You'll do what yer told, you little &%#$@!!! CSX likes to picture itself as a company where all of it's employees, customers, and contractors are treated with the highest levels of courtesy, professionalism, and respect. The employees, customers, and contractors know differently....  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: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/intro_osha/7_employee_ppe.pdf This link is regarding Harrison making employees buy their own safety wear. OSHA is a federal law. He can't force workers to buy these.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Gigantic Egos! Like Trump, Harrison believes that he alone can run CSX and make huge profits while cutting 50% of the workforce. Trump told us that he alone could negotiate everything and make America great again. Trump is failing big time and up to his eye balls in scandals. Harrison is ruining a good company and trashing customer service to make short term profits for himself and investors. FRA start doing your job, please!   Name: Manager E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Now boys remember when this old fuck dies, we will all meet at the grave site to piss and shit in his casket.   Name: Coconut E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Hey. Have all employees everywhere been affected with the cancellation of all scheduled vacations and anyone know how long this is going to last. I'm in Atlanta and my just found out about this. I haven't been affected yet just wondering if this will get to us.   Name: Bluegrass E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 23 July 2017 The ehh regime will fire any manager who does not answer the questions correctly. he did in Tilford Yard in Atlanta right at the beginning. Not just there, but all over the system. Example of the firing of Signal Dept.: The top man in Signals was Jody Cox, as good as any you will find in that dept. He stayed around a little longer instead of retiring earlier. He was helping the company get through some needed project. Was offered a "bonus" type payment to stay. One week exactly before he was to retire, he was fired. Signal engineer at Nashville was also fired at the very same time. Cox was in the Nashville Signal Engineers office also. Both got it at the same time. Reason given was performance. The Signal Engineer in Nashville was winning awards. But the bullies in Jacksonville didn't care. Now these were managers, but they happened to be good managers. It's a matter of a short time before he hits the labor side hard. Do your job as they tell you, if it takes all day to do one job, by the rules, then it takes the whole day. If ehh is such a "genius " , then why isn't he running the nations largest railroad, UP ? Mantle Ridge along with ehh is the piledriving force behind this, with ehh as the jackhammer. Now ehh is a willing in every way. Now he won't be able to do everything he wants, this is the US, not Canada. But will do as much as he can. CSX was in good shape before he came, not that they weren't top heavy. But nothing like CN and CP. Well that's what Mantle Ridge wanted, and they got it. Tennessees own ehh. Home grown native. Surely they don't want to claim him now.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Mr. Harrison, it's not that people can't see your plan, you are screwing over customers that have paid you for a service that you aren't providing. If your new plan can't provide the service, then it's not the time to initiate it. Cars are sitting everywhere, trains are parked, customers freight is buried under hundreds of other cars with no capacity to handle it and process it. We are losing these customers daily. Smaller plants and shops have to shut down and maybe even go out of business while you figure things out with a skeleton crew that works under the fear of "get on board or get out". That's a direct quote that was given to a yardmaster. Your customers that you're fucking are the reason that you had a railroad to pay you the rediculous amount that you requested. There are no crews to take these trains even when we do find a spot for them, and nobody cares. We are all doing our jobs out here, but you say we are not. Come out and see. We'll show you.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 Priority for hh and his team is disapline. That is the only control he has with employees. Before hh supervisors where not aloud to touch a tool etc. That had all changed,there where many times they had so many people out of service. That supervisors had to make up for no employees. The trains would get delayed. The phones would ring off the hook looking for answers why. They worked these guys 16 hours a day. They would fly managers in from all over to try get work done that out of service employees should of been doing. Then the managers that flew in for two weeks. They abolished a lot of the managers jobs. Because they showed they weren't needed back home. These the ones that did not volunteer to go out of town work 16 hours a day where not team players in hh eyes. And no extra pay because they where Salaried. A lot packed it in they seen, the light they where working for no extra pay. And threats of divorce for some. And yes it pays to play stupid. Do what your told nothing else. Most managers took those jobs to avoid manual labour. They are knee deep in it now,a lot forgot where they live and spouses name. The price of being loyal to hh. Which they also hate.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Good info UP NORTH. That's right on with the information we are being told by UNION Reps that have been in contact with CN,CP counterparts. They also said while it was a big adjustment and unstable times they all came out making more money and have had 2 opportunities to go back to the old agreement and chose not to. This EHH is certainly a monster to the industry and the company it seems. Guess he knows what he's doing, time will tell....   Name: UpNorth E-mail: needoxygen?.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 On the CN when he was here, we went to an hourly rate, from a mileage rate. Tossed out almost all of the then current working agreements. Went to a basic 10 hour day. Overtime rate for everything over 10 hours. With some basic agreements. Like calling procedures, and being run-around for an assignment. Rules covering Holidays, Birthdays, Personal Days, and Vacations. One thing that became easier was putting in our time tickets. We no longer had to keep track of every mile we traveled. It was Start Time to Finish Time. No more Yard/Road Jobs......just Jobs, no distinction between the two. If we got to any terminal with time to work, we worked. Up until we reached that 10 hour mark, then we tied up. But, once they got us out working, we usually managed to do that two hours worth of work in four or more hours, often not even finishing what they gave us. Some of the guys only wanted to work in the yard, others only wanted to work on the road. We bid on regular assignments, some that worked in the Yard, and others that worked the Road. I remember we had a bunch of Turn Jobs. I worked them for a couple of years. Started at about 17:00, headed toward Chicago with a train. Met a Chicago crew coming with a train and we swapped trains and returned to our starting point. This was quite a comedy for a few months. One crew in particular, hard runners, Notch 8 always...... They would return to Battle Creek with like maybe 5 hours to work, 3 before starting overtime, 2 more at overtime. But they wanted to just tie up and go home. Nope......the orders were "Make sure you talk with the Yardmaster when you get in." We'd hear them crying and sobbing, and a lot of comments on the radio to them were like: "What are you doing back so soon?" Eventually they learned ..... DON'T COME IN WITH TIME LEFT TO WORK. So most of the trains that were taking say 5 to 6 hours between Chicago and Battle Creek began to take a little longer. But, what was happening was NOBODY CARED. Nobody was wondering why the trains that were normally only taking 5 to 6 hours between start and end points was now taking 7, 8, maybe even 9, or more hours. Nobody cared. I wish that I could have kept records of the train times from before EHH, to after EHH. I know for a fact, that some of the trains coming into Battle Creek from Chicago, that were only taking 6 or 7 hours took longer, and a lot of them never even made it all the way in 12 hours. And the trains between Battle Creek and Port Huron started taking longer, and then into Toronto from Sarnia was taking longer. If I could show it some how, but I can't, you'd see the travel time between Chicago and Toronto go from about 18 to 20 hours, to like 30 to 36 hours. But nobody cared!!! Oh yeah......did we make more or less money before EHH, or after EHH. During the EHH days I was working a Local Assignment, with pretty regular hours, getting in on time every day. Well, the last two years I worked out on the road. I had been earning right around$100,000.00 a year. We were still getting that Productivity Pay. But the last two years I worked I made over $150,00.00, each year. But I had to retire, a couple years early, my knees gave out. A lot of what I've said here is just skimming the top. There were a lot more things happening out there "After EHH", that wasn't happening "Before EHH." Before, the crews were calling and getting all of our paperwork, and information written down, and calling to make sure the taxi was there to pick us up 30 minutes early. It was run run run.....and when we got home it was tie up and be gone. But after EHH arrived and changed everything, nobody ran for anything. We didn't do anything, until we got to the yard office. When we went down to the hotel lobby, if the taxi wasn't there.....oh well. It'll be along sometime. If you really want to cause problems ...... DON'T THINK. DO WHAT THEY TELL YOU. NOTHING EXTRA. EVERYBODY TURN INTO THAT STUPID IDIOT THAT THE COMPANY ALREADY THINKS YOU ARE.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 Before hunter Harrison. Disapline the company used the brown system. 60 demerit points against you and you where fired. If you got say 40 demerits. You could burn 10 a year off your 40. If you had no more incedents. They did away with the brown system now they send you home and you come in for statement at later date. I was pulled out of service twice as a carman. Sat at home for six weeks. But they where bullshit charges. The union got me back to work both times with back pay and incedents removed from my personal file. I assume you local reps have been in touch with canadien reps on all this dissapline shit. They are in the know. You guys and your union reps have some big fights on your hands. Nice part is when hh loses and has to pay back pay to people that where pulled out of service. He turns grey. Lack of oxygen.   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 23 July 2017 ALL I AM SAY IS SLOWDOWN..... BUT BE CAREFUL... DO YOUR JOB AND BE SAFE!THEY BAN BRAKESTICKS... MAKE SURE YOU INSPECT ALL OF THE LADDERS ON THE CARS ,ALL HAND HOLDS AND THE CROSSING PLATFORMS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, NOT BENT, LOOSE OR ARE RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE BEFORE YOU CLIMB UP TO PUT THE HANDBRAKES ON.IF SOME MANAGER ASK YOU WHAT YOUR DOING , POLITELY JUST EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE CHECKING THE SAFTEY APPLIANCES ARE SAFE TO USE. THEY WANT YOU TO GET OFF MOVING EQUIPMENT UNDER 4 MPH...FUCK NO!I WAS ASKED WHY I SLOWED DOWN ONCE WHILE BEING WATCHED TO ABOUT 2 MPH AND GOT OFF. I EXPLAINED THAT THE ROAD BALLAST IN THE YARD AND A SPEED OF 4MPH PROBABLY RESULT IN ME TAKING A FACE PLANT ON THE BALLAST. I'M OLD AND I CAN'T WALK OR RUN 4MPH...SO WE SLOWED DOWN. IT ALL ADDS UP. DO IT SMARTLY AND SAFELY. WE ALL TAKE THAT EXTRA MINUTE TO COMPLETE A TASK THIS PLACE WILL MELTDOWN   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 Yes they did the exact same thing in all cp shops. Wait till they ask you to lift your pant leg to see if your boots are laced to the top. Now watch the supervisors will turn into real pricks. Intimidating stares. Etc they are just getting started with you guys..they will set an example with a few guys to get you all fall in line. It is all part of there plan.   Name: Wifey E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 July 2017 Not sure if other shops had this as their standard but Cumberland shop has always had for all crafts line up before starting their shift where they get their assignments of what they will be working on. As a group all crafts would meet in the locker room. They always started with the Pledge of Allegiance and mandatory pre shift stretches. Their reasoning was it prevented injuries. They had several posters in the locker ro showing how to do the stretches and the reason behind them. All supervisors were required to lead the pledge and lead the stretches. Then the supervisors would give out shift assignments. As of yesterday all of the safety posters were removed and they are no longer saying the Pledge of Allegiance or doing pre shift stretching. They were told it was wasting 2 minutes that they could be working. Cumberland also no longer has a 3rd shift. Supervisors also came in last week and removed every chair and bench from the shop. They said there is no reason ever to be sitting while on the clock. They also made a new rule last week that all vehicles in the parking lot must be facing out of parking spaces and are required to now back in to their parking space. Besides all of the layoffs in Cumberland people are quitting left and right.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 July 2017 The rumor is that Huntington is starting a Q line and when it's up and running Russell loco shop will shut down.   Name: Charlie berry E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 https://youtu.be/-bmTnOF-JCw Wise words of E. Hunter Harrison much wacth   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Making it rain Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 23 July 2017 I heard Russell KY is about to get quite a bit busier in about a month or two, anyone know if there's any truth to that?   Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 July 2017 LET'S KEEP IT GOING...... SLOW THE FUCK DOWN..... A MINUTE HERE, A MINUTE THERE..... IT ALL ADDS UP.... DWELL TIME IS ON THE RISE IN ALL YARDS....GOOD JOB PEOPLE, KEEP IT UP!!!!!! HUNTER CAN KEEP LYING TO REPORTERS FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ABOUT HOW ROSY THING ARE AND HOW THE NUMBERS ARE GREAT, BUT COUSTOMERS WILL START BITCHING SOON ENOUGH. OF COURSE HUNTER WILL TELL EVERYONE WHO WILL LISTEN HOW " A FEW OF TROOPS ARE PUSHING BACK" SO PEOPLE LET'S PUSH THIS FUCKER BACK!!!!   Name: HUNTER E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Some of you guys are absolute IDIOTS. Proves my point that a lot of you need to be fired. First off you fools, you don't get that my remarks being a short timer and an interim president relates to my 3 year contract. In the RR business that is a short timer, and if I choose to leave before then, my money's been earned. I've proved that most of you morons in JAX weren't needed and I'm working my way down the ranks. As for the the T&E nut jobs that think the FRA is in anyway concerned about a train tied down, or too long for the EOT to work, just shows you know nothing about railroading. I'm a true old school REAL "RAILROADER", I know how to get things done in this business. You think the shareholders are going to listen to any thing you IDIOT's are saying, you are sadly mistaken. We are in this for the money. All these investors are backing me to make us money, not to worry about a bunch of snotty nose, pandering, whining, candy ass cry babies. PS. Don't think my oxygen tank will run out any time soon, the shareholders have been very generous, I've got the latest version designed by NASA. Besides, my minions are in place for the CSX plan of tomorrow if anything should happen to me. GODSPEED FELLOW "TRUE RAILROADERS". I WILL CONTINUE TO RETURN US TO A TRUE RAILROAD AND GET RID OF THE CRY BABIES. Eventually all that's left will be the veteran's of the USA we pushed to hire and we will prosper again....GOODNIGHT ALL. "I need a refill Michael".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Worrisome times. How do we know if Hunter has gone mad or is suffering from some kind of oxygen deprived affliction? Will the board of directors just let him destroy CSX?   Name: Fired E-mail: Free oxygen.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 A MUST READ http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html   Name: Wax E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 In Waycross, if you complain to the super he is going to find a way to write you up for insubordination. If you get in trouble for something they will write you up for insubordination also so you won't get any run off insurance. They are going to make on duty trains go to service center instead of a tower because people complained about walking. Built a gravel parking lot at south Waycross for swap out trains going south. If you bring a train back north that goes into the yard you will catch hell getting back to your train.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 FRA!!!! There are trains stacked up outside of Avon yard for miles. Some of these trains are over 2 miles long and have been siting on road crossing. Some have been blocking private drives where its the owners only way out. They are tied down and no one on them! You also know that there is no way in hell the Tele's are working properly on them. The communication drops on every train I have been on that's been this long. What do you plan on doing about this. You going to step in and start talking to the crews about it? You all told the Nashville division guys to file reports and complaints and we all know they have. Whats your next step. When you going to step in. Extra board guys are dog catching every single day. the Great lakes division chiefs are threatening engineers if the wont go drag a train in that's not in their qualified area. Some guys haven't been east and west out here and they are telling them if they don't go get on the trains where they are current anymore they are pulling them out of service and they will go qualify on their own time with no pay. Refusing to give them pilots! They have been told about FRA LAW 240.231 and just do what they always do and just laugh and blow it off. What are you going to do about this!!!!! They are so desperate they are doing what ever they want to keep HH happy including raping out union agreement. You FRA inspectors better get your arsses in gear and start stepping it up!   Name: fred E-mail: oxygen4sale.org Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 July 2017 Guys keep posting reviews on Glassdoor and indeed. It only takes about 5 minutes. Let the public know the truth about this company and our CEO.   Name: lo E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjLuq2bjJ3VAhVp3IMKHe1ECksQFggtMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joc.com%2Frail-intermodal%2Fclass-i-railroads%2Fcsx-transportation%2Fcsx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html&usg=AFQjCNFwKseDMF6mf8NJFQSeGycCguZ6FQ Eugene doesn't give a shit about intermodal. Darth Eugene shut down and dismantled Caskey Yard. he showed up it wasn't his idea to build it so he ripped up the tracks of a multi million dollar cost to CSX. First yard to be built in 30 years lasted about 3years. 1st time Id pools were working! I red an article from 2015 that he had serious health issues that would have caused a sane man to step down. Power hungry Eugene would not no matter the cost to CP. Over 2 years ago had major surgery and still tethered to an oxygen machine today. If he wore that oxygen mask to the board then he must ALWAYS need it. The dumbasses at CSX handed the helm over to him. A lot of the men and women at Jax that was all for it are now unemployed or on their way out.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Cool Mo D Same shit happened in Canada.   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Article in Wheeling News Register about Bob Murray is complaining to Fed's about crappy service CSX is giving his company which loads massive amounts of coal at his mines. I think we are all doomed with this idiot at the throne.   Name: exCSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Actually, Hunter will be fine with that. He hates intermodal trains. He wants long manifest freights that don't require special handling or a fast schedule.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 UPS has threatened to pull it's almost 3oo million dollar a year business from CSX if we can't start getting the UPS trains over the road. HH is telling the customers that he can't do anything about it. He's useless. This didn't start until he got here.   Name: Dirty Mike E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 July 2017 When Hunter Harrison's oxygen tank runs out and he finally dies, which should be soon, I will find his grave site, drink a six banger of Miller Lite tall boys, and piss all over his grave. This will happen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 22 July 2017 After reading good article on Railage .com I decided to submit this. Retired from Cp as Carman after thirty two years. I retired asap took a hit on my pension. Was scared to get fired. I have seen many changes on the rr over the years. But when Hh took over I could not believe people could be intimidated and belittled in the way Hh had done. The new hired conductors as soon as they finished there student trips and put on there own. Some had not worked tracks in certain yards. One young family man first new to yard got crushed between two cars. He was a news flash in safety bulletin. Hh was sorry for the interruption in service. Just a pawn in his game. Cn hogger and conductor where crossing old tress all with train that had heavier new units. Bridge collapse the units with crew went into the river, no survivors. Hh that bridge was inspected just last week. Liar. Just two more pawns. I could go on and on. I'm still affected from his time at Cp. Before Hh came to Cp there was a compassionate management and employee culture. That was there to help no matter what colour helmet you wore. The management that where friends and good people did not stay in those positions unless they showed there teeth. And only thing that mattered was production. Lots of people where fired for next to nothing. Families suffer employees have union that returned many to work with backpay. Management had to hire lawyer. Stick together people Hh will just be bad memory.important in his own click.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 I think it could really help also if you guys could update everyone when you start to see layoffs, and include the status of your terminal, like are you already short on crews or are there truly too many guys around? When the public sees how unnecessary the cuts are before it causes more backups and congestion, then they won't believe ehh's claims that we're laying down on the job. This is a repeat of his last episodes, let's be the first to expose his garbage plan to the shareholders and the public   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Oh yeah, here's a neat one: trainmaster was to start vacation tomorrow, finished his 39 hour shift at 18:00, by 19:00 he received an email stating that all management vacations and scheduled days off have been cancelled until further notice! I believe it was sent to all trainmasters. Not sure if anyone else in management is included. Does he want them all to quit?? What's the real plan here? Out of maybe 8 or 10 trainmasters that I see, I'd say 5 or 6 are considering quitting, like soon.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 July 2017 Yes,read excsx article. Keep posting the bullshit that we have to deal with out here. It's now published and will continue for the public to read. New castle still has 700 willard cars, some for over a week. Willard still only takes so many a day and they keep coming. For 2 days in a row, had 2 trains bound for Willard tied down on the main with no plan to move them. They moved one and parked another in it's place.   Name: Jinkem E-mail: T Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Everyone must read the article excsx posted on here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Xtra board is stacking up again , furloughs have started more to come   Name: exCSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/blogs/william-vantuono/whats-going-on-at-csx.html?channel=00 Good article.   Name: cheated 2 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 CHEATED Ethics hotline is up and running. Some people(logan) just like to come on this site a run their pie hole with a bunch of shitz stirring trouble. Most likely someone in management trying to disrupt our discussion. Oh, how do I know its still up and running.... I just used it a few hours ago.   Name: Screwed yet again E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 July 2017 Well, once again the not so smart union is standing by while the blet begins negotiating for an hourly rate. As usual, the engineers will get an agreement passed first that will be a much better one than than the crumbs we will be crawling around on our knees for. Wake up SMART.   Name: Lloyd E-mail: lickonmeballs@ehh.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Slow down by the troops you say? You crusty old fuck. No one likes working for this company anymore. We've all been mentally abused out here for years and you come along and add the icing on the cake. Take the brake stick and shove it up your ass. Wouldn't want to waste anything out here. While you're at it say hi to dirty Mike and the boys in the fuck shack.   Name: UP Boxcar E-mail: Boxcdar411@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 July 2017 All us other railroads are watching, and yes ... a few less job positions since Mr Harrison took CEO. I'm just amazed at how approximately 2,000 people can simply be let go. I'm surprised CSX even has a webpage.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 20 July 2017 What a little bitch it didn't take long already blaming the men. In one instance, service slid back to previous levels, Harrison says. The other case was a result of a labor slowdown, which Harrison described as “pushback by some of the troops.”   Name: Milkman E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Uptown Good post First I want to make clear. I believe Eugene Is a has been and Mantleridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with him. With that being stated. Has much has I can't stand him or his bullshit. The stock needs to drop below 40. Before we can make some of these statements I'm reading on here.   Name: Dave twillble E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 July 2017 Please read, customers are talking to the press http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/19-csx-service   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 July 2017 I bet when hunter Harrison bought a horse for his ranch. He did not take home the one with its ribs showing and half dead. The major share holders ended up with lame horse Hh.And they think they are intelligent!I wonder who dumped there stock before,Hh anoucement that he's a lame horse and on his way to glue factory.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 July 2017 It's not working, all a shell game   Name: Ozzy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 July 2017 CSX stock down another$1.30 as of mid-afternoon 7/20/17 the pressure is on and the shareholders are not happy with EHH drastic measures may be taken to save himself but at this rate he might not last much longer 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 July 2017 And that goes double for all of us CPRS employees here in the U.S. as well. The walls are slowly closing in on this thieving and lying S.O.B as they should and, as they say, karma is definitely a bitch! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 20 July 2017 I said to the brother and sisters here at cp that one day karma is going to swing around and get,that morally bankrupt Hh. He has no values for other human beings just his greed. When he is fully out of the csx picture. Take a sigh of relief,you will have hard core bosses but nothing like heartless hunter. We had this piece of shit for five years and he destroyed lots of peoples lives.Good Riddens Hh. From all of us in Canada. 

 Name: herp E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Merle?? What do you mean he's gone? He's not gone what are you talking about? 

 Name: 4real E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 ethics is gone? 

