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Webmaster's note:

Since I go through the server logs regularly, I just thought I'd take this opportunity to point out that all of the comments in defense of the company seem to come from Jacksonville, while complaints come from everywhere that the company does business.

You do the math.



Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 August 2019

Got some more great news. We need more inspiration and positive thinking
letís keep getting the word out we can win this fight. Here is the
latest on two person crew bill. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a two-person crew bill into law
on August 9, becoming the third state to pass such a railroad safety
bill in 2019. 

Senate Bill 24, or the ďTwo Person Freight Train Act,Ē provides that:
ďno rail carrier shall operate a train or light engine used in
connection with the movement of freight unless it has an operating crew
consisting of at least 2 individuals. Provides that the minimum freight
train crew size shall remain in effect until a federal law or rule
encompassing the subject matter has been adopted.Ē 

The intent of the bill is to protect public safety. It reads in part:
ďIt is the public policy of the State of Illinois to enhance public
safety by establishing a minimum freight train operating crew size to
address the transportation of all freight, including, but not limited
to, hazardous and volatile materials, on the railroads of Illinois. The
transportation of this freight, coupled with substantially longer
trains, creates significant health, safety, and security concerns for
local communities. Adequate railroad operating personnel are critical
to ensuring railroad operational safety and security and in supporting
first responder activities in the event of a hazardous material
incident, grade crossing incident, or mechanical failure.Ē

It passed in the Senate following its third reading on April 11, 2019,
and passed in the House following its third reading on May 21. The bill
was referred to the Governorís office on June 19. 

BLET Illinois State Legislative Board Chairman Paul Piekarski spent
months lobbying for passage of the bill, and delivered key testimony
before a major hearing of the Illinois House Transportation, Roads and
Bridges Committee on May 7, 2019. Also testifying were Bob Guy and Mike
Renkin of SMART TD. Several BLET members were seated in the hearing
room, including: BLET Illinois SLB 1st Vice Chris Falaney, Division
683; BLET Illinois SLB 2nd Vice Chairman Rick Leschina, Division 32;
BLET Illinois SLB 3rd Vice Chairman Cory Martin, Division 135;
Legislative Representative Jacub Szyzdek, Division 458; and Legislative
Representative Nick Billingsley, Division 251. The bill passed out of
committee by a 9-4 vote. 

Brother Piekarski thanked Governor Pritzker for signing the bill.
Piekarski also thanked the billís two main sponsors: State House of
Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Jay Hoffman (D-113) and State
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Terry Link (D-30). 

Rep. Hoffman said the bill is in response to lacking federal and state
guidelines, coupled with rising concerns on the adequate number of crew
members needed to operate freight trains in Illinois. ďThis bill is an
effort to ensure that freight train engineers have the necessary
support and flexibility they need to adapt in situations of mechanical
breach or failure,Ē he said. ďThis is a huge public safety issue.Ē 

The law becomes effective January 1, 2020. 

Illinois becomes the third state in 2019 to pass a railroad safety bill
mandating two crew members in the locomotive cab. Colorado Governor
Jared S. Polis signed a two-person crew bill into law on March 21, and
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed one on May 15. 

ďI would like to recognize Brother Piekarski and all BLET members who
worked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Hiring 15 conductors for Cleveland!!!!   Posted today

Name: To ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

Willard adding yard jobs next week that lasted a whole week collinwood
buried with around 800 cars they can't switch setting cars off at
Parma and ashtabula because they are buried another brilliant plan by
our brilliant leaders lol I love it

Name: un wanted
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 21 August 2019

the worst union was in collinwood  The union had a office next to the
termanal manager    there standard answer be lucky you have a job 
there were all on special duty and safety commety     never got one
claim paid   and the road union man never worked the road  if you got a
claim you had to pay a kickback  they gave away the caboose  they gave
away the full   started with the fireman    no help , then the flagman
, no help , then the the brakeman , no help then the utility men , no
help   then car count , they made spine cars no help, double stack no
help switch tenders gone , clerks gone late lunch gone o82 gone    bend
over and grab your knees one man crews are comming  dont ask your union
for help  the ton care at all  but keep on paying the dues    work like
sheep thats all you can get . sorry

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 21 August 2019

What is happening in Willard not heard anything for almost a week are
they still trying to just block swap with just one yard crew a shift

Name: X Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 August 2019

To xtrainer detractor..
I'll tell you what to do.
Throw your grievances in the trash can walk out to your car get in it
and leave and never come back let the office  staff and Foote  do it.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Watch out Huntington shop! Danielwicz and Logan to visit next week.
Remember the last time those two were there, four clerks were
furloughed.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PSR = Positive Shareholder Returns


How many management factor failures did we have today at CSX?

Name: To   Trainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2019

To x trainer if Foote decides to fast track white collar and office
staff , to get qualified by a simulator to run trains he will just do
it. What is the media or union going to do about it? They canít do
anything but file grievance etc. If the goverment says there training
is ok, they will be driving trains. In Canada transport Canada said
being qualified in simulator is ok for office staff to run trains. The
union protested threw the media big deal. It hit the news a few times
that was it. They where short staffed so they used office staff to run
trains. They told the union to file a grievance if they did not like
it.  What is the union and media going to do if Foote trains office
staff to run trains ? Tell me what is any one going to do ?

Name: Sand Patch 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Heard CSX stopped helpers on Sandpatch?

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Great news guys we are building steam. The states have filed lawsuit
against the FRA in support of the Safe Freight Act. Thanks for all the
help and support. Here is he latest news 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. safety of the crews and the public must come first!

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals.

Nevada has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit asking the court to review a May action by the Federal
Railroad Administration (FRA) that prevents states from passing laws
mandating train crew size. 

The FRA had said in May that it was no longer seeking a proposed
rulemaking requiring freight trains to have more than one crew member
under certain conditions. The agency said its decision to withdraw the
proposed rulemaking on train crew sizes also preempts the state laws
that mandate otherwise. 

That in turn prompted Nevada, which passed a law earlier this year on
train crew size, to ask the courtís help in reviewing the FRAís
actions.

ďNevada is aggrieved by the provisionsÖbecause they infringe, without
lawful authority, upon Nevadaís sovereign interest in enforcing its own
health and safety statute on the subject of train crew staffing,Ē
Nevadaís Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a July 29 petition.
Defendants listed in the petition were the U.S. Department of
Transportation and the FRA. 


Ford continued, ďAdditionally, the decision to preempt state and local
laws was arbitrary and capricious and without an evidentiary basis.
Accordingly, Nevada requests that the Court set aside the FRAís
decision.Ē

In addition to Nevadaís petition, the California Public Utilities
Commission filed a similar request (also with the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit) on July 25, while Washington state Attorney
General Robert W. Ferguson filed his stateís petition on July 29.

While these state petitions are pending before federal court, Illinois
last week passed a state law requiring train crews to have at least two
members on board.

On August 9 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed Senate Bill 24,
which requires freight trains to have at least two crew members while
in Illinois. The requirement is effective on January 1, 2020. Illinois
follows other states that have passed similar legislation in recent
months, including Colorado and Nevada.

Union members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
ďworked so hard to lobby for passage of this much needed safety
legislation,Ē said the groupís president, Dennis R. Pierce.
ďLegislation such as this proves that American citizens and their
elected leaders have a great deal of concern regarding the safety of
railroads that travel through our country. They understand the need to
have adequately staffed trains in order to maintain the highest levels
of safety.Ē

Whether the new law has traction is unclear because of the FRAís
declaration in May regarding train crew size.


But the Illinois bill states that its mandate ďshall remain in effect
until a federal law or rule encompassing the subject matter has been
adopted.Ē

The SMART Union Ė Transportation Division (SMART-TD) is taking legal
action against the FRAís withdrawal of its proposed rulemaking. Leaders
of the union also said it will seek to work with the statesí attorneys
general and lobby Congress for a federal rule on train crew size.

ďThere is going to be a big push coming,Ē said  SMART-TD president John
Previsich at the unionís regional meeting on July 3. The union is also
petitioning the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, according
to court filings.

The FRA declined to comment because of pending litigation. 

Meanwhile, the Association of American Railroads (AAR), which has said
that train crew size is an issue that should be negotiated between the
railroads and the unions, reiterated its support of the May decision by
the FRA to withdraw the proposed rulemaking on train crew size.

ďAfter a lengthy and thorough process of evidence collection and
analysis, a public comment period and a public hearing, the FRA
concluded that a federal crew size regulation was unnecessary and
inappropriate because there is no data suggesting two-person crews are
safer than one,Ē AAR said. 

AAR continued, ďThe federal rail safety regulator made clear that its
decision was intended to preempt any state legislative action on the
matter, consistent with federal law and the national transportation
policy of a uniform federal system of rail safety regulation.Ē

Train crew sizes and longer trains
The debate over train crew size continues amid concerns by the union
and some politicians that the safety concerns that could come from
longer trains warrant crew sizes of at least two people. A Senate bill
was introduced earlier this summer addressing train crew size, while
the Illinois legislation cites longer trains for the billís rationale.


The transportation of hazardous and volatile materials on trains,
ďcoupled with substantially longer trains, creates significant health,
safety and security concerns for local communities,Ē the bill said.
ďAdequate railroad operating personnel are critical to ensuring
railroad operational safety and security and in supporting first
responder activities in the event of a hazardous material incident,
grade crossing incident or mechanical failure.Ē

The unions also cited longer trains as an argument for two-person train
crews.

ďAt a time when freight trains are increasingly longer and carrying the
most hazardous of chemicals through our communities, common sense tells
us that response time to critical incidents involving trains is surely
enhanced when a safe and adequate train crew size of at least two
individuals are deployed, which is already the industry norm today and
should be well into the future,Ē said Bob Guy, SMART TD legislative
director for Illinois. 

While train crew size has been the focus of the debate on the merits of
the new Illinois law, the law also addresses rail crossings. The law
details penalties for blocking a highway-grade rail crossing for longer
than 10 minutes under certain timeframes and locations, and it prohibits
a train from blocking emergency responders at rail crossings if the
train crew is aware that the train is blocking the crossing.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 August 2019

What do you mean craft lines are crossed on a daily basses, I know first
hand my entire craft was laid off to have another craft doing are work
this company will do what ever they want and violate the contract on
daily basses and get away with it my union has not done anything to
stop this and that union is the fireman and oiler SEIU so don't think
they will not cross those craft lines they already do.

Name: ex trainer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

Engineers

Don't worry about management taking your jobs. First off your union
agreements don't allow management to step across craft lines. If foote
tries this in the US your going to have the media on your side along
with thousands of union members. They don't have to be railway workers
either. Die hard union families know exactly where its coming from.  As
for simulator training, you guys have rights to go after any company
official who learns on a simulator and gets his ride and license from
it.  The simulator is a joke compared to the real thing. Any engineer
with any real experience knows you have to learn to run from the seat
of your pants. You have to know the differences from the slack and buff
feel. You learn from experience when something doesn't feel right. You
know the feel of something dragging or the pressure you get from a run
out or the difference in bumps from the cars or the engines. None of
this can every be duplicated on a simulator and all railroads know
this.  How the trains are built make all the difference in the world.
Sloppy sloshy tankers behind auto racks or any car with a long drawl
bar or empty short cars in between long heavy cars can cause handling
problems. You know the drill if you have some experience. Lets not
forget motors dropping loads in the worst places or bumping in between
motors. A lot more to running a train properly than a simulator could
ever teach someone.
If you find a manager in the seat who hasn't had accredited training
in the cab and got his license from simulator training you need to
immediately report it to the USDOT and the FRA head office in
Washington D.C.

Name: realconductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

REAL TALK


Quit deflecting company mole.  We all know that your little Tonka toy
remote box isn't shit. Spoken like a little yard boy who doesn't have
a clue what it is like to run a train across the road. I know! Was in
your shoes pounding the rocks before you were wet behind the ears. Its
hard on the body and outside work sucks but your a real jackass if your
think your work is better than anyone else's out there. You need your
ass put in a seat at the throttle and then hit a car full of kids.
Maybe catch on fire. Get tossed out of the seat on the floor, derail or
get boarded by a meth head punk who wants your money. Noisy cabs,
leaking cold air or no Ac. Don't want to hear your whining its hot
outside. Your not sitting in an oven! Get off the engine and your bags
and clothes smell like urine because of the stinking toilets. Get bed
bugs or no sleep from noisy hotel staff. Get stuck away from home for 2
days and miss out on your kids functions. Break promise after promise
that dad will show up for the next one!  Maybe then you might learn a
little respect for the other crews.

One man crews are dangerous. Its going to take a lot of extra road men
out there in place to be on call at a minutes notice when shit goes
south. The engineer will not be getting off and inspecting the train
when it goes into emergency and he will not be putting it back
together. If there is a derailment and there is loaded dangerous
hazmats in the train the FRA has already told me and others we DO NOT
have to get off and go back and inspect if we feel it is a dangerous
situations and we could be exposed to chemicals that could kill us if
we get to close to them. Call the FRA. Call OSHA. Ask them if you have
to put your life on the line for this outfit. They order you to get off
your train and you breath vapors or get one little drop on your
skin....$$$$$$$1,000,000!

Name: Seen it 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 August 2019

An old manager told us guys before he retired, that back when you guys
had a union Hh would not get away with a lot of the shit he pulled off.
And he was right, today very different story, union today is softer more
gentler on there approaches to everything. Lol. I witnessed many
technical changes over the years that replaced lots of people. And AI
is here and no one is going to stop it. Technical changes that are
coming will blow you away. You will not see it at CSX first, because
this regime at CSX will be the last to invest money in the company.
This regime still has a way to go to extract more assets out of the
company for shareholders. By the time this regime is done with CSX it
will be a skeleton of what it once was. Hang on get your pay checks and
benefits as long as you can. I donít think anyone knows what the end
game will look like once mantle pulls out.

Name: H.R 1748 S.1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 August 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.



https://youtu.be/JGF4wgQolJ4

Name: To bull
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2019

Should of could of past tense, I was rr for 36 years watched how the
union got in the media and complained about Hh. Big fucking deal the
union said file a grievance which we did. The rep would take your
grievance and go hide in his office. Then most of the guys complained
like teenage girls, but kissed ass when management was around.
Solidarity is long gone.

Name: Fear
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2019

The fear tactics and intimidation works well for this regime at CSX,
thatís why they push it to control the submissive employees and union
reps. They also know most employees are in det to the max. And do you
not think these employees get nagged to death from there partners,
scared to lose these lifestyle and stuff. You are all modern day slaves
to CSX and your intimate partners. There is not directive from your
union leaders to work to rule because the head union president is
scared of fines and jail. This regime knows they can get away with
anything, it was tested at cn and cprail by Hh the creator of the new
rule book. His way or the highway. Sure Hh had to pay out grievances he
lost, but the stress he caused to employees, Hh loved it. Foote just
uses all the tactics from Hh rule book, Foote was side by side with Hh
at cn and cp and learnt what he could get away with. I hate to say it
but, your just going to have to put up with this kind of treatment or
move on to something else.

Name: SHOCKED
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 August 2019

ITS A MIRACLE!!!


Just read the article in the Smart magazine I received  in the mail.

PREVISICH: FRA HAS DECIDED TO ABANDON SAFETY OVERSIGHT DUTIES!
Fra's decision to abandon railroad workers and the safety of the
American people is devastating to me personally and to the people that
I respect!

This article is a must read!  If this man is really honest about his
feelings and what he has stated in behalf of all railroad workers then
we need to rally behind him no matter how we feel about the actions of
our unions at this moment

To quote a few paragraphs:  In reference to foreign train crews
allowing to cross the border into Texas.....Despite what you hear from
any industry representative, those crews are not certified by American
standards. 
What we have done here is the FRA has no opportunity for oversight,
they can only take the word of the railroads, and the railroads have
PROVED HISTORICALLY THAT THEY CANNOT SELF-REGULATE IN THE SAFETY ARENA
WITHOUT OVERSIGHT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!  I can personally testify to that in federal court.
Not only have I been forced to work on jobs without a pilot when one
should have been provided, but every single week a crew from CSX comes
into our yard not having a clue about it and has to get on the radio
and have the locations of tracks and switches explained to them over
the radio. You tell me how it is safe that CSX's own employees have to
ask for help and are forced into job situations without a clue of
knowing their territory. The excuse of lack of manpower and the OH SO
FAMOUS QUOTE "It's 10 mph or restricted speed so you can come in and
do your work without someone there to assist you. We can tell you what
you need to know over the radio."
Whether it is sunny, dark, raining like cats and dogs or it is so foggy
you cant see a foot in front of your face there should be someone with
the crew who is familiar with the yards and territory  to assist anyone
who does not know where they are or what to be looking out for.  CSX is
notorious for doing this unsafe and dangerous practice on a regular
basis.

Precision railroading:  Previsich said it all and told the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth!

"It has nothing to do with precision anything! What it is, is hedge
fund investors moving into an industry that was well-operated, well
funded, and well maintained and HARVESTING MONEY that should be going
to future operations, capital improvements, investing in the industry
and instead their putting it into this months bottom line, lowering
their operating ratios by reducing staffing and operations to the point
that customer service in impacted, railroad worker safety is impacted!

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

The truth has been spoken. The proof is right there in front of
everyone's face in the United States. Every single time someone is
denied time off and they are told it is because of MAN POWER SHORTAGES
that says it all!  When someone is assessed discipline points for
taking a day off to recover from an illness and they have proof they
went to see a physician this is intimidation and harassment that has
been developed to scare employees into coming to work sick. This is a
scare tactic to cover manpower shortages they have created. The ill
employee must endure the discipline because of the company which is
being run and manipulated by a hedge fund.

CSX Attendance policy effective June 1st, 2019 states:

Attendance issue- Off sick-WITH VALID MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION  2 POINTS

The disclaimer under the points schedule states:
Employee will not be assessed any points under this policy for absences
due to approved leave under the family and medical leave act
AND/OR A WORK RELATED ILLNESS OR INJURY SUPPORTED BY A VALID DOCTORS
NOTE SUBMITTED TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

WORK RELATED??   So if an employee gets sick after eating out with his
family, the only way he could be covered with no points is to go to the
emergency room. Hospitalization or emergency treatment is the only way
per the policy that you can be covered and not be assessed discipline
points.  Lets not forget the new written system bulletin that states if
your going to be off longer than 24 hrs. you now have to call a manager
and get approval to be off. 

This is just a fine example of how the new hedge fund has taken over
and decided to intimidate employees into reporting to work. Cutting the
workforce and counting on those who need their jobs and have families to
support to show up at any cost. Safety to themselves or the safety to
others they work with is of no concern to this regime.
Precision railroading is nothing more that what Mr. Previsich has
stated. The FRA has jumped ship. It is time for the crews of the
railroad to step up and be heard. Call your state representatives. Call
OSHA and the USDOT when you see violations. Circulate the article out of
the magazine. Give it to your neighbors and family members. The more we
get it out there the better off we are. No one is going to help us. We
must help ourselves.
View the video. Tell your family members how to view the video. Post
links to it. 
Smart transportation website- WWW.smart-union.org/td

Name: Stupid is right
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 August 2019

There is no cure for stupid yet! People are there own worst enemies,
management that makes rules and policies for company employees, and 
some union members are intimidated to break them. Iíve seen where
higher management has fired both flunky managers and union employee,
for not following company policy. O -well !!!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Loco,

  I feel ya man. A POS T.M. just charged a guy for not being out of the
office in 15 minutes and headed to his train. Never mind the fact that a
local got annulled 3 of 5 days last week due to no conductors to fill
the regular guys vacancy.  Fuck this company and it's mangers, no
accountability for upper management not maintaining adequate people to
work these precious jobs. PSR is a joke.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

Heck csx has done enough to slow down shipments and customers not
getting there freight on time PSR and not to mention there
mismanagement this company must have the biggest dumb ass management in
the rail industry, the company would love a strike they could blame this
hole mess on labor and so many in the public and media will buy it but
none more than those dumb ass elected and appointed to office on both
sides that have selling out the working men and women in this country.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Scott Cooner is a lying, manipulative, unethical pos. And oh yeah loves
the strip club...women...alcohol all on csx money ... why is this
allowed. Csx is a horrible place to work

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 August 2019

I remember when -- US Federal Marshals were looking for the leaders of a
"wildcat" strike - yrs. ago.  

Think the public will be supportive of a RR worker strike?  Think
again.  Shut\idle one business account can't get rail shipment(s),
and put others out of work?  Look out.

Name: Stupid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

It does not make a difference how clean your employment file is.
Managers agenda is to find fault with all employees, and put it on your
file. And the more they charge you with bs or not they can use it to
show you have a pattern of not following policy and can make a case to
fire you easier. As far as using your phone to speed things up and help
the company, that is 100% against company policy. And if they fire you
for using your phone, well your fucked, because no arbitrator will
accept any reason for you using your phone. To many people have been
killed in the transportation industry because of phone use on the job.
Good luck with that! It has been said on here many times follow company
policy, if they fire you for following the rules, you will win at
arbitration, donít stick your neck out for some manager to make himself
look good. There is no excuse for helping CSX out by breaking there
policies. Donít be a scape goat!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Iím not trying to pat myself on the back, but Iíve always done a good
job and kept my  mouth shut. I just got reminded that I dont mean shit
to this company! I havenít laid off in over a year and I donít bitch
and I donít ask anybody for shit. Anyway I got written up by a punk
motherfucker for some dumb shit. I forgot to mention I have never run
through a switch or derailed anything. Over 20 yrs of my life to this
fucking shithole and I hate these mother fuckers.fuck you mantle ridge
and fuck you foote. Eat a dick! You are a bunch of lying cowards. Fuck
you!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Investors
UPDATE!


Same old same old.  Come to work and wait on a work order. Print out
the once again changed system bulletins that really make no sense but
hey, keep someone working in that department. Nothing like creating job
security! Wait on my train to show up or wait for it to be worked. Wait
on a locomotive because they are short.  None are worked because they
laid off so many men from the engine house its behind. Then we have to
take a number and wait for a car man to help out with the air test.
Like being in the BMV! Maybe we will get lucky once in a while and they
will hand us off a set of locomotive from an inbound train without them
going through the engine house.  If you don't know why that is better,
it is because every unit that goes through the house is supposed to be
cleaned and inspected. Well, supposed to be but that isn't always the
case. Cutting corners is the norm in this business. 
Then we get supplies if they are low. Maybe there is ice on a hot day,
maybe there isn't.  Then we have to spend 15 minutes or more trying to
get our PTC and TO programs set up to run our trips. Of course the
company hasn't bothered to set up radio communications with the Trip
optimizer department because god for bid they spend some money to do
it. Easier to force someone to use their phone to call them and trouble
shoot. It is a pain in the butt if engineer doesn't have his phone. Of
course they will insist the conductor use his phone and minutes to do
the engineers work. He has the right to say no but then he would be
putting his job on the line. Love to charge both of them with delay of
train. TM's running around like there is another big fire! OFF WITH
THEIR HEADS!!  Im sure they make a pill for that but it probably is on
the "DO NO TAKE" list!

So nothing new to report here Investors. Same old horse and pony show.
12 hours to go back and forth. Not my problem. You have to write me a
check every two weeks no matter what the circus has planned for the
day!

Name: Avon G@y Lovers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Progress report yaíll!

Iím still going slow.  still making the same money as everyone else on
the shift. I do have one concern about how everyone hangs out in the
yardmaster office to pillowtalk. 

I heard Mr. Seguins threatened a lawsuit against the company for not
upgrading RCL computer, next thing we know heís got his old white
tacoma back and the company has locomotives scrapped on site, grandma
used to say-cats got 9 lives but some only got two left...she was a cat
rancher herself.

Name: New jobs for managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

Stree to seat CSX. https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.2935065

Name: Street to seat 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 August 2019

Those managers should not be worried about moving trains. Street to seat
in a simulator for a crash course. Coming soon to CSX just like Hh did
at cp.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

Queensgate Willard is super busy but they are taking transportation to 2
12 hour shifts and still talks of cutting mechanical. Makes no sense but
what does anymore. All we can do is wait and see. They arenít making any
decisions til the end of the month

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 August 2019

These managers blames us for not being able to fill their jobs!! Haha!!
take thanks awards , boot program, double tickets , hold whoever you
want over fire people for stupid shit, screw us over on money.  use and
abuse us and wonder why no one wants to work.. everyone. Even a few guys
that were whores have toned it down and wont do favors. Of course we
stil have  the jackasses that went out and bought 500k houses and brand
new trucks and gotta put their speedway gas station lunches on credit
cards that gotta get 14 time slips a half to make ends meet that will
take any job. But still jobs aren't getting filled and these bastards
are feeling it! Those managers seriously question why no one wants to
mark up.. haha

Name: Queensgate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2019

Collinwood and Queensgate are getting jammed.   Willard supposed to get
more traffic back.   CSX never learns.  Went thru Willard on Q560 the
other day.  Yard was pretty busy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 August 2019

This company acts like the give a shit if you call off from work they
don't give a dam that is one less person they have to pay that day and
will force every one else to make up the slack because your missing work
will never be aloud to effect the almighty operation ratio and it gives
them to chance to see if they can get by with less manpower and before
you know it there will be less and less and those left will be to
scared to call off sick or take off for a family member and the company
will have what they want a smaller number of terrified workers who will
never raise any trouble for them and take all the abuse they give them
they are almost there already.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 August 2019

warning!

show up at my door won't answer. You don't go away then calling the
cops. Get restraining order after talking to the local newspapers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 August 2019

I bring up an agreement, union guy, ďwe never had that agreementĒ I hate
liars.

Name: Union Rep
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 August 2019

They can do that

Name: To WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2019

When Hh took over CP as ceo, Foote worked with Hh at that time. If an
employee was sick or not fit for duty, a manager showed up at your
house to talk to you. If he felt you where not sick enough or did not
have good reason to be off, he said your  pulled out of service. A
short time latter HR call  you at home to confirm with you you where
pulled out of service or fired. You can read this on google, donít put
anything past these bastards. Foote learned all his tactics from Hh at
cn then CP. They donít care about collective agreements or labour laws
of the land. They do what they want and itís up to you to challenge
them after the fact. They have done everything just short of using
physical violence. Watch your back.

Name: WTF!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX!!!!

ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!!  AM I READING WHAT I SEE BEFORE MY EYES.
HAVE I GONE MAD AND AM I HAVING DELUSIONS?

RULE 104.6 bullet 3 has been added to the rule:

Subsection #3 says..... employees who are permitted to lay off are
expected to markup promptly within 24 hours or less of the mark off
time, UNLESS THE EMPLOYEE REQUEST AND RECIEVES PERMISSION FROM THEIR
MANGER TO BE OFF A SPECIFIC PERIOD OF TIME LONGER THAN 24 HOURS.

A specific period of time longer? And if the person is sick as hell and
cant give you a specific time when they think they will be well enough
to come back, just what do you intend to do about it? 
What manager are you talking about? If it is a TM you can just forget
it.  If I am at home sick I DO NOT HAVE A MANAGER. I ONLY HAVE A
MANAGER WHEN I AM ON DUTY OR IN A LODGING FACILITY PROVIDED BY THE
COMPANY! Second, if for some reason a manager was dumb enough to grill
me, intimidate me or even try to harass me to return to work before I
was ready there would be hell to pay. If the manager had the stupidity
to tell me that I couldn't stay marked off sick and had to come back
not only would I call the state health department and file a complaint
against the company but I would call OSHA, USDOT, FRA and anyone else
who would listen. This is nothing more than a scare tactic and is being
used to intimidate employees. You know that no one wants to deal with a
supervisor and the intimidation they may subject an employee to if they
have to talk to them directly. Your attempts to intimidate employees is
childish and unethical and the Unions should get a court order
requiring you to cease with your written forms of intimidation.


Brothers
Where is the Union on this one. This is a fine example of something our
unions should be addressing immediately.
Do not come to work sick. Do not allow the supervisors to intimidate
you if you are sick and can not preform your duties safely and be
completely alert and aware of your surroundings and the safety of
others. The company can not force you to endanger your own safety and
the publics. No employer has the right to force any one to work sick! 
No employer has the right to demand that anyone come to work sick and
infect other employees. 


HEY LEGAL.... you have any info you can put on here for the employees
of CSX? I know there are cases that have already been won by railroad
employees who were harassed after being injured and took time off. Can
you post any state and federal laws that pertains to the rights of
workers in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri that allow them to stay away
from the work place when they are ill. I do know that csx is not exempt
from following state and federal laws. 
This is getting out of control!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Hey all right thanks got it added I have been leaving support two person
crews on every crewroom and on every train I get off of. Thanks for the
help and support your exactly right itís about public safety and the
crews too. This is a major issue we need oversight on. We need to get
these papers handed out the public needs to know whatís going on behind
the scenes. The public only sees it looks safe. The more people know the
better we are going to be. Glad we can all take a stand and let our
voices be heard. Check out this YouTube video about what happens on one
man remote jobs too. They changed a remote job to one man in Chattanooga
Wauhatchie yard after years of being two man. Then a week later a 24
year veteran Carmen got ran over and died a week later named Allen. We
work around a lot of unforgiving heavy equipment tired all hours of the
night not to mention short staffed. Anyway we can get the word out it
helps. Two men on every job minimum. That needs to be the standard. 

https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
5. Safety of the crews and the public must come first!


Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Fra batory
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2019

Fra Batory to all of a sudden not support two person crews, in my view
is suspicious. He is retirement age and someone has offered something
for his sudden change on crew size. His mandate is public safety in the
transportation industry. Yes public safety and not what is favoured by
the rr and Wall Street. This should be investigated if any Money was
paid to this trader. His change on crew size all of a sudden does not
pass the test, even some Congress men and women where puzzled and
shaking there heads on his change all of a sudden. I say kickbacks and
they should investigate this man. Just my view.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 August 2019

SAWIT!:
Run for, then win an elected union position. Do it. Try it. 
Bang your head against a wall daily battling the co., the gov.,
and the membership - local level and/or full time.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Hey guys Jacksonville has now taken a lot of q inspections and cut them
down to the bare minimum...no more preventive maintenance  ....oil
changes..fuel filters ect...G.e. told them that warrenty is no
good...csx will have to foot the bill for any repairs on stuff that
breaks after this. They are getting desperate...

Name: SAWIT!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

THE FIX

You were blasted and for good reason. A union rep runs for office
because he/she believes in what unions are supposed to stand for and
wants to fight for everyone as a whole. they are not supposed to take
the position just to get days off that they couldn't get with a god
awful attendance policy. Yes, there are reps who do just that. We know
who they are. The poster was spot on when he stated that going to
unions meetings will not help a damn thing. Reps in the field know
exactly what is going on in their terminals. They hear and see it every
single time they go to work. They don't need every member to show up
and they should know it is impossible anyway with the railroad
schedule. They are however guilty as hell of not putting in
claims/grievances because they are either lazy or they have been
screwed over again and again and the unions have bowed over settled
claims for .50 on the dollar which doesn't do a damn thing to send a
message or they come back with the company can do that now because we
have a new side letter that allows that.  They have sold a lot of our
protection and working conditions down the river. DONT DENY IT!
It will take something drastic to get our unions attention. Fighting to
change our representation is one way of doing it. See how fast they sing
a different tune when they think their pocket books are going to slim
down. See how fast they step in to save the day when they think their
bread and butter is getting taken away. I have seen it in the past and
I hope to see it again soon!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

HR conductor

You need to add another sub paragraph (5) to your most. You keep
forgetting that safety of the crews and the public must come first!

Brother of both unions post should be attached to every single post!
Losing jobs and retirement is bad but the safety of everyone in the
United states must come first!

Last week I had to correct a father who I overheard telling their young
sons how fun it would be to be a train engineer. They were getting off
of a train ride in the park. When I was done not only was he blown away
but he took the info you provided. I will be handing out copies of
brother of both unions post to everyone I see at these park rides!

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act S1979
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

Got great news guys keep up the great work here is the latest on the two
man crew bill

The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest
states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states
from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train
crew size of at least two individuals. Nevada has filed a petition with
the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking the court to
review a May action by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that
prevents states from passing laws mandating train crew size. 
Keep doing all you can keep pushing getting the word out we are
winning!!!!!

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

I have to agree RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED Itís the way to go. Itís 50.00
per year best money ever spent. Ron is a top notch guy been around the
railroad for years. Really knows his stuff great group of people all
across the USA. All unions all crafts joined together. I am a proud
member and hope more people join. 

Ron Kaminkow
RWU General Secretary
secretary@railroadworkersunited.org
608-358-5771

ďWe need to have faith in each other. We are in precisely the same
position. We depend absolutely on each other. We know that without
solidarity, nothing is possible, and that with solidarity, nothing is
impossible.Ē
Eugene V. Debs, Founder of the American Railway Union

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

CSX and Mantle Ridge are a Fraud and should be investigated !!!!!!

Name: Success
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 August 2019

In my 36 years as a rr, I was a shop steward for short time. And I
witnessed the most successful reps. Could talk out of both sides of
there mouth. They would tell the membership one thing, and tell
management another story. Always giving the illusion that he was
beating up the company on your behalf. And then telling management I
have my guys under control. Some reps. Made a good life for themselves,
just telling everyone what they wanted to hear. Thatís why I always
filed a grievance and kept asking what the status of my grievance was.
That way they could not blow me off if everything was in writing and
copies kept. Tried to keep them on there toes.

Name: RWU
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 August 2019

RWU ,,,,, Railroad Workers United Union , join us brothers we fight for
whatís right !!!!

Name: The fix
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2019

Ya Iím not arguing with that, Iíve seen union do some good work. But 
thatís when the guys stuck together and forced the companies hand.
Today it just seems everyone for themselfs, and try to out do there
own. The days of the union are numbered I think!and that it why the
companies donít care anymore about bargaining in good faith or
honouring the agreements. No resistance or penalties for there
deliberate behaviour.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2019

I paid thousands of dollars in union dues over the years and contract
after contract we lost a little more and when the company violated the
contract time and time again the union did nothing, never got any
results and then my entire craft was laid off and the other crafts with
members with not a 5th of my seniority and now doing are work and this
in a union shop, nothing against them guys they are just trying to
survive to but wrong is wrong, what good is a union when a contract
violation as big as that can happen the unions have sold us out and
every union will do the same over time. and are union was the firemen
and oilers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

Listen here user name the Fix. I pay my union dues thatís what Iím
required to do. Doesnít give the union a reason to be shitty because I
do t come to meetings while Iím working by the way or because of
voting. The guys who run and get voted in should do the job they ran no
one forced them. So your telling me if I join a gym and pay my dues I
got to sweep up and clean the place too. No I pay my dues stop making
excuses for this shitty union. They have done nothing let me repeat
nothing but allow the company to rape us on a daily basis. You think
coming to a union meeting is gonna stop that no. What will stop it is
for the union to do there dam job. No one wants to call it like it is
itís always the menís fault. If itís our job to run things then letís
not pay dues. You know why they do such a shitty job hereís why.
Because we have to pay our dues no matter what they got us. What
incentive is there to give the members good service?? None!!!

Name: The fix
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 August 2019

At the end of the day everyone bitches about union doing nothing. But
you members are the union you want everything fixed without , yourself
being involved. No one wants to attend union meetings, or even vote for
reps. So if the member ship does not get  involved , these reps are
going to sit on there ass to. A lot of these reps. Are elected over and
over again , because no one wants the job. I can remember at local
meetings the head table was lucky to get out of the hall in one piece,
and had to bring the national reps. In to cool things. You reap what
you sow!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

Hey guys you can become a union objector and pay a reduced rate. Your
dues will be reduced around 30 percent.aerospace and railroad have to
pay some dues because of the court ruling that made this possible.the
union want tell you this but if you had flipped the paperwork that you
had to sign in order to join the union the directions on how to become
a union objector will be there.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 August 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Everyone gets there feelings hurt when someone says the union does a
crappy job. Letís all be honest they havenít been good and lately they
have been down right awful. Too many hands in the pot with the company.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Thatís what everyone says if you donít like the union quit. Well let me
tell you this I am forced to be a member and I pay my dues on time
every month and anywhere else on this planet if you paid dues to be a
member and got the sub par at best service we get you would pull your
membership, but we cannot. I challenge anyone to tell me over the past
year how are union has done a great job. We are fools. Why would the
union do anything at this point they get are dues there is no incentive
to do anything. Have you guys noticed guys marked off union business yet
nothing gets done? I have all the time. Donít tell me if I donít like it
quit itís my right to say the truth. The union we are in is doing a
shitty job. None of you pay more dues than me so I am telling you this
union is the sorriest bunch if company men and it starts at the top.
They do not have are best interests at heart. I promise you my dues
will come out on time like they do this month and still the same shitty
service.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Conductor 30

I don't see a post on here about the railway labor act. Who said
anything about the railway labor act.  Quit your damn deflecting
poser.

So keep up the info on the train wreck. Is it a fact the engineer was
on the motor by himself an ran by the conductor? Was the ptc off
because of another malfunction of the program?


I got a question to all engineers across the system. How many of you
have had bleed over of info on your system from another engines info. 
We have been getting messages of violations from other units on our
motors. Its been happening a lot and when it does you cant do a thing
until you clear it out. How in the hell does another trains violations
show up on another train. This is crazy crap. God knows what the hell
else it can screw up!

Don't forget brothers that you can sue your unions. It your right by
federal law. You might be discouraged from doing it but you can and
with enough members coming forward and filing complaints against them
for not representing you to the best of their ability you can bet they
wont like the attention. Look up the LMRDA and you'll see they have a
time frame in which they are supposed to handle all claims. After that
time you can get your own damn lawyer. It has nothing to do with the
railway labor act.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2019

Conductor if you are one you sound like a company suck ass, only a
company boy would defend these pricks, your either a total suck ass, a
manager or some poser living in his mommies basement, go screw your
self this site is called csx sucks not I suck csx like you do.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Jeez.....How often and how many times do the provisions of the Federal
Railway Labor Act have to be explained to some of the meatballs that
post on this site?

Fed up?  Quit. Give it up. Do something else to earn a living. 
Go to work for a non-union outfit.  Please post back and let all
know how well you do. 

(Must be another moll, troll, etc., or an idiot.)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

We are being raped daily in savannah and all the union says is put a
claim in thatís it. Let me ask you something if the company pays you 6
months later for a day they should have paid you anyway what kind of
punishment is that. This union is the biggest bunch of pussies. They
donít do shit. All they say is put a claim in thatís it. The contract
isnít in place to be violated at will and all we can do is put a claim
in.  No one fucking cares. The union does not care. We canít strike
because they would have to ask CSX for permission bunch of cowards.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

drove by frontier yard 8/12 19 first time in years ,I could see across
the whole yard  i saw no trains moving and weeds growing . what is left
is there any jobs left ???????

Name: Records
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2019

Another wreck on the books, mainly because of cuts to staff and laxed
safety. And there will be more that the public really donít give much
mind to. But it shows the goverment what the cycle is of these cut
backs. When CSX has a Quebec type derailment and lots of lives are lost
to a rail disaster. It will flood the media for weeks, and goverment
heads in charge of monitoring the rr will try and hide from media as
well as CSX company heads. The clock is ticking, there is time for
change if the goverment stops letting big $$$$ make there own rules.
But if they just keep sitting on there hands and do nothing, a Quebec
size disaster will happen. History will repeat itself.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 August 2019

Letís Strike!!!       How can you have a contract and purposely violate
it everyday!       Management and this country need a wake up call!  
Itís about time we stand up for ourselves and quit getting pushed
around!!!

Name: old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 August 2019

If you strike the nation will notice right away w management trying to
run all of the trains.  If you don't then its perceived as not being
that bad.  Just my two cents as I am about to retire.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 14 August 2019

I wish every one would stand up to these pricks and walk out at once
they cant fire every one but that will never happen there are to many
scared little girls out there and there are those that have families to
think about and there is always a rat in the mix that will give
management a heads up of who the trouble makers are so this is the
environment you now have to deal with the company knows no one will
stand up and the unions have sold every one out and the government will
do nothing to help this is why in the not to distant future unions will
be a thing of the past wages will only be going down and if you don't
like it there will be a army of illegals to take your place and if you
object you will be called a racists this is the new America we know
live in if you can make it to retirement great just hope they don't
steal rail road retirement by then.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

We need to walk out on these people

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

We all know what happened 👀/👀

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 August 2019

All should remember csx is a hedge fund that just happens to move trains
it don't care about the employees or there families, and there safety
or the publics is only a concern if effects operation ratio, cuts will
continue and if there is a major accident they will find a way to put
it on the employees and it will never be for lack of upkeep or being
under maned or over worked employees and even if they are found at
fault they will pay for it through more cuts this will continue until
they have sucked ever last dollar they can out of the rail industry
then leave the broken mess for the dumb ass tax payers to get stuck
with bill, it will happen.

Name: Signals
E-mail: N/a
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

Cutting jobs in signals like crazy...Ēbudget deficitĒ

Profit  >  safety

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 August 2019

3 craft workers just let go in NY. Orders came from above to cut 3
positions. Its happening everywhere.

Name: Accident carey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 August 2019

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/transportation/2019/08/12/csx-trains-collide-near-Carey-derailing-cars-and-spilling-fuel/stories/20190812145

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

CAREY, Ohio (WTVG) - One person has been injured in a train crash at the
line of Wyandot and Seneca Counties early Monday morning.

Rescue crews are still on the scene of that crash. According to Carey
police, two trains collided on the tracks and one of the conductors was
injured.

That train crash happened at County Highway 3 in Carey at 5:22 AM
Monday. County Highway 3 and Township Highway 5 are closed while crews
respond to that scene.

We will update this as more information becomes available

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 August 2019

brothers 

copied that post and have it to my brothers to take to work and pass
around.  Ask them to contact our congressman in D.C. My neighbors where
blown away by it.  Assured them it was all true.  I think we need to
post it in all the stores we go to.  Time to be heard!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 August 2019

But the government will let China and Japan make computer chips for our
military aircraft

Name: Amen to eng
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 August 2019

Brother I wish you were called in front of Congress your exactly what we
need a intelligent spokesman that knows what the hell hes talking about
mostly it's people speaking with very basic knowledge of the rr and
most of congress only knows ptc stands for positive train control they
need educated by someone like you who isn't afraid to speak the whole
truth keep up the fight and I will to also someone need to ask that fra
fuckstick battory just how much did the rr have to pay you to buy you
that's one crooked lying fucking snake anybody who knows anything can
see that he should be under investigation for holding his position and
taking bribes no doubt in my mind

Name: UP Hauling Drugs Again
E-mail: cscott@xup.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Attention All UP Employees:

Your employer's profits is being padded by illegal drug trafficking
via freight trains.
Recently, local law enforcement in Arizona confiscated several unmarked

packages on several different trains crossing the border.

Please contact the office of the Inspector General's Hot Line
(and not your UP Safety Hotline).

http://www.oig.justice.gov

Name: Big brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2019

NATO
https://globalnews.ca/video/5497144/from-dark-day-to-giant-leap-how-avro-arrow-engineers-joined-nasa-to-help-win-the-race-to-the-moon

Name: Allies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 August 2019

Thatís no big deal, American missiles, in Canadian north not many no
that. Or the first cruise missile where texted in Canadian Northern
Territory. The avro arrow jet invented in Canada was 50 years ahead of
its time. Fastest jet in the world. Program cancelled at request of the
president of USA. Canada played major part in American space program
after that. Secrets!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

HR-Amen-Cond.

That post is 100% accurate and if I was called to appear in front of
the supreme court and testify to the accuracy of its contents I would
hold my hand high with the other on the bible and testify that is was
the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!  If anyone in
management were to stand there and say it wasn't I would call them
liars at the top of my lungs. Let them remove me from the court. It is
all the truth.


Now, to the rumor that is circulating....has anyone heard that the
company is back to not paying crews during their 3 days off when they
hit a vehicle but do not kill the passengers?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

Told yíall big announcement was coming , CN and csx intermodal  in less
than 5 years it will be CNSX

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2019

HR safe freight 
Thank you for reposting that post from brothers of both unions.  I was
scrolling back looking for that to print. You made it easier now!

Everyone need to copy that post! All crafts should copy it and make
sure that all their neighbors and family members see it. Send it to
your congressman. Mail it if you have too.  It doesn't cover every
scenario out here but a hell of a lot of them. 

COPY IT BROTHERS!  Send it out!

Name: Amen
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 August 2019

Wow what great posts the csx big wigs are gonna lose there minds if
it's one thing those scum bags can't stand it's the truth being
exposed showing just how no good slimy scumbags they really are just a
matter of time until some poser gets on here saying stupid shit to try
to deflect and change the subject dont bight brothers keep posting the
truth and expose these crooked bastards

Name: HR Safe Freight Act 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Hey thanks for the great comments (Conductor). Yeh been trying to get
the word out anyway i can and have had a lot of great responses. I
think if we all stick together on this issue and keep on getting the
word out with a strong fight WE CAN WIN THIS!!!!
Here are a few topics our industry is facing right now. First and most
imports to me because it effects so many as you know is HR 1748 Safe
Freight Act (Congress) and S.1979 with the Senate. I have been trying
to get the word out whether post on the comment section of YouTube
(train videos) a few other websites. If anyone knows any other ways to
get the word out tell your neighbors tell everyone. Post on social
media. Get involved. It effects so many. Railroads,Retirees,Railroad
retirement, our families, business we buy products from, and the
American Public. 
This is what I got back from chairmen DeFazio. 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

I agree with you, but the real problem is that the RR's don't care!
Corporate America cares about their shareholders, and always will. The
CP, CN, CSX, UP, NS, and the KCS will always preach about safety when
it's convenient for them. Crews have been asked to turn a blind eye to
safety issues to get the job done. Regardless of RR dept. you may work
in, you're expected to get the job done. Many people don't know how
evil Mr. Hunter Harrison when it came to PSR initiatives. Then then FRA
backtracks on the "crew of two" rule. There's speculation right now
about the FRA backtracking, and I wouldn't be surprised if an
investigation were to take place. Like I said, the RR's don't care as
long as they're making money. What needs to happen is the lower and
middle class start standing up to corporate aggression. It would be
very hard for a company to operate with no one working for the
Railroad!!!!
Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

Second is (H.R 3055 LNG by Rail)
They now not only want to go to one man the want to ship LIQUID NATURAL
GAS BY RAIL!!!! The bad part is with little or no testing they just want
to rush this stuff through they donít really even have proper tank cars
to haul it in with little to no data as explained by the railroad. 

From chairmen Peter DeFazio 

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to share your thoughts
on this important matter. It is a great honor to serve as a
Representative in Washington, DC. I am humbled to take on this
responsibility and look forward to serving our great state and Nation
to the best of my abilities. 

I hope you will continue to stay in touch by visiting my
congressional†website, signing up for my†newsletter, liking me
on†Facebook, and following me on†Twitter†to learn more about my work
for the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district,
serving since 1987.

U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to H.R. 3055
offered by myself along with a few other co-sponsors Chairman of the
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, that would
prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from finalizing a rulemaking
and issuing a special permit to allow the transportation of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) by rail tank car. Frankly the railroad doesnít give a
dam about safety or anything else for that matter except share holders
and profits.  Railroads have fallen to the jackals on Wall Street. I
have been working diligently to keep this from happening. A comment
period on the special permit was set to close†July 8, 2019. However we
managed to get it pushed back by asking for more time. 
President Trump issued an Executive Order on April 10, 2019, calling
for LNG to be moved throughout the U.S. in rail tank cars within 13
months, and on June 6, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration (PHMSA) moved ahead with a plan to authorize six
trains, of 100 or more rail tank cars, to move LNG for export through
densely populated areas.
ďIn its never-ending quest to put profit ahead of people, the Trump
administration is now trying to bypass long-standing requirements for
transportation of LNG by putting it into 100-car trains that roll
through densely-populated areas at upwards of 50 miles per hour,Ē.
ďThis plan is beyond absurd. Should even one tank car get punctured,
the results could be devastating. My amendment blocks this brazen
attempt by the administration. I urge the Senate to follow suit and
stop a massive catastrophe before itís too late.Ē
Typically, when PHMSA authorizes transportation of a hazardous
material, it does so after a careful evaluation of the risks,
alternatives, and safety conditions. It publishes these findings so
that the public can adequately challenge or comment on its
conclusions.† PHMSA has not done its due diligence, and this rulemaking
and special permit are being rushed without an opportunity to fully
consider the potentially catastrophic consequences of moving LNG by
rail. Nowhere in the world do higher speed trains share the rails with
LNG or any hazardous material of this nature,Ē From Susan Mehiel,
spokesperson for the Alliance. ďThe US DOT has not increased the
regulations for LNG over and above those for oil trains and we know
what has happened with the so-called Ďbomb trains. Another recent
railroad regulation change has major implications for the Treasure and
Space Coasts. In 2016, when questioned about delays at grade crossings
caused by stalled trains, the Federal Railroad Administration wrote
they have proposed a rule requiring 2-person minimum crews on trains.
ďAt least two crew members are needed to efficiently separate a train
and allow highway users to pass through a crossing in emergency
situations. As of May 23rd 2019 the FRA withdrew the proposed rule. 
ďWith 150 grade crossings through the Space and Treasure Coasts, trains
blocking major roadways like the FP&L Nuclear Power Plant evacuation
routes and hospital access puts our communities in grave danger,Ē
Mehiel explained.
ďWithout the 2-person minimum, critical roads could be blocked for
hours.Ē
Eighty people have died on Floridaís railroads in the last 18 months.
The Alliance wants the Governor and Florida Transportation Secretary
Thibault to address this epidemic proportion and call on the FRA to
consider the impact of the federal regulations on the lives of
Floridians.
As Mehiel said, ďWith 80 deaths on Floridaís rail systems, what we need
is an investigation into these accidents and not the additions of speed
trains going over 100 mph and LNG!Ē Thank you Mr ........... for all
your support and questions I hope this covered it feel free to contact
my office for any other questions regarding this H.R 3055 bill. We are
going to need all the help and support on this issue. 


Sincerely,
Peter DeFazio 
Member of Congress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tUAIfb8Wy8&feature=share



The last issue I want to bring up that really needs some attention is
Crew Fatigue. 

The single most important action Congress and the Federal Railroad
Administration can take to improve rail safety especially in the
movement of hazardous materials and now the new LNG issue is to
eliminate train-crew fatigue and provide predictable start times for
train crews.
The unpredictable work schedules of safety critical operating employees
in the railroad industry has and continues to be the root cause of the
fatigue problems that have placed many releases of hazardous materials
on the front pages of our newspapers and in the media.  Although the
Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) provides for 10 hours of
undisturbed rest between work assignments, ďthe application is
misplaced because it does nothing to improve the predictability of
reporting times nor does it allow employees the opportunity to plan
their rest before reporting for duty. 
(One small improvement that will make a tremendous difference in the
safety for all train operations is simply to move the required 10 hours
of undisturbed rest from immediately following service to immediately
preceding service.) The minimum of 10 hours of notification before
reporting for 12 hours or more of safety critical service will allow
operating employees to get their proper rest prior to reporting for
duty so they can safety and alertly operate their train while on duty.
ďAn even greater safety enhancement would be to assign regular start
times for each crew, or at a minimum require that crews be notified
before going off duty of the time they must report back for service.
From what I know this has been pushed to Congress and the FRA to make a
mandate on crew fatigue issues that still have not been approved. Only
to deregulate most issues that have been put in place since the Obama
administration. Also if the operating train crews could have better
train schedules to know when they are going to work in a 12 hours
notice. I have many of times set for 2 and 3 days first out waiting on
a call only to feel like i have insomnia waiting on a call. (You can
only rest so long thinking and waiting on the phone to ring) Even if we
could mark off under crew fatigue without any points or occurrences like
operation red-block would be a big step in the right direction however
then it would pose someone marking off to watch football or some other
type of reason the company would disagree with. 

If anyone is interested in getting more involved with whatís going on
check out (RAILROADWORKERSUNITED). Ron Kaminkow great great guy has
been around the railroad industry for 30 plus years. Itís worth a look.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get the word out regarding these very
important issues. Post it letís stick together keep on pushing rising
up we can do this letís keep America Safe letís keep our families safe
letís do the right thing. Thanks again for the wonderful post regarding
hazmats and issues about one man crews keep on getting the word out. We
are headed in the right direction. 


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Disaster
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 August 2019

The last derailment was in North Dakota years ago , train came out of
Canada. People died from fried lungs. The lawyers where on the case
right away signing families up for class action lawsuit. This story
made sixty  minutes, the lawyers settled for I think 44 million dollar
settlement on behalf of the families lies. The families got pennies on
the dollar. The lawyers figured out how to fleece the families out of
it all for legal fees. So again these families where victims twice.
That is what they did in the Quebec disaster American canvassers signed
up families for American legal firms to represent them they will get
fucked over to, there is no justice. Greed is the name of the game.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

Conductor   HR!!!!


Maybe we should all keep a copy of our work orders that show what kind
of serious hazardous material we haul. I don't give a rats butt if
they think it is company information that is supposed to be kept
private. The fact is IT ISNT!  The customer knows what's running on
our trains and the emergency responders have a right to see the info. 
Every single car with a hazmat placard give the information of the
product as well as descriptions on the side of the cars. Anyone who see
a train running can look up the info and find out. The public just
doesn't take the time because they just ASSUME it is being transported
safely! We just had a train with a type of tear gas and a bunch of
loaded cars with out the description on the contents but they were
tagged as high security. Who knows what the hell was in them. 
Does the public know we carry serious Toxic and Poisonous inhalation
cars as well as other chemical that could kill you in inhaled before
someone could get to you in time? Does the public know we have NO GAS
MASK OR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING on our trains if we derail with a bunch of
these cars and they spill? Do they know the company expects us to get
off our trains and go back and inspect our trains if we go into
emergency and the air wont come back up?  One man by himself is put
into a serious dangerous situation if this happens and he is in the
middle of no where and no one can get to him immediately. 
Does the public know they can put these cars as close as 6 cars from
the engine!!!  What do you think can happen if the wind is in the wrong
direction and cars are that close.  You can bet your arss if it happens
I will be off that train and heading as far away as possible. If
something happens out there and your all by yourself if you get
overpowered or slip and fall or even die the blood will be on CSX. 

There was a post on here a few weeks ago that covered  much of the crap
we have to deal with. It was all true. The poster suggested we copy it
and show it to all our neighbors and send it to our congressman. 
Have you copied it and sent it out?  I gave it to my neighbors and it
blew their minds. The fact is the public has no idea what we really are
exposed to the every day working conditions of the Railroad. It is up to
all of us to get it out!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 August 2019

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/08/1899507/0/en/CN-and-CSX-Announce-New-Intermodal-Service-Offering.html

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Announced Today!!      

CN and CSX Announce New Intermodal Service Offering

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 August 2019

Just found out today they are closing Southover yard in Savannah,
Georgia

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Contract employees


Its the media blah blah and the pats on the back along with the blown
up recognition from everything but railroading that  keeps the company
afloat. Go to your employee gateway every week and see what they are
getting recognition for and who is investing in them. This is how a
company like CSX survives. This is how they keep investors interested.
A company that looks like it is favored by the public. Smoke and mirror
tactics that fool investors into staying on board. Thought is if a
company is trying so hard to be environmentally friendly and supports
so many other irrelevant causes they must be up and coming and will be
a favored asset in the publics eye. You all need to keep an eye on your
employee gateway articles. Maybe those investors are blind or have been
wined and dined . This is a way to keep them on board. Either way, like
the past poster said....BAD MEDIA PUBLICITY IS THE COMPANIES WORST
ENEMY!

Name: Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

The word outta willard is there is no certain date they are trying to do
it slow with no disruptions this came from local management my personal
opinion is this would have come a long time ago but they can't figure
out how to get it done those of u left in willard hang in there still
hope maybe they never figure it out once upon a time I was a willard
guy maybe one day will be again who knows one last thing fuck you csx

Name: Signing bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

After Hh left cn and cp the rr got such a bad reputation to not work
there from indeed and glassdoor and media. That they offered big
bonuses for retired rr to come back to work for rr. It was mostly
retired supervisors that came back. They where so desperate to find
employees it was awesome. No one would hire on and the ones that did ,
left shortly after. To this day they are having trouble finding people.
At cprail creel ceo was Hh Minnie me, he still is a militant cock
sucker. The best thing you all can do for yourself s is put in those
claims and grievances, and keep a copy for yourself. There will be a
pay day for them. It will just take time. And CSX has to deal with them
it is grieve for csx, and a paper trail that they donít honour there
contracts. And if your job is cut and when mantle is gone they will beg
you to come back. Try and stick together brothers and sisters.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Carmen I hope no one else losses there job in Willard I hope all those
who have been laid off and want to return get called back, Willard has
always been in the best location with the best labor but has always
been plagued with the most worthless management in every department
with mechanical no exception good luck Willard.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

APE they are cutting a lot of jobs in Willard we just have no clue when
yet. One minutes itís the10th then the 17th then end of month. But who
the hell knows but they are cutting a lot of jobs we do know that which
is stupid cause weíve been busy we could actually use more help but we
all know that wonít happen. Not sure what anyone else has heard but
thatís what weíve been tolf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

any news out of Willard

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 August 2019

Letís just start our own Hedge Fund,   And take out Mantle Ridge and the
other Railroads

Name: 2021
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 August 2019

Mantle Ridge has a 5 year hold on their investors stock. They came
aboard in mid 2016. 2016 plus 5 = 2021.

