurry
E-mail: Gofuckyourserlfmurry.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Chief ass clown on the great lakes and Albany division Brian murry is
calling all the trainmaster  Incompetent because the employyes dont
fear them at there jobs. Told a trainmaster who had a injury in his
terminal that the employees don't fear him, that's why they are
reporting injuries. If they fear him they wont report injuries. Someone
needs to record this assholes saying these things to have proof of his
bullying tactics.  I know next time i run across him My phone will be
recording !!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Ape

I don't know of anyone yet but they will terminate almost everyone.
This was not an investigation. I was not allowed to show any proof of
my absence. They constantly stated how I was guilty of dishonesty and
that I misused the leave. It was truly a "Show Trial" they are just
going through the motions to convince themselves and try to wear you
down.  Said there would be a decisions in thirty days.  The decision
has already been made.  It's all show.  This will have to be fought in
court.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Well has anyone had there ruling from there previous investigation for
fmla misuse anyone terminated yet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

they're still pulling men out.  I hope they get their asses sued.

Some received warning letters in the mail some did not.
Some had recerts requested some did not.
All had their Certs approved.
Red over my physicians cert that they provided.  I haven't came across
the part about blackout dates.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Thanks Easy Money for the post all need to read.
all should read post by Easy Money

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

No, I didn't even want to glare at a waiver. After 5 hours of
repetition, of listening to some woman on conference call read out the
system notices and saying how you are a violator and that you caused
all of the things to happen pertaining to the sanborn letter. Ughh,
I'm already tired again of thinking of today... it's basically their
little court, you're lc will present good evidence and the company
puppet will over rule, it's really a comedy. its just a big waste of
time, set through it and keep your cool, they want you to come
unhinged. All and all they're blindly reaching for shit, hoping
you'll slip up and incriminate yourself. That's all for now, sorry
if
that didn't help, I'm taking a mental vacation for a while. ..

Name: Blinddog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Boys you getting hoodwinked.  Better be calling somebody.  Boss can't
fire you boys for taking leave.  I done called told whats going down. 
Taken off over the holiday done fired me.  Will I wait. No  I am making
all the calls.  You should to. Bring attention to the situation.

Name: Reality
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

All crews 

Get over it. You have no choice.  Your working conditions and work
rules are going to change whether you like it is not. Your all to big a
pansies to do anything about it. Your professional bitchers and that's
all. Your LCs can't do a thing about it and they know it. The GCs are
in the carriers back pockets. When was the last time your union leaders
at the international asked any of you what you thought about any of
these changes. The only time you here from them is when its time to
negotiate a new agreement. How many side letters have been made without
one question presented to the members? ALL OF THEM! The union's own you
and don't give a shit what you think and they don't care because they
know you won't do a damn thing about it. So just pay out the ass on
those over inflated union dues and live with it. You got federal rights
that protect you from union abuse. There's groups out there that can
help you with protecting your rights as members. Do some homework. Make
an appointment with a labor law lawyer. Do something other than
bitching. If not then suck it up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Courts have ruled that managers and supervisors can be held personally
liable for FLSA violations. And now, in a new twist, courts are saying
they can be individually liable for FMLA violations as well. ... And
employers can be held liable for FMLA violations — even if those
“employers” are individuals within a company.Mar 22, 2017

Have them included as defendants.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 January 2018

DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER  DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER DO NOT SIGN A WAIVER

IT SCREWS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE

CONTACT THE DESIGNATED ATTORNEY

Name: Laughing 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Screw you numb nuts. This Railroad isn't the same as when I hired on.
It was one of the best places to work. Over time and mismanagement
caused this company down fall. You are a puppy and your mom should have
swallowed you..!!!!!






Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Remember when you hired on, and you all at the interview said you
would
do anything for the company if you were hired. Remember the ass
kissing?What happened to that attitude LOL?

  View This Article

Name: Tourettes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

I got the Tourettes

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

inybodie got terminaeted yet.. I"am bout too lose my mind.  tha first
tyme I be gettin board. I gots money just don't no what else to do. 
any ideals from my dogs.  got my lottery money my employement money
treyed to draw redbored but they not haven it said it don't cover that
sort of thang.  mite take a trip go to Dizney Land or somethan   shoot
me some ideals

Name: UP/CSX Merger
E-mail: employees@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 January 2018

Union Pacific hired Cindy Sanborn solely to harvest Hunter Harrison's
operating strategy, not only to improve its overall dismal performance,
but gain insight as to how to pursue a takeover/merger of the CSX.

Loading-up on company stock could lead to bigger gains in the near
future!

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Day????????.???


Gonna chill at the crib.   Be counting my greenbacks.  Won 9 grand last
night on Luky 9s scratch off.   Be party  tonite.    Life be good at my
Casa.   Gonna gal to Applle bees for Lunsh .  Meating a lady I meet
online.  I thank she's a reel blonde.  Fingers crossed.  Update laters
dogs.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Pissed

Would you elaborate?   Not seeing any super pools.  There's none on
the Nashville Division.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Anyone receive there final decision after there investigation for fmla
misuse what's the outcome been 30 days should be up on some.

Name: PISSED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

ITS FU>>KING HERE!!!!!

They are starting the super pool crap in the Indy area. They got the
Nashville and now they are after the great lakes. The bid cards are a
mess. They have only done it on the west end . Not touching the bitch
protected east enders yet.  Screw the union. Not going to pay those
damn high dues to a union that only has to do half the work they used
to. Seniority is going out the damn door. This is all bullshit. Time to
organize another union or go on strike against our unions. we have every
right to sue our unions. Its federal law. Doesn't have a damn thing to
do with the railroad labor act. Its our rights protected under federal
law. Its getting out of hand!

Name: 11thMEU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Barlow 

I for one have PTSD.  I'm sure that I'm not alone.  So shut the fuck
up bitch.

Name: ul
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Four kids off displacement.  Three of them not taking notification.  
Always playing their games screwing the rest of us. That's better than
the 9 who were displace all weekend alongside our lc.

Name: Other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 January 2018

AB
csx owns rail in Wisconsin.

Name: Gibby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

When EHH blamed T&E pushback for failed PSRR.  The UTU Smart denounced
his accusations.

When CSX pulled over 100 men OOS for alleged Fmla abuse.   The UTU
Smart posted on their website  designated counsel who are instructing
members how to proceed. 


Thank You SMART.

Where is the Blet?

Name: Jason Cogdal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

Who wants Cindy Sanborn back?
We here on the Roseville Hub
don't want her. She sucks and so
does this homo and transgender management
crew she has. Cindy Sanborn is a cunt.

Name: Ladder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

https://smart-union.org/news/consultation-being-offered-for-those-targeted-by-csx-fmla-investigations/


Here you go give them a call.

Name: AB
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 January 2018

Re Invest: CSX does not serve WI.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

Day F if I know

Tribunal is set for this weak.  anyothers have one this weak.  I be
haven a bowl party.  My Eagles goint to the Ship baby.  don't want to
go back before Christmas. gots all kinds of stuff too do.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 January 2018

FOR SALE!

CSX just announced its first line up for sell in Wisconsin.  Let the
bidding begin!

Name: JW
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

I guess I'm one of the weak ones who signed a waiver..wife has breast
cancer. Couldn't take chance on loosing insurance so she can keep
getting chemo. Everyone's situation is different and some of us don't
have a choice but to sign. Good luck to everyone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 January 2018

Don't be surprised if the ones who have signed waivers either get fired
once returning to work or next time for marking off.with no leg too
stand on cuase they admitted to misuse of fmla .good luck

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2018

U idoits keep signing waivers that's what the company wants .for the
weak...don't give in we stick together

Name: Kitten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 January 2018

The firing question
Yes, companies can fire an employee who’s on intermittent FMLA leave.
Despite the fears of many employers, FMLA doesn’t confer some kind of
special dispensation for workers who exercise their leave rights.
OBVIOUSLY, workers CAN'T be FIRED FOR TAKING LEAVE. 

When an employee on FMLA leave is terminated, the DOL decrees that the
burden’s on the employer to prove the worker would have been
disciplined or terminated regardless of the leave request or usage.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/                                       
FILE A COMPLAINT MONDAY MORNING IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN
VIOLATED! 

DON'T SIGN A WAIVER
WASTE NO MORE TIME
MOST ATTORNIES WORK ON CONTINGENCY 
THIRD PARTIES CAN FILE A COMPLAINT

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

XLC


We pay more in dues than any other union.  How is this? You're right
the dues need to be cut.   We are on one board now.  We use to have 3
different pools.

Name: Xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

Wake up people! 
 Reality check. It's over for you. The union's aren't going to stop
it. You will become a big super pool. You will have no seniority except
for vacation bids. They already did it to the Nashville division. Get
used to the idea. You will become a big "bitch"board who will go
everywhere and do everything. You won't get second tickets. You won't
get to retire on one job close to home and working 5 days a week. It's
coming and the union's won't fight it. You won't know where you
working day to day. I'm the road, in the yard, on a local, etc. Expect
many to say the hell with this and quit. Hourly wage is coming. 
Everyone on the same pay for every job. It's coming. Face it. The
railroad industry is chsnging right in front of your face. The upside
to all of this is if everyone gets the same hourly rate to work every
job they are called for and there are no assigned pools and anyone can
be called to do any job then the mishandled call claims should
disappear and violation of work rules should as well. NO NEED FOR A
UNION accept to protect vacations and unfair discipline. Union dues
should be decreased. No reason in hell to pay your union those ungodly
dues. So get ready people. Your next big hurdle will be getting those
union due cut in half.

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 January 2018

All OOS you best  be talking to an attorney.     Notice how your unions
haven't been in contact with you.  Do you believe they're working on
this?   Do not sign a waiver and do not settle for back pay.  Keep all
paper worked mailed to you.  Keep dates, times and names of any contact
with managers. Make a note of all derogatory comments by employees. 
Have you been treated differently or held to a higher standard?   Have
you showed proof to discredit their "honest belief" and they still
refuse to reienstate you?   Do not show weakness at their
investigation.  Stand your ground.  Don't be bullied into a waiver or
signing a resignation.  There is nothing they would like more.  By
signing such it releases them and you would be entitled to nothing.  If
your union rep recommends signing.  She  is not supporting you.

Good Luck

Name: Tm
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 January 2018

Get ready!!!
 
Avon crews get ready! Pool trains are getting changed asap! Block
swapping is in the works and train profiles are changed. Intermodal
trains will be doing more work and combined.  Two are already in the
works to be abolished. Union agreement has been changed as well.
Welcome to the world of being used as J jobs with miles consumed if
your called out of your home terminal off pool to work as dog catcher
of to work an industry. NO MORE GOING TO HOTEL TO PROTECT YOUR TURNS.
NO MORE GUARENTEED ROUND TRIPS OFF YOUR POOL! Ask your LC what happened
to your rule 74. Carrier has you by the balls.  Welcome to hell boys!

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2018

I think it's funny the same ones bitching about protected Fmla layoffs.
 Are the same ones who layoff Union, company business,  step up take a
call, step up take a call as an engineer,  stay displaced, don't take
notification,  wait around to tie up,steal over time, to catch their
off days or to miss a bad job.  Drag ass running or drag ass to let the
next Crew do the work.  Who deadheads make multiple stops for smokes or
any other BS.



We all have set standards for others that we alone don't measure up
to.   The hypocrites run deep on the rail.

Name: Pullmybleedrod 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2018

Cindy Sanborn is now at Union Pacific.

That is all

Name: tea
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2018

With all the corporate tax cuts.   I'm  sure are beloved RR will give
us a bonus.   I'm holding my breath and will keep checking my
paystubs.

Name: 70hrwk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 January 2018

Friday and you guessed it. Both Local Chairmen laid off union business
today.   About a dozen displaced playing their games.  I'm tired of
the abuse.  The ones that work always have to pick the slack up. 
Constantly having undue hardship of working more than scheduled.  
Never knowing when everyone will disappear.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 January 2018

I had an investigation.   It was an absolute waste of time.  They have
nothing and they know it.    Waiver offered I couldn't keep from
laughing at them.   I wish these silly assholes would terminate me.  
Then I can get the ball rolling.     For now back to my shop to make
some extra cash.   You fucks can't wait me out.    I'm a tradesman
with a small buisness.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Double J  u can kiss my big donkey.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Sure would be nice if Anyone that ends up in a Kangaroo Court and\or
any Court, regarding FMLA mark-offs, posts back here on this site -  to
inform all that may look at & read this stuff know how it all went.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

I tell my LC to offer them dingleberries  a Waiver! Lmfao good one

Name: OfferaWaiver
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

When you go to Kangaroo court.  Offer CSX a waiver.  (If they pay double
of all loss wages and post a written apology).  You will in return not
see them and their HR reps, and managers in federal court.

Name: Top
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Rambo and Easy Moey


Much respect.  Hope you get all the law allows.

Name: Rambo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

I made CSX hold both boards on me for using my approved Fmla I didn’t
back down or let them postpone the board they tried in order to review
my doctor excuse I just removed my doctor excuse from evidence and made
them hold the board with approved Fmla we don’t need a doctors excuse
don’t let CSX push u around people and don’t sign waivers and show
weakness I told them I’d see them in Federal court

Name: Waters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Easy money


You know of men signing a waiver to come back?   If yes,  what are
those guys thinking?     There really is a law firm getting a class
action under way?

Everyone down here keeps getting their show trial postponed.    
Carrier is just jerking the men around.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Day 27
Been out of town but I be bak at tha crib.   Took a trip to Little 
place called Vegas baby.    They take care of a man out their.   With
back pay thank will go on Sring brake.   
Bird Trex will go with.    Bonus monies going on a cruise.    Got it
all laid out.    May I have another?

Name: Backpay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

Back pay statement is on gateway now and is date as 012618, we will get
2 separate checks on fri.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2018

Condr. 1-10:
The carriers have at least another week, no problemo.
Read\review the contractual agreement - side letter #1.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

Well boys and girls, this is the week we're supposed to get our back
pay. Shouldn't it have already been in our earnings statements? What
is the next move if we don't get it before the 31st? What is the
company's penalty if they don't pay us on time? Is there anything, or
can they just do what they want like everything else? The way things
have been going, I could see them screwing us out of it somehow, or at
least make us wait longer. What do you guys think?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 January 2018

Trying to let the Clock run out.    Don't be fooled.
You have no friends with the company or your Union.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: OldHat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 January 2018

UTU. Ble. What the hell?  Get your head out of the carrier's ass.   Why
haven't there been any pushback over all the men being pulled OOS.   If
there has been.  Why the hell the secrecy?     This is major news, there
should be postings on our union websites.    If it's deemed the union
was involved.  We will hold both organizations and individuals
accountable alongside with the carriers.      

We will not sit quietly on this matter.   We pay more in union dues
than any other unionized work force.   We get very little in return.  
Do your job.   Give the men updates and information on how to proceed. 
A union designated attorney should be speaking with these men today.  
The union should have filed a complaint with the DOL.  

Do your job or step down.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

Has anyone been put back on service for marking off fmla during
Christmas or everyone still out.

Name: RE; Stephanie K.
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 January 2018

CP Conductor Stephanie K.:

If you can provide one photo of a male [shirtless] employee on any
social media site, including a manager, who is following subordinate 
employees on such sites, then you can fill in the ($$) dollar amount
on your settlement check!

Hang Tough, You Have My Vote!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2018

WW-2 info available online?  [Like statements of earnings, etc?]
Great -- need internet access and a printer for a hard copy.
On my dime. 
OK, get 'em that way. I for one won't.  Keep it up - what if it
becomes the standard way? - less expense for the co. & less work for
workers = more job cuts.  They need to be sent hard copy via the USPS.
I'll wait for the retroactive wage increase(s) too - we'll get it.

Name: SMH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 January 2018

January 23, 2018  and Trainmaster David Benson is still a fuckin
dumbass. Why hasn't someone busted him in the cocksucker?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2018

2017 W-2 forms now available online......

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2018

That's hell of an idea.  Where do these idiots come from?



https://www.wsj.com/articles/csx-board-to-require-ceos-to-get-annual-physical-exam-1516724880

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 January 2018

just for information a popular and easily read book is "The FMLA
Handbook, a union guide to the family & medical leave act" by Robert
M. Schwartz, a Boston Attorney who works a lot with Teamsters.
Published 2006 and revised 2008. There may be a newer edition and
interim upgrades. Ask your librarian to get it. Favorably reviewed by
union people who just want a general background. Remember there are new
court cases every day, which need to be checked, just like a timetable /
BOR needs to be checked for updates..