 Name: SLOWDOWN E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Stock is down $2.77 today .looks like my slowdown is working.so don't worry everyone my slowdown will get rid of hunter. LOL   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 July 2017 Sell that csx stock. Buy ticker Ftn pays 14.50 percent dividend payed every month. Tip from canada   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Ethics department eliminated, ethics hotline shutoff by Harrison. How will I complain about that piece o' shit Jack Vierling III, and his little ass clown Wes Lindner? WWW.CSX-SUCKS.COM!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 July 2017 Just last week I posted on here. Hh would not see this threw. That is why I did not buy csx stock. Well now he can go down ,in the history books as the biggest haul in train robberies!   Name: mercy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 APE aka ehh suck ass That's what he's stating.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Fred, the stocked plummeted last night before the meeting ever happened today.   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 The statement by Eugene about his tenure being brief. This is to give reason why stock is dropping. Nothing more.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj2zKfc_pXVAhUm2IMKHY1nCikQFghLMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bizjournals.com%2Fjacksonville%2Fnews%2F2017%2F07%2F19%2Fcsx-ceo-drops-bombshell-during-earnings-call.html&usg=AFQjCNEOtElVZTMVQrK7-qMT_neJOltfXA Good One Must Read!   Name: OZZY OZ BURN E-mail: I am the Jackal Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 As of mid afternoon today 7/19/17 CSX stock is down$3.25 from previous close!!!! So for those that don't understand that means you just lost 3.25 for every share you have, if you have a measly 500 shares you lost over $1500 today. Of course it doesn't close for another 3 hours but it don't look good.   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 19 July 2017 the ole horse thief says he doesnt eant a culture of fear??? also, hes an interm ceo. 300 million for an interm??? get csx back on stable footing??? guess those chapter 9 papers were kept secret. no mentions of return or bonuses. I find it diabolical if the unions utter the word strike a judge is pulled outta the rack out of his secretary office post haste. but let a corporate raider and his stooge steal millions and dismantle the an entire raolroad and nothing. no sec. no fra. no ntsb. nothing. steal and destroy away. this country will feel eugenes and paulie treachery. price rebuilding railroad infrastructure. incomprehensible. gratest robbery since ww2.   Name: bill stevens E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2017 effective immediately all publications including past present and future, electronic and paper of trains magazine will be changed to the Eugene h harrison fan club official lovefest site. hail Eugene. eigene heil.   Name: Elanoir E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Word on street from ex trainmaster is Clinchfield being sold to shortline.   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 MERGER...BLAH BALH I sware to god of I hear one more person say We are going to merge Im going to puke. Been hearing this same old song and dance for so many years its just pathetic.. First it was the UP and CSX for years. Then it was with the NS and then the threat of the CP. You people talk to much shit and don't spend enough time doing what is right. Stupid conductors are the worst. They are letting TM's go out there and do their work. Throw switches, line air hoses and put on tele's. Don't these stupid pups know that is a serious violation of our union agreement for management to do union contractors work. That goes straight to the international. Goes right past the LC and GC for review. 5 day penalty pay. These pups don't give a shit about their union rights but bitch when the union doesn't get their claim paid right away. How about the suck asses who keep doing work in violation of the agreement. Know of 4 hoggers on the extra board the take trains out of their assigned territory every time they are asked and don't question the chief one time about it. They don't put in claims either. Nothing but a bunch of such asses and union busters who are bringing everyone else down. We brothers who fight for our union rights got to fight two battles. Management and scab brothers. No wonder our unions have been going to hell for years. Bad enough the company has them in their pocket, but now we got to deal with turn coats who wont even try to fight them. We might as well just bend over and take it cause we got two wars to fight. Getting to old for this shit!   Name: The watchmen E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 July 2017 Some are starting to ask the right questions, please read https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-07-18/csx-profit-chugs-along-but-could-come-at-a-price   Name: Sampson E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 July 2017 More propaganda please read http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/18-csx-earnings   Name: CRRguy E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 19 July 2017 Do any of my southeast usa friends have any idea what ehh is going to do with the clinchfield from spatanburg all the way north? heard anything? ehh has slowly been adding a train here and a train there back to the route but not utilizing it as the quickest route to chicago from the south? Blue Ridge Subdivision, Florence Spartanburg McCormick subdivisions. Has anyone heard of any traffic increases in the area? What about the Georgia Road from Atlanta to Augusta? Share some insight if you can. So much more freight can be routed up the clinchfield to replace the coal, manifest trains can utilize it too. Any insight on if it is coming back to life would be appreciated! Thanks! Just worried ehh will pull the rails and abandoned this area from South Carolina north up the Clinchfield. It was mostly coals, with additional freights and locols, now this area gets one train north and one train south, maybe a local.   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Louisville is 3rd in line on the chopping block right now, it's going to happen just haven't heard specifics yet   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2017 Would you really want poor people running the company, LOL.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 Nice1: All RRs are wanting low operating ratios & higher profits. Bet they figure with the Trump regime in place - this is a good time to try for the moon no matter what it may take. C'mon, what big company actually gives a rat's butt about employees & their families anyway?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 July 2017 Heard from NS employee. NS is following HH lead. Big cuts. End game CSX /NS/CP ???   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 July 2017 We needed those men at Nashville. They stayed busy day in and day out. Today their services are no longer needed? I call bullshit! I agree E is running this company into the ground. It's all one orchestrated effort for a merger. They claim he's a turnaround expert. CSX HAS MADE A PROFiT SINCE SNOW! It's all horseshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what about transportation dept in Nashville   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 The details on Nashville is half the shop is out on the street.   Name: Helpivefalenncantgetup E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2017 http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/csx-wants-to-renovate-jacksonville-headquarters Loss of safety boots helps pay for Eugene's renovations for his handicapped accessible office and personal medical staff. What's the news on Nashville? Details please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 The Nashville Shop let half their employees go today. There are no openings to go anywhere else for the furloughed employees as they release in their statements to the press every time they lay off. Harrison will run CSX in the ground forcing them to merge. CP wanted to merge last year and CSX refused and now we have their CEO. Coincidence?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2017 I'm curious as to how much longer it will be before the company provides an outline on when they intend to move all dispatchers back to Jax. These moves will be not only difficult for the dispatchers but also very hard on their families and children. We just would like to know when the offices are being moved. Some form of a date for the offices would be appreciated.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 what happened in Nashville   Name: Lk E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 July 2017 Well Nashville pretty much came to close this morning. Nothing but a service center left.   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 18 July 2017 attn admin. could you please change the name of this site. csx workers for equitable treatment. csx supporters for joining the 21st century. Somethingt to that effect. and bar robert pines. please. tyvvm.   Name: Doingfine E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 After a thorough review of the money waisted on our new ceo CSX will discontinue its practice of paying for these personal items boots,glasses, flashlights, and or anything else on behalf of employees and is applicable to all employees except for a small number of individuals whose work Requires knee pads and or oxygen. Safety Was of great importance at CSX, and is considered outdated and irrelavent CSX is committed to providing a harsh work environment that supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of CSX through a wide range of lies and intimidation. At the same time, employees are expected to contribute to The ceo retirement fund by ensuring they arrive on the job prepared to work and cut corners. Thank you for joining with CSX and all of your colleagues in striving to make our company the worse in the railroad industry. We're just happy to do our part Sir. Thank you Sir, may we have another?   Name: Nice1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Keep posting reviews on glass door and indeed. I'm seeing a lot of new ones. This is a great way to let the public know the truth. I'm calling on all my Union brothers and sisters. Please post reviews and comments anywhere on social media.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2017 There are posts on here: something about how all what's going on now will pass. And: the Ol' csx system that was known before will probably not be the same........   Name: Slow it down E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 17 July 2017 Every yard crew needs to slow down. If you have 2 crews per shift equals 6 crews per day. Now if each crew does 10 to 15 cars less per day, thats 60 to 75 cars less per day. now thats 420 to 525 less cars being switched per week. Now times that by how many yard jobs thee are on the system. Bleed them slowly and smartly. Don't do anything obvious that will bring attention to yourself. The yards are already cloging up!! Take a extra few minutes here and there to do things. No brake stick... no problem my fat old ass now will have to climb up on the car to put the hand brake on.take 5 times as long to apply a brake instead of wrapping on quickly with a stick.   Name: Wax E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 22 jobs cut off in Waycross next week. And we have a dipshit for a superintendent.   Name: Cliff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 Anonymous please dont post anymore your post only kill one thing, oir credibility, please try to stay as professional as possible, bad words are ok venting frustrations is understandable, buts threats make us look childish and stupid   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2017 No more pushers after July 22 crews must double hills real safe, real smart, real good for velocity what are they thinking!!!!   Name: Yes E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2017 great post guarddog. The most truth I've heard in a long time.   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 17 July 2017 “We had a rule that said you could take a nap while you worked,” Mr. Harrison ( Eugene) said in a recent interview. “We don’t have that now.” Looks like the old horse thief Harrison is up to his arrogant propaganda and worker bashing again. Big man on campus with his Wall Street journal lackey, I mean reporter, Paul ziobro controlling the narrative how lazy and entitled we are. NO NAPPING. You overpaid lazy under worked lay abouts is what all the Headline readers Thoughts are. Little mention of schedules. Forced work days. Nor a few other reasons this was helpful. When they brought necessity up it's well down in the article. Eugenes other slightly less than stellar actions include stealing a guys lunch money and giving it to fat pink palmed paulie, paramount to horse thievery. Paulie is the enemy. Every time that sorry classless bastard walks out of a Walmart someone should belittle him. Harass him verbally. Hope he touches you. Then bash his gold fillings down his throat. For the rest of paulies life he should be looking over his shoulder. No paulie the teamsters do not like you. Nor are they afraid of you. You will reap what you've sown paulie. Have no doubt. Paul.Ziobro@wsj.com https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-more-naps-on-the-railroad-says-new-csx-boss-1500024602 Need to post this article on social media. Explain the facts. Don't let Eugene regain the initiative in the propaganda war. Post it. Spread it. Get the truth out there. Kinda ironic the old horse thief steals workers money. 12+ hours days without breaks or lunches then lies and claims we have an entitled culture. While giving paulie our stolen lunch money. Unbelievable. Rotten Eugene to the core. Works from home while denying us sick time. Capitalism run amok. This cannot stand. Strike? Refuse return orders? Stand like men or die like worms. Horse thief's use to get hung. That would be to good for these two. Guy works his ass off to provide for his family and these two steal his money. Refusing to pay earned overtime. Miles ran. Contractural claims. Then lie to the press. Where's Justice. When's Justice. How's Justice. Ps. Conrail merger brought chaos. Service interruptions. Government stepped in. Perhaps that's what is needed..... Pps. Eugene says this is his best gig ever. Obviously because he has more workers to abuse, demean, humiliate, and steal from. Lucky us. God you brought us Goliath, now where's david   Name: Csx E-mail: Rr Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 July 2017 fill us in, is radnor shut down and sold   Name: Tra E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2017 CSX sent a notice to shippers on their northern tier lines last week advising that precision railroading "enhancements" will result in 72 hours of additional transit time. Only EHH could claim an additional 72 hours is an "enhancement". No yard PTI? Wrong your TM are using for them for yard assist. CSX lies to customers,employees and themselves. We've had jobs added then cut added back on then cut again. E not getting enough oxygen. Has been can be paid like pharaoh and we can't get a reasonable contract.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Don't know if they have done this at csx. At cp they put over 1000 high security locks on the switches so they can't be used. They limit switching options for employees in the yards. They think. BY doing this will reduce run threw switches. Some of these dreamers in head office could not organize a drunk in a liquor store.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Hey shareholder, this company doesn't care about the customers. The board of directors doesn't care about any of it. They care about that short term stock price. They have been telling the customers to go fuck themselves for as long as I've been here. They don't care if you have 1 boxcar, or a thousand covered hoppers a day. If it inconveniences them or if UPS is within a hundred miles, your freight is going to sit. I saw them show up and remove a switch at a customers facility because they just didn't want to deal with them. Spread the word to your fellow shareholders. He's gutting the company for short term gains and is currently holding thousands of customers cars everywhere throughout the company with no plan to get them to their destination.   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Melt downs? RR service interruptions? Where are the customers AND the Board Of Directors?   Name: Clifford E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 This is shit is becoming down right comical at this point, gridlocks customers being told to hurry up and wait, oh yea and that slap in the dick they offered as a contract, guys just go to work do the job, dont kill ur self but dont lay down, dont give this rotten old soul sucking fuck face a reason to make an example out of your location, i have heard of a possible strike in the near future, just remember if it comes to that ehh will get what he wants, a reason to qualify management to run trains for a strike defense, and oh yea when we get forced to go back after 1 day bye president rump, our negotiations will go before the presidential advisory board and they will pick our contract, or hunter gets us to bite on a out of national handling contract for what appears to be a great hourly rate but really we end up selling our souls, let him implode his self lers go to work, get done what we can get done, the right way the professional way and safely, fight for ur terminal it my not mater in the end but we r railroaders lets stand up for one another while acting like the trained professional industrial athletes we r.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Someone touched on a very interesting aspect earlier today. When that functioning lunatic EHH was at CPRS, he went through not one, not two, not three but FOUR Chief Financial officers during his 4 1/2 reign of terror. That simply doesn't happen at most companies and that there were rumors abound that he was being investigated by the SEC for possible stock fraud during his stay at CPRS should be telling at the very least. With the apparent meltdown mode in seemingly full swing at CSXT that ultimately leads to frustration among customers (big AND important customers at that) and lost business, it wouldn't shock me if there's some book-cooking that is or will be going on. Honestly, if EHH wasn't running a railroad of some sort where he couldn't exercise his power and bullying/intimidating, he'd likely be in a mental hospital instead.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 July 2017 It's not just in Buffalo, it's system wide from the Redi Center on down thru out every division!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2017 Buffalo meltdown beginning.... cars stacking up...trainmasters also starting to meltdown, pressure on them starting to show.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Yes, documentation provides substantiation.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 The canadien government has no teeth. When hh was in charge of cn. There where more train derailments and employees life's lost. Employees where forced to take trains under protest ie safety violations of equipment and safety inspections. Keep a log of times dates management that force you to run unsafe equipment. With all the changes and cuts.there will be derailments. And answers will be wanted. Cover your ass.   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 July 2017 CSX rock crawler/pines GO AWAY! Don't go away mad just go away. Go tell your little csx public safety director that you are not wanted. Go find another "FAKE" post to put on here. Sidings are plugged for 90 miles on the greatlakes division. Cant get the freight across the road and customers are not getting their goods. On the brink of gridlock. What's happening out there? Is it because so many yards have been cut down or so many people have lost their jobs and said screw it and just quit instead of moving 100's of miles away. Is it because they have cut so many local jobs that no one can get anything done. Extra boards are exhausted and trains are sitting out again. Now crews are dealing with the new PTC on the greatlakes division and it isn't working with the TO program. Train after train is going into suppression because the programs just aren't compatible. Many complain the TO is too fast. Runs to hot for the PTC. Now is not the time for train delays. Its always something with this outfit and now the new CEO and his precision railroading plan has everything in turmoil. Avon yard was plugged and couldn't take anymore freight. How the stock is going up is beyond all of us. Do the investors crunch numbers, count their un hatched chickens or just live on pure fake speculations! That is a question as old as "what came first, the chicken or the egg!"   Name: Sigs E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Avon is packed with cars, it is bursting at the seams right now. It doesnt have enogh engines to move trains out of departure yard and they got another 1200 in route. 700 in recieving, 1000 in bowl, and 1150 in departure. Cars dont move with out engines Ewing. So much for that precision shit.   Name: UP El Chapo E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 UP Management: Profits will only improve when you decide to post bail for El Chapo, so that the drug trains can start raining profits again. Maybe one of your stogies can tap on Jim Young's grave, and ask how he got away with the crime of the century....Or maybe not..,because Karma is a Bitch that needs another Whore!   Name: Republic of the US E-mail: Patriot 2002-2006 & 2016-? Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 July 2017 Make history gents, give the media something to talk about and be remembered for the next 100+ years. Save your railroad. It won't take much and it won't take long. This country is highly dependent on rail transportation. With or without the union you have to save your railroad. Save it before it's to late because it is almost gone.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2017 Nothing I said was a complaint. Just a simple service update for my fellow union brothers. I go when they call and I'd never take a paycheck if I wasn't giving an honest days work. I think we should let each other know, and maybe the public might read a few lines about the truth out here. I know service hiccups will happen in his plan, but there's some unnecessary intimidation and abuse of power going on. Some bullying of crews and terminals. It's not right. Hopeful for the future or not, we should still have a voice, and this might be all we have...   Name: Never happen E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 We will NEVER see 450-550 on a 10 hrs day. Fact...!!!!!! Keep dreaming ..   Name: switchtender E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I can't wait untill we start making 450-550 a day and overtime after 10. HH made the Canadians the best paid railroaders on the continent.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 I agree with you 100%   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Velocity starts when a train departs and ends when it arrives. But the dwell time is going to be pretty ugly. That's the time cars sit in a yard or siding. Nc has cars that haven't moved in 8 days, and there's no light at the end of the tunnel for them to start moving. Rule changes and intimidation hasn't even started. This is gonna get ugly, and our unions aren't even interested.   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 July 2017 precision I didn't know that about Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. Thanks for the info New dude I'm with you I'm sick of all the rule changes no one cam keep up with. The stress not being able to stay rested for a job. Most of all the intimidation of the new idpap.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Yup. And the lack of crews for these trains help to sugar coat things. Parked trains can't bring your velocity down without a crew. I've heard on both ends from dispatch that it's going to be a while because there are no crews anywhere, and it's been the same story for more than a week. Some buffalo crews were at Willard when their id pool ended, and they left them there for an extra day, some of them longer with no trains on their lineup, just to make a point. Fucked up. Ethics means what again??   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi4mYKywIzVAhUO8YMKHRQAAXkQqUMIKDAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newschannel5.com%2Fnews%2Fchanges-at-csx-transportation-means-job-cuts&usg=AFQjCNEAk-m99cvMM6GjSqtKbOkf5gA73A   Name: oboy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Hey precision It's funny how we all know the truth. Meanwhile csx is spreading the lies about how well this is all working out.   Name: Precision E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't forget to include new castle and Willard in that meltdown. New castle has about 700 cars for Willard and Willard is screwed and can't handle any of it. One yardmaster now, and he looks like he's having a meltdown as well. Willard is even sending cars back to new castle just to get them out of the way. Trainmasters melting down as well. I worked extra job the other day. 10hrs and never left the crew room. Not a track to switch into. It's about as fucked as it has ever been since steam engine days. Good job team. It'll probably work better tomorrow, right?   Name: fred E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Avon yard is shutting down? That yard has been in operation for over 100yrs. Where will all the men move to? What would be the closest move?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 July 2017 Many questions need to be answered by full-time union officers. Why are the salaries so high when they do 5 day work weeks with holidays off? They also get per diem & expenses if/when have to travel. Who actually pays for their insurance? Who's dues monies provide them with a union pension - that's in addition to RR Retirement? Heck, many local reps will take advantage too. Is no wonder why dues are costly & support \ union membership has been dropping for years.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 July 2017 Burned Out: You start. Waste of time & effort though to call unless it's between the hrs. of 9-5, Mon. thru Fri. & not a holiday.   Name: Shafted E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Burned Did they say anything about still being able to self report? Your right. We need this settled now. We can't protect ourselves from trumped up charged and being singled out if we don't know out union rights!   Name: Burned out E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 EVERYBODY A few LC have been telling people that some of the old IDPAP RULES are still in effect like 180 Grace periods and stuff. Also said anyone with discipline before new policy was granfatheted under the previous policy. Asked when the union was going to get this out in writing. They had no answer. Said they were just being told this stuff by the GC. WE ALL NEED TO START CALLING THE GC OFGICE AND DEMAND TO BE GIVEN IN WRITING WHAT'S GOING ON. No dues paid until we get answers! No more leaving us hanging with no answers to our future! No more being left in limbo. Members have rights! Demand answers!   Name: Cool mo D E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 July 2017 Don't know about anyone else but I'm afraid to lose my job. After 20 year's of being a locomotive engineer for CSX and being a loyal employee and only marking off with days I've earned. I surely don't want end my career working for a place that could care less about me.How much money does one man need at so many others misery.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2017 Hate to tell you people at csx. Hh has just started with csx,you will be blown away what this scum is planning on changing at csx. We had four years of him every day was a new day of stress and fear. It got to the point that you expected to get fired. If you did not use proper language and only railway communications you where out of service. If you did not have vest zipped to top pulled out of service. We where allowed 30 seconds to inspect car brake test included in that. The trains got longer and if hogger broke kknuckle .he was put back to conductor. The list goes on and on. Transport Canada put there heads in the sand. Dot your is cross your ts..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2017 Just before hh left cp. if you called in more than two times within a ninety day period you where Fired unless you had medical documentation to support you absence. That was with mechanical department.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2017 Hh will sell the land the steeel rail from sidings. Don't think it is to small. I don't think this time around he is going to push the stock price up like he did at cp. past results don't gaurentee future results.the stock has increased on hipe he does not have the time or energy to see this threw. He will start pushing the panick button if things don't happen fast enough.but then it does not matter he has a bag of money that he can't spend in hell.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2017 tea: Sad, but about the truth. The carriers & their backers do have friendly (to them) administrations & legislatures at present. Will never forget talking with US Congresspersons & their staffs - over 20 yrs. ago - they didn't understand complaints if workers were earning 30-40K per year & were provided a health insurance plan. Union officers may have their hands tied but am with you - should be no back patting whatsoever. Don't want to hear or read that BS.   Name: It's Time E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Railroad brothers, We need to get serious about what is happening to not only this company, but our jobs, our lives, our families' lives. Because of the dismantling of our company by Harrison and Mantle Ridge, only for them to flip stock, each of our futures are in jeopardy. The lives that we all have worked hard to secure and the future that we all have worked hard to ensure is at serious jeopardy. Now we can all keep complaining and keep talking about it, while watching it happen. Or we can get serious and plan a hostile takeover so that we can physically take our company back! This is a time for us all to become one and take a stand. We need to do whatever it takes to show that we will not stand for this any longer. We can start with organizing a strike. I know it gets talked about all of the time, but what are we going to do? Are we going to wait until all of our jobs are gone and then say, "we should have gone on strike a year ago"? Or are we going to do it now and stand up for once! We are made up of strong, smart men and women. We do not have to take this! People like Harrison do this because they know that we will not bond together and put a stop to it. If we have to take lives, then so be it! There are people who need to be killed! We need to take action! I'm sick of seeing our company be dismantled! I'm sick of watching friends and co-workers be wronged for absolutely no reason! I know that all of you are sick of it too! What are we going to do about it? What are you going to do about it? Let's bond together for once! Let's take action! IT'S TIME PEOPLE! IT'S TIME PEOPLE! IT'S TIME PEOPLE!   Name: Excsx E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Rumor is Osborn will be closed as a major yard and handle only local traffic.   Name: tea E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 when the new attendance policy comes out. We will all bitch about it. We will talk about how this bs will not be tolerated within 60 days our union will post or mail out a reply. The letter from the union will read something like. "This was a unilateral move by the carrier we extremely protested the new policy. We will do everything in our power to convince the carrier this is outrageous and unacceptable. But remember our hands are tied this is a company policy. The company ultimately can create and amend policy as they so desire. Hence the last 5 policies stuck. When the carrier will not agree on a reasonable contract on health care. The unions will take a vote on whether or not we should strike. The YES vote will be around 97% in favor of. There will even be meetings about the strike and who is to do what and signs will be made. The local guys will be off union business making posters and bullshit. Then we will get a sub-standard contract. Pay raise will be less than par. Insurance will increase. Work rules will be favor of the carrier. The union will once again mail out toilet paper stating they did everything they could and with a carrier friendly administration this contract surpassed their wildest imagination. They will praise one another for their relentless fight with the carrier. They will pat one another on the back for their great success. Yeah we've all seen this bullshit too many times Our grandparents would be greatly disappointed in us for tolerating this bullshit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 July 2017 It's entirely believable\possible -- they can milk it, sell it off/ parcel things out to whomever may want whatever. The ol' csx may be just a part of history.   Name: Horny Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 A brief update for all the millionaire shareholders out there. HH is going to make you even richer. REDI Center closed, Tilford Yard will be sold (Atlanta is a small city anyway, who cares!). Next up, Radnor Yard in Nashville, (Nashville is booming, we don't need that business), we'll take the 750 million the city is offering. 300 more job cuts in Jax today (you are welcome Mantle Ridge!) Wait till the guys and girls in the field see the new attendance policy (they don't need families or lives, the railroad is all they need!). If we find an employee that makes$50 an hour, fire him, and replace him with someone for $20 an hour (this is precision railroading!). The next union contract will be complete shit, get ready for paying big dollars for health insurance. We are doing away with 3-step as well, (so what if we kill a few dads and brothers) we get to make more money while we sit on our fat asses and suck on oxygen bottles!!!! CSX workers, if you are in a city with competing railroads, apply there now. CSX will be merged in the end. After HH leaves, stocks will crash, CSX will be parted and sold. Any of your friends that want to work for the railroad, tell them to run away, like they are on fire! CSX is the most corrupt, morally bankrupt company in the world. The new executives at CSX don't care what federal law says, screw the FRA, screw insider trading laws. Anything to make a buck, and they are daring the feds to come after them. They simply, are not afraid. You should be!   Name: Notch8 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Whats going on with osborn? Know some guys there and their traffic effects ours. What rumor are going around?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 July 2017 Wildcat strike will fix hh wagon!   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 HH survivors What the hell is going to happen to our seniority. What did he do to your jobs. Looks like he is wanting to make everything a great big pool and anyone can be made do anything. Roll in off your road job or a local and want to go home but they can make you stay and use you like a mule for everything. What is the point of having years out here doing your time on the extra boards just to lose a right to finally hold a job that you might enjoy or works out for your family schedule. I hope to god that our Union doesn't throw us under the bus and agree to take all that away from us. We have voiced our opinions. they know we don't want this crap. What did you guys do. Sounds like your reps didn't do a thing for you. All we can do is dissolve or union and start a new one. We have every right to do that by federal law. Im getting to old for this shit. Any advice you got we would appreciate.   Name: SLOW DOWN E-mail: MAKE THEM SWEAT Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 July 2017 Heads up, Osborn Yard in Louisville is about to be hit hard, possibly decimated within the next month   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 As a CPRS employee of 20+ years (and currently awaiting a determination from RRB on my Disability application) my thoughts are with the brothers and sisters at CSXT. Ol' Oxygen Tank left CPRS in a shambles and it will take Keith Creel YEARS (if not decades) to breathe new life into the company. Considering the fact that my job was abolished (along with thousands of others) during that rotten bastard's reign of terror and that he received at least seven or eight death threats during his 4 1/2 year stay, I'm surprised no one has taken a pot shot at this SOB since he came to J-ville.   Name: XUNION E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 Loco 1-10 You are 100% right. Just as the Trump has a vice, HH has a selected henchman to do his bidding after he is gone. As long as the stock is rising and their pockets are getting filled nothing is going to change. They already have their plan of action down to the last letter and no one will change it unless the new CEO that takes over after HH is gone is just playing a game and is waiting to change course to better pad his pockets. If your unions are not already paid off under the table then they should have already done their research and should know who will replace HH if and when he is either too ill or incompetent to run the company. They should have had an extensive back ground check done on the man and his legal team and should know his past history and where his head is at. Your GC should already know all this. Corner your LC'S and find out what they know. There is a dusty rag in every closet. No one gets to the position that HH is in without stepping on a lot of toe and calling in favors. Your only an idiot if you think their path has been one of moral high ground. A good business man never "poops" where he eats. The work force can make or break a company. There is not enough experienced management to handle running the Railroad if the workers decide enough is enough. Calling in the scabs and doing things the old fashioned way just doesn't cut it anymore. People are more demanding and want what they want now. They have no patience for a melt down. Blue collar workers are more ignorant than ever because they don't know what it was like before there were unions but if given the right push they can become like a herd of sheep. One starts the herd and the rest will follow. Start asking questions.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hate to bring y'all more bad news , but even if he slips on the banana peel. They have already got his puppets lined up to carry on his legacy, Making CSX great again. The stock price will rise , one way or another.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 T&E Employees It seems there is some concern about the possibility of a new attendance policy in the works that may be considered more stringent than the last. What ever policy is developed can not break State or Federal laws. An attendance policy is not uncommon in large corporations. Unfortunately you have workers who do not want to come to work on a regular basis and therefore the burden to do business is put back on the workers who do. This burden is a company policy that usually ends up punishing those who do not deserve it. No matter what policy is developed you have medical protection rights for yourself and your family. The laws are too lengthy to post. All children are protected under several child protection agencies and any medical treatment they may need comes first before any attendance policy that lays ground rules for absence from work for medical reasons. It is not necessary to get into the details about the medical rights/protection of children. Most company/corporations do not want to test the waters on this subject and are usually very accommodating. Second, if your family physician feels it is necessary for you to miss work due to an illness or injury, their written orders should be considered adequate enough to excuse you from your duties. Many have expressed their concerns that the company has said they can deny a doctors order if they feel it is not proper or not an eligible excuse and the employee can be ordered to return to work and given points towards future discipline. This is something that you must discuss in detail with your physician. Many medical doctors find this action not only a form of slander but boarders an insinuation that they are in a habit or writing orders that could be look at as a form or malpractice. If a medication is prescribed and your doctor orders you to miss work while using it there should be no denial to that order. There are many medications that the USDOT has listed that do not allow any one working for any company/agency that is involved with the transportation of commerce/goods to consume and work at the same time. You doctor is well aware of the side effects of the medications they prescribe as well as many state laws that govern the use of them while driving a motor vehicle. Remember, your corporation is not exempt from following all state laws. If your attendance policy has a point system that is used to determine progressive discipline steps and you are given points for taking medical days that are deemed necessary by your physician then you not only have an issue to forward to your union representative but you also have grounds to take the issue to your state health department and outside legal counsel. You may be bound by state laws that do not allow you to operate a motor vehicle and federal laws that do not allow you to work with any transportation department. Points assigned to an employee who are absent for medical issues or other personal reasons are considered discipline points. These points are not given to any employee as a form of reward. They have one purpose and one purpose only. To eventually discipline the employee for taking too many days off from work. Discipline points should never be given to an employee with written orders from a legally licensed physician. Do your research on your medications and give a copy of your policy to your family physician. Discuss their choice of action if you been denied an excused absence due to their orders or given points because their order was not considered legitimate enough to warrant your absence from work. Be prepared. The best course of action is to educate yourself on your State and Federal laws.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 July 2017 REDI Center sold. Tilford Yard in the process of being shuttered up. The worst is yet to come.   Name: Railroad Workers Union E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Railroad workers Union would be a better form union then the BLET & UTU SMART. Those railbuffs who run it seem to know whats happening and know how to look out for us ALL! Railroad Workers Union. The RWU.   Name: E Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 July 2017 Remember you tards, We own your ass! You do what we tell you to do. Your unions all been paid off and are big Pussies. Everyone of them. So come punch me in my face! I got some assistants who will kick your ass good. Just like those UTU and BLE officer pussies. Try it. E Hunter Harrison   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 13 July 2017 Hunter harrison needs to be punched in his old face.... he's 40 + years my senior, but I would take great pleasure punching him... seeing him fall to the floor.... then a couple good boots for added pleasure. Come on guys I bet as of today most of you use rather beat the shit out of HHH, THEN FUCK ANY GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE... sad point is I hear he has his own muscle to watch his back.   Name: Wax E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Phil Logan is one to be talking about people incompetent in doing their jobs.   Name: Anon E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 Spongebob- Please explain. I'm sure we are all curious what you know. If it's anything like the new idpap, well you'd be correct in that we won't like it. Also, not that I use it, but can this new policy have an impact on FMLA? Would love to hear from you.   Name: milkman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 July 2017 bhornet Great idea! I just posted my review on glassdoor and indeed. Everyone needs to do this. Lets bring all the attention we can to this company. The contract proposal is a joke. The idpap is a joke. The previous idpap wasn't strict enough? Caps is a joke. I just heard from tm that there is even a worse attendance policy coming out soon. I think this will be about 7 policies I've read since hiring out. I don't know how it could be any worse. I heard Peter was coming back to.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 July 2017 You Boys and Girls think the current attendance Policy blows, wait until you see the one that is coming out very soon. Looks like the employees are gonna have to start contacting Lawyers to stop this madness.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2017 Hh laid off people in every area of the railroad. Then you where forced to work over time. Hh fast tracked office and I t staff to take conductor and engineer training.. People where required to run trains because short staffed due to layoffs. A lot of these people where scared behind the controls of these long trains. They did not have the experience in some cases conductor had to put train in emergency due to train going to fast down a grade. And transport Canada went along with this. Hh safety first.   Name: Brownhornet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Place reviews on indeed and glass door about CSX. Be truthful let the nation know about the corruption and intimidation we deal with.   Name: paroled E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2017 Other Its not a new low in the RR industry. Corporate has been harassing management to get as many failures on the employees as they can for years. Over 20 years for that fact. Several Tm who quit spilled their guts to workers. Couldn't handle the threats and some even had a moral conscience. It was "get your failure rate up or start looking for a craft to move to because you wont be working in management. Many explained that it was for legal reasons. Employee gets hurt and wants to sue if they have anything on the employee they can use that in their defense claiming that they have extensive training on safety but the employee just "Wont work safely" and follow the rules. A lot more to it than that as well. HH is dangerous to all union employees because he is not only money hungry and power hungry but he has an ego that makes trump look like a prep school baby. The UTU and the BLET have their work cut out for them. The trumped up charges(no pun intended)are just a beginning to what is to come. The members better start taking a hard look at their rights and protections covered under federal law in regards to their rights as a union member in the united states. The first place to start is with the LMRDA! Read it and start educating yourself. When the RF's were weeded out and the TM's took their place(restructuring) there were several that were supposedly told if they wanted to remain as a TM they better be able to work 7 days a week and be available on call 24 hours a day. It was also mentioned that if they took a sick day it better be in the emergency room because anything less would be a guaranteed walk to the front door. Can you imagine if all T&E did that. Insurance companies would lose it and the company would be in a panic when they wanted to pull out. Sure there would be some larger co pays for emergency room visits but in the long run it would hurt the carrier more. Long story short, the members better get educated, learn their rights under federal and state law. This is a business. It is NOT A DICTATORSHIP IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY! Make your union do what's right. If they wont then you have options. Look into forming a different union. Pool your resources and hire outside legal help. You think it was bad when all the rejects from NS came to CSX, you haven't seen anything yet.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 July 2017 When we had hh at cn and cp regional managers checked a car out without blue flag protection. All managers had to go for drug test. One was dirty and out of service. It sent a message to us unionized employees. That hh has no problem eating his own. A majority of these managers knew the job well. I was shocked at how many just up and quit. I see adds now for these positions. That they can't fill and existing foreman have tried to pick up the slack. With all the union job cuts there has not been man power to cover the work. There solution any salaried employee work them to death. Even if they have no experience in that trade. Which is not safe for no one. The lives that have been lost because of the intimidation and fear that hh has instilled in the companies he controls is almost criminal. Some managers that pushed rushed broke safety rules got fired in the end for all his effort. You can walk up to the line but don't cross it. In the end when they do investigation. The rule books come out and your other reasons don't matter in an investigation. If they do an employee audit and can't find any fault they will make something up to appease upper management. We found out they where failing employees with there audits. Putting failed audit in a persons file and not informing the employee. We had our union rep. Look at all employees files. And he found 160 failed employees audits. That had to be removed from employees file. These managers or managers foreman where dissaplined. They had to have so many failed audits a month on employees. When they could not find any they fabricated them. There is a new low in the railway industry when hh is involved.   Name: REALLY? E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 July 2017 BIG HAIRY, ELLEN ,BLAH BLAH BLAH You cant do any better than that? Rock crawler!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Got FIRED in style ! A railroader on on camera stands, not doing any work. CEO comes up and asks his salary. The man replies -$1000 The CEO pulls out his wallet, gives the man $1,000 and says - here's your month salary. I pay people to work here. Get out and never come back ! The man leaves. The CEO asks workers - who was this guy ? They reply - a pizza delivery man. -- Knee-jerk is never good...   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Furloughed Conductor: How can you be sure if/when a subdivision is undermanned? The co. bean counters monitor all that and if anyone is entitled to \ draws the least lick of guarantee = look out, there'll be cuts.   Name: BighairyP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 2017 CSX news rumors Harrison stock HH HAS A LITTLE WEINER   Name: Furloughed Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 July 2017 I was hired in 2015 with a big group to the Cleveland Terminal. The day we all marked up, we were furloughed. That was 2 years ago. After submitting multiple transfer requests over those 2 years, I was finally selected to transfer to a different division (still NMAD) and quickly got to qualifying in my new spot. 5 weeks into it, they furlough me again. That's right, they decided to pay me my entire temporary transfer bonus (5K) to boot me out again; instead of keeping me there to work in an undermannned subdivsion. Now I'm back to being out of a job. Is this happening everywhere?   Name: Dogpile E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 12 July 2017 Mantle Ridge is playing Weekend at Bernies with Ewing HH. Everything coming down the pipe is just being rubber stamped with Ewing's name. when all comes out in the wash about Ewing stock will crash and burn.   Name: monitor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 July 2017 ATTENTION CREWS AND OTHER POSTERS Seems that the disruption is hitting an all time high in the last two week. After scanning the servers, there seems to be quite a few hits coming from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida(Jacksonville). Apparently the posters have struck a nerve with upper management and their moles have crawled out from under their rocks again. Below is a list of the most hit topics under review with the cause of concern. #1- IDPAP-Discipline harassment and excessive charging #2- Vierling-Conduct unbecoming and embarrassment to the company #3- Brake sticks- lack of concern for safety and injury protection #4-Hunter Harrrisons health- Concern for stockholders, wall street, and investors reaction to unstable condition of CEO. Keep up your discussions and do not let the moles distract you. They love nothing more than to drag you into worthless childs play such as longshoreman and others have done. You have the attention of corporate! Use it wisely!   Name: HR E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 T&E You were warned on this site that the new IDPAP was going to be an open target practice policy. Like you were told, keep the previous copy. They put in writing examples of what the company agreed were minor or serious offenses in the past. No reason to make an offense they turned their heads to more offensive since Hunter took over. It is unacceptable. Meet with your local union representatives and begin a plan of action to combat what looks to be a plan to impose excessive discipline.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Just read boot program cut, does this affect T&E?   Name: Fired!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 July 2017 Just throwing this out there. Was dismissed for what should have been a serious offense but somehow by magic got turned into a major. Better up your job insurance while you can. They waited until the very last minute to mail my letter so red board couldn't pay until I had it. Sure wish I had raised mine when I could   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 It's July 11, Amazon prime day, and Jack Vierling is still a lazy, fat, stupid, piece of sh*t. PS:let's not forget about his little buddy Chris Worth, another piece of lying garbage that Uncle Hunter already kicked to the curb, is also an adulterous piece of sh*t. PPS: Jax division Vierling crony Linder is still walking around padding the expense account with excess mileage he didn't drive, and e-test done from his office, when will uncle hunter see through his bull sh*t in Orlando?   Name: Aha! E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 July 2017 Harry Hunter! You can fire all us Managers. Trainmasters, etc. You are a old wrinkled cancer rideen faggot. Fuck off Hunter Harrison.   Name: Those are my kids E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 July 2017 WTTTFFFFFF! Those kids ain't yours! Wifey lied to you. What do you think she's been doing while your out working, 40 hours away was long enough time. Fuck the pussie union Those fucks got paid off and will again. With your Railroad experience, try Orlando Disneyland park. They have stability. They usually hire off that park for class ones, Amtrak, tri rail.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 A self supporting pool is an xtra board and y'all voted it in   Name: WTFFFFFFF! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Screw your brake stick BOOHOO!!!! You people who haven't received a copy of the Synopis of June 29th 2017 NCCC proposal better get off your butts and get one ASAP. You cry your unions don't do anything for you so you better get your fighting boots on cause its going to be ugly if you don't! Medical premiums up. C0-pay up- deductibles up. 2% pay raise each year for the next 2 years. Cost of living is more than that. Inflation is figured at 4%. SCREW THAT SHIT! Doing away with bidding and bumping. All self supporting pools. ELIMINATE ALL EXTRA BOARDS. COMBINE ROAD AND YARD AND CREATE NEW ZONES TO WORK, 25 MILES FROM TERMINAL OR FIRST MAIN LINE SIDING WHICH BOTH ROAD CREWS AND YARD CREWS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ANY LOCOMOTIVES,CARS, TRAINS AND PERFORM ANY WORK INCLUDING SERVICING INDUSTRIES- WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY! This frickin nut job is out of his mind. What the hell is a local job for. What is a road switcher job for. Yard crews can do work within the limits of the terminal. Conrail had that shit figured out and we did just fine. I was on duty 10 hours last trip out of terminal. Got to hotel and was there for 21 hours before we were called out. Stuck on the train 9 hours before we got off of it at home. 40 dam hours away from my family. 40 hours away from my kids. If this idiot gets away with this that means we could roll in and be sent out to switch some dam industry or go get a train out of a siding outside the yard, or hostel power in the yard, or switch out cuts or WTF EVER for 3 more hours after we've been gone from home for 40 stinking hours. Its time to go home. Its time to see the family. Its time to go make the wifey happy! That's what a yard crew can do. That's what a yard conventional crew can do! And don't tell me to get on a yard job if I need to be home because that doesn't solve the dam problem. It just puts that yard guy out were I was and he's got to be putting up with the same shit. FRA and union blew smoke up our ass said giving us 10 hours rest would give us a better quality of life. All it did was give us a chance to sleep 5 hours. Didn't do shit for quality of life. You better be talking to your LC and letting him know that you aren't paying dues for this shit and we better be getting double time on a separate ticket after we knock down the home signal at the terminal if we got to stay and do yard and local work after we have been gone for days!   Name: Damn straight E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Amen brother to many cry baby pussies out here   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Warning New idpap policy is vague as hell alright and leaves every single minor and serious charge in the old policy to be interpreted as a major. no descriptions like the previous policy. Going to be some people charged with majors that would have been considered minor or serious. Hope the LC are ready for excessive discipline fights!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2017 So are you the same guys that cried like babies when brake sticks first came out and they told you that you had to use them??? He doesn't want them because they are an expense, he doesn't want them because it's another unnecessary rule where they absolutely require them, and at those same places, I've seen hours wasted looking for one or walking to get one. All it's doing is requiring us to be real railroaders again. Same with the moving equipment rule and others. If you're afraid of everything and not capable of climbing a car, then you don't belong out here. I'm not a manager, I'm just embarrassed to be called a conductor when my union brothers are crying about simple tasks that we've always had to do. Get over it and go to work.   Name: advisor E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2017 ALL T&E employee's KEEP YOUR COPY OF THE PREVIOUS IDPAP POLICY. EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS MAY BE THE ONLY THING YOUR UNION REP CAN USE TO KEEP YOU FROM BEING TERMINATED FOR A MAJOR CHARGE THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED NON-MAJOR. Previous IDPAP... Three groups: Minor-serious-major. New IDPAP.....Non-major and Major Previous IDPAP....List of Minor and Serious offenses. A single serious offense will not be considered sufficient to warrant dismissal. Previous IDPAP....List of Major offenses New IDPAP....List of almost identical offenses. One MAJOR CHANGE. THE THREAT OF A CHARGE FOR THE VIOLATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY. Please view page #4 closely (example #11) The new IDPAP policy is extremely condensed and vague as to what should be considered a non-major. No examples were given as what should be considered minor or serious. This leaves any action not listed in the major category as open for interpretation. Remember the disclaimer....Listed examples are illustrative only and not intended to limit appropriate handling. Example of minor and serious offenses in the previous IDPAP are examples the company put in writing that they felt were to be handled under a specific level of discipline. There is no valid reason any of the previous examples under minor or serious should be trumped up as a MAJOR offenses unless the employee is a repeat offender. Social Media charge under Major.....You can find the social media guidelines in the csx codes of ethic on page 38 and the gateway. However, do not be afraid to use any social media site, including this one. As previously posted: NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CXS's LABOR POLICIES, TREATMENT OF THE EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. Please remember that many view this website on a daily basis. Do not be afraid to use this site to have healthy and productive discussions. However, when doing so remember that post done in a professional manner are more credible than post that consist of nothing but gossip, garbage and extreme hostility.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 Managers are hired to intimidate not to work.   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 10 July 2017 Phil you are exactly right about Jack "me off" Vierling he knows nothing about railroading I worked for him years ago the man couldn't switch 2 blue box cars outta 3 green ones nor could he run a Damm train around a Christmas tree let alone be upper management what a fucking joke.ones like him are a lot of CSX problems   Name: We Value you! LoL E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2017 We sure value are contract csxt employees! We sure do.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 posters NEW IDPAP THREAT under major.....social media! Right from the mouth of the company.....Nothing in the social media guidelines or social media policy is intended to interfere with your RIGHTS under the railway labor act or the National labor relations act including criticism of csx's labor policies, treatment of employees and terms and conditions of employment.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Where's Yummy !!!!!!!   Name: ADVISOR E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 ALL T&E employee's Do not discard your copy of the previous IDPAP policy. The information printed in section II under serious offenses may be the only thing that your union rep can use to reverse a ruling of Termination if the violation you are charged with is interpreted as a MAJOR offense but would have been viewed as a serious offense as stated in the previous IDPAP policy. The new IDPAP policy is written in two sections. Section I-NON MAJOR Section II-Major offenses warranting removal. You should have noticed that minor offenses and serious offenses(previous policy) have been grouped together under section I(non-major) in the new policy. NOW LOOK VERY CAREFULLY AT THE LIST OF MAJOR OFFENSES UNDER PART II OF THE NEW IDPAP POLICY. These violations are almost identical to the previous listed violations in the previous policy. No where in the new policy are the previous serious violations listed. These serious offenses were considered offenses THAT WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL unless you were a repeat offender. If you are charged with any of these offenses you have grounds to argue that they should be considered under part I of the new policy. The new IDPAP policy has been extremely condensed and is very vague on what violations are truly considered offenses under section I. Now lets get to one of the biggest changes in the new IDPAP policy listed under MAJOR OFFENSES. READ example/paragraph 10 on page #4 of the policy. No where in the previous policy was there a reference made to "SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY". You can find suggested guidelines in the CSX codes of ethics handbook on page 38. Do not let this discourage you from having healthy discussions on any social media site. SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CXS's LABOR POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. Always remember that your post are viewed by numerous groups outside the railroad industry. If you have a serious topic to address do it with class and tact and not with trash and garbage. It will make your post more credible.   Name: BLaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-worlds-greediest-ceo-hunter-harrison/ Cut workforce by 1/3   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 July 2017 hh loves it when he can stir the pot. And have brothers and sisters fighting amust each other that is his goal. Try to get along people even with management they are under the cloud to. Hh is just like a bad case of hemroids. He is not long for this world. The man is morally bankrupt. Don't lower yourself to his standards. We survived him at cp now creel his side kick is kissing ass he is scared of strike. If you get pulled out of service kick back and enjoy time with the family. Your union will most likely get you return to work with full back pay. We went threw it and survived. Hang in there   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2017 T&E I don't know about you, but I was lead to believe if we ordered our prescriptions through mail order they would be cheaper than if we got them at a retailer (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) If you haven't read a copy of the NCCC proposal it says that currently we are paying$25.00 for formulary brand in network retail and $50.00 for formulary brand in network mail order. Did our family read all this wrong in the past? Were we not told that ordering our prescriptions by mail and doing 90 days at a time would be cheaper?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 This 72 year old cost cutting asshole now has banned using brake sticks. I haven't been requalify on putting hand brakes on by hand, I may fall off the car and hurt myself if not retrained! If not, I may be watching TV and have to write down the 1-800- injury lawer phone number .   Name: UP punks E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 July 2017 CSXT BOYS! Suck it UP hard! Just give them a slow, rule, 100 percent compliance work day. We here at upee take it in the ass everyday!   Name: Phil Logan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 When is that ass clown Jack Vierling going to get the axe and go back dispatching ? Daddy Frulla helped him escape from Jax Div Mgr to cushy AVP job in Jax right when Hunter came in, left everyone else holding the bag, while he hid. Right before he left, told me to hold trains out til we were ready to hump to keep arrival to hump and dwell number down, making him look good. If you axe me, my dog knows more about railroading from sniffin my shoes than Jackie V will ever know. What a lying, piece of shit, waste of fcking skin.   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Damn XTM you got awful mad you must be either Frulla or Vierling daddy can't save you this time   Name: Retired E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 July 2017 DQ's post below is an embarrassment to all engineers he was either drunk, illiterate, or just stupid   Name: XVL E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Conductor 30 The IDPAP policy is a company policy. Our union's have no authority/right to dictate the development of the policy. However they do have the right to address any issue of a policy that may create a hostile work enviorment or unfair labor practices. APE 20-30 You need to see a therapist. Your workers are losing their jobs. Yards are being closed and jobs are being cut. You must be management because you have nothing better to do than post pure smut about one of your fellow TM'S. Is he doing well enough that your job position is threatened? Are you worried HH might think you can't cut the mustard? It's dog eat dog again. This happened when Ward came in as CEO. Stab each other in the back to insure your position. It's sad. You should go back to the craft if you can. Your days as a supervisor are limited with your obvious lack of professional skills. Let's not forget you have also drawn attention to a wagon driver. Did it ever occure to you that the drivers may all be put under a spot light now? Get it together or see a company EAP counselor.   Name: Nathan curry E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2017 Today i woke up with a smile.... jerry lewindowski shit canned!!! Karmas a bitch.... pigs get what pigs deserve!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 July 2017 Reality Check: No doubt, the CSX system is (was) very different than the others. The Board Of Directors \ shareholders put EHH in overall charge. Not employees or any shippers who can/may be hurt. Some of the lyrics of an old song: "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone".   Name: X trainmaster E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 When are Frills and Vierling gonna get their turn standing in the government cheese line   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2017 I remember what the pundits said when the news broke that Harrison was coming to CSX. Network was different than CN and CP. Was more like a bowl of spaghetti rather than long straight route miles. Ohhh but HH is the RR messiah! If the stock price is the ultimate judge of success, time will tell. Like a football game, talk all the shit you want, but the score says who is the best. Hunter can bring in all the minions he wants, but the price (score) tells the story. And if the score doesnt change much from where it is now, the harder they are going to be on us. His ego alone will kill his ass if he cant make good on all the promises. Fear of Failure is the fuel driving the heavy handed tactics. Hopefully we can ride out the Ego storm and little Paulie will do the same as Bill Ackman did with CP. Like I said before, NS told HH to go blow and they are just fine without his expertise! As of closing yesterday, the scoreboard said so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP: We'll be told it is a company "policy" and NOT a contractual agreement. Income Protection Insurance Plan: Anybody who carries one should read over their individual\particular policy and be aware - should it contain examples of when benefits may not be payable. Cancel? It's your money, so do as you wish.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 July 2017 That reads like a law suit.   Name: New IDPAP E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 July 2017 New idpap is out. Looks like everything that's not a major is 2-3 strikes and your out. Includes violations of policy like attendance. Issued at 2300 Friday, effective 0800 Saturday. Wonder what the GCs have to say?   Name: No mo CSX E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 July 2017 All DMs, ADMs, chief dispatchers that were left from PH era (pre-Harrison)fired today. 12-15 ex-CN Hunter minions (managers) coming in to take over at 2000 on Friday night. Looks like Cindy and Jermaine (if they still have a job?) are the real walking dead. Eugene will toss em out like every one else from the Ward era, after they do his bidding.   Name: Chris Worth E-mail: XCSX@voodoo.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 July 2017 New IDPAP.....issued as notice at 2300 hrs 7/7/17, in effect 0700 Saturday.... We're all fired, violating policy is non-major offense. Second non-major violation in three years for same thing results in a major. Safety glasses 2 times in 3 years, gone. Attendance policy violated 2 times in three years, gone. Major offense also counts in non-major category. Looks like two or three strikes and yer out! Wonder what GC's in UTU and BLET have to say???? C S X T R A N S P O R T A T I O N CSXT SYSTEM JULY 7, 2017 BULLETINS & NOTICES SYSTEM NOTICE 103 TO: T&E CREWS AND ALL CONCERNED SUBJECT: NEW IDPAP EFFECTIVE: 0700HRS, JULY 8, 2017 ITEM 1 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES THE INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES POLICY BELOW GOES INTO EFFECT AT 0700 JULY 08, 2017. ITEM 2 - IDPAP FOR OPERATING CRAFT EMPLOYEES EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/08/17 PURPOSE CSXT VALUES ALL CONTRACT EMPLOYEES AS MEMBERS OF THE CSXT TEAM, REALIZES THAT THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN CSXT'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, AND STRIVES TO TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT AND FAIRNESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH LABOR AGREEMENTS. THIS POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE AND SUCCEED THROUGH A MEASURED, OPEN, AND JUST PROCESS AS THE COMPANY ADDRESSES VIOLATIONS OF COMPANY RULES IN AN APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER. NO PROVISION OF THIS POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED OR INTERPRETED IN A MANNER INCONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL OR STATE LAW. RESPONSIBILITIES CSXT EXPECTS ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, CONSCIENTIOUS, AND DEPENDABLE; TO COMPLY WITH RULES; AND DISPLAY A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD TEAMWORK AND COMPANY OBJECTIVES. CSXT INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ALL EMPLOYEES CAN EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL WORK AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM'S SUCCESS. CSXT REQUIRES MANAGERS TO PROVIDE FAIR AND CONSISTENT TREATMENT TO ALL EMPLOYEES UNDER THEIR CHARGE AND TO USE ALTERNATIVES TO FORMAL DISCIPLINE WHENEVER APPROPRIATE. GENERAL GUIDELINES PROCEDURES FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE ADDRESSED IN PART I OF THIS POLICY. INCIDENTS OF A MORE EGREGIOUS NATURE ARE ADDRESSED IN PART II. THE EXAMPLES LISTED IN PARTS I AND II ARE ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY AND NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT APPROPRIATE HANDLING FOR OTHER SIGNIFICANT OFFENSES THAT MAY WARRANT CORRECTIVE OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION, UP TO AND, INCLUDING DISMISSAL. FRA REVOCATION EVENTS IF AN INCIDENT IS COVERED BY FRA CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS, IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS POLICY, THE INVOLVED EMPLOYEE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE FRA REGULATIONS AND ANY FEDERALLY MANDATED REVOCATION TIME PERIOD. BASED UPON THE EMPLOYEE'S RECORD, ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HISTORY, DIVISION MANAGEMENT MAY ELECT TO PROVIDE THE EMPLOYEE WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR UP TO ONE-HALF OF THE TIME THE CERTIFICATION IS REVOKED, CONSISTENT WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS. PART I: NON-MAJOR OFFENSES NON-MAJOR OFFENSES ARE DEFINED AS RULE VIOLATIONS, POOR PERFORMANCE OR VIOLATION OF CSXT'S POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCEDURES THAT DO NOT RESULT IN DERAILMENT OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND THAT ARE NOT OTHERWISE IDENTIFIED INDIVIDUALLY IN PART II OF THIS POLICY. A SINGLE NON-MAJOR OFFENSE NOT IDENTIFIED IN PART II OF THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT DISMISSAL. SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD WILL BE HANDLED PROGRESSIVELY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO COMMITS THREE (3) DIFFERENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS OF COMPENSATED ACTIVE SERVICE MAY BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE REPEATED RULE OR POLICY OFFENSES ARE CONCERNING AND REQUIRE MORE SIGNIFICANT HANDLING, EMPLOYEES VIOLATING THE SAME RULE WITHIN THE THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED REPEAT OFFENDERS AND WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY BELOW. MANAGERS WILL RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO HANDLE APPROPRIATE NON-CRITICAL MATTERS THROUGH INFORMAL COACHING. PROGRESSION CHART FOR NON-MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT* | DISCIPLINE ----------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FORMAL REPRIMAND | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER APPROPRIATE | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING | AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, FIFTEEN (15) DAYS | ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------ SECOND (2ND)** | OPTION A: WAIVER FOR FIFTEEN (15) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION | OPTION B: FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, | IF FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENSE, THIRTY | (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION ------------------------------------------------------------------- THIRD (3RD) AND | FORMAL HEARING UNDER COLLECTIVE SUBSEQUENT*** | BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND, IF FOUND GUILTY OF | THE OFFENSE, THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL | SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL. ------------------------------------------------------------------- * TIME FRAME: THREE (3) YEAR ROLLING PERIOD ** IF THE SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE IS THE SAME AS THE FIRST NON-MAJOR OFFENSE, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART II OF THE POLICY. *** IN CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS AND DISCIPLINE IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE ASSESSED PART II: MAJOR OFFENSES WARRANTING REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PRIOR TO HEARING MAJOR OFFENSES ARE THOSE THAT WARRANT REMOVAL FROM SERVICE PENDING A FORMAL HEARING AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE FOR A SINGLE OCCURRENCE IF PROVEN RESPONSIBLE. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF MAJOR OFFENSES AND ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO LIMIT THE HANDLING OF OTHER OFFENSES THAT ARE CONSIDERED MAJOR: .RULE VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN A MAJOR OPERATING INCIDENT OR A FRA REPORTABLE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT .ANY FRA REVOCATION EVENT IDENTIFIED IN 49 CFR PARTS 240 AND 242 .SPEEDING 10 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE AUTHORIZED SPEED LIMIT FOR ON-TRACK EQUIPMENT .OCCUPYING TRACK WITHOUT AUTHORITY .STOP SIGNAL VIOLATIONS .BLUE FLAG VIOLATIONS .MAKING MATERIAL FALSE STATEMENTS OR CONCEALING MATERIAL FACTS CONCERNING MATTERS UNDER INVESTIGATION .ALTERCATIONS .THEFT .RULE G VIOLATIONS .VIOLATIONS OF THE VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, HARASSMENT, CODE OF ETHICS OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES .INSUBORDINATION .DISHONESTY .SIGNIFICANT LOSS OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY .WILLFUL NEGLECT OR OTHER ACTS OF BLATANT DISREGARD FOR THE RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES OR THE COMPANY, AND ACTS THAT CAUSE HARM TO OTHER PERSONS OR RECKLESSLY ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES OR THE PUBLIC. .REPEAT OFFENDERS OF THE SAME RULE VIOLATION WITHIN THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD PROGRESSION CHART FOR MAJOR OFFENSES INCIDENT | DISCIPLINE ----------------------|------------------------------------------- FIRST (1ST) | REMOVAL FROM SERVICE AND DISMISSAL OR | THIRTY (30) DAYS ACTUAL SUSPENSION (IN | CASES WHERE EMPLOYEE WAS OUT OF SERVICE IN | EXCESS OF THIRTY (30) DAYS AND DISCIPLINE | IS LESS THAN DISMISSAL, TIME-SERVED WILL BE | ASSESSED) ----------------------|-------------------------------------------- A MAJOR OFFENSE THAT DOES NOT RESULT IN DISMISSAL (SEE PART II, MAJOR OFFENSES) WILL BE INCLUDED AS A STEP UNDER PART I OF THIS POLICY FOR PURPOSES OF THE PROGRESSION OF DISCIPLINE FOR SUBSEQUENT NON-MAJOR OFFENSES WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF AN EMPLOYEE RECEIVES A THIRTY (30) DAY ACTUAL SUSPENSION FOR A MAJOR OFFENSE AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITS ANOTHER NON-MAJOR OFFENSE WITHIN A THREE (3) YEAR PERIOD, THAT OFFENSE WILL BE CONSIDERED THE EMPLOYEE'S SECOND NON-MAJOR OFFENSE UNDER PART I WHEN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE. PART III: PERSONAL INJURY HANDLING THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL HEARINGS SOLELY TO INVESTIGATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. FORMAL HEARINGS MAY BE HELD TO ADDRESS ANY RULE VIOLATIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY HAVE COMMITTED, WHETHER THOSE VIOLATIONS OCCURRED DURING, AT THE SAME TIME AS, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN THE INJURY OR NOT; SUCH INVESTIGATIONS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN INVESTIGATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE SHALL NOT BE DISCIPLINED FOR SUFFERING AN INJURY, OR FOR TIMELY AND HONESTLY REPORTING AN INJURY. AN EMPLOYEE'S INJURY RECORD WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING THE APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINE FOR A RULE VIOLATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CSXT'S EMPLOYEE OPERATING MANUAL REGARDING INJURY REPORTING WILL SUBJECT THE EMPLOYEE TO APPROPRIATE HANDLING UNDER THE IDPAP, DEPENDING UPON THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE DEVIATION FROM POLICY, AND THE UNDERLYING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE FAILURE TO COMPLY. ISSUED BY OPERATING RULES DEPARTMENT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Big shakeup on Albany Divn. Fired: Jerry Lewandowski Tom Ferris??? On Great Lakes Tom Lewandowski Elsewhere: Brian Stussey   Name: Awww shucks E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 I sure hope Uncle Hunter has a good family day for all us workers   Name: WTF! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Insured Holy crap. I looked at mine after what you said and Im paying more for my out of service than Im paying to insure my house for a year! I looked when I got hired at the rosters to see how long it looked like it would be before I could dream of holding a real job and there were about 300 guy hired out of avon, hawthorne, pool guys and all the locals and guys in the yard. If they all pay the minimum insurance then the Insurance group is raking in around 25 grand a year just out of great lakes. Got to wonder just how much they get a year from the entire csx T&E employees. That's a shit load! Hell no they aren't going to want to give that up!   Name: insured E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 July 2017 Conductor 30 If my husband is unfortunate enough to be pulled out of service over 30 days for something as simple as a little safety glasses rule because the new boss is making everything an insubordination charge and his out of service insurance wont pay, you can bet your bottom dollar we will cancel it and since they are tied to the unions Im sure they wont like that either! Just think what their insurance department will do if all the csx t&e guys all start dropping that premium they pay every month. How many thousands upon thousands of dollars will they lose each month. How much interest do you think they will lose because they don't have the money to invest anymore. Maybe we will just call our Insurance union guy and ask him what they plan on doing to protect their business if this new boss wants to play hard ball with everything being an insubordination charge. Money talks!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 July 2017 No doubt the last, just prior\ previous poster is an overfed, overpaid & underworked selfish a--hole.   Name: BlaCkHoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 reading up on my contract. I forgot about the union bending over and letting csx change the wording on this. I wonder how many were paid off or blown for this change. ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL PAY DIFFERENTIAL – ENGINEER CERTIFICATION ALLOWANCE “EC” A. Effective on the date CSXT receives written notification of the ratification of this Agreement, CSXT locomotive Engineers (including locomotive Engineers engaged in pilot service) will qualify for a Special Pay Differential (Engineer Certification Allowance, “EC”). B. Effective the date of this agreement the Special Pay Differential (EC) will be fifteen dollars ($15.00) per basic day in freight and yard service plus $0.15 per overmile for any and all trips (separate service deadhead included) in such service. The$0.15 overmile allowance is not payable to those CSXT Engineers with a seniority date subsequent to the effective date of this Agreement. The current CSXT rate will be reduced to eliminate the 5.00 certification payment. separate service deadhead included! I remember those fucks saying just because were letting them change the wording doesnt mean were giving it up. Fuck those sale outs   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 July 2017 Can easily remember when a stop signal violation = an automatic year off before they'd even talk to you IF you survived. Knumbnuts worry about a suspension, heck, could be dead. Everyone employed is provided with all the company rules, etc. True: Trying to claim "didn't know" won't help much if/when in trouble for a rules violation. True: Job Protection\Income Insurance doesn't cover Insubordination. If the brass is going to start charging that all the time there's going to be more hard fought battles.   Name: rules E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 July 2017 Crews All of you better get your operating rules book out and start reading it from front to back! You know over half of you haven't even opened it past the first page. Hell, you never ever read the general bulletins. Then you cry like whipped pups when they change a claim code of come out with a discipline change that bit you in the arss because you got blind sided. Hear this and hear this now. There are a lot of little word changes and gray areas that will bite you hard when the king HH makes every little failure a major crime. You will get 30 days on the street for missing a side shield. Same as you would get running a red signal. Go ahead and laugh now but the last laugh is going to be on you. Ask your local chairman's. Demand a meeting with your general chairman's. See how hard they are trying to prevent the king from enforcing excessive discipline. It isn't happening. Your days are numbered. And for those of you who are always smart with the "I don't care I have out of service insurance" you better think again. They wont pay for insubordination. Talks have it that HH is going to blanket all these rules under "you have been told and informed in writing that if you brake these rules you will be willingly and knowingly defying direct written orders and you will be charged with insubordination. HH want the OOS Insurance gone. So you better start getting it together because none of you have the guts to stand together and take on your union heads. The King can count on that!   Name: Investor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 July 2017 Jim Jones DON'T count your chickens before they hatch. Every good investor knows not to count on the rumor mill that sends stock prices sky rocketing. Projections aren't reliable this early in the game. Hope you have stacked your portfolio with reliable proven RR stock. Look at UP and NS as options as well.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 July 2017 No fear our union and union brothers will save us   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 CCCP Rail has a nice ring to it!   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 It will get better! It may take 4 years like CP, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. My CSX options are up 40%, since April.   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 Baby Mamma Get off your fat ass and get a job!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 July 2017 Humps are expensive to operate & maintain. Depending upon what you hear & read & where - word is that slop freight car loadings are down. We all know how it is: they like intermodal, unit trains, through freight; care very little about small-time shippers. Still, someone, somewhere will have to perform rail car sorting & that won't get done cheaply. The big shots know what they have planned. Think it's just a coincidence the changes are happening while national rail contract negotiations are still in the works? Guess we'll see how it all ends up. UPCSX? BNSFX? More Class 2 & 3 shortline RRs?   Name: Babymama E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 05 July 2017 Have there been any layoffs in Alabama? (Boyles Yard) My childsupport did not come this week.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 Looks like Nashville Radnor hump is done next week. We lost around 20 jobs. Not sure how they expect to get all the trains built. We do around 1400 cars a day now. After this we will be lucky to do 600.   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 July 2017 If anyone knows anything about the future of the Louisville Osborn Yard please post on here. Only credible sources, don't just get on here a ramble of a bunch of crap that isn't true. We at Osborn would appreciate it.   Name: rushed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 #8 That's not all that's going on either. HH has them TM's so stinking scared they are pushing us to cut corners on brakes test to get the move expedited faster. Im not taking the fall for this crap. If the TM is around and the FRA shows up, you can bet your bottom dollar Im pointing out the idiot who's trying to whip me into do a half ass test to get the cars picked up in route. They have the TM's out there on line of road going to every place that a crew is picking up cars in route to make sure they are putting the whip on them. This bull shit intimidation by HH is going to get someone fired. I hope they sue the hell out of him too if they do. People take notes. Keep times and conversations. He can only bully for so long before the shit hits the fan. If you are a real dispatcher then you should know the rules on brake test. Your supposed to be allowed 3 minutes for inspections on each car your picking up. Your supposed to inspect both sides before you do your brake test. You ask the crew how many cars they are picking up. Then add their walking inspection time and doing the hand brakes and then a set and release. Do the math if a crew is picking up 30 cars. If the tm is around and they are doubling back to their train in less than an hour bet your ass that's the reason why. Yeah some guy walk fast but there should be a reasonable amount of time allowed for this. Its frickin FRA Brake laws. So expect a crew to be awhile when they are picking up cars that got to tested in line of road!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 July 2017 Witness: What you described is not just unprofessional, it's unsafe. Watchdog: Lame-ass FRA can or will come down hard on employees but lets the companies get away with all kinds of violations. A good-sized civil penalty assessed is a huge worry for an employee but a drop in the bucket to the RR. And, even if/when a RR company gets fined & the charge sticks they'll argue & probably get the amount reduced. To those that may be unaware: Wasn't until after the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988 that individual employees & management officials could be fined for knowingly & willfully violating rail safety laws. Prior - only the carriers were fined (of course if an employee was of any fault - would be raked over the coals).   Name: witness E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 CREWS! #8NOBRAKE is 100% correct on his warning they are watching travel times of all trains. A lot of us have been out running and have heard the dispatchers front out crews on the radio asking them why they had delays between point "A and point "B"! It just happened recently. Dispatcher wanted to know why it took the crew 1hr and 18 minutes to get from one cp to the next and then after a lengthy grilling the dispatcher finally realized they were profiling the wrong train symbol. What was unprofessional as hell about it was all this grilling on the radio was done where other crews could hear it and probably put the crew on the edge and they were most likely distracted from it and not paying 100% attention to their job. That kind of counseling should be done in private or the crew should be instructed to call a supervisor after they are safely stopped. Ethics violations could play a part in this kind of behavior.   Name: watching E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 July 2017 #8NOBRAKE It is very nice of you to relay this information to the T&E employee's but your post sends a message that trains running 30 mph because of telemetry failures will be under the gun and managers may possibly download the locomotive to look for negative reasons for delayed runs. This kind of comment may intimidate Engineers to over look failures and run over 30 mph to prevent any hassles from upper management. Let me assure you and any Engineer who is reading this post that if you have a failure that requires you to run 30, YOU BETTER BE DOING IT! Your computers can be downloaded and will be by the FRA. When the carrier decided to build trains so long that the HTD is incapable of keeping communication they took this problem upon themselves. The FRA offices are quite aware of this problem. Several complaints have been filed. We know the situation that the crew has been put in and are watching these extremely long trains. Word of advice. It doesn't matter if you have a FRNocom for 20 seconds. You better be throttling off. You have an HTD that is going in and out you notify your dispatcher immediately that you will be adjusting your speed for the HTD communication throughout the trip. If you are using the TO system you must report any failures of your HTD as part of your delayed usage of the system. There is no time limit as to how long you can run with a failure waiting to see if the communication will return. You have a failure, you immediately begin to reduce your speed to 30 MPH. No exceptions. If your communication returns then you can continue to run at your prescribed track speed. It is up to you to report the problems to your dispatcher. We suggest you do so immediately to protect yourself. We also strongly urge you to follow the rules completely as written in the CFR 49 codes 200-299: RULE 232.407   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 Haha ain't no RR CEO Eva Lied . Drink the kook aid   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 July 2017 The fight is already over , one man crew is coming , maybe not on all trains but it is coming . Make Mercia great again   Name: He a Company Mole. E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 July 2017 As I said before, Avon employees be very careful what you say and do in front of Whistle Dick, he still thinks like a RFE and he is very chummy with Big Joe.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 July 2017 Old news Carmen.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 July 2017 I retired last year as a carmen. I worked for cprail moosejaw Canada. One trick management did to us was put eggs between the switch points. After you threw the switch they would come out to look and see if the egg was broken. That would confirm you did not look for debri between switch point. You where called on it and disciplined. They would watch us with there new cameras etc. So start checking switches. Be one step ahead of them. Stick it out people. You will out last hh.one word of advice support each other and your union. Most of our grieves where won by our union. Which really ticked off hh.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 July 2017 Nathan curry was fired as a terminal manager in buffalo for posting dick pics on Craig's list looking for hookups not to mention screwing the Chevy engine plant on switching in Kenmore ny.unless this is a different Nathan curry. He was also hired and fired by the G&W railroad ..... rumor has it, he failed to mention the dick pic incident to them and they found out and fired him.he was a big dick..... karma's a bitch nate ....pigs get what pigs deserve!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 July 2017 APES: Foolish to think those kind of earnings will last in Marysville. RR Companies make plans - oftentimes for years in the future. Rail Unions are usually stuck playing catch-up. Catch up per se and then changes can be made again.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 Marysville number 1 for a reason. We rolling in 720 every day worked with our DH's. We appreciate you guys that don't protect your work.. Don't hate the player, hate the game Biaaatch   Name: King Duncan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 July 2017 I hate it that all these managers come back to work the craft. They know how to really make another manager feel like a special person! I make furniture and tell them how great they are but it's just not the same   Name: Lord Flared Nostrils E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 I just hope Marysville gets slaughtered scab pricks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 July 2017 Can someone please tell me where the "union" is at to explain all the changes. Where is a "Union official" to update us the contract. How about "Union representation" We pay good money to be informed. Why isn't there someone, somewhere with some kind of answer.   Name: losing E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 July 2017 All crews Just lost 2 more long pool trains out of avon, Indiana yesterday. Looks like Im going to be moving down a few more spots in seniority by the end of the day! The cuts just keep coming. They are still working on a plan to close the hump yard and move everything across town. Spending thousands upon thousands to build new buildings and expanding an old yard in a horrible part of town. Oh well. Guess the brand new building the stockholders put their money in is no big deal. Just find a way to write it off as another bad business investment. Its just money right?   Name: Smoke and Mirrors E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 July 2017 Many don't understand how all the changes are affecting the "APPEAL of the STOCK INVESTORS". Let's say you own 100 franchises for a business. 50 are operating at a 100% profit, 50 are operating at a 50% profit. Sounds great right! Well those 50 at a 50% profit that most all of us would be extremely happy with and are making us plenty of money and certainly not costing us anything are dragging down the average and we can't have that if we're trying to attract investors. It looks better if we get rid of those 50 and keep the other's and boast a 100% profit rather than 75% average profit. Corporate greed and the love of money has and always will rule the world. They ain't in the business to provide jobs, just want to make a buck.....   Name: 2 Cents E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 July 2017 #1 : Rumor is Unions refusing to negotiate outside of National Bargaining. EHH is going to implement his plan either way. All pools will be reduced to a basic day. Either go with the 550 a day for En, and 450 for conductor's, or get another basic day for the train swap to go back to your home terminal. Saving's will be made for the company regardless. Claims, who care's, you'll put your train away in as many tracks as necessary when reaching a yard. ( IE, yard switching ). Results in no more hotel bills. #2 : Who ever posted about the pools being cut was right on. Lost all long pools out of Richmond as of last night when bids went in. Willard will only run to Garrett soon, already have a Garrett to Chicago pool to advance the trains. No need to have overlapping pools but yes, same as in Richmond, there are not enough crews to advance the trains. They don't seem to be concerned with this at the moment and are calling pools off the extra board to take up the slack. Long story short we are going to be starved out until the UNIONS agree to talk.   Name: littlebigMan E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 July 2017 all yards will be sold off. triple stacks running from Miami to Chicago. drones will replace other crew members.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 All the people crying all it takes is 1 phone call to crew managment. Make the railroad great again.   Name: He a Company Mole. E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 As you Avon boys know by now "Whistle Dick" is back to running a engine at Avon after getting fired as a RFE. Be VERY careful what you say and do in front of him as he still acts like a manager. He is also quit chummy with Big Joe and a couple other managers at Avon, and i'm sure he is giving Joe info on who is good and bad workers. Hey Whistle Dick, nobody gives a fuck about your "when i was a Road Foreman" stories. Everyone knows that u use to be a manager and what kind of a manager you were. Quit quoting rules to the guys and run that engine assclown.   Name: Here we go E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 July 2017 Willard westbound hump is closing in days, 6 to 8 yardmaster jobs will be abolished in a week. 2 main to become a yard track. 2 big crossover switches and large equipment already sitting in front of admin building, tons of markings and stakes all through westbound receiving yard ready to excavate and remove hump, and change track layout. None of this was here 2 days ago. Many long pools already on bid screen as short, turnaround pools. That Willard hotel csx paid for will be bankrupt and closed if we aren't staying here anymore. Good luck guys. Hope we all stay working. Tell us what's happening where you are   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 No comparison to what slaves went through. Don't even want to compare us to that part of history. Done with this subject way to sensitive.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2017 I thought the old man preferred running pools long instead of short....what gives?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 How and the fuck can you compare out jobs yo being slaves. I believe we get paid for what we do.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Stop thinking your union is going to make a difference. We need all unions to stand as one. We are all losing our jobs. CSXT should be the first company to have one union represent all craft, as one voice, one power, and one goal!   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Fellow workers, there is a silent war going on between this company and the union members. Please do your best to do the research you need to know the facts. This place has no loyalty to anyone and treats employees comparably to slaves. They would love for you to believe that this is all a plan to make us all more profitable and efficient but this is an out right lie. Get your heads out of your asses and finally make a stand together. Whatever hurts that stock price the most will be the most effective.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 HH is doing to csx exactly what trump is doing to our goverment, I love hearing you trump supporters cry. Cut cost and give it to the share holders.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Many managers\officials have been fired, let go, demoted per se, over the years. Never did & never will feel the least bit sorry for those that came from the field & then chose to take a company position - & later lost that position - & then come back. Low life traitors/turncoats. Hell with 'em. Unions should charge one heck of a lot more to those who switch & wish to retain seniority OR better yet, just abolish the practice of allowing a member to keep their prior seniority if/when leaving the ranks & going into management.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Grapevine posted that Osborn Super is quitting and they are getting rid of a few TM, sounds like they are cleaning house in Louisville. How do you know the super is quitting? maybe he is really getting fired but don't want to tell that instead just tell everyone hes quitting to save reputation?%# To anyone in a management position: Why in the hell wouldn't you quit and go back to the ground? Total up your yearly income and divide it by your hours worked (spoiler alert your pay sucks) General example: 6 days a week 12 hours a day for 50 weeks a year is 3600 hours vs 5 days a week 9 hours a day at 2250 hours a difference of 1350 hours so managers work about 1350 hours more per year than non managers say that manager makes 120,000, divide it by 3600 hours and you get about 33 per hour. Say that conductor makes 75,000 a year that's also 33 per hour and it's taxed less and you have more time for your family or hobbies or whatever. The railroad sucks the life out of all of us but especially the managers. Before HH there were a lot of management positions that I personally know of where they just sat on their ass all day playing on a computer or phone leaving the property to take care of personal stuff and actually working 3 or 4 hours a day, sure it was worth it then but now you actually have to work and not be an overpaid worthless waste of space. Not worth it anymore! HH does not like managers, he started from the bottom now he's there and that's why   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Hey mr. engineer we got that 35 diamond board coming up . Mr. Engineer - I got this you call them signals . Oookk   Name: Josh E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 30 June 2017 Subject: Pool Changes Effective 7/1/17 Gentlemen, Over the next few weeks, the ID pools listed below will be reduced to zero. All trains covered by the ID pool will either run in short pools or be combined with other trains currently running in the short pools. These changes are being implemented in an effort to balance the network and establish an even flow of trains across each subdivision. Effective Saturday, July 1, 2017: * BA RF A3 Richmond/Philly abolished * BA RF I1 Richmond/Philly - reduced to zero o BA BW I1 increases by 2 (8 to 10) o BA BE FP increases by 2 (16 to 18) Effective TBD: * AY BE I1 Buffalo/Selkirk * AY BW IP Buffalo/Willard * BA WL I1 Willard/Chicago * BA CW I1 Cumberland/New Castle * LO BT F3 Cincinnati/NW Ohio In conjunction with the ID pools being reduced to zero, the home terminal for Dewitt/Selkirk will be changed to Selkirk, the home terminal from Connellsville/Cumberland will be changed to Cumberland, and the home terminal for Cleveland/Buffalo will be changed to Buffalo. These pools will go to zero: * AY DW F1 Dewitt/Selkirk * GL CN F2 Cleveland/Buffalo * BACW I1 Cumberland/New Castle And these short pools will be reestablished: * AY SW FP Selkirk/Dewitt * AY-BW FP Buffalo/Cleveland * BACW FP Cumberland/Connellsville Thanks, Josh Hurrell Director Crew Management (904) 359-7652   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2017 Let get some new pictures put up here, it's been a while. Lets see who can put the most creative pictures up.   Name: 1598914170424545 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2017 Osborn yard, big changes, ill take that rhey should probably just shut us down sell the rails to corman tell ford to suck a old 70 yr. Old cock, posion all of us t &e guys with the water and cut there losses anything to help the bottom line. Greed is good. -Gordon Gecko   Name: Grapevine E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 June 2017 Osborn Yard Assistant Superintendent is quitting to go back on the ground as a conductor in Cincinnati. Osborn Yard is also about to get replace 2 Trainmasters with Trainmasters from Waycross GA due to poor performance. 1 Trainmaster will be getting the axe simply because he or she makes too much. Osborn Yard has been and will continue to be under a microscope due to inefficiency and big changes are coming soon   Name: Over E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 June 2017 What? Big changes coming to the Cleveland yard. Where is everyone going to mark up at.   Name: A non a mus E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2017 Anyone know of any news about CSX Osborn yard in Louisville?   Name: BlackhoRnEt E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 Ape 30 Catch me lol. He can't catch his breath. Fucks like you are why we're in this shit. You guys suck up the Kool Aid. Sucked off snow sucked off ward now eh nothing new. When he's gone you guys will suck off the next one.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 BHN, Good for you. Good chance Hunter will catch up with you rebel types. My advice to you for now is to practice saying ,"Paper or Plastic." You will not get a pilot for your new job.   Name: BlackHorNet E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 Ape 30 Fuck You get off eh nut sack   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 28 June 2017 I know of Hunter from a long time ago, IC days, and have followed his career as I worked for different railroads. I can tell you fighting him will get you nowhere but on the street. I may not agree with his style but reality is reality. Thing is if one survives him, all will be more knowledgeable railroaders, like the surviving railroaders in his wake. He will add pride to the organization because that's his DNA. He is a reincarnation of old school railroaders where he knows what everyone does and how long everything takes. Those who think he is doing it only for money would be wrong. I don't know why the hell he took on CSX but I gotta figure it's about pride in railroading, and not the FRN type. That's his history. He just loves it. The downside is many get whacked who were dedicated railroaders. That sucks. Best to keep the head down and not wind up a casualty. Those that fight the change will be looking for work elsewhere. I hate to say that, but have seen it and heard about it from many who worked under his reign. This is the time to step up and work together to get the job done. Those who bitch and want to be radicals will get caught, and hopefully they will not take others down with them. Respectfully, JMO.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 June 2017 Everyone lets make sure we are putting our claims in to even the ones that you know they wont pay. We need to bombard them with claims because the more they either pay or deny in claims the better hand we hold when it comes to contract time, think about it. I hope this makes sense because I will be hard for me to explain what I'm talking about. It would be nice if some spectacular employee at each terminal would type out common claims and exactly how to put them in, then print a bunch of them and place them out for everyone to get a copy.   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: SLFBH Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 June 2017 First of all let me address Smerry Smerners post.... Excellent read man keep it up that was very deep, almost felt like reading a piece of art! Now that that's out of the way........ Here are some things to get rid of 1 Brake sticks, the only car that needs brake stick are those tall gons. 2 Drug test, or at least don't test for marijuana just the hard stuff that has a tendency to wreck a family or get a coworker killed. 3 Reflective vest, or at least only mandatory when the sun is down. 4 Safety glasses, they fog up and they leave an ugly tan line on my pretty face. (besides whens the last time someone got a train in their eye?) 5 We should be allowed to wear shorts and also sleeveless shirts because sometimes it is hot and pants in 95+ degree weather is dangerous. (besides why can't I get my tan on at work?) There are more but moving on..... There are now several terminals that have an engineer, switchman and foreman on every yard job Savannah is one of them look it up if you don't believe me it's JX ST. I would like to know everywhere system wide that is operating like this please post with the dist/sub-dist any terminal that runs like this that you know of. Come on guys everyone should encourage others to get on here and share what they know so lets do your part.   Name: RULES E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2017 Cond. less than 1 Three step protection had nothing to do with the actual process of fouling equipment. The 3 step rule was put into place so that hopefully the engineer at the controls wouldn't be an idiot and run over your butt! That's why you couldn't foul equipment until he told you he had your protection in place. Im guessing they don't care anymore. Don't get the removal of the 3 step rule confused with your responsibilities to foul equipment at other times... Look at rules 2103 as example. You are still required to separate equipment by 50 feet to perform certain task. Rule 100.6- When a rule book or timetable is reissued or amended it supersedes ALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE. The new operating manual effective April 2017 is the new RR bible. It doesn't matter what was printed in the previous version. If a rule is missing from the new book that was in the previous one then you are to assume that the rule no longer exist. Those people who don't sit down and read the new one are only setting themselves up for failure after failure because the don't have a damn clue what changes have been made and don't know how to protect themselves. Expect the system bulletins to keep coming. They didn't proof read the new book and they did what they always do. Print a bunch of rules that need to be revisited and clarified because supervisors don't know what the hell they can write you up on and are giving conflicting info to employees. Rule of thumb. If its not in black and white don't do it!   Name: Common Sense E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 June 2017 How bout we just get rid of all the rules involving operations that don't involve train movement. Then we can weed out all the dumb asses that can't seem to figure out how to work with out getting their self fucked up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 June 2017 Seems to me that a conductor can foul equipment now any time, there is no such thing as 3 step anymore so..........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2017 How has it been handled thus far when locomotives have to be coupled together, MUed per se, and a FNG doesn't have a clue as to how to do assist with that? Lots of thought has/was been left out of lots of regulations\rules. Way too much written and put in place by people with absolutely no experience out in the field.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 June 2017 Listen Up EHH and any Jacksonville suck ups: While my fat ass certainly enjoy's the use of a brake stick, I'm sick and tired of waiting an hour and a half for someone to bring me one. ( Of course this only applies when I'm not on OT, then I'll wait til my 12 is up). Surely Uncle Hunter is not aware this is going on or it would have already been addressed i would think, so one of you suck ups bring it to his attention please.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 June 2017 Bunch a god damn idiots on here that try to read more in to the rules than whats in black and white. Just like the idiot manager's out here that are trying to get that failure under their belt. Quit being so scared and learn the rules, Your Best Defense.....   Name: LEGAL E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2017 ALL T&E Employees Be vary careful with the new system bulletin change which has removed Operating Rules 414.1-414.9. Many of you have expressed your approval of the deletion of the 3-step protection rule. However there were other rules that were removed as well. Look very closely at rule 414.9. This rule allowed the locomotive operator to foul the locomotives in his/her charge. It also allowed other members of the same crew to foul the locomotive to assist the locomotive operator. THIS RULE IS GONE NOW. DO NOT GET YOURSELF CAUGHT UP IN A TRICK BAG BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU CAN STILL DO AS THE RULE ONCE INSTRUCTED. Locomotive engineers have protection under Chapter 7-Locomotive conditioning. Coupling and uncoupling locomotives addresses the right for the locomotive engineer to go between the locomotive in charge. No where in any chapter does it state that a CONDUCTOR can do the same or assist the engineer. If we have missed something in the Employee operating manual that allows this then we apologize but so far we have not. The removal of rule 414.9 must be addressed further my upper management to clarify what should be done now that those procedures have been abolished. Be very careful that you do not set yourself up for any failures by believing you have the right to foul locomotives unless you are the operator in control. Do not confuse rule 414.9 with other rules on fouling equipment. Rule 414.9 was written specifically to address LOCOMOTIVES. Not other equipment. Be safe and read all changes in operating rules THOROUGHLY. Anyone who has any time under their belt working for the railroad industry knows that a "GRAY AREA" is their worst enemy.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 30+ years Posted: 27 June 2017 I am retired from CAN I stopped buying the stock years ago. You can't depend on it to many if's. Years ago I made money but after buying a part of Conrail they had way to much debt and IMO STILL DO!   Name: UP Profits? E-mail: drugtrains@upee.net Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2017 To UP Finance: Will there be a new round of records profits, now that your drugs trains are cranking back up from Mexico? The train crews are whispering about the chemical stench that is used to conceal the smell of the GREEN GOLD LEAFS that's being haul! No worries though, keep bribing the politicians!!!   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2017 Who is this smerry smerner asshole? I can't understand what he/she is trying to say with such incoherent rambling! I thought you had to have at least a high school education to hire with the railroad. Lay off the peyote and learn some English!   Name: shut eye E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 HH Just spent 4 hours waiting for the recrew for my damn train to show up. Whats up with taking a relay train to somewhere to hand it off to find out a crew was never called and now it will be 4 hours before they can get there. Is this your precision railroading????? Oh. and I took A FRICKIN NAP TOO! Empowered to take the safest course of action. Decided I was too damn tired to sit for 4 hours and stare out the window at 2 in the damn morning. Sorry bud but my right to exercise my right to be safe TRUMPS YOURS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 26 June 2017 Anything new regarding the Willard, OH. terminal/yard? That place had both an eastbound & westbound hump.   Name: Smerry Smerner E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 June 2017 I heard if you don't like to then it won't even and why would it matter. The point is if it don't do then why keep? I mean who would rather than just do things? If you can't keep getting it then go on and get it you know. I guess we all just got to keep until it and if it don't then we will see.   Name: Guard dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Wonder if the Jamie, jermaine mentions is this Jamie.... http://kulwar.blogspot.com/2007/08/jamie-boychuk-cn-superintendent.html?m=1   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 25 June 2017 SELKIRK HUMP NOT SHUTTING DOWN?.... I HEARD THEY GOT A LAST MINUTE PHONE CALL FROM GOVERNOR HUNTER HARRISON FOR A "STAY OF EXECEUTION" SPARING THE HUMPS LIFE. PROBABLY JUST TO FUCK WITH THE SELKIRK EMPLOYEES FOR HIS OWN SICK PLEASURE AND SO HE CAN THREATEN CLOSURE AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 Yard capacity 60,000 feet. Cars in yard 52,000 feet. Cars to switch 28,000 feet. One switcher per shift. Used to be two, plus a transfer job. With another 40,000 feet waiting to come in the yard. Oh and we have 4 ups trains a day out of this yard. I'm pretty sure this place will be grid locked for the next week. Love the plan love the chaos.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 June 2017 What Jermaine posted about structural changes is real. Not sure who thinks it is fake. That is exactly what was in my company email...verbatim. It is probably in everyones email that is employed with CSX.   Name: Lynching mob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 June 2017 CSX AND THE NCCC BETTER NEGIOTE A GOOD NATIONAL AGREEMENT OR THIS RR AND OTHERS OR GOING TO GRID LOCK THIS NATION, HARD!!   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 June 2017 Funny when xtra boards are exhausted and guys on regular jobs see that and start marking off one after another, lol kicking em while they down putting csx in a bind   Name: Guardian dog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 June 2017 Eugene has been lying again. Typical pattern Set by the classless bastard. Like Ackerman and paulie. Men without morals nor scruples. Biden slammed Billy today. Good for him. Apparently we can cut engineers back and simultaneously Proclaiming they are laying off excessively causing a shortage and delaying trains and take away their vacation and personal days. Leopards don't change their spots. Neither do men without constitutions. Same mantra Eugene played in Canada yet the big bad teamsters are spellstruck. Again. Stock holders Eugene is literally stealing from workers to make himself look Good. You ok with that?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 June 2017 HUNTER HARRISON......DROP DEAD YOU OLD BASTARD....YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A COST CUTTING, BEAN COUNTER!!!!! ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN COULD CLOSE YARDS AND CUT COSTS TO BOOST STOCK PRICES!!!!!! HIRE ME CSX I'LL RUN THE DUMP FOR 21 MILLION...1/4 of WHAT YOU PAID THAT CRUSTY OLD BASTARD.   Name: Really????? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Really people??? Jermaine is not from the corporate office. These company moles who come in to distract everyone from talking about idiotic decisions the company makes just crack me up. Let's get something straight here. NO ONE IN CORPORATE WOULD EVEN DARE POST ON THIS SITE WITH REAL INFORMATION OR THEIR REAL NAME. It would be the death of their career. They would be clearing out their desk before lunch and walked off the property. They don't have a union representing them. Isn't it funny how all of the sudden pines name and his gate crossing topic is back after someone post a topic that discussed notifying the proper departments in the FRA AND WASHINGTON D.C. with information on an unsafe and unjustified rule change.someone in upper management is nervous. So don't get sucked into their pathetic attempt to distract you from posting and discussing your concerns. Now is the time to stick together. No joke people! Someone is squirming!   Name: Reality Check E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Dont worry. If dispatchers continue to deny Roadway and Bridge teams track time to do necessary maintenance, this precision railroading plan will come to a halt in a big pile of iron, fire, and smoke......all for the low, low, CEO price of 300 million dollars!! Norfolk Southern and their stock price are doing just fine with a CEO making a whole lot less...and their dispatchers give MOW track time to keep up maintenance with 4 and 5 day crews. Hmmm!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Does anyone know of any road freight jobs lost yet? I've seen alot of mechanical jobs and yard jobs getting cut, but not too many people from freight pools yet. Alot of places were already cut pretty deep from prior furloughs. Combining pools, though, could affect us. Just wondering what's going on everywhere else.   Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Jermaine.....Your “Precision Scheduled Railroading” (PSR) will have major problems if the Train & Engine employees ever comply 100% with your lawyer written operating rules. You’ll need to change many of them or have the Trainmasters turn their heads.   Name: Jermaine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2017 Received: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 Subject: FROM JERMAINE SWAFFORD: Structural Changes Dear Railroaders, Today I am announcing changes to support CSX's transformation to Precision Scheduled Railroading. Effectively delivering on Precision Scheduled Railroading requires us to have a disciplined and consistent approach to our railroad design and our operational guidelines and policies. To that end, we are implementing changes to our team structure that establish greater clarity and accountability for executing on these responsibilities. These changes are effective immediately. Assistant Vice President Jamie Boychuk and the Service Design team will lead all of our railroad design initiatives. Their guidance is critical to help us achieve greater precision in our train schedules, which will drive improved service, reliability and asset utilization. All functions are required to adhere to their direction on how we develop our service design plans and operate our trains to best serve our customers. In addition, all dispatching offices will now report to Bob Frulla, senior vice president of Network Operations. This change will deliver improved communication across our regions, better alignment with our guidelines and policies, and more efficient execution of our service plans. With the addition of these new responsibilities, Bob will be leading the consolidation of the dispatching offices. I'm confident that these changes will help expedite our progress toward achieving Precision Scheduled Railroading and look forward to continued improvements that establish CSX as a highly efficient railroad.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 June 2017 About 30 car maintenance/repair personal have been layed off in Nashville. The whole railroad is clogged up because of it. What kind of monkey's would do that just to prove a point? Stock is down. Let's keep it that way.   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Has anyone heard of any trainmasters going to the Redi center yet for Engine school?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Guaranteed at least 10 hrs. undisturbed rest after marking off duty = Y \N ? Doubtful if the RRs will ever care if an employee has a family and/or responsibilities at home.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 It's a little ridiculous to make such a big deal out of the no more napping rule change. There might be 1% that will actually be scared to take a nap. I get so tired of hearing crap about crew fatigue. Any time the union can't figure out another defense to get someone out of trouble that's the tried and true backup. Railroad rule #1 , get your sleep first....   Name: watch dog E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 June 2017 ALL CSX CREWS SYSTEM BULLETIN #004 DATED APRIL 3, 2017 ABOLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A NAP HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE PROPER WASHINGTON D.C OFFICE AND WILL BE REVIEWED. QUESTIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST ON THE MATTER. SEVERAL CLASS ONE RAILROADS WHO USE THE G-CORE RULE BOOK ARE STILL FOLLOWING THIS RULE AND ALLOWING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO REST/NAP. CSX'S CHOICE TO PROHIBIT EMPLOYEE'S TO NAP MAY CREATE A SAFETY ISSUE FOR ALL CREWS ON LINE OF ROAD WHO MAY HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT CONTINUOUSLY ON THEIR REST ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE TIRED AS THEIR TIME AT HOME TO REST IS LIMITED. TRAVEL TIME TO AND FROM THE HOME TERMINALS AND OBLIGATIONS AT HOME DO NOT ALLOW ALL CREW MEMBERS TO GET 5 HOURS REST OR MORE. THE RIGHT TO NAP WHEN STOPPED FOR LONG PERIODS WAITING FOR PASSING TRAINS OR WAITING TO GET INTO A YARD DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ABOLISHED FOR SAFETY ISSUES OR CONCERNS. CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE STOPPED EVERY 15 MINUTES SO THERE SHOULD BE NO QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER SOMEONE IS ALERT/AWAKE ON THE TRAIN. AS OF NOW, THE CHICAGO REGION IS RUNNING WITH THIS ISSUE. IF YOU HAVE AN CONCERNS WITH THIS ISSUE YOU NEED TO CONTACT YOUR REGIONS FRA OPERATING RULES INSPECTOR AND THE FRA D.C OFFICE TO FORWARD YOUR CONCERNS AND INFORMATION TO A FATIGUE SPECIALIST.   Name: yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Fuck the idpap an eh everything already is a major offence.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 June 2017 Figured the IDPAP would change this guy is old school. Thats how he is going to get to his 1/3 by christmas.   Name: Eng. E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2017 A new IDPAP policy is coming soon and it's not good for us. Almost everything is going to be a Major offense.   Name: Wow E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 June 2017 Hey, Oh boy! You're criticizing the person for misspelled words and sentence structure. That's what you got out of message. Racists and assholes that's who works for this company. Short sighted and selfish geed.   Name: Cindy E-mail: Cindy_Sanborn@farmersonly.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2017 Guys, SLOW DOWN! You're not doing anyone any favors. Shutdowns, Abolishments, Furloughs and The Assessment Armageddon are already set in stone. SLOW DOWN, save your money, and trust nobody. 1/3 of you will be gone by 2018.   Name: Oboy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 June 2017 watch out You write like a damn idiot! If you're going to take a stand for us brother. Please edit your post.   Name: Watch out E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 June 2017 (Oh Shit) Thank God your not a racist bastard! Your probly think women should stay in the kitchen. You and people like make RR hard. Go take off FMLA, I'm sure you a Klan rally to attend.   Name: Oh Shit E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Never thought I would see so many management Diversity Hires fired for poor job performance. Under Ward, these folks were untouchable. Man, this EHH guy isn't messing around, just cleaned house at Cincy. This would never happen under Ward and Sanborn. EHH you are my hero.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Hay d man very specific what if u r right.... like exactly right, that wood b suspicious   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 June 2017 E.H. HARRISON R.I.P December 25 2017...... AND THEN WE WILL ALL HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!!!   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 June 2017 Dec 23 18:46, thats my prediction   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 June 2017 There are accomplished people, good people, in each & every craft. Is sad, things change & many employees may suffer hardships. Difficult if not impossible, to feel bad for those that moved into management & are sweating pretty hard now too. Lots of complaints about former CEOs, then Ward, now Harrison. Hope & pray the hitler-witch Sanborn doesn't take over. Am glad & lucky to be able to be outta there soon.   Name: Jw E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 June 2017 We have Veterans, college grads, and tradesman within the T&E. Some are all three. I know on my subdivision T&E have more education than those baby sitting us. It's not because we are "too dumb" most like their job, the people they work with, lifestyle they can provide for their families and the overall benefits. HH is on borrowed time. This to will pass.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2017 Even though it gets worse and worse out here each week most of us are pretty much stuck in it because we are too dumb to go get another decent job that actually requires skill. You ain't gotta be smart to drive a truck and that's starting to sound pretty good about now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 June 2017 The stock wasn't going up as fast as the share holders wanted, Changes had to be made. My 401k we from 200grand to 280grand within months.   Name: Pissed Electro E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 June 2017 Alot of got layed off at Huntington today. The whole thing is stupid because the walking corpse HH is pocketing all of this 'saved' operating cost. He should just die.Layoff then pay someone 84 mill. Just plain stupid   Name: Jinkem E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 June 2017 If you quit csx can you withdraw your 401k? I know it would be taxed if you even can but how much?   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 June 2017 I mean where the f the FRA back pocketed bastards no brakes on tracks ..Tm . ym doing work that should've reported when moneys involved the FRA looks away. To the working man we get fired even known we are intimidated to do so I've known of cases and the tm get pay raises by the company and FRA plays dumb when it's one of us even though they told us or "order us " to do it Fredral money at a waste again   Name: dirk diggler E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Radnor yard is still the hub. If it is sold off, it will be the downfall of CSX.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 June 2017 Typical lemon head doesn't want to work for anything. Get some seniority before you start crying. I'm sure you just got back from furlough. Don't worry once they done cutting T&E you can go back to driving for uber.   Name: The Don Mega E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 June 2017 If CSX got rid of the lazy and the FMLA abusers there would be only a handful people left working. I say do a companywide drug test starting the first of July and don't stop until every employee has been tested, if you fail you are terminated! Why shouldn't they? I should feel safe around my coworkers right? I bet money 10% or more would fail a drug test. I would move on up in seniority!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2017 Remote control boxes aside; am pushing 40 yrs. now & can write honestly that 10%, maybe less, of locomotive engineers worked with in all this time did or would do anything that required physical activity. Vast majority of 'em seem to think that breaking a sweat, getting a fingernail dirty, etc., is beneath them. Sit on their butts & move levers, push buttons, stare at gauges, screens. Yes, of course those responsibilities are stressful. But, most have always been worthless when manual labor was needed.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2017 they don't have to dbag   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 June 2017 I would love to see 1 of them old head engineers strap on a remote box. Them lazy motherfuckers cry about tying a engine brake.   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/cpkc9MS4bWo   Name: Ynot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 https://youtu.be/PPdDRL8e0aw   Name: Holen1 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Has CP stock suffered since EH left the helm?   Name: Oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Tech A lot of truth in your post. But I've seen several ceo with totally different ideas. CSX has made money since it was founded by Snow. The RR is an absolute monopoly. This place can and will make money regardless who is El Capitan. Anyone can layoff men and close terminals down?HH isn't turning this place around it was already successful before his. Arrival. HH legacy or anyone else affiliated with the RR won't be remembered 20 years after passing. No one will even remember his name in 10 years. You're correct I can only speak on divisions I've worked. The four I've worked there are a few flips in a year, a few more dhs and very seldom is a trip less than 10 hours. I know everything on the RR is time consuming. Let's say someone has a 6 hour trip. By the time lower management makes up their minds goes over the bs you, talk to dispatcher, wait on dispatcher bulletins, talk to customer service for work order go over paperwork find an error, talk to everyone again get it ok'd. Now you're ready to go but the damn cab isn't there. Call cab company call chief. Trainmasters calls you so explain what the hell is taking so long. Ride shows up dh to train traffic slows you down. Finally make to train unlock it, fire up the engines, take the brakes off buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, buzz up dispatcher, dispatcher answers ok bulletins. Tells you you will leave after the 3rd train. 3rd train passes no signal buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher buzz up dispatcher dispatcher answers ask if you stiil have a cab? You tell him no he says I'll order you one because you don't have enough time.etc etc etc   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 I think Palpatine just likes to stir the turd bowl   Name: Eville1 E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Bullshit. We have more trains going to Avon than anywhere now. Darth Vader just combined our pools to go there.   Name: tripod E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 June 2017 This should scare the crap out of anyone who's dealt directly with CSX management - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYR9qGVtBXQ See also - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment Makes me wonder what the corporate culture was really derived from.   Name: TECH E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 OLD HAT & POS Your opinions may be correct for the divisions that you work in at the moment( if your lucky to keep it) but it does not hold true in ever one of them. Flips do happen and trips do run quicker than 10 hours for some. You are obviously unhappy at this time and are spouting, PAY ATTENTION NEW HIRES! Hunter Harrison is not in this game for the long haul. He is too old and has questionable health issues. However, health issues are of no concern for him. He can afford the best of doctors and care. What HH wants is to make his last stand. To be known as the greatest CEO in railroad history. He wants a feather in his last cap and wants the final chapter in his life and career to be known as the man who took over CSX and turned it around. The great and powerful Hunter Harrison did what no one else could do for a failing railroad. Your biggest concern better be what the HELL HAPPENS IF HE CANT DO IT! Will he take his cash and run? Will he leave it all a mess half done? Will the shareholders and customers freak out and end up causing a crash in your stock. Start saving some money! Put back now for what could be an extra happy savings account or your mortgage payments. His first decision was to get in and cut operating expenses. Cut the over head. That is exactly what he is doing at this very moment. Closing unnecessary yards and shops are minor. Unloading any unnecessary assets that do nothing but take up space and are showing no return will be his biggest task in the next few months. Trains can be rerouted or doubled or moved in several blocks. Do your homework and you will learn that this is not a problem. Katrina did not stop the railroad. Delayed it but didn't stop it. Shutting down a yard wont do it either. Now, ask yourself how he will deal with manpower and how he will utilize it , mainstream it and put it to use. His model is almost comparable to a colony of ANTS!!! Ever single breathing body will be utilized to its fullest potential. You will be called to work. You will work no less than 10 and if you cant be utilized in a single trip, you will be rested and used afterwards. HH's number one goal is "on time and on the move freight"! If you roll in at either end and anything needs to be attended to and you have the hours left, you will be used. Don't expect any sympathy. You chose the railroad life. He has a legacy to leave behind. He will do what ever it takes to make this his last stance. He wont go down without a fight first. Money is no concern to him personally but his reputation in history is. Except that things are going to change. In the meantime BE SMART and put your money away. No one knows how this is all going to play out. One thing is guaranteed. You will have bills to pay!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 JAX: Good post but come on, that's been going on for years - Extra list employees drawing automatic guarantee pay = list(s) will get cut. [Many FNGs don't seem to realize that just 1 minute off in each, every, any, calendar day 24 hr. period costs a day's guarantee.] And anymore, everyone has to be concerned about the darn CAPS policy.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 Osborn yard is shutting down.   Name: Flippee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2017 Jax. I've been saying that for years. New guys get cut blame it on the sob who works 40 days a month or the guy drawing 500 guarantee. The Xb has to spin like a top or it will get cut. What does two people working 60 hours a week= 1 U.S. Job loss!   Name: JAX E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 14 June 2017 If you work off of an xtra board that draws guarantee then it would be in you're best interest to drop a turn, mark off sick, or get personal business at least every pay half because that way you won't get paid any guarantee. If they pay out guarantee they will cut a turn off which means furlough. Yeah it sucks to not get paid guarantee but it sucks more to be furloughed. Think about it   Name: Mac Drizzle E-mail: Makin it rain Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 June 2017 So every now and the someone will post something that they heard will be happening soon and then someone from corporate office will respond in detail exactly what will be happening and it seems like it has been a pretty good record for accuracy, so whoever you are could you please find out what you can about the future of the Osborn Yard in Louisville KY and post it on here please. We keep hearing rumors that contradict so I'm just trying to get some clarity on it.   Name: Pos E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech is assuming u can get a train over the road in under 10 hr. One way theses days, what a FUCKING NUT HUGGER   Name: oldhat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 13 June 2017 Tech There's is no news in your post. 10hrs is already an early quit. Flips happen at best once a month. No one wants held away. We do get what were paid for. You're just a douche nozzle trying to stir shit up. You need to ease off EHH's nut sack.   Name: Tech E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 June 2017 T&E Your taxi flips will be out the door. You will flip on a train. You will go to hotel if can't flip without outlawing. You will then come home working a train or ride another as Jjob and recrew along the way as needed.upon arrival you will assist in the yard to finish your 10 hrs. Don't expect to get any early quits. You will earn your 10 hrs.pay. wagon service will be cut in half to save money. You won't get held away. You won't be in hotel long enough to get it. Getting on the next train out saves hotel cost a a well. Only a one day charge from lodging if you have to stay until your rested. Don't plan on 50 hr. Other railroads agreements don't mean a thing to csx. You will get what they see fit. A new lifestyle is in the making for everyone. Adapt or find another career. Early quits will be 10 hrs. That's what you will be paid for.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 June 2017 The big shots know what all is planned. Unionized workforces have to play catch-up.   Name: Guru E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 June 2017 Sounds about right we've been working all kinds of hrs at radnor. CSX spending all kinds of money on radnor spent all kinds of money on caskey. Shut caskey down why not shut radnor down. HH tethered to damn oxygen machine making calls that no would make. HH doesn't care about tomorrow odds are he won't be here.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 12 June 2017 Radnor yard (Nashville) will be a skeleton crew yard by the end of the year. It is no longer in the "plan". Ninety percent of T&E jobs will be cut off this Saturday with other crafts to follow at the beginning of July.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 50 an hour will be the target, look up the CN and CP contracts. They ended last year topping out at over 49 an hour. Depends on whether they do away with the Engineer bonus and stock option. That alone is equivalent to about 10 an hour.....   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 In most cases you won't be turning back in a cab, it will be on a train. I know this sounds unlikely but with "precision scheduling" that will be the plan.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I don't even know where avon is, I thought they sold lipstick and stuff. One thing I've noticed is that a bunch of whiners work there. I believe if I hated it that bad I would just quit! Maybe you can hire on at the leather factory, biting a-holes out of cow hides!   Name: Griff E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 Avon employees are and always have been a lot of pussies. Avon also has one fat basterd TM. If you don't like flip pen back home you're a dipstick.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 Well Jay, Truthfully have much experience? Thought enough about the subject? The effects over the course of time? Done any research? Read the previous post again & at least try to understand, if you're capable.   Name: Jay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I for one never had a "worse overall flip trip". I agree with T you must be a dumbass.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 No one really wants to spend hrs. on end at an away from home terminal lodging facility. Point is: flip trips can actually be a lot worse overall. T must be a lame-brained nit-wit. If truly working as a locomotive engineer, who the heck could sleep with someone like that at the controls?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I can stand people like u who always wants the railroad to conform with your life. Want weekends off, don't want to work nights just day light runs, and always bitch about everything and how much u hate working for CSX. Why don't u just quit and help make someone else's seniority better. U knew what the job entailed when u got hired on either deal with it or find something else. Just stop bitching   Name: T E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 I can't stand working with bitches that would rather go to the hotel than flip back home. I'm sorry you losers can't stand your wife and kids or your old lady looks like a man. Who the hell would chose to sit in a hotel for 12+ hrs for free? You lazy conductors slept 12 hrs. On train no drinking on flips I guess. You dumbasses are the same ones who have stupid ass wife's managing your finances and spending 12 hrs a day on Facebook talking about railroading.   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 11 June 2017 You guys will love the New NATIONAL aggreement. Everyone will be on a XBD and will work for 30 dollars an hour everywhere. Every railroad. We got your Unions deep in our pockets. Man tits Chad Wilbourn. VPO. Union Pacific Southern Region.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 11 June 2017 No more hotel stays? H-m-m-m-m........"Flips" can be awful really. 12+ hrs. on duty, who knows how long a wait for transport, & then a long ride back. Can hardly wait - will be feeling great after days like that, all refreshed, won't be emotionally or physically exhausted, & be able to spend quality time at home. Woo-Hoo, it'll be wonderful.   Name: kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 June 2017 Word! That's what going down. CSX already combining pools it's going to be system wide. 50 dollars an hour you're smoking dope if you think thats going to happen. Take your trip rate divide by time on duty before ot kicks in. this will be close to your new hourly rate. Anyone thinks different is a dumbass. Stop drinking the KooL-Aid   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 You can forget about getting all worked up about the proper call logic for filling vacancies. We're all going to end up on one board covering any direction out of our terminal when they reach an agreement with the UNION's. Like any other contract it will pass regardless of a vote. PRO's : Will be quite a significant pay increase ( If you have the seniority to make the cut), No more hotel stays. CON's : Probably 25 % will be furloughed. Think about it, suddenly you don't need multiple pools carrying extra employees's, no longer need an extra board, the carrier will be in control of the "availability list". You will be called in order and if someone marks off it will simply go to the next in line. This will result in huge savings to the carrier, that's why they want it. For all you whiner's about having to possibly get on multiple trains, look how often your on duty now 10 plus hours on 1 train. Figure up or look on crew life at your total hours worked for the month, multiply by 50 an hour and determine which way you'd be better off. Also figure up how many hours you actually put in from the time you go out and return home after sitting in a hotel, many times 14 hours 59 minutes getting nothing. This is time that could be spent with your family or friends instead of a hotel. I'm not debating the two issues, it's going to happen, like it or not. So, if you have the seniority to survive the cut, enjoy your new quality of life..... For those that want to try to buck the system, read the latest job posting for trainmasters. Required to become Engineer and Conductor qualified and "Occasionaly run trains". Don't think for a minute that you are in control, might as well get as much as you can and hope for the best.   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 June 2017 It's not if if just when. Avon going to have 1 pool. You will go wherever needed.   Name: ex lc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 June 2017 WEST END ENGINEERS AT AVON!!!!!! Listen up and listen up good!!!! The crew callers are violating the hell out of article 36 of the SSA agreement. They are not calling engineers as CLEARLY WRITTEN IN BLACK AND WHITE TO FILL TEMPORARY ROAD AND YARD VACANCIES! The crew callers have been calling pool engineers off of pools that they are not assigned to in order to fill vacancies on other pools. THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING WEST END ENGINEERS THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE CALL OFF OF THEIR POOLS BECAUSE THERE IS NO ONE AVAILABLE ON THE WEST END EXTRA BOARD. SSA ARTICLE 36# when the designated extra board is exhausted, engineer vacancies in freight and yard service will be protected in the following sequence. #1- OTHER EXTRA BOARDS AT THE SAME SUPPLY POINT PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE IN WITHIN THE SAME ZONE OR SUBZONE UNLESS THE APPLICABLE ZONE AGREEMENT PROVIDES OTHERWISE. THE EAST END ENGINEER EXTRA BOARD IS IN THE SAME ZONE/SUBZONE AND THEY ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM BEING CALLED TO WORK THE WEST END. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE EAST END EXTRA BOARD BEFORE YOU CALL A CREW CALLER BACK WHO IS TRYING TO FORCE YOU TO TAKE A JOB OFF OF YOUR POOL JUST BECAUSE THE OTHER POOL IS ON THE WEST END. THEY MUST CALL THE EAST END EXTRA BOARD AND PUT THEM ON THE ASSIGNMENT IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE. EVERYONE ON THE EAST END HAS BEEN QUALIFIED WEST AND CAN TAKE THE CALL. IF THE CALLERS TELL YOU NO ONE IS QUALIFIED THEN YOU TELL THE CALLER THEY ARE FULL OF IT. YOU EARNED YOUR SENIORITY. YOU DID YOUR TIME. YOUR EARNED THAT SPOT ON A POOL. NO EXTRA BOARD MAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU. NO CREW CALLER SHOULD BE SHOWING ANY FAVORTISM TO THE OTHER EXTRA BOARD. TO MISS CALL SOMEONE BECAUSE A CREW CALLER DOESNT KNOW THEIR JOB OR DOES AND CHOOSES TO SHOW FAVORTISM OR IS JUST TO DAMN LAZY TO RUN THE BOARDS PROPERLY IS NOT ONLY UNACCEPTABLE BUT UNETHICAL. DONT TAKE THE CRAP. CALL THEM OUT! CHECK THE BOARDS. SEE WHO IS AVAILABLE. WE ALL HAD OUR DAYS ON THE EXTRA BOARDS. THEY CAN DO THEIR TIME JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US! ALL CREW MEMBERS! Crew callers have been calling people and not leaving any messages. It just happened this afternoon again. Someone who has an answering machine was in another part of their home and when the answering machine picked up they just hung up and did not leave a message. The employee did not both to check to see who the call came from. They receive numerous scam calls and telemarketing calls so they just ignored it. 10 minutes later the crew caller called back and left a message this time informing the employee that they were miscalled. THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT AND SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. CALLING YOUR HOME AND HANGING UP CAN BE CONSIDERED A HARRASSING PHONE CALL. A PERSON WHO CALLS YOU TWICE AND JUST HANGS UP IS SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT THEY REALLY HAVE NOTHING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT AND IT IS NOT IMPORTANT. NO EMPLOYER SHOULD EVER CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE TRYING TO CONTACT THEIR EMPLOYEE. YOU HAVE 10 MINUTES TO RETURN THEIR CALL. IF THEY CANT BE BOTHERED WITH IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES THEN YOU SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CALL BACK AND ASK THEM "WHAT DID YOU WANT ME FOR"? YOU CALLED ME TWICE AND DIDNT SAY ANYTHING. DID YOU CALL THE WRONG NUMBER? DID YOU NEED SOMETHING? YOU GET THE POINT. FILE A COMPLAINT OF THIS BEHAVIOR. ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE. THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN AND THEY ARE ALL RUNNING SCARED FOR THIER JOBS AND WILL DO ANYTHING IT TAKE TO FILL JOBS AS FAST AS THEY CAN EVEN IF IT TAKES VIOLATING THE SSA! You better get it together as union members and start submitting your claims and complaints now. It doesn't matter if you think they will never get paid. That's not the point. The point is to start a mountain of payer trails and complaints. Put your GC on notice. Get off your butt and start making calls. Its only going to get worse if you don't. If you ever needed to stand together as union brothers now is the time. This isn't a joke. Its not funny. You wont be laughing later when you don't have a voice at all. Keep paying those union dues with your hard earned money and sit in the corning crying. Better get a box of tissues because your going to need them!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 June 2017 30% raise defeats the purpose of cutting jobs.   Name: todd novak E-mail: !(&%#@ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2017 you must be the morbid asshole licking the tv screen when I choke my chicken you creepy fudge packer   Name: tod novak E-mail: 2@!&^%( Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 June 2017 7/6 17 cameras found in the hotel in buffalo check back room behind front desk an watch tv I went back in the yard I will never stay in any csx hotel   Name: Jean E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 Right of way Ass! The RR owns the property the rails lie on. Anyone crossing the tracks are trespassing!   Name: bob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 08 June 2017 system notice 167 crewlife ebs enhancement What's the purpose of this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 June 2017 After seeing the picture of Hunter Harrisons photo on stage at the shareholders meeting and looking at probable health issues related to poor circulation in his legs and that he needs CONSTANT oxygen, if you took the oxygen off him and lay him in a casket he would look normal at a layout. Are the shareholders that blind to think when he says his health is not going to stop him from turning CSX around, I would tell you the same thing to get the money. I bet when they saw this photo they are now wondering how long they have before they have to sell their stock options and cash in. Not long with the PAD problems he is experiencing. Hope the next blood clot doesnt happen soon for your sake. Good luck suckers. Hes got your money in his wifes and kids bank accounts. Might want to think twice the next time a ceo has health issues and the ceo says no to a independent medical evaluation. If he had that independent evaluation he would not be ceo today. Think about it he was on oxygen during the first conference call. He says oxygen is used only sometimes,really....If thats true wouldnt he not have it on full time in front of you while talking to you at the annual stockholder meeting...THINK   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 June 2017 Amen brother! Board of Directors throw millions of dollars and support behind an old man that may assume room temperature at any time. Who runs the show then? Little Pauly or one of Hunter's dingleberries?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Right now the only way we can have an individual,yet collective response to the shit being heaped upon our heads is to slow down and not give these bastards the productivity they are wanting. They treat us craft employees like we're disposable,but at the end of the day they depend on each and every one of us for something. Do your part to throw a wrench in the Precision Railroading Model!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Places with young seniority right now in case you want to make a move: [CSRA] FL RM Rocky Mount NC FL RT Richmond VA JX ST Savannah GA JX PD Pensacola FL JX WT Waycross GA CG NA Nashville TN AT NO New Orleans LA There are more but that's all I know for now Seen a guy get off moving equipment at around 20mph and watched his heels slap his butt for 30 feet or better.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 June 2017 Da Truth, L E for 10-20 yrs.: C'mon, no one will really care what you think either especially account can't/won't provide true FACT. Ever been to Court? So, the ble little T organization has always been squeaky clean corruption free? Read the previous response again. The defense rests. ["Remember: Winning an argument on the internet is like winning at the Special Olympics - Even if you win, you're still retarded."]   Name: Da Truth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 June 2017 Conductor 30+ Believe what you want, I really don't care what you believe. With the UTU's past history of Corruption, I fail to see why you would be surprised as to the FACTS I have disclosed about a State Legislative Director considering a T.M. job. I haven't disclosed his name because it would not result in him being removed from his position. I know for a fact that he visits this site frequently, and when he reads this, he will know that the word is out. Would you like examples of UTU officer unethical behavior? But, if you've been out here for 30+ years, you already know.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 June 2017 Interesting reading, the post by 2 longs a short and a long. Author is probably a jealous FNG who ought to bear in mind that 30+ yr. employees have forgotten more than he/she will ever experience. May be just another one of those type of persons that profit would be made if they could be bought at true value & then sold for what they think they're worth. As far as to who is the better switchman, railroader, etc. - who cares anymore? Piss-poor switchman pay rate is the same as it is for the excellent switchman. Not much, if any at all, appreciation is ever received for doing a good job. Every complaint about long term employees could be countered with 10 or more regarding FNGs.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2017 If he did go to ICU he made a miracle recovery because from all the new articles I have read today about the shareholders meeting, he was there and addressed the shareholders. They all did note that he was on oxygen but there nevertheless.   Name: Ozz fest E-mail: Ozzy Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2017 I have now heard from 4 people that Hunter went to ICU. My sources are not credible enough for me to believe, furthermore I have not been able to find anything on the internet about it. Has anyone else heard this? Supposedly it was over the past weekend.   Name: 2 longs a short and a long E-mail: ___ ___ - ___ Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 June 2017 It's funny how HH has done shook everything up and now you see guys with 15+ years that have held the same job for 10 years are having to work other jobs and you really see who knows how to railroad and who was just accustom to a routine. Guys with 15 years that can't switch cars to save their life wtf. Humbling especially for the ones that were so proficient in the job that they had held that did the same exact thing day in and day out. Funny because it's a lot of the same guys that are cocky toward cubs and xtra board guys. Been talking smack for years not thinking they would have to back it up one day. More to come when those yardmasters hit the ground you know who you are. I respect the guy with no shame in asking a junior employee for a little help on something. I pitty the fool with too much pride that would rather just look dumb faking the funk. Trust me if you don't know wtf you're doing we all see and know it, your seniority doesn't mask the fact that you don't know wtf you are doing. 30+ years of service doesn't make you good at your job or make you better than a guy with 6 months. Gal is to be used interchangeably with guy throughout this rant, however the few females in this industry that I have come across are damn good railroaders that put a lot of the guys to shame   Name: VISIONARY E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 June 2017 RIP. CSX RAILROAD,FOR THE TIME IS NOW AT HAND WHEN YOU WILL BECOME NO MORE THAN JUST A MEMORY OF A HAS BEEN RAILROAD. CSXT OUT!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 That's what happens when 100% of people don't vote.   Name: Dman E-mail: The Land Of OZ Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 93%....sounds like more fake numbers put out by the company, just like our velocity and dwell times, if u work on the system u know it's a lie. Hell trainmasters are cracking under the pressure, not getting days off, all that pent up anger will be taken out on somebody....I wonder who   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 June 2017 Da Truth: "Just found out".... = usually worthless crap heard from ignorant morons. Similar has been posted on this site previously - no names, no states, no facts. Elections for Smart/UTU State Directors were held last year so unless something happens like a state board being consolidated with another, elections won't be held again until early 2020. Either post/provide some real truth or at the very least, try to stop posting BS stupid hearsay.   Name: Da Truth E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 June 2017 Just found out the UTU State Legislative Director is secretly checking into Trainmaster jobs with CSX as he needs a backup plan if he doesn't get re-elected to his do-nothing, over-paid job. Such a 2-faced hypocrite to preach the UTU Brotherhood at the Union Meetings yet at the same time considering taking a management job. Typical really, he's always been out for only one person, despite what he says.   Name: Iu E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 CSX stock News rumors Harrison You're right   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Have you seen the crime rate in Jax , wow you move then get fired for a rule violation what you gone do then ?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 04 June 2017 Conductor 30+: No doubt whatsoever the CSX Board Of Directors are well aware of all of that (and more). Annual Meeting - for shareholders Tomorrow, June 5, 2017. 10:00 am, EDT. The Jefferson Hotel 101 W. Franklin Street Richmond, Virginia 23220   Name: Meyend Games E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 It wloud be ncie if trehe wree a secepisilzd gourp of inidluivdas taht we colud pay menoy to erevy mtonh to rnsrepeet us. No taxation without representation! Our contract has been stepped on to the point that it has become unrecognizable!   Name: Wtf E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 June 2017 Been here 8 years power sucks toilets stink like foul ...I'm in the system not in Indiana but have been order plenty of times to use power with FRA defects FRA is not doing their job no horn no bell it's a yard power you rip it ur getting wrote up for petty shit that's the real csx management playing games with hrs of service ha   Name: Ore E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 June 2017 Did CSX make record profits prior to HH? Will CSX make record profits after HH? Was the repair shops need prior to HH? Will the repair shops be needed after HH? Was the hump yards needed prior to HH? Will the hump yards be needed after HH? Was 500 locomotives needed prior to HH? Will 500 locomotives be needed after HH? Was 1000s of cars needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of cars be needed after HH? Was 1000s of managers needed prior to HH? Will 1000s of managers be needed after HH? Does the board know HH is a health risk? Does the board know HH has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel? Does the board know CP Ceo is trying to mend fences with union employees?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Anyone hear of any plans for Cleveland?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 June 2017 LE for 10-20 probably has it figured out. They'll get away with some things, because of "temporarily", "restructuring", etc. Unions will resist but the Courts & the Government will go along to prevent any "service disruptions".   Name: WhatchaknowHH E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Csx shut down Hamlet Shop on Monday. All but maybe 20 people out. Some within a couple years if retirement.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2017 Yep Kip it's true, no more flowbacks for EN. That's why the recent System Notice was cancelled referring to the bid card access on Crew Life. It was going to give the ability to deactivate your card and or activate a card in a different zone if you were qualified. Also cancelled in my guess because as someone previously floated a rumor, there will be a freeze on any moves outside of a terminal. While everyone will say "they can't do that", they will. I'm sure a bulletin will come out stating the need, due to "restructuring", and a case will be made that to protect the nations movement of freight it is necessary "temporarily". This will happen just prior to the mass cuts and closings that we are yet to find out. The motive is not to restrict seniority but until all cuts are done they are not going to allow and pay for 50 people going elsewhere to qualify, only to determine that when the next location is shutdown those people who may be older in seniority will replace all the others and will have to qualify, and the wave continues..... And sadly the UNIONS are going to stand by idly and do nothing but say , "Well we can't strike". Well Bullshit I say   Name: Blessed E-mail: www.gotoutnickatime.com Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Mr. Harrison, You and your hedge fund masters will have to answer to The Almighty one day for your heartless greed & and lack of morals & human decency. This company made millions under the former structures in manpower and assets. I guess it wasn't enough, so pump up the stock by furloughs and neglecting track, cars and engines. So that in 4 years CSX is a shell of the company it once was, that has to merge to stay in business. I hope you sleep well at night knowing your legacy as a Raliroad Robber Barron was laid like crooked tracks on the backs of 4 railroads workers and their families. My prayers rest on your children and your future generations to come that the 300 million is spent with care and generosity. Because what will be said about a man with your character in few short years, perhaps even months at your funeral.   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 Strike LOL you will do has your told and suck it up   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 DWM: What do the operating unions have to say? Could that be considered a major dispute per the provisions of the Railway labor Act & be justifiable cause for a strike?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Will you be able to make seniority within the division you make permanent?   Name: Kip E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 has anyone heard the flowback will be done away with in July   Name: DWM E-mail: LPABH Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Response to COYSD: It's true but it will be as of July 1st.... Wherever you are as a t/e employee as of July 1st you are stuck so basically wherever you want to be for the remainder of your career you need to be there by July 1st as there will be no more moving around.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2017 It's sad, but true that csx needed to make operational changes. Just have to wait & see how it all pans out. May take years. Like quite a few, EHH started out in the ranks & turned into an uncaring, even hateful toward employee(s) official. Only suckasses will attend his funeral. Very many will want to pee on his grave.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Avon locomotive shop closed today. Service center too all but some electricians and machinist are left. Maybe 15ish   Name: otek01 up/sp rfe E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 June 2017 We are jointly writing a book about the inside corruption of management and union activities from saved recordings and detailed notes!   Name: Elton john E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 June 2017 I think Hunter Harrison is a great CEO. His dedication to f*cking every union employee is inspiring to dictators in 3rd world countries around the world. This mother f*cker has to come to work with an oxygen tank but he don't give a f*ck. He'll screw the working man with his last breath. I salute you Hunter.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Any one hear Willard yard operation will be shut down? Only through trains. Trainmaster told me that this morning....   Name: noMercy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 June 2017 http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=46939 Hold them accountable. CSX caps policy is in violation of fmla. It's just a matter of time csx will have their ass in a sling.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Great news. Just got word that Rick Reed got fired.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 HH strikes again. Layoffs at Avon loco shop.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 June 2017 Who is Roselake getting sold off to?   Name: Palpatine E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Brewer is going to start expanding 3rd quarter. Will turn into the largest yard on the. System by end 2019. To relieve congestion from Chicago. Casey yard is being sold back to previous owner and all materials will be used on BrewerS expansion. There should be job postings or transfers by July for that district.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Must of been a casualty of HH.   Name: Retired SP/UP RFE E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Name: Jackmeoft Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jackmeoft from Corporate Office, let me say this, coming from both sides of the isle. I was a RFE for Southern Pacific and retired as an Engineer. Until you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes, don’t judge them or their job, “Glorified Truck Driver.” How many times have you gone to work at 6pm? Next morning at 6am you’re sitting in some siding waiting for a relief crew, you finally get to a hotel about 9 or 10 that morning, then do it all over again that night. I’ve known many of you MBA's at the corporate level. Many have more degrees than a compass, but couldn’t find there way home without a GPS. Does that fit your MO? The railroad industry is very hard on their people, management included. Just ask many Trainmasters of Road foreman. But, your CSX Railroad is by far the worst. Something I’m sure, many in Jacksonville take as a badge of honor. As far as HH goes, only time will tell. When it comes to people, the best indication of future performance is...past performance. SP RFE Retired   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Instead of putting each other down we should try to join together and wish all our coworkers well. It's not this group against that group we all have family's to support   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Deadbeat bitches Mcsubwatsonicbell wouldn't hire you dumbasses   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Jackmeoft you want to talk about us being lazy and working at toco Johns. Tell me how they can fire 1000 of u from corporate office and we can still mange to function without any interruptions. Y'all are just overpaid office workers who only have a job because your daddy knows somebody. Can't wait til they get rid of another 1000 of y'all.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 01 June 2017 Don't wait till Christmas cut the fucking jobs now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 June 2017 Everyone that views this site should take some time & find & read the articles regarding CSX & EHH that are in the Railway Age and Trains magazines.   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 1/3 T&E to be cut by Christmas is a done deal. You lazy fucks are going to have to get a real Job now! No more than a glorified truck driver. Taco Johns is hiring or maybe Captain Ds   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 June 2017 Hard to believe Avon would get shutdown. Hump operations probably & possibly other.........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Somebody needs to call President Trump to save these jobs.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2017 Where is Srilan?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2017 @cl, Are you referring to the hump being shut down or Avon yard?   Name: cl E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 May 2017 July 1st Howell to b shutdown July11 Avon to be shutdown August 1 Srilan to be shutdown August 1 Roselake sold off 1/3 of all t&e to be cut by Christmas system wide   Name: COYSD E-mail: IAFR Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 I heard a rumor that I'm not sure if it is true or not.... Has anyone heard anything about as of August 1st where ever you are marked up you have to stay, like you can no longer make a seniority move to another location. Has anyone else heard this?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2017 How does "general workers" work with the unions? Fingers crossed with Avon. Sad situation...   Name: Mokanik E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Hamlet locomotive shop just went through a round of layoffs today. On top of the layoffs, all of the rest of the employees were assigned as "general workers" to work any job required and the shop itself has been put to limited used. Now they are considering hamlet a service area and not a locomotive shop.. And the hits keep coming   Name: Captain Obvious E-mail: 1234 Main Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Dear ApeFucker, If i had to guess, it would have to be because you are one of those Star Employees that works 4 times a month. To go farther has been to the Emergency Room 3 times already this year. Has had 2 family members pass in 2017. Was off sick at least once last month. Marks off RedBlock twice a year. Hasnt worked 40 hours a week since REDI. Takes his shits only while on duty. Sound familiar? ApeFuck employees like you are the reason things are like they are. Enjoy your 5 day weekend.   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 31 May 2017 Great Lakes Division will soon be a nightmare. IB & IC will soon be combined. ID & IE will soon be combined. IG & IH will soon be combined. All Train Dispatchers will be moved to Jacksonville. T&E, MW, Mtnrs.... get ready to wait 30 minutes for anyone to answer your phone/radio calls. I hope every dispatcher quits/exercises seniority to prior craft before letting this go through. Dispatchers, I hope your union is ready for this atrocity. -Godspeed   Name: ApeFucker E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 May 2017 Anyone know why Crew Management gets pissy when they have to mark you off for your mandatory vision/hearing screenings? I swear people don't like to do their jobs   Name: HM Murdock E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2017 Yes, all the dispatchers with the exception of Chicago are heading to JAX. Official notice will be served by the end of the week. Moves happen in Sep/Oct.   Name: Retired SP/UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 May 2017 CSX is a wooden axle outfit run by a bunch of woodpeckers. Have any of you ever read some of their stupid operating rules, written by a bunch of lawyers?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 May 2017 985 million outstanding shares times 30 dollars a share that the sto k has gained 29 billion. Do you really think the board is going to risk that loss? That's why is am advisory vote, not a final vote. Let's face it, every business exist to make money, not to employee as many people as they can.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2017 Someone posted - not too long ago - that the Board of Directors can take action, overrule a shareholder vote IF they deem that necessary to be in the best overall interests of the company & it's shareholders. If that's true, a fact, & big money controls the board.........   Name: clark E-mail: clark1@fu.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 30 May 2017 Harrison's total pay package is north of 300 million. That's more than CSX spends yearly in refreshing and keeping its locomotive fleet running. That's also a large plan for a CEO, especially for a high-profile CEO with health issues. A general recipe for underperformance and disappointment is an overcompensated CEO with health issues.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 May 2017 What's the latest rumors surrounding Avon closing?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 May 2017 Are the all train dispatchers getting moved to Jacksonville?   Name: Turd Ferguson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 May 2017 Why hire that many people in a department that keeps track up if the rumors were HH selling off a lot of the track? What is going on in this Em Effer? What a mystery this place is   Name: Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Damn why they hiring so many asst. road masters I thought HH didn't care about maintaining anything?   Name: OK OK E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 Ok well you know what the hell he's talking about big deal stickler did you miss the whole point because of that little detail?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 May 2017 I see zero jobs for assistant road foreman. I see job postings for asst Road Masters. Big Difference!   Name: OZZ BURN E-mail: Balloon knot Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 May 2017 Go to csx.com and click employees then log in and type jobs in the search bar on the right and click the magnifying glass.............wait for it......Pow!!! right in the kisser!!! How in the hell do they all of a sudden need seven hundred and fifty four (754) new assistant road foreman???? What do they just want fresh meat off the street? (and yes I did come up with that on my own and it is mine so don't take it, patent pending)   Name: Pickle fart E-mail: Butternutz Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 May 2017 I don't feel sorry for all the management positions that have been done away with! There are a few decent managers that are worth having but for the most part worthless. Does anyone actually feel like they need to be managed? We could get more work done without them around! The sneaky turds would hide out in the bushes to try and find a reason to fire you! It's kinda hard to railroad when you're constantly wondering if someone is watching you and looking for a reason to fire you! If HH can get rid off 1000 managers pretty much overnight and still function then apparently you were just an useless expense. Some of the managers have no clue how to manage anyway.... Do they not know that having an attitude and yelling and rushing us actually works the opposite of what they think? "How we work and why" has a lot to do with morale   Name: hehateme E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 May 2017 Been through a strike in 97. Not good for a company or employees, jobs will be lost to lost of business. Our divison is booming, people should start exercising their senority.   Name: old head E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Conductor 30 Conductors agreement has article that covers jobs that have 8 hour shifts with a new crew starting duty on the next shift. Coming in on road trains is not covered under this article. I PERSONALLY watched a division manager rip the ass of a YM for keeping a engineer on duty after his shift ended while the next crew sat in the yard office drinking coffee. He heard the engineer going off on the radio to the YM about it. The division manager stood right there in front of us and told him to put his claim in and he would make sure it was paid. He also said it would never happen again. The engineer even told the YM at the beginning of the shift he had to be off on time to make a doctors appointment. He gave them a bull crap extra move that he knew they couldn't get done before their shift was done. This YM was bad at this and also abusing the lunch time and giving late lunches. Was great to witness a manager with a set of balls do what was right and put the YM in his place!   Name: old head E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Conductor 30 The conductors agreement has an article that covers on duty times for assigned jobs. Coming in on a road train is not covered under this agreement. If the yardmaster makes you stay out and work after your 8 hour shift is over and the next shift is supposed to be on duty there is a claim for that. I PERSONALLY watched a division manager rip the ass off a ym for making a yard crew stay on their job while the next crew sat in the yard office drinking coffee waiting for them to finish up a move the YM knew they wouldn't get done in time and would roll into the next shift. The engineer even told the YM at the beginning of the shift he had to be off on time for a doctors appointment. The YM didn't know the division manager was going to show up and when the engineer went off on him on the radio for keeping him out there the division manager heard it all. Made it clear he would see that claim was paid and it would never happen again. Brought that YM down off his high horse. Had a history of abusing the crews. Screwed their lunches all the time and always gave them a late one!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 No clue whatsoever what csra is. For very many years, spent countless hours after arriving at a terminal, putting a train away, getting it back together, etc., while the next crew sat on their butts waiting.   Name: Mel Function is a moron E-mail: Where does he work Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 May 2017 I don't know about system wide but csra has a claim that pays if you are held on duty for 30 minutes or more while you have a relief on duty ready to work.   Name: Paj E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2017 I hate it for all the families be affected by the layoffs. I believe most of the job losses aren't needed. This company has made great profits year after year. Every employee we had yesterday is needed tomorrow both Union and management. The enemy is Mantle Ridge and EHH. I say cast your vote and cast it today and in 5 years from now this will be just a bad memory. CSX will continue making great profits. Donald Duck can be CEO and this place will still make a profit.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 May 2017 Five electricians were furloughed from the Huntington locomotive shop yesterday . And rumor has it that a lot more of each craft will be laid off in the next few weeks. Things are not going to get better any time so or later. This area is dying out fast and will more than likely end up being a ghost town   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 May 2017 These Managers can rush me out the door in 10 minutes if they want, that's fine. My Locomotive Inspection use to take about 2 minutes, now it's gonna take about 30 and I'll be going over them with a fine tooth comb looking for anything to remove them from service. 2 can play this game, as I guarantee CSX one thing, we have more ways of slowing things down, than they do of speeding things up. Any Harassment from Mgmt. to speed things up will immediately be reported to the General Chairman's office as well as the FRA.   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 May 2017 HH has been ceo for a few months and communication has been almost zero. Hunter is waiting for the vote to pass and layoff more people. CSX needs a real leader. HH is not interested in being a leader. Vote No!   Name: Watching E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2017 Conductor30+ Do not underestimate the power of this site. Use it wisely and keep information as accurate as possible when exsposing problems with supervisors. Do not be afraid to use names. This site is viewed on a daily basis by the FRA as well as other government agencies. Customers, stockholders and other railroads view it every day. This site has changed and will continue to change unfavorable actions being committed by unprofessional supervisors. Poop doesn't roll up hill. A supervisor who is drawing to much attention is ALWAYS called in for his/her actions. Keep it honest and factual. Never forget you are dealing with a company that depends on customer relations as well as good advertising to attract new investors. NOTHING IS WORSE THAN BAD PUBLCITY.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 May 2017 Maybe we missed it - what type of going away package did Ward receive?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 May 2017 According to the 05/23/17 Trains magazine article regarding CSX & hump yards, Sanborn is still the chief operating officer. That witch will agree with, be loyal to, bow down to, suck up to whomever is in overall charge.   Name: OU812 E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 May 2017 I called in a favor to someone who happens to be in the medical field in Fl and has access to files. They would not go into details for obvious reasons but did say after I informed them of the contract and the potential payment that it would be a big surprise if HH was around long enough to fulfill the four-year contract let alone have the time or ability to spend and enjoy any of that money. So to me this is one last opportunity to make a big payday at all of our expense just to set his wife and family up for life   Name: 8 hrs my ass E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 May 2017 What's up with this 8 hr shit I bust my all week in a major chemical plant that makes chlorine trying to set myself up an early quit on my Friday.fuck it I know the plant better than they do,what spots and where all the over 300 tank cars are. I getting of the job I have had for 10 years so now they can get a younger conductor to switch it not knowing shit. Better get ready for customers complaining and recrews out the ass and not getting switched. Real smart management ass holes.   Name: clark E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 May 2017 No one would sale HH a life insurance policy but the board is going to vote for 80+million dollar reimbursement for leaving CP. Yeah and we're the dumbasses.   Name: bill E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 May 2017 At Cumberland: The layoffs reportedly took place as workers arrived for the 3 PM shift. Eyewitnesses say there were four railroad policemen in attendance to provide security. First I've heard of railroad police providing security for lay offs. CSX knows it's going to get ugly on both sides.   Name: NoWay E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Vote No Fuck these Guys http://www.nasdaq.com/article/proxy-adviser-iss-recommends-csx-shareholders-vote-for-84-mln-ceo-reimbursement-20170522-01259   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Company should not be expected to tolerate employees showing up late for their assignment(s), OR dicking around at the yard office. However, if not given adequate time for proper job briefings, et al, & more once on duty, write it up, submit the experiences\info to the proper union rep. and/or legislator, government authority. Bombard 'em. Complaint(s) from just one person usually doesn't cut it. Provide some ammo. Much better substantiation with documentation. Posting on this website = a place to vent maybe, but c'mon, that's about it.   Name: Mc E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 May 2017 How can anyone vote for this tool?   Name: Jackmeoft E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for Less than 1 year Posted: 22 May 2017 What seniority district is Queensgate?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Latest rumor in the land of OZ is u will need 15 yrs. In to remain in service in the near future, what ever that means. Hope thats not true, and we are hearing that queensgate is shuting down there hump june 15th, who knows whats next.   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 May 2017 Same in Louisville, they want everyone to rush out to work, then after you have been on minutes for 15 minutes a TM shows up to give you a ride as soon as 20 minutes is up. Morale is as low as it could be.   Name: Sue E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I don't even bother to meet trainmasters. Those silly basterds come and go. I couldn't begin to tell you how many has come through here. We have 1 fat ass that's too lazy to go and he's the biggest goat fucker out there.   Name: Wall E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 22 May 2017 Last night I came in 5 minutes before start time. The kool-aid drinking train master told me to be on my engine at start time or I would be considered late.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 I Came in for my yard job and 3 minutes after my start time the trainmaster was already hounding me to get in a csx vehicle so he could drive us to our yard power. This was before I could go over my work with the yardmaster and ask any questions about the work.also no time to go over our release forms and bulletins. i understand that I rarely leave the yard to need the bulletins , but I still go over them.on top of that I still haven't had a chance to give the work over to my engineer and go over it with him on how and what we're are doing . I understand they don't want us bullshitting in the bullroom with others but these fucking managers are gona get someone hurt or killed .shit takes time when you start your shift. Then when there's a derailment they will sure to blame the crew and not wanna hear how rushing us had nothing to do with it.   Name: EHHMUSTGOATANYCOST E-mail: Www.gofuckyourselfhunter.com Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 May 2017 Has any yard jobs been getting there lunches shorten to the contractual 20 minute lunches ?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 May 2017 So I hear things like avon sucks and it's terrible there, and comments about combining pools and things. I think alot of us would appreciate it if you could let us in on what's going on and where so we can get a better understanding of what's going on with our jobs and what could possibly be heading our way. What is happening at these places that are making it so bad? What changes have you seen? What happened with the pools and how has it affected you? How many jobs did it wipe out? I'm in new castle, and we changed a few trainmasters. Allen Hall, tm, left today for avon. Another guy came here a few weeks ago. So far, changing train symbols and reorganizing freight on different trains, and doing our work a little differently on line of road is about all we've seen. They added some utility jobs and are in the process of calling some guys back. We lost a new castle to wallbridge pool, but guys say that was coming for a while. I'm not by any means sticking up for anyone or saying some don't have it bad. Just thought I'd share what's happening here and see if anyone can let us in on what's to come when he comes our way?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 May 2017 The problem with CSX is Greed!! They made over 1 Billion in profit last year. They are only out to make more money at the workers expense. Shutting down entire yards and displacing workers that have been loyal for years, while paying the CEO an absurd amount of money. Some of the new changes the CEO has made, is not only putting workers at risk, but the public as well. Some of the FRA defects, workers have been told not to shop cars, and some of the shopped tags are being removed by the bosses. Hunter Harris main objective is to combine CSX with Candian Pacific.   Name: Big pappa E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 21 May 2017 I want Ward back.... Never thought I would say that. What do we do now to save our railroad before it's too late? Any suggestions? What would happen if a lot of us all of a sudden started selling our stock would that do anything? Someone thats smart should come up with a good plan for us to follow before csx is completely derailed.   Name: Cheese E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 May 2017 Our union steward has been laid off for over a month. Meanwhile there has been an ID pool lost and two of our pools have been combined. Response by said union steward "O they can do that." I've never heard that one before. I guess the carrier was just being nice to let us have different pools. Well not NOW thank you. Whoever doesn't take two minutes to vote on their proxy is a damn idiot. Even if it makes no difference at least you cast your thoughts. There is a slim chance HH "Mantle Ridge" money could be voted down. So FUCK Those GUYS you think they care about us   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 May 2017 Hay OZZZZ Burn, u sound like a cool ass railroader, c ya out there cuz. Out!   Name: Billy Dee E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 “Because track and yard capacity is finite, adding more equipment creates congestion and slows down the system. While it may sound counterintuitive, reducing fleet size actually enables a railroad to move more volume. By running fewer and heavier trains, faster and on schedule, assets can be utilized far more productively and can yield significant savings,” EHH RUNNING FEWER AND HEAVIER TRAINS AND A LOT LESS MEN KISS YOUR JOB GOODBYE IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN 10YEARS TE   Name: Dr Readmore E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 JAD as follows ARTICLE 11 ELECTRONIC BID SYSTEM [EBS] Section 1 Submitting Choices A. All Trainmen will be required to submit their preferences for positions for which qualified in an Electronic Bid Application (EBA) as described in paragraph B below. Trainmen should indicate a sufficient number of preferences to ensure a selection will be granted on Job Adjustment Day [JAD]. In the event a Trainman fails to submit preferences or fails to submit a sufficient number of preferences, he will be assigned a position in the following order, subject to his relative seniority standing: 1. Unfilled positions protected at the supply point, if none; 2. Unfilled position on the guaranteed extra board at the supply point, if none; 3. Unfilled positions at outlying points protected by the supply point.   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 System wide there are a lot of CSX employees but not many people using this website. This is a good source to use to keep in the know, so tell ya momma tell ya friends tell er body out here bout this site so more people get involved, even if you spell hey like hay as if it were horse food, it's all good.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 May 2017 How many jobs did that cut off going to 1 pool on JAD.   Name: GL E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2017 What the hell is Jad?   Name: OZZ BURN YARD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 20 May 2017 With as many CSX employees as there are system wide I don't think there are enough people getting on this website, this is a good way for us to stay in the know about what' going on at other locations. So tell ya momma tell ya friends tell ya cousin we want err body knowin bout this round here. The more people getting on and posting the better, and you don't need to post as if you were writing an English paper, hell some people spell hey like hay as if it were horse food ya na im sayin.   Name: Zzzzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Our pools are combined to one tonight at jad. I hope it bites the company In the ass. A lot of men have been on one run for years. Not a very safe move CSX . I hate having to go to Avon and deal with those ass clowns. Berry is a Fat Bitch   Name: D Man E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 May 2017 Hay guys we all need to stick together out there 100% rules compliant, so we can give Eugene a true metric of his precession model lets help him help us....remember working at csx is like riding a bike except ur on fire and the bike is on fire and ur in hell.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2017 Can no longer ride inside the cab if you're a remote job unless you're spotting a train or the weather is bad. Thanks a lot.   Name: Bernie E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 May 2017 Weekend at Bernies.... Anyone else see the similarities? Paulie secretly propping up Eugene? Paulie couldn't run a microwave let alone a class 1 railroad. In all Ernest we all know the effects of an oxygen deprived brain. Hope someone's monitoring Eugene. Changing back would be expensive and problematic. Shutting hump yards. Discharging good people. Somethings wrong folks. Something major.   Name: Zzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 May 2017 https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-csx-vote-looms-investors-worry-about-ceo-hunter-harrisons-health-1495052146   Name: CSX Bone Devil E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 May 2017 Anyone that credits Hunter Harrison for the success of anything at any railroad is a moron! Driving the cost to operate a business down will obviously make the company more profitable, but a successful strategy drives the cost to operate down in a way that is sustainable long term. Basically what I'm saying is anyone can come in and fire thousands of employees, shut down yards, sell off parts of the company, etc. Harrisons approach in a nutshell! Option 2 that does last long term would be expanding business by simply going after the coal and don't comment that coal won't last long term until you do the research because I will embarrass you. There is enough coal available right now to last well over 200 years that we know of. Why isn't Harrison going after the coal? Could he intentionally be destroying the company so CSX and all of its assets are easily and cheaply acquired in a merger? Stock is down today 1.65 from yesterday! I already transferred mine about a month ago it took 20 minutes online   Name: Landser E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 May 2017 More on hunter, methods, associates. Have no doubt ehh is here to robs us blind and humiliate us in the process. He proclaims railroading has certain demands that are inherent and harsh within this profession BUT is the first to use modernization to eliminate jobs or even an entire craft. So much for nostalgia. His latest sand kicking escapades included removing napping allowance and being inside a locomotive cab. At cp he justified his actions, both publicly and possibly within his own mind, by claiming they had "a horrible entitled culture." He uses reporters, lackeys from buff magazines and financial analysis's to spread his propaganda. Releases stories like a wife calling him, a wife mad cause her husband didn't get a quit and made it through to talk to a multibillion dollar companies CEO TO COMPLAIN. Sure she did. We all know quits benefit the company more than us. It's about his ego. Give a railroader 8 hours of work. Most will bust ass getting it done in 6. Everybody's happy. Customers. Air men. Car men. Outbound crews etc.... except hunter. Apparently ole hh has disproved the bell shaped curve model. Please enlighten us all with your findings mr Harrison. Please provide the empirical data and hypothesis supported conclusions to the scientific community so we can create a new more sophisticated method for human behavioral expectations. Next, following his cp model. He will attempt to find the terminal most likely to stand up to him. It was Alberta at cp. Happy hunter intentionally picks a fight. Flys in 60+ managers to break the workers backs. This gives him time and space to further impose his will on the workers. After something sets off a major issue or even a strike he gets the Govt to bail him out. More time. More space. To our advantage we know what he does from his past play book. Also, on our side is his egotistical arrogance. We are going to have to use other tactics than a direct confrontation. At least. Temporarily. Try and work with local managers. Most hate him as well. Those who drank his kook aid are best ignored. Safe days, working extra cautiously, need not be carried out for multiple days. Or even shifts for that matter. Hopefully we can eventually organize where a safe shift occurs at multiple locations or in succession. Let him get his people on jets. Let them land to find hard working smiling workers. Let them circle for days not knowing where to head. Gorilla tactics. Not approach march. USA. not the red coats. Use social media and friends at other locations to keep in touch. We are not the first generation of workers to have a meanie as CEO. Nor a weak union. He even has slow business to help him. But his goal is money for his cohorts in crime and his ego. If he doesn't deliver on the first he may wake with one of his famous horse heads in his bed. The second is laudable. There are no famous railroaders. Even Vanderbilt was considered unsavory. All the robber barons are unknowns. Hater will be but a footnote in the history of Cn, cp and assuredly CSX. Our goal must be long term. Rid this company of a man bent on its destruction for his personal gain. 300 mil??? 4 years? 75,000,000 a year. 1,442,307 a week 206,043 a day. 2 workers salary per day. That's not counting the salary of our new asst. Director of the board. Paulie. Mantle ridge Bought a billion dollars of stock at its lowest point. Mantle ridge was created in 2016. It has 4 employees. 2 advisory. 1-10 clients. 6 accounts. It's funded by ROBERT (Robbie) JOSEPH CANNON. of horizon investments. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/long-term-investment-horizon-helped-activist-score-big-win-at-csx/ar-AAo1UbY We must boycott horizon. We must use social media to organize our fight and discredit horizon. Horizon wants to enable a CEO who abuses workers, ignores contracts and guts a company then we must be their bad press. Remove funds. Check with friends. Ask them to so as well. Call them. Ask them to remove support. Post on their face book page. Do all we can to bring about public understanding of the abusive policies of harrison and his methodology and who his enablers are. Thus making horizon and Robbie rue the day they started a war with working men and women. We do not have a lazy nor a lackadaisical culture. We are hard oworkers. Dedicated to our profession. You WILL NOT change that hard truth unto your narrative Harrison. You will not! This fight we did not ask for. Did not start. But yet here we are.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2017 We were told last week no more overtime on yard jobs. I can understand the actual yard flat switching jobs. Time and time again, regular assignment crews were sitting in the crew room waiting for the power that the crews making overtime were using. We had times that crews sat for 1-4 hrs. without power while a crew is making overtime. That's poor management at the Terminal level. Not enough power for the crews? Good Mid-level Managers in business would get additional resources on site so both crews could work. Unfortunately, this "Mid-Level Management Team" goes from one extreme to the other. Harrison wants cars moved in a certain amount of hours, overtime for all! Harrison questions the overtime, no overtime period! The "Mid-Level Management Team", if you can call them "Managers" are just bobble-heads with no clue how to manage overtime, customers, crews, etc, etc, etc. That issue is becoming more and more apparent.   Name: 202089 E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 May 2017 My yard is still working the shifts 12 hours. But our autorack switching has us behind big time. The average list is 85 cars and 38 switches.   Name: TJ E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Just voted No to EHH.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Why do we pay union fees for? This is when a strong union force would be able to go on strike for a week or so. Workers without unions have zero leverage.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 May 2017 Most hump yds. are already old plus they are expensive to maintain and operate. Someone, somewhere will still have to handle, switch rail car freight & that won't get done for free. Could be that Harrison & his backers prefer just "long haul" and their plan is to let short-line RRs and the trucking industry have all the other business & will just milk csx dry & bow out with.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Make seniority moves to flat switching yards.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Any truth to selkirk Hump being shut down   Name: WilliamT E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 May 2017 Evansville is about to get shit on Big Time   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 May 2017 Louisville has become a nightmare of a place to work in the last 2 weeks, and supposedly will be getting worse! This place sucks, glad I have an income but my god, Ford, Toyota, or any of these distilleries around Louisville are looking better and better. Side note why in the hell do we pay union dues around here, just for fun? No taxation without representation right?   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 May 2017 Alot of what is posted here is 1st hand accounts of things we see everyday,have we been forced to apply, no we most of us anyway paid our own money for a chance at the conductor training program, myself had to take out a8000 loan to attend, went through the 8 week program unpaid in another state, commented myself to this line of work as so many before me did as well, for a chance to provide for myself and my future family. I have been furloughed multiple times and came back because im a railroader, its what i do. Sorry for being on such a high horse but take pride in my craft anx will not walk away from what i have earned, myself along with thousands of other boots on the ground women and men over the decades have helped build this railroad, and the relationships with our customers, as well as the yr over yr profits csx and its shareholders have enjoyed. So dont down play our investment in the company and make sound so easy to walk away from something we feel we helped build. Remember our sacrifices we often see the pepole we work with more often than our own families, i know i know u will say well u signed up for that and your right, and im still signed up and not walking away, just dont want it taken away. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 May 2017 If you are not employed with the railroad in any capacity,you have no credibility in posting any comment on the dysfunctional culture of Railroad life.Hunter Harrison is applauded for his business acumen but it does not take much talent to rape another company for their own personal gain.This is the typical hostile takeover were the objective is short term gains and profitability without any regard for longevity and growth. The multimillionaire's compensation package is ridiculous and immoral with his cut and gut and cash out strategy.Everyone employed by him is seen as a liability on the balance sheet.You are disposable.He is looking to further secure his elitist family on the backs of our labor.Double H Farms is an expensive operation to maintain. I am sure he thinks more highly of his horses than common laborers. I voted no likewise in less than five minutes to thwart his narcissistic effort for personal enrichment. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 13 May 2017 Too much of what is posted on this particular website is just complaining from unhappy employees. Surely & truthfully, there are many legitimate valid concerns, complaints, etc. HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN FORCED TO HIRE ON AND THEN MADE TO STAY? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 May 2017 Voted against all proposals and against board of directors. It took less than 5 minutes. 