Name: Markets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2019

When mantle sells all there CSX shares it will be big news. And smaller
investors follow in most cases sell there stock too. I will be buying
the stock when it ranks.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Howís come no one knows when the hedge fund is going to be out,    Ive
heard dates all over the place,   When is the exact date the contract
is up

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

Relax brothers.  Hedge fund will be gone next April 2021. Their 3 year
contract is up. Then we can clean up the mess. Fact.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 06 August 2019

Man power shortages will only get worse, more power will be broken down
all in the name of operation ratio, csx is a hedge fund company that
happens to be what is becoming a third class railroad and when you
think they can not cut any thing else don't ever believe that, that is
when they will cut even more and those that are left will be expected to
make up the slack, and cross ever craft line you thought would never be
crossed why they treat you like something they scraped off the bottom
of there boot and most will take it and never offer a once of
resistance that is why they have been violating the contracts, crossing
the craft lines and have cut thousands of jobs and those left just work
harder and are treated like dogs.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

JEEZ BROTHERS

Man power shortages, crappy hours of rest, personal days denied,
closing yards, contract violations, PTC Malfunctions, lost trains,
faulty equipment, faulty paperwork, Contradictive system bulletins,
unverified freight, crew exposure to hazardous chemicals and the list
goes on. When karma comes full circle its going to be a hell storm!

PUT IN THE DAMN CLAIMS. CALL OSHA. CALL THE FRA. EMAIL YOUR
CONGRESSMAN. AND FOR GOD'S SAKE DO NOT FORGET THE NEGATIVE PUBLICITY
IS THE COMPANIES WORST ENEMY. LAZY BROTHERS WHO SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING
ARE THE COMPANIES BEST FRIEND!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

cond 30

policy states if they want you back after 4 hours rest they have to
tell you before you mark off. when you are on the road you call cmc
AFTER YOU GET A ROOM. they will mark you off. You DO NOT GET IN YOUR
WAGON BEFORE 4 HRS! Read the policy in the notices. There are hoops to
jump threw. You have to  create dead heads after your on duty. Too and
from hotel, hos and just a pain in the butt paperwork.

The bitch on here is them telling you to report back on your rest. Yes,
they have to order you to do it before you mark off. The problem is you
don't really get 10 undisturbed because you have been ordered to
prepare for work before your 10 hrs are up. They are sending the wagon
in 9 1/2 to get you so you can stop for food if you need to. You also
have to get up and get ready. Your not really getting 10 hrs.
Undisturbed. FRA guy told me same thing. We shouldn't be getting in
wagon before 10 hours just like the 4 hr. rule on rest. CSX doesn't
agree with this.  It just goes to show they don't give a crap about
fatigue and the stress of this job!


On another note, Anyone know the name of the congressman who supposidly
lives close to avon yard and could see the fire and smoke from the
engine in fire? Someone put a post on here earlier about it. 
Someone got a name? Does this congressman back our stance on enforcing
2 man crews? Does he know what we are transporting and our rest
problems? Please give us a name!

Name: Wow!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 August 2019

WHATA A SHITTY RAILROAD, Huh guys???

Name: Future csx look north
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2019

Foote and regime are going to shake down CSX, just like Hh did at cp and
cn. Then when the hedge fund guys are long gone. They have to replace
the people and equipment , to make it a proper run rr again. So if you
have claims and grievances in, they will be addressed by the new
management. Foote will ignore everything and just go back to Canada
leaving CSX in a shit storm. Once your claims and grievances are on
file your union has to push them forward if they are legit. And if they
donít there are steps to take to put the union on the mat for not
representing you. The guys that donít think it is worth there while are
just scared little yes boys not men.

Name: greed
E-mail: 44@ggg543
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

rumer buffalo frontier yard  only crew change  no trains will be
switched at all  no trains will start out of the yard

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 05 August 2019

stock keeps dropping how many yards will be closed and how many
thousands will be laid off this is the only way this hedge fund knows
how to drive stock up the only thing that matters is operation ratio
and dividends and neither one of those will suffer with out thousand of
employees pay with there jobs.

Name: old head
E-mail: u name it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 August 2019

years ago  i saw a man pulled out of service for insorbation. the last
10 years i worked on the rr  i never spoke to a supervisor . I just
schruged my shoulders or shook my head . it drove them nuttz.they will
never let you win a argument , or let you get your point across . let
them send you out let them line your pockets

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Piss me off


Good way to deflect!!!  Who give a rats ass what that yes man to
Jacksonville does. He kisses just like all the rest of them. If he
doesn't then he will be gone just like all the other superintendents
that have gone through that circus show.

Stick to the important crap, like the hours of rest scam! How about
sticking together on all the contract violations. We got 12 hours to
work!  That's all they can get out of us in a day. We may sit for 2-4
hours waiting for a ride off the outlawed train but  as soon as we are
on overtime it's stay off the radio and hope they forget about us. Its
money in our pockets!  Put the claims in. Put them in for everything
whether you think your going to get paid or not. Claims are NOT for
supplementing your income anyway. That's what wrong with all the
idiots who bitch "Im not going to get paid anyway!" Union agreement
claims are not for extra income. They are to punish CSX. Make them pay
out the money. If they decline them which they will every chance they
get, push them on to the General chairman. If we would all stick
together and keep it up we could cost CSX millions a year in pay out.
We still get a pay check. Unless you are fired or furloughed you get a
pay check every two weeks. Keep sending them the bills! 
Let the superintendents screw up. Let the tm screw up.  When it takes 3
crews to move one train it keeps people working. What part of that
don't you understand. Let the customers keep getting their freight
late. Keep the attention coming!  Let the public raise hell! Sit back
and earn the money, put in the claims and laugh all the way to the
bank! Some of you guys are your own worst enemies!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

Steve Salyers has a job because he has business sense and will chop to
the very end when Jacksonville says they need some cutting. He is a
vet, and isnít afraid to walk the ballast.

Jeremy Seguins on the other hand- HOLY SHIT. Talk about back from the
dead.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 August 2019

How does Steve Salyers still have a job as a manager for CSX WOW!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Where else can you sit back and watch the dog and ponies show daily and
make 115000 dollars a year..

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Look guys,

This is ďusĒ against ď ThemĒ,     We have got to take a stand RIGHT
NOW!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

When did layoffs happen at Avon Locomotive,    Are they going to shut it
down.

Name: Directives
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 August 2019

Back in the early eighties when the rr was screw with the membership, we
got a directive to work to rule, by local reps that got it from national
reps. And we worked to rule and there was nothing the company could do.
But change there behaviour so things ran smooth again. When these
regimes came in to raid companies, ask a rep what are we doing about
it. Answer put in a grievance, we now live in a time of pussies union
scared to give the membership a directive on job action because they
are scared of a fine or threatened with jail. And a lot of these union
reps are whoood like a teenage girl by the company they forget who they
work for. My observation in the rr industry is membership numbers are
getting smaller, and union is having less power year after year, and
the union will be fazed out in time. Bite on to your share of the meat
and run with it. Thatís the attitude today!

Name: Just a thought...
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 August 2019

Foote and his buddies know what they are doing, itís straight out of the
HH handbook; Ďwork now-grieve laterí. 

The union sent the company a letter about the millions of dollars worth
of liabilities because the company is not paying claims-no shit they
arenít paying claims!

The company knows how arbitration works, they know how contract
negotiations work. 

If they donít pay those rightful claims now- they will only pay a
fraction of them later when they settle those amounts for cents on the
dollar.

Companyís view:
Would I pay my employees $2 million this year when you can pay them $1
million in two years from now?

Union employees view:
Because we will make you wish that you had paid that $2million upfront
as we fuck your trains, pull switches out of service, and slow
production wayyyyy the fuck down.

TO is a pain in the ass, but if every train runs with TO velocity
numbers go wayyy down.
Following all rules is a pain in the ass, but if we follow all the
rules production goes wayyy down.
If we put in ethics complaints on all managers, harassment by them goes
wayyy down.

No favors. Just compliance.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

FRA HOURS SCAM!

Chief dispatchers are telling crews at AFHT to show up on their rest.
Called FRA and asked them how this is mandatory undisturbed rest if I
have to set my alarm or get a wake up call BEFORE MY 10 Hours are up so
I can get ready and be in the wagon on my rest. How is this 10 hours
undisturbed when I'm following an order from a CSX official to get up
and prepare for work during my so called 10 hours rest.  He said the
FRA didn't approve of the tactic and they were going to fight to get
it stopped but in the meantime there is a loop hole in writing that CSX
is using to do this. We need to put just as much effort into trying to
get this crap stopped as we are in fighting one man crews! If someone
wants to sleep their 10 hours they should have every damn right. No one
should have to get up early and get ready for work during their so
called mandatory rest. you people need to read the FRA U.S.hours of
service laws thoroughly! They are a sham! did you know if your on your
off days after your rested 10 hours they can blow your phone up all day
leaving messages. You don't have to answer them or even have your phone
turned on but they can still do it. They can harass you during your
vacation time! This is how they are taking personal days away from
people who are adding them to the beginning or end of their vacations.
Then they claim they notified you. This is just insane horseshit! These
people want to control and own every waking moment of your life! When
your off the clock then you should be OFF THE CLOCK! They should have
to leave us the hell alone. I just hope this FRA inspector was being
honest and not blowing smoke up my arss!

Name: Queengate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

I have heard the opposite on Willard that more freights were going to
originate/terminate there like before.  The trains are taking too long
to get to point A-B with all of the block swaps going on.  A Cumberland
Clearing train took 42 hours recently because of the 8 yard set ups and
pick ups.   Time saver service!   Hold on...the loser head snake is
almost on his way out.   The other CEOs are kicking his ass and the PSR
concept is into the 7th inning.

Name: Queengate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Hmmmmm....makes no sense to me.   Is that the fat lazy ass boss?  Do you
mean the whole yard?   If you are busy I am not sure where they are
planning to put the traffic with all of the block swaps and the New
Castle freights that are large trains.   Makes no sense but this is CSX
that we are talking about.  They tried to down grade Willard before and
it blew up in their face.

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Queensgate yes itís busy but this came from the boss not some rumor
floating around. Important or not never say never. Well will see what
happens but it doesnít seem to be just some rumor rolling around

Name: Queensgate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Willard not closing. Too important on the system map as far as location.
 Queensgate and Avon cant handle all of the traffic.  Willard might be
getting more trains actually.  You are there how is the yard doing? 
Full?  Fluid?  Empty?  I saw there are 24/7 yard jobs

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Hey Avon,

Keep  falsifying FRA reports some more heads will roll soon!! 

Salyers, Seguin,   Jordan your all on a list!!

Name: Skills mechanical
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

If your a fully trained carman with welding etc. Your in. High demand to
work at any rr. Or other type  industry!  I retired last year as carman
and I have had job offers come to me but declined. Ya it sucks but at
least you have skills that CSX will need again, if people move on, down
the road CSX will pay for these cuts. With indeed glass door, ratings no
one will want to work there. Same thing happened in Canada, people got
cut never took call back. Now they had to train people from scratch.
Hold your head up!this regime only cares about how much money in the
shortest period they can make for share holders. They donít care about
the goose that lays the golden eggs, they are slowly killing the goose
greed greed!Foote is not running a business he is raiding CSX of all
$$$$ he can.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

and another thing carman I have compassion for those who may lose there
jobs in Willard I have been through it myself it sucks this company
don't give a shit about any thing but operational ratio and stock
dividends nothing else matters, if you chose to trust that fat piece of
shit manager but remember he is the one saying they where going to level
the humps for the past year has that happened, I hope no one losses
there jobs and all those laid off that want to come back get to good
luck to Willard I hope it works out but never trust any csx manager
they are all back stabbers.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

carmen it was only the truth this company don't give a shit about you
your family or Willard or any one who will be displaced they could care
less about you if a manager they are going to close the yard that would
be a first they are keep just as much in the dark these rumors have
been goin on for a long time if it happens it happens there not a thing
you, me or any one else can do about it.

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

APE it's not a rumor it came from the boss you condescending jack ass. 
No one said Willard was special but compassion for those of us who are
gonna be out or take others jobs and they are out would be nice instead
of your dumb ass comment.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

Another Willard rumor imagine that was Willard not to close last month
or the month before that or the month before that or the month before
that or the month before that and so on if is going to close the people
in Willard would be the last to know so wait and see on the 10th Willard
has nothing any more special than any other yard it is run by morally
corrupt back stabbing manager worms like all the other yards.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Heard Willard will be closed August 10th. They may keep a few Carmen but
doubtful. Anyone else hear this

Name: Manpower
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 August 2019

I donít know if Foote has the balls to do it. But at cn cp. street to
seat, Hh forced management  to do all our  rr jobs.  Managers worked
there days off and where flown around the country where they where
short people. And these managers tryed to out do each other.  Foote
knows the gig what Hh enforced, and no laws or rules where followed.
Our goverment transport Canada where scared of Hh, because they where
all handpicked rr. They did not want to lose there dream jobs. Hh
called our prime minister a light weight, it was something to witness.
Time will tell if Foote he does the same thing with management.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 August 2019

Investors


Been called out to go in to the horse and pony show.  Want to bet it
takes at least 3 crews to get my train across the road. This one will
be its usual 5-6 hours getting out of the yard because of all the bull
shitz. Most likely wont have any power ready because there are only 3
guy left to work engines now thanks to laying everyone off again. Then
since there are no men to work because of man power shortages I'll sit
on my ass on the train for at least 3 hours waiting for a rested crew to
show up and then it will be late as hell and they wont want it in they
yard off of its schedule. Then a yard crew will come get it.... Yeap ,
just another horse and pony show day.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 August 2019

New Old Head:
That is something.  Grandkid told me he starts out at $17.00 per hour
working for a non-union RR construction outfit that RRs use. 
$15.00 an hour  -  to be entrusted to move thousands of tons of heavy
equipment & freight worth millions of dollars? Not easy to believe.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 August 2019

the first cut needed is all those worthless managers cut managers
numbers in half and utilize that asset more 16 hour days for all
managers and two days off a month they can show there loyalty to the
all mighty operational ratio and the share holders that will save huge
amounts of money for the company and better utilize a untapped asset.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

This whole place is a Scam,     I believe customers and employees should
file a class action Lawsuit

Name: New Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

I truly feel for new hires. $180 dollars a day is the going rate. 

$15/hr to Conduct a train. Who would have thought?

Name: DUH
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

APE


WHO CARES!!!!  Foote will rake in millions when he doesn't pay out the
bonuses to the engineers and management.  This is all just a scam to get
out of the bonuses.  As soon as the bad news comes out and everyone gets
over not getting their money the ratings will go back up and all of the
sudden all the operating ratios will be met.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

Stock down $ 3 dollars a share,   That means 3,000 jobs being cut!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 August 2019

HEY RULES!
ANOTHER CSX SCREW UP OF THE OPERATING RULES!


Don't waste your time posting the latest rules screw up the company
just did.  You know, the one where they just published a new operating
rules HQ bulletin adding new high wind rules 301.9 and 301.10.  I guess
they didn't know they already had these rules in the book under 624! 
Yeah, we all saw it in less than an hour after they were published. Why
in the hell would they put the same rules in the book in 2 different
places and word them totally different from each other.  YOU CANT A
WIND RULE WRITTEN TWICE IN THE BOOK AND WRITTEN IN DIFFERENT FORMATS!


Hey brothers.... Those who didn't catch it, the new operating rules
that came out for August 1st has a repeat of the WIND rules that are
already in the book. Just a few changes in the format and a few word
changes but basically the same frickin thing!

Name: SS Dobson
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

These managers will be fighting over the SS Dobson for shelter pretty
soon.

At this very moment Troy is knocking back a fifth of something nice,
while manpower shortage takes control of the yard. 

2 more derailments in the last 2 days. That finishes July with 20
Derailments, 1 FRA reportable injury, 2 Lost time injuries, 2
locomotives lost to fire, 1 environmental spill, and 1 Meathead
Assistant Superintendent that lost his job. 

Now that yardmasters are using their phones to record cameras and take
it upon themselves to become managers- we should probably take it upon
ourselves to help these guys out with rules compliance. 

July was known for its fuckups. August will be known for the lay down
of all lay downs.

A salute to the good ship SS Dobson!

ďJust sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the Skipper brave and sure,
five passengers set sail that day,
for a three hour tour,
a three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
the Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.Ē

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Stock dropped almost 3$ today but we are the best company in the world.
How long before all the people that have huge amounts of stock leave
this sinking ship?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Booze is probably just another distractor/mole, etc.
Advice: Don't pay much attention to fairy tales.  What you hear, what
you may think, doesn't cut it.  Always try to know absolute true facts
before forming an opinion and\or saying anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2019

Watch the stock go down I hope it crashes serve this morally corrupt
company rite hope it goes down to a penny stock screw csx and all its
corrupt managers

Name: Good points
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 August 2019

I think sooner than later the big ones going to happen. Foote is the
tephlon don because he will play stupid to any knowledge of his
managers breaking the rules. And if one of these managers are willing
to go to jail for csx. Maybe that is what is going to happen before CSX
changes the culture of laxed safety. When the shit hits the fan , the
public is going to want someone to be accountable. They put handcuffs
on the three scape goats in Canada, until a jury found them not guilty.
Unionized employees I said this when Hh took over, keep a record in your
note book of all the short cuts they force you to take. Trust me it will
come in handy when they try to hang you. Employees know better not to
take short cuts. But when they threaten your livelihood your
intimidated to go along with management instructions. A judge or jury
would be able to see threw that. No one wants to go home and tell there
wife and kids they got fired. You have a lot of responsibility to be as
safe as possible to protect the public and other employees. Keep a
record of all of this.

Name: ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 August 2019

Booze-old head 


And the point of your stories are??
that the railroads had no choice but to come in and clean crap up
because the boozers, thieves and lazy bums who wouldn't come to work
were embarrassing, costly, unproductive, overpaid and worthless assets.
Your stories only justify the companies need to crack the whip. When are
you old has been going to learn your stories of yester year are no more
needed.You had it made. You wouldn't last 6 months now with our whip
and beat management and our attendance policy from hell. How about our
corrupt union's we pay for and our pay system that cheats out arsses
all the time. You kick a supervisors butt you go to jail after your
fired. I would have loved to RR in your time.
Oh let's not ignore the last post either about a corrupt politician
sitting idely by while violations happen every day right in front of
his face! Ball less gutless wonder!

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: No One Man Crews
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

GREAT NEWS BROTHER KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!! We are headed in the
right direction. Here is the latest news in the No one man crews Safe
freight act H.R 1748. Are you having trouble viewing this message?
Click here
 

 
 
Dear Union Bothers Retirees general public.  
Iím happy to announce that we secured our 100th co-sponsor for H.R.
1748, the Safe Freight Act, which would require a crew of two people on
all freight trains. To put it in perspective, by hitting 100 cosponsors
today, this is eight months quicker than our last effort in 2017/2018.

With the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent ruling on crew size,
it is now more important than ever that we pass a federal law requiring
every train in America have a minimum of two crew members. Those two
crew members must be a federally certified conductor and a federally
certified locomotive engineer. The Safe Freight Act (in the House, H.R.
1748 and in the Senate, S. 1979) is the right prescription to ensure
rail safety for both rail workers and the public alike.
 
 

 

This did not happen by accident - we made it to 100 cosponsors
(currently 90 Democrats and 10 Republicans) because of members and
retirees like you. Bottom line - member contact works. But the job is
not done. Besides securing more cosponsors in the U.S. House, we need
the same strong effort for the companion bill in the U.S. Senate.
 
Click here to send a message to your U.S. Senator asking them to
cosponsor S. 1979
 
Click here to see if your U.S. Representative is a cosponsor of H.R.
1748
 
As I wind my time down as National Legislative Director, I want to take
this time to thank all of our members who emailed, called and met with
their Member of Congress about this issue. We could not have gotten to
100 cosponsors without your assistance and we need to keep pressing on
if we are to ultimately succeed. Letís keep the momentum going and keep
on getting her word out itís gonna be a tough fight but we have a chance
national contract is up December 31st letís not let our guard down 
 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: Booze 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 July 2019

I started 1980 and it is true the rr where built and ran on booze. They
started to clamp down because a guy got an DWI ten minutes after his
shift ended by city cops. They had no choice to monitor people after
that. The stories of the old days where amazing, guys that came back
from ww2 and worked the rr where tough people. But lots drank to
forget. Those where crazy times.

Name: old head
E-mail: unam it earth
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 July 2019

hired out in the early 70,s smoked pot the day i took my test  . worked
once every 28 day in the summer , stolled every tire for my car for the
first 10 i worked on the rr took turns only worked 3 days a week and
paid for 5 ,slepped on a bench for 12 hrs with falling off one train
master at collinwood  gave us a hard tome we kicked the shit out of him
  4 hr quit  derailed cars weekly  and never went to investagations  and
never pulled out of service  or fired  never saw a fireman awake   what
a job . but i wll tell you the union people were th bigest asshole 
laisy   creepy and always had there hand out when you got a seltement  
sorry we didnt leave you anything

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hiring 20 conductors in Russell, KY,      Whatís this all about

Name: brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Brother of both unions


Conductor...Thank you for reposting that post for me.  I meant every
word of it and it is all true. No drama or exaggerations added to it.
This post should copied and circulated to your neighbors and sent into
you local representatives. In fact we should all copy it and send it to
everyone in Washington. How about we bombard the white house with it. 
Send a million copies to Trump. Do what ever it takes to protect the
lives of our fellow railroaders and the public! People think
railroading is some kind of glorious dream job like little boys do when
they want to be firemen or police officers when they grow up. They want
to run trains and wear the little striped hat.  They have no idea what
the truth is about our job.  The cold and red hot weather. Working in
freeing ice and pouring down rain. The exposure to silica sand and
diesel soot that we breath and absorb through our skin every day we are
around locomotive. The metal shavings from the rails that we breath into
our lungs when we are standing around moving locomotives. The nasty
smelling filthy toilets. The back breaking seats. How about the wear
and tear on our bodies that cause whole body injury from vibrations.
The lack of sleep and disruption of our home live. The public has no
idea and every time someone ask me if they should apply for a job with
the railroad I tell them NO!  Not unless you want to sell your soul and
miss half your family life and miss watching your kids grow up. If you
don't have nerves of steel and can handle being cheated out of pay and
having to constantly battle a hostile work environment then don't do
it.  If you can do all that and need the money that bad then try it but
have a way out. Have another job on the back burner you can do to it the
railroad breaks you.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 July 2019

Hello 
Just wanted to let everyone know to be prepared November 1st is almost
here meaning to get ready end of contract season is up December 31st
2019. We are going to have our work cut out for us this year dealing
with this HR 1748 safe freight act bill crew fatigue issues that still
need to be passed too. I urge anyone who is interested in taking a
stand join Railroad Workers United. Itís a great activist group to be
apart of. Coming up this November we have a major fight on our hands
between the Unions and the National Railway Carriers.  This push
somehow for one man or no men crews on freight trains is a major issue
along with Crew fatigue. It really needs to be looked at and also out
to let the general public know what we actually do!!!! Airlines have
had autopilot for years however they still have two people in the
cockpit if Boeing hasnít taught us anything about technology fails!!!!

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member
of congress. 
Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 
       
THIS WAS POSTED BY APE Wonderful post a few weeks ago. 

BRITHER OF BOTH UNIONS

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have! This is about safety. This is
about saving lives. Not just crew lives but the American people as
well. CSX preaches safety every single day. Its in their rule books and
in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day safety...safety....safety. Well
let them put their money where their mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2
men in the cab. The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your
neighbors about how many cars we hit and people are killed every year
when they are hit by trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the
cab calling the dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of
anything that may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the
train. Tell them how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle
to see if he can possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and
needs to be helped or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR.
Maybe he can comfort someone who is dying or in shock or screaming
because they are severely injured . Tell them about how we hit live
stock and large deer. Tell them how people love to put junk on the
tracks. Shopping carts, bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even
abandoned cars. Tell them about how many trees we hit a year and do
extensive damage to the locomotive. The engineer stays with the
locomotives and assess the damage and does what is necessary to radio
dispatchers for help while the conductors gets down and removes debris
and check the rest of the train for any damage or signs of derailment.
Tell them about the territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO! 
The places where no one can get to you fast unless you have a
helicopter. How will they go bathroom now without two people to keep
the train going down the tracks unless they have to stop not blocking
crossings or take lunch. Tell them how radios don't always work in
remote locations. Telemetry drops out and communication is lost. How
many times does a conductor have to go back and trouble shoot another
unit after alarms are going off. The engineer keeps the train rolling
the best he can while the conductor checks the computers and checks to
see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind curves that only one
crew member can see around when your approaching public crossings or
trees that block signals so that only one crew member can see them
until you get the train right on top of them. Tell them about wash outs
from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick you cant see a foot
in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does not tell you if a
car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it or a person is
walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over the rail! Tell
them how crew members have been attacked and some have even been killed
by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no chance in hell in 
these situations. It is better to have someone else with you to keep
watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards. The list goes on
and on. Tell them how the company took away the right of the crew
members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to call
stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about.  THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE
AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that has ever been brought forward in the history
of the railroad industry.  And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line
someone's pockets. To make someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who
care about the destruction to family lives. I don't know about you but
I sure the hell do and so should every person in America!

Name: Media 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

Employees losing there lives because of laxed safety. CSX intimidates
employees to run and get the job done as fast as possible. And when the
employee rushes like CSX wants him to and people get killed or injured,
itís the employees fault because he knows the safety rules and signs
off that he knows the safety rules. The media and public donít know the
types of intimidation and threats  employees put up with. Thatís why I
say take five minutes put in that grievance and safety hazard. If there
is a paper trail threw out the CSX system it is impossible for csx to
say there are no issues. But lots are lazy and canít put in a grievance
or a complaint to save  there jobs and to be made whole.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Willard mechanical has the biggest dumb ass worm manager of the entire
system and is one of the worst run yards in csx but besides that the
hole system is screwed up but when the least information is out there
is when something big is going to happen.

Name: More about layoffs
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

4 Clerks got it last week in Huntington.

Name: Layoffs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

When and where are the layoffs people. Stocks going south. Post possible
layoffs. Avon had 15...heard Evansville and Huntington next. Let's
post.

Name: Punch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

The next share holders meeting with Foote and board. Serve gallons of
toilet. Juice as a punch would look good in nice punch bowl.

Name: Safety hazard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

When ever you get the chance file safety hazard reports to all agencies,
bio-hazard. Get the attention of somebody before someone gets ill.

Name: Carmen Willard 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

What's all this talk about Willard? I'm in Willard mechanical and
we've heard nothing why is it you all who aren't even around here no
more then the ones here???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for N/A
Posted: 30 July 2019

you might as well make a norm when those who use to clean the engines
are either laid off or not allowed to maintain the units so the new
norm will be broken down and filthy engines get used to it maintaining
and cleaning cuts into operational ratio.

Name: Piss me off 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Until CSX starts maintaining their locomotive s properly and cleaning
the restroom on them I'm gonna take a piss where I know it's sanitary
and that's outside matter of its usually off the side of the
locomotive.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 July 2019

Norfolk Southern 9 % payout this quarter. The Througbred of
Transportation..

Name: Ha ha 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Fatigue ,fatigue,fatigue, start marking off fatigue let them give you
points but document everything fatigue is a real safty issue not the
stock market

Name: Pissing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Guys on the rr have been fired for same thing. Both got there jobs back.
You can google these arbitration cases. CSX is just being a bully even
when they know they will have to pay up. They want to rattle employees,
that all they have to hurt you. If thatís how they want to spend
shareholders money let them. Your not going to see anything about this
case till it has been ruled on by arbitration.

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 July 2019

Loco 30

Where did this stuff happen. Post the terminal please so we can let our
LC know. Get them to check on the details and who the supervisor was who
did it.  If a guy has to pee while out working in the yard and he cant
make it up to the engine in time then he has no choice. If he is
working closer to the buildings then he should stop all work and go
into a building and use the restroom facilities. 

There should be a notice circulated to all Union members on this
incident and the proper procedure for going to the restroom should be
addressed. All crew members should stop what they are doing early
enough to find a restroom to use. The hell with time and production,
This supervisor set the precedence for this by disciplining an employee
for what may have been something he had no choice but to do. We all know
he most likely was too scared to stop working and go find a bathroom
because he might be charged for delaying work or trains.

Where did this happen? When did it happen? Do not be afraid to post
details on this site.  There isn't a damn thing they can do about it
and all union members and officials should be made aware of these
actions!

Name: Staff shortages
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Foote is going to have to consider putting these managers in the field,
just like Hh did at cn cp. with staff cuts and employees pulled out of
service. Management are going to have to give up there rest days, and
annual vacation to work in the field to show there loyalty to ceo
Foote. To be a proper manager for CSX and the share holders this 
should be priority to managers. After all they are salaried employees
and are on duty 24/7.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Once again csx is not fully utilizing a asset all managers should be on
16 hour shifts 7 days a week with one week end off a year to fully
utilize and profit of this greatly untapped resource they are well over
paid and would show how loyal they are to precision railroading which
put so much on asset utilization what say it managers go that extra
mile for the team.

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

Remember union members, these managers need there bonuses. Because lots
gave up there families to be loyal to the CSX regime. Alimony and child
support adds up, with good bonuses these managers that went threw or are
going threw a divorce might not have to live in there cars no more. The
sacrifices these managers make, shows Foote that brainwashing does
work. I would tiptoe around these managers,because sooner or later one
is going to go postal. CSX should just put ATCO trailers with bunk beds
,hot plate and portable potty on the csx property next to office they
work out of. This way they never have to leave the property. Again
showing there loyalty, to Foote.

Name: Teamsters busy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 July 2019

http://teamsters.ca/en/blog/2018/04/19/cp-rail-the-aggressor-not-the-victim/

Name: Getting jobs back
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

The guy that got fired for pissing outside is almost guaranteed to get
his job back, they did same at cn cp they both got there jobs back.
Arbitrator found it ridiculous that they where fired. Those guys are on
paid vacation. Pulled out for turning his head heís getting back to. All
these type of cases have been won already. Management trying to bully
employees thatís all they have to try and hurt employees. Next week
they will be short of staff and wondering why. Itís all a game a losing
game for csx, CSX will bite its nose off to spite its face. Are the
windows sealed in the yard offices because soon these mother fucker
managers will be jumping out of them. You have to love that Karma

Name: Tactic
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

I retired from CP last year had Hh as ceo four years of my career. This
guy that posted about no one sticking together and trying to out do
each other. I seen this behaviour at cp it was exactly like this guy
posted. Foote was trained by Hh at cn and cp.He is doing the same thing
at CSX. Like I said also Foote wants his managers to eat there own, heís
done good job so far. Union employees watch the gong show. There is lots
more to come as long as Foote is ceo. That is why we won our grievances
at cn and cp all the arbitrators seen right threw what the company was
doing to employees. 87% success winning grievances. Put them in it not
to late.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

ive heard that in buffalo trainmasters are writing up everybody they
can. I hear someone briefly turned his head during a shove move was
taken out of service on the spot. then this one is unbelievable, they
fired someone for taking a piss outside in the class yard. WHAT THE
FUCK is that all about? so be careful in buffalo, be rule compliant
don't give them the satisfaction.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Hereís a big announcement!! Danielwicz and Logan are coming to
Huntington Heavy Repair Shop Monday to shut it DOWN!!!

Name: To xym 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Hey fool xym a grievance is submitted when there is a violation of the
collective agreement. And it goes threw several steps up to
arbitration. As far as trump Obama, Obama sat on his hands did nothing
but spend your money. Trump got off his ass getting things done, I used
as example. A personal complaint against someone is a total different
matter than a grievance. You sound like you barked out orders and it
got to hot in the kitchen for you. See karma does work, can you figure
that one out!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

Contractor 1-10  There is no big announcement on 8-2-19 You tried this a
couple of weeks back and only nobody believed it then and nobody
believes it now. Go start your gossip somewhere else.


Train Master/Supervisor. I'm sure your'e not really a T.M. but if you
are, go Fuck yourself. If this company treated it's employees better,
most of us would take pride in our job again and try to do a good job.
I had P.L. days scheduled for the 4th of July weekend as my elderly
mother was flying in to see me and my family.  Well, due to a manpower
shortage created by Greedy CSX Upper Management, my P.L. days were
removed by CMC and I got to see my mom for 1 day instead of 4 like i
had planned. Kinda hard to have the Teamwork attitude working for CSX.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Big announcement 8-2-19 . This one will shock everybody !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

If 80 % of t@e employess would concentrate on doing a good job instead
of everything else under the sun....it would be so much better for
everyone involved.

Name: xym
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Submissive

Your just a poser.  How do I know? Because your were half way
believable until you jumped on the Trump Obama crap. what have they got
to do with putting in claims.  Not a damn thing. And no, they aren't
called grievances, they are called claims. You poser moles always post
something to start a new argument over a subject that no one was even
talking about!

You got tm who are backstabbing and fighting like little girls and YM
who get on face book and dog other crafts. You got a YM at Avon who is
rumored to have taken a video on his phone of a conductor tying
handbrakes from the ground and showing it to the supervisors. Someone
better tell him to pack his bags because using your personal phone in
an office environment for unofficial business is a violation and using
his video recorder is even worse. There are strict rules on the use of
cameras and recorders. Avon cant keep supervisors and Jacksonville is
harassing the hell out of those who are still there. All of this crap
is rolling down hill on the crews. We got stressed out supervisors who
just don't have the balls to tell the Foote regime to kiss their
stinking asses! Something has to give. Now we got the power house
reduced and less people getting what power we have ready. Several
supervisors as well a fuel mechanics have said it is like pulling teeth
getting supplies and parts to fix anything. Now that they are making up
bogus power ratings for the motors its going to get even worse. 
Locomotives can only take so much abuse before they just break down or
blow the Hell up!  Don't try to tell me or anyone else that you got an
engine coming out of Avon yard that can pull 12,500 tons by itself on
any of our territory. Maybe it might be able to move it at 5 mph on
flat ground but I would have to see that to believe it.  This shit is
starting to stink real bad out here and it is all coming from the
offices in Jacksonville. You people want to blame anyone for what is
happening that's who you need to point your fingers out. You got
enough stock to attend shareholders meetings then get a ticket and go
attend one. when they send the ballots out to vote you get these people
out of here. They are starting to break the backs of everyone. I'm just
waiting for a TM to come in and take someone out. It has happened all
over this country and the railroad is not exempt. Next time a TM tells
you to do something that violates the agreement you ask him why, If he
tells you because I told you to that's why, you make sure you tell him
to rethink that answer because when you file your claim your also going
to file ethics charges for him being hostile. Get him to tell you why
he cant find a better solution. Let him spill the beans who is
breathing down his neck and when he does you make sure when you create
a claim you make sure you put in the comments who was harassing him!
Its about time we starting doing what's right and go after the real
people who are creating this entire nightmare! 

Last conversation I heard between a trainmaster and a yard guy was...
"Man, we just have to get this done. I don't have anyone else to come
in and work. We are out of people. Its not my fault we have manpower
shortages. I didn't lay people off. I know your not the one who is
supposed to stay over but I need someone now. If we don't get this
done they are going to be calling me and ripping my ass all night." 
This is the crap we are dealing with. This is why there is so much
stress out here. Its JACKSONVILLE!

Name: Paid service by union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Remember union employees, you pay the wages of the union reps. The
grievance system you pay for out of you dues. And when a file of
grievances go to arbitration you pay for that also. A rep that is voted
into a position can be voted out. An appointed rep. Well your stuck with
them. Everything the union does they work for you. In solidarity you run
 the show, but guys are not sticking together anymore and the company
knows this, that is why they push the envelope so much now. There is no
resistance to there unethical ways.  So use the tools with the system
you pay for. Thatís all you have to work with. And if the company owes
you money there are other ways to get it back. But with this regime
they donít care about the future of CSX, they are there for fast cash
grab.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

When I was rep. I never canvassed members to see if they had a
grievance, almost impossible. I dealt with grievances that came to my
desk, and if I could not settle a grievance it went to the national. If
there was a situation that I knew affected all members I would put in a
group grievance. Itís one of the only ways to fight back and be made
whole. If you canít be bothered filling out a grievance, then just go
about you business and live with it.

Name: Old head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Batten down the hatches boys. Its gonna get alot worse.

Name: RE:Submissive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Well donít you think the union should be encouraging grievances? I
havenít heard one union rep talk about grievances in a long time.

Name: Submissive 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Ya the more employee submit to the treatment from this regime the more ,
they are going to throw at you. Fact And not putting a grievance in when
they violate the collective agreement, they just do more of the same.
And all the money they save on gloves and ppe. That money goes to
bonuses, to the guys that dreamed up how to intimidate you, and
employees show no resistance to treatment. If you guys would of put
grievance from day one, they would of had thousands of grievances to 
deal with. And would of had to payout lots $$$$$. cp won 87% of all
grievances. And the posts on here that say donít bother with
grievances, is most likely management. I like money thatís why I
submitted grievances every time. It was nice when my bank account was
credited  money. You have to have that fighting spirit boy. Sitting
back and whining get you no where in life. Trump got his wall by being
persistent, and not sitting on his hands like Obama did. Obama spent
more money in eight years than all other presidents did combined. And
you are all paying for it now.

Name: Watching waiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

I hate all Trainmasters because that are the true trouble makers. They
get this lowest management position and their ego skyrockets. Iíve seen
Trainmasters that went from a CSX janitor to a Tranmaster. Donít tell us
that it takes a lot of education or experience to do that job.
Trainmasters are the lowest form of management, but they want you to
think that they are equivalent to the CEO. SCREW ALL EGO DRIVEN
TRAINMASTERS.  


The following statement had to be from a TM suck.









Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of
you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama  railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

If you enjoy your T&E job so much you must have been in the food server
or janitorial industry yourself...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

see Willard is back on ever ones minds Willard this Willard that
something going to happen something not going to happen, all the
terminals have dumb ass piece of shit managers Willard has nothing
special there just another yard on the verge of either being closed as
all yard in the system are at the mercy of this morally corrupt company
Willard worry or don't worry there is not one thing you or any other
yard can do if they decide to close you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege. Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Losing wait in Willard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 July 2019

Losing wait in Willard and wait is what was needed

Name: Rumours
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 July 2019

Yeah yeah big rumour in willard bla bla bla once upon a time I worked in
willard then satan hunter came and now I dont because apparently willard
not worthy of running trains except when they have nobody else fuck this
place I fuckin hate it so miserable fuck hunter fuck foote heartless
mother fuckers foote will get his walking papers because hes a hunter
wanna never gonna be pos

Name: Willard rumour
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 July 2019

Ya heard a couple of managers , that where obese where told to lose
wait. And they seen there dicks for the first time in years. They where
caught playing with there new toy and warned. That next time they are
caught there fired. Employees have reported these guys spend a lot of
time in the bathroom. Willeys in Willard!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

rumor has something big going to happen in Willard in August any one
else know anything about it.

Name: New Guy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

Iím not a fan of anyone on the RR. It was just obvious that the asshats
in tower 2 thought they were all going to get a promotion with him
gone. To watch how the cookie crumbled was spectacular. These guys
couldnít make their plan work for themselves, and yet they expect to
excel in this business.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 July 2019

To Avon Trainmasters \ Conductor, for less than 1 year:

Must be a Roselli fan. Many & most that knew anything at all of that
person were & are not.

Name: Eat there own
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2019

To all unionized employees sit back and watch management eat there own.
Hh did this at cp cn got management competing against eat other. Then
some of these managers that feel fucked over complain to union guys
about there problems, how bad there treated. Foote is using the same
tactic, sit back guys and watch some of these managers go insane. I
seen few end up in the mental ward at hospital. Old boys club long
gone, now itís manager eat manager I fucking love it. Karma karma

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

Me being a formal yardmaster at Avon yard  I find it absolutely 
Unconcealable an absolutely absurd that a union employee especially a
yardmaster to be telling on other Union employees . This is not your
job this is the job of the slimy management your job is to dispatch
work in the yard and to move trains not to be a company suck ass and
you know who you are

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 July 2019

Damn whatís going on at Avon now??

Name: To Avon Trainmasters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

You incompetent turds. I know you are all seeing how stupid you are. You
conspired against Roselli. Seguins had Ryan Hayes and Alan Hall
believing that with Roselli gone, Seguins would become Superintendent,
Hall would be Assistant, and Hayes would be senior TM- we all saw it. 

I guess you forgot about the fact that these hoeís ainít loyal.
Seguinís and Hall are gone, now you have to deal with a Superintendent
that makes stupid decisions and treats you like the little bitches you
are. 

Ryan Hayes give it up- they donít want you in their club.
Josh Shorter give it up- you are ruining your family for no reason.
Ricky give it up- your fake alpha male approach doesnít scare anyone.
Your actions are writing checks to each employee that you have a panic
attack on. Give it up! Buy a box of tampons and come back to the craft.

Randy- give it up. Go work for Hulcher.
Chase-give it up, no one is gonna promote you. You canít keep your
mouth closed when you arenít talking and it is absolutely disgusting.
Come back to the craft.

Cant wait for the next derailment which should probably happen sometime
this week if not today. Idiots.

Name: To William Blanchetti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

I too have been here for less than a year and already I can tell how
screwed up this place is.

Thanks for your letter. There is no teamwork. When I come in, I pull
cars at my pace, I walk slower than I usually do, and I donít let these
idiot Avon trainmasters intimidate me. 

Your dwell time is down only because you shuffle the cars out of the
yard to another yard and then they are back to being humped again at
Avon. Yardmasters hide cars, when I place a car in a yard on a clear
track but the system says there are 27 cars sitting there I have the
proof of the incompetence of your administration. 

Keep up with the scams and lies and Iíll keep working at a pace that
works for me. As for placing cars at every customer, good luck with
that too. After Iím done screwing up the placements at an industry
which isnít playing for inter-plant switching- Iím gonna get on the
engine and take a nice long lunch. I could care less about your 12 hour
on duty restriction, you are gonna pay me for all of it. 

This might be your division but itís only gonna move as fast as this
unmotivated employee that has learned how to play the game as you do.
Your idiot trainmasters are gonna learn real quick, and just at the
moment they do, you will probably be moved from your current position.


I hope it all works out for you though.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 27 July 2019

csx

Been hired by this outfit less than a year and I can't believe how
many old heads were right. Just one big WTF after another. As for the
postings on here that are blah blah politics, rumors and just stupid
gossip with no proof or substance, they are a good example of the
idiots this company hires. I chose the job. It didn't choose me. I'm
above this kind of crap but I wanted a shot at doing something totally
different. Retirement sounded good. Working outside is my thing. What I
wasn't interested in is working for a 3 ring circus with a bunch of
gossip hens and blow hards who contribute nothing to improving the job
or ball less wonders who boo hoo hoo and won't support each other.
Running around other brothers, bumping first out and laying off, FMLA
every weekend, union reps off every holiday, bogus observation testing,
verbal abuse, managers who don't know the rules or agreements, back
stabbing and the list goes on. I've never been a quitter but one year
of this is all I'm investing and I'm moving on
to a job with some respect and run by people with a real plan and
predictable future.  The only thing predictable about this job is it's
 going to be a joke every time you answer the phone! The stock isn't
worth it and the time lost with family and friends isn't worth selling
your soul and dignity for the pay check. 30 years of this and I'de be
nuts if I didnt blow my brains out. 
Run new hires. Run as fast as you can. There is a better life out
there. money is the root of all evil. Your getting it from Satan's
helper.

Name: Shortlines
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 July 2019

One rumour is replacing short lines with trucks because much cheaper,
and more versatired with trucks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Avon furloughs same guys they just called back last October. 
CSX is burning and laying waste to any semblance of a future in
railroading. 
They furloughed half of there workforce, then tried to call them back.
Half of those furloughed, did not return.  Now they are finishing the
job. Those that remain, are close to retirement age. Once they are
gone, who will have the experience to do the work. Will they get new
hires off the street like they did at Barr Yard? Good luck with that.

Name: Me 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

For the love of God CSX, would you please stop this TEAM Bullshit. Just
received a letter from Will Blanchetti today talking about the last
quarters performance. Do these idiots really think there is any kind of
team spirit out here? Maybe on the top floor of the Ivory tower and a
hand full of DumbFuck Foamers believe this Crap.  When CSX treats it's
employees like used tampons and they want us to be Team players, they
can go Fu.. themselves.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

And remember to vote
"TRUMP 2020"
down with the Socialist and every one of them that calls me a racist
based on my skin color when they're actually the racist
Just like at work when people complain and you tell him if you don't
like it quit what's wrong with telling someone if they don't like it
go back where you came from?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2019

remember when this hedge fund leaves and all those worm managers wants
to be your buddy again screw them they are all sell out back stabbers
they all have plaid a part in all this crap and deserve or should get
not one once of respect they are not your friend and you should only do
your job by all the rules and give no more than you and make them make
all the decisions it is there job make them do it don't make there
life easy they have not done any one out there any favors if you do you
are a idiot no one should work overtime with out be forced when
thousands are laid off if you do you are a sell out, if you cross craft
lines you are a sell out, if you take short cuts you are a sell out
there is no other word for it those that do it you know if it where
done to you would cry like a little bitch to the managers go screw your
self and to sell outs out there the same goes for you.

Name: Hh intimidation
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2019

Funny before Hh came to CP everyone got along. After the management
drank Hh kool aid management would look at everyone with the angry
face. So we did it back to them,till it got to the point they would ask
are you mad at me. Would just not answer, it gave them a complex. Lol
CSX same tactics by management. Trust me when this regime leaves
management will want to be buds again. Not!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 26 July 2019

Big news going to happen in July big news now going happen at the end of
the month now big news going to happen in August, big news going to
happen after the dividends are posted if any thing is going to happen
this morally corrupt company and those worms who run it will keep it
secret until it happens they may let small amounts of information out
just to screw with and scare the employees they have no respect and
contempt for, remember we are nothing more than scrap metal to these
pricks and any one thinks different is in total denial the management
has only contempt for the workers and the top has contempt and loves to
screw with the field managers, if they are going to do something we will
only know about it when it happens and this corrupt worms that run this
company don't care about you or your families they have no concern out
side of operational ratio and stock price nothing else matters to them
they are only in it for the short run and will move on after they have
stolen every last dollar they can squeeze out of csx and move on to the
next victim company.

Name: Rumours 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Iíve posted on here that you should not listen to rumours on this site
or at work. We use to start rumours in the locker room, and then sit
back and see how far they would go. Sometimes right across the rr
system, and of course it was really blown out of proportion after a few
days. The rr is gossip paradise always has been, when you see it happen
then you know itís factual. Until then donít waste your time listening
to all the nonsense.

Name: Railroad workers United 
E-mail: Info@railroadworkersunited.org
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Sell something, quadruple trains together. Cut back on maintenance on
tracks and engines. Stocks not looking good. I'm not  puzzled.  Lol

Name: H.R 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 July 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
Join Railroad Workers United worth every penny

Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send. 

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. How will they go
bathroom now without two people to keep the train going down the tracks
unless they have to stop not blocking crossings or take lunch. Tell them
how radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out
and communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go
back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: Railroader 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 July 2019

JULY 26th 2019 BIG NEWS MAJOR NEWS. Well here again Iíve been hearing
these rumors for years just about every July someone starts the BIG
NEWS RUMORS and nothing ever seems to happen they heard it from a guy
that heard it from someone he knew that told his sisters brothers
cousin crap. All I know is Taco Bell is selling French fries Burger
King is selling Tacos and now KFC is selling KFC Cheeto Sandwich.
Someone needs to lay-off the marijuana. Donít know why they wanna tell
rumors when they donít have facts

Name: Keep posting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

Keep posting the day in the life of a rr. When you start on the rr they
teach you how to do the job, all departments. Then once you get out in
the field managers encourage you to take short cuts and forget doing
things by the book as you where trained. Then if you follow what they
want you to do, and it goes wrong they hang the wage slave. But the
whole time all the manager cares about is on time and bonuses, not
safety or due diligence. Keep posting the average public and maybe
politicians with a conscience will, be reading this also. And the
people that post on here saying your wasting your time putting in
grievances etc. Are management not one of the employees in the field,
management are scared if something comes back on them because they
could end up in prison. This industry is not a joke you have to be on
the ball or you and the public could die. Stand up for safety and human
life, your family wants you back home, donít take the heat for these
managers when it goes wrong. When they intimidate you to take short
cuts and you do they know they can put the blame all on you thatís why
they do it.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: John Conley
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 July 2019

This aint my 1st rodeo...this aint the first time this ole cowboy been
rode...this my first Dog and pony show...this aint my 1st rodeoooo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2019

Been posted numerous times -- write up/turn in/submit things.
Paper trails work - substantiation with documentation is a great tool.
Sure, many fear the co.  85% plus, even more of the time = safe.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 July 2019

5 furloughed in Waycross next week with promises of more jobs being cut.

Name: Knuckle heads
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2019

I had a supervisor that was a little drunk. He was a car forman,promoted
to loco forman. He new people in the ivory tower that is how he got the
job and they transferred him to new shop to try and hide his drinking
fuck ups. We had a train leaving the yard , hogger stopped  his train
across from shop track and told this forman he had wheel slip
indication  on third unit sd40 He wanted me to go look at it, I
declined because we could not work that track without blue flag
protection. So this moron went to the third unit smashed the sensor of
with a sledge hammer. The indication light went out every one was
happy. Train proceeded and got nailed by by the next scanner nice
skids. This forman was dangerous but the workers would avoid him. And
he made it to retirement somehow.

Name: Pay scale
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 July 2019

One rule I always had for myself, on the rr if I was told to do
something by manager I just did it. Knowing that the manager was 100%
in the wrong I did not correct or argue with them. My reasoning was pay
scale, they promoted and payed these people big money to make decisions,
and when the shit hit the fan it was all on them. Bosses have said but
you know better, I would reply I did not want charge of
insubordination. They would put there head down walk away and figure
out how to cover for there manager friend. And Iíve seen some really
stupid moves by these not so smart managers that they never live down.
I was not payed to make big decisions as a wage slave, and it is
amazing how many do and stick there necks out.

Name: Phones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

Always said leave the phones at home, CSX is the brains jump in and go
if you stall out call on radio and tell them your tits up. Play stupid
why help these pricks they donít want your two cents. Let them figure
it out!

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

engineer. 

ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME!  If you work on the greatlakes division you
can't even get an approved power rating chart. We have been given so
much bull crap info and run around that's it's not even laughable
anymore. The info in the crew web system is wrong and the engine house
people can't even decide what to use. We have TM who are arguing with
the power desk on the damn ratings. They claim there is 2 different
programs to look up the info and they don't match. Anyone who has been
an engineer any length of time knows that we don't have one single unit
that can pull 14,500 tons by itself on the St. Louis line but according
to their charts we do.  It's just one big joke with this outfit.
So I called down to Jacksonville and talked to the head supervisor of
the power desk and he said......IT'S NOT YOUR JOB TO BUILD THE POWER
FOR YOUR TRAINS. YOUR YARDMASTER,TM AND ENGINE HOUSE SUPERVISOR IS
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. IF YOU ARE ASKED IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE
SUFFICIENT POWER DURING YOUR JOB BRIEFING YOU TELL THEM IT WAS PROVIDED
BY YOUR ENGINE HOUSE OR IT IS WHAT YOUR SUPERVISOR GAVE YOU.
This crap is not the engineers responsibility. If you have to get a
train together in line of road and you aren't sure you call mechanical
or call your terminal engine house and confirm the horsepower. If you
don't have your phone then ask the dispatcher to get you an answer. 
Again, it is not the responsibility of the engineer to pick his power
to use. You take what you are given and if it doesn't work out it
falls on the supervisors!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

I truly regret to have ever worked for this morally corrupt company they
truly hate there employees they treat you like shit your nothing but
scrape metal to them they don't care about your safety unless it
effects the all mighty operational ratio, this company has culture of
back stabbing from the crafts to the management and encourages the rat
squad back stabbers the more years of service you have the bigger a
target you get on your back with the new hires they are brain washed
want the good rest days the old heads took years to earn but that is
not worst of it these little punks think the more they rat others and
will run for these pricks and break all the rules and cross any craft
line with no resistance and when they get screwed over they have the
nerve to want every one to fight for them, but for me csx can go screw
them selves and all those back stabbing manager worms can go screw them
selves to and not to mention all those so called union brothers that
cross craft lines every day they will one day be on the other side and
they can kiss off they will get what they deserve to.

Name: Contract
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

When there is a paper trail of unethical conduct by the employer
CSX,when it comes contract time CSX canít say we bargain in good 
faith. And if safety hazard reports are submitted , and ignored. Then
when something happens CSX canít play stupid and say itís the first we
new about safety problems. That is why it is so important to have a
paper trail. That is why CSX puts on your personal file any little
thing they can get on an employee. It makes it that much easier to make
a case to fire you. When that widow and her child made that video of the
loss of her rr husband because of laxed safety rules it was very
affective of educating the public. CSX hates negative publicity on the
way they neglect employees and are laxed on safety. This not only
exposes the dangerous conditions for employees but also the danger the
public could be subjected to. Paper trails are important as evidence ,
of the corruption of this company and the way it puts the almighty
dollar ahead of safety and employee working conditions.

Name: H.R 1748
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

Every unionized employee at every terminal, has the right to put in
grievances if collective agreement is violated. Put in thousands and if
your local rep. Cannot deal with them and get them settled at a local
level. Then they are forwarded to the national rep. And the national
takes on the fight. Iím sure every unionized employee has been
violated, bury the pricks in grievances. and if CSX does not get the
message, keep putting in grievances. It cost CSX money and time and
manpower. When they get tired of answering to there, unethical ways.
And have to pay settlements then they will stop doing it, if they know
grievances will always be submitted. No manager wants there name on
these complaints, especially if itís the same manager over and over.
They will transfer or get rid of them. Fight fire with fire, and if
your to lazy to put in a grievance you deserve what you get. Use the
system and tools you have, it works.

Name: Justice
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 July 2019

With this regime itís all about intimidation and fear. I was pulled out
of service twice really for nothing,I think they wanted to show the
younger guys. That we will send  a senior loyal employee home, your
next.  First time they sent me home 30 days, second time they sent me
home 60 days.  The union got me back both times and everything was
removed from my personal file. I was paid for both times I was sent
home, and it was a nice break. When I told the forman  I was paid for
both times , he just about lost it because they ran short of staff. 90
day paid vacation priceless.

Name: Thorn
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 July 2019

Will someone please start informing csx workers of future layoffs. Not
rumors but actual layoffs. Im hearing from union staff, leadmen and
others that Howell yard in Evansville is being shut down or leased to
evw. Also, Nashville was being sold to the city. Is there any truths to
this? Families need to know. What do you know?

Name: Democracy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 July 2019

If you wanted to find out why they are off and if they are being
compinsated. You can find out at next union meeting. And if they are
not doing there jobs as reps. Just vote them out. If everyone feels the
way you do then they are gone next union election.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

The UTU and BLE are silent. Down here in savannah the guys in charge are
basically there so they can be off thatís about it. Text and call them
nothing just silence but always marked off on union business. Cutting
off all our jobs in savannah and not a dam response from either sorry
union. They donít respond but they sure take your dues out on time.
Making us pilot crews that are jobs were given to then when they go on
the law making the pilots bring train in. No second ticket just do it
or else. Where is the union locals thatís right marked off union
business hard at work on a Sunday. Yeah right!!!!

Name: Choices 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Well I stuck it out was stressed etc, but money was in the bank all the
time. And I retired last year with nice pension. And guys I know that
quit got jobs but not the same pay or benefits. They have normal
working hours but not the income to spend. Life is about choices some
are good some are bad.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

I was there for 20 years you're full of s*** you ain't got nothing out
of them it ain't nobody else going to get nothing out of them I didn't
got nothing to do with being a quitter it's got to do with being
smarter
I wouldn't go back to work there for $100,000 a day

Name: To futurrama
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Iíve never just laid down in my life, there are Alfaís and beta. Sounds
like your a beta the union won my grievances and it paid off for me and
others. Put grievances in people it is the system you have to work with,
and support each other and your union donít cave like some scared kid.
The weak stay weak the strong never quit.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

To : brother. 
Stop feeding young bucks all the crap about Grievances and pay
claims..
It's a dog and pony show you ain't going to get a damn thing just
like when they screw you on your paycheck let me see  some of the
reasons future earnings incorrect miles claimed dead had not put in
Etc.
You guys are taking it long bone Style you can always talk about your
union what they're going to do and your Congressman and  one-man crew
Bill's to stop it but it's all coming and the railroads going to keep
screwing all of you guys until you just wash up one day leave and never
come back. get another job
Get your life back. Dont buy in to the" retirement scam" life is
short... enjoy it.
By the time you retire after they beat the s*** out of you for 30 plus
years you'll be lucky to live a couple

Name: Batory
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

Batory is a dinosaur and ready for retirement, to not support two person
crew all of a sudden. He had his price to feather his nest in my
opinion. Anyone can clearly see that,he  speaks out of both sides of
his mouth. Hh and Foote had there way in Canada because goverment weak.
Foote is finding out that USA is not a cake walk and getting resistance
from USA goverment. Donít think he will be ceo much longer!

