CSX-Sucks!

CSX Attendance Policy

NO!!! You CAN'T have a day off!

    The railroad practically invented the term 'on-call'. Many CSX employees do not have schedules, but are forced into working a 'list'. Most lists are on call 6 days a week, 24 hours a day, and often the employee cannot even choose their day off. It is common to be called to work during an assigned day off.

    Unscheduled days off are usually not granted for family or religious obligations. There are many CSX employees who have been unable to attend their childrens' birthday parties, their wedding anniversaries, and even funerals because they were not allowed time off.

    We've even heard of people who had to call out sick, to attend their own wedding! We're sure that some of these stories that can top even that one...



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: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

I thought that The HAL 9000 computer is 
Running the network....
Or was it skynet?

Name: Railroader gone wild
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2018

Bravo Car Guy!! We need more people think 
"Out side the rail" . When tbe big western railroads where offering
20k sign bonuses
There was a reason! They all "sux"! 
Step 1; everyone get log ons to glass door,make negative reviews to cut
off future railroad employee victims
2; start putting in applications at other places of employment,then
quit
Let's see how they can run the railroad if nobody's working there!

Name: Car Guy
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2018

I had 17 years with csx and left 2 years ago, with I had left sooner! I
make 23.50 an hour and my take home pay is about the same as csx. I
work indoors, set schedule, holidays off, 2 15 minute breaks and 30 for
lunch. I am not dirty, or tired when I get off and I couldn't be more
happy. I don't worry about managers spying on me!
There are great jobs out there, railroading is not the job it use to
be, especially at csx. There are plenty of distilleries, auto
manufacturing plants, heavy equipment jobs, etc. I never thought I
could leave, but now I wonder why anyone would stay. I think people are
scared to take the leap, I was, but I am so glad I did. The day you
leave there is this huge weight lifted off of your shoulders and for
the first time in a long time you feel free! It felt good to drive off
the property on my last day, it was like graduating high school! 
There are better things out there trust me, don't be scared to make a
change. You will look back and wish you had done it sooner.

Name: Spy Cam in the Cab....
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Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 August 2018

It aint personal...its just Business....

Name: MayIhaveAnother
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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: Dead eye dick
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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"
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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 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
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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
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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: Hogger
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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: 
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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: The game
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 August 2018

They can do that

Name: 
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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: 
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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
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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: SMH
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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: 
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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
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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
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2018

Why can't we bank caps points? If I'm at 0 points and go a month I
should get negative 3 and so on. Maybe cap it at negative 10 or
something and have an option of cashing it in for a demand day. There
is no incentive to keep a 0 balance month to month.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 August 2018

Did I just read a post that said to pull in to parking spot and show
them? LMAO! How about updating your rule book. You only have to back in
if your are in a company vehicle. HAHAHA. Jesus read a system bulletin.

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

Modern Day Slavery !

Name: 
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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: 
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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 
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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
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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 
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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: 
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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: 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: Goober
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2018

ame: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

I read an article today that put some things into perspective. Today
only 13% of American workers have a structured pension. Railroad
workers are one group with a retirement. It's not that important to
someone starting out. As the years then decades go by and you get that
yearly statement from the RRB it's about hitting mile stones. The
120-240-then the big one 360. You're part of a small group these
days.
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RRJim:
Railroad retirement is no better than social security, and here is
why!
RRR is a two tiered program tier one (1) is the same as Social
security.
Tier two (2) is all paid by the employee and invested for you.

Most folks have a 401k the same as your tier (2) however they do not
fund it, and Social security back's that up.

The defined benefit plan is what most companies have done away with.
That my friend was all company with no employee contribution. RR mgt
get's that today.

I was lucky to have all three. Defined benefit, 401k, and Social
security.

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

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

Name: Waycross 
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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: RRJim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

I read an article today that put some things into perspective. Today
only 13% of American workers have a structured pension. Railroad
workers are one group with a retirement. It's not that important to
someone starting out. As the years then decades go by and you get that
yearly statement from the RRB it's about hitting mile stones. The
120-240-then the big one 360. You're part of a small group these days.

Name: Carknoker 
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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 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2018

AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE VOTE UNION YES

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

Fuck all Trainmasters. Rot in HELL you worthless bastards.

Name: Blacksmith
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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
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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
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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: MayIhaveAnother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2018

Yo i be layen off fmlaz dis job be whack. You gots to be hard up mofo to
be stayin out hear. I be triggered ery days outs hear.

Name: HOW WE WORK AND WHY
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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: Blacksmith
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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: 
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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: 
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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: 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
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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: 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: 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

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: The Grape ape
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 July 2018

We need 3 extra boards for to cover each shift so a person can sleep.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2018

The by-laws should be changed saying you can NOT go from a union
management position to a company management position without a 5 year
break.  There should also be term limits so our great leaders can live
under the environment they've help to produce.  There is 0% chance of
that EVER happening.

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.
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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: Wow
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2018

Xlc hes right.  I actually copied the part that says that. The
trainmaster position is on the internal hiring site only but this is
word for word what it says...


Minimum Qualifications
 
High School Diploma/GED 
1 or more years of experience in CSX Operations
Must become Conductor or Engineer qualified within 90 days of hire and
occasionally operate trains

Name: hiring conductors
E-mail: 
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: 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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: 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
E-mail: 
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: 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
E-mail: 
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: 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: 
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: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2018

We don’t give a shit about what happened in Canada when H H was in
charge.

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: 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: 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: To loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2018

1400 a half guarantee? Where on the system pays that low.. or did u mean
1400 per week? If you meant 1400 per week the. There are several places
on system that pay that... it's actually 1399.xx and some change. But
csx pays that now. Engineer guarantee is even more.

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: 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: 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: 
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: dekra
E-mail: 
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: LC
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: 
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: 
E-mail: 
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 
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
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: Blahblahblah
E-mail: 
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
E-mail: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2018

So we throw money at a union every month to protect us and hold CSX to
their word, well I haven’t seen it yet CSX does whatever they want
while these head union clowns lay on their backs. Look at this new
seniority move policy in the north, you can’t make immediate moves when
able to hold a new job? I’m a fan of bids system, but that’s not our
agreement and no one is holding them to it. It’s costing money because
I can’t move to a more lucrative job if it opens. And if I need a
certain day off that becomes available I can’t get it. But hey one day
off a week that you sleep most of is enough time off in their eyes.
We’re all just educated retards any way right. Pretty soon we’ll be
making minimum wage with no benefits and no rest days or hos

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

Question on the this new system notice about seniority moves ( NMAD,
Great Lakes ) Obviously this is a restriction of our seniority, isn’t
that a daily 8 hour claim ?

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

I just read that BNSF & UP are offering $25,000 signing bonuses to
attract railroaders from other railroads. They have worker shortages
due to increased business. It didn't mention locations.

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: 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: GJW
E-mail: doghousek1@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 April 2018

I was a Bridge Tender who saved a CSX railroad bridge from total fire
destruction, on a heavily traveled mainline to Tampa. I had worked in
other positions, Train Dispatch, Station Agent, etc, with a northern
railroad before I took a merger buyoff.

This was January, 2001, near Jacksonville. I was "God" for about 24
hours with trash talk of praise, etc. I got nothing... I developed
blood clots as a Tender and had to take blood thinners. I was told I
wasn't allowed to work
due to the medicine. I wasn't offered any other positions or transfer.
Guess what? They held a investigation for absenteeism and I got
dismissal. Only to be sold out by BMW Union and CSX. I lost everything
I owned and was homeless. What thanks.....

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: 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: 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: 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: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 April 2018

$36 hr?? Way too low. This is an insult. Where did
you come up with this number? If it’s not at least $48
plus they can shove it!

Name: CD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 April 2018

What does all this mean? Will there be no more yard jobs, just one big
job board, and you get whatever you get called for? Won't engineers
have to be qualified for other runs? What exactly are we giving up?
What about vacation weeks? We need details.

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

Blah blah blah.

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

Sick out. Sick out. Sick out.

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

With that new attendance policy, I hope I don't have a bad tummy-ache
on the 28th or 29th of June. I could be held out of work until well
after the 4th of July.

I wonder, if I'm willing and able and available to work, but the
company is not letting me return to work for a few days (or weeks?)
while they review my medical records, does that make me entitled to
collect pay during the period they're keeping me out? Under the
circumstances, it would seem reasonable that they make me whole during
the period that I'm willing and able and available to work, but they
won't let me work. If that's the case, I've got no complaints.

If they want to keep me out of work without pay while they sort it out,
then this is a VERY SERIOUS attempt to INTIMIDATE employees into NOT
seeking medical attention when it's needed. eg, if someone has
chest-pains but refuses medical attention because they don't want to
miss a few days/weeks of work, that could turn into a preventable
FATALITY that's CAUSED by bad company policy. Safety first, eh?

Not to mention, of course, that it could be used to intimidate
employees into not seeking medical treatment after an injury, whether
on or off the job. But yeah, safety first ;)

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

Transgender: I'm not a fag hater I just think the world was a much
better place when you all were in the closet sorry to say. So gi back
in and I'll shut the door for you

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: 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: 
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 Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2018

If you've worked at csx for any amount of time you should know who she
is, corporate. She's in charge of fmla, attendance caps. Just heard
rumor that when all those law suits started they let her go...

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: 
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: 
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: Nig
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 March 2018

First, we would have to know who jolanda Johnson is???

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

Has anyone heard the rumor that Jolanda Johnson got fired?

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

APE 20-30

That's the first I've heard of 800 marking off FMLA. It would be
discrimination to single out only 150. Those taken out of service were
they from the same terminals or from around the system? I'm clueless
on FMLA for employee use. I knew it was used for family members
restricted to spouse, children, parents. CSX was difficult on getting
it for what it was intended. I applied for it when my Mom became ill in
2007 and she lived 600 miles away. CSX denied the application at first
then granted it latter on, it was so restrictive it didn't do any
good. It appears some found a loophole. Good for them. Getting sick
days on the railroad has been nearly impossible without dire
consequences the past 15 years or so. In my opinion with these policies
the BLE & SMART UTU need to address getting sick days in the contract. I
don't know if this is just a CSX policy or are the other railroads
doing the same. Most of this evolved when Ward hired Tony Ingram off
the NS. People I know on the NS thank CSX for doing them a favor
because when Ingram left so did his policies.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Rr Jim ....the problem is over 800 decided to use Fmla on xmas and they
chose to punish 150 .....that’s discrimination my friend . If a Dr
signs off on your Fmla and Csx themselves accept it then they all were
illegally targeted.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2018

I meant FMLA not FELA investigations.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2018

Gray Beard

The union has a process it has to go through under the RLA. Going
outside the system is an individuals rights. Both the BLE & SMART UTU
have made mention that those seeking council outside the union that
Moody Law Firm is offering free consultation to those targeted by CSX
for FELA investigations. Moody made the gesture to the unions knowing
that they can not be involved. If the unions endorsed it then they
could possibly be responsible for all legal fees including CSX if the
case is lost. That they can't do it's against the procedures of the
RLA which is the law. That decision must be made by the individual.

Name: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2018

The union can fight it and represent anyone taken out of service. They
can't tell CSX not to take someone out of service. That's
determination is left up to the investigation if it's not resolved
beforehand. In these cases most likely it'll come down to the NMB.
I'm not going to judge that mysteriously up to 150 people felt a need
to use FMLA during Christmas. Only they know if it was justified. It
does look suspicious and that's the way CSX looked at it.

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: Gray beard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 March 2018

Hello can anyone tell me if we have a union anymore.. if so can you
please let them know we are tired of being screwed and they need to
step up and fight for us ...... It makes me so mad the union dues keeps
going up and the company keeps screwing us more...... We need to make it
known if the union don't start representing us we are not paying our
dues..... How is it you have not heard a peep from the union about the
company taking guys out of service and why do we have to get our own
attorneys when we have Union representation and Union attorneys?

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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: Red
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 March 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/03/13/more-than-100-former-employees-sue-csx.html


LATEST LAWSUIT Good read.

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

Recorded my investigation on my phone, 2 hours of high quality
entertainment

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: 
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: 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: 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: 
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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 March 2018

Mayihaveanother,
 Shit canned... a to the muthafuckin men. Have fun out there man

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: 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: 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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: 
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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: Mayihaveanotherplz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Easy M

Nobody be Canned where I from.   Dudes signed waiver came back after
bout 30 . Week or more wa all be back.  No back monies said guilty of
misuse time served.   They be getting that ass sued believe that.  I
herd some out their gots terminated.   I work mor than most so mite be
why they put me back without waiver.  Most were good workers that I no.
  I gets any news I be sur to post.   Do the same Easy M

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

Mayihaveanother, naw still waiting on my final letter, so did they give
you back pay or just time served? And did they bring all back that
didn’t sign? Dude, I hope they shit can me. That lifestyle be sucking.
I hear you on them conductors lol, we have some that would die if
breathing wasn’t natural

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: 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: Mayihaveanotherr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 February 2018

Easy M
I'm with you. Be working everyday.  This shit sucks.  Took Trex to
work with me. Conductor says you can't bring him I says you can't  be
sleeping and playing you phone. He says ok it's cool.   But that's
were I been doing.    You be back to work?         
We gots men that signed waiver got as many days as the others that
didn't.   Everybody still be laying off can't scare a mofo into good
health.   I haven't needed to mark off since I be back.   But if I
need to it ain't stopping me. Catch you later gots to get my rest and
go back out.

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, you still alive?

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

The 2 greatest factors in 94.2% (I made that number up on the spot) of
accidents in most industries are distractions/loss of focus, or fatigue
and fatigue is one of the major causes of distractions/loss of focus.
Other factors can cause a loss of focus, like use of a cell phone,
listening to music while working, horseplay, issues in our lives
outside of work like health or family problems, etc. 

Not sure how to completely eliminate all of these factors, but fatigue
could be greatly reduced without changing very much at all.

Anyone that is subject to being called into work knows that a lot of
times you sit around waiting on a call that never comes and then
finally when you are tired and ready to sleep you get the call.

If we were to have our extra boards divided by 4 and your bid was for a
time slot then fatigue would be nearly eliminated. 

Example: An extra board has 16 people on it so 4 bids would be for
0600-1400, 4 bids would be for 1400-2200, 4 bids would be for 2200-0600
and 4 bids would be available for call any time. No 2 people on any one
slot would have the same days off. This would work to reduce fatigue
and improve your overall quality of life and health, you could also
plan appointments or family functions, and so much more. 

This would not negatively impact availability of manpower to CSX
because they would have available to them 4 people per 8 hour time slot
and up to an additional 4 people from the 24hr slot. If both are
exhausted then they would revert to calling the first out rested from
the other 2 time slots. 

This model could be modified to fit specific needs, for example each
time slot could be adjusted to different hours and furthermore each
slot could be staffed according to needs, maybe more people for the
busiest time slot, and less for the slot with lighter needs.

My sole purpose in writing this is to hopefully get the attention of
people system wide and possibly with a glimmer of hope get people
thinking about it so maybe, just maybe the ball can start rolling on
this idea or any variation similar.

In my opinion, had a proposal like this been presented in our contract,
we would have been better of than with anything we got and it doesn't
in any way hurt CSX for manpower.   

Thank you for your time in reading this, I know it was more than most
would like to read on here but I do appreciate it.

P.S. An added bonus would be that most of us would call in sick less
because there are times that we have to call in sick because we are
tired or have something going on that we can't miss.

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

Same old pukes always take calls that they don't have to, screwing guys
out of work and helping the company "trim fat"

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: 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: 
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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 February 2018

On my 40th year. I was always a heavy hitter. Worked a lot, made a lot
of money. Always tried to stay healthy, got my rest whenever able to,
tried to get decent exercise. Now as I look at retirement next year, I
wonder how I did it? Sooooo many times running trains at high speed
drifting in and out of sleep. looking over at the Conductor snoozing
away. Dying to get done so I could go sleep. Meeting myself coming and
going. And even so after 40 years of this madness, NOBODY of any
authority is taking the fatigue problem seriously! Now we have inward
facing camera's (reason I no longer work the road) I could never
survive in this environment! Anytime I stopped at a Stop Signal, feet
went up, laid back, shut my eyes until Conductor alerted me to a better
signal. Those little naps are what made the difference. Now you can't
even do that anymore. The idiots who run these railroads are not
helping us one bit! I have NO SYMPATHY for the carriers when they get
sued for millions and lose. They create these unsafe conditions and
they fight anyone who tries to address the problems.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 February 2018

Still have Baltimore Division employees OOS.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

Individual Employees Can be Sued for FMLA Violations. ... In Graziadio
v. Culinary Institute of America, the Second Circuit held that a
Director of Human Resources may be individually liable for violations
of the FMLA based on the level of control the individual had over an
employee's exercise of rights under the FMLA.

Posted Just in case there are those that doubt it.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

All men back to work on my sub who were pulled OOS.    If they signed a
waiver they better be working on their resume.   All that signed a
waiver are one mark off from termination. Plus there's a huge bullseye
on your ass.  You admitted fault by doing so and releases carrier from
all wrong doing.

Those who hold out will be better off than they ever have.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 20 February 2018

Ding dongs don't sign a waiver you're screwing everyone by doing this.
  Draw unemployment and wait it out.

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: 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: 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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, did they call you or send a certified letter? I’ve
already got another job lined up. I really don’t want to go back to
that shitty lifestyle after seeing the light. Regular schedule, knowing
I’m going to be off, know what I mean? Life is short. I’m sueing too, or
maybe comeback with backpay the mark off sick for life lol, hey man,
good to hear from you, keep me posted

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

Yeah, what's up with that? They are bringing you guys back, calling
people back, and there are a bunch of temporary and permanant transfers
all of a sudden, and all within the last few days. it's not like there
is any new work. What are they up to now?

Name: Part time
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 February 2018

Mayihaveanother,

Lmao please elaborate on them caving and bringing you back, im still
enjoying my time off.

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: 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: 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: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 February 2018

I read 2 articles this morning that are exposing CSX cut backs and
downsizing of the workforce. One article even included unnamed
employees discussing the deteriorating morale. It still needs to get
out to the general public and not in just the business sections. I 
most likely wouldn't of seen them if I hadn't went to the financial
section to check on my stocks.

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: 
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: Barlow Sims
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 13 February 2018

Boy the fmla noise sure has calmed down, only guy i know if thats
terminated used mire than twice his prescribed time. This dude is
crying on Fbook, telling some sob bs story to anybody who will listen. 
Brothers this is here to protect us all from the company in a time of
need and must not be abused.

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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, good to hear. Yeah I got a good chunk coming too, not
to mention tax mulla lol, it just keeps getting better. I hear ya on
not going back, I don't want to either? I've been slummin on that
unemployment too, it's been nice. Thank god I have no debt. I holler
at you later, take it easy, how's the bird?

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: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

Men across the system have been wrongfully terminated  today for alleged
Fmla abuse.

Will write an appeal.  Then will go to an arbitrator.   Call Moody Law
Firm if you have been pulled out.  Thier number is on the unions' 
websites.

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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, 
 What's the latest homes? Oh man, so nice to get rid of that landline,
not looking at my cellphone every 15 minutes. Any trips nice we last
spoke?



LC, no shit Sherlock.

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: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 February 2018

They will wait until the very last day to terminate those OOS.  You can
bet it on it if you're out you will be terminated.  It will be heard
by an arbitrator and then you will be place back to active service.
With all time lost.  Sometime in the next 1 to 3 years you will receive
a settlement check.  It will range anywhere from 15000 to 75000.

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

Has anyone heard a decision on their investigation yet?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 February 2018

Mantle Ridge and their investors are not going anywhere, they have a
five year lock and hold, of which one has been served. FACT.

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: 
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: 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: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 February 2018

Ape < than a year

The articles I've read not really sure if it was the conductor from
the train that was shoved off or another one who was assigned to the
switches under the signal suspension to make sure everything was lined
for the next train. I've read where AMTRAK 91 waited 5 miles up the
track till the TD got the OK that the route was lined. Lot's of
questions. It was discussed briefly at the C&O Railroad Retiree lunch
yesterday. Back in the day under signal suspension or if signals were
down that when approaching absolute signals and/or switches we had to
stop to make sure the route was lined. We've had signal suspensions
where there was a switchman positioned at mainline switches and we had
to get permission by radio to proceed. Like I said lot's of questions.

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 February 2018

Still don't miss it....

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: 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: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 February 2018

Started in mid. Oct., 1974.  In the old dilapidated crew room, up on a
wall, was a large, hand-drawn poster of a man sitting in a fishing
boat, holding a rod & reel - "Lay off. Give the extra man a chance". 
That thing was there for 2-3 yrs.  The prick local TM had it taken
down.

Hoped for older co-workers to mark off. Looked forward to being called
to work the road on weekends - less officials around & not much MOW in
the way. Would usually be awful jobs but could get two round road trips
in if lucky. 
RR Retire. unemployment was $11-12. per day.  Got furloughed again when
the local LC & local TM sons got assigned to the extra board.   

Years later - guaranteed extra lists, company wanting those who can &
do hold jobs to work themselves to the bone. 60 yrs. old, burnt out,
called for work on rest = is nuts. Took legislation to help with hrs.
of service\hrs.\days.  CAPS policy = whew.  
Granted, am grateful for many a number of things the career helped
provide but also truly glad to be outta there & very thankful to have
RR Retirement.

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

ceos, investment bankers, and politicians = liars, cheaters, and
thieves..   good luck fighting those ahs...  glad I'm retired and only
have to deal with obullsh*t care for few months.....

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

Looks like I struck a nerve with the Jealous CSX slaves.

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: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

ME

Tell the truth.  That assessment is dead on accurate.

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

FMLA,

  Maybe one day you will have financial freedom to not be a wage Whore
to the CSX gods. I work with guys like you every day, on call 24/7,
can't afford to mark off, always running that mouth about the guys who
are off FMLA, sick, P.B., you can't stand being home with your fat-ass
controlling wife. Hopefully, one day you will be financially secure so
you can mark off once in a while and enjoy your life. You probably are
loyal to this company that would love nothing more that to eliminate
your job.  Go Patriots.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 04 February 2018

Fmla

How is this day different than any other?    A person can't get ill
because some worthless overpaid bitches are playing ball.    

Take your bullshit back to your master get on your knees.

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: 70hrs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 February 2018

6 kids displaced playing their games causing others undue hardship. 
Others having to pick up the slack. Never knowing when all are
disappearing.  Never know when your getting called.

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

Eagles going to tha ship.  Thanks for tha paid day off bitches. 
Wings,ribs,chips and dip.  and little malt liquer baby.

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

caps now that's reasonable. 
The horse's ass that came up with that works a set schedule mon thru
fri with paid holidays off.

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

Ms. Toiletsun 


It's a lot of football fans.  It appears you' will  busy all winter
into the summer months.  Rhyming off your propaganda.  Why we
tiresomely listen.   Positions such as yours are not needed.   Only
causes more disgruntled employees.  Ones who labor 24/7 are told they
don't work enough by someone who can't be reached until 9:00am on a
Monday. Out of the office between hours 11 to 12 and gone by 5.   For
your part in putting all these man through their heartache.  You should
be held accountable by the laws of the land.   Maybe if we are really
fortunate you will be drawing unemployment.

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: 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: Easy money
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 February 2018

Brownhornet, I agree with you. But most that are oos, myself included,
do have a lawyer and are in contact with the class action lawsuit,
called the dept of labor on Jan 3. They said to wait to file a
complaint when the company sends out their final letter to me... they
have 30 days to do that after your investigation and like always
they'll drag their feet. But I'm like burr rabbit, please please
please, do anything you want but please don't drag your feet.... and
complaining to the union, yeah right, let me know how that works out

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: 
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
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Any word from  kanga Kourt.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

Never realized there are blackout dates for Fmla.    Has anyone filed a
complaint with Dept of Labor?