 Name: Retired E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 30+ years Posted: 13 May 2017 Spent 38 yrs in M of Way with 30 yrs as a manager. I know CSX is headed in the wrong Direction with a Hedge Fund pulling the string. It's called a hostile takeover for a reason!!. Everyone needs to vote no to HH!! 

 Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 May 2017 Hunter Harrison has a few years left to live and yes he will be remembered as the railroad master of the world he has accomplished that and he will be leaving his family millions of dollars. If he quits right now this will happen if he works till he dies this will happen. Why not make some memories with your grandkids before you die? 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 There has been over 1000 managers let go. How is that not 1000+ votes against HH and Mantle Ridge. Almost every CSX employee owns stock. I say cast your vote make your voice heard. It Takes less than 5 minutes. Mantle Ridge is buying advertisement pushing HH. Merril Lynch is pushing for HH vote. Screw these guys. The working class owns this RR and "they" don't want us to ever come to that realization. We can shut this place down overnight if we so desired. Something as simple has voting an old man out is child's play. Come on brothers cast your vote 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 12 May 2017 I've worked for Csx for over 20 yrs. and this is as bad as it's ever been. We were just told no more ot. Now that's been done in the past but somehow it seems different now. I just want to put the word out Never forget the nuts run the asylum. And yes we're the nuts! Engineers make sure to calendar day your locomotives. If you find a non complying issue shop it. Road engineers if you got to use the bathroom let the dispatcher know and stop your train. If you lose com with your eot get it down to 30mph. Foreman protect your shoves. Take your lunch. Report any switch hard to throw. If the handle doesn't spring up and just flops to the ground report it. Make sure you stop 30 minutes before your off duty time so you can tie down your power and job brief the yard master what you didn't finish. Now these are just a few things everyone should be doing. In unity is strength! 

 Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 May 2017 Well i work in louisville, osborn yard. Anf needless to say at a place that use to get worse by the yr has managed to top that yet again, it now gets worse by the day. On may 10th we were told do not put off until 8hr or more...."this guy dont care about OT" one manager told use. In may may 11th we were told we cant make anymore over time, so yardmasters or callarunners have ro come get u 45min prior to ur 8 mark, so that u can be in a position to tie up. So needless to say our customers are getting fucked in the ass...OUT 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 May 2017 http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/hunter-harrisons-replacement-looks-to-repair-bruises-reconnect-with-cp-rail-employees 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 May 2017 Well friend/family: Very many have the huge big mouths of a whale but when it comes down to it, actually have the guts of an ant. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2017 History teaches that the hardest thing is to stand up to what is wrong. The silent majority of employees is more powerful than Hunter. Without the hard toil of the workers, Hunter cannot run the company alone. 