Name: Lynch bitch slap
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

What a great video Mr head of fra just got bitch slapped in historic
fashion lmfao

Name: Lynch
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-r1IslSLRo&feature=share

Name: Not
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Poser. All crafts have to be AAR certified, no rr is going to go threw
expense to retrain so they can cross craft. You think your funny, but
you have no clue what you are talking about.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

To all mechanical will be merged and all crafts will be done away with
there will be one mechanical craft and all work rules will be rewritten
and there not one thing you or can do about it your unions are selling
you out so get ready mechanical will be cut in half and most work will
be sub contracted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Watch link csx yard. Avoid these one man crews itís unsafe letís get the
word out keep it going. check out RAILROAD WORKERS UNITED. We have
passed Congress now we just need to get it passed through the senate.
We can get it done let our voices be heard and make it happen 
https://youtu.be/atfY4tiyMz8

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Anchor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 July 2019

Yes the one poster is on the money, work close as you can to the rules.
Now that CSX has skeleton crews, CSX canít afford to cut many more
employees if any. Now CSX has created its own dilemma they need all
hands on deck to move trains. Now is the time to work to rule or close
to it. If you get pulled out of service it is just revenge by CSX. And
if you are pulled out of service for following company policy and rules
set out for rr operation. Your getting reinstated with full pay and
benefits. CSX is stuck between a rock and hard place. If they cut more
jobs traffic suffers etc. The employees are in the drivers seat now.
And you all know if CSX goes to one man crews it is going to be a
disaster one way or another. CSX has to learn this the hard way. Just
do your job, nothing extra, let CSX eat crow!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2019

Conductor 10/20 : you my friend have the right attitude Build your
trains and Earn that Paycheck !!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

Another day at the Jerry springer csx sucks site!


Hurry hurry....read all about it.... More morons who listen to rumors
and blah blah blah.... Wait, just idiots  trying to change the subjects
of what is important,

Got news for you stupid morons.  It wouldn't matter if they split cxs
into 10 different railroads. At the end of the day you will or will not
have a job. The federal railroad act is still in place and still rules.
railroad workers have a right to organize and still have the right to
enforce existing contracts.   Your still going to have to answer the
damn phone all hours of the night and your still going to get screwed
out of your pay. Nothing is going to change except your working
conditions that have been drawn out in your agreements. You brain dead
idiots should know that all the LC should have some inside info on all
of this if it was going to happen. It doesn't matter if it does or
not. You have a job or you don't, so get back to work and earn that
pay check. ride or build your trains today and quit listening to the
morons who post on this site.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 July 2019

They keep stepping on our agreements. Just go hourly. 52$ per hr to
start. OT after 8 not 10.

Name: 
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 July 2019

07-26-19!!!!!!     Will be a great day!!

Name: brother
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Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

Brothers

Go back through the site and see when the posers and deflectors started
jumping in. Might be around where the moles put the first post about
merging. There is something being posted that is making them squirm in
Jacksonville. Its a regular pattern for them to come our from under
their rocks when something is pushing their buttons,
Maybe it was everyone talking about an engine burning up at avon yard.
Could be the derailments that people were posting. Cant imagine it had
anything to do with union claims because the company knows the union
will sit on everything for years and would never take them to court. It
could be the discussions about one man crews and posting info on how to
vote with your congressman for support. Maybe suggesting everyone get
it out to the public what kind of hazardous materials we haul through
towns and past their front doors every day. Fra defective engines? The
unethical attendance policy? Maybe the problems with the new
publication of the operating rules book? Has to be something posted on
here that has the bottom feeders out and going crazy. What ever it is,
keep the info coming. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the
truth!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

The BIG RUMOR!  7-26-2019 all the class I railroads are going to merge
together to form one big non-union railroad.  Along with that, the
announcement of one man trains!  One man is going to run one big train
through out the country.  Its all apart of precision railroading, the
hedge funds came up with it all. All union employees will be replaced
by corporate employees, so stop shining those seats with your lazy
asses and crawl out from under those desks.  Put your boots on boys
because its coming!  Work safe!

Name: Fight for you
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2019

Like I said before the union needs your grievances, especially if it is
the same rule broken, that affects many. Then they have paper to put in
front of the company, and work out a deal. If the collective agreement
is always being violated and no one puts in a grievance, then the
company and unions thinks all is well. And CSX will just keep violating
the collective agreement. If you say there is no sense, then you have
already defeated yourself. Rome was not built in a day!

Name: To brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 July 2019

If your owed money put grievance in. You might not see cash for along
time. But if you donít put grievance in. You will not see any cash,
what do you have to lose. I put grievances in did good. And the guys
that didnít got mad I got settlement they never.

Name: brother
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Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 July 2019

Conductor 1-10

You forgot to mention they are raping the hell out of our agreements
and refusing to issue second tickets for jobs that are due them.  Since
when is a long pool road job supposed to come in and work the damn yards
because they are short after coming in off the road???  We are entitled
to a yard ticket on top of trip ticket. How about pulling locals off of
their jobs and making them drag in hours of service trains. Agreement
states that they are NOT SUPPOSED TO RELIEVE HOURS OF SERVICE TRAINS! 
How about them holding scheduled trains late just for a road crew to be
rested just because they don't want to use the first out extra board
guys who are rested and available.  Then they want to dog the hell out
of the outbound crew and rush the shit out of them to get it out and
down the road to catch up for lost time?  How about making road crews
go outside of their advertised job limits which are written in black
and white, to get their own trains and being denied tickets because it
is within their terminal limits. Going 6 miles out of your advertised
limits to get your own damn train because they cant get a dog catcher
to drag them in and not paying the crew is plain bullshit. Their
screwing the hell out of the agreed terms and refusing to pay what is
due the crews.  YEAH YEAH, HH did to everyone and Foote is just
following his footsteps.  Well I say the hell with that stupid game and
start taking some action. Slow down!  Follow all the rules to a tee!  No
favors! No running! No kissing arss! Blow the whistle. Turn in state law
violations. Call OSHA!  Call the EPA-Region 5 (800-621-8431).  Screw the
unions and the FRA. They don't care. Time to take matters into our own
hands.  They have attention on them now.  With the derailments and
damages along with falling stock they cant afford any more bad
publicity. Its ripe for the picking brothers!

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 July 2019

7/26 csx is going to merge with amazon and texas roadhouse.

Name: 
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Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 July 2019

Be diligent work hard and Safe. Dont worry about things not in your
control. Put 1 Foot in front of the other. Everything will be fine
regardless.

Name: Truth 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

The further our society drifts away from the truth, the stronger the
attacks  on those who tells the truth. Toughen up people. It will get
worse before it gets better.

Name: welder
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Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

wow 

alot of arm chair cowboys on this site. Maybe all you college business
educated T&E BOYS should start your own railroad. Wait, that can't
happen. you can't figure out how to file a claim or control your
unions. Better just stick to pounding rocks and warming engine seats.
In the meantime we'll keep repairing the junk that's falling apart
and cutting up the cars you trash on the ground. The future looks great
with all these derailments! Keep them coming!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

They have run out of work at Huntington Heavy Repair. Canít get parts to
fix the junk.

Name: UPSX
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

UP will eventually merge and really screw UP csx. That's how csx moves
next year.


UPSX.

Name: Merge 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

Employee stock holders, traditionally when companies good chance your
stock will go up!

Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

Sportsfans, 
Neither BNSF nor KCS "fit" with CSX. Never happen. Check your route
maps. 
Not impossible to envision CP/KCS/CSX but that's a stretch. 

CSX needs leadership changed at the top. Foote is in way over his head
and Wallace is just a bullshitter. They can't do it and won't admit
it. 
Pensioner

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Well none of you expected this one , announcement 7-26-2019 merger with
Kansas City Southern . Fixing to shake up this dog and pony show . 
Watch the market

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 July 2019

Announcement Friday 7-26,   BNSF will take over CSX!!!!

Name: CSX stock
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

This last while CSX stock has dropped, not the the end of the world for
employees. If your stock is stil in place CSX pays a dividend for each
stock you own. And that dividend , means you are still making money.
And most stock dividend pay better than bank interest.

Name: Learn people
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

https://education.howthemarketworks.com/beginners/why-invest-in-stock-market/

Name: Markets 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 July 2019

In the past 90 years mark has been positive
https://www.ngpf.org/blog/question-of-the-day/chart-of-the-day-what-have-stock-market-returns-been-over-the-past-90-years/

Name: Broker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2019

You must be the stock broker. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2019

Kenny noe whatís he up to?

Name: Queensgate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 July 2019

APE, what's your big news for Friday?   You haven't been right about
anything so far.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2019

ape go screw yourself I bet your on of those little yes boys that when
the manager sells jump you jump you run when there around and bitch
when there not you are one of those that will break every safety rule.
cross every craft line for that little pat on the back and feel you are
so important your not you are just another little cock sucking worm they
can replace any time they chose so you can go fuck your self along with
all the cock sucking manager worms out there especially that fat piece
of shit manager in Willard mechanical.

Name: Retired rr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 July 2019

Iíve been investing  past 20 years, the markets have been positive about
70 % of the time. If you still hold stock you have not lost or made
money until you sell your stock. Stock rallies all the time, and lots
pay a dividend, witch does better than what the bank pays in interest. 
I have owned stock that tanked and still held on to it, and it was
merged with another company that bumped it up in price. I sold made
good money. Only invest money your willing to lose, there are no
guarantees in the stock market. And if you hire a brocker to trade for
you they charge stupid fees that eat all you profit. Buyer beware!
Again you have not lost or made money  until you cash out.

Name: HA!
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Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 July 2019

MORONS!

Most of you posting on here have a job. Your still getting a pay check
aren't you. CSX is still running isn't it. They still have stock even
though it has gone down. When it gets down to low I will just sale it
and still have a job!  Your all just a bunch of idiots who don't want
to do anything but cry and bitch. If your basing your life retirement
on csx stock then your dumber than any manager could ever be.  Stop
your crying and bitching and just go to work. Cash your pay check every
2 weeks and invest somewhere else. That's the problem. Most of you
don't know how to invest so your scared little babies because your
little pieces of stock paper are dropping. Call an investor or start
studying up on how to move your money. Quit your bitching and just go
to work!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

The Biggest problem with csx is the management from the top down they
all lie, they all act so smart when most are the biggest dumb ass you
will ever meet, not one can ever be trusted and would sell out there
own mother and one another I have seen them all over the years and the
one of the worst is the fat fuck worm in Willard mechanical.

Name: Stock derailed
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

Trucking industry given CSX, customers thanks to psr  a gift from Hh and
Foote to competition.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-16/csx-falls-as-weather-china-trade-feud-dents-2019-sales-outlook

Name: Criminal 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

It amazes me how Hh made a  case to give away so many customers away to
the competition. Did the board of directors not see the future impact
it would have on CSX. Why would the board of directors not of voted
against this criminal robbery of CSX assets. Just for short term gain
on shares for nice pay day for a few. The bread and butter is moving
freight for csx. And like the guy said on last post the business is not
coming back ,if they are happy with new shipper. Now the share value is
starting to reflect what these criminals have done.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Legal,
Yes there is IOSHA. 
How many, if any, Indiana laws regulating RRs operating in the state
are still left and can/will be enforced?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Big Announcement coming next Friday  7-26!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

The main problem with CSX is that The Old Man gave away 40% of our
business to the competitor before kicking the bucket.  The work isn't
coming back!  40%!!!!!

Name: Rule breakers
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Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Foote took his training from Hh at cn rail. Hh said our primo is Ted of
Canada was a light weight to the media, and Hh told canadien goverment
to stay out of rr business. Hh broke every law and union he could with
pride, his side kick Foote figures good way to run CSX. Like a
congressman said todayís rr is about profit and wall street and
bonuses. Not equipment or human safety just profit,and no one is
getting in there way,expect this till there is a disaster and the
goverment has no choice but to investigate. And that is what it is
going to take a major disaster, before everyoneís eyes mainly public to
see what is going on. From listening to batory he is all about profit
for the rr. His mandate was suppose to be about public and employee
safety. Talk about the wrong guy for the job. When investors loose
interest in CSX then you will see really panick in the ivory tower. The
top guys Foote etc. Will try and put as much cash in there pockets
before they resign or are fired. But they are all clueless about
running a rr and servicing the customers. For the time being watch your
backs donít get hurt or killed and watch out for each other. The next
guy that takes over as ceo is going to have his work cut out for him,
he will have so many issues to deal with. Greed destroys!

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

ALL CSX EMPLOYEES


IF YOU LIVE AND WORK IN THE STATE OF INDIANA CSX MUST FOLLOW ALL STATE
AND COUNTY REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF INDIANA. CSX IS
REGULATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT IT IS NOT A DEPARTMENT OF THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. CSX IS AN AMERICAN HOLDING COMPANY. IF YOU FEEL
THAT YOU ARE BEING WORKED IN DANGEROUS CONDITIONS OUTSIDE DUE TO
EXTREME HEAT AND YOU ARE NOT BEING GIVEN ADEQUATE WATER BREAKS OR DOWN
TIME EACH HOUR YOU CAN AND SHOULD REPORT THESE CONDITIONS TO YOUR OSHA
DEPARTMENT. FILE AN ETHICS COMPLAINT WITH CSX AND A COMPLAIN WITH THE
CSX MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. ADVISE THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT THAT THERE HAS
BEEN AN EXTREME HEAT DANGER WARNING ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA AND THE
COMPANY IS NOT PROVIDING PROPER BREAKS AND PROTECION FOR THEIR WORKERS.
THIS IS NOT A UNION ISSUE. DO NOT LET ANY SUPERVISOR TELL YOU THAT YOU
MUST ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION. YOU ARE
PROTECTED AS CITIZENS AND WORKERS IN THE STATE OF INDIANA. 


WWW.IN.GOV/DOL/2733.HTM.   FILE A COMPLAINT ON LINE WITH OSHA. YOU CAN
CALL YOUR STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND FILE COMPLAINT AS WELL. WORK
PLACE SAFETY MUST BE FOLLOWED AT NO COST! CSX IS NOT EXEMPT FROM
FOLLOWING ALL REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY OSHA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Up here in Canada they use the canadien mounted police to watch and
intimidate us , assholes on horseback !!!!Geez

Name: Fra batory
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

I watched congress drill fra batory he supported two person crew. Then
he did a complete flip and said two person crews not necessary because
of technology and commerce is important. Someone must of gotten to him
$$$$$$$ to do a complete change on his support for two person crew. And
he really did not have an answer for Congress. Looks like he is getting
close to retirement someone  threw $$$$$ his way to not support two
person crew. It is so obvious what it looks like he is doing! Kick
backs!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 July 2019

Cut turns yesterday, can't fill jobs today.. nice work csx.
TrainmastersI said a prayer this morning before your conference call,
I've heard how those go down.. those tails tuck between those ass
checks and you take it like the bitches you are. Man power the reason
we can't move trains.. LOL cut things back to nothing.. I dont
understand the economy!  I'm baffled..  Been lying and stealing and
cheating numbers / fucking customers. Guess what dicks you guys are at
fault.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 July 2019

So looks like Kansas City Southern did very well reporting out this
morning.
That means CSX is the worst run RR in the Class 1 club. 

Why? Because Foote and Wallace "promised" business would come because
of the new network. Sounds like bullshit to me and it does not appear to
be getting any better, only worse. 
In reality, these guys are lost and in way over their heads, and it
went to their heads that they could make it work. 

Can't cut to prosperity, ain't gonna work. 

The problem with CSX is the guys at the top. That does not include
Harris who should probably be CEO. Change is needed before it's too
late. Based on what I read here, it may be too late already. Avon used
to be a well run yard by dedicated railroaders. Now it sounds like a
circus of failures.  
Pensioner

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2019

You still ALL gonna do is your TOLD :and ###!!$$ LIKE IT

Name: Canada here
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 July 2019

In Canada where i am it is 75 f. How in the hell do you guys work in
109f temperatures. The hottest we had here 101f. And it was unbearable
, and they want you guys to go to one man crew. If a guy got in that
temperature and did not have proper hydration you would not last long.
Ya again donít know how you guys do it!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Everyone needs to remember when this hedge fund leaves and all those
back stabbing worm managers will want to be your buddy again and want
to be friends again and there will be plenty of cock suckers out there
that will run and do favors for these worms screw them they lost and
deserve no respect they treated you all like scrap metal and shit to
only make a name for them selves the deserve none do your job safely
and correctly don't run don't take short cuts those that have done
that have only cost jobs but those that do that don't give a shit
about no one else until it happens to them then they cry like a little
bitch, screw these managers and don't forget this when they want to be
your buddy they are all back stabbers like those worms in Willard
mechanical.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

It's to damned hot out there Boys, heat index around 109. Marking off
FMLA tonight and taking the Pontoon to the lake tomorrow with the
family. Just gotta make sure the wife doesn't post any pics on
Facebook for the jealous bastards to see ):  sure don't wanna get
turned into the CSX rat line for FMLA abuse.

Name: Grand standing
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

In my view fra just grand standing, they have to investigate accidents.
I bet not one word goes into a report about laxed safety rules by CSX.
They stood back and watched it all happen with there blessing. As a
rail employee for over thirty years once you neglect any maintance on
any rr. Bad things are going to happen, steel on steel thing ware out
pretty fast. These bean counters have no clue on the mechanics and
dynamics of running a rr.  Like they say pay me now or lots later,
every running stock and infrastructure has been neglected. Now it is
starting to show up and it will just get worse unless they start
spending money on up keep. So expect more of the same people watch your
back. CSX does not care about safety, just share value. And the fra
knows it.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

brothers

Some of you people just amaze me. You don't have a clue how business
works and you sure the hell don't know what is going on behind the
scenes. It's sabatog and it's being done with numerous well thought
out plans. One year of bad business will not destroy CSX! Foote is
sitting behind his desk and laughing his head off at you idiots. When
January comes around and your all told your not getting a bonus because
none of the operating ratios were met you'll see why this is happening.
He'll be saving thousands upon thousands of dollars. Then he will order
a hiring spree and slowly bring back people and bring assets out of
storage a little at a time until things get back to a decent operating
ratio. Alot of large corporations restructure the same way. They cut to
the bone then analyze what is needed to bring the business back to
acceptable operations. They know exactly what areas they can cut back
in to make up the loss. Guess what boys and girls, it's going to be
your bonus and upper managements as well. 
FRA is putting on a show. They know CSX will win the fight with one man
crews. When they claim they can't afford extensive repairs and threaten
to hault the movement of US COMMERCE the boys in Washington will bend
over and sign the deal. Right now they are setting the stage to show
that they need to cut the operating cost even more in order to come up
with the financing. Cutting bonuses and crews is a great start. Your
all idiots if you think they don't know what they're doing. They know
exactly what their doing. 
take a look at Avon. Why in the hell would you leave derailed cars
laying behind the main building for weeks. Why would you leave an eye
sore and evidence of a screw up right where anyone from Jacksonville or
investors could see. Don't have the money or equipment to clean it up?
what's the excuse? why are the parking lots nothing but pot holes? 
Why is the road crossing at the hump a disaster?  Lack of money?  And
how are they going to find the funds?  Wake up people. Save your money.
Those who are left after the game is played will do well. Those who got
chopped better hope they put some back!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Avon is a mess. How does that superintendent still have a job?? Major de
rails/ accidents on a weekly basis. Late trains after late train. Ups
train leaving 2-4 hours late several times a week because of bad crew
management  and piss poor planning. FRA is hammering avon the last few
weeks. I witnessed the FRA laying into trainmaster about unsafe
conditions.. he made it clear that they are production over safety when
it benefits them.. that was good to hear. Fra has been reaching out to
T&E to ask how things are.. as we should we are speaking up.. they are
more worried about writing us up for cat napping while stopped  than
keeping up with safety mechanisms ( squeezers
 in the bowl etc) obviously that cost money, so that's out of the
questions. They will just keep making those yard guys put skates and
sprinkle play sand on rail LOL. K

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

BNSFSX , we already running their trains anyway.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

Cond.
Whether you like it or not, the share price is important. For your
world, a depressed stock price means more CSX cuts. Can CSX still do
that? Bank on it. It's the way of the railroad world today.
Foote should not be there. Need a new CEO that is a railroader that has
ground experience. Not classroom. A leader is needed asap to right the
ship. If this crew stays on, hold on because they will cut and sell off
more railroad to try to keep their millions and millions of stock
options alive.
Keep your head down,
Pensioner

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

Foote tells shareholders gloom and doom for balance of 2019. Says he is
done restructuring CSX. And wants to win freight back from truckers.
What a fucking moron, why does he think customers switched from CSX to
trucks? CSX told customers we are restructuring so go fuck yourself,
and they turned to truck to move there product. No wonder shareholders
are bailing on CSX.  I think foot is trying to set CSX up for quick
sale. Then he can retire and leave his mess behind him.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Blah blah blah

just get on your damn train and move it. It doesn't matter how! Your
hired for 12 hr. days.  You knew that when you hired on. I made 4800.00
bucks last pay period. Never make less than 3800.00. How many people
make 3800.00 bucks every 2 weeks to run back and forth playing games
for their employer. Can't get over how many loud mouth cry babbies are
on here!  oh! my stock is falling!  oh! they can't railroad. It's
called the stockmarket. you don't like the numbers invest somewhere
else. You don't like the working conditions quit. You think you can do
better running the compsny then apply for the job! Too many opinionated
morons out here. This job isn't rocket science. You go back and forth.
Put a few trains together and sleep in hotels. You work in the yard you
go home ever night. The damn job isn't hard unless your fat and out of
shape. yeah, we get sleep fatigue and our quality of life sucks but
thats railroading you frickin idiots. Most guys makes over 60,000.00 a
year. Go find a factory job for that.  If you can then quit! In the
meantime shut the f..k up because most of us dont want to listen to
your know it all mouths for 12 hrs! Come in do your time and go home.
Enjoy the time you have away from here. We're burrying another one of
our brothers tomorrow. Yeah, another dead railroader! Too young to go!
It could be you next. If your that miserable out here than just quit!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 July 2019

Wouldn't it just be terrible if Foote, Wallace, Harris, Boychuk and the
entire Board of Directors all jumped head first off the top floor of the
CSX corporate building.  I guess CSX can only eliminate so many jobs,
sell off so many subdivisions, close down so many terminals and shops
and falsify so many reports and measurements until things start to
catch up.  Frank Lonegro knew this was coming and left back in may.

  Hope all you Pieces of Shit at the top lose your jobs, and live a
miserable life.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 July 2019

All Class 1 railroads WAY up today on Union Pacific beating numbers. CSX
WAY down.

When will the CSX BOD get rid of Foote and Wallace? 

For all the ball busting CSX delivers to the men on the ground, Foote
can't get it done. 

Sad to see. 

Pensioner

Name: UPSX LA hub
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

We here you in LA. UPSX will be a good merger symbol.  We just got rid
of FTX discipline system...lol...shits rolling!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

C'mon everyone.  It's not anywhere near real true railroading
anymore.
Hasn't been for quite some time. 
 
Truth is, railroads are very expensive to operate - have to have
investors, stock holders, etc.  Actually it's always been that way.  
In today's world, those people seem to expect to quadruple any money
they invest. Stockholders elect the board of directors who rule over
the ceo.  Previous regime is still in place isn't it?  They all must
be content with the way things are going.  Think they're concerned
about employees or the public?  

I left.  Transferred every bit of my csx stock to a very reputable
trustworthy investment firm last week.

Name: Treatment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

When mantle and Foote leaves the management, will want to be buds, they
want you to forget how they treated everyone.  Just like at cn and cp.
lots donít last after dad left. They want favours etc. Karma karma
karma. Just be patient and watch the shit show.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 July 2019

What sounds better CXUP or UPSX ? I personally think UPSX is Perfect..

Name: Mantle
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Remember why Hh was put in charge of CSX, violates policy by not having
company medical. The board of directors all thought Hh was going to
make them rich, so he got the green light. At cprail meetings they had
to practically carry Hh, up a couple stairs. They all new he was on his
last legs. The plan was to suck every dollar out of CSX that they could
get away with. The plan worked for Hh he looked after his family. Foote
was Hh side kick, Foote new all Hh dirty tricks to undermine the union
and goverment. Foote is lost on what to do without really drawing
attention from the goverment. I think Foote knows the jig is up. And if
shares keep declining they will push him out. And mantle will not be
able to pull the strings anymore and bail. It is going to be
interesting also if they go to one man crews. Knuckles sticky brakes
dragging equipment. Air hoses breakings sbu failing. I could make a
long list of trouble. I guess the hogger will just have to sit in the
cab till help comes. There will be trains all over the place idle. The
company again will learn the hard way. Greed destroys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Really good sign that a merger is gonna happen soon!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

The way CSX is run is an indication of leadership at the top. There is
very little.

Foote is the wrong guy. Harrison went through many other more competent
people before he had to settle on Foote. Every time he opens his mouth
Wall street panics because he is the wrong person to be at his current
position. Never seen anything like it and been saying this all along.
Now it has all gone to his head and he thinks he is something he is
not. Anyone who can be "baffled" by the economy when it comes to
railroads maybe should be replaced. It's simple Foote; get business
off the highways and onto the railroad as it has always been.
Intermodal is a disgrace and has resulted in thousands of more trucks
on the highways. 
CP has turned around but I fear CSX will never get there. Creel is a
railroader and Foote is a poser. We need a petition to get this guy a
new job. He should go back to marketing where he came from. Wallace
should go back to administrative.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

HR ....

I went to the union site and put in my vote against one man crews. I
got an email response from the Indiana representative in Washington
that was nothing but discouraging and Im pretty sure it was a computer
generated response that everyone gets.  He basically stated that the
implementation of the PTC is able to replace one of the crew members
and it is being accepted across the railroad industry,

Fra is supposed to be at Avon yard the rest of the week. Walking around
asking questions and acting like they are interested in the derailments
and accidents. Everyone there should be bombarding them with questions
on how they plan on handling the crap that's going to happen when one
man Is on the train and shit goes south or someone ends up dead or in a
comma because no one else was with them in the middle of frickin no
where to help them out when they get sick or they are just too damn
tired to be running a train and the company wont let them off!

Name: Time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Hh told the goverment they just needed some time to implement there new
plan for csx. What Hh really meant once I have my CSX money in my
account for my family, Iím handing it off to Foote. And now Foote is at
a crossroad not knowing what to do. How many more employee cuts and
asset sales can he do. So now that the kitchen is to hot for Foote,
watch he will pull the pin. Just my view!

Name: CSX/UP Earnings
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX is down 10% today due to a disappointment in earnings. UP will
report next week, and is down 6% today. UP will drop even more tomorrow
after its earnings report due in part to the local managers and 
senior managers still cannot comprehend basic train operations.

UP Railroading 101:

When calling crews, transportation is required in order for the crews
too board and de-board their trains. This will essentially eliminate 
unnecessary delays, and make you look like geniuses. 
Until then, you all will remain stUPid and incompetent!

JM Scoop

Name: The tin man
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Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Looks like toto finally is pulling the curtain back on the fraudulent
wizard. Total sham it's all what we were saying all along. The worst
is yet to come.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

This is not a surprise.  The culture with this company is ridiculous. 
Half the managers and employees should be bagging groceries at the
local supermarket.  The company does not hired based upon skills and
talent, but the buddy, buddy, system and those that canít ďcut the
mustardĒ (only literally) in the craft they came from.  The good ones
leave the company or go back to the craft.  We deserve better than
this.  I am only around until I feel the time is right to make the
switch as I have kids and waiting until I have enough money to start a
business without all the risk.  The union is a joke too.  In T & E on
the road, many of us donít know when we will work, or what our days off
will be as they keep adding variables. The average person has know idea
of this concept trying to sleep at a hotel during the day with doors
banging, vacuum cleaners running, or at home when work calls at 8 pm,
10 pm, and 12 am and then finally a job you have to take at 5 am.   I
know I have developed health problems such as depression, high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, circadian rhythm disorder and now diabetes,
and I live a pretty active lifestyle and not overweight by much.  The
company rewards laziness by extra money and deadheads.  Those of us
that can get trains over the road are rewarded with longer days and
more hotel time.  I guess I should become subpar.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Read Foote said this economy is "puzzling." WTF? What CEO says that.
Might as well say "I don't know what the hell is going on." Not
smart and totally out of line.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Amen on Foote's gotta go. Remember he was only supposed to be a
placeholder because Harrison was readying to take the long nap.
Somehow, the Board of Directors decided to keep Foote on until
whenever. He is far from CEO material, very far. They should have
warned Wall Street a month and a half ago things were not going
according to plan. That would have avoided today's bloodbath. I say
the BOD is negligent in their duties. Now, Foote was supposed to be
gone Jan of 2020. But, that does not seem to be the case now because I
never read anything about that. Same for Harris, which would be a huge
loss for CSX in his case. I said this same thing months ago that Foote
is a poser. The railroaders I know who worked w him on the CN consider
him marginal and they laugh when they see he is still at the top of
CSX. He's just not a very smart guy, worst RR CEO in the business. I
have some of my pension in this stock and it see it go down 11% is just
bullshit. 
One thing they could do is put Harris at the helm and make Foote an
analyst. CSX needs some big changes in personnel.

Name: 
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Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Time for Foote and company to go!!      Get someone in here that can
move freight!!

PSR is a failure

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX is in big trouble,     Stock is down 12%. Almost 10.00 a share.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

CSX stock dropping lost $8.00 today.

Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight Act
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted my essage will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk

PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.
  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the
railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!
This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about
how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be
helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are
severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell
them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how
radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and
communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The
engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the
blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so
thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC
does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water
over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail
yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed
to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road.
As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is
no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only
1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick
and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance
policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the
time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a
must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while
the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry.

And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To
make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 July 2019

Foote took a beating on the earnings call. Remember, crap rolls down
hill and the higher ups will do whatever they can to please
shareholders, no matter how crazy it may seem to us. Where I work, the
engines are slowly piling up and have major issues to be fixed before
pulling freight. No Overtime and bad morale are not helping. It's
probably gonna go back to step 1 of PSR, lay off to bare minimum to
prop up stock and make it seem like we(Foote & Co.) Know what we are
doing. Buckle up guys, it's getting bumpy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

APE, the issue now is more cuts to compensate for less business. When
the intermodal was cut way back, Wallace said it would come back but it
only got worse. Why is he still there? Used to be when you made a
commitment and failed you were either moved over or cut loose. As far
as Foote, same thing. He is in way over his head. Never got his hands
dirty so he has no real clue as to how the RR actually operates.
Classic poser. These guys cut the RR and promised business would come.
They were wrong about that and put more trucks on the highway. CSX
Board of Directors should replace these guys but they won't because
they have no balls. If Harris wasn't running things the whole thing
might collapse. Had 40 years and now on pension but this pisses me off.
CSX needs a real railroader to bring it back to where it should be.
Someone like Creel who has been on the ground and knows what he's
doing. Time for placeholder Foote to go back to clerking.

Name: Cprail stock
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 July 2019

Cprail $323.00 per share yesterday !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 July 2019

Any news out of Willard it has been quiet for a couple of weeks

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Footeís final words on the Earnings call today were ď Weí Here to make
our shareholders Rich and Famous!!Ē       Watch out!!       No one is
safe!!!!    Buckle up gonna be an interesting ride!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Trainmaster or is it trainmaster poser go screw yourself along with the
ass kissing conductor you want to run and take unsafe short cuts for
these pricks more power to you when you screw up that same trainmaster
will be there to screw you over and you will cry like a little bitch
you are and want every one to back you and it is only a matter of time
you keep cutting corners you will screw up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 16 July 2019

Mr. Conductor: you are ahead of curve and have the Right Attitude!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

duh!!


you boys aren't posting anything new. Every one knows it's a joke on
the system. it's all about putting on a show. It's all about the
numbers looking good for the investors. Helps drum up business. only a
total idiot couldnt see what goes on. Getting trains out on time goes
towards the bottom line. You people just kill me. Bitch and cry about
the stupid crap. Yeah it's a pain in the ass to do stupid extra work
when they step on their Peter's but your getting a paycheck. They got
you for 12 hours everytime you answer the phone. You all know tbis.
WAKE UP! They have been doing the same crap for the last 25 years. It
isn't ever going to change. So just come in and play the horse and
pony show and get your check on pay day. You arm chair managers who
bitch 24 hrs a day on how stupid They are arent helping a damn thing to
get changed. It will be like this tilI you all quit. Be more to replace
you. get it through your heads. Foote and the investors know what's
going on and no one gives a shit. Just fire someone here and there
acting like they don't approve of what's happening. Just smoke and
mirror tactic. Worry about going forwards and backwards for 12 Hrs.
It's your jobs!

Name: To bullshit
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 July 2019

Please explain why you call bullshit, happens more than you think get a
departure time sit at siding. When train should not of left yard!

Name: Bullshit
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 16 July 2019

I did not have proper air on my train to depart. The Tm told us to take
train out to first siding under 15 miles an hour. I protested on the
radio so it was heard and recorded. Parked our train in the siding
still could not get proper air on train, even though it was just test
by carman that day. Moral of the story it was a bad order compressor on
our power. So we now took our power back to the  shops, and got new
power , tied up to our train and pumped air did brake test. So now we
got canceled , had to order new crew. If. The Tm would of dealt with
this in the yard we could of quickly changed power and been on our way.
At the time the only thing they cared about was depart time. Well the
whole thing back fired on tm. They will never learn!!!

Name: Collective agreement and safet
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Iíve been asked to due certain moves, and reminded manager that is not
in our collective agreement told me that it was stupid rule. Asked why
the company signed off on the rules they donít like. Answers where if
you donít do it your being insubordinate, I have to get it done. Do it
and file a grievance he said, or go home. I would say Iím doing it
under protest and will be filing a grievance. The same with safety
rules they would want me to make fast move, again I would say that is
against company policy. And I did not break safety rule, and nothing
was said or done. They approach many employees like this and are
looking for guys that will break the rules for there benefit. But I
guarantee you if something happened they would deny they asked you to
make a fast unsafe move. I followed the rules and moves I made that
where against the collective agreement I put in a grievance every time.
And most of the time was settled in my favour. If everyone did this. The
managers name would show up all the time and the company heads would
have to deal with this type of manager. Donít kid yourself anything
they can put on paper about you they do and do for a reason. If union
members wrote these type of managers up there could be change.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Substantiation with documentation.
Have that and you'll beat 'em at least 85-90%, if not more, of the
time.

Name: Grievance law suit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 15 July 2019

I won two major grievances and a law suit. I bet it cost them $130000.00
in legal fees. I took them on and ran it right to the end. After I got
my judgement they finally backed off and played by the rules with me.
Then they just move onto other people to bully, the paper and pen can
be a mighty tool. The more they intimidate you the more they will try.
Take the shit if you want, or try to change your work place.

Name: Grow up pussies 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Grow up you bunch of pussies.The old timers on the railroad had it alot
tougher than yall ever will.They did what they had to do this new
generation aint nothing but a bunch of pussies.grow up

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Changes coming in Mechanical Dept. Q shop in Cincinnati not working out.
Furloughs coming there soon. Q work will go to HHR. Also, Nashville shop
to close down again.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 July 2019

When CSX is bombarded with grievances that are registered for
arbitration it cost CSX money, especially if they reviewed them and
know they are going to lose and have to pay. In most cases like that
CSX will approach the union at the eleventh hour to settle these
grievances before the arbitrator gets to hear both sides arguments. And
if csx is violating the collective agreement time after time on purpose.
The union can take this behaviour to the next level. Myself I like money
and I file every time I get burnt, and it took awhile but I always got
paid. And a grievance is aggravation to csx.

Name: Give a fuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2019

If you donít give a fuck, donít read this site. Some people give a fuck!

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 July 2019

Ignoring the collective agreement was started by Hh at cn and cp. this
was done by design of Hh. And he new we still had to do as we where
told or be pulled out of service for insubordination. So we put
grievance after grievance in, and we won a majority of them in given
time. Hh refused to pay the grievances that the arbitrator ruled on to
make employees whole, but he had no choice, he paid. His attitude was I
will break all the rules and contracts because he felt he would be long
gone by the time they had to be dealt with. CSX is no different Foote
got his ideas from Hh, to do the same thing to the employees. I have
said many times file those grievances, and if your reps. Donít follow
them up. Vote them out, the only way CSX will change is every time they
have to go to arbitration and pay out money, they might get the message.
But that is the system you have to work with. If they break the
agreements and no one submits a grievance, CSX wins all the time. And
the reps can also file group grievances, maybe they have and the only
way to find out sometimes is to attend union meeting and ask. And the
more CSX gets away with doing this the more they will do it to the
members. Get your local to ask the national what they are doing to stop
this behaviour by CSX. Itís your right to get an answer from them.

Name: exlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 July 2019

Trainmaster/yardmaster


Let me explain something to both of you. Wait...just the poser
trainmaster since the yardmaster is nothing more than a secretary for
the trainmaster and is a UNION CONTRACT EMPLOYEE!

You are obviously not very smart. Do you understand what an
agreement/contract is. To explain it so your little brain can
understand, it is just like your cell phone or cable agreement. Some of
them have terms that state if you end your contract early you will pay
fees. If you hire a contractor to work on your home and you sign a
contract with them you expect them to do the work they agreed upon and
they expect to be paid what you agreed upon.
So do you understand the concept of a contract or an agreement?

Now lets get back to CSX. For some particular reason they have this
idea that it is perfectly okay to breach these agreements. They think
it is okay to manipulate the hell out of agreements that they signed
and sealed with their John Henry at a bargaining table. They have done
nothing but spit on the agreements and shown that they did not nor did
they ever intend to negotiate in good faith. I cant understand for the
life of me how the unions have not been able to take CSX to federal
court and sue the living shit out of them. The railway labor act should
have nothing to do with going after a company for deliberately going
back on any agreement that they signed and sealed.  The employees have
every right to be made at CSX for doing this and they have every right
to be mad at the unions who take their money every month and sit back
and let CSX rape the hell out of their agreements.  Its not being lazy.
If a crew is told to go out and do something that they should be
compensated for because it is not part of the agreed working conditions
for their particular job they shouldn't have to put in damn claims and
demand they be paid for it. The company should just do what they hell
they agreed to do and quit this horseshit of violating terms they
agreed upon. Its all just childish, greedy, unprofessional and
unethical behavior. It has created an atmosphere of hate and disgust in
the work place by all the employees. No one should ever HATE THE COMPANY
THEY WORK FOR! How in the hell can this be productive. Working in a
hostile environment is no good for anyone. The TM and other terminal
supervisors have to deal with crews that are pissed and disgruntled
every single day. The supervisors have to try and run a terminal with
limited manpower because CSX's top rank and file have decided that it
is more important to slash and cut as many people from the workforce as
possible thus creating shortages on every single job out there.
Supervisors have to order people to go out and do the work of two men
in order to get things done. People cant get reasonable days off.
Personal days are being removed and denied. Freight is delayed. How the
hell is any of this being productive. If CSX would honor the union
agreements which clearly state that they will keep enough employees
hired to cover all anticipated shortages none of this would be
happening. But they are not. THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN VIOLATING WHAT THEY
AGREED UPON AT THE BARGAINING TABLES!  So what is happening because
they have no respect for the agreements and holding up their end of the
bargain? They have supervisors abusing working conditions and doing what
every they can do to keep Jacksonville off their arsses and alienating
the employees who in turn hate their company and toss EOTS in the
nearest dumpster or in the rivers. They have employees who do not give
100% to their jobs and people who post on websites how much they hate
them. Then their are idiots like you who post ignorant crap because
your either sick in the head and love being bent over and abused or
your just a horses ass who has nothing better to do. Either way this is
why you have a website that is called....CSX SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

EOT Bandit good for you I know how you feel they treat there employees
like scrap mental that sounding poetic.

Name: Brother and disters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 14 July 2019

When trainmaster or any other manager are saying when they, belittle you
is. They drank the kool-aid and have to always be good little boys and
do as there told. Because if they donít push the company propaganda and
kiss the feet of there bosses, they could be displaced right to the
street. Without any recourse to represent them such as a lawyer that
they pay for. That is why now days they will rat each other out to keep
there jobs,just like there bosses want it. Unionized employees have
representatives to go to bat for them. So at the end of the day these
managers have to walk on egg shells look over there shoulders at other
managers that want there job. And all as it would take is a serious
enough complaint against one of them and there gone.

Name: Squiggler 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

So I was working a yard assignment the other day pondering how shitty
CSX treats it's employees.  Just so happens, I happened to be about
100 feet away from a EOT rack and what do you know there was 4 EOT's
on that bastard.  The EOT rack is between 2 yard leads and there isn't
any cameras in sight. Just so happens, there was about 6-7 loaded scrap
cars adjacent to the soon to be departing train.  Well, let's just say
there wasn't 4 EOT's on the rack when the train departed.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

" trainmaster supervisor"
Your a regular clown azz. Its people like you that make GOOD employees
like me tell them to shove it in there ass and quit.
I'll bet if you didn't have your job there you'd be the night
supervisor of a hot dog cart in front of a 24 hour Home Depot

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Never saw a more ungrateful childish and lazy bunch of workers as there
is working on the road today. Worried and bitching about everything
except doing what your PAID to do move the damn freight over the Road
Safely and Efficiently. Most contract t/e employees need to reevaluate
there damn priorities when it comes to doing there JOB.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Brothers

Just retired is right!  I sat down with the railroad retirement officer
and crunched the numbers to see what I would get if you walked out the
door today. You do get your pension once you are vested. You take a cut
if you leave early but it may be well worth it. Go find out what you
will make. After they give you the numbers you can add another 100
bucks to it for every year you work after you walk out the door. Im
doing 23 and getting the hell out. My wife works and the total he gave
me is good enough. Not putting up with this unethical corrupt crap
anymore than I have too. So sick of paying my hard earned money to a
mofia run union that wont do a thing about this constant everyday abuse
of our agreements. It is every single day now. It has been going on for
months, The supervisors will stand right there and tell you too your
face to go take it up with your union rep. Put in a claim! Then stand
there and threaten you with insubordination. they use this bull crap
line every single time. Guys are laying down and to puss... whipped to
take a stand. No one puts in claims or files ethics charges. Im sick of
putting my claims in and not hearing a thing for months on end. SO WHAT
IF I GET A CALIM PAID!   I don't care about the money. I know the
agreements are  not there to supplement any ones income. That's not
what union agreements are for. The agreements are conditions of work,
CSX signed them and agreed to follow them. They are abusing them every
single day and don't care the least bit that they are just out right
liars and deliberately ignore them. The fines are nothing more than
pocket change to them. Until the unions start sending the bills at 100%
and go after them in court for not paying them we are nothing more than
a bunch of closed shopped puppets who are going to be bent over and
abused and laughed at.  Im tired of being treated like trash! So Im
getting the hell out as fast as I can.  That's going to be 2400
dollars a year in union dues that I will be putting in my pocket.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 July 2019

Pension...? Who said i wasn't going to get my Railroad Retirement.
Once you're vested you're vested you're going to get it it's all
based on your years of service in the amount you're going to get
before I quit I called railroad retirement and they sent me an atom
ization of what my retirement would get if I quit I decided that was
more than enough and that a couple hundred dollars more a month for
another 12 years of Agony at that s*** hole wasn't worth it.
So people don't be fooled into thinking if you quit you're going to
lose your Railroad Retirement call Railroad Retirement they'll send
you an  atomization of your retirement with your years of service.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Hey stupid

Not only is that UP post right but try checking how much more they get
paid than CSX workers. Try a thousand more a pay period just for their
extra boards. They have more strict rules and a hell of a lot more
railroad sense. Csx could learn a thing or two from them if they
weren't so arrogant. That's why they wont jump on board with G core
rules like half the other railroads in the nation. Want to write and
create their own devils bible. CSX is also rapping the hell out of both
union agreements and the unions aren't doing a damn thing about it.
Locals work through freight trains, assigned road jobs being forced to
work yard jobs, dragging in trains on a damn yard ticket that should be
road rate and the list goes on. Labor relations backing all this
bullshit terminal limits work shit. I know for a fact that the UP crews
take this shit to the mat. They got union reps with balls and they
don't let the carrier shit all over them. Lay down if they half to.
Tired of working with a bunch of spineless mamas boys who just take it
right up the peeper!

Name: Just retired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 July 2019

I was fired got rr job back, company resented my reinstatement. They
gunned for me for years after that. I did my 35 years and glad I stuck
it out, now have nice pension.  If you have years invested on the rr ya
it is in your best interest to go to the finish line, weíll worth it.
Guys with just a hand full of years in you have time to start somewhere
else. But there are lots of jobs out there that donít have the benefits
and pension plan that the rr has. Iím retired happy run into guys all
the time that quit the rr and they envy me, and they are working the
rest of there lives if there health holds up. So ya put all the proís
and conís down before you make a decision that will affect your whole
future.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

"The rock"...
Good for you !! I put in almost 20 years in that shit hole .they took
me outta service for some b.s and i never even went back just ignored
tbe letters
Tell they sent me a letter saying I was 
" terminated" 
What a bunch of self conceding dumbfucks
If someone leaves work and they don't come back for nine months that
pretty much means they quit!!!
They don't understand when people don't play their games so like
yourself I am so much happier and healthier and I tell everybody on
here don't let them f*** you around go get another job and when you do
don't even bother to resign let them figure it out

Name: The rock 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

I got taken oos in May for supposedly giving a engine camera the finger.
Well 12 days later recieved a phone call saying just come in and sign a
waiver so you can get back to work. They charged me with
insubordination. The evidence shows a picture of the back of my body
with my middle finger sticking out. So I signed it and returned to
work. Job insurance paid me in full after my statement and reviewing
the evidence . I always said if they took me oos I would get another
job. First day oos I got online and did a job search. Anyway yesterday
I resigned been working a new career since July first and I'm happier
than I been in years. Over eight years of that dictatorship was enough
for me . Wish the best of luck for those that choose to stay.

Name: notfooled
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

fake puddin trainmaster.

How many damn names you gonna call yourself poser. Everyone knows your
a mole trying to distract.  Lord man, you got to do better than this.
Better posers than you have tried. Boys in white must just be itching
in the arss right now. If they don't like what's being posted they
shouldn't read it. Always been curious what your getting from them for
your failed distractions. Your services can't be worth much.

hey brothers. ...what's going on with this max 10,000 feet right now.
Finally realizing that the DP is a waste of time and resources on short
hauls. How are they saving fuel when trains are underpowered and you
burn 1200 gallons of fuel on a trip that normally takes 700 just to run
them 12000 ft. long.

Name: StUPid
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Don't get those UP confused and rattled.
They're already fucked up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Trainmaster/ Stupidvisor

Give it up, you don't work the hours like we do.  You haven't a clue.
 Thats why you're a STUPIDVISOR!

Name: Grievances 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 July 2019

I have a collective agreement in my locker and at home. It is so simple
to read, and when I have been fucked over I read my collective
agreement, find the the section that has been violated. I then file a
grievance make a copy for myself. And guys always say your wasting your
time, but a year or so later when I show them that I won my grievances
and was made whole with cash. It blows me away how mad some guys get
because they never took ten minutes out of there lives to file a
grievance. But they will talk about how they got screwed to any one who
will listen.  You have the grievance system where you work, in thirty
five years I have won five major grievances the biggest win everyone
told me your wasting your time. When I won that grievance I pissed off
fellow employees and management. If the rule is cut and dry thats the
way the arbitrator will rule on it. It does not matter what some
manager thinks it reads or means, nothing ventured nothing gained boys
and girls.

Name: Puddin stick 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

Quit the crying and whining.If you don't like  the job leave you were
told these things when you were hired but you didn't care all you saw
was the money and benefits.We told you this was a 365 day 24/7
operation and gave each one of you the opportunity to get up and leave
at the hiring sessions.So shut your crybaby  ass  up and either do the
job we tell you to or quit its that simple.The puddin stick has spoken

Name: UPcond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 July 2019

csx

What is it with your dumb ass yardmasters always calling your #2 main
line the controlled siding. there is NO CONTROLLED SIDING according to
your timetables we have and bulletins. Do they not know that alotof
controled sidings in yard limits are controlled by the yard? the mains
are controlled by the dispatcher. There are some rule differences too.
These idiots confuse the hell out of new people and foreign line crews.
I don't give a shit what it used to be, call it what it is. Jeeez. No
wonder CSX has so many accidents in their yards.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2019

conductor of 2 trains 


hey, so what happened with your claim for picking up an entire train in
route?  Did you get another ticket for handling an entire train? picking
up an entire train and not just cars set out is insane crazy! my LC told
me no one should stop and pick up an entire train unless it's an
emergency or there is absolutely no employees to work. This kind of
pick up enroute is far from normal and shouldn't be happening. 
keep us in the loop on this. If this crap is allowed to happen they'll
be making us stop and pick up outlawed trains and not pay us for
handling 2 trains! What the hell!  trains stopping and picking up
trains!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2019

That is rite on the money there is not one csx manager that can be
trusted they are all cock sucking back stabbing worms that deserve or
get a once of respect they will screw over any one and should never be
trusted and like in Willard we have the most dumb ass managers of them
all especially that back stabbing fat fuck that those in Willard know
very well.

Name: HR
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2019

Union employees


Sick time is 100% correct. If you have legitimate illness and you end
up accumulating too many points which in turn puts you on the street
for discipline you can win your case if taken through the proper
channels. Let me also tell you that if you are tending to a sick child
or you have to take your child to a doctor if they assess points to you
after you have called in and tried to use a demand day or a personal
business day and you tell them this is the reason why you can and
should report this action your state child protective services. The
state does not nor will they ever approve of someone being disciplines
for attending to a sick child. This discourages parents to take proper
care of their children. Fear of losing ones job is terrifying. Losing
your job means losing the health insurance that you need to take care
of your family. Points assessed for any doctor appointment that is
attended and legitimate proof is provided is unethical and should have
never been put into the policy. 
As for the fake trainmaster posting about burger king, I can state for
a fact that they would and do allow their employees off of work without
casualty when they are sick or have a personal emergency. His advise is
if your looking for a more compassionate employer.

Name: Managers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 12 July 2019

Over the years I was asked if I would like  a supervisors position. I
declined twice then they started scraping the bottom of the barrel
looking for supervisors. They found them a lot of useless inept people
you could imagine. For the few bucks an hour more they ended up as
salaried employees working many more hours than myself. At the end of
the day if I worked one overtime shift I made more money. But as soon
as these cement heads put that supervisors hat on they sure thought
they where something. I seen many get used and abused by the company ,
lots it cost them there families, because the rr came first. And it
seemed the more abuse they took the more they liked it. And the ones
they wanted to get rid of they kept transferring them till they got fed
up and quit.  Ya they had it good they thought, then along came this
virus called Hh. There where more supervisors worked to exhaustion till
lots quit or where fired.  Then had to fight in court for there pention
money. I gracefully did my forty hours a week some overtime,and then
retired. To this day it is very difficult for the rr to find
supervisors, but like fishing the odd one comes along and takes the
hook and sinker. Lol this regime has poisoned the rr culture as we once
new it. Most men before Hh showed up did there jobs with pride, now just
a job. Hats off to guys that can hang in there.  And no shame to the
guys that left.  Ps watch your back with these new managers they have
no class anymore do not trust a one.

Name: To pi wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 July 2019

To scorned wife look at the bright side there will be Lots of divorced
managers at CSX to chose from. Because they drank all the kool aid and
live for csx. And there wifeís said see ya donít want to be with ya no
more. There is only one catch if you end up with one of these managers.
They will tell you whenever you are with them, how valuable they are to
CSX. So be prepared for the great i am personality. 
They are legends in there own minds, just ask them. Lol

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 July 2019

To the scorned lady-

I really am sorry to hear that. Chris always treated me fairly and
seemed like a family guy when I talked to him in the van. I guess
everyone has their demons, again I am sorry for you and your kids. I
donít know the state docks lady, Iíve bern gone for over a year from
CSX thank goodness. Itís really taken a turn for the worse in the past
year, they sold the Pensacola line to Baldwin and cost a lot of good
people their jobs.

Name: FckFoote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 July 2019

Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year:

My second job is banging your wife on my off days and FRA days, while
you hide in the bushes....

Name: Employees
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 July 2019

Other companies value there employees and treat them with respect. You
fucking managers are nothing without the employees that make the money.
That pays for sperm papers, that are just yes boys. You could not tow
the line you expect of men in the field. Your just yes boys, thatís all
you know. You have no self respect or dignity, you would lay there and
let your superiors shit all over you.  You fucking cowards, I seen how
you operated at work and hide like a scared dog in public.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 11 July 2019

Once Again : This is the R.R. 24/7 365 days a year operation. If you
need sick days personal days off ALL the time go to burger
king,walmart, dunkin donut...etc..

Name: Sick time
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

When I was sick I called in sick, there is no sick pay. The rr is out
nothing , I called in had to take kid to hospital in another city. Fuck
them let them fire you if you have legitimate reason your getting back
threw arbitration. This is not North Korea if there so worried about
staff they should of not cut so deep. If you call in sick and they find
you at the bar well thatís a different deal all together. Fuck them your
health is worth protecting.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

CSX SUCKS!!!

What does demand mean? It sure doesn't mean you get a demand day that
you have earned and should be able to use when you desperately need it.
What good does it do to ask for a personal business day when you
desperately need it. What good does it do to fax a doctor slip to the
medical joke department after you had to mark off sick because they
wont let you off for a doctors appointment and they give you discipline
points. What good is any of this? This outfit is just one step from the
bottom of hell.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

Scorned


Get off of here poser.  we all know your just a company mole coming on
here trying to distract posters from paying attention and commenting on
the real issues.  Webmaster needs to block your arss!


Fire at avon..... just wait until they go with one man crews and  a guy
is so tired he cant remember what his last name is.  Maybe he is sick as
hell and afraid to mark off.   Our unions are dropping the ball on this
one. Their advertisements in the smart rag isn't going to get it.  It
doesn't go out to the entire country.  Its time for some real media!

Name: Canada
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

We had the major disaster in Quebec. The agency transport Canada let
this company run with a one man crew. Then 47 people die, and they get
the swat team to arrest the hogger at his home in front of his son. At
the end of the day employees not guilty. But the company and transport
Canada that decided it was ok for one person crew, had no
responsibility in the accident they felt.  My point being transport
Canada tried to find scape goats for an accident they set up. If you
feel something is unsafe protest, donít be part of the problem be part
of the solution.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

Another disaster at Avon,    Letís see if they try and cover this one up
as well,     About time some heads start to roll.       Luckily no one
was killed!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 July 2019

To the scorned lady, curious who it might be. Iíve been gone from Mobile
for a while, but know all the Trainmasterís there. Unless they have
changed. Would his initials be CA? I hope not.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

https://www.wthr.com/article/train-collision-sparks-fire-avon-railyard

Name: Xís
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

My two xís live in duplexís, and I still have my rr job.

Name: Po wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2019

This is a site we try to save peoples jobs. There are sites and blogs
Iím sure you could discuss your relationship issues with like minded
people.

Name: To crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

You are absolutely right about the kickbacks the ones who.should really
have to answer the tough questions is the FRA awhile ago a fra
inspector posted on here that the fuckstick ahead of the fra mr batory
or whatever the hell his name is absolutely takes bribes from the rr
maybe it somebody posting with a axe to grind with someone or just
maybe he knows what he is talking about awful funny how the fra just
changed there tune all the sudden about it sounds pretty fucky to me
and any politician that is good with 1 man crews shame on them and
everyone of them should be put on blast to the voting American citizens
that all they care about is the all mighty dollar

Name: PO wife
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2019

Lady if you name some woman that you think is with your husband. True or
not and the statement can be trace back to you. You could be sued for
defamation by this woman. This is not the site to air your laundry
about your personal issues.

Name: Crews
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 July 2019

Ya the way I see it if you held a mock inquiry on two person vs one
person. It would be hard for the one person crew supporters to make a
case that one person in the cab is just as safe as two persons in the
cab. As far as being cost effective, I donít see any real value of
money being saved. Because the hogger canít be two places at once if
there are issues on the train. Rr know what Iím talking about, and how
do these rr companies sell to the public and politicians that a one
person crew is just as safe. They canít demonstrate this,the two person
crew is cost effective and much safer. Like the one poster said in the
event of an accident the crews are busy getting EMT people while the
other is out assistancing and assessing the situation. And I personally
feel if there is support for one person crews then they have gotten to
the politicians by means of kickbacks$$$$$$ just my view on it.