Name: Easy money 
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

They wipe their ass with our contracts. They do what they want, I think
everybody in here that works for the railroad has witnessed that.

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

Be careful boys about marking off FMLA on Super Bowl Sunday as I have
personally seen a FMLA warning letter for marking off on this day last
year.  CSX is starting to include more and more B.S. holidays and other
non-significant days to generate FMLA warning/charge letters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 February 2018

On top of Breaking Federal Law.  I read 1 to 3 breaches of our
contract.


An employee shall not be held from service pending hearing except in
serious cases. Serious cases are defined as Rule “G” Violation,
Insubordination, Extreme Negligence, Physical Altercation and Stealing.
When an employee is held from service, any actual suspension discipline
assessed will be reduced by such time withheld from service. 
 
 3. An Engineer may be placed on Administrative Leave when held out of
service for reasons other than those listed in paragraph 2. 
 
Note : Administrative leave is a method of payment provided to
locomotive Engineers when management determines removing an employee
from service is necessary for the employees benefit or the company’s
benefit but loss of payment in such cases may be deemed inappropriate. 
Administrative leave pays one basic day at the rate of the last class of
service performed. 
 
Questions and Answers 
 
Q-1: What is meant by the term “Extreme Negligence?” 
 
A-1: CSXT’s right to remove an Engineer from service allegedly involved
in extreme negligence must be used sparingly and duly conferred to
transgressions of high risk or danger so that CSXT can say with
justification that, notwithstanding the sanctity of the provisions of
this Article, the protection of life and limb of affected employees and
protection of CSXT property or property entrusted to custody of CSXT,
cry out or demand, the immediate removal of the Engineer. 
 
 B. Formal Hearing 
 
  1. Notice of Hearing 
 
   a. An employee directed to attend a formal hearing to determine the
employee’s responsibility, if any, in connection with an occurrence or
incident shall be notified in writing by certified mail, return receipt
requested, to the last known address within a reasonable period of time
but not to exceed ten (10) days from the date of the occurrence. In
cases involving stealing or criminal offenses notification shall be
within ten (10) days from the date of first knowledge thereof.   
 
   b. The notice shall contain a clear and specific statement denoting
the charge or violation of which accused and listing the date, time,
place and nature of the occurrence or incident that is to be the
subject of the hearing.  The notice shall be sent in duplicate in order
that the employee may transmit a copy to the employee’s representative,
if the employee so desires. 
 
Note:  A postmark receipt within ten (10) Days of occurrence shall
serve as having given proper notice under this rule.

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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, 
 That would be nice and I hope you do get that. but I'm thinking a
company that will pay a decrepit old man on the verge of death
$300million .... they got that, go fuck yourself money lol, anyways
stay positive. I've got to go give birth to a trainmaster

Name: Mayihaveanother
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

50grand and back to work if they don't fight it.

Name: Mayihaveanother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 February 2018

Easy M

I be wanting every dime.  If there is a class action approved.  Have to
see if I want to be bound by it.   Mite be best to opt out.   Most time
you get more on your own.   Don't want to give up any rights.    I
done spoke to lawyer he gonna send a demand letter soon as them shit
birds fire me.  Go from there he's talking around 50 grand plus
attorney fees as it stands.

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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, 

Are you just using class action lawyer or you have another? I had my
own personal, but was told since the big firm was taking the reigns I
wouldn't need the other??? I have no clue

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

Easy M

O we gonna  sue mother up in here.  Till are day in court peace to you
my brother

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Mayihaveanother,

No problem, I expect all will be terminated. I'm good either way, all
my shits paid for. I guess we'll be in a real court room sometime,
even if they do somehow take me back, which I doubt. I'm still taking
them to court, they'll probably get a slap on the wrist, but at least
we tried right? also, they say the selling off of subdivisions and
lines is not fake foamer news. I was told that some line in Pensacola
got sold off, men look out for those slips trips and falls

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

Easy M

That  was intense.  Be sitting there thinking is this ever gonna end.  
Went on and on.  Be talking bout exhibit a now look to exhibit b go to
exhibit C.     Loss track of time listening to tha exhibits.  They make
a man feel all bad bout his self.  At  one point thanking I could've
take waiver and be gone.   I no one who took waiver he be back next
week with time served.   I'm taking chance draw check see what's up. 
  I'm a plumber so I do that if have too.  
Advice label exhibits  have em front of you try not to get smart at tha
man don't take it personal they done declared you guilty and broken
federal law they be tha shit birds.   Expect to be hearing fired 2 3
weeks.  
Thanks for Asking Easy M

LC be a punk ass bitch

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 February 2018

Mayihaveanother, what's the latest brother? Did you enjoy the comedy
show

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

Be sure to ask the lawyer.  If HR and the TM conducting hearing can be
sued alongside the carrier.   Hell sue your local too.  Sue everyone.
Sue the cab driver the dh home after being pulled out.


Seriously ask about HR and the TM.  Let them get some of what you men
got at their kangaroo court.

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

Easy M

That sounds like a good trip.  I been checking it out. Mite leave right
after kangaRoooo Court.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Some of what I remember from when representing members at co.
hearings/investigations:

To be held at the member's home terminal ("Whenever
practical.....")

If/when they use that conference call crap - always an argument in
favor - account everyone involved should have to be in attendance in
person.     

Only answer direct questions.  Do not volunteer info.  If they want to
show employee fault, make 'em prove it.  Try to guard emotions.  Act,
talk respectfully.  

If asked whether it has been a fair\impartial hearing - answer NO.
Account need to read, see a copy of what all was recorded before trying
to make that particular determination.

Charged members\employees are almost always found at fault. 
Then appeals can be written/filed/forwarded/processed.  Can take yrs.
sometimes.  In the overall end, the Unions, having to use arbitrators,
neutrals, etc., win 80+% of appeals. Have to often wonder why the co.
bothers. 
  

Signing any type of wavier - can depend on the charge, circumstances &
the individual.  If beyond a shadow of a doubt at fault & it's easily
proven = maybe.  But normally, usually, NO.   Good luck to all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Laughing u sound like a company suck n swallow

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: Bobwire
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Easy Money

I bet next year you will still be employed with the rest that's been
pulled out.  The woman on the phone and the trainmaster will be looking
for a new job.  

Be sure to have them both listed as defendants on your lawsuit.

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

Easy

Thanks for your time.. Good luck

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. ..

 Mayihaveanother, have you checked out D.C.? lots of great museums if
you're into that kind of thing. Smithsonian, highly recommend it

Name: toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Easy

Do you remember some of the questions?   Did your lc have any sort of
statements or questions?  What did the waiver say?  I called the
appointed attorney yesterday.

Thanks for the info trying to get ready for mine.   Not sure why we
have to attend a company function for free.

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Yes, at the beginning.

Name: toe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Easy

Did they ever offer up a waiver?

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Out of kangaroo court, not sure if I would call them kangaroos. I think
an animal that hops around nibbling on vegetation all day is more
honorable.... No I did not sign, basically they say you're guilty from
the get go, (it even states it on the charge letter that you received in
the mail) and that you violated rule 104a, dishonesty, and try to shove
down your throat that you pattern lay off, supposedly this causes
morale to drop somehow in their big rock candy mtn fantasy land that
they live in, in Jacksonville. And read all the threat letters and
system notices pertaining to fmla word for word, yes all of them. So,
after 5 hours of beating a dead horse into the ground, yes, 5 hours,
the loop tape would restart every 30-45 min. The train master would
look at the list of questions "somebody" gave him, god knows he's
not that intelligent.... If they rehire me or fire me, at this point I
really don't give a flying fuck. In all honesty I'm praying for
termination. If csx were a country, in the words of trump, it would be
a shithole country. Good luck to all that are awaiting their waste of a
day

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Once again something major happens with employee's and our wonderful
smart union goes dark and doesn't have a comment or solution to the
matter ........ I Don't have any faith in our union anymore pretty
much we are on our own........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

I don't have FMLA but I think it's b******* they're pulling people
out of service

Name: 125OOS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Down here in Georgia none of us have even had an investigation (kangaroo
court, show trial)  They just keep putting it off.  We believe they have
bitten off more than they can chew.   They are trying to save face. 
They can take the savings from the corporate tax cut. To pay HH
contract. Their legal team. And all of us they wrongfully accused.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Well I have heard of people signing waivers and I think it's a bad
situation for the union to let these guys sign I think the union needs
to step up and grow a set........as for the guy who's wife has cancer
I feel for you and your wife but what happens if you get fired still
then what you will be without insurance you shouldn't of signed and
just filed for welfare and had everything setup once you're insurance
was up

Name: 125OOS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

don't think there has been any waivers offered.  There is no way I'll
sign one regardless.   After kangaroo court and I'm terminated.  They
will be receiving a demand letter from my attorney.  Then we will file
a complaint with the court.   They can deal with my attorney.  

They have no leg to stand on and they know it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 January 2018

Do not sign the waiver it will come back to bite you and everyone
else....... Got the flu was out for 5 day now I have 15 points how does
anyone see that the Caps policy is any good.... And also thanks to the
union for giving us another bull crap contact we all lost ...... And
the back pay is taxed at 23% which the union told us it would not be
taxed at a higher rate if you think about it it's really funny we got
or back pay at the same time the companies was giving all these tax
break bonuses seems really fishy to me

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 January 2018

To all\any who watch what co-workers do, especially whether they work
or not:
If what another does affects you individually\personally in some way,
shape or form, then complain.  Otherwise, shouldn't give a rat's
butt.   What would happen if no one ever marked off?

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: Fappin 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 January 2018

Keep whining if you don't know the rules of the game. Management will
change it for you soon enough, kinda like the CAPS policy.

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: 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: 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: 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: Ladder
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 January 2018

JW

I pray for her healing.  I hope the best for you and your family.   
Sounds like your one of the strong ones brother.   I'm sorry the rr
has put your family through this.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 January 2018

70hrwk - Conductor, for less than 1 year, still working but complaining?

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: Who farted?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 January 2018

So the back pay? 
Normally I have 5% of my check put into my 401k, so all this time that
5% going in would have been more each check going into my 401k. The
markets have performed exceptionally well over the last year or so and
I would have made money on my 401k contribution that was not
contributed because we went without a renewed contract. My back pay
(chump change) should have been to account for that as well. WTF? 
Also FYI google company bonuses from the Trump tax cuts. There is a
list of companies cutting thousand dollar plus checks to their
employees. Wal-Mart made the list, Starbucks made the list, hundreds
more made the list. I did not see CSX on the list, I guess these
greedy, greasy, turds don't think they can spare anything for the ones
that make railroading happen.

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: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

Yes, they're signing. And I believe they're getting 30 days and forced
to wear slave chains when they return to work. I'm not, I'm
financially sound. I'm thinking most are in debt up to their eyeballs
and paycheck to paycheck... if anyone else that is fired and reading
this, the railroad is not that great of a place to work, without the
retirement 99% of the people would be gone. There's plenty of jobs out
there, indeed.com, check it out. I do not miss that place at all, it has
a negative vibe. Anyways, I holding out

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: Easy money 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 January 2018

Sorry for the double vision...

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

That's great to hear, I guess I'm the only one on my side that's not
going to sign,.. I got in touch with the class action lawyer..  And
from what I've been told, I'm not supposed to contact the dept of
labor until I receive my discipline? As far as the guy saying,"feed
the fmla lawyer with the back pay", what the hell are you talking
about??? Lawyers don't get paid til you win money, then they rape you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Last month Consumer's Report -JAN- talks about seriously bad flu
season, says should stay home, protect the public. You don't get FMLA
for flu, and it would help if saw DR. or emergi care, and/or got Tami
Flu prescription. Still, it can raise an issue, and carriers position
that you are NEVER off if needed is not correct. I'll bet CDC have
similar article (Federal Health Agency) .RR employees travel, and so
can spread flu from town to town. Flu adversely impacts other
conditions you already have, BTW.

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: #teamnolube
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 January 2018

Bsck pay pay stubs are available to view on crewlife, should help feed
the fmla lawyer

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

Mayihaveanother, what's the latest?

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: 
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: 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: Teabag
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 January 2018

.  It is undisturbed.   The new regime does give a flying f.  They'll
put a man on the street for less if given the opportunity.   We
haven't seen how bad it's going to get.   Best walk a fine line. 
Don't give those rat basterds a chance.

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

I don't understand how your 48 hours rest after 6 starts isn't
undisturbed ?? I got bumped, phone rang I put It off a few hours then
notified my self. After 10 or so hours I talked to my LC and asked and
he said to go ahead and mark up to not give the company a chance to
give points.. I talked to crew management and they said yes after 12
hours you can receive points and your move can be blocked to only a
open turn. I don't understand why I have to do worry about this on my
48 hours rest.. + I feel like a dick bumping a guy rested when im not
even rested for another 11 hours.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

30+
It was four months last 5 years that I'm aware of, not three. 1250
should still be the same

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2018

These two things changed?
If\when eligible - provided health ins. until the end of the fourth
month after the month in which last rendered compensated service. 
Eligibility for FMLA benefit - legitimate cause\reason(s) and 1250
hrs. worked in the previous fiscal year.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 January 2018

Interference


Defamation



Retaliation 


Do Not Sit  waiting to hear the latest.

Insurance expires three months after the month last rendered service.
1250 hrs needed for approval.  If your held out.  Time lost to earn the
1250
240 qualifying days for vacation. If your held out. Time lost to earn
the 240
Do Not sign a waiver.  It's a means to push you out.
You're entitled to all lost wages and benefits.    
Contact A Lawyer Monday morning.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2018

FMLA:  
"we" includes you. The vast majority of people\co-workers\employees
have big, huge mouths but very small backbones, and the RRs know that
and use that to their advantage(s).

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: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

Oh I agree, there are some that are rediculous, and I know it's alot of
work for the LC, and it is a thankless job. What I'm referring to are
unpaid trains, tickets that they took from us that we earned, and
fighting back for things that the company is directly violating our
agreements with. They are the way they are now because they pushed, and
alot of guys didn't push back. 
If they aren't paying extra tickets for 2nd and 3rd trains, then we
need to refuse, and make them order us to do it on a recorded line or
radio. Then we have solid information to file a grievance or report
abuse of our agreement. The LCs need proof, and they need some of this
shit on record to help us. An example is crew callers ordering people
to take calls they aren't qualified for, or chiefs or dispatchers
ordering us past out limits. It's going to continue if we just do it
without more than a grumble over the radio. It's our railroad. They
just scrape the profit from the top.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 January 2018

FMLA:
Back\retroactive pay - the RR cos. have a week or more of time yet.
Claims - do a term as an union rep. that has to handle 'em.
Probably 50% or more that are submitted are frivolous, a waste of time.
Often, even the valid ones take a while - way it is & the way it always
has been. 
FMLA - agree.  Need it for legitimate reason(s), use it.

Name: Fmal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

And while I'm ranting.... Where's my frickin back pay????

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

And with that being said, let's make this a year that we don't give
in. A new beginning where we push all the way to the top to get paid,
to get the union to fight for us. It is an agreement. Their signature
is on it because they AGREED to the terms, they agreed to the work
rules, they agreed to our work conditions. It's not negotiable. It's
an agreement. If every single guy that has money taken, fights back,
and we fight every unpaid time ticket, it's going to cost the company
money, and it's going to get the unions attention, and give us a big
fat leg to stand on if we have to make it public if the union doesn't
help. 
As I've read and also agree with, our unions need grievances and
claims and other issues on paper for them to act, and we all have to
unite to make it happen. So what if they don't pay everything. If we
just lay down and let them abuse us, it's going to stay the same or
get worse.

Name: Fmla
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 January 2018

Csx is doing the same thing with FMLA as they do with our claims and
extra time slips. They are making it such a hassle that a bunch of
people will just take it and let them fire them without a fight. That
way it looks like an example to the guys that are nervous about using
theirs. Therefore, more availability so they can cut a few more guys. 
As for the claims and tickets, they make it such a giant pain to get
paid, or to get your money back after they take it from you, that they
know hundreds of guys will just let it go and not fight for their money
that they earned, saving the company billions a year. It's a fucked up,
backhanded and dishonest company that we work for. 
If you have a legitimate reason to use your federally protected leave,
USE IT! Fuck this intimidation bullshit.

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

Easy

Thanks dog. 

Be sure to speak with labor dept. and a lawyer.  Class action is
already in works.   This ain't Canada and there gonna find out soon we
won't wait to see what's up.    I'm gonna go after everyone with
litigation.   Even co workers who are running their mouths and posting
lies.

Name: Easy money
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 January 2018

Mayihaveanother, like your posts. I got fired on the 2nd too. I think it
was the best thing that’s happened to me in 18yrs, to step outside the
railroad bubble and look back in at what it really is. Another crappy
job, days at the hotel talking crap to the clerks and getting out on
your rest at home. Sure I won’t make those $4k half’s, but I’m happy
and home every night. To all you lil crybaby haters working all your
good years away out there, keep posting all your whiney baby comments,
it’s funny and free entertainment

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: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 January 2018

All concerned should read/review their contractual agreement(s) &
health care booklet(s).  
At least used to be - furlough, suspension, .....you were covered for 4
months after the month in which you last rendered compensated service,
which was on the rr's dime.
Probably why they like to show someone OOS as "Terminated".

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 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: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

As a note, according to Federal Law, (not the CSX Kangaroo court)
Individual employees can also be held accountable for harassing or
disciplining employees for using FMLA according to there Dr. approved
leave. With this being said, make sure the Attorney also goes after not
only CSX, but all employees involved in the investigation process.
i.e... the manager of FMLA who makes the decision to charge said
employee and the CSX Manager who signs the charge letter.

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: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 January 2018

The worst I have seen the FMLA abused was by a salary paid manager who
didn't even lose a single penny. This company has shafted so many
people that have put in their time here by working every weekend, every
shift, every holiday just to be either laid off or back to the very
bottom man back to paying "his dues". You also get points for an
excused Drs. Note even though we get no paid sick time. Why would
someone not try to get FMLA to not get shafted by this company even
more. We were also informed this week that there is no mark off for
extreme weather conditions. How can they even get away with
jeopardizing employees lives because for a single parent meaning they
would also have to get there kids out to take them to the babysitter.
This company has progressively gone down hill and only seems to be
getting worse. This company doesn't care about me or mine. Why should
I care about doing anything for them except the very bare minimum. Just
my 2 cents for what it is. I do not have nor have I ever had FMLA but I
get it. People get tired of dedicating their life to this company that
just knocks them to the same place they started if your lucky to still
have a job.

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: 
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: 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 10-20 years
Posted: 16 January 2018

I know of two people so far who went to there investigation for FMLA
mark off at Christmas, yet the officials never showed?  Interesting,
sounds like they have no fight.

Name: SeeeeeeDeeeeee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 January 2018

LC laid off Union all night.  Come morning is marked up. What a load.

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: 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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

All this is interesting.  Applied for and received the maximum FMLA time
away from work benefit which is used intermittently to help care for
three disabled family members who have no one else to do such.
Yes, lose quite a bit of income but......    Use any free time to
study, so as to try to be able someday to earn a decent living in a
different occupation.  Will leave the RR if/when can - will give up 17+
and counting yrs. service.  Do appreciate the pay\benefits but the
lifestyle is very hard on a person and there is just way too many
self-serving A--holes to have to deal with: both co-workers and
management.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 January 2018

MLK day = Fmla Day cheers to u all

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 January 2018

Just in all will be reinstated by Wednesday.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 January 2018

A toast: Here's to Mayihaveanother going back to work. Hopefully,
ideally, at another occupation. Bottoms up.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: YAT YAS
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 January 2018

They droppin like flies marking off weather in Louisville tonight, good
on them! They want you outside the cab? Okay then let's just stay home
and watch movies in the nicely heated living room. Company can't touch
you for marking off weather, if it ain't safe to drive to work then it
ain't worth trying. Besides who wants to be out in this crap working
like a dog and not being afforded the opportunity to take a little
break to warm up? Put these managers and yardmasters outside for an
hour and they wouldn't make it, chumps!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 12 January 2018

Why would any dipshit  think that's covered.  If you're not off why do
you care?

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

is the BRCF , UTU ect. paying out of service for guys out due to FMLA ?

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 January 2018

You and everyone else doesn't know who does and doesn't need it.  If
someone is worried about being liked they're a pussy.   I guarantee
you're a company whore who is wants to be up everyone's business.  
You should think about running for LC same mentality.

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: 
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: Longducdong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 January 2018

To whom it may concern

In FMLA discrimination cases, which most courts have generally
evaluated under the McDonnell Douglas-Burdine burden-shifting analysis
applied in cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, the burden of proof is ultimately on the employer. They must
demonstrate that the employee would have been terminated or laid off
despite having taken an FMLA-qualified leave.

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 January 2018

Review your Health & Welfare Plan book - Continuation of coverage after
you last rendered compensated service.   Need to know info.

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: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

30 plus:
You can use more than they approved you for. Those are only estimates,
and as long as you were making appointments each time you used it, they
can't touch you. If csx decides you can only have it for a few days a
month, you can reapply and just tell your doctor that they need to be
more specific on your needs, and csx has to give it to you. Legitimate
reasons cannot be denied as long as the paperwork is filled out
correctly. There are federal guidelines that they have to use when they
approve your FMLA. It's not their decision. If they see a loophole in
your application that allows them to give you less leave, they will.
But you have a right to reapply and get what you need

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2018

Applied for the FMLA -- personal.  Got 4 days per month tops and with 4
rest days a month, still had to work around schedules, use PLDs, and
mark off to be able to make it to specialist and therapy
appointments\sessions.   The FMLA was/is a good thing but...........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 January 2018

FMLA:  Length of time?  Twelve (12) weeks?  
Intermittent use would be how many days per month?  Seven (7)?

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: 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: Rerun
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 January 2018

I Showed up for hearing.  Had physicians note.  Hearing was canceled
till  further notice.   HR busier than a one legged man in an ass
kicking contest.   I called Dol gave them HR directors name and number
on charge letter.  Don't believe I was the first they spoke to.   The
officer at the hearing said this was dumb and it could be months before
I'm back to work.

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

Fred 

I bet he's one of those guys that talks shop all the time and his
nasty wife is on Facebook talking to other bitches about the rr. 

I'm not on Fmla  I don't need Fmla I don't give a fuck who is on
Fmla or needs Fmla
Work don't work no one really gives a shit.  I make about 4000 a half
regardless who is or isn't marked off.

I've been out here for 23yrs after leaving the army.  There has always
been someone bitching about someone else's work history or work skills.


Ps my wife is a mean bitch but she has a job and no previous kids or
marriages lol

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: Ok
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 January 2018

Conductor

How much does your lazy wife  weigh?

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

Or how about its the ones that answer the phone and take the train they
are lined up for, Take the call at 0100 after being up all day, and 
The ones that work into their off days. You know, the ones that take
their turn in the barrel.. Using fmla on Christmas is like stealing
bread to feed your kid, yes its wrong but I think we can all agree its
understandable. The ones ( at least at my terminal) that got fired are
the ones that were the heavy abusers. Sharp shooting trains, take extra
long after days, Not working any weekends at all, Marking off at 2300 to
avoid the slop freight, but marking up at 0300 for the 60 mph main line
mail train, using more FMLA than allowed, You basically telling the
company when they will work and fucking their brothers along the way.
here's a thought..Why would a JR employee that's in debt up to his
eyeballs, with a fat lazy wife want these guys to stop using FMLA,
These guys marking of FMLA allows those JR employees to work to pay for
that debt and that lazy wife?