Name: UP Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 January 2018

The Feds Can Be Your Worst Nightmare:

Going to the feds to report corporate thugs can backfire. Especially if
you don't initially contact the right department, because your
complaint  can get passed around to several departments, and someone in
between will alert the railroad's lobbyist. And the lobbyist will
notify the connected board member, who will then, notify the railroad
about your 
complaint.

Union Pacific is represented one of the largest lobbying firm in
America:

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Felp, LLP....This firm advises the Department
of Labor of employee complaints in the Transportation Department.

The firm played an important role in reducing UP'S Drug Running Scene,
to a substantial reduction of fines and possible jail time.

Jose H. Villarreal serves as a board member for UP. He also works as a
consultant for the named lobbying firm. So, when an employee files a
federal complaint, the Department of Labor seeks advice from the
lobbyist, and the lobbyist notifies the board member (Villarreal), who
will then notify the railroad.

Be advised to know who your company's board of directors are, and
what's their field of expertise is. And most of the time, the road
leads to the Feds.
Has anyone ever wondered why most of the FRA officials are in inactive
status from the railroads they're suppose to be monitoring?

Name: Justice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2018

How Do I File a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor?

You may file a complaint with the Secretary of Labor. You should
contact the nearest office of the Wage and Hour Division of the
Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Record
your complaint in writing and then present it in person, by letter, or
by phone. At that point, the merits of your complaint will be reviewed.
If the Department does decide to take action, it will first try to solve
your problem administratively by negotiating with the employer. If these
negotiations are unsuccessful and if it believes the FMLA was in fact
violated, the Secretary may sue the employer on behalf of the employee.



https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 January 2018

Call Today


https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: RAPED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2018

RRJIM

You are totally wrong. Not a single one of us can collect the OOS! 
These son of a bitches haven't officially charge us with anything.
They just have us OOS pending an investigation. We are sitting in
Limbo!  They know what they are doing. I don't know about other
companies but eh UTU OOS isn't paying a thing until an official charge
is put on us.  This is bullshit. This company cant go to hell fast
enough!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

Here is a free one.   When you speak to your attorney be sure let them
know how are layoff board works.   Employers are not allowed to show
why someone is off.     The RR had a direct hand in a hostile work
environment by providing anyone the information how or why someone is
off.

" QUESTION :Can one employee say anything to another employee that
constantly takes FMLA and is putting a burden on coworkers?

ANSWER No. This is absolutely inappropriate, and as an employer you
need to put a stop to it. Federal law permits an employee to take up to
12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave under FMLA. That same law
prevents the employee from being harassed by the employer or coworkers
for using FMLA. Such actions are illegal retaliation and as an employer
you face fines and other penalties if you permit an employee to do
this.

As an employer, it is your obligation to hire, train and schedule
enough staff so that use of FMLA is not a major imposition on
coworkers. The problem here is not the use of FMLA — it is
understaffing."

Better add this to annual pods training.

Name: Kitten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 January 2018

Should a person call and file a complaint if their spouse hasn't?  I
can't decide if we should wait it out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

They're dragging their feet.   They know they are in the wrong.  
Don't take it sitting down.    Don't put it off.  3rd parties can
file a complaint.  

                                                        CALL ASAP
https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: Tower2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 January 2018

Conductor 1-10

Have you had your investigation yet?    Was your mark off during
Christmas? Have you heard of anyone oos for New Years.    

I layed  off 23d went to work 24th got home 26th and I'm oos.  I've
been to one show trial just to have It canceled.   They're just
screwing us around.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 January 2018

So here I am minding my own business, boom I get the call on undisturbed
rest, you are oos pending investigation, charge letter is in the mail.
Ok, so I receive the charge letter only to find out they are charging
me for misuse of FMLA on a holiday..... Hmmmmm, so I look at my paper
work that the company approved and I notice that no where in the paper
work does it say that they have the right to determine when the
"serious health condition" I have been approved for has to recognize
holiday (even though I worked the actual holiday), no where in the FMLA
policy provided by the federal government does it say it
either....(scratches head) I have been approved to use this leave for
1-2 "episodes" a month.... Should I have the "episode" I'm sorry
it's a holiday and CSX will be screwed if you you don't stop.... I am
sure this post will receive all kinds of opposition...I'm sure I will
be told "just go to work and you won't this problem"...or "you knew
what you were getting yourself into when you marked off"... So here is
to those people, I didn't chose the issues in my life this is the hand
I was dealt, and I am the only source of income for family, so missing a
trip is always a means vs. ends decision... Bottom line is CSX is
braking the law! I am now waiting on a decision from a company that has
proven to me time and time again that the hold 0 value to my employment,
I have been called a liar, dishonest, and a work dodger (even though I
am forced to do things I will never get paid for), for trying to take
care of my family on a day they didn't approve of!

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2018

Day 19
Woke up feed my bird.  I'm making and eye patch.   Dig out a puffy
shirt.  Try to teach Trex  to sit on my shoulder.  I need a wooden
sword too.   Gonna be a fun paid day off. 
And Bacon Waffles for brakefast. Updates later my brothers.

Name: liltee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 January 2018

I'm sick of all the co abusing displacement.   Constantly causing
others hardships.  You know who you are.  I hope CSX comes down hard
you all. This is out of control.  We need the bid system now.   CSX and
the utu is just as guilty as the men letting this go on.   Making others
work more.  Never knowing when everyone is going to disappear.   We have
around 6-12 displaced playing their games any given day.  Not to mention
local chairman laying off all weekends to mark up early Monday to catch
a mail train. 
Or lay off to. Extend their vacations off days or to catch a holiday
watch the Super Bowl.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2018

Mayihavenever, Your a dickhead for one the blonde you talk about that's
a wig idiot next time you get in someone's pants and find a bigger
package than yours keep it to yourself.  FYI next time you fall in love
check he/she for an Adams apple dick breath

Name: yours truly
E-mail: 10047
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

what is the youngest date working in buffalo what long pools are left to
williard  enineers // conductors . I have been off for years

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

Day18
Another paid weekend off.  Got me a pet bird today. Trying to teach him
to say I like blondes and I'm suing those mofos.   Snow fort about
gone. Slide has melted.   Have to find something new to do. 

Good to hear from u OG RRJ

Kitten where you from girl?

Name: bollweevil
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

HEY!,  where is my back pay, all the experts in the crew room said we
would be getting it today (1/19). well i guess they can earn another
few days of interest if they wait until the 31st to payout. meanwhile
I'm off FMLA.. FOUR DAY WEEKEND BITCHES.. #fuckfoote

Name: billydee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

I heard today they're going to try and wait it out until your insurance
expires.  Then place a waiver in front of you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 January 2018

kangaroo court is over.  everyone of you managers and hr personnel.
Your names will be on the list of defendants.  

thank you

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 January 2018

File a Complaint today
                3rd parties can file also


https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Hey Hawes shut your hole

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Loco 10-20 

Came on here right after the shit hit the fan and told everyone no way
in hell will csx be fined or held accountable for what they did. Just
as I suspected. They used the reasons as they suspected fmla was being
abused and everyone knows that it's the truth. It's always the users
and abusers who get everyone else in trouble. Sick of people not
admitting they know the company is right about their suspissions. You
know who the illegals are. You work with them every week. The real
retards are the ones who ran their mouths and posted pics on facebook
of what they were going while they were off. How can we work with so
many retards. I'm not a company suck! I'm just sick of people taking
advantage of the system then drawing attention to everyone else. No
good self centered losers.  when this is all over the microscope will
be on. Let's see how many retards hang themselves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Do something about all this, you 10-20 year idiots!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

APE 20-30 
What are the line segments being offered for sale in regards to your
post?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

300 million paid out for 8 months
3000 jobs cut
Customers alienated
Boot program slashed
Property sold off
Locos stored
Cars stored 
Hump yards shutdown
Fmla scrutinized
Weather mark off abolished
Employees enduring undue hardships
Key employees pushed out
Internal investigation
100s cut back to craft
100s relocated
People doing 2,3 or more jobs
Local chairman being charged for Union buisness on property
2000 more suspected job cuts
Corporate tax cut
And a motherfucker wants to side with this company

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

HR: I have NEVER received a warning letter of any kind for any
attendance issues. I have had FMLA for 4 years now and have NEVER used
even half of what I was approved for. Take a Midol and drink a cup of
hot chocolate.

Name: mayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 January 2018

Day17 It be getting serious up in here.  To whoever mentioned B&O
Chairman has number to lawyer thanks. be calling today.  

HR let us know how you feel when you get cut in 2018
That be some funny stuff right their

RRJ
OG what up hadnt heard from u

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Thank you for the information regarding the waiver, just as I
suspected.

I also agree to NOT sign the waiver. Doing so is almost certain
termination if one was to ever be investigated for FMLA abuse again. It
also takes away all ability to sue, because you'd be admitting you did
abuse your leave.

I'm on my third twelve month period of FMLA intermittent leave, and I
have NEVER received any "warning letters" concerning my actual use of
FMLA leave. I know of those who have, though.

CSX also requested me to re certify my FMLA leave due to an increase in
the usage estimated by my health care provider. Not only did I complete
the re certification paperwork(which has already been approved by the
FMLA department), I had my health care provider write a letter stating
my leave during the time period of the charge letter was in fact for my
personal serious condition. Still no word from the company.

As for the "honest belief" claim in defense of a retaliation lawsuit,
it's really hit or miss, when you search online for the outcome. In a
nutshell, the defense is that the company had an honest belief of FMLA
abuse, and even if they are wrong, they can't be held liable in a
retaliation lawsuit. BUT, everything you read online shows examples of
where the company had some sort of actaul proof the leave was being
misused. In our case, the only proof the company has is that leave was
taken. Not that it was taken for other reasons, just taken period.
During a certain time frame. I don't think it works that way. Neither
does my lawyer.

Best of luck to all involved. Please keep others in the loop as to
what's happening. 

My lawyer is aware of all this. He has advised me on how to proceed if
the investigation is completed. I have plenty of money to wait this
out, even if it takes years. I will admit to nothing.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

kitten

Cant understand the thought process? How about corporate office
watching their employees for two years and finally realizing they were
not just abusing their FMLA but breaking federal law. How does an
employer stop this? They send out several notices warning the employees
about abusing the FMLA federal program. Don't even start with your
nonsense on how the company is at fault for this. The only way to stop
the abusers and keep from being charged with aiding and abetting their
employees in breaking the law is to do something about it. They are
well within their rights to pull those who marked off during the
Christmas holiday and investigate whether or not they violated federal
law. You don't think the company is keeping records of how many people
take FMLA the day before their off days? How about the ones who take it
every single pay day. How about the ones who took off for the super
bowl. How about the ones who take off every fourth of July and so on.
Not to mention the ones who have set a pattern of marking off when they
are lined up for an unpopular train. DO NOT pretend that you don't know
this is happening. You and all your fellow employees know it.
Supervisors have heard all of you complaining and talking about your
fellow employees behind their backs yet as soon as the company takes a
stance you want to back them and act like your their best friends. Yes,
there may be some that have a legitimate reason for being off on the
Christmas holiday and they will be exonerated and reimbursed for lost
wages. Those who abused it will be the first examples of employees who
will be disciplined for abusing a federal program. It is a shame that
people have to take advantage of everything they can for their own self
interest and then when these bad apples bring attention to those who are
innocent they suffer the least and the innocent suffer the most.
Dishonesty has caused this problem. We suggest the next time you know
one of your employees is breaking the law and misusing a federal
program that you warn him/her and make it clear you wont stand for
anymore attention being brought down on the innocent by standers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

offered 30 day actual suspension.  With time served going against it.  
They wanted me to admit I abused my leave.  I did no such thing.  I've
proof on to top of my certification.   So I told them there was no way
I'd be signing a waiver.   There were others also I dont know if any
took their waiver.

Also we had several in the last year who received "warning letters"
stating they were using their leave not for its intentions. 
conclusion they are holding all who didnt receive said letter at a
different standard.  Be sure to tell your lawyer about these warning
letters that werent received.

They are trying to build their case on an Honest Suspicion.  Which if 
they can it's near impossible to bring charges against them.  Non
union places of employment can fire let go their employees for almost
any reason.  The union shields us of this. So the honest suspicion rule
is all they have.  
Only use your leave for it's intentions. Never post on social media.
never talk to co-workers about your leave.  Never forecast leave. 
dont do anything that could be videotaped an used against you. Your co
workers will hang you if given a chance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

To whomever that was offered a waiver, would you care to elaborate on
the specifics of said waiver?

My investigation was over a week and a half ago, which was postponed
after I submitted documentation from my health care provider regarding
my FMLA use during the time period covered in the charge letter. My
postponement date is still over a week away, and no word from the
company concerning the documentation I provided.

Thanks in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Kitten: Yes, I filed a complaint after investigation keeps getting put
off. Faxed charge letter and copy of FMLA papers to them. They are
looking into it and stated they don't understand railroads thought
process for doing this.(who does)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2018

Kitten


I was offered a waiver.   I believe several have been too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 January 2018

Give them a call.   3rd parties can also file an anonymous complaint.




https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: Kitten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 January 2018

Has anyone filed a complaint with dept. of labor or contacted an
attorney over Fmla?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2018

https://www.news4jax.com/money/csx-report-revenue-down-profits-up-more-layoffs-coming


Possible 2000 more layoffs

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 January 2018

Day16. Still no word from the man.   I think I'm gonna build snow slide
coming off my roof today.   I'm gonna have it going right into my pool.
  Do a little polar plunging.   soup sandwich

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 January 2018

Flood them today. Don't wait to see what happens.  It's been two
weeks.   CSX and your Union doesn't care that you were wrongfully
accused. 
They don't care that your living on unemployment.     The complaint is
anonymous and even if it wasn't they would not come after you. 
That would be their great downfall.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

Day15 show trial cancelled again.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

I know Brown. This is a fake post.

Name: MayInothaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

Yo - a few things.. I know .. 1) no one on here sent my posts to Human
Resources especially the one with my investigation time and date and
not by the people I called gay or wives with swinging dick 2) and I am
not .. I repeat .. I am not .. afraid of losing my job due to that
despite being warned ... I abused FMLA because it is ok to do 3) I am a
highly marketable employee in the workforce if you can tell by proper
English and grammar 4) wait... I am dead wrong about everything and
those snow forts will come in handy to live in when I can’t make rent
and those woman will not let me stay with them because I don’t have a
job

Name: Jared Brown 
E-mail: Jaredbrownblet121lr@gmail.com 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

So csx says I'm a liar, that I miss used FMLA because I marked off over
Xmas. What csx doesn't know is I had 2 two not 1 one but 2 family
members die the week of Xmas. Both uncle's one died on 122017 and just
3 days later another died. So I get woke at my away from home terminal
to a woman telling me "Mr Brown you are being pulled from service,
have a nice day" yes she actually said have a nice day. Remember not
to judge your brother's and sister's for using fmla, you don't know
what's going on in their lives.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

cool mo D/may I have another


Both of you get the hell off of here. Your just wasting space with your
immature petty crap.  MayIhaveanother.  Thought you got the message from
hogger.  They probably already know who you are and are just laughing
their arsses off at how long you are going to be off and what they are
going to do to retaliate against you. Your continuous jokes are just
goating them.  Get a clue.


TM...you are right. The trains are running. The railroad does this
every winter. Cut the boards and pools to the bare minimum and furlough
just before the holidays to get out of holiday pay. Anyone and everyone
out here knows they do this. What you failed to mention is the ones
that are left are run into the ground. Get ready to get a 6 start and
you leave them in the hotel just long enough to rest their starts. You
can get away with this because every year you fool the customers into
believing its the weather that's causing all the delays. We all know
the real truth. The only thing saving your arsses is the idots who kiss
your arsses and step up for every phone call they get. If they laid down
and told you go take a flying f...k you would be in trouble.  Are you
giving these traitors gift cards or thanks awards? Are you giving them
extra tickets? You have to be promising them something to get them to
cross the line and stab their fellow employees in the back.  What are
you giving them?????

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Cool mo d

You prolly the  homosexual just can't admit it to yo self.     It's
all good to each his own. 
call eap if you need someone to talk to before coming out they're
there to help my gay brother.  Peace be to you

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Nope sorry your not and FAGS can get married now by law and adopt kids 
so what's the hold up

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Cool mo dildo

Better get to work only 360 more payments on that double wide Trailer.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

I made over 90 grand in 2017. No wife no kids no bills.  I'm sure I'm
better off than you dog.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Mayihavenever, isn't your minutes getting low on your Obama phone hope
so. Also you have 15 days till your next check and food stamp card.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

MLK day = Fmla Day cheers to u all

Name: TM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

Other


Are you blind?  Are the trains running? Are the locals doing their
work? Maybe they are all behind schedule but the trains are running.
The customers are doing what they always do. Wait! They have been
dealing with this horse and pony show for years and know how it works.
The work force was cut and the trains are still moving. Maybe not as
scheduled but they are still moving. Show us the proof that one train
never made in out of the terminal and to its destination. Late trains
are being doubled up and sent out. So prove your comment that there are
not enough employees to run the railroad. YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES ARE TO
THANK FOR THAT! They are the ones who are taking the calls off of their
pools. They are the ones who are stepping up to make sure that the job
they have still exist. They are the ones who are making sure CSX runs
(no matter how far behind) and they have a place to work. Your crying
will do nothing. It wont change a thing. The trains are running and
your fellow workers are stepping up and making it happen.  THATS THE
FACTS!