Name: conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 July 2019

Hold on to your hats!

your going to love this one. These nuts are so desperate to save men to
work because they are short handed and are afraid to use anyone on
anything extra that they actually made a crew stop with their train in
route and pick up another train. we're not talking about picking up
some cars in a siding enroute, we are talking about picking up an
entire train!  Doubling up all the motors then doubling up both the
trains and then classifying it as one train. Then the crew had to split
it in two on arrival to terminal and split the power back up. we had
valid claims paid in the past when they made crews handle cars that
weren't part of their original train or included as a pick-up on the
original workorder but now their denying them saying we can do extra
work enroute. Going to be real interesting to see how they deny picking
up an entire train that was left tied down. They should have been given
another ticket for handling that other train. Got to wonder why they
wouldn't call a crew out for it. Had guys available on both ends of
the road to get it. what kind of crazy horse shitz is this! stopping
and picking up an entire train with the another frickin train!
Something smells rotten here.  These wacks are just getting out of
control.

Name: enginner/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Hatsoff

Thanks brother.  I am a member of the Union because I have to be to
keep my job.  If they were doing their jobs they would be yelling what
I posted off the roof tops. They would be doing a safety campaign. They
would be doing an organizing drive and demanding that all their members
we regarded as assets with valuable lives instead of numbers who are
costing them money. Are they? Have you seen any flyers or bumper
stickers? Have you seen any media statements? If they really cared they
would be all over this like stink of shitz but they are not! Its up to
all of us to let the public know what goes on out here. they just sit
back and watch trains go by and think its just a fun little job. Every
little boy wants to grow up one day and be a choo choo train operator.
They think this job is all glamor and glory. We need to get the truth
out. They are all blind and stupid. And this preaching safety safety
safety every time you turn around is a frickin joke. One big publicity
stunt to get backers on board. Nothing more, nothing less!

Name: 
E-mail: Recorded vote
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2019

One thing I would fight for is a recorded vote, of the politicians that
do not support a two person crew. Then the people can go back on them
and vote them out. After being warned about the dangers of a one person
crew. Hold them all accountable!

Name: Hatsoff
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Engineer/conductor ape 20-30


Best post on here in years.  If you're not involved in the union you
should be.  We could use more men like you.   Thanks for the post.

Name: Social media
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 July 2019

One thing the average human has that changes everything is social media
and video. The big guns of these companies canít  hide shit anymore and
the politicians that side with them are going down. As a carman for
thirty six years I witnessed major toxic spills that where covered up,
we never had phones with cameras or social media. And no authority
wanted to hear your story of the negligence that your witnessed. If I
would of had a smart phone lots of these bastards would still be in
prison. You now have the power if you use it right to make them all
accountable, the old boys club is over.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Hey 
Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Way to go brother keep on preaching people are listening you hit the
nail on the head. Thatís exactly right. Donít know how many times Iíve
been blowing the horn engineer has to go bathroom or been on the second
unit resetting the traction motor fault to keep us going down the road.
Your exactly right thanks for all the great information. We keep
getting this word out it will happen. We need two men in the cab thatís
all there is to it. Iíve gotten so many bad work orders they have tried
to give me on the fly too. We make a good team. Iíve had to communicate
with engineer about new bulletins thatís has come out after not working
a subdivision for a while. Or an engineer that has been cut back for a
while and has questions too. We rely on one another. We job brief. They
always said when a person donít know ask. When they keep cutting there
is no one to ask anything anymore. Thanks for getting the word out

Name: Engineer/cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 July 2019

Brothers of both unions

You have all got this wrong when it come to 2 man crew verses one man
crew when all you do is worry about losing jobs.  Its common sense
thousands of railroad workers will lose their jobs if all the railroads
are allowed to go to 1 man crews. That's an issue you need to take up
with TRUMP!  He claims he is creating jobs then let him do something
about people keeping the ones they have!


This is about safety. This is about saving lives. Not just crew lives
but the American people as well. CSX preaches safety every single day.
Its in their rule books and in their advertising. Its 24 hour a day
safety...safety....safety. Well let them put their money where their
mouths are. Pay for safety. Keep 2 men in the cab.
The public has no idea what we deal with. Tell your neighbors about how
many cars we hit and people are killed every year when they are hit by
trains. Explain to them how the engineer is in the cab calling the
dispatcher and getting 911 called. He is taking care of anything that
may be wrong with the locomotive. He stays with the train. Tell them
how the conductor gets down and rushes to the vehicle to see if he can
possibly save a life. Maybe a baby is in the car and needs to be helped
or maybe the parents can be removed and need CPR. Maybe he can comfort
someone who is dying or in shock or screaming because they are severely
injured . Tell them about how we hit live stock and large deer. Tell
them how people love to put junk on the tracks. Shopping carts,
bicycles, steel barrows, wheelchairs and even abandoned cars. Tell them
about how many trees we hit a year and do extensive damage to the
locomotive. The engineer stays with the locomotives and assess the
damage and does what is necessary to radio dispatchers for help while
the conductors gets down and removes debris and check the rest of the
train for any damage or signs of derailment. Tell them about the
territory that is in the middle of TIM BUCK TWO!  The places where no
one can get to you fast unless you have a helicopter. Tell them how
radios don't always work in remote locations. Telemetry drops out and
communication is lost. How many times does a conductor have to go back
and trouble shoot another unit after alarms are going off. The engineer
keeps the train rolling the best he can while the conductor checks the
computers and checks to see if it is loading. Tell them about the blind
curves that only one crew member can see around when your approaching
public crossings or trees that block signals so that only one crew
member can see them until you get the train right on top of them. Tell
them about wash outs from floods, and heat warped rail and fog so thick
you cant see a foot in front of you. SO WHAT IF YOU GOT PTC!!  PTC does
not tell you if a car in stopped on the tracks or a tree is across it
or a person is walking in the tracks or there is 5 inches of water over
the rail! Tell them how crew members have been attacked and some have
even been killed by gang thugs and trespassers. A single man has no
chance in hell in  these situations. It is better to have someone else
with you to keep watch when working in bad areas and ghetto rail yards.
The list goes on and on. Tell them how the company took away the right
of the crew members to take a power nap. One crew member is supposed to
call stopped every 15 minutes while they are waiting on line of road. As
long as someone is awake and doing this and paying attention there is no
reason on god green earth while a tired crew member cant take a 20
minute power nap. Tell them how crews are run into the ground and some
are called out every 10 hours around the clock. They work all hours of
the day and night and most have no weekends off. The company wont even
let them have a power nap. What is going to happen when there is only 1
man on the train by himself and he is just plain worn out or is sick and
afraid to take a day off because of the companies new attendance policy
which is just absolutely insane. People come to work sick all the time.
Vomiting, diarrhea, fevers and the flu doesn't stop them because they
are in fear of losing their jobs. How is a sick man who is all by
himself going to be able to make a full run safely and without risking
his life or the publics when he doesn't have his other crew member to
help keep him alert. The engineer has many roles and duties as well as
the conductor. There are times when something happens that it is a must
for an engineer to be on board and ready to take instructions while the
conductor handles the rest of the responsibilities.  There are so many
things that go into railroading and running trains that the public
doesn't know a thing about. 
THIS ONE MAN CREW IDEA IS THE MOST UNSAFE AND IRRESPONSIBLE IDEA that
has ever been brought forward in the history of the railroad industry. 
And for what? To save a damn dollar. To line someone's pockets. To make
someone rich. Who care who gets killed. Who care about the destruction
to family lives. I don't know about you but I sure the hell do and so
should every person in America!

Name: (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Here is where we are today with the safe freight act HR 1748 TWO MEN
CREW BILL. It has passed Congress now has to be passed through the
Senate! Once this happens it then needs to be signed into law by the
president. I have not seen anywhere it has passed through the senate as
I sure would love to see it just like everyone else. I know they are now
offering to contact your Local Senate on http://smart-union.org/td. This
can even be used by the public anyone can get the word out. Itís gonna
be a tough fight and itís gonna take everyone. Anywhere we think we can
get the word out Facebook YouTube your neighbors church members
co-workers even retirees. Itís gonna be a long tough battle regardless
of union. This is not just one class one railroad but now a national
issue with all class one railroads. PLEASE I URGE EVERYONE stand up get
the word out letís not let these greedy companies put us out of work. We
need these jobs more then they do. Get the word out stand up and fight.
Letís band together get excited. This is gonna have to be a pushback.
If we get cut off engineers are next so itís gonna take us all to
fight. These companies are bringing in more profits then ever before.
They say itís because they wanna take a man out of a truck we thatís
one load. We haul how many loads? Trains continue to get longer and
longer we need these jobs and to help protect the public and our
retirement. Letís stand together and get the word out.  1. Protect the
TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about public safety
and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk.

Name: Disasters
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2019

When the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing people
die. And over the years on the rr it has happened over and over every
department. The worst I seen on the rr was a guy burn to death, I can
still hear the screaming. It just about put me in the looney bin. If
shit is unsafe refuse to do it, you only get one life.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Family and public

we can't count on our fingers and toes how many times we have left our
terminals with a train that ended up having extra cars in them that no
one knew about. Many times they end up being cars carrying hazmat
materials. That isn't the only problem. Dispatchers are notorious
about not doing good job briefings. Sometimes a dispatcher doesn't
know what train you are on, where you are located, what time your on
duty or if you have been having mechanical problems. There have been
times pay has been denied for claims of working out of your assigned
limits because the company says according to their tracking systems you
never took your train to the location that was claimed. You think a crew
would make up moving an entire train to a bogus location. How could they
not be able to track where a train travels. How many lost cars are out
there. How much slips under the radar. Now they want to put one man by
himself on these trains. How about security. How about crew members who
were seriously injured by trespassers on the trains. How about a crew
member getting sick or even having a heart attack and no one else is
there to help. Train crews travel remote areas. Some are out in the
middle of no where. Who would move the train to a location that
emergency personnel could get to if a man was by himself. There are
other factors. The railroads are not telling the whole truth. One man
crews are nothing more than an attempt to save the almighty dollar and
line the greedy pockets of shareholders. Safety and security should be
the number one priority. No if, and's or but's!  Practice what they
preach! The FRA should be 100% behind 2 man crews. Why does it always
take the death of a crew member or a train wreck to get the point
across. It's time for the railroads to stop making stupid rules and
regulations that have to be changed after blood has been spilled!

Name: We have won 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

May I have your attention please.Attention all brothers and sisters on
the rr.We have won the bill has passed 2 man crews are a done deal.I
encourage you all to celebrate
Go out and get an ice cream or something
.holla holla holla

Name: Sucks everywhere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 July 2019

https://ca.indeed.com/cmp/Cp-Rail/reviews same everywhere Hh peered.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Gotta hit this POS company and it's managers where it hurts boys and
girls. We can't count on the FRA or Unions to do anything, Lawyer up.

COOK COUNTY RECORD
Monday, July 8, 2019


Engineer accuses CSX Transportation of defamation of character
By Bree Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018


CHICAGO ó A locomotive engineer is suing CSX Transport Inc and James
Spencer, citing alleged defamation of character.

Abel Vasquez filed a complaint June 26 in Cook County Circuit Court,
alleging the defendants published defamatory statements against Vasquez
that claimed he used a CSX computer for a personal matter and that he
was insubordinate.

According to the complaint, the statements published on Nov. 6, 2017
allegedly hurt Vasquez's good name, standing in the community and
professional reputation. Vasquez claims CSX Transport and Spencer knew
the statements were false and made them to hurt Vasquez.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a sum in excess of
$50,000, including exemplary damages plus the costs of the lawsuit. He
is represented by George Brugess of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006628

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Train master / supervisor 1-10 months. 

Just give you a title with alittle authority, pour some Kool-aid down
your throat and you're gullible enough to believe anything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 July 2019

Read The Rules .. How LAZY some employees are is truly amazing. Then
turn cartwheels and jump and down in Surprise when Written Up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Great news headed our way fellas keep up the great work getting the word
out. Now that the bill has moved to senate we gotta keep on pushing till
they pass it then president signs it into law. The louder our voices get
the better it will be for all of us. Keep sending in those emails. Iíve
been leaving a paper on every train I get off of to pass it on to the
next crew. Leaving papers in crew rooms for others. Letís get the word
out. Thanks to everyone. 
Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

Just wanted to say thanks 🙏 to everyone for getting the word out
on the (HR 1758 Safe Freight Act bill) thatís what itís gonna take if we
all get this word out and stick together regardless of union issues or
any other issue WE CAN WIN THIS!!!! I urge anyone who hasnít got to see
the state of the rail workforce to watch it. As you can see how the FRA
is paid off too. Itís finally nice to see congress knows whatís going
on with Wall Street. Thank you chairmen DeFazio and so many others to
tell it like it is. This isnít a collective bargaining agreement but a
matter of safety and jobs. PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE
HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Derailments
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 July 2019

I know for a fact that most smaller derailments are covered up, from
media and goverment. Iíve cleaned up lots of cars, and you dare not
talk to anyone about it. I knew a supervisor that was fired for giving
the media a statement about a loco that had a turbo fire etc. If the rr
is so safe makes me wonder why rr are so nervous about public and
goverment finding out about mishaps  But the rr will always looks  for
that unionized employee as a scape goat.  If the public only knew the
danger of what is moving by them or there schools etc. Anhydrous
ammonia is deadly will dehydrate the body in seconds your eye balls
will dry up like prunes.  The chemicals that will fry your lungs one
breath etc.But the rr donít care about life, they just composite
survivors and there family lies after a drawn out court case. One of
these trains has to light up in a community that the politicians live
in to really  get the message. Even Hh said that extra set of eyes in
the cab is valuable towards safety.

Name: Audits
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2019

I would love to see two person crews stay safety safety. And the
goverment to do an audit of all these rr taking tax dollars that where
meant for infrastructure improvement. But the rr have teams of people
working hard on trying to siphon the tax money into upper managements
pockets. And the hand picked board of directers give these criminals
the ok to do it. Keep the two person train crew to have safe operations
of trains. Get rid of the white collar corruption and start making these
rr accountable for the tax dollars they, get that was meant for safety
and infrastructure. Not phoney bonuses and unjustified large salaries.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 July 2019

"One person crews are inevitable, it's just a question of when."
Micheal Ward 

 ....SAY WHUUUT??!!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 July 2019

All brothers

Went to the site smart-unioin.org/td and signed the support bill for 2
man crews. scroll down until you see the red tab for the hr
1748(support 2 man crews) and click on it.  Its a piece of cake and
doesn't take 5 minutes. It also has a place for you to send the info
to 5 other people. I sent it to my family members. You have a place to
put a message. Tell them to send it to other people they know. It
doesn't matter what state they live in.  I got an email reply back
from Indiana senator Trey Hollingsworth by the end of the day. sure it
is automatic but so what! Said he would get back with more info. Just
do it people. The more the better. He is in Wash. D.C. and he can let
others know there that he is getting emails from people live in other
states besides Indiana.  Get to it people. You got computers. You got
cell phones. Just do it!

Name: Media campaign
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 July 2019

Like I said before all the rr unions have to get a commercial on tv
thirty seconds , on the dangers of a one man crew. That will get the
attention of the public and politicians. It will stick in the minds of
the people and then there will be pressure put on the law makers. There
is only one shot at this. I remember when the caboose came off, and
trains where fowl in the sidings lots of accidents that where covered
up.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

BROTHERS


Just went to the smart-union.org/td page and sent my message.  It also
gives you a place to send the info to 5 other people via email. The
security picture I had to enter at the end was impossible to get
correct. They don't specify if it is case sensitive. I just hit the
back button a few times and started over. The second time I got a pic
that was easier and just used lower case on the letters. It went
through ok.  Im going to try to go back in and send it again with more
email addresses. Hopefully it will let me in again later!

Don't be lazy. Just do it. Its important as hell!  Tell your neighbors
about it.  It lets you chose it you are a friend or family as well. Make
sure you send your local number to them in your message.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 July 2019

All union brothers


You really want to help with stopping this one man crew issue? You need
to talk to all of your neighbors.  Keep several copies of your work
orders that show the hazmat materials you have in your train. Your
neighbors have no idea what kind of materials we haul. Why would they.
Their lives don't revolve around the railroad. Why would they know
what we haul. Every time I go past a house that is way to close to the
tracks I always wonder what the people living in them would say if we
stopped and walked over to their doors and showed them what we had on
our train. Explain to them every time we go past your house and you are
sitting there watching TV or eating dinner with your family or playing
with your kids there is a good chance we have something in our train
that would kill you if we were to derail or we had a leak. Some of our
materials require evacuations over 10 miles. Show them the hazmat
material book. Show them how dangerous some of these chemicals are. Let
them know they want just one person on that train. tell them about your
hours. Tell them about man power shortages and how tired everyone is. 
These people are clueless. They sit in their homes and don't give it a
second thought. If they knew Im sure there would be plenty that would
freak the hell out. I know my neighbors didn't know anything until I
talked to them. They are behind me 100% on blocking 1 man crews.  Just
talk to your neighbors. Give them the numbers to call and express their
opinions. That's all you have to do. Scare the hell out of the people
living next to the tracks. Go to the schools that are next to the
track. Give the info to the teachers. Go to the churches next to the
tracks.  Get the info out there.  That's all you have to do!

A good idea would be to copy this post and the previous post and attach
it to a copy of your hazmat description list in your work order. Make a
copy of the description of the material in your emergency response
guide. Leave it in the mailboxes or in their front doors. If they come
to the door then ask them to please read everything and please support
you in your effort to stop the madness and protect everyone from the 1
man crew crusade. If you don't actually speak to anyone these post
will explain it all!  Real simple to do!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

June 2019 SMART TD News By reaching out, we can get momentum on 2PC
bill
Page 4
SMART GENERAL PRESIDENTíS COLUMN In March, Colorado
By Joseph Sellers Jr.
guarding rail workers and the communities we trans- port material and
passen- gers through 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This
legislation addresses critical safety issues such as fatigue and access
for first responders at rail crossing accidents and derailments that
occur on a regular basis and threaten our foremost goal of ensur- ing
every member comes home safe and sound to their families.
posals. We have made important progress in two- person crew legislation
in a number of states, there is still much that needs to be done.
act on this vital issue. On the federal level, H.R. 1748 was introduced
to safeguard each and every state, coun- ty and local community. Text
the words RAIL SAFETY to 21333 (message and data rates may apply). This
will then prompt you with a series of talking points to review. Next,
reply with the word NOW and you will be patched through to your
congresspersonís office so they can hear from you directly over the
phone about this important issue. After you are done, you will be sent
a link to an online version of this action where you can send in your
own letter, with pre-built writing points to start you off. For- ward
these to your friends, family and fellow workers. The more of us who
take part, the stronger our efforts become, and the greater an impact
we can make. For
those who may not know, each phone call a congres- sional office
receives is weighed to be the equiva- lent of 25 emails about a
particular issue. So, make certain you utilize every avenue of
communication when contacting Congress.
 became the fifth state to have two-person crew legis- lation passed by
its upper and lower houses and signed by its governor. In May, Nevada
followed suit and became the sixth state to do so.
But the stark reality, espe- cially after the FRAís attempt to quash
the laws established in six states, is that this rail safety legisla-
tion will not prevail across the land unless we all join the cause,
make it our fight and not leave it to someone else. That includes each
one of us communicating with our elected representa- tives and making
them rec- ognize the importance of this legislation to our safety and
well-being. It also includes reaching out to our neighbors, family and
com- munity so they can under- stand this issue and the effect it has
on their own safety.
I want to commend every local and member involved in Colorado and in
Nevada on the passage, as well the other state-wide efforts to
safeguard workers, passen- gers and our communities.
 This year, Illinois, Min- nesota and Maryland also saw houses in their
legisla- tures pass similar bills Ė then Marylandís governor again
vetoed the legislation, for a second time, while the Illinois bill was
on the cusp of action from their gover- nor. The Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) decid- ed to try to put an end to all the momentum
generated by our actions in late May.
Despite the FRA setback, we can continue our charge. We will focus on
the future by safeguarding the present for us and our families.
 Thereís a reason we talk about two-person crew leg- islation at length
in print, online and face to face at our workplace and confer- ences. It
is vital in safe-
Fraternally,
As local and state political leaders hear about the importance of rail
safety, they begin to respond to these common-sense pro-
We have made it easier to
Joseph Sellers, Jr. SMART General President

Name: Safe Freight Act (HR 1748)
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 July 2019

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 




YouTube
PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going
strong.


1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button. 
2.  Enter contact info 
3. Click Send.

Name: Trap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2019

When I worked at cprail under ceo Hh. They would put out these safety
bullitins. If a local super visitor seen you violating one of the
stupid rules, he would look the other way, that is what they wanted you
to think. Then a supervisor from another terminal that you never seen
before would pull employee out of service, Iím talking stupid shit like
not having vest zipped all the way,or bending instead of bending at the
knees.

Name: High Rank
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Hey Candy Ass 

My advice to you is tread lightly.  I know who you are.   I have a box
that is almost empty that I will give you to use to clean out your desk
since I know you are jerking around on the computer during work hours. 
All I can say is duck...watch out.

Name: Priceless poop
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

https://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/courts/union-pacific-sues-over-right-to-fire-engineer-who-defecated/article_9e388e0a-da37-5bd2-8e55-43486e2287ed.amp.html

Name: Ged
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Go get your GED its a piece of cake, you  write five tests. The ones you
pass you do not have to rewrite. Just the tests you fail you rewrite,
there is a time spread between each rewrite. I dropped out of high
school. I studied a bit passed all tests first try, cost $25.00 to
write test. It  can open doors for you!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

no changes in Willard all the same we are still here and are management
is the same dick heads it was a month ago and we are still under the
management of that back stabbing lazy ass fat fuck.

Name: Eyes wide open 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

Do you have to have graduated from high school to get on with csx?I quit
in the 8 grade.I would  love to get my hands on one of them railroad
paychecks.I got my eyes wide open

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

FMLA every weekend !

Name: Ford white collar workers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 July 2019

White collar workers world wide ford is cutting 17000 jobs to start
with. Like CSX they hit the union employees first. Now they are looking
at white collar CSX workers,if you do not bring value and profit to CSX.
Your most likely on the hit list,it is being done in most major
companies across North America. The Ai software and programs are
replacing these jobs at a rate never seen before. Better get the
calculator out and see if your one of the team getting a package. They
are trying to opt out of severance packages also, doom and gloom folks.

Name: Corporate mentor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Hey corporate fag azz
I quit your shithole operation you can't do a damn thing to me why
don't you post your information on here

Name: Railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Who the fuck are you trying to fool CandyZz you dont have time to
monitor this site. I know all of you guys there in Jacksonville are to
busy deepthroating 3 inch cocks till the end of your shift. Psst it's
not like you guys get any work dont grabbing each others ass all day.
You want my contact info ping my IP bitch..

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

Monitor well if you don't believe im in coorperate why don't you go
ahead and post your name and contact number on here and if i can verify
its really you lets see what happens.have a good day

Name: Candy azz kicker
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 July 2019

I got some thing you can monitor.
You sound like the kinda fag that comes up with all the rules that piss
everyone off
And schedule that makes every one work round the clock 7 days a week 52
weeks a year.
I bet your azz aint never put in a 70 hour week in your life.
While you where attending College delivering pizza and smoking
marijuana
You where afraid of having to work for a living. You'd be in a
homeless camp washing car windshields if you didn't  suck your way in
to a cushy office job at the purple Palace

Name: To railfa
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Hey rail fan call this number 904 332 3500 ask for JIMBO he will hook
you up you poser fucking clown get a life dickhead

Name: Candy ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

I work for cooperate in Jacksonville.We are monitoring this site you
bunch of candy asses.If we find out who yall are im going to write you
up.simply put everyone that post on this site is a candy ass

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Railfan

Come on!  You really think we are that stupid. Your distracting and
bating.  If you really were that big of a foamer you would know that
csx is the lowest paying class 1 railroad. The job is the same on all
railroads. Why would you not look into working for another one that
will pay you at least a 1000.00 bucks more a pay period. Really man? If
your that ignorant then your not needed on any railroad. Most guys who
hired on didn't do the research and are stuck with csx because they
don't want to go through all that cub training again just to get on
another railroad.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Just FMLA Ďd their ass , happy 4th and 5th , fireworks and booze tonite

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 July 2019

Have a Happy 4th of July, and don't forget....CSX SUCKS!

Name: Rail fan 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2019

Im interested in working for such  a fine company like csx.Always been
interested in the railroad.Can somebody on here get me hired on?

Name: Corporate office
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 July 2019

When all you desk jockies, have your jobs cut. You could get jobs as
taxi dispatchers,vacuum cleaner salesman. So get your profile on linked
in ASAP.

Name: 101 Airborne
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

To whom it may concern:  Got my first and only hemorrhoid while employed
at this company.  Jumped ship couple years ago and my spincter hasnít
itched since.  Best of luck to all vets out there,  FTW!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 July 2019

This place is so whack !!!!!

Name: Common sense
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

Not everyone has common sense, you hit the nail on the head. The company
writes the rules it is up to the company to explain them in full.
Inquire to to the company threw your union rep. That is why the rep is
there so the membership does not get many interpretations from
different managers. And if an employee screws up on a rule the company
will make sure you are on the mat.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

Ape go fuck yourself you company cock sucking ass licking worm it is but
kissers like you that make this the most back stabbing place it is you
love your job and feel privileged to work here what until you get
screwed over by your good buddy manager who will sell out his own
mother to get a extra dollar on his bonus you will get yours you cock
sucker.

Name: Talk is cheap
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 July 2019

Over the years I know guys that quit the rr for greener grass. When they
where honest for most they got to find a job that they worked a normal
week but at half the pay of a rr worker. And in a lot of cases the wife
went to work to make up the difference in income. I stuck it out till
retirement and that paid off for me.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 July 2019

I enjoy my job. Working t&e service for CSX is a privilege.Those of you
who can't take a little heat should just get out of the kitchen. With
all of your qualifications you can surely find a top flight job in the
janitorial or food service industry.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why shake them up ? 
It's gonna be your fault anyway...
Keep dreaming that they really
"Care"..... as long as they can blame
You who cares? Theyll have an extended off day over 4th of July weekend
while you're out working looking like an idiot while they write you up
.... hahaha.
Whos a dumbass now?  
Hahaba... quit while you dont have to explain why you were fired....

Name: I'm Confused
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 July 2019

Why did they make the paper work so fucking confusing, somebody needs to
shake up the safety department in Jacksonville what a bunch of dicks
took something so simple and fucked it up WOW

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 July 2019

Foote like Hh does not care if any of you have a job a year from now, or
the condition of CSX once he and hedge fund shareholders cash out. CSX
will have served its purpose for this group. Just like the con job Hh
did to CSX. The more job cuts the more equipment sold is just for this
regimes benefit. So if any of you think that this group cares about
employee or public safety your mistaken. For the guy that runs for the
company to think he is being noticed as an super employee, they are
just waiting for you to screw up so they can fire you with cause. I
witnessed all of this working at cprail with Hh as ceo. He had his
hacks follow employees everywhere myself pulled out of service twice
for really no reason. I figure it was because I had 35 years seniority
that they wanted to get us. But the union did a great job getting us
reinstated with pay. The real issue now is the one man crew. If every
rr in the USA does not make as much noise about this your going to lose
many good jobs. Pressure your union to why it has not gone full blown 
public yet. The media has to let the public know what the railroads
want to do and the effect on public safety. What happens is the story
makes the news once there is a major disaster, at which time they will
look for that scape goat employee to blame it on. The squeaky wheel
gets the grease, make noise people save your own asses. If they go to a
one man crew everyone loses.

Name: FckFoote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

"Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Here it comes! Manchester FMLA abuse is worst on the system. Word is
their shutting down everything on the Manchester sub( rerouting it to
Montgomery) and home terminal the F2 Birmingham pool in
Birmingham...Same thing that happened to Fitzgerald is about to happen
to Manchester. Everyone accepts FLMA as part of the game...well, CSX
has a full house! We all know who to thank and it time to start naming
names... look over and thank the man in the seat next to you. His mark
offs to go fishing are gonna cost you!!!!!!!
don't click here"


BS....but nice try

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Just wanted to thank you for your help and support
impact,APE,Accidents!!! Thanks for spreading the word we can win this
if everyone sends it in to congrats and rattles there cages. We need to
get our voice out there. We need to let the public know. If they are
upset about a crossing being blocked now how long will it be blocked
for one man!!! How about ambulances none side hospital on the other
when itís close to home. We need to keep our families safe the public
safe we need to keep these jobs. Just because something can be
automated doesnít mean it should be. Look at Boeing 737 programming
issues. They donít maintain there equipment we have all seen the
locomotives worn out. Why would this be any less. Please all get
involved spread he words. Tell everyone thanks again for all the help
and support. 

1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL (HR 1748 Safe Freight Act) Itís about
public safety and jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 

If you have not seen The State of the rail workforce it is worth a
look!!!I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

You could at least mark off to watch the NFL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Hillary letem shut it down Iím gone bring my FMLA to Bham and mark off
for all the Bama games with them

Name: Accidents
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 July 2019

Look at the amount of accidents with two people in the cab, lots are
human mistakes. Now with one person in the cab think how many more
accidents that could happen. I just canít  see any good coming from one
man crews. I donít care what AI systems they have. An extra set of eyes
is priceless in this industry. I have cleaned up lots of wrecks, and
see the cost from the damages. I guess we will see what happens, if the
almighty dollars is worth more than human life.

Name: Hillary Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Loco, RIGHT ON BROTHER!!!!!!(double fist pump)

Name: HIllery Clinton 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Forgot to say....if you donít like it, quit. Iíve been keeping up with
all the mark offs for FMLA and calling in sick. Iíve put them on a
spreadsheet so it will be easier to show the pattern to ethics. Iíve
also got a bunch of screen grabs from Facebook...a few guys wised up
and quit posting on FB....but they continued on IG and twitter...fell
right into it. Iíll have about 12 seniority spots buy the end of the
year. If you want days off, go work at McDonaldís.

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To FMLA , I hope they burn it all down. Just funny when everyone acts
like bitches...doubt you can even get another job. Thatís why your so
upset. Go wipe your tears with your FMLA paperwork.

Name: FMLA
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

To Hillary Clinton

Shut the hell up!! CSX is the one who created this monster because of
their shitty points system policy. The company is the blame. If they
want to shut down Manchester then so be it. Shut the whole mother
fuckin system down and sell it all. Will all find another job. You
bunch of scared bitches.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

brothers 


the dirty crap is just getting worse. found out they handed a charge
letter to a guy 24 hours before the scheduled hearing and he was at his
AFHT!  not only that the letter states he had to respond to it within 48
hrs if he wanted to take the waiver.  WTF! NO time to get a hold of your
union rep, your not even at home and your definately not getting 48 hrs
to make a reasonable choice.  When did this horse shit start! We're
all sitting back waiting to see how the union is going to handle this
one.  That say they f..ked up and didn't get it in the mail in time. 
Bullshit.  This is dirty pool and a tactic to get the guy to panic and
take a waiver on the spot.  This shit can't be happening! shit is
getting deep!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Railroad Brothers,

Please make sure everyone is filing out the RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY EVENT
REPORT on the SMART TD website so we can show the railroad and the
government that none of this technology works.     Also please write
you congressmen and the White House to support 2 person crews.     It
canít be done without 2 people!

Name: Hillary Clinton
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Here it comes! Manchester FMLA abuse is worst on the system. Word is
their shutting down everything on the Manchester sub( rerouting it to
Montgomery) and home terminal the F2 Birmingham pool in
Birmingham...Same thing that happened to Fitzgerald is about to happen
to Manchester. Everyone accepts FLMA as part of the game...well, CSX
has a full house! We all know who to thank and it time to start naming
names... look over and thank the man in the seat next to you. His mark
offs to go fishing are gonna cost you!!!!!!!

Name: Impact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2019

A letter to support rr safety and two person crew,from every rr employee
would catch the attention of the politicians looking for votes. Fight
for your jobs and public safety. The unions should have messages on tv,
iinternet billboards. Start this campaign asap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Write your congressmen write your FRA Write the whitehouse. Letís get
the word out. If your supporting trump then he needs to sign it in to
law. Iíve seen many post TRUMP-TRAIN support if thatís who you choose
then write him and Letís make it happen!!!!

Hello and good day Mr President. 
         I have been a loyal follower from the start. I donated to your
campaign and am so proud of you for becoming president, however how can
I contribute to your campaign if Iím looking at being out a career
soon. Please sign the (H.R. 1748 Safe Freight Act) into law!!! I always
said if we could get Trump in office we could turn this country around.
I know your busy with the Democratic Party trying to block everything
you try and fix. One thing that is most important is the railroad. That
is my career. Itís about jobs and family and safety. Thatís the most
important!!! I look at each candidate and see which one is going to do
the best job for me and my family. Now with this two man crew bill shot
down your looking at 175,000 conductors and about 59,000 engineers that
are going to be out of a job. Not to mention tax dollars. When I go
through these small towns I look at all the small businesses that have
closed up shop. Most of them look like deserted towns. PTC is a great
tool but it works off cell phone signal and is not 💯all the
time. Iíve been on the railroad for 9 years living out of town fighting
for my job every year. Itís a great career however it has its ups and
downs and the railroads continue to bring in more profits then every
before. We are doing more work with less then ever before. Please Mr
President you have the people you have there vote you have the power to
fix this. Please mandate the two man crew bill. One certified Engineer
and One certified Conductor. Keep the great American railroad safe.
Keep the great American dream alive. Let continue the drive and the
dream to make America great
Sincerely

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 June 2019

Thank you all that have supported the (H.R 1748 safe freight act) really
means a lot!!! Letís make some noise and get our voices out there. This
is one issue we can not afford to lose! We all need to stand up and let
our voices be heard SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE!!! Iím not a union rep
just a regular guy trying to keep my railroad retirement along with my
job and everything Iíve worked so hard for. Iím not there because I
enjoy trains but to earn and living and support my family. If you have
not done this yet please do so!!! If you havenít whatís stopping you
because if you hate this place so bad then find something else. Why go
through life miserable everyday. Iíve worked a lot harder for less. Yes
things could be better and the company does crappy things to there
employees. I love my job just donít care for the peaple we work for!!!!
Please take a stand do it for you your family your co-workers. 
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 




PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A
STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Northerner/Conrail SAA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2019

There is no article about not disturbing or leaving messages for an
employee who is on vacation. HOWEVER an employee who is on vacation has
NO obligation or responsibility to answer the telephone or respond to
ANY message while on vacation whatsoever. In other words the employees
are just that, employees NOT slaves or indentured servants! You
Mr.Trainmaster are much more of a slave to management. You try not
answering your bosses call when you are on vacation and see what
happens to you!

Name: Union members
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 June 2019

When you hear the union will sell you out,by some guys. This is not the
case, it hurts the bottom line of a union when jobs are lost. They have
to make up for those dues some how. And in some cases really cut back on
spending before the well runs dry. Some unions have to merge with other
unions just to stay functional. Yes there are sellout in the union
ranks, but most know if they donít have a strong membership there
future looks dismal. And donít forget the union is not some guys over
there. You are all the union,and I would be writing my congressman to
support two person crews, make some noise about what could happen to
public safety if they go to one man crews. No one outside the railroad
knows what is at stake about rr safety to the public. Be pro active and
educated the public about the dangers of one man crews. You donít want
to lose those good paying jobs without putting up a fight. Social media
would be a start.

Name: Stats. 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 June 2019

CSX has all management document every little thing they can get on an
employee, and it can be used against you present or put on file to use
in the future. CSX has a paper trail on every employee to use in there
favour. Hear say in an arbitration hearing or court of law is worth
nothing. But if you have a paper trail that will help strengthen your
case. Every time three in fact that my grievances went to arbitration I
won my cases. The arbitrator seen it was a cut and dry violation of the
collective agreement, and I was made whole. It got to the point where
the company left me alone because, I did not back down when I new I was
right. There attitude was we donít care about your rights under the
collective agreement, but in the end they cared. They have a habit of
picking on employees they know will not challenge them. That will never
stop, you have the right to use the system in place to get justice.
Stand up for yourself and stop thinking the other guy is going to fix
it for you. If everyone would of stood up from the beginning it might
not of been so easy to be pushed around.

Name: gulf coast fella
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

Iím  one of yalls  box car artist (22years to be exact)

I just wanted to pop in and say  Iím sorry to hear what you all are
going through.    Just so yíall know, we all look up to yíallówe always
have  (yesss even you bulls). :). 

Stay strong gentlemen, I would hope This level of employee neglect,
abuse, and endangerment loopholes cant go much  longeróbefore the
government steps in to slay this monster!!!!!

Name: Court
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

How the hell are you going to take CSX to court or have any other action
against CSX. There is no paper trail from the lack of putting grievances
in. People said no point because the union will not do anything. So
again CSX gets a pass from the employees. But they will blame the union
or who ever else they feel like. I have personally been threw this. I
won my grievances and was made whole. And the only way you have a hope
in hell is to file a grievance if you have been wronged by CSX. That is
the system in place so donít cry if you get no results because your just
to lazy to put pen to paper.

Name: Trump America
E-mail: Trump2020@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2019

The illegal immigration round-up will start in 2 weeks. 
And the next contract will be 50% (lost raises over the years} pay
increase to all TE&Y employees!

To the rail wife on  family vacation, why would you answer the phone,
and knowing that the railroad was calling while on VACATION?

Who's the union officer? It's against your Collective Bargaining
Agreement, and your husband should file a formal complaint with the
union and with your State Labor Secretary!

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Public and spouses

CSX signed an agreement with the employees unions agreeing to keep
enough people hired to cover anticipated days off scheduled by
employees.  THEY AGREED to keep enough people hired to allow people to
take days off. This also covered anticipated sick days for an estimated
amount of people. CSX has violated this signed and agreed upon action by
reducing the work force to a level that trains are scheduled late and
services are behind. Employees are not being allowed to have a quality
of life and agreed upon and it is all at the fault of the employer. 
Some may say that employees knew what they were getting into when they
took the job.  The employees knew what was agreed upon between the
employer and the employees unions and when they signed their contract
to work for the company they expected those agreements to be honored.
They did not expect manipulation and lies.  The actions that are being
taken by the employer at this moment should be considered criminal and
should be taken to federal court to resolve.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Wife


Csx is evil.... They have no regard for any employee. It is real easy
to sit in Jacksonville and destroy someone's job.  It is real easy to
have that keyboard courage. There is not one single word in the
articles addressing vacations that explain how the company can treat
its employees in regards to being disturbed while on your vacation.
therefore it is an open book for discussion. They will argue since it
is not written they can't HARRASS you during vacation they can, You
can argue it isn't because it is implied that they cant. You are on
your entitled and earned vacation time with the family and should not
be contacted by anyone in CSX! PERIOD!  They will also argue that your
husband is not under the FRA hours of service for undisturbed mandatory
rest so they can call him all day everyday if they wish and leave
messages.  He works for the devil.  That's how it works.

Name: Pocket pool
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 June 2019

When Foote is in his office playing pocket pool, and thinking about
where he is going to cut next to increase the next quarter numbers.
Customers that CSX use to service have found or are seeking new
shippers. Iím watching CSX stock buy backs, the more this happens the
more money Foote puts in his pocket. It will be interesting once Foote
leaves CSX and a new ceo takes over, and opens the books to measure
damage that has been done to the company. This regime doubled share
value, good for investors but not that great for the future of CSX
being gutted.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Willard needs not to worry it is the center piece in the new csx it will
be given all the man power and up keep that has keep it the top running
yard in the system with the best employees and only the top managers in
the system so there is no worry about Willard so you can all sleep
soundly and it is one of are best upkept yards and will always have
only the best.

Name: monitor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

posters 


support the webmaster.  Without this site you would have no where to go
to voice your opinions or expose the corrupt behavior of the company.
Helping fellow workers with rules and agreement violations as well as
keeping each other updated on what's happening across the system is
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Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Turn in all the Grievances you want the big Union boys are up at the
purple Palace laughing at you
Get out while the getting is good I wouldn't work there for $100,000 a
day

Name: Treatment you bring on
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 June 2019

As usual CSX pushes the envelope, because you let them get away with it.
After the fact of there abuse people vent ,put t there head down and
walk away. From the first day Hh took over now Foote. Every little
violation of the collective agreement or safety hazards everyone of you
should of submitted grievances does not matter how small. That way there
is a paper trail and proof of CSX behaviours. It does give you
bargaining power at the end of the day. Some of you get shit on then
turn around and bend over for the company. No paper work, no proof of
there tactics. Most of you paved the way for csx to treat you the way
they do. Most just say canít be bothered to submit a grievance, so if
that is the case you deserve what you get.

Name: MADWIFE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Railroad wives!


You are not going to believe this one!  Our family was on vacation and
out of state.  Apparently the company tried to call us and notify us
that my husband was having his personal day take away from him when he
got back. It was tacked on the end of the last day. We were driving
home that day. They called him for work and then miss called him. He
tried to explain that we were out of the state on the so call day they
tried to notify him and we did not have to accept any calls or for that
fact we didn't have to even check our phones or even take one with us
if we didn't want too. They still miss called him.  I just don't 
believe this company. When a family is on their annual vacation they
don't want to be disturbed by the company. They don't want to hear
from them or even think about them. Where do they get off calling any
family and leaving messages for them while they are on their vacation.
I hope his union representation takes this to the mat. This kind of
unethical behavior has to stop. They have been taking weekend personal
days away from guys for months now. The new attendance policy is so
strict that people are afraid to mark off and now they take away a
legit personal day from a person who works all the time and has earned
the right to use it. Its time for our family to look somewhere else for
employment. Has any other family been treated this way and how did you
handle it?

Name: Shit on me for the last time 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 June 2019

Csx has done shit on me for the last time boys and girls after the 4th
of July holiday im starting my new job working from 6am to 230pm with
better pay and benefits.These jobs are out there in the trump economy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

TWO MAN CREW (HR 1748) PICKING UP STEAM GREAT NEWS!!!
1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. Itís about public safety and
jobs. 
2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders, current
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at
risk. 

Two-person crew bill introduced in United States Senate
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 27 ó A two-person crew bill was introduced in
the United States Senate on June 26. The Safe Freight Act, a companion
bill to H.R. 1748 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would promote
rail safety by mandating at least two-person crews on all freight
trains in the United States. The bill was introduced by Senators Edward
J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). 

According to a press release from Senator Markeyís office: ďThe bill is
designed to correct the Federal Railroad Administrationís recent
rollback of a proposed rule that would have established these necessary
safety standards. The Safe Freight Act will specifically require that
all freight trains have at least one certified conductor and one
certified engineer on board, who can then work together to protect the
safety of both the train and people living near the tracks.Ē

Other Senators co-sponsoring the Safe Freight Act are Senators Richard
Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Angus King (I-Maine), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio),
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).

ďThe FRA abdicated its responsibility as our nationís rail safety
agency when it withdrew the proposed two-person crew rule,Ē Senator
Markey said. ďA series of tragic accidents have resulted in recent
years from unattended and understaffed trains, making clear that we
need enough crew on board to protect both property and the public. I am
proud to lead the introduction of the Safe Freight Act with Senator
Wyden to address this critical safety concern.Ē

Senator Markey cited the 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mťgantic, Quebec where an
unattended freight train carrying 72 tank cars of crude oil derailed
and exploded, killing 47 people, destroying much of the town, and
causing millions of dollars in environmental damage. The train was
operated by a single employee. 

ďThe decision by the FRA to abandon its planned two-person crew rule
makes no sense, especially in light of recent rail accidents,Ē said
Senator Wyden. ďThis is a matter of safety and security for rail crew
and the public, and experts agree. Itís now up to Congress to step in
and require freight trains have the staffing required to keep folks
safe.Ē

ďThe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has led the fight
for railroad safety for over 156 years,Ē said BLET National President
Dennis R. Pierce. ďTwo-person crews make for safer, more efficient
train operations, and two-person crews play a key role in safeguarding
our nationís communities when a serious accident occurs. I congratulate
Senator Markey for stepping up to lead the fight for a safer railroad
industry and a safer America.Ē

ďSMART Transportation Division has been working tirelessly to promote
safety in the railroad industry,Ē said SMART Transportation Division
President John Previsich. ďThere is no doubt that the safest rail
operation is a two-person crew operation. After several major train
derailments, we must send a clear message to our lawmakers and the
general public that multi-person crews are essential to ensuring the
safest rail operations possible in their communities. I would like to
thank Senator Markey for his leadership on this critical issue as we
continue improve safety on our nation''''s railroads for both our
members and the general public.Ē 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)
introduced H.R. 1748 on March 22, 2019. Also known as the Safe Freight
Act, the House version of the bill would also require that two
certified crew members operate freight trains the United States. It
currently has 74 co-sponsors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

(H.R. 1748) Safe freight act (TWO MAN CREW BILL) PROTECT YOUR JOB!!!!
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!! TAKE A STAND!!!!!!!GET
THE WORD OUT!!!!! THIS IS FOR ALL RAILROADERS RETIREES EVEN THE
GENERAL
PUBLIC!!! THIS EFFECTS US ALL!!!!!  If you have done this already thank
you for your time and commitment 
1. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td 
Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of
division home page. 
2.  Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your
member of congress. 
3. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your
member of congress. 
4. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency
railroaders thereís even a spot for the general public to make there
voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and
59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety
at
risk. 
SUPPORT YOUR TWO PERSON CREW BILL. TAKE ACTION TODAY!!! We all have
seen the FRA drop the ball on the two person crew bill it was a slap
the face. Stand up get the word out to everyone you know. This affects
all of us. Donít go down without a fight. Letís stick together a beat
this. It starts with you!!! We have all seen what this company has
done. Letís get it done and protect our jobs for future railroaders
and
protect our railroad retirement too. Letís get the job done and make
it
happen also letís protect public safety. Also if you havenít seen the
video I strongly urge you to watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGF4wgQolJ4&feature=share. Great video
and worth watching how members of congress do there job. Please do
your
part to protect the jobs keep the great American railroad going strong.

Name: Illegals 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2019

When these illegals are release from detention some are never seen again
until, they have a run in with police. As a rail worker in the yard at
night I walk in the yards out in the boonies I might startle one of
these guys breaking into a container etc. And he could have a knife or
gun and try to attack me. And lots like taking freight trains from city
to city. Call it political or what ever you want, but as a railroad
employee it is always a concern for me and my mates. We all want to go
back home  to our families. If the dems want to push for them to be in
America, then they better find funds for more police. LA 53 blocks of
homeless people that the dems canít or wonít help and they want to
bring more people in to live on the street. Something has to be done to
protect Americans first.

Name: Canuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

You'll all be working for CN soon so don't fret. The end is near.....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Is at least six (6) forums on this site where comments are posted.  None
of 'em are titled "political opinions, views", etc. - seem to be
asking for that type of input.

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 28 June 2019

" negative people"
I'm not complaining....you are.
I got the f $%# outta that shithole
It suxs now ,has always sux'ed
And will continue to sux...
Untill your told to unbolt the machinery
Get out while the gettin is good.
Vote Trump, keep America great.

Name: Queengate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Thanks for the update at Willard.  Must mean they are working hard at
the yard to move the freight and had to hold it.

Name: Democrats 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2019

Democrats want to fund all abortions, even late term abortions. We donít
want American children , because they can vote right away. Bring in
illegal immigration and give them free money, so the dems can count on
there vote. Put American issues and citizens last.

Name: Caesar
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Illegal aliens will be the new norm at
Csx and on one man train crews.
They will be represented by UFW.
Watch!

Name: Railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Someone just took a BIG OL SHIT!! at the Willard yard. Just thought i
would let you guys know.

Name: Debate
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 June 2019

Started watching Democrats debate, had to turn it off, seems they care
about Mexican illegal immigrants more than American citizens. I donít
think trump has anything to worry about going head to head with the
dems in a debate. Dems want to spend all your tax dollars on illegal
immigration. In the mean time our industries and people here trying to
keep there way of life is put on the back burner. For the dems it is so
easy to give your tax dollars away to strangers. But we can pick up the
tab , for these idiots.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 June 2019

Thankful to be an American. Thankful to have a good paying job and
Thankful to be a Republican. Guys have a SAFE and Productive day.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 June 2019

if Willard stays good if not who gives a shit mantle ridge don't give a
shit how many people they screw over and have already screwed over if it
saves them one dollar to run past Willard they will if not they will
keep it until they have sucked every last dollar out of it they like
all yards are run by back stabbing managers who will sell out every one
to get there bonus and they all got big ones this year for all the hard
work you all out there did and those of you that help these pricks you
are nothing more that cock sucking worm and every one knows who they
are it seems Willard has a larger number of them that help that fat
fuck mechanical manager and those in Willard know who I am talking
about.

Name: Vote for Trump!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Vote for Trump for reelection and
We will make sure you all at CSX won't
have jobs!
Thank you!

Name: Negative people
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 June 2019

Some of the posters on here are so negative, about trying to save jobs.
It makes me wonder how you get out of bed and have the will to live. I
know how it works the pro active people that are positive and put
themselves out there, for the better. The weak loser complainers will
ride the strong peopleís coat tails if they make progress. The
attitudes of the lazy is amazing!!

Name: Futurama Railroader
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Hell... it aint even gonna be one man crew... it'll be one computer
crew
Your on your way out. Start unboltin the Machinery now that'll be the
last thing you do

Name: Two man crews forever
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Write them all you want...
One man Crew is coming.
Keep votin demon rat...
They'll  save your job
Hahahaha

Name: Queensgate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Willard hater below.   Some of that is true now but doesn't mean that
it is not important and it won't be back to how it was.  Remember it
was the 4th biggest hump and traffic is coming back to the area.  The
location makes it important if you have your route map.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2019

Save jobs:  it'll be viewed as just a union thing.
Employee and public safety: provide facts and figures.

Name: 2020
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 June 2019

2020 election year, they need your vote. If every rr in the USA wrote
there congressman to support two person crew, your going to get there
attention. Be pro active spend five minutes to do this to save jobs,
and promote employee and public safety.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2019

what work load does Willard do that is so important it has the most
stupid dumb ass back stabbing managers on the system there is very
little in the yard car shop is way under man, with total dumb ass
managers the locomotive shop services one to two units a day and both
department are run by a back stabbing fat fuck that would sell them all
out and do they use the humps any more and how much is broken in the
yard that they just will not fix sounds like a real stable place to me.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

brothers


FRA hit Avon yard and shopped the crap out of a local train. They also
have been going to other yards and checking out hazmats and air brake
test.

 Another thing..... guys have been saying that a key train is only 50
if you have an alert car in it. THIS ISNT TRUE!  Read your hazmat
rules. All key trains are 50!  Detector rule Is different for them as
well. You get a hit at a specific location and you don't find anything
even after checking 20 axles on both sides of it, you run 30 to the next
detector. If you don't have another one before you get to your terminal
you run 30 all the way in. Its in the hazmat rules. If a tm tells you
different then call the fra and ask them about the hazmat rule in the
rule book!

Name: Democrats 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Donít let the Democrats hear you people saying anything bad about the
gay conductor. He is the victim in there eyes, his rights have been
violated because he got turned on by seeing another man that excited
him. If you think Iím joking Iím not,you will have the whole pride
group come down on you. No pun intended, in there eyes you are picking
on the victim. Walk softly people with this guy!!!

Name: Surenuff
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Cade Breasseale is the most hated worker in bham now.  Heís going to get
whatís coming to him soon.  Karma baby karma!!! You can go around
messing with peopleís jobs like he did.  He was in the wrong from
making that video about Steen.  If heíd made a video of any of us we
would put a whipping on him. He better consider himself lucky that
Steen didnít do anything. I admit he needs to go heís nothing but
immature and a liability to csx. Smh

Name: Lol
E-mail: Birmingham 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

I just read an article where a conductor Cade Breasseale videoed another
coworkerwho was also a conductor. The conductor that he recorded was in
a csx hotel room and Cade videoed him with his cell phone sharing it
with all the other employees ruining that Conductors reputation right
off the bat.  I mean seriously who does this except for a pervert or a
faggot.  I understand from conversations going around that he denied it
knowing all this coworkers knew he had done it.  What a coward!!! He
instead blame it on Jimmy Chambliss telling management and detectives
that Jimmy Chambliss was the one who done this. After all Jimmy
Chambliss put it on social media and Jimmy runs his mouth about
anything. If Cade had any balls he would of maníd Up, but of course
heís a liar, coward, and a faggot.  That says a lot for the friends he
hangs around, especially Mayo who looks like he has sugar in his shoes
too.  From what I hear Cade called and had himself placed 12 times out
in front of Z Steen. Cade had just came off of Montgomery and should be
placed 2 times out not 12 times out.  He purposely demanded to put in
front of Steen and we all know it was to bother Steen.  Cade purposely
manipulated the train system.  Thereís no telling what else has done. 
I know that he took pictures of an accident csx had on property and
sent those photos to abc33/40.  They gave him credits for the pictures.
 He also bashed csx by hash tagging fuccsx csxsux.  Iím sure his poor ol
grandfather would be so ashamed of his behavior and not standing up and
taking responsibility for his actions.  Ol grandpa would roll over in
his grave if he knew how Cade bashed and turned against csx.  Cade
breasseale you need to set the record straight, you made that video and
you shared it with people with intent to humiliate that coworker. We all
know it and we are tied of covering for a grown ass man.  This ainít
high school. You cost that man his job and all of thinks you should go
to.  You donít deserve this job you did the same if not worse and you
know it and we know it.  We are tired of covering your ass.  You need
to go.  All of us need to report him to the ethics line. He will do the
same damn thing to one of us.

Name: Tolerance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 June 2019

It funny how the goverment slackens the safety rules year after year.
When I started on the rr if you found cracks on certain components it
had to be set off. But as more and more of the same defect showed up on
a train and they had to be switched out delaying the train for hours.
All of a sudden these defects where not a bad order. Cracked side sills
mostly hopper cars, the crack length got longer and longer before It was
bad order. If the car got pulled apart they could blame the hogger not
the crack. My point being the laxed safety rules that the goverment
signs off on, then only wants one person on a train. What is really
cool is the derailment estimater, if you run a 100 unsafe trains and
only have 1 derailment. That is acceptable in business eyes, but trust
me with laxed rules, when there is derailment they find a scapegoat.

Name: Yardman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 June 2019

Heard Willard staying put.  Other yards cant handle their work plus the
location is perfect for block swaps and yarding before the line split
at Greenwich 
.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2019

screw the railroad industry just shut it down close all the yards sell
everything fire every one just truck it all and raise the cost of all
goods that will bring down demand for every thing and save the earth
from capitalism and ensure a permanent under class for the super rich
that is socialism we can be just like all the other shit holes in the
world.

Name: Ouija board
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 June 2019

Foote is still waiting for Hh, to answer him on the ouija board, on what
to do with Willard and other CSX moves. LOL

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2019

what is going on in Willard you been out of the spot light for few days
is it closing is it busy any thing new going on or are they keeping
everyone in the dark

Name: Capsis4925
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 June 2019

Caps and Caps 2.0 was drawn up by some bitches who work Monday through
Friday, 9 to 5, "that can make a Dr.'s appt. or take care of a family
member"with every weekend and holiday off.    

As for a T&E "the only railroaders". We're on call a free service we
provide to these criminals.  We could be back home before we leave our
driveway "busted call" or could be 2 and a half days later.  The
common cold, flu or whatever not that big of a deal when you're home
in 8 hrs. But two and half days later could be life threatening not to
mention how many railroaders could be infected.

Name: Road runners
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 June 2019

If they went to one man crews,they would just use Carmen in repair
trucks. And they would get certified to set cars off and switch like
conductor. They would set car off train would be on its way. The carman
would repair the car and the next train would add car to headend. Sorry
to say they would eliminate the conductor all together. In Sweden the
hogger does it all on there trains, brake tests hoses inspections. And
there will be a day where the hogger just monitors equipment and enter
data. AI that is coming is going to take lots of jobs, some auto
factories hardly any people, all done by robots. No jobs who is going
to buy there products !!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 25 June 2019

csx stock is down I hope it plummets, it be my wish to see this cock
sucking company go bankrupt and take mantle ridge with them screw csx
and all its ass sucking managers.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

LISTEN UP BROTHERS!


Screw this attendance policy. The company has set this thing up so it
is neharly impossible for anyone to go without getting any points
unless they go to the emergency room or you are put on medication that
is against the law and the company to work while using. they can not
give you points if you are taking a medication that does not allow you
to be at work while taking and operating heavy equipment which is
exactly what a train is.