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

The burden of proof is ultimately on the employer.

CSX can not prove or disprove why a person laid off over
Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year.  The medical certification is
ultimately a contract. When it was approved by CSX. It is binding.
Unlike  your Union agreement This contract will not be breached.  Even
if one went outside of the physician estimate.  It has been upheld in a
court of law that it is only an "estimate".   Now if one laid off and
it the certification is for dr. Visits only.  You are in a different
position than the others.
Keep your chin up, bring any documentation you can to kangaroo court.
Don't be intimidated, don't use profanity,don't give any extra
information. The odds are you're more educated than your managers so
act like it.   Remember those putting on this hearing are not your
friends. 
When you are reienstated 
Do Not Let This go to The Wayside.
File a complaint with Dept. of Labor
Let the News Media know
Be part of the class action
Absolutely no favors
Call the union let them know they dropped the ball again
Odds are Co-workers running their mouths are jr.employees,in debt up to
their ears,have fat unemployed wives sitting on their asses, or are
defined by their job and or company suck asses.

Name: SeeeeeDeeeee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

Charlie handchicken, Dyke Halls

Are company suck asses

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

If there is an obvious pattern of Fmla use for non Fmla matters then I
hope you are terminated. 

CSX will always have the upper hand as long as there is a major surplus
of employees.

Think about it, if there are a lot of employees furloughed then csx
doesn't "need" you so you can be replaced in a day. If there were
"just enough" people to do the work then they would be far more
forgiving and not so fast to fire people for the most minor of
offenses.

I say drain the swamp!

Name: Patterns
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2018

Possible criteria for being 1 of the 130 off both holidays Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Patterns.

Name: Brewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/benefits-leave/fmla


FILE A COMPLAINT don't let this outrage slide

Name: Sizzle
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

It was still a burn, do you need some aloe?
Next time don't come off with such an attitude about something you
don't know and you won't get checked sukka!

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

OK, thank you. Will check that out.  Like many others, have more than
enough to read/keep track of & if that info is in a notice, missed it.

Name: LOL
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

Burn!! LOL LMAO

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 January 2018

Read your system notice... the company confirmed 850ish people marked
off FMLA

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

"many trainmaster(s),  850 employees,  130........"
Where does this stuff come from?  Would be sweet if real true facts and
figures were posted. "I heard" and "I thought" doesn't cut it.

Name: Willie B
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

If 850 employees used Fmla over the holidays and only 130 got pulled out
of service that ain't good for the 130 employees. What this means is
csx will say they only pulled 1 out of 7 Fmla users out over this so it
wasn't a target on anyone using Fmla at this time. They chose 130 out
of 850 based on something more. If csx pulled all users out then there
might be a case but I'd bet most of the 130 are screwed.

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

C'mon, can't expect any high(er) level company officials or full-time
union officers (& their staffs) to be on duty weekends or holidays.
Why, that would be beneath them.

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: Mystery
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

I know some who have had multiple warning letters are still working. 
The few that are out on our sub work all the time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 January 2018

I heard 130/850 of the holiday FMLAers were put out of Service? Is there
a reason why those 130 were targeted? Type of FMLA they have , Warning
letters? just curious why those 130 were picked from a large pool.

Name: Footlong
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2018

lawyers are going to have a donkey barbecue. CSX HR will be the ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 January 2018

http://www.nytix.com/Links/TV/articles/newsmediacontacts.html

Let them know your rights have been violated.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 January 2018

News Lockbox
The Washington Post
1301 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20071


Let the nation know your rights under Fmla have been violated. Their
investigation team will do the rest. Totally anonymous

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: 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: 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: Hr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

FMLA ABUSERS 

If you think for one moment that corporate officials have not already
consulted with their legal teams and federal agencies before they made
this move then you are either blind or ignorant. They aren't stupid.
The company has millions to spend on legal advise and procedure. If you
don't have your ducks in a row good luck. There are alot of arm chair
lawyers on this site right now. That's going to get someone in serious
trouble.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Trust you?  HA!  Some knumbnuts that posts stuff like that on this site?
 Strike - without backing?  YOU gonna be the leader, or one of the
leaders of a wildcat, laydown, setdown, etc.?   All can meet at your
house?  How many that have large mouths but in reality have small
testicles will show up?   Why post ignorant comments?

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: Spike
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Just got out of kangaroo court.   They tried to make me feel like a
criminal.   After all the aqusations.  They said if I'd sign a waiver
I could go back to work.  It wasn't easy but I left and I'm still on
the street.   Will contact an attorney Monday and go from their.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Lloyd:
Agree 100% with some of your posted written comments.
[See my previous post.]

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Loco 10-20 I totally understand that.  If people were more willing to
work with fmla on the holidays and weekends things MIGHT be better for
everyone else.  I emphasize that word because even when the abusers are
gone do you believe that will be good enough?  We're talking about a
company who still penalizes people who get legitimate doctors notes. 
It's all about the most minimal work force for them possible while
working people like dogs out here.  I'm not on here defending people
off every damn holiday and weekend.  I am pointing the finger at the
abusive company who caused this issue.  Look at how screwed up our own
vacation time is and for road guys, sometimes being home on your day(s)
off never works out.  By the way, lets put caps on certain days and
vacation weeks while we're at it to top it off.  Need any more
examples of why this falls on the company?

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: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Seems every now & then on this site, the FMLA & it's use by people is
debated.  Companies [especially RRs - unassigned slop freight pools -
one rest day per week] and their oftentimes just too strict employee
attendance policies should admit \ accept a lot of the blame for what
goes on.

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 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2018

Lloyd,  No disrespect to what you are saying, but a lot of these people
really are abusers who are ruining the whole FMLA program.   We got
guys who use it to sharpshoot certain trains, who use it only on the
weekends.  We've also had a few idiots who mark off then post the big
party they attended that night on there Facebook page.  Not very smart!
 What I am trying to say is that many are ruining it for the people who
really need it.

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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 January 2018

up to the present you can attempt to sue the RR, generally without
support from your union, for various violations of federal law, but I
have RARELY seen targeting a low level official and attaching personal
liability. Typically a medium level boss will "target" a craft
employee, and trainmaster's, etc. will be super eager to do the hit,
and protect their mediocre career. If they were personally liable, and
would carry the stigma of a law suit to their non RR job, they might
decline the crookedness involved. AND, the RR in JAX may end up paying
for "hits" they didn't sanction, that were performed for personal
reasons at no cost to the lower managers that actually "spent" the
companies assets. The recent "resignation" of an Avon yardmaster
after YEARS of protected sexual harassment is a good example, (he is an
EMT now) as are many Avon higher officials over the years. EHH at least
fired some of them - usually after they got promoted, often multiple
times - right Dave?. The best possible RR supervisor, IMHO, is a
RETIRED military E-8/9, with a pension, who knows how leadership is
supposed to be, and is financially secure. CSX did have a retired USNA
grad, a "nuc", get fired from Georgia (M of W)over refusing to cover
up safety stats,and he sued and won. A rare situation, though.

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: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 January 2018

Well witness, if that's the case, then they will weed themselves out,
and better guys will gain seniority. You also have to remember, we
can't just mark off like the older guys could back then. There's
nothing left for us. I have a family member with a serious medical
condition, and I really need it. I can verify everything if it comes to
that. I can get it approved because I have real reasons. The guys that
don't need it will be singled out, don't worry. Just give it time. It
won't make it harder for those who really need it, because the
guidelines to be approved aren't decided by the railroad. They just
make it seem harder. Old shit stick Hunter thought he was going to make
it so you could only get FMLA for 6 months at a time, but guess what,
it's not their decision. The problem guys will eventually take care of
it for us that go to work when we're supposed to. And not to be a dick
here, but most trains nowadays are shitty jobs that no one wants
because they make everything work and slowed down the better trains by
adding shit freight to them.

Name: Witness
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 January 2018

Turnyourphoneoff 


Let me guess. You have fmla. Let me enlighten you. I'm on a pool with
4 "boys" that abuse fmla. We have rest days. EVERY SINGLE WEEK they
mark off fmla the day before their rest day and sometimes the day
after. We have a shit job train no one wants. Everytime it rolls around
to one of them getting it guess what...FMLA! Pay day weekend. Got 2 that
use it for Friday and sat. EVERY TIME. They have set a pattern so much
you would have to be a retard to not see it. The company has been
documenting this all year. It's their right by law to investigate fmla
abuse. It's a violation of federal law punishable by a fine.  If any
one of these guys took fmla for the whole holiday then what goes around
comes around. Bad karma. Make excuses for them all you want.  They are
f..king the one's who are legit and need to use it. Going to end up
making them jump like dogs through hoops to keep theirs active for
their legit illnesses.

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

Me too.   From the sounds of it I'm getting some paid time off.  TY
CSX.

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

all ready Lawyered up!

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: Chuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

MH posted It kills me how people abuse something for so long, and expect
no repercussions.

The person who posted this on fb  cannot be trusted.  He is running his
mouth about layoffs to management.

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: Chuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 January 2018

Don't trust CM and MH on the CE&D they're trying to gain seniority by
telling Johnson a lot of bs about mark offs. Don't post on CSX pukes
people's been forwarding  it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2018

The FMLA:

Is a good thing.  
Many examples can be cited explaining why.

What is someone supposed to do when they have family members that need
them - often weekend days & times when facilities can be shorter
staffed?  Health-Care providers & that stuff can/may give you grief if
you aren't there for your loved ones and co-workers act even much
worse if you mark off FMLA & try to be there.  

Sure, sometimes can get a DV day or PLD when needed, but not often.

To all you Einstein experts: If you know the best way to handle
situations like this, please post it in writing - for all to see &
read.

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: 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: 
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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: ADVICE for Mr. Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 December 2017

Mr. Foote, Please take the time to check out what everyone is saying
about your late friend Hunter on social media. Despite your rosy
memories of Ewing, He is/was a VERY HATED man. A lot of the job cuts he
made went way beyond what was necessary, a lot of the changes he made
were out of malevolence against the working men, and the unions. He had
very little regard for the personal harm he caused for so many people,
communities, and even our very own customers. I urge you not to follow
his path, but instead to be a voice of reason and compassion when
dealing with the employees that make this company successful. An army
divided is doomed to failure. But a company that is united can form a
great empire!

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: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Brevement unavailabile for grandparents and aunts but now available for
uncles.. how you going to mark off dead on payday weekend ? After they
bury uncle hunter can we start unburying our engines and cars out of
storage so we can move freight?

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: 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: Dirtnap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 December 2017

Do you reckon they will alter the CAPS policy to adjust for HH's long
term absence?

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Brown Hornet

If you've been on the railroad 20-30 years not having the right to
strike is nothing new to you. For decades our BLE meetings were
standing room only. At times tensions got heated to the point of fights
nearly breaking out. I'm retired now as is most of my generation of
railroaders. I've been to some BLE-T meetings since retiring and
attendance is pathetic just a handful just enough to call it a meeting.
It's not about just paying dues it's about getting involved. It's
obvious a lot these days think by paying dues they're owed. That they
don't want to take the time to fight. If there are enough voices you
might get answers. Crew room banter doesn't count. There were times
the GC's had to show up to calm us down, to hear our grievances.

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: RRJim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 December 2017

Stand as one

Maybe you should learn how complex regulations are on rail unions.
Start by getting a copy of the Railway Labor Act. Not having the right
to strike is one big obstacle. The railroads have known this for about
70+ years. Todays political atmosphere is going make things more
complicated. I never could grasp why any union member or American
worker would vote for Trump or Republicans. Most of those I worked with
including myself voted Democrat. Not that we were but we went with who
we thought would give us a better chance. I called it being a "blue
collar Democrat". Because our president & Congress are Republicans and
so-called conservatives wanting to do away with regulations especially
ones that protect the workers it's going to get a lot worse. I could
care less about guns & the 2nd amendment, gays, religion (that's a
private issue), immigration, Muslims etc... none do anything to better
the conditions of the American worker. People are being used. This tax
bill doesn't mean wages will increase or jobs will be created. It's
more give a ways to corporations & the rich. Gary Cohn who is Trumps
economic advisor was at a seminar with Fortune 500 company CEO's in
attendance. During a Q&A the moderator asked those in attendance how
many will raise wages and create jobs if the corporate tax bill is
lowered? Only 2 CEO's out of at least 50 that the camera showed raised
their hand. That said a lot.

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

Was someone terminated or something?
Might mean:  IF granted a leave of absence, there may be a time limit. 
Probably a mutually agreed upon set of stipulated rules  between the co.
& an employee...... can differ I guess depending upon 
the reason/situation for the leave.    Don't know for certain what 
"(L)  Leave of Absence (GX) Leave of Absence-Attrite" means.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 December 2017

What does "(L) Leave of Absence (GX)Leave of Absence-Attrite" mean?

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: 
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: 
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: 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: 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: 
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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 November 2017

one problem is managerial laziness and inemptness. Clerks used to have
different rate depending on shift, days off, and work. Unfortunately
the union often gave senior clerks the opportunity to work DAYS,
weekends off, AND top pay. But some jobs were set up that you might get
best hours, OR pay, or days off, but not all 3. Some dispatcher jobs had
a "bunny hop" where a all 3rd shift would rotate 5 jobs, thus
eliminating the relief shift that included working ALL 3 shifts. Train
schedules similar concept. True precision RR  ing is supposed to do
that. It takes REAL WORK to accomplish that, and this and predecessor
firms cannot do anything on schedule. It is so much easier to call an
extra, abolish a train, do everything spur of the moment, and blame
"attendance problems", not screw ups, engine failures, excessive and
unskilled management, etc.

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: 
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: 
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: 
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: Contract
E-mail: trump@whitehouse.gov
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 November 2017

Thanks to President Trump, and his illegal immigration policy, the
railroad is having a hard time undermining American citizens, while
trying to recruit cheap labor. This is the first time, in many, many
contracts, that the last contract has remain intact, and with
additional benefits.

The labor pool is thinner and thinner, thanks to Mr. Trump!

And all that we can hope for now, is that, the swamp continues to be
drain, and rid the system of corrupt Democrats, who will sell out the
country for cheap labor, for votes!
 
Make America Great Again!

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

Yes, you can miss call while qualifying  if you are in a pool and first
out.

Name: Dilly Dilly
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 November 2017

Can you get miss called while qualifying? Caller said they were being
ordered to.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 November 2017

To friend and famiy 10 to 20, Donald Trump is no republican.  Neither is
much of the so called republican leadership.  Fear them not.  What did
you say when we got lousy contracts under total democrat control?  They
have all wrapped you around their little finger.  Much of America is
entirely too gullible for their own good.  Good luck with your way of
thinking.  BTW, "WEALTHY FAVORED TAX PLAN"?  50% of Americans pay no
federal income tax now.  How do you give them a tax break? More EBT for
the masses?  Make sure when you speak against the tax plan, you use
words like corporate welfare.  The really stupid that walk amongst us,
(you know who you are. &#128125;) like it when you spout off all the
socialist talking points.

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: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 November 2017

i agree.  in this political climate with the republicans in power and
getting ready to ram a wealthy favored tax plan through it is very hard
to imagine a better deal with a presidential emergency board. elections
matter. those razor thin margins in wisconsin, pennsylvania, michigan
and the senate seats that were lost narrowly are coming home to roost.
have to hope for a change in 2018 midterms.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 November 2017

Have been reading all posts starting since October 2017. Have also been
watching the changes going on at CSX on the local front, and certainly
don't like what's going on as those changes will...and
are...effecting family and friends and their livelihoods. Since this
page is the first one I've come across in my search for answers as to
WTH is going on, as well as what some terms are that keep coming up in
conversations, I keep wondering why it is that no one has started a FB
page about all this. If Hunter keeps belittling the workers, keeps
blaming the engineers and conductors for the delays in departures and
arrivals as well as for the mess that is now CSX, WHY aren't you guys
speaking out and letting everyone know it isn't you but his backwards
plans?? 

And as to the suggested contract...if it were up to me, I'd vote no
because ANYONE who has to use any medical services regularly is going
to be screwed with this contract. Proposed prescription costs are
outrageous compared to what you guys have now especially for anyone who
has to take medications (god forbid they are only name brand ones!!) on
a regular basis, Teledoc and related services are NOT reliable
companies...do the homework and check them out for customer reviews,
not employee reviews.

CSX employees need to start fighting back before you all lose your
company...and your jobs.

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

Hamlet Yard closing. Lots of layoffs coming.

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: 
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: 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: 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Ken Hunt?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 October 2017

Big rumor that is a certainty of 99%!

CSX Corporate is set to announce the appointment of Ken Hunt
(Vice-President Transportation Union Pacific), as heir apparent to
Hunter Harrison.

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

Mr. Ed:
Come on, if you're going to post - can't you post something much more
helpful & meaningful or is that beyond your capabilities?


Conductor 20-30:
Thanks.  Have to check it out I guess.  Lots of us won't look at
the gateway.

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

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

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

100% sure its on the gateway. That why they went to the point system. Do
a search on attendance policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Agree 100%.
If anyone is going to going to opinionate per se - they should know the
actual true fact(s) 1st.  Too many go by what they hear or think.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Can't or is foolish to "believe" or "think".
Must know for sure.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 October 2017

Engineer,

Believe weekends are back to Friday, Saturday and Sunday since we went
to the points system.

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

T&E

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

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

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

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

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

They can do that

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

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

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

Fuck you red you asshole

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

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

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

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

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

Name: DWM
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 October 2017

Hey CSX wanna save millions a year and make crews happy?
Run a train from point a to b and one from point b to a and put one in
the hole half way and when they meet have the crews swap. This way you
will run half way the go back home. Everyone is home every night and
you don't pay millions to the hotels annually. Then with the money you
save you could pay us a little better or at the very least pay for our
boots again.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Ed,
You’re not funny, and a waste of everyone’s time. I hate to beat a dead
horse, but in your case, I wish I could.

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

This is for conductor 1-10


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

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

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

The vet says, "What happened?"

 Eugene says, "The horse blew first."

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

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

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

Mr.jorgan

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

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

Cu at Mr.Ed camps soon

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

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

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

Mr. Ed

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

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

Mr. Ed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Kick ‘em

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well Patrick,
best guess is the rail companies are gonna wait until all the other
avenues are exhausted so they then can rely on favorable (to them)   
PEB recommendations.

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

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

Name: Patrick
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 01 October 2017

Hey guys:

Just wondering with all the billshit the
asshole carriers are pulling on you for a
new national contracts, when do you with the possibilities of going on
strike?

Looks like the assholes your working for
are not going to give in and after the PEB exhaust your bargaining??
When do you suspect it will go down?

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

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


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

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

Yardmasters will be running etest.

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


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


Hourly rate for you donkey fuckers

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please keep your racist comments to yourself. It's offending.

Name: Santa Fe Chico
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 September 2017

CSX IS A NIGGA COMPANY NOW.

Name: Go Postal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 September 2017

Yard limits is full of union officers

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

T.L

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

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

Mr. lolflon 

Sounds like your a man getting a promotion.

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

Yard limits suck

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

Heeeeee I did lose a shoe.

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

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

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

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

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

Eugene

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

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


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


Horse of Course,
Mr.Ed

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

Mr.Ed camps coming to a terminal near you.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PSR you no good lazy should have been fry cooks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

During an after the implementation of the mergers during the '80s &
'90s cuts were everywhere. Locomotive roundhouses at terminals were
eliminated. Terminals were closed. Car repair shops were closed. Yard
switching was transferred to other yards. Dovetailing of seniority
between once different railroads. Interdivision runs were established
many with one subdivisions pools moved to other terminals and to follow
the work by moving was at the employees expense. The list goes on. All
this mess has happened before. It's a difficult time.

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone hear rumors or anything about furloughs coming?

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

36 craftsman furloughed today from Cumberland locomotive shop!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louisville just lost many yard jobs.

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

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

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

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

Name: More drama
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 September 2017

Any more drama? Getting wipped huh!

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

Wax

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come on Irma !!!!! Precision scheduled hurricane

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

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


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

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

Just more grossly exaggerated statements.

Mr. Ed said. PSR will be a success

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

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

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

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

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

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

okie dokie

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

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

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

Name: ?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 September 2017

Brakeman 
According to the latest smart union newspaper everything is on hold.
Did you read it or throw it in the garbage. Company is going hard ball.

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

Any news on the contract or back pay? Is the back pay a dead deal?

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

Boy&#10004; and his crew are in louisville today 100417, eyes up fellas
and gals

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

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

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

HhasaTP is the poster who is probably a company person.

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

Name: HhasaTP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 September 2017

For those of you who believe HH's drones don't read and post on this
site. Read the post below, no way a CSX Engineer in today's company is
this big of a suck ass. This is a damage control post from HQ. I laughed
when I read it, it's got JAX written all over it. Come on guys, try
harder next time!



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

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit."

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 September 2017

HE CAN'T SEND A EMPLOYEES LEAGALY HOME FOR NOT WALKING INTO THE
BUILDING WITHOUT HIS VEST ON IF HE WASN'T ON DUTY YET. YOUR ON YOUR
TIME AND NOT CSX'S TIME.IF YOUR ON DUTY AT 1500 AND YOU ARRIVE AND
1455 AND WALK IN HE HAS NO RIGHT TO SEND THE EMPLOYEES HOME. THAT
SHOULD GO TO LABOR RELATIONS AND SHOULD GET BACK PAY. NOTHING MORE THEN
HARASSING A EMPLOYEES TO SET A EXAMPLE. WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN SOMEONE
SNAPS AND PUNCHES THE PRICK IN HIS FACE

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 September 2017

HUNTER IS PLAYING THE "CUSTOMERS AND THE STB" . HE REOPENED AVON TO
HUMPING . AS SOON AS INDYS BACKLOGGED CARS ARE HUMPED AND SENT OUT HE
WILL GET TO SWITCHING OUT THE CUSTOMERS. THEN THE CUSTOMERS WILL BE
HAPPY AGAIN AND THE STB WILL BACK OFF CSX AND HUNTER. HUNTER MAY WAIT A
WEEK OR TWO OR EVEN A MONTH OR TWO BUT I GUARNTEE HE WILL SHUT AVON DOWN
AGAIN. THEN WE WILL REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN. HE WILL KEEP DOING THIS
UNTIL HE SUCCEEDS.  HE WAS QUOTED " I WON'T LEAVE CSX AS A FAILURE"
THE ONLY WAY HE LEAVES CSX IS IF THE CSX BOARD OF DIRECTORS FIRES HIM
OR HE DROPS DEAD FROM HIS HEALTH.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 September 2017

Harrison was touted as a rail management genius because of his invention
of a cost-cutting restructuring concept he calls “precision scheduled
railroading”—which at this point appears to be neither precision, nor
scheduled, nor railroading (to paraphrase Voltaire).

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 September 2017

The RRs always have always taken advantage whenever possible. 
Unions have helped so give 'em some slack but they take
advantage also - if\when possible.

Way too many people: employees, managers, investors, government
regulators, etc., just plain suck and evidently don't have much, 
if any, conscience or pride.

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

I haven't been out here for very long time but  I've seen 3 CEOs,
4RFE, 20 or so TMs, and I quit counting assistant TMs. I don't bother
even remembering their names.  AND Countless Pricks using the union to
become officials.   