 Name: Back in the craft E-mail: Elim_i_nate@cxs.com Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 May 2017 SO CONCERNED THAT THEY HAVE TO BUY "ADVERTISING" TO PROMOTE HIS HOLINESS HUNTER???? Hedge fund buys online ads to back Harrison as CSX chief executive At issue: Advisory vote on $84 million reimbursement request By Bill Stephens | May 8, 2017 NEW YORK — Coming soon to a browser near you: Google ads urging CSX shareholders to vote to retain new CEO E. Hunter Harrison. Mantle Ridge, the activist investor that successfully pursued the management shakeup at CSX Transportation, reported... http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/08-hedge-fund-buys-online-ads-to-back-harrison-as-csx-chief-executive   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Got proxy in mail today opened it logged on and had it done in 2 minutes. Please everyone vote please. If for nothing else csx will plant a tree for every vote.   Name: OU812 E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2017 The writing is on the walls brothers and sisters. If history teaches us anything then it's obvious where this is going. Need to be proactive and make a stand now rather than reacting after the mess is already been done. A one two or even three day walk off would be catastrophic to the stock prices and completely grenade in HH's face. Not to mention put a hurt on his 300,000 shares. Time is running short, need to get with our unions and get something set up fast   Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 May 2017 Are we ready to walk out yet. Yeah its against the law but laws were made to be broken. Shut er down   Name: Osborn E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 Louisville just lost 12 two man jobs. More to come next week.   Name: T Florence E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 10 May 2017 To UP Fritz: Please resign ASAP, we believe the Hedge Fund managers will soon be knocking down the doors at Dodge Street, demanding your ouster!   Name: COWARDS E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 10 May 2017 COLLECTIVELY, YOU COWARDS CAN ALL LAY-OFF FOR ONE (1) WEEK, AND DESTROY HARRISON'S PLAN--BUT YOU'RE ALL PARALYZED WITH IGNORANCE AND FEAR! PLOT YOUR OWN DESTINY, AND DON'T ALLOW CORPORATE THUGS TO DESTROY YOUR WILL TO SURVIVE! A PLAN OF ATTACK IS EASIER TO USE AGAINST CORPORATE THUGS WHO ONLY UNDERSTANDS [] GREED, AND THAT'S-IF-YOU-DO-IT--COLLECTIVELY!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 Just heard today that Waycross, Nashville & Lousville are all going to be running one Yardmaster per shift. Eliminating dozens of jobs once again. This will be taking effect at the end of May 2017.   Name: Zzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 R Just received my proxy in the mail and cast by vote by phone. It took under 5 minutes. Thanks for the post. I voted against all proposals! Come on brothers and sisters cast your vote too.   Name: R E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 May 2017 Cast a vote against and you know you're good. MANTLE RIDGE’S VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS Proposal 1: FOR the election of the 13 nominees supported by the Board and named in the Proxy Statement Proposal 2: FOR the ratification of the appointment of EY as CSX’s Independent Auditors for 2017 Proposal 3: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the compensation of the Named Executive Officers Proposal 4: FOR EVERY YEAR, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, on frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation Proposal 5: FOR the approval, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, of the reimbursement arrangements sought in connection with the retention of E. Hunter Harrison as CEO at CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 May 2017 Harrison the Bully? Apparently the hunter is loose with a few facts.... Attended university. No mention of graduation. Born in 1944. So in 1964 hunter was a ripe old 20 years old. But no bio lists Military service??? Was Vietnam not going on then? Dates: Nov 1, 1955 – Apr 30, 1975. yes it was. Btw nearly 30% served. Let's just say the great HUNTER suffered from ailments, and not from a lack of intestinal fortitude nor a fundamental lack of a constitution as a man, like a bad back. Palsy, flat footedness etc. With nearly 30% of all your peers facing combat, 66% of those volunteers, would you really see or label yourself as " a new sheriff in town?" Allow yourself to be labeled a brass knuckler? " Or label others as "permissive?" "Demoralized?" Or "cp suffered from a total lack of leadership." " spoiled bad horrible culture." It's one thing to accomplish manly things and wear it on your sleeve. It's something else entirely to not have shown the same courage as your peers, and yet become a bully. Then when you start fights simply demand the government step in and finish what you started. At CN he brought in American scabs and asked the Canadian government to intercede when the unions went on strike. At CP, after he refused to pay due wages and practiced many other forms of abuse, they too walked out. Again, Hunter called on a conservative Canadian government to bail his ass out of the fire. Mantle ridge and pink palmed paulie acquired 5.9% of csx stock while its price was at a 52 week low. Hopefully the sec is looking into exactly how that transpired. Stockholders, short turn gains are a lotta fun. Sorta like poo & giggles but: Don't get out you're moral compass and don't ask questions. Just take your money and run. BUT... hunter rolls the dice. He's done so his whole career. Will American workers and an American government allow hunter to abuse workers? Ignore contracts? Will the workers just accept his abusive methods? What about streets to seats? Managers are cheaper labor than union workers so it's win win. UNLESS. something goes awry. Inexperienced folks on a pocket train on a sunny afternoon is a walk in the park. How about 3 am with stormy conditions, signal suspension and 95 hazardous loads with not one but two self trained inexperienced managers. A Slidell or A Lac-Megantic in a metropolitan area makes csx a penny stock and your dreams of returns coal dust. Not here to take a man down or remove someone's pedestal from their ass but things have obviously gone awry. Mantle ridge is a corporate raider not a hedge fun. Paulie is not a worker. Quote " now we can put the wealth back into the hands of the shareholders where it belongs." From where paulie? The workers? Customers? Csx biggest stockholders are its employees. If we all vote and vote against MR and hunter. Or we just suck it up and wait for the apology tour.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 May 2017 Loco. eng. for 10-20 yrs.: Maybe the csx board of directors care very little anymore about the future of the csx rr. At present, it seems profits & short term monetary gains for investors is the goal.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2017 The board of directors first responsibility is to protect CSX value and reputation for the long term. It seems that they are not doing their job. Why is HH allowed to recklessly shut down yards and businesses that the company spent hundreds of millions building. The board is allowing HH to act as if csx were his own privaty business, but it isn't HH's. One thing is to smartly change business strategy and focus of your assets but to start tearing down entire chunks of profitable streams is irresponsible and foolish. What is the business purpose to pay an old guy 300 million to stay 2 years and leave a mess behind? Who is profitting from this deal? By the time HH leaves csx will be smaller less profitable and behind all class I roads.   Name: Zzzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 May 2017 Oldman It was good getting to work you and the others I had a chance to get to know. Yeah HH is just Mantle Ridges puppet. Someone on here said it best. Why would HH screw with CSX he has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.   Name: Oldman E-mail: houchins25@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 May 2017 Brothers you have to ask yourself what this guy is thinking... Casky Ky was less than a 2 yrs old..$180 million facility that was purported to be CSX hub of the future. I'D runs from there north and south actually worked for once. HH said mothball it all..and inside of 2 weeks it was closed down tight... Shareholders??? Do we want to walk away from almost 200 million??? 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Interesting Read! Check it out! https://seekingalpha.com/article/4069639-csx-alert-sell-harrison-premium-can 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2017 Why in the fuck is HH screwing with CSX he has one foot in the grave and the other is on a banana peel take your hedge fund and go back to Canada 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 May 2017 Where is the "clause" - Corporate By-Laws, Policies, Procedures? BOD members can be voted out too. Investors love short term monetary gains; dip into the well, get their fill & then split. A majority of Against\No votes will at least send a message, show that many are concerned about the future of the CSX RR. This country will always need tonnage hauling freight RRs. Are instances in the past of RR cos. consolidating, downsizing, only to wish later when things changed (again) they hadn't given up so much. Guess we'll see. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 May 2017 Won't matter about a vote. There is a clause that allows the board to overrule any vote on Harrison. If he was voted out stock drops 25 a share to where it was and a lot more is lost than 385 million. So how do you think it will go..... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 May 2017 Annual shareholder meeting 06/05/17, Richmond, VA. Can attend or vote your shares via internet or us mail. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 May 2017 Sad times. Congress about to remove pre-existing conditions from Affordable Care Act. Hunter Harrison dismantling a perfectly profitable railroad. Removing safety rules in order to squeeze more profit is not a smart approach. Investors need to pay attention. 

 Name: welcome to wal mart E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 May 2017 From a Trainmaster: Hunter doesnt care about agreements, there will be no more work rules. Crews will be used where needed and you'll get one ticket to do it, his way of forcing us to an hourly rate. Go ahead and submit those claims, they'll just go in the trash! Refuse to get another train on same ticket and they've been told to remove you from service. All field managers who made the cut must become Engineer's. Training to begin soon. They have already used a road foreman to take a train that struck a pedestrian and the crew refused to move. Only one that I've heard about so far. They have already consulted with the FRA on this, only concern from them is that when they are used they will fall under the hours of service. All cabs in yard service removed, managers will transport crew's. As for road DH, they'll be phased out too, crew's will DH on trains. The plan is to have crew's swap trains and turn back to home terminal, thereby eliminating hotel expense, remember, your not getting another ticket! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 May 2017 It is very heart breaking to see how the new CEO of CSX is starting to Restructure this RAILROAD. There is going to be CATASTROPHIC,movements and procedures implemented in order to achieve the OPERATING RATIO that Mr. Harrison has promised to INVESTORS. For now every DOLLAR CSX makes 70 cent goes to operating cost, which leaves 30 cent profit. According to my WALL STREET sources his pushing for 60 maybe 55 as the ratio. Mr. Harrison likes to use the TERM STREAMLINEING, making an organization or system more efficient effective by employing faster or simpler working methods. With evaluating the Magnitude size, of CSX Hunter would have to idle half of the Locomotive Fleet, remove 20,000 if not 25,000 railcars from service, eliminate 6,000 to 8,000 more employees. If king coal comes back as a strong commodity that could help drive strong revenue. With STATS such as this there are certain Economist who doesn't think this will be sufficient to drive the ratio where Hunter would like it. Best wishes to all CSX Railroaders under this new Leadership! 

 Name: Zzzzzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Must read. This is what's coming. Managers will be qualifying on runs.http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/forward-fast/ 

 Name: Zzzzz E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2017 Things to come Brothers. Physically, you can’t run as many trains as they’re running now with the workforce they have. It’s structurally impossible,” Finnson said. “We have a chronic shortage of workers.” CP cut its unionized workforce by 1,500 people or approximately one-third under Harrison, who ran the company from mid-2012 until he stepped down in January to pursue the top job at Florida-based railway CSX Corp. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 May 2017 The annual shareholder meeting will be held soon. Can vote your shares in person if you make arrangements, OR by internet, us mail - IF you follow the How To Vote instructions. At least 5 proposals are on the docket, including voting for BOD members & 4 other proposals. FYI: We are voting NO = Harrison & that outfit. 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Really? In disguise? The hedge fund leader is the new CEO! To think that HH gives a damn about the future of CSX is ignorant at best. He cares about himself and short term gains. After all he has one foot in the grave already. Why would he really care about long term? This amounts to no more than legalized robbery! If the man had any morals at all he would be home petting his horses on the ass and baby sitting a classic car collection while counting the millions and millions of dollars he all ready stole. Sick little men act like this and greedy Americans follow like puppy dogs! 

 Name: no dumbass E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 May 2017 Come on people this is just a hedge fund in disguise. Just like 7 or 8 years ago when they tried this shit but Ward and Co took the money and ran this time. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2017 I heard Fitzgerald was on the chopping block. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2017 Everyone knows what opinions are.....everybody has one. What's the point of posting any decent/helpful advice on this site? Seems no one pays attention anyway. If management, office rats are sweating now, well, that's what they too should've expected might happen eventually when they chose that type of position. Account the way a lot of those people have acted, no one should feel sorry for them. Overall operations may\will change. Corporate can try to trim all fat, jobs, whatever they deem necessary or can, to increase share value, please wall st. per se. This outfit isn't ever going to be employee, family friendly. Hope too many don't become gullible & ignorant enough to think they'd be OK with more RTW laws. 

 Name: Red E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2017 Buy Buy Buy CSX Stock! Ride the HH wagon to the bank and then dump all CSX Stock in about 3.5 years. That's what he will do. He will make a nice dime right before he runs this RR in the ground. They don't give a shit about the future of this company just the NOW! Look what's he's doing to the intermodal giving it away to NS and back to the truckers. This guy HH is a fucken NUT! 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 I'm really enjoying watching these CSX managers all squirm and worry about their jobs. For many years they had absolutely 0 accountability and have put a many a good Railroader on the street for chickenshit failures. Most of these ass clowns wouldn't last a year working as a conductor or engineer. Hope you lowlifes get whats coming to you. 

 Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 I've been hoping T.M. Berry would have been let go by now. Would love to see his fat ass back to running a engine and get a large dose of Karma dealt his way by some of his fella chickenshit managers. Maybe i'll have to send a certified letter to Mr. Harrison informing him of Mr. Berry's fucked up banner test on the wrong main line. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 May 2017 They hollered at me at the REDI for not using the handrail on the steps. I'm still trying to get over it. Hollering at a 40 year old for not touching handrails SMDH !!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 Which yards have been shut down? How many people have been let go so far. Very little information available. At CP hunter cut 40% of workforce. 

 Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2017 What is happening at the Redi Center? Any word? I figured that place would be high on the list to be shut down. 

 Name: Trskip E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 May 2017 Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough. 10-20 Years? How have you survived this long without a basic understanding of how things work? A dispatcher taking a slow order from MOW can't be expected to instantly know where a train is, cannot merely knock down every absolute signal until he knows either. Cannot give a signal if an unbulletined order exists when requesting the signal. We're better off not becoming cannibals attacking other union brothers. You need to consider that dispatchers & yardmasters are having additional work out upon them without any additional compensation. I have seen every desk I deal with doubled in responsibility since I started. The yardmaster situation is even worse. While some RFE's were drones, many I encountered were decent guys just trying to doma job per F RA and company rules. It is my understanding that the RFE's who were not shifted into Trainmaster slots were not given anything, merely left to look for a place to work. Stranded, some far away from their seniority, with houses and families to move. We need to consider who the real enema is here. 

 Name: Squeaky wheel E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 May 2017 As a “surviving” female employee it is demoralizing to see the caliber of some employees remaining after the layoff in March and some recent terminations. I’ve worked closely with several departments including police and unfortunately I’ve heard degrading and offensive gender biased comments made by CSX police officers. Personally I've heard Atlanta CSX police officers Casey Camp and Jeff Reed repeatedly refer to a black female CSX employee (Sheree Bowman) as a bitch. Although I haven't worked for CSX long I see how difficult it is for women to be respected at CSX and hearing these guys confirmed my belief. I wanted to contact ethics to report them but with pending upcoming layoffs I didn’t want to be a squeaky wheel so I remained silent for fear of losing my job. 

 Name: Another One Bites The Dust E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 The Florence Division Manager hit the road this morning. Larry Kostner was supposed to be one of the Corridor General Managers, guess he decided he didn't like the way ole HH was running things, or he didn't appreciate being forced to fire managers like he was being forced to by Jax. The bad thing is, he was actually one of the better managers around 