 Second, take the damn points. At the end of the year we all need to
petition the unions to do a full survey and see how many employees have
points on their records. There is no doubt there will be a large
percentage and there will be many who were able to keep their records
clear most of the time that will have them.  I myself have 7 points and
I know for a fact I will be getting at least 4 more before my 6 months
are up. It will take me a full year to clear all 11 off of my record. I
don't see that happening either.  we all need to accumulate the points
and not worry about it. Once it is out of control across the system and
people start doing time it will all come to a head. This policy can be
challenged in court.  It is excessive and should be looked at as
unrealistic.  So just do what you have to do and deal with it until it
is changed by law! As for the personal business crap this should
already be a hot topic with the unions.  Life happens and people need
time for emergencies. If the company approves for you to be off you
should not be getting punished in any way. Losing your good time is
just plain bullshit.

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

I have said it once... and i will say it again.. CSX is like a Fan..
stand behind it and  its suxsssss.. stand in front of it and it
blows...STAND BESIDE it and IT does nothing !!!  Therefore fellas rule
#1 dont work on company time.. rule #2 dont shit on YOUR on time..

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

Engine repair


Congratulations!  I feel the same way.  Im so over this horse and pony
show.  Just like the post from sick of it.   Its just one thing after
another with this outfit and them always finding a way to screw
something up and make people just hate the hell out of their job. I
don't know of anyone who stays out here for the job.  we all stay for
the money.  That's why they say that money is the root of all evil.
this outfit knows it.  They know they got us hooked on the buck. We
need it to pay our bills.  Im so over this outfit.  I wish I would win
the lottery tomorrow so I could go in and tell them to stick it up
their trains and walk out. Wouldn't even give them a resignation
letter. Would love to call the crew managers and tell them to take me
off the calling list.  I QUIT!  And when you call me 2 weeks later
running your roster and wake me Up Im going to call the cops and file
harassment charges against you.   No doubt they will do something that
stupid.   Just a little more time and I will be out of here!  OUT ON
PAROLE!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

Car repair

it wont happen that way.  The operating rules has a definition of
unmanned and unattended equipment which states if you are too far away
from the equipment(head end for engineer) to safely take control of the
equipment if something happens then you aren't supposed to do that.  No
way in hell Im walking 120 car train looking for a problem with the
train and get more than 30 feet away. that is the distance you are
allowed to go when watching roll by inspections of passing trains.  I
don't find something within 30 feet Im back on the head end and will
wait for someone to show up and assist. They can take this DP and stick
it up their butts too.  Not walking back half a train to mess with the
pain in the arss crap. Simple motors on the head end is the way it
should be.  Their DP is just more crap to happen and be inconvenient as
hell!

Name: sickofit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 June 2019

ATTENDANCE POLICY


Question 7:


Personal business.....blah blah...
all pre-authorized mark offs will be considered personal business mark
offs, regardless of whether or not they are COMPENSATED!
However, APPROVED personal business mark offs will not entitle
employees to the six month good attendance credit.

So let me see if I have this right. We are allowed to take personal
business. This is written in the policy in black and white. It also
states it will be approved time off by the company.

I get in a car wreck and cant make it in on my turn. I manage to get a
rental and get things cleared up with the cops and my car towed. I call
and ask to mark back up because they are short and need people They mark
me up and I work the same day. Im still going to get screwed. Im going
to lose the time I have been a good little boy and stayed marked up.
Now I have to start my 6 months all over again.
That's the way Im reading it.  So the damn company gives me the time
off approved. Now they want to punish me and make me start my 6 months
all over again.  Am I reading this right? Is this horseshit for real? 
I asked my LC and he cant give me a straight answer.  He said he was
told the Unions were fighting some of this new policy. Is this just
another lie? More smoke up our arsses?  How can this company punish
someone for taking some time that they APPROVE!

Name: One man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 June 2019

It is going to be interesting when they go to one man crews, on these
long trains. And you get a knuckle or a kicker on the train or many
other defects. And if the hogger has to walk back on uneven terrain in
weather. There will be so many train delays and waiting for help to
arrive, I donít see where the rr is saving money. There is a big
difference on a commuter train and freight train. Maybe the boys in the
ivory tower canít figure this out. As a carman I have seen it all, on
these long trains the number 8 value sticking is common and hard to
find on a train. And once you find the defective value youíll have to
cut car out or put plug end into value to regain air charging. I could
list so many other things that could go wrong. On freight you need a
two man crew to deal with a lot of these issues. But I think CSX is
going to learn the hard way when they go to one man crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Im out of here as well thank the Lord. 13 yrs with csx is enough for me.
I was fortunate i think to do actual machinist work with my time at csx
and not the  diesel mech duties. Got a inside machinist job with a
company Mon-Friday 10 hrs a day. Pay is close to same 2 dollars less
too start than csx but no more 3 to 11 and no holidays. Health
insurance,vacation,and 401 k. Its out there if u want it. To those that
stay with r.r.good luck and have met and worked with some very fine
craftman and 
 people. Too management kiss my ASS !!

Name: Congress 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 June 2019

My 36 years on the rr I seen so many technical changes it was amazing,
how fast things changed. Nothing will stop AI , they iron the kinks out
then it becomes normal as the sun coming up. Jobs will be lost and new
tec-support jobs created. If they go to one man crews they will need
field support or trains will just sit and sit. And the only thing that
gets the attention of the people is a major disaster with loss of life.
The only thing an employee can do is ride it out and see where you end
up,hopefully to the finish line.

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Maybe you all saying Willard is closing are wrong. They just added the
Chicago pool back on.  Why would they do that if they are closing
Willard?

Name: Slaughter house field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Working at the railroad aint some great prize. They treat you like shit
and fire you at will. If you like it .... stay there. If you got any
skills and gumption go out and get something better cuz I can tell you
for a fact it's there if you look if you're lazy and just want to be
complicit and lay in the mire where you're at you'll retire in 40
years

Name: Slaughterhouse hand 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Atleast at the slaughterhouse you didn't have to eat at Burger King at
3 a.m. when you got off of work

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

Itís getting close to the end of the 2nd quarter. Look for more
furloughs, shop closures, yard closures, and selling off of rail lines
in the next few weeks. Huntington shop beware!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 June 2019

csx treats it employees like scrap metal they use them then discard them
there cant be other companies that spend the money csx use to spend on
training and hiring employees then spend twice as much tying to fire
them but now they just break the contracts, cross the craft lines and
spend little to no money on training all in the name of operational
ratio and quarterly earnings yes the treat people like shit but they
don't even have that much respect for employees any more.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 June 2019

CSX treats people like shit!  Attendance Policy...ENOUGH SAID!

Name: Johnny Cash
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

Good luck Mr. Paycheck!
It's gotta be better than csx!
Do good and take care of your family.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

As long as the hunting stays good im gonna stick around till they lay me
off.. killed 3 deer 8 hogs and 5 gobblers the past year while getting
paid to get the freight delivered. Not many jobs you can hunt while you
work and get paid to do it. One benefit of working T/E on railroad. Only
other two i know personally that can do it is farmers and loggers...
keep your freezer full !! Just a thought fellers.

Name: Johnny Paycheck 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

ME TOO : Take this job and shove it.. aint working here no more..!!
Start @ the pulpmill Monday. Utility reserve 17.50 hr..overtime
mandatory. Top operators making 36 hr. So something to work towards. By
By rr. Going to factory work.

Name: Employment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 June 2019

When I started on the rr I was junior man, was laid off lots. The
longest was 18 months, I ran out of benefits so went and worked at
slaughter house. For less than half the pay I was getting at the rr.
When the phone rang to come back to the rr I was pretty happy to go
back. When things got tough at the rr. I would just think about working
at the meat packing plant. The differences in pay was night and day.
When I worked at packing plant I worked days week ends off, but could
do nothing because never had any money. There is life outside of the
rr, you might luckout with new job or be a lost soul.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 June 2019

PSR=   Capitalism At itís Finest!!  


Capitalism Xpress!!

Name: New job
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2019

I never quit a job unless I had one to go to. I know guys that have and
could not find a new job for awhile. And that ate up his savings etc.
Then once he got so far behind on bills etc. It took along time to
catch up. There are lots of young educated university grads looking for
work. And that is who you could be competing with for a job. So before
you make a decision to quit think it threw, because you could end up
worse off than you imagened. Seen guys quit a good paying job, to to
struggle afterwards when the grass was not greener on the other side of
the fence. Good luck!

Name: Just Sayin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Just do it,
Congrads and enjoy life!
You are one of the smart ones!

Name: Just quit 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

After 20 years of putting up with this shit  from csx i just quit.Just
ain't worth it anymore.At first it was nice being able to say i worked
for the railroad and the attention it recieves from people.I'm getting
out while the economy is good and jobs are plentiful.I want a normal
life again.The job was fun at first but not anymore.Get out while you
can my rr brothers and sisters

Name: UP Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Gotta admit csxers!
You guys got some crappy toilets.
Major claims there guys.
Don't be surprise somebody gets infected.

Name: Crews and safety
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2019

Chynoble in Russia a retired general , over ranked staff not to follow
safety procedures the nuclear plant blew up still dangerous to this
day. The ceo of bp? Told staff to bye-pass safety test on oil value.
And it failed polluting the water in the gulf. These people that make
decisions regarding employee safety and public safety are appointed to
these industries. But know nothing of the operations of the industry
they over see. Watching these Congress people siding with Wall Street
and the likes is no different. It takes a major disaster to really get
anyoneís attention on safety. And when there is a major clean up the
tax payer gets the bill. The writing is on the wall longer trains less
crews to over see and control movement of the train. The only way we
get change is when a law makers friends or family are affected. But
they live in gated protected communities fly private jets to insulate
themselves from the dangers,of the laxed laws they approve.

Name: FatHead
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=55219


The new generation of democrats have lost their minds but a republican
would never go to bat for us like this.

Name: Hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 June 2019

The tactics used by Foote and friends, is from Hh handbook. On how to
break all the rules and laws they can get away with. The union busting
tactics that Hh created and tested will be around for long time.

Name: Wax
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Two derailments this week at Rice Yard and no reports on them. 

Darin and Rodney covering things up to save their jobs while taking
away off days and vacation from Trainmasterís and telling them to test
like crazy to try to fire people.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 June 2019

Ah....hunter harris is dead...I didn't know if you guys heard the
news.
Why do you keep talking about him?

Name: Tough times
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

This regime made rr a not so nice place to work on purpose. To cut staff
they want people to get fed up and quit. They save a lot of money when a
person throws in the towel. When a person gets fired, there are
arbitration hearing costs and it takes company manpower to follow it
threw. Now a employee gets reinstated and the president is set for the
next guy. Just what they donít want, and they have to pay back pay and
benefits for a guy they had sitting at home not being productive. In a
lot of cases bullying and intimidation does not pay off for them. If
you want out let the company work to get you out. Go threw arbitration
get your pay for wrongful dismissal then quit or go at it again. As
long as this regime is there things will not improve, until they have
sold everything they can. They Foote and friends want to make fast easy
buck then split. But what they are doing is legal now days!

Name: Matt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

Retiree from 6 years ago.
Bounce and leave the crap alone.
Industry sucks big time and we will
probably start wiping our asses
with track bulletins and train list
and have to bring our own drinking water.

Go enjoy life and leave ours alone.

Name: Toilet fra 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/04/04/02-8077/locomotive-cab-sanitation-standards

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

Retired ape

MY GOD MAN!  Do you not have a life? Your retired 6 years and your
still obsessed with the railroad shitz going on out here?  Get a real
life man. Get over this stuff. You should see someone about it if you
cant let it go. You should have woke up from your night mare when you
quit. Unless you got some way to make a difference for all of us just
forget about the railroad. we all understand.

Name: leaving
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

If you have 20 years in set up an appointment with the RR retirement
board. They can crunch the numbers and give you a pretty good idea what
you will earn on your RR retirement if you leave early. I did it and it
wasn't that bad of a hit. It all depends on when you decide to take it
out. taking the money at 62 will cost me 30% loss. If I wait until Im 65
it will only be 19%. The monthly amount was enough that I have no
problem getting out of here. I do have other savings to tide me over
until I start collecting. If your married and your spouse works try to
find a way to live on it and get the HELL OUT! If you want to work fine
but leave this crap behind. It just isn't worth the mental abuse and
the everyday circus they create.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

where is all the big news about Willard it was the big talk Willard was
closing Willard was closing is it or not if these pricks are going to
do it do it but every one is worried about crew packs and that plastic
tasting water, and if the shitters are so bad don't take the engine
until it is fixed or are they bullying and intimidating the crews to
take those now the last I know those are FRA and there is OHSA call
them and if nothing is done make even more noise or when you do get
sick make that piece of shit manager take you to the ER that will ruin
his day.

Name: Stick it out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 June 2019

I worked for Hh as our ceo, very stressful going to work everyday being
told you could be fired for one thing or another. Got to the point
stood in front of a manager and told him enough of the threats, if you
have cause to fire us to just do it. We all got pulled out of service
for one thing or another. Which put management short staffed and
delayed trains, just to bully us.  There where more managers
transferred and fired that you could keep track of. It was just Hh evil
way of controlling his management pool. Before Hh it was the old boys
club for management. Hh had these managers competing with each other,
ratting each other out. Some managers from the stress ended up in the
looney bin. I just went to work did what I had to do and went home. Out
of sight out of mind, every day you would here of some one being fired
or sent home. For us union employees we won 87% of our grievances that
Hh refused to pay but had no choice. Itís a game of fear and
intimidation for this regime thatís all they have to control the
masses. But most arbitration hearings reinstated employees because it
was a cut and dry language that the collective agreement was violated.
There where people reinstated after being out three years. They got
full back pay with benefits from being wrongfully dismal. Itís up to
the individual to stay or not, but the money was always in the bank on
payday!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 June 2019

"Stick it out"
Working at csxs%$#hole is not some big prize. There are other jobs
available. 
Once your vested in RRR
With 18-20 you got your retirement
Sure you may lose 75 or $100 a week but is 75 or $100 a week worth
living like you're a slave in prison to a bunch of people that treat
you like a piece of s***

Name: Toilets
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 June 2019

If CSX does not want to service the toilets, maybe send Foote a sample
to head office. Before someone gets a bacterial infection or worse. Get
Foote involved one good sniff will stick in his mind forever!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I have been retired for six years now.  Could some one please
Tell me what is going on with no water or crew packs?
This sounds even worse than a chain gang!
Please advise further, we want to hear about this!
Thanks!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Thatís why I wear a body camera !!!!!

Name: Josh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Keep putting in claims for no crew packs and ice and water. Also report
to OSHA.
Unions better get their shit together or
some major lawsuits will be coming their way hard.

Name: Master 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Ape 

Heard the guy refused to jump off at 4 mph so the supervisors tried to
yank him off with an old brake stick.  Yeah, that really sped things
up!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Only God knows how low the stock price would be if CSX weren't
falsifying their numbers.  Yardmasters are forced by Mgmt. to fudge
departure times, do some fancy typing to get cars off the clock. And
lets not forget Train Masters forcing conductors to falsify info on the
OBWO's to make things look good. Nothing like telling a conductor to
show cars in a customer industry when they're actually in a CSX
siding.

  As we all know this company's stock price is based on lies and
manipulating of the numbers. Where I work, we've had trains sitting at
Grain and Ethanol elevators for 13-14 days due to a lack of power and
damned near every day, a local or yard job is being annulled due to
manpower shortages created by upper management. So much for taking care
of the customer. 

  And they wanna preach Team Work, this hedge fund ran outfit can stick
Team Work up their Greedy Ass. All they wanna do is lower the operating
ratio and look out for the shareholder. If they could they would
eliminate every one of our jobs.  Fuck you CSX.

Name: H20
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 19 June 2019

I bet after a few of us fall out from dehydration this summer water
would come back if it has been taken away.  If it is true and not some
b.s. rumor that has been started call OSHA.

Name: Queensgate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

AFE   Not sure what you mean worked the Queensgate to Willard train the
other day and there is a New Castle train my friend works both
directions.   According to a source, they just opened the Seville to
Lester segment of the CL&W sub also.  Not sure why as of yet.

Name: Stick it out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Quitters never win, and winners never quit ! I stuck it out had Hh for a
boss and I retired. Now life could not be better, I went threw the
stress and bs. I was pulled out of service twice. But then put in
grievance both times got full back pay and reinstated. They where just
being bullies. That is all they have to try and control the employees
is bulling tactics. The years pass by and your closer to the finish
line. Just try and play the game. It is easy to get fed up with all the
bs. But the pay and benefits are good. Let them send you home, in my
view itís a paid vacation. The key is to have some money put a side so
if you are out of service for a while. Beat them at there own game. Now
that it is slim pickings with employees they are more hesitant to pull
you out of service. Believe me management is more  frustrated  and
scared than you are. They are talking tough to hide there own fear.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

I used to think working there was great and I would retire but as the
years went on and I saw how they treated me and how they treated other
people I began to realize that it just wasn't worth it and I don't
regret quitting at all so if anybody seriously considers it it's worth
it trust me you're going to get your life back money ain't everything

Name: RailWiener 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We're told to report for duty 4 hrs after tieing up. Had 22 cars with
DP. We made this train up in the yard with no line of road work. To
make things even more ridiculous the DP kept placing train  in
emergency.  We made it half way home before going dead. Our silly ass
train master wanted to know why we were on duty over 12 hours.

And we have no water or Crew packs.  We also had 2 men and a dyke to
quit this month. Short on man power. All personal business are being
denied and having personnel days removed Friday to Monday.  Was told I
had to have pods done but can't be laid off to finish.  All claims are
being researched and denied.  CSX can't afford PPE and Gatorade is gone
to the wayside with the boot program.

Name: BillyDee
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

We be losing men every month.  CSX ain't got no body that be wanting
too stay her.  I be a soldier and like then houring the green don't
matter thay can't keep no body.

Name: So called yardmaster cuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 June 2019

your no yardmaster your just a cuck. Playing on the key board till the
wife lets you out of the room once she has been serviced by your
neighbors!!!

Name: The Master
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 June 2019

Shop an engine on us and see what happens.  We dont miss ANY
originations due to you scumbags.  We have plenty of air fresheners we
can dump in your shit filled leader.  So shut up woman and do your job!
 Next week it will be "My AC doesnt work.  Whaaaa".  Crybabies.  
Should have studied harder!  Lololol #comeonrain.

Name: Friend 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Master 

Post like yours is the reason people don't take true railroaders
seriously.  You should have been flushed.

Serious railroaders 

You get an engine that smells that bad you shop it. It's time to stop
worrying about being retaliated against. You get flack for it you call
the FRA. All of you have let the bullying go on way too long. As for
your union's, their a wash. You have to take care of yourself. You
shoukd send a petition to your internationals to get on board with
whistleblowing If the company is violating any laws. It's not an
accident. They know what they are doing. You may be getting set up for
some contract changes if it continues. Its a strong arm tactic the
employer and unions use to get the members to accept changes they want.
The employer starts violating a bunch of agreement articles and laws
thus creating havoc in the workplace. The union steps up and starts
acting like they are trying to get it taken care of. Then they come
back and ask the members to consider changing one thing the company
wants and then they can get them to lay off of the other violations.
It's a common tactic. Your answer to them should be NO!  You pay them
to enforce and fight for your signed agreements. You don't horse trade
crap to make the employer happy and screw you over. If your union rolls
over on you then you take it outside to other government agencies.

Name: Goverment
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2019

I think before the goverment can intervene on labour or safety issues.
Your union has to exhaust all avenues with the company. If issue canít
be addressed then the goverment can step in and deal with CSX. Remember
this regime will do what they want because ceo Foote and higher ups know
they will be long gone before anything is dealt with. Then the
management that is left behind will try and be buds with you again.
Lived threw it , karma will get all those mother fuckers, they will
have there day the way they treat employees.

Name: Ape
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

This guy I know said there are no train turns to Willard?? What the
hells going on there?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 18 June 2019

The toilet situ has become such a problem last few months especially now
it hotter weather im not sure if were not getting methane poisoned...
severe headaches now.

Name: Other
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Engineers/conductors 

As an experienced union rep I can safely tell you that you need to put
your union agreements away and say the hell with them. What you need to
do is to start going after state and federal law violations. CSX has to
follow all laws just as any other private company has too. Read your
ethics policy.  I bet you will find a section that discusses you and
your companies responsibilities to follow all local and state laws.
When a company gets too big for their britches and they know their
employees are weak and spineless they will eventually blow completely
out of control and the work enviornment will become hostile and
dangerous to all employees. You have already been warned by other
railroads what happened when the virus they called HH took over. You
just sit back and keep your mouth closed. Bend over and take it like
good little boys. Remember what happened to the Jews? You think just
because it's 2019 things like that can't happen. You better think
again. History always repeats itself. Wake the FU!

Name: Loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

No water 

It is fra law.  229.21 and 229.139 covers sanitation of locomotives.
229.21,covers toilet paper, washing systems and trash.  If you have a
supervisor who is telling you to put in a claim you call the fra
immediately. Then put in a claim.  If the company is pulling this crap
then someone in the fra has been bought off and is allowing the comony
to try tbis. Make the FRA explain. Second, all Engineers need to start
shopping the locomotives for defects and especially if the toilet
compartments are dirty, stinky, water on the floor, won't flush and
flappers don't work. This is going to far. Don't forget that all
employees have a right by state and federal laws to work in a safe and
clean enviornment. CSX IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THEY MUST FOLLOW STATE
LAWS! You have all legal rights to file a complaint with your state
health department. Call OSHA. For God's sake. Stand up and grow a
pair.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

A lot of shit going on at Avon and itís all being covered up,   Also a
very serious injury today,   Letís see if that gets covered up.

Name: No water
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

It's gong on here already.   Lc told fat boy it's was a contrac issue.
   Ab said file a grievance.

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Hearing rumors that they aren't going to provide crew packs or water
any longer. I've heard that many terminals are already seeing this.
Can anyone comment on this?

Name: Simulator
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 June 2019

In Canada Hh had all office staff fast tracked engineer training in a
simulator. The closest those office staff had been to a train was a
keyboard on computer. The union complained to transport Canada. But
transport Canada sided with cprail and Hh. There where mishaps with
these inexperienced office staff running trains, but it was covered
up!!!!! Itís not about safety anymore itís all about profit.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Conductor 

If you stop going to the afht then they will have to end contract with
the hotel and get your lockers out. Usually the union reps get together
and get them. If you got stuff in them they should let people deadhead
to get it. If they didn't give advance notice and give adequate time
to get your stuff that is on them. That's unprofessional as hell. 
Maybe they are just giving this thing a trial period. If not someone
needs to call higher up and demand that everyone be paid mileage and a
basic day to drive to the hotel to retrieve their belongings.  Should
be compensated for a 6 hr round trip to drive!

Name: UP Claims Paid
E-mail: timekeeping@up.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Due to the welcome departure of a majority of the corrupt union 
officers ( A Few Whores Are Still Hanging On!), UP is honoring all time
claims based on the local CBA. And this is due in part to newly elected
union officers during their jobs, and a few brave members demanding
results.

The Southern Region (Mo-Pac) GCA, recently collected eleven million
dollars ($11,000,000.00) in past due claims.

I wonder if the slow-down, and unavailable crews had any thing to do
with management exercising common sense? Pay claims or else!

Name: Concerned 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2019

Time for blet & smart to combine!  Since one man crews are coming. 
Hopefully the president and vice wont lose their jobs on either side.

Name: Queensgate North
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Carmen 

Been working Q562 which is somewhat a new train.  Haven't heard of it
being abolished anytime soon.  Traffic was picking up and returning I
thought so I was confused when I heard about it closing.  I would just
take it with a grain of salt right now.

Name: Training
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2019

If your being trained in a simulator , and you sign a paper you received
training etc. And then you fuck up. Your liable because you signed off
that your trained. Thatís all they need in court. The judge will say
why did you sign off if you donít feel trained.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

brothers

Have any of you had your terminal stop runs to any of your away from
home terminals at the last minute without telling you it was coming.
Did you have lockers at the hotel or yard buildings? How did you get
your stuff out of them? They just started rerouting trains from one of
our AFHT and didn't give any of us a heads up notice to clean out our
lockers.  Its over 3 hours to drive there. Did you file a complaint
with the union and force them to dead head you to get your stuff? I
cant believe they pulled this crap. We still have a train going there
temporarily but we got a combined pool now that sends us somewhere else
too. We catch those trains 90% of the time.  It could be months before
you catch one to the AFHT they are closing down and I may never make it
back before they shut the runs down permanently!

Name: Eng.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

FRA 

Please explain why you aren't enforcing proper training of engineers
on the use of DP.  Tossing guys into the seat with no pilots. Just one
damn run with someone who knows what their doing!  You know that damn
simulator isn't even like running a real train. Your own rules say Csx
is supposed to have a training program filed with you.  Did you approve
of this shit? You going to take the blame when a key train with alert
cars is spilled everywhere when there is a derailment?  Call engineers.
Ask them about being told "here's the books. Now take the train. You
will figure it out". Let's just pretend we're sitting at a fake
train simulator and try to remember what the hell they showed us.  Do a
survey. See how many guys have had problems with severe slack!  See how
many have had communication problems. Do your job!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Can remember the late 1990s.  A number of trainmen I/we knew with 20+
yrs. service time quit OR applied for disability - couldn't hack it
any longer way back then. From what a person hears, reads, things must
be worse now days.

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

We've had 6 to quit in less than 6 months. Two more are currently
seeking employment  elsewhere.   All but two are former military.

Name: She's gone!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Cornelius Vanderbilt niece Gloria Vanderbilt has passed on. Now how many
more?

Name: Quiting
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2019

Under Hh at cn and cp, managers union employees where fired or quit , on
a daily bases. When the terminals ran short Hh just put managers to work
in the field to make up for lost staff. And if they refused they where
also fired. I have not heard of management doing union work yet on here
at csx, but Iím sure Foote will consider it as an option!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 June 2019

Three people in my terminal quit within the last month.   What does that
tell you about the future of this Gestapo and all the Nazi's in charge?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 17 June 2019

that last post is on the money I have seen those two faced pricks all
the rears I worked on the railroad and they have only gotten worse they
kiss managements ass and talk big when there not around are the first to
sell out there co workers they cross craft lines break safety rules and
never get messed with unless they get injured or get caught by the fra
which is very rare these days they are in all the crafts and some are
future suck ass managers in training trust no one but these pricks are
easy to pick out, this company knows they can do what ever they want
because there will never be a strike and they have plenty of scabs in
the waiting to keep things moving longer than one can last and don't
worry if there ever was one are government will step in and end it no
matter who holds the white house or which party history has proven
that.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 June 2019

We will never be able to strike. There are too many suck ass cowards
that are on the bosses side because they get the easier jobs and don't
get messed with. They will be the first to work overtime and cross the
line when a strike is set up.  Most of the time these are the people
that run their mouth saying we need to stand up and fight but then the
boss comes around and they shut up and kiss ass. Also the first ones to
throw another employee under the bus. This place doesn't change any.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 June 2019

rumors are rumors that is rite on the money it is up to this hedge fund
if Willard or any other yard will be closed if it saves a dollar to do
it and it destroys the lives of hundreds of employees and there
families that is just a bonus to theses heartless evil greed invested
low life wall street slim they only care about how much they can
extract out of the rail industry in the shortest time and leave the
mess for the tax payers to bail out and start the how thing over again.

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2019

Remember rumors are just that rumors. But we heard Willard will be
closing the whole yard sometime next month. Anyone else hear this??

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 June 2019

Another day of PSR-    Ponzi Scheme Railroading 


Letís all stick together for once and go on Strike

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Mayberry

You are 100% correct.  I didn't do my homework.  I didn't know that
CSX is the lowest paying class one railroad in the country. Check out
the pay and the working hours and agreements of the other class 1. Csx
pays at least a 1000.00 bucks less a pay period than most. they break
more federal laws than any company I have ever worked with.  

Speaking of rule breaking, I was told that if you work on a foreign
line railroad you are supposed to have their timetable, special
instructions and rules books. I would like to know why in the hell the
supervisors out of roselake refuse to issue the material to the crews
who run on the KCS territory.  I would like to know how they can just
give you a set of track warrants to go on their line and nothing else.
what the hell will happen to us when the other railroad decides to
banner test us or board us looking for the paperwork we are supposed to
have when working on their lines.  I was told we operate under their
operating rules and we follow our safety rules. WTF!
Has anyone brought this to the attention of the CSX operations
department? I know people have asked the supervisors and they have just
blown it off. Told some people that we don't operate on enough of the
territory to worry about it.  I cant find a thing in writing that says
its okay to do this if your just running on a small portion!

Name: Mayberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

Yeah we all applied for this job and yes no one is holding a gun to our
head. With that being stated.  This is not the company most of us hired
out with. Also a lot of us was lied to and paid for a job.  Now we're
vested with is sorry ass RR.  There lies the problem. CSX knows it and
are exploiting their employees.  Additionally new hires are leaving and
not looking back.   As far as a fair days wages for a fair days work. 
That would be great but this corrupt industry will never go a long with
that.   Productivity of a RRer has increased a 100 fold while wages
struggle to keep up with cost of living.  Meanwhile CEOs are making
1000x what they they did 20 yrs ago.    CSX SUCKS ASS if that hurts
your feelings. You should visit a different site.    Caps was changed
as soon as an arbitrator sided with the employees.  So tell me CSX
aren't criminals.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 15 June 2019

No employee of csx is conscripted\drafted.  ALL apply for a job.
Conditions truly suck at times?   Quit, resign.   Work elsewhere.
Perhaps the pay, benefits, etc. would be better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 15 June 2019

I ran into a clerk the other day workin at Walmart , He said he wouldnít
worry to much about the one man crew deal , the union will protect your
job .

Name: Just Sayin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 June 2019

Too bad our Government does investigate and Foote one day and take his
ass to
Federal pennitary.

He's real corrupt white trash.

Name: Foote
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 June 2019

With Foote being ceo of CSX, and promoting all these unsafe practices
and having his managers willingly push footes unsafe agendas. Just to
to get trains moving before due diligence has been done. And management
promotes this unsafe practices and threatens dismissal if you do not
break the rules. Foote should be held accountable as a Canadian
breaking the laws in the USA. A  nice big fine and prison sentence ,
would be fitting for his overseeing the corruption he created and has
enforced at CSX.

Name: Cornelius 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 June 2019

Its not like that Family: We just have too get the freight moved safely
and efficiently in this ever changing economy. Honest days pay for a
HONEST days WORK is all that is expected from our VALUED employees.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 June 2019

What amazes me is there are company and goverment rules. And crews still
play into the hands of these stupid managers. They tell you to take a
train without the proper paper work, and you do without any resistance.
 Now if you have dangerous cars and have a derailment, your clueless on
what you have on your train. And the public is put in danger. You know
the rules protest that your train needs paper work to proceed. Grow
some fucking balls before some innocent people get injured or killed.
And the train crew will be held responsible. Good luck with that!

Name: family
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 June 2019

CSX


Cameras in the cabs, no napping at late hours, drones, PTC, TO, DP,
observation testing, GPS, hiding in the bushes and rushing crews out of
the buildings without any paper work available to safely inspect their
trains while building them seems to me to be over the top and extreme.
It is also dangerous for the entire workforce to be in a situation
every single day they come to work that creates an environment of
paranoia and fear of being written up or maybe even fired. Their jobs
should not make them feel like they are in a max security prison and
they have to walk on pins and needles everyday or they will feel the
wrath of their employer. It just amazes me that people actually stay in
this business but then the bills need to be paid. You should be kissing
the boots of the ones who do. You are lucky your have people who put up
with you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 12 June 2019

Anyone have a contact that still makes those custom aluminum railroad
grips?

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

Well the GC's been talking with labor relations about SN to contact ACD
at the afht.   It comes down to they want to do away with more callers. 
 Just show up for duty no two hour call.  ACD can't call trains in two
hours how the hell will they be able to call one in ten?  CSX thinks
this will eventually start up at HT.  CSX can suck this big black dong.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 June 2019

FWIW:
The ol' B&O closed the Garrett, IN yard in the late 1960s.
The yard jobs that were still there were all abolished, tracks were
torn out, etc.  C&O\B&O - Chessie System - CSX, have actually wanted
to close the place as a terminal, crew change point since then.  Guess
we'll have to wait & see what happens, how it goes.

Name: Cn cp 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2019

The last post is a 100% right, lived threw it at cp for 4 years under
Hh. They care about making a fast buck for the shareholders. They could
care less about the future of the company or the people. Then after they
leave with there pockets full, a lot of money has to be spent to replace
equipment that was sold, and to find people and train them. They expect
you to run your ass off, to put yourself out of a job. Your just a
number to these assholes. They will give you enough rope to hang
yourself, donít take short cuts because, if they can fire you with
cause they save money. The four years under this regime was very
stressful time for employees. Good luck.

Name: Scan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2019

First the Kentucky office near Huntington and probably the Huntington
office next and now this.
SELLING RAIL LINES IN Marietta Subdivision: Branch line extending north
out of Parkersburg, WV. What's next the parkersburg wv office. Wtf

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 11 June 2019

this company will do what ever the hell it wants Willard don't mean a
shit to this wall street hedge fund if it saves a dollar to close it
and it screws over the lives of hundreds of workers and there families
that just a bonus for these heartless ass holes if there going to do it
they will but first they will play there games, cut manpower, violate
the contract at every turn, get you to cross craft lines with no
resistance, and do little to no maintenance while telling you
everything is ok if it happens it happens it may or may not who would
every thought they would have stop using both humps and how much is out
of order and will not be repaired that tells you they not investing in
the yard.

Name: To willard carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 June 2019

I'm telling you don't listen to the mr old head down in jack ass ville
mr corporate u think this fucking outfit wants us to know willard is
closing no absolutely not it's a sick fucking game to these guys to
fuck with the workers and have everybody worried about what's going on
you should be using your judgement about willard they been working on
closing willard for at least 6 months one train at a time I don't
really care what some blow hard from corporate says its comming be
prepared

Name: Formal field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Ive got tickets tickets anyone come on down and get your grievance
tickets issued by the Union hahaha...!!!
Thats a good one !!

Name: Bluegrass
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Side letter for making moves.  You can wipe your ass with that side
letter. CSX are criminals they don't give two shits about your side
letter.   Put the claims in. Get "researched" lol.  Get claims
denied.  It's all a dog and pony show and your union is selling
tickets.

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

So we've heard around Willard that it will be closing that's the talk
is it true will know in the time. They are saying Garrett is also. Just
makes you wonder what is going on with this company. Willard used to be
a busy place but not lately it's just sad. 

But to all you who say it won't happen here well never say never cause
it could and from the sound of it most likely will

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Brothers 

Does anyone know what the sideletter # is for making moves on your
train. I can't find it or any info in the SSA. Tired of waiting for a
copy from my LC.  Is it 3 or 4 moves. Is it just yarding the train or
building our outbound. These DP trains are taking 4-5 moved to build
and sometimes 4-5 to put away at the other end.  Is it just tracks or
does cutting power apart and setting remote over a move?  These
ridiculously long trains aren't fitting in a single track. Last one I
had I had to split the first half between 2 tracks and the same thing
with the second half. Putting a train in 4 different tracks to yard it
is just insane. 2 hours to put a train away is just plain stupid.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Agreements?  They dont follow them anyway
They change it as they go.
Why waste your time trying to follow them or manipulate them they'll
just do whatever they want anyway

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

OLD HEAD it's not just a rumor he's spreading we've heard it here in
the yard. So unless your in willard which it doesn't sound like it you
have no clue. I find it funny that as a worker in Willard we have heard
this and we've been told by bosses it could happen. One minute we are
busy then next nothing. So unless you can give it to use in a sworn
statement you know for 100% fact it's not closing you should shut up.
We have heard it's a possibility and this is coming from actual
Willard workers

Name: Old Head
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 June 2019

AFE...i dont know where you are getting your info from but Willard IS
NOT CLOSING.  Stop spreading rumors like a high school girl.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 June 2019

Wyatt

Engineer was right. Your the dumb ass. Coming on here and bragging that
pie hole off about deliberately avoiding calls and creating a slow down
and late reporting.  What kind of idiot are you!
Read the policy.  The miss call section is a gray area. It says marking
off on call before hanging up the phone. How do you Mark off while the
IVR is talking to you after you answer it? Their not talking about
talking to a live caller. You keep hanging up on the IVR and see how
long that works. That's why they wrote it that way. To bust people who
do the stupid shit your suggesting. And it is 10 points!

Now, to more important issues. Anybody see how they rewrote the
electronic device rule in a jumbled up mess.  Can't tell what is
really mechanical and what is transportation.  Is rule 1002.3
mechanical or is it transportation.  Used to be all rules under 1002
were mechanical.  They also removed the right for the engineering
department to use cameras. Wonder what that's all about. Must have
been submitting evidence.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 June 2019

With all these shops closing, either they are putting bad order cars and
power in storage or getting contractors to do repair work. Iím sure that
is violation of your collective agreement. Get the union to find out who
took over your work. And start filing grievances.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2019

carmen if they want Willard closed it will be closed there is not one
thing you or I can do about it this hedge fund will drain every last
cent out of csx and move to the next victim and not give a shit what
happens to you, your family or mine and you think that fat peace of
shit running Willard mechanical gives a shit about you he only cares
about his bonus you think he looking out for Willard then you are
fooling your self my point was if there going to close it they will and
when mantle ridge is done and csx is bankrupt the tax payers will be the
ones stuck with the bill.

Name: Bad ass 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Listen up boys i just got hired and start redi in a month.I'm fixing to
show all the crybabies on here what it means to be a railroader.Stop the
crying and whining and do your damn job.See you boys on the rails
soon.This is my dream job

Name: Doc Holiday 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Rules to live by @ csx..Rule #1 dont work on company time. Rule #2 dont
shit on YOUR on time.

Name: Wyatt  Earp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

So CSX wants us out the door and headed to our power in 10-15 minutes.
These managers are under so much pressure to get these trains out, they
will do anything to make departure time.  I found a way to delay a train
and there's nothing they can do about it.

  When the IVR calls us for work, hang up on the system or let it go to
voicemail. After the first attempt, the computer will wait approx. 14-17
minutes before it calls back.  After not answering the second time, the
caller is suppose to manually call the employee to work.  Sometimes the
caller forgets or they are swamped and it takes a long time to call. The
other day, the caller didn't call me for 57 minutes after the initial
call.

  As we all know, both the Ble and the UTU agreement's state we have 2
hours to show up for work once called for work. This Greedy Company
wants to keep bending us over and pouring it in us a little more each
day. Time to start giving them a little dose of slow-the-fuck down and
don't buy into the Teamwork B.S.  There isn't any teamwork out here,
this Hedge Fund managed company wants to eliminate everyone of our
jobs.

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon,

   No big news there about the Y.M. most of them are company rat
bitches.

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 June 2019

Avon yard aster got caught sucking the TM off in the bull pen

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

APE the people who work in and out of Willard gives a shit you moran.

Name: YardMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

You'll build the trains however the hell I tell you to build them.  And
guess what?!?!  Nobody is going to do or say shit to me because I am
untouchable.  I am a YardMASTER!  Going somewhere???  Why do I need to
go anywhere?  I work 40 hours a week, maybe a bit of OT here and there.
 Its always sunny and 70 in my reclining chair.  I go home every night. 
Drink a bourbon, and fuck my wife or girlfriend.  Oh, and best
part.......I made 90k last year.  Jokes on you Boy!  Get back out in
the rain bitch.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 09 June 2019

who gives a shit close Willard close all the yards sell the shit hole
company off fire every one these cock sucking hedge funds will do what
they want to make a penny and don't give a shit who it hurts in the
process lay off every one close every thing then let the government and
dumb ass tax payers come in and bail it all out its the American way the
super rice shit on the middle class and poor because they buy off
congress and don't hide that fact and the people who get screwed and
shit on are the ones who have to pay to bail out rail industry the auto
industry and the steel industry it just keeps repeating it self.

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

I feel for you I'm in exact same boat rr brother waite and see what
shitshow comes our way

Name: Never ending 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Thanks for what you do know. Anymore who knows guess itís a wait and see
game. Because to CSX it is a game. Most likely will have to go somewhere
even thou I have over 20 years in just doesnít look the greatest

Name: To same old same old
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

There will be a little yard work left there as to the extent of exactly
how much I am not sure I hope that helps a little but I'm not gonna
exaggerate what I know

Name: Same old same old
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Never ending when you say close Willard are you talking the whole yard
and when I say whole yard I mean transportation and mechanical Carman
etc...? Weíve heard rumors but nothing definite about the whole yard or
just part. Just wondering what youíve heard

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Csx...sucking for over a hundred years.
It sucked then....and it sucks now
When it comes to sucking their at the top of the game.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Hey Avon Yardmaster,


Maybe you need to go back to yardmaster school and re learn how to
build trains,     Only place I know of that has over 50 tracks and you
still canít build a train right,    Furthermore maybe you need to be re
educated on how a train is supposed to be built when having DP Power,   
 I know you think sucking up to your trainmaster buddies sitting next to
you will get you somewhere but it WONT!

Name: Never ending
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

Believe me when I say this because I do not like any of it it effects me
personally willard is closing not sure exact date yet but it is
happening best thing we can hope is they close to many yards and
everything goes to hell in a handbasket I just can't figure out
exactly just how much more greedy these guys are gonna be they know
everybody knows there game suck every penny out of this company and
bounce laughing all the way to the bank it's a crying shame what these
hedge funds can do to corporate America today absolutely freaking
disquisting

Name: YardMASTER
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 June 2019

AVON Conductor:

Get back to work and get me some numbers now slave.  Your job is to
make me look good.  I run the yard, call the shots, and am your direct
supervisor.  You'll do what I say and like it bitch.  Thats why I am a
YardMASTER and you're in the rain.  Should have studied harder in
school boy.

Name: Jacksonville Disp
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Just looking after ya all.
Don't take no crap from the
ChickenShitXpress



Out !

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Miracle!

A dispatcher got on the radio and went to bat for a crew who was being
forced to do an extra job without another time ticket that the union
agreements stated they were supposed to be compensated for!   I just
hope to god this dispatcher doesn't lose their job! It was nice for a
change to hear someone on the other side of the fence being honest and
doing the right thing! Heard the supervisors in the yard were having a
fit. Afraid they were going to get in trouble by the wardens in
Jacksonville for letting the crew get the ticket. Just goes to show why
jobs aren't being paid as agreed upon. The supervisors are being
intimidated and harassed into doing the dirty work. Sad and pathetic!

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Remember rumors are just that rumors. But we've heard Garett Indiana is
closing followed by Willard Ohio. We've had work here but we all know
how that can change. I'm not saying it's gonna happen cause we all
know rumors fly like wildfires. But to all you who say it'll never
happen remember never say never cause I'm sure all these other points
said never that are now closed. Just pay attention and be prepared
cause with this company who knows anymore

Name: Sid
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Cornielus loves getting cornholed by Foote

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Cornelius Vanderbilt is what you call a corporate under the desk bitch!

Name: Avon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 June 2019

Avon tower 2 turn the f*cking radio down.  We can't safely work in the
yard with your dumbass walking over everyone.

Name: Old Hesd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Ben Dover Ben Dover, you are a dumb idiot spreading rumors all over!  

Willard not closing whatsoever.   Just added some freights there,
looking to add more.   System is more fluid with Willard doing work as
it is located in a sweet spot in between Deshler, Fostoria and the
split at Greenwich.  The people that work there should probably see
this.  The hump, all I can say is that they have records on how the
shut down one hump last time and had to reopen it.  Depends on how much
carload freight. 

Also B.D, Willard has block swaps from about a dozen freights if you
know your train symbols at all.   Just because the crew change doesn't
happen does't mean work isn't done.  If you have any concept of
PSR.....I train that goes from say Selkirk to Chicago, used to be a
Selkirk-Willard and a Willard-Chicago train.  What's the difference
now?   Might have less cars since carload traffic is down, but a block
is dropped off to be switched out.  So bascially the Selkirk to Willard
block is being dropped off and moving on instead of the train
terminating.

Name: Railroaders for Trump!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 June 2019

Thatts rite! Yoous tell hem
Those demtards have riuned this business.
Criesbabies! Vote back Don Trumps and he's
will makes this a batter industrie.

Thoes Railroaders dematards wants everything frees. Its wills getts
wores under dematards Biden ors Sanders.

Goes getsa jobs ats Walmarts
Theys donts have senority systems.

Railroaders for Trumps!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 08 June 2019

you little cry baby momma sucking bitches you think get ride of the
union and seniority is the way to go then do it one day it will be you
with 15 to 20 years on the job and some little punk snow flake who has
never been told no in his life will come along and replace you cock
sucking ass it is people like this that have made csx a shit hole to
work in it is people like you that cross craft lines do the managements
job and favors who will in turn screw your eyes out but your to stupid
to see it your a entire generation of pussies and weak minded educated
fools who cant make a decision for your self and have never been told
no in your life and when you do hear all want to do is change the rules
for you no matter who gets screwed in the process so get ride of unions
and why your at get ride of rail road retirement you dumb ass will
never collet it any way your demtard friends will see to that.

Name: RJ
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Cornhole Cornileus.

Whatta dickhead.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Crying Bitches !!

Name: Just Sayin!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Yes it would be a lot better place for
You young and tender new guys.
Vote your union out and we'll take care
of guys like you. Do away with the
seniority system and help us get rid
of your older co workers who are trying
to get that pension. We love you new guys
We tell ya what to do and you'll
do what we say. Please new conductor.

We'll pay you 25.00 an hour and ya
become the Master Engineer real quick on
a one man crew soon.

Xoxo

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

Just a thought : I often wonder sometimes if working conditions would be
better if there wasnt a Union... if Company would be more willing to
Compensate the Good employees more fairly if it wasnt for the union
seniority bullcrap.

Name: LOOKING BACK? HAS IT CHANGED?
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 June 2019

been awhile since i left!   you folks still doing favors for  the
Company? you trying to kiss ass to get in early? you still dragging
your train into the next terminal so the next conductor has to check
your train? ya lazy bastards! if ya get the detector? stop and check
your train using csx rules!!! so your 10 miles from your home terminal?
do your job and do it safe!!!  check the frucking trains!
if  your told to commit an unsafe act? by all means?  do it!  chances
are your widow  and kids need the money? if you get called interrupting
your rest? by all means dont tell the caller  restart my rest  as you
 interrupted it?  !!!!!you  never know  whos wearing diapers? they wont
stop the train to take a chit?!hmmmm yup !!!!!  i  can go on and on   
bla  bla bla !  you get it yet?  use  the rules they say to use!!!!!!!


IF YOU HAVE A 16000 FT TRAIN AND I HAD A FEW LONGPOOL JOBS OUTA
CHICAGO!!!

 AND YA GET THE DETECTOR AND HAVE TO CHECK BY THE RULES  5 IN FRONT 
FIVE BEHIND?   GRAB YOUR FREAKING LUNCH  6PK OF WATER (FUSEES   IN CASE
OF DOGS)  HAD  LOTS OF DEFECTS ON SAME TRAIN COULD HARDLY HEAR
DISPATCHER  TRYING TO ASK MY ENGINEER HOW LONG I WAS GONNA BE?   
BEFORE I STARTED WALKING I TOLD HIM GRAB A CATNAP  GONNA BE AT LEAST
2-5 HOURS ACCOUNT  BAD WALKING CONDITIONS? AND TRAINS ON THE OTHER
MAINS!!!!    OH YA ALMOST FORGOT?  TAKE A CREW PACK WITH YA  ? AS THEY
PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE A DUMP!!!!!    IS IT STILL SAFE TO STAND
AND WATCH TRAINS GO BY?  30  FT?   IS THAT UNSAFE?  HMMMM? YUP IM AN
OLD FART!!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 07 June 2019

I think we all need to concentrate more on working hard and doing a good
Job.

Name: Formally a field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 June 2019

LMAO.....haahaa
Just reinforcing my decision was the right one and trying to let people
know you don't have to put up with the s*** out there so hahaha

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Am wondering if "Legal" considers her/himself an "outside source"
where cases could be taken for consultation.

Name: FRA INSP
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2019

Batory has told us too back off.
We do get paid off by your Mgt.

Name: Scan
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 June 2019

Probability of CSX going bankrupt in the next 24 months stands at 41%.
Maybe that's why all the rats are jumping off ship.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Concerning all of your posts, the unions & FRA are letting the carrier
do whatever they want.

Are you really that blind?

Name: Legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

T&E


Mental: Done by the mind
Manipulate: Handle; deal with skillfully; manage; FALSIFY

Crew Attendance Point System(CAPS) 2019
Pay special attention to Page 1-paragraph 2-midsection line 5.
Per the carrier(CSX) CAPS is not intended as a PUNITIVE measure for
those employees which chronic illness nor is it intended to
significantly impact employees whose attendance is normally consistent
but is temporarily affected by SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

The question that should be addressed with your Union Representation is
what is considered consistent. What should be considered special
circumstances. Who decides what event/circumstance would be considered
unforgivable. If you mark off after having accepted a call should you
be accessed twenty(20) points if you were in a situation that would not
allow you to report to work in a timely manner that was of no fault of
your own? 
Some examples could be as follows:
1. Involved in a car wreck.
2. Flat tire
3. Child falls ill at home or at school
4, Fire, flood, burst plumbing, heat failure, etc,
5. Vehicle breaks down with no ride immediately available
6. Stuck in traffic jam due to wreck
There are numerous instances that anyone could encounter that would
prevent the employee from reporting to work on time or reporting at
all.

It is stated in the question and answer section that you are entitled
to request a Personal Business day without incurring any points but you
are not entitled to the six(6)months Good Attendance Credit.
This procedure does not mirror the statement made by the carrier that
the CAPS system is not intended to significantly impact employees whose
attendance is normally consistent. Any points incurred or good credits
docked will most likely have a significant impact on any employee.
If an employee is involved in a circumstance that is out of their
control to manipulate in a favorable outcome for the carrier then they
should not in any circumstance be charged with "unfavorable
attendance" and lose their accrued credit towards their six(6) months
good credit. This may not be the way the carrier intended to describe
the outcome of using a Personal Business day but this is how it is
being interpreted. As for attending medical appointments and submitting
medical documentation, it would be wise for the carrier to view the
documentation with merit. Refusing to accept a written slip/form from a
Medical doctor could easily be construed that the attending physician
may be acting in a manner that could be viewed as a form of
malpractice. This is an issue everyone should address with their family
physicians and decide how they would like to proceed if any
documentation is denied. The level of points accessed should be matched
with the level of treatment or type of medication prescribed. Many
medications may hamper your ability to report to work in less than 24
hours. The state you reside in should have a list of drugs/medications
that are viewed as unsafe and warn against operating a motor vehicle on
their highways while under the influence. State laws are not to be
ignored.  

Incur: Fall into; bring upon oneself
Does an employee deserve to incur a negative outcome such as being
denied his/her credit for requesting a Personal Business day when
allowed to take time off for an unforeseeable circumstance? Is this
action what the carrier deliberately intended to do when the policy was
written or was it an oversight.
Most attendance policies are no more than written "tactics" in mental
manipulation. The carrier hopes that the policy will intimidate or
manipulate the employee into altering their mindset and refrain from
any action they find challenging. There are many circumstances that
should be viewed very carefully by the carrier before making a decision
as to how they will move forward in handling the event of an employee
"Marking" off. Sometimes the decision that is made is not always
proper. If you can not resolve the matter with your Union
representation you can and should take your case to an outside source
for consultation.

Name: I Second that
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

Poe

I second that! After 13 years I bailed and
let the trash come in and get corn holed.
We smart ones bailed and the carrier is
butt slamming these BIG dummies.

Its good read and laugh. Too bad they have
to get sodomized by CSX, the Walmart of class 1 carriers. Enjoy boys.
Someday you'll wise up.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2019

Independent freight railroad and rail services holding company RailUSA,
LLC recently acquired a 430-mile rail line and related real estate from
CSX Corporation (CSX). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The lineócurrently Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA)óoperates from
Baldwin, Fla., to Pensacola, Fla., passing through Tallahassee, Fla.,
with a connection to Attapulgus, Ga.
FGA transports approximately 30,000 carloads of freight annually,
including commodities such as aggregates, cement, grain, chemicals,
wind turbine components and other industrial products. FGA has 65
employees, 18 locomotives and is headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla.; it
will continue to interchange with CSX.

Name: Poe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

They want to pull some insane shit a t the afht.  Then they can expect
shit getting broken and stolen. Slip, trip and falls will increase too.
     Conductors will start screwing with the retainer valves on stored
cars.    They want to get stupid there some out here that will show
them stupid.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 June 2019

I'll tell you what puts it getting called on your rest and working
every 12 hours.....
Quit that's what I did I haven't been called once since then it's
great I get a good night sleep I get up I go to work I'm home by 6 at
night I'm off on the weekends

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 05 June 2019

Is a honest days work for a honest days pay that hard to understand ?

Name: GETTINGOUT
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

EXPECT THE WORSE!!!!!!!

Some terminals have runs that if they part the waters and the crew gets
out of their yards within an hour, they could be on duty 6 hours.

Get to the AFHT with 6 hours on duty
Go to hotel for 4 hours
come back and they decide they only need you for 2 hours of switching
Put you back in hotel for 4 hours
call you back out to finish up some yard switching until you outlaw.
Now you have been used and abused for a total of 20 hours. You have
been worked THREE TIMES WITH 2 naps in between.

Can they put you back in the hotel for 10hrs rest or do they have to
dead head you home!
I cant find a thing in the agreements that say they cant do this to any
of us!  The engineers agreement says they cant force them to drag more
than one train in without being run through their home terminal and its
supposed to be an emergency for them to get the second one out of their
away from home terminal. They have to flip them home on train or
deadhead. No going back in hotel first out. Only if they get one train
can they do that. Doesn't say a word about combining yard and road
work.What about using us for yard work. How it that covered under the
agreements. All yard work should be yw claims. How about separate
tickets for each job after going in and out of the hotel for our so
called "REST"!
I have been sending text to my LC to get an answer on this. If anyone
knows the article that doesn't allow them to pull some abusive insane
crap like this PLEASE POST IT!
Would you keep your hotel room? How are the hotels going to handle
someone who keeps coming back. Don't say this cant happen. If it
isn't in writing in black and white then they will do what ever they
want. They do it anyway!

Name: Elaine
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 June 2019

US Secretary of Transportation Mitch McConnell wife Elaine Chao will be
Hunington to bring some chinese to look at
the property. Chinese might by it and
call it Chinese Shit Xpress

Name: Chow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Elaine Cao?? She will be in Hunington tomorrow to get ideas from csx GOP
contributors on eliminating more jobs
thru the brilliant PSR plan we have


Ask here how much the Railroads are paying to her for signing off on
this competition crap.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Heard that U.S. Secretary of Transportation is going to be at Huntington
Heavy Repair Shop tomorrow. I wonder what that is all about.

Name: Frank Ponce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Engineers

Start bringing your own motor oil to work in your grip if you want to
get over the road. Along with traction sand and more drinking water for
the low water motors.

CSX is cheap we'll be paying for our own fuel soon.

Name: U2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

We toed up at way terminal called chief he say be back in for hours. Wat
we for for fucken hours. Me tired as cab be.

Name: Carmen
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

I think the boss that says Willard isn't going anywhere hasn't been
with the railroad long cause anything can happen. It's sad but the
railroad doesn't care. If they close Willard those guys will just go
somewhere else per carmans contract. Which in the end means people will
get furloughed other places. 

Plus rumors run crazy anymore if they shut it down so be it it's not
like anyone can stop it the union just tell you do what they say. Just
be prepared for anything.

Name: Railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

RAILWAY USA Acquires 430 mile Florida Panhandle Rail Line. Did csx
inform any workers about this..wtf

Name: Webe
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brewer yard will be shutdown and all trains rerouted.   The jobs thatrun
into a Avon from Evansville will be by Terre Haute crews.    Just
overheard this on a conference call. The fat basterd in Evansville was
on speaker phone.

Name: RRCodger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

Brake Stick,
PLease relax!
That idoit DAYS OF JAMES MELTON Are about over.  Check out his
HISTORY!

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 June 2019

When James Melton was informed train crew was delayed account
Low engine oil, he showed up with five quarts of 10W40.
And this what CSX wants as trainmasters?

Name: Jibril
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

Willard not closing boss?
Wees will move that freight!

That's how yesterday moves.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 03 June 2019

Williard is not being shutdown. Now get your ass's in gear and move the
damn freight!!