All those bitches have been let go or moved on but I'm still here.  
All is Well in The T&E ranks.  keep your mouth shut do as your told
offer no suggestions make all the ot you can.

This crazy oxygen deprived Mr. Ed talking to motherfucker will be gone
for one reason or another before you know it.  AND WE WILL STILL BE
HERE AND SOME OF OUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS WILL BE COLLECTING BACK
PAY.

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

Sick Out, do u think for 1 second there is gonna be a Suck Out? Jesus
man go back to working at Wal-Mart.  Tell u what, u mark off sick and
see how many co-workers follow suit.

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

Sick Out Sept 2-3!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 August 2017

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

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

Rd crews need to start showing up for ride at away from home terminal at
on duty time.  There is no way we can be required to get into company
paid transportation before we are on the clock.  This is one of many
perks we provide the carrier for free.  They want to start rushing us
around then give nothing back.                                         
                                                                        
                                                                        
                    Some dumbass came up with the idea of letting the ym
know if your not in a van or on a train within 15minutes of being on
duty and give a detailed summary of why not. PSR is a sham would be the
correct answer.

Name: CSX = "PAID SLAVERY "
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 August 2017

12 HOUR WORK DAYS.... WHEELS MOVING 20 MINUTES AFTER YOUR START TIME...
20 MINUTE LUNCH,LUNCH STARTING RIGHT WHEN YOUR WHEELS STOP WHEN PARKING
LOCOMOTIVE...... LUNCH ACTUALLY ABOUT 12 MINUTE CAUSE YOU STOP YOUR
LOCOMOTIVE ,APPLY HAND BRAKE,TEST HANDBRAKE ,WALK INTO AND OUT OF
CREWROOM AFTER LUNCH INCLUDED IN YOUR 20 MINUTES.....SO ABOUT 10 TO 12
LUNCH......SWITCH OUT MULTIPLE SWITCH LIST 1 AND 2 CAR CUTS AT A TIME
BY YOURSELF. BITCHED AT BY TRAINMASTER, YOUR NOT BEING PRODUCTIVE
ENOUGH BY HUNTER STANDARDS,EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER BEEN YELLED AT BEFORE
WITH YOUR PRODUCTION.....FINALLY MERCY ...YOU ARE TOLD TO PARK YOUR
POWER FOR RELIEF...ACTUALLY NO MERCY YOU BEEN HERE 12 HOURS AND
OUTLAWED ...WALK INTO CREW ROOM....TRAINMASTERS WAITING TELLING YOU TO
MARKOFF TIME SLIP... NO CHANCE TO GO TAKE A PISS AND WASHUP A BIT...NO
MARK OFF NOW MUST BE DONE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF LOCOMOTIVE BEING
PARKED... TOTAL ACTUAL TIME WORKED ABOUT 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WITH A
12 MINUTE FUCKING LUNCH..... 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES WORKED AND 12
MINUTE LUNCH... THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN "PAID SLAVERY"

Name: Sick Out Sept. 2-3
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sick Out Sept. 2-3, pass it on.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Here is a thought. How about knowing the meaning of the entire contract
BEFORE BOX CAR WILLIE SIGNS IT.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

not paying our valid claims is a breach of contract.

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

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


160 TRAINS CANCELLED OR DELAYED BECAUSE OF PSR.


GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 1X
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said CSX is violating its agreements by
failing to allow passenger trains to operate on-time on the Hoosier
State, Cardinal and other lines on which Amtrak trains use CSX tracks.



GET SOME OUR CONTRACTS ARE BREACHED EVERYDAY!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 August 2017

We need people to GO TO THE MEDIA. It can be anonymous, but we need
people to speak out about the conditions at CSX. If it is continually a
story, the public will know and EHH along with the board will no longer
be able to sweep it under the rug.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 August 2017

Sickout Sept 2-3. Do it, don't wimp out. We must be united in order to
get this to work. Safety must always be a priority and EHH is going to
cost people their lives for the stakeholders' benefit. This must END.

The concern trolling is helping no one, saying that nothing will work.
That negative attitude does not spark progress.

Managers and office workers are not in physical shape for the RR at
CSX. That's not going to be an equivalent substitute. Maybe 10% are
capable. This isn't Canada.

We must try every possible angle to get rid of EHH if we are going to
come out of this on the other side. He is going to get people killed
because safety is no longer a priority to him.

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

So Mr. Harrison, As it is my opinion that your big ego has you
monitoring this site from time to time, and YES even replying once in a
while. I have some questions for you?

1. As I have noticed that you like to play the big hero that will take
on all those BIG LAZY T&E GUYS that are making it so hard for the
railroads to make a profit.  
What then? When you come into a terminal and all the guys are just
ordinary hardworking guys, trying to provide for their families. And
they are not trying to resist your Precision Railroading Masterplan? 
As it is my experience that most of the guys ARE hardworking and are
not looking for a fight as you so often try to portray us as. Why do
you still bully everyone around?

Believe it or not many of your changes have been applauded by the rank
and file. The firing of wave after wave of useless managers, that knew
nothing about railroading, whom only skills were to fire 
every railroad worker that they could, for bullshit rule violations. We
loved that! Getting rid of cumbersome rules that truly DID NOT make
anthing safer. Just appeared to make things safe. Good Job Mr.
Harrison!

2. So then if you are truly dedicated to making this a better more
profitable company. Why all the hostility towards the workers? Common
sense and logic says that a business whose workers are against it is
doomed to fail
 or at best, have marginal success.  Most of us are stock holders as
well, and have every interest in seeing this company succeed. Surely a
man who rose up through the ranks should have some sympathy for the
worker bees themselves. Furthermore just look at what happened after
you left CP Rail. Keith Creel put out an olive branch out to to the
rank and file, and asked them to work with him. Can't we just all get
along? 

3. How are we supposed to support you and your endeavours when we hear
from our counterparts on your former railroads, that you disrespected
their contracts, broke labor laws, disregarded safety, treated
customers poorly, fired employees who merely questioned those things
which they had been taught to question their whole lives. If you have
an employee who wants the best for this company, and they question that
which seems absurd or counterproductive why are you so quick to cast
them off? Or do you just want mindless drones that will never question
a bad idea?

I would like to think that you learned lessons from your previous
endeavors, and that you are going to do better this time. But the
current state of affairs seems to suggest that you just want chaos and
disorder. And that you really don't seem to have any real action plan,
that is different from anything that we have seen before. Not to be
overly critical, but we employees would like to do our jobs to the best
of our abilities without having come to work feeling threatened every
day. Is it so hard to treat us decently. Being chased out to our yard
jobs within the first 5 minutes of work, not even giving us a
reasonable amount of time to eat our lunchs in peace? I've seen
minimum wage warehouse workers treated better than this. We are human
beings Mr. Harrison! Not to mention we ARE NOT valueless employees that
can be shrugged off like an old food wrapper. A basic trainmans training
is over $30,000.00. For an Engineer it's more like $100.000.00. It's
literally like training a Doctor or Lawyer and then firing them just as
fast as you can.

Mr. Harrison, I urge you to rethink your attitudes toward the
hardworking men and women of CSX. We would like to be part of a team
with common goals! Not the enemy you erroneously think we are.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 August 2017

Anyone notice they started rehumping at avon??? The asshole admitted in
a article that "it may have been a mistake shutting the hump down at
avon" I nearly fell out of my chair, when I read that. The hollyNess
godfather admitted that he made a railroad mistake!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Maybe they could hold the special Olympics in Nashville then... BUT that
would give the other special needs people a bad name if you put the csx
retards in the same group.

Name: snafu/fubar the 30th
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 August 2017

you guys are pushed at the breaking point now. a walk out strike needs
to happen now. ol' ehh will need double o2 then and more bp/heart
meds. the donald will raise hell for a couple of days but he'll get
over it. maybe then the damned csx will take your grievances seriously
and do better and the same for your weak ass unions.maybe they'll take
things seriously too and do their job you guys pay them for.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 August 2017

Hey listen "I'M FREE" if they won't let you quit, just fuck with
them and mark off sick then mark up ... miss call and shit.. accumulate
points and make them spend $27.50 on registered letters 3 or 4 times.go
to the investigation the tell them all to go fuck off you quit and walk
ou!!!!I ENVY YOU BEING ABLE TO QUIT!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 August 2017

It's time the union does its job.... time to organize wildcat strikes
around the system.... first conductors walk out of let's say terminal
A on let's say Monday.... then conductors walk out on Wednesday at
terminal B....... then engineers walk out of terminal C on
Saturday..... and so on and so on.... when is the BLET AND THE UTU gona
say this is enough... bad enough  we don't have a national contract
going on a couple years now and now put up with this old fuck not
honoring any of the current contract.wildcat strikes timed out across
the system would shut the system down.

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

Meeting the US Surface Transportation Board -- Sept. 12, 2017.
Complaints from big business shippers may be heard & maybe there'll be
action taken but it's doubtful at best if labor union input will be
listened to seriously, if considered at all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 August 2017

Maybe this fucker needs to sleep with one eye open!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

CSX Corporation (Nasdaq:CSX) will participate in a public proceeding
with the Surface Transportation Board to update the federal agency on
steps it is taking to correct service problems. Rail shippers and other
stakeholders will also get a chance to inform the agency about the
effects of service problems they have experienced with CSX.

The proceeding will take place on Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the STB's
office in Washington, D.C.

 It might be a decent idea to try and get as many of us to this meeting
as possible. If it is made clear that Hunter Harrison has enabled this
unsafe culture at CSX he might be removed faster.  At the very least it
would be terrible PR for them as all the comments would be public
record.  

 I don't know how many boys we got up in Washington but every little
bit counts.

Name: Railroad Savior
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 August 2017

In case you haven't already read this absolutely nauseating trash about
our "72 year old railroad savior" from fortune magazine: 

http://fortune.com/2017/08/24/csx-hunter-harrison-trains/

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 August 2017

You can find anything on the Internet if you look for it ...anyone can
and that's a problem for everybody's privacy .not to hard at all. For
all I know that might be a address to a kick ass Chinese food
restaurant.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 August 2017

https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/08/25/federal-agency-summons-csx-for-public-hearings.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Where are hunter harrison plain clothed goon squad henchman currently
located? last heard they were in Cleveland heading east?this is info
that should be passes along . Heard not to have your cellphone out
unless your off the clock regardless if on break or not, don't read
newspapers, or be smoking where your not suppose to be. They are firing
people on the spot.

Name: SAW IT/READ IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Brilliant

YOU COULDNT BE MORE WRONG!  I guess you never got to read the training
manual that came out for the southern region managers during Michael
Wards reign. The class room training was set up to teach the managers
how to pick out their problem employees and how to set up a
communication network with other divisions to let them know when their
targets where in the area so they could be ready for their arrival and
be ready to targeted. When it fell into the hands of subordinates
outside of the classrooms it was brought to Michael Wards attention and
of course he denied he knew anything about it. Did his blow hard apology
and the stalking training was ordered to cease.

Memos were circulated within the departments. I'm guessing this memo
that is out is one that is set up the same way. Just like the internal
memo that was sent to all managers at the beginning of the new CEO's
reign that made it very clear if they took a sick day they better be in
the emergency room. If they weren't they could look for a job somewhere
else. Only comment for that action is "WOW!"

If southend has seen this memo or knows who has then all parties better
be getting on the phones to their Union International offices and start
putting the word out. Blatant stalking and harassment of employee's
just to get failures is not just a violation of the ethics policy but
it is against the law. This happened several years ago when CSX was
screaming down the throats of field managers to up the failure rates. A
form was provided by the unions for the members to fill out and submit
when they were given excessive failures and felt they were being
followed/stalked on a regular basis. It might be time to recirculate
this old form.

PEOPLE...Our industry is federally regulated but it IS NOT Federally
owned and operated. CSX must follow all state and federal laws as well
as your union agreements.  Any time you are assessed any discipline for
failures this goes into your employee history and impacts your
employment with the company. Unjust and unwarranted failures and
discipline is not a laughing matter. Stalking an employee is AGAINST
THE LAW. 
 
READ YOUR NEW IDPAP POLICY. SYSTEM NOTICE 103 Dated July 7th,  2017

PAGE 2 LAST PARAGRAPH READS: MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO
HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING! 

What does this mean?  What is APPROPRIATE non critical?  Who gets to
decide if an incident is minor and doesn't warrant anything other than
a coaching? These are questions you should be asking your Union
representative and getting answers to NOW!  Have they provided you with
a list of what they feel is minor. Not having a side shield because you
lost one while working does not warrant a failure.  Not having your
lantern on while its still bright enough to walk but close enough to
listed times does not warrant a failure. Coaching is the only action
warranted and only if the employee had reasonable time to correct the
situation.
In partII/Major offenses there is a very disturbing action listed that
leaves the door wide open for interpretation. Example 14-significant
loss or damage to equipment or property. Is this monetary amount the
same as the FRA guidelines for damage during accidents or is this an
amount the company wants to pull out of their hat. There are many
unanswered questions to this policy that your union representation
needs to address. 
Get with your reps and start getting list and answers . If you sit on
your butts and do nothing then you will have a long fight to clean up
your employee records when you get picked as a target and little minor
things are considered violations that should have called for coaching.

DONT BE NAIVE! The extreme stalking and failure rates have always been
part of the company plan. They took a stand down when the heat just got
too hot and the cost of investigations began to sky rocket. Questions
were starting to pile up as to why so many csx employees were unable to
follow the rules and why was it happening. Was their training plan a
failure? Were the managers to blame?
Now they have a new sheriff in town and it is real easy to blame all
the sudden changes on him. Not all the changes are because of the new
CEO. This is an opportunity to bring out policy changes they always
wanted to but couldn't because they ran out of people to pin it on.  
GET WITH YOUR UNION REPS!

Name: birdwatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Gory CSX Train Accident Linked To Solar Eclipse

http://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/gory-csx-train-accident-linked-to-solar-eclipse

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 August 2017

@ South end
Where did this come from? Why is the southern region excluded? Does
this apply to the Engineering department as well? Please elaborate. 
Thank you in advance.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 August 2017

This ought to be interesting. More parties irritated at EHH's antics. 

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3291305-coal-companies-call-formal-u-s-proceeding-csx

Whistleblower Lawsuit Reinstated!

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170822/NEWS08/912315345/Safety-whistleblower%E2%80%99s-lawsuit-against-railroad-reinstated

PS: I heard the oxygen tank wearing dipstick ended up in ER with
cardiovascular distress recently. Good times. It would be a shame to
cause him more stress.

Name: Southend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 August 2017

Harassment and intimidation ramping up, Next phase of Harrison's world
starting up.

If the below is true, all of us will be at step 1 in the non major
category of IDPAP, and can be terminated for a second "offense" for
same rule in three years.  This way any t&e can be fired at any time
for the most minor of things, excerpt from southern region:

TO:ALL FIELD MANAGERS

TO FURTHER ENHANCE AND LEVERAGE DISCIPLINE FOR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
AND SAFETY:

MANAGERS ARE NOT TO BE IN THE TOWERS OR SITTING DOWN ANYWHERE, THEY
WILL BE OUTSIDE OPERATIONAL TESTING EMPLOYEES ON A CONSTANT BASIS. 
EVERY EMPLOYEE MUST HAVE A TEST FAILURE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. 

IF AN EMPLOYEE IN YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY DOES NOT HAVE A FAILURE BY
THEN, THEY WILL MEET WITH THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. WHO WILL COACH THEM, AND
PUT MANAGER ON PROBATION FOR 60 DAYS.  AFTER THIS 60 DAYS IF ALL
EMPLOYEES UNDER A MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY DO NOT HAVE A FAILURE, THE
MANAGER WILL BE TERMINATED.

Name: HPU Alumni
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

hunter Harrison is my best friend.  I like to smoke crack with him.

Name: Eugene
E-mail: oxygenPlz..com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

Many unfounded and grossly exaggerated statements have been going
around.   They seem to place the blame of CSX's downfall directly on
me.    I only accept praises when CSX is doing well.   When the company
is doing great that's because of me and only me.   The company is
really sucking ass now. It all falls on T&E they don't want to play
nice.  They're making fun of my precision rr and even lower level
managers are making fun of my oxygen tank.  That's not being nice.  I
only use it every once in while and when I visit the gay brothels.  I
came up with new metrics with the help of my horse Mr.Ed  that will
show everyone that PRR model can't fail.  PRR is more than making
three wittle trains into one really big one,leaving cars for weeks at a
time in between point,trashing chairs, no nap times for you sorry sobs, 
 shutting proven hump yards down, Ripping up tracks, selling off
property,making trainmasters suck my ding aling, making
tMastes play cab driver,laying off managers, laying off maintenance
men, firing off T&E with insubordination for any reason, moving
dispatchers back to Jaxville, placing the blame other than where it
belongs, and you sorry fuckers will water those foreign line locos
I've been paying my idiot brother in law to rent.   PRR is much much
more than this.
P.S. I'm going to pay you fuckers by the hour

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 August 2017

If you would stay off the damn web, you might be able to help fix this
shit

Name: h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 August 2017

another grossly exaggerated statement



https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/warning.php?forum_id=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconsumerist.com%2F2017%2F08%2F22%2Ffreight-train-delays-arent-endangering-supplies-of-pringles-and-fries-yet%2F

Name: H
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

http://www.jconline.com/story/money/2017/08/22/feds-give-csx-until-thursday-fix-problems-accelerate-amtrak-delays/590757001/
 

Another grossly exaggerated statement!

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

Very few managers and I mean very few.  Could do a carmen's job.   Most
managers have no formal education, trade skills or military experience.
Some sorry sob that used the Union for a stepping stone.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

RR jobs cut/slashed?  
Employees are expensive, ie: not just wages but also healthcare
insurance, RR Retirement, etc.  Of course RR big shots want to reduce
those costs -- although a BOD member probably earns 6 figures a year
or better for not a whole lot of time involved.  It sucks.  
'Bout gonna take a revolution is this country to change things.

Name: Hunter Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

I don't like fries anyway. Fuck'em
E.H.H.

Name: bullwinkle the doofy moose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 August 2017

read the post of "busy otr driver, thanks to csx". apparently ups has
told csx to kiss their ass, pulled their intermodal trailers and has
went to truckers and others who can run their freight to its
destination without the bs of precision railroading.fed ex probably
pulled their business too and many other shippers whose loads are time
sensitive, yesterday now, new york minute, etc.
    we all figuired that would happen. hh will keep on, csx will lose
more business including the intermodals. these guys can't afford to
wait on csx to pull the finger out of their ass. time is money to them.
we all know ups and fedex are very time sensitive businesses. they
handle most everything that comes to small businesses to large
industries.example would be a time sensitive shipment of a computer
part or a plc unit badly needed to resume a plant's operation, down,
money lost, people sent home for lack of work waiting on that crucial
part or plc to resume production. hh precision railroading problems
screw these folks.this even affects ebay and amazon shipments by
ups/fedex, smart post,etc and your ground shipment package your looking
for is delayed. they are not going to tolerate delays.the small business
is screwed when their ups shipments of merchandise is delayed.
   the clincher will be a military shipment , time sensitive, doesn't
arrive on time due to csx bs. the feds will be in this wanting a chunk
of somebodies ass for the delay namely hunter harrison.the lost
business may not come back to csx ever. csx will fold like a sorry
poker hand. maybe the bastard harrison will be happy then unless he is
in dirt nap mode at that time. its not the fault of the t&e folks but
the sorry management above you.

Name: h
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwibi4HUvOvVAhXM34MKHY7GCCEQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsj.com%2Farticles%2Fwaiting-for-a-train-epic-csx-traffic-jam-sows-chaos-from-coal-to-french-fries-1503417959&usg=AFQjCNHmXJ4v7v_N2hxCtUnJbWxguysfuQ


Another grossly exaggerated statement

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

Sure hope the Busy OTR Driver poster is better at driving/hualing/towing
freight than he/she is as writing. Jesus. 
Don't know if I'd want to be on the same roadways and sure as heck
don't want my wife and kids out there either. Already have enough to
worry about.

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

without starting a big war with you, the teamsters should object. i
worked at ups for 5 years they used to have two seniority rosters. one
full time and one part time. in order to get full time you had to wait
and pay your dues. surely there are ups employees who would like to
drive trucks. not bad mouthing you but those jobs should go to the
teamsters at ups not outside contractors. that is what is going on all
over this country and it hurts union members.

Name: A Busy OTR Driver thanks to CS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2017

Thanks to CSX right now I am running UPS trailers between Chicago and
Boston for enough money that well I am thinking about a new truck by
the end of the freaking year it will be a glider kit since I do not run
CA anyway.  UPS hired about 100 Owner Ops over Teamster objections and
we are independent contractors for them via their UPS Freight division
is how they did it.  However all I have been pulling for the last month
running team is UPS Big Brown boxes from their Willow Springs facility
to Boston or other points in the NE as fast and myself and my teammate
and our HOS will freaking allow it.  UPS is paying for all tolls we get
meaning IN OH NY MA PA hell anywhere the state charges to use the roads
over the fuel tax they are paying for it.  Why they terminated all UPS
contracts with CSX and now need to move all their own stuff so they are
short.  So drivers that can move them fast aka teams are raking in the
money for a while.  Thank you EHH for screwing up one of the best
business deals in the history of Railroading by running UPS off the
railroad on the East Coast.  Now to grab my next load East and haul
butt back to Beantown.  We both needed a reset on hours 70 hours in 6 
days killed our log books so we took 2 days off at home.  However that
almost 30 large in the bank this week will look nice on the books.

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

Well, the major shareholders wanted a change and the Board Of Directors
supported it.  The ol' CSX that was loved/hated is probably gone. 

Hasn't been that long yet since headhunter took over. 
We'll see - time will tell. 

If thinking government agencies will be of much help regarding all the
complaints - give that up account those outfits can/may come down hard
on the little guy employee but usually kiss big business butt.

Good luck to all.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj62qvM6ejVAhVh6IMKHTfGAccQqUMILzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fseekingalpha.com%2Farticle%2F4100617-csx-high-priced-ceo-comes-short&usg=AFQjCNEjo8a7jmCf1YHuGfLsaeJO_nYU6A


Everyone knows that Precision RR is a sham.  Evelyn can blame anyone or
everyone.  The blame rest on Evelyn's shoulders and all his yes men.  

The last few days I worked.  I've heard tm, ym and dispatchers all
making fun of this madman's insanity.  Where I'm from we now stage
autoracks for weeks at a time before they're picked up.  One train
sets off blocking the main and siding and about a week or so later
another train blocks the main and siding to pick up.  There are over a
100 racks sitting in an interchange. About 100miles from where they're
original picked up. 
That's all for now I have to take a precision shit.

Name: But
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2017

We can't strike because of disruption of commerce but Eugene can pull
this insanity!

Name: I GET IT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2017

BRAIN DEAD T&E


When are you going to wake up and GET IT!  If I see one more post about
HH and his greed agenda I'm going to puke!  Wake the hell up and use
your heads.   This IS NOT ABOUT MONEY!  This guy has more money than he
knows what to do with.  This is about power. This is about EGO! This is
about doing one last stand before he dies or retires. Which ever come
first doesn't matter.  He is going to be buried with a tomb stone that
says....."Here lays the greatest CEO in the world!" The only CEO who
could turn several dying railroads around and make them profitable for
everyone! A man who came in and took charge of a large class 1 railroad
and made it great!  Showed everyone how smart he was and showed everyone
they were wrong and he was right.  THE KING OF THE RAILROAD. HIS NAME IN
THE HISTORY BOOKS. I MADE CSX THE GREATEST!