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 January 2018

Day14 MLK Day and it's snowing .   It sure is a good day.   Big plans
with the blonde neighbor and her girlfriend.   As soon as her idiot
husband goes to work. It's playtime till then I'll be hanging in my
snow fort.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

MLK day = Fmla Day , I love this company and country. Cheers

Name: TIRED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2018

CREW MANAGEMENT

Get a damn copy of our SSA and read the damn thing. Im so sick of your
manager making the same old damn excuse..."we have a lot of new people
and they don't know all the rules"!  Bullshit!

"IN NO EVENT WILL AN ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT
GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000(8 PM) HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED
TIME OFF!

Don't tell me that you guys haven't read this or heard of it. I want
to know who in the hell is ordering you to keep blowing my phone up
from 10 pm to 0001. Who is ordering you to violate this agreement and
wake me and my wife and kid up. Yeah, I guess you got to try once just
to see if you can get lucky, but don't you think once is enough. Then
you jack offs call and just hang up.  I don't have to take a call
after 2200 anyway. I don't have to take a call that goes on duty after
my rest day starts. You got man power shortages you can thank that
worthless piece that's rotting in the ground now. Go spit on his grave
and quit wasting my time blowing my phone up.  We all know that you
weren't the ones who created this damn mess but how about you grow
some balls and start standing up to who ever is ordering you to do
this. Im going to take my phone off the hook and block my cell for now
on. To bad I have to do this because I have a very sick family member
that if anything happens the rest of the family needs to get a hold of
me.  Shame you got to disrupt my life and personal business at home
because you just wont do the right thing. I don't want to have to call
you and go off on you and tell you stop your shit but if that's what I
got to do then so be it. I will just claim it as mental aggravated
assault if they don't like the language on the recording! Wonder if
they got FMLA for that!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2018

Just in all will be reinstated by Wednesday.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 January 2018

Same here dog.  Showed up to tribunal.  They canceled till further
notice. Hadn't heard a word since.  No hurry to go back. I wake up and
cha Ching another days wages for doing not a.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2018

was anyone fired for laying off fmla on christmas holidays ? i was and
was approved..held board and company failed to show up..has anyone else
expierenced this

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 January 2018

Day13 slept in woke up took care of business. Look out window notice I
got work to do on snow fort.   Gonna eat left over ribs for breakfast. 
Gonna ch cl Bonnie Crotch thanks Tamala.
RRJim OG, RRWizard, keep pouring out the knowledge my brother.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Yeah  they wanted to check out and see how the welfare system worked and
they got a free Obama phone with unlimited data I work every day and
can't afford it oh well fuck em

Name: frued
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool

Did your. Mother run off with a brother?  Did your wife run off with a
Brother?

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Day12and 3/4 reminded cool  mo Dee of the swinging dick his old lady and
or momma ran of with.

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

It's alright brother you can come outta the closet there's a lot of
Gay rights to protect you and did you tell everyone that your neighbor
is an all male prison you have a snow tunnel to.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Cool mo Dee

You prolly be my idiot neighbor. Lol

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

To mayo have another I bet your a fat ass slob with a receding hair line
and couldn't get any booty even if they died and willed it to you. Most
people that talk about getting it like you are gay. You fatass bald homo
lol

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Everyone please change the fucking subject from FMLA shit and marking
off weather either go to work or don't who gives a diddly shit.

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Crews  
If the state you live in has issued an emergency order to stay off the
roads if at all possible and you feel it is to dangerous to drive to
work, LC is correct in advising you to contact your crew management as
soon as possible. Give details on the emergency order. If you are
intimidated and they actually tell you that they will not mark you off
weather and you must report or you will be charged with refusal 
To work or another form of discipline make sure to tell them very
clearly and strongly that if you are involved in an accident and your
vehicle is damaged or you are injured that you are putting them on
notice that the company will be held liable for all damages. There have
been several cases won in several states where employers ordered their
employee's to report to work in dangerous conditions and they were
involved in accidents. You must make sure you put them on notice and
record the conversation. This will help ensure the conversation does
not convieniently disappear. If you are involved in a accident make
sure you have the local authority responding note in your statement why
you were out driving and contact your insurance agency as soon as
possible. Report the same. Names,dates and time of the conversation are
critical especially if you are injured. Contact your union
representative.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Day12 built a snow fort. Took care of my buisness. Making sno cream
going try to get neighbor lady over to get n. Hot tub.  Got wait till
her old man goes to work. I'll keep an eye on the computer to see when
he gets out.  Will give updates. Over and out

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

Guys off for alleged Fmla abuse.  Then company tells men to lay off SICK
do to dangerous driving conditions.   This company is a JOKE.   Talk
about hypocritical.   Ergo what ever the hell is convenient.  No ethics
No Morals.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 January 2018

CREWS

If you have any supervisor or crew caller tell you cant mark off for
weather and they tell you use a sick mark off then you should
immediately let your LC know and call the ethics hot line and report
them. It is a serious ethics violation for any supervisor or manager to
tell you to miss use a sick day mark off. Marking off sick is supposed
to be use for illness not for bad weather and dangerous driving
conditions. If you are in a situation that you feel you can not drive
safely then you immediately call crew management and let them know what
is happening. Put them on notice that if you are called and conditions
have not changed then you will not be able to come in. Tell them you
are not refusing to work but are unable to drive in and request they
send a PTI or Taxi to get you. If they refuse then tell them that you
will try to come in and you will most likely be very late. Request the
Crew managers voice mail and leave a message for them. Call your yard
and tell them you will be late if you can make it in. It is also best
to call the state police and ask if they have any emergency orders to
stay off the highways. You should do this first before you contact CMC
or any other supervisor. This way you can tell them there is a state
emergency order to stay off the roads. Telling anyone to use a sick
mark off is a serious violation of company policy. Do not let any
supervisor intimidate you into doing this. Report them immediately!

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 January 2018

Glad everyone in louisville got to mark off weather after 2nd shift, CMC
was telling everyone on 1st and 2nd, were told they had to have an email
sent by a trainmaster in order to mark off weather, just a heads up they
r trying to stop you from useing that to. No kiding this happened to
serval pepole from what the general committee told me.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

MayI

We're on to you. We will hunt you down.  When we do I'm going to
donkey kick you in the head.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

Day11.5 going sledding with a blonde outside of Nastville,TN

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

Day11(am) still no word from tha man.   Gonna make some bacon pancakes.
Put some bacon n the pancakes. Maakin PaaaaanCakes.  And then 8to9
watch news channel 9 then 9to 930ish take care my business.then  
Netflix, call of duty,some fbook, call up my boys n talk bout how much
better I use to have it NOT!  Will update u dawgs this afternoon.

Name: MayIhaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Day10 gave fox a break  hearing all kinds of rumors, still no word from
the man, this stuff getting crazier than a tree full of squirrels. What
the h I'm gonna rub 1 off call it night

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Sorry to say that there is FMLA abuse. Everyone knows it. The ones that
take it for migraines, sneezes, diarrhea and upset stomachs do not
belong on the RR. It is selfish, unprofessional and a burden on your
coworkers. Unfortunately, some innocent people will go down because of
the abusers. Take disability and find another job. Everyone around you
knows what you are doing and really does not like you anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Get real ,,,,, I am real , I’m at home on fmla it’s raining .  Get real
people only care about themselves not there brothers

Name: Intimidated
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

UNIONS!!!!

You LC's are apparently on here all the time along with the FRA and
other federal agencies.  Got a question for you.  How many more years
are you guys going to sit  back and allow csx management to break their
own rules all the time just to get things done quicker or to keep their
asses out of hot water for late trains and dwell time. How about you
pushing a change in the good faith challenge rules and start making
them cover more incidents. Like breaking the class 1 brake test laws.
How about them walking around without flash lights and proper PPE in
the fields. How about them using the phones all the time and calling
the crews all day long leaving messages and then busting our asses
because we didn't call them throughout the day and tell them every
time you took a piss!  How come the managers get to break the rules
that guys I have worked beside have been written up for. This horse
shit of coming up with rumor mill rules and nothing in writing has
gotten out of hand for way too long.  Why don't you do something about
this. I have reported this crap. I have called the ethics committee. I
have stepped up.  Now how about you doing your part in this. Why
doesn't the union circulate a system wide form to all union members
that you fill out with all we have seen and encountered. Make it
confidential. No names required. Just dates and who was doing it. Start
collecting information. That would be a start. Let management know they
got to play by the rules too. DO something!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 January 2018

Creel, now that's interesting. He is a guy who knows his stuff. Talked
with him once and he educated me on something despite a 20 year
difference in age. Thought I was talking to a robot computer.  All
business and looks at operations as a matter of pride. Different from
HH. Now, Harris is the original HH. He is as tough as nails and is a
Marine Vietnam vet( Creel is an Iraq vet). Harris knows the railroad. 
I am so glad to be away from all this but I will say good luck to
everyone. Do what you want but if you want to keep working for the RR I
would do what I always did to survive, know the job and do the job well.
 In the end it is the only survival tactic. JMO, Good luck. 
A pensioner

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 January 2018

It’s raining = fmla on this local job xtra board man can have it

Name: “Bad Deal” Creel
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2018

Foote is not a play maker. “Bad Deal” Creel is headed our way by summer.
From rumors I hear he is a younger version of the old man only worse.
His current employer paid 25 million to settle his theft or espionage
from his previous employer. In what world does your employer pay 25
million for the things you took without permission and then get a
promotion to CEO. Bad deal... all around. Well unfortunately I believe
this is the calm before the Creel storm. I guess it can get worse.

Name: MayIhaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Just keeping it real.   Thank for advice hogger.   I'm out for the
night made some soup. I stuck m foot in it.  Man it's good.  I'm
going eat up and call it an early night.   Will see my fox girls bright
and early.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

LC

You must be a real dumbass. Sucking down the company kool aid.If you
believe this will  make it to real court of law.  Even if it did
seriously doubt a juror red that post.   If the company knew who may I
is it wouldn't Change his outcome regardless.   More likely than not
it all not true. It someone making fun of how stupid this place is. 
Dumbasses like you is why the company thinks we're a joke.

Name: Show Trial
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 January 2018

Oops too, LC

Company moles or company suck asses. 


May I.  

Keep us updated

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Who postponed investigation local chairman  or csx.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

LC

It's called CSX sucks.  Here's a crazy idea.  Instead of being laid
off Union buisness reading post on these sorts of forums.   How about
you and that crippled ass Union doing your job I pay over $100 a month
to.   I haven't red anywhere or heard of anything you girls are doing.
  There is more organization by RRers on this site than any other.   

Day 9and3/4 reading a  has been's post and silly enough to respond. 
Back to my Netflix binge.

Name: Mayihaveanother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Day 9.5 out of kangaroo court. Investigation was postponed. Lol headed
to the crib to watch Fox News hot babes and rub one off.  #lifeisgood
#imsueing #imstilloff #lovenit

Allleged Fmla misuse

Name: MayIhaveAnother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Im attending a dog and pony show at 1330.  Part of me wants to be put
back in.  The more I sit around beating my meat.  The more I realize I
don't give a rip.  I've been out since the 2nd. CSX owes me roughly
about 2700.  So do I really want to be working when  I can sit here
watching Oprah scratching my ass. 
Day 1 called LC
Day 2 scared
Day 3 nervous
Day 4 jacked off a couple times
Day 5 binged on Netflix 
Day 6 ordered pizza continued my Netflix binge
Day 7 woke up rubbed one off thinkin I can get use to this stayed up
late playing video games called an old fling rubbed one off
Day 8 woke up rubbed one off laughed at Fox News rubbed one off
watching the blonde
Day 9 called LC wanting to postpone this hearing no such luck I'm
going to take a shower and rubb one off will give updates later.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

As of today I'm terminated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

We don't need you carpet bagging ass up here.

Name: car insp.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

CEEEESEEEE

Go screw yourself man. Your stupid crap is not helping anyone. POSER!


You conductors and engineers better start covering your asses. We have
witnessed some TM ordering crews to violate the hell out of the class 1
brake test rule and when we asked a few if they knew what they were
doing was wrong they said the TMs claim they talked to the FRA and they
said they can do the test they were doing it.

Read your rules book as well as the FRA codes. When your doing an
initial test at your terminal you cant do a roll by inspection before
you do your brake test. Some guys have been coupling into their cuts
and pulling the cars out doing a roll by inspection of the release
before doubling back to their next cut. Then the Tm is making them pull
out the second cut and hang tele and then walk the set, get on and head
out. We read the CSX rules books a hundred times. this is a total bull
shit class one test. They say the FRA said it didn't matter whether
you see the roll by release first of last. BULLSHIT! You have to do a
pre inspection of both sides of the cars from the ground before you can
do a roll by release of the brakes. Its black and white in your FRA
CFR49 200-299 rules. A roll by release does not constitute as a pre
safety inspection of equipment from the ground. Your TM is lying to you
and is going to throw you under the bus if the FRA is standing there and
catches you. He isn't going to admit he told you the FRA said that
because its bull shit. Not only is it an FRA violation its a violation
of CSX brake rules. Man, don't go down for these ass holes because
they want to rush you out in cold weather. We don't want to report it
but if we keep seeing it we will have to. If you don't have the balls
to call them on it or call the FRA we got to!

Name: no more
E-mail: todd novack
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

How far are they cut back in buffalo . what year any long pools to
williard left . how many yard jobs . or all cn jobs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 January 2018

be confidential? I don’t want to lose my job.
A: All discussions with WHD are confidential. All complaints are
confidential; the name of the complainant and the nature of the
complaint are not disclosed. The only exceptions are: when it is
necessary to reveal a complainant's identity, with his or her
permission, to pursue an allegation; and when the WHD is ordered to
reveal information by a court. 


1-866-487-9243 dept of labor

3rd party can even file a complaint

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Just woke up , who won the game ? guess I’ll stay on fmla , don’t want
to go to work at 10 pm

Name: SeeeeDeeeeeee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

All you girls cut  back on the seeeeeeDeeeeeeee are  shit conductors.
Fat brown thinks he knows everythang.  Don't be trusting dyke halls
and Charlie palmdick.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 January 2018

It was postponed. They're full of shit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Anyone had there investigation fmla misuse an how did it turn

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Roll Tide , I’m on Fmla

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 January 2018

Name-J.Rains
Title-trainmaster louisville osborn hump yard

Name: Not sucking up
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

RRJIM AND THE REST

So now we have gotten off on a tangent about who worked harder and who
was better and blah blah blah blah. Tired of reading about FMLA abuse??
Who gives a rats ass how things were or how tough the old heads had it.
What we need to do is focus on the here and now.  Your days are gone. 
So tired of hearing the same old stories...I remember when.  
Don't lose focus guys. Focus on what's happening now. That's what's
important. We got the old crow dead and buried now and a new CEO who
hasn't made his way in yet to introduce the new sherrif in town. Mark
my word he's going to. It's 2018 and a new year. Time to take our
union's by the horn. Take back OUR RIGHTS AS UNION MEMBERS. Our right
to have a say in the back room decisions. Time to blow in every
supervisor who tells you to go do what your told you piece of crap and
put your claim in for the violation later. That's deliberate union
busting and blatant disregard for agreements between the union and
carrier. Start naming names. Everyone in the system needs to know the
names of hostile union hating supervisors. This site is your voice to
the public. USE IT! Ignore the posers on here. Learn to pick out the
company moles and distractors. Notice how our most famous poster has
been missing? Probably using a new MO. noticed how he disappeared with
the FMLA frenzy. Probably the one who started the mud slinging with the
old heads. Ignore them. Concentrate on the here and now! We got rusted
out freezing motors with bad seals on the Windows and doors. We got
junk motors that can't hold the air or keep the main reservoirs pumped
up. We still got Tele's droping out on too long of trains.  Just had
another 198 car train. Rumors are orders are being put out to bottle
air on cuts of cars when switching and engineers to put  AC motors in 4
knotch to get the air up. Idiots! Can it get any more stupid!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 January 2018

Filing a complaint with the dept of labor is what you do before you're
terminated.  They get involved and push the company to resolve the
matter.  It lets the company know that you will not sit Quietly.  
After termination the company is less likely to freely listen and must
be served a demand letter from an attorney.