Name: Crackhead Hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

For those being forced to possibly show back up AT THE HOME TERMINAL:

BLET Single System Agreement Article 57:

Section 7. Aggregate Rule
A. An Engineer will not be aggregated out of his home terminal when
another Engineer, fully rested, is available and can properly be used
for the service.
B. If an Engineer is to be used in the aggregate, he must be notified
of that fact when he registers off duty on his inbound trip, and that
notice must inform him as to whether he is to be used within four (4)
or eight (8) hours.
 91
C. If he is not used within the time specified in the notice, he will
go under pay at the expiration of the four (4) hours or seven (7) hours
and fifty-nine (59) minutes of the proper notice.
D. Engineers who have been notified that they are to be used in the
aggregate and are not so used, will be entitled to eight (8) hours rest
before being required to accept call for service, if they so desire.
E. If a notice to aggregate is cancelled after the Engineer has gone on
pay as described in paragraph C above, pay will stop at the time of the
cancellation and the Engineer will be allowed the time under pay until
cancelled with a minimum of two (2) hours at the pro rata of pay. If
the notice is cancelled before pay starts the Engineer will be allowed
the payment of the two (2) hours.
F. When unforeseen service develops at a terminal where the first out
available Engineer standing for service was not given an aggregating
notice at the time of his last release from duty, such Engineer should
be called for to perform the unforeseen service even though he was not
given an aggregating notice. Such Engineer so called and responds to
such call will be allowed two (2) hours at the pro rata rate.
G. All payments referred to in this section will be computed on the
basis of the weight on drivers operated by the Engineers on the last
tour of duty if not used, or at the rate of the aggregating trip when
used, and will be in addition to all other earnings with no deductions
therefrom.
Note: If an Engineer called under paragraph F cannot be located, he
will not be shown as missing a call or unavailable for any reason. He
will maintain his turn but will not be allowed any compensation and the
available Engineer standing next for service will be called.

Name: Thanks D man
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 June 2019

Thank you for the day off.
I marked off no problem.

Name: BLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

TEY Employees and Members;

Today is National leave work early day.
All TEY Employees are instructed to
Feel free to tie your train and engines down safely per rules and call
a Crew van and dead head home. 

Enjoy your time off and a nice cold one and your family.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI its still rumor & speculation until it happens.  There are still
people working out of those terminals, and nobody has been served
notice.

Can it happen? yes!  Will it happen? who knows except for YOU!

You must be the rumor mill of the NMAD. Get out that skirt and high
heels, sit down with your lady guys and gossip some new rumors.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 03 June 2019

FYI itís not a Rumor go look at the seniority roster on the computer and
look and see how many people are displaced and or Furloughed!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 June 2019

don't worry about them taking down the hump in Willard this chicken
shit outfit will not spent the money on it they don't spend money on
any thing else except bonuses for management and don't give a shit
about safety they will nothing to that spends money in Willard if any
thing happens they will just shut it down and leave it to rust for next
suckers that take over this shit hole.

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

Miracle!

I actually got good credit attendance points for may. Surprised as hell
but happy! Finally did something fair! So why do I feel like I'm being
set up for something!

Name: Clyde
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2019

I wish they would let some of the new guys wear skirts to work. Some of
them need too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

Just as I thought, its all rumor & speculation.  Remember APE,
everything is a rumor until it happens!

There is rumor that they wanna take down the hump in Willard and flat
switch, there is rumor that the UP is buying us, there is rumor that
they plan on running these train unmanned.  Now you have a new rumor
that 4 yards are closing?  

I've never worked with so many gossip women in my life!  When are you
girls gonna start wearing skirts to work?

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

Shut the hell up!

Why do you dumb asses keep posting your garbage speculations. Why would
you even give them ideas. What makes you an expert any way.  Curtail
operations? Really?  If work is being done in these terminals and
people are working then obviously they need them. Stop suggesting
stupid shit. Don't be giving anyone something to think about. In the
meantime worry about your own job while you got it. Use your smart
expertise to fight the union crap and the company abuse like the unfair
availability policy.  Take a personal business day and you lose your 6
month time served. Your damn house burns down or your car breaks down
and you need to get shit in order and you have to start your 6 months
over? How about 20 points if you mark off after you accept a call? WTF!
 You get in a car wreck on the way in to work and you got to miss the
train they give you 20 points then?  You just tell them to hold it.
You'll get there when you can! I see getting a labor law lawyer.
Excessive and abusive discipline for unforeseeable circumstsnces.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 June 2019

CSX could probably easily curtail operations in Garrett, Lima, Willard &
maybe have just skeleton forces at those places but how could Deshler
become a crew change point?

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 02 June 2019

APE (Ben Dover) pretty funny name but just a tidbit for ya. Worked cars
all night in willard asked the boss about this "rumor" he said he has
no clue as far as he know Willard isn't going anywhere. Hevcouldnt say
about the other 2 places. But we've picked up a few new trains so
unless this is in writing from the company I think your just a pissed
off employee or like to stir the pot. But like I said before after over
20 years in this rumor runs alk the time. If it happens this time so be
it we all will deal with it but honestly I think your full of it.
Everyone thinks they have the inside track but unless you work here you
have no clue what goes on. But the boss here was asked he had no clue
yes he could be lying but time will tell. But APE if you know something
share facts

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

APE?

Is this a fact or just another railroad rumor?  Has this been
announced? Has the company given any notice?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

APE?

Is this a fact or just another railroad rumor?  Has this been
announced? Has the company given any notice?

Name: TeamCsx
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

We have some extra red pouches and some
left over snacks for you who have been
Affected by furloughs, and other reasons.


Have pride in csx. We love you hard
working guys.

#PrideCsx

Name: Chuck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

My stocks suck big time right now.
Come on Mantle Ridge.

Name: StockBrokerforCSX
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 June 2019

Watching those stock prices go red, look out boys along the appalachian
trail.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Ben itís not about not believing itís about working trains which I and
everyone else does every night again believe it when we see it. We work
cars every night but we shall see. This rumor runs all the time after
over 20 years I believe it when it happens

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Carman?  Sounds as if you don't want to believe the truth. The trains
will run right through Willard. Yes this affects transportation. Let me
fill you in on this little bit of info. If there are no trains stopping
in Willard that means there are no cars in the Willard yard and that
means no carmen!!! Kind of a Mr Obvious thing!    This is the long term
plan subject to change.

Name: Engr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Cond 1-10 years not enough time .

Go find another job. You are getting furloughed. BLET strong.

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Ben maybe transportation but Iím mechanical and weíve heard nothing.
This rumor runs all the time I guess we will believe it when we
actually see it.

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Carman? It is true! It is happening in Lima right now, then Garrett
followed by Willard! I was told by a company official! Go to LO TD and
look at how many people are displaced as of today in Lima. I've been
called on my rest the whole month of May and now I wake up and I'm no
longer needed. I'm done!

Name: Carman
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

APE I don't know how you know Willard is closing or the other you
mentioned. I'm in Willard as a Carmen and nothing's been mentioned to
us employees here. 

But if it's true please tell us how you know these things when actual
employees don't. But of it is true a lot of other people will be
bumped from there jobs at other points. But honestly I think your full
of shit and just wanting to start drama. But if it's true please info
us all how you know. This rumors been going on for years and years and
Willard is still here

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

Lima, Garrett and Williard now being closed and Deshler will be a crew
change point!!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 June 2019

TOO MUCH BULLSHITZ SMACK TALK. 

Going one man ain't none of ya gonna have a Job.  Blah blah....merger
smerger...jeeze morons. Get your ass out of your ears. Contribute to
helping or get the hell out.

Name: Kyle
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

We are going to merge with
CN. UP has too much garbage and
moves drug trains from Mexico.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

New CFO Mr. Boone as 18 yrs of merger experience. Something is cooking
down in Jacksonville and up over North Border in Ole Canada...

Name: Rules 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Engineer 

You were just issued a new bulletin (#204) effective June 1, 2019
instructing you to cancell bulletin #202 dated February 19, 2018.
You will find this bulletin in your quarterly reissue beginning on page
6 and ending at the top of page 12. Mark out these sections of the
bulletin.
Now go to page 11 and read the cancelled instructions for picking up
and setting off equipment.  You will see it only addresses using the
cut out mode. The cut out mode rule was CANCELLED. 
I have been looking and I have not found a single bulletin stating that
bulletin #201 page 3 dated August 15, 2018 was cancelled.  I may be
mistaken but I can not find any order to do so. Therefore page 3 of the
quarterly reissue should still stand as a mandatory rule.
You have every right to be confused with the content in the new
bulletin (#205) that was just issued. Stating a procedure that was
cancelled by a bulletin and not mentioning a procedure that should
still be in effect would be confusing to anyone.  I suggest you
continue to use the restricted mode option if you have it available. If
you do not feel confident this would be correct then please consult a
supervisor before taking your next trip.

Name: Todd
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

What is the carrier proposing in the
1 man contracts for our pay and working
hours? Do you think we will be running
only 6 hours like some other outfits
like Amtrak with 1 man in the cab?
Will we have to wear depends to keep
from pissing on ourselves?

Any thoughts so far?

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Rules....


Question... PTC quarterly system bulletin reissue effective April
1,2019, page 3- item 2
States you will use restricted mode when doing switching moves.
It has an EXCEPTION. If you don't have the key then you can cut it out
instead. 

The new bulletin 205 effective June 1st says Exceptions to PTC in
previous versions is removed.  So you would think this bulletin would
only instruct you to use the restricted mode.
Not only does it NOT SAY A THING ABOUT RESTRICTED MODE BUT IT ONLY
INSTRUCTS YOU TO USE THE CUT OUT OPTION. 
please look at this and see if find something different. The way I read
it in the quarterly issue it is the CUT OUT MORE that is the exception. 
This gets really old trying to figure this format out. They need to
reissue the whole thing. Just put a whole new reissue now. Screw
waiting till July! In the meantime I'm  just cutting it out!

Name: Elmer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Not us. We run it now.

Name: Canned heat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Together we stand divided fall come on lets work together....come come
on lets work together...

Name: BLE
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2019

That is how we roll on the Chicken Shit Express. We have and conquered
the
UTU/SMART Dummies. We are the superior Union now. We will hold the best
crew
contracts and have superior working 
conditions. Now go put on ya beltpack
and play with your toy.

We will have the RCO contracts pretty
soon too.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 May 2019

get rid of the conductor why not get rid of the mechanical dept. why not
hell get rid of all the unions why not most of you are your own worst
enemy all you do is fight among each other and try to screw over the
next guy I have worked with ass holes like that all my years on the
rail road and all they do is feed into the hands of management the
biggest cry babies are also the biggest rats and back stabbers you will
ever deal and they don't just cut everyone else trout they cut there
own in the end so screw csx and all its ass licking managers and all
those rats that are still there and those that are not.

Name: RR Codger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 31 May 2019

Check out what Trains Magizine has to say about PTC.
And you thought it was unsafe now?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 31 May 2019

Just as good a day as any too be sick..

Name: Jess
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

Its just time to get rid of the Conductor.
BLE is a better brotherhood than those
Dumb Dumbs from SMART.

I can fart all I want when they are not in
the cab and don't need no young newbie kid
telling me how to do my job.

We might be down the road in 10 years but
its time to get rid of these Conductors

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

Loco,

T.O. is one of the electronic devices that the carrier is going to use
against us to get 1 person on the train.  It is not about fuel savings,
that is just an added bonus from it.  T.o. was brought in so guys would
use it and the carriers could say our computers run the train 90% of
the time so only 10% of the time a engineer is actually needed.  T.o.
also set the standards for run times of trains one engineer runs dead
on while another runs 4 under, let t.o. run and it's all the same.  No
more dragging ass trying to slow roll and kill the train.  This had been
their plans from day 1.  Unfortunately for us the carriers are 10 years
ahead and the unions have to be reactivate.  And I am one of those
engineers who hates t o. I do look for every reason not to run it
because they could care less about us.  If you really think we all ran
t.o. every trip 100 more people would be working or another yard still
open or another line not sold you are absolutely crazy.  I hope for
everyone in t&e they are filling out the union provided forms / web
page any time technology fails or doesn't work, if this isn't being
done we are just cutting each other's throats.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

sir  : u would wanna go track speed too if u had too smell the putrid
gas that MOST of you hoggers seem to have a natural ability to exhaust
at any given moment...good gawd it will peal the paint off a wall i
swear..

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

Loco


You got to work in the same yard I do.  I get at least 2 conductors
every week who cry like a mama's boy. Act like some spoiled only child
when we are running under track speed. Its pathetic as hell to work with
grown ass men who act like their gonna die if we cant keep the train at
track speed. These saps need to go flip burgers or something else. This
job isn't a place for these criers. Get stuck in a cab with them and
all I can think about is tossing their asses out the door or maybe
signing up for the one man crew thing. It has to be a hell of a lot
better than listening to their cry baby asses. My favorite is when they
do just like my kids and start screaming OH MY GOD ARE WE THERE YET!  A
bunch of saps!

Name: Fuck Angel Lecot
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

Loco,
You are correct. I use it because it runs slow and usually causes us to
go on hours of service. Which means the carrier must call a recrew.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

WISE UP

USE THE DAMN "TO"!  Quit trying to do everything in your power to
figure out a way not too.  The company has warned everyone what is
going to happen to us if we don't start using their computer programs.
 The one man crew is coming. All you hot dog idiots who cant stand to
run under track speed and have been turning the damn thing off is the
reason they want all of us out of the seat. You all know it's about
the almighty dollar. Fuel conservancy trumps track speed and good runs.
You frickin idiots who have a damn childish temper tantrum every time
you run just 5 under and curse and run your foul mouths about it are
doing nothing but making everyone miserable that have to listen to you.
It is here to stay. The technology is here and not leaving. If I was csx
I would fire your arss in a heart beat and put someone in the seat in
your place that I wouldn't have to worry about or have to listen to
your cry baby boo hoo. When you pick up the phone they own you for 12
hours. PERIOD! I just heard another guy say he figured out a way to
manipulate the program so he could turn it off most of the trip and the
numbers still look good. Someone should just kick his arss. This is why
men will be removed from the seat. You just don't get it.  I got a
401k. I got stock. Im getting a pay check. Im making money from this
job. Yeah, it sucks they rape our union agreements everyday and we got
a piss ant union with no balls, but Im getting paid right now. If I got
to run a program on their damn motors to pay the bills then so be it. Im
not going to go out there and play stupid childish games just because I
got a control freak issue and want to run full throttle and if I cant
then figure out some way to cheat and manipulate the system. If you
don't get how your childish crap is hurting everyone else then you
should be enlightened. Maybe a year on the street would wise you up!

Name: Frank Ponce
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 30+ years
Posted: 30 May 2019

Yardmasters are a bunch of big rats and snitches for the field officers
like me.
I retired and invested money into Chevron
And Saudi Arabi.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 May 2019

What's the frequency Kenneth ?

Name: Big Bird
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

Good pile up on those maintence deferred Engines in Wellington. Looks
like traction motor dropped right out.
Would PTC advoided that pile up?

Glad crew is ok. Scary shit!

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

Union. 

Ym are first line to management.  They are no different than the head
cool at a resturant. They are secretaries for the TM.  They have no
piwers to discipline or order anyone to violate rules.  They can cry to
the TM when they don't like what you said or did. They can be
disciplined just like field crews.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

They shall be treated as such.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 May 2019

Yardmasters, although union dues contributing members, are management.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

All this complaining about Management and it's the Yardmasters you have
to watch out for, they drank so much Kool-Aid they should be running
around yelling "Oh Yeah!".

Name: estrellaracka
E-mail: jjj@ hoot.com
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 29 May 2019

proof that they are vidios of rr employes in buffalo hotel .They stated
because they own it and pay for th room they tape ypu  choking the
chickin. check under the smoke alarm

Name: Cline
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Next year, just have the newly elected
President sign and reverse the FRAs one man crew bill just like the
orange man did to alot of bills when he got to the White House. Get rid
of Trumps idiots in his administration. Simple.

Name: Bill Wheeler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

BLET will be the last standing operating 
Union. SMART is dumb and gone. HISTORY!

Name: Deez
E-mail: Csx_foote@yahoo.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

They can do that vote out the fake people out. We can win this vote new
blood in.

Name: Cal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

I wonder where and when will be the big
1 man crew pile up and how CSX will play it out with the public.BOOM!

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/csx-cfo-frank-lonegro-leaves-company-11559079488

Good  time to get out, before the Feds step in, and I donít mean the
FRA.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Iíd like to take a moment to thank CSX for making me work Memorial Day.
I figured I made 80 dollars an hour. I went in, but didnít do a hell of
a whole lot! Looking forward for the 4th of July now.

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

It all too often is a waste of effort/time to post anything truly
worthwhile and\or useful for the lowly rank & file on this particular
website.

Name: Rail Edge movement planner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Ge rail edge movement planner software is being implemented starting
today.. with it and PTC... CSX will be going to 1 person train crews on
70 % of its network by 1st quarter of 2020. Nothing will stop it from
happening now. Is what it is. Next big step will be squashing the
Unions once and for all. Dont agree with it personally. Corporate wants
all control all the time and they have with Deep pockets and Fed Govt on
there side more than ever with Automation as a key to reducing jobs
accomplish there this goal.

Name: Steve G
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Somebody gonna stick that cellphone up Breasseale s azz if he is caught
videoing any of us Nashville boys!!

Name: HOPE!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE!!!!

ALL CONDUCTORS AND ENGINEERS!


DO NOT THROW AWAY THE LATEST ISSUE OF YOUR SMART MAGAZINE UNTIL YOU
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ABOUT THE STATE OF COLORADO WINNING THE FIGHT
TO KEEP TWO CREW MEMBERS IN THE SEAT ON THEIR FREIGHT TRAINS!

This article is perfect for everyone to carry door to door and talk to
your neighbors about the possibility of ONE man/person crews coming to
the state of Indiana.  In the article it states that the Colorado state
legislative board released the results of a three day random survey
using landlines and cell phones contacting 550 residents and it showed
77% would vote in favor of a two person crew. THIS WAS JUST THREE DAYS!
 Just imagine the numbers all of us could get if we all walked door to
door to get a petition signed in favor of the state of Indiana making
it a law that all freight trains must have at least TWO crew members on
board.  Not only can you show them this article but you can explain to
them the hazards that a ONE person crew could and most likely will
cause. The new technology does not replace the ability of TWO sets of
eyes to protect the train and its crew. It is not human and can not
physically assist a human being in case of an emergency!

1. How many times have you tried to call up a dispatcher and had to
wait over 10 minutes for them to return your call. It is especially
hard to make contact during shift change while they are doing their
turnover. How many of you have used the emergency channel and had to
wait over 5 minutes to get a response.

2. How many times has a radio dropped out or you have tried to call a
Road foreman in charge to get authority through his area and had to
stop at his red board until he could get closer. Radio communications
in several areas can be absolutely horrific.

3. How many times have you worked with a conductor who's hand held
radio could not be picked up unless he was standing on a car and
holding it up into the air to pick up a signal.

4, How many times have you as an engineer been caught off guard by
someone running a gate, a trespasser, a fallen tree, obstruction on the
track, etc. but yet your conductor was able to catch it in time to give
you fair warning. He is able to see on the blind side of the train
where you can not.

5. How many times have you been so tired it took everything you had to
stay alert and the conductor helped you stay awake. We have all heard
the company say you are not supposed to report to work if you are not
properly rested. With the working schedule we have and the inability to
mark off for more rest without fear of being reprimanded with points it
isn't ever guaranteed that crews will be rested. WE NEED TWO SETS OF
EYES.

Fog, heavy rain, snow storms, heavy wind, tree limb obstructions all
require TWO sets of eyes being available for anything that might happen
on either side of the train in blind curves.

What happens if a single crew member gets ill during the trip. What
happens if someone has a heart attack.  What happens if someone chokes
while eating their lunch/dinner on the train. No one will be there to
assist.  You have a better chance of surviving if someone is there to
assist. Especially if it is in the middle of no where and it takes
hours for someone to show up. Will they charge the conductor for
cutting away and moving the engine to a place where they can meet an
ambulance if he/she doesn't have a FEDERAL LICENSE to run a train? 
Don't laugh. We all run in areas like this.
How about being tired as hell at 2-4 am in the morning and trying to
keep an eye on all the computer screens and concentrate on things
outside of the train. It is horrible. The eye strain is hard on many
and if you are running at night we all know how bright these screens
can be and many will not dim properly. If you have to wear glasses it
can make the glare ever worse.
How about the reflection from the computer screens on the windows in
the front of the cab as well as the side windows and back exit doors!
Come on guys. You know what kind of problems this can cause. How many
of you cant use your side mirrors because all you can see is the
computer screen reflection on the window when it is dark. You have to
open your window to use it. How many of you thought you had someone
getting ready to run the gates to only find out that it was a
reflection of headlights bouncing off of the conductors window and
reflecting on yours.  You all have experienced reflections in the cabs
at night because of this. You will continue to experience this. In fact
there have been times I thought a car coming up beside me was just
another reflection just to find out it wasn't. They were racing me to
the next gate crossing. 
How about the amount of hazardous materials we haul. How many chemicals
require an evacuation of at least two miles if you derail and one of
them spill. There are just too many chemicals and hazardous situations
to cover in one post. The FRA and the carrier know this. The public
should too!

Come on guys!  Copy this post and take the article from the smart
magazine with you and go door to door. If they don't have time to talk
then leave the info and your contact info with them so they can let you
know later if they will sign your petition. Don't sit around and do
nothing. For Gods sake, the railroaders of Indiana and Illinois should
be able to get this done too! Let this post and the article do the
speaking for you. Everything in this post is 100% accurate and can be
defended in court!

Name: Steve
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

We sure have sure have some very
sick mentally ill fools working at
CSXT.

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

NOTICE 

$5000 cash reward for the video Michael Cade Breasseale made of fellow
employee Zachary A Steen.  Video was made outside of a CSX hotel room
by Breasseale.(video was used to damage reputation and make fun of Mr.
Steen and was promoted by Breasseale.) Mr. Steen was unaware of video
until it was in circulation. This video was distributed in Nashville,
Birmingham, Bessemer, and Montgomery.  We have phone records and know
who the video was sent to but to save a lot of lost days in court
someone needs to come forward before this really gets out of hand. Mr
Breasseale himself is a coward and will not supply the video but blames
his coworkers for the video. He has lied on several occasions to save
his job but yet continues to video himself on the train, video
coworkers and accidents such as derails and supplies the media with his
videos in hopes he will get his 5 minutes of fame. Help us get him his 5
minutes of fame and turn him in!!! before you are his next victim, 
Breasseale made the video on his cellphone and distributed it to
coworkers causing harm to Mr, Steen. NO questions asked and person
supplying video and/or information will be held confidential.  Please
send any info or video to email justiceserved4567@gmail.com

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 May 2019

Xlt... I guess you have no idea whats happened in the u.s. as far as
industrial employment those are the good paying jobs with big
companies.your probably not old enough to have watched it happen. And
then your demon rat Gods told you it was just a global economy while
these other countries laughed at our stupidity. At least Trump is doing
something about it while your demon rat cohorts gave the store away for
"free" trade and you and me where the ones suffering not them so go
back to your hole and get ready to vote for Bernie in the demon rat
primary circus coming up

Name: Blacksmith 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Fellers i think were all missing the point here. With this new fail safe
smooth sailing 100 % safe PTC techfartology...they aint gonna be no
derailments no hotboxes no power issues no broke knuckles.. no air
issues..no problems at all... Everything is in AUTOMATIC.........

Name: Jack
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

I'm ready to go now!
CSXT sucks!
They can have this 1 man crew circus.
50 dollars more a day. Fuck this place.


Good luck hoggers!

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

CSX


Take an engineer who has no sleep, worn out from constantly being
called in due to your manpower shortages or just sick and afraid to
mark off because of you new insane availability policy and put him on a
train by himself mixing it with having all the responsibilities that
were listed by another poster and what do you get? A LAW SUIT FROM
HELL.  All I got to say is that a derailment or the death of someone
caused by one or maybe the death of someone that the engineer did not
see because his attention was glued to a bunch of computer screen will
cost you dearly. Not just dollars but in the press. Everyone I talk to
I make sure they know what is going down. Everyone needs to know what
kind of hazardous materials you carry all the time through their
neighborhoods. Passing their schools full of children. Passing their
churches full of god loving people on Sunday. Passing homes of innocent
victims.  Putting innocent people along with an innocent engineers life
on the line just to save the almighty dollar is just a crying shame and
should be considered criminal.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

Great news !!! There is life after shithole express!!! I finally
realized it wasn't worth it and left and I wouldn't go back for
$10,000 a half

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 May 2019

What's new guys....

LC still says he cant get an answer if we are going to get our credit
for the month of may.  You know.  The credit we are due for good
attendance while the policy that says we do is still in effect.
Says wait and see and if we don't put in a petition!

Name: To who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2019

Right on that is the attitude, there is life before CSX and there will
be life after CSX. Sometimes when a door is slammed closed a better one
opens up.

Name: Who cares
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Who gives a rats ass if they get rid of us conductors and go to a one
man crew. I will just find another job. I made it 35 years before CSX
and I will make it another 35 after. Fuck these bastards. Quit
stressing and worrying about something that may or may not happen. Will
be fine regardless of what happens. So go ahead you greedy corporate and
Wall Street cocksuckers, ďMake my DayĒ

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Start thinking like the CEO of a cut-throat billion dollar enterprise.

Your regulating agency proposes a rule.(Government)
Your industry interest group catches wind.(AAR)
Your retained special interest committeee recommends course of action
for prevention of enacting rule.(Lobbyists)

(AAR) + (LOBBYIST) =(GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE)

Almost 1600 comments by current and former railroaders were disregarded
by the wishes of the AAR. The very thought that any of us had a chance
in persuading the government to make a decision was beyond wishful
thinking. It was a pipe dream.

We can hope and pray that letters and calls to the FRA will improve
working conditions. In the end though we control it all. 

Again, we can shut down yards system wide by just following 1 operating
rule.

Name: Concerns to fra
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2019

It is amazing how few comments rr employees sent the fra. Like the the
one fellow posted. Just the lack of concern relating to your future
employment. In an age of pen to paper e-mail all types of ways to sent
your concerns. But again a lack of interest, again it is expected that
someone else will do it and fix the issues relating to the rr. The
company heads know they have an easy job walking over employees.
Because they just stomp there feet and blow some steam to fellow
employees, and thatís the last the company heads hear about it. There
is no solidarity or fight in employees anymore,but expect other to fix
all the issues. By the way how is that working out?

Name: Conductors
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 May 2019

As a long term rr employee I have seen many changes over the decades on
the rr. This one man train crew is going to be the reality in North
American rr.  There is nothing that is going to stop it. So if your a
conductor today, I would urge all you people to take the engineer
training as soon as it is offered to you. That way your in a position
to take the controls of the train when they need you. And if your laid
off you can take that free training and certification to another rr
company. They estimate with Ai technology that 30 % of trains will be
controlled without a crew in as little as ten years time. They have the
technology to do this today, but there are many hurdles yet to get
threw. Like public acceptance, they are already running crewless trains
in Australia to service the mines. But the track runs threw non
populated areas, so public there are not concerned. Moral of the story
is, be prepared to take all the training that is offered you at the
companies expense. Could make the difference of being employed or not.
Good luck with your future endeavours.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Brothers


Do not trust the PTC!  It has many flaws and it is not fail safe! 
Flipping info from one train to another is a disaster waiting to
happen.  Watch it like a hawk. If anything goes down while you have
your eyes focused on the PTC, TO and DP screen the company is the one
who will be held accountable if you end up in court after being sued by
the injured party. If they think these devices will protect them when
they go to one man crews they are sadly mistaken.  Cover your butts and
don't take your eyes off of the thing. That's what you have a
conductor for. Make sure he is watching for all trespasser, gate
runners, fallen trees, obstructions coming around blind curves, gates
that are malfunctioning, pumping signals, maintenance away and track
workers, public utility workers, bridge workers, large loose farm
animals, flooding creeks, bad track and the list goes on!

Don't forget the school season is over. Watch for farm kids on 4
wheelers and kids hanging around river bridges and walking the tracks
to and from home.  It is a dangerous time of year with storms as well.
It takes 2 sets of eyes to watch for everything out here!

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

SMART COLLECTED ALMOST $3,000,000 in DUES IN 2018.

What are you paying for?

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

Arbitration is different from law in one way. That is, arbitration does
not bases itís cause in neutrality. The law however, operates off the
Ďprincipleí of fairness. The company and union stay out of the court
system because 1) it is costly and 2) isnít proceeding is public
record-neither side wants a loss to be published.

The company creates an argument for change to an arbitrator as Ďwe have
a new way in which we do business and therefore x article of the
agreement no longer applies... here is whyí.

The union needs to take the same direction. The company already has its
argument laid out: PSR. The union needs to follow suit and say Ď well we
completely understand. Letís alter the entire agreementí. It may seem
extreme but not aggregious in principle.

The union must realize that the labor body holds significant power when
entrusted to come to work. Work stoppage-illegal actions/strikes do not
have to occur. We can demonstrate just how powerful we are by following
the rules!

Call me a dumbass, but sitting idly while getting screwed isnít a
pastime of mine.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 May 2019

ďAnother round of big cutsĒ

Thanks.

Doesnít seem likely though.

If Iím prepping for a sale Iím not gonna furlough anyone.  This is
basic business. Donít buy a lemon. When a new controlling interest
looks at the acquisition of a new company they will be turned off at
the sight of furloughed employees. At face value it represents a
staffing issue. Underneath it may indicate that there is a discrepancy
with staffing and operational instability. 

Any ďbig cutsĒ will be to non-essential management and office
employees.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 May 2019

Another round of BIG CUTS ahead just around corner... low seniority be
prepared.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

Must be a road guy,

Or a middle-of-the-list mid-life crisis type. 

I work with a lot of guys like you too. 

Too lazy to make a stand. Too smart to realize we are both two crabs in
the same barrel.

Name: supporter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Dingleberry


Congratulations!  You just pissed a mole off. Someone is hot and
disturbed by your hot passion and wanting to give the company a good
fight. Do everyone a favor and do not acknowledge "ME"!

As a seasoned ex union rep who has dealt with dirty union reps and
International reps who were bought and horse traded the agreements
under the table I applaud your fire. It is a FACT that this behavior
exist and will continue to exist in your unions. The only way any of
you can take control of your unions and make them fall into place is to
take matters into your own hands. If all members say enough is enough
and lay down the unions will have no choice but to step in. The best
way to get the unions attention is to cause enough trouble that the
carrier begs the unions to step in an make promises to the membership.
They will hold a carrot in front of the members and offer several
bandaids to make everyone happy. Then your unions will step out in
front and act like they are coming to the rescue. They will take credit
for any changes that are made that are in your favor.  They will save
the day! LOL! In the meantime they will be working with the company on
something else in the shadows that will benefit the company and you
wont have a clue what it is until your hit with it. Most likely your
unions will ask you to give something else up for trade. DONT! You
never trade anything for something that is already rightfully yours! 
A fine example of how this already goes on is settling claims for .50
on the dollar. If an agreement states the carrier will pay an 8 hour
penalty claim at a basic day then that violation should be paid at the
agreed terms. NO BACKING DOWN!  The whole point of these penalty claims
are to keep the carrier in line when they cross over it and violate the
terms of any agreement they signed with their John Henry!. You don't
give them a damn discount.  There are a lot of things they do behind
the members backs. Yes, they must have some political correctness to
them but they don't have to bend over and take it. They chose to and
you all know why.  You want your unions to act then put them on the
spot. They have to do something if the members rally. Don't forget
either, you can rally all you want out in the public in regards to your
unions. You can talk to the press and send letters to the editor.  The
carrier and the unions are separate entities.  You have federal rights
that protect you as union members. 
Everyone needs to read and learn what their protected rights are.  YOU
DO HAVE THE RIGHT BY FEDERAL LAW TO SUE YOUR UNIONS!

Name: Me
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Dingleberry,

  To say your a dumb ass would be a great understatement of the truth.
You appear to be a expert on all subjects and have a answer for
everything. I work with guys like you all the time, just another
uneducated dumb Fuck, who thinks they know everything.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Looks like stock prices are dropping. Time to sell something, close a
shop, or have some more lay-offs.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 25 May 2019

We are in control... 

Just need a leader. I donít think the union sharing offices with the
company is the right leadership for us. We need a new General Chair
with balls.

Iím tired of reading ďSMART representative Johnny Ballbags  issued
statement condemning the stance of the corporation saying Ďthis is just
another example of the company fostering an unsafe work environmentí.Ē

They screw us - we screw them.

With their own rules!

Am I the only one who sees this?

Name: Buy out
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

At one time they would bridge guys that where close to there retirement.
I have not seen that happen in many years or buy outs. They just lay
people off that they donít need , and recall people in order of there
seniority. I donít think this regime is going to give anyone a dollar
if they donít have to. Get your engineer training if you can, before
they cut the conductors.

Name: Brad
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

How much is the Conductor buy out?

Name: Ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

You totally missed the point. The fathers said to bare arms,ie muskets
to fight the British Invasion. They did not vision todayís technology
with guns. But society accepted, that you can have a cannon to blow
your neighbors away. And the same thing Ai is going to take over the
industrial world like you, never seen before and society will also
accept this.  And who the hell are you to dictate what a person
displays on this site?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Viewer:
Is true - people would end up better off to conduct themselves going by
what they know as true fact - not what by they may hear or think.

Sticking together?  The FRA made public that the agency was accepting
comments regarding train crew staffing prior to considering a proposed
federal crew regulation/rule.  The Unions made sure to let everyone
know and provided info on how to easily submit all\any comments.
 
FRA received nearly 1600 comments?  Should've been 1000X that number.
Two (2) Congresspersons commented?  Should've been over 100X that
number.

Name: Money $$$$$$
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

How much will be a buyout to eliminate the
Conducers? 1 man 6 hour jobs are coming and the carrier wants it. So be
it.
Screw em. How much is being thought out
to pay? Everything in the past has been
paid out to old heads to eliminate those
prior jobs.

Name: Ai
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

My 35 years as a rr I seen many technical changes on the rr. And once
they implemented a new technology it was here to stay, and people lost
there jobs. Guns kill people everyday by accident and on purpose.
People know this does the goverment ban guns no. So when Ai starts
running the trains they will iron out the kinks, and sell to the public
that there is less fatalities with Ai than a human at the controls. And
over time the public will accept Ai and trains. Just like they accept
guns and death.

Name: Viewer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 May 2019

Scared

When someone post on here that we need to stick together that is
exactly what they mean. It doesn't mean that he is scared and wants
someone else to do it. Where do you get that stupid idea?
People who come on here and post what the hell is going on are far from
scared. This website is viewed every single day by the company, the FRA,
investors, customers and other railroads along with other people who are
interested in what's going on with their families jobs and how the
railroad is endangering the public.
Posting stupid ignorant filth and starting fights is just a distraction
tactic that is mostly from moles. Some do it because it's their jobs.
Other do it just to stir crap  because they are company sucks or just
basement foamers who need drama and attention in their lives. All you
have to do is ignore them and keep the facts coming. Nothing bothers
CSX more bad publicity. Advertising and publicity stunts are how they
keep and drum up business. BAD PUBLICITY is the number one sticking
thorn that CSX is afraid of. You have proof and keep records of what is
going on then by all means post what is happening. There is no way in
hell CSX is going to win a fight against someone who can prove or has
enough facts and witnesses about an incident they have committed that
is illegal or professionally unethical. Pull you out of service?
Really? Who would want to take a chance of pushing and issue that
someone has proof on and can blows the whistle with. They aren't
morons.  Pretty good chance there will be "negotiated" terms to
suppress the info and keep everyone quiet.
Keep the information coming. Everyone has a right to their opinion but
they shouldn't come on here posting gossip as something they know as
fact.  "I heard talk in the crew room" is great opener to start a
discussion about a topic but coming on here and stating that is a fact
is crap. Ignore the moles. You can pick them out. 99% of the time they
show up when a topic gets hot. Especially if it is one that would look
bad on the behavior of the company or may border illegal or unethical.
Their pattern is obvious as hell. Just stop and think for one minute.
If the company didn't care about this site and just laughed it off,
they wouldn't have taken the time to hire lawyers to try and shut it
down.  They wouldn't have distracting moles on here trying to change
the subjects when they get hot and they wouldn't have someone in place
to view it everyday!

Name: Caboose
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 May 2019

Back in the day when we got word they want to take the caboose off. We
had groups go out and try and educate the public. Got MPs on board got
thousands of signatures on a petition. And the rr had there way,
nothing stop the caboose coming off. But it was hard to make a case
when you had conductors that would delay a train over a coffee cup or
butcher knife. Guys pushed things to the max, but the rr got the last
laugh.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Brothers!  WARNING!


I read that FRA doc.  2014-0033 and it isn't a  JOKE!   They will have
one man crews and we wont be able to say a thing about it.  READ THE
WHOLE THING.. They stated in it that they thought they could get this
passed without any outside problems but they were going to have a
meeting for the public to voice their concerns. They said they would
announce a date when and where they were going to have it.  Every
single person who can make this meeting should take the damn sick day
and go. If you cant then you should have a family, friend or neighbor
there to voice their opinions.   Im telling you now , the one man crew
is coming. It might just be on trains that have no hazmat maybe just
hazmat's that are alert ratings or explosive. No way in hell military
trains or trains that have nuclear spent fuel can be one man, but if
csx can find a way to pull it off they will. we all know this.  This is
no JOKE PEOPLE.

And on another note of unsafe practice and equipment, the PTC program
has a serious glitch.  The last 2 days crews have been reporting that
they are getting messages on trains that there has been a serious
violation committed on the train and THE WRONG ENGINE NUMBER IS LISTED
ON THE SCREEN. It has been reported that a crew was heard talking to
the PTC help desk on the radio and they told the crew that their
program could have picked up the program of another train.

If you get this message on your PTC screen DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE IT TO
CLEAR IT OUT UNTIL YOU TALK TO THE HELP DESK!  This is a serious and
dangerous mistake. If a locomotives program is bleeding over to another
locomotive and showing up on their screen then who is to say that it
wouldn't seed the wrong information from the wrong territory or cause
another locomotive to go into suppression or maybe even cause a serious
accident.  DO NOT CLEAR IT OUT WITHOUT TALKING TO THE HELP DESK FIRST.
It would also be a wise idea to make sure the dispatcher knows what has
happened. The exact details! I would think the FRA would want to know
that this is happening and where!

Name: Scared
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 May 2019

It does not matter what the rules say. No one will protest about any
condition they have at work. Get in and go, everyone scared to stand up
to any management. If you donít protest about safety or rules, donít
expect anyone else to fix the issues for you. When someone posts on
here we have to stick together. What he is really saying is someone
else fix it, I donít want to get involved

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 May 2019

Everyone who checks this site read the FRA Docket No. 2014-0033 in it's
entirety that was posted?  If not, do so, word for word.  If not taken
seriously, it should be. And remembered.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 May 2019

Another great day to be a railroader!

To the UTU General Chair:

I know you are reading these, you better have your LCís submit letters
of non-compliance to the highest division officers regarding unsafe
working conditions, starting with switches. Give the company 1 week to
identify all hard-to-throw switches before WE the union issue our own
safety blitz and tag every yard, line-of-road, and industry switch! New
policy starts June 1st-new way of working stars May 31st! We can shut
down this railroad with their own rules! No trains in and no trains out
until switches are inspected and repaired after being tagged! 

Whatís better than a strike? Coming to work and watching TMís stress
over production, while we wait to work because the track department has
their hands full trying to dig out switch bars.

This is your only chance. Try electing yourself into office again and
see what happens!

I donít mind a Wally-world vacation for the union folk, but you better
come back ready to organize!

Name: Ben Dover
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 May 2019

I need to go all of May to get my 3 point credit. Calendar month. Credit
given on June 1st. New policy takes affect June 1st. As far as I know
June 1st has nothing to do with the month of MAY!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Brothers 

What's going on here. I put off on time ticket and my engineer sat
right down behind me and did his hours of service. Nothing special
about tickets. How in the hell could he be rested  22 minutes after me.
It didn't take that long.  Something stinks here will all these time
problems being reported!

Name: Pussy everywhere
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Pussies all over csx.

Management too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

Look Alive Ladies and Gentlemen:      Shit just got real now,      We
need to unite now more than ever !!


http://t.congressweb.com/l/?XAGNBFRGOIJFPNT

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 23 May 2019

I can tell you one thing that will never change is no one will stick
together in my years I have seen it rarely and it never lasts every one
is out for them selves and most are a bunch of scared pussy's and that
is the simple truth unions members don't stick together and crafts are
always cutting each others trout's this is the environment they deserve
that is why these ass hole managers and do what the do and get away with
it because they know no one will stand up to them and never will.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 May 2019

All ENGINEERS BEWARE!!!

Remember old rule where you divided your tonage by you horsepower and
got as close to 2.0 as possible? This is how you determined how many
units you could have on line for fuel conservation.
Remember the old rule that stated you could only have one unit on line
when running an empty unit train? 

Those rules DO NOT EXIST. They were removed when Hunter Harrison took
over. He came out with a flat rule that you couldn't exceed 27 powered
axles. PERIOD! You will not find those old rules anywhere in writing. 
As much as everyone despised HH he did care about one thing.  It was
getting trains across the road without delay and at track speed. 

A few crews have now been addressed over their radios by the new so
called fuel conservation desk and being asked why they have more than
one unit on line when they are running empty unit trains. Several crews
have been confronted when they disengaged their TO programs temporarily.
It was just reported by a few supervisors that the crews were going to
be monitored more heavily in the fuel conservation rules.
THE OLD POWER RULES THAT WERE IN PLACE TO USE FOR RUNNING OUT ON THE
ROAD OR  HANDLING EMPTY UNIT TRAINS NO LONGER EXIST AND HAVE NOT SINCE
HH TOOK OVER. As for disengaging the TO, per the FRA if the engineer
feels he/she needs to do so for the safe handling of thier train they
have every right to do so. 
AS of this time the only concern for locomotive engineers is whether or
not they have sufficient power for their tonnage. This is the question
you are asked by the dispatchers during your job briefing. 
If you are ordered to isolate your power by the fuel conservation desk
and you can not run track speed you are supposed to contact the
dispatcher and inform them.  This IS THE RULE. Any reason for delay in
train is to be reported. Cover your butts and report all delays and who
ordered you to reduce power and speed. 
When supervisors state that crews will soon be strictly held
accountable for actions that are out of their control or having no
definitive written rules to follow, it's time to start covering every
move you make and making sure that the parties creating the problems
are reported. Once again the buck is being passed onto the crews. No
engineer should be blamed for anything when the company has once again 
failed to have understandable and definitive rules in WRITING!

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

attendance points!


Just got off the phone with my Lc and he said that they have been
discussing amongst themselves on what to do if we are not given credit
for good attendance during the month of may if we earned it. The old
policy is still in effect and we are all entitled to the 3 points back
on June 1st even though the new policy takes effect on the same date.
He seems to think it will cause a problem and they should have made it
effective no sooner than the 5th. If we don't get the credits due us
on June 1st we will all need to submit written complaints to our reps
to take to the General chairman and demand the terms of the existing
agreement we had in effect be honored.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Smh, Iím with you brother. 
First things first: 
The beauty of the railroad is the mentally retarded folks that run it.
Computers run everything these days-job titles are only for the
narcissist egomaniacs that believe they are gonna climb a never ending
ladder. The mainframe will work regardless of who the ceo or assistant
superintendent is.  They will answer for our actions before we do-if we
are to do this.

Second: WE DO NOT NEED TO STRIKE! All we have to do is follow their
rules to  the best of our abilities and that will have a profound
effect.(see my previous posts)

Third: If we are to do this, everyone needs fire insurance. The asshat
mgrís will get angry and some will pay-at least they will get paid
though. If the cost of insurance is too high we tell the UTU or BRCF
Ďhey we want full benefits at $xx.xx a monthí if they donít like it
well there is 3,000 members that will go elsewhere. Strength in
numbers. We are in control.

Fourth: I donít pay these fuckin dues for nothing. The union better get
its act together instead of putting out letters that express how
dissatisfied they are with company policies. For too long the unions
have sat back and let it happen. They throw their hands in the air-
like they are at a Ricky Martin concert or some shit. Organize the
organized or be replaced with ACRE, BLET, or whoever the hell else
there is. 

We get caught up in the mundane process of work and life sometimes.
Answer the phone, go to work, go to sleep... that we donít realize we
are getting in the butt until you wake up one day and you are so tired
you can barely move. I havenít been working on the railroad these years
to get taken out by a drone or some dickhead attendance policy.

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

I should write a book...

The company with these policies is telling you that they absolutely
need and depend on you. They need the workforce to be lean to produce
good numbers. PSR donít work, and if it does-it doesnít work for us.

Give then what they ask for and these policies will disappear. Give
them their bad orders, give them their bad switches, give them their
safety. 

If they thought losing a favorable award from an arbitrator was bad,
wait until they see a unified group following their rules to a ĎTí. 

Unions must pressure local management to create a list of required
items to be on the employees person when working. That way when a
ďbook-checkĒ occurs you have everything that is listed.

Unions must pressure local management to create a work flow of all
tasks to be completed during shifts. That way when they see how thin
they are spread and all the work they need only gets finished half-way
you are protected from any backlash.

Their railroad, their rules- show emí why they are retards.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

Engineer


I was told the same thing when the bid system started. They close
everything down on Friday night long enough to get everyone's awarded
bids in and activated to be put in place for 0001 on Saturday morning.
There is no reason in hell for them to hold off putting anyone on a job
3 hours after midnight. Even if a person who was on their annual
vacation was forced onto a different job, if they had prescheduled day
in to be off 2 more extra days the first day should have began at 0001
on Saturday.  I have heard a lot of stories about this kind of stuff
going on lately.  Anything to get someone marked up earlier or stop
them from taking off sooner is going to be the norm here real soon if
we all don't stick together and report the problem as soon as it
happens. If we all have to file charges with the ethics committee then
so be it. There is no way this is an accident or as they used to say in
the past all the time..... ""We have a lot of new people hired in crew
management and they don't know what they are doing. We are working on
the situation!"

Name: Dingleberry
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Strikes are illegal on the railroad-we all know. 

There will be no strike and there will be no slow down.

There will come a point though when ALL will realize in unison that in
order to work safely we must take the time to review our tasks before,
during, and after making any kind of move. If this slows down the work
then it slows down the work. 

Nothing illegal.

It is up to the union to organize this safety effort to ensure all are
on the same page.

The General Chair will have to advise the locals, and the locals will
have to advise the membership.

The company says we are unsafe. Well then itís time to get safe at the
same time, system wide. No favors, no shortcuts, just compliance.

Items to include (but limited to):
Shopping bad order cars on the hump,
Shopping engines that arenít 100% in compliance,
Stopping movements during shoves when radio transmission becomes
congested,
Pulling Auto racks in yard cuts at 4 Mph to reduce sway,
Watching all bowl pull cuts at 4mph to inspect cars for bad orders,
Tagging all switches that require an unreasonable amount of force,
etc...

The company issues managers compliance testing protocol every month or
so. The union will do the same!

Two can play this game.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

ALL BROTHERS


Watch every thing that crew management does from this day forward. I 
got screwed out of 3 hours of my time off for vacation because they
manipulated the times that I was supposed to be marked off on each
additional vacation day I tagged onto the end of my annual.
When they awarded the jobs on the JAD I still had the same turn with
the same days off and if I hadn't added 2 extra days to the end of my
vacation I would have been on call at 22:00 for 0001 Saturday morning.
They marked me off on Friday night while they had the awards being done
then when they put me back on my same turn they waited until 3:00 am to
do it. They put me on my daily vacation day at 3 am instead of
Midnight! I didn't catch it so when I was coming off the second day
and wanted a late mark up for 4 am that I am entitled too they
wouldn't let me because they said that option was only good if you are
scheduled to be marked back up at midnight. They cant give a less than 4
hour late markup. It was then when I went through my history I
discovered that they waited an extra 3 hours before they put me back on
my reactivated turn Friday night that I was already on and used that
time to show when I would be rested off my last vacation day.
I just talked to a guy they did the same to but took several hours from
him and charged him with a miscall when he didn't answer the phone.
What they did to him was worse than they did to me. He got 10 points
for the crap and is still fighting it even though the  Head of crew
management agreed that he was correct. The person who handles assessing
the points is refusing to take them off. This is just more bull and now
with this new availability policy which is designed to make sure
everyone has points on their record unless they either don't
accumulate any by never marking off or just accumulate 10 then wait six
months for them to clear and start over again.  You have to be brain
dead to not figure out the scheme behind all of this. Watch everything
they do with your history and your mark off and mark up times!

Name: Wildcat
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 May 2019

At the rr I work for we did a wildcat strike shut the place down for 48
hours. The organizers did a good job. Then they found out the names of
the organizers. They put the heat on one of the organizers. Well they
threatened to fire him he spilt the beans on all the other organizers
in a formal investigation. They where all fired except the rat. The
guys not union reps really hurt the company and sent a message to them.
No one wanted to work with the rat but guys had no choice. The rat
thought he was bullit proof because of his rat actions for the company.
Karma came around and the rat threatened a supervisor. He was escorted
off the property by the police and then fired. If there is to be an
organized protest without union directors, you really have to watch who
you trust talking to. The old days of solidarity are long gone.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 22 May 2019

TM poser 

I can say with confidence from everyone.....kiss all of our asses
POSER!

I remember when the devil HH  first took over and took the TM and RF
days off and vacations away. Man those guys cried like little girls.

Count on having some points on your record all year round. Don't give
a crap.  Get 20 points then deal with it. Do what ya got too. Don't
come to work sick making everyone else sick.  Screw this outfit.  Do 40
and move on....

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 May 2019

Need to concentrate more on doing a good job while being safe and
following the RULES...instead of sick days and and vacation.

Name: ????
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Everybody!!!

Go to page 2 of this new policy and read the very last paragraph. Read
it real close.

EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE ASSESSED ANY POINTS..BLAH BLAH....
Now look where it states at the end....work related illness or injury
supported by a valid doctors NOT SUBMITTED TO THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.
Obviously getting sick or injured at work is covered!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Brothers 
I read this policy and something has to be wrong.  I don't know of any
company as big as csx that doesnt give their employees at least 3 paid
sick days a year. Most give more.  I took 3 sick days last year. I
logged enough hours at work to equal 14 months of a regular 9-5 job
that works 5 days a week. 3 stinking sick days. If I take 3 days this
year without documentation it will cost me 12 points if none are on
weekend or holiday. On this new policy it will take a whole damn 12
months not taking another single day to go back to zero points. Unless
I end up in the hospital or emergency room I'll be screwed. That's
the only way you can be sick and get no points. This can't be right.
I thought our union's were fighting to stop this shit. The old policy
allowed us to get 0 points if we went to doctor and you were treated
with meds that did not allow you to work. No way they should give you 2
points if you can't work by law. The list of meds that came out should
be considered and the points should not be assessed! Direct doctors
orders stating you need to stay home for a day should cover it. Our
union's better get this crap clarified now!

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Mark off sick 1 day in Jan.  1 day in Feb.  1 day in April and 1 day in
June without Dr. Slip and you got to go a whole year with no mark off
to go from 16 pts. back to 0?  So go to dr. Get valid slip at 2 pts
each which would equal 8 pts if you do it 4 times. Then in 6 months you
will be clean.  HA! HA!  Yeah like they will ok your doctors orders and
proof.  Not to mention the insurance companies forking out all the
extra dough for the visits and freakin out!
What a damn mess!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Cond.

To clear your record you would have to go a full year without taking a
sick day without a dr. Slip???  Think what you just said. What if you
take a sick day during that year and have a valid slip. It's going to
cost you 2 points! So you can't do it in a year unless you take NO
sick days at all or you are admitted to the hospital or go to emergency
room.  Don't forget the biggest factor of all....NO POINTS ASSESSED IF
THEY WARRANT YOUR SUBMITTED INFO VALID.  thats the damn problem. You
got 3 days to get this info to them in order to see if they pardon you
and give you 2 points or none. You take off to the doctor and the next
day as soon as your marked up they call you out. Your on the damb road.
You end up in the hotel for 30 hours like we were last time, then you
get a 12 hr. Trip home. You going to mail this as soon as you walk in
the door after seeing the doctor or find a ride to take you to a post
office at your AFHT! A postmark within 3 days from the visit should be
acceptable if you don't have or can't get to a fax machine.
 
This crap starts June 1st.  What about the points that are supposed to
be removed on June first if you go all of May without a mark off. Are
we getting credit for this GOOD LITTLE BOY BEHAVIOR?? Let's see on the
first if we get our earned credit.

SO TO RECAP....with the old policy if you had 16 points it only took 6
months to clear your record. Remember you got 3 points back for each
month you stayed marked up. With this new policy you only get 10 points
for each 6 months so it will take a year now to clear all 16.  Who the
hell never gets sick all year!  So come into work sick as shit. Every
single time you mark off unless it is an emergency or hospital visit
they pardon, you will be starting your 6 months all over again. Welcome
to HELL!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Letís think about something for a moment. CSX has cut back in almost
every repair shop on the system except for Selkirk. Why not start
laying-off there, or just close it down. That would save money, plus
drive stock prices up!! Just a thought.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

Attendance policy sucks!!!



Think about this people....if you had to take 1 sick day per month for
4 months and didn't have dr. Slip you would have 16 pts if none were
weekend days....  it takes 6  months to get 10 points back. So in order
to completely clear your points off you would have to go a full year
without one single sick day without a dr. Slip.  BULLSHIT. It looks
like dr. Appt. For every single bout of diarrhea, stomach flue,
sinusitis etc...your forking out co pay and the hassle of the
paperwork.  And what the hell does VALID CLAIM MEAN.  This is pure
retaliation for FMLA USERS AND HOLIDAY ABUSERS.  So what if they give
you a better chance of keeping your job on steps it ain't worth it. 
Look real close people. Your going to always have a point on your
record unless you never ever get sick without going to the doctors for
proof. Watch the med premiums sky rocket people when we all go to
doctor for the last minute flu!

Name: Knuckle dragging Monkey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 21 May 2019

Yessa boss man!
Whatta ever ya say!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 21 May 2019

to all the knuckle dragging monkeys out there remember management runs
this freak show and you all know it do your jobs keep your big mouths
shut when we tell you to do something you do it or can find a new job
like those in Willard will find out soon.

Name: Invest
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Brother 

If your engineer I suggest you invest no less than 8% in your 401k to
get the full stock match.  Open a Roth IRA  with Vanguard. Best company
with the lowest fees in the country. Sound record and investor run. Yeah
you got to take your money out of your pay check after tax to invest it
but it will pay of 10 fold in the future. thats my advise.

Name: Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Don't invest in any Railroad stock.
Its all fake.

Name: brothers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Brothers


I know the markets always bounce back in time but this damn Trump
tariff scare and non sense has cost me another 17,000!   Last time he
did this and they all went crazy I lost a little over 10 grand. I was
wanting to raise my 401k contributions but now Im scared. Just not
trusting to let this company handle my money. Anyone got a good
reference for a solid investment company.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

ape


Never could understand why anyone would carry a metal box that looks
like a tool box on a motor.  You all know how well they maintain the
rail and motors.   You want that thing flying around the cab when you
derail and possibly turn over. Fly around the cab and kill YA.   Don't
you remember when you got your first car you were always told not to
keep a screwdriver in the glove box because if you wrecked and it came
open it could fly out and hurt you?  the reason they said not to do it
was because it happened. Several times.   No sir.... I will stick with
safe leather or cloth grips.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 20 May 2019

Anyone have a contact of who makes those custom   Aluminum  Railroad
grips. 

Thanks!

Name: STRIKE@csx.com
E-mail: wildcatter@csx.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 20 May 2019

Stoicism: 

The Power of Indifference to Obstacles

Turn the establishment upside down

Vote Republican

The Democrats will open the borders and you will be making minimum
wages

I'm told that more than half of Union Pacific's stored locomotives
have unknown electrical issues...What happened?

Railroad CEO's income is now averaging $50,000,000,00 annually with
stock options...Thanks Hunter Harrison.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

Need to have another lay-off soon. Huntington Locomotive Shop would be a
good place to start the next round. I was right about Russell.......

Name: Yes
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 May 2019

Yes they do, we had a protected hawk build a nest in a tree by our work
parking lot. As employees walked to there cars they where dive bombed
and cut open by the hawks tallons. So the rr provided hard hats. The
wild life people said we had to move if it was a problem. So we wore
our hard hats to and from work.

Name: Area 51 drone Squadron
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

If there are birds flying over head does the company need to provide you
with head protection also?

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 May 2019

Morons


You think for one moment that CSX hasn't filed all the proper paper
work to use the damn drones then your just idiots.  As for providing
head protection they don't have too. Didn't one of you post on here
that they weren't to be flown over any human beings?  Then why would
you need PPE for the head. You morons just post the most stupid crap
ever. Bring one of the FAA with you . First off they don't have to let
them into your hearing. No one directly involved with the incident has
to be let in. This is a private company issue. They wont let anyone in
they don't want too. So just deal with it .

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2019

my entire craft was laid off one and half years now and are work is
still being done by other crafts much have not half are years of
service the union is worthless and this is the kind of shit that is
still going on but no one cares until it happens to them but lets worry
about toy drones in the sky

Name: Safety hazard 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 18 May 2019

If this is going on, flying drones in a work area. The company has to
inform employees and provide everyone with ppe ie head protection etc.
If they are not willing to do this , put pen to paper and have this
safety hazard stopped at once.