 Name: Realist E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Unions don't hurt any company the greed does class 1 rr are making record profits from are hard skill labor and are lives... They want to take money out of are pockets to put it in theirs and are health care just like the government ... Something as little as ...we used to get a ham at Christmas while at work ..now no way gives us that so we can have more...that's greedy 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 April 2017 Things have been changing on RRs, not just CSX, for a quite a while. Ol' king coal is no longer the money maker it was for a long time. At CSX, much has been gambled on intermodal -- at the same time the Panama Canal is being expanded, widened. ?????? Changes do have to be made, ie: jobs have to be profitable. If an area, a yard, an assignment, whatever, can't be so = adios. RRs, especially Class 1s & their mostly unionized workforces are expensive to maintain & operate. Shareholders want returns on their investment(s). Who else & what lending institutions will provide the big bucks when needed if no profit or is a big risk involved? For many years now, railroad people haven't been running railroads; 'cause wall st., over-compensated big shots & greedy investor people have been running the show(s). Don't ever expect those types to ever really give much of a darn about employees & their families. Harrison & his backers are asking for way, way too much. A real railroad person could do what they're doing for a heck of a lot less. Hope shareholders vote No at the next meeting.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Agree with train dude. Harrison is cutting jobs and selling assets to boost the stock price and cash in. Pure greed. Anyone can fire people and CSX does not need to pay him 84 million. The biggest scam being played on working people is all the talk about making America great, but you cant make America great as long as wall street types rule everything. It is all about profit. Trump fooled us. What is the chance that the shareholders will vote No?   Name: Train Dude E-mail: welderman188@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 April 2017 I worked for Conrail from 1991 to 1996 and I was really forced to leave to work at another railroad because of the pending merger between the NS and CSX. The layoffs were insane as Conrail did what they did. Dave Le Van then the CEO of Conrail sold the souls of so many hard working men and women for this merger. There was no reason other then greed for the bums on Wall Street for the merger. Conrail was very profitable by that time and did not need any type of assistance.... Now fast forwarding I see CSX is in a position to be gutted and ruined for no other reason than Wall Street greed...It's sickening to see things like this for my fellow railroaders... This HH clown is not going the turn things around for CSX. He's gonna turn things upside down and set the company up for a merger that he wanted between the CP and CSX.... He's sickening disgrace of a human being who cares nothing about anyone or their families.... He's a wealthy leach on the backs of hard working railroaders.... The clowns on Wall Street can't see this is a disaster in the making ? It's only a short term gain then the promises this HH clown made will all be swept under the rug when he's shown the door. But by then it will be to late..CSX will be anther casualty of Wall Street greed...   Name: Ricky Bobby E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 April 2017 Well, Florence has went from 3 DTOs to 1, and he will probably be gone next week. He is one of only 4 left system wide so that position will soon be gone just like the RFEs. Florence fired their Chief Dispatcher, he went back on his seniority and will be at a console in Florence soon. The STO figures to be out of a job here in the next few weeks. They've dumped all the DTO work on to the ACD jobs, so if you try to get ahold of the Chiefs desk and he doesn't answer it's because they have him doing all the damn performance reports. Rumor mill is still churning about the dispatchers be relocated, depending on who tells you their rumor, it's either the 4 corridor plan that was announced, all dispatchers going to consolidate back to Jax, or they are going to realign all the division's with the remaining jump yards. We've also heard that Hamlet might be nothing more than a place to drop off and pickup cars for the locals that get worked from there. ALL switching moved to other yards.   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.joc.com/rail-intermodal/class-i-railroads/csx-transportation/csx-intermodal-under-harrison-gives-ns-truckers-opening-grab-share_20170428.html   Name: P E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 April 2017 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170429/ISSUE01/170429846/csx-ceo-hunter-harrison-puts-future-of-crete-intermodal-in-doubt.   Name: KB E-mail: bigk1966@gmail.co Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 April 2017 was told on 4/26/17 that i had no job in 24 to 36 hrs ? these are pros ??? thanks hallcon/ hatchet mans clowns !!!!!!!   Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 April 2017 I just heard from a good source out of (904) then when the #2 in charge from CSX gets backs from Vacation, she doesn't have a job to come back to. HaHa   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Check out on FB "stop the CSX train robbery" There are people on our side, need to keep spreading the word and stand up to this   Name: Long Dick Dong E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Although presumably short lived.........it's about damn time T&E aren't the only ones with their ears pinned back these days. Knuckles to the mofos that move freight. Next up on the chopping block ......inefficient ass Yardmaster's. Better up ya game fellas in the towerz. Y'all are next......   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 April 2017 Witnesed first hand the SC DISPATCHER in Nashville fuck up and not give a southbound HD crew an ec-1 for a 25 mph around Ekin mile post. He comes on the radio and says after they've knocked down the southward Amqui signal .......hey can you guys just slow your speed down to about 25 mph for the next few miles account rough track......Are you fucking kidding me.....have a train crew miss that speed order and bam! They on the street. Garbage ass dispatching. Ol HH will weed their asses out soon enough.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Heard from a CSX manager today that there is no more PTI vans in the yards to run around crews, it is going to be on the Y.M and T.M.'s to transport crews within the yards.   Name: J E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Casey,Atkison,Howell, and Brewer will be hearing big news by May. Brewer yard will be without a yard master. Train masters are taking over (contract shuttle service). Radnor is being sold.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 April 2017 If Harrison was truly worth a darn, he'd get the culture changed. Create an environment where the employees wanted to work and help the csx to succeed & be prosperous.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 27 April 2017 Officially, RFEs are gone? That is probably A-OK. In reality, too many individuals that were mostly horseshit out in the field were given a co. officer position & then they'd march around with a know-it-all attitude and have the authority to write an employee up, get them suspended/terminated. Those types will have to answer for their actions. You reap what you sow. Adios and good riddance to all/any bad rubbish.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 CSX used to be a great company. What the board and HH are doing is unamerican. Why isn't president Trump and the GOP congress fighting for our railroad jobs? It is always much easier to destroy than to build. HH is destroying entire chunks of the company for no reason other than to make the stock price go up in short term. The shareholders must vote NO to the madness. Save CSX from HH!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 RFE positions abolished? Good. 50+% of them, probably more, are worthless anyway. Who will do the certification, etc. stuff now?   Name: Bill E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Yes RFE are gone. Casky Yard is gone.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 April 2017 Read the Harrison interview in Trains magazine. Some explanations but we feel the compensation package is much too high and similar things can/could be accomplished by someone else for far less money & will vote NO.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 April 2017 4/27/17...... Was just told all Road Foreman of Engine and Senior Road Foreman of Engine position abolished system wide. Some are being offered TrainMaster positions over the system. What have you all heard ? I reached out to Union Officer and he confirmed it to be true .   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 27 April 2017 Well as of now, Louisville is going to lose about 300 cars a day. St. Louis esba class code and Birmingham traffic, will go else where. Not sure what else is to come but with 2 ford plants and ups world port hub right next to our terminal u would think we could be profitable, hoping for the best, and hoping 11 yrs will be enough to hold a rd. EB spot.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 April 2017 Dman all I can say is when they came to Hamlet less than 24hrs.later the place went from handling almost 2000 cars in 24hrs to about 700. Your a Railroader you know the rest of the story. Good luck.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 26 April 2017 What was expected? Upper level management couldn't care less about employees & their families. It's all about corporate - the stockholders - the big bucks. Vote NO regarding Harrison & his outfit. We are.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 April 2017 More layoffs today in 904...schedules are screwed up, employees stretched as far as possible, families are being affected here and HH could not care less. The ones left behind are severely overworked and pulling 60 hours when they had been doing 40-45s...Disgusted.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 April 2017 Grab the popcorn........I'm pulling for louisville!!!   Name: Takeover Offer E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 26 April 2017 Hunter Harrison will go for the Big Enchilada and offer a merger deal with the Union Pacific because UP is grossly mismanaged! If Harrison's efficiency formula is applied to the UP, the stock is worth upward of 200 a share!   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 April 2017 In louisville tomorrow 042617 the terminal team, cindy sandborn jermain swafford david hamby and john arrwine will all be there, no one knows why, or what will happen, is louisville the 1st terminal on the system to be shut out right? Thoughts please   Name: CSX E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 April 2017 Take it for what its worth, sell 99% of your CSX stock just be sure to keep that 1% so you get a vote like all share holders   Name: Your Welcome E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 April 2017 Hop Off CSX Before It Jumps the Tracks By Ken Goldberg Follow | Apr 22, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT Stock quotes in this article: csx Trading desks were buzzing with talk of CSX (CSX) this week as it appears to be reaching for the moon, with suggestions to clients that they "get on board." However, after a near-vertical rise from 20 to 50 in the past year, the objective analysis doesn't support buying actions here. In fact, the opposite is true; selling actions are indicated.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 April 2017 I've been visiting this site for a long long time. I always use to enjoy NoMo's annual Brown Banana Award for the biggest POS CSX managers on the system. Starting now, you can make your nominations for who you think is the lowest of all lows, this is based on Chickenshit failures, having the backbone of a Jellyfish, Habitual Liar, Arrogant, Morally Bankrupt, etc... after all nominations are reviewed by other posters a decision will be mad as to who is deserving of being the Biggest CSX lowlife on the system. I'll start off by making my nomination, this one is gonna be hard to beat boys and girls, Drum rolls please....Trainmaster Berry.   Name: UP REWARD E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 21 April 2017 Racketeering is a serious crime, report all unethical conduct between management and corrupt union officers. When your union officers is getting claims paid while staying at home, the alarm bells should sound!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 20 April 2017 Suck it up some Dis Gruntled Conductor. When they get all the new technology in place & operating the way they want it to (& how the government will allow), you probably won't be making any long pool trips at all. Might end up not being a railroad employee period. Sure wouldn't hurt to try to be supportive of your union(s) & the politicians they (and you) depend on for help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 20 April 2017 Are they not operating trains in that particular long pool? Have experienced that & otherwise too: greedy bastards working a long pool wanting it cut so they could turn every day. There are monthly pool mileage guarantees (gotta stay marked up). Can you not hold another pool that goes to work more often?   Name: Dis Gruntled E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 While i share the anger with this company I'm more pissed with our union representation at present. Things are slow right now but the UTU refuses to cut any turns, trying to keep those dues coming in !, so we are working 1 time a week on a long pool! It doesnt matter any more weather youve been out here 1 year or 20 seniority means nothing other than holding a job. Pools, yard jobs, extra boards are all paying the same thing. NO bullshit, rest day turned off, worked once last week, and once this week. 1600 for the half working a long pool. I dont want to see anyone furloughed any more than any one else but this is bullshit. I paid my dues, furloughed multiple times, moved all over the system, etc. and this is un called for. For all that reply, we're overworked i want to know where you work and I'll be there next week   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2017 IN ACTUAL THEORY, HAVING ALL EMPLOYEES WORK ALL JOBS WOULD BE BETTER, SINCE THEY SHOULDN'T CALL YOU 99 OUT IF THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER EMPLOYEES HIGHER ON THE LIST OF ALL EMPLOYEES. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ADA. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION? WHAT IS REASONABLE FOR A YARDMASTER WITH A SORE ARM? THE NORMAL STORY WOULD BE TO PROVIDE HIM WITH AN ASSISTANT.URGENT NEED FOR A CONDUCTOR ON Q123? CALL THE YARDMASTER. DOES HE HAVE BACK TROUBLE THAT LETS HIM DO THE YARDMASTERS JOB BUT NOT CARRY A KNUCKLE? REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION. CALL A TRACKMAN OR TRAINMASTER TO ASSIST, HE CAN DO HIS WORK LATER. WHAT IF BRIAN EDWARDS IS THE TM, CAN HE CHANGE A KNUCKLE? DOES THAT LEAD TO A FELA CLAIM? LOTS OF INTERESTING SCENARIOS. AGAIN, I'LL BET A LOT OF JAX FOLKS ARE FRANTICALLY GETTING TUITION ASSISTANCE, JUST LIKE AT CON RAIL PHILLY WHEN THEY SAW THE END. ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 I heard that the suck ups are in fear for their jobs since the management has been reduce by HH. Why can they follow their little bosses and let the Union workers continue working in Harmony without snitches.   Name: CSwitch E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 April 2017 Atl Division Manager Mark McGhee is finally out!!! I just hope he's out because the new administration learned of his tactics of terminating workers if they report injuries...   Name: Osborn Yard E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 April 2017 Before long every transportation employee will be qualified to be an engineer, conductor, brakeman, and switchman and you will be qualified on every line of road and every yard job. There will be one combined extra board and you will be called for whatever job they need to go wherever they need. Managers will also be qualified to do it all as well so when there is short staff they can be pulled to fill a vacancy. Just the other day a fully marked up yardmaster worked the Hump Tower then got sent to the bowl to be a utility man! This wasn't a substitute yardmaster! They will also annul a job on the spot to put the crew on a more pressing job. So basically you might show up to work your assigned Y220 and they just cancel it to send you out on a Q134 and you better show up with your grip or you will be considered unprepared for work, saying I thought I would be the Y220 today won't cut it. Life at the railroad is about to be miserable for all of us. Ford, Toyota, and Jim Beam are about to see hundreds of applications from former railroaders.   Name: Dman E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Well 18 more jobs in louisville osborn yd. R going away the bowl is not to be used anymore we stand to lose around 22 to 25 postions they converted our hump yd. To flat swicth yard, and asked us to process 1100 cars a day, we r processing between 1200 to 1500 a day busting our morther fu kin asses for this limp dick cock sucker, now with ford motor companys truck plant and car plants based in louisville who the hell is going to service our biggest most important customer, i hate this place more and more   Name: Big Nose E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Please list names, locations, and positions of all managers that have been fired under HH so far. Karma Boys..... Thanks   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 April 2017 Bye bye Scott Gray.....you good for nothing SOB...I knew one day you would get what you deserved!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 April 2017 Posting from Korea. There is no bulletin. We have received only an email. Here it is. Obviously, everyone has seen the news and heard that we have a new administration in place leading our company. With that comes changes that will be implemented by our new CEO. That being said, we know there will be new operating practices put into place, and our jobs, from the top down, will be to adapt to the new regime and comply with those new practices put into place. Some new practices have been communicated to us already, and you can be sure there will be many more to come. It has been made abundantly clear that there is no room for debate with the new practices, and if there is any deviation from the plan that has been laid out, it will be dealt with immediately to ensure compliance. I think it is imperative that we not let ourselves be used to make an example for others who choose not to comply. One of the changes that has been communicated is that we will have employees work full shifts, and is effective immediately. There will be no “early quits” allowed. What this means for us in the Operations Center is this: Dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours. If this means that we have everyone on a particular shift scan in at 15 minutes prior to their shift (0645, 1445, 2245) in order to comply, that is what we will do. Additionally, those employees will not scan out prior to 8 hours from the time they scanned into the machine. Employees who are posting will also be required to work an entire 8 hour shift. We are still responsible for complying with FRA Hours of Service regulations, so make sure that your scan times enable you to remain in compliance. This is not an office-specific policy. This is company-wide and we have been instructed that there are no options regarding compliance. We will comply. The decision has been made from the top to implement this policy, and instructions have been passed down throughout the company to put it in place. In summary, dispatchers will not work less than 8 hours when scheduled to work. This includes working a desk or posting a position. Please do not be that person that challenges this by not being scanned into the STARS system for less than 8 hours. There will be no flexibility, no excuses, no latitude with this policy. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me, any DTO, or STO **********   Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 April 2017 Anyone ??? So did anyone ever find that so called system wide order that Harrison supposidly sent to all the terminals. No one can come up with it at avon or Roselake. Who circulated it in the first place?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 April 2017 Someone - (Employed As Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years) posted on this site 02/21/17: "Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with CSX." Well, is that true or was that post just more lame-brain engineer BS?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2017 If you could gather up people that think they are legends [in their own minds] - buy 'em for what they're actually/truly worth & then sell 'em for what they think they're worth = a heck of a profit.   Name: dekcuF yllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 April 2017 Has anyone heard if and when HH is going to terminate moron Cindy Sanborn for closing down terminals and rerouting trains 1,000 miles out of the way?   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 April 2017 What is particularly irritating is that all too often people that order things came from the ranks & were usually the most laziest, worthless PITA a--holes out there in the field. You reap what you sow. They will answer for it eventually, if not sooner.   Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 April 2017 Screwed No one seems to be able to find the so called order from Harrison either. Several Trainmasters and Road foreman have been cornered and asked to produce a copy of it and they don't have a clue where to find it either. No one can positively say when they saw it or who actually circulated it. It may have been something that came out as a system wide order but it IS NOT a system bulletin or notice. As for the Unions, they were not approached about the changes in working conditions and are not aware that this is a closed order. Some one started this and now no one wants to take responsibility for it. Once again CSX has managed to put something out there that was not addressed legally with the Unions. As for road crews being used as J Jobs when coming out of the hotel, they shouldn't be! All crews that recrew outlawed trains should be given tickets related to the train and the job symbol should be followed with an R. Example would be if you were to recrew a Q53815 your ticket should be issued as a Q53815R. The chiefs are using road crews as road switchers to recrews HOS trains because of a loophole in an article in the BLET agreement, There are 2 conflicting article in the agreement that are causing all this trouble. One of these article is #50. You will have to bombard your General chairman with complaints and demand that the article be reviewed and al loopholes removed. In the meantime, the extra boards should be the only crews given a ticket that is classified as a J JOB! Rumors have it that Harrison hates J JOBS and recrewing. Maybe you will get lucky and he will put a stop to this. The only crews that could possibly be instructed to stay on duty no less than 8 hours are assigned yard jobs that have on duty and off duty times of 8 hours or locals. NO ROAD JOB SHOULD EVER BE ORDERED TO REMAIN AT THE TERMINAL AFTER BEING AWAY AT THE HOTEL AND ARRIVING HOME JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ON DUTY 8 HOURS. DOESNT MATTER IF THE CHIEF MAKES THEM A J JOB OR NOT! The crews have been away from home and their families and deserve to be able to go home upon arrival. If this happens to you again, call your general chairmans office and file a complaint. Demand that the so called order be produced and start a petition if it isn't. Doesn't matter if it is produced anyway. No road crew should be held when they get home.   Name: Qxreand E-mail: u nameit Employed as: Yard Master, for 1-10 years Posted: 14 April 2017 Where Is Todd Novak working he lives in creston ohio   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 13 April 2017 Yeah, But will the blind, greedy major stockholders take note?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 http://baconsrebellion.com/john-fishwick-csx-train-robbery/ John Fishwick is right.   Name: CMC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2017 since HH took over no one has been let go from CMC from management. Why? Clerks though are now being furloughed due to the previous cuts made under Ward. With these cuts and the CAPS policies clerks will be no more. any ideas on how HH handles union members who have had "protected status" under the CBA? CMC Clerks or any clerk with minimal seniority who are not protected are going to be let go with no chance of returning ### FMLA handling is being changed also where anyone new to FMLA will have to reapply every 90 days instead of yearly   Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to state at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS TOTAL VIOLATOR FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their added and do something about this bullshit. Dad has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit.   Name: Screwed over E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2017 Crews Did any of you see the so called system side order that supposedly came from Hunter Harrison that ALL LOCAL...YARD...AND DOG CATCHING OR J JOBS WOULD REMAIN ON SERVICE NO LESS THAN 8 HOURS. We have checked every single system bulletin and notice all the way back to Jan.1st and it is no where to be found. We were at the hotel 32 hours and were called out to dead head home and on the way they made us a J Job to grab a train in the way in. When we got done we were made stay at the yard for 2 stinking hours because the chief said we were a J Job now and had to be on duty 8 hours. After being away from home for 32 hours we get stuck on a damn j job and forced to stare at the wall for 2 hours because this hunter Harrison character wants every working 8 hours or else. THIS IS A TOTAL VIOLATON FOR ROAD CREWS WHO ARE ALREADY AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND NOW WHEN THEY WANT TO GO HOME THE CHIEF IS PUNKING YOU ON A RECREW SERVICE AS A j JOB. the union's better get off their asses and do something about this bullshit. CSX has been getting away with abusing freight pool crews long enough. That's what the damn xbd is for. Freight pool crews are supposed to get recrew tickets.NOT STINKING J JOB TICKETS. WE WANT TO SEE THIS DAMN BULLETIN. WHO REALLY PUT IT OUT. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE UNION AGREEMENT IF THE CONDITIONS WERE NOT NEGOTIATED WITH THE UNION. Anyone who can tell us how to find this bulletin please do quickly. No one believes this came from old man harrison. Michael ward didn't even do this stupid crap. He never got that involves in yard operations. Someone is pulling some shit.   Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2017 On time departure time crap has been a PITA for a long time. Company BS. Fact: Dispatchers, managers, would show train departure times whenever, maybe even before a train's locomotive power was ready. A major pay hassle back when road crews were entitled to ITD - even though the ITD pay rate got frozen at the 1985 scale. [FNGs often are ignorant of the fact, or have forgotten that 15-20 min. of ITD is/was later encompassed into each daily trip rate.]   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 April 2017 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 April 2017 So I hear all company officials have to give their union seniority in order to remain an official. Or there will be some time of buyout. So how much is your soul worth? ----------------- I heard the same thing. But the rumor is they would buy your seniority with 30k and a 10% raise. Not worth it in my opinion. .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 11 April 2017 Hunter might consider bringing back to CSX Oscar Munoz from United Airlines as it appears they both have the same management style towards customers and staff   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2017 They always claim safety ,however we are so understaffed , guys are walking around like zombies from working overtime,in one the dangerous environments! They've created an atmosphere to make you work faster but tell you to take the time to do it safe, what does that mean? Not only do we not get sick time nor can use personal time or vacation time to cover it , we get punished for doing so with new attendance policy! So do not get sick,do not let your kids get sick , come to work in blizzard or power outage and please no family emergencies either! Where does it end? We have already seen more accidents in the last 6 months than we've seen in the last 20years do to the undo burden and stress they have put on us.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 April 2017 So I hear all company officials have to give their union seniority in order to remain an official. Or there will be some time of buyout. So how much is your soul worth?   Name: CSX UP MERGER E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 10 April 2017 Harrison's next move will be with his hedge fund team and make a HOSTILE takeover of the Union Pacific. His proven-ed operating metrics (revenue earned per employee) is twice the amount earned by UP for each employee. If and when an announcement is made, Lance Fritz (CEO), Cameron Scott (XO)and Rod Doerr (VP of Safety and Slowing Down Trains), will be immediately fired [like Ward]. AND THEN THE STOCK WILL DOUBLE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 08 April 2017 Yes he is gone unless he's employees are lying, why would they do that?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 April 2017 Dave Harris at Avon is gone?   Name: Wondering E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 April 2017 Is it true that Hunter Harrison is afraid to fire Bob Frulla? Just asking..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 April 2017 MY MY MY! MR. HARRIS IS FIRED FROM THE POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT!!! JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED!!!!!!!!!!!.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2017 HH's primary goal is a sub 60 OR. He is here at the behest of Mantle Ridge and the institutional investors who backed them. At 73 years old and on an oxygen device, he will not outlive his already accumulated millions, let alone the amount CSX will pay him. This is a pure ego trip. Nothing is sacred, nothing and no one is safe. The average length of haul at the CP is 1,600 miles and the average haul on CSX is 600 miles. When his magic does not work, he will jettison & cut anything remaining before offering up CSX to be acquired by the CP, UP or BNSF. .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 April 2017 David hamby hates blk people   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 April 2017 In louisville with our new flat swicth system, as of 3 days now i can honestly say things have been confusing to say the least, turn overs from shift to shift are routinely wrong with yarx masters not knowing what is in tracks, if its been worked and where its going. In the bowl we now have 1 2 man rco job that swicthes in 1 of 3 pull backs and 2 other engineer and conductor jobs that will use the other 2. The 2 man rco job now has no one on head end with both employees throwing swicthes while train masters and a utility man helps the other two jobs swicth it is pure chaos, i for one am trying to be a team player and do my part as most if not all employees are doing as well, we have to make this work or it may be the xeath blow to louisville, management has no idea how to run a hump yard as a flat swicth yard so it falls on us to determine the best way to achieve certain moves they need done, all while our division manger and ass. Division manager r on the property watching it and studying all options, meanwhile cinncy and nashville remain hump yards that handle manily mixed freight, in Louisville we mainly handle autos thst r long draw bar cars and twice as long, we always have been treated like the middle child.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 April 2017 So they shut down the hump to be more efficient. NOT a chance we have even more jobs now then when we were humping cars. THANKS !!! Engines just run idle everywhere. On time origination is in the toilet and RCRT is even worse. Two shifts to sort a single train. Keep up the good work. OUT   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 April 2017 Putting a gate and fence up at pedestrians bridge. Loading up equipment and tools from center of yard to send off to auction block or scrap yard. Looks more like packing up and moving, rather than cleaning up for impressing. Look out Connellsville. All aboard for the non-stop from Cumberland to New Castle.   Name: dekcuF YllayoR E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 April 2017 As captain hack-a-lot Hunter takes the helm, many are discovering that 5-10 years of seniority isn't going to save you as many are moving around to different terminals trying to stay employed with the RR. Taking some time off until the fan is cleared of all the shit and the walls are good and dry. In reference to "sick outs", I remember hearing of a story where a very large number of employees at a large corporation had random medical procedures scheduled (medical or dental), all for the same week, that required at least 5 days off. Not sure if that's true but that sure beats the hell out of a "sick out" for a day or two.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2017 I hope Hunter whacks the engineering dept..especially middle & upper management. .   Name: So Long! E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 April 2017 Not surprising but the next group of Hunter hacks will be contract employees. Hunter never wasted time killing contract employees at CP and apparently won't waste any time here in Jax either. Word has it that we can expect a 90%+ wipe out in the next 7-10 days. It was a nice 12 year ride.. Guess I need to polish up my resume. Doh!   Name: Bing E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 April 2017 Good luck guys!!! @ the BNSF (better not start a family) they are consolidating pools, extra boards, etc ....seniority doesn't mean jack anymore. We're getting served article IX notices weekly. They are trying to ram PWS (predicted work schedule) down our throats so we have only 1 layoff a month and are assigned 6 hour call Windows for the road to be used for ANY service we are qualified in. 20% of Managers have been let go so far, 3 are in my pool as they had a craft to fall back on. Announcements were made last Monday that another 10% or 300ish managers are going to be cut before May. I'm watching in earnest all the class 1s and seeing how they are hammering ALL employees mgmt and craft. Pretty sad to see, as I had hoped one day to join your alls RR. ( I love the east coast) Good luck, JB Engineer   Name: dezz nuts E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 01 April 2017 Andrews sc will be shotline by the end of 2017   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Well it looks like old HH has struck again. Hamlet hump will be shut down April 11 and be used as a flat yard.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 March 2017 Let's give it up for hunter.... "NO MORE SAFTEY STOPS" this has to be driving those "O TEST" loving , "GETS ME HARD... WHEN I FAIL A CREW AND GET THEM TO SERVE TIME ON THE STREET", he'll bent on rules ,CSX Kool aid drinking managers fucking nuts !!!! All the shit we are doing now would have gotten us 30 days or more less then a month ago.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2017 Willard, u are a idiot. If u do in fact work for CSX, you might wanna go see a Psychiatrist as you clearly have some problems.   Name: Dman E-mail: Bechargers@gmail.com Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 March 2017 Csx will stop hump operations in Louisville osborn yard on tue. The A yard which was our receiving yard will now be our departure yard, bowl crews will flat swicth cars out of l yard and c yard tracks to bowl tracks at which point hump crews will pull swicthed cuts north to the a yard. The hits keep on coming i have 10 plus yrs. and im still waiting to exhale my seniority is worse by the week, i dont even know if ill ha e a job soon, but you knowwhat EHH says up hill slow down hill fast, fuck u and ur career u can kiss my ass.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 March 2017 Well said train dispatcher. This outfit has cut and bullied the folks at the bottom for years. It is refreshing to see the "aristocracy" take some hits and sweat it for a change. Hell, the damn 'palace' on the st johns river damn near closed down around holidays for a 3 day weekend. I hope Harrison works the hell out of them.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 March 2017 JUST A GENERAL COMMENT....CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS THINK ABOUT THE WAY THE "GANG" IN FLORIDA IS RUNNING THIS COMPANY WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE THEY CAN CHOP 1000 MANAGER JOBS !!!!! KNOW WONDER THE RUMOR OF A REAL RAILROADER MADE THINGS SOAR. ALL THE CRAFTS ARE DOWN TO BARE BONES....THEY CANT CHOP ANYMORE SO THE UPPER CRUST FINALLY HAVE TO GET RID OF ALL THE PROTECTED LOSERS MAKING BETTER SALARIES 'BETTER HOURS ' AND LIGHT WORK LOADS ....I WONDER HOW MANY SMILING FACES WE WILL SEE ON THE WEB PAGE NOW AND ALL THE WONDERFUL EXTRA PROGRAMS AND OUTINGS THAT ARE SO WELL ADVERTISED . IT MAKES ME PUKE . THINGS SURE HAVE BEEN QUIET ON THE WEB THAT BOASTED KEEPING EVERYONE IN THE LOOP . I HOPE YOU ALL GET A TASTE OF WORRY FOR YOUR FAMILIES AND HAVE TO MOVE OR GET LAID OFF .   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 March 2017 Everyone complained during the Ward/Sandborn Era! For the last 3.5 years we had 200 people furloughed in our terminal alone. Rule changes finally allow us to railroad again and managers are under the microscope, yet we still complain? Our Union Leaders should be "Responsive" to the new PL/Daily Vacation Policy! But, we are not all brainwashed that our union top executives are working for the members. Any other union would organize a sick-out since we can't strike. We earned, what little time off we get: Yet, we receive a text today saying, "we can or only use our time Monday-Thursday". Our Union is dropping the ball on this one! Things were catastrophic under Ward, hopefully they change under Harrison. This is the first time in my career at CSX that I see management running scared. Lets face it, CSX has a lot of career long term family managers in its ranks. Hopefully the bad ones are shown the door! Now is the time to make sure our Union Representatives are on our side to stop any contract violations with the new regime! That's what the membership should look out for.   Name: Resist E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 March 2017 Up Your Game Girls! Hunter's plans are fruitless if all take a couple of days off! HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 March 2017 Hunters slash and burn is in full swing. Atlanta, Old Stanley, hump DONE. Next on the list is cumberland, boyles, and queensgate. Record profits equal record job abolishments. You think you are safe you are not.   Name: WTF! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 24 March 2017 Have any other divisions weekends been removed by using PL or DV days. We have our 90 days scheduling coming up soon and as it stands we can not put in any Friday, Saturday or Sundays in. Company told our Union it's because we layoff too much. Pretty much every Atlanta Terminal is affected by this. Any others?   Name: Duh E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2017 Duhhhh. Kamikaze conductor who is frickin sick of his pay being stolen!!!! That's who needs that stupid rule.   Name: Hugh Jorgan E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 March 2017 That "place of safety" is about dumbest pile of bull shit they came up with thus far in all my years. Maybe they will throw it out soon. That's like saying "I'm in the clear"...why the hell would I tell you to back up if I'm in the way? That previous bunch has just about run this operation in the ground with such bull shit rules!   Name: Stephanie E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 March 2017 I am the smartest person that I know. If Csx is going to give away money, I'm taking it. My first lawsuit failed but if I keep crying about discrimination long enough, I will be living off Csx welfare forever. Better recognize.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 21 March 2017 They yard isn't shutting down. Just the hump.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 21 March 2017 Wtf..... can't walk and shove, ride tank cars on a shove ,can't walk on the walk ways while moving on the engine ...... now totally legal to get on and off moving equipment..... about only good thing about hunter, relaxed rules and sensible rules. Not someone did something stupid and ban it and make it a rules violation. At least we will be able to do our work without looking over your shoulder wondering if someone is watching you for a hour just so they can fail you on a O TEST.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 March 2017 Hunter Harrison strikes again, just got the word he is closing the yard in Atlanta.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 March 2017 HUNTER HARRISON IS A JOKE 300 MILLION DOLLARS in pay. How many productive employees could we have, hunter is a NON productive employee he does not move freight, only his lips. VOTE NO to hunter, ex railroad employee of cp rail, but my kids have stock in the csx.   Name: Clyde E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2017 CSx New ceo will make roughly  204,000.00/Day and T&E needs to take pay cuts?   Name: Ben Dover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 March 2017 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/canadian-pacific-railway-cuts-exec-perks-changes-compensation-after-criticism-416346384.html Interesting! All shareholders should pay close attention to this before they vote.   Name: UP EMPLOYEES E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 March 2017 The Shake UP Is Near Before Hunter Gets Here In A Year That Is Near... Because management is inept and simply incompetent. Precision Railroading Is Simply: Jumping on a train without any delays, not running thirty trains out of a terminal with only one driver to transport crews. Expect that a severe Shake-UP will happen once Harrison's name is mentioned for a Takeover-Of-The-UP....And when that happens, the stock will double just like it did for us here at CSX! King Karma   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2017 we here in the yard have been told, you will be ready to work as soon as your shift begins. if your yard jobs starts at 1500 you will be ready to walk out to your power at 1500. if its snowing outside , you will have your anti slip spike boots on at 1500 and they are implying that they want you putting your boots on , your vest on and safety glasses on at home and being ready to work at your on duty time. and if you are not ready you better have a answer for them why you are not dressed and ready. only acceptable answers will be getting bulletins, getting job briefing , or waiting on power. so if its 1505 and you don't have your boots on you will be written up . you drinking a coffee and eating a doughnut at 1503... bam written up......saying hello to a co worker you haven't seen in a while and bam...... write up. so now you can get on and off moving equipment and not get in trouble, but not have on YOUR csx safety gear on and ready to go 2 minutes after you star time BAM........... WRITTEN UP!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: strike@csx.com Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 14 March 2017 Rumors of a slow down in Jacksonville?   Name: Pay Cuts Coming Wimps E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2017 Just in: Head Hunter wants to renegotiate your Collective Bargaining Agreement, reduce corporate salaries by 40%, and place all employees on TrumpCare, at the expense of all employees without any future credits of employer contributions. All those cuts alone with essentially pay his three hundred million dollar (300,000,000.00) salary for the next three years. And you all are squabbling over a few dollars in denied claims! PRICELESS!   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 12 March 2017 Lots of CSX managers are really sweating it right now. There are good managers and I wish them well, but as for the POS managers, I hope you soon find yourself without a job and lose everything you have. Karma is a Bitch ass wipes. I don't know how many good employees iv'e saw walked out the door for chickenshit failures. As for most of you Managers at Avon, I hope you either get fired or exercise your seniority and get some of what you been dishing out for so long.   Name: RE; Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 Re; Jim Jones: Per your concerns, one would say: Where is your union? And then a Corporate Officer would say: A corrupt union officer is the lowest scum on earth! They will sell out there mother just to get a paid weekend off. And then a Rail Ceo would say: Corrupt union officers are easy to find as long as we wave a twenty dollar bill at them, they will keep throwing away claims and continue looking the other way! No one is forcing anyone to work, so leave. Mr. Harrison has plans for the new hires!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 March 2017 I'm being recalled from furlough , should I come back or keep my 8 to 4 pm job. Is hunter going to cut more conductors off , what should I do ????   Name: Lateral Motions E-mail: claims@csx.com Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 March 2017 Mr. (BNSF or UP) Doerr...Thanks for the information on your lateral motion claims. It was very helpful in establishing claims at our Local Union Meeting.   Name: CSX/UP MERGER E-mail: hharris@csx.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 11 March 2017 UP MANAGEMENT: WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING AT THE WHEELS,CSX MANAGEMENT IS COMING AFTER YOU. START MAKING THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND ELIMINATE 7000 POSITIONS, INCLUDING 6000 OF YOUR WORTHLESS MANAGERS! WE ALSO NEED TO KNOW YOUR PAYMENTS TO UNION OFFICERS WHO ARE PAID FOR (NO SHOW) SAFETY MEETINGS. UNTIL THEN, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU! CSX PACIFIC RAILROAD   Name: Common Peeon E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 March 2017 Head Hunter Harrison fired a bunch of people so they put a virus in the company computer. Systems down 03-10-2017   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 March 2017 Extra Extra read about this terminal manger at csx philly intermodal FIRED YES FIRED see karmas ah bitch with big teeth and in the words of on bill Goldberg gomez your ass is next .   Name: tally hoe E-mail: john_pines@hotmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 10 March 2017 Hello Fellas / Ladies We've had this hunter guy at CP since 2012. He will take every positive thing out of your job. let it be in yard service or pool service. If you don't hate the place now, you will shortly ! When I say everything I mean it. I've got 30 years at CP , We now have a breath of fresh air seeing that Hunter is gone. My best advise to you is hang on,say nothing do your god dam job,and in time he will be gone. Do your set belts up and tie up your boots cause your in for one hell of a ride. The managers you have now will turn on you. Its like watching ripe fruit spoil it doesn't take long. Good luck and back your union they will win over this old timer !!!! tally hoe away we go....   Name: OUCH!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 March 2017 NEWS FLASH! Its already started. The rath of the great white HUNTER has already started. Avon hump crews are already following one of his orders that ALL CUTS WITH BE CUT OFF ONE CAR AT A TIME.! Doesn't matter if a block of 3 cars are going to the same place, each car will be cut off individually. Now I don't know about you but it sounds like someone might end up getting carpal tunnel of the elbow! Can you image standing on a hump for 8 hours pulling cut levers on 110 car trains going over the hill. He also has put the order out that 8 hours on a local or yard job is 8 HOURS PERIOD!!! You cant bust your arss anymore and get the car count that Jacksonville has always required so you can get done a little early or take just a few more minutes for lunch. If you are on an 8 hour job your butt better be there 8 hours. You actually get your local work done early and get back to the yard if you got any time left your going to be put to work in the yard. Your on a relief dog catch crew and you drag in a couple trains and got time left you will sit on your butt for the remainder of the time or the TM will find you any crap they can think of to keep you moving around for no less than 8 hours. Interesting to see how they rape and violate long pool crews coming in as a J JOB or dog catching job out of the hotel. You sit in the hotel for 15 hours and they decide to dead head you home because there are too many crews there the chief will put you on a relief crew ticket and make you work for 12 hours. There is no such thing as an 8 hour job on trip rated long pool hauls. No assigned start and end times for these pool. You get put on a dog catching ticket they are going to run you into the ground for 12 hours. If there is nothing to drag in on your way home in the wagon you will be put to work when you get to the yard. 3-4 hour wagon ride then a J JOB dog for no less than 4... Its coming! If your pool is being used as an extra board all the time get ready to get your eyes screwed out. So get ready to buy some new boots and FOR GOD SAKES START FILLING THOSE CLAIMS FOR ALL THE TICKETS THE CHIEF GIVES YOU AND PAYROLL COMBINES THEM AND TAKES THEM BACK! YOU THINK YOUR GET A SCREWING NOW YOU HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET!   Name: Chad Wilbourn E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 March 2017 Hey guys. That 300 million you are paying Hunter is way too much. I'd screw up your railroad for a fraction of that. I come cheaper because I bought my degree from a diploma mill. Hunter cut off 1000 workers before he even started. That's pretty good, but I'd also cut off any tuition assistance cause that's a waste.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 March 2017 He's 72 years old. I'm hoping he dies sooner than later.   Name: na E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 March 2017 Jones If what you are saying is true then it will finally show exactly what our union representation is made of. If they cant protect us from a whip and beat work environment and protect our jobs then its time to sue the shit out of them and demand a refund of our dues that we pay during the entire period Harrison stepped in and tore our agreements apart. If he does take over and come in like a hurricane then we all need to get some money together and seek legal counsel as how we can protect ourselves and create our own union representation. I know for a fact that we have that right. Read up on your federal rights as a union member. Read your LMRDA laws. If we have to hire labor lawyers then that's what we have to do. Sounds like the CP boys just didn't play hard ball enough.   Name: news E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 March 2017 PINES.. Before you start your ranting and raving over the bus/train crash in Mississippi take about 5 minutes to use what ever little heart you have left in the body of yours and feel sorry for the crew members who probably pissed on themselves before they impacted a charter bus full of people. Everyone take 5 minute of silence to pray for the crew members who's lives will never be the same after this because of the loss of life. They will be grilled and put under the microscope and made miserable to weeks to come. Its a shame the driver wasn't paying better attention. Its a shame the crew couldn't have predicted the drivers moves and stopped in time. Many lives will be changed now because someone just wasn't paying attention. God bless all the family members who lost loved ones!   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2017 I forgot to mention, start using phrases like; "Eyes on the prize!" and "We got this!" and "I've got one speed...GO!" It will help deflect the target off your back!   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2017 FUH2 survival guide I've been at CP for 30 years. Unfortunately you're about to be royally screwed. His first move will be to fire multiple employees across the system in an effort to change the "culture ". Then he'll go through your contract, and reinterpret every comma, to the company's advantage. He'll send his minions to fail you with the aim of having every man on the verge of dismissal. All calling procedures and local rules will be suspended. Engineers will be forced to work as brakeman. Crew transportation companies will have their contracts canceled. You'll be tossed a set of keys and told to drive yourself. The union will be powerless to stop him, due to the clogged legal system. But not for lack of trying. Your union dues will double, all to no avail. Start working on your resumes! Take correspondence courses to upgrade your skill set. Buy CSX call options, with an expiration of Jan 2019! HH will triple the value of your stocks, come hell or high water, thereby increasing the value of your options tenfold. You'll take cold comfort in the devastation around you knowing that you can escape when it becomes unbearable! I wish I had done it 4 years ago. Good luck brothers!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 March 2017 Setser. Hard to look at him & not be reminded of Alfred E. Newman of MAD magazine fame. "What, me worry?".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 March 2017 This is to.-Me locomotive 10 to 20 years, I'm sorry I put Up instead of Cp. You clearly are an ignorant son of a bitch who clearly bends over the desk and gets butt fucked by every manager you come in contact with. Open your eyes and look what the fuck is happening. Your wishing for your ticket to the unemployment line you free loading prick. You are clearly oblivious to the power of HH. EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR CSX IS WORRIED FOR THERE JOBS EXCEPT YOU. You clearly swallow like a good boy. Don't ever call me a dumb ass you TRANSGENDER fuck   Name: EX LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 March 2017 Titan It's my guess you are referring to Bill Setser. He will be heading up the Northern Region. What you stated about his chop and fire mentality has been confirmed as true. Several supervisors who worked with him have confirmed he did in fact make it well known that if they weren't in the fields finding someone to fire they weren't trying hard enough and were not doing their jobs. If you can confirm any more factual information in regards to his lack of ethical reasoning it would be in the best interest of everyone to be made aware of his actions. Some may argue your post does not belong in the safety forum but they could not be more wrong. When someone new comes to town and takes control they ALWAYS COME ON FULL FORCE TO MAKE SURE EVERY ONE OF THIER LINE STAFF UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF POWER THEY HAVE! There will be pressure on the supervisors to show their ability to follow his wishes. If he is testing them to see which ones can cut the mustard and have the back bone to fire workers in the field without hesitation they will all be head hunting without any regards to the rules. This is going to cause a frenzy in the field and create serious moral problems and hostile work environment. This in turn creates an unsafe working environment. Follow the rules to a tee. Do not make a single move if you are in doubt of the exact rule governing the job. We all know the supervisors have a history of twisting and turning the rules to favor a failure if they need one bad enough. It has always been this way and will never change. Do not be afraid to pull your rules book out and argue the fact if you are wrongly charged. There are major changes coming to the company and a lot of new heads of state taking over. With new operation changes and changing of seats there will be pressure out in the fields. Do your best to follow all rules IN WRITING and contact your local chairman and General Chairman of all NEW VERBAL RULE CHANGES the supervisors quote to you as a new rule that has never been put in writing.   Name: Goofy clown E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Dear Colleagues, Strong leadership on the Operations team is critically important as we work to deliver greater efficiency and regain our industry leadership position. To guide Operations through this transition effectively, I am announcing changes to my senior leadership team. These are individuals in whom I have the utmost confidence based on their deep experience, passion for our business and unwavering commitment to CSX. Together, they will help us continue to expedite our advancements in safety, service and efficiency. These leadership changes reflect our stated intention to reorganize our operations around the primary and local networks to improve efficiency and service to our customers. The leaders will report to me, unless otherwise indicated. Effective immediately: Mike Pendergrass will continue to serve as Chief Transportation Officer, leading the implementation of our network segmentation strategy. Reporting to Mike are: · Jermaine Swafford, who is appointed vice president of Transportation, with responsibility for our Primary Network; · Gery Williams, who is appointed to the newly created position of vice president of the Local Network, with responsibility for helping us further improve first-mile, last-mile service to our customers; and · Bob Frulla, who will have expanded responsibility as vice president of Network Operations, with oversight of Customer Service, Passenger Operations and PTC. The corridor structure will be further supported by the leadership of Larry Koster, who will serve as General Manager of the Eastern Corridor, headquartered in Florence, S.C.; David Hamby, who will serve as General Manager of the Central Corridor, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.; and Bill Setser, who will serve as General Manager of the Northern Corridor, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Larry, David and Bill will report to Jermaine. Brian Barr is promoted to vice president of Mechanical, in recognition of his strong performance as chief mechanical officer for the Southern Region. John Bradley is appointed vice president of Service Design, having previously served as vice president of Southern Region Transportation. The Car Management and Process Excellence teams will now report to John. Rod Logan is appointed assistant vice president of Safety, responsible for further strengthening our focus and performance in this critical area. Ricky Johnson will remain as vice president of Engineering, with expanded responsibility to include oversight of our Highly Automated Railroad initiatives. Mike Smith, Jim Marks and John Hart are retiring. Mike, Jim and John have made important contributions to CSX during their many years of service, for which we are immensely grateful. We wish them equal success in their future endeavors. The Operations leaders will work together over the coming weeks to finalize their reporting structures. Please join me in supporting them as they take on new responsibilities and help us safely and reliably serve our customers and our nation’s economy. Sincerely, Cindy Sanborn   Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 March 2017 Why don't you Robert Pines followers stop wasting space on here by complaining about stuff that doesn't matter. You faggots need help. Grow some balls and stop hiding behind a computer screen and do something about it. You mom and dad raised a coward. Stick Robert Pines up your butt..   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 05 March 2017 Nice but pitiful post in content. CSX is a profitable Corporation that makes money to pay all that work there. It is not your mother or father just a job. Showing 1-20 of 10714 articles posted under "Courtesy and Professionalism, CSX Style" All 10714 articles on one big page. Name: Grateful CSXer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 March 2017 I am one of the 1000 being purged in the initial stages of what will become the Hunter Harrison era. It has been a great privilege to work for CSX. I work in the Technology area and can truly say that this is the best place I have ever worked. I want to personally thank Mr. Ward and the board for looking out for his employees during these very difficult times. It speaks volumes for the character of this man. What is going on now is a tragedy. It is nothing more than a hostile takeover of a company pandering to the big stockholders and the market. The operating ratio will be achieved by drastic cost cutting, heavy employee attrition rates, and a culture change that will be ruled by fear and anxiety. HH has never grown business, only achieved goals by significant employee cutting, rolling stock inventory reductions, real estate sales, and accounting tricks. What CSX means to Jacksonville will drastically change, if it remains a Jacskonville company at all. HH at CP wanted to merge with CSX and he failed. He moved on to target a NS merger and that failed. Now he wants to take over CSX with the ultimate goal of merger with CP by negotiating with his hand-picked successor. His precision railroading works well on railroads where the ride from point A to B only faces bad weather and elk crossings. It is a very bad fit for the congested, short routes CSX and NS face in the heavily congested East Coast. I still hold out hope that stockholders will not support this man and tell him to take his nurse and retire quietly. His offer includes promises that won't be backed by incentives based upon performance and he is fighting the request for an independent health assessment. Stockholders have a right to know if this 300 million man is healthy enough to last 4 years before giving him guarantees. To my fellow CSX employees, God bless you and may you find peace during these difficult times. Contrary to what the market analysts say, CSX is a well run company greatly impacted by the utter destruction of the coal industry thanks to the growing administrative state. The loss of revenue there is the greatest reason for the operating ratio stagnation. We are witnessing the destruction of a great institution that will resonate through the industry. No one should be celebrating.   Name: Grateful CSXer E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 March 2017 I am one of the 1000 being purged in the initial stages of what will become the Hunter Harrison era. It has been a great privilege to work for CSX. I work in the Technology area and can truly say that this is the best place I have ever worked. I want to personally thank Mr. Ward and the board for looking out for his employees during these very difficult times. It speaks volumes for the character of this man. What is going on now is a tragedy. It is nothing more than a hostile takeover of a company pandering to the big stockholders and the market. The operating ratio will be achieved by drastic cost cutting, heavy employee attrition rates, and a culture change that will be ruled by fear and anxiety. HH has never grown business, only achieved goals by significant employee cutting, rolling stock inventory reductions, real estate sales, and accounting tricks. What CSX means to Jacksonville will drastically change, if it remains a Jacskonville company at all. HH at CP wanted to merge with CSX and he failed. He moved on to target a NS merger and that failed. Now he wants to take over CSX with the ultimate goal of merger with CP by negotiating with his hand-picked successor. His precision railroading works well on railroads where the ride from point A to B only faces bad weather and elk crossings. It is a very bad fit for the congested, short routes CSX and NS face in the heavily congested East Coast. I still hold out hope that stockholders will not support this man and tell him to take his nurse and retire quietly. His offer includes promises that won't be backed by incentives based upon performance and he is fighting the request for an independent health assessment. Stockholders have a right to know if this 300 million man is healthy enough to last 4 years before giving him guarantees. To my fellow CSX employees, God bless you and may you find peace during these difficult times. Contrary to what the market analysts say, CSX is a well run company greatly impacted by the utter destruction of the coal industry thanks to the growing administrative state. The loss of revenue there is the greatest reason for the operating ratio stagnation. We are witnessing the destruction of a great institution that will resonate through the industry. No one should be celebrating.   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 March 2017 M of W poster must not be dumb at all: understands that Harrison hasn't & won't work for rank & file lowly employees & their families.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 March 2017 M of W for 1-10, Your a dumb ass, you don't even know who Hunter Harrison used to work for.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 March 2017 I worked for csx for three years in the engineering dept. From day one, they hire you to fire you. I was tossed around bumped and rolled constantly for three years. The union is weak and your true union brothers are legit but theres a few who will stick it in you. You just lay a little cheese out to catch the rat fucks. But anyway, this hunter harrison character is not for the working man. He is going to lay off thousands. Look what he did to UP. share holders love him workers hate him. He is the grim reaper of the railroad. He will cut jobs beyond cutting and cut some more. Its ashame its going to this now because I really did enjoy working with the people and having fun at work. Greed is gonna fold this company while destroying thousands of homes and dreams of the workers. Thanks chickenshitexpress   Name: Shareholder E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 March 2017 Much complaining, groaning & moaning from employees during the Ward regime. Look out now. Is best to be careful what you wish for.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 March 2017 I sure hope Hunter Harrison fires some of these incompetent Diversity Hires they have acquired over the years. Maybe the new CSX will hire and promote managers based on qualifications and ability rather that trying to win some type of EEOC award to hang on the wall.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 March 2017 well, I hope they don't give Harrison 300 million to chop CSX. I am sure he can do his job for far less, and given stock interests and (I assume) his interest in his historical record, I suspect he would do it for free. Think of Herbert Hoover and the public service works he did, restoring his reputation. HOWEVER, consider the current CSX management. Lots of nepotism, poor performers at all levels, effort put on craft employees to subsidize the ineptness of management, with good bonuses to higher managers who cannot manage ANYTHING properly.This has been in effect an Appalachian family business with "family and kinfolk" standards. Keep current management and CSX just sinks more slowly, until all the loser management groups and cronies leave. Since they all have families needing jobs, that could take forever. Best solution.....give Bill Gates a big model RR with all cars painted CSX, and hope he buys the REAL CSX for a year or two and straighten it out (invite his dear friend Warren to run trains every Friday night..put remote dispatch centers / simulators in Omaha and Seattle, invite friends (Paul Allen?)to join in and make the system normal. Maybe even Fix PTC that is going soooo slowly.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 28 February 2017 If you think for one minute that Hunter Harrison will grow CSXT you are sadly misguided. This whole ego scheme is all about money for him and the shareholders. They will make their money very quick within a few years and they will leave the company and all the employees in shambles for his cronies to take over. Harrison and Hilal are telling investors that a 58 percent operating ratio will mainly be done within the first 18 months of his employment. CP cannot grow their business now that Harrison has come and gone. They dont have the infrastructure rolling stock or employees or a customer base to do that because he has destroyed that. Thousands and thousands of jobs will be lost rails and real estate will be sold off locomotives will be parked and the older ones will be junked. A lot of new Managers will come in and they are already trained to operate locomotives as the same method was done at CP. A lot of yards will be closed as well as humps being done away with or closing them all together. He hates them. TandE employees will take the largest hit besides management but all departments will be affected and those others that will quit due to the poor working conditions. Ns will pick up a lot more of our customers as Harrison will have our current ones to bend over for CSXT or get lost. His health is bad and he wont be at CSXT but for a few years thats all he needs to do the damage to bust it up. Do the history of CP from the time he started until now and you will see the Harrison affect. So sad for all the CSXT employees that have worked so hard to be forced to give it all up for his ego and shareholders. CSXT will never recoup. Enjoy what you have today as you better be looking for another place of employment regardless of your seniority. Your new job will be his way or the highway as the current working conditions will never be the same. He is used to having thousands of greivances filed against his bullies and he doesnt care about the employees. It will be a blood bath by this summer to fall. If you dont think your job will change dramadically at any level you will be amazed at how quick he makes the changes he thinks is needed. Union reps will either suck up to him or they too will find theirself on the street. His demands as a CEO for profits will be unforgiving as he has stated that it doesnt bother him one bit to go to sleep at night thinking about the carnage of the employees.. The board better not agree to the Hilal demands for control of the board or all we will be screwed for good. Good luck to all that are left.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 February 2017 Harrison is going to grow CSXT better than any CEO in the past 20 years. No more looking over you shoulder for a safety officer to bust you for doing your job. Invest in Csx and make some money!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 February 2017 shoulda bought the stock. You would love csx now.   Name: TRUMP AMERICA E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 24 February 2017 MAKE RAIL WAGES GREAT AGAIN! But first, we must DRAIN THE SWAMP and fire our corrupt union bosses! They complain about how much we lost, but their signatures is on every lousy agreement shoved down our throats!   Name: Safety First E-mail: rodoerr@bnsf.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 22 February 2017 EXCESSIVE LATERAL MOTION SYMPTOMS & CASUALTY MANAGEMENT CLAIMS: Union Pacific and few other Class I encourages all employees to recognized the symptoms from excessive lateral motion traumas. The following is for your information and guidance for lateral motion symptoms: DISCOMFORT PAIN NUMBNESS TINGLING BURNING CHANGE IN COLOR OR TEMPERATURE OF SKIN FACTORS THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH THESE SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: INTENSE LONG-DURATION EXPOSURE TO COMBINATIONS OF FORCE AND REPETITION DOING TASKS BEYOND YOUR PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES EXPOSURE TO VIBRATION ABOVE MAXIMUM HEALTH GUIDELINES PLEASE REPORT SYMPTOMS ITS TO LATE TO FILE CLAIM WITHIN THREE YEARS OF SYMPTOMS IF THEY: ARE PERSISTENT, SEVERE, OR WORSENING IF THE PAIN RADIATES THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE BODY KEEP YOU FROM SLEEPING IF YOU HAVE CONSTANT OR UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, SEE YOUR DOCTOR! SYMPTOMS REQUIRE A MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR DIAGNOSIS. Some cumulative trauma injuries are so severe and requires extreme medical remedies, including a Medical retirement with compensation by the Casualty Management Department. One should always seek a FELA attorney in order to fully understand your options if the Casualty Management Department fail to do so.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 February 2017 Wonder if she was Safely, Courteously & Professionally helped off the property without Harassment & Discrimination. If the witch is out, probably got a nice goodbye severance package.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 February 2017 Our Division Manager was at depot yesterday and we are being told Cindy Sanborn is no longer with csx.   Name: hugh jorgan E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 February 2017 Robert Pines for President!!   Name: Big Willy E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 February 2017 New CSX motto should be "Big trains, Big Problems!!" hahaha Keep running them big, I like all the overtime and recrews.   Name: Jim Jones E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 February 2017 Hi, could someone please enlighten me as to your grievance procedures? I'm from Canada and understand the processes are different.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 16 February 2017 That sanborn witch should be given a mop & bucket & toilet cleaning supplies to perform the type of tasks she's best suited for.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 February 2017 Heard from a CSX manager that Cindy is going to work for Amtrak, good riddance.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 February 2017 Are CP T&E people better off & happier overall with how they are compensated & treated? Is the CP way the way to go? Don't know but would sure like to hear\read some comments.   Name: BYE Felicia E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 February 2017 I hope you parasites at Payroll and Labor relations see this. If HH comes in and we get a CP like contract. You know what means? No more claims, no more gaurantee, no more need for labor relations and most of payroll. Karma is a bitch and I hope you get yours down in Jacksonville. I hope you know what it feels like to have money you rightfully earned taken away from you simply because of your interpretation of an agreement. Bye Felicia   Name: WILD CAT E-mail: johnwayne@csx.com Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 13 February 2017 This is a two day notice: Who's brave enough to stay home Wednesday? This is the only leverage you have without a corrupt union officer!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 08 February 2017 The elections for the Smart\UTU Legislative positions for local & state were held just last year so it'll be 2-3 yrs. before another. However, should there be a vacancy due to resignation, retirement, et al, an election would need to be held prior to that.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 February 2017 Hopefully Harrison comes in and cleans house on CSX Management Team! We've been going thru this "Merger BS" For the last 3 years. Management stays in place, but union employees and jobs are getting cut, customers are not happy due to lack of service, and are leaving in droves... etc...etc...etc!!! As a UTU Member, we should also look at our elected officials? No contract, the Attendance System, Take The Waiver, etc...etc...etc! It's time for a change.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 February 2017 Punked. The person your referring to is the BLET State Legislative rep, that's not the one i'm referring to.   Name: punked E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 February 2017 Karma If your talking about the rep who is on the local job that only works one day a week cause he's marked off Union, then good riddance!!! Some of us who get punked off the xb to do his job have to drive 2 hours just to get there and the damn thieving company isn't paying our deadheads when we drive our personal vehicle. They know we are supposed to be paid but don't give a shit! No one really wants the stinking job because of the driving miles and it doesn't pay shit. You would think a job that a Union rep was on would be paid more attention to when it comes to paying us fairly. Goes to show how much the company screws our contract all to hell! So let him go!   Name: Former employee E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 05 February 2017 Railroading is the among the absolute worst of choices for a career. Ebb & flow with the economy, feast or famine. Employers that don't ever give a rat's ass that you're a human being, etc., etc. CSX Sucks? Hell, all RR cos. suck. Do your best to try to find something else you can do to earn a living.   Name: Anonymous E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 February 2017 Been a conductor about 3 years. Been furloughed more than I've worked. All this talk about corrupt politicians and Hunter Harrison has ne seriously worried about the future of my livelihood. Go to railroad they said, you'll make money they said.   Name: Karma E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 February 2017 Very disappointing to hear my State Legislative Rep. for the UTU is inquiring into CSX management jobs, guess he needs a back-up plan in case he doesn't get re-elected to his 6-figure do-nothing job, as he doesn't want to run a engine ever again. This man has many faces, you have to look no further than his Facebook page to see who he is friends with. Says a lot about his moral character, preach the Union Brotherhood at the state house and union meetings, yet making a backup plan to take a CSX mgmt. position.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 February 2017 I am a mother of a hard working and dedicated CSX employee. My son has dedicated the last two years of his life to this company in order to feed his family and put a roof over their heads. He has lost a lot of family time in order to make sure the railway is safe. The potential takeover by this Harrison man is disheartening and disturbing. For an individual to be this ruthless for his own financial/oersonal gain is beyond my comprehension. I am not sure how this man sleeps at night knowing that he is putting many individuals out of work causing them lose their homes, vehicles etc. only so he can put more money in his own pocket and another check mark by his name. One day Mr. Harrison, you will have to meet your maker and explain your selfishness.   Name: watchdog E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 February 2017 Posters Well it looks like our pines/imposter has managed to take control of the site again. Drawing everyone's attention away from the important topics at hand. If you are a regular poster on this site or have been a visitor of it, you know the pines character goes back over 14 years. Maybe longer. Cant say if he started the recent mess with posting the incident about the unfortunate van accident but he/it has kept the ball rolling. There is a car hit in this country everyday by someone who is either an idiot, tired or lazy or the unfortunate victim of bad view from vegetation, buildings, or improperly maintained crossing equipment. There is also a car crash everyday due to the same damn things. Now, we must ask ourselves why has he decided to continue this rant. Our guess is he is either off his medication, bored or he is really the company mole who is paid to come to this site and disrupt all discussions of topics that have the powers to be in Jacksonville twisting in their seats. So lets take the time to put away Mr. pines rants for the moment and focus on what is happening in and around our yards! It may not be long before you have a new Sherriff in the CEO seat and thing will be seriously changing. If you have not googled Hunter Harrison then we suggest you do. Read his history, Read his ideas and strategies. He will get a seat on the board of directors if not CEO. He WILL be an influence. The supervisors are not protected. They are just as vulnerable and expendable. They know this. Your unions better be doing their homework. If there is a change of power you will finally see what your unions are made of. Reducing the work force means reducing their income or doubling your dues.   Name: jason wilkerson E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 February 2017 anybody need their grass cut? i'm looking for a job.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 January 2017 Well LC, Why don't you LCs & the Local LRs get cracking? Union reps are supposed to have even more backing than the average member account they're just doing what they're elected to do.   Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2017 LC (Joe) Dropping his name on here or calling the ethics hotline and the FRA will get the same reaction from the Trainmaster. The anti-retaliation policy doesn't apply to mgmt.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 January 2017 Concerned I am all for whistleblowing and doing what is right, but using a trainmasters name means that all local crews that use the on board under his jurisdiction will most likely we watched like a hawk in order for retaliation to be dispensed. The TM will not be able to identify who brought the unethical behavior forward so crews will most likely be drilled and failures give to all to make sure the message is sent. DO NOT DISCUSS THE FACT THAT THE POST WAS ON HERE AND BY WHOM.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 January 2017 Concerned, Regarding the hours of service question: After you've completed the OBWO device work, can you complete the electronic "time ticket"? Or must you do a quick tie-up and then have to complete your hours of service reporting when you next report for duty? That's your 1st clue concerning handling electronic devices after your 12 hrs. has expired. How much time do you mean? Couple minutes or an hour or so? TM Fister should be made to read & fully understand Title 49 CFR Part 228 in it's entirety. You people, your unions, need to get all this reported to the FRA-have that outfit make a determination on how this should be handled.   Name: concerned E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 January 2017 FRA INSPECTOR When I was first hired we were told in training class that we were not supposed to stay after work when we were outlawed to complete the on board for the company. This electronic devise reports the work that we SUPPOSIDLY DO to the billing department for CSX. We have a trainmaster(Fister) who has been making us stay and report work after we outlaw. I was told it was their responsibility to complete this. He says since it is not actually doing train work so we can. We get overtime while we stay and complete the thing so some dont care about it, but if its a violation of hours of service I dont want to get caught up in this mess. Whats the rule on this. How about reporting that you have pulled cars from an industry which you know you haven't just to get it to billing. If we go back to get the cars the next day and they derail all over the place and its enough damage to be reportable to the FRA will we be charged for lying on the onboard. What if the car needs to be shopped for repairs and the commodity isn't delivered in time and csx charges the customer for work we never did? We are being made do this as well but I bet your bottom dollar the TM will NEVER admit he told us to do this. What would you do about this? Im not the only one starting to get concerned about this! Why doesn't CSX pay better attention to this stuff going on or are they just in it up to their knees! Do they harass the supervisors to get customer serviced on time just so they can get that service star award? Whats the big deal with this award anyway. Do they get grants or money for the award?   Name: cheated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Conductor 30 That's real easy to say not to step up or volunteer. Doesn't do a damn bit of good when a tm comes up to you after you been gone at the hotel for 48 stinking hours and you come in on a train after 10 hours on duty and they grab you and ask if you can go drag a train in then when you say no I am tired and want to go home they say " WELL WE REALLY DONT HAVE ANYONE ELSE RIGHT NOW SO IM GOING TO ASK YOU AGAIN! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SAY. HUH? We said no again then we were order to do it or be charged with insubordination. Then they stand there and lie through their teeth and say you will be paid another ticket and the pay roll takes it back and says you weren't entitled to be paid for the extra work. WE ARE SICK OF THIS SHIT. WE ARE SICK OF OUR YELLOW BACK UNIONS LETTING THIS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE STINKING DAY TO THE CREWS. I AGREE WITH LEGAL. MAKE THEIR LIVES MISERABLE AT NO COST! REPORT EVERY LAW THEY BREAK. NOTIFY THE PRESS. WHO GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE!   Name: PRESIDENT TRUMP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 26 January 2017 We are a week in President Trump's term...and already he has demonstrated how incompetent our union leaders are and above all, how corrupt our politicians are! With a simple demand to Corporate America under the threat of tariffs to companies who decides to move their manufacturing base to Mexico under the disguise of Free Trade. Free Trade was not designed to destroy your owned country, and by doing so, move your manufacturing base to Mexico or another country, and sell the products to the country where the factories were shut down. Plain and simple economics and plain and simple courage by President Trump to tell it like it is!   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 January 2017 Loyd Everything you posted was 100% correct. What you did not post was the fact that the members do not need the union to start a chain reaction of worry within the companies upper management. What the members fail to understand is the power they have in reporting constant violations of federal and state laws. We received a call a few days ago from a concerned crew member who was being forced to violate FRA laws and regulations and wanted to know what to do. He was advised to immediately call the appropriate FRA representative and file a complaint. His first comment was one of fear of retaliation. He was them asked why did he bother to call if he wasn't going to take the advise and if he expected us to call that wasn't going to happen. He was the one in the situation and knew what was happening. People, if you know your unions are worthless and possibly bought under the table then it is your responsibility to take control of your situation. The carrier can easily violate your union agreement. If you have not figured that out yet then your in for a long miserable haul working for the railroad. The carrier CAN NOT break state and federal laws. Yes, they do on a daily basis but it is up to you to report these violations and to send a message to the company that you mean business. If your rights are violated on a daily basis then the state and federal regulators should know when are being violated as well. This is not a fair game that the railroads are playing and you can not expect to play fair and make a difference. It doesn't work that way. Take a stance and do what is right. Report all violations and demand fair play and treatment for yourself and your state and federal regulators,   Name: Lloyd E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 January 2017 Coming soon with some thoughts and information. Been a long time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 23 January 2017 Name: Chip E-mail: Sowa7523@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 January 2017 Csx officials are eligible for more than 100 percent, I've been told its due to the fact that we as engineers get awarded stock based on availability.and they don't. They also have the option to buy an extra week vacation now. They also make more than you do and qualify for two retirement programs. But then all you do is move 3 hours out of a 12 hour shift. I know that moving is the goal, but in reality Engineer's sit more than they move. Their skill is waning as we speak.   Name: na E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 January 2017 LC Nice catch in the ethics policy. Im going to sit down and read mine a little closer now. see what else I can find that supervisors are violating.   Name: Chip E-mail: Sowa7523@gmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 20 January 2017 Csx officials are eligible for more than 100 percent, I've been told its due to the fact that we as engineers get awarded stock based on availability.and they don't. They also have the option to buy an extra week vacation now.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 ME The post was not from Adam. Wrong assumption. Not sure he would appreciate his name being posted on this site. Sure you meant no harm. Now a little education for you and other posters. As for your comment to sick, posting on this site that the CMC managers are being put on notice is the perfect thing to do. If you have not read any post on this site before, the FRA as well as an appointed team for the lawyers of CSX reads this site every day. It is a blatant violation for a crew caller to call someone in the manner that "SICK" has pointed out when the crew managers are well aware that this topic is covered in the SSA and is written in black and white. There is NO GRAY AREA! The excuse they are using now is that the IVR is violating the rule. It is set up to automatically run the rosters and anyone in AO status will get automatically called in the window between 2201 and 0000. NO EXCUSE!! They are responsible for the programing of the IVR system. They have been using this as an excuse since they were down sized and jobs were replaced by the machine. If you having issues with anyone in CSX and need to point out the problems do not hesitate to post your notice to them on this site. It is a fact that TM, RF and other supervisors visit this site on a regular basis and have been heard very frequently discussing the topics posted on here. Therefore they can not say they are not aware of situations that are taking place and therefore they are turning a blind eye. Yes, they do nothing about what they read but that puts them at fault according to the ethics policy. You should have received a copy of the code of ethics in the mail. Read page 38 covering social media. Read the first line of the last paragraph! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING POSTED THAT COULD BE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO CSX, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY! The csx group who is assigned to monitor this site regularly is NOT EXEMPT from this policy! Actions such as those that are occurring within the CMC could easily be seen as an attempt to create hostility.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 SickOf CM, I'll bet those CMC callers and Managers are afraid to call anyone now since you "Put them on Notice". Damnit man. I wish you wouldn't have done that, they are all trembling in their shoes now and will be afraid to call anyone for work. Seriously dude, do you really think a crew caller or CMC Manager gives two big shits about being turned in to the Ethics Hotline for running the roster. You apparently have a very high opinion of yourself to think that your gonna make a difference. Who do you think reviews the cases called into the Ethics Hotline? It damned sure isn't a neutral party that makes decisions that are Labor friendly.   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 LC (Adam), Thanks for the info on the performance bonus.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 ALL ENGINEERS Official notice came in today. The Engineers bonus will be figured at 100% and will be payable on February 22nd. There have been rumors floating around that some in upper management have been claiming they were getting a 125% bonus. These are just rumors and nothing has been clarified. However it does not matter. The contractual bonus agreement states that the bargaining unit will not request an audit or review of the corporate books to determine if your percentage is being figured fairly.   Name: sickof CM E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 January 2017 CREW MANAGERS!!!! ARTICLE 40(NEW LANGUAGE) OF THE SSA FOR ENGINEERS STATES VERY CLEARLY...... IN NO EVENT WILL AND ENGINEER BE REQUIRED TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT THAT GOES ON DUTY AFTER 2000 HOURS ON THE DAY PRIOR TO HIS SCHEDULED TIME OFF. ITS ABOUT TIME YOU STOPPED ORDERING YOUR CREW CALLERS TO CALL ANY ENGINEER AFTER 2000 AND DISRUPT OUR QUALITY TIME AT HOME THAT MICHAEL WARD CLAIMS HE IS SO CONCERNED THAT WE HAVE. WE ARE ALL SICK OF HEARING THE SAME LAME EXCUSE THAT YOU HAVED NEW PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE WHO DONT KNOW THE AGREEMENT. YOU HAVE USED THIS OUTRIGHT LIE FOR SO LONG ITS NOT EVEN LAUGHABLE ANYMORE. THEREFORE YOU ARE BEING PUT ON NOTICE. WE ARE GOING TO FILE ETHICS CHARGES AGAINST YOU FOR SUPPORTING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT. THEN WE WILL FILE A PETITION TO HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM YOUR POSITION BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT QUALIFIED TO HANDLE THE JOB. THE ABILITY TO SUPERVISE YOUR CREW CALLERS AND THE INABILITY TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROPERLY TRAINED SPEAKS FOR ITSELF WHEN OUR PHONE RING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE YOU HAVE ORDERED THEM TO GET A WARM BODY AT NO COST. DO NOT DENY THIS. SEVERAL CREW CALLERS HAVE TOLD US THIS. THEY ARE NOT AS LOYAL AS YOU THINK. YOUR TOTAL DISREGARD FOR OUR UNION AGREEMENT AND OUR PRIVATE TIME AT HOME MAKES YOU A HOSTILE SUPERVISOR. YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME. BE PREPARED!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 January 2017 a strong union could stop HH in his tracks. CSX rendered the union weak and powerless. Isn't it ironic the strong union that could save Mikey and his crew were destroyed by Mikey and his crew. We're all about to be in a world of hurt.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2017 Agree. SpongeBob ought to step back, do some research, listen\learn, and then post what to hope for. "Don't know what you've got 'till it's gone".   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 January 2017 This is no different from the CP with Hunter Harrison & Bill Ackman wanting to take over the NS. They want to come in and liquidate EVERYTHING. Chop everything up, sell it all off to make there money, then claim a consolidated railroad. By this time there is nothing left as they retire and walk away with millions in there pockets, and thousands of railroaders out of work. Modern day Corporate Greed. Watch what you wish for, these guys are hatchet men.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 January 2017 I'm hoping Hunter Harrison comes in and kicks out Mikey and Cindy on the curb. Maybe Mr. Harrison will promote people to management positions based on their ability rather than the current regime that promotes people based on their skin color or other minority status. CSX loves the positive publicity of hiring minorities and promoting them to positions that they fail miserably in. Take a look at Queens Gate and Chicago for example. These folks couldn't manage a Lemonade stand in Siberia much less run a Railroad.   Name: UP Hunter Harrison E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 19 January 2017 Hunter Harrison signed on with the UP for over 100 Million plus. He resigned from the CP and forfeited a buyout of over 88 Million. Union Pacific has a overall management problem with a lot of dim headlights at the operational levels of management. With all the insurmountable legal bills that's coming to fruition, someone has to focus on efficient (not harassment operation) operation of trains. Fritz and Scott has been compromised by the SP union bosses. And both will be out the door in a matter of days! Good Riddance   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 January 2017 As someone who has 20+ years with CPRS, my thoughts and prayers are with you guys at CSXT tonight. I had a very good job in CPRS' U.S. Headquarters office in Minneapolis in Revenue Accounting for eight years until late 2015 when my job was unceremoniously abolished as part of all the slashing and burning that rotten bastard EHH did when he came in after the proxy fight waged by Pershing Square in mid-2012. To make a long story short, I was eventually forced to apply for Railroad Disability but when I see how the moral at CPRS has gone to being practically non-existent under EHH's reign of terror, I can't say that I miss it that much. It's just incredibly sad what this guy has done to CPRS and how he's not only wrecked the company and ruined the lives of several good people there, but has also alienated several good rail customers who will likely never use rail for their shipping needs again. I dread to think what that rotten SOB will do to CSXT and its intermodal franchise out east. God be with you guys.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 January 2017 What about Hunter Harrison leaving CP to come to CSX?   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 18 January 2017 OTHER Are you kidding us??? The woman ran into the side of a train engine and you want some advice? Really? Is she related to pines or are you? And your saying she couldn't see it. Broad day light or night neither matters. Engines usually have running lights, step lights, number lights and headlights on. Your trying to distract posters. Go back to the csx office and tell them to lay down and take a nap!   Name: LMAO E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 January 2017 ALL CREWS Did any of you read the latest rag mag from the greatlakes division we just got in the mail. Try reading the article under "Avon keeps pace with business". Anyone know who this fletcher guy is that said the train crews pick up the engines in the receiving yard??? Does he not know that we usually get them at the servicing fuel pad and if not there somewhere where they have parked them after another crew brings them in bypassing the fuel pad so they wont be held for inspection or cleaning? Yeah, sometimes the crews get them in the receiving yard because they hand them right off to another crew when they are running behind schedule and again don't want them held up for inspection. Not sure this guy knows whats going on with the power or he's just to afraid to tell it like it really is!   Name: future conductor E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 17 January 2017 Can any of you railroaders explain this?I know a guy that was told by csx that he was hired for a track worker position.For some reason csx kept giving him the run around made him take a drug test and physical 2 or 3 times but never told him he failed anything.For whatever reason he was never hired by csx after being told he had the job and was never given an explanation as to why he wasn't hired.Anybody know why csx did this?   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 POSTERS Did you remember the webmaster at Christmas. Did you show your gratitude for having a place to come and post your problems and inform the public of the true conditions of working for CSX? If not, now would be a good time to open your hearts and send him a thankyou. Im sure anything you send him would be greatly appreciated. You can visit amazon.com and check through his wish list(Atom Smasher). Show some support for the man who gives you a place to vent and brainstorm the best ways to handle the intimidation, harassment and the day to day insane business tactics that we all deal with! GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU! Maybe this year will be a better year and we will finally get paid the claims that are due us. Especially the ones we have been waiting for more than 4 years!   Name: shop E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 January 2017 Notice Looks like Avon is taking another hit. They are supposed to be doing away with 3rd shift in the engine repair shop. Guess they plan on dragging the broke down junk to another terminal to be fixed. Its just going to get worse. The writing was on the wall when they started running the inbound engines around the engine house so they wouldn't be held up for cleaning and inspections. Cant count how many by pass the house to be parked somewhere else in the yard for another road crew to take without ever being seen by the engine/fuel pad. Pretty soon they wont even be cleaned. Just pulled out on the mainline to be fueled and not cleaned or taken care of until the crews shop them for being filthy dirty and the toilets stinking to high hell. Wonder how long before they close us down all together!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 January 2017 Avon mechanical management team is hilarious!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX Lover is nothing more than a dumb fuck Troll, ignore him and he will eventually go away.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger its people like you that give the railroad a bad name.You are a pussy.You would be better suited working at burger king flippin burgers and spittin on onion rings.You get on this site and hide behind a screen name and trash the very company that gives you a paycheck.You act like a little bitch.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 15 January 2017 For cryin' out loud hogger -- just ignore "bait" type posts from unhappy people who are just trying to hit a nerve. Obviously, that stuff comes from a person who may benefit from some professional counseling.   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX lover Don't know what the f.... you are but you don't know a damn thing they told us at the recruit center. So blow it out your ass. The judges ruling in the class action suit for false advertising said it all. So go crawl back under your csx rock and tell your csx lawyer that your reporting too to blow up his arss too!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Hogger I understand how the railroad works.People use to go to school in waycross ga for rr training.You are the dumbass for paying 6000 dollars for a job in the first place.You knew the deal before you signed on.Being on call 24/7 365 days a year.Having to work nights,weekends and holidays all the rules and regulations.The xtra board etc.You knew the deal but you ignored all of that because of the money you would make.You paid the money you got the job and then all the bullshit you were told about became real and you couldn't handle it.You knew about all the bullshit before you signed up.You were warned.Who is the dumbass now mr hogger.Either do the job csx ask you to do or get the hell out.You big crybaby.It is simple turn in your notice and then you wont have to deal with the bullshit from the railroad anymore.There are other good paying jobs out there.You know where the door is don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.The lover has spoken   Name: HOGGER E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 15 January 2017 CSX LOVER SCREW YOU BUDDY. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A BASEMENT FOAMER WHO DOESNT KNOW A DAMN THING ABOUT WHAT WE BEEN THROUGH OR WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE TO US. YOU JUST SPOUT YOUR CSX LOVIN CRAP CAUSE YOU JUST WANT SO BAD TO BE CHOO CHOO MAN! Let me enlighten you! Some of us paid for our damn jobs. Forked out over 6 grand to get it. Do some research and see how many filed lawsuits against the company for false advertising for the jobs. See how many found out later they were told bullshit by the recruiters when you went to take their test. Got new for you! The judges ruled in our favor. Found out all the bull shit we were fed and the false pay advertised in the papers. Didn't find out how bad it was going to be until all the training was said and done. We stayed to get our money back. Then stuck around hoping our unions would help out. SOME OF US ARENT QUITTERS. We got a right to voice our opinions against the people we work for and put our money into. We bought our damn jobs. Money keeps us here when we get paid what the hell we are entitled to. Its real easy for you to sit in your basement and play with your toy train and judge others Atom smasher created this site because he understands what the railroad life is like when they treat you like shit and dump on your union agreement and play F..games with you! You hack it because you got in to deep hoping things would get better when you get more seniority. Real easy to say quit when you don't know how many years you we got in or how much we sacrificed to get the job in the first place! So get off this site you worthless moron. CSX SUCKS is a site for real railroaders with real problems. Not some choo choo foamer who doesn't know shit about what goes on out here!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 15 January 2017 Mediator good guess but as usual you are wrong again.I don't work for csx never have.I have a good job but have always been interested in the railroad.Like I have said in other post you guys went to csx looking for a job they didn't come to you.So either shut up and do your damn job or quit and go look for a job somewhere else.Nobody at csx is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to go to work everyday.I don't care how long some of you have been there if you don't want the job then quit.no matter what your age companies need employees of all ages so there are other jobs out there.Either do your damn job or turn in your notice and get the hell out of there.You guys complain and whine more than 3rd graders.Grow up and act like grown men and women.   Name: mediator E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 January 2017 BEWARE POSTERS Your little CSX LOVER is located near Augusta Georgia which means that most likely he is a csx mole. Most likely a management reject who couldn't hack it or was fired. He is trying to disrupt the site. This only happens when topic are being discussed that the legal team doesn't like. Don't make a mistake and let him drag you into his game. Ignore him! Go away CSX LOVER before you bite off more than you can chew!   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 Move the freight you pussies.Get the job done and stop your crying.The lover has spoken   Name: DOC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 CSX LOVER Go through the yellow pages. There are hundreds of good shrinks listed. You losing your cool. Serious signs of split personality. Do us all a favor and get a job somewhere else. We don't need a crackpot out here. Don't have to tell you this site is called CSX SUCKS for a reason. You need to find some other website or chat room to vent your illness. Why in the hell did you pick the railroad. Make more sense if you went after the postal service!!!!!LOL LOL LOL   Name: Ball less employees E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 January 2017 If you hate this company that bad then grow a set of balls and do something about it. Cry babies.... Bring them to their knees .....   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 January 2017 The lover is in the house.All you old heads and complainers listen up.Yall get on this damn site and talk bad about your employer csx.Nobody made yall take this job.Yall went to csx looking for a job csx didn't come to you.So shut your damn mouth and do your job or retire or quit.you bunch of dumbasses.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 January 2017 ALL ENGINEERS Rumors through the grapevine has it that several upper level managers are telling subordinates that they are getting a 125% bonus for their performance. Now this seems a little high and 100% would be more believable, but if something else is getting ready to go down then we can understand why. Could it be a replacement for buy outs? It's also being said that there will be several more divisions cut and merged with the rest left standing. This should save them thousands of dollars if they cut out unnecessary spending such as safety returns money and middleman management. Sounds like someone is getting their pockets stuffed full for something!   Name: CSX HR DEPT E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 January 2017 WE ARE AS OF NOW HIRING MORE TRAINMAN/CONDUCTORS OUT OF HIALEAH,FLORIDA YARD IN SOUTH FLORIDA. WE PREFER DUMB STUPID RAILBUFF HONKY CRACKERS AND NO CUBAN AND NIGGERS PLEASE. APPLY AT THE IDIOT SITE CSX.ORG FOR APPLICATION YOU BIG DUMMY WHITE HONKY PIECES OF UTU CRAP.   Name: Baffled E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 January 2017 Crew management What the hell is going on down there. You know its a serious ethic violation to put false and misleading information in an employees history, right? You busted several trains the last few days after the employees were at work but you noted in their history that you busted it before they were ever called at home. WHAT GIVES WITH THIS? I know for a fact you showed one call busted 30 minutes before the IVR ever called the crew at home and they were already at work for an hour. There has been a lot of misleading info going into peoples histories including mine. Whats up with the cover ups. Who is ordering you to lie and put in bogus entries. Is it the DTO or CHIEF trying to cover up stupid decisions on calling trains? Come on, be a man and tell us what is really going on. Is it a way to get busted tickets denied. Labor relations can say per the history we were never called? Put claims on the research burner? This is sneaky shit if that's the game. Some of us aren't falling for it. We are watching your every move!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 January 2017 Busted, Any info as to who the Moles are at Avon? I'd like to have some names. Most of the managers at Avon have Facebook profiles and I look at the managers friends. Why on earth would a T&E employee be friends with a manager on Facebook, these guys aren't out fucking friends.   Name: BUSTED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 January 2017 CSX LOVER Good luck my brother???? You have been on hear spouting off that you are trying to get hired. How the hell can you call him your brother? Just let the cat out of the bag. So what's your motive on here. Got to much shit for blowing suck up crap on here so now you trying to smooth it out? we know your a mole and your not going to snag anyone. Everyone knows there a few moles at avon that run to the trainmasters and tell them when they hear anyone talking about being on this site. Minor offense rule. 1st-corrective instruction 2nd-corrective instruction 3rd-corrective instruction 4th-corrective instruction 5th and subsequent-considered serious offense as described in serious offense Part II of policy *time frame is 3 year rolling period. As far as we know there is still the 180 day charge free forgiveness period that allows one minor offense to be dropped when assessing progressive disciplne. However, do not forget the loophole. If it is a serious offense charge management is claiming it must be 180 days of a solid half. In other words as example, If you are charged for a serious offense in January your 180 days do not start until July. We have been trying to get this cleared up with the unions but haven't had any definite response yet.   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 January 2017 Feel for ya man for being terminated for 4 Minor (Chickenshit) violations. A lot of the minor violations don't have damned thing to do with safety or production. There are good managers that don't really enforce these minor rule violations and then they are the ones that write everyone up for everything. Anyone who has ever worked at Avon has experienced this. There's one POS manager that comes to mind. His incompetent fat ass has put a banner on the wrong main line twice that has resulted in crews striking a banner on clear signals. What happened to him, absolutely nothing. These managers are fucking Skum, I have personally eye witnessed these fucking low lives violating countless rules and then they turn around and nail us for chicken shit stuff. I really don't know how these guys sleep at night.   Name: here come the train E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 Csx I love you brother   Name: bull crap E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 that is bull crap.hang in there the union will get it back for you.they cant fire you for 4 minor offenses.When I get hired on some things will change and some heads will roll.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 January 2017 what where the 4 minor offenses?I would fight that all the way.im sure you will get your job back through the union.good luck to you my brother   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2017 I've been with Csx for 16 yrs on Dec 30th I received a letter of termination for my fourth MINOR offense. You see in Phillys intermodal ramp management there is really fuckin Petty I MEAN REAL FUCKIN PETTY they always want to try to catch you doing something wrong, seekin and creepin around you guy's are suppose to be management GROW UP and have so decorum about they way your SUPPOSE TO resentyour selfs. I've had it I'll let the union do it's thing and I'll do my you know that saying, when one door closes another one opens .time to close out my 16 yrs with csx AND NOT TO LOOK BACK EVER   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Dont need you get off this site and go do your job.I will be glad to take it   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 2B spent on buybacks in two years, instead they could have given each of the 29,000 CSX employees a bonus of 68,965.00 or 34,500,00 per year. How much was your bonus for 2016? The above does not include the annual dividend of 0.72 per share or 675M annually that the company already spends/pays out to please the shareholders. Thanks.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Here is how CSX management chooses to spend billions of dollars... instead of increasing workers salaries and benefits they will instead try to get rid of as many workers as they can so they can have more money to keep buying back more and more of CSX stock worth billions of$. In today's messed up corporate world it's just considered as a good management practice, nothing personal against the workers. http://www.bidnessetc.com/39892-csx-corporation-csx-announces-2-billion-share-buyback-program-in-1qfy15-ear/ A new buy back program will be announced soon... http://seekingalpha.com/news/3227653-csx-hints-new-buyback-program Regards.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 To CSX employees: Please take a look at the CSX's stock price... from the management point of view if the stock price is at all time high as it currently is that means to them that the Company is doing well, that they do a good job, it justifies to them all their actions etc. and the Wall Street (their Bosses)rewards them nicely with a sky high stock price. Most likely all CSX upper management gets paid based on the stock price performance and/or gets paid their bonuses and pay in the form of the stock compensation that can be worth huge amounts of $$and now they can sell on the open market at the record high prices and cash in Big Time on the backs of the hard workers that get paid only bare minimum the management can get away with to keep you coming in for work every day. The bottom line is that CSX management is looking after their own and their shareholders interests only and not the workers. It's always been this way in the capitalist world but it's getting worse and worse every year as they have to squeeze the workers more and more so they can show even bigger profits every year and pay even higher and higher dividends to their share holders but if they don't do that the Wall Street (their Bosses) will sell off CSX stock and the management will get punished big time (no stock options or they get paid a lot less because the stock price has tanked, no cash bonuses, pay cuts, get fired etc.) or even worse from their point of view if the company will be acquired by a competitor and they all will lose their jobs. The above is applicable to almost all US companies and beyond. S&P 500 is at all time high, dividends at all time high, share buy backs at all time high but the workers' wages and benefits are at 40-year lows with the cost of living at all time high so we have to work twice as hard/twice as much to maintain the same standards of living as we had in the past. Something is wrong with this picture but nobody really talks about it that much (Trump did a little bit and won...). The FED has only participated in this scam with their QE programs and low inters rates for the past 10-years (no inflation right? Yes in the workers wages no inflation but everything else has almost doubled in price). All these policies have made the rich richer and to the poor poorer and we the people have to take this crap quietly and be happy with what we've got because they keep saying to us that it could have been much much worse for us... meaning the working class folks... we are saving you with all this programs... while making the rich class uber-wealthy. CSX employee stories on this site are all American stories that are currently applicable to most companies especially those in S&P 500 so it's the system that is rotten not just the CSX. Best of luck to all, take it easy, don't work too hard for CSX if you can get away with it until they change their ways, if ever. Regards.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 January 2017 Come on csx speed up them trains on the Atlanta/augusta line better known as the geaorgia line.Since obamas war on coal csx has rerouted their trains to save money.The Georgia line is not being used nearly as much and the trains are only allowed to run 25 mph to cut back track maintanence and save money.Run them trains full speed again on the Georgia line csx.   Name: YEA!!! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 January 2017 HOGGER! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!!! You said it brother. Ask us to set ourselves up to be targets just for that trip sodimizer! Hell no! FRA knows what their doing and don't get a rats arss so why should we! Just like long trains with NO tele communications. Got to keep turning the damn thing off to run 30 then back on again. Those who follow the rules got to send in reports they didn't use it the whole trip because the train was too long and kept losing its communication. Another problem caused by csx and not the damn crews!   Name: hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 January 2017 Tech support You might as well throw your hat into the ring and put on your boxing gloves because you are going to lose the battle. The work order problems have been going on ever since csx took over conrail. The operations people who run csx have problems with the work orders every single day in one way or another. Sometimes it take hours for those crack pots to find the information on a train that's been running on their system all day long. The company cant even keep an accurate train line up available to the crews so they can schedule their lives in some reasonable manner. They lose complete tract of where trains are out there. They send work orders over that don't have engines on them and work orders that don't even have cars on it. How the hell can they send a work order to anyone that doesn't even have cars listed on it. You cant tell me or anyone else that those people look at what they are doing. Unless they are just totally ignorant to how the railroad works then they are just lazy. A crew calls the work order desk and wants to know where their work order is and they ask you if you have car numbers in your train to help them search for it. ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME. I have been home trying to spend some time with my family, How in the hell would I know what cars are in a train that's been running across the system. Try checking some readers. Try calling where it originated from and see if a damn car inspector can give you one. Maybe find out where it was built and call the yard and ask them for a number. So you see, you are just wasting your time if you expect this to run smoothly because you can bet your ass it wont. When we got to stop and pick up cars and we got the main line blocked they want our butts moving. When they got trains running 5 hours behind schedule they don't have time to get paperwork to us. Orders are to pick it up and go. If the pickup doesn't have hazmats in it they don't care. tonnage and length is not important. Don't matter that FRA say we are to have a legit fra tonnage graph. They even run intermodal trains with double stacks without clearance bureau messages. Ordered to take supervisors initials and times and go. Now we got threats coming at us if we don't use it 85% of the trip we got to send in reports why or be charged for not using it. They will have our heads on a platter if we start sending in reports we aren't using it because the company wont get us the proper information for our pickups. Your asking us to set ourselves up to be targets. Sorry but it just not going to happen!   Name: Explain please E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 January 2017 What does the UP have to do with CSX sucking? Explain please ... Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 January 2017 Now & then, advice & info regarding some subjects posted here is as good or even better than what you can find on the operating unions' websites. Wish the administrator\owner would just delete/remove stupid-ass posts like those from name "csx lover".   Name: UP MANAGEMENT IS LOST E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 05 January 2017 The UP is having a serious across-the-board management crisis. With all the shifting and firings of senior executives, no one knows who's suitable to run any department or region...because the hangover of Southern Pacific managers are simply destroying every concept of the "operational" improvements that's been laid for success. To put it simply, the SP managers in predominately SP territories is destroying your railroad.! And you IDIOTS were warned!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 05 January 2017 CSX Lover, must be a relatively new train-master that was brainwashed at CHU-CHU-U in Atlanta. With that attitude, maybe in 25 years, you can take over for Cindy Sanborn.   Name: mediators E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 January 2017 To all posters We have revisited numerous post going back a week before CSX LOVER showed up and we just cant find any particular topic that would have warranted a company mole coming out from under his rock to disrupt further discussions. He might be the pines imposter under another name. However, he does show more signs of rage than normal so if it was a post that set the company off it had to be a damaging one. We need your help. If you could take the time to review older post we would greatly appreciate it. Something had to be posted that caused the company to send out a red flag. It could be something as tiny as single comment. In the meantime we will continue to look. Happy hunting!   Name: TECH SUPPORT E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2017 TO ALL ENGINEERS For those of you who are trained and qualified to use the trip optimizer program listen up very carefully. THIS IS NOT A BOGUS WARNING! We suggest you take the following information very seriously and do as posted. Your actions could determine whether you continue to be employed with CSX There have been several reports made that the trip optimizer has been causing over speeds on the train. When reports are made to the GE help desk on this subject they are finding out this is happening after additional information is being programmed into the system by the engineer after cars are placed in the train in route to their final destination. Why is this happening? This is because the engineer is putting undocumented information into the system. Most are reporting that they are unable to obtain a written work order from the supervisors and are "GUESSING" what the accurate tonnage and length is for the cars added to the train. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO PUT UNSUBSTANTIATED INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM. If you do and the trip optimizer handles the train incorrectly and a serious derailment occurs or there is damage to the train, you will be held accountable for everything that happens. The information you program into the trip optimizer can be and will be reviewed for further investigations. If you can not get proper information you must advise your dispatch center that you will not be using the trip optimizer. IT DOES NOT MATTER if a supervisor tells you to add cars to your train and to use it. It should not be done. If a supervisor relays information to you as to what he/she thinks might be the proper information you must still call the help service center and let them know that this information was given through radio communication and not through proper company documentation. The only exception would be if the supervisor tells you that they are viewing the information in writing in front of them and they can confirm that the information being relayed in 100% accurate. We suggest you do not do this over the phone. You will need the radio communication heard and recorded. This is a problem we can not allow to continue. The inability of the supervisors and the work order department to provide proper documentation for your trains is utterly ridiculous and something that warrants further investigation. The trip optimizer is a wonder tool if used properly. Yes, we hear constant complaints that it runs too slow, slows down to early and does not acknowledge all time table track speed in various turnouts, but for the most part it runs accurately as programmed. This is something that all engineers need to learn to deal with until a better program is developed. But mark my word, if anyone knowing and willingly puts information into the program that they can not verify and something serious happens they will be held accountable. If you have any questions or concerns on this matter you can contact the help desk and they can explain to you why you should not be doing it.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Clark I bet I will get hired and no I'm not a vet.Go do your job and quit whining on this site.You got a railroad job with a great company and all you do is bitch and moan.Shut your crybaby mouth and go get the job done.csx is paying you a great salary.If I get hired and see you on the rails I will bring you a baby bottle you chump.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Csx Lover You're not going to get hired! If you're a Vet you have a chance but I'm willing to bet that you are not.   Name: blow that whistle E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 Why are long time railroad employees called dead heads?Can someone explain this?   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 A warning to all you dead heads out there on the railroad.As sooon as I get hired on I wont listen to the negative crap yall have to say about this fine company called csx.I wont listen to it.   Name: what dog E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 04 January 2017 CSX LOVER First, you better brush up on your grammar. Second you have absolutely no idea how this website works. There was a very good reason that CSX came after the owner of this website when it first came out. BAD PUBLICITY! Bad publicity is a major thorn in the side for companies such as CSX. They solicit a lot of support for the company. They troll for backers on a daily basis. If you were able to access the employee gateway you would be amazed at the amount of "pat me on the back" advertising that is done. Now, don't take us wrong. There are some good programs that the company gets involved with but there are also those things that are a total waste of resources and funds just to wine and dine prospective backers. Now as far as the company not caring what is posted on this site, once again you are ignorant. The FRA,OSHA and other railroads along with customers review this site everyday. CSX has a legal/public affairs group that is responsible for monitoring this site. They look for information that is posted that may be considered a breach of private information, insider tips, illegal and "Squirrely" activity, whistle blowing, embarrassing but true facts and bad publicity. CSX is federally regulated but they are not a federal agency. It is a public/private corporation. They must follow at state laws and regulations. There have been several operating and safety practices that have been changed over the years because people used this site to introduce the facts and had healthy debates. When the employee's air such problems on this site and the facts are true and can not be covered up the company has no choice but to visit these problems and do what is necessary to see that the discussion is closed. A few examples would be the problems with dangerous filthy lodging. Bad lighting and vehicle conditions. Bogus operating rules that can easily be disputed as utterly ridiculous or mechanically impossible. CSX does not want bad publicity. They would rather spend a million to keep things quiet than have to deal with concerned supporters. There is also the issue of the FRA reading anything that may be a serious federal offense that may cost them a hefty fine. They love to snoop around the yards but they don't always see what is right under their noses. If you get hired and are called to attend the csx training camp, then I have a few suggestions for you. One, check that suck up to the company attitude at the door. There is nothing more that a TM or RF hate more than a snitch or suck up. They will view you as nothing more than a piece to use to do their dirty work then dispose of you. They have no respect for people like you. They pick and chose who they want to stalk and fire. If you rat on the ones they are trying to protect, you will be a problem. They also view you as a threat to their own jobs. Second, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and be a quiet little boy and do as your told even if it brakes FRA laws until you are officially marked up. You don't want to be a target your first 60 days. All your complaints will fall on deaf ears! If you think your union will protect you THINK AGAIN! They will already know what your reputation is and they will do what it takes to protect their seasoned old heads over your butt! Third, don't piss off your LC because when the company denies claim after claim for pay that is legally yours by union agreement we guarantee you that your cases will be set on the back burner. And the most important one of all...... If you make it long enough to get to 100% pay and accept the fact that you will have no personal life or quality time with your family and you start making more money than you ever have and you become ADDICTED to the pay check, BRING YOUR BUTT BACK TO THIS SITE AND APOLOGIZE TO EVERYONE that you offended on here by telling them to quit after they have spent years out here working so much they don't even know what day it is anymore and live to deposit the pay check to keep the family and the little wife happy because they are never at home. OH, and come down off that pride too and have the balls to post some of the violations and intimidation that you will encounter as well, because you will!   Name: Wrong Way, Wrong Result E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 January 2017 Well they cant get engines serviced, repaired and inspected fast enough here at Avon Loco. Shop due to a 33% reduction in craft manpower in 5 years (retired, fired, quit, transfers), and a hiring freeze in Mechanial. So in the infinite wisdom of Pope John Rosecruscian the First..."Shut down the entire third shift". If Harris was stressed before, just wait until this takes effect and NO POWER IS WORKED ON OR OUT-SHOPPED FOR 1/3 OF A 24 HOUR PERIOD! Avon took on GE work 2 years ago and has lost 10 Mechanics alone. And Kenny "Stalin" Noes excellent decision to force laborers with 1 year seniority run Avon service center because he moved all managers to the Shop, I have to believe they want us to fail and shutter Avon just,like they did Corbin.   Name: Pole E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 04 January 2017 Just came out 01-03-17 Bonus will be paid out at 33%0f the max of 12.   Name: Mr. csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 January 2017 Mr. csx lover, What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this site is now dumber for having a glimpse of your writing abilities.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 January 2017 LC you sound like a little wus boy who cant handle the job. the railroad don't need undedicated men you like you.Do yourself a favor and quit and go get a job like Walmart or somewhere.Leave the railroad jobs to someone like me.I swear I hope I get hired so I can show you how the job is done.I will work circles around your complaining ass.If yall boys don't wont the job or cant handle it then quit.Getting on this site bad mouthing the company aint doing any good.You think csx cares what yall put on this site?hell no.I hope I get hired so I can represent csx with pride   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 January 2017 CSX LOVER First off, they are NOT your brothers when you get hired. You have to earn the right to be called a brother. Second, if you think you are just going to come out here and ride trains like a little boy who fantasizes when playing with his toy train then think again. You will be a low seniority boy who will play with a toy train(remote) and pound the rocks first. You will have a hard time and wont last long because you have absolutely no idea what goes on out here in our business. You also sound like a foamer and no one hates a foamer more than an old head who has sweat and worked his butt off for years doing the old fashioned hard stuff and then have some young buck straight out of CHOO CHOO-U who never pounded a rock in his life try to tell him how to do his job! I would suggest you have a second job ready for you if you even make it through conductor school This business is no place for little boys who just want to "COME ON AND RIDE THOSE TRAINS!" Oh, and don't forget to suck up to your local chairman if you get hired because you will need him when the company steals thousands from you over the years, writes your foaming butt up for something bogus and intimidates you into breaking fra laws and rules and you don't have the nuts to stand up to them! I hope you have a tight belt for those big boy pants because its going to take awhile for them to fit you! Sorry to offend those who don't like things posted on several forums but this needs to be seen by as many little boy foamers as possible.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 January 2017 Yall bunch of damn crybabies if you don't like the job then quit and find you something else to do.Nobody makes you get up everyday and work for the railroad you do it because you choose to.There are other jobs out there that you can get.Hope to see my railroad brothers soon if I get hired.Come on ride that train and ride it.You bunch of pussies.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 31 December 2016 To all CSx employees start 2017 off right Quit.   Name: Clark E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 December 2016 Happy New Year! Be safe out there to all who were too stupid to lay off. CSx Lover you're a dumbass if you're thinking about coming out here and you have a good job already. Every employee with less than 15 years stands a good chance of being on street. If you're not an operator you're fucked its 1 man crews before too much longer.   Name: csx lover E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 December 2016 I have a good job with benefits.Except for having to work the night shift for 3 or 4 months.I work mon -fri from 6-230.I have always wanted to work for the railroad.Can somebody give me some advice should I try to get on with a railroad and make that quaranteed 85,000 or more once I become an engineer or something higher.I make good money now but the railroad pays more.Somebody give me some sound advice.Thanks all you railroaders out there I may be joining you soon.Here come the choo choo train blow that whistle   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 29 December 2016 Mr. Davidson, The rank & file do not earn big-shot wages. Between income taxes, RR retire. taxes, health ins. co-pay, union dues, etc., many take home 2/3 to 1/2 of what they gross. Then there are all the various living expenses: food, shelter, clothing, transportation; on & on & on. Even a low-key non-lavish lifestyle isn't cheap. Not always that easy to save a lot of money. Myself, I suppose I could save more$$ if/when I choose to live alone in a dumpster & subsist on bread & water.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 December 2016 MR. Davidson, you are so correct. Money is freedom from fear of layoffs. So is a small side business developed over several years. So is company paid tuition assistance. Getting tuition assistance does not require a degree in spike pulling. The first half of a business degree involves (typically) just the usual stuff, 1 public speaking course, 1 writing course, perhaps American history course, and what ever the school gives you for a semester of Marine Corps phys ed at Camp Lejune State U. Do the paper work, get it done, start slogging through the rest (usually on line). Get your degree, this gives you a better shot at NEVER coming back after the next silly furlough. Maybe you want to start a gun store, or brake shop, or fitness center. To get a bank or SBA loan it helps if you HAVE a degree, in any reasonable topic. I can assure you that CSX employees in Florida are stocking up on FREE degrees "just in case" there is no more CSX. CSX suggested schools and degree programs usually are not the best but if they are the fastest AND WILL TRANSFER CREDIT to a reputable school, consider them. Otherwise, no diploma mills that CSX pushes. Still, if you are on the Titanic, do NOT assume Captain Ward has arranged a good life boat for you...provide it yourself! Be prepared! Do not trust fools. YOUR future (and your families) is job #1.   Name: Dick Davidson E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 December 2016 SAVE SAVE SAVE: When I ran the RR a few years ago, one of corporates' biggest fears is that, the rank and file will wake up some day, and start saving and accumulating their hard earned wages. The benefit of saving your hard earned wages is PERSONAL LEVERAGE. Imagine the leverage one could have with a solid foundation of assets amassed when Uncle Pete comes calling with the same old rule book violations. A combined unity of TE&Y employees with LEVERAGE can overcome any obstacle, from any overpaid CEO. Do not spend your entire RR career being a whore to your bill collectors and RR CEO'S! SAVE SAVE SAVE IT WORKS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 Nobody knows, but everyone got the letter about the option of putting your bonus in your 401k. It doesn't matter because they decide what the figures of your bonus. Just be happy that your getting something, it could be worse.   Name: waiting E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 December 2016 ANYONE? Has anyone heard anything about what we might be getting as a bonus this year. Thee are no rumors or gossip floating around. Most of us are keeping our ears open to see if they are planning another stunt for upper management to compensate for their bonus loss. Wonder what kind of "TEAM BUILDING" trip they are planning this year. Cant do the paint ball camp or the trip to Las Vegas anymore since that was exposed. Got to come up with something they can keep low key. Something they can hand out$10,000 pocket money for expenditures for each. We're betting it will be some kind of cruise off the coast of florida. Some kind of wine and dine for Marketing.... any clues? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 26 December 2016 Expect the RRs to continue to be non employee-friendly & maybe get even worse. Eliminating RR retirement would take an act(s) of Congress. Legislators would be committing political suicide if supportive of such. Managers receive RRB annuities too so they shouldn't want any changes. RR Retirement is decent but sickness and un-employment benefits aren't so great. Individual states won't want to get stuck handling those expenses. Never know though. A year or more ago who figured two of the most disliked & distrusted people in this country would end up running for the US Presidency? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 December 2016 I'm just waiting for the carriers to screw everyone on the insurance, continue with this bogus attendance policy, harassment, and the elimination of our railroad retirement. Will the carriers have won the battle? Think again! That is where I along with probably thousands of others across the country will hit the door! I have already had opportunities to leave, but the retirement is why I am still here. This job will become a low paying truck drivers job with a high turnover rate. The young guys coming in the door are already walking away. People will not sacrifice there lives with this kind of schedule and bad mentality if it has nothing to offer. That is where the REDI Center will be open 24/7 at almost 365 days a year. The training will never end, new people by the week. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Engine repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 don't worry "TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN..... TRUMP WILL MAKE CSX EMPLOYEES FEEL GREAT AGAIN" now that trumps gonna take office soon and its a republican congress and senate the railroads have taken everyTHING off the table for the national contract . now that's its the republicans running the show the railroad wont even sit down to talk to the utu . they want the "republicans" to get a "republican" mediator to settle the national contract. also watch for house speaker paul ryan, who wants to take your railroad retirement and put it into social security.so if that happens you wont be retiring at 60 no more it will be 62 at the earliest and instead of getting 4 grand a month you will be getting roughly 12 hundred a month SO FUCK YOU,STOP CRYING HOW CSX TREATS YOU.YOU VOTERS PUT THE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE.JUST CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER JANUARY 20TH 2017, IM SURE PRESIDENT DUCHEBAG TRUMP WILL FLY TO JACKSONVILLE TO TELL MR WARD AND MISS SANDBORNE TO BE NICER TO YOUS. MAYBE CLINTON IS A LYING CROOKED CUNT, BUT ATLEAST YOU COULD CRY AND WHINE WHILE HAVING A DECENT CONTRACT BUT NOW THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.SO TO YOU AMERICAN TRUMP VOTERS, YOU ARE DUMB FUCKING REDNECKS THAT BELIVED ALL THE BULLLSHIT THAT SPEWED FROM HIS MOUTH. SO ALL YOU TRUMP VOTERS, PIGS GET WHAT PIGS DESERVE! 

 Name: Ex rep E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 December 2016 Cond. 30 spoken like a true management man! Read the post again. Pay attention. Was involved in something much larger than you. Far from voted out. Just changed careers. Telling people they have rights and power always scares managers too death. So instead of spouting off get off your knees and do whats right for your employees or expect your job to get rougher! Upper management doesnt care about the shot rolling down hill! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 December 2016 If an EX REP, how's come? Get voted out of the position, replaced, mainly because you may just be another that has a big mouth but actually has small testicles? 

 Name: EX REP E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 December 2016 ALL CREWS!!! What retired posted about your unions is only half right. You can get your unions involved in your plight. As a ex union rep with 10 years of experience in a much more well known union I CAN tell you what you need to do. Unions are not as they were in the past. In the 60's the unions backed their workers 100% with out any pay off/kick backs under the table. Yes, you did have a group of dirty back stabbers but they were usually handled in the appropriate way. The unions and their members had backbone. Todays unions are nothing but yellow bellied corrupt elected officials that have no interest but to pad their pockets and keep management happy. Now, if you want the support of your unions and you want to see them step up to the plate, THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO! First you feed on their arrogance. The unions that you are FORCED to be a member of want and need publicity. They thrive on the theory "LOOK WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MEMBERS!" This fools the public into thinking they actually care and deserve the money they take from you and put in their pockets! You HAVE TO draw attention to the work place. In the railroad business the only thing that does that is slowing trains down. You can not stike. The only recourse you have is to not show up or follow every rule in the book to a tee. Take the time to do as every rule says. When those eots go out as retired stated, do as the law says. When cars need to be shopped, DO IT! Timely production is a must in the railroad industy. Once you start drawing the attention of the corporate office heat will come down on the yard. There will be teams sent to your yards to investigate the falling numbers. This is when you have the most power. This is when you corner you LC's in numbers and demand some results. Results that you are PAYING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY FOR! This is when your unions will step in to save the day. This is their opportunity to act like they had everything to do with what is happening and come to the rescue of railroad management. You will now have your unions by the balls. They have to do something in your favor. They cant afford to walk away when you are holding the reigns. None of this would be necessary if the railroads would just honor the agreements and pay a fair price for your hard work done. Taking years to pay claims if just total bullshit and wouldn't be happening if your unions did as they are paid to do. The railroads are nothing more than bullies because your unions have allowed it. Do what you must to get fairly represented. Its your money. You are forced to be a union member, enforce your rights. Many do not know that they can sue their unions for not enforcing their agreements in a timely manner. You can get your own representation. It is your federal right. Taking control of your unions requires taking control of your yards. The ball is in your court. You have the power. You just have to muster up the gust to enforce your rights. 

 Name: retired E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Bendover Just so you know, the company has been trying to call back furloughed employees but they are not answering the calls. The rumor is that about 68% of those called are not coming back. They found work else where. Can you blame them? They saw the work environment and the bad moral along with crews constantly fighting for their pay they are entitled to per their union agreements. As posted earlier, when a crew goes out and drags in train after train beyond the agreed miles and instead of getting a second pay ticket like they should they combine them, it does nothing but send a message that the crews are noting more than slaves to be beaten and whipped. The crews NEED TO SLOW DOWN! The old heads that stood the ground steadfast and refused to be intimidated by management are just about gone so its up to the newer younger employees to start paying attention to the writing on the wall and grow a pair. USDOT will have to take notice when things come to a stand still on the rails. As for the incredibly lengthy trains, the crews have the power to take care of that. The FRA is well aware that there is problems with the EOT's working properly on these trains. Unfortunately you have crew members who ignore the FRA law and continue to run track speed after they lose communication or FR no com. This NEEDS TO STOP! When the eot and htd lose communication the train is to be reduced to 30 mph. NO EXCEPTIONS! It doesn't matter if it is lost for 30 seconds. Every time it fails the engineer should be reducing speed and it should be reported to the dispatch center that the train is too long for the communication to work properly. The conductor should be telling the engineer to reduce speed and to follow the law. They want things fixed and they cry but they don't do anything to make the changes. Everyone wants a quick trip and doesn't care about the damages it does as a whole. when the crews constantly ignore opportunities to take a stance for change they hurt everyone else in the craft. The unions aren't going to help you. You have to help yourself. if you are an engineer follow the laws. Do what is expected by the law. If management intimidates you for doing so report it to the FRA. The USDOT has a hotline to report serious problems with the movement of freight across the country. Get involved. 