DONT WASTE ANY MORE TIME FILE A COMPLAINT 

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Pulled out of service1-2 investigation for 1-8 showed proof of my
layoff.  Investigation postponed.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 January 2018

Ozzy  
If a TM acctually did order everyone to blow their horn as you stated
then you as well as all other engineers should report him to the ethics
committee. Unnecessary use of the horn is an operating rules violation
as well as unethical. Forcing someone to use company equipment in
violation of the rules for a personal agenda as well as personal views
should be reported immediately. Does this TM have a name? Why wouldn't
you post it. He should not be in management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

I will have everyone conducting the hearing and the hr lady on the phone
listed as defendants.  I've already spoke with an attorney. He works on
a contingency he took my case. I asked him if I had a good chance of
winning.  He said he wouldn't represent me if he didn't think I
already have since he only gets paid if I settle. I haven't been to my
hearing yet but it's too late. CSX will be receiving my complaint.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2018

http://www.hrmorning.com/hr-managers-personally-liable-fmla-violation/


Yea they can

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Just wondering if it's possible for those that have been pulled OOS by
CSX without a fair and impartial hearing (lol)with this FMLA ordeal to
obtain a Attorney and file suit against CSX corp. but also go after the
CSX managers that are signing their names to the charge letters? I
understand that these low level managers are only doing as their told,
but can we also go after the person who is generating the letters? 
Thanks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.html


Dol approved Fmla lawyers

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: kpasa
E-mail: 1-*($#
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

how far are they cut back in buffalo what is the lowest senoirty date
for engineers and brakemen  ,are threre any long pools to wilard and
collinwood  any ward jobs left ??

Name: Mcfluffle Berry Jenkins
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Blowing your horn at 1600 for some dipshit? Sounds like a 4 foot 3 inch
chump named Steve came up with that bull. If I'm wrong let me know.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/csx-investigation-initiated-former-louisiana-035000611.html

Name: Ozzy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 January 2018

We were told today at 1530 by a trainmaster that today at 1600 we were
to sound our horn at 1600 in remembrance of ole HH, well we didnt make
it out to our power till 1630, i geuss the charge letter will be in the
mail, did anyone else get told this?  This is 100% a true story

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Their legal team is going to be spread thin.lol 

Customers
Fmla
Stb
Insider info

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://www.thestreet.com/quote/CSX.html


CSX under investigation.  I hope someone goes to prison

Name: Billylove
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx


File a complaint  all out of service employees

Name: Fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 January 2018

I'm looking at the layoff board.   Doesn't appear to have slowed down
fm Mark offs.  After this is over still will be men laying off fm. 
Outcome waste of fucking time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 January 2018

I, for one, have never received a single letter concerning my FMLA
usage, but was removed from service 1/3/18, with an investigation date
of 1/10/18 for "misuse of FMLA between 12/22 to 12/26."

Interesting note: the two days I marked off FMLA, 1400hrs 12/24 to
1800hrs 12/25, had been showing as "pending approval" on the MyLeave
FMLA website for the last several days. I got a note from my doctor
stating that any leave I took between 12/22 and 12/26 was for my
personal serious illness as per my FMLA intermittent leave, the note
was emailed to my local chairman, passed to the general chairman's
office, and further passed to labor relations. As of this morning, the
dates I took off FMLA leave are now showing as "approved" on the
MyLeave website.

Of course nothing can be done on the weekends...
Not like anyone who can actually make a decision works weekends!

Hopefully Monday I'll be marked back up, then comes the fun part of
trying to get paid for the time I was out of service.

Name: XGC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Out of service Employees


LISTEN UP AND LISTEN GOOD. DO NOT GET YOUR OWN LAWYER! Absolutely do
not!  The best thing you can do now is to start making contact with
everyone who was pulled out of service . Start making calls. Start
running rosters on every division , subdivision as you can. You need to
pool your money and find the best lawyer in the country that handles
FMLA and federal laws and take this on as a class action law suit as a
group.  Rumor is there were 130 employees who were pulled out of
service for mark off of FMLA on the Christmas holiday. This is a HUGH
AMOUNT TO STAND IN FRONT OF A JUDGE. Now is the time to act as a
group.

 Second here, this is now the opportunity to address the attendance
policy and the blatant violation of the union agreement that states the
company will keep enough employees hired to make sure the caps can be
met and people can take time off. Personal day, vacation days, daily
vacation days, personal business, demand days and sick if need be to go
to the doctors. The number one biggest violation in this attendance
policy is the fact that you can still be given points if you show a
valid doctor slip. THERE SHOULD BE NO POINTS ACCESSED TO ANYONE WHO CAN
SHOW A VALID DOCTORS SLIP FOR THEIR VISIT. Caps are being reduced
because the company furloughed and ran off so many people that they
cant keep the boards full enough to let people off as agreed by the
union agreements.
The unions are going to do nothing for you. They sold all of you out
when they refused to fight the availability policy. Call your GC office
and ask them if they are still fighting the policy. They will laugh at
you or hang up. They will not have the guts to tell you NO! NO! NO!.
The company created this entire situation. This has snowballed because
the mind set in the business now with all employees is if you cant get
days off any more and they keep the caps reduced because they created
man power shortages and the unions wont do a damn thing to stop it then
GET FMLA!  Everyone knows this is true. You know you have heard it a
million times from your fellow employees.  GET FMLA!  If the group of
employees stand together as a whole and file a class action law suit
they can also voice their opinions as to why so many people are trying
to get FMLA! Your unions will not step in until you start an uproar and
draw attention to it. They will have no choice if the members start
talking loud and hard. You have every right to speak to the press. You
have every right to jump on board with your fellow employees who have
been pulled out of service. Now is the time to step up and see what you
can do to help them and yourselves with this policy!!! The can of worms
has been opened. Use it to your advantage. Draw attention to the
attendance policy and the abuse of  union agreement days off. If you
ever needed to stand together on this issue it is now.  Do not lose
this opportunity. You may never get it again!

Name: Former Foamer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Osborn Yard needs a new superintendent A.S.A.P. 
It's bananas out here!

Name: Brewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/fmla/13.aspx

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Attorney and U.S. Dept. of Labor time.

Name: Notonfmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

The laws of the land protect illegals.criminals,terrorist animals all
sorts of religions any thing you can fathom.   There are people who
will go nuts for those mistreated.    There are even laws for working
class tax payers that have a medical condition or taking care of a
loved one.   It's very difficult near impossible  for a large
corporation to trample over a large group of people just doing the best
they can do.   The burden is on the corporation to show fault.  Laying
off on a holiday under your protected leave doesn't warrant
termination.

Name: Imsure
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

HR


We don't doubt that for 1 second.  CSX lawyers have warned them what
they can and cannot do.  CSX doesn't give a damn about the law this is
all about arrogance.  CSX thinks they are above the law.   We know CSX
has paid lawyers. That's good because they're going to need them in
every state east of the Mississippi.  CSX previously  screwed 1200
managers. Currently screwing their customers. Now they think they can
screw the T&E.  You can count on us having "Our ducks in a row" 
New York will come down on CSX like a hammer. This is blatant
retaliation over their new paid time leave. That's how it will be
perceived anyway. Last I checked if CSX is silly enough to let any of
these countless suits make it to court.  A group of our peers decide
the outcome not some paid arbitrator.

Read up on FMLA the federal law leans strongly for the employee.  Ward
was wise enough not to cross the line in the sand.  The countless
lawsuits won't be just against CSX there will be individuals also
named as defendants.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

STOP RELYING ON YOUR UNION REPS TO MAKE THE DECISIONS.   WE ARE THE
UNION, ITS TIME TO LAY DOWN OR STRIKE!   TRUST ME WHEN EVERYONE LAYS
DOWN, THE COMPANY RUNS TO YOUR TOP UNION OFFICIALS BEGGING FOR HELP.  
DO IT!

Name: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Whine

That's right it will all be sorted out.  The ones who are legit and
have been pulled out have more owed to them than a weeks back pay.  
I'm not saying it's right but the others have a lawsuit also.  There
will be fines and lawsuits over this.  There are lawyers already making
contacts ambulance chasers but they will sue CSX.  CSX knows if it goes
to court they lose.  

Next week the ones who laid off over New Years will be removed from
service.

Name: Lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Spoken from a true company mole... Low grade supervisor.. Trainmaster 


Name: Whine
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

Whine all you want, if you have Fmla and used it over the holiday and
are now being investigated then time will tell. Your history of Fmla
use will be looked at and if there is a pattern you will be dealt with
if there is no pattern you will be fine. You know if you abuse the
program or not so I suggest that if you are one that abuses it start
looking for work elsewhere.

Name: SeeeDeeee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Charlie Handprick,Dyke Hawes,

Cannot be trusted!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Awesome I'm sure there are more just like you.

I went to my doc on my Thursday off day. I had to mark off over
Christmas weekend .  Saw my doc the day after Christmas. Now I'm out
of service.   I had well over 400 qualifying days in 2017.  This
company does suck.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

I keep reading how some really need it.   Everyone on FMLA REALLY needs
it. There is no way a medical professional would risk their licensure
over some idiot just wanting a day off.   Is there some who use it for
other reasons? Possible but most do not and who are you to judge your
fellow employee. 

If you laid off Union business, took displacement. Waited to tie
up,bumped a Jr man for his off day, ran slow, etc.etc.  SHUT your DICK
HOLSTEr

Name: BrOwNHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

There needs to be an investigation in CSX.  Who would pay someone 300
million dollars when everyone knew that person would be taking a
medical leave.  I didn't think "key employees" were allowed any sort
of medical leave.     

I bet there were no substantial difference of layoffs over the holidays
verses any other given day.   New York requiring 8 weeks of company paid
leave Jan 1st is suspect to why CSX would choose now to to pull this.  

I love my job and union co- workers but I think this company keeps
going down hill.

I hope everyone out of service sues CSX the HR directors, managers and
who ever else that can be placed  on the lawsuit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Lloyd

That post was dead on accurate.

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

You idiots just dont get it do you?  People have fmla for hundreds of
reasons but take a wild guess on why it is abused?  Because these
railroads abuse the fuck out of their employees thats why.  You're the
same twats that tell everyone to quit if they dont like it and take
calls whenever you can for the company arent you?  Probably the same
people who work all the time and then bitch because their house payment
is so damn high and have to live out here.  Just save your shit.  The
guys who want to chastise all the ones laying off are the problem out
here.  You all would make great management.  People do abuse fmla but
get off your high horse.  The only reward you get for showing up all
the time is more money in your own damn pocket anyway.

Name: Stop Complaining Do Your Job
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

2L2Q I am with you 100% lazy asses (FMLA) abusers they play the system
pick their days off and the trains they want I hope they fire them all.
They think of only them selves and noone else if it is anything like our
terminal only do it on the weekends and holidays....I am guessing all
the people saying get an attorney are FMLA (Friday tru Monday leave
act).. pukes

Name: Almostthere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 January 2018

If a lawyer only gets paid if you win.    What do you have to lose?  
I'd encourage all these guys out of service to call a lawyer.  From
everything I'm reading on Fmla you all have a solid case.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

If the company wants to target someone and fire them.   That just adds
another zero on a settlement and another low life manager to sue.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

HUMAN RESOURCES  get some!

https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

https://www.stephaniehahn.com/blog/2017/07/employees-may-sue-hr-directors-for-fmla-violations.shtml

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 January 2018

http://www.hrmorning.com/yes-managers-can-be-personally-liable-for-fmla-violations/


Lower managers you think CSX will have your back?  But I was just doing
what I was told to do doesn't excuse you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Looking over the TA for the Carmen and I’m quite embarrassed that our
union took 3 years to negotiate this. You literally took 3 years to
accomplish nothing but a petty raise that’ll get swallowed up by
increased union dues. Scardelletti will get hundreds of thousands of
dollars in bonuses when this contract is ratified. While us workers
will get a swift kick in the nuts. I love how their number 1 selling
point of this TA is retroactive pay-on average over $3000. Give me a
break, what a joke. Number two is increased wages over the contract
period-on average over $20,000. I don’t know who does their math but a
compounded wage increase of 13.1% over the five year contract period
does not add up to $20,000. Ok I’m done now, bye

Name: turnyourphoneoff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

fmla


Blah blah blah

Your actions and comments are making a hostile work environment. System
notice had a hand it that too.  That in itself is a direct violation of
fmla.  How about that one person who needs it and uses it and now he
has to deal with assholes like you.   1 or  12 men layoff regular
doesn't make anyone work more or less.  If or when the carrier finds x
amount of men who live on the rails.  There will be massive layoffs. 
All you fucks who have been out here less than 10 years better hope the
more senior man doesn't  start living on the rails  or you can  kiss
your ass goodbye.  For the dumbass who believes someone has lost their
job because of laying off over Christmas/New Year.  You best put the
crack pipe down.

Turn your phone off and put the cigarette out new guy.

Name: Sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Examples of prohibited conduct include:
1Refusing to authorize FMLA leave for an eligible employee,
2Discouraging an employee from using FMLA leave,
3Manipulating an employee’s work hours to avoid responsibilities under
the FMLA,
4Using an employee’s request for or use of FMLA leave as a negative
factor in employment actions, such as hiring, promotions, or
disciplinary actions, or,
5Counting FMLA leave under “no fault” attendance policies


2 has been violated with With the new system notice and the removing of
employees from service for Layoffs over the holidays.

5 has been violated with the caps attendance  policy


Those pulled out of service may be entitled to thousands of dollars in
damages.
I spoke with an attorney today out of Orlanda sounded very promising
and he only gets paid if Iwin my suit. 

He said it's too late to apologize.  That a hostile work environment
is the result of the company's unilateral move. Which is also a
violation.

Name: Lawyerup
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 January 2018

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyer_referral/resources/attorney_referral_system.
htm 


The above is dept. of labor approved Fmla attorneys.   Contact one as
soon as your pulled out of service due to a mark off.  Don't let them
get away with this. Also the Union needs to step up.  This is an
outrage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Willard has about 24 Carmen down from 54. No clue about transportation
but with 20+ years you’d think you wouldn’t have to worry. People in
this town are like this is gonna hurt the town if the railroad leaves
well I don’t really give a shit what it’ll do to this town cause I’ll
be somewhere else.  One minute the rumor is they are closing Willard
the next not so we knows.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

How many people are left in Willard? Is that literally the only jobs
left there?what about road crews? What's left out of that now?

Name: Chuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2018

Willard yard down to 1 two man RCO yard job per shift.  What to watch
for is if Willard Crew base is closed.  Currently...roughly 90 engineer
positions and 120 conductors...most all can make 2 hour call without
moving to 1 or more of the following supply points:

Cleveland, Toledo, Lima, Columbus, Marysville and some Garrett, IN.

On The Engineers side, Chicago Pool, with 30 turns pretty much has 20
year plus engineers who have western district seniority.  Same pool has
40 conductor turns with 10-15 years to hold pool regular.


The Western seniority district pretty much is Cleveland West to
Chicago, Cleveland West/South to Columbus and Cincinnati then West 
North of Ohio River to St. Louis.

Post 2007 NMAD is pretty much Same with added BO East and CR North
(Huntington WV North to Cumberland...Richmond VA North to Montreal.

basically every thing north of Ohio River in West, I 64 in east.  More
or less.

Happy trails.

Name: Lc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 January 2018

you think your employer has violated the FMLA, you should schedule a
consultation with an experienced lawyer. A lawyer can review your
situation, identify any legal problems in the way your employer treated
you, and help you decide what to do next. For example, you might want
the lawyer to coach you on how to talk to your manager, to write a
letter to your employer on your behalf, or even to file a lawsuit in
court. Many employment lawyers charge you only if you win your claim,
so you may not need to pay a lawyer up front.

Name: Mr Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 January 2018

Anyone laid off FM over the holidays are being pulled out of service.  
Contact the Dept. of Labor immediately.   

Filing a Complaint with the Secretary of Labor

A complaint may be filed in person, by mail or by telephone with the
Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor. A complaint may be
filed at any local office of the Wage and Hour Division.
The complaint should be filed within a reasonable time of when the
employee discovers that his or her FMLA rights have been violated.
Filing a Private Lawsuit

An employee also has the right to file a private lawsuit under the FMLA
in any Federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. The FMLA is
subject to a statute of limitations. This means that, generally, suit
must be filed within two years after the last action that the employee
believes was in violation of the FMLA, or three years if the violation
was willful. (It is up to the court to rule whether the alleged
violation occurred and, if so, whether it was willful.) A state
employee's right to private action may be limited.