Name: ownone
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Brothers


Before you post anymore idiotic info about drones do some more research
and make some more calls.  Drones are being used to film sporting events
overhead. They are being used to find lost hikers, etc. Your LC has
posted they can not fly over human beings. This would only be a rule
that was agreed upon by the FAA and your FRA. I doubt very seriously
that rule will be enforced.
The real reason for the use of drones is to make it easier for
supervisors to sit in their cars and spend less time walking out in the
field with the crews.
Lets use Avon yard as an example. Take the classification yard. You got
55 working class tracks. The bowl is full. A conductor is walking down
through the middle of the yard. There is no way in hell he can be
observed by the yard camera's in all spots. the only way a supervisor
can "Catch" him breaking a law is by getting out of his vehicle and
walking down into the yard. God for bid they would have to put on their
walking boots and get out there with the employee. It is much easier to
fly his drone over head and spy. In order to do this he would have to
fly over a human being. It would be the only way to get direct view of
what he is doing. There will be negotiated height restriction agreed
upon so this wont be a problem or the possibility of it hurting
someone.
Now take a look at your road switchers. Those who go into industries 
know that supervisors have to drive out there and park and walk into
the industry to observe you. Again it is much easier for them to sit in
their trucks where it is cool and fly over the job site. Again, no more
getting out and working one on one with your crews.  Just take your
pics, write up your charges and stay cool and dry.
Just remember, ALL Failures have to be addressed at the time they are
supposed to have been committed. Leaving without addressing the
criminal has been compared to leaving the scene of an accident. There
was a memo circulated about this procedure and all supervisors were
told they were to talk to and counsel the crew at the scene. Expect
more changes as the new regime rolls out the best way to utilize the
time of their supervisors. I sure hope all supervisors realize that by
doing this they don't need as many field supervisors which will in
turn cut their jobs.  Hope they all have their resumes polished!

Name: Drone beater
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

Just do your job and follow the rules.
They are trying to catch you screwing around and sleeping. We've had a
lot of
that out here. Stealing time.

Name: E
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 18 May 2019

I come to work and do my job.   I don't care if a TM is following me on
foot or by drone.  What can a TM do to me?  Nothing! That's what. 
I've been out here 26 years.   I've seen managers come and go.. Most
quit some are let go but I'm still here.   They can't take your
birthday away.  The intimidated employee is the one who gives these
managers power.    26 years I've come to the conclusion. That most
contract employees are veterans, tradesman and college grads. The
contract employees skills and education are greater than the lower
level managers who try To baby sit us.  Most lower level managers are
someone who wants to be in the middle of all the BS. Has no friends and
on their third marriage.  I don't even bother to ask their name and
never keep their phone number.  The new TM will be gone before we bid
on vacations.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2019

Grow up. Your all making more money than many teachers with master's
degrees, and you have job security and R R retirement.

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 17 May 2019

We are finding Drones are a valuable Tool that can help us reach our
ultimate goal of operating in an incident free environment and ensure
all our Valued employees go home safely.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Drones should not bother a safe worker following all the rules and
staying busy and productive ...period !!

Name: Drones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 May 2019

As a rr employee but not for csx. I feel an employee working in yard
etc. If they are using drones in the yard then it is a major
distraction to employees that are focused on there work. If an employee
is distracted or startled by these drones and get hurt or killed to me
is a crime. The union better put CSX on notice of the fact that these
drones are a distraction. And if CSX wants to fly drones then all
employees should be notified and stand down till they have stopped
flying them. They could get out of range go haywire etc.

Name: AMEN
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

CAPS@


You are absolutely right.  Any entry in an employees record that could
result in that employee losing their job is a form of discipline. Call
it a pink slip or what ever, it is a form of discipline.  I talked to a
lawyer about this and he made it very clear that the procedure and the
entries were no different than a form of mental discipline as well as a
form of intimidation to alter the acts of the employee. If you continue
the unfavorable act after being put on written and verbal notice you
could be fired.  Only and idiot in CSX would ever try to argue that
their procedure was not discipline. The agreement as you stated is in
black and white. 6 months and one level of the written discipline is to
be removed. Same old circus with this company. Ignore and spit on all
union agreements.


Oh on another joy joy note..... drones are here to stay. I read the
full notice from my unions rep.  Just remember, they are NOT TO BE
FLOWN OVER ANY HUMAN BEINGS!  Be interesting to see how they angle
these little boogers to get a shot of someone violating a csx law with
out flying over them.  How you going to prove they did it anyway. Make
them play back the video on it showing it hovering over head. All
employees should be allowed to carry their own cameras. That is what
all union members should be rallying together to get passed. We should
be allowed to have body cams.  We should have the same right to film
them.  Why is it that UP employees can carry stand alone cameras to
take pictures of safety violations but CSX employees cant. I think it
is time for all CSX employees to take this fight to congress. we should
all have the right to protect ourselves with cameras and video.  They
have all forms of big brothers watching our every move but we aren't
allowed to film them? this is total discrimination against csx
employees!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

Everyone marking off sick Is long over due. Unfortunately we dont stick
together for something like that to work.. for whatever reason. Some
people can't afford to mark off for 1 day or too scared.. complain day
in and day out but won't do anything about it.. it at least will get
our point across

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019....and CSX STILL SUCKS!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 17 May 2019

Cry me river..Cry me river...ol ol...

Name: caps 2
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

From the beginning of their  caps policy.  The union said that Step1 and
step 2 were absolutely discipline.  The carrier of course stated it was
not. So they could hold Step 1 and Step 2 over an employee's head till
they were fired or quit. 

The ble Csx agreement states ever rolling 6 months that an engineer
with 5 years seniority  1 discipline would fall off an engineers record
with no other infractions.  It was the carrier's sad attempt to breach
contract.

The arbitrator stated it was most certainly discipline. It has always
been discipline.  Anyone who is in step 1 or step 2.  Their record must
be reviewed and steps removed if a rolling 6 months was covered.
 CSX will manipulate and twist our agreements for their benefit. They
knew this was a breach of contract.  They do not care!!! CSX and it's
high brass are criminals.

Name: Engineer 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Engineers 


Don't forget about our union agreements.  We have an early lay off
rule along with a noon mark off along with several other agreement term
that will cause ticket and pay problems. You can come back in 4 but you
are entitled to another ticket. It doesn't matter if your supposidly
finishing an ordered 12 hr. Shift.  No where in our agreement is it
stated that every single job will be considered 12 hours. Yard jobs
advertised for 8 hrs with relief by another shift still have
contractual agreements. All avenues of filing vacancies per the
agreements must be honored.  Yeah...yeah...they don't give a crap
about the agreements. Put in your claims and make a stand or cry your
diapers wet.  It's your choice.

Name: Sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Cond. 

As far as I've heard nothing has been decided. They can't hash out
how they will handle people already in steps of discipline. 


As for this new use the hell out of crews for 4 hours after they get
home from being gone and stuck at hotel for 2 frickin days, this whole
interim hours rule was created by the FRA for commuter/passenger
service because of their down times between runs.  We don't work like
they do and it won't work that great for them because once you report
your time tickets your done!  I better not get home after being on duty
10 hours and 4 hrs. Later some dumb ass crew caller calls me and tells
me to come back just to work 2 more hours. Something is wrong about
this whole tjing.  There isn't enough definitive explainstions on the
senerios to cover this!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 16 May 2019

don't worry every one ever marking off will never happen there are to
many suck ass and cowards out there and not to mention those that will
bend over backwards for there manager because they are a suck ass it
will never happen if it would it that kind of sticking together would
be better spent on standing together when contracts are being made but
that will never happen either so dream on the company and there piece
of shit managers know no one has the balls to ever stick together and
never will.

Name: VLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

Safety alert!!!  

Read rule 500.1
If violated it is a cardinal sin!!!

Before occupying a CONTROLLED TRACK the locomotive operator and
conductor,if assigned, MUST 

1. Obtain a legible dispatcher bulletin and release form that contains

Correct employees ID's and train ID.

2. Determine that all documents correspond with each other.

3. Confirm that all crewmembers read and understand the requirements;
And

4. Retain and observe the dispatcher bulletins on all trips during a
tour of duty!


No where is it written that terminal limits are exempt from this rule.
The main line is a controlled track. PERIOD!  
Engineers who are knocking down a signal in the yard and occupying any
controlled track to show an on time departure time while doubling
tracks or need head room to build their train are in violation of a
cardinal sin rule if you do not have your bulletins and have performed
a proper job briefing.
 
Conductors who are rushed out of the crew rooms without  work orders
CAN NOT BE CHARGED for misplacement of hazmat cars or missing or extra
cars in their train while working the tracks to get their train
together. You were not provided any information as to the makeup of
your train or car positions. Therefore you having nothing to use to
verify car placements.
 
It is being reported that this is happening at an alarming rate on the 

Great lakes division. If you are an engineer you must notify the
dispatcher that you have no bulletins to occupy any controlled track
and why.  If they chose to give you an order to do it demand you get
the Chief dispatchers initials. You should be getting initials from
someone who is a non contract employee. Violating a cardinal sin rule
is a MAJOR OFFENSE! However do not set yourself up for an
insubordination charge or a delay of train charge. If intimidated to
violate rule 500.1 make a report to your LC, FRA and the ethics
committee.  There is no excuse for anyone in management to insist
anyone violate this rule. NO EXCEPTIONS!

As for bulletin #017 dated December 7, 2018, make sure you notify the
dispatcher that you need to occupy a controlled track and ask if they
need the job briefing that is required before you do so. If you are
doubling trains they might instruct you to do it after your work is
done. That is not how it is written in the rule. Due to mistakes in the
trains and possible changes in building the train it has been reported
that they feel it is best to wait until you are actually departing so
they don't have to do another unneccassary job briefing. This could
only only be considered a major charge if you do not ask and get
permission from the dispatcher to wait. The dispatcher also knows this
rule is in place and should remind you of this if you are asking to
occupy a controlled track. Both parties are equally responsible for a
proper job briefing.  
Too many serious rules are being side stepped. Too many crews are
setting themselves up for major charges by not demanding these rules be
followed to the letter. Crying you were intimidated or harrassed to
break these rules after you have done so will not give you a leg to
stand on. You have the right and obligation to take the safest course
of action. You can not be charged with delay of train when demanding
these rules be followed and waiting to be given direct orders to do so.
Get initials, write down times and if possible always get the order over
a radio so you have other witnesses to call in if you are charged with
any violation. Failure to do a proper job briefing, occupying a
controlled track without proper authority and not inspecting your train
for proper placement will result in a major charge if anything goes
wrong. YOU WILL BE THE ONE THAT IS PULLED OUT OF SERVICE AND LOSE WORK
UNTIL AN INVESTIGATION HEARING IS HELD!

Name: Crackhead Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 May 2019

That's good!
We all could lay off and have a crack head
party. Mark off siiicck!

Name: Crackhead hogger
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

When ever you kids get tired of how they are treating us, pick a date
for everyone to go to the doctor to get checked out.

Sick of being harrassed?
Sick of being bullied?
Sick of being ordered to do unsafe things?
Sick of having claims denied?
Sick of pay being messed up?
SIck of being denied contractual time off?
Sick of being rushed out of the crew room?
Sick of not being able to do a proper job briefing?

If we are sick of how CSX is treating us, maybe we all need to mark of
sick at the same time and go get checked out by a doctor? Can't fire
you if you go get a doctor note for being SICK OF HOW THEY TREAT US!

Name: Railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Another day of low stock prices, take a look at those retards face.

Name: Retard
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Why is my stocks so low??
Mantle Ridge lies too much.

Name: Railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 15 May 2019

Another day of low stock prices, take a look at those retards face.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 14 May 2019

Alan Hall is the one Flying Drones at Avon!!

Name: Tariff Shipper
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 14 May 2019

Tariff the hell out this country and
watch csx UP BNSF all go to hell.

Name: xlc
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 14 May 2019

eng.


For those who don't know it doesn't do any good to put in a claim
unless you are the most senior set back. If there is more than one
junior guy working then how ever many are working the same amount of
guys can put in claims in seniority order. Shouldn't have to explain
this but guys keep counting on these claims. Common sense. Why would a
guy who is set back 10 deep think he is entitled to a claim if only one
guy is set up incorrectly. Only THE MOST SENIOR set back guy gets a
claim.

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Submit all the "concerns " you want to the FAA.....You guys are
wasting your time..
Submit all the claims... grievances..
Union complaints... you want it's rigged the union don't give a crap
about you
I explained to you before about them screwing people who have been
fired and waiting for their cases to be heard by the labor board with
their 401K is being held the union knows all about it you guys are
suckers
I'm glad I'm not there anymore you guys can keep dreaming if you
want.
And remember to vote demon rat like a good Union member. They can sell
your job to some one else for less pay
And keep themselves a job getting paid the big bucks  working Monday
through Friday 9 to 4 while you work every weekend and every holiday at
3 a.m. 
They're lying to you the demon rats are the ones that have screwed
America up there the ones that are given all the stuff to China, Korea
, japan ,Germany  anywhere else while they screw us with tariffs and if
our Administration starts Tariffin
them to even every thing out the demon rats tell you the Republicans
are traffin working people... who on this site ... if your for the
"workin man" cant afford to spend $2 more a day so that everyone in
America could enjoy the fruits of their labor?
That's what the demon rats are saying it's going to cost the average
American $2 more a day do the math

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Brother 

Bids are all messed up. They got guys set back, not flowed back while
guys junior to them are marked up on boards. Been this way for 2 weeks.
Guys are putting claims for every single day the junior guys work. This
screws them out of their engineer bonus too. Something has happened for
this to be going on. No reason seniority should be messed up unless
something is going down. Might be guys who lost jobs are getting ready
to make moves to new terminals. something stinks in Denmark!

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Conductor 30

Thank you for verifying the codes.

Correction. Last paragraph of my post should have stated to view the
CFR title 49 laws 217.9 page 252.  It is a violation of federal
regulations to test with  a device such as drones without submitting
required information for review.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Brothers


Cant get ahold of my damn lC.  Whats going on with the engineer bid
cards.  My history shows that I was just awarded my job at 1500 and
then at 1545 is shows I was Deactivated man power.  Im still on the
same extra board. Its Monday. How in the hell can they be adjusting all
this crap on a Monday afternoon. They have made some serious screw ups. 
Any one else dealing with this right now???

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 13 May 2019

United States Code  - (USC)
Code(s) Of Federal Regulations - (CFRs)
Title 49  -  Transportation
Parts 200-299  - railroads, railroad operations

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Anonymous


I think you meant to say....csx COULDN'T care less.  As for reporting
the type of behaviors listed DO NOT report it to a TM at work. Take it
to the HR department and file it with the ethics committee. They may
blow you off but you started a paper trail. To many times we have heard
a Tm standing in the crew rooms talking about someone they had to write
up or bring serious charges against. This is a blatant violation of the
ethics policy for the company and a serious violation of confidentiality
between the employee and the supervisor. The employees union rep is not
even supposed to know about the charges unless the member notifies
them. If the employee wishes to discuss it with fellow employees that
is his/her right but the supervisor is in no way shape or form supposed
to be discussing it with any other employee without the consent of the
charged employee!

Name: Otis
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Precision Scheduled Retirement

P.........S.........R.........

Name: Drones
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

And if they are using drones which I dought,CSX has to provide ppe
mainly head protection!

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Rules


In reference to the carrier using drones for operational testing.

FRA 217.9 Section 2 (C) Written program of operational tests and
inspections. Every railroad shall have a written program of operational
test and inspections IN EFFECT! This would include the introduction of
drones to conduct testing of employees. They must maintain this
information at the headquarters in Jacksonville.

Section 3- DESCRIBE EACH OPERATIONAL TEST AND INSPECTION REQUIRED,
INCLUDING THE MEANS AND PROCEDURES USED TO CARRY IT OUT.


The articles are too lengthy to post. If you wish to learn more about
the laws in place you can view the CFR 49 transportation parts 200-299
starting at page 249.
Contact your designated union representation if you encounter a drone
during testing. This should have been reported in writing to your union
representation. You should also contact your FRA operational testing
officer for your area and have him/her make sure that all legal
paperwork was submitted in regards to this new procedure in testing the
employees.

Failure to report such procedures for operational testing is viewed as
a violation of federal laws. If you would like more info on this view
FRA laws 217.9 page 252 of the FRA codes listed above

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

railroad stock going down big today and that will only mean one thing
more cuts more layoffs more equipment sold or just scraped and less
safety can not let those stock holders down and mantle ridge top dogs
need another yacht to water ski behind so your future and families may
suffer so the top can live in there much deserved luxury it is your
duty to sacrifice for them so get out get that stock back up.

Name: railrunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Precision railroading is at it again, 113 in NE KY

Name: Anonymous 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 May 2019

Just a friendly FYI- if any other employee makes you feel uncomfortable,
hostile, threatening or some way you know is wrong, report it.  Our
family found out the hard way-donít let it continue.  Csx is the worst
company to let things slide especially threatening, hostile
communications over the cb.  Name calling, nicknames, pranks etc donít
need to happen.  The ethics hotline is a joke!! Nothing is done in your
favor.  Report it to a yardmaster, or a member of management, report it
to hr, get an attorney.  Donít report it to your union steward unless
you want it spread and gossiped about. Union isnít there to help you,
they are there to help themselves.  Too many times Iíve seen union
officials do things they arenít authorized to do like change your
placement on the board. Report any ethics violations to a member of
management or HR first then the ethics line, if your case goes to court
the first thing asked is did management know about it. Most times they
do but you wonít have a leg to stand on if they donít. Put it in
writing.  Csx could care less about the employees so protect yourself.
What you allow will continue.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Drones


The company was doing this last year but claimed it was not them. The
supervisors at Avon said if was an outside company mapping the
property. They were doing something for construction in the yard as
well.  I have a friend who is a cop and he said they cant use it to
cover all rules. It cant tell the angle of your head such as looking
where you step when getting off equipment. If they fly out of the yard
area and over private property they can be "removed" by complaint of
invasion of privacy.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Brothers


Bid cards still say evaluations have not been locked in yet.  It is
7:50 am..... chessie help desk doesn't know why.... anyone know or
heard rumors about job changes or division moves? Any yards on the
chopping block?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 May 2019

Heads up to all,   CSX is now flying Drones to do rules compliance
checks.   Keep and eye in the sky and in the weeds,     Kakhi Patrol is
in Full Force!!!

Name: Homeless
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2019

Is csx hiring stinky, smelly Homeless individuals anyweres? I will work
for minimum wages to driveva train.

Name: Homeless
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2019

CSX SUXS ... Louisville Kentucky

Name: LOCO
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 May 2019

Brothers


It's  1900 on sunday night and the bid cards still say that the bids
haven't been locked in yet.  Its in our employee history what we were
awarded Friday night. Why is it still not on the bid cards. Last time
they did this they changed a bunch of jobs. Messed everything up.
Caught everyone off guard. Anyone know what is about to happen????

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2019

The only way you have a chance with this regime, is everyone has to file
grievances,and group grievances by your union. If everyone did this and
agreement has been violated. You might have arbitration rule in your
favour. Thatís how we got Hh to pay up, we never stopped filing
grievances until the company smartened up.  We won 87% of grievances.

Name: Feminists
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 May 2019

Donít worry before long there will not be a Fatherís Day. The man hating
feminists want to have it band! This is no shit guys!

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 May 2019

Wtf


SN 119 included Father's Day.  In 2018 the SN on improper lay offs
listed Mother's Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.    It was
sarcasm. That "we made the list". This out fit thinks if you layoff
and it happens to be teachers day that you must have been abusing
laying off.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 May 2019

Just a Bitch from me; After 51 years an 3 month I got a See Ya from the
company when I signed off ~! A BIG ZERO from the company as far as any

Retirement Benefits go !
We as Canadians go, get SHIT upon from a high altitude all the time.


                                Just thought I`d let off a little steam
 
              LOL

Name: WTF
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

Yeti


What the hell are you talking about? Why would there be a fathers day
honored when there has never been a mothers day.  I never saw it on the
list of paid holidays?

Name: Yeti
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 May 2019

System notice 119

To all the Dads we made it on the list.  Fathers Day was added this
year after being left out in 2018.    CSX will continue monitoring
improper layoffs.  LOL this place is a  joke. 


Happy Mother's Day lay off and enjoy your time with your mother. A
person never knows if it could be their last. 

New ruling on CAPS step 1 and step 2 fall off after 6 months.    Or
save it and everyone layoff Christmas.

Name: Wondering 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 09 May 2019

How do we look up our ďEmployee O testĒ now? We use to be able to see it
on gateway. Canít find it now. Thanks

Name: Anon
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 May 2019

$5000 reward to anyone who can supply the video and pictures that
Michael Cade Breasseale out of Birmingham made of Zachary Steen.  You
fellow workers who have viewed and received this video if you supply
it,  no questions asked and it will be held confidential.
Justiceserved4567@gmail.com  

This in reference to a peeping Tom- revenge porn case. Breasseale
videoed a coworker in a csx approved hotel room thru a crack in the
blinds.  He then took this video and shared it with coworkers who
humiliated Mr Steen. This is a felony in Alabama. Everyone that took
part in Breassealeís little pranks are as guilty as he is.

Name: UP Akin-Gump
E-mail: racketeering@rr.com
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 May 2019

Akin-Gump is a lobbying firm, operating under one of its disguises
as an employment for the Department of Labor, on labor-employment
issues.

When the Union Pacific has labor issues with its employees, Akin-Gump
advises the Department of Labor, and Akin-Gump also tips off
Jose Villarreal (A Union Pacific Board Member) of any potential legal
threat forthcoming.

This called a conflict of interest, which could be potentially
RACKETEERING!

JM SCOOP NEEDS A RAISE!

Name: Blame for your treatment 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2019

When I started on the railway an old guy told me no matter what, anytime
you have been screwed over put in a grievance. And still put one in on
small issues, that is the only way management will change there
behaviours. I was pulled out of service twice fired once. Was made
whole on all three incedents, because the company violated the
collective agreement. Guys would tell me itís not worth your time
putting in a grievance, but I did anyways. One time I put in a
grievance, where others did not, and a year later I received a nice
check from the company. When I showed the guys that told me not to
bother they where furious, because if they would of spent ten minutes
put in grievance, they would of received the same check. When a manager
was an asshole and breached the agreement we all use to file a
grievance. And when upper management got tired of dealing with them,
they replaced the manager to make peace with the workers. And the
replacement manager went out of his way not to make the same mistakes
as the manager taken out. Now days when an employee gets screwed over,
instead of filing a grievance they just stomp there feet try to
complain to fellow employees and walk away bitter.  Every time the
collective agreement was violated we where encouraged by our union to
file a grievance and that is how we stayed on top of these managers.  A
manager that had a high rate of grievances, did not last long in that
job. And it came to the point where managers feared a grievance put in
on his watch. Bitch and complain people, but you are the ones that let
these managers get away with how they treat you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 May 2019

I just dont get. CSX aint that bad to work for. Just be hard working
willing to learn and be OPEN Minded about Union/Mangement relations in
a Changing Economy. On PSR with coal revenue down down down.. The
railroad had to tighten up on its capital coal required when it was
thriving alot of power, cars,and manpower to get it over the road. All
that is not needed as much today nor in the foreseeable future.

Name: Management
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 May 2019

Now that these managers got there at a boy, there taste of blood like a
wolf they will not change. Until there doctor tells them to change
carreers, before the stress kills them, and it will!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

to any one out there that still help these cock sucking managers just
remember this that where all given record bonus this year for all the
hard work they have done to make this the biggest shit hole and if you
help them you are nothing more than a rat want a be they deserve no
help if they push then slow down and play dumb do it safe and by the
book make there blood pressure go up and that stressing them out for
all the shit they have played there part in have been richly awarded
for and there bonus where not small it was in the tens of thousands of
dollars each have any of you been awarded for your hard work and all
the shit you have to put with I'm would safely say NO.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

See for yourselves,     All record Profits!!



https://smart-union.org/news/carriers-release-2019-1st-quarter-earnings-reports/

Name: SP Medical Standards
E-mail: info@sp.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

Southern Pacific and Union Pacific was well aware of its employee's
medical issues based on paid [illegal] data provided to SP/UP
management, by (insider) employees from the UP Hospital Association.

Medical Standards for Railroad Employees 2005 [FRA]

http://www.willamgoren.com/blog/2019 (comments about UP'S policy)

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Has anybody else heard in the wind about company trying to "again"
combine the Machinist/pipefitter crafts.. waiting to here back from our
local L.C. on it...just curious if anybody else hearing it.

Name: Not fooled 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Hey webmaster 

Looks like our company poser the mole is back.  I thought you blocked
that thing.......wonder which post set them off.  
To the poster who commented on the bickering on here, most of the trash
talk post are from distractors trying to change the subject or fool
posters into forgetting about what we were discussibg. If you pay
attention it always happens when posters put out info that looks real
bad for the company. You got to learn how to pick them out. 
Someone obviously put a burr under their saddle.

Name: Better Class 1 Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Watching you peasant CSX morons bicker back and forth with your
leadership is classy yet unbecoming of a great railroad like the one I
work for. Where we co exist in peace and harmony with our leadership.
Making money and getting all our claims paid. Eat shit on your lower
class railroad you peasants. From a railroad that knows how to profit
that is all I say good day sir.

Name: LC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

ALL UNION BROTHERS


IDPAP Quotation

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.


IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE LOCAL LEVELS ATTENTION THAT SEVERAL MANAGERS
HAVE BEEN TELLING EMPLOYEES THAT CSX HAS CHANGED ITS IDPAP POLICY AND
THAT ALL VIOLATIONS ARE NOW CONSIDERED SERIOUS. THIS IS ABSOLUTLEY NOT
TRUE. MANAGERS HAVE THE ABILITLY TO APPLY FORMAL COUNCELING WHEN
INCIDENTS ARE DEEMED AS MINOR INCIDENTS. THERE IS NOT A DIRECT LEVEL
CALLED MINOR INCIDENTS IN WRITING BUT INCIDENTS THAT WERE DEEMED AS
MINOR ACTS IN THE PAST SHOULD STILL BE CONSIDERED MINOR. IF YOU HEAR
ANY SUPEERVISOR STATING THE FACT THAT ALL INCIDENTS ARE TO BE REPORTED
AS SERIOUS PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR UNION REPRESENTATION AND
FILE A COMPLAINT. THIS MUST BE STOPPED. THIS IS A FORM OF HARRASSSMENT
AND IS BEING USED AS EXCESSIVE DISCIPLINE TOWARDS THE EMPLOYEES!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

Conductor


Ignore that  post from the loser poser claiming he is a tm.  Half of
them aren't smart enough to even be conductors. You are right. the
company is tag teaming the crews.  Getting 2 failures for the price of
one. Did you know it was in our operating rules that you are to report
any unsafe conditions on the job? Its In black and white. It is your
business if you are in a cab with an engineer who doesn't understand
how to us the DP power and you have every right to make all the calls
you want.  I took that stupid 4 hour class in the trailer and was given
the books. I don't remember shit since I took that class and the little
time you spend on their little computer game console playing around with
it isn't training. It was just an introduction to it.  They called off
the pilots because the were sitting around too much in the buildings
waiting for someone to be called to use the thing. There aren't enough
trains using it that justified paying them. The fact still remains that
every single engineer who has never run a real train with the real
power should have a pilot with them at least 2 times before they are
cut loose. Once again the company is putting profits and the all mighty
dollar in front of safety and adequate training.  
Want to hear a real joke... Had a tm threaten a crew for delay of train
because they didn't get his 2 hr departure time. The engineer didn't
know a thing about the DP and had a ton of trouble with it. That TM
came out with all his wisdom an eventually got it set up for them to
leave but never gave the guy pilot. He had a ton of trouble in route
and they just couldn't figure out why. How retarded does this company
have to be before someone in the FRA get involved with this. Its just
one joke after another with this outfit.


HEY FRA!   Good question. What the hell are you going to do about this
horse and pony show!

Name: Employee protection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 May 2019

That conductors post, just made my point. Where is your union to stop
this unsafe practice.  the company not properly training these
engineers. They give them some books and have them sign a sheet saying
they have been trained by the company. Boy are you guys sticking your
necks out to help this company out. Never mind the public being put at
risk. Where is the union to stop this practice at once. The company
will never stop doing this kind of unsafe Practice because they know
they can get away with it. Shame CSX!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

conductor 1-10.. just do your job and dont worry about the damn
engineers job buddy..

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 May 2019

FRA!!!!


You need to tell me and everyone else in the public how the hell you
can allow engineers to run trains across this railroad with distributed
power who NEVER TOOK the required training class that was given in the
mobile training trailers.  They called off the pilots who were supposed
to be out here going with these people. they are using Tm to help these
guys set up the power and get it ready to leave the yard. They expect
them to read the books on the power and how to run them after they
leave their terminals. You tell me how this is safe. You bust ass to
get the PTC in place but you turn your heads on this crap. What's it
going to take. One of these green horns tearing a train all to hell in
the wrong place with the wrong commodity and killing someone in the
public or destroying half a town!  Next time Im sent out on a train
with an engineer who doesn't know a thing about this damn power and is
told to leave with it with books in his lap Im calling the D.C. office
and filing a complaint. If I have too I will call the USDOT. There are
bulletins being issued on the use of this power but the engineers
don't understand a damn thing they are reading because they don't
know a damn thing about. Toss some books in their laps and tell them to
read them and go run a train across the country half ass guessing what
they are doing the whole trip. Are you people just plain retarded?  You
don't give a crap what could happen with this scenario?  You will care
when someone dies!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 May 2019

Well BNSF... is going to go psr...Buffet said it 2day.

Name: Waiting 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 May 2019

Utu....


Anything out yet about the attendance policy?

Name: Employee protection
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 May 2019

With my long career as a rr, in the beginning the management use to
respect employees and union agreements. Now with these militant type
ceo and management. They have tested the unions and walked all over
them. I have come to the conclusion company heads have no fear or
respect for union anything and they are not scared to cross the line
with the unions. Because they management know there are no consequences
to there behaviour. The only real protection an employee has are
Goverment labour laws. Companies donít want goverment interference,
because they can shut them down. It is amazing that unionized gmc have
to move out of Canada and USA and set up shop in Mexico. But non union
Toyota and mersadize are setting up shop in Canada and USA. The big
three auto manufacturers want the union gone. And so does every other
company in North America. In other eastern countries just talking union
can get you killed or put in prison. Just the way American companies
like it. They have one hurdle and that is to sensor the media, so it
does not show negative treatments to the workers in the east. It has a
negative affect on share value. And soon companies will not have to
deal with people once Ai starts taking the jobs, it is coming and in a
big way.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 May 2019

Anyone who posts on this website attend the annual shareholder meeting
held May 3, 2019 or view it via the internet?  Four (4) major things to
vote on including the elections for board directors. 

Nothing on the shareholder ballot regarding merger - wonder if such was
discussed at all on the floor at the meeting. 



By the way:  it's the STB [Surface Transportation Board - the federal
agency that basically replaced the old ICC \ Interstate Commerce
Commission in the 1990s) that would have a lot of say so in any RR
mega-merger.

Name: DOGGOD
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 04 May 2019

There were lights out there that night right in front of us, and we did
hit something with  the front end of our rig. The whole electrical
system went down and the emergency system kicked in and everyone on
board saw the same lights hovering above the tracks.After the interview
we were not allowed to talk about it and the rig was taken off the
rails. I know damn well jacksonville knows about this as well since all
the reports went through them.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 May 2019

What yall think does UPCX sound better and more catchy...or CXUP...hard
choice to make??

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 May 2019

Quote from Your CEO: "I can say that YOUR company is operating better
than anytime in its History. The Company is producing very strong CASH
flows for YOU the SHAREHOLDERS!!!!

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

I'm  in "bluh - bluh -bluh...
And 10 years before they change tbe color of the toilet paper tbey do a
Dupont employee survey.... you guys keep smoking the pole, ah I mean 
drinking the Tyler Mountain Water....old heads will remember the litle
water bottles with the tin foil lids.... I think the demon rats are now
using the rappers from those water bottles to make tinfoil hats
They use them to get their marching orders through their tinfoil-hat
receptacles

Name: Former field hand
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 May 2019

You guys are a bunch of suckers
Good luck... keep believing in your
 kiss azz union and turning in grievances
And in a 100 years you'll  get paid

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 May 2019

there is a new kinder gentler csx or is only a few rail nuts see the new
paint jobs they put out never mind they treat there people like shit and
have cut thousands of jobs violate the contracts and craft lines and
created a dangerous and hostile work environment they painted up a
couple of engines for there PR to sell them selves off as patriotic
while doing just the opposite the real csx and there mantle ridge
masters only care about how much they line there pockets before the
house of cards falls down.

Name: Cell bullit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 May 2019

In some zones fishing season opened up. Maybe some took the bait from
this guy about cell phones. Like I said. Only believe when you see with
your own eyes.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

does anybody else feel the URGE to Merge??

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 01 May 2019

HEY TRAINMASTERS


There was a guy who came on here calling himself "may system
bulletins" and put a post about the new cell phone rule changes that
were coming up. He put the post on here on the 27th. He said he read
about it on some monthly rule change sheet that the company puts out at
the beginning of the month.  You guys need to get off your arsses in
Avon and get these cheat sheets out to everyone there if other
terminals are getting them.  Why don't the guys at Indy get them? If
your too lazy then tell us how to find them if the company of putting
them out. Are they on the employee gateway?  Is it your job to be
putting these sheets out or not. If this guy saw them at 4 different
terminals then you guys aren't doing your jobs!

Name: Brother 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

Conductor 

First off there hssnt been any MAY rule changes issed yet. Second the
last operating rule  change was issed for April 5th.  They can change
rules and reissue more often then once a month.  No one at our terminal
has seen any advanced notices of any changes to the electronic device
rules.  So again tell us what terminal you work at and what supervisors
are putting out advanced notices of any rules changed that are coming. 
If you are getting these advanced notices them all employees should be
given the same privileges.  

You say the company puts this out. Tell us the notice number. It can't
be a system bulletin because it is not in the system yet.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 30 April 2019

Until we say enough is enough we will continue to get treated like
second class human. They dont care about your safety or wellbeing and
never will we are all numbers out here and we dont stick together and
that's a shame let's stop being sheeps and become wolves because
without us they wouldn't have jobs. Stand up now or lay down forever.

Name: Merger
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 April 2019

I think the only merger you will see is the hogger and conductor, as one
person crew.

Name: CSX-UP Merger
E-mail: upconductor@up.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2019

Merger? If there is a merger, the the UP management team will be
completely decapitated except for Vema & Sanborn. I'm hearing that the
remaining former Southern Pacific mangers will be let go, and that
process is starting now.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 29 April 2019

Well naturally - stock worth will be higher with less employees.
Wonder what the stock price will go up to with even more job cuts.
After all, employees\workers are a big expense to a company.

Guess some are right on:  this outfit is not really into running a
railroad for the long term.   If they were, it'd have to be for big
profit(s) and then the big shots and shareholders probably still
wouldn't be satisfied.   Can about bank on more changes coming.
 
Be grateful for all\any union agreements that are still in place
before those are gone too.   Without, we'll no doubt be expected to do
even more and tolerate more, with less compensation.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 April 2019

Stock today for CSX $79.34 last week they closed some big shops layed
off lots of employees, bingo stock shots up. That is the name of the
game to stimulate the share holders. I will put money on it that in the
near future they will announce even bigger cuts and watch stock climb
again. When this game stops working for Foote and share holders they
will walk away.

Name: Jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 April 2019

The jobs that could of been created. Democrat AOC wanted to build a
railroad to Hawaii across the ocean. But her green deal got voted down.
This was for real folks and she is in Congress!

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 April 2019

UP CSX and Canadian Pacific will merge.BNSF Norfolk Southern and CN will
merge. Get ready gents

Name: No shit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2019

No shit!

We as all suck as Railroaders!
Can't move a train out of paperbag.
We are cheaply paid and taken advantage and it truly shows.

Name: HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2019

Lester


The rumor mill has been saying that the UP is going to buy out CSX  for
the last 10 years.  The UP is lucrative. Check their stock prices and
history for the last 10 years. To get involved with CSX would be a
serious financial risk. They wouldn't touch this outfit without  more
than 50% control. On top of that it would have to be approved by an act
of congress because it would create a major market monopoly over the
other class 1 railroads.  As for csx being better railroaders you are
on drugs. That attitude wont get you any where but kicked in the arss
and  made a fool of if you think you can out shine the UP crews.

Name: Lester
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2019

I can't wait until CSX & UP merge and
We can all excercise our senority in
dove tail agreements and move to
Sunny California and bump those UP
youngsters. I think we are better 
Train and Engine men , but lowered
paid. We can adopt to GCOR and SSIs.

UP and CSX are in talks.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 April 2019

Conductor May

I've  been with this company 23 years and I have never seen such a
sheet made available to the crews EVER!  I have never see the company
ever put out a list of rules that will be changing in the coming
months. This must be something you are doing locally. the company never
wants the employees to know about future rule changes in advance. This
keep us from raising hell if they are changing something that violates
our agreements or working conditions. Where do you work?  Im sure
everyone would be interested in knowing who your supervisors are and
why they can make sure your getting advanced notices and other
terminals aren't.

Name: REALLY??
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Karma


 I had a smart mouth yard master ask me that same question one day . I
asked him why. Then he asked me if I knew the speed in the yard. I then
asked him if he was serious and  then I quoted all the speeds in the
yard in various locations. He started yelling at me and wanted to know
if I was having a problem and why was I going so slow.  I could only
see 3 cars lengths at a time and I also was in a blind curve.

I then very calmly stated to him that I was operating under rule 300.4
looking out for broken rail and obstructions and needed to be able to
stop in half the range of vision not exceeding 10 mph.  I did not hear
another word out of him.  I was later told that a TM was talking about
me behind my back and said that I was a smart mouth and I was pushing
the wrong buttons.  I called the FRA the next day and spoke to the
operating rules inspector.

His exact words were.  You have every right to follow the rules as
stated in the operating rules book which does not say anywhere in them
that it is mandatory to run track speed any where on the system. It is
your right as an engineer to take the safest course of action when
running your train. If you are harassed like this again do not hesitate
to call me back and we will begin the process of getting the supervisors
straightened out!

Too many people whine about being pushed and rushed out without being
able to go over their bulletins.  If they have to bring them to you
before your train leaves because you couldn't print them out in the
terminal and you have to sit on your train and read them, then so be
it. It doesn't matter if your read them in the building or on your
train. You will depart at the same damn time. 20 minutes in the
building or 20 minutes In the cab doesn't make it any different. What
is happening here is management is being told to get us out of those
buildings. We are not to be sitting at the tables waiting. That's why
they put uncomfortable tables and reduced the chairs. The idiots
thought we would take our paperwork with us and read everything on the
power. The cameras are being viewed and they aren't happy with the
amount of people who are still in the crews rooms 10 minutes after they
are on duty. They know it takes time to print out new system bulletins
when they are issued. they know you have to wait on work orders and
dispatcher bulletins. They aren't Morons.
If you want to make a point give them what they want. When they tell
you to get out before you get your paperwork and they will bring it to
you then do it. Make them bring you everything. Take what ever time you
need to go over them per rules and FRA laws.  You are not to occupy any
main line until you have your system and dispatcher bulletins in hand
and you have fully reviewed them and had a job briefing with other crew
members.  DO NOT KNOCK DOWN A CP POINT LEAVING ANY YARD WHILE YOU ARE
DOUBLING UP JUST TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE DEPARTED THE TERMINAL
EVEN IF YOU WILL GET JUST ONE SET OF TRUCKS ON THE MAIN LINE! It does
not matter if you are in terminal limits. The main line is the main
line. PERIOD.  You have rules that state you will have a job briefing
with the dispatcher and answer several questions  BEFORE OCCUPYING ANY
MAIN LINE. Several TM are forcing crews to knock down departing CP
signals without the job briefing first.  Where does it say in the rule
that all Main line tracks in terminal limits are exempt.  It doesn't!
Grow some balls. You didn't write these rules. The company did. Let
them threaten you. Let them run off at the mouth and order you to
violate written rules.  You will win hands down in any arbitration
hearing and the FRA has to stand with you. If any supervisor is that
stupid and ignorant then you should be taking him on anyway.

Name: Need more Dummies
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 April 2019

Selkirk needs more dummies off the street.
CSX will never learn. This industry will never rebound like years ago
with
their draconian rules and operating practices

CSX sucks!

Name: Selkirk
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Company has 20 openings for conductors at Selkirk location.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Again:
It is what it is - name a company that has big money investors\stock
holders and is controlled by a board that's committed to them -- 
that is employee friendly.

Name: Union Collusion
E-mail: blefoxman@protonmail.com
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 April 2019

Trust Your Instincts:

If you know there's management/union collusion, and can prove it with
witnesses (union officers falling on hard times and ready to talk),
documented pay-offs to union officers (without performing services),
contact the firm of:
                
                    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP
                        http://www.hbsslaw.com

There specialty is [Racketeering under the Rico Act]. 
All concerned TE&Y employees should visit the firm's website
in order to understand and know your rights under the Rico Act!

Name: Operating ratio
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2019

CSX is striving for the lowest operating ratio in the rr industry. They
will take the man power down to next to nothing , to achieve there
ratio number. Then take it down even more and they will make you run.
Just like they did at cp cn. Then when they canít do any better, they
will sell there shares. With this regime it is all about the
shareholders. Nothing else matters. Cp stock was 70.00 when Hh took
over. Today $302.00 a share CSX will never hit that number because of
track layout. But my guess is they will shot for $90.00 number and will
cut and cut till they get there. Empty equipment that are bad order they
will just put in storage etc. It only has to make sense to Foote and
friends no one else. You will not see any changes till Foote is long
gone from CSX.

Name: Bill Wheeler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

Restricted speed all the way to the other
Terminal. Screw these Trainmasters.
Most of them are stUPid idiots off the street.

Always the safest course.

Name: Karma
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

System Notice came out today making it a Major Offense if you strike a
Banner.  WTF is a matter with these clowns. They wanna rush crews out
the door in 10 minutes or less, to hell with reading all your paperwork
and looking to see is there are any new System or Subdivision bulletins
or Notices, and if so print them out and read them. Constant threats
from Mgmt. to hurry up or they are gonna charge you with not working
efficiently. So that is it, hurry up and knock down the signal or go at
a safe speed that allows the crew to stop short of a Banner Test with a
200+ car train around a blind curve. I had a T.M. ask me over the radio
the other day why was I going so slow. He says I wasn't authorized to
slow down and I needed to run track speed. I was running 8 mph in a
yard track with 193 cars, just over 18,400 tons around a blind sharp
curve. These managers are so stupid.

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 25 April 2019

Agreed 100%.. Noone wants to stick together to make a difference,
everyone acts like they do until the time comes then they are asked to
step up for a hotshot or going out of the way to help the place that is
trying to take everything from us.  They lay guys off and the same night
they are calling us to stepup because they don't have guys.. And people
step up!

Name: No resistance 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 April 2019

Started rr 36 years ago we fought for what people have today. I have
witness over the years how they are taking it all back, with no
resistance. Itís like taking candy from a baby, no one wants to be
involve. No pressure put on union reps. Reps. Scared to give any
direction to the membership because they are scared some really
cozy!The company has no fear and just do as they please these days!

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 April 2019

When they go out of they're way to treat us like shit to make our lives
miserable and break the contracts we negotiated and agreed to regularly
then we have the right to bitch and complain.  We all know if we don't
do what they want they bitch and complain by punishing us.  It's the
"quit whining and bitching attitude" that put us in this position to
begin with. History has shown if you treat people like shit they
revolt, and the reason we can't get change is because of the ones that
say " they can do that" or "your just being a whiny railroader". 
I'm not familiar with this site but it sure sounds like officials on
here responding in some post.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

It won't be long now CSX will have a new more restrictive attendance
policy.   We had a favorable ruling under caps.    Those bitches are
working double time trying to put together a new policy.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 April 2019

It is what it is.   Doubtful if there's such a thing, or ever will be,
a company that is basically controlled by big money being employee
friendly.   Again, way it is.  

It is true that some co-workers make stuff worse.... those people ought
to be assigned to ditch digging and out-house cleanup.  

Try your best to do what's necessary and not get hurt.  Safety First.

Name: Rr life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 April 2019

Does not matter what rr you work for in North America,bitching gossip
and rumours is part of the job. That will never change people thrive on
it!

Name: Circus 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 April 2019

I got news for you clowns. If you are employed by a Railroad, then they
own you and your family. Period. They want to own 100 % of your life.
Vacation time that youíve earned is theirs. They set caps, you get
sick, better not be on their time. You need to want to get sick on your
off days. And for the NS RR. Welcome to the club. Csx has been beating
us for a few years now. Come work for this company, youíll see what
HELL is really like.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 April 2019

Ya the only way you have cozy job now days, if you work for the
Goverment. You make top wages and have a title and do very little. Itís
called the gravy train like winning the lotto!!!

Name: Tired
E-mail: Kydixie1@protonmail.com
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 April 2019

Thought I'd let you guys know NS new attendance policy....3 days in 90
and 1 of the 3 can only be Fri-Sunday or your handled, they want to
control how and when we get sick now. Ridiculous considering conductor
gets no off days.  I've worked 32 straight, I get restarted in hotel
or deadheaded on 5 starts consistently (imagine that).  We work 6/2 as
conductors but you never see 6 starts.  Someone will come in sick and
get hurt or hurt someone else soon because they are in fear of they're
job being lost.  Railroads are really pushing the limits more and more
and our unions need to get out of the railroads pockets. We all need to
stick together to make change. Hope you all are doing well on CSX and
things get easier for you all aswell.  Stay safe.

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 April 2019

Your right divorced first wife got fat and ugly nothing could change
that. O n wife two life is good so far. ie when a lot of women are
board they eat! Keep them active. Lol

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 April 2019

Parole, don't jump to conclusions I do have a family which I was able
to keep in spite of the railroad I had health insurance before I got to
the railroad and I got it now it's not the only place to get it
Working and CSX sux is not conclusive to a family man I would assume
when you say you retired that you're riding solo as the divorce rates
at the railroad that my terminal were 35 to 40% well above the normal
I'm sure

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 20 April 2019

Yeah -- happy Easter to everyone.  We all know it's not
so great a weekend for many (including myself), but it is what it is
-- it's the life/occupation many of us have chosen\stuck with.

Name: Happy and blessed
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 April 2019

Happy Easter to y'all!
Have a happy and safe Easter
and lay off and enjoy!!

Name: Happy easter
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2019

For Christian families enjoy your turkey supper. And for Muslim families
enjoy your pork roast or turkey ?Be safe out there! Not sure is it hala
pork?

Name: To out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole Iím sure you ride solo, some have a family counting on them. Some
guys or gals donít have the option to walk away they have a family to
support. Before I ever quit a job I had one to go to. Good luck parole
with your ventures!

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 April 2019

Parole.....try replacing pay check?  Well i have maybe not nickel for
nickel and maybe I don't have the same health coverage but I sure as
hell got a much better life and in the end you can have all the money
you want if you have a shity life what the hell is the point

Name: Cornelius Vanderbilt
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 April 2019

1st quarter net earnings are 834 million.
Thats a clear sign things are being managed right.

Name: Bravo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2019

Birmingham
You and others would be very wealthy after
litigation!
Get rid of that tard!
He's sick in the head!
Big money for all!!
$$$$$

Name: legal
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 17 April 2019

Birmingham

If this man is making videos of fellow employees and using that
information to have them reprimanded or fired and the company knows
about this you can open a very big can of worms. First, if you can
prove this it needs to be reported to the manager of the hotel that you
are staying in. Who is to say that this person is not taping other
occupants of the hotel that do not work for CSX.  This man's behavior
is no different than stalking. You should also inform corporate lodging
that this is happening and that you do not feel comfortable staying in
the same hotel. You must report his behavior to your ethics committee.
If you can not catch him in action then you must be able to prove that
he in deed is the one who is doing the video taping. CSX is regulated
by a Federal Agency. They are not under their complete control. CSX is
privately owned. They must  follow all Federal, State and Local laws
and regulations. If they willingly allow an employee to violate your
rights of privacy and allow an employee to stalk other employees in
order to entrap them then they are in gross negligence of the law. You
must be able to prove that this employee is the one who is doing the
actual taping and submitting the footage. If you have that proof then
you can take your case outside of CSX and retain your own legal
counsel. It does not matter if you are staying in a hotel or other
lodging that is provided for by CSX. This employee is violating laws
outside of your bargaining agreements and under State laws you have a
right to request protection from harassment while staying in your
lodging. I am confident in stating that you do not have any language in
your bargaining agreement or your contract with CSX that states in order
to be employed by CSX you must agree to be video taped in any lodging
provided by the company by a fellow employee or fellow officer. This is
not the same as your agreement on video cameras in the cab of your
locomotives. Csx will have to come forward and defend their actions if
they have not addressed this situation as you have claimed. I would
think this employee would use common sense and step down from his
behavior if he knows the cat has been let out of the bag. If he has
been recruited by the company to commit this behavior then they are
just as negligent as the employee and can be held accountable and
charged with violations of any applicable laws.

Name: God
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Michael Brasseale is a true csx faggot stalker.

Name: Bad apple
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

Iíve dealt with problem people like this in the past. They keep getting
away with everything, and it gives them a feeling they can do as they
please. But one day they just go to far, and they end up in the lime
light and self destruct. You know the saying give them enough rope and
they will hang them selfís. This is so true!

Name: Solutions 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

When you have the chance at the hotel. Have a blanket party for this
piece of shit. The more boots the better.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

I am going to bring some light on a situation that is happened in
Birmingham Al. He has been behind getting a few workers fired here and
in a lot of trouble. All need to share it because the company does not
seem to care enough to put a stop to it.  An employee at the Birmingham
 known as Michael Cade Breasseale has a problem videoing his fellow
coworkers in the hotel rooms and on the job. He then shares the video
he has made on his phone with other coworkers to make fun and "fit
in". He and his buddies makes fun of any of you coworkers that
stutters or has any kind of abnormality at all or another color than
himself. Csx is aware and allows this. This really shows how immature
you guys can be.  He represents CSX.  He represents you workers.  He
has no problem downing the company as most of you do.  People like Cade
are snitches, they portrait themselves as your buddy while finding out
on you and running and telling to make himself look good.  He likes to
stir crap between everyone texting and spreading gossip.  If you work
along side M Cade Breasseale in Mobile, Montgomery, or Nashville, be
alert and aware-he is going to video you and send it to a fellow named
Mike Stone (partner in his crime and one of his union buddies that will
snitch you out) If you are in a hotel room please for God sake make sure
your windows..blinds, peep hole and all are where he cant look in on
you. There is a question as to if he is gay or not, why else would he
like to video you guys.  He posts on gay porn websites. Stir clear of
this psycho he is nothing but trouble. He has a problem stalker his
victims and will go as far as following them around on boards and lying
about his placement.  A liability waiting to happen.  Protect yourself
from him!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Another fatality involving remote control locomotives!!      When will
the FRA
Put a stop to all the non sense.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Brothers


Please take some time to bow your heads and say a prayer for the lost
brother and those who work out there everyday in this horrible
environment.  Its a shame that they wont lower the flags for just one
day for a lost brother. They wanted them lowered for the evil HH but
not one day for the backbone that makes this railroad run. God bless
his soul. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort to get them
through this awful time.

Name: To parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 16 April 2019

I retired from th rr life is good now. If I would of quit when things
got tough, I would not be enjoying the life I have today. Itís easy to
quit, try replacing the pay checks. There is so much cheap labour out
there and more coming into country everyday to low ball you. Choice is
yours!

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 16 April 2019

Csx ssssssuuuuuucccckkkksss!
Im sure glad i ain't got to play their games any more.
You guy should stop bitching and get out
The money ain't worth it.
You'll be happier and healthier out of that shit HOLE. 
Good luck...

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

Yes suuu.... CSX suks...and lies...and cheats and steals....and just
down right immoral...
Yes suuu...

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó A 24-year employee of CSX Transportation has been
killed in an accident at the Wauhatchie Yards. Allen Lowe was struck by
a train. He was the father of two children

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2019

How many Management Factor Failures are there in a day at CSX???

Name: Retired now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 14 April 2019

I have been retired two years now never been sick since. My thirty five
years as a rr I picked the flu up once a year from some other employee.
They come to work infecting lots. I would get sick and have to take time
off. Once put in hospital, because guys scared to book off. I will of
never recouped the money I lost and others lost because of the flu
virus etc going around. And the person that is sick his mind is not on
safety or the job, he fights just to get threw the day. Many where very
sick and sent home but that was after many where infected. They use to
get pissed off I wore a paper mask when people where sick because they
could not make me out on the radio. 2019 there has to be a better way
moving forward.

Name: Supervisor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2019

I worked with a supervisor for years, that was very clever. He had a
talent to talk out of both sides of his mouth. He would talk to the men
as if to be concerned and on there side, and was protecting everyone
from the big bad wolf. And when he talked to his bosses he would give
them the feeling he was ruling with an iron fist, protecting the
company from the big bad union. Us older guys seen the game he played,
he new we new. But it worked out very well for him playing both sides
till he retired. Lol

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 13 April 2019

Cond 1-10


Obviously your not very observant. Go back through the post on the
detectors and READ THEM! The new employee had a legit question because
of the language used in ONE OF THE RULES. Now if you are seasoned then
you know exactly where everyone is coming from. Constant rules and
regulation changes. Constant changes in the procedure. In order to keep
up and make sure you are following all the rules and not setting
yourself up for all the liability if something seriously goes wrong
means knowing them and if your not sure asking your fellow brother any
way you can.  The webmaster created this site just for this purpose. 
Oh, have you noticed that no one has come up with a legit answer to his
original question. The dispatcher states there is no available info. The
train had 3 hits.
HOW MANY IS EACH AXLE BEHIND THE LAST DEFECT.  I would tell him 20
axles so he would cover his butt on the other rule.

Fact is the newer change to the detector rule(4303.4) was to rush the
procedure. If the backroom says nothing else is detected beyond your
last hit(3 or more) then you have no obligation to do any further
inspections. They are covering their butts by leaving another rule in
that states if you find NOTHING WRONG and you were going over 8 mph you
will inspect another 20 axles. 

Read the post where Mr. Investigator is talking to Moron conductor.
If you don't recognize this situation then you have never been to an
investigation or you don't care. I hope your LC knows every gray area
in the book because he is the only make believe lawyer you have at your
investigation. As long as the company plays these kind of rule games to
cover their backs on any liability no one is safe from having the
hammer pounded down on them. Nothing is written to protect the
employee! No one in CSX is that bad at proof reading. They have lawyers
who review these issues. Good luck in the future. I personally hope you
don't get bit by something that was in the fine print that you missed!

Name: Railroad jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 13 April 2019

Medical free in Canada , I stand corrected! You pay a small monthly
priemium for insurance threw your employer. For dental etc. And you can
go to your doctor threw appointment. Medical paid threw your taxes.

Name: Bonuses
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

CSX stock buy back, putting blame on fellow employees so you can hate
them for not getting your bonus. The brass at the top just added money
to there pay packages. Your a lifer at CSX if you donít get fired or
quit. Ceo top guys are not. There goal is to leave CSX with as much
money as possible in the shortest time. Itís all planned, they did this
at other rr that Hh was ceo at. These guys at the top can steal venom
from a snake.

Name: Gossip life
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

Being a railroader itís rumours and gossip because you have no life.
Majority thrive on gossip rumours and bs stories. Been there done that
it will never change.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 12 April 2019

All this fuss over a stupid hotbox, I'm sure this website founder loves
maintaining this site so you guys can waste time foaming over crew room
bullshit.

Name: Railroad jobs
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 12 April 2019

Hundreds of railroad jobs in Canada, all trades all areas of the
country. Free medical care.  Very  low crime great place to raise a
family. An option for layed off people!

Name: Conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 11 April 2019

Years ago a train was hit by scanner, the conductor inspected the train
found nothing. Got on train pulled 37 car derailment. A wheel had come
loose on the axle spun on the axle generating heat. But if you looked
at it you could not see anything wrong. But when train pulled again the
wheel plate broke putting the train on the ground. Iíve been a carman
for a long time. And there is no way the conductor could of detected
this problem. But he did his job and was not blamed.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 11 April 2019

conductor/new guy

Rules were written in a manner to protect the company not the employee.
It doesn't get any simpler than that. If they can find another rule in
the book to use against you to shift blame its going to happen. That's
why you better learn them and find the loop holes.

You hit a detector that gives you 3 hits and one is 90 cars deep. Half
way back the dispatcher comes on and informs both of you that there
were no more defects detected by the new and improved supper defect
detector and if you dont find anything wrong with the three cars you
can come back to the head end and take off. So you get to the last one
and all is cool so you head back, board and leave. 10 miles down the
road....POOF!!!! Emergency, emergency. L123 is in  emergency. When you
find the car that is on the ground with a hot wheel and broken along
with the rail rolled and the car tipping over with 3 other cars you
realize they are right behind the last car you inspected. 