 Name: Suck it E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 December 2016 Don't complain about Robert Frulla cause if you do then the piece of garbage will get promoted again. He just about got his stupid self killed on the Huntington division when he enter DTC territory without any permission from the dispatcher. Almost hit a train head on while hi-railing, and he also hit a coal truck on a crossing. It was covered up nicely. I don't know if you guys really pay attention or not, but when officials screw up then they get promoted, but when we screw up then we get put on the street. But, if your Godfather is John Snow then you'll just get promoted like Frulla.. 

 Name: Pissed off E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 20 December 2016 Keep poking the bee hive CSX. Your service sucks. Treat your employees better. 

 Name: Bendover E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 December 2016 Got another CSX letter because 10% of the work force used FMLA to mark off during Thanksgiving/weekend. Although I do not have FMLA and had to work on Thanksgiving and that weekend, I think it is pretty FUNNY their reasoning for sending the letter. They write "November and December are seasonally sensitive periods for our customers. Our negative business impacted numerous train delays and delay of customer deliveries. Additionally, many colleagues had to work more hours than otherwise scheduled causing undue hardship and a decrease in morale." Basically CSX is once again blaming T&E employees for their mistakes and short comings. If they really cared about our customers and deliveries, they would bring back furloughed employees to handle the business. Also, quit building trains the same as summer time!! More than half of CSX is in a deep freeze and they still wanna build 10-12,000 feet trains. It's not going to work!! They tell trainmasters to cut 10 cars off at a time until the air comes up. Well I hope they don't care about on time departures! When it takes 5 hours to get out of the yard, better have a re-crew ready. Thus, using up more crews. As far as morale goes, it is down because of CSX's unethical practices and harassment. Not to mention the shit show that is PAYROLL. If they just paid what they agreed to pay in the first place morale would go up no matter how shitty the company is. People ask if I like my job and I respond with I like my job but hate the company. So low morale isn't bc people have found a way to actually get a break from this place through FMLA. In closing, lets try for 20% mark offs during the next couple holiday weekends. Then they will actually see who runs and makes this company money! 

 Name: Slave E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 CSX employees are the lowest paid employees of all class 1 railroads. A basic day should be around $350 on a basic day due to all the horse crap that we deal with. Our work load has doubled in the past couple of years do they the increasing the size of the trains and them running short handed by cutting the boards to the bare minimum. Our union has sold us out. Your paying dues to get your eyeballs screwed out. You better wise up folks. You only live once. CSX wants your soul......   Name: Collusion E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 December 2016 National Labor Relations Act: Is one of the best unknown weapons of choice for Union Members who were collude against by their employer and union organization. "If they intentionally act against you without a bonafide reason to do so, they are subject to an unfair labor practice charge." At least two sworn affidavits from the charging party, and a witness(s}, is a good start to address your claim(s).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 December 2016 Well got my CSX Bonus, Your furloughed MERRY CHRISTMAS CSX STYLE! What makes no sense is that I received a letter from Crew Management stating the reason I am furloughed is that I can't hold any positions. Yet, since they pulled me off my positon to furlough me, I can hold at least 2-15 positions in my terminal on a daily basis. CSX would rather lay-in, annul, or not fill jobs due to lack of conductors. CSX Core Values, It Starts With The Customer and People Make the Difference "Yeah Right"?   Name: From Csx famalies E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 December 2016 To the BLE and SMART officals: Hope you have a shitty Holiday season and a lousy 2017. Assholes   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Are the blue collar\working class trump fans paying any attention to the us president-elect's cabinet choices? Look out...........   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Crew Dispatcher, for 30+ years Posted: 08 December 2016 Laughing Conductor for 1-10 yrs.: Interesting post, the long 1st part. Normally, usually, - the vast majority of the time, train crew members prefer & want "flip trips", especially during holidays.   Name: laughing E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 December 2016 Corp IF you really are from corporate (which I highly doubt) then why in the hell don't you get off your ass and get out here and see what is really going on. There is so much idiotic crap going on it will make your head spin. Want a good example? No? Well your going to get one! the reason the company is so damn broke is because they will spend a million just to save a dime. They got 3 trains running to an away from home terminal and there ARE NO CREWS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL! They turn all three crews back home and no one is there to protect scheduled trains. Six hours later they order a dead head from the home terminal to come down and flip on a train that was clearly on the schedule. It takes over 3 hours for the crew to deadhead to the train. The crew has 2 hours to report so that's over 11 HOURS TO GET TO THE DAMN TRAIN. Now if they would have put one of the crews into the hotel they would have been rested for the train. Now they got 2 crews to pay and a deadhead trip which everyone knows cost them more than the hotel charges to put them up for 10 hours. What kind of idiotic moron would think that this is good business. I could give you a million examples of the stupid wasteful spending you nut jobs do every single day. And guess who pays for it. THE HARD WORKING MEN IN THE TRENCHES THAT MAKE THIS RAILROAD RUN. THE ONES WHO SIT IN THE HOTELS ON THE HOLIDAYS WHILE YOU PLAY AT HOME WITH YOUR MONOPOLY GAMES. WE GET A SHITTY BOUNS IF ANY WHILE YOUR SUPERVISORS GET SAFETY BONUSES FOR US WORKING SAFELY. HOW THE HELL DO YOU JUSTIFY GIVING A SUPERVISOR A BONUS BECAUSE THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR ACCIDENTS ON HIS TERRITORY. HE DIDNT WORK SAFE. HE DIDNT PREVENT ACCIDENTS. THE CREWS DO THIS. WE WORK SAFE. SO WHERE IF OUR DAMN SAFETY BONUS? Answer this one. How can a supervisor write up a conductor for accidently leaving a lock off a switch after he threw it to use it for a switching move when this same supervisor has been told a dozen times that another switch right next to it cant be locked because the latch hole is broke on one side and wont hold a lock? That switch is still sitting there 3 month later broken and on a main line. YOU LEAD BY EXAMPLE. TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND GET SOME NEW CHIEFS IN TOWN! Happy frickin merry Christmas. Enjoy YOUR BONUS IN LAS VEGAS!   Name: Trump America E-mail: drainDswamp.com Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 07 December 2016 To All Train Crews: Your corrupt union bosses is ripped for a Swamp Draining from the ground up. Methodically work your way up to the top and don't like back. It's now or never!!!   Name: Hogger E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 December 2016 Any news??? Haven't heard one thing about our bonus this year. Not one letter in the mail either. What the hell is going on. how we supposed to decide how we want to invest it in time if we don't have any idea how good or bad it's going to be. What a frickin joke this company is. We have to be getting something. Remember our bonus is based on what management gets. They aren't going to screw them out of everything. But then they could pull off another TEAM BUILDING EXCURSION TRIP like they did a few years ago and give then a big fat spending allowance. Nothing like cash in the pocket to gamble or play paint ball!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 December 2016 ALERT: Usually, a company tries to improve instead of maintain or revert to bad business practices including mistreatment of it's own employees. I've heard of this happening in corporations but it usually happens right before a hostile take over. They intentionally drive down the value of that corporation making it a great deal with potential to improve to new investors. These people are paid by the hostile company to gain employment, (infiltrate) the host company, incorporate bad long term business practices convincingly made to sound good and sometimes give the "credit" to current execs, making these plans more easily deployed. This is sometimes a lengthy process taking several years to inflict the damage to the company's reputation. Ideas of plant closures, down sizing are usually one of the last steps before the ultimate blow is delivered. One of those is to recommend a fire sale of stocks at the last minute due to "bleak" future outlook for the company (self inflicted). That's when the hostile take over is executed. The sudden revelation of "cooking the books" on the financials will be "mysteriously" exposed. Usually the stock value will be at a higher level, higher than the previous 3-4 quarters before the news of the deteriorating company reputation has hit the current stock holders which will encourage the sale of the stocks. The media will run the story and the stocks will begin to tank. The stock holders will hold an emergency meeting and they will decide to sell before the bottom drops completely out, then the take over will be complete.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 November 2016 Does anyone know of a way of getting the attendance records of the management turds? It's a public corp. I would like to open up a line of communication with the subject of holding the management "Team" lol,responsible for following same "Core Values " and " Ethics " that are require of all the REAL People that Actually DO the LABOR that brings in the funds that pays their Ridiculous Salaries and Bonus's. These lazy jerks have been making TO MUCH off of OUR BACKS, And dictating for TO DAMN LONG on how WE,AS FREE Human Beings Should arrange our lives to make them the money they desire. This so called "Management Team " should Show US,(the REAL People) that Do the REAL Work just what the Hell THEY ( The So Called Team ) Produce to receive the ridiculous paycheck they do. I have experienced and witnessed AND believe that this so called "Management Team" is a Hindrance on the future of the REAL Success of CSXT. This so called "Team" is a parasite on ALL of the REAL and TRUE Workers that make this Company the "Small Success" it is now. Cause if this company had the true Leadership,the True Ethics and The True Core Values the substandard "Team" spouts all the time ( and never delivers ) It would be ABOVE and on TOP of the WHOLE Industry. DAMN Shame I'm to Freaken Old to leave. In layman's terms, We, The True Workers of CSXT are being lead by a bunch of Greedy , Unprofessional , Uncaring , Selfish , Self-centered , Unethical Small minded people. And Our so called Union's are either in it with them OR to damn Wimped Out to stand up and make things right. To the subjects of this rant, Sleep Well You Worthless,Greedy Idiots, I'm sure that your Children and Grandchildren would be Very Proud of the High Character you hold yourselves to. And we all look forward in dealing with them when they grow up, ( at some point )   Name: T&E guy Albany Division E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 November 2016 Forbes Magazine article on 10 unmistakable signs the company you are interviewing for is a bad company to work for. CSX pretty much hits all 10 bad company policies. But No. 4 is right on the mark! No.4 Progressive Discipline If the handbook talks about Progressive Discipline, get out of Dodge immediately! You are an adult. You are not a wayward third-grader who needs to worry about getting sent to the principal’s office. Progressive Discipline policies that line out the punishments employees will receive for a first infraction, second infraction, etc. are holdovers from the Industrial Revolution and have no place in the Knowledge Economy we are working in now.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 November 2016 Legal, Friend or Family.......... Surely you don't believe anyone in the csx medical dept. can be trusted any more than anyone in the rest of their management.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2016 Attention all Crews If you have any doubts on what will be medically covered if you must mark off sick for a doctors appointment or procedure ordered by you physician, call the CSX medical department and they will explain to you what is covered. It has just come to our attention that several employees were not aware that colon cancer testing is covered as an excused exam/illness if you mark off sick to have this done. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO MARK OFF SICK. You should be allowed no less than 48 hours off for the procedure. Just recently an employee complained that he had taken the medication that was necessary to flush the system but was not aware of how potent the liquid would be. He did schedule the following day off to have the procedure done. When he was called that morning he contacted the Chief and the dispatcher requesting he be dead headed home after arriving at his away from home hotel.He had several giggle and snicker from both officers and was told they who see what they could do. Later that evening several crews were dead headed in front of him and he was left to take a train home. We was unable to do his job safely and with full attention because he was in the Locomotive bathroom more than he was in the cab. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES COME TO WORK if you have taken anything of this nature. The behavior of the supervisors towards this employee was deplorable and should never go unreported. This may have been a funny incident to them but it was not to the reporting employee. Again, if you have any doubts whether a medical procedure will be covered if you mark off sick call the CSX medical department.   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 16 November 2016 ENGINEERS Has anyone heard anything about the engineer bonus we are probably not going to get? Not a thing in the mail yet? Seems like we got one of those blow hard letters last year bragging on how good we did BUT not good enough for us to get a 100% bonus. Is there any hope for a good bonus this year. Seems with the god awful engineer shortages and the extra boards cut to an all time low they should have saved a fortune. We work our fingers to the bone and never get to stay home you would think they would pay us a good one!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 November 2016 Dog Caught: Union members do need to be aware that union officer salaries/expenses have to be reported via US Department Of Labor reports annually. Members (via dues) provide the full timers with health insurance & also a union pension - which supplements their RR Retirement. They work office type hrs. with weekends & holidays off with no attendance policy & probably have other perks. For all that - more should be expected & demanded from them.   Name: Dog Caught E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 November 2016 Re; UP Anonymous it looks like you have DW (Bill) Hannah in mind. He is compensated more that the international president. www.http://unionfacts.org ...The site will allow you too review the compensation of any union officer just by searching for your Division or Local [charter] number.   Name: UP ANONYMOUS E-mail: CLEANupBLET.ORG Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 November 2016 To The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen: You must investigate the (UP)Western Lines General Committee and the Local Divisions within the committee. You can start by closely examining the books. And then you will discover that some of the local committee officers/members are compensated inconsistent with the bylaws of the constitution. On average, committee officers are compensated 5 times the national average, and over and above compensation by the General Committee (Vote awards to the GC). A local legislative rep. with less than two hundred members earning over forty thousand dollars. His combined salary is well over one hundred thousand dollars. If "INDEPENDENT AUDITORS" reach back five years prior, you will notice the pattern. How can this blatant money grab from the membership not be noticed?! It is also well known that the Committee will turn a blind eye targeting employees for the benefit of personal gains for corrupt managers. History indicates that Railroads collapse when union officers failed to hold management accountable for safety and the overall well being of its members it is entrusted to uphold.... Hence, the Southern Pacific Railroad no longer exist.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 November 2016 The 48 hr. bump (rule, whatever) stemmed from the 1996 National Contract \ Arbitration Award #559. Article #12. Article #12 and the Q&As associated ALSO stipulate that if you wish to make a seniority move to a location 30 or more miles away, the 48 hr. rule does not apply and then can refer to prior practice(s). (Have to call & notify the co.) Has csx managed to somehow sidestep the agreed to contract provisions? Have there been changes/revisions the rank & file is not aware of? If not, then it's time for a class-action lawsuit and/or strike.   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 12 November 2016 Help Everyone who has accrued points through the cap system and was not made aware from the company that this particular practice was going to become effective as on October 25th should first send a petition to their General Chairman's office demanding that they file an appeal with the International in behalf of all members. The company failed to notify the employees that a disputed past practice that was allowed to happen (48 hour rule) was no longer valid and negotiations with their union had resulted in the enforcement of the 12hr 1 min. rule. IT IS NOT the sole responsibility of the union to notify its members that the carrier will be enforcing the language in the availability policy that had been under dispute. The carrier is legally bound to notify its employee's of any change in work conditions that may/will result in the said employee's work or discipline history becoming a threat to their continued employment. If points have been accessed to your records these points can impact your continued employment with the company. These points are considered a form of discipline. Even though the original plan included the procedure of using the 12 hr. 1 min. rule, it was not being enforced because it violated the written rule in the union agreement allowing a 48 hour procedure for "making a move" after being displaced. The Union and carrier argued the meaning/interpretation of the rule and apparently it had been settled with the carrier having won the dispute. The carrier is bound to notify all its employee's of the outcome and the date that the 12hr 1 min. rule would become set in stone. All members should file an appeal to the operations department of the carrier and file a petition with their local demanding that corrective action be taken. The carrier(CSX) has a horrible reputation of notifying its employees of any upcoming rule changes by means of the "RUMOR" mill system. This practice has been in place for many many years and employees have become accustomed to it. This is not a legal means of notification. Gossip and rumors are not legal and binding. Now is the time to challenge this practice and put and end to it once and for all.   Name: Dong Bageley E-mail: MikeyWardsyesman@csx.com Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 CSX says they hire veterans and likes veterans; however, Division engineer John Fortune does not like veterans. He fires or runs off veterans such as Scott King and Andrew Young. Fortune needs to be ran off because he is a micro manager and vindictive. Don't cross Fortune or he will run you off.   Name: VLC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 Instructor You are absolutely right. The UTU is very aware this pattern is happening again. We had a form several years ago that we used to report the excessive failures and their "BOGUS" interpretations. The pattern has been developing again and seems to have started when the school was shut down and instructors were forced to go back in the ranks. It also happens when new TM's are in the yards training. Most of the time it is a new supervisor in training that did not come out of the field first. For some reason they seem to have a problem using common sense. We have been discussing this situation and will hopefully have a plan put into action soon that will take care of this problem. Thank you for your post. It is nice to see that someone has some common sense and supports fair and accurate reporting in the field!   Name: HELP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 UTU brothers Did anyone find anything in writing from the company stating they were enforcing the 12 hr 1 minute rule to mark up after being displaced. I keep hearing they lost the 48 hour rule a couple of months ago and the union agreed to enforce the rule. I didn't get a single email or letter. No notice or anything that this was going to take place October 25th. I got a bunch of points 2 weeks ago because I didn't know this had been settled. If the company was going to start putting points of your caps then how come their wasn't a system notice of bulletin out on it. We have been looking for 3 days now and we cant find it in writing. I didn't get anything in the mail either. I marked back up every single time within 24 hours but that was too late. I don't think this is fair that the company can ruin your record like that without giving everyone a fair notice that we lost our union agreement rule and would be enforcing their language in the availability policy!   Name: cond. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 November 2016 Traindispatcher That bulletin you are talking about covered the qualification joke/questionaire that came out on the system for everyone to view and correct any qualification mistakes that were made. Myself along with a dozen guys got together and went over the thing with a fine tooth comb. We did exactly what the bulletin explained to do. we wrote down every single qualification that was wrong/bogus and turned it into our supervisors and corrected the errors. It stated very clearly that you were supposed to turn a list into your supervisor and THEY WERE supposed to make sure it was given to crew management to be corrected. Half the junk on the qualification screen was so wrong it wasn't even funny. I personally stood next to a guy that is qualified in one direction like me and has been on the same exact jobs, but he had things on his qualification list that I didn't have. We works the same terminals and same industries but yet our list didn't even begin to match. So you see, once again the company has done what is always does. Puts out bull crap bulletin with bull crap info that isn't any better than the toilet paper they put in crew packs. Oh, and the supervisors just laughed when they were handed our list. They said "Yeah" we will get right to this as they tossed to the side and laughed!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 10 November 2016 They call because it is in the agreement: a must do when shorthanded; are supposed to offer work by calling/running seniority rosters - claims can be filed if they don't (HA, be yrs. collecting those); but surely because it benefits them as some people do take the calls. Is a PITA seemingly never ending cycle.   Name: STRESSED OUT E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 November 2016 CREW MANAGEMENT!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE QUIT CALLING ME TO TAKE JOBS THAT RUN EAST. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL IM NOT QUALIFIED EAST OUT OF AVON. YOU KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD YOU. MY WIFE HAS TOLD YOU. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD TO QUIT WAKING ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHILE I AM TRYING TO GET MY REST. QUIT WAKING UP MY WIFE UNNECCASSARILY JUST TO RUN YOUR ROSTERS. YOU SHOULD HAVE IT FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT IM NOT QUALIFIED THAT WAY. DO YOU JUST WANT TO MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL. DO YOU WANT ME TO GET KICKED OUT MY HOUSE AND DIVORCED. WHY DO YOU HARASS ME SO MUCH. DO YOU GET A THRILL OUT OF THIS. WHY CANT YOU MAKE A SIMPLE LIST OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW ARE NOT QUALIFIED BOTH DIRECTIONS. IS YOUR BOSS BREATHING DOWN YOUR KNECK TO CALL ME AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT QUALIFIED HOPING WE TAKE IT LIKE STUPIED IDIOTS AND VIOLATE FRA LAW. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL YOU PLEASE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE! IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME FILE ETHICS CHARGES AGAINST YOU. PLEASE DONT MAKE ME SEND A LETTER TO MICHAEL WARD BEGGING HIM TO STOP YOU. GOD WILL YOU PLEASE HAVE A HEART!   Name: Me E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 November 2016 Despite the usual UTU scare tactics during a presidential election, the man Trump has won. Guess these lazy overpaid UTU officers will have to go back to work full-time to justify there jobs. haha   Name: TRUMP WINS E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 09 November 2016 AMERICA IS GREAT AGAIN...! CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND MAIN STREAM MEDIA,YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!   Name: INDY OFFICE E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 November 2016 All T&E Employees The following names and numbers are your contacts if you work in the Indianapolis area. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the inspectors for your area. They will be more than happy to assist you with any problems that you may be encountering in your terminal. Robert Crawford- Operating rules inspector-817-235-5397 Pat Walsh-Mechanical department-317-294-2422 Ryan Tabor-Hazmat inspector-312-519-0670 Again, do not hesitate to contact the appropriate inspector with any concerns that you may have. Have a safe day!   Name: UNION SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 November 2016 ALL CONDUCTORS Did any of you get left out of the loop that the company was going to start giving you points on your caps if you didn't place yourself after being bumped in 12 hours and 1 minute? I didn't get one single letter in the mail from the company or one email from my local chairman of the general chairman's office. A bunch of us went through the system bulletins and notices and didn't find one single thing warning us that the 48 hour rule in our agreement was lost and the company won the 12 hour rule. This is bull shitz. I got 10 points on my record in just 2 weeks because Im on the bottom of seniority and I keep getting displaced just about every week. I was told today that is was just supposed to be 1 point but they are giving the same amount of points as if you are marked off sick! This is bull that the company didn't mail us a letter or put out a bulletin or notice to us. I think this might be a cause to call a labor lawyer. The company cant just start enforcing a rule without notifying its employees. I think it is illegal for them to expect our unions to be the one to do it. Anyone else getting hammered on this new rule????   Name: Instructor E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 November 2016 Beaten Conductor You are absolutely right. NO rule that is written in black and white should be twisted and manipulated to ones own interpretation and if a supervisor is doing so, then you need to contact the operating rules department and advise them that this is occurring. They should be notified immediately. No supervisor has the right to manipulate or override the rules that are written. If we allowed everyone to do this then there would be constant misunderstandings on a daily basis and this could create a condition that would allow for injury to an employee. This kind of behavior is not acceptable at any level. You were right when you stated that several years ago the operating rules department published a long list of questions and answers via a system bulletin. Several employees contacted the operating rules department and voiced their concerns over the constant manipulation of rules. Do not hesitate to contact the department again. We must know if this is happening. Where and how these rules are being manipulated is of the most importance to the company. We must also know who is manipulating these rules as well. These supervisors may just be confused or need to attend further training on rules interpretations. If it is only happening in a certain division or just a particular terminal we need to know so that we can address the situation. You may be advised if you receive a failure in one of these situations to address this with your union representation. This is correct but it is also important that you contact the operating rules department as well. It takes several days if not weeks for this kind of information to make it to the proper department. This issue is one that should not be delayed. Do not hesitate to contact the operating rules department. Call 888-752-9168 and they can assist you in contacting the proper authority in the department. Remember that safety is a way of life.   Name: El Chapo Guzman Jr. E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 07 November 2016 If Trump gets elected, the railroad will double their drug shipping rates from Mexico to East Los Angeles. Democrats are a little softer on crime! Hillary Clinton for President   Name: beaten cond. E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 November 2016 EX TM If you really are an ex tm then my hats off to you. No one with any heart at all would put up with the crap the company forces on them in your position. I too have spoken to several tm's who said the hell with this abuse. Just cant do that to hard working people who are just trying to make a living. They pic their targets and then watch everything they do and every place they go. They have people watching them when they go to other terminals and divisions. Its a real shame they just cant let people work and treat them fairly. Yeah, we got some lazy bad apples out their but that expected in any industry. But when everyone is trying to do the best they can and the supervisors have to get out and find someone to hammer just for the unethical company jerks in Jacksonville it makes everyone hate the company and the job. The biggest problem going on right now is the supervisors twisting and manipulating the rules to suit a failure. We just had a guy failed on placing a brake stick on the same car he was riding on. The rules are real black and white. Says do not place a break stick where it could cause a tripping and fall hazard. HOW IN THE HELL IS A CONDUCTOR GOING TO TRIP OVER A BRAKE STICK WHEN HE IS RIDING THE SIDE OF A CAR AND ITS HANDING ON A LADDER. They told him it my fly off and hit him so he was getting a failure for not putting it in a safe place. We hang them on the side of a car all the time. Have been doing it for years. So it all boils down to them needing a failure or the just want the guy. They are always coming up with crap like this and pulling new rules out of their hats. People need to step up to the plate and challenge these failures. They need to bombard the rules departments with these failures and demand they give a hard core interpretation of what they wrote. They did this about 6 years ago when the supervisors went crazy for failure counts and raped the hell out of the rules. Its starting again and you can bet your bottom dollar its because the school has been shut down and its overhead just sitting their is bleeding them dry!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 02 November 2016 Re: Drug Train Witnesses: Your information was in part, confirmed.   Name: yep E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 November 2016 The direct number for the CSX manager on the Northern Region in case you can't get in touch with a crew caller is 904-332-3785. This is the number for train masters and local chairman but most of the managers are more than happy to help out.   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 October 2016 ALL CONDUCTORS!!!!!! LISTEN UP AND LISTEN UP GOOD! THE UTU AND ITS LOCAL CHAIRMAN HAVED DROPPED THE BALL ON NOTIFYING ALL OF ITS MEMBERS THAT THE COMPANY AND UNION HAVE AGREED THAT ALL CONDUCTORS WHO HAVE BEEN BUMPED HAVE 12 HRS AND 1 MINUTE TO PLACE THEMSELVES OR THEY WILL BE ACCESSED 1 POINT ON THEIR CAPS RECORDS. THIS POLICY TOOK EFFECT ON OCTOBER 25TH. GO TO THE EMPLOYEE GATEWAY AND REVIEW THE CAPS POLICY. READ THE QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION. YOU WILL SEE THE OPTION TO VIEW IT ON THE PAGE WHERE YOUR POINTS ARE DISPLAYED. QUESTION 3 AND QUESTION 8 ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT. READ! READ! READ IT! IF YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS YOU ARE NOT GETTING NOTIFIED. IF HE DOES AND YOU DID NOT GET AN EMAIL FROM HIM THEN YOU NEED TO CALL YOUR GENERAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND HE PUT YOU ON AN EMAIL LIST FOR NOTIFICATION OF ALL AGREEMENT/SIDE LETTER RULING THAT THE UNION AND CARRIER HAVE SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED THIER JOHN HENRY ON. ALSO ONE MORE VERY IMPORTANT FACT THAT WAS LEFT OUT IS WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE DISPLACED AND HAVE NO WHERE TO GO. IF YOU CAN NOT FIND A PLACE TO GO BECASUE YOU ARE A NEWER EMPLOYEE WITH LITTLE SENIORITY THEN YOU MUST AND I REPEAT MUST CALL CMC AND NOTIFY THEM YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO IN THE 12 HOUR TIME FRAME AND THEY NEED TO MAKE YOU A PLACE ON THE EXTRA BOARD OR EXEMPT YOU FROM BEING ACCESSED ANY POINTS ON YOUR CAPS RECORD. IF THEY WONT PLACE YOU THEN IMMEDIATEY NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL CHAIRMAN AND DEMAND TO TALK TO A CREW MANAGER. WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOKE THAT IS SO IF YOU CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO THE MANAGER LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL HIM/HER THAT YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO FIND A PLACE TO WORK AND DEMAND THAT YOU NOT BE ACCESSED ANY POINTS PER THE CAPS POLICY. THIS IS GOING TO BE A MESS AND MANY NEWER EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO NOTIFY THE CMC THAT YOU HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 October 2016 Hand-thrown track switches.... never rely totally 100% on switch-stand targets. No matter what you're used to or where you are. Have seen too many of 'em screwed up, even though the MOW dept. can try their best to keep them up & in place the way(s) intended. Check, look at the switch points; especially when it's a facing point move/moves forward or back, into a track. Do as you wish.   Name: Boxcar E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 29 October 2016 TEY Read your operating rules! States very clearly switch targets WILL correspond with proper movement. If the targets don't then take it to the super. Of your yard! Problem is the idiots who put them out and don't understand what a diverging movement and a straight is. So learn your yard pattern. Targets are there for a reason. Your running in dark territory on an ec1 you count on that target to tell you the way it's lined when your running full track speed. You don't slow down and creep up to a switch to make sure it's right. Start that shit on the main line and see how far that gets you. You got switches missing targets in your yard report them. Get them fixed. If they won't then call the ethics hot line. Call the safety department. Make them do their jobs. Safety is a way of life per csx. Make them put their money were their mouths are! Avon has a few screwed up and some missing. Supervisors know about them but are turning their heads. Someone gets through a bad one it's all on the supervisors. They have been told and warned. Safety is not their first priority.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 27 October 2016 BEWARE IN BUFFALO, COMING DOWN HARD ON T&E DUE TO RASH OF HUMAN FACTOR DERAILMENTS.   Name: ... E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for Less than 1 year Posted: 24 October 2016 R J. S. T. U Z. T. S. T I. L. L. P. I. G. S. G. E. T W. H. A. T P. I. G. S. D. E. S. E. R. V. E   Name: sickand tired E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 23 October 2016 Same boat Its just as bad for conductors as well. They keep calling me in the middle of the damn night running the rosters for local jobs and extra jobs when Im on a pool. They woke me up 4 stinking times and after the last call I only got about 45 minutes sleep before they called me for a job on my pool. They ran out of conductors on the extra board in the middle of the day the day before. Someone posted a number on here awhile back of someone who worked for the FRA that wanted to know about what was going on. Did you happen to see it and write it down. Its about time we started taking matters into our own hands. Screw the unions. they cant or just wont do shit about the shortages. Our agreement isn't any better than a piece of shit paper. The company is violating the hell out of it. States real clearly they are supposed to keep enough people on the boards to fill ALL anticipated shortages. They need to count every single person who has fmla and add that many to the boards. They should be anticipating this shit along with vacations, personal days and sick mark off!   Name: same boat E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 October 2016 Stressed out IM right there with you man! I work on the greatlakes and we have the same system going down on the pools. Im getting bounced around just like you. I tried to get a PB day and they told me to much manpower shortage. Someone needs to tell them that piss poor planning on the companies part doesn't constitute an emergency on ours. No bodies fault they are short as hell but theirs. They are sending more conductors off to engineer school at the end of the month. That just going to make us more run into the dirt if they don't call people back off the street to fill their shortages they are going to create. What the hell is wrong with this company is right! The frickin road foreman are telling the engineers if they want a scheduled rest day to demote themselves by getting back on the XB to get a day off! Can you believe that shit. Tell someone to demote themselves. Go on a job that doesn't pay shit and give up your seniority rights just to get a scheduled day off. And this company calls itself ethical. Would be nice if everyone in the public got on this site and read what the hell is really going on. Rest and some guaranteed time at home is important as hell for anyone! So much for the safe way is the right way! Time to mark off sick!!!!!!   Name: not fooled E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 18 October 2016 DAD Why would you post under corporate office. There is no way in hell you were ever corporate with your spelling skills. Looks like there is a topic someone in Jacksonville doesn't like and you just crawled out from under one of their rocks to distract. Piss poor try. Is it the post on the horrible road conditions in the yard at Roselake? Maybe the man power shortage that is so bad that no one can get one minutes peace because the phone rings constantly? How about someone not having a scheduled off day for several weeks. I heard that several engineers were called and begged by the crew callers to step DOWN as conductors to work to fill shortages because they ran out of conductors. Also heard engineers had balls and told them to stick it and call back the men furloughed on the streets. Its being reported that the crew callers have been so stressed out because they cant fill jobs that they have started harassing and threatening people on the phones and violating the union agreement left and right. They aren't running the rosters right and messing up really bad. The crew manager is getting phone calls left and right because the crew callers are way out of line and are talking to people like they are trash. If they keep this up there wont be any rail service out of the greatlakes because of everyone taking the miscalls they are threatening everyone with. The ethics charges are getting ready to fly. I hope the csx human resource department has enough people to handle the crap that's getting ready to hit the fan!   Name: Dad E-mail: dad@csx.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 17 October 2016 well back when i was first hired on by scl folks used to be real courteous and stuff but now since john snow came and expecially after all them conrail peopl came up and took over our compny dam yankeees, those danm yankes were real rude and stuff they told the waycross paintt shop people that they didnt know how to paint cuz they put s the logos a little highter than standard an they tried to make em pain the enigines conrail blue. they one time kicked out some stupid foamer and beat the crap out t of them for taking pictures of an sd45-2 on R619 in atlanta   Name: Post N/Numbers E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 16 October 2016 Monster Board With Names And Numbers: Lets create our owned villein board with names and numbers of your ethically challenged manager and union officers (blet//utu). If there's questionable patterns in their behavior, that we all need to know.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 11 October 2016 CSX is a lying cheating company run by a Isi calleD iron first no they care about safety it's about knowing they have to the power to fire you fuck CSX   Name: Will-am E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 October 2016 I hope Matthew blows the roof and building in Jacks apart and take the friggin cunt and WARD with him. Might be heaven sent.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Wilbourn is a UP Vice President (In Name Only) with an internet degree from Trump University....Supposedly bankrolled several union officers in targeting (firing) employees for an easy promotion!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 07 October 2016 Alright, OK. What the hell is and/or who the hell is, Chad Wilbourn?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 October 2016 Chad Wilbourn, AVP from union pacific, graduated from Madison University which is a diploma mill and no longer exists.   Name: Blowovercsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 October 2016 Let's go hurricane, let's go......let's go hurricane, let's go..... let's go Matthew let's go,...... come on people let's us all stand up and root for hurricane Mathew to hit CSX HQ   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 October 2016 RE: Name: whatthef...k E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Also, if you need the mainframe, go to webconnect.csx.com ,   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 October 2016 RE: Name: whatthef...k E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 October 2016 You don't have to go back to work. Just go to apps.csx.com then install citrix. Then open Internet explorer (that you see in your browser).   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 October 2016 Setback, Reading your post, I noticed it's all about you. Have you considered that every time you take that call, you allow them to NOT mark up the next in turn cut back engineer? That also means they don't have to call back that next up furloughed brother. So, do you think he cares about your pay being screwed up because you're being greedy? Probably not. He's probably more concerned about keeping his family intact and keeping the lights turned on. Hmmm, if only we had a union that put this kind of information out there.   Name: Hatecsx E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Let's hope hurricane Matthew makes a direct hit on 500 water water Street Jacksonville florida.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 Setback, ape, for 10-20 yrs.: If you've actually worked for csx 10-20 yrs., you should be well aware that trying to do "favors" or help them out is rarely, if ever, appreciated & remembered. Never - most likely & that applies to all situations. If when it's known you are not subject to a call for work (or can check quick enough), don't answer the call if you don't have to or don't want to.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 October 2016 dropped 3 turns in a pool job to miss call me , may karma choke yall;s ass out   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 October 2016 To Mr. whatthef..k, Conductor for 1-10 yrs.: Access to certain things (at home on a PC) were taken advantage of by many & thus ruined all that for everyone.   Name: setback E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Set back eng. DO NOT EVER TAKE A CALL TO STEP UP AS AN ENGINEER WHEN THEY ARE SHORT AND CALL YOU AND BEG YOU TO STEP UP! This last trip was the 3rd time they screwed my pay royally. Every time I work as an engineer and Im flipped home these stinking thieves pay me a basic day for my trip home instead of the trip rate that I am due working as an engineer. Ive called payroll and put in claim and the stinking thieves keep doing it. So tell them to kiss your ass if they ask you to help them out. One of these days they might get their head out of their asses and realize its stupid to bite the hand that feeds them!   Name: whatthef...k E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 October 2016 Crews Im new at this game that csx plays so Im not up on all the games they play. Does anyone know why they wont let you look at your vacation entitlement or allow you to bid on a personal day or vacation day on the mainframe at home. I cant put in for my yearly vacation either. It says that its an invalid selection for internet users for each one of them. Now Im going to have to drive to the terminal or go in early in order to bid on my vacation and look at what's available. trying to do that on the phone on that stupid IVR is a pain in the butt. why would they block us from looking at this info on the mainframe. Surely they don't think its some kind of security crap!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 What ever happened to Carl Taylor?   Name: Crazy train E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 MR MANAGER You're a special kind of stupid... Your momma should have swallowed you like she has with the rest of the men.... CSX SUCKS Name: Mr Manager E-mail: Pasnthru00@gmail.com Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 October 2016 I must say that CSX has been good to me, not one single check they have written has bounced and 2 kids through school and college. About to purchase my 3rd home, and have purchased 6 new vehicles over the years. So, nothing or a company is perfect but im not either. I love me some CSX. So if your disgruntled because you were reprimanded amd possibly lost your job because your that great model of employee that every company would love to hire then keep your chin up, if your as good as you say you are then companies will be beating your door down to hire you shortly. If your furloughed and lost your job, my hats off to you and wish i could help.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 October 2016 As an employee of CSX and a combat veteran who has been many places and seen many things I can tell you outright that alot of you don't appreciate your current situations much less appreciate this country so many have vigorously defended with there lives. CSX is not perfect, no company is. Life isn't perfect. Just the facts. The poorest of Americans have it better than richest people of some the places I've been. To many people don't stop to appreciate there jobs or there families or the simple freedoms you all enjoy. We all have a decent job here at csx and I know it's not perfect and there is absolutely a laundry list of problems here, but it's a better situation your in than most. Don't take it for granted it could be gone tomorrow. Then what? I'm sure most of you are also not college educated like myself. Not alot out there for blue collars anymore. So before you bitch or cast ill will on the company remember it's not that bad. You have no idea how bad it could be. I don't mean that disrespectfully, just take my word for it from someone who has seen how bad things can be. Remember life isn't perfect, and csx is sure as shit far from perfect but it provides a decent way of life for alot of you, myself included. Yes the management isnt great and I'm sure my 7 year old could run it better but just be grateful for what you do have and try and be positive and things tend to work themselves out. Not say there won't be some shit sandwiches to eat down the road but I'll gladly take them over a worse situation. God bless all my fellow railroaders & remember there is someone out there worse off than you so try and see the good in your life. Life is to short to be negative.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 October 2016 watch out all you fmla abusers. bnsf has been firing people for " not having enough minimum monthly hours" (not sure of the official name for it).soon as csx sees how it goes on bnsf, sure as shit csx will make it a new rule. also soon new York state law will force employers to pay people who are off fmla. how long do you think csx is gonna pay the same guy who marks off 4 time a month for his fmla.   Name: corp E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 September 2016 NOTICE AS of this morning it has been officially announced that all crews that were left over working in Ravenna area are now laid off. The mechanics were let go in 2000 and now the rest have been cut loose.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 30 September 2016 Look at all those trains sitting. Look at all those engines in storage. Look at all those trains without engines. Look at all those cut back employees. Look at all those trains with no conductor or engineer. Look at all those managers sitting. Look at all the managers getting paid to sit. Look at how many people they cut off the extra boards this week. Look how many yard jobs and locals didn't get filled this week. Look at those clowns in Jacksonville with there thumbs up each other's ass masking excuses to investors for why they can't earn for them anymore. Mike says Cindy you take this question and Cindy says yes sir Michael almighty I will answer this question and talk about what a great job I'm doing. I'm making all these cuts this quarter to make up for all the fuck ups that lost X amount of revenue last quarter. Im a genius Mikey for I and you and The rest of our executive team are narcissistic and will ruin the great railroad of the east as it could have been.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 29 September 2016 CSX SUCKS is right it does suck I hope the get get rid of all there work and small guys it will bite um in the ass some day they try to bully everyone not Gona work forever give up there yards and hump yards and everyone will move outa there way lmao othrpeople have needs they don't build all the rail tax payers do too give um a grant to build inertermobile for 300 jobs that pay shit non union wages and shit health care then cut jobs in half what a scam they suck   Name: REWARD E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 September 2016 A REWARD OF$100,000.00 IS BEING OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF ANY RAILROAD OR UNION OFFICER, WHO KNOWINGLY PARTICIPATED IN THE TRANSPORTING OF DRUGS [BY RAIL] FROM MEXICO. AND ASSISTED IN FACILITATING THE DELIVERY UPON INTERMEDIARY AND FINAL TERMINAL DELIVERIES. REFERENCE Article dated September 12, 2016 #CSX-Sucks.com #Special Agent(s)retired. Wikileaks Contact Information: http://wlchatc3pjwpli5r.onion 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 28 September 2016 What the csx trans. co. cares about: Profits - for investors\stock holders, big bucks & windfalls for all their big shots, keeping the lame government agencies & unions off their back. Care very little, if at all, for employees, small-time customers, and the general public. 

 Name: John E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2016 Here is your 3rd customer. I really believed I was the only customer who hated CSX for it's ill drag on my business and productivity. Unlike the previous customer my options are limited to CSX. I am for re consolidation of the U.S class 1 railroads. The outrageous price increases coupled with fees I get when cars are spotted wrong and have to be switched in my facility. I know plenty of times CSX will send a brakeman who looks at me and says I'm sorry Mr I have never been here before and they told me to go on anyway. Policies have been implemented to ensure someone stands with the brakeman to make sure the work is done correctly now. I pay less for someone to handle that versus intra plant billing. I know it's not slways the brakemans fault. CSX should have more respect for it's empliyees and customers. I wonder if they really know what there reputation is on the street or even care? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 September 2016 I have read on here 2 customers are leaving CSX because of crew shortages and i bet CSX does not even care. They don't care about customers or employees, so can someone tell me what they do care about? 

 Name: Customer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 27 September 2016 I am the same as the prior customer who claimed the crew told him there was a shortage of crews. I have been suffering for awhile now because CSX can not get the man power problem sorted out. I have been in discussion with the NS railroad who also serves here in kingsport, TN. The sales team with the NS railroad has been really great helping this get set up with them. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 September 2016 Csx is worse than Wells Fargo when it tells its lower management to find ways to fire people for any reason to keep up with the accidents they train these guys whisle blower protection is not there in the stock run company's csx will find away just like Wells Fargo to blame the little man for reporting shit to ethics line of fFRA it's the truth iWork here and deal with every day FRA prob in there back pocket 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 26 September 2016 To the person that said CSX is run by clowns..you are right. My industry was not serviced for 2 days last week and was not serviced over the weekend. Now when I talk to the terminal manager he told me there was a problem with a locomotive and they had no backup locomotives. Now when the crew shows up this morning they tell me it was not true that the real reason was crew shortages. So because CSX is refusing to recall people my business should suffer? Productivity fell sharply last week because of CSX not by my people and we bear the responsibility. No longer..I will be on the phone today with NORFOLK SOUTHERN..Lets see if they can get the job done. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 September 2016 Now the ones that moved their families , qualified for free for months , are FURLOUGHED. Never been a fan of working for free. #Donaldwillchangethings ,,,,,,,,,,,, #moreofthesamewithHillary--Crooked#governmentworkersshouldntgetrichofftaxpayers 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 September 2016 I no longer complain about FMLA. The truth is that after CSX forced people to relocate many had to get FMLA so they could just have the opportunity to go home. In my view its wrong that everyone is governed under the same attendance policy..some boards have 2 off days, some have 1, others have no off days. So the boards with 1 or no off days are the ones that CAPS hurt the most. Thats unfair that the only way a persob can get off is to mark off sick. You can forget marking off personal business with the boards cut way too low. CSX knows its a problem but they dont care. So now people get FMLA so they can mark off as needed..CSX has created this monster..I bet if Sanborn needs a day off she doesn't have any points taken..Sanborn has killed CSX..employee morale was already low before she set on the throne. Anyway every employee should have FMLA..this place is the reason my stress is high as well as my blood pressure..time to apply 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 24 September 2016 For sure, csx is not employee friendly. And helped create the present FMLA mess with their attendance policies; their pathetic, pitiful, uncaring attitude towards employees and/or an employees' family member(s) with medical conditions. Many workers are granted FMLA mark-off rights for very good reasons. However, the legal ability to mark-off work should not be abused. Those that have continuous medical issues to deal with, whether self or family, ought to at least consider doing something else to earn a living. If a job, jobs, or even terminals are abolished = yeah, that's a hardship not easily overcome. Get over it - it's nothing new. Check into - read some history. Many times in the past, not only were some jobs abolished, some terminals closed, entire railroad companies went out of business & thousands had to relocate, were furloughed for years, or were forced out of the RR industry altogether. I myself have had to relocate three times and have driven thousands of highway miles to go to work at distant terminals. Was either that or resign. Like csx, life can suck. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I guess Mr. FMLA is fortunate enough that his terminal was not closed and is not working 200+ miles from his home. CSX has forced people to get FMLA because they are an abusive employer...this company is horrible to work for..they don't have to be but they choose to be. I will say Mr. FMLA if you did not have FMLA abd you got forced to relocate to work you would be acquiring it for sure. Not everyone has the ability to sell their house or relocate their famlies. So quit bitching Mr. FMLA..you have no right to bitch 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 September 2016 I joined the railroad to make money and here I am sitting at home wanting to work and cannot because there are no conductors available. I am on the KD Subdivision and right now there are 3 trains ordered including Q042, and nobody to put on it until 10 tonight. Pusher job open unable to fill it, yard job that was unable to be filled, and people furloughed,..what a joke..happens every week but they do not care..local management does not care nor does Cindy and her crew at Jacksonville..CSX should no longer include transportation in its name..we are nothing more than a joke as a company..pitiful leadership and management..keep the good work up CSX inverstors..keep these clowns running us into the ground.. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 Hoo-Boy, -- That'll be a good one. Already can't wait to find out how that will go. 

 Name: Defiant E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 23 September 2016 This is it. This weekend Chicago Division - Barr Yard strikes. Will continue through the weekend. The following week will have heavy amounts of mark offs; ie sick, missed calls Enjoy the shit show. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 September 2016 To those of you complaining about those employees that have FLMA might as well get over it. CSX has forced people to go out and get it..and I no longer blame employees for doing so. With all these terminal and yard closures there are many employees now forced to work hundreds of miles away from their homes..what do you expect those people to do? CSX has disrupted many peoples lives this past year without regard or concern for their employees and their families..so do you really expect employees to care if they disrupt service on the railroad? The employee morale is horrible and many employees are bitter toward this outfit and rightfully so. CSX is not interested in moving freight. We have trains sitting on our subdivision every week because they are stubborn and refuse to call people back. No wonder they are tanking..how can they attempt to recruit new business when they cannot even service the business they have. One would think that this company would want better numbers but with this regime its not going to happen. When the company works against its employees the employees work against the company..maybe one day they will be smart enough to figure that out 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 September 2016 Been reading Wells Fargo headlines , sounds like csx intiimdation and harassment of employees to get bonuses and firing employees for minor offenses for personal gain or reporting issues protection is not there for us 

 Name: Cotton Belt Georgie E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for N/A Posted: 22 September 2016 Cotton Belt Georgie: You walked away a coward with your head down and never helped a soul! Good Riddance!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 September 2016 If the HTD has proper communication with the EOT. When you perform your clclass 3 or continuity test. The 5 lb application and the 5 lb release is conforming the test. Now if there isn't communication with the HTD and EOT even if the EOT gives the air pressure. The crew has to confirm the set up and release of the last car. So NO you don't have walk the 128 cars 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 September 2016 128 cars, consist was changed, & the engineer thinks a 5 lb. set/release? Where'd he/she learn that? From watching Thomas The Train on PBS? Look up the Federal: Title 49 CFR Part 232. Class III - 232.211 is somewhat vague. Refers to rear car gauge OR end-of-train telemetry device. No mention of a HTD on a controlling locomotive. Co. operating rules regarding train power brake laws are usually pretty similar, word-for-word, as csx didn't write all that. From what all I've read & understand, including passing the pod test 100% - you did it correctly. Divisions have a safety & operating practices manager - call, ask there. (Good luck though with co. sucks like those.) Or, next time you are in that situation, converse with dispatcher and\or management. Let them make the decision - tell you how it should be handled. Be sure to record it. Usually they'll just pass the buck back to you but at least then you tried & will be protected when you do what you think is right. 

 Name: NEW GUY E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 September 2016 Cond/Eng. Hey guys. Got a question. We were out on road and had to set out a bad order car. when we got the train put back together I told the engineer I was headed to the rear to watch the set and release on the rear car for the class 3 test. He insisted that I didn't have to do that because he could use his head end device and do a five pound set and release. I told him we weren't doing a train line continuity test. We made a change to our consist so I had to make certain just like the rules say that the last car sets and releases. He still insisted I didn't need to. So I got the book and read the rule again for class three and I know the way it is written says if you are doing a continuity test you can use the tele and head end reading but it says if you are doing a test for reasons other than just cutting the train and putting it back together you go to make sure the piston sets and releases. He said the trainmasters and roadforeman both told everyone that the rule was vague in the book and you didn't need to see the rear piston. What the hell is supposed to be the rule. I don't want to start calling the FRA and asking a bunch of questions and get a target on my back. I didn't mind walking the 128 cars to do the test right. But I got a feeling someone did something in the past that pissed off the dispatch and made trains wait after someone set out a bad car and rumors got started that you don't have to do it the way Im reading in the book. Want some advice from the old heads before I go calling the FRA! 

 Name: Screwed sgsin E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 September 2016 Crews Guess they got us good again. This new pay system allows the company to put in separate dead head tickets for the engineers now when flipping is back home instead of putting us in hotel. Engineers don't have to worry now about putting claims in when they get flipped like they used to. Just did it to a bunch of us. Got home and the engineer had his own dh to report with his hos. We had seperatr combo tickets with no miles reported on them and no way to report them. Stealing pieces of trash got us good now. Engineers just filling theirs out and laughing on the way out the door. One of these days their going to push to far. 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 September 2016 Former HR Before you put anymore post on here that might be considered seriously damaging to CSX, I suggest you look at everything you signed if you signed anything. You may have some fine print that you missed that orders you to keep quiet about your case and dealings with the company. It would not be hard to figure out who you are. There have been several cases that employees have lost at arbitration with their unions because they posted on websites a lot like this one. However, they were not very bright and used their names. The board felt that the employee was hostile towards the company and it would be a conflict of interest for them to return to work. They also stated in the ruling that they felt the employee would not prosper working in an environment they felt was so hostile and mentally damaging to them. If you do decide to post, make sure you have the fact down 100% and can prove anything you say. You can not be prosecuted for telling the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Whistleblowing is another form of protection if push comes to shove. Information has a way of disappearing in large corporations such as CSX. If you have hard core proof you have better negotiating leverage. No one, including CSX want the skeleton in the closet to come knocking on the presses from door. 

 Name: Wells Fargo-Union Pacific E-mail: Employed as: Yard Master, for N/A Posted: 16 September 2016 The Wells Fargo Union Pacific Effect RE; Special Agent(s) story... Both companies "were" stellar leaders in their industries. Both company CEO'S will face the music next week before Congress, about its current and past business practices. 

 Name: LEGIT! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 September 2016 FMLA ABUSERS!!!!! Employers CAN MANAGE FMLA leave for employees by looking at patterns in employee attendance for any particular employee. If the request seems to be part of a peculiar pattern FMLA guidelines allow employers to give the pattern in question to the employees health care provider and question whether this pattern is consistent with the employees need for a leave of absence. So you stupid idiots who have fmla leave and keep taking a day before your off days or every pay day weekend, you better get ready to have your happy little game become a problem for you. Instead of listening to all the idiots at work who have only read the rights of the employee for fmla, you better start reading up on the rights of the employer to question your ability to work, if your fit to work or if you are abusing it. I have legit FMLA. I got a son who is sick as hell and now I got to deal with coming to work and watching everything I do because they are head hunting us now. You keep getting write ups for failures you will never be able to prove it was because you are on FLMA. KNOCK YOUR SHIT OFF! If your a poser then you get what you deserve. Thanks for nothing lazy pukes! 