Name: UP FELA CLAIMS INFO
E-mail: lrinfo@up.com
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2018

Information Only Claims For Vibration Exposure:

UP is encouraging all TE&Y employees to submit a vibration exposure
claim, within the three year statue of limitation limits.

The Onset of Symptoms is Usually:

Discomfort
Pain
Numbness
Tingling
Burning
Swelling

Factors may that may be associated with these symptoms may include:

Intense long duration exposure to combinations of force and repetition

Doing task beyond your physical capabilities

Exposure to vibration above maximum health guidelines.

Report symptoms if they:

Are persistent, severe or worsening 

Radiate

Keep you from sleeping at night

If you have constant or unusual symptoms see [your] doctor and NOT the
company nurse.

Once an evaluation is completed, and it is determined that treatment is
needed, contact your FELA approved attorney for a free consultation.

Depending on years of service, settlements are generally above three
hundred thousands dollars  ($300,000.00).

This information is provided to all Railroaders.

Happy New Year!

Name: Who was it?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

So the Million dollar question is, Who stole the New Printer at 00q120?
Was it Mr. Sticky fingers himself? Can't be, he was terminated about a
year back.  Perhaps it was the Fella that was caught last year loading
up cases of CSX provided Gatorade in his truck twice to take home for
personal use. Any info or leads should be forwarded to the Dayton
Police Dept. or the CSX police.

Name: No seniority
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 December 2017

Anyone! 

Is it true they are closing Willard yard? Where does their seniority
extend too? Can they go beyond it if the whole yard is closed? I can
barely hold a job now.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 December 2017

GET OVER IT!

No one gives a rats ass about the derailment anymore. Go find a god
damn Amtrak site to continue this stupid ass topic. Trains have been
derailing since they started railroading. All this derailment did was
bring out the foamers, the pines nut case, and the a holes that just
want to debate out of their basements. WE DONT GIVE A SHIT ANYMORE!
What we do care about is everyone who is out in this damn cold weather
and are sick and been beat down for the last 3 weeks because the devil
from hell(EHH) make a mess out of everything. Ran good workers off, put
people on the street and has now even from the grave created a man power
shortage we haven't seen in years. the company is begging for transfers
all over the system to fill in where there aren't enough people to
work. We still have this abuse attendance policy that is going to make
people show up sick as a dog and make everyone else sick too. Listen
people, when you get sick go to the emergency room! Don't go to a med
care. BOMBARD THE HELL OUT OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM. If you puking,
coughing up green or what ever. Your co pay may be a little higher now
thanks to our worthless unions, but the cost to the company is higher.
Make them pay out the nose to cover all of us for putting us in this
situation. The stress is weakening a lot of guys out here and are
breaking them down. It frickin going to be -14 degrees for the 3rd
shift guys and you can bet your ass they wont get the 10-15 minute
breaks that were always required to get warm and out of dangerous cold
temps. They will give them 15-20 minutes lunches and run them back out
in the yards.  If your in freezing wind chills make sure management
knows when your needing a break. If they don't give it to you write
down names, times, dates, and when you asked. If you get sick make sure
you send all the info to the medical department and let your personal
physician know. This isn't a joke. This company aint worth dying for
and getting frost bite. EHH is warm an toasty in hell. WE ARENT!

Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

Ask Trainmaster David Benson about his late night pillow fights wth his
male roommate. Seriously ..!!!!

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 December 2017

Cornductor


Ihe company doesn't pay our bills.

You need to raise the bar.  Your boys would love this job?  I work out
here so my kids can better theirselves.  This place is fine for me not
my kids.  I would hope anyone with any expectations for their kids
would feel the same. 

You must be a real company suck ass

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

Car repair


Suck my donkey.

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

A lot of crews laid up in hotels.  You guys know you have to lay off if
you want to be home. No matter what day of the year it is.  You must be
a special kind of stupid if you work on Christmas for straight time and
sit in a hotel for free.

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

NOTICE 
Just read wallstreet journal interview with Foote. He said....Harrison
created enough disciples in CSX to continue his plans. He intends to go
forward with his operating plan. Does anyone not see this pattern? EHH
father was a traveling preacher and he forged forward to create his
disciples at his camp. This man was evil and was no doubt a false
prophet! Maybe God has a plan to end this since he died right before
Christmas. Everyone pray in your homes or at Christmas mass if you get
to church. EHH was counting on you not being there. The work of the
devil.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

Such a stand up company CSX is. Forcing their employees to work
Christmas Day. There’s a special place in hell for the people that make
these decisions.

Name: jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 December 2017

fuck hunter harrison

Name: Corp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 December 2017

Crew 

Your running out of time to make holiday plans. All crew will work
Christmas. Catch up work for customers is bullshit lie. Customers will
be closed down. Leave their shit outside the gates. Don't use your
phone to call anyone at an industty if you can't get in. Better yet
just mark off. It's your right if you feel ill from holiday work
stress. Take your 4 points. Xmas is on monday. Your family is more
important than 4 points. 
Another derailment for Csx today.  Rensselear indiana. Tank cars
everywhere. Main line torn out.  Who's going to get the blame for this
one?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 December 2017

to conductor,30+ yrs,21 dec 2017,
ref: mean spirited message posted 21 dec 2017

you ask why my message was mean spirited and posted on all
boards.ol'eugene was a mean sob that screwed you csx folks over and cn
also. i only spoke the truth. why is the funeral festivities info quiet?
csx has you folks so job scared it is really sad.hopefully the new ceo
will treat
you folks better.you folks need ol'eugene's funeral info to line up
and piss on his corpse "precision railroad style"with maximum volume
and no wasted time in line.enough said here.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2017

Just heard from local TM

ALL JOBS WILL WORK ON CHRISTMAS DAY, NO EXCEPTIONS!

These people we work for really are mean spirited ASSHOLES!

We don't take care of our customers the rest of the week/year, But on
Christmas Day we're supposed to believe that the carrier actually
gives a shit about our customers? NOPE! It's just nasty old union
busting, malevolent, childish behavior on the part of upper management!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 December 2017

I don't want to get anyone fired up but I was wondering if other
departments are working Christmas holidays, VP of mechanical sent out e
mail all mechanical operations will work through the holiday to better
serve our customers.

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

1st thought of mine is a question:  why bombard each & every
forum\section of this site with the same mean spirited message?

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

ol' eugene now burning in hell and sucking the devil's precision rail
and getting devil's old rail up his ass. ol' eugene getting his karma
now. you guys didn't lose anything at all. hopefully the new ceo will
be better and not run over top of you.
   i notice no public notice of his funeral or burial/cremation
festivities. is csx/harrison family afraid someone will steal his
corpse and abuse it/mutilate it or piss on it like the george pullman
family back in 1898 when the sob george pullman died?george pullman was
the hunter harrison of the 1890's to his railcar employees and did them
shitty. his casket and vault was put in a wire cage and covered with
much concrete to prevent digging up by the pissed of people he done
wrong.any thoughts here?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 20 December 2017

Our sales rep told me CSX has lost hundreds of millions in business,
hard to get a handle on just how much volume walked away.

I don't want to be complacent or anything, are we really sure old
Eugene really assumed room temperature ? Is it verified ?....Even so,
it might be worth while if someone went to check and at least poke him
with a stick, we all know Ghouls, Vampires and werewolves have a nasty
habit of coming back to life.

Best wishes to all of you at CSX, the employees and customers have
taken so much abuse from asshole Hunter and his circumcision
railroading, his kicking the bucket was a great Christmas present, god
bless us one and all.....ding dong the which is dead !

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

Does anyone really believe that you can lose half of your business and
still be profitable PSR failed face it the stockholders need to throw
these bums out and get Michael Ward Cindy Sanborn or somebody that
actually knows how to run a road. Hunter Harrison was a failure with
CSX I don't know what he did anywhere else but CSX is a failure since
Hunter Harrison got on board you just can't lose half your business
and believe that you're going to make money unless you sell off major
assets at that point your company's not worth what it was yesterday

Name: Blan-Shitty
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

More Big lies surface after EHH croaks....

Foote was NEVER to be CEO or succeed Harrison

“You will be employed as COO, reporting to me or my successor,” said
the four-year contract signed by then-CEO Hunter Harrison on Oct. 25.



https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/james-footes-contract-didnt-anticipate-him-becoming-csx-corp-ceo

Name: 
E-mail: Www.enjoyyourretirementuoldpri
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 December 2017

Did anyone else read the article that Hunter contracted a illness the
week before his death while doing one of his famous " You do it my way
or you will be fired Hunter Camps"  so I bet someone had a cold or
something and the old prick caught the cold! My bet is he got a cold
and turned into Pneumonia. The worst thing that can happen to someone
who has a lung disease and on oxygen is getting pneumonia.i wonder if
the person  who gave it to Hunter infected him on purpose!!! If he did
do it on purpose we should erect a statute of this manager sneazing on
a statue of hunter (of course the statue would have his oxygen
tank),and we make the day he died a csx holiday!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 December 2017

today's Wall Street Journal (MONDAY 12-18-017) has several articles
related to EHH and his lack of a pre employment physical. Just FYI.

Name: vet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Karma

Its not a violation. Csx is a private business.  Only government
agencies have to follow strict guidelines. Like it or not. Educate
yourself.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2017

Well done Stand! I'm still looking for the name of person who ordered
flags to be lowered. It is absolutely a violation of the U.S. Flag Code
as well as something I take a special interest in. Hunter thought he was
immune to Karma but would tell a different story now. I only need a name
so I can continue my work.

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 December 2017

Well I guess what they need to do is put old HH in an old MOW gondola
and have him tour around csx properties so everyone can pay their
respect to  him and when he starts smelling funny fill up the gon with
dirt and have Jack Vierling store the car somewhere never to be seen
again would that be considered a load or empty oh well.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

CSX withheld information on EHH's health form investors.  Someone needs
to go to prison for this.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

To all the wall street bankers and investors... I guess you wont be
cashing out millions after all. You all seen how Hunter took CP stock
and Quadrupled it and made millionaires out of alot of people and you
scumbags wanted to get in on it. Guess what cash out your tens of
thousands of dollars and go ruinother people's lives,leave us csx
employees alone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

I guess I gotta buy a round trip plane tickets to Florida now, cause i
always said i piss on his grave when he droped dead.i wonder How many
Hunter haters will show up to his wake and funeral to tell all the
people there to Mourning his death what a rotten prick he was.

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

Just got called to work at my terminal.  Flags at half staff.  I went
out and raised them back up.  Let’s see what happens now.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

Let's get started on the right FOOTE.  my name is not footay, footy,
it's FOOT , as in I'm going to put my foot in your ass if you guys
think things have changed and your in control . Hunter made me promise
on his deathbed that I would continue in his legacy and make him look
up from the depths of hell with a big smile on his face. I made that
promise and your belated Christmas gift will be to sit on your ass and
draw unemployment. Every thing is still up for sale to the highest
bidder !!

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

The puppet master is gone, will James Foote be the new puppet master or
a true CEO. Will our trainmasters continue to be puppets? Looks like
Louisville will be the terminal that sets the example by the way it
sounds, lets hope system wide everyone else will sack up and do the
same. Keep us updated.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 December 2017

Hey it's Karma again. I need the name of the individual who ordered the
flags to be flown at half staff. Not the scab kneed trainmasters that
followed the order to violate the U.S. flag code. This was a slap in
the face and will not go unpunished.  My work is never done.

Name: This is no joke 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 December 2017

This is no joke the flag at the hump tower in louisville was and
probably still is at half staff, saw it with my own eyes. As far as
respecting local managers, theres no way you can even give them the
benefit of doubt when they have us working with a operations plan that
has no rules or procedures, i.e. kicking cars at one end of the bowl
(3500 ft. tracks max) while another pulling job triple or quadruples 80
ro 90 racks at the other end.....we do it everyday like sheep, trying to
keep up so rhey keep.the doors open hopeing nothing happens. Well
yesterday somrhing did, we r damn luckey one of our own wasnt killed
last night he bailed off 100 feet before the hopper he was rideing
tipped, 3 employees are out of service all because....well youguys tell
me

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

Trainmasters post under courteous and professionalism, please read it.
He is absolutely right about at least 20% of us. There are plenty of us
very undeserving of our job and don't even earn their check.
Trainmasters like this guy actually distinguishes between shit
employees and good employees vs treating everyone as a warm body to
move cars. Everyone is different and should be treated accordingly to
how you act at work. I like this trainmaster, whoever it is. I would
say he treats his good employees good and in turn they treat him good.

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

Pay raises are in place back pay by Jan 31st.   New system notice.

Name: This guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 December 2017

The flags at osborn yard are at half mast today, just thought everybody
would think that was as funny as i did. WTF

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

HH is gone! CSX Transportation Employees morale is at the bottom of the
barrel! Hopefully the Board of Directors look long and hard for a CEO
that is more Customer and Employee Friendly and not, "My Way or The
Highway Mentality!"  Merry Christmas to all!! And hopefully a better
New Year ahead!  I cant help but thing of the Wizard of Oz, "Ding Dong
the Wicked Witch is dead"

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

Whatever intimidation tactics you managers learned at Hunter Camp you
better forget or there will be major problems. We are in position to
take it all back. We out number you and we outsmart you. There are not
enough of you to run the railroad even if you knew how.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

My condolences to Mr. Harrisons family. 

Anyone wanting the stock to crash with massive sell offs is cutting off
their own foot. Investors give corporations a cash lifeline. What
happens now? Mantle Ridge pulling out the $1 billion it invested? Stock
could get cut in half. I sold all my CSX stock which I've bought &
owned for decades while working this year at a healthy profit. I'd buy
back in if hits back in the $20's & '$30s. Mike Wards people are gone.
I don't know anything about Foote. Today there's no CEO on CSX. The
BOD could appoint Foote as acting CEO till they make a decision. It's
a wait & see.

Name: RE; Death Watch
E-mail: karma@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 December 2017

See the Titled [Death Watch] post from 12/15...No one is immune from the
Wrath of Hell, when one's life mission is to destroy innocent employees
for the sake of personal consumption.

It happened on the Union Pacific a few years ago with Jim Young!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Harrison’s name carried the premium him and hilal mantle ridge have been
together a long time with cp and csx 
Now he has to trust Foote someone he’s only known a month with billions
of investor money on the line investors will be spooked customers still
not happy winter is here employees will push back the place will be in
turmoil this stock goes to 0.

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

Let Hunters short time be a lesson to all. Karma will always pay you
back for your misdeeds. Sometimes it just need a a helping hand. Take
note Foote or the employees will be celebrating when your time comes.
It only took 9 months for Hunter to get his. Nobody is safe and you
can't treat people like he did and expect no repercussions! Karma will
strike again!

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

I agree lets take it back, take a stand, nows the time, stability is
shaky, and managers that have been harassed can be swayed, its worth a
shot the all powerful oz is no more, just a man behide a curtain.

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

Everyone should mark off bereavement to show our respect.

Name: Dwight Shrute
E-mail: dwhite@yahoo.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hip-Hip-Hooray!

Hunter is DEAD!  The man who only thought of his bonus and the
shareholders all the while screwing over thousands of Brothers and
Sisters industry wide.

Enjoy your dirt nap you old geezer.  You gonna spend your cash on the
other side?  Don't forget your nasal cannula.

Name: Landser
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Dear board of directors:
Please please please bring Michael ward back to right the ship. We will
all lose our asses if you don’t. Ditch Harrison’s disciples, his
methods, mantle ridge etc. you gambled.  You lost.  Save what you can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 December 2017

Now you’ll really see the stock plummet look out below

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

I believe this is applicable right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

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

I see per Wall Street Journal that everyone'
s favorite Uncle Hunter has died. Good thing for the shareholders that
paid that MFER all that money.

Name: The Wizard
E-mail: kickthedog
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Hunter is DEAD!!

All you managers hired by Hunter from CN/CP better get out of dodge.
You gonna be hunted down by all the other local managers and employees
you tried to bully! Your days are numbered!

All you idiots that keep talking shit about the union are a joke. YOU
ARE THE UNION!! If you dont like it make it better otherwise shut your
traps.  

A new day approaches!!! Let's ROLL!

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

I apologize to everyone on here. If someone would of explained the
changes with the current SSA I would of understood. Thankfully someone
finally did. It's easy today for all of us to get nasty with one
another. I regret that it did. I sincerely mean it.

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

Retired Conductor


You're on point Brother.

Name: Bye bye Hunter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Anyone else heard even Mantle Ridge is selling their shares?

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

When we originally got the bid system under Ingram.  The EC and over
miles were to be paid on dH.  No gray area whatsoever in wording.  Csx
didn't like it and the ble bent over and changed the wording.  Then
the ble had the audacity to tell the membership just because were
changing the wording doesn't mean were forfeiting the ec on dhs.  
Some believed this and stop complaining and with time most forgot all
about it.