What it wont say is he was a 72 year old man dragging around an oxygen
tank and popping blood clot and blood pressure medicine and sadly
grasping at his last attempt of fame and glory. A man who wasted his
last years alive on this earth trying to show everyone how wrong they
were and went to his grave doing it.

You cant compete with that kind of crazy old man conviction. You can
only make it more complicated for him by standing your ground and
filing complaints every time he breaks federal laws and violates your
agreements. Violations of OSHA. Violations of the EEOC. Safety
standards set by the USDOT.  Take pictures. Tape record if necessary.
Circulate copies to outside parties any memo that orders unsafe work
practices. This man wants to win his crown dead or alive.  That my
friends makes him very unstable and unpredictable. Hope your Local
chairman are getting their butts in gear. Their jobs are under attack
as well.

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

Haha told y'all , cry babies

Name: Honest Abe
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

I read a comment that someone was looking for a/any journalist' email.
Well if you've ever read an entire article, you would have seen the
journalist's contact info at the end of his/her article. They rely on
YOUR information to make a living. It's never difficult to find a
reporter. If you want to speak to a journalist, DO IT, but be honest
and fair. 

CSX fired another 765 employees between June and July. 
How many more good people can we lose?

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

to "blank" post of 19 aug 17 and "smarter than you" post of 19 aug
17

get your heads out of your ass and smell the coffee. you sound like
management cocksuckers. just a matter of time before you screw up and
get pulled out of service for a violation of rules.
quit sucking harrison's dick,playing with his nuts and mind your own
damn business. your a boil on the companies ass.we have a right to
object to hh bullshit. remember that.make sure you turn up the bastards
oxygen when he comes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 August 2017

http://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/rngs/CSX-CEO/010050FX11D/Final%20Board%20STB%20Letter%208-14-2017(posting).pdf

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Someone has to have an email of one of the magazines journalists. This
info needs to be heard. This is beyond unethical and beyond inhumane
treatment of employees and customers. How is this legal in this
country??

Name: Another one rides the bus
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

A few months ago they sent one of our trainmasters to Avon, then we got
a guy from connelsville. Then our train master of 5 years quit and
bought a coffee shop about 3 weeks ago, so he's gone. Then the guy
from connelsville slipped and fell last week, he got hurt and is gone,
then the guy that they replaced him with, a former trainmaster of ours,
had a stroke 2 days ago. He's gone. Then they sent a guy from Ashtabula
yesterday morning.. he's out of service already for chest pains. He's
gone. Not sure who the next one is or is going to be. I'm sure the
railroad will be running smooth any day now. These are just bumps in
the road, right? You can't make this stuff up!

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

Nice u-tube video in Minnesota. well written and filmed, good language.
funded? by SMART / UTU and produced by University of Minnesota.An
example for us all. They should stress, IMHO, how different this was
from just a few years ago, when the then profitable RR operated in a
more cautious manner compared to the even more profitable present when
many corners were suddenly cut.

Name: hunterhater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2017

Hunter Harrison's Canadian Pacific Railway: "What a way to Run a
railroad" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmPm6Fpd0ic

spread the word about this turd.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 August 2017

Email him at doubleHfarm@gmail.com

Name: Greedyoldman72
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2017

This old fuck and his wife owns and runs "Double H Farms" wellington
florida. Show horse breeding and stables. Go to there Web site and see
how he's spending his money ...or the money he is making on our blood
and sweat

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

Well mr. Harrison, now you're saying the customers are "grossly" over
exaggerating? We see their freight sitting in sidings for a week,
sitting in yards for 10 days, we tie trains down because you're out of
people everywhere while you continue to cut our pools and eliminate our
jobs. Eliminated utility employees system wide, but you'll want the
same work out of us without them, even though it was already not enough
with them there. Don't work more than 8 hours though... It's not going
to work, you're going down in flames. Thanks for fucking us, our
families, our customers, their businesses, our towns. I hope you get
enough money for yourself you greedy sack of emphysema.

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

For those worried about losing their job.... I lost mine, after many,
many f--king years at that damn railroad, I'm gone. All those worried
about what to do, if it happens to you, well here you go: States,
counties, cities, and industries serviced by CSX know what he's doing.
They feel for you, on many levels. If you do loose you're job, you will
have about five job offers in a week or two, I did. In the interview,
explain what happened. Believe me, many will already have knowledge of
what's going on. With jaws dropped, they can't believe what this
greedy bastard is doing, the job offer follows shortly there after.
Here's why, the employer knows that if you put up with CSX, and Hunter
Harrison, you can handle anything. So no worries about you're family
starving, mine is better off. Some day in the near future, you will
probably have the opportunity to return to the railroad, if you choose.
Cause no RR can run like this, mass hiring will take place, and you have
the experience. So worry not, Hunter will be gone or dead, in hell, soon
enough! Take care guys! Good luck! I do miss the guys at CSX, they were
good people, but I don't miss the railroad!!!

Name: homer j simpson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2017

i read the posts you csx folks post everyday.although i am a member of
the general public,i can understand what y'all are going thru these
days with that sob, hunter harrison at the wheel and his asinine ways
such as "precision railroading"and ass kissers who probably hope to
suck his dick one day.(turn up the oxygen,johnny i'm gonna come now)
what a load of bs.he's got you folks job scared to the point of"not
knowing whether to shit or blind".he and your supervisiors making up
rule changes on the fly and y'all get nailed for petty bs as a
result.(i don't blame the immediate supervisors as much as the upper
level of the food chain as they are stuck in the middle pressured and
threatened with being fired constantly to follow orders from above.they
have usually worked your job in years past and know how you feel stuck
in a shitty situation.) i've never worked the railroad but have
friends who has.i attended the 1 day orientation for new applicants
with southern railway in 1976( norfolk southern predecessor) and the no
schedule/call in, 90 min notice and living and dying by the phone,
leaving a trail of call back numbers,pre pager and cell phone days and
seeing the railroad as a god not to be defied did not appeal to me.i
found employment in a chemical plant that paid good like the railroad
without the bs.
    i read the post from"radio"dated today 17 aug 2017 about
hendricks county, indiana ref csx former customers willing to hire
furloughed csx folks. it is admirable in the sense that they are not
blaming the rank and file employees for their csx shipping troubles but
the management including that cocksucker and oxygen gulping
bastard,hunter harrison.i don't even work for csx but just looking at
his damn picture pisses me off.i'd buck up on him too.
    i would recommend y'all check out the jobs and take them. probably
a lot less stress and you can get your rest with a predictable
schedule.if you can survive csx,you can get thru anything else in this
life and add years to your life. your families would like having you
home more.if your close to retirement, i would say try to ride it out
and get your retirement benefit. since coal is going down, the railroad
industry will continue to cut jobs and not recall low seniority
folks.hunter harrison will continue to ass rape csx,lose most customers
until csx folds like a sorry poker hand. you have to provide for your
families and be prepared to do the same.i would sell off your csx stock
if you have any and bank the money for a rainy day.

Name: RADIO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 August 2017

To furloughed Employees

Today it was announced by radio that Hendricks County (Indiana) has
stepped up to help out the employees of CSX that have lost work at the
Avon rail yard.  They have a website you can go to that list jobs
available in Hendricks County.. The county announcement also stated
that several customers that CSX services are offering job positions to
the CSX employees who lost their jobs. 

It is admirable that customers are offering employment to people who
have not been able to serve them and have not been able to give them
any explanations as to why they haven't. 

It was also stated that CSX would not give any information as to the
future operating plans for the Avon rail yard. 

Now is the time to take advantage of these offers. Don't let them pass
you by. Hendricks county is willing to help those who have lost work.
Maybe more counties will step in after the announcement on the radio.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

CSX is slowing down to a crawl.   The Nashville service lane is all
jacked up.   Cars sit for days as Misc. in yards  and from no where we
send them out.  No true destination just running them up and down the
rail.  This is fact I see it first hand and  participate in conference
calls.  This is madness.

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

Pretty good anonymous - 
The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887. 
Many RR people today don't know that there wasn't always an FRA,
which is a branch of the US DOT.  Prior to 1966, the ICC was the
regulating government agency.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjV4LSwz97VAhVG0YMKHSDvCi0QqUMIMzAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fca.reuters.com%2Farticle%2FbusinessNews%2FidCAKCN1AX1VL-OCABS&usg=AFQjCNEiQ9m4_ERvyIlSAfiRMGuZEVE54Q

Eugene is full of shit

Name: anonymous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

President Rutherford B. Hayes almost a decade before railroads were
first regulated by Congress in 1887: “Shall the railroads govern the
country, or shall the people govern the railroads?”

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

Someone needs to find out where this fucking old prick lives....,city
and address. Post it for every one to see !!! Better yet get a Google
earth photo of the mansion.

Name: Dirk Diggler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2017

All,
Even those that will eat a dick, this guy is a nightmare. Get ready,
the worse is yet to come!!!!Believe me, it hasn't got bad yet, It
will. So either find a new job, or eat a dick! That's the choice!!!

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

Somebody

You're spot on brother.

Name: Yak
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=85&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi9tqOB-NzVAhWB8YMKHT8_AQs4UBAWCDwwBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobenewswire.com%2Fnews-release%2F2017%2F08%2F16%2F1086654%2F0%2Fen%2FCSX-Corporation-Announces-2017-Analyst-and-Investor-Conference.html&usg=AFQjCNEXfpteWxWXNc77ofl06yYsnJ4RGg

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

UP

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/union-pacific-lays-off-500-133540326.html?.tsrc=applewf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2017

2017 Analyst and Investor Conference
There will be a lot of dick sucking going on

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

Hunter wants 750 t&e furloughed before September to meet Q3 numbers and
another 500 by October 31st. Cutting most utility jobs and not allowing
extra jobs effective yesterday.

Name: Nobody
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2017

On hold for whatever, c'mon man, call your bank, or call the electric
company, that's not an unreasonable time to hold, you're just
impatient. The only reason you held for the second 20 minutes is
because you hung up and cried about it. Sure something may be going on,
but really? It's all about me and they need to answer my call because
I'm important. 
And to the engineer looking for a bonus, I'm sure you'd sign your
best friends job away for a few bucks. Our company is collapsing and
you're worried about a bonus. They aren't giving you a bonus.
They'll say they are restructuring. They don't even want to give you
your wages, let alone a bonus.

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

The more crazy shit I read about csx since H.   I see my potential bonus
going down the drain fast.   I'm sick of all these ceo in The U.S
getting overpaid for no results.  Run a money making company in the
ground and those bitches still get paid.  'We can't be having dead
weight everyone must pull their own.' said H  What a Joke!

This wacko will run a monopoly in the ground.  I've always said Donald
Duck could be ceo of csx and it would still be successful but I guess H
isn't the business man Donald is. 

All you yes men are as guilty has H is.

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

Crews 
Tried to call CHESSIE help desk today. Was on hold for 30 minutes. Hung
up tried again. On hold 20 minutes before anyone answered. Guy said
it's been a rough day and crazy there. Sounded like serious issues
going on. Not good to wait that long. Internal problems going on. No
doubt something is happening.  Got to be something HH or HR is doing.
Wonder if the union reps know of any program changes that will effect
us!

Name: Jay
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 August 2017

H's spokesman is named Doolittle. I bet he believes Mr.Ed too.

Name: 
E-mail: Onborrowdtme.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

Just heard from a reliable source. Eugene is getting all his precision
RRing methods from one of his horses.  I was told the horses name is
Mr. Ed

So this all makes sense now.

Name: By the balls
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-15/problems-persist-federal-regulators-want-more-details-csx

Squeeeze....h.h. doesn't have a clue what hes doing tomorrow. Goodluck
hoss. Better your get your precision bullshitting together.

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

Its called  precision Railroading dumbass!
Close those fucking no good Hump yards! EH
Fire those fuckers! EH
Cut those lazy fuckers! EH
Idle those fuckers! EH
Rent foreign Locos! EH
I don't need oxygen all the time! EH
It's pushback by the troops! EH

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CLEAR THIS SHIT UP IN A HURRY? EH

Open up hump yards! Yellow Hat
Call up all those laid off men! Yellow Hat
Bring our locos back! Yellow Hat
Fire your dumbass! Yellow Hat

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2017

So what the heck is happening internally that provoked the reopening of
the Avon hump? I figured that EHH would rather eat his own arm than
reopen a hump. I bet those were interesting conversations, leading up
to this.

Name: Railroad buddy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

Funny story here un louisville head hunter raises the speed in tje
terminal to 20 mph with notifying the fra, well someone must have told
on him because the fra came to town pulled tracks out of service and
made him reduce the speed back to 10. What a jokester ewing is i mean
joke, anyways if u fellers see any thing that needs reportin just
contact ur local fra person they hate hunter as much as we do, due to
the lack of respect he has shown them.....OUT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 14 August 2017

.308 .... 1000-1200M send 1 down range...

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

There will not be a garauntee on the xtra board. It will be 1 board for
the smaller subdivisions. No work no pay. You can be called for any job
no more road jobs or yard jobs , just jobs.

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

En Xb is set at 4950 across the system.
48.50hr i
401k match
Increase in pl days
Shares
System wide seniority
Must work min 10hrs mow,paint,clean,PTI, or whatever needs to be done)
Abolish hotel stays
Naps allowed
Abolish CAPS
Dismantle payroll
Time clock
Paid holidays
Abolish yd jobs
No weekend Union buisness without an investigation
Company provided cell phone
Recerts done by home computer
IF WE AGREE TO ONE MAN CREWS if or when carrier decides to

Name: Jason A.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Just found out today from a very reliable source that we are closer to
making a deal with UTU, BLET, and a Short line railroad in the area.
This will affect all CSX locations in SC. Especially, Charleston,
Andrews, Florence and Cayce. 
HH motto is feed them with food but add a little medicine at the same
time.

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

Me:
Lots of your co-workers know everything. Hell, just ask them anything.

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

51.50hr has been agreed on as of Firday the 11th.

Name: Bluegills
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Lol

The freakin utu has worked on that pay difference for as long as I can
remember.   About three contracts ago I remember them saying yeah
we're going to get this on a level playing field and next contract we
will work on something else but this is most important.  " you guys
remember what it was like not getting paid 100%" the utu thought they
had it resolved come to find out  it only was for those currently
employed hence the entire cycle starts over  again.

But this time will be different 
Fuck the bump 
Fuck the pay difference 
How about some real issues

Name: 
E-mail: Oxygen deprived.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 August 2017

Yeah "They ain't taking our bump" and we're going to ask todo away
with the 5 step pay deferential for new hires for the 10th time.   We
want to be the craft flying drones too cause they're pretty cool.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

CSX is being run for only one person E H H.  Mantle Ridge owns what, 5
pc?  I'd love to see all employed stan down for one day, he can't
fire everyone....now I know why there was a 1917 Revolution in
Russia...workers should take over the company!  In reality tho, UNP
will probably bid for CSX soon, and RJ Corman will buy up the lines
discarded...what a joke..this is when capitalism sucks!

Name: Happy
E-mail: Avon
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2017

About Joe Berry.  He was an asshole.  Hopefully so more assholes get let
go in Indy here soon as well.

Name: joe tupa 
E-mail: in your poopa
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2017

where is joe tupa working   or is he fired

Name: 
E-mail: oxygenPlease.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

dispatcher

I bet if no one moved. There would be no relocation of dispatch center.
The carrier got what they deserved.  Best of Luck to you and the rest of
the dispatchers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Fire and fury like the world has never seen,,,,,,that's Eugene!!!!

Name: A dispatcher 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2017

Looks like they finally realized how many of us weren't heading down to
Jax after the move.   

Just posted 16 jobs on the website. 


So all of you Monday morning dispatchers can come and do the real
thing.

Something you should know before you come, the ATDA is the most useless
Union on the damn planet.  And the only people they care about are the
pre-08 dispatchers.   So don't plan on them actually looking out for
you, they will sacrifice the 300 post-08 people to give the 75 pre-08
people something.

Name: Danville Dan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

For those of us that work into and out of Chicago we know the CT crews
are some of three laziest around.

 EUGENE finally found out how little the crews do up there and has
started charging them with insubordination stealing time. Charge 10 of
them last week , so in retaliation they started to lay down  and he
said fine I'm shutting the whole thing down, sending all traffic he
can To BRC Clearing, IHB Blue Island, and CN Kirk (via the new Cline
Ave connection at MP DC 1). 

The Danville, Garrett and Grand Rapids crews will take their trains to
these yards vs. BARR.  Only a skeleton crew will be left at Barr to
switch local customers. In case you're wondering, CSX technology has
provided him and HQ with a tool that uses GPS off every yard locomotive
to provide a report on when locomotives start moving vs. Going on duty,
where it went during shift, switchlists issued and when locomotive
stopped moving vs. When crew finally tied up.  Kinda easy to see crew
on duty at 0700, locomotive parked next to yard office shut down, and
doesn't start moving till 0900. Then see loco parked at 0230 but crew
marks off at 1700, like click work....every day.  They think no one
sees, but they do.  If it's going on where you work it's only a
matter of time, we next change our ways, or the ax and charge letters
will flow...

Name: Bye bye csx
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

Just a heads up. Barr yard in chicago is likely to be shuttered very
soon. More than 60 men were cut off this week alone. That number is
about to go up again. Barr yard is responsible for a full 25% of ALL of
csx income. Thats right...do your research. Barr keeps the lights on.
Barr is the only terminal consistently running in he black. And hes
closing it. What do you think is going to operating ratio? Way up
 Know what that means? Deeper job cuts. 15 years of seniority is no
longer a safety net. This monster at the helm hates you, and this
company. He never came here with any intention to improve anything.  He
is here to dsmantle it. Want to know why? Because CSX told him no. This
is a temper tantrum. Pure and simple.

Name: W
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 August 2017

Trump has been in office 200 days... what bad has he done that makes him
the worst?

Name: President Donald J. Trump
E-mail: whitehouse@trump.gov
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 August 2017

My Fellow Americans:

Since the inauguration of my Presidency, and the enforcement of my
immigration policy; all entry level wages in the construction industry
has increased by at least 20%!

You all should be patient and expect higher wages in the future and
expect more of a conciliatory tone from management due to a tight
labor
pool for skilled 'American' workers.

Please like me on Twitter!

Name: Ou812
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2017

The man is just trying to cut corners on safety and make things happen
way too fast with no regards to our well-being. Therefore take your
time, fill out all your books and paperwork, walk nice and easy, and
don't let anybody rush you. If you don't have the equipment or tools
or the help don't do the job. This whole game plan of his will bite
him and all the board members and shareholders in the ass very soon

Name: Fuckme
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Anyone on here that believes that we are not about to get our brains
screwed out with this new contract is dreaming. Benefits are about to
hit an all time low, you will be paid a dirt bag, blue collar wage.
Argue with me now, believe me latter!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Can we get some sprinkles on top with that ??? Lmao

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

And qualifying days pro rated on vacation instead of the unfair all or
nothing. Man gets 233 qd and gets sick injured he gets nothing that's
bullshit

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 August 2017

No big shot, ie: No CEO, no Board Director, no major share holder, etc.,
is ever going to give a rat's butt about what's posted on this
website.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

Not bad. 
How about adding - more vacation time after 20-30 yrs. AND having 
weekly vacation time and PLDs count towards the following year's
earned vacation credit?

Name: 
E-mail: oxygen4sale.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2017

overtime after 9
overtime after a set amount of hours in a week
weekend, 2nd, 3rd shift pay premium
double time on holidays and birthday
modest on call pay for fp
09 after 12hrs 
dh home after 24hrs if requested
miss call handled as a sick layoff
anyone taking management position forfeits craft seniority 
a no step clause for using the union for a stepping stone to become
managers
anyone serving as local or general positions signs a 10 year contract
not take a position with carrier
10,20 and 30 year employees have an extra step added to idpap
10,20 and 30 year employees pay differential
any increase health care excludes pre 2017 employees
discounted esop 
no call list for roster runs in the middle of the night

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2017

If you look at the big picture,you have to ask why would people believe
HH is at CSX to save a failing company.The company has posted excellent
profits even after loosing 30% of its revenue from coal.CSX was a little
top heavy in management,but they managed to keep the operating ratio in
the low 70s and still keep expanding its business.Now they are in a
regressive slide for only one purpose,to make them prime for a merger
while the current stock holders take their money and run.Wait till the
next quarter is posted and the stock starts to tank!

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

Are you kidding me  a gym , where I work 200 employees and only two
shitters and only 1 of them will flush. A gym ,  !!!!!!!!!!

Name: Copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 August 2017

No waste of my skin. I copied and pasted it. Don't know who the
original author is, but he's definitely a radnor guy.

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

Copynpaste


I have to commend you on your lengthy but true post. You hit the nail
on the head on how the real dedicated workers feel. I hate to say this
to you but unfortunately you wasted the skin off your fingers and your
valuable time doing it.

People,  WAKE UP!    You are not getting it!

This is a 70 something year old man who is popping blood clot medicine
pills like they are M&M's.  He can not breath on his own like a
healthy person should and he knows his time is limited on the good
green earth. He has been awarded a title of one of the best CEO's in
railroading and is convinced he is the king of railroading. His ego is
the only thing that drives him and keeps him alive today. 
He has one last goal before he dies and that is to bring back CSX like
no one has ever done in the past and put one more stone in his crown. 
It doesn't matter how much you dog, trash, curse or threaten this man,
he will do what he says he will do no matter how much death and
distruction he leaves behind.  He has a certain message he want on his
tombstone and that is one that says." I the great and powerful CEO of
CSX turned it around and went to my grave showing all your asses!"  
He is not reasonable. He is ill and he knows it. Ask any doctor. They
will tell you the damage that is done when the brain is constantly
deprived of oxygen. Any person who has sleep apnea will tell you the
damage it does to your heart and organs.  He will not go down without a
fight and his last breath.  If he has a stroke he will be declared
unable and unfit to continue his position and his right hand man will
take over. In the meantime he has a final stand to make and by god he
will make it. 
Remember, this is his last and final mark on this earth and he will not
go down with out a fight. Now stop thinking of this man as a man who is
just a jerk or a...hole.  He is worse. He is a man making his last
stand on this earth and that my good people is worse than a rabid dog
pushed in the corner! You have no idea what you are dealing with. Its
higher than you and will take the support of all your union heads along
with all federal agencies to bring some sense to all of this. In the
meantime do not give up hope. No one lives forever.