Flash forward to your investigation and charges of neglect of duties
and failure to follow the rules as written in your operating rules
book.

Mr Investigator....why didn't you follow the rule that says if you
DIDNT FIND anything wrong you would inspect the next 20 axles behind
your last reported car? (4304.2)

Moron conductor..... because the dispatcher said there were no other
reported defects and I did not have to. Besides it says in the rules
that I don't have to do any further inspections.

Mr Investigator.... what rule would that be? 

Moron conductor....Rule 4303.4. The section on getting 3 hits. Section
3 paragraph A.

Mr. investigator.... What about rule 4304.2 that is still in effect and
has not been removed or cancelled.  The dispatcher told you if you
didn't find anything wrong with the 3 cars reported you could come
back to the head end. Did the dispatcher instruct you to ignore the
other pertinent rules

Moron conductor.....What?  I followed the instructions the dispatcher
gave me.

Mr. Investigator....So what you are claiming is the  dispatcher 
instructed you to follow only half the rules that are in effect for the
situation you were in. I'm going to assume you knew about the other
rule that is in effect and chose to ignore it. Were you afraid to call
the dispatcher out on it? Do you not know how to use a good faith
challenge or was it just easier to go back to the head end without
following all the rules and procedures for this incident. 

Moron conductor..... Listen pal, I did as I was instructed. Its not my
fault that your new detectors didn't catch that other hot car. Its not
my fault the cars derailed.

Mr. Investigator.... Yes it is. If you would have followed the other
half of the written rules that pertain to this situation at hand and
informed the dispatchers you would be following them you would have
found that hot wheel and all of this could have been prevented. There
fore you are being charged as follows....

30 days in the clank with plenty of time to find all the gray areas and
contradictions of the rules....HA!HA!HA!

Name: HUNTWV
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 11 April 2019

They will never shut down Huntington or the Parkersburg office, because
we still ship alot of coal around here. Even though it may be dying
they are finding new ways to use coal that is EPA approved.

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2019

Cond. not confused.
 Why you walking the other 20 if you find nothing on the hits and
nothing else is reported by the dispatcher?
Rule 4303.4 
Three (3) or more defects...
1.stop....blah 
2. Inspect the reported defects
3. IF..

A.The train dispatcher states that there are no additional defects then
the train crew IS NOT REQUIRED TO PERFORM ADDITIONAL INSPECTIONS.

B...BLAH 

C.The train dispatcher states that no information is avaiable then the
train crew must inspect EACH AXLE behind the last defect reported by
the defect detector.
His question was how many! Where in the new chart does it say 20. IT
DOESNT. Why is it so hard to understand what he is asking. How many is
each axle. Your last defect reported was 10 deep do you have to check
each axle on every car behind the last reported defect or just the next
set of axles. You got a 50 car train that's alot of axles behind the
last reported defect. SCREW THAT RULE 4304.2. He is asking about the
rules on the new chart 4303.4!

Name: Buck
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 10 April 2019

Put a buffer between that there reefer and danger. That should do it.

Name: Dangerous
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

So your saying it does not matter having a running reefer, next to a
dangerous flammable. You better read your rule books again. Just tie on
and go.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 10 April 2019

I'm not that confused by the rules.  Not in this case anyway.

You get three defects, you walk back and check the reported axels.  If
the reported axels' defects are not found you tag the reported axel as
unfounded defect, inspect the 20 axels prior and after.

Say all three were unfounded, tagged unfounded, and the 20 before and
after the reported axels are inspected, you call dispatxh and report
your findings.

Dispatch will tell you that either you are good to go or that their are
more defects and you will have to inspect those as well.

If the train is going less then 8 mph you need to inspect the entire
train.

Rule 100.1 clearly states take thensafe course of action, contact
supervisor for clarification. 

If you get clearance from dispatch to proceed you take note of it and
report back over the radio that they gave you clearance so its recorded
and go on your way with your ass covered.

When you give your inspection report to the rule to the dispatch and he
gives you clearance its now on him or her not you.

Name: BS
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 10 April 2019

Conductor isn't going to drive or walk no damn train before we depart!
Delay of trains is a serious charge!
We you knuckle heads from?

Name: Checkers
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

The conductor is responsible for the train. Before they depart he should
get crew cab drive the train or walk the train. If the train run is not
in proper order, the train should be remarshald and new paper work is
required. The conductor should do his due diligence !

Name: Inquiry 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 10 April 2019

If someone was injured or killed, there would be inquiry. Then the
company and employees involved would be hung out to dry. Tm should walk
the train and confirm cars in run.

Name: Feetum@up.com
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2019

Watch out West Colton,Big wig UP job cutters coming to the terminal
tomorrow.
Major job cuts are coming. Mine too.
UP and CSX suck.

MAGA my ass.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Watch out Huntington Locomotive Shop. You guys are next!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

The stock price is up?  Looks like Precision Liquidation strikes again!

Name: Temp stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 09 April 2019

https://markal.com/collections/temperature-indicating-sticks

Name: Heat stick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2019

If you have a carman buddy ask him to get you a heat stick. It is the
size of a pen with a compound that is used for checking hot bearing.
You hold it to the bearing and if it melts it is a bad order if it does
not melt it ok. Take guessing out of it.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

conductor NA

Your not helping. The new employee never posted anything that even
remotely insinuated that he was lazy. The problem he has is with the
LANGUAGE of the rules. If he is new then he has no idea what he is in
for. They write rules left and right and then leave conflicting rules
in the book that are related to the same task but never combine them.
His question is a good one.  The language says just what he said. It
says if you get a hit of 3 or more defects and the dispatcher cant give
you info on the rest of the train you must INSPECT EACH AXLE BEHIND THE
LAST DEFECT REPORTED. What part of that don't you understand. He
should talk to a TM and get a straight answer. HOW MANY!  If you have a
124 car train and get 3 hits and the last one is 50 deep does the
wording of the rule mean just inspect the next axle on both sides
behind it or the rest of your train. 

When HH took over he cut corners and changed rules to speed things up.
Safety went out the door. The new language in the newest rule(4303.4)
in regards to getting 3 or more hits says if the dispatcher can get
info from the powers to be in that famous back room that says there are
no more defects reported in the rest of your train YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED
TO DO ADDITIONAL INSPECTION OF YOUR TRAIN!!! So why would you walk and
inspect another 20 axles if you don't find a problem and you are told
by the dispatcher and that particular rule you don't have to.
The problem here is when they came up with this bright idea they did
not go back into the operating rules book and remove the still existing
rule #4304.2 that says you will inspect 20 axles before and after a
reported axle IF YOU DONT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE REPORTED AXLES
and you were going at a speed above 8 mph. This rule doesn't even say
a thing about the number of hits! Could be 1 or could be 10.  Now if
you cant understand why this is a problem for new employees who don't
get it yet on how this company operates then you have no business
giving advice. 
Now go get your rule book out and look at the procedure(rule 4303.4)
for getting hit on 3 or more axles. Look at the 3 different procedures.
Then go to page 6-4 and look at the very first block in the chart for
rule 4304.2
Score....CSX 1.....New guy 0!  Welcome to the rule book!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for N/A
Posted: 09 April 2019

20 axles = 5 cars

Are you seriously that damn lazy you cant walk 5 cars each way?  You
pass 5 of them on the way to the axel anyway.  Lemme guess you're
probably to lazy to tag it if no defect was found.

Name: Hot box
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2019

If you get hit by scanner, and your walking train a damaged hot bearing
if bad will be white hot you will smell the burnt grease and can feel
the heat from not touching the bearing. On some wheel sets the adapter
that sits on top of the bearing will be hot all so some wheel bearing
adapter had a stink bomb built into them. When they got a certain
tempature you could smell the stink bomb. Donít mistake a sticky brake
for hot bearing.

Name: Cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 09 April 2019

Smart arss...gezz


One rule says You must inspect each axle behind the last defect. This
guy has a legit question. Is it just the next axle behind it or every
car? what is each axle.  I agree it's only 20 because of the other
rule. My god, if you had the last reported car 10 deep and you had 50
cars that would be stupid as shit to inspect the whole damn train. this
crap wouldn't be an issue if they would just write one rule and quit
putting 2 or 3 damn rules in. Every rule written is for the protection
of the company. NOT THE EMPLOYEE.

Name: Geez Man
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2019

20 axles??? Geez man! That's too far to walk. Drag it at 10 mph to the
next meet
and have the crew you meeting inspect it
on a slow roll by. 20 axles is too long
too walk and if its dark I gets scared.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 08 April 2019

Stock price is up...! Thats a good thing.

Name: Real rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 08 April 2019

Poser rules 

Your the reason many guys end up on the street for 30-60 days. Your not
as cute as you think you are.

There are conflicting procedures in the detector rules. Until the
company combines them into a single rule always take the safest course
of action. If you find no problems inspect 20 axles before and after
the last defect reported.  Dispatchers are union contract employees.
Even though they may instruct you to discontinue your inspection after
the last reported defect you have a rule that still exist that
instructs you to do so. 20 axles is not that many cars.

Name: Rule
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2019

Go to suspect car have a smoke put your feet up for an hour, then head
back to the head end all is well.

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2019

After announcements of shop closers and layoffs, stock climbs almost 4 
bucks. That is the game plan. Real low operating ratio high stock
value, I expect lots more yet to come.

Name: Jim Vena
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 08 April 2019

I want Fritz CEO job!
I will conquer and control the FRA!
I pay those inspectors off good!
I will conquer and merge with
CSXT and really screw this rail
industry UP!
Unions have all been paid off!

I WILL DESTROY!!!
for profits $$$

I want YOU! Next!

Name: UP crybaby
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Come on Flooded.
We know they are cutting jobs
at UP too. Just take the servence pay
and find a better line of work.
Better pay and most of, better life.

Fuck csx and fuck the Upee!

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Garrett is next.  Told to start looking on exercising our seniority.
Want it closed by the end of may....


Just keeps getting better and better..

Name: YM
E-mail: 
Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Conductor


To the guy who was wanting to know how to look up the yardmasters yard
info, just log onto the employee gateway and type in "yes" in the
search bar. It will give you the info your looking for if it is what's
in inventory or left etc..   Don't expect to see it later on because
they like to keep that stuff quiet as possible. Dwell times and other
times may be.........lol. Don't like the crews knowing any of this.

Name: Eat Shit UP
E-mail: flooded@up.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

UP Jim Young (In Hell):

Called out your corrupt CEO for bribing corrupt union officers, and
then the goons came. And then came swift justice of [karma]. 
And where is jim young now (in hell)? 

And those goons who worship jim young are all breathing toxic fumes
from
the flooding in Omaha...

Karma is a [Bitch] that keeps on giving to the wicked!

Drew Lewis

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Well they did it! Closed Russell locomotive shop. Iíll take my 60 days
WARN notice money, collect my EPA pay for a couple of years, and retire
out!!! Thanks CSX

Name: AOC clown
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

I think 2020 election is very important to the workers of America. Trump
is trying to bring jobs back from overseas. It is good for the country
as a whole. AOC and the politicians like her is a total joke. When I
see her on the news , itís like watching Saturday night life. Anyone of
sound  mind canít take people like aoc for real, a total joke. It shows
how stupid people are to elect a nut bar like aoc the rest of her gain
not any better. Just my view.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Again: Union dues cannot be used for campaign contributions.  
Look it up.  
A of portion dues may be dedicated to support a union's legislative
department.   However, any monies given to support a political
candidate's campaign MUST come from funds donated voluntarily by
members for that purpose.

Name: Jason
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Cond.

They are a G&W affiliate owned by the
PT. Hueneme harbor district. 
Do some research on those clowns.
That particular location is a scab local.
They used to be Teamsters when they
local rich old man owned it.

4000 car loads a year. 530 am call time.
Be careful. They can't find anybody to
stay long.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Union dues cannot be used for political purposes.
Any donations from unions for such things must come from members'
voluntary contributions, which are in addition to dues.
BlePAC, Smart-TD PAC, etc.

Name: Union donations
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

You say politics is not welcome on this sight, because it is not rr
related. Well I feel that it is, because your unions are taking your
dues and making campaign donations to canadates that are detrimental to
you as a rr. Democrats want to flood USA with cheap,cheap labourers.
That is not union friendly in my mind,to bring people in that would do
your job for a fraction of your wages. They just put them on the fast
track to be trained, and willing to do your job at any cost just to get
there foot in the door. Iíve witnessed this in other industries and the
end result is not pretty for the person trying to make a living wage.
Support candidates that are in your corner. If you donít try and
protect your way of life no one is going to do it for you.

Name: cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 07 April 2019

VCR


Thanks for posting something that has to actually do with railroading
instead of the stupid political bull crap.  SEX, RELIGION AND POLITICS
not needed on this site unless your posting under discrimination and
its in the work place.  Give it a rest idiots.


VCR...do us all a favor and give more detail. Got a union contract of
any importance. How about how your vacation works.  Do they punish you
for taking a sick day. How about paying fair and what they put in
writing. Do they hide in the bushes to give you failure to keep their
quota up. Do you get personal days.
Lets hear all about it.  Real interested in what they got to offer,
Hear from someone who knows what they hell they are talking about.

Name: Bill Wheeler
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 07 April 2019

Just think in the future that all the
class 1 carriers hire all these H6
Parasites to replace you and me.

Can you imagine training these idiots
with accents " Baaaaacck it upps CSucks
810008 Eaassstss". And you just sit there in the cab shaking head
watching your

FRA license getting ripped upped!
Its going to be grand!

Name: The future
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 07 April 2019

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KNCv9TIlrgg

Name: Berrney
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2019

And donít forget to vote democrat, Bernie needs cheap labour to maintain
his five houses. Pelosia does not want to talk to fellow Democrats about
her worth of over a 100 million dollars. They donít want you to be a
capitalist, they want you to stay sheepal. But it is ok for themselves
to be capitalists to make there millions. They want to take border
walls down to let the parasites in to take everyoneís jobs. But they
all say they support unions lol. The list goes on these people plant
nonsense in peopleís minds how they are for the little guy just to make
them selfís rich and in control.

Name: Vote Republican!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Vote GOP and let them keep screwing it UP!
We good old redneck crackers don't like democrats, unions! And CSXT
railroad!
Democrats breed asslicker railbuff company men fellas.

Vote GOP 2020!

Name: Kadaphy 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2019

Before kadaphy in Lebanon,died he said the muslims would take over the
west, without lifting a sword. Muslims breed 5 to our 1. They already
are destroying Europe, and now North America. And we elect people that
raise our taxes to pay for them. When there population numbers are
where they want them to be. They take over goverment etc. Sharia law
baby. So donít forget to pay those extra taxes to pay for all these
imagrants that are going to eat your lunch.

Name: Fed up
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 06 April 2019

Paulie hilal is Egyptian. Slightly more understandable now. 7000 workers
gone so a dam middle easterner can make billions. Only in amer.

Name: VCR 2136
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Need another former trainman from CSUX
here on the G&W Ventura County Railroad
13 mile shortline in beautiful Ventura
County and in good ole Oxnard,Calif.
Work from 0530 Am until 1030 am and then
come back at 1630 to run auto racks to
CBC Navy base at Pt.Hueneme. 17 dollars an
Hr. Great potential future. 

CSX and former RailAmerica good ole boys
Please.

Apply on G&W .com 

Thanks Fellas.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

Well they are painting and cleaning up Avon,    You know what that means
another round of the price is right.       Why donít we all stick behind
one another instead of trying to backstab everyone and take this
railroad back!       Guaranteed it can be done!!!   Forget the
shareholders and Wall Street they donít have a clue!!

Name: HOPPIN BOB
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 06 April 2019

No su bos...aint got naw "bad orders" on dis road no sir bos naw form
"A" bos on this here railroad...no sir bos..naw hot boxes or hot
wheels on dis here railroad boss...naw no wash outs on dis railroad
here mr. boss... we naw DARK territories on dis here railroads
boss...we getin yall richer on dis here railroad mr.boss.

Name: Okay Dokey
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Okay Dokey bossa!
This isa day bess job eva!
Great wokin contions eva!
Form A's all ova da plase!
12 hours a run!
Yessa! TM Foote sucks too!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Yes su boss we getting it done 8 and sand boss yes su

Name: Stock
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2019

CSX will sell and cut as much as possible to get stock price up. What
happens in future with CSX is not footes concern. Share holders want
the big pay day. The new ceo will have to find the money to get things
going again, if there is anything left to salvage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

Guy's : geez will the whinning and crying ever end ? Just do your
job.!! Get the freight over the Road..

Name: Jim
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 05 April 2019

What should be the negotiated between
the brotherhood and the ridiculous crap hole carrier for the
superpool?
We seriously need to strike over this
crap! The carrier keeps abusing
are contracts!
Needs to stop! We need to put a stop
to it! CSX SUCKS BIG TIME!

Name: To loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2019

Your not part of brotherhood when you go out of your way, breaking
company policy to help the company out. At a time they are cutting jobs
like crazy, we follow company rules like they, should be followed. Not
risking your job to being fired and helping the company cut more
jobs.once an ass kisser always an ass kisser.

Name: friend
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Fellow friends of William Pack

If you are unable to attend the service you can view William Packs
obituary on the website E.M. Coots Sons funeral home, Jeffersonville,
Indiana. They have a place for comments on line. There is no doubt that
he had many friends in many states and the family would greatly
appreciate your support.

Name: unionbrother
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Brothers

Flags should be lowered half staff tomorrow and Saturday until he is
laid to rest. He is well worth the honor. We all know this wont happen
in the terminal.

Name: Flyon the wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 April 2019

I am minding my business, when you the company man lose your job for
cell phone use, I just hope you have lots of seniority so we all gain a
turn.

Name: Tommy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2019

RIP
Bill Pack.
Clear signal to ya to the Golden tracks
above.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2019

IN MEMORY:

Very gracious, nice of you to post that.  Never knew and/or met the
fellow but he must've been a jewel of a person.

Name: IN MEMORY
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

All brothers....


Please take a minute to bow your heads on Saturday at 11:00 pm  in
honor of the passing of William (Bill) Pack. He was 69 years old and
retired from the Great Lakes Division out of Avon Indiana. He was laid
off several times over his career and moved as need to keep his love of
working on the railroad. He had the biggest heart for everyone. Was
always there to lend a helping hand whether you were an engineer or a
conductor. He was funny and full of laughter. If you did not know him
you would have become a friend in 5 minutes of doing so. He will always
be remembered in our hearts with a smile and admiration. Horns will be
sounded in his honor at this time. Please take part as this is in honor
of the passing of a wonderful railroad brother.

Name: Cdstepchild
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 04 April 2019

Now they're d/h terre haute crews to Evansville to take trains back
north.   This shit is out of control.   There should not be a home
terminal in Vincennes or terre haute. We are getting screwed over big
time.       Also if we have a super pool the higher trip rate should be
paid.  We are getting beat out of this too.

Name: Fly on wall
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2019

I would like to be a fly on the wall when a guy has to go home and tell
cup cake he got fired for using his cell phone at work. Priceless it
would be to watch. Some people never learn, they are like computers you
have to punch the information in. Good paying job lost because you canít
follow a simple easy rule as not using your cell phone. What definition
would that fall under- idiot or moron or retard?

Name: Foote Disease
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

I'd like to personally thank all you uneducated dumb fucks for using
your personal cell phones to help CSX be the best ran Railroad in North
America. It's O.K. for you dumb asses to use your personal phone to
call the PTC help desk, the Train Dispatcher, Mechanical desk or T.M.
if it helps us expedite our trains.  But,if you are caught using your
phone to call someone that isn't related to train movement you will be
charged and fired (the cameras and cell phone detectors are firing you
everyday). We here at CSX believe in Teamwork when it helps up out, but
we are doing everything in our power to eliminate your jobs. We at CSX
can't make you use your personal cell phones for company business, but
we are counting on the sucks and Kool-Aid drinkers to give 110%. Just
keep your head in the sand and ass in the air and Mgmt. will take care
of the rest.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

Brothers


Has anyone heard anything about what they are going to do with the
attendance policy.  I keep hearing that the company lost their case in
court and it was ruled  that the policy was unconstitutional and
against the law.  Supposed to give everyone a clean slate and start
over with 0 points.  Cant get an answer from any LC. They all act like
they are in the dark. I cant for one moment believe they are going to
give a clean slate to the guys who marked off sick and couldn't come
up with a doctors slip or proof that they went to a doctor. Real easy
to prove. Just show the receipt for the CO pay you forked out.  Its
still a crock. Sometimes you just have the runs or a 24 hour bug. IF we
all have to go to the med clinic or doctor every single time we are sick
with anything they are going to raise our insurance premiums out the
roof.

Name: Good place to work
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2019

Just my personal view I liked going to work before the Hh regime. The
guys where good you never got beat up by management as long as you did
your job. It was a much fairer place to work and employees and
management worked together and got the job done, and we always had a
feeling of accomplishment. I did 35 years there, now retired with this
management I would not go back for any money. They tried hiring me back
temporarily, they could not get anyone to go back that just retired.
They got the message!!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 April 2019

Before hh,
Exactly WHEN was the rr a good place to work? I for one did 40+ yrs.
Was a job & was grateful to have it but never thought it was good.

Name: locomotive
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

Engine repair.


LOL LOL! Your obviously a mole. Really? No one wants to see any of
their fellow workers laid off and on the streets.  LOSER! My god. Go
find somewhere else to post your lame crap.  And if you really happen
to be working for the company, god for bid you are not, then stop
spending your time on here posting and go fix the piece of crap engines
that we get every single week. In fact how about helping us out by
coming on here and posting the TRUE honest power ratings for tonnage on
the engines now. We have been trying for months to get a print out of
the new ratings. Every time you turn around someone comes back with
some crap about how you can get the info from two different programs on
the computer and they don't match, Even the trainmasters cant get a
straight answer. My favorite of all is how they claim that some engines
that were rated to pull 7500 tons now can pull 12,000. What the hell did
they do? Put turbo boosters in them. Horse shit. Just a plot to use less
engines. We aren't idiots. When we are doing 20 mph under the speed
limit with 2 motors supposedly rated for a total of 15,000 tons and you
only got 8,0000 its pretty obvious that its horseshit!

Name: Before hh
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2019

Before Hh regime came along.  the rr was a good place to work. One of
the things the company was worried about was the amount of people that
where retiring at once, and having trained people to replace them. Then
along came Hh and he cut thirty percent of the staff. Now they are
having trouble hiring and retaining employees because of the new way
they treat employees. They still treat employees like shit, and does
not look like this will change. Cn cp now CSX.

Name: I like my hammer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2019

If they like hammers...give it back to them. They want no
empleyees..quit like I did. Once they get what they "want" ...
they'll regret it
Make it hard on them,on them selfs. Once tbings really stop getting
done they'll look like a bunch of clowns

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

The fact that American workers are treated this poorly is an atrocity.
By a Fortune 500 company in this day in age  and in a union shop is
inexcusable. Mr foot and his henchmen should be charged with crimes
against humanity. Where the hell is the government. Do you not realize
these workers run trains. With thousands of gallons of hazardous
substances. Are you hoping for a major incident so you can take over?
Jimmies contract for his 13 mil is all incentive based. Guess who works
harder for and with less so Jim gets his 13 mil. Change this web site to
Csx atrocities or Csx crimes.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2019

I guess someone fell asleep at the switch. If they have to get informed
from this site to update rules to presant. Amazing!!!

Name: Cond.
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

Rules  

Thankyou for that post on the messed up rules. They reissued those
rules you stated in our operating rules. Funny how it was posted on
here on the 30th and it was changed so quick. We are all surprised that
happened. Thankyou for looking out for us!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 April 2019

Ah, for cryin' out loud, no matter what, no matter where,
is there such a thing as job security anywhere anymore?

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

csx : Is not a place to seek long term employment anymore. There goal is
to run a railroad without employees. In pursuit of this goal officers
culivate and enviroment that breeds resentment and chaos. Work
discipline,pride in workmanship,and ethics will do nothing for you with
csx. Fraud,lies,Employee discipline,and intimidation are the tools of
csx management. "I like my hammer" is a common statement by csx
Officer's in the field. You will be stressed and you will be
intimadated and you will be asked/required to make calls wide right of
Federal,State,and corporate policy.

Name: Audit
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2019

And an outside firm will come in and do an audit on management. And you
better be generating value for csx or your gone. Donít think AI canít
replace management, my wife is in banking industry, and the new
programs that they have and introducing is unbelievable. Lots of people
have been replaced by these programs. It just has not made its way into
the rr industry yet !

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 02 April 2019

and why where at it lets make all management autonomous it will make
things more efficient, safer and much more profitable they can bully
and intimidate the employees hundreds of miles away why need all that
dead weight since all the jobs can be done by a machine more money for
wall street.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years
Posted: 02 April 2019

That's why autonomous freight trains are needed and will happen in near
future. Totally Automatic...take human error out of equation. Safer more
efficient and more Profitable.

Name: Movement
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 April 2019

What about riding the point and protecting movement at all times. You
canít throw switch and ride the point at same time.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Riley. Dropping cars.



Good question.  Ignore that ignorant ass Bob.  He has key board
courage. Just another one who hides in the bathroom when the TM comes
in.

Rule 404.2(new rule) states that equipment must not be move with
handbrakes applied except when
Paragraph A: Necessary to control the movement of cut of cars NOT
COUPLED TO A LOCOMOTIVE!

Now how often do any of us move cars without a locomotive attached?When
your spotting them. Maybe need to let them roll down a little? Or how
about ducking in the clear with the power and letting them roll by so
you can get on the other end. Only way to run around them.
You can do that if you can get the power in the clear first, line the
switch back and then release the brakes and allow them to roll slowly
past the switch so you can run around them. Most guys using air bleed
the cars off one by one until you get a slow roll. Safer and more
efficient to stop when your putting on the handbrake to stop them. Of
course your screwed if they wont roll.

What you can not do under and circumstance is pull the cut to get them
going and then cut them away from the engines and while they are
rolling you  throw the switch so you can get the motors in the clear
and then get the switch back before the cars get there. Used to be done
all the time when cars wouldn't roll and it was the only way to get
around them. Used to call that a static drop. When you had 3 man crews
it was safe. Someone was at the switch ready to throw it while the
other guy rode the cut and stopped it if anything went wrong.

Rule 405.6: When switching, cars must only be cut off in motion when
being pushed by a locomotive. Do not cut off cars in motion while being
pulled by a locomotive. There is nothing written in this rule that
restricts any particular car from being switched at all.

Hope this clears thing up for you!

Name: Drop em'
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Drop em Riley
Pull the pin
Get off and line the switch
Get on the b end of first car
Tie it down after ya clear the
Frogs.

Good drop Riley! Now go back to 
that switch and line ya hogga out
and spot em UP!

Name: By the book
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 April 2019

All my years on the railroad, you might work a certain way in the field
and it is acceptable with management. But when something goes wrong and
you have to go for statements. The company will always go by the book,
and you better know the book for your answer on your statement. For
liability reasons they always go by the book and if you say it was
acceptable to your supervisor to work that way, you will never find a
supervisor to back your answer.In the end it is all about the company
covering there ass. I tell guys before you stand your ground on an
issue arguing with management make dam sure you know the facts. Some
guys go off with there mouth and get pulled out of service because they
where not up to date with rules or collective agreement. Knowledge is
power.

Name: Bob
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Go ahead Riley make a drop with those tri or bilevels! Need to get them
spotted.
You can do it! Show those new guys!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Amen!!!!,
Reading & understanding contractual agreements too:
Too many meatballs want to submit penalty claims for things they are
not actually entitled to - then are upset when those are denied.

Name: AMEN!!!!
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 01 April 2019

Reading rules


You couldn't have said it better. And your right. It boils down to
just plain laziness. If anyone comes on here and says different then
they are liars. I don't know how they made it through conductor
school. They had to read there and take test. Even engineers that have
years under their belts do the same thing. I just worked with one the
other day who made fun of me because I was hoping no one was in the
crew room when we go in so I could print off the new bulletin reissues
for the new quarter without having to fight for the printer. He sat
there and said he couldn't believe I was going to do that when we
didn't need them yet. Told me to get a life!  What a total dumb ass
loser.   If someone ask me a rule and I don't know it I tell them Im
not sure and then I look it up when I can to find out for myself. Its
called self educating. I had an old head teach me that every time you
look up a rule make a copy of it. At the end of the year see how many
pages you had. I had 52 pages the first year. Now when someone ask me a
rule I get the book out and show it to them. Then I tell them I could
have told them but to never believe any one out here. Not even a
trainmaster. If you look it up and see it then you know your right. 
Got to be the laziest people I have ever worked with in my life!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 April 2019

Dang i hate reading all them rules..gives me a Migraine.

Name: Reading rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 31 March 2019

So often on this sight some asks about a rule. Some times an answer is
put on here. How do you know if the guy giving you the answer to your
rule question is not just playing with you. Is it that hard for some of
you to read a document for yourself. What is the problem? Do you not
have time or the documents?  Or just plain lazy, I always had
information close by, in my grip if I needed to look something up I
did. Some of the most simplest rules everyone should know, Iím shocked
how many people donít after doing the job for years.

Name: cond
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 March 2019

riley


read the rules!!!!!

Name: Riley
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 31 March 2019

Looking for some advice.
Can you drop bilevels or trilevel auto racks to get my power on the
other end of a 5 car cut? Looking for experience old head answers if
hopefully they are still around. 

TIA

Riley

Name: G&W hiring
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2019

Leave CSX and go to work for shortline carrier G&W. They are hiring all
csx employees and former


Great place to work.

Name: rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 30 March 2019

ALERT!!!!

All locomotive engineers and conductors
RE: New format of rules
Date: Effective April 1st, 2019

The cover page(001) introducing the new format and which bulletins each
department has to carry is seriously flawed.  Item 1-section A
subsection B referring to who is to carry dispatchers bulletins states
that only dispatchers are required to carry these rules. 
This is misleading as it may confuse some employees into believing they
are no different than General Notices when it comes to the seriousness
of train handling and other operating rules. 
You do not have to carry them but you must read them thoroughly. I
would suggest you carry the following rules contained in the dispatcher
bulletins.

Rules:
501.-EC1
 
504.7- Very important rule for engineers. This rule should have been
left in the operating rules section for crew members. A dispatcher has
no idea how far you have stopped your locomotive from an absolute and
therefore has no way of instructing crews on the matter until he/she
had been notified.

505.11-Releasing authorities

505.12-Hand operated switches

506.11-TWC/ABS hand operated switches(EXTREMELY IMPORTANT)

506.12-Prior to releasing authority

506.13- Trains overrunning an authority

All these rules, with maybe an exception to making changes to an EC1,
are rules that must be considered and acted upon by the crew members.
They should have been left in the operating rules section of the new
reissues. Look for changes to the rules very soon as these rules were
not considered properly and should have been given greater
consideration. 
It is not uncommon for crew members to forget to read General notices
because they are not required to carry them, It give them the illusion
that they are not that important. Do not make this mistake in regards
to the dispatcher bulletins!!!!!!!

Name: Regret
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 30 March 2019

If your wife partner is threatening to leave you because of the hours
you work, let her walk. She new your hours when she got with you. How
long do you think it will take for her to walk when you have no money,
because you canít find a job after quitting the rr. Statistics show
that when men have money issues the woman walks out of the
relationship. Really consider what you are doing before you quit your
rr job for a woman. I have seen many men over the years quit there job
for a woman just to regret it. Donít let her play you, remember that
vow threw thick and thin.  You make the wrong decisions, and it can
affect your whole future!!!

Name: left
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 30 March 2019

my lordy


MY god is right!  I left and several others have over the years and
went to work for a shortline. Im hearing that several TM left as well.
Said the hell with csx and their stupid shit. Don't see a thing wrong
with it. If you like railroading then go somewhere else that can make
your life happier. It might not pay as much but if it is what you enjoy
doing then do it. Hope you are retiring in 3 weeks. You need to leave.
You smart mouth insulting post wasn't called for. Guessing you are
just another who is disgruntled and have to vent. Go get a life.  Be
happy!

Name: Willy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 29 March 2019

Wildwood

Thats because

A....Most of the Dispatchers don't give 
us heads up!
B...Most of the stupid new hires don't knowhow to cut crossings and
the technique we use to do it.

Donuts suck! I'll take the coffee!

Name: Rr marriage
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2019

Most true rr are married to the rr. Iím on wife number two. Now retired
the first wife was there for my money, nothing but a pain in the ass.
The second wife came with a career and no baggage. You can replace a
wife you canít replace your seniority and the money you make as a
railroader.

Name: Wildwood
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 29 March 2019

Yall keep blocking our intersection while you drank coffee and eat
donuts!! Csx management needs to address this !!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 29 March 2019

I let csx ruining my marriage and my life for money.... I quit!!

Name: My Lordy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 28 March 2019

My God

You sound like another csx suck butt Employee! Why in anyones mind want
to go
to another Railroad? You are anothet post
85 TARD! Just move on to another line
of work! This place sucks! So does this
Industry! Too many suckbutt tards here at
CSXT.  UP sucks too! Too many ass licker railbuff cry babies new hires
and recent
lay off Employees. No merger will ever happen again. Thank Gawd
retiring in 3 weeks. CSX sucks bad!

Name: Lazy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 28 March 2019

My years on the railroad I seen it all in 35 years. We had employees
follow the rules and policies and called management on it when they
wanted you to bend the rules. You ended up labeled shit disturber. You
would stand your ground but management always had there go to guys that
would break the rules and he would get special treatment. And these ass
kisser would sit across from you in the lunch room thinking they are
special. One day our ass kissing brother carman got caught breaking the
safety rules and a safety official fired him on the spot.  And his
supervisor denied he new anything of this workers unsafe work habits.
At his arbitration hearing he tried to say he was told to break the
rules to speed things up. No one backed his statement and he lost his
case. Us guys that try and stick to the rules where all still working.
Karma. The guys that take short cuts are stupid this day and age where
they want to find a way to fire you with cause. They can get rid of you
and save money at the same time.

Name: MY GOD!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 28 March 2019

Enough!


This site has got to be the only one I can think of that attracts the
most stupid people ever. Why do so many railroad foamers come on here
and pose as railroaders.  UP this and that.  Buy this and buy that.
Then we have idiots like the guy posting I LOVE MARY JANE. Never saw so
many retards in my life. Most of it is distracting because the moles are
paid to do it.  Distract from a post that is getting to close for
comfort in Jacksonville.  
Keep posting about the unsafe procedures and equipment. Keep copies of
them, If you get hurt or lose a limb because of their stupid policies
you can show that everyone in the industry knows about the rules and
the people in the public have been viewing it.
As for buy outs. It doesn't matter what they do. You just do your job
and learn as much skill as you can so if it comes down to having to
move on to another railroad you have the polished resume!

Name: Dumbo
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years
Posted: 27 March 2019

I love Mary Jane......she my friend!!!!
Just switch piss bottles on them like use
your kids piss. He's only 5 years old.

Thanks Cody!

Name: Retired Now
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2019

Just FYI:
Ol' friend got disabled\sick and had to leave his work at a
JohnsManville plant in 2010.  Had a lot less time there than I had at
RR.  Way back then, he was earning $27.50 per hour as a line chief; at
the same time, I was a 100%er making $25.92 at yard foreman rate.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner,       Yes Amen!


Bring back Big Blue!         At least they could move Freight!!!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2019

Railrunner: Its by design your right, UNION PACIFIC will buy CSX debt
and all by 2022.. Then will see how quick we get our raw materials too
us.. Gonna be interesting to say the least.

Name: RailRunner
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years
Posted: 27 March 2019

Bring back Conrail

Based on latest financial disclosure CSX Corporation has Probability Of
Bankruptcy of 28.0%. This is much higher than that of the Industrials
sector.

The mantle knows exactly what they are doing to all of us.

Name: Dumbo 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 27 March 2019

Still with the written rules, some employees will still violate them
thinking they are doing the company a favour. ie ass kissers and when
they get pulled out of service scratch there heads thinking how did
this happen. Before the Hh regime you could get away with it, not
anymore but some are very slow learners. Iíve seen this with many new
hires, before they send them home itís a piss test first now they have
a new issue if there piss test is positive for drugs.

Name: Stinky
E-mail: 
Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Yessa boss! What ever ya say!
You can't catch mes braking the Rues!
We kickem and dutch drop like we should bees

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 26 March 2019

Just follow all the rules to the letter.   Be safe and methodical while
you work. Thats all you have too do when your working. Simple: dont
worry about other yards, terminals,extra boards,etc..etc...just do the
above just for today.....go home come back and do same thing mentioned
above day by day...and see if it dont work about better for you in the
long run.

Name: DA
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2019

I love working for CSXT.
Follow the Rues and be safe!
Do everting they tells yoous!

I'll retire wits 6000 a monts soon
and not all my teets do to woking
every day.

Hiballs!!

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Engineer

You forgot to mention all the sub division time tables and all the
special instructions in those as well. I carry 6 of the things for the
territories I run on.  Some divisions have different special
instructions.  Your point was well made.  The public has no idea how
many written rules we have and that its impossible to know them all.

My major concerns
When to accept or shop locomotives because of fra failures(stinking
overflowing toilets, seats broken and on the floor, etc...)
When to talk on the radio and when not to
When to use sterile cab
When to do roll by and when to stay on board doing more important
duties
Watching for slow orders and signs that might be test
Contacting a foreman for a work authority
When to call clear of a Dark TWC area
When to slow down if EOT fails.
Making sure brake test are done by the federal laws and cars are placed
properly in the train
Proper calendar days done. New rule says everyday now
Setting up PTC and TO and DP if stuck with it.
Speed control and when to adjust in bad weather or when you have extra
cars and don't know what they are or there is a traffic jam of trains
ahead of you.
Making sure I don't make a move that the ERAD might pick up as a
failure
Watching for illegal gate runners at crossings
Brake slips are legal and eot info is correct and on the headend
 Making sure I don't do anything in front of the camera that they can
try and use against me
Doing everything above and trying to help the new guy who just marked
up and cant remember his first name

And the most important....Praying I don't get busted for breaking one
of those other thousand rules that I cant remember.

Name: engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

3 stooges

Apparently you didn't read the post! Im guessing your basing your
comments on your own experiences of not knowing the rules. IF your
making your comments about the guy who was railroaded as an example, he
did follow the rules. He couldn't get 30 feet away from the equipment
because he was next to a lake that was too close to the rail.  You 3
sound like you are trying to twist it in the companies favor. They
railroaded him.  I hope one day they pass a law that every time the
railroad shows up for an arbitration case and it turns out to be
something as stupid and ignorant as this they have to pay a hefty fine
for wasting everyone's time, money and resources to deal with playing
kangaroo court.  If it went in front of a federal judge Im sure they
would hear about their stupidity. If I was the judge I would make sure
they knew if they ever showed up in my court again with lame crap like
this it would cost them dearly!

Oh... and for the public who views this site and have no idea about the
contents of our rules book, it is over an INCH THICK and has more than
420 pages in it(front and back).  Not only that there are several
individual rules written on each page. There are several thousands. So
how in the hell could anyone know all these rules.  Then they change
them every time you turn around.  Its a major joke for this company to
think for one moment that any employee could memorize that book.  I can
say without a doubt that there is not one single employee including the
operating rules department heads that can quote every rule. If they
could then there wouldn't be so many mistakes made in them when they
are published. Not a single white shirt in this company knows all the
rules by heart.  Now they are talking about putting them on tablets. 
Are you FRICKIN KIDDING ME!!!!   It is rare if I have a trip where our
EOT does not drop out or the PTC or TO doesn't lose communication.
Many local jobs have problems with their on board devices staying
linked up.  Just what are we supposed to do if we are in the valley
where we cant get a signal and we are in a situation where we need to
look up a rule? Do I have to get off and start walking with it until I
can get a signal? Maybe tone up the dispatcher and have him look up the
rule for me.  Guarantee he wont know the answer right off.  
So if a rule says an employee can be no closer than 30 feet to any
train rolling by as he inspects it, do you think they should railroad
him when he cant just to make a point????????

Name: Just me 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 March 2019

I use to grab a coffee and show up to work about an hour earlier
, just to catch up on bullitins etc. Other guys would be reading the
comics in the news paper. I made it my business to stay up to date. I
did this for 33 years. Each to there own.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Lazy, Rules:
Where you from?
Keeping up on every pertinent regulation, rule, special and/or
timetable instruction, notice, etc., etc., etc., just isn't as easy as
it may seem to people with no real clue.   WTH -- if an azzhole with
authority wants to charge an employee -- he\she can & will find
something to pick at.   We low-life employees are always guilty until
proven innocent.    The co. wastes a lot of time & money on BS.

Name: Lazy
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 March 2019

With all my years on the rr a lot of guys fly by the seat of there
pants, ie canít be bothered to read any updated rules. Then when they
find themselves in trouble go out of there way to find all the
documentation regard the rule they where busted for violating. With all
the extra time an employee has sidings hotel etc. It does not take much
to review rules and policies. The company knows how to trap you by not
following the rules and policies, ignorance is not a defence. With this
regime that wants to cut staff, they just go after the easy pickens, why
make it easy for them. I would carry every rule book I could fit in my
grip be prepared and stick to it.

Name: Rules
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 26 March 2019

If all employees followed CSX policy rules, they would not be able to
nail you guys. Again itís like your first day on the job second
guessing everything. If the book says 30 feet and you donít have 30
feet donít do it. If they send you home let them, file a grievance and
go from there. Do you think they are going to fire everyone, and go
threw arbitration. To go threw arbitration it is expensive and time
consuming for the company and union. What they are doing is the guys
that think they are doing the company a favour, by not following the
rules are now getting. Nailed by the company, the employee sets his own
trap then the company goes for the kill. Then in a statement they have
you hands down for not following the rules. Easy peasy for the company
to win those cases. Your your own worst enemy people. When it comes to
statement time the company follows the letters of the policyís and your
done.

Name: loco
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 26 March 2019

Engineer


I heard about that guy who got charged and the Union rep brought a gps
shot of the area.  It was pure horseshit charging him. Your right. It
was just someone they wanted to use as an example.  I know what yard
that happened in. There were TM telling people you could walk up the
tracks until you found a place that was safe to stand. What kind of
crock is that. Just how far is it that we are required to walk. They
have a new definition on what is considered unmanned or unattended
equipment. It leaves the decision up to the employee. It says very
clearly that either one is a distance that you may not be able to take
control of your equipment and blah blah blah.  If they think Im walking
over 1/4 mile or farther to find a place to stand they can kiss my arss.
 And how about the guys who never call signals. I had one run up on me
that I didn't know was coming because they weren't and we were
sitting in a blind curve during the day. We were already sitting there
for over 30 minutes.  What are we supposed to do. Go find a log to sit
on and wait until they show up? If its storming or there are tornado
watches out they can kiss my arss on that one too! This outfit is just
one big laughing joke!

Name: Being sick
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2019

When Iím sick Iím usually to sick to even go to the doctor, Iím. Calling
in sick. Iím looking after my health and staying in bed. CSX can go fuck
themselves.

Name: Cp slave
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2019

Not many old guys left at cp. all the new hires treated like slave
robots. The new hires will never know that at one time the rr was a
good place to work. New hires being there a short time hate it, but
stick around because they have bills to pay.

Name: CP Rail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 25 March 2019

CP railroad is a slave railroad company now

Name: Cp rail
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 25 March 2019

When Hh took over cprail shares where at $70.00. Today the shares are at
$273.00

Name: Conductor 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 25 March 2019

Others. 


Go away worthless posers.  Jacksonville getting a burr under their
saddle. Makes them nervous when real workers post the truth and expose
real cut throat unfair practices.  No where does it say anyone has to
stand in a lake. 

Crew callers just got their department reconfigured.  Going to be alot
of new callers.  Just happened 5 days ago. Get ready for screwed up
dead heads and phone calls all hours of the night. Sure the threats
will come because they don't teach them the agreements.
Just remember when they threaten to miss call you let them. Answering
the phone and having a conversation with a crew caller is not missing a
call.  Ask them to explain  just exactly what is a MISSED CALL!

Name: Welfare bums
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2019

Obama put as many people on welfare that did not want to work, and told
them to multiply. And supported parasites that crossed the border.
Figure a vote for demarcate if you give them free money. But the
welfare gang never got off the couch to go vote for the Democrats.
Nothing matters oac says the world will end in twelve years. Where do
they find these retards to put in Congress.  I guess the people that
vote for these retards must be just as smart.

Name: Lets keep on getting worse con
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 24 March 2019

Now Trump our leader has been exonerated,
Lets start getting worse contracts and get rid of these crappy unions
and work on merit and ass kissing. One man crews are the way to go and
hourly rates.
500 a day for Engr only crews is the way!

Vote for Trump 2020! I love Foote and the CSX Management. 


MAGA!!

Name: No Collusion
E-mail: trumpamerica@nsc.com
Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 24 March 2019

Good Day For America:

The treasonous Democrats tried to destroy the country and lost!

Make America Great Again

Name: Trump mole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 24 March 2019

TRUMP 2020...
Keep America great...

Name: Knowledge 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2019

When you start on the rr, they give you safety rule books etc. And you
sign for them all threw  out your employement there are safety
bullitins etc. I know most of you can read, there should be no dought
on what the company rules want you to do. People always seem to second
guess what they are suppose to do. Follow the rule book, if they fire
you for following there rules, then it is just bulling and abuse.
Record everything and enjoy your time off work till you are reinstated
with benefits and pay. Donít be stupid and take it upon yourself to
break the rules for the company. Follow the directions laid out in
black and white. You have to read and know the presant written rules
not hear say rules some manager made up. Do not be scared to challenge
the manager trying to get you to violate company policy they keep
trying to push you to submit. Knowledge is power take sometime and read
the manuals and be prepared to stand up for yourself. The company
preaches there safety policy, just follow the rules and screw the rest
of the intimidating non sense.

Name: Caved beaten
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 24 March 2019

My advise donít listen to the guys that there nuts,shriveled up like dry
prunes. They cave to the intimidation and have been weak most of there
lives. Put those grievances in every time you have a violation of the
collective agreement. Donít listen to those people that say your
wasting your time. Then every couple three months ask you LC at what
stage it is in. And if it canít be settled locally with the company,
then it should go to arbitration and there could be many grievances of
violation of the same rule that will be dealt with as a whole. It might
take time to get to arbitration. Tell your LC to keep you informed on
your grievance status. It is worth your while to be made whole on the
money they owe you. CSX will keep violating the agreement hoping you
will not put in a grievance.  I won twice being pulled out and once
being fired, held out 3.5 years. Everyone told me I was wasting my time
fighting back, even some local union reps. Glad I did not listen to
them. When I was reinstated with back pay lots of people where shocked.
Ps what do you have to lose nothing and everything to gain.

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Remember....if you feel a burn.
See a doctor
Soon.

Name: Southern boyz
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2019

We Atlanta boys don't give a crap anymore!
We don't complain. Lucky to work here!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 30+ years
Posted: 23 March 2019

God forgives the Brotherhood Doesnít!

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Anyone notice anything about this particular website?
The highest percentage of the bitching\complaining posts seem to come
from great lakes division people.

Name: Stock buy back 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Foote and friends looting CSX to prop. Up stock value. And CSX stock buy
back to also increase the stock value. The more Foote props. Up the
stock value the more of a pay package he personally gets. When he
leaves CSX he will be very well off as he looks behind him at the
rubble. The stock has been pretty stagnant I thought Foote and mantle
would of cashed out by now. Maybe there waiting for approval to sell
more CSX assets.

Name: Vote Independent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Vote Republican?
Might as well vote Foote into office.
Or you kidding?
Another Trump?

Name: Vote Independent
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Vote Republican?
Might as well vote Foote into office.
Or you kidding?
Another Trump?

Name: biteme!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Broken record

Go screw yourself.  Bet your one who bends over backwards and pays
those dues every month and smiles. You put the claims in whether they
get paid or not. Keep the union officials buried under mounds of paper.
Make them do something to earn at least a nickel of all our hard earned
money!  Its real sad when a high up the chain official shows up on the
property and deliberately makes crew do work that is a clear cut
violation of the union agreements.  An upper manager one step from
being in Jacksonville show be charged by Union labor law lawyers for
malicious assault on the workers and raping the agreement. He should be
put on the street!

Name: Rainbow
E-mail: 
Employed as: Car repair, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

Bernie Sanders for 2020 !!! Lets feel the burnnnnnn...babe....

Name: Out on parole
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Blah blah blah,
Broken record....

Name: Back log
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

Company can reject everything, it does not mean the issue is going away.
All it means is it will take longer to settle. CSX has to follow the
labour laws with dealing with employees. That grievance you put in
today you might see a check for it in three years. Just fight fire with
fire donít stop putting in those grievances. Rome was not built in a
day. I was made whole on three grievances, the last one took 37 months.
I forgot all about it, then received a check making me whole. CSX just
wants to discourage everyone not to put in grievances. At cp Hh ended
up paying for 88% of the grievances same as cn. Hh refused to pay but
had no choice.

Name: Engineer
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years
Posted: 23 March 2019

Hey union reps Ł

Had 15 legit valid claims denied on my warning statement. Hearing
conductors are getting their denied too.  I heard the company was
ordered to deny everything. It's a stall tactic to not pay it out now
and back log the unions.

Name: Grievances
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 23 March 2019

When Hh came to CSX, we where warned by cn cp guys that went threw all
this. We where told to put in a grievance for every violation.
Collective agreement breaches and safety hazards and not to let up. The
only way CSX will lighten up if they have to spend money at arbitration
hearings and making people whole from the positive outcome. This is the
only hope there is for the company not continuously breaking the rules.
If people canít take the time to file a grievance every time CSX abuses
employees, then just live with and take the abuse.

Name: Boeing FAA UP FRA
E-mail: info@csx.com
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 23 March 2019

All Rails:

Pay attention to what's going on with the FBI investigating the
recent
Boeing crashes. Apparently, the FAA allowed Boeing to govern itself by
former FAA officials who are employed with Boeing as safety
inspectors.

On the UP, a majority of the FRA inspectors are officially UP
employees, who are inactive, and is employed with the FRA; assigned on
UP territory overseeing train operations. And those inspectors also
advises the FRA to delay the implementation of Positive Train Control
(PTC).

The last five years, UP has had more [fatal] head-on/rear-end
collisions than all the Class I railroads combined. And what makes the
situation worse is union bosses being paid to accept the oversight
arrangements with the FRA. All rank and file employees should contact
their representatives and request an audit of FRA meetings (documents)
with union bosses, including compensation to union officers that
includes concealing personal injury claims.

Vote Republican, the Democrats wants to sell our country back to China
and Hollywood!

DB Cooper

Name: Democrats 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

Itís was the Democrats that gave jobs away to over seas. The Democrats
gave companies money to move over seas. It was the Democrats that was
willing  to support single mothers with ten kids. Iran payout the list
goes on, letting any parasite into USA that wants free money. And get
supported in prison at big cost per parasite. Cheap cheap labour etc.
If dems get there way you will all be working for min. Wage.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 22 March 2019

Interesting posts.
Seems like co-workers are out for themselves - in reality that's the
way it is and actually has been for just about forever. About every
time a RRer, no matter the craft, has what he\she thinks is a decent
job and/or lifestyle, along come changes.  Dog eat dog - which plays
right into corporate's hands.  
Unions perfect?  Not only no but hell no.   Things can & could change.
That'd take cooperation, effort, guts, strength, time.  Talk is cheap.
 Many have big huge mouths but small testicles.  
Who will lead?  Who would follow?  
This website is not much more than just a place to write complaints -
anything worthwhile posted is normally/usually ignored.

Name: American rr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

One thing the north American rr are not doing is putting profit back
into the rr for the future. They figured out how to loot everything for
Wall Street, and upper management. And when they have taken everything
they can and there is nothing left to loot they will move onto the next
scam. And the new ceo and team will have no choice to start rebuilding
everything that was neglected. They have been doing this for years at
cn cp after Hh left. CSX is next in line to be saved from the
destruction of the greedy thief.Hopefully CSX will be able to get the
customers back that this regime has neglected. The $$$$ to put CSX back
to what it once was will take years and lots of people. Iím amazed the
goverment lets this happen this day and age. Thatís deregulation for
you.

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

I worked 17 years and I seen lost of cut trout's over those years the
old guys cut the young guys trout the young ones did every thing they
could to screw over the old guys to get better rest day the crafts
would cross each others lines to get a advantage over the other and one
statement one made years ago was he would work over 20 hours of overtime
a week to keep the company from hiring another man and when confronted
about it his answer was I don't give a fuck about the other guy and
that sums it up rite there that is what you deal with now and he to got
screwed over one day and now his work is now being done by someone with
not a 4th of his years of service all that ass kissing will get you no
where with this company they don't care about you or your family and
they know they have already beaten you because you fight each other and
do most of there dirty work for them so if you are one of those that
screws over your fellow union members and willing cross craft lines
with out being forced remember it could happen to you want someone to
blame you not look in the mirror.

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 22 March 2019

One thing that always blew my mind was older guys flowing back to cut
the throat of younger guys! That's not a brotherhood!

Name: Union
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 March 2019

One thing that blew my mind, was when a senior man on the list got
fired. A lot of younger guys on the list only cared about getting
better days off etc. Because of a senior man on the list being fired.
Now thatís a brotherhood!

Name: Sticking together
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2019

One of the reasons people will not stand together, is of greed a lot of
people today are one check away from being broke. No common sense when
it comes to det the more the creditors will lend the more people
borrow. You might have a wife that canít stop shopping on high interest
credit cards. You have to have your stuff you know. Or a guy has gone
threw this and he is in divorce court, or paying child support and
vaginamony. And that one extra trip means he eats till next payday. In
the end it is all about money. If you think men will stick together
like they did thirty years ago it will never happen, like the one guy
said everyone today is a victim. Issues guys fought hard for in the
past, where just given away.

Name: Solidarity
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 21 March 2019

Working under Hh for four years did not matter if guys stuck together,
or how much the union challenged Hh. He just fired people for any
little thing, he new it would take the union a long time to fight back
with arbitration etc. He new he would not have to deal with anything
because he moved on. This regime is about profit greed, breaking all
the rules. Stick it out and if your pulled out in time you will be made
whole. I was pulled out twice and then fired. I returned to work threw
union getting me back with full pay. Remember you are nothing to these
people.

Name: road train
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 21 March 2019

Why are Q367 and Q368 Barr to Demmler Yard and reverse instead of
terminating originating at Willard

Name: Fired
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2019

Said on here many times, this regime loves firing people with cause.
Saves them lots of money, so why do you still think you can not follow
there rules and not get busted.

Name: XLC
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

ALL CREWS!!!


Better wake up and read your notices!  Pay attention brothers. They
just pulled a guy out of service for reporting he was on duty 12hrs and
1 minute. The rules have changed. It was outlined months ago on how to
report your time. It is covered in the pods. Pay attention to it.  You
got deadheads, walking dead heads, wait time etc... If you are forced
to stay on a train and watch it that is different. That's an fra
violation! You guys have been lazy for way too long. You don't want to
take the time to report your tickets correctly.  If you pull up on the
main and outlaw and walk to your terminal you have to report a walking
dead head. If you outlaw in your terminal and a TM or wagon driver
picks you up you have to report a taxi or company vehicle dead head in
your own terminal. Just use your terminal mile post as begin and ending
location. They aren't playing around. If you are made to wait on a
train for hours for a ride you put in that wait time! This lets the FRA
know that you were stuck out there without a ride! You got any questions
call your FRA agent for your area!

Great Lakes....Robert Crawford  817-235-5397
Washington D.C office.....202-493-6014

Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

conductor 1-10

aka private specialist  hate to see you go but wish the best for you.

Name: conductor
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years
Posted: 20 March 2019

BETTER JOB!


If you live in Indiana the postal service is hiring several positions.
There will be a job fair on the 23rd this month. Get on line and check
it out.  Just remember when the floods ravage areas as they have the
mail cant be delivered and they are way behind. They need as many
people as possible. I hate a natural disaster but it will mean job
security for a long time to come... Get your apps in and pray you can
get out of this business!

Name: Soul
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 20 March 2019

It amazes me how many people for a few bucks, will sell there soul. And
they are everywhere!

Name: Trust in us
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2019

https://www.unionfacts.com/article/crime-and-corruption/

Name: Perks
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 March 2019

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/03/former-flint-union-boss-norwood-jewell-charged-in-uaw-corruption-probe.html?outputType=amp

Name: done
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 19 March 2019

Im so over this job.  Wasted 16 years of my life doing this stupid crap.
And for what? A better retirement. I missed the birth of my first child.
Missed 3 planes on vacations because unethical lying chief dispatchers
lied about flipping me home. Had enough money stolen from my pay I
could have bought 2 new cars.  I have missed sporting events and
birthday parties and so many precious family moments just because I was
brainwashed into thinking a better retirement check would make up for
all of it.  This is just hell. Money is the root of all evil.  Im so
done with it.   Job interview this week!