Name: Grondon G.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2017

Around 44 million csx shares were traded today or swucthed hands, the
average in a given day is around 6 million shares, csx maybe trying to
buy back shares to stablize the price. Who knows.

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

Trump is doing amazing things for the railroad industry.We should all be
grateful for his leadership.Thanks trump

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 December 2017

Foote, really? what the hell?  I'm the horse for the job.  Stock would
be sky rocketing right now if I was named interim CEO.

Name: Death Watch
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 December 2017

The lungs are not functioning as planned...death is as near as Hell is
Hot! Tee minus 5 days...

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

I can't speak intelligently about The Ble-t website.  Other than their
the dumbasses that negotiate our contracts.  They seldom ever
understand  the meaning of a contract they signed off on. They
regularly have an arbitrator to rule on the wording of a contract after
it's passed.  They probably didn't realize or don't care that we are
tied to the national on wage increase and H&W. They may need an
arbitrator for this too or it may have been a typo. 

Like I posted previously the carriers have educated men and women
negotiating with boxcar Willy and Jim Bob.  We lose out every time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 December 2017

CSX stock down 7% in the first half hour of trading. I hope everyone was
smart enough to pull out when they could. People are going to lose a lot
of money today.

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

Rrjim you spew more bullshit than Pines.

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2017

Will someone educate RRJIM on our contract.


We are tied to the National Agreement for the General Wage Increases
and Health & Welfare. This was set forth in our third leg of the SSA.


RRJIM

Stop speaking of things you know nothing of.  Some look on here to get
information.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 December 2017

billy

You poor uniformed person, or is it just ignorance? CSX doesn't give
you a performance bonus without the union getting it into a
contract/agreement which is the BLE/CSX SSA. If you want to believe CSX
BLE LE wage increases are included in the national contract then I know
you also believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy etc...
Don't be to disappointed when it doesn't happen.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Mr.Mr.

  I personally don't hope the old man is O.K.  He is solely
responsible for destroying thousands of lives.  He has never gave a big
flying F&#k about any of us.  How many people have lost everything they
have because of him, do you think he cares, absolutely not. He would
get rid of all of us railroaders if he could do it and still run this
company as the only thing he cares about is $$$ and his reputation. 
Hope he doesn't come back.

Name: Mr.Mr.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Yeah I Hope the old man is ok.  I don't want anyone to be in bad
shape.


To all you dumbasses who approved his pay package.  You all to should
be shit canned.   Paying out that kind of money to someone his age
without a medical release.

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Hunter goes on medical leave.... Foote appointed CEO

http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/csx-announces-medical-leave-of-ceo-e-hunter-harrison-20171214-01223

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

The union bashing on here is intolerable. Things are far from ideal, but
the alternative is much worse. You bitch about the union not
representing employees or getting claims paid, but who is it charging
employees with bs charges and declining your claims? It's the company,
and they have all the advantages as they could care less if your fired
or cheated out of pay. The lack of arbitration funding doesn't hurt
the company, only the union, as we wait in limbo for a decision that
the company hopes never comes. The company should honored our contracts
and treated us like assets rather than liabilities. Until that happens
(unlikely) the union, which is each and everyone of us who pays dues,
is our only and best option. I've been involved and it's discouraging
to take a beating from both sides. Most have no clue how matters are
handled, yet talk like they have the answers. We need to be united, the
company plays on our division.

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

just to clarify a long standing myth: managers are NOT Ivy League
graduates. They are typically very marginal people who spent one year
in junior college before flunking out, or possibly, if they are the
best and the brightest, had CSX pay for an easy on line school whose
credits will NOT transfer to most legitimate schools. We did have a TM
several years ago with a logistics degree who stayed 3 years approx
(Rice), another 2 years with a vocational film school background who
worked at a hotel (stayed 2 years) a superintendent who "studied
engineering" but flunked out end of freshman year (or earlier)father
was a big shot, another had general studies degree - barely squeaked
through- from big state U., easiest possible degree, and others ALL
very marginal. It doesn't mean they are bad people, although it
suggests the term "marginally effective junior officer" would be
accurate. You find higher levels of education in union ranks than you
do in management, although union leaders are not the top ones. The RR
loves managers who cannot get any job in a normal company, and are
desperate to be a RR boss, and so will DO ANYTHING to get and keep that
job.

Name: SIG.
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

Read THIS ONE!

I ran across an interview that EHH did with rail magazine when he took
over CN and in this article I found something he said at one of his
camp Hunter classes that I thought was pretty interesting!

"Last week we talked about how much contract work we've been doing.
Well we're not going to contract track work out. I believe in keeping
a stable workforce. So I said 'no more contracting'
Bottom line, CN must continue to recruit the right people, clearly
define their roles, nurture them, reward them and ultimately figure out
how to retain them.

Now I don't know about you but I find it pretty damn funny that in the
NCCC proposal it clearly stated that CSX wanted the restrictions removed
in the BRS agreement that protected our rights to do the installations
of public crossing devices and give them the right to contract the work
out.  They also want the restrictions removed for the NCFO/IBB as well
taking construction/maintenance repair away. Took the janitorial jobs
too. I guess retaining the work force within and keeping the contract
work down doesn't mean much to this man when it comes to CSX. Why the
favoritism to track work.  How about taking care of everyone else in
the trenches. Sure there is a $$$$$$ in the pocket reason but if your
going to talk the talk of recruiting and retaining the workforce then
maybe our work shouldn't be taken away from us!

Name: billy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 December 2017

rrJ


Can you read?   CSX SSA bonus has nothing to do with it.   General wage
increase and Health care is separate and handled by the national.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

lol

I forgot to mention Dumbass. You will get a check around February for
the CSX BLE-T SSA productivity bonus. From what I hear seeing I'm
retired it'll be pretty good this year possibly maxing out at 12%.
Which one would I take? If I made $100,000 this year that would be
$12,000 productivity bonus. Or, the national contract back time for
2016 & 2017 getting maybe $3000-$5000. There is no productivity bonus
under any national contract. Maybe you'll also get a wage increase
under the SSA not sure of that schedule. You're clueless.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 December 2017

lol

Hey Dumbass, I just checked the BLE-T website. It clearly states CSX
(H&W only).

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

RR Jim

Dipsticks like yourself is why were not taken seriously.   How the hell
can someone work for CSX and not know the wage increase applies.  

You're probably involved in our union and will eventually become a GC.
We have men like you and the carriers have Ivy League.  That's why we
always lose out.

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

only a derelict old man does what this draft dodger does. he's a fraud.
you're being swindled. hes fired every knowledgeable person around him.
you losers hanging on hiding behind " I was just following
orders."really think that's going to work. it hasnt since Nuremberg.
your guilty. morally defective just like Harrison. been nowhere punks.
be careful fatass low. be careful.

Name: Hugh Jorgan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Future conductor

Conducting is not the same as foaming.  Foamers can wave at the train,
blow kisses, take pictures, get erections from train whistles, and
whatever else yall do.  It is not as glamorous as you might think when
you are laying in a rundown hotel for a couple of days waiting on a
call that may or may not come soon.  Id keep foaming and dreaming if I
were you.

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

Me:

Sure, the latest contractual agreement may not be so great.
Sure, we've heard the alternatives before from full time union reps
that are compensated pretty decently.

Post again after a while.........let all know how all your non-union
family & friends are doing regarding their benefits (& wages too).

Name: I know
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Me

Read my post again. This time pay more attention to it. No where did I
say that I think that the current Union official in the railroad Unions
are doing a good job. In fact, being involved in unions for over 25
years I am quite aware they are dropping the ball seriously. 
What I pointed out is the republican party has always been and will
always be anti union. A once very wise and educated man (Walter
Reuther) once said... compare the republicans to the king of England.
The rich must stay rich and the peasants poor. The only way to control
them. There is nothing more to say. As to you voting on your Christian
values, get the good book out before you vote again. READ IT!  Groping
women and openly admitting it, insulting and threatening others in
public and the media, lying, twisting the truth and manipulating the
sheep is not a Christian value. You cant pick a chose a handful of
Christian values to stand by. You stand by all of them. Think very
carefully about that. Again, none of this has anything to do with the
reign of EHH. At least you have the good sense to see what he is all
about and maybe with your sense of Christian values you along with the
rest of us can think of a way to rid our house of the false prophet
that CSX let in!

Name: future conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 December 2017

I have a good job but I have always wanted to work for the railroad.What
do you folks think should I try and get hired so I can ride those
rails?oh what a life it must be riding the rails waving at the people
and making that big money.

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

I KNOW,

   You're spot on about Hunter Harrison, he doesn't care about
anything but profits, shareholders and his reputation. Very unfortunate
that greed has allowed this man to destroy thousands of lives at CSX and
other railroads that he has led all for the sake of raising the stock
price and cutting costs. There is a special place in Hell for people
like him.  

  There is also a special place in Hell for these Democrat politicians.
These Liberal Politicians and running campaigns that support Gay
Marriage, Abortion, Anti-Christian among other reasons. It probably
hasn't occurred to you that one of the reasons that Trump won is most
people in this country are against these Morally-Bankrupt gays,
abortion supporters, anti-christian, you know, the whole Liberal
agenda.

   I like you, do realize that in most cases Democrats are more Union
Friendly compared to the Republicans. But, I made a decision a long
time ago to vote for politicians based on my moral values not my
payday. You see, at the end of the day, I can lay my head down and get
a good nights sleep knowing that I have voted for a candidate that
supports Traditional Christian Values. 

   This latest agreement that was recently ratified by the membership
shows just how weak and powerless our Unions are.  They can't just put
a proposed agreement out there for the members to vote on, they have to
bombard the members with the usual scare tactics of what is going to
happen if the agreement isn't ratified.  B.S. I have family and
friends that are non-union that have better benefits that we have,
unfortunately you have bitten into the ideology that these R.R. Unions
are doing a good job for us.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Posters

Its Christmas time again as you are all aware of. Time to reflect on
what we do have and what we are grateful for. Most of us have our
health and loved ones to share our time with. Those who don't wish
they could be in our shoes. We must show compassion to those who are
not as lucky as ourselves. We must take a moment to set aside our
hostile thoughts and anger to reflect on our good fortunes. As bad as
our situation seems in the workplace, we still have our families and
good times. It is also a time to thank the webmaster(Atom Smasher) for
continuing to have a place for all of us to come and discuss as well as
vent about the situations of our work place and the fears of our future.
Though some may use this site as a place to bait and drag others into
useless irrelevant issues it is still a pretty good site to have up and
running for our use. 
Wish your webmaster a Merry Christmas and be kind and donate or visit
his amazon wish list. I am sure he will be truly grateful for anything
you give to him no matter how small. He has kept this site up and
running for so many years now he should be commended for doing so. 
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas or what ever holiday you celebrate.
Things are tough but we will prevail. That's what we do best.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Name: I KNOW!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 December 2017

Don


Your just another undereducated moron who doesn't know a thing about
the republican party. They are the most anti union group of people that
walk on the face of this earth. If you knew anything about history and
their record you would know that. If you have lived in Indiana any
serious length of time and have union organizing family members you
should know that trying to organize anything in that state was and is
like pulling teeth and nails. Busted up state employee's unions and
try every block on organizing anything IBEW they could. If you think
orange face has any union members back you are blind and dumb.  It
doesn't matter anyway. EHH is going to do what he wants with his
pockets bursting at the seams when he is done. He was hired to be the
hit man and tear down this railroad piece by piece to liquidate and put
as much money in the markets as he can. Bet your bottom dollar its not
going back into the company where it should and we sure the hell
aren't going to get anything better offered than we have without a
fight from hell for years. Just wondering how much more the over
inflated stock is going to rise and when he is going to unload and fill
his bank account. He has so much money he doesn't know what to do with
it. This is just a game and hobby for the dying on the way out man. All
a game to him. How many other railroaders who dealt with his storm of
destruction do you have to hear from and the damage he did to the
workers before you realize he does as he wants and no politician on any
side can stop him.

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

The moral to the story. Vote the party of child molestors and pedophiles
and liars and thieves. Next time VOTE REPUBLICANS.

THEY HAVE ARE BACK AND THE RAILROADS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

It's cute that you nerds think that the process of bringing on EHH
started under Trump lol. Spoiler: It's been in the works for multiple
years. Dems are to blame this time. Trump had nothing to do with it.

Democrat policies do nothing to help trade and make your jobs harder
and fewer to come by. (Restrictions and regulations are expensive,
turns out!)

BTW: All those violent urban cities, all Democrat run. Enjoy that. :)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 December 2017

Worked for CSX Barr Yard and 59th St. Intermodel yard in Chicago in the
late '90's and I can tell anyone it was the the worst job experience
I ever had!! It was very disheartening that the dream job of working
for the railroad would turn out to be a "nightmare on elm street"!
The hate that employees had for each other and the double standards
that went on I couldn't see how  how anything got done!! I didn't get
off to a great start when I was acquainted with an uneducated fool
manager named mIKE sCHMIDT who after making small talk with me turned
around and asked my supervisor in reference to me "does that guy knows
his ass from a hole in the ground?" Luckily he got a promotion and I
didn't see him again because I was going to ask him "does he know his
ass from a hole in the ground!" And that sorry excuse for a union the
utu, unless you were related to a high ranking union rep, any issues
any nobody employee has with railroad management they very will be
certain  to get "thrown under the bus" by the very same people that
are supposed to have your back!! This impression that the utu
represents their members fairly and unbiased is a very crude joke! 
That experience has taught me to never trust any union any further than
I can throw up on any union!! Oh, and the rampant covert racism that
went on there, there's the one biggest lying biggot and closet racist
rAY jACKSON, a locomotive engineer I can never forget!! That uneducated
retard had utter contempt the first time I worked with him  and yet I
did nothing but cooperate and respected his presence! Since rAY JACKSON
and those other neanderthal mIKE sCHMIDT and that freckled face district
superintendent bIERMAN have that much hate for the likes of me, well
I'd like to reflect that hate back to them 1,000,000x back to
them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

You guys talk a good game. Bad news I ain't a troll outa jackxxxville.

All you guys that haven't figured out that the democratic party of
today is not the same as it was even 30 years ago. They could care
less
about you, me or any other "working man" just look what your hero
obumer  did to coal country.how many people on here lost their job or
had to move because of their policies

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017

Does Fat Jack Vierling still work for Csx if yes how can that be he
should have been the first one gone

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 December 2017

GT

You sound like you side with Trump on colluding with Putin & Russia.
I'm not your Comrade. 

I served my country in 1971-74. Did you? I consider myself an American
Worker. Now retired I'll still fight for workers rights to make a
decent living. The way it's going a lot is going to be lost.
Corporations aren't going to raise wages or create jobs over lowering
the tax rate. If you think that then you're clueless. Just more
Reaganomics with Trickle Down BS that never trickles down. I expect in
10-20 years we might see a trillionaire class of rich. 30 years ago
even 20 years ago a billionaire was hard to fathom, but we have them
today. The American worker has been stagnant. If you work for the
railroad you're still fortunate to make a better than average living
all because of the unions. Be grateful for it. 

                      Signed
             
                   Not your Comrade

Name: GTfordefied
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Hey Jim, I'll tell you like I told my LC  in a dead head bus 10 years
ago when he told me I "had" to vote for obumer, I had to vote for my
job...  I told him I could get another job, I couldn't get another
country... So if your wondering why so called "workers" are voting
Trump and Republican,just ask your self if your a "worker" or an
American, comrade

Name: RIPPED OFF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

HELP!!!