Name: copynpaste
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/01/rail-a01.html

Mr Harrison,
 You personally dont know me, and I personally dont know you, but your
comment of personnel "push back" has struck me in the wrong manner.
I, as a dedicated 8 year employee and 4th generation railroader, take
that very personal. I have held many jobs within CSX ranks over the
last 8 years, including Conductor,Swithchman(RCO), Yardmaster, Retarder
Operator, and Locomotive Engineer. I come to work at
night,holidays,weekends,in the snow,ice,thunderstorms,you name it Im
still there. When you 1st became CEO things looked very very promising.
We went to 2 man hump jobs, Engineer Foreman/Brakeman bowl jobs. My
terminal was absolutely moving the freight. My terminal alone was
processing,( thats arriving,inspecting,humping,classifying,and
departing) anywhere from 2000-2200 cars in a 24 hour period. Thats 2nd
to none on your system. We would rival your "premier" hump number
wise on a daily basis. After time though you all fired all our
managers, cut jobs, piled the freight in,( 1000 cars every 8 hours),
and expected us to move it with half the manpower. After it was all
said and done, we were told we were failures and we would be shut off.
The upper management has done this with every hump you have closed thus
far. Its not only unfair, but makes those of us who actually have pride
as railroaders, well lets just say its a ding in the old paint. Also
our new management that most have came from the CN are more like mob
bosses, than leaders. Men are constantly threatened with their jobs on
the line, we are told to switch cars like back in the 50's when
injury/fatality rates were high, and its just a matter of time before
we have a headline injury or fatality. Men are getting cussed up one
side and down the other, and shown no absolute professionalism in the
least little way. Even with that aside, Ill give you and whomever else
that reads this a little insight as to why their are service
disruptions on csx. Ill just go over some speaking points from quotes
you have put out.
“Together, we will implement precision scheduled railroading — a model
proven to improve safety, create better service for customers, produce
a proud and winning culture for employees, and generate exceptional,
lasting value for shareholders,”
This is the farthest from the truth. Your increase in pace, to try to
compensate the flat switching instead of humping, is going to end with
injury and possibly someones life. Its already proven this is not,and
will not work as far customer service. Morale is at an all time low.
Our stock, well, ya know how thats going.
 The prevailing view in the rail industry is that more locomotives,
more cars and more crews allow for the movement of more volume.
Precision railroading challenges this view,”
You have stored alot of locomotives. Took away alot of switch engines
as well. Where Im from we are not "flat landers" if you will. If and
when we get to the customer, we now run the risk of not being able to
service them due to not having enough power to do the work at hand.
Also almost every one of your road trains has foreign power on them.
What your making up in storing locomotives, your paying right back out
in horsepower hours to another railroad. Crew availability system wide
is an absolute joke. You have intermodal trains sitting for days at a
time, due to either conjestion, or crew availability. You have cut
extraboards, and regular jobs to below minimum standards. Also you have
cut off the pushers system wide. Im gonna tell ya a little secret you
may or may not know though. One of my former territories has had a
pusher district for over 160 years, its the steepest mainline grade,as
side from saluda, east of the mississippi. You cut the assignments off,
but they are calling extra jobs off of the freight pools,and extraboards
there to push trains, every 12 hours. They are just advertised as extra
turn jobs, and not pushers. Trust me though they are still there. Every
terminal you have piled the freight on, has a back log of traffic
sitting in sidings, waiting to be switched. I have read your book and
alot does make sense but no two things are alike. CP was a majority
bulk hauler from their reports, as we are a major mixed manifest
hauler. We are not a place where blocks of cars can ride a 1000 miles
across the plains before it needs to be classified again. If your a
brain surgeon, and Im a spine surgeon, does that mean we can do open
heart surgery together? Im not undermining your CEO abilities, but from
where I and the rest of your workforce stands, its the upper management
that has this place in the turmoil that its in. I understand you did
not need 12 humps, but your cut and slash of 8 humps, 2 of them I know
being major players, is borderline absurd. The old saying of "
Attitude reflects leadership" comes to mind, and to be blunt your
"pushing the blame" off on your employees, just shows what style of
leader you are. Everyone in my terminal,and for the majority system
wide are doing all they can do,to try to make this happen, but its
going to fail because you are leading us this way. CSX was a very
profitable railroad, and I personally think if you could blend some of
CSX's old methods, with a blend of "Presicion Railroading" we as a
whole would be unstoppable. Either way it makes me no difference . If I
get told by my local "Capo" to go run an engine of the drawbridge
tomorrow while its open, well I will because Im a team player, always
have, and always will.
 Sincerly,
 Well I best not say.

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

I work on the OTR industry and my boss also is a RR customer for bulk
plastic resins that thankfully we get via the NS or BNSF.  As of last
night my boss had 2 teams doing nothing but running UPS trailers
between Boston and Chicago as fast as they can turn and burn the
suckers as even the Water level route was getting congested they have
been on that for a week.  Our customers in the south have been
screaming for whatever we can come up with for them in the way of raw
materials that CSX hauled for them.  JB Hunt Schiender Fed Ex are
screaming for anything that can move a trailer or container to get
their stuff moved anywhere CSX goes and are moving as much as they can
to NS.  90% of the drivers at my company are forgoing their first
weekend at home this year why our customers need serviced as CSX has
dropped the freaking ball and we have to pick up the slack.  Spot rates
aka the rates for a truck in major metro areas were CSX has melted down
are up as much as 70% for trucks to get the freight into and out of
those areas.  My hazmat boys are running out of hours from trying to
keep up with deliveries needed at water plants CSX was supposed to
serve with chlorine for water purification.

I hope the BOD at CSX or the STB comes to their senses and runs him out
soon.  The OTR industry can only pick up the slack on major shippers for
a while before our drivers wear out It takes 4 trucks to equal 1 boxcar
or tank car load.  We just don't have the carrying capacity we need
help and I am not sorry to say that.  My drivers are going to be worn
out in a month running flat out.  Yes even the OTR industry has a
breaking point and a meltdown of a Class 1 Railroad on the east coast
would be very close to what would bring us to it.

Name: A Dispatcher
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2017

The company moving all the dispatchers back to Jax is going about as
smooth as everything ole HH is changing.  


I think they finally realized there are a lot more of us that aren't
moving down than they expected.  

Friday they contacted all 30 of the Huntington dispatchers that got
screwed over last year when they killed the division and asked if they
would be interested in coming back to dispatching.   Apparently each of
them in their own creative way told them NO.


Well the moves start on September 1st, although no one actually knows
who is supposed to show up that day because the company refuses to talk
to the union about it. 
So expect your dispatching to go downhill here soon.  You'll have a
bunch of people scrambling to be trained on desks  they've never
worked before.  And sometime soon they'll have to be a large influx of
brand new dispatchers hired and trained...  And we all know how much fun
that is

Name: Hunters lungs 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-08-04/csx-unions-not-happy-ceo-harrison-s-letter-or-changes

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

Fis and Cunter

I think it's because blet is in negotiations with that sorry old man
on hourly wage.

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

So far, it sure looks like\seems, the big-shots only care about big
$$$$$ short term.  Stay tuned everyone.....

Name: chad wilbourn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2017

dear hunter harrison.  I will work for you and promise to screw over any
employees you want me to.  just know i have a fake degree from madison
university so i ain't two smart.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2017

I've been a Blet member since 1999.  My hat's off to SMART for their
statement to EH.   Somewhat disappointed in Blet's silence.  


I appreciate the customers rejections of Eh's statements also.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Government not a roadblock? Tell that to the federal and state officials
watching the burning rail cars in Hyndman!

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

He didn't get a letter but one man crew is coming .

Name: Shove this contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till
2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

If this is true it sucks! 27.30 per hour is less than we make now, 3%
increase per year doesn't keep up with inflation, insurance the same
for 4 years (gee thanks) 3 extra pl days per year wow a $600 value! 5-2
schedule take it or leave it I guess. $50 per share x 25 shares wow a
$1250 value every 3 months for the few that are available 100% Caps, I
can mark off 3 days in a row now then get my points back, once allowed
every 28 days what if I need to be sick for 3 days in a row? Who wants
personal business Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday? One man crews goodbye
railroad cause it ain't gonna work! 
P.S. 3% of $27.30 is 82 cents, wow what a raise. I guess I can use that
raise for my boots and hi-vis crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Blue & anyone else that would ever agree to vote for that have to be
among the most foolish, ignorant, dumbest, stupid morons ever........

Name: Blue
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

485 lol   

$65.00 per hour and me and the rest of the operators vote 1 man crews
today.

Name: Tellthetruth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Thank you SMART-TD General Chairmen for sticking up for us!!!!

http://www.myutubo.com/News.html



Mr. E. Hunter Harrison
President and Chief Executive Officer
CSX Transportation, Inc.
500 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dear Mr. Harrison,
The undersigned General Chairmen are deeply disturbed by comments you
made to CSX customers in a letter, widely distributed in the media,
pertaining to the “push back” and “resistance” of employees that you
allege are the root of service disruptions. Although your accusations
did not specify labor at the ballast level, the impression is that
contract labor is responsible for the service disruptions.

The Organization refuses to accept responsibility for service
disruptions that negatively affect the customers when we have no input
on operational changes. We receive minimal and, in most cases, no
communication from any department about the significant changes being
implemented almost daily. We have a proven track record in this
industry for promoting changes that benefit our members and the
company. The undersigned have repeatedly requested to be involved in
the “new plan”, but have been ignored. If you recall, our support and
advice was offered directly to you on the conference call held May 12,
2017. 

Our members, the ballast line employees, rightfully take your comments
as a personal attack on their professionalism. Your letter was a kick
to the gut and a severe blow to their morale. They have worked through
numerous operational challenges and changes to their work routines.
Despite harsh treatment, furloughs and repeated violations of their
collective bargaining agreements, it has not deterred the employees
from fulfilling their duties. If anything, our members are “pushing
forward” even though management is providing limited guidance and
resources.

As a reminder, our members are dedicated career employees and also
stockholders with a vested interest in the direction of the company. To
suggest contract employees would intentionally disrupt operations
misleads the general public and insults the integrity of our crafts.
This Organization will not allow our members to serve as an excuse for
management’s inability to communicate and execute your ‘precision
scheduled railroading’.

In the future, alleged issues related to the performance of labor
should be addressed with the undersigned General Chairmen.

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

Most everyone will want to and should be able to see/read/review said
letter.  $48.50 per hr. to operate trains one man only = nuts. 
$485.00 per hr. may be considered.

Name: Kip
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Just received letter carrier is offering 27.30/hr. 3% increase every
year for life on contract .With insurance remaining the same till 2021.
3extra pl days and mandatory 5-2 schedule.  100% availability each
quarter receive 25 shares, abolishment of caps with 1 sick day every
28, no personal business or union mark offs fri-mon unless there is an
investigation.   48.50/hr if we agree to run  one man trains. If and
when the carrier decides to.

Name: cunterFagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

Update

E has just scrapped that plan.  Avon is going to remain open and run at
full capacity as a flat switch yard.   Hawthorne after all the money
dumped into is going to turn into Caskey.  As of 1330 but with this
crazy old man it may change by his next dialysis.

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

“Service has declined to the point that it appears CSX is trying to
drive my plant out of business. I have missed customer orders and been
forced to idle my plant numerous times due to failure to get service.
The only answers we get are basically, ‘That’s tough. Get used to it.’
The situation is untenable, and I am actively looking to switch my
business elsewhere wherever possible, as soon as possible.”


another company said that precision rr is costing his company thousands

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2017

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47309


What a Jack Wagon

Name: Pushback
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 August 2017

FYI for anyone concerned:
For FRA Regions 1-6 that cover CSX Territory,
https://www.fra.dot.gov/app/violationreport
(This link is to report safety violations) Overall, it is safe to give
info on this site, without fear of retaliation from CSX!

U.S. Surface Transportation Board (USSTB)
Mailing address: STB, 395 East Street Southwest, Washington, D.C.
20423-0001
General info: 202-245-0245
Office of Public Assistance, Government Affairs, and Compliance:
1-202-245-0238
(They will keep things confidential, also safe to call them!)

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Eastern Regional Office: 571-223-3930 (Covers most of CSX)
Central Office covers; Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana.
(Safe to call)

CSX Ethics Hotline: 800-737-1663 (Not safe to call)
TellCSX: 1-877-TellCSX (Not safe to call)
CSXConnect: 1-800-633-4045 (Not safe to call)
ALL CSX lines are recorded, and have caller ID. If you wish to remain
anonymous and employed, do not fuck with these lines!!!!! Good luck
guys!!!

Name: Trump
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2017

The numbers don't lie.

http://www.railroadpm.org/home/RPM/Performance%20Reports/CSX.aspx

E.H.H. You're Fired!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

I believe Brewer is his favorite yard.

It's one of a few yards even he can manage.  Of course a chimp could
run a handful of tracks.

Name: bluegill
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2017

Brewer Yard?

I figured that dump would be bulldozed down.   That place needs a YM
and or TM like EH needs another Yes Man.

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

Blame me and all my coworkers for the mess on csx well from all of us to
Mr Harrison goes a big FUCK YOU. I hear Hunter is going on undercover
boss. FYI he's the one with the air tank.

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

People hate him because everywhere he's gone massive amount of job
reductions and property sell offs happen.

To put this in perspective - in the 5 years he was at CP over 6,000
people lost their jobs. The company now employs about 11,000 people, so
that's roughly 40% of his work force that was eliminated. Was some of
that work waste? Yes. But no company has 40% of their work force doing
nothing. Railroads also own a lot of land - they need it. Expansion is
necessary at some point and land is the one thing they don't make more
of. At CP he sold nearly all their idle holdings and then gave the
profits of those sales to the share holders. People from CN say he did
the same thing their and once he was gone the new management had one
hell of a time managing their business as he had more or less
bankrupted it, didn't hire properly, etc

As someone currently in the railroad I can shed some light on some
things. He puts massive bonuses on bosses finding ways to lay people
off. I can't list many other things he's done but the list would be
long. The short of it is he makes a lot of money for share holders
while annihilating his work force to do it. The rich love him and hail
him as the greatest railroader ever. The real railroader see what he
actual does and despise him

Name: cunterfagison
E-mail: dontunplugme.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

I'll fire every operating craft employee in the field.  You no good
sons of bitches are to blame for the stand still of freight. 
circumcision railroading is 100% fool proof.  It worked in Canada on a
linear RR.  It can work a little further south.  Al myy yess men agre
wit mee.   I ned oxygin now!   I only use it for a slight cough. It
helps me because I'm running on pure adrenaline I've never felt
better.  I can't be stopped.  I'm setting up an onsite hospital in
HQ.  Equipped with monitors to keep an eye on the troops.  I'll crush
the Rebellion.

Name: Troop
E-mail: Ah ishh push it
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2017

Hunter blames the employees pushing back for his system not working,
wtf? When we were humping we got more freight processed in 6 hours and
got quits. Now we work twice as long and can't get half the customers
serviced. Here's an idea, it ain't working because it's a stupid
fucking idea so revert back to how it was and see the improved quality
of service.

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

Thank you SMART

John Risch, a spokesman for the transportation division of the SMART
Union, which represents CSX operations employees, said "significant
delays" had been caused by Harrison's changes, such as doubling the
size of trains and shutting down hump yards where a freight train's
cars are separated onto different tracks.

"No one is more to blame for CSX's service disruptions than the man
who ordered the dramatic changes to operations and that's Hunter
Harrison," Risch said by email.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

He got promoted

Name: HH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

In regards to blaming crews for my failures. 
"If those pesky crews would stop closing yards and hump terminals and
bottlenecki ng everything, customers would get their cars. We wouldnt
be losing customers to NS and trucking companies. The pesky crews
demand 2 mile+ trains with set off and picks up along route. They
refuse to have enough power to run trains and demanded I put engines in
storage. They've ran off all the management with their fear tactics.
They want to keep everything secret until it happens without notifying
anybody about whats going on. Theyre not wanting to pay more in health
insurance and give up rights to help the greater good of this company
and help pay my salary and bonus."

So yes, I do blame the crews because if I had to run this railroad my
way......

Name: poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

how the hell does one push back?  how can I do my part in resisting this
insanity?

how about some specifics old man.

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

Blet and Smart should condemn Harrison comments on the "Push back of
the Troops"   

The Union shouldn't let comments like this go unanswered Nor should
the customer accept a lame response.

Name: Hunterisascumbag
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

HUNTER IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP IN A LOT OF WAYS . BOTH ARE LYING PRICES OF
SHIT . THE MOST OBVIOUS IS THAT WHEN THINGS GO BAD OR HE GETS BAD PRESS
TRUMP BLAMES THE "FAKE MEDIA/FAKE NEWS/BIAS MEDIA" AND WHEN SOMETHING
GOES  RIGHT TRUMP TAKES ALL THE CREDIT,  EVEN THOUGH HE PROBALY HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. NOW HUNTER TAKES CREDIT WHEN HIS "PERCICION
RAILROADING" WORKS AND WHEN IT GOES BAD "THE TROOPS ARE PUSHING
BACK" THE EMPLOYEES  FAULT. THIS IS NO SUNRISE TO ME. THIS MAN WILL
DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE KNOWING HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS SCREWED OVER
THE YEARS FOR THE ALL MIGHT DOLLAR. SOME ONE NEEDS TO SIT DOWN WITH A
REPORTER AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHY THINGS HAVE MELTED DOWN.
I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS NOW STARTING WITH CONRAIL AND OVER TO CSX AT SPLIT
DATE AND I THINK ABOUT QUITTING THIS SHIT HOLE EVERY DAY CAUSE OF THIS
SCUMBAG HARRISON.

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Just heard on the Baltimore division Eugene has managers (the Michael
Jordan's of railroading he brought in from the CN)who have disguised
themselves as t&e and are firing crews. Got two crews and a yardmaster
out of service.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 August 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiJvqfNt7bVAhVM_4MKHeAxB8MQqUMIKDAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-csx-disruptions-idUSKBN1AH4OV%3Fil%3D0&usg=AFQjCNHT_Oj-wUu2UvVR072-Yg7gtmVJfA

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

csx stock price, csx news, csx rumors, csx Harrison
 
Harrison using the men for an escape goat for idiotic operations.  We
all know your suffering from oxygen deprivation.

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

Great attribute of a leader.  Is one who accepts responsibility.  Good
or bad.  

If that old fuck won Railroader of the year.  He wouldn't give thanks
to the men for their long hours and sweat.   But he'll pass the
negative on down the line.

A man can't be trusted when he doesn't take responsibility for their
actions.

Name: catfish
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2017

Surprise Surprise!!!


Edwenna is blaming the men again for his failures.

CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison in a letter to the railroad’s
customers apologized for mounting service issues, citing the rapid pace
of operational changes he has implemented and blaming employees who have
“pushed back” against those changes

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2017

Time to blame crews and deal with them...

To our valued customer, 

Over the past four months, CSX has been undergoing a tremendous amount
of change, including an operational transformation that will ultimately
result in better service to our customers. We’re not at the finish line
yet, but I’m personally writing you today to reaffirm our commitment to
working with you individually to ensure you receive the support you
require to meet your business needs. 

I think we can agree that more-reliable service and improved asset
utilization is a win-win for your business and ours. It is with these
intentions that we have focused our efforts – moving our customer’s
freight consistently, reliably and cost efficiently. 

The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid, and while most
people at the company have embraced the new plan, unfortunately, a few
have pushed back and continue to do so. This resistance to change has
resulted in some service disruptions. To those customers that have
experienced such issues, we sincerely apologize. As we move forward, we
will continue to address these internal personnel matters and our teams
have recommitted themselves to reaching out to those affected to work
through any service issues and resolve them as quickly as possible. 

Throughout our transformation, one thing that has remained constant is
our dedication to our customers and the great effort we put forth to
deliver the service you expect from CSX. Our operating and sales and
marketing teams are collaborating closely to better ensure you are
prepared for and work through any planned changes that may occur. I
will remain engaged in overseeing our customer service and
communications efforts, and appreciate your partnership and willingness
to also remain engaged. 

We value your business and thank you for the opportunity to be your
transportation provider. 

Sincerely, 

Hunter

Name: Former LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

Jinkem: that is an uninformed, ignorant foolish post.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: Toilet wine
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

We have been paying union dues all this time and now when we need them
where in the hell are they? They have no problem taking our money where
is our help. Our union is worthless. Even before Harrison our union
sucked, the union didn't fight to get you your job back when you got a
switch or hit a bumping block, the railroad brought you back because
they don't want to hire and train someone every time a 50 dollar
mistake was made. Do you know how much money that would cost csx if
they terminated everyone the first time they messed up? Not to mention
there would be very few people with more than 5 years of seniority. We
have the same union now that we had before Harrison but can't the
union get them back now? Because they never got you back to begin with,
the company was just more forgiving!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Just cause it's shiny doesn't mean it's gold. Could be fools gold !!!

Name: Lester Holt 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2017

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mobile/article/money/business/csx-boss-target-of-scolding-from-surface-transportation-board-in-washington/460255581
more news channels digging for dirt

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

I doubt that you do. I've got 10 yrs seniority, I think I'm ok for
now. So are we supposed to cover it up while these assholes chase away
our customers? They are the reason you have a job. The shareholders and
the public deserve to know. Get your head out of your ass. They are
destroying our customer base. Oh no, be quiet so Hunter doesn't get
mad at us!

Name: Bedreddin
E-mail: Oxy4sale.com
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 29 July 2017

Yes it is.   I bet the text didn't amount to shit.

Name: Hospice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Why is it not legal for us to Strike but some bed Redding psychopath can
cause all this disruption?   

We all know this is deliberate.  I believe he should be thrown in
prison with all his cronies.

Name: Terminal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

IF ITS NOT BROKEN DONT FIX IT

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2017

Tyrone, 
That sounds about right. And meanwhile, on the inside, the company is
telling us that if we would've listened, they wouldn't have to treat
us like that.. I guess it's our fault for not having the dishes done
before Hunter got home...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

....Close most of your hump yards and then act surprised when dwell
times increase at gateway points on the periphery of your system
because nobody can figure out the new routings. Right.

"It's push back by the troops" Said, Edwin. T&E are fucking the
customers.  It's all their fault precision RRing not working.

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

Unless it somehow, someway, affects someone directly, why in heck would
one employee care whether another works or doesn't?  It's each
individual's business, life, job, paycheck, etc., etc.

Name: Concerned citizens 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

"I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come before a
properly-appointed board, just as they might come before the income tax
commissioner, and say every five years, or every seven years, just put
them there, and say, “Sir, or madam, now will you be kind enough to
justify your existence?” If you’re not producing as much as you consume
or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the big
organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive,
because your life does not benefit us and it can’t be of very much use
to yourself…. I appeal to the chemists to discover a humane gas that
will kill instantly and painlessly. In short, a gentlemanly gas –
deadly by all means, but humane not cruel."- George B. Shaw. This is
wgo our CEO looks up to and model's some part of him self after scary
stuff

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

Of course Hunter isn't going to respond to the comments in that article
because he wants the public to think it's just rumors. It's fact! And
as a matter of fact, alot of those same cars I told you about are still
parked everywhere while customers get no shipments. We went past
probably 40 or 50 autoracks today, loaded, sitting in a siding 70 miles
from where they go because all our other sidings are full of Willard
freight that they can't handle. 2 main in new castle has about 150
cars parked on it. There is a stone yard customer in Girard that
hasn't received his freight on a week, and there are probably 100 cars
for him parked in 5 different places. They are pissed and have called NS
for a quote. There is a cold storage place in Warren that handles french
fries for McDonald's, they are making arrangements to utilize another
facility where a different railroad can deliver to them. They received
a reefer car that sat so long, it ran out of fuel and damaged the whole
load. These are not rumors. There is a pipe manufacturer that gives us a
loaded train about once a week or so, we can't get their loads out and
their empties back to them because our yards and sidings are congested
with week (or two)old Willard freight. Again, not rumors. These aren't
small customers. Tell the truth Hunter.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

WTF

Thanks for pointing that out.  I for one had no idea most might not of.
 That shows what were dealing with.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This contradicts The STB's letter to CSX but I believe we all know
which to believe.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi8l67XqKzVAhWDyoMKHdUtAnwQqOcBCDcwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.railwayage.com%2Findex.php%2Fblogs%2Fwilliam-vantuono%2Fhunter-harrison-responds-to-railway-age.html%3Fchannel%3D%26Itemid%3D491&usg=AFQjCNGta-2Dx78KGE9LlvL5d1G6egx3QA

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

I wonder how many Brothers, Sisters, Moms and Dads Toney Furgeson out of
Avon Terminal has. This guy marks off bereavement every other week. Not
only that, he hops job to job for off days. He's probably worked a few
days within the last 2 weeks. I understand people need a day off since
we get worked into the ground day in and day out, but come on, you
hired out knowing what the job entailed.