 Name: Special Agent(s) Retired E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 September 2016 UP Management: Stop whining to your employees about Social Media Postings, while hauling drugs from Mexico and the drugs being dumped in inter-city neighborhoods! According to the Houston Chronicle (November 2001 to October 2006) and the Los Angeles Times (as recent as 2012, drug raid), you were nabbed and fined $$Millions for knowingly hauling DRUGS on trains and then with the help of Lobbyist and Politicians changed the terms of the "Fines" as "Security Improvements" without the distinction of being major a DRUG HAULER! During those years, profits were up 20% annually and now profits are down 30% after being nabbed. Can't blame this severe drop on the decline in coal business. GOOGLE IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE UNIFORMED! "Drug trains from Mexico"   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 September 2016 Not a problem, makes it real easy. OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 September 2016 Corp reading your post makes me think your just a disgruntled employee who could could not get FMLA for whatever reason. The company can not punish you without proof of abuse. In other words if I call in and say please give me a personal business day and they say no we can't. 1 hour later I mark off FMLA. Yes that is proof of abuse to be charged. Basically unless you it can be proved by other than job history than you can't dicipline me. The company is out of line.   Name: Jim E. Young E-mail: Employed as: M of W, for N/A Posted: 08 September 2016 KCS SP CSX UP NS TE&Y Employees: You could be liable if you are operating a train that originates from Mexico, stashed with drugs! The Rail Carrier's most profitable trains are the drug laden-ed trains that originates from Mexico. The trains are so profitable that a dying RR CEO negotiated his silence for a 120,000,000.00, retirement package. All to be paid over his natural retirement age as per the Corporate Bylaws. How many RR CEO'S gets an annual twenty-five million dollar retirement package upon death?   Name: YEAH!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 September 2016 ????? OH MY GOD MAN!!!! You are my HERO! Everything you posted is 100% true and right on the money. Even the dispatchers are starting to get sick of the flack they are getting from the crews when the DTO orders them to change your pool jobs to J Jobs behind the crews backs AFTER THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED TICKETS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY THEIRS AT THE RIGHT PAY! The stuff you posted has happened to me so many times its not even funny. We got so many claims in for this shit that it will take years to even get the unions to sit down and go over them. Of course we don't expect to see a damn thing done about it so we got other ways to make our money that's rightfully ours. Man, don't know who you are but you need award for employee of the month! Most of us think they are trying to hide all the recrews for these road trains that aren't making it in because they cut the crews so short. A j job can hustle power or do crap work around the yard so if they go drag in a train that's dead on the road as a job they might be able to hide it on the paper trail. Don't see how they hide the expense of paying the PTI service though. Maybe the idiots in Jacksonville are too stupid to do the research and start asking questions. Lets no forget the train they are showing yarded when they really weren't and they got a j job on it. They show those jobs as originating out of the home terminal and final destination as the same terminal. Looks good on paper. Screw you out of 100's of miles pay! Yeap, Just a bunch of thieves!   Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 OTHER?KNUCKLEHEAD Why does it bother you so much that someone post in several forums? Maybe I can shed some light on the similarities in the topics! A supervisors gets unprofessional in your face and orders you by intimidating you and harassing you to go out and drag in a 3rd train on a J job without another ticket knowing damn well its a violation of the union agreement and you know that they are going to deny your valid claim because the ASSHOLES have already done it a zillion times! Then the employee is pissed and while he is out he isn't thinking straight and makes an unsafe move that might get him and his partner in trouble. Then after being screwed over all night he says the hell with this hell hole and marks off sick the next day. This puts his butt on the table now for having an availability problem. So, its pretty clear to see how courtesy, professionalism, harassment , discrimination, denied claims, availability and safety are all the same damn thing on this site. Its what csx does to its employees EVERY STINKIN DAY! Post as much as you want guys. The point of this site is to post the crap that's going on and get it out! Get over it OTHER!   Name: seethelight E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 September 2016 Cond/eng. Why on gods green earth do you keep blaming the company for the manpower shortages and the god awful hours you have to work to make up for the cuts. I have read my husbands union agreement. It was stated very clearly that the company will keep enough people employed and working to cover vacation days, personal days and anticipated mark off for sick, doctor, etc. The UNIONS have allowed them to violate this part of the agreement. They are letting the company reduce the caps and not letting people off like they should. Yeah, they got the right to reduce caps to meet shortages but they also are supposed to keep enough people employed to allow a reasonable amount of people to take off. They aren't doing it. The company says they cut back because business was way down and they have a right to make a profit. If it is so slow then why is everyone working their butts off and they are short all the time. That's because business isn't down like they claim and your unions aren't doing their jobs. I don't want another dime coming out of our income to pay these union guys to sit on their butts and do nothing. I have also been told that some of the LC will reduce pools and crunch numbers with the company when they think they aren't making enough money. What kind of union representation is that. I don't know about you but if it were me I would be marching on the internationals front step with picket signs or quit paying my dues.   Name: SP HubCap E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for Less than 1 year Posted: 06 September 2016 To The UP Conductor Colton: Years ago, there was an engineer called HubCap out of Division 56. Presumably, he was one of the first to exposed the rampant corruption of kickbacks to union officers. He later alerted the Feds to the Drugs by Rails Operation from Mexico (LA Times article, Midnight Drug Haulers). The rumor is: HubCap had a mishap on the BNSF that caused a neck injury; later fired, and offered [and accepted] a disability retirement while his discharge was under review by an arbitrator.   Name: Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 06 September 2016 This company doesn't care about safety. It's all for profit now. Their working us to death with equipment going down hill fast... The company made cuts in the wrong departments. T & E employees truly hate this company for their mismanaging their life.. Hopefully when the grim reaper decides to take all CSX MANAGEMENT, then they well go straight to HELL where they belong....   Name: EX FRA E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 06 September 2016 ALINE COND The rule used to be that you could secure your train by putting on the hand brakes BUT the engineer could not release any brakes to test them for the new 1 minute brake test. Trains crews were never required to do a one minute brake test in the past. Applying the proper amount of brakes for the number of cars was designated and did just fine. Securing the train in order to leave it behind is considered an action that is necessary for the safety of the crew and the public and can be done. The one minute test is a csx operating rule and is not required by the FRA. Therefore if you do the one minute brake test you are performing work for the railroad which is a violation of the hours of service. Therefore that puts the crew in a catch 22. Per csx operating rules you are to notify the dispatcher when you are down to 3 hours. It is up to you to follow that rule. Then is the time that you should remind them that you need to stop somewhere that you will have the time to follow the rules for testing your brakes if you plan on leaving the train. DO NOT EVEN try to make a point that the dispatcher should know where you are and how much time you have left to run. Unless you are a new employee then you should know they lose tract of where trains are and can not keep up with every single trains running time. Yes, they should but they don't. If you have any questions concerning violations of the FRA rules for operations then you can contact the FRA representative for your area. Your hours of service or operating rules agents should be able to answer your questions. If you are in the Indianapolis area you can call the Indy office at 317-226-0390 and find out who is over your area.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 06 September 2016 Hey CORP, Tell Cindy thanks for the letter. My lawyer said he loves it! It's perfect to take to court to show that the company is trying to intimidate people and violate their FMLA rights. His advice to me that I will pass along: If the company asks anything about being marked off FMLA, simply tell them you were marked off FMLA, provide no information other than that. If they continue to harass you, ask them if your lawyer should contact them, HR, or CSX legal department? Also, document when they harass you and what supervisor was harassing you. Write your congressmen about it, you have a large corporation violating federal laws, congress likes digging jnto that, especially if you have Democrats as your representative or senator.   Name: Albany Divn T&E Guy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 05 September 2016 The FMLA Issue: Lets put this in the proper perspective. FMLA was Enacted under the Clinton Administration. Many years before the CSX takeover of Conrail. It was enacted SPECIFICALLY to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS. Think about that folks...... FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! FMLA was enacted to deal with ABUSIVE EMPLOYERS!!!! Okay now! Now that I've made that point lets talk about the -- present situation vs. the previous situation.-- Conrail was in business many years after FMLA was enacted and had VERY FEW EMPLOYEES on FMLA. CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Attendance policies CSX Enacted VERY HARSH Discipline policies Now we have everyone on FMLA!!!! And these IDIOTS running CSX say we have an FMLA problem !?!? OK I'm going to yell here. But not at my fellow union brothers. I'm going to yell at you Company suits on here. I'm going to yell at you guys because your purposely dense. So I'm going to yell so that maybe the light will come on in your thick heads, and maybe....you guys will get a clue!!!!! CSX IS AN ABUSIVE EMPLOYER!!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE ON FMLA!!!!! You IGNORANT MORONS!!!!! It has always amazed me throughout my 35+ years on the RR. How incredible the work ethic was in the RR Industry. The greater majority of my fellow railroaders would work 70 to 80 hours plus every week (albeit the greed for money was the overwhelming motive) But nonetheless they did it. And this was for decades, during which they were never threatened or harassed to do so. So now we have Management regimes that are so greedy and arrogant they won't even discuss the issues with the unions, Yes that is correct Mr. Corp. The Unions NEVER AGREED to these Absentee/Discipline policies. They were shoved down our throats. Bottom line is this THEY DON'T WORK!!! The present generation of RR workers have NO loyalty to their employers. They don't merely dislike their taskmasters THEY HATE their employers with a PASSION! This is not to be confused with not liking their jobs. They love their jobs. why else would they put up with these working conditions so long? They HATE THE PEOPLE who run these RR's I see it everyday when I work. A decision comes along between whats best for the RR vs. Employee benefit. Employee wins every time and when there is no benefit THEY STILL choose the option where the company loses. I've seen employees take the path that's harder to do if it will cause the company harm, time after time. The Hatred is that bad! From a business point of view it is REALLY BAD POLICY to alienate your workforce to a point that your employees are working against you. Unfortunately the folks in Jacksonvile DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in Albany DON'T CARE!! Unfortunately the folks in your local Terminal Offices DON'T CARE!! Apparently here at CSX we don't make money by transporting customers products. Apparently we make money by Threatening Employees! Apparently we make money by Firing Employees! Apparently we like to create problems for ourselves that cause motivated workers to lose motivation and instead focus all their efforts at spending time with their loved ones, and friends, Instead of fanatically trying to spend time at work every waking minute of the day making money !!! .......... As my generation did!   Name: Spongebob E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Tired too, Sounds like you've had to many shots of the CSX company Kool-Aid. Don't be jealous of those that can afford to mark off FMLA and enjoy their lives with their families. Don't sell your life and soul to the CSX devils that would love nothing more than than to replace every one of us with a computer or sell our jobs away to contractors. Yes, we all knew when we hired on what the requirements of the job were, but after 18 years of this shit, attitudes and what's important to me has changed. Do you really think for one minute that CSX really gives 2 big flying Fucks about any of us? All they care about are profits, safety and shareholders.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2016 Corp. & Tired Too misunderstand. Am fully aware of & know all about the FMLA & how it is supposed to be applied. Do not advocate misuse at all. Point: companies did not help much, if at all, with reasonable lay-offs, even for valid individual or family medical reasons. Hence the FMLA came about in 1993. BTW......this is SUNDAY and this particular post is being sent from a desktop computer located in the business office at one of my away from home terminal lodging facilities/hotels that we sometimes can use. Where are you two yayhoos?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers are management. Assistant chief dispatchers are union. (the ones the crews talk to)   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 September 2016 Chief dispatchers, assistant chief dispatchers, train dispatchers, and yardmasters, are union dues contributing company people.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 September 2016 To add to the statement below: This is for you Avon guys. Replace supervisor with a Union paying "Assistant Chief Train Dispatcher" "Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct."   Name: TIRED TOO E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 September 2016 Cond.30 Corp is right and YOU are wrong. FMLA was not established for the lazy to take off every weekend with their families and to get out of extra jobs that suck! It isn't to take off every pay day or take 3 days off every time their off days come around. Its real easy to see who is abusing it. Just like the safety committee guys were doing all the time. I don't have anything against someone getting FMLA that deserves it. It sucks to have something wrong with you or a family member. No one wants to be in pain or see someone else suffering but this shit where they are taking advantage of it has to stop just like the safety committee shit had to to! Everyone keeps going around saying they are tired of working their asses off and going to try and get FMLA. These idiots better take a good look at the fines and federal charges that they can get for falsifying anything to get on it. Besides man, its just bad Karma. what goes around comes around.   Name: AP Engineer Retired E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 A Birmingham Engineer told me, “FMLA” was the “Football Mania Layoff Agreement.” What did Jacksonville think it was? I mean, you can’t miss a University of Alabama football game just to move freight. Right?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 Give it up Condr. Corporate will never get it that people do want to work but also want lives and do not want to be just serfs/slaves.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 September 2016 Corp, The FMLA came along well over 20 yrs. ago. As for reasons why it was established in the 1st place - guess we'll have to agree to disagree.   Name: corp E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 Conductor 30 I suggest you read the Laws and Regulations for FMLA.Im sure you are capable of reading and understanding simple language. There is no misunderstanding in the way it is written. It is also not hard to see how many are abusing the system. As for the company starting the whole mess you could not be more WRONG. We all know that you don't like the availability policy and its point system. You can thank your unions for it along with the company. They DID AGREE to the process. The knew policy did not force anyone to apply for FMLA. Those who have legitimate illnesses or have very ill family members have every right to use the program as it was intended to be used. Those who abuse it just to get extra rest days off, holidays, weekends, and use it to dodge jobs should receive discipline to the fullest extent allowable by law. No one should be allowed to misuse the system. Those employees who cant fake a serious illness or influence their doctors to put them on FMLA have to work extra to make up for those who aren't available while they are running around on the weekends with their families. Those employees who have a legitimate illness and need FMLA are getting a slap in the face by those who cheat the system and abuse it. So don't you dare blame the company for the actions of those who abuse and cheat the system. Having an availability policy that you do not like does not give you or anyone the right to break the law.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 03 September 2016 http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/31/united-ceo-reflects-on-one-year-at-the-helm-we-need-to-treat-people-better.html   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2016 Hey Corp! I am usally a very repectful guy but 31 years at this company has made me a little cranky at times. So with all do reapect Corp! You can suck my dick bitch!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 September 2016 Hey Corp: Do it. Start trying to persecute employees with FMLA mark-off rights. After all, companies (and their policies) ought to be expert at that account they're the ones who actually created\started the whole mess. Go ahead, spend more time & resources on something that will probably not help csx much, if at all, in the end. Would sure like to see some statistics, ie: work attendance on assignments that have regular hours/times/days off - vs. all the other ones -- extra lists, unassigned pool jobs, etc. Wake up - most employees (that are still employed) are glad for & really appreciate their RR job but are not very happy with the overall treatment. Management's attitude towards it's workers needs to change.   Name: CORP E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 02 September 2016 APE Yes the company can punish you for misuse of FMLA. Apparently you don't know that it is a federal offense to misuse or file for FMLA under false pretenses. There are some doctors who do not care if their careers are put on the line by fudging paperwork for a patient. We have an eye on two employees now who have FMLA to take care of a parent that was ill but both have passed away over 6 months ago. We were also informed that an employee who is making it hard for others on an extra board is using it each weekend to attend his sons ball games. He has been seen in pictures taken by parents in the crowd. If a person marks off FMLA to take a child to an appointment or needs to stay home for themselves for pain or treatment, then that's were they should be. When the appointment is over the person should make themselves available to work. The actions of those who cheat the system and everyone else is the reason attention is being drawn to the FMLA recipients. Yes, boards are short but when 4 out of 10 extra board employees have FMAL and use it every weekend or to dodge a pool run or local job that is not favorable it just punishes everyone left to work. Do you think that is fair to the other employees?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 September 2016 The company wants you men and woman to be scared. The company won't admit that they can't punish you for using FMLA. I think in response everyone should cut the cord this holiday weekend. MS Sanborn will! Don't cut the cord and the bullshit continues!   Name: TEACHER E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 September 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS! LESSON 1 for this week! The NMB(National Mediation Board) has no authority to investigate or remedy employee grievances against an employer. The role of the NMB in the railroad industry is to conduct representation elections and to mediate agreement between the carrier and union in collective bargaining negotiations, A union certified by the NMB is the sole representative of the certified group of employees(craft or class) as to wages, hours, benefits and WORKING CONDITIONS! If you feel your employer is not properly applying the collective bargaining then the grievance procedure in the collective bargaining procedure is the proper channel to follow. Whether or not a union is required to progress an employees grievance to arbitration is usually a matter of union discretion. When a grievance is progressed to arbitration by the parties and the grievant wishes to appeal the arbitrators decision it is done through the courts. Arbitration results are usually final and binding under the RLA BUT a grievant has 2 years from the ruling to seek a set-aside. Discuss your options with an attorney. If you are a railroad employee and have properly filed a grievance with your union and are not satisfied with the results of the grievance procedure you may consider filing a grievance as an "INDIVIDUAL" with the National Railroad Adjustment Board(NRAB). Filing as an individual means that you wish to pursue your grievance with the NRAB WITHOUT the assistance or support of your union. You can contact the NRAB directly at 312-751-4688 If you believe that your employer is in violation of a law of the United states you can consult with a private attorney or contact the government agency that has jurisdiction over such matters. It is strongly advised that all railroad employees take the time to sit down and read their "WEINGARTEN RIGHTS"! Now, pay close attention to this one! UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES-Section 8(a)2 of the NLRA makes employer "domination" of a labor organization an unfair labor practice Dominate mean to rule, control or SWAY! The post made by EX LC had an issue with a supervisor who told employees to do as they were told even though he knew that he was in violation of their bargaining agreement and they could take it up with their LC later. It can be assumed that the employee felt threatened and could possibly be charged with failure to comply or worse. This supervisor was in violation of federal law. Under no circumstances should any union member allow a supervisor to bully or intimidate anyone into complying to their orders after the supervisor has been informed and shown the violation of the bargaining agreement. This issue should be reported immediately to your LC and to legislative rep of your union. DO NOT ALLOW THIS SUPERVISOR TO GO UNREPORTED. An employer that commits an unfair labor practice must "cease and desist" from unlawful conduct and post a notice in the workplace promising not to repeat the conduct. There is no doubt that this post will raise a red flag with railroad management. This website is viewed daily by CSX and its legal staff. The labor relations department will not appreciate this kind of information circulated either. It encourages members to read and better arm themselves with information to put up a good fight. There is nothing more powerful than well educated and readily armed union members.   Name: be happy in your work E-mail: C@ hotmail.com Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 September 2016 where is Todd novak working he was a Collinwood flunkie   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 01 September 2016 If true & the person is charged accordingly, the co., the court(s), govt., etc., will handle it discreetly & he/she will be taken care of. Will probably appear later in a similar or even better position. Should a rank & file employee get in trouble for something like that: would get raked over the coals. CSX management Sucks.   Name: Oh Yeah E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 31 August 2016 Just read on the BLE website where the Trainmaster at Corbin. KY just got arrested for possessing Child Pornography. Wonder if they will fire him of for Tarnishing CSX's squeaky clean image or will they try and sweep it under the rug. Regardless, FUCK YOU CSX   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 31 August 2016 In response to the letter sent out by Cindy Sanborn in regards to FMLA, what a joke that CSX is blaming poor performance on FMLA. True that there are those who misuses it but this CAPS system makes for everyone to go out and acquire it..thats on you Ms. Sanborn. Also I love that Ms. Sanborn is so concerned that i might possibly be working too much. Well this is true I am working too much but that is not because of FMLA it is because the boards are trimmed down to thinly to meet the demands of the number of trains. Basically CSX is padding the numbers trying to keep investors happy but now service is at an all time low. I love how CSX blames their poor performance on T/E crews instead of stepping up to the plate and admitting that their poor management practices are to blame..but this is CSX   Name: John Casey E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 27 August 2016 UP Mallard On The Western Region: Why is Hannah so good at getting child molesters and wife beaters back to work instead of switch runners?   Name: LV SMOOT E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 Mallard You are like all these fucking pathetic Railfans that used to hang out in front of the yard office sucking OUR Mgr of Operating Practices here on the Pathetic UPid. You are full of shit. Why don't you hook up with Peter Ely, who is a faggot Southern California railbuff and bob the knob and go suck a operating officers ass. Pathetic ass licker   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 August 2016 I have worked for steel workers before the rail road and they are no comparison the steel workers union is 10:1 better I could not believe some of the rules my Union craft has it's a joke.   Name: Threatened E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 CRAZY NUT CASE CHIEF AT IT AGAIN Just got word that the chief is playing her dirty little harassment and intimidation games again. We got an east end extra board and a west end extra board. That crazy broad is trying to order an east end extra crew to go dog catch trains on the west side when there are rested and available crews on the west end extra board. They pointed this out and were threatened if they didn't go work the other side their qualifications would be pulled. This isn't just a violation of the union agreement but its a run around claim for the guys on the west end. They are just trying to cut cost on recrews and cover up cost of not getting trains in on time. Where the hell does this chief get off deliberately cheating west end crews out of their work and being able to make a living. Who in the hell is letting them get away with this blatant bullshit. This time they have gone to far. Deliberate and blatant violation of the agreement with deliberate harassment and intimidation tactics to save money and screw pay from hard working crew members who need to make a living. THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP. ITS TIME FOR A SIT DOWN WITH BOTH UNION INTERNATIONALS AND TIME TO MEET WITH THE STEEL WORKERS. NO WAY THOSE GUYS WOULD EVER ALLOW THEIR MANAGEMENT TO WALK ALL OVER THEM IN THIS MANNER. TIME FOR SOME OLD FASHIONED UNION MEETINGS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE CANT STRIKE BUT BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THOSE STEEL WORKER BOYS WILL HAVE SOME GOOD IDEAS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 August 2016 This info\instruction out there in csx dispatcher messages, system and/or divisional bulletins, or elsewhere??   Name: Safety First E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 August 2016 ALL CREWS If you are receiving correspondences from anyone in labor relations, payroll or any other department that your pay is not being issued as submitted because information obtained from the GPS shows otherwise you need to email Tim_ healey@csx.com. Mr. Healey is the Director of Locomotive Engineering and oversees the installation of the GPS on all locomotives. If there is a problem with the use of the GPS then he should be notified immediately. This is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Obtaining proper information from the GPS is a MUST and any problems that are occurring must be addressed and resolved immediately! Movement of all trains on the system must be documented accurately. There is no room for error on this matter. The safe way is the right way. Report any problems immediately. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.   Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2016 Loco Sounds like an idiot problem in labor relations department. Real STUPID MOVE TO SAY THE GPS INFO LOST TRACT OF ANY TRAIN! As for dispatchers knowing where u are? NOT all the time. how about when they want to put a track car behind u and they ask u were your head end is located? Love it when they get smart and want to know if your still on the move after U stopped to tone them up cause u broke down and u been waiting 15 minutes. Maybe we should all tell them to CHECK THE STINKING GPS!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 August 2016 They have to know where trains are. Ask a dispatcher. Denying penalty claims (even valid ones, for whatever reason) is an age old tactic. Uncommon that one is paid right away. Have to submit all info properly to your LC when claims are denied & hope that they're handled & forwarded. Then be patient. May take yrs. If valid, the RR eventually has to ante up -- at the pay rate applicable when submitted. Aggravating but the way it usually is.   Name: SCREWED E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 August 2016 CALL HOMELAND SECURITY Labor relations is at it again! Just denied my claim and 2 other guys stating that the GPS data system says our trains never ran on the territory we claimed. THEY LOST OUR FRICKING TRAINS AGAIN! THIS IS BULLSHIT. HOW CAN A RAILROAD LOSE THEIR FRICKING TRAINS. HOW CAN THEY NOT FIND OR KEEP TRACT OF OUR TRAINS AND WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING. WE HAD HAZARDOUS MATERIAL CARS ON THE TRAIN THEY LOST. DOES THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INSANE IT IS THAT A RAILROAD CANT KEEP TRACT OF WHERE THEIR DANGEROUS TRAINS ARE TRAVELING. Maybe we should be calling the USDOT and tell them whats going on too!   Name: Revenge Sr. E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 20 August 2016 "Eye for an Eye" Understand the meaning of those simple words for your guidance! If one deliberately or attempts too destroy your well being, the Laws of Nature is on your side!   Name: NO BULLSHIT E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 August 2016 MALLARD YOU are so full of shit. You better do your research a little better. CSX is the lowest paying class one railroad in the country! Let me guess....your a company mole who was sent to this site to stir shit and distract posters from the important FACTS! Clean engines and good working radios?? I get more stinky shitters, broken seats, arm rest missing, no visors, no reading lights, no side mirror, no ac OR fan and radios that cant pick up shit a week than you can even count. I don't believe you work for csx. If you do and your getting cushy engines all the time then you must be a pet. Guessing you don't get your union agreed pay stolen every week either. You got to be joking. They spit on our agreement every single pay period like they breath air. I have had over a 1000 taken from me this year on their yellow belly indian giving crap that our agreement gives us in plain black and white writing. I have had claims denied with the most stupid irrelevant answers that are so laughable you almost choke from laughing so hard! It has happened to others. All it does is show that they don't even read the claims, they just pull an answer out of their asses! Have you never been blamed for a mistake the company made???? They want to blame the crew for fra and clearance bureau mistakes that they make just to try and cover up their mistakes. How many times have you tried to tone up the dispatcher with a serious problem with the train or power just to get a dead tone or they leave you sitting and waiting for over 20 minutes. Several of us have tried to use the emergency channel just to have the dispatch tell us it didn't work. Man, you must be living in a frickin fantasy world. That really pisses me off you saying csx pays the best. You don't know shit man!   Name: Engineer Mallard E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 19 August 2016 Don't really see how bad CSX is. Worked 10 years with Nazi Southernschwitz and CSX is much nicer to me. Guys, this ain't a white collar 9-5 job. You are transporting freight. You're gonna be treated like shit sometimes and you gotta deal with it. Don't come into the industry wanting a lavish working condition. There's times when I wanna blow up at the dispatcher, but that's just part of the job. When you factor in CSX's pay is arguably higher than any Class 1, and the usually well kept locomotives most with ACs and good radios, you can't hate on the company. Time is money, and we are just little laborers to management but that's what it's like anywhere. Go join NS if you think CSX is bad, and I'll be sitting here laughing my ass off while you got high blood pressure and denied pay rates. The Chicken Shit eXpress will get even better once MJW leaves in 3 years, he'll hopefully get replaced with someone who has bigger balls and won't negotiate with EHH for a merge.   Name: UP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 August 2016 Union Pay Facts "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the international officers. Yep..That’s right. And I can tell you, DW is worth every dollar he gets. Just ask any LA Div. Engineers. He would tear the CSX a new ass. I’ve know Bill for 35 years. Every railroad division needs a union rep as he.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 AVON CREWS LISTEN UP!!! When you are called to work on a WORK train IT IS NOT REVENUE SERVICE. You are to be issued a ticket under kind of service 9. CMC had been issuing these tickets as through freight under kind of service 2. They are doing this because they are in violation of article 47 in regards to work trains. If they call a work train at least 4 times in a week they are supposed to put the job up for bid on the electronic bid system. The company does not want to do this so they are hoping that putting the tickets under kind of service 2 as through freight will not draw attention to what is happening. Kind of service 9 is also a higher rate of pay for a days work. DO NOT TAKE a work train out until you call cmc and make them change it to a kind of service 9. If they give you any trouble them you make sure they understand that you know this is NOT revenue service and it is not through freight If they keep your ticket under through freight then they are admitting that it is being considered revenue service and they should be reporting the service to the IRS for tax purposes.   Name: Union Pay Facts E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 August 2016 To the UP Conductor: According to [http://www.unionfacts.org], "Daniel "Bill" Hannah" is the highest paid union officer within the BLE, including the international officers. His supposed specialty is getting all the [convicted felons] child molesters and wife beaters back to work. How does that happen?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 11 August 2016 Google / Search: Arbitration in the RR industry.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 11 August 2016 Is anyone currently in arbitration or know about how long it takes?   Name: E-mail: Employed as: CSX Contractor, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 August 2016 csx has a habit of chargin owner operators (truckers) for damaged chassis, bent etc, How the hell does someone bent a chassis? unless you rollover... Does anybody feel like they've been charged for a damaged chassis that was never fix and CSX keeps charging for the same damage to other owner operators...How can we get a copy of the repair history of the chassis...anybody   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 09 August 2016 Friend or family of employee, for N/A: Not just management either. Way, way, too many co-workers are just complete A--holes. Were never taught or learned the Golden Rule.   Name: tech E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2016 Friend and family It is done mostly for proof when they are sued for negligence because someone is injured on faulty equipment or slips and falls that they are taking a strong stance on safety. If you have never read the safety manuals or the system bulletins and system notices you wouldn't understand the extreme levels they go to protect themselves. There are pages upon pages of bulletins and notices listing unsafe walking conditions across the system all published to cover their butts if someone gets hurt while working. There are slip, trip and fall notices and warnings in their safety manuals. Look where you step, Scan the ground before you take a step. Be aware of the area that surrounds you. Check all steps and ladders and the list goes on. Now as for harassment, that is a different matter. Since the employee's are working under a union agreement they have to have a good reason to fire someone. Those who get fired due to their own stupidity is a slam dunk win for them. Easy money. In the meantime it is necessary for them to hand out observation failures. The more the better. Looks good in the court room. An employee gets to many failures and he heads to the suspension corner. To many suspensions and he heads for the streets. If everyone followed every single rule in the book to the letter it wouldn't matter. A turn over rate due to unsafe employee's is a plus for them. Now that the a lot of monetary safety awards have been done away with (for the railroad) you would think things would lighten up, but not happening. They seem to feel that ruling with fear is their best plan of attack. Reducing the workforce is not a problem for them as long as the government hands out aid/grants to the railroads to recruit and train new employee's especially military personnel. With the unemployment rate so high and good jobs hard to come by the railroads are not worried about replacing those who are fired. The problem is with the targeting of specific employee's. It isn't hard for anyone to figure out that they are being followed more often than others. Being approached numerous times through out each week is a good sign that you are on a watch list. There is not much an employee can do if he is put on a watch list. Document times and places along with who is approaching you then meet with your local representative and put a plan of action in motion. These are their choices. Not good ones with weak unions! Therefore the company continues its vicious cycle. The price of working for big business. The best thing for the railroad employee is to come to work, stay in the shadow and do not under any circumstances draw any attention to yourself. There will be many other fish to fry out in the field.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for N/A Posted: 08 August 2016 What is it with the csx trans. company? Why so unfriendly to employees? Why all the bullying, harassment, intimidation, threats, from management - directed at workers that are just trying to the job they hired on to do & were trained for?   Name: PUKE!!!!! E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 August 2016 EVERYONE!!! KEEP THIS SITE FREE OF THE POLITICAL BULLSHIT! VOTE THE WAY YOU WANT AND PAY THE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR ACTIONS! IN THE MEANTIME LETS TALK ABOUT THE BULLSHIT WE ARE DEALING WITH AND TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS. GOING TO TALK TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE AC NOT WORKING IN THE CREW ROOM AT AVON. IM HEARING THAT SINCE WE ARE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AND NOT EMPLOYED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE COMPANY HAS TO FOLLOW ALL STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY. THEY ARE PUTTING THE EMPLOYEES IN UNNECESSARRY RISK OF A HEAT RELATED MEDICAL ISSUE WHILE THEY SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS.   Name: conductor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 07 August 2016 Crews Is anyone else having problems getting their information on deadheads and held away to print when you print out your pay tickets. None of us can get that info to print. The only thing that prints is the standard pay info. If you look at the activity summary all you get is the info that's on the trip itself. We need copies of everything we submit so when they don't pay us what we earned we got proof we submitted it. The LC's say we need this info for our claims.   Name: Trump for President E-mail: Employed as: CSX Customer, for N/A Posted: 07 August 2016 Save Our Country: Lets rid ourselves of all this Political Correctness Bullshit! VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP.   Name: East C. Rails E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 August 2016 From East C. Rails: Organize your troops for a day of havoc...management is out of control! The Underground RDL   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 August 2016 Clerk: Thank you. That is very much appreciated. Is a good thing to be aware of all that. There is no substantiation without documentation. TM: Stupid post. What'd be the charge?   Name: Clerk E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Attention all crews The new format for reporting your time slips does not allow an easy option to print a copy of your tickets like the previous set up did. If you want a copy you must use the tool setting in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Select tools then print. Select print preview. A copy of the screen will appear. Select the printer icon in upper left corner. Select the HP printer option. Click on it twice. You will then see an option to locate a printer for you. Select this option and it will list your local printers. You need the model of the printer and it's IP address. You can find this on a sticker on the printer. Scroll through the list of the printer models you have and you should find one with a matching IP address. Select this printer then select print. Do not waste your time calling the payroll department to request a copy of your ticket. They will tell you they can not help you with obtaining a copy and you will have to contact your local union rep.to get one for you. You have a right to have a copy of your pay tickets. If you need a copy for legal reasons or for tax purposes and don't know how to print one you can call a labor law lawyer for advice on your legal right in obtaining one.   Name: No Confidence Vote UP E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 August 2016 Recently, UP [agreement] employees (LA Service Unit) voted on a "No Confidence" vote against the CEO [Fritz], XO [Scott], Safety Officer [Doerr] and the transportation unions. Fritz and Scott: coordinates with the Regional VP'S and local union officers to make every effort in undermining the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...by disposing of claims, targeting injured employees with rule violations and compensating union officers who rubber stamps investigations and or claims denials. UP IS THE ONLY MAJOR CARRIER THAT HAS NOT SETTLED FRA FEDERAL REST CLAIMS. THE UNION OFFICERS ARE PAID! WHY? C SCOTT...Tademy v UPRR...Encouraged employees to harass a lone fellow employee and got promoted during the process. Read the 'legal' transcript! Doerr: Left a trail of blood of concealed injury claims and awarded the union officers (promised post employment consultant contracts) during the process. When forty (40) year conductors and engineers walks off the job, something is wrong!   Name: FELA ATTORNEY E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 31 July 2016 RE;re; UP CONDUCTOR: Every RR Corporate Officer and FELA Attorney knows about the incident that occurred. The RR is now using your corrupt union officers as informants for the next uprising!   Name: UP Conductor E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years Posted: 30 July 2016 I thought I had better pass this event on the everyone here, but mainly skewed for CSX management, lawyers and bean-counters. I do hope this goes to the top in CSX management circles. Apparently, a few weeks ago, a Union Pacific Los Angeles Division Engineer, Bill Teele was working the Long Pool, LA-Yuma. He was called on duty at Yuma for his return trip home on the UP’s hot Z-Train. This is basically the old Southern Pacific’s “Blue Streak Merchandise” or “BSMFF.” Now understand, this is the flag-ship of the UPRR. After the train pulls into Yuma, if you’re not moving within 5 minutes, the dispatcher is on the radio calling the engineer. This “Z” is max freight train speed, 70mph on the Yuma Subdivision. Anyway, upon arriving at Beaumont, California, 2:30am, about 100 miles short of Los Angeles, Eng. Teele stops his Z-Train, clearing all road crossings, calls the UP Dispatcher and informs him that he is leaving the train with the conductor and basically retiring on the spot. No pun intended there. I guess he felt, he had been harassed too much over his railroad years. This was his pay-back to the Union Pacific. I don’t think this could happen on the CSX. Because, are there any CSX trains that move over 50mph with more than 2 units on the line? They would just let it sit and call a dog catch/patch crew, probably the next day. It is said, this stunt, by Eng. Teele, cost the UP 200,000. That’s a little hard to believe, but maybe. Now, if I was a top CSX official, I wouldn’t worry too much about this happening on your railroad. You need to worry more about some operating (or other) employee going “Postal.” Do I need to translate to you CSX lawyers what “Going Postal” means? I can assure you, CSX Management, you treat your people much worse than Union Pacific ever has.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 29 July 2016 I like things documented. It is a PITA but every time I have failed to do so I have regretted it. If e-mail than send it twice, and send different ways to different addresses. CSX e-mail to the other end, copy to BOTH your home e-mails, copy to union folks, probably certified paper e-mail, consider a tiny voice recorder, preferably with phone adapter. Preferably have someone review and correct grammar / spelling. If it is known that you have things well documented other folks pay attention. You might even create 2 seperate e mail accounts (1 yahoo, 1 g mail, etc.)and use them just for RR stuff storage. Log in every so often to keep account up to date. Write longer accounts that can clearly be read and understood by an outsider, not just the other side.Keep a little notebook AND PEN.put in zip lock bag. Idea is survivability always.   Name: JAD E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 July 2016 Conductor furloughed This company is so screwed up right now that it is not the least bit surprising that you are in this mess. The IVR is a joke right now and wont allow anyone to use its main menu properly. Every time they start making changes to any of the format it goes to hell. If you can hold any job and are being denied your seniority right to make that move, watch all those jobs carefully. If anyone, whether they are more senior or not works those jobs, then that proves they were still active jobs and were not in the process of being abolished. You are entitled pay for each day someone works them and you were not allowed to make a move to them. You can also file ethics charges for deliberately being singled out by the company to be put in furlough and cause you a hardship and the inability to earn an income while you still had seniority rights. Forget your LC. This is a call that needs to go directly to your general chairman.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 28 July 2016 Call your LC and tell him what you just told us.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 27 July 2016 quick question for the csx vets here.... i am in my forth year as a conductor as csx and have just been furloughed "again" haha but this time there are bids that I can hold but my bid card is deactivated so there is just open bids laying there and as of now no one can help or explain to me ie union can anyone here help or give me a contact? thanks guys   Name: Hadenough E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 26 July 2016 WTFFFFFFF JUST SPENT 1HR AND 20MIN ON HOLD WITH THE FU....CREW CALLERS BEFORE THEY WOULD ANSWER...IT'S TIME TO GET THE USDOT AND HOMELAND SEQURITY INVOLVED WITH THIS SHIT. WAITING FOR A RIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE. THIS SHITS INSANE!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 25 July 2016 A company that abuses any system the FRA or unions put in writing intimidation and harassment is all there about put fear in hard working men it going to hit um in the ass some day I work here and to be honest they don't even pay you for a day's work they Denie you its has be illegal to not pay a man his day work this is why unions got started they think we're Chinese workers like the 1800 read your history FRA it's back to then they play the system to drag it on so us employees should be made like animals bury you when there done 1800 I'm tellna ya read the history   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 25 July 2016 How can you possibly figure someone like the late Cornelius Vanderbilt was great??? Assholes like him & they way they treated the public, employees/workers, rail customers, etc., are the cause\ real reason the former ICC was created, unions were formed & a lot of federal legislation regarding RRs was enacted.   Name: Corrupt Union Bosses E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 24 July 2016 It seems as if all the management problems needs to be addressed by your union officers...but they are just as corrupt and immoral as management. So what do you do? Keep complaining on this site and hope that it gets better! It's not going to happen at all!!! There's only TWO (2) things management understands that gets their attention: Lawsuits and trains not moving. The late great Cornelius Vanderbilt was an Industrialist without any formal education, who understood the legal system he detested. He once stated to a rival that: you might win in a legal tussle, but I will destroy your business with delays on top of delays. On paragraph (2), the later is always viable. You all just have to figure out how without stating the obvious!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Brakeman, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 July 2016 with record heat, high humidity and dew points in the 70s on csx northern region, csx terminal managers and train masters thinks its ok to keep crews working 4 to 5 plus straight hours outside without a break. even thought this quarters safety video is about working in the heat outside safely. all trainmasters who do this ought to be ashamed of themselves who put productivity and car counts over employee safety and wellbeing. unfortunately this practice will continue until some one has to got to the hospital with heat exhaustion or die from heat stroke and I hope then someone sues the shit ought of this shit hole company. I don't know how you southern boys do it working in this oppressive heat, but I got a lot more respect for yous now.   Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 20 July 2016 CREWS Time to figure out what is bothering the company man sooooo much. Lets see now.... I believe it all started around July 9th when our so called MR. Pines showed up to distract everyone. He began by making pokes at someone posting on the safety site with unrelated safety topics. At that time the subjects at hand were as follows: 1: Labor relations denial of claims due to totally screwed up information gathered from the company GPS 2: Serious conduct unbecoming of company officials and the cover up of a banner test going seriously wrong. 3: Blackmail of arbitrators 4: Links being posted to retrieve PLB awards 5: Intimidation and harassment in the work place. We are pretty sure he was the one who posted the comment: I hate this site. I love csx. He did manage to draw L&N into his little web if deceit. For some reason he always does. Starting to look like they might be working together. How could someone fall for his stupidity so many times???? The real Mr. Pines is out of commission! We all hope to god this character is not an offspring from Mr. Pines. God knows we don't need a repeat of the years of ranting and raving from the other mentally lost soul! Mr. Pines imposter. We all are quite aware of the horrific train wreck that occurred in Texas. There is no need for a heated discussion on this website about it. You are obviously not a true railroader!!!!! If you were, you would understand the pain and grief that all railroaders feel for another who has lost their life. We ALL FEEL THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH. You of course could not even begin to feel what we do. It hits all of un in our guts when we begin to imagine what they were going through in the last minutes of their life. We have all had that one moment when we thought that our train may not get stopped or slowed down at a red signal or for a slow order. We have all felt that moment when we are approaching a stop for a work authority and we cant get ahold of the forman in charge. Its something in the pit of our stomachs you could never understand. NO ONE GOES OUT THEIR TO GET KILLED! Unfortunately no one will ever know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth because the witnesses aren't here to tell their side. GOD REST THEIR SOULS! Show some respect or move on to another foamer site.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 19 July 2016 Eviel is the right word   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 18 July 2016 TECH: My locale: From early 1979 to early 1995 - NO new hires. Bottom Line \ Point \ Question is: Does this company (and all the investors) truly want to operate an efficient, prosperous RAILROAD or not? Evidently NOT. Sad.   Name: TECH E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 July 2016 CONDUCTOR People need to face the facts. When a company puts thousands of dollars into a training school there has to be something done to recoup the expenses. It cant sit empty. It is no different than a college. No students, no school and no government grants. If you have never been to the school in Atlanta you should see if you can take a tour. Its isn't just a little building. Its not just a hole in the wall. You cant just hire people off the streets and send them through this school like an average every day college. The railroad cant afford the time or money to school someone for the job just to send them packing until they need to call them back. If they are on the street too long they have to retrain. Its the company policy. Thats throwing bad money behind bad again. Several instructors lost their positions at the school and had to go back into their craft in the field. Not good for the school. The point is that there will have to be a reduction in the workforce to justify opening up the school for new hires in T&E. YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR that it will be done with employees being fired or pulled out of service for extremely lengthy times. A turn over rate is a must. New hires are told when they are done with schooling that if they are furloughed longer than a year the company DOES NOT HAVE TO CALL THEM BACK! This is something that the wonderful unions agreed upon. Yeah.... insane but true. If the company can hold off long enough to let those furloughed run the one year course, then the seats can be filled with new blood. One way or another the investors are going to want something done with the school and the money they are throwing into a black hole. Managers are instructed to hand out failures each month. No matter how much they deny they are told to "get the failures or else" it is happening. Everyone better expect it to get worse.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2016 Started my RR career in OCT., 1974. Almost done. Liked construction work but things were real slow. At the time, needed a job. Pay was 3 bucks less per hr. than what I earned prior. Had to take it. C&O\B&O. Chessie System. CSX Transportation. Never been employee friendly. Entire career always threatened with being fired. Is nothing new. Seems even worse now days. CSX can't figure out that if it wants to survive & prosper as a RAILROAD, slack off on the schooling, the petty crap, & concentrate more on moving freight using confident, competent, experienced employees. CSX culture has needed to change for quite a while now & it hasn't. Evidently management doesn't care AND\OR they have a plan. Usually the way it is: management plans things, oftentimes for years in advance & the workers & their unions can only play catch-up.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2016 again, use your time at CSX to prepare for your next job and a real career. Save$$$, don't buy house, new car, overspend, etc. Focus on a long term career, get as many on line tuition credits as possible, and prepare for bail out when YOUR Titanic sinks. You have no excuse for surprise at the likely outcome. You just don't know the day the iceberg shows up. Folks are giving you straight information. Your career is REALLY your responsibility, not the HR / Labor Relations people.   Name: Noel E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 17 July 2016 Friend/Family I understand the situation your in. You're looking for a career, good paying job, great retirement benefits..... Don't believe the lies CSX spews. I hate to use the word evil, but I know of no other word to use when it comes to CSX and their management. I think of the story I heard when I was little. Jesus standing on the mount and the devil promising him the world if he would bow before him and worship him. (Matthew 4:1-11 NKJV). CSX does the same thing. They will promise you riches beyond imagine if you will sell your soul and work for them, only to turn around and steal it all back each and every payday, then spend each and every day trying to fire you, to make their quota of people on the street. To quote Darth Vader "come over to the dark side". Employees openly call those in management, The Dark Side. CSX will tell you what you need to hear to get what they want from you, then leave you alone and hanging when they no longer need you, or the situation wasn't to CSX's benifit. The school will tell you that the train master is your buddy and pal, and that the engineers are old bitter men trying to get you fired. This is far from the truth. If you screw up, the entire crew goes down with you, so it's to your engineers benifit to keep you safe, and help you do your job correctly. If I had to do it over again, I would not have come to CSX. Out of the 43 people that I hired in with, they're only 3 of us left. Some of us have been fired, some have quit, most are on furlough status. If you can't find a job at CSX with in 1 years time, you're fired. It doesn't matter that CSX has gotten rid of the Division you're on, or that guys with 25 years can't hold jobs. If you don't find a job, you are gone. Weigh the pros and cons. You'll realize CSX isn't the railroad that Management claims it to be, when they're selling you on the idea of going through their school. When all you want is a career, realize that all CSX wants is the money they'll receive from the Federal Government for the first year that they hired you. After that, you're gone too.   Name: Remington E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 July 2016 PA conductor want-too-bee Don't waste your time coming to CSX. The post below says it all. Go for The Money. At CSX, as a licensed engineer, I average$22.00/an hour. Last I heard, new hire conductors at Canadian National start at $35 an hour, with a 10 hour guarantee every time they step on the property. Because CSX has turned all of the yard jobs into jobs that are run by remote engines, I have to work on the road. I literally live on the road and spend over 280 days a year either sleeping on an engine, or the cheapest hotel room CSX can find, in the worst part of most towns. I have missed more of my families birthdays, holidays, sporting events, funerals and wedding anniversaries than I care to think of. With that said. Once CSX took over the section of the rail that I work on, I make significantly less than the old heads that I worked with in the 70's and 80's. The young guys behind me, make even less than I do. Today with both union's selling us out to CSX for their personal gain, and leaving those of us that pay their salaries out to dry, absolutely would not recommend working for CSX. If you're heart is set on working for a railroad. Good for you. Just don't let it be the one that will lie to you, to get you hired on then spend the rest of your career trying to fire you.   Name: John Deere E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 July 2016 New Conductor Want to be There is a reason that CSX is the only class one railroad that has a sux site. There's also a reason that when Tony Ingram left NS that the job insurance companies quit selling job insurance to CSX employees, and started selling it again to NS employee's. Here's a few things to know. Would I recommend a railroad career to anyone? Yes. Especially if you can get on with CN. Do I recommend working for CSX? Absolutely NOT What is the retention rate for new employee's, both T&E and Management at CSX? 20%. That's right, 20%. 8 out of every 10 employees that you hire in with will on longer be employees at your one year anniversary date. Why is CSX pushing for new employee's when they have guys on the Huntington Division that can't hold jobs and are sitting on the street with 25 years of senority? Because CSX collects money from the Obama Administration for training you. CSX claims their classes are "job retraining" classes, and the Federal Government happily writes the checks. Last I heard, CSX got over$50,000 for "retraining" each military veteran. Civilians in the upper $30,000, lower$40,000 range. One of the caviots was that CSX has, is that CSX has to keep the new employee for 1 year. What happens after this one year? Same thing that happened before the Federal Government put this caviot in. As soon as CSX has collected all of the money they can from the Federal Government for hiring you, you're gone. Why should CSX keep you? After one year you're costing CSX money, not making them money. This is bad business for a company that has stockholders who demand that upper management makes money for the company, and whose pay is directly tied to stock dividends. If CSX fires you, or make you so miserable that you'll quit, they can hire another person, run them through the school, and as long as Obama is in office, collect another $50,000 plus for training your replacement. At the training school CSX will tell you that the Train Masters are your buddies and have your back, are they really told to get rid of 80% of the new hires by years end? Yes. If they don't it's either your job or theirs. When a train master has to chose between you having a job and feeding his family or yours, who is he going to chose? (And yes, they openly admit that after they fire the first few people, it becomes easier and easier to fire new hires for frivolous charges over time. You're just a number, and firing you becomes part of the job) Personally I don't care what you do. You're going to do what you're going to do. I see new people come and go so quickly anymore, I don't even to bother to learn their names until they've been around for a while. Here's my suggestion, look through this website and a few others. Yardlimits.com comes to mind, and there are several others. Look around, and you'll understand what railroading is like, and why CSX is the only class one to have a sucks site.   Name: Broke E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 Friend/family Go with the money. Csx is the lowest paying class1 railroad in the country. If your going to sell your sole go for the money. Learn to type of you will never get paid.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 16 July 2016 I'm planning to be a conductor (& then locomotive engineer) next year and I live right near the NS Pittsburgh Line and I don't live that far from Connellsville,PA where CSX has a freight yard in. I actually want to work for NS, but I know a someone who got hired by CSX after being rejected by NS in 2014. Since then, he tries talking me into working for CSX and he doesn't mention every bad thing CSX has ever done. It's like he's been brainwashed by CSX, but I'm not sure if CSX is a good company to work for since he's pushing this agenda onto me. I never met any actual NS guys yet, but I just read forums from the mid-2000's about how NS used to treat people like crap. I just would like to learn about who's the lesser of the two evils and I just want to make the right choice for my railroad career.   Name: new engineer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 16 July 2016 ENGINEERS!!!!!! OK old heads. You got to help me out here. I haven't been doing this long so Im getting info that covers most of the new engines that are coming out. I got an old gp40-2 the other day that was a mother and slug and paired up with a single motor. The single motor broke down and left me with this 1981 model. It had the old amp gauges with the short time rating. We were already over tonnage for it and they made us pick up another 6,000 tons that put us over 11,000. Totally insane crap. The rule book for train handling explains short time rating which was no problem to figure out. The rule on avoiding speeds lower than continuous minimum speed for the motor was the problem. There was no charts given out for these old motors. There was nothing on the engine anywhere that stated what the speed would be so I called the CSX mechanical desk. WTF!!!!! They said they never heard of such a thing. So I asked to talk to an old head mechanic. They put me on hold and came back and said no one in the shop had ever heard of minimum continuous speed before. Its right in the dang rule book under rule 5404. So I stopped the train and googled my motor for the info and found it on a railroad buff site. Turned out to be 11 mph. Ran that dang motor in 8 throttle at 6mph for awhile cause its all it would do. I tried throttling back to 7 off and on to stay out of 8 to give it a break. The rules say to avoid continuous operations at speeds below minimum cont. speed for the motor. The rule doesn't say what throttle to avoid it. Im guessing they mean 8. It doesn't say how long you can do it before you might burn up the traction motors either! Why in the hell didn't the mechanical desk know what the hell I was talking about when its right in the rule book in black and white. You can find shit about it all over the internet. This is a frickin joke. Can someone with some old time experience tell me how to handle these motors in this situation when it happens again because Im sure it will. With these extreme trains they are building in length and weight, its going to happen again and I don't want to be charged for burning up traction motors!   Name: Geep E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 15 July 2016 Sounds like CSX and the train masters on the Great Lakes Division may have some competition in the harassment and discrimination area. http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510959165-african-american-woman-accuses-kansas-city-southern-railroad-of-discrimination According to the complaint, Freeman, who was hired by Kansas City Southern as a conductor trainee Nov. 30, 2009, was subjected to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and ultimately termination for filing a complaint for discrimination and for seeking accommodations following medical problems. The plaintiff alleges the defendant denied her medical treatment for a work-related injury to her knee, deprived her of her rights and privileges, and terminated her employment Sept. 18, 2012. Freeman seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages, attorney fees, legal costs, expenses and such other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorney Patricia A. Gilley of Gilley & Gilley in Shreveport. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Shreveport Division Case number 5:16-cv-00936   Name: Spot E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2016 Concerned and Train Dispatcher Why would Conner suddenly care if a train made its origination time or not? Is Conners suddenly worried about keeping his job? I figured after he had half of Jacksonville's upper management (including Cindy Sanborn) fly in for his latest wedding, he was CSX's latest Golden Boy.   Name: ???? E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 July 2016 ????? Anyone else had their post blocked when reporting something that should be whistleblowing????   Name: Legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 10 July 2016 L&N That post was not from pines. Mr. "pines" has been out of circulation due to a depressive condition that limits his ability to think clearly and has been restricted with the use of social media sites. This information has been provided by a very trusted source There are some topics that are being addressed by the employees that are making the company very uncomfortable. It has been reported that several managers at the worksites have been discussing these issues. CSX has a watch dog group that views this site on a daily basis. They are looking for disclosure of internal insider information or subjects that may create a problem with competition. If they read a post that sends up a red flag it is immediately reported to their team of lawyers. The FRA monitors this site daily. Code of Federal Regulation violations must be addressed it viewed. Other class 1 railroads, customers and rail buffs visit regularly. There are many that address serious topics on this site and many who just visit to vent. The company has a group of 'MOLES" who are in place to distract those posters who are discussing issues that may be damaging to the company image or may be close to crossing the lines of corporate legal rights. DO NOT ALLOW these moles to distract you. They will do anything to create internal fighting and draw your attention away from the topic at hand. Post wisely. Do not be afraid of retaliation if you chose to post on this site. Do not be afraid to ask questions. If you have any workplace issue that you can not get resolved through the company or your unions this site is a good place to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas with other employees. T&E employees are required to do pod training every year. Some of these pods contain important information that is missed while being viewed because the employee becomes bored or just tired from having to sit for hours watching lengthy pod programs. One pod that many have failed to view thoroughly is the pod on social media. SOCIAL MEDIA NOTHING IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES OR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY IS INTENDED TO INTERFERE WITH YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE RAILWAY LABOR ACT OR THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT INCLUDING CRITICISM OF CSX'S LABOR POLICIES, TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This site can be very valuable to the workforce if used wisely. Post professionally and with taste. Remember that the tongue is mightier than the sword.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 10-20 years Posted: 10 July 2016 got laid off then got banned from property couse i was a steward and fought it.fifteen years not a single write up.cant wait till they go broke.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2016 Avon: Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why upstairs in Building 5? . Connor got pissed cause you couldn't get an orgination out on time.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 1-10 years Posted: 09 July 2016 Furloughed out of manchester,ga again........for the 3rd fucking time. Piss on this shit. Im out.   Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 July 2016 Avon: Can anyone please tell me who put the holes in the wall and why upstairs in Building 5?   Name: Analyst E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 July 2016 Stock Price is Cheap for a Takeover: The stock price is so cheap and affordable for a merger or a Hedge Fund too be taken private. Rumors of Hunter Harrison and Hedge Funders privatizing CSX after Hunter's retirement from the Canadian Pacific.   Name: Laz E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 05 July 2016 CMPB Thanks for going out on a limb and giving everyone a heads up on what's down the pipe line for us. I have no doubt that as weak as the unions have become, and with no one willing to step up and throw the bribe taking bastards out, Cindy, Mike, the Board and the stockholders will eventually get what they want. One man crews, and everyone running scared, trying to hide for fear of having a target on their backs. Upper management will do it like they always have. Throw a bit of money at the swing voters in the union they're trying to screw over, then watch as they scramble over each other to get that quick money, not thinking of the long term effects. It use to be I would tell the new hires not to make any major purchases until they had their engineers card in hand. Unfortunately that advice no longer holds true. Yesterday I heard that the guys in WV, with 25 years seniority are unable to hold a regular job. I'm hoping the trickle down effect doesn't affect my yard, as 15 years only gets you the engineer's extra board, but I have no doubt that eventually it will. CPBM, it sounds like you have your time in. I hope you can make it to 60 without CSX discovering who you are, then get the hell out of here to enjoy retirement, and the stress free life that is NOT CSX.   Name: Witness E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 04 July 2016 Crews Has anyone heard anything from labor relations or the engineering department on how the trains got lost on the GPS? Heard there were several train crews denied claims because labor relations said the gps data said the trains were never taken to the locations where claims were filed. Why didn't anyone call the dispatcher on the territory to confirm the train was delivered as stated. We line all the switches. we order the deadhead wagons. We monitor all CP points. We didn't know that the gps tracking system was that bad. We dispatchers know where the crews outlaw and need recrews. We are the best witnesses. Some of us would love to know what the reasons are for not being able to keep a trains location accurate.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 July 2016 redeye51: Get crackin' on the tell all book. Some of the posts on this site are reference material.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 July 2016 While at CSX in Toledo Ohio as manager I witnessed, Racial discrimination,harassment,and miss use of company pro cards. Like going out to eat on the company dime for breakfast everyday hiding it with milage. Management having affairs with employees. Taking moving packages and never moving to the city they are supposed to. I was told to fire people or I would be fired myself and that is just the beginning.   Name: CMPB E-mail: Up Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 03 July 2016 Unfortunately I would love to share those documents I skimmed that wasn't for my eyes. You guys have to remember that I have a job as well at this company I must protect. I don't expect you guys to take my word for it. I'm basically just trying to warn you with what is coming. Working in JAX for 33 years has pros and cons. I will tell you that these people don't play games. The investo's and board members want this stuff. One way or the other they will get it. Won't be the first time I've ever saw a contract not honoring members. The company knows the union's are weak.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 July 2016 ALL UNION MEMBERS CMPB may not have all the facts completley correct but his post is not far off from the truth. For those of you who did not read your past negotiated agreements, the health insurance premiums will increase to 230.00 as of today. Future cost are being negotiated.   Name: WTF E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2016 Conductors Is anyone else having a problem with the IVR letting you check train line ups while your marked off. Everytime I try it tell me Im currently marked up and not eligible to mark back up. Im not selecting the status inquiry option(1). Im selecting no, 2. Whats up with that. If I select my status inquiry (1) it tells me Im marked off and when it says to return to the main menu by selecting no.9 it says it cant process my request and wait while it transfers me to a crew caller.. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS IVR THING!   Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 30 June 2016 CMPB It has been our experience that when someone comes to this site and post information as detrimental as yours that there is usually some validity to what is being stated. Csx has been outsourcing their communications and computer programing for years. Nothing you have posted is surprising. However the comments you have made on the possible changes in medical insurance premiums leaves a lot of questions to be pondered. Those type of premiums would almost demand a substantial raise. No matter how much everyone hated the Obama care program, there are insurance programs much cheaper than that out there that the government is backing. I cant imagine for one minute that the Unions would allow something this drastic to happen. Don't forget that with wage increases comes dues increases. We are sure they would fight that type of premium tooth and nail without a negotiated wage increase which would benefit them as well. As for outsourcing we have an example for you. Around 13 years ago an employee had their personal employee history violated when the crew callers noted their home phone number in the comment sections as the number they used several times to contact them at home. This was at a time when other employees were able to view any fellow workers employee history. This employee filed a complaint because they were getting calls from other workers after having seen the personal home phone number. A company in New York was being used at the time to handle the computer programming. The information was deleted from the employees history in less than 24 hours. Yes, you can have information that is false and misleading to your character or employment removed from your employee history. This question has been asked several times. Many have been told once an entry is made by a crew caller it can not be removed. This is false. The company just views it as inconvenient to do so. It is not that hard to do. If you have any more concrete information on anything that you have posted it would be in the best interest of all the employees at csx that you share it immediately! Monetary changes of this magnitude without a raise to offset the cost can drastically change someone's financial situation unless they have invested wisely for the future. It may even be something that requires an employee to take a good look at their future employment options.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 June 2016 I like it when I'm on overtime waiting for the crew caller to answer, let it ring 175 times , laughing all the way to the bank .   Name: CMPB E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 30 June 2016 Start paying your bills off and please stop financing new vehicle's, boats and other items you don't need. The corporate team and board members are looking very strongly at contractor type opportunities in every capacity including the men and woman who operate the trains. The first thing to go will be CMC. Starting somewhere around first quarter 2017 you may very well be routed to a contract call center in the Philippines for minor problems such as marking up and marking off. The new system will allow dispatching center chiefs and DTO to direct calls via IVR. Car repair contractors and Diesel repair contractor's have been spotted several times meeting in JAX. The plan seems to be to eliminate all CSX employment within these ccrafts within three years. CSX has hired outside firms in the hopes that more contract language coupled with Lobbying tactics will eliminate two person crews within five years. The one man left will not be a high paid employee. The company is looking very strongly to put a contractor employee in the seat with safety devices like PTC and pay less than a$15.00 HR wage. Yardmaster's are next. The future yardmasters will be like the division dispatchers. Also coupled with new technologies and advances will allow dispatchers to take on two to three times the amount of responsibilities as they have now. The plan states within five years. Say goodbye to the management. CSX board and investors have stated and made a timeline for a 60% reduction in management in all capacity within 2 years. No idea when this will begin. Assuming after PTC has been installed. Investors have came down hard on the board which in turn has rolled to the executive team. Insurance is a big priority in this round of negotiating. Expect a premium for yourself separate from family for around $375.00 to$575.00 per month. Possibly higher co-pays and deductibles. Rumor around JAX says no more Cadillac plans. Expect two more divisions to be absorbed by others starting late 2016 thru late 2017. Remember that at least 4 other terminals are being planned for reduced operations or total closure. Plan outlines also speak of killing extra boards and having everyone on a non G pool. The plan states huge savings, safety improvements and less FRA HOS violations by going about this. The G department will be eliminated fully and payroll will be contracted to outside firm in Miami FL. I have posted this to give warning on what's coming. The future CSX for those that get to remain company employees will be old with probably 25+ if that. So be prepared! You have been warned!!!!!!! 

 Name: PISSED ON BY CSX E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 29 June 2016 CREW MANAGER!!! YES! YOU! CREW MANAGER! What the hell have you been doing since 1830 pm tonight???? I just called your crew callers for over 2 stinking hours trying to get through. I drove 18 miles in my car home and let the phone ring. I tried to recall several times hoping it might go to a different desk and it never did. I let the phone ring 175 times on the last call. I have proof of all of this. It is real easy to time how many seconds it is between rings. Im going to have my phone records printed out to show how many hours I tried to get through and how long I was on the phone each time I called. I can prove how many rings were on my phone with each call. What the hell is wrong with you that you cant see whats going on!!! I heard a rumor yesterday that one of your crew callers told a guy that it they don't want to answer the phone they transfer the call to another desk where no one is sitting at the time. You better pray to god that we cant prove this because not only is that crew caller going to be walked out the front door but you can just take your butt with them. 175 rings.....175 rings...... 18 miles of driving in a car and listening to the phone ring and no one answer. Whats wrong with your people down there. If their medication off? Are you giving them tainted water to drink? YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR NOT PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR CREWCALLERS. IT DOESNT TAKE 2 HOURS TO PICK UP A PHONE. OH, I FORGOT, YOUR PEOPLE NEVER PICKED IT UP! I don't believe for one minute that Michael Ward knows what the hell is going on down there but he is going too! GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! You should be ashamed of yourself! 

 Name: consult E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 27 June 2016 ALL ENGINEERS The Blet is very well aware of what the carrier is doing in reference to abusing the SSA agreement and not honoring the proper pay for working Relief/recrew service for outlawed road/pool trains. The agreement was written in very understandable English and the Letters of interpretation are clear cut. We will make this short and to the point without a lot of extra language added. If you are called to relieve an hours of service pool crew off the engineers extra board that IS NOT a yard board you are entitled to 130 miles pay. End of discussion. Printed very clearly. If you work over 8 hours you are entitled to another ticket and a ticket for every train after that. If you are called to relieve local/switcher jobs then can issue a J-JOB ticket. This should be kind of service 4 with 100 miles. Anything over 8 hours should be paid as overtime. YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED OFF THE EXTRA BOARD AS AN EXTRA ROAD SWITCHER (J-JOB) IF THERE ARE NO SWITCHER JOBS ASSIGNED TO WORK ON THE ADVERTISED TERRITORY THAT YOU ARE DEADHEADING ON TO GO RELIEVE ROAD/POOL CREWS AND DRAG TRIANS IN. YOU ARE TO BE ISSUED A Q-K-L ETC.. TICKET FOR THAT TRAIN AND IT SHOULD REFLECT THAT IT IS A RECREW. EXAMPLE WOULD BE RELIEVING A POOL CREW WORKING A Q123. THE TICKET SHOULD BE ISSUED AS A Q123R WITH A KIND OF SERVICE 2 AND 130 MILES MINIMUM. It has been brought to the unions attention that Labor relations has come up with a new tactic to block proper payment of these tickets and create more claims that will eventually flood the general chairman's office to the roof. These tactics create stress and are usually done to force the unions into negotiating anything they can with the carrier to create some kind of relief from the overwhelming overload of paperwork. Several people have filed complaints that they have been calling the chief on duty after they have worked 8 hours improperly on a J ticket and demanding they be given their second ticket that is rightfully due them by the SSA Agreement(ARTICLE 68)before they go back out and drag in a line of road pool crew. The chief has been telling them they cant issue a proper ticket(ex.Q123R) but they will give them another J ticket. Labor relations is denying the second ticket with the explanation that is combined service and you are only entitled to one ticket. Now, here comes the kicker. When they take the second ticket back LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE MILES THEY ARE PAYING YOU! They have been paying the 130 miles that you rightfully have coming to you. They are admitting that you should be getting a minimum of 130 miles per the SSA. However you are still not getting your second ticket. Now, this is just part of the scheme. Several crews worked 12 hours and of course outlawed dragging trains in. These crews were NOT PAID the 4 hours of overtime either even though they were on the wrongfully issued J-ticket. So what did they do you ask??? They paid the proper miles to fool the crews when they looked at their earning statement. Most pointed it out later that they did get the right miles but got cheated out of the second ticket. Second unethical action that was taken was the fact that they knew they put the crew on a J (local switcher ticket) in order to pay less miles and a lower kind of service. They have been arguing that they have the right to do so. Well, if they knew they had them on a switcher ticket why did they not pay the 4 hours of overtime that was due the crew. They are splitting the tickets down the middle. Paying the proper miles, denying the second ticket and not paying the overtime over 8 hours. OUTRIGHT NASTY UNDERHANDED TACTICS. DO NOT...WE REPEAT...DO NOT LET THIS GO. NOTIFY YOUR LC IMMEDIATELY AND IF UNABLE TO REACH HIM CALL THE GENERAL CHAIRMANS OFFICE. THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE. GET THE PAPERWORK TURNED IN SO IT CAN BE FILED WITH YOUR UNIONS LAW GROUP. TIME IS OF THE MOST IMPORTANCE!!! 

 Name: redeye51 E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 26 June 2016 Hello my true Americans. Been working for CSX for +10yrs and soon I will be slapping down my resignation on the table. I am a veteran who came to CSX with the promise of a better future. Well, those corporate greedy bastards are just sending true America down the drain. I am looking to write a tell all book about personal experience here at CSX. Get your stories together cause I will be back and share the wealth. Let us together get the story out about this place. Those investors got money and TMZ would love a good story. FTW...let the chit roll. And stay tuned... 

 Name: AGAIN!!!! E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 25 June 2016 INDY CHIEF DOES IT AGAIN!!!!! Once again another chief has threatened to pull a crew out of service if they didn't drag in another train that they made it very clear they were not qualified in the area that the train was outlawed. Train should not be moved by engineer if he isn't qualified on the characteristic nor should the conductor run on the engineers qualifications as management claims they can FRA 240.231 Requirement for locomotive engineers unfamiliar with physical characteristics......READ READ READ!!!!!!! NOTE* Pilots are not required if the movement is on a section of track with an average grade of less than 1% over 3 continuous miles AND the track is other than a main track or the maximum distance the locomotive or train will travel does not exceed one mile or The maximum authorized speed for ANY OPERATION on the track does not exceed 20 mph or Operations are conducted under operating rules that require every locomotive and train to proceed at a speed that permits stopping within one half the range of vision of the locomotive engineer The new so called TERMINAL LIMITS stretch way beyond one mile and are also on the main line as well. Signals are not given to operate the trains at restricted speed and authorized speed is above 20. If you are threatened by the chief and DTO to drag in a train that you have informed them that you are not familiar with the characteristics or your qualification time has expired the first thing you need to do is put them on notice that they need to throw up restricting signals. If they wont then you move at restricted speed the entire distance. Immediately report the incident to the FRA operating officer and make a report to the ethics committee for threats made towards your employment and being forced to work under intimidating circumstances made by upper management! Get it together crews. Your union isn't going to do anything to protect you. Its obvious isn't it when a chief pulls this stunt again. You have to take their balls in your court and squeeze the life out of them. If you cant grow a pair then you better go buy some! 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 24 June 2016 Well legal, Exactly WHO will hire older RR workers that may wish to leave the RR industry & can provide an income that will not break their RR Retirement connection. YOU? Just how many US Gov. jobs are out there for decrepit ol' RRers, many who do not have formal educations? How many would be successful at running their own business in this day & age? Not many would be interested in going to Canada or Alaska. Life is expensive. Things happen. For various reasons, not everyone is always able to invest wisely & Save! Save! Save! 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 24 June 2016 Retired Your post is misleading. There are several jobs a person can work after leaving the railroad and not have their connection severed. Self employment in an unincorporated business, some US government agencies and the railroad in Alaska and Canada(under certain conditions)are just a few. It is amazing how many railroaders have been out on the rails their entire lives and still are struggling to make ends meet. You would think they would have learned how to budget and invest wisely so they could retire and live comfortably. Hopefully this will be a lesson to the younger group that is coming in. Save! Save! Save!. 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 23 June 2016 To all of you who think older employees need to/should retire from railroading: Sometimes it's just not affordable \ feasible. 1st: Have to maintain a current connection, ie: cannot quit with 30 yrs. service time & go to work for a non RR employer, contribute to FICA & expect to draw RR retirement upon reaching retirement age. Connection broken & railroad retirement would be lost. Check\read up on how it works. 30 YRS. service means 360 MONTHS. Lots of RRers lost credit months for a number of reasons over the course of their career - may not be eligible (yet), even if old enough. Big drop in monthly income. If married, spouse may not yet be old enough. Insurance is costly. Retiree Health Insurance: even if opting for the RR retiree plans, the monthly premiums are over double what active RR workers contribute - that's with no dental or vision help AND a much lower lifetime  max. Is just supposed to carry you (& spouse) over until eligible for medicare & then there are costs for that & any chosen supplemental ins. which is a must have. Consider everything before being too hard on older co-workers. 