Some one needs to start a watch dog group and find out how certain
engineers are getting  second tickets and getting them paid when others
cant. You are called for short turn around service to relieve line of
road trains and after 8 hours, 130 miles or traveling over 35 miles in
one direction you are entitled to a second ticket. Its so black and
white it isn't even funny. The trick is they are giving J tickets
under kind of service 4 as a road switcher instead of a ticket for the
train you relieved( such as a Q12311R. Then you demand your second
ticket after 8 hours they make it another J job with either the date
changed or the symbol but still make it a kind of service four and
insist they have the right to combine road switcher tickets and only
pay one.  We are not relieving road switchers and the the union
agreement says that road switcher jobs will be assigned and have set
days to work with no more than 100 miles per day. How the hell can they
call you a road switcher when the agreement is very clear they are
assigned jobs with assigned days to work. They are ripping every one of
us off except...... the ones who are sucking up and taking every single
job they can get called for and volunteering all the time to do extra
work for no extra tickets. We have been watching these guys and every
single time they get two or more tickets and get paid. Someone got a
hold of their info and its showing when they get away with this and a
lot of times their history states that they had no home terminal
available at released location! This is total bullshit. They are called
out of their home terminal to dog catch and return to their home
terminals with the train. So how does that work. They drag a train in
and when CMC puts in the second ticket they make it look like they took
a train to an outlying point where there was no terminal or hotel to go
to and came back so they get another ticket for going out again!! They
aren't making them take a second J ticket either. They have been
getting the through freight train symbol. I don't get it. This is
outright lying and false information. I would live the see the mile
post they put on these guys tickets to show where they left from and
came back! 
This is total bullshit that these guys are getting favoritism when we
are doing the same thing they are and they are no better than we are.
They are called for J jobs just like us and should be screwed over the
same way with the bogus road switcher crap they are using on all of us
who are not doing one single thing as an assigned road switcher. Its
time we all started demanding that our tickets reflect the real work we
are doing. If we are going out and dragging in dead through freight
trains then we all need to demand that our tickets reflect the kind of
service it really is, Kind of service 2 and not this bullshit road
switching service. A road switcher is called a road switcher because it
does switching service. The damn through road freight trains on long
pools are not road switchers. 
Enough of this shit and this favoritism. We need to start blowing these
guys in who are getting these tickets when others aren't.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

I have to ask. Why is it necessary to put a response on all sections
instead of just the one? That doesn't make sense. Keep it simple.

Name: Mr.Ed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 December 2017

New 2018 operating plan.

1. We will push out 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have other  
shipping options)

2. We will keep 1/2 of our customers. (The 1/2 who have no other
shipping options)

3. We will reduce T&E by a least 1/2.

4. We will run our trains on strict time frames.

5. We will charge our customers 2.5x their previous shipping cost for
PSR.

6. Our RR will double in value.  We will be making more money than ever
with this plan. With  1/2 the cost for manpower, less fuel cost, less  
 cost for power, 1/2 wear and tear on track and equipment.

That's why I make the Big Bucks

Name: BrownHornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 December 2017

RRJim

I've been to union meetings.  I get frustrated and I don't go back
for 6months to a year.   

The one conclusion I've came to  is they are a Total Waste of Fucking 

Time.   If every member of a local showed up at every single meeting
the only change would be that the meeting would be moved from a
telephone booth to a suite in Jax HQ.   

I am Pro Union hardcore 4th generation but without the power to strike
our union sucks and UTU sucks Mr. Ed's dick.

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

Stand

Don't forget, the utu has and continues to cost the conductors on the
northern region approximately 20 thousand a year for the last 7
years..that's right, what could we do with an extra 140 k right now? 
And all for what ....a seniority move every 2 weeks.  And all the while
the southern region conductors get to bid a move every week, stock award
if they stay available, bonus like the engineers, and 401k match. Oh but
we wanted to be able to get our buddies to bump us so we could ride it
out 48 hours....oh wait..can't even do that without the company
charging us, thanks utu

Name: Stand as one
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 10 December 2017

I have consistently dogged out our unions since I started at CSX and
have done so openly. On several occasions, these pro union guys in the
locker rooms have told me that 
"you know if it weren't for the union"....
1. We would be called to work and they could make us do whatever they
want.
2. We wouldn't make the money we do, or even get decent pay raises.
3. They could hold us over for 12 hours and not give you an option or
another ticket.
4. They could fire anyone of us just because they want to.
5. They could combine the work of several jobs and put it on one crew
so they could cut jobs off.
6. They could get rid of weekend off days
7. They could generally make life miserable for us any way they wanted
to.

Well there is more but here is a good start if anyone else wants to add
on here.

Corresponding examples for each:
1. Y134 in the job description says 1st shift pulling job. Oh we need
you to go work this industry because Y138 layed off and we can't fill
it. Oh yeah and bleed off the 28 cars you brought back so we don't
have to give it to the carman.
2. Decent pay means I should be able work 40+ hours a week and
comfortably support my family. This last pay raise was a joke, my cost
of living went up more in the last 2 years than my raises.
3. I sure thought there was a protocol for such situations, but if
there is no relief for your job you are staying.
4. They sure have been targeting individuals in the past 6 months or
so.
5. Look how many jobs have been combined and how many jobs have been
cut off.
6. Weekend off days? There might be 3-5 jobs per terminal with weekends
off, guess who gets those and guess how long you will have to be here to
get it.
7. It has become more and more miserable and it will get worse. 

Bonus item: The Crew Attendance Point System sucks 
Extra bonus item: The Daily Vacation and Personal Leave days caps can
and do get manipulated, it's bad enough now that guys end up carrying
over days not because they want to save them but because they can't
use them.
Last bonus item: Where did demand days for conductors go? Thanks Union

Final thought: Thank you union,I am so glad to know that we pay our
dues and you have our backs when we need you! You are worthless and
need to earn your checks. We don't pay you to get in bed with the
company! We know the company pays you better than we do but what we do
pay we should something out of it! You are a joke!!

Our only hope is to make the news with something big, we can shut this
country down within a few days, especially this time of year!

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

CSX LAWYERS

HEY YOU!!!!   YEAH CSX LAWYERS!  While your reading this you better
plan on making some calls to your safety directors and make plans to
help out these idiotic Chiefs who cant seem to get it through their
thick skulls that just because an Engineer has an engine equipped with
PTC that doesn't mean he can run on territory he is not qualified on.
No where in the FRA law does it state that the PTC program can be
substituted for a human pilot! The law states the pilot cant be a
member of the crew. You want to get technical I would say the PTC is a
member of the crew. It on board with them! Its got the engineers ID and
password in it! Half the chiefs working out here have been dispatchers
and they should know that this shit doesn't fly. Why in the hell would
you not teach these idiots how the PTC works. It is not a DETAILED MAP
OF THE TERRITORY! It doesn't tell an engineer about the CHRACTERISTICS
OF THE TERRITORY! You cant stare at the screen like it is some kind of
camera that take clear visual pictures ahead and lets you know what is
around every corner. Does the damb thing tell you where every bridge
and gulley is when you have a flash flood warning. Does it tell you
where close clearances are when your working an industry and your
conductor is brand new and you don't know a thing about it either?
Even if it could you turn it off while switching. Im not going to even
get into the damn thing blowing at every dirt road that it shouldn't.
You need to have a staff meeting and start deciding how your going to
handle these chiefs who cop and attitude and threaten crews with
insubordination if they don't use the PTC to go on territory they
aren't authorized to go on by the FRA laws and regulations.  You
better start getting it together before ethics violations start pouring
in and endangerment charges are thrown in your lap! Time to grow up and
start teaching supervision the rules of the road. You represent a multi
million dollar company and it should be embarrassing the amount of
stupid mistakes and unprofessional decisions that are made every day.
Time to start acting like a grown up railroad!

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

unless it has miraculously changed very recently, RR unions have always
been very reluctant to do ANYTHING that relates to an OSHA Violation,
or ADA, EEOC, FMLA, Whistleblower, or anything that wasn't part of the
union agreement since 1880. These more recent things use big words,
require union reps that are best buds with their managerial cohorts,
etc. to perform about, and give them tools they are incapable of or
unwilling to use. The UTU? did a complaint on BN or UP about GENIE some
years ago but that was very rare. No union wants a real legal
department.

Name: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 
E-mail: www.CYAWITCSX
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

DO YOUR HOMEWORK, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, AVOID VERBAL ORDERS IN QUESTIONABLE
SITUATIONS, GET IT IN WRITING, DOCUMENT EVERYTHING 
What the Carrier fears most is cross craft solidarity, what they fear
next is a knowlageable employee. FRA Good Faith Challenges (49 CFR,214
subpart C & 218.97) gives you the right by federal law, to challenge a
directive to violate ANY FRA law. This is SUPPOSED to be a topic
trained yearly by the carrier. And if you are retaliated by the carrier
for exercising your rights, you have the OSHA FRSA Whistleblower
Protection Act to cover you. Lots of Bad Order wheels on cars and locos
that could lead to derailment getting looked over these days, let alone
the countless FRA violations on ALL equipment on the line of road at
present. How many shops and service centers closed in the last 9
months??? Write it up, put it out of service, protect yourself, your
fellow railroaders and the community.
O, AND DON'T LET A TROLL OR MOLE CHANGE THIS TOPIC
KNOW YOUR ROLE GIBRONI

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 December 2017

Bruce

removing the yard transportation jobs does not equal a yard closing

Name: Bruce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 December 2017

CHICAGO, Dec 8  Final touches being put on new operating plan for
Chicago, 59th St ramp to close on or about FEB 1st. By March 15th, Barr
Yard will curtail switching operations to 1 job per day., and locals
will be reduced to 2 jobs. More info to come as it becomes available to
me.

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2017

So What


Ignore that baiting piece of crap who is posting as pines. Not him. Not
his style. Any one and everyone who has been posting on this site for
the last 10 years knows his style. This guy doesn't like whats being
posted. Guess everyone is hitting to close to home on all the legal
info. Info on the USDOT and the FRA.  Must be making the legal team in
Jacksonville nervous.  Keep it up and don't fall for his crap.

Name: ZULU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A
Posted: 08 December 2017

Anyone hear the rumor that the Louisville Osborn Yard is very close to
becoming a run through yard? The few industries around that dump do not
bring enough revenue in so it probably won't be long. Better get your
seniority started at Ford or UPS before everyone else does!

Name: screwed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 December 2017

Engineers

If you want to take advantage of the late mark up after you are coming
off your rest days, DO NOT mark off before 0001 if you get back in from
a trip where they kept you in the hotel and on a train the first day of
your scheduled day off. The IVR system is set up to recognize a mark
off at 0001 on your first day off. If you make the mistake of marking
off before 0001 when you get in it will screw you out of your right to
request late markup.  Argued with the crew callers that its not my
fault the company kept me in the hotel and out on a train on my first
rest day. Not my fault they didn't send me home. My union agreement
entitles me to a late markup after my second rest day but they said its
too bad because the system is set up to recognize rest days starting at
0001. They wouldn't override it. So again, the company screws you and
keeps you out on your first scheduled rest day do not mark off until
0001. Its their fault and they created the problem!

Name: Tony Thompson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

How in hell would anyone ever get a manager on a recording without the
use of an electronic device?  Seems to me this should be a violation
to
the whistle blower policy considering theres no way to get proof.  All
these contracts the railroads and unions write up are also very
misleading and hard to understand.   
I seriously doubt the contract language would be this mumbo jumbo if
they weren't trying to fuck the employees as much as possible.

_____________________________________________________________________
THIS IS SPOT ON. I worked for CSX for awhile, when stuff went bad, I
started taping. Hundreds of tapes! If they fire you're ass, and they
will, (they did mine)!, you need proof! If you don't work there
anymore and decide to file a suit, then all tapes are evidence and can
be used against CSX, per the mouth of a Claims Agent (turns out, very
true). Protect yourself guys, tape these a--holes! Protect yourself, I
did, and it works!!!!

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

URGENT ALERT - NEW INVESTIGATION TO SAFETY CONCERNS 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-safety/growing-length-of-u-s-freight-trains-in-federal-crosshairs-after-crashes-gao-idUSKBN1E01B9

The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into
the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX
Corp among others

U.S. Government Accountability Office

https://www.gao.gov/about/contact.html

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration

https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0244

Goes without saying that this is an opportunity to highlight the
various safety concerns among several other issues at CSX. Reach out to
whoever you can, keep this story in the eyes and ears of interested
parties.

Name: Retired OSHA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 December 2017

Railroad employees 

If you want to know more and are interested in the jurisdictional lines
agreed upon between the FRA and OSHA it is easy to look it up on line. 
One site you may like to visit is under the Memorandum of Agreement
between the Federal Railroad Administration and the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration US Department of Labor. You should find the
reading quite interesting and educational as this agreement was put in
motion because of conflicts of who would handle whistleblowing cases
and protection against retaliation in the work place. It is unfortunate
that it is common that the employees of the railroad do not educate
themselves on the laws that protect them and the power they have to
protect themselves in the work place. Most major industries count on
this and usually are right when they play games and gamble with the
employees. An ignorant work force is a good workforce for the company.
You play right into their hands.

Name: Here at the stUPid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

Dumbfounded

You made a good point. Here at the stUPid
we have mass amounts of new and dumb mofos
working here that are being forced to work
with a member of the crew as a pilot.

We have a very stUPid work force.

Can't spell stUPid with the UP..

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 December 2017

The way I understood it the original RR argument was that FRA took care
of ALL safety related issues, and OSHA was excluded. NOW I understand
that if FRA acts on a safety issue OSHA stays out, but if no FRA input
it belongs to OSHA. So if FRA issue track safety standards it belongs
to them, if the diesel shop has fumes it probably belongs to OSHA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Did anyone hear that NS just bought Hamlet yard in NC?

Name: Dumbfounded
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Idiots!!!!  

Do you morons not understand that the FRA can fine you for violating
FRA LAWS/REGULATIONS? Do you never listen to your LC or co workers when
they talk about this. Some stupid idiot is at this moment running a
train on a territory they are not qualufied on because the conductor is
and volunteered to be the pilot after the company asked them too. What
part of the FRA law do you not understand that states THE PILOT CAN NOT
BE A MEMBER OF THE CREW! It's written in black and white. Do you not
understand the FRA is part of the USDOT! Do you make it an everyday
thing to violate regulations established by a federal agency? Why are
you idiots putting your jobs on the line for the RR! You are so scared
of losing your job if you stand up to them but yet you risk having a
federal violation charge brought against you.  What the hell is wrong
with you people. Csx has it in writing for everyone to read that they
follow all state and federal laws. Whistleblow! Report the truth. Maybe
if the FRA throws a fine in a crews lap it will wake you up!

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

check out www.rapedatcnrail.com

Name: The truth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Get over it!!!  
The facts are that none of you will stand together and take your
union's on. All you do is whine and cry and talk big but you do
nothing. When was the last time any of you went after your elected
officials and demanded answers. When was the last time you rallied to
remove anyone from office. In the last 10 years, NEVER! You know you
won't and you can't do a thing if you don't all stick together. So
just suck it up and take what they decide for you because you have no
guts and no control. Pay your dues and suck it up. Every week the
changes are right in front of your faces. Your work rules are changing
and your union's aren't doing a thing about it. It's over. Your
losing the battle. Deal with it.

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

"'No red carpet' when I arrived at CSX Corp"

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/hunter-harrison-no-red-carpet-when-i-arrived-at-csx-corp

Hmm I don't know why that could possibly be Ewing...perhaps its the
thousand or so you laid off, or the delays and forcing individuals to
work the jobs of 5 maybe? You slag...

Name: Used
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

Zbinden 

They have already started it. Road trains in the greatlakes are doing
the locals work. We are picking up and setting out at industries and
trippling in the yards. What alot of people don't know is the YM have
rules in their agreements for having to schedule to many moves in the
yard. If they have to make a train make more than 3 moved they get a
penalty claim. At least it used to be that way. Soon there won't be
road switching jobs. Through freight jobs will be doing it all. The
union's have already sold all of us out. Read your agreement and see
all the loopholes the union left in there on purpose to help out the
company. If your LC denies them he is a liar!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

4% inflation?
Last I read, it was closer to 2%

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

Zbinden

Your exactly right. There are no work rules or arbitraries that this
company is going to pay. And if we can't get a better contract when
the economy is booming then obviously the bargaining power of those
arbitraries ain't crap. I for one worked 203 hours in the month of
November..i certainly didn't make the equivalent of 12 grand last
month.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Jgw,
They SHOULD pay it within 60 days.

Name: JG Wentworth. I want it now!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 December 2017

Anybody know how long it takes to get retroactive pay?

Name: U got to be stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 December 2017

Hey harassed 
Conductor with 1 to 10 years.

Read rule 2.21 and leave the cell phone alone when you are working. You
new guys are the reason this industry really sucks.

Fuck that TM. He's testing your stupid ass
and setting you up.

Damn. This Railroad has gone to crap with
these types of rule breaking morons.

You are the next Robert Sanchez of this Railroad.

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

FRA


You are on board with the excessive restrictions of the use of our
phones aren't you???  Then you better start doing something about
these TMs blowing my phone up with text messages when Im out working a
local. When we finished our work and was getting ready to head back I
turned my phone on to check and see if I had any messages because I
have a sick kid and I had 12 text messages from the TM over the area
going nuts wanting to know how we were doing, how much work did we have
done, were we going to make it back on time, blah blah blah and then I
heard later that the TM made a comment that We were chicken shits
because we wouldn't check our phones throughout the day.  Well guess
what, my phone is never going to be on during the day when Im working
and if the company wants to come after me for it you better be prepared
to back me when I blow the whistle and file intimidation charges.