Name: ICU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

This is proof everything T&E states is factual.  If and when Evellen is
let go all his yes men should be let go also (Sanborn)etc... They're
as guilty as he is.

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=47273

Name: I'm not ignorant 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2017

As a matter of fact, we can strike, WHENEVER we want to. 
Look up LMRDA. If our unions aren't representing us as they should,
then we have the right/obligation to buck the system. We just have to
get everyone on the same page. 
Have you ever asked yourself "why are my union dues automatically
deducted from my paycheck, how do I turn that off?"

Name: dekcuF yllayoR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

The unions need to grow some balls & call for a strike, for a LEAST a
week. Break these mother fckrs! I wouldn't be surprised if we see in
the news about someone knocking this dumb bastard out.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2017

watch the  economy tank ?  also   the safety of the usa?  in closing the
mainlines or reducing them , military vehicles cant be shipped by main
lines  very easy like in the past?  the president should step in  here 
this is worse  than we can imagine?  



  also   if you want or care to make a statement?  work very safe  and
walk easy?    no  no  short cuts  walk lite  do your jobs   work safe
!!   make  sure  your  insured for  riding with any  bosses in  their 
vehicles that are privately owned   !!!!!!!!!!!    grab a good lawyer 
boys n girls !!!!!!!

Name: Cornered now
E-mail: Strike the enemy
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

With all that has been going on with stock falling, customers
complaining, rail regulator demanding answers, traffic backed way up,
and absolutely nothing going right with CSX now, Harrison and his crew
are feeling the pressure and they know that it is not working, it is
time for his exodus and we are in a position to see to it that he gets
gone quit before it's too late, you know what to do!

Name: bluegill
E-mail: oxygenplease.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

He will be on a warpath now.   Hes already said the troops were pushing
back.  I bet he will try to blame us for this.

https://www.stb.gov/stb/docs/NonDocumentedPublic_Correspondence/2017/STB%20to%20CSX%20Harrison%20July%202017.pdf

Name: Surface transportation board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

HH just got a strong letter from the surface transportation board
discussing the lack of planning of precision railroading and bad
customer service. Customers complained 2nd quarter was the worst
service they have ever seen, and were even questioning if there was a
hurricane no body knew about disrupting service. The surface
transportation board  wants to have a meeting with all the top
executives at CSX to discuss ways to improve service and delays. 

I think the shareholders should know about this and proves how HH
doesn't care about customers and only cares about cutting things to
the bone to make a short term profit. Newsflash, Customers are what
makes the railroad run! I would SELL, SELL, SELL while I was ahead!

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

Shit going to hit the fan.  Edwina will bring hell on TE now.  He was
blame on to us.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/rail-regulator-tells-csx-to-fix-service-problems-1501193898

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Makin it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock down $2.00 today 7/27/17, if Harrison bought 300,000 shares then
he just lost $600,000 TODAY! LOL

Name: Stock Report
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 July 2017

Stock way down. Sell now while you can. Harrison has lost his mind. His
methods are not working. Customers are leaving, NS is swooping in like
vultures. Sell, sell, sell

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

EEH -- This was confirmed correct this morning through senior management
at the CN. "Hunter didn’t voluntarily retire from CN. CN wasn’t
planning on renewing his contract.”

CSX employees -- I feel very bad for the employees. Both for the
families that no longer can make there house payment and the ones left
that are going crazy with work. No one in management wants to answer
anything even how small it is for fear of there job. Customers have
started finding other routes that have the CSX in the route least
possible. Customers can understand floods or hurricanes but cycle times
going from 2 weeks to a month due to internal changes is not so
understand. The overall bad part is that this will end up with more
product in trucks and not trains so it is a lose for everyone. EEH will
not be there long due to health reasons. I just hope there is a railroad
left. This is good read and covers a lot of things from stock price,
crews, management, power/loco per ton issues/ hump yards but does not
address other not so seen issues as the CSX pulled out from the
national box car pool and pulling out of long standing agreements with
other lines with giving a few days warning etc. I will be praying for
the railroaders families in this time of need. 

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

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

wax

They must have or they'd still be out.   You don't come back from
that charge.

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

2 nights ago that sorry sob in terre haute pulled a couple damn good
guys out of service.   He wanted them to do an unsafe move.  They
questioned him about it he pulled them out and tried to charge them
with insubordination.  Well they're back in service today.  CSX should
fire that fucking idiot for harassing two damn good employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

This has to be a classic. Only 8k per month. Wonder how hw would like
ZERO?




Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

POO POO I am still working  and I was planning to pay the money back .
all it was a short term loan  the just found that time   becouse of the
buffalo long poolers  kept me from making the big bucks . well no long
pools now . !!!!!

Name: Big pappa
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Per pay half let's say you bring home $4000 that's $8000 bring home
per month. That's 96k per year take home, so in a 30 year career you
would have brought home a little shy of 3 million. Your entire life on
the railroad and you bring home less than 3 million dollars. This guy
gets 84 million up front and might be here 3 years. So basically HH
makes in 3 months what you make your entire life. Is this guy really
worth 84 million? If so we are worth a hell of a lot more we actually
make the railroad work we are the ones in the elements and filth that
go home tired and beat down every day.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2017

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/norfolk-southern-says-its-winning-customers-from-csx-1501083819&ved=0ahUKEwim1PuIyqfVAhUFRyYKHbbHBH0QqUMIHjAA&usg=AFQjCNEHZb0cR7B6ys-b3yavGw3zN4AKLg&ampcf=1

Name: CSX RR worker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Hey Smoked Out

Assuming your not some random troll, Trains stopped all over the place
blocking crossings is the fault of poor management, and bad
dispatching. You would've had my sympathy if not for your false
assumption that our guys are a bunch of lazy careless guys. Do you
really think that our guys like outlawing in the middle of nowhere and
waiting hours on end for a cab ride home. Most of us like the overtime,
but after 12 hours on duty, that's just blood money. As long as your
calling us lazy. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and drive the
long way around. Why don't you get up off your lazy ass and  start
voting for political candidates that don't give the rich corporations
everything they want. Why don't you get up off of your lazy ass and
call the police when the crossings are blocked. So we can get some heat
on the railroads, for running such a piss poor operation that doesn't
give a shit about employees or the general public or safety in general?

Name: SHIT ON HUNTER 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2017

You are a old fucking prick. HUNTER...,YES I'M TALKING TO TO, CAUSE I
KNOW YOUR EGO MAKES YOU READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU ON THIS
SIGHT. IT PROBALY GIVES YOU A SICK FEELING OF GREATNESS KNOWING YOU ARE
RUINING PEOPLE LIVES.I give my left nut to get 15 minutes of consequence
free time with you alone in a room.I know this prick probably packs a
gun with him anywhere he goes.if he comes in your terminal for a stop,
call the police and report a man brandishing a gun. cause you know he
probably doesn't have a pistol permit/ license to carry a weapon over
multiple state lines

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Csx was considered a slow player because csx wanted to be the safest
railroad. Also, I was referring  to the con quote as being classic. By
the way everyone post in every section you idiot.

Name: Horseshit!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2017

Watchdog!

If the unions would get their heads out of between Eugenes crotch, This
crap wouldn't been happening. The FRA also sucks too.

Ethics...Right!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

I work in the materials dept,overheard my boss say he couldn't order
some parts today because venders said that they were not being paid.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 July 2017

Bro that was well said. Probably 1 of the best post on here so far.

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

Did going to hourly rate cause more people to lose their jobs. In Canada

Name: todd Novak 
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

POO POO  buffalo long pool you can long pool to Cleveland  and lay in
the hotel and get all the shit trains  back . then work off your rest .
 no more big bucks for you .  or you can move to hoboken == new jersey

Name: todd novak
E-mail: collinwood .com
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 July 2017

total meltdown . But one great thing is the best hunter harris has done
is to get rid of the long pools. ...Now you get the same shit as the
rest of us . start moving  to other yards--- assholes --

Name: T CONRAD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 July 2017

Helper operations banned everywhere? Doubling or tripling Sandpatch and
other mainlines? Let the CEO take a 10,000 ton train down or up the
hill without adequate power and see how it goes. This is his
proficiency skills to slow the railroad down to a massive crawl?
Insanity

Name: Upnorth
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Same shit in Canada.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Typical American management. Eliminate thousands of jobs to streamline
operations that will never work but will create enough fake profit for
bonuses and other perks such as new offices, increased management
salaries, etc.

But, but the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Eliminate thousands more jobs. Yes, now we're really lean
and mean...... more bonuses.... Higher management salaries

But, but, the economy keeps slowing.

Easy answer, Automate and eliminate even more jobs..... first
bankruptcy,,, more bonuses.... 

But, but, the economy is still slowing!

Rinse, Dry, Repeat...... Out of business....Liquidation.... more
management bonuses..... final management salary payouts....
Unemployment, EBT, ADC, Welfare for employees.

Management 'team members' move on to the next business in need of
saving.

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 July 2017

When can we expect a 500 dollar/10 hour day to go in effect? I heard
that the blet turned down 53 an hour? Why would they do that?

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

Breaking news. And the stock is down again. I have personally downgraded
it from outperform to a strong sell. All investors take note. Sell,
sell, sell. Harrison has run the company in the ground. Customers are
not getting serviced, trains are stacked up for miles, shortage of
crews, and terminals are jammed up. Get out why you can. Don't get
caught holding the bag

Name: watchdog
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 July 2017

ALL CSX CREW/ALL DIVISIONS.....NOTICE!

It has been brought to our attention that some managers/supervisors are
forcing engineers to run on territories that they are not qualified or
have not traversed in several years in violation of FRA LAW 240.231 It
has also been reported that Chiefs as well as supervisors are using
intimidation and threats of insubordination if the engineer does not
take the job. Some of these threats include having the engineer pulled
out of service and having them re qualify on their own time with no
pay. Threats from a union contract employee(Chief) should be reported
to their Union representative and their union officials should handle
the steps necessary to counsel their member. Ethic charges should be
filed immediately against and supervisor that threatens or intimidates
any engineer who is requesting that the FRA LAW be followed. The FRA
inspectors in your division should be notified immediately. 
Several divisions are under complete melt down due to the overflow of
freight that has been shifted to their areas. Hunter Harrisons
precision planning has caused freight to be backed up for days along
all divisions and some yards are in complete gridlock and unable to
handle the freight. This however does not allow supervisors who are
under the gun to force engineers to violate FRA LAW. Crews are short
and over worked and many are getting 6 and 7 starts. Locals are not
being run and trains are sitting outside of the yards waiting to get
in. Supervisors are desperate to move the freight any way they can
including violating FRA LAWS.
 240.231-
(b1) For a locomotive engineer who has never been qualified on the
physical characteristics of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, the pilot shall be a person qualified
and certified as a locomotive engineer who IS NOT an assigned crew
member.

(b2) For a locomotive engineer who was previously qualified on the
physical characteristic of the territory over which he or she is to
operate a locomotive or train, but whose qualification has expired ,
the pilot may be any person, WHO IS NOT AN ASSIGNED CREW MEMBER,
qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A CONDUCTOR WHO IS ON THE JOB AND QUALIFIED IS
ALLOW TO BE A PILOT. THE LAW IS DIRECT AND IN BLACK AND WHITE. THERE IS
TO BE A PILOT IN THE CAB WITH THE ENGINEER AT ALL TIMES. THE CONDUCTOR
ON THE JOB CAN NOT BE A PILOT FOR THE ENGINEER.

(C)Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track
with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles , AND

(1) the track is other than main track: OR

(2) the maximum distance the locomotive or train will be operated does
not exceed ONE MILE: OR

(3)The maximum authorized speed for any operation on the track does not
exceed 20 Miles per hour: OR

(4)Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every
locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within
one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer.
CSX chose to remove the controlled speed rule so this would be
considered running at RESTRICTED SPEED.

Engineers are being forced by intimidation to violate these rules and
are not getting the proper pilots as well as running on main lines with
authorized speeds well above 20 MPH. The dispatcher MUST GIVE THE CREW
an EC1 mandatory directive to run at restricted speed. The dispatchers
can not set intermediate signal to restricted speed therefore they must
issue an EC1 directing the crew to run at restricted speed. 

If you encounter this problem on your division you must immediately
report this to the FRA and to your union representative.
This is also an issue that should be addressed with the USDOT. 

This IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. The
chaos that is happening at this very moment is beginning to make all
supervisors react without thinking things through thoroughly.
Desperation to save their jobs and their yards has made many of them go
the extremes to get what ever they can done, including violating FRA
LAWS and the ethics policy. This can not be tolerated no matter how bad
things have become because of Hunter Harrisons new precision planning.
Rules have to be set now. Management must understand that LAWS trump
any new plan that is being set in place.  You must report all
violations as soon as they happen. Its up to you to send the message
that intimidation and violation of FRA LAWS will not be tolerated. Make
a copy of this post and give the information to the crews you work with.
Many do not have code of regulations books or know where to look for
such laws. Educate your fellow crew members and look out for each
others safety. Its a hornets nest out there now and all crews need to
start looking out for each other.

Name: Lowonoxygen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2017

Rumor is CSX CEO Has a LITTLE WEINER.

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

Even the reporters are stating Evelyn is rambling on.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiaz5-9_qHVAhWo6IMKHc18C-gQqUMILDAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jaxdailyrecord.com%2Farticle%2Fharrison-surprised-by-csx-stock-dip&usg=AFQjCNEiNyAG895Q5KVeX0eTtFiBDArO-Q

Name: Ozz fest
E-mail: Ozzy 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2017

As I write this at 0430 I will assure you that csx stock will tank again
today

Name: josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Is the clinchfield spartanburg north going to make a comeback?  a
freight comeback?  or will it be sold or has it already been sold to
that orange company?!

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

Hey. Have all employees everywhere been affected with the cancellation
of all scheduled vacations and anyone know how long this is going to
last. I'm in Atlanta and my just found out about this. I haven't been
affected yet just wondering if this will get to us.

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

Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are
screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you
aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then
it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains
are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars
with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these
customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe
even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton
crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's
a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that
you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the
rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these
trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are
all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see.
We'll show you.

Name: UpNorth
E-mail: needoxygen?.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage
rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements.
Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10
hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being
run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays,
Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting
in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we
traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. 

No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two.
If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we
reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out
working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four
or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. 

Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to
work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the
Yard, and others that worked the Road. 

I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of
years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met
a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned
to our starting point. 

This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard
runners, Notch 8 always......   They would return to Battle Creek with
like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at
overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the
orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in."
   We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the
radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" 
Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. 

So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago
and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening
was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were
normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now
taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. 

I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before
EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming
into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took
longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours.
And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking
longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer.  If I
could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time
between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to
36 hours. But nobody cared!!! 

Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH.
During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty
regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I
worked out on the road. 
I had been earning right around $100,000.00 a year. We were still
getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made
over $150,00.00, each year.  But I had to retire, a couple years early,
my knees gave out. 

A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a
lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't
happening "Before EHH."   Before, the crews were calling and getting
all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make
sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run
run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone.  But after EHH
arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do
anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the
hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along
sometime. 

If you really want to cause problems ......  DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY
TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE
COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2017

ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE
SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS
ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION,  NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE
BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU
WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE
SAFTEY  APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING
EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE
WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE
ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME
TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN
4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE
ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and
running Russell loco shop will shut down.

Name: Charlie berry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw
Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth

Name: Mac Drizzle
E-mail: Making it rain
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2017

I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month
or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2017

Mr, Slowdown:
                I'm sure you are kidding around or expressing
frustration about the current state of CSX. BUT, it is important for
all employees to exercise caution. Running giant trains, neither
brakesticks nor 3 step safety  procedures allowed after many years
required, strange and unfamiliar operating practices over new
locations, ALL of which demand extra caution and extra time to operate.
I'm sure EHH has no desire to increase injuries or accidents while we
are learning new procedures and radical changes. We can carefully move
forward while new practices and new managers can gradually learn new
methods, new employees, and new and unique procedures. All of us have
had safety procedures pounded into our heads from day one, many of us
have been disciplined, and a few have even been injured or killed.
It's hard to change good habits!

Name: SLOWDOWN
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2017

LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A
MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL
YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO
REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW
THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH.
OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF
TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!

Name: Fired
E-mail: Free oxygen.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

A MUST READ
http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html

Name: fred
E-mail: oxygen4sale.org
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2017

Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed.  It only takes about
5 minutes.  Let the public know the truth about this company and our
CEO.

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

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ


Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal.    

  Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it
wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi
million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted
about 3years.    
1st time Id pools were working!  

I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would
have caused a sane man to step down.  Power hungry Eugene would not no
matter the cost to CP.   Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still
tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the
board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm
over to him.  A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are
now unemployed or on their way out.

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

Cool Mo D

Same shit happened in Canada.

Name: Dirty Mike 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2017

When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which
should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of
Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.

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

I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when
you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like
are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around?
When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more
backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that
we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes,
let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and
the public

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

Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow,
finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email
stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been
cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all
trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does
he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8
or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering
quitting, like soon.

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

Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal
with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to
read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week.
Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days
in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no
plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.

Name: Jinkem
E-mail: T
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2017

Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here

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

Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Slow down by the troops you say?  You crusty old fuck.  No one likes
working for this company anymore.  We've all been mentally abused out
here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake.  Take
the brake stick and shove it up your ass.  Wouldn't want to waste
anything out here.  While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the
boys in the fuck shack.

Name: J
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 July 2017

What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men.

In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says.
The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison
described as “pushback by some of the troops.”

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

Uptown
Good post


First I want to make clear.   I believe Eugene Is a has been and
Mantleridge  is playing Weekend  at Bernies with him. 

With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his
bullshit.  The stock needs to drop below 40.  Before we can make some
of these statements I'm reading on here.

Name: Dave twillble
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 July 2017

Please read, customers are talking to the press
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service

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

CSX stock down another $1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is
on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be
taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer

Name: herp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Merle??
What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about?

Name: 4real
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

ethics is gone?

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

Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't
worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How
will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his
little ass clown Wes Lindner?

WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!

Name: mercy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

APE  aka ehh suck ass

That's what he's stating.

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

Engines without air conditioning should be outlawed. Call OSHA.

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief.   This is to give
reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.

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

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA



Good One Must Read!

Name: OZZY OZ BURN
E-mail: I am the Jackal
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down $3.25 from previous
close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost
3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost
over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it
don't look good.

Name: Knuckle Pin
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

FYI, 
Hunter's nephew either quit or got ran off from the Rocky Mount
trainyard where he was trying to qualify as a conductor.  Even had his
own personal engineer.

Drugs or booze issues.

Name: bill stevens
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

effective immediately all publications including past present and
future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the
Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. 

hail Eugene. 
eigene heil.

Name: The watchmen 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read
https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price

Name: Sampson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2017

More propaganda please read
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings

Name: CRRguy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 July 2017

Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do
with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north?  heard anything?
ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the
route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the
south?  Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick
subdivisions.  Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? 
What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta?  Share some
insight if you can.  So much more freight can be routed up the
clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. 
Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated!
Thanks!

Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South
Carolina north up the Clinchfield.  It was mostly coals, with additional
freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train
south, maybe a local.

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going
to happen just haven't heard specifics yet

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2017

We needed those men at Nashville.  They stayed busy day in and day out. 
 Today their services are no longer needed?   I call bullshit!   I agree
E is running this company into the ground.  It's all one orchestrated
effort for a merger.

They claim he's a turnaround expert.   CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE
SNOW!   It's all horseshit.

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

what about transportation dept in Nashville

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

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters


Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his
handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff.


What's the news on Nashville? Details please.

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

what happened in Nashville

Name: Guardian dog
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2017

attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers
for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century.
Somethingt
 to that  effect. and bar robert pines. please. 

tyvvm.

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

After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will
discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items
boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else  on behalf of
employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number
of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or  oxygen.

Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and
irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that
supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide
range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are
expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund  by ensuring they
arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners.

Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving
to make our company the worse in the railroad industry.


We're just happy to do our part Sir.  Thank you Sir, may we have
another?

Name: Nice1
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed.   I'm seeing a lot of
new ones.   This is a great way to let the public know the truth.     



I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters.  Please post reviews
and comments anywhere on social media.

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

There are posts on here:  something about how all what's going on now
will pass.  And:  the Ol' csx system that was known before will
probably not be the same........

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

talking about THREE yard shifts a day? I thought TWO 12 hour shifts per
day, and perhaps a brakeman to keep speed up. AND, as mentioned
recently, not so much punching EHH in face, saying we are enslaved at
$90k per year, all the silliness that makes us look like irrational
idiots to the public. There are good, coherent arguments that can be
made. And of course...are Pines and LN Dispatcher the same person?

Name: Slow it down
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2017

Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2  crews per shift
equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per
day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars
being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are
on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly.  Don't do anything
obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already
cloging up!!  Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No
brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on
the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake
instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.

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

Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir
credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words
are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us
look childish and stupid

Name: Yes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 July 2017

great post guarddog.   The most truth I've heard in a long time.

Name: Csx
E-mail: Rr
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2017

fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold

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

CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week
advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72
hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72
hours is an "enhancement".



No yard PTI?  Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist.   CSX
lies to customers,employees and themselves.

We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not
getting enough oxygen.

Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable
contract.

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

Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The
board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that
short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck
themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have
1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences
them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit.
I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because
they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your
fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and
is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout
the company with no plan to get them to their destination.

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

Melt downs?  RR service interruptions? 
Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?

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

This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks
customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the
dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont
kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking
fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have
heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it
comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify
management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get
forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will
go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our
contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling
contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end
up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get
done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and
safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r
railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained
professional industrial athletes we r.

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

It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the
Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2017

Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also
starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.

Name: Republic of the US
E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-?
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2017

Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be
remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take
much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail
transportation. With or without the union you have to save your
railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.

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

Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my
fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a
paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let
each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the
truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but
there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on.
Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the
future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we
have...

Name: Lloyd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Getting real tired of all the HH defenders on here.  You people are the
true pieces of shit we all work with.  The same guys that suck the tms
off and do favors like taking calls for anything and everything.  You
are the problem.  When we get rid of all you little bitches we will
have a stronger union.  Two face mfers.

Name: Never happen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming
..

Name: switchtender
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after
10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.

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

I agree with you 100%

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the
dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a
yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's
no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes
and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our
unions aren't even interested.

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

precision
I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down
without a crew.    Thanks for the info


New dude 
I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up
with.  The stress not being able to stay rested for a job.  Most of all
the intimidation of the new idpap.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things.
Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've
heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because
there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than
a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and
they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no
trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means
what again??

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

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A

Name: oboy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Hey precision

It's funny how we all know the truth.  Meanwhile csx is spreading the
lies about how well this is all working out.

Name: Precision
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New
castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't
handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a
meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just
to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked
extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track
to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam
engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow,
right?

Name: fred
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Avon yard is shutting down?   That yard has been in operation for over
100yrs.  Where will all the men move to?  What would be the closest
move?

Name: Cool mo D
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2017

Don't know about anyone else but I'm afraid to lose my job. After 20
year's of being a locomotive engineer for CSX and being a loyal
employee and only marking off with days I've earned.  I surely don't
want end my career working for a place that could care less about
me.How much money does one man need at so many others misery.