 Name: Soccer E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 23 June 2016 I'm just ranting here because there isn't anywhere else to rant. Everyday I've been spending 20+ in the motel with nothing but nights. I come into work and can't even get a fucking work order. I'm told to take cars that are a hazard to public safety because they haven't seen a Carmen or shop in so long the thing is barely on the rail. Here's some interesting notes I've been keeping as I'm bored. - Management is always putting the crew in the middle of managerial scuffs. - Certain employees actually have the belief that the company is working for them to help them grow! Go you! future dumb ass! - equipment is at an all time record low on safety standards. Where are you FRA? - Yard crews not wanting to take over road trains when they have YARD WORK to do. Hiding out in the shack. You are killing your own job. Don't blame anyone but yourself. - Yardmasters are the holy spirit of railroading. - Management are not managers by definition. I'd have to say through personal observation that they are for the most part incompetent, wife beaters, sociopaths and somr remind me of Biff on back to the future. - Yes to who ever posted earlier on this page. You are very correct about people who can retire need to retire. Go the fuck on! Are you waiting for some special recognition? - No one transfers just because they want to. Even though it seems this way to some. Those who transfer around the system are trying not to be homeless as well. Don't blame them! - I hate everything you stand for CSX including your executive team. You guys couldn't run a McDonaLds 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 22 June 2016 Is there any L&N western lines engineers on here trying to go to SCL eastern lines? What have you been told by Gary Best or Matt Thornton about this?? How does all these zones they talkin about work. Thought we had a Single System Agreement. 

 Name: indimidated E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 22 June 2016 FRA You better start hitting these yards a little harder. There's a lot going on behind your back you are missing!!!!!! You better start taping the phones of the chiefs too! They will do anything to get a train across the road on time, including bending all the operating rules to their needs and violating fra regulations as well as US DOT laws. You have no idea how big a fools they are making of you. Their "because Im the chief and I said its ok" attitude is beyond outrageous. When are you going take control of this situation? 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 21 June 2016 As someone who has 21 years with another Class I here in the upper Midwest, I really feel for you guys at CSXT. My own job was abolished not that long ago and am currently in limbo. I'm incredibly frustrated as I have a degree from a B1G university and a life-long interest in the RR industry not to mention the years of practical experience that I have. Of course, the douchebags that run our RR are some of the lowest scum that ever graced God's green earth so you're not alone in having to deal with the greedy management that is ruining the RR industry. 

 Name: sick of it E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 20 June 2016 Upper Management We are still waiting for that answer from you. Remember the complaints that were filed when Labor relations denied our out of route claims. Remember??? They said the company GPS visual date showed be didn't deliver our trains where we claimed. Come on and just admit it. They don't have a clue how to obtain info from it or they are just lying which is unethical as HELL! Surely to god you have a GPS program that is accurate and does actually keep tract of where the trains are at all times. Be professional and answer the dirty blue collar works. That's the least you can do. Show some respect. Quit dodging us. We challenge you to respond with a reasonable explanation. 

 Name: Tweeter Feed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for N/A Posted: 20 June 2016 Tweet Tweet CSX: #CSX #MichaelWard & #CSXCrooks Our claims are minuscule to the ill gotten $millions you all rake in annually!#WashingtonPost   Name: Advocate E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 June 2016 GPS and Denied Claims: It sounds like a federal complaint issue if in fact, claims are denied based on the carrier's deliberate denial of claims, while relying on GPS as the reason for denial. Rail carriers do not like anonymous complaints to the, FEDS, MEDIA and SOCIAL MEDIA (twitter, facebook and blogs). Always expose the name of person who's denying the claims with email addresses and cell numbers...so that all can call them anytime!   Name: frustrated E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 18 June 2016 cond/eng Anyone else having a problem with the IVR???? Every time I try to select the option "9" to return to the main menu it says sorry I cant process your request, let me transfer you to a crew caller. Been happening for a week now. Crew life wont let you mark off if your first out either. Other people have said it has happened to them too. How about this GPS thing with out of route claims being denied because they say visual data says you didn't arrive your train where you said you did. Man, what the hell is wrong with this company. They should be up to date on technology by now. Its like they don't want you being able to do anything without having to fight for answers or talk to a crew caller. who has time to sit on the phone for 30 minutes on hold until a crew caller decides to talk to you. They need to get their shitz together. This is getting old!   Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 15 June 2016 Well old union, Unions now days do not have the political or public support they had (yeah that matters - a great deal). And, just how many workers would honor picket lines & not act cut-throat in this day & age?   Name: old union E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 June 2016 Management If you haven't noticed by now no one is responding to your post. No one knows if you are just trying to be cute or your a mole for csx and trying to draw attention away from the real important issues. If you must continue try posting some "cute' facts. Of course nothing is cute about Labor relations and the unions raking the members over the coals. Unions are weak. They are no longer the unions we had 50 years ago that stood at the front gates with picket signs and big sticks and got their business done. They pad their pockets, horse trade claims and live by the politically correct bull. That being said, this website is the perfect place to voice the facts that are happening in the workplace. This site is viewed everyday by hundred of people. Lawyers, customers, federal agencies, railroads and rail buffs. Don't think for one minute it will not impact what happens with the issues as hand, IT WILL! Use it wisely. The old saying the tongue is mightier than the sword hold true. In a politically correct world it has more power than ever before. You are paying for a union that will horse trade claims, create side letters to accommodate management and line their pockets with kickback. Sorry, but that's what you are paying for. If you want to create change you have to take the horse by the reins and do it yourself. Once you have created a stink and the media gets interested in your issue your union will jump on the bandwagon They will do anything to take credit for solving your problems. They will claim they initiated the entire event and stood up for their members to create change. You have to learn how to manipulate your union. Yes, it sucks that it has come to this but this is the new age of unions.   Name: teacher E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 14 June 2016 CREW CALLERS Everyone knows this site is read by all the railroads, the fra, customers and anyone else who is a railroad foamer. Do you really want someone to come on here and expose some of the things that are going on behind the scene. If you don't want your butts compromised then you better start using your heads. Quit sucking the company..... and start doing what is right! Now, for the crew caller that refused to change the kind of service on a road relief ticket to the proper code and insisted on keeping it on local j service because the crew was working what you said was "through freight" let me enlighten you. A local is called a local because it leaves the yard and works local industries and delivers and picks up cars as a switching crew and brings cars back to the yard. These job are 8 hours jobs with overtime after 8. They do not stay at hotels. They are very rarely assigned to stay out of town over night. They normally work five days a week with a relief crew working for them if need be. The pool jobs are through freight. They are road jobs. They travel long distances and crews stay at hotels or away from home terminals as we call it. Locals are kind of service 4. Pool/road jobs are kind of service 2. so the next time a J job that is being wrongfully used to relieve a pool/road service train and NOT A LOCAL ask that their ticket be corrected to show a kind of service 2 JUST DO IT! Quit making stupid comments and trying to tell the crew what they obviously know about their work and you don't! If you don't understand how our business works get out in the field. Spend some time with the crews. Ride a few trains. Get your feet dirty. God for bid, just put down the Kool-Aid for one minute and get your own mind back! Forget labor relations and their stupid unethical orders. Use your own head.   Name: to LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 June 2016 The crew that was threatened said the DTO's name was Steve. The chief, who also ordered them or threatened out of service for not following a direct order, was named Dustin. Of course they were too chickenshit to give them last names. Also, these are the guys who claim that no J-job will be getting more than one ticket. They claim that when called for a J-job you will work 12 hours and get as many trains, travel as many miles as needed, and go either direction for one ticket. You will only get overtime after 8 hours. This is a complete violation of the B@O agreement.Unfortunately, the unions have yet to stop this and haven't gotten any claims paid to date. Hopefully, Steve (DTO) and Dustin (Chief) get reprimanded for their bullying and unethical behavior, according to CSX's strict ethics policy. We all know how hard CSX would come down on a T&E employee for an ethics violation.   Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 June 2016 ALL CREWS It has been brought to the attention of the unions that the DTO's are seriously crossing the lines on their authority over the rules and regulations of the company as well as the FRA. A crew was ordered to recrew a train in an area they were never qualified and had absolutely no clue about the territory. The crew clearly stated that they were not qualified. Since the train was in the newly extended terminal limits the DTO decided they should be able to recrew this train and if they chose not too they would be pulled out of service and placed in qualifying status. This was nothing more than intimidation and harassment of the crew. It also shows that this DTO does not care about safely moving trains or the safety of the crew. The crew should have stood their ground and let the DTO pull them out of service for training. The DTO and dispatchers are not ignorant on how the railroad works. Many have been on the ground and in the craft for years before moving up to the dispatch center. We all know that standing up to management when they are intimidating and threatening is a hard thing to do. Being afraid of becoming a target is usually the reason crews back down and don't stand up for what is right. This kind of intimidation from the DTO or the dispatcher IS NOT ACCEPTABLE EVER! These kind of actions need to be reported immediately to your LC and if you cant reach them then call your general chairman. Then notify the FRA director of operating rules. If the company wants to make everyone qualified to protect terminal limits then a training program needs to be put in place and all employees starting from the most junior to senior need to be qualified. There are senior employees who have been out in the field for over 20 years who never travel in both directions and never will due to their ability to hold the positions they desire the most. The company CAN NOT pick and choose who thee feel needs to be qualified in the terminal nor can they force a crew to run a train without a pilot trip first. This is exactly what happened in the AVON terminal. DO NOT BUCKLE UNDER. You must stand your ground on this issue. If you encounter this situation you need to notify the FRA immediately. You can call Robert Crawford at 817-235-5397. If you are unable to reach him then can call the FRA Indianapolis office at 317-226-0390 and they will page him or take a message for him. This is serious business and should not be taken lightly. The safe movement of trains as well as the safety of the crews is the most important issue on the railroad. Intimidation of any crew is unacceptable behavior and an ethic's violation.   Name: Management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 June 2016 To get the stock price back in the 30 dollar range we all have decided to suck off all investors who buy stock in our shity rundown company. As soon as you have secured a position in the company come by our Jacksonville office for your prize. We even swallow. Thanks, Yesterday's meal is tomorrow's cum dumpster   Name: UP Corporate Firing E-mail: Employed as: APE, for N/A Posted: 12 June 2016 For the UP Conductor: Rumors swirling about the UP firing it's top corporate executive lawyer (Gayle Thal) and named her replacement last week. No mentioned of required disclosure for removing a corporate officer. This could possibly have SEC violations for not reporting.   Name: Broke E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Labor relations There is no one else to blame but u for the bad moral and who gives a shitz attitude anymore. Who wants to work for 12 hrs on the job just to get half of what your due in pay because you back the stealing of what's rightfully ours under our agreement. U stooped to an all time low when u started denying claims based on the so called GPS data saying we aren't taking our trains to our "claimed" final destinations. U think we are retarded idiots who can't figure out u r just playing unethical games to deny claims. U think we can't prove we took our trains to our final destinations ? U say visual GPS data shows we didn't go there because your either a liar of your too stupid to retrieve the data properly . If u can't figure it out instead of just looking stupid call one of the crew members. We will be more than happy to fax u the proof where the train was delivered! Aren't u requred to take some training on the system? If not, do us all a favor and go sign up for one!   Name: Curious E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 June 2016 Fra Just wondering how come u are hammering car inspectors but you turn your heads on train crews? Supposed to inspect cars for defects when doing class 1 sir test which requires at least 1 minute per car. Watched crew pick up 89 cars in 20 minutes. Had tm watching them. Rushing them out. That's bullshit!!!! how come card are rolling in with stuck brakes and handbrakes on and never hit a detector. Someone pointed out they noticed after they doubled train lenghts that no one is hitting any detectors. We know they should be with the crap that's rolling in. What's going on with that!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 09 June 2016 Hey: maybe this is the time to AGAIN remind people that CSX has a tuition reimbursement program. It has a few restrictions (no nursing, music, etc.)but way fewer than most people imagine (or local supervisors like to think). So many courses are completely on line, and can continue even if you move. Your wife or S.O. can help be your secretary. If you quit after degree you supposedly pay back, but furloughed isn't quitting. Even if you don't want a college degree, many employers require one for no good reason, and it's their game! Suppose you want to run a machine, welding, computer, construction, plumbing, painting,gun shop or auto business, you still may need a bank loan. A business degree helps getting the loan. Lots of legit schools out there, WGU Indiana is one of the best, show an Indiana RR address is best, great computer program with certification tests included for free. Don't just blame the guy that is forced to transfer and bump you, you may have to kick someone else out someday. NOT everything is the RR's fault, take some responsibility yourself, or blame it on your wife.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 08 June 2016 Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 June 2016 HEY ASSHOLES!!!! If you got a job where you're at then fkn stay there and quit transferring to places where we already have like 80 fkn people furloughed u greedy fks. I got a wife and 3 kids. Is getting u a new 75,000 dollar truck more important than them having a home? Cause we're homeless and furloughed you greedy bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! _______________________________________________________________________ HA HA' Be real quiet and do not tell this Dim Wit, that no one wants his job. Transferring is not a real nice thing to Have to do.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 08 June 2016 HEY ASSHOLES!!!! If you got a job where you're at then fkn stay there and quit transferring to places where we already have like 80 fkn people furloughed u greedy fks. I got a wife and 3 kids. Is getting u a new 75,000 dollar truck more important than them having a home? Cause we're homeless and furloughed you greedy bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 08 June 2016 I just wish you old assholes with 30 plus years and past retirement eligibility would hang it up for fk sake lol. Make room for the young guys with kids and shit!!! Lol   Name: Law E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 06 June 2016 Crews Unfortunately the failures are a must and will never end. The documented failures are used as a safety net for the companies protection when faced with an injury lawsuit. The company uses these failures in court to show they are enforcing safety and won't hesitate to discipline or fire an employee if they break the rules. If an employee has a failure on their record and gets seriously injured it never looks good to any judge. You can be seen as a problem employee. The more employees with failures the better for the company. It shows the company is taking action. No matter how small or petty the charge is it still shows some kind of action. A new supervisor or one who has fallen from grace with the company will be highly rewarded if he hands over a plate full of failures. So expect the headhunting as you call it to continue.   Name: radio tech E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 June 2016 Reality FIX That conductor is right. The Chicago division does not record all its yard and some local traffic channels. Most just record conversations that go over the dispatchers channels. Therefore if they accuse you of not saying something on the radio that you know you did then you are just out of luck. It has happened in Chicago several times as well as in Lafayette yard and to some local crews. This to me is just plain bull and the radio department employees know that it goes on. This is something that needs to be taken to a federal level because not only does it protect the employee from being wrongfully charged but it is also a safety issue. Every single employees conversation no matter what his job or where he is working should be recorded and protected. It's going to take a serious lawsuit with a hard as balls lawyer to get something done about it.   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 June 2016 No doubt -- CSX is NOT an employee friendly company. [Is any big company anymore?] Constantly have to battle them. Even for what you are entitled to via agreement/contract. This is the 21st century. Of course, they want to reduce labor costs. More employees mean more wages, more health insurance costs, more RR Retirement taxes they have to contribute, etc., etc., & that equates to less bonus\profits for all the big-shots. Things have been tough many times in the past. RRs slashed/trimmed before only to wish they hadn't account the business\work came back. Time will tell so we'll see. The posted comment in the other section is true: No one was forced to hire on & no one is forced to stay. Hang in there everyone or luck out & find a much better way to earn a living.   Name: Feel the Bern E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2016 A few years back, didn't PTI Drivers band together and file, then win TWO different lawsuits against PTI for theft of wages and denied overtime pay?   Name: Blows My Mind E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 01 June 2016 Raped Again When you get a chance, please look at this website. http://www.workplacefairness.org/news I've pasted below one of the articles from their website. Maybe there is something that can be done about Cindy and Labor Relations stealing money from us and our children. May 25, 2016 New York Attorney General Accuses Domino’s of Wage Theft in Lawsuit Source: Marc Santora, New York Times The system, as outlined in a lawsuit filed by the New York State attorney general, was as simple as it was flawed. A pizza is ordered from Domino’s. A pizza is made. A pizza is delivered. The workers who assembled and delivered the pie clock their hours on a computer system, and those workers are then paid. But for years, according to the lawsuit against the corporate franchiser that owns Domino’s Pizza, the computer system used by franchises across the state systematically undercounted hours worked by employees, shortchanging them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The lawsuit, announced on Tuesday, was the latest salvo in a campaign by the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, against what he says is a pattern of corporations shortchanging low-wage workers. Since 2011, Mr. Schneiderman has secured more than$26 million for almost 20,000 workers who were bilked of wages. But unlike past cases, this one directly targets the corporate franchiser. If the state wins, Mr. Schneiderman hopes the case sets a precedent that makes it harder for corporations that run franchise businesses to avoid responsibility for the actions taken by the stores under their corporate umbrella. “Wage theft is an epidemic causing harm to low-wage workers struggling to support their families every single day,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a statement. 

 Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 31 May 2016 PUKE PUKE PUKE Another wonderful day working for csx. Once again Labor relations and payroll combine two J job tickets into one after the Chief oks it and gives you two for working to different kinds of service and reduces the one left to 100 miles. Worked 13 stinking hours and the SOB'S didn't pay the 5 hours of overtime we were due for the so called "you only get 100 miles on j job tickets and overtime pay on anything over 8"! IM SO FRICKIN SICK OF GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE STINKING LABOR RELATIONS DEPARTMENT AND PAYROLL. WHY DO I GOT TO GO FIGHT FOR MY PAY WITH MY UNION REP BECAUSE THESE RETARDED IDIOTS ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF RIP OFF CON ARTIST! IT WILL TAKE MONTHS TO GET MY DAM PAY! What the hell is wrong with the company. Man, there has got to be some kind of federal laws out there to protect American workers and hard working tax payers against employers abusing their workers by withholding their pay. I got to go see a lawyer!!!! 

 Name: RE; UP EEOC OFFICER E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 May 2016 RE; UP EEOC OFFICE: What about one of your Directors whose [law] firm oversees cases handled by the Department of Labor [EEOC Office]? The firm reviews all cases that is filed against the UP and the office "tips" off the director of such cases. Doesn't this have criminal implications? 

 Name: VL E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 28 May 2016 BAD NEWS!! UTU lost its battle over the 48 hour rule for conductors to make a move when displaced. No one knows for sure how long it will be before mass mailing and emails are going to take place to notify the members that there was an agreement that members will only be allowed a 12 hour window to place themselves. If you are a newer employee and are unable to find a position to place yourself in the 12 hour period( 48 as of now) then you have the right to call the Manager of crew operations and demand a place be created for you or they need to put you on furlough. You have a right to file for railroad unemployment if you are not holding a job position with the company. The railroad unemployment office will want to see a note put into your employee history that you have been furloughed. DO NOT SIT AT HOME FOR WEEKS AT A TIME trying to find a place to go. The company has left employees hanging in the wind with no place to go for weeks at a time. If you are not working and can not hold a job position then you are not an actively working employee with the company. 

 Name: Mediator E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 Monica Oh my gosh! You are so bad at this. If you want to be a mole for the company you have to come up with something better than that. Did you actually think a topic like that would draw attention away from the previous post. Did they give you your own rock to crawl back under? Im guessing not. You don't get that until you are good enough to keep around. If this is a test trial you just failed miserably! OK posters.... you got them itching in the seats again. 

 Name: Sad clown E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 25 May 2016 if you want to see a out of control circus, then pull up a chair and watch what CSX will be doing in the next few months. Lots more cuts, T & E and Managers. Cuts and havoc will continue until Dec of this year. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 24 May 2016 MEMBERS Lets this serve as a warning. There is already talk around the water cooler that company officials are making statements that anyone who complains about the companies faulty GPS will most likely be asking to have a target placed on their backs. Make sure that you have proof of your charges and several witnesses to back up your findings. The system is flawed and labor relations has opened a can of worms by using it to deny legitimate claims. They are not going to take your emails and complaints about it lightly. If you hear of see anyone in management doing or saying anything that could be construed as retaliation for reporting the problem, let your local chairman know immediately so it can be forwarded to the general chairman. Names, dates and location are a must. Be specific. This isn't a joke. It is your right to work in a safe environment. This includes having your trains location monitored accurately at all times. It doesn't matter if you are running an empty grain train or a train with military equipment or hazardous high alert cars. All trains are to be protected equally and their locations should be accurate. If you are uncomfortable about coming forward then we suggest you review your company code of ethics handbook signed and sealed by Michael Ward. Review your rights under NO RETALIATION and SPEAKING UP. If you suspect violations of the codes of ethics OR other company policies you can start by speaking with a supervisor. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 21 May 2016 I wish investors really knew what was going on out here. If they knew Sanborn would be out of here. She has ruined this company. It will take years to undo the damage she has done, if it can even be fixed at this point. Sad thing Sanborn is only concerned about her own pockets. Aso long as she is getting richer that's all that matters to her. Why investors keep her in her position I will never understand 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 1-10 years Posted: 21 May 2016 If you do your job correctly and shop damaged and unsafe cars to keep the public safe and make sure the freight arrives to the customer in good shape, you are definately going to be targeted for termination. Seen many Carmen called into supervisors office or even while working and told to stop shopping cars. On the flip side, if you do not shop and the car derails, your terminated. Terminated if you do. Terminated if you don't. No future at CSX. Better not get injured. TERMINATED if you do. Even if they can't get you because you did anything wrong, you will have their sights on you in the future. I watch guys go to work everyday so nervous they can't concentrate on their jobs. BUT REMEMBER.SAFETY FIRST! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 20 May 2016 It's no rumor. Hell, it was posted on the front page of the CSX website/gateway. 

 Name: Water Boy E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 18 May 2016 Why am I not surprised to read the article below? We all know that once CSX management can collect their retirement pay, they race over to the FRA to screw us over one more time. 

 Name: UP EEOC REPS E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 May 2016 The System is Rigged and The Fox is Guarding The Hen House: Union Pacific's HR Department in Omaha, nearly every senior company representative has had prior employment with the state and federal government's EEOC office. The EEOC offices are revolving doors for all future employees. And also, the UP will encourage current employees to seek employment opportunities at the EEOC offices, as a means for gaining access to cases that may be detrimental to the company. This influence is similar to current employees who are on extended leaves of absence...while employed as FRA representatives for the federal government. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would like to attend a redi center course & see just what all goes on. Hell, the instructors must be FNGs. There is no substitute for experience. Too many yayhoo new guys have come out of there with a cocky type attitude & then, out in the real world/field = = can't believe what all they do not know, & most don't listen worth a darn. The smarter ones, those that have the ability to listen & learn - out in the field, will do OK. 

 Name: Sponsor E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 12 May 2016 Did the BLET AND UTU sponsor the Csx race car? Is that their logo stickers on the sides of that beast? 

 Name: Sponsors needed E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 30+ years Posted: 12 May 2016 Would any employee like to donate or sponsor our race car? You could consider donating your bonuses for the next few years. Wait, you probably aren't going to get one. Well, anyway just consider it. Please pass the word to the furloughed employees to. 

 Name: Tampatrainee E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 09 May 2016 Got hired out of Tampa. Heard about guys being furloughed for 2 years in 2008. Guess that's what ive gotta look forward too... If not worse. Being terminated after 365 days with less than 3 years experience must have been changed because they went back.. Hopefully it's the same for me. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 train dreamer: For help, call 1-800-brain dead idiot anonymous. 

 Name: train dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 07 May 2016 Can somebody help me get on with the railroad this has always been my dream.Oh what a life it must be waving at the pretty girls hearing the horn blow or working on the track and watching the trains go by.Oh what a life getting the big check and getting treated with dignity and respect by management.Please help my dream come true by helping me get hired by csx.Any advice would be appreciated.here here here it comes here comes that big bad csx machine woooo wooooo hell yeah 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 07 May 2016 birdie's post -- The last paragraph is pretty much the way it is. Except: - "can be" should be: "is". Why do people choose this kind/type of career\job when it is available and then, once at it, think things revolve around them? F---ING New Guys are the worst. 

 Name: birdie E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 07 May 2016 Sad Times You're right about some of the union local chairmen out there. Some of them would sell your soul in a heart beat if they thought it would benefit them. Luckily not local chairman are like this. When you find a worthless local chairman, don't hesitate to out them and their actions not only with your fellow members, but on this site. I remember reading several years ago when Avon had a problem with its UTU local chairman. The LC applied for a train master's position. When he got it, didn't go over well with the members. When the guy that replaced him started applying for company positions, not only did one of his fellow local chairmen give all of this guy's members a heads up, they turned around and let everyone on this site know what a piece of crap their local chairman was. Needless to say, when CSX management found out that everyone knew what was up, and what a piece of crap this local chairman was, he not only lost his local chairman's job, he never became a train master. With everything said. You can bitch about your local chairman all day long, but unless you're willing to step up and take his job, or support someone who is......suck it up buttercup. Being a local chairman, if done right can be a thankless job. One not everyone wants, or is cut out to do. 

 Name: Sad Times E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman // Vest Pocket Agreements. The BLET (Bible) Bylaws allows for the General [Chairman] Committee (GC) to make their owned rules. And those rules can be to the detriment of your agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)...especially if your GC and Local Chairmen (LC) are in a personal agreement with the carrier to sell you out. Railroads have numerous ways to funnel kickbacks to corrupt union officers to save cost. If one hundred engineers are due a thousand dollars in claims, it only takes one corrupt union officer to throw those claims away, and the union officer will be awarded a weekend-off with pay for attending a bogus safety meeting. Follow the money...ask and demand for disclosures from your union officers because they will sell you out for a weekend-off with pay! 

 Name: raped again E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 05 May 2016 Local chairman JESUS CHRIST! When in the @#*^&%$# is the BLET going to put a stop to this our right violation of our short turn around agreement for recrewing road pool turns. They have been stealing agreed pay from us for months now. The agreement is written in black and white. There is no gray area! We had to drag in 5 dead road trains on one stinking dog catch ticket. You know, the one they call a J JOB all the time. The one that is supposed to be used for recrewing local switcher jobs. Work 12 hours in a taxi running back and forth all night long for just a stinking 100 mile ticket. Screw the overtime. We all know they just are trying to hide these recrews by not issuing a ticket as proof they cant get their trains in. This is total bullshit and someone better get off their arsess and get something done about it!   Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 04 May 2016 "Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs. seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be terminated." How the unions agreed to this ill never know.   Name: All Terrain E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 May 2016 OFFICIALly Lost. Thanks for the great article. Yes you should write a book. I know a few LC's that need to read it. I'm not sure where you're located, but if you ever get bored, Andrea Dayheart works for the EEOC out of Indianapolis. She would love to hear what you have to say. She's actively going after CSX now, and could definitely use your insight on how the railroad works, how they operate, and how they actively target their employees. Andrea Dayheart 317 226 5490   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 03 May 2016 Sad but so true. There must be a better way! Name: Nicole E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2016 I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true. Going to New York for a job interview required hotel, unpaid work day, gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off to GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our accounts, Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on things. They dont car about production because they might have to actually work. We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no retirement or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my husband started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 03 May 2016 To all furloughed people: Unless there has been a change -- If you have less than three (3) yrs. seniority & are furloughed for 365 consecutive days, you may be terminated. See: B&O Agreement, Rule 2. Seniority - paragraph(d). CSXT Labor Agreement 4-064-93 1985 UTU National Agreement, Article XII.   Name: Furloughed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2016 As a person who was furloughed on the day after qualifying, it was very disheartening to log on and find out that you were displaced/furloughed. I knew there was a chance it could happen, because of all the rumors going around about cutbacks. But, like some I choose to remain positive, and to this day, I still believe I made the correct choice. I've read the NMAD agreement several times and haven't come across the section referring to being eliminated from the roster, if your furloughed for more than 366 days..!!!. Unless I've missed a complete section As of today I'm number 17 on the recall list so the likelihood of being called back soon is slim so I'm moving forward with other opportunities .   Name: been furloughed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Nicole I am sorry that your husband and your family jumped through all those hoops and money to chase his dream, but he is not alone and it will not be the end of it. If your husband had done his homework out in the field he would have learned beforehand that his job was not guaranteed and even if he did make it through training he had a good chance of being on the street some time in his career. We see it way too often in the yards where a new cub comes in and spends his money left and right just to find himself of the street. If you have ever read this site you should have seen in the past the importance of a turn over rate to keep the school afloat and the government grants coming in. At one time schooling was paid for by the employee when he was offered a chance to become a railroader. After several lawsuits for misrepresentation of the job benefits and starting salaries the company was forced to pay for the training. This allowed them to do as they pleased and offer what they wanted because the employee wasn't paying the company to get his job. As someone posted earlier, after a year they do not have to call him back and they can bring someone new into the school to replace him. How can they do this? Because you didn't pay for it or as they say, buy his job. If you know of anyone else who is interested in chasing the dream of becoming a railroader make sure you tell them to get out in the field and talk to the men on the ground. It may be too late for your husband but you would be doing a great service to other families!   Name: Nicole E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for Less than 1 year Posted: 02 May 2016 I am the wife of a hard working employee. We have spent all this money over a short period of time for him to make his dream job come true. Going to New York for a job interview required hotel, unpaid work day, gas etc...we felt it was the right disicsion for our family.Then off to GA for school/training. Then we had to wait a whole month for pay and he was too far away to come home, so more hotel fare. Yes, we got predium but everything was already a month behind! We have sacrificed again to make his dreams come true. Then comes the news that 3months after working, he is getting fourloughed. We have drained our accounts, Ira and my step dad just to keep what we got. He can't get hired because we live in a coal state/recession. It's been 6 months now and no bids have been accepted and if they were, he is so low at the totem pole he could get bumped. I thought this was a great career choice for our family. This Job has no security or stability to offer. another complaint I have is the ones with the most seniority are the laziest bunches of sorry butts I've ever seen! They always call Union in on things. They dont car about production because they might have to actually work. We are Now filing for bankruptcy and have no retirement or medical insurance for our kids. We were better off before my husband started working here.This is not worth the money they pay you people!!!! You'll just be fourloughed or bumped! You better have a hefty savings account if you do choice this company as a career!   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 May 2016 Yard Rat, Look at the B&O Schedule Agreement (Blue Bible), Rule 2 - Seniority, paragraph (d).   Name: TECH E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 20-30 years Posted: 02 May 2016 ALL CREWS Please note that the Labor relations department is now having all claims that are submitted for working out of route or off your designated job assigned area reviewed through the GPS. If you are denied a claim and are notified via your earning statement or email that it was denied because the visual GPS showed that your train did not travel to the area designated you need to immediately report this to the FRA operations department, head of csx operating department and the USDOT. Include any witnesses that can verify that you traveled to the area reported. This is serious business. Any problems with accurate information obtained through the GPS is a serious safety issue for all employee's. It may also be of interest to homeland security. If your train contains military, highly sensitive or hazardous material its location should be accurately monitored at all times. The sooner you forward the information to the above departments the better. We also suggest that you forward the information directly to the International level of your union.   Name: Yard Rat E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 02 May 2016 "Northern Mid Atlantic Agreement (NMAD) In this agreement, it clearly stated that if you were furloughed (off work) for more than one year (366 days) you no longer had a job." Please cite the article, page, or rule regarding this. Ive read nmad cover to cover and never saw this   Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 01 May 2016 RE; Local Chairman: Do not allow yourself and your members to play the railroad's game! You should notify the carrier and informed them that all your members has been advised to record all conversations with representatives of the railroad in any capacity. All Railroaders: All smart phones can be loaded with Recording Apps that can be used at your leisure!   Name: LOCAL CHAIRMAN E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 ALL EMPLOYEES Ok people, LISTEN UP AND PAY ATTENTION! It has been voiced by too numerous a number of members to count that there is a serious problem with communication within the crew management center. Now, we all know that is has been a pain since they went to the IVR system. Wait times to reach a live crew caller were a problem when it was new, but now that it has been in the works for years, there should not be the lengthy on hold times that are occurring! There are several complaints that have been forwarded to the General chairman's office bringing to our attention the blatant violation of the union agreement that allows an employee to call back in 10 minutes because when selecting to 'REFUSE" a call because you are not qualified or you aren't sure what the job is and need to ask, the IVR instructs you to hold while you are transferred to a crew caller then puts you on hold for 20 minutes or longer. There have been several crew callers that have put miscalled charges in the employee's record while they were on hold the entire time trying to get through and refused to remove them. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL CALLS ON A PHONE THAT SHOWS WHAT TIME YOU ANSWERED THE CALL AND HOW LONG THE CALL LASTED. YOU ARE EXPECTED BY THE CARRIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM IN PLACE OF A LIVE CALLER. IF YOU ANSWER THE PHONE IT IS NOT, I REPEAT, NOT A MISSED CALL. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LIVE PERSON TO BE CONSIDERED MAKING CONTACT FOR A CALL. IF YOU ARE LEFT ON HOLD BEYOND YOU 10 MINUTES AND ARE THREATENED AND RECEIVE A MISSED CALL YOU NEED TO FILE ETHIC CHARGES IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THAT CREW CALLER. MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT MISS A CALL FROM CREW MANAGEMENT. YOU WERE CALLED BY THEIR IVR SYSTEM AND PLACED ON HOLD BEYOND YOU AGREED TIME LIMIT AND THEREFORE YOU CONTRACTUAL RIGHT WERE VIOLATED BY CSX CREW MANAGEMENT. THIS IS NOT A JOKE PEOPLE. IT IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL AND THE WAIT TIMES AND LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS OUT OF HAND AND FRANKLY SAD AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES. FILE THE CHARGES. ONLY YOU CAN GET THIS UNDER CONTROL. DONT SIT AROUND BAD MOUTHING YOUR UNIONS WHILE YOU SIT ON YOUR REARS AND DO NOTHING. NO ONE IS GOING TO DO IT FOR YOU. YOU PAY DUES DONT YOU??? THEN PUT THEM TO WORK. START FILING THESE CHARGES!   Name: OFFICIALylost E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 01 May 2016 This was posted yesterday on yard limits and is very interesting reading for all Norfolk Southern and CSX employees: Confessions of a former officer Yesterday, 02:29 PM Would you folks be interested in hearing "horror" stories, answer your questions, etc from a former NS officer? I spent many many years, 18+ hour days 6-7 days a week as a Transportation Officer and feel like I need to expose and enlighten you guys on what I can before I forget it all. Had an LC tell me once I should write a book. Held out hope for awhile that I would find my way back into the industry but after the kool-aid wore off, I'm all set thanks. Been out now for several years and thankfully have found success in the "real world" since almost losing everything due to a political misjudgement of just how far some of the crooks in upper management would go to settle scores. But I still miss the railroad, I loved my career, its in my blood and I'm so sad I couldn't have been part of the needed force to reform how they do business. I was often a hearing officer, charging officer, saturation team captain, etc so don't think I was one of these fresh out of college washouts. I ran a profitable, safe, and well greased railroad before I "left". To prove I'm for real here is a few tidbits.. 1. I used to attend a lot of hiring sessions over the years conducting interviews and could help potential job seekers out. First and foremost, DO NOT..under any circumstance admit to using tobacco products. If you write in your application that you smoke or chew you will NOT get an invitation to a hiring session. If you get an invite, DO NOT smoke/chew during breaks as we TMs would go "mingle" outside and take note on who was smoking and bar them from getting an interview. Being a casual smoker myself at the time I felt dirty doing this. But I was explicitly instructed by the HR contractors at sessions to weed out any and all tobacco users. I also got a real good tongue lashing one time for hiring a black female after we were verbally told before the session, "do not hire any women without exception" (that guy is retired now). This was not an isolated incident and is reflective on the attitudes of most in higher positions within transportation at least. To be fair though, shortly before I left there was a huge push to hire and promote females from Norfolk. The issue I had with the way that was carried out though is many of the female officers were completely untouchable. They would have to damn near murder somebody on the property to get fired. A lot of women officers were promoted well beyond their abilities and were given a pass every time they failed to perform. I know of one that was a lead TM and did not have the slightest idea on how to pull tapes from locos, be a charging officer in a hearing, and amazingly had no real grasp on the basic op rules. She was swiftly promoted to terminal supt... I could do an entire post on how to get hired and/or the ridiculous hypocrisies in how they promoted/disciplined officers and the enlisted just because of who they were related to, knew, skin color, etc. 2. I once was having a casual conversation with a wealthy Terminal Superintendent who was about to retire who was telling me about a tax "avoidance" scheme that the then current Division Superintendent was trying to recruit him into that he felt sounded borderline illegal, think "Panama Papers". Apparently several top executives, superintendents, etc from BOTH NS and CSX had formed an LLC registered in Jacksonville, FL that somehow allowed them to avoid their personal state resident income tax (among others) by establishing residency in Florida (no state income tax). They formed an LLC called "The Beaver Street Tower Company" whose public list of directors and members reads like a who's who at NS and CSX (do your own research). The name of the LLC is telling as Beaver Street Tower was (is?) a control station were the CSX and NS interchanged. The mailing address is amazingly the same address for the CSX HQ and even sharing the same office (C-160) with the CSX "shareholder account services". I'm no tax or anti-trust expert but having several top executives from two competitors all involved in an LLC for many many years sounds suspect to me. While you and I pay our "fair share" of state taxes, these elite asshats are at the very least, walking a thin line of legality to avoid 6-8% state income taxes yet enjoying the same potholed highways you are on. May be nothing but was always interesting to me to say the least. 3. If you get hurt on the job and cost them money you can safely assume two things. 1) If they think there is even a small chance that you are lying and have "lawyer'd up", the Division Superintendent will often request that an SIU team (special investigations unit) from NS police conduct surveillance on you 24-7. They dress like magnum P.I. idiots and use encrypted radio comms like they are MI6 or something. I'm talking short 80s shorts and Hawaiian tshirts and will stake out your home, where you workout, out for dinner, dig through your trash, listening devices, all of it. They buy vans with tinted windows and set up cameras hoping you will pick up something heavy, mow the yard, lift weights, etc to keep from having to pay settlements and/or fire you. I once had an SIU guy so excited about some video he got he came straight to were I was to show off the grainy video and offered to pick up celebratory cigars when we confirmed the ID of the subject in the video who was walking normally after saying he was bed ridden or whatever it was. 2) One time after an employee got injured I had a GM tell me this to my face. "In these situations we used to call you and say "you know what to do" but the office lines are recorded now. Then we had to start writing "do everything you can to fire Mr. blah blah blah" on a sheet of paper, slide it across the desk...and once you were through reading it, shred or burn the paper. Since we know your a team player, I'm just going to tell you man to man. I want him gone before the end of the year". We would then review tapes on every trip, listen to all radio comms, and follow that employee in the bushes until we got something "meaty" enough to fire them over. Anything that was START Major material we would come get you like GR-27, GR14, Speeding, etc. But if you were just doing something small but albeit dangerous, we would let that slide to not blow our cover until the "big" one. 4. Every single hearing that I was ever apart of (especially if the charging officer was lazy, incompetent) the hearing officer, company witnesses, and charging officer will meet up off property somewhere (we liked IHOP) and go over the hearing "strategy" step by step, reviewing exhibits, discussing what to say, what not to say, etc to coach and steer the often inexperienced charging officer to ensure a strong hearing in case it goes to the board. During the hearing, whenever there was a break, the officers texted each other to ensure the stories were the same under cross examination. The sad part is most of your LCs know that this goes on but I never heard anyone seriously challenge a ruling because of it. Trusted hearing officers have a "book" issued to them called "holding a better discipline hearing", that was written by LR that you guys should get your hands on if you can. I can say though, I threw out a charging officer's case more than a handful of times if I saw it was complete BS or they didn't understand the rules themselves. I would often (as a charging officer) give the LC and employee a chance to read all of my exhibits as a sort of "discovery" even if it wasn't a Stop signal type hearing where the officer has to do this per regulations. My advice though is take EVERYTHING to a hearing. Never sign a START form, clog the system up with hearings and the beating will stop, I guarantee it. On any division, there are MAYBE 4-5 good hearing officers. Everyone else is too incompetent to hold them. 5. An officer in transportation is strongly, STRONGLY urged to join the Freemason order if they weren't already one in order to be promoted beyond B5 pay level (anyone higher than a terminal superintendent basically). Several of the GMs and VPs are/were 33 degree masons, some even flaunted it openly. Not really earth shattering but "illuminati confirmed" kinda weird --Snowden Tags: None   Name: chhochoo dreamer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 29 April 2016 I got a good job with mon -fri day shift hours with good benefits and pay and a lot of time off.My thing is I have always wanted to work for th rr.Can someone give me some advice on how I can become a freight conductor with csx or maybe work on the track in some kind of way.Cant wait to join the rr and work with my future railroad brothers   Name: Overpaid UP CEO E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 23 April 2016 Lance Fritz is the most overpaid railroad CEO. The only one whose salary double while overall performance declined. If raises are based on performance declines, just wait until revenues drop another 30%... then you will see a$50 million annual salary...and that's not counting bonuses! 

 Name: We want to know! E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 19 April 2016 Railroad Snoops! Who is the new UP board member who is a stalker on internet that the UP has hired to snoop the board here? please tell us ! We want to stalk him and the other board memebers! Thanks Railroad snoopie! 

 Name: Ichan Industries, LLP E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 19 April 2016 Attention Dennis Duffy (Cotton Belt, Formerly XO): We are seeking an experienced adviser for a possible leveraged buyout (LBO) of a major rail carrier that is substantially undervalued and mismanaged. We would consider the same legal terms that was arranged for another proven adviser who turned-around the Canadian Pacific Railroad. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 17 April 2016 Actually, it's all very sad. Employees are entrusted with thousands of tons of heavy equipment worth millions of dollars......... Way, way too much dysfunction & malfunction - within all management & each & every craft. It'd take years to correct/fix everything. It's probably hopeless. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 17 April 2016 I think it's funny how this company demands loyalty from its employees..especially the union employees. But here's a thought..Treat your employees well and CSX wouldn't have to demand loyalty. When a person or company demands loyalty that means they don't deserve it in the first place. This company has went down so much..Ward and Sanborn have killed morale. Oh well..investors should part ways with these two before they ruin things any further. 

 Name: Analyst E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 16 April 2016 Union Earnings Report Update: The whisper numbers are in and it looks like revenue failed 29% and projected earnings declined another 21% yoy...the stock is rated a hold, and analyst expects a 52-week trading range of 63-82 dollars a share. 

 Name: Car knocker E-mail: Employed as: Car repair, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 April 2016 The car operation in Selkirk has some top notch managers these days. only a couple have a clue as how to run a yard. I'm surprised were still employed with the back wards thinking of these guys. One just yells and screams when things get a little screwed up. We are waiting for him to blow up and assault some one. Another will just disappear and hope it all works out. Some of the others are just trying to get through the day. I genuinely feel sorry for a few of them. Jacksonville probably thinks they are doing a good job. 

 Name: management E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for Less than 1 year Posted: 15 April 2016 This is management.You bunch of cry babies shut this crap up and move the freight.Yall act like a bunch of pansies.Im sick and tired of watching all talk bad about this company.If I find out who you are I will fire all your sorry complaining asses.Now get back to work. 

 Name: wtf? E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years Posted: 13 April 2016 You need to go see a shrink! Don't think about giving up all that you have to work for a stinking class 1 railroad. Its not like the old days and its going to get worse and they don't need any more STUPID people in this industry as we already have enough. The Unions suck ass and the BLE is nothing but a bunch of OLD bitches and losing cry babies that won't have a job very much longer. The UTU-Smart union will take those Engineer jobs after PTC has been fully implemented and sell off to the carrier like the past and call the employee running the train a Train operator. GO ENJOY LIFE AND GET LAID more often if YOU still can 

 Name: ??? E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 1-10 years Posted: 13 April 2016 Other U have all that and you are asking a stupid question like that? Take that paid time off and your holidays and go see a professional. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 12 April 2016 I have a good job where I work from 6 to 230 and I'm off on weekends,holidays and I get a lot of paid time off too.I have always wanted to work for the railroad either working on the track or riding on the train.Can somebody that works for the railroad give me some good advice on whether I should try this or not? 

 Name: Concerned E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 11 April 2016 Which State LR is inquiring about Carrier Officer jobs? Please share so the individual can answer to these serious allegations! 

 Name: History E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 07 April 2016 HA! I remember one day when Dave Brown was standing in the building with his two bleach blondes standing next to him and was thumping his chest and doing the csx strut. Heard some guys complaining about the constant bull of babysitting the company every single day. He walks up to them and ask them if they had a problem with HIS company. One of the guys looked at him and said.... You own csx? I didn't know that? When did you buy csx? So how much do you plan on paying me for my stock when I dump it? Coming to work and having claims denied cost you thousands.... The look on browns face......PRICELESS! OH... and that guy got 2 write up's the next week! 

 Name: Railroad Snoops E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 06 April 2016 Regarding a previous post from the SP Engineer..when it was mentioned that UP monitors this site often. It appears that the UP selected a new board member whose firm is basically an internet snoop! 

 Name: Hedge Fund Interest E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 06 April 2016 Possible Hedge Fund-er: With all the complaints levied, what is the biggest breakdown in management that can be achieved in improving the bottom line? Is it...locomotive maintenance, track conditions, crew availability, excessive delays from testing...and or all types of failures that is of concern? 

 Name: Ex-officio E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years Posted: 05 April 2016 CSX from the TOP: Pitiful!!! This company surly SUCKS! All upper management is interested in is Stock Options and Bonuses. If this company goes under it will be from upper management Greed! Most of the management does not even know how the railroad is operated. All they know is that they have a job. Posing daily in their starched stiff creased kaki's, orange vest, steel towed shoes and smirked smiles as if they are Mr. Railroad. Stocks poorly performs daily due in part from the constant skimming at the top. CP Railroad sure needs to take over this company before it dies from natural causes. I have Seen it all from the top down! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 04 April 2016 Answer to the other, non-employee, for N/A: That post = no doubt it's from someone without a clue. It's just hopeless to post\type - this website sucks as bad as csx. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 04 April 2016 To Mr Conductor; Do you know how many folks it takes to build an Airplane, and how many it takes to FLY IT? I did not think so! Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?" 

 Name: Mr obvious E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2016 I know of a State Legislative Director who is secretly inquiring about Company Officer jobs as he if afraid he may not get re-elected to his cush, over-paid job. Keep telling the boys how much you hate CSX, I know what your really about. 

 Name: Ralph Lambert E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 03 April 2016 Remember if you work for CSX I bet you wanted to; at some point. If you think conditions suck well change them or leave. Remember, people will do to you whatever you will allow. This will apply at Walmart and Taco Bell also. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 02 April 2016 Most, if not all, of upper level management people are out of touch - are actually are business minded & are not railroaders. How many of them have any experience "out in the field?" Easy to understand that a co. like csx has to have financial support; ie: investors, stockholders, etc. But why are big shots compensated so well when the average joe has to argue for just what he's due? A lot of managers/officals are decent trustworthy folks. Sadly, not near enough & that's a shame. Great profits could be made IF - (& this applies many RR employees; each, every craft/dept.), could be bought for what they're actually worth & then sold for what they think they're worth. 

 Name: Feeling lost E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 20-30 years Posted: 01 April 2016 The number 1 complaint with this company is the management. Management has no clue on how Railroad operations are ran. Warren Buffett had it 100% right when he said " CSX management is terrible". The following could fix this company 1. Overhaul management. Start cutting from the top. There's to much fat on the steak. Trainmasters,RFE, Etc falling over each other. 2. Payroll. Train those idiots on how to pay the employees by their contract. Stop cheating them out of their money. This is the number one hatred that employees have toward the company. 3. Labor relations /payroll ...Just get raid of them all together. Go with a mileage day equal to a 12 hour day daily. This would cut off labor relations and simplifily contracts and the employees would be happy. This would save the company millions. Less employees in labor relations / payroll is less liability for the company. None of this will happen, but I'm glad to get it off my chest. 

 Name: legal E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 31 March 2016 SP Engineer Yes, the UP does read this site everyday, but it is the NS who keeps constant tabs on all postings. The FRA monitors the site for information that could be considered whistle blowing. However, no one reads this site more than the legal team at CSX. Public embarrassment as well as insider information being posted is a constant fear for the team. Unfortunately for most posters on here, they do not understand the power that this site has. Competitors as well as customers read this site daily. Remember when you post.....THE TONGUE/PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD! 

 Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 30 March 2016 Union Pacific Employees: Other than CSX, the UP monitors this site more than the other rail carriers. The UP has accepted the SP (formerly) style of management which is doomed to fail; and Wall Street has indicated that. Just like the Southern Pacific. The stock is in tailspin without any direction of ascent. SP management relied solely on headhunting for promotions. The bounty was higher with minorities wrongly terminated. Rail profits are based on efficiency not headhunting, especially when the legal fees are mounting. And that is precisely the reason why management become distracted from running the railroad efficiently! 

 Name: Retired Now E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 30 March 2016 Lodging facilities providing crew transport\shuttle service is nothing new. CSX & their outfit that handles lodging are tickled when a hotel/motel agrees to do that as part of the contract. Opening & closing doors = that's probably a contract carrier (like PTI) thing. Do the drivers have to be certified? How much liability insurance is carried? How much is required? Co. liable? If an accident should happen, the CSX stance would probably be that the subcontractor that's providing the service is the party to be held liable. Seems this is a matter that full-time union people like State Legislative Directors & General Chairpersons need to handle. 

 Name: in danger E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 30 March 2016 LC'S What the hell is the deal with the company making crews go to the yard from the hotel in their courtesy wagon. Pti says they took their job away from them.. The wagon they are making us ride in doesn't have any of their "we are so safe" safety sticker on it and the driver refuses to open the doors. One driver just got his license back. No way do they all have the proper certification to be hauling customers around. Bet you the state of Illinois doesn't know whats going on. what are we supposed to do when they don't drive safe or the van needs to be shopped. Are we allowed to pull their van out of service. Is the company completely liable for us if we get in a wreck and get hurt. We heard the van wasn't available one day the manager of the hotel took the crew to the yard in her own personal vehicle.... What the hell is up with their so called the safe way is the right way? They preach a good game until the game is costing them money then they say the hell with the crews safety! 

 Name: screwed E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 1-10 years Posted: 28 March 2016 ALERT!!!! People, you better start paying close attention to your deadhead tickets. The company is so hell bent on not honoring your deadhead travel because they don't want to pay it that they are stooping to an all time low to do it. Just got screwed out of 145 miles of deadhead travel on a straight away ticket. This WAS NOT a combination deadhead.. This was a ticket we were entitled to and had to argue with the crew caller to get. We were not able to report our hours of service or activity on the FRA activity screen. We couldn't bring any completed ticket up in the system to print out. We haven't been able to find a copy of this ticket anywhere and its not showing on the 04 screen either. You can bet you bottom dollar they aren't going to pay this and the FRA doesn't know a damn thing about our activities. We are sending a snap shot of the uncompleted tickets to the FRA. If this happens to you, make sure you notify the FRA hours of service director and tell him what your reported activity times should be! 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 26 March 2016 APE: Look at maps: CSX rail lines vs. UP rail lines. Ol' king coal, the old money making soul for RRs, is not like that anymore & that traffic may never be the same again. At present, things\times are tough. Lots of co. belt-tightening. The CSX big shots are compensated very well - to make decisions that will impact the co., oftentimes for years in the future. Workers & their unions can only try to play catch-up. Too many T&E people complain\cry when they think they have to go to work too much -- then complain\cry & worry more when furloughed (or dismissed, suspended). No company will survive if it has to pay for & provide for employees that aren't really, truly needed. EVERYONE loses via a bankruptcy if/when an outfit goes under. Railroading = ebb & flow with the economy \ feast or famine. Yeah, no doubt the culture, the management, etc., needs to be changed. Can suck per se, but where is proof of whenever\wherever - someone was forced, in any way, shape or form, to accept a RR job. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 26 March 2016 Well maybe the UP investors have seen the light..CSX investors are still in the dark..but they are willingly in the dark..that's the difference. Apparently these people are going to let Ward and Sanborn sink the ship completely. Hope that they let them drown with the rest of us instead of coming to their rescue. CSX investors are not very wise. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 25 March 2016 UP Meltdown: A swift change from the top will take place next week....The rumor is that the Canadian National's CEO will be the new CEO! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 23 March 2016 LC: Am well aware. Can read & understand & honor contract provisions way much better than most, especially now days. Suggest you do all the policing. Good luck. 

 Name: LC E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 20-30 years Posted: 23 March 2016 Employed in other Apparently you don't know the union agreement. MANAGEMENT CAN NOT BE USED TO PERFORM THE WORK OF UNION CONTRACTED EMPLOYEE. If anyone see's a non contract supervisor doing a contract employees work they should be filling a claim for 5 days straight pay. This is taken very seriously. This claim goes directly to the General chairman's office. If you think it is over looked then you can think again. There have been several paid and the supervisor does go on record. They could lose their bonus as well. Jacksonville loves to take every dime they can from their supervisors just as much as they like to take it back from the union covered employees. Now, for another topic....Most of the new engineers who are finished with their training and marking up cant hold positions as engineers and are going back in the field as conductors. There have been several complaints that a lot of these men are taking calls to work as engineers when they run out of people. QUIT TAKING THESE CALLS. All you are doing is making it easy for the carrier and keeping the furloughed men on the street. If they are short then let them put the set back engineer up in the seat. Bring back conductors to fill their positions. The greed of some of these men is just plain disgusting. We all have bills to pay. We all have been in this business long enough to know its feast or famine and you should be saving for hard times. Do the right thing and stop kissing the carriers rear end! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 30+ years Posted: 19 March 2016 All the excess managers could also be utilized as trackmen, signal maintainers, co. police officers, crew callers, -- even train dispatchers. What the hell - wherever an ape is needed in whatever occupation. 

 Name: Notice of eviction E-mail: Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 20-30 years Posted: 18 March 2016 Its ok to cut more jobs off. We have enough Trainmasters and RFE's to run those trains. The management is falling over each other. People on the outside look at this company as a complete cluster. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for Less than 1 year Posted: 18 March 2016 please refer to cindy sandborn as either "cindy cuntborn" or just plain "cunt" 

 Name: Red Block E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 18 March 2016 If all concerned are so fed-up with the abuse, you have many many choices at your disposal. Use them, collectively everyone has the power to annihilate the RR'S balance sheet! When the unions were tough and honorable, strikes would last only a few days. You see, railroads have a thing called freight, if it's not moving, the corporate bills adds up quickly. The railroads know the numbers, their losses multiples faster than yours because they have many many more sharks to answer to. And sharks likes blood! So...don't fall back to sleep at 3am when you get that shooter that's waiting on the Main Line with all those dogs behind it! 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 17 March 2016 Imagine if.... What if csx were to cancel participation in Operation Redblock? RR companies are not bound to be a part -- it's not any type of federal or state regulation or other...... ABUSE IT = LOSE IT. 

 Name: imagine if.... E-mail: Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 10-20 years Posted: 17 March 2016 Since t&e folks are so expendable....how about we all red block system wide one day. 

 Name: Laughing E-mail: Employed as: Train Master/ supervisor, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Do you ever think that Trainmaster David Benson's Daddy has said " if I would have worn a condom, that little dumb prick wouldn't be here" I'm sure he slapped his wife many times over that screw up. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 16 March 2016 No doubt RR big-shots will do OK. Grateful? Loyal? If they can outsource more jobs/work, they will. If they could move the csx rail lines to another country, they would. It hurts - but what do employees expect when business is way down. Can't keep a company going - by paying people & operating things that the co. deems aren't needed or wanted anymore. Should EVERYONE to be out of a job account a bankruptcy? Hell, everybody wants people working; the co. \ the increased revenue, the federal & state governments for the income taxes, the unions for the dues, retirement systems, etc., etc., etc. Long story short: Same ol', same ol', - all too many are never really concerned - until it affects them directly. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 16 March 2016 Yea CSX cut over 100 jobs there today in the transportation department. According to Melanie Cost CSX is grateful for their service and CSX will support these employees through this difficult time. Well I'm sure that will help these people sleep tonight. I would sure hate for CSX to be be ungrateful for their service..wonder what would happen then?..Oh wait..the same thing would happen. CSX is not grateful for anything it's employees does for the company. Goes to show how loyal these sons of batches are. Fuck them...Keep up the good work Cindy Sanborn..at the pace we are going it will be a miracle if the company survives. 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 Has anyone heard anything about Russell yard closing? Thanks 

 Name: It's time E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 15 March 2016 To the Robert Pines followers... This site is CSX sucks... Not the Robert pines show. We have yards closing, lost jobs, and your worried about this pines feller. You are a special kind of stupid. Csx is raping you and your co-workers daily and you are up Pines butt. Your mommy and daddy must be proud of you. Help save jobs ... 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years Posted: 14 March 2016 I'm not sure I agree with engineer 20-30 but I'm not sure I can agree with ex instructor either. I mean those of us that do what we are supposed to do are being punished with all of these closings, harassment from managers, unethical practices by the company, and pay issues. So what's the answer ex-instructor? How can the company expect employees not to retaliate when they are aware of these problems and takes no actions to correct them? In fact Jacksonville is the reason for most of it. Where I come from loyalty is a two way thing..so if CSX is not loyal to their employees why should the employees be loyal to them? I think you have been out of the field for a long time or you would understand the field employees perspective. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 14 March 2016 Safety first! Really with no maintenance crews at the CSX shops the public needs to be aware for their safety! Corbin closed Cleveland and cuts in Huntington now Russell is getting the axe. Trains will be run remotely next! Why ? Executives need a bigger bonus !!!! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years Posted: 14 March 2016 Brandon Wilkens is a drunk, the TM in Garrett who will NEVER get promoted .Rick Reed is a douchebag fuckstick, who loves taking big loads in his mouth from Matt Day. These 3 homos all vacation together and look for young boy prostitutes. I hope all 3 of you cocksuckers get a big karma surprise in your near future! 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years Posted: 13 March 2016 Well think about it like this SP engineer..if your conductor is not qualified to run as an engineer then when nature calls stop the train..tie up the mainline and grade crossings, and I would make sure that nature had to call more often than usual. If CSX adopts a similar policy I can guarantee you it will happen here. We are already fed up with Sanborn and her bullshit. 

 Name: SP Engineer E-mail: Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 13 March 2016 Inward Facing Cameras: UP has officially tapped-into the inward facing cameras and is live stream monitoring crews en-route for any possible rule violation...even for nature calls. This self-destructive procedure is leading to more and more train delays and crew burns. 

 Name: Kari Damrow E-mail: Employed as: Corporate office, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 March 2016 If it would make you all feel better, I have a open door policy here at JAX and a really nice , wide leather sofa to make all you TEY guys feel better. I need at least 9 or more! XOXOX Kari 

 Name: Screwed E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years Posted: 10 March 2016 LISTEN UP CSX Next time your supervisor tells me and my other crew member that he knows we are entitled to another time ticket per our union agreement for dragging in another train(the 3rd one) that was 45 miles away and then your payroll department takes it away saying we weren't entitled to it, you better get your shit rolls up hill pants on. During this whole sham of unethical lies and unprofessional behavior your managers and crew callers tried to pull a fast one. When told to put in another ticket for the next train they tried to make the ticket a recrew ticket for the same damn job we were on. HOW STUPID AND IGNORANT DO YOU THINK WE ARE. WE ARE NOT STUPID UNEDUCATED BLUE COLLAR WORKERS . DID THEY ACTUALLY THINK WE WOULDNT CATCH SUCH A DIRTY LOW DOWN STUNT. A CREW CAN NOT RECREW ITSELF. HOW CAN YOU ISSUE ANOTHER TICKET TO A J543 AS A J543R! WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT STUNT WAS GOING TO ACCOMPLISH. YOUR PEOPLE ARE LYING. YOUR CHIEF AND CREW MANAGERS ARE PULLING DIRTY UNDERHANDED TRICKS JUST TO VIOLATE OUR UNION AGREEMENT. KEEP THIS UP AND IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU 

 Name: Former LC E-mail: Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years Posted: 09 March 2016 Fed up APE: If you want to blow-off on a website about local union officers, OK, but please walk some car-lengths in those shoes beforehand. Then maybe, the post would have some credibility. Often, the carrier will schedule an investigation or meeting for a Mon. or Tues. morning & the representative has to have time to plan, do research, be prepared, etc. BTW: It's never a surprise when a member's case looks bad after a hearing. That's the csx way. Then, csx loses 75% or more of appealed cases = back pay awarded, full seniority rights restored, etc., etc. It would be interesting to see the real facts & figures csx spends trying to NOT adhere to contract agreements, most of which are what csx wanted. Csx labor relations? Maybe that dept. is near worthless. 

 Name: E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years Posted: 09 March 2016 Are you serious? Of course it's their fault. If they were an ethical company the unions would not be involved in all of these grievances. Treat your employees right and you don't have to have all of these grievances and issues. CSX is the most unethical out of all the railroads. I'm not a fan of the unions but look at how CSX treats us with unions so I couldn't imagine how things would be without the unions. CSX ignores the agreements which is highly unethical and that's where most of the problems are. The only time CSX goes by the agreements is when it benefits them, the company. So everytime I get screwed I return the favor. 

 Name: E-mail: 1940zadok@gmail.com Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A Posted: 09 March 2016 From my experiences working for various railroads, including former Western Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, U.S. Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroads; as well as having 'run' on the BNSF, Milwauke Pacific and Northern Pacific, ( Great Northern?) as well as the Spokane Saint Paul and Pacific, the best was the BLF&E. That is untill our General Chairman 'sold' us out. Thanks for asking. All you have left is the UTU and the 'scab' BLE. When it comes to making \$ there is not much that Corporations won't do. (In conjunction with government and media whores and hacks. Sorry, thats just the way things are, and probably allways will be untill the Lords return, however. Praise God. He is coming back, soon. It is my sincere hope that no one is left behind and that all 'sinners', including myself, be saved, born again and be filled with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

 Name: Fed up E-mail: Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years Posted: 08 March 2016 It's not CSX's fault. Their going to rape you as long as the union allows it. It's time that you punks put on your big pants and catch the union officials out and kick the hell out of them. Your paying your hard earn money for protection and you get cr