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

Charles,

  Your not very smart are you.

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

Got it,

Seems to me ur envious of those that arrn’t CSX wage whores. Maybe
someday you’ll wake up and see there are more important things than $$$
and working  24/6 for a company that would love to eliminate ur job.
Maybe someday you’ll have financial freedom and you will not feel this
way.

Name: Got it
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 December 2017

Fooled u all!!!

Not a single one of you saw the evil plan. How could you not see it.
All those guys taking legit fmla just got screwed. The company can't
get the abusers  with discipline so they got them through the pocket
book. They don't work they don't get paid. Now they have higher cost
out the pocket.  The sad thing is the one who are using it legit are
going to suffer for those who abuse it to play games.

Name: Charles
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

We break our backs to keep this railroad and tracks maintained so TEY
can make a living sitting on their arses. Our jobs are more dangerous
than train service

We will stick to our guns and try to get
a better contract

Name: eh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 December 2017

the crappy agreement passed and hunter is planning on selling 49% of csx
railways.  Well, good luck brothers and sisters.  Its only gonna get
worse from here.

Name: Hampton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 December 2017

i am curious on what Carolina lines EHH is selling off?  As a G&W
employee, they are interested in GA, SC (Upstate), and parts of NC.

Just didn’t know if anyone knew what EHH meant when said about selling
underutilized lines.  Put our company name on the tracks!

Just looking for a sign...

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

CSX IS THE WORST PLACE TO WORK

WHERE WE WILL RUIN TOMORROW.

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

This is what will bring about change. BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THESE PEOPLE.

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/fired-csx-conductor-seeking-whistleblower-protection-changes-within-company/656596333

Name: Terry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 December 2017

Tattle Tale rule has been increased on
all class 1 railroads when this new generation of railroads came on
board to
work in this industry. Management loves those cheaply paid conductors
with
1 to 10 years in the hat.
Be careful and good luck with those rats.

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

Need to charge this whole crapper industry
with GCOR rule 1.6 dishonesty.

Bunch of bsers in Management and the 
work under the whole damn book too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 30 November 2017

Maybe a ray of hope, first stage of perhaps Eugene stepping down, maybe
his Emphasyma is too much anymore. Dimentia also seems to be creeping
in on the old asshole

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-csx-succession/csxs-ceo-hunter-harrison-describes-key-step-in-succession-plan-idUSKBN1DT33V

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

Pissed off,

   I agree with you man, the question should be, what are we paying our
Union Officers for? These guys aren't doing crap, but why should they
care, it doesn't affect them.  If the carrier starts talking one man
train crews, they get all worked up. Gotta keep those dues rolling
in.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

UP 
Who gives a crap about SP trash. No way in hell they are dealing with
the old man lynch mob we are. The small hand full of men with balls
that are left at csx just cant handle them alone. They want rules
compliance then give it to them. Everyone knows they will turn a blind
eye to breaking rules if they are in trouble and it moves things
quicker. You follow the rules and it slows things down your on their
hit list. Stick together as a group then it's harder to target and
abuse. it's an eye for an eye! The union's aren't going to do squat
to stop any head hunting and trumped up charges.

Name: Pissed off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 November 2017

Other 

Doesn't surprise me. They will use those tapes to burn crews just for
the hell of it. Already been told they can burn both crew members just
by charging them with failure to follow the tattle tale rule. It states
you will immediately report any rules violation to a supervisor. We all
see the writing on the wall. The old Ingram Nazi crap is coming back
and old heads with balls are gone. The ones that helped us stand up and
knew what to do. It's headed back to excessive discipline.  We all need
to start getting a petition going for cruel punishment on the job when
you are stuck sitting on a train for hours and you can't nap anymore
or read anything but your stinking rule book or use your phone to keep
yourself awake. No one should have to sit for hours starring out the
window all hours of the night and try to stay awake with the only
choice is to read csx propeganda. It doesn't hurt one damn thing to be
using your phone to entertain yourself while you wait. If someone is
awake and calling stopped every 15 minutes and getting down to watch
trains go by then there isn't any reason to worry about safety issues.
Be ready for the excessive discipline to start. The nightmare is
returning.

Name: Big balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

Where did this Trainmaster David Benson come from? He's the dumbest TM
that I've ever seen in my 28 years on the RR. Why is this fat fuck
still on the property? If Harrison doesn't fire him then we all have a
chance. One dumb son of a bitch.

Name: I'm offended
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

I'm offended being offended.

Name: Chad Wilbourn
E-mail: Chad@UP.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 November 2017

Geez
Whata a way to wake in the morning and ruin my breakfast telling
everybody how 
I and others in Management are perverts and gropers and other sexual
deviants.

Happy Holidays to my buddy Lance Fritz.

Chad Wilbourn
VP Operations
Southern Region
Spring Texas
UPRR

Name: UP MANAGEMENT
E-mail: corporate@up.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

UP MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Corporate America is draining the swamp of sexual predators, perverts
and gropers. The last count, UP has at least 20 predators listed.
Do the right thing and make UP Responsible Again, before the 
Southern Pacific baggage destroy your culture!

Name: PISSED OFF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

THANKS ALOT STUPID IDIOTS!!!!!!


WEll now you have gone and done it.  Using your phone while the train
is running and there are cameras pointing at you from all directions.
You want people to understand our problems and the hostile environment
we are working in but then you go and act like total retards and get
everyone put in the hot seat. What part of the cell phone rules did you
not understand. You can only thank yourselves for the jobs that will be
lost now.  When the cameras were first installed it was stated in a
memo that they would not be used to micromanage crews or to head hunt.
It was stated very clearly that if an incident occurred that the tapes
would only be viewed at the time of the incident. Now not only are they
going to view several a month  but the new bulletin states that they
will view the tapes in more depth if they see something that warrants
further investigation. You morons know damn good and well they will use
this excuse to view the entire tape and find as many stupid little rules
violations or improper train handling rules as they can. They will trump
them up and throw the book at us.  Don't be reading a newspaper while
you are sitting in the sidings. Don't be looking at a magazine.
That's a rules violation. Don't pick your nose.  Don't drop any
trash. Keep the windows shut if the horn is overhead. Wear your safety
glasses. Yes that is the rule while in the cab.   
Thanks a lot morons for making the rest of us more miserable than we
are because you couldn't stay off the damn phone while the train was
moving.  Oh, and if your going to get off the train while it is stopped
and walk 25 feet away to use your phone you better inspect as must train
as you can while you are stopped. THAT IS THE RULE!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 November 2017

They are pumping the stock, going to be dumping before the earnings call
on 1/16/18.

Name: lol
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 November 2017

I saw one of those silly basterds wearing a Harrison Camp Shirt.   I'm
not going to speculate what he had to do to earn that.

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

Brewer yard yardmasters were let go this past Sunday. Now there are
Trainmasters and superintendents doing their job. What a strong union
they have to let this happen. Brewer yard will be closed soon.

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

What's going on in Jacksonville? All kinds of rumors, folks are really
nervous.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Cond 10-20

People out in the public read this site all the time but they just
don't comprehend how the attendance policy doesn't work with our
business and our lives. Its only the families or railroaders who know
what it is really about. last year I had to find a new dentist because
he charged 25 dollars if you didn't give a 2 day notice that you could
not make your appointment.  He didn't understand that just because I
had Tuesday and Wednesday off on the extra board that I was guaranteed
the days. I had to tell him several times that the company can send you
out of town just before your off days start and you could be gone for
your days off and start them when you get back. I finally found a
dentist and a doctor who understands railroad schedules.  They work
with me.
The best thing the BLET did for the engineers was give us the ability
to do any early lay off before our off days. Giving us the right to
drop our turn once a pay period helped too. Sometimes you can request
the early lay off and drop at the last minute and actually make your
off day.  I hate to do that to other people but there is nothing else
you can do if you need to be off on your scheduled off days. The
conductors are screwed and should be going after the UTU for not
working on something like this for them. You go through the same crap
and what is worse is you only get one day off!  This is totally in sane
you only get one day off. who the hell can get anything done with just
one scheduled day.  Just a few days ago I had to explain to a repair
man why I had to cancel an appointment that I had scheduled and he
flipped when I explained how things work on the railroad. He lost it
even more when I told him I didn't get paid holidays either. The
public has no idea what we give up and go through to work for the
railroad.  Maybe its about time someone started getting out there!

Name: APE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

I’m not sure where you got that it takes longer then 3 days to get your
CDL. There are 9 CDL jobs total yes younger guys are holding the jobs
cause olders didn’t have CDL’s. So not sure where ya got that cause as
far as I know that’s not true and I do work as a carman in Willard.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

Rumor is Lima and Willard Ohio are on the chopping block anyone hear
this?? Willard has been pretty busy lately but we all know that doesn’t
mean much. Just wondering if anyone has heard this

Name: not fooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

Amazed


Congratulations! You have single handedly managed to throw everyone off
the topics at hand. Well done company mole!

Puzzled: Your post is an example of the lay down and take it up the
arss problem that exist in our industry. What good does it do to stand
up and do what ever it takes to show CSX that if you steal my pay,
threaten me with insubordination when it isn't warranted, blame me and
my crew member for delay of train when management was the root cause,
stalk us for your failure rates, blame me because you cant get us a
work order on time or jump our ass because we aren't moving when the
power isn't ready and not our fault??????  Maybe we should all have
your attitude and let management continue to think that we are weak low
life blue collar workers who are just puppets and can be intimidated to
sit down and shut up like quiet little boys and girls and speak when
you are spoken too. There are alternative to this. think outside of the
box. An unpredictable work force that stands up for what is right and
shows what is good for the goose is good for the gander is more
effective at getting the point across than one with your attitude.
Maybe you haven't noticed, but CSX does NOT PLAY FAIR OR NICE! They
talk a good talk and play a good game but in the long run they are
unethical and hypocrites to the fullest definition. They screw with the
workforce then the workforce should screw right back. The only
difference is the crews have legitimate legal complaints and federal
violations that need to and should be reported and management has
nothing but bull shitz blame to throw out there!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 November 2017

To Amazed, 
                     I respect your opinion. We are all entitled to
one. However, if you’re going to degrade railroaders for being less
intelligent than you, I suggest you spell check first. 
“appenertly” is not a word. Also, I know of very few craft workers that
earn an average of $100k annually.  And if they do earn that much, it’s
definitely a detriment to their quality of life. We’re talking 65-80
hour work weeks. Even offshore-men get decent time off away from work,
generally 21days on 21days off. Every penny railroaders make is earned.

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

I'm reading some of the post you idiots have made and I just wonder
what the hopeful objective and outcome is to the ones trying to get
everyone to report issues (some rather silly) to the Fra, epa, etc....a
fine ?  Surely you don't think this is going to help you or any of your
causes do you ?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 25 November 2017

Any truth to the rumor that the Lima railyard will no longer be owned by
csx after December 1 2017 ? 
Are they really closing that yard and selling to Genesse & Wyoming ?

Name: DONE IT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

NO FEAR PLEASE!

I've done it before and wont hesitate to do it again. BLOW THE
WHISTLE.....BLOW THE WHISTLE!  CSX is not a federally owned business
that is exempt and highly protected from being charged for breaking the
law. Yes it might seem like they get away with murder but that's only
because no one will stand as a group. CSX is not exempt from following
all state and federal laws.  You seen laws broken every day but do not
say anything about it. You don't report EPA violations. You don't
report FRA violations. Almost everyone is scared to death of
retaliation and this time of the year is the worst. No one wants to be
stalked and put on the street at Christmas time. HH and his band of
warriors are quite aware of this. Why is it so hard for the employees
to understand if you come together as a group and report every single
violation you encounter that the feds cant continue to turn their
heads. Its just sad that the employees work hard and bend over for this
company but they cant put the same effort into standing up to the beast
and do what is right. You want to help out the industries that are
being hurt by the lack of service that is provided? Quit lying on the
on boards. Quit putting time of service in as done on time when you
know good and they were serviced hours late. Take notes. Keep times of
what really happens. Turn it over to the STB. Black smoke rolling out
of engines spitting soot every where, call mechanical every time and
report it to the FRA. Call OSHA when you see chemicals dripping out of
cars. You have toilet drains and oil dripping out of your locomotives
report it immediately. Call FRA and report it. Did you know it is a
serious violation of local and state laws to have this happening? Did
you know this warrants a call to the EPA? Engine house employees have
lost their jobs by the hundreds. Shops are closed. No one can fix a
thing in most terminals now. If we followed all laws and regulations
half the locomotives wouldn't move out of the yards. You have the
power to take control of this mess. Its like beating an old dog over
and over again and you just wont budge. Did you know that these
violations also break state health laws. Vendors and all delivery
service personnel are exposed to these hazards when they come on CSX
property. Report it to your county health department.  You have the
power to do what is right.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 November 2017

The only chance you have to fight this CEO is help from the government.
Pushing for the government to issue a cease and desist to the CEO for
interfering with interstate commerce and numerous contract violations
for both the union and shippers is a great option. Someone needs to tie
that meddling fools hands before he destroys anymore lives. The shippers
coalition is a union alliance must. Maybe together they can stop him.
Others have not banded together and the result was a mess. Do not wait.
Push hard and fast to remove him. He is pushing faster and harder now
that this is his third go around at this. Hunter Harrison is relying on
employees being afraid to comply with the rules in order to move
freight. He is relying on each employee being afraid to stand up and
say something because there will be reprucusions. Essentially silincing
the work force while he has his way. Do not be afraid, under different
circumstances this is considered rape. Legal professionals, not
everyday “I think I am a lawyer but I don’t have a degree” individuals
need to be avoided. This belongs is true professional legal hands.
Every occurrence individually isn’t enough, but all combined there is a
case.

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

Suck it up

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


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

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

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

Banacek

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

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

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

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

Mr. Hunter Happy Thanksgiving! I love ya!

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

Wax


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

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

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

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

Why are none of the local jobs being annulled for thanksgiving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone!  

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

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

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

VOTE YES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

The old man sure is screwing over the dispatchers.

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

Vote yes you retards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to ya all left.

Fuck the Railroads.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GET SMART!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

What are you hearing in Jax?

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

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

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

EVERYONE!!!!

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

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

CSX shippers call for new meeting with Federal regulators

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

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

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

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

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

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

T&E

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SELL SELL SELL!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AND WE ARE UNLOADING ALL OUR STOCK!

YOU SHOULD TOO!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SAME OLD  CRAP


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

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

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

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

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

UNION PUSHBACK!!!!!

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

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

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

FWIW:  More likely a 5+ decade span.

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

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

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

All employees

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

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

EVERYBODY

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SELL SELL SELL

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

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

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

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

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

T&E

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WERE IS THE FRA??????


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

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

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

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

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

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

One who needed a lawyer.


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

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

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

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

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

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

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

UNION MEMBERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crews 

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

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

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

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

Ripped.

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

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

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

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

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

ANYBODY!!!


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

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

Crews


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear Monitor,

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


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

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

Dear Monitor,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advise

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

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

You mean ADVISE Right?

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

EXLC


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

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

WAX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bye Bye Sandy

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

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

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

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

Abandon ship!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transportation employees
What is your take on this?

CSX system bulletin 004 issued effective October 16, 2017

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cho cho


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

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


I'm all three.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foamers. railbuffs, Public!

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

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

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

Help

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

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

ANYBODY!!!!

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

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

Well, Conductor 1-10:

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

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

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

FRA HOS/Fatigue specialist

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

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

Ape 

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

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

Hunter Harrison....what a great guy.

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

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

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

APE

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

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

Conductor 20-30 yrs.,

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

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

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


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

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

CREWS!!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Castle & Willard = old RR terminals \ yards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

KISS MY CELL PLEASE "KISS MY ASS NIPPLE HEAD"

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

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

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

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

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

FRA!!!!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugena is a cunt

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

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

ALL T&E  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Fuck CSX and fuck Eugene

                                NO FUCKING.    FAVORS

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

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

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

GOD HELP US ALL!!!

Is it just me or is anyone else just plain sick and tired of these new
crew callers who don't understand a damn thing about how the railroad
has worked for the last 30 years. Why in the hell is the company not
putting them through some serious agreement training or just some plain
old simple railroad 101!!!!   I swear to god if one more crew caller
wakes me up running a roster just to get smart mouthed with me because
I AM NOT QUALIFIED IN THE ENTIRE INDIANAPOLIS TERMINAL IM GOING TO
START FILING HARASSMENT SUITS!  This god for saken company has made a
damn mess out of everything when they extended the terminal limits. It
used to be 10 miles shorter going both directions(east and west) then
they started extending it out after they were bombarded with 100's of
claims for road crews doing yard work in yard limits. Then csx kept
saying avon didn't have yard limits o