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

when the new attendance policy comes out.  We will all bitch about it. 
We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our
union will post or mail out a reply.   The letter from the union will
read something like.  "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we
extremely protested the new policy.  We will do everything in our power
to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But
remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company
ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the
last 5 policies stuck.

When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health
care.  The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. 
The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings
about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made.  The
local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. 
Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than
par.  Insurance will increase.  Work rules will be favor of the
carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they
did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration
this contract surpassed  their wildest imagination.   They will praise
one another for their relentless fight with the carrier.  They will pat
one another on the back for their great success.
Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times

Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating
this bullshit.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2017

It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/
parcel things out to whomever may want whatever.  The ol' csx may be
just a part of history.

Name: Horny Harrison
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is
going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be
sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard
in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business),
we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in
Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls
in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families
or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that
makes $50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for $20 an
hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be
complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance.
We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads
and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses
and suck on oxygen bottles!!!!

CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there
now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash,
CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for
the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the
most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives
at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider
trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to
come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!

Name: Notch8
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic
effects ours. What rumor are going around?

Name: SLOW DOWN
E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2017

Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly
decimated within the next month

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana
peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his
legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or
another.

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

This is only going to last for so long ehh has one foot in the grave and
one on a banana peel. The Lord only promised 70 years this old geezer is
living on borrowed time.

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

T&E Employees

It seems there is some concern about the possibility of a new
attendance policy in the works that may be considered more stringent
than the last. What ever policy is developed can not break State or
Federal laws. An attendance policy is not uncommon in large
corporations. Unfortunately you have workers who do not want to come to
work on a regular basis and therefore the burden to do business is put
back on the workers who do. This burden is a company policy that
usually ends up punishing those who do not deserve it.
No matter what policy is developed you have medical protection rights
for yourself and your family. The laws are too lengthy to post. 
All children are protected under several child protection agencies and
any medical treatment they may need comes first before any attendance
policy that lays ground rules for absence from work for medical
reasons. It is not necessary to get into the details about the medical
rights/protection of children. Most company/corporations do not want to
test the waters on this subject and are usually very accommodating.
Second, if your family physician feels it is necessary for you to miss
work due to an illness or injury, their written orders should be
considered adequate enough to excuse you from your duties. Many have
expressed their concerns that the company has said they can deny a
doctors order if they feel it is not proper or not an eligible excuse
and the employee can be ordered to return to work and given points
towards future discipline. This is something that you must discuss in
detail with your physician. Many medical doctors find this action not
only a form of slander but boarders an insinuation that they are in a
habit or writing orders that could be look at as a form or malpractice.
If a medication is prescribed and your doctor orders you to miss work
while using it there should be no denial to that order. There are many
medications that the USDOT has listed that do not allow any one working
for any company/agency that is involved with the transportation of
commerce/goods to consume and work at the same time. You doctor is well
aware of the side effects of the medications they prescribe as well as
many state laws that govern the use of them while driving a motor
vehicle. Remember, your corporation is not exempt from following all
state laws. If your attendance policy has a point system that is used
to determine progressive discipline steps and you are given points for
taking medical days that are deemed necessary by your physician then
you not only have an issue to forward to your union representative but
you also have grounds to take the issue to your state health department
and outside legal counsel. You may be bound by state laws that do not
allow you to operate a motor vehicle  and federal laws that do not
allow you to work with any transportation department.  Points assigned
to an employee who are absent for medical issues or other personal
reasons are considered discipline points. These points are not given to
any employee as a form of reward. They have one purpose and one purpose
only. To eventually discipline the employee for taking too many days
off from work. Discipline points should never be given to an employee
with written orders from a legally licensed physician. 
Do your research on your medications and give a copy of your policy to
your family physician. Discuss their choice of action if you been
denied an excused absence due to their orders or given points because
their order was not considered legitimate enough to warrant your
absence from work. Be prepared. The best course of action is to educate
yourself on your State and Federal laws.

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

REDI Center sold.   Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up.
The worst is yet to come.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 July 2017

Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years
my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him
fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come
on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of
HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has
his own muscle to watch his back.

Name: milkman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2017

bhornet

Great idea!   I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone
needs to do this.   Lets bring all the attention we can to this company.
  The contract proposal is a joke.  The idpap is a joke. The previous
idpap wasn't strict enough?  Caps is a joke.   I just heard from tm
that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon.  I think
this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out.  I don't
know how it could be any worse.   I heard Peter was coming back to.

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

You Boys and Girls think the current attendance Policy blows, wait until
you see the one that is coming out very soon.  Looks like the employees
are gonna have to start contacting Lawyers to stop this madness.

Name: Brownhornet
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX.  Be truthful let the
nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.

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

2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock
HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER

Name: Dogpile
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH.  Everything
coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. 


when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2017

Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?

Name: Captain Crunch Berries 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

Yeh boys or Transgender Longshoremen sounds like you pecker heads would
be outta work if it weren't for the railroad. Next time a train comes
in get on your knees and pray or better yet while you're down there
Bob on the knob girl friend lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

to phil. can you give me some backstory on that scum of the earth chris
worth. years ago in selkirk i said if theres a god one day that bastard
will get whats coming to him. always wore a baseball hat and a golf
pullover windbreaker. a real zero

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2017

It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat,
stupid, piece of sh*t.

PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece
of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also
an adulterous piece of sh*t.

PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding
the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test
done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t
in Orlando?

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

A self supporting pool is an  xtra board and y'all voted it in

Name: Damn straight 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2017

Amen brother to many cry baby pussies out here

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

So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first
came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want
them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's
another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at
those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking
to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders
again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're
afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't
belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called
a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that
we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.

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

Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Where's Yummy !!!!!!!

Name: BLaCkHoRnEt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/
Cut workforce by 1/3

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2017

This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks.
I haven't  been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall
off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching
TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .

Name: Phil Logan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back
dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy
AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding
the bag, while he hid.  Right before he left, told me to hold trains
out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number
down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about
railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know.  What a
lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.

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

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

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

Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy
can't save you this time

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

new hq bulletin out today the use of brake sticks is now prohibited on
all CSX property

Name: Nathan curry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2017

Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas
a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!

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

New IDAP policy CSXT trainmaster;

You only have one year and asked for 
For answer...what do we as GC think?

You and Hunter are both Fags.

There is ya answer.

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

I've posted similar to this before, I hope someone paid attention. The
RR, whatever it's called on a certain day, is erratic, unstable, and
rewards bad behavior. Your goal: survive. 2 things: be thrifty, and
prepare you AND wife (or S.O.) for post RR life. Prepare a
"portfolio" (like a resume) listing everything you have done that may
translate to college (i.e. Marine Boot is 6 credits of Phys. Ed., not
really the same but plays the game), any scrap college credits,
technical training, edu. things you forgot but need to document NOW,
this is not a 2 hour exercise, take it seriously, check out tech and
trade schools, perhaps wife can upgrade from Wal-Mart to pharmacy tech,
(or if lucky from LPN to RN or better) don't buy the new Silverado,
don't know if CSX will pay any tuition but try, (Indiana if can get
Indiana address ex. 901 S. Emerson Hawthorne or friend lets you choose
Western Governors University) or any certificates you can pick up, if
lucky it will work out. You are in iceberg alley, same as Titanic,
don't assume iceberg won't hit you. If near retirement note you and
wife each get 8% EXTRA $$ per year COMPOUNDED so hang on long as
possible, goal is extra $$ NOT promotion or making friends.ANYWAY,
PLAN. Don't stew and drink and hope for a miracle. Assist your
brothers if possible but remember your TM's and union reps are ALL
looking out for themselves.Good luck!

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

Reality Check:
No doubt, the CSX system is (was) very different than the others.
The Board Of Directors \ shareholders put EHH in overall charge.
Not employees or any shippers who can/may be hurt. 
 
Some of the lyrics of an old song:  "You don't know what you've got
'til it's gone".

Name: X trainmaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the
government cheese line

Name: Reality Check
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was
coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a
bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is
the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success,
time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but
the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he
wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt
change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on
us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the
promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics.
Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the
same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go
blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing
yesterday, the scoreboard said so.

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

New IDPAP:
We'll be told it is a company "policy" and NOT a contractual
agreement. 

Income Protection Insurance Plan:
Anybody who carries one should read over their individual\particular
policy and be aware - should it contain examples of when benefits may
not be payable.   Cancel?   It's your money, so do as you wish.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

That reads like a law suit.

Name: New IDPAP 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 July 2017

New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3
strikes and your out.  Includes violations of policy like attendance.


Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday.


Wonder what the GCs have to say?

Name: No mo CSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2017

All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era
(pre-Harrison)fired today. 

12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on
Friday night.



Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?)  are the real
walking dead. 

Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after
they do his bidding.

Name: Chris Worth
E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2017

New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700
Saturday....

We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense.  Second
non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. 
Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone.  Attendance policy violated 2
times in three years, gone.  Major offense also counts in non-major
category.  Looks like two or three strikes and yer out!  Wonder what
GC's in UTU and BLET have to say????


                    C S X   T R A N S P O R T A T I O N
                                CSXT SYSTEM
                               JULY 7, 2017

              BULLETINS & NOTICES    SYSTEM NOTICE       103

TO:         T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED
SUBJECT:    NEW IDPAP
EFFECTIVE:  0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017

ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR
  OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY
  08, 2017.

ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES

  EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17

  PURPOSE

  CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM,
  REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A
  CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT
  THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS.

  THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO
IMPROVE
  AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE
COMPANY
  ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND
EFFECTIVE
  MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED
IN
  A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW.
  RESPONSIBILITIES

  CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND
DEPENDABLE;
  TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD
TEAMWORK
  AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES.

  CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH
  ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE
  TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND
CONSISTENT
  TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE
ALTERNATIVES
  TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE.








  GENERAL GUIDELINES

  PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS
  POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART
II.
  THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT
  INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT
OFFENSES
  THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND,
  INCLUDING DISMISSAL.

  FRA REVOCATION EVENTS

  IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN
  ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED
  EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY
  FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE
EMPLOYEE'S
  RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK
HISTORY,
  DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH
ADDITIONAL
  TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS
REVOKED,
  CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.
  PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE
OR
  VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT
  RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT
OTHERWISE
  IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY.

  A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED
  PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE
  SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED
  RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT
  HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3)
YEAR
  ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE
HANDLED
  IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW.

  MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE
NON-CRITICAL
  MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING.












     PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT*           |      DISCIPLINE
     -----------------------------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)         | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE
                         |           COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
                         |           AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF
                         |           THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
                         |           ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
------------------------------------------------------------------
     SECOND (2ND)**      | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
ACTUAL
                         |           SUSPENSION
                         | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
                         |           BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND,
                         |           IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE,
THIRTY
                         |           (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     THIRD (3RD) AND     | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE
     SUBSEQUENT***       | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY
OF
                         | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL
                         | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL.
    
-------------------------------------------------------------------
     *     TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD

     **   IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST
          NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN
          ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY.

     *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30
DAYS
         AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE
         ASSESSED

  PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO
           HEARING

  MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A
  FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE
  OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE.

  THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR
ILLUSTRATIVE
  PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER
  OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR:








  .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA
   REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT

  .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242

  .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR
ON-TRACK
   EQUIPMENT

  .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY

  .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS

  .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS
  .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS
   CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION

  .ALTERCATIONS

  .THEFT

  .RULE G VIOLATIONS

  .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF
   ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES

  .INSUBORDINATION

  .DISHONESTY

  .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY

  .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS
OF
   EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS
   OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC.

  .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR
   PERIOD

     PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES

     INCIDENT              |               DISCIPLINE
    
----------------------|-------------------------------------------
     FIRST (1ST)           | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR
                           | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN
                           | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE
IN
                           | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE
                           | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL
BE
                           | ASSESSED)
    
----------------------|--------------------------------------------


  A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II,
MAJOR
  OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR
  PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR
  OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD.  FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN
EMPLOYEE
  RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND
  SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3)
YEAR
  PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND
  NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE
LEVEL
  OF DISCIPLINE.

  PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING

  THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN
INDIVIDUAL'S
  PERSONAL INJURY.  FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE
  VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE
  VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION
WITH
  THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS
  SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S
PERSONAL
  INJURY.
  AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR
  TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY.  AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY
RECORD
  WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR
A
  RULE VIOLATION.

  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING
  INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING
  UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE
DEVIATION
  FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO
  COMPLY.


ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Big shakeup on Albany Divn.

Fired:

Jerry Lewandowski
Tom Ferris???

On Great Lakes  
Tom Lewandowski

Elsewhere:
Brian Stussey

Name: Muslim rule
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

Fist off company rule man
HH can suck this blackman dick
He can't take away oos insurance
Unions do that, stupid crackers

Jibril

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2017

No doubt the last, just prior\ previous poster is an overfed, overpaid
& underworked selfish a--hole.

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

reading up on my contract.  I forgot about the union bending over and
letting csx change the wording on this.  I wonder how many were paid
off or blown for this change.
ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION
ALLOWANCE “EC”
 A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the
ratification of this
Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers
engaged in pilot
service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer
Certification Allowance, “EC”).
 B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential
(EC) will be
fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus
$0.15 per overmile for any
and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The
$0.15 overmile allowance
is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent
to the effective date of
this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the
$5.00 certification
payment. 

separate service deadhead included!  I remember those fucks saying just
because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it
up.   
Fuck those sale outs

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

Can easily remember when a stop signal violation = an automatic year off
before they'd even talk to you IF you survived. Knumbnuts worry about a
suspension, heck, could be dead. 

Everyone employed is provided with all the company rules, etc.
True: Trying to claim "didn't know" won't help much if/when in
trouble for a rules violation. 
True: Job Protection\Income Insurance doesn't cover Insubordination. 
If the brass is going to start charging that all the time there's going
to be more hard fought battles.

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

Crews


All of you better get your operating rules book out and start reading
it from front to back!  You know over half of you haven't even opened
it past the first page. Hell, you never ever read the general
bulletins. Then you cry like whipped pups when they change a claim code
of come out with a discipline change that bit you in the arss because
you got blind sided.

Hear this and hear this now. There are a lot of little word changes and
gray areas that will bite you hard when the king HH makes every little
failure a major crime. You will get 30 days on the street for missing a
side shield. Same as you would get running a red signal. 
Go ahead and laugh now but the last laugh is going to be on you. Ask
your local chairman's. Demand a meeting with your general chairman's.
See how hard they are trying to prevent the king from enforcing
excessive discipline.  It isn't happening.  Your days are numbered. 
And for those of you who are always smart with the "I don't care I
have out of service insurance" you better think again. They wont pay
for insubordination. Talks have it that HH is going to blanket all
these rules under  "you have been told and informed in writing that if
you brake these rules you will be willingly and knowingly defying 
direct written orders and you will be charged with insubordination. HH
want the OOS Insurance gone.  So you better start getting it together
because none of you have the guts to stand together and take on your
union heads.  The King can count on that!

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

No fear our union and union brothers will save us

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2017

remember, while we are thinking about how we "always" do it, lots of
articles about automatic trucks. One driver / supervisor monitoring 6-8
trucks from A to B, where robots or local drivers can deliver each
trailer to final destination. No hump needed. Trains always more
efficient, of course, but trucks make faster, more reliable deliveries,
which is what CUSTOMERS always want. This is part of looking at
tomorrow.

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

Baby Mamma


Get off your fat ass and get a job!

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

Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20
jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do
around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.

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

If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard
please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a
ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would
appreciate it.

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

Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid

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

The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all
trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again

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

Nathan curry was fired  as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting
dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing
the Chevy engine plant on switching in  Kenmore ny.unless this is a
different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad
..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them
and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a
bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!

Name: Smoke and Mirrors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 02 July 2017

Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of
the STOCK INVESTORS".  Let's say you own 100 franchises for a
business.  50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50%
profit.  Sounds great right!  Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most
all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of
money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the
average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. 
It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and
boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit.  Corporate greed
and the love of money has and always will rule the world.  They ain't
in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....

Name: 2 Cents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2017

#1 :  Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National
Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way.  All pools
will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En,
and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap
to go back to your home terminal.  Saving's will be made for the
company regardless.  Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away
in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard
switching ).  Results in no more hotel bills.
#2 :  Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on.  Lost all
long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in.  Willard
will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool
to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same
as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains.  They
don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling
pools off the extra board to take up the slack.  Long story short we
are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.

Name: It's getting ugly 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

They are storing 5000 cars on the EK subdivision from Mp 192 TO MP 144
FILLING UP SIDINGS AND ON THE MAIN.THEY JUST PUT NEW SIGNALS IN 2 YEARS
AGO. THIS MEANS ONLY ONE WAY OUT FROM THE COAL FIELDS OF EASTERN KY. I
THINK ITS OVER WITH HERE R.I.P.

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

all yards will be sold off.   triple stacks running from Miami to
Chicago.  drones will replace other crew members.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment.
Make the railroad great again.

Name: Here we go 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will
be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover
switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin
building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving
yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None
of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as
short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be
bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys.
Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare
us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2017

Remember: the stockholders own the company. NOBODY on CSX owns enough
stock to control it. Find out which groups (Universities, Government
pension funds, large family trusts, etc.) have big chunks of stock.
Their primary duty is to get a GREAT return on investment for retired
firemen, widows and orphans, etc. You have to explain how the thrashing
around will adversely impact safety, will destroy Appalachian
communities, and gut an existing company. We can't explain all the
problems that arise unless THEY understand the results in their terms.
Some groups won't invest in Israel, or tobacco, or (perceived) anti
ecology companies. Some object to anti union or anti family or anti
female firms. Has anyone done the research? Have any of the sleepy
unions awakened enough to represent their workers? Do they present a
good argument? Having an engineer get $100K per year will not move
Harvard's pension fund to tears. Working - and getting paid - for 12
hours a day won't either. Letting trainmasters make $93k a year
doesn't upset people. Closing down obsolete technology (hump yards)is
just another step in Schumpeter's creative distructionism. Many cities
are loaded with rusted remains of the industrial age. Why not making a
trainmaster drive an engine with 30 day training? People will
say....Great.... free train rides! Eliminating 1,000 managers in the
CSX bubba fat belt arouses no pity. Cindy and Michael never put on an
impressive performance. Save their jobs? Division and terminal
superintendents? Couldn't run a McDonalds! And their buy outs are
great! Focus on what happened to other RR's AFTER. Why sickly EHH may
die with the master plan unfinished yet 388? million paid. Who has to
rebuild the RR to meet safety and capacity needs? Taxpayers? We be 100k
slaves is not an argument! Think about it!

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

I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of
short....what gives?

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

How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we
get paid for what we do.

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

Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and
the union members.  Please do your best to do the research you need to
know the facts.  This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats
employees comparably to slaves.  They would love for you to believe
that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient
but this is an out right lie.  Get your heads out of your asses and
finally make a stand together.  Whatever hurts that stock price the
most will be the most effective.

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

HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love
hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share
holders.

Name: 2 longs a short and a long
E-mail: ___ ___ - ___
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid
of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do
you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but
don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to
save reputation?%# 

To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit
and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by
your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks)

General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is
3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of
1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non
managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and
you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year
that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time
for your family or hobbies or whatever. 

The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the
managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I
personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on
a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff
and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but
now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of
space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from
the bottom now he's there and that's why

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer -
I got this you call them signals . Oookk

Name: Josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 30 June 2017

Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17
 
Gentlemen,
 
Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to
zero.
All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be
combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. 
These
changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and
establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision.
 
Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017:
 
*         BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished
 
*         BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero
 
o   BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10)
 
o   BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18)
 
Effective TBD:
 
*         AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk
 
*         AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard
 
*         BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago
 
*         BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle
 
*         LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio
 
In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home
terminal
for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from
Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home
terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo.
These pools will go to zero:
 
*         AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk
 
*         GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo
 
*         BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle
 
And these short pools will be reestablished:
 
*         AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt
 
*         AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland
 
*         BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville
 
Thanks,
Josh Hurrell
Director Crew Management
(904) 359-7652

Name: 1598914170424545
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2017

Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut
us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old
cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses
anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good.
             -Gordon Gecko

Name: Grapevine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2017

Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the
ground as a conductor in Cincinnati.
Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with
Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 
1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes
too much. 
Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to
inefficiency and big changes are coming soon

Name: A non a mus
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2017

Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?

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

Ape 30
Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're
in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid.  Sucked off snow sucked off
ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next
one.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

apparently there was a fatality near DC this morning (Weds. 28 June
2017)that killed two CSX employees on the ground. NO Amtrak employees
or passengers were killed or injured. Don't know the details. FYI

Name: Rule 1.5 violator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

I think the carrier should only test for hard drugs like Narcotics like
cocaine and herion and meth. Let Marijuana and beer and alcohol slide!
I need another ice cold &#9757;

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2017

Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones
that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims
because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we
hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes
sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about.
It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would
type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a
bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.

Name: Turd Ferguson
E-mail: SLFBH
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2017

First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man
keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art!

Now that that's out of the way........
Here are some things to get rid of
1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall
gons.
2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff
that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed.
3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down.
4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my
pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their
eye?) 
5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts
because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is
dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) 
There are more but moving on.....
There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and
foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you
don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system
wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any
terminal that runs like this that you know of. 
Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share
what they know so lets do your part.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 June 2017

Seems to me that a conductor can foul equipment now any time, there is
no such thing as 3 step anymore so..........

Name: Hugh Jorgan
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

Who is this smerry  smerner asshole?  I can't understand what he/she is
trying to say with such incoherent rambling!  I thought you had to have
at least a high school education to hire with the railroad.  Lay off
the peyote and learn some English!

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

That engineer is talking about the duval ramp in Jacksonville fl.  They
cut 16 jobs off and nothing is getting switched cars are piling up at
the ramp, at Baldwin and at Moncrief yard.  Every job left is making 12
hours.  I hope they fire the trainmaster responsible for this dumb ass
idea...

Name: Smerry Smerner
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Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2017

I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it
matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would
rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on
and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it
don't then we will see.

Name: 
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Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 June 2017

SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?....  I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE
PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A  "STAY OF EXECEUTION"
SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK
EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE
AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .

Name: Pull pinner
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Csxt needs to hire more 75 percenter to allow older less dedicated rail
buff types to work on the weekends!
Just like playin with ya toy train set, huh boys!

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 June 2017

Yard capacity 60,000 feet.  Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch
28,000 feet.  One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer
job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard.  Oh and we
have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard.  I'm pretty sure this place
will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.

Name: 
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Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2017

there goes that program

Name: Jinkem
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Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 June 2017

Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that
and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down
putting csx in a bind

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2017

HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A
COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE
YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN
THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

people discussing OLI aren't totally wrong. Although many OLI
VOLUNTEERS tried to help, CSX pulled much support from OLI because the
goal, from the company view, was to make sure that ALL grade crossing
collisions were 100% the fault of the driver and ZERO % the fault of
the RR. Making sure every judge, attorney, police officer, etc.
swallowed that line was a big help. Air bags? they used to call them
cowcatchers. Fault? look at Palsgraf vs LIRR or Yazoo&Mississippi vs.
(plaintiff), both notable tort cases way back when. . Once people
viewed railroads as rich, arrogant and needing punishment the carriers
took a pounding. It took years for that image to die, to be replaced
with the penniless, bankrupt RR image. NOW we seem to be going back to
the original view.People DO ask why our air brakes are 1870 style. Many
questions ARE legitimate.

Name: Reality Check
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Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2017

Dont worry.  If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams
track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan
will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for
the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!!

